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Brush With The Blues Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents his   interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##

From : Jean-Pierre Trolet
You will find a MP3 (1,4 Mb) recorded by myself to illustrate the tab and how to contact
me on my webpage here:
http://jptrol.free.fr/mus


                           BRUSH WITH THE BLUES - JEFF BECK
                           ( from his album WHO ELSE - 1999)


This allows to make a good start with that tune very rich in wonderful blues sentences.
Sounds easy to tab, but as soon as you play it, you feel how much the Master's touch
is missing. As it is illusory to tab Jeff's full delirium it is a good opportunity to
improvise a solo in minor pentatonic flat B though the Master does not limit himself to
5 notes of course ! If necessary you will find all the positions on the neck for that
scale on my website whose URL is here above.


Legend :
h   : hammer-on
p   : pull-off
b/\ : bend up and down
^^^^: vibrato/tremolo (much used !)
\__ : depressing vibrato (to make ring like it must! :-)
\   : slide down

The bass must be tuned in flat E (Eb)

INTRO (Bass only)

   Bass
X  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
C# +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Ab +-------------------------(7--7-7--7-7+-7-7--7)-----------------------------+
Eb +---7---7-7--7-7--7-7--7---5--5-5--5-5+-5-5--5----0--0-0--0-0--0-0----------+
      (Bb)                   (Ab)
   Bass
X  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
C# +-----------------2-------------------+-------------------------------------+
Ab +--------------2----------------------+-------------------------------------+
Eb +----0-0-3h4--------------------------+-------------------------------------+


   Guitar           ^^^^              ^^^^
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +----------------6-----------------6--+-------------------------------------+
D  +----------6--8-------------6--8------+---8-----------8---------10-----5b\--+
A  +----6h-8-------------6h-8------------+------8--9--10--------6------6-------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

   Bass
X  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
C# +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Ab +---(9--9-9--9-9--9-9---9)--------(7--+-7-7--7-7--7-7)--(2--2-2--2-2--2-2)--+
Eb +----7--7-7--7-7--7-7---7----------5--+-5-5--5-5--5-5----0--0-0--0-0--0-0---+

   Guitar                          ^^^^           ^^^^
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+---------------(see variant below)---+
G  +------------------------------6------+--------6----------------------------+
D  +------------------------6--8---------+--6--8---------6h8p6----------8------+
A  +-------------------6h-8----------6h-8+----------------------8-9-10---------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

   Bass
X  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
C# +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Ab +--------------------(9--9-9--9-9--9-9+--9)---(7--7-7--7-7--7-7-7-2--2-2----+
Eb +---4--4--5--5---6-6--7--7-7--7-7--7-7+--7-----5--5-5--5-5--5-5-5-0--0-0----+


     Guitar
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------8b/\-6-----8------------------+
A  +-----4h5--4b\------------------------+---------------8---------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

   Bass
X  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
C# +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Ab +----2-2-2-2)-------------------------+-(4--4-4--4-4--4-4)------------------+
Eb +----0-0-0-0----4-4--5-5--6-6---------+--2--2-2--2-2--2-2-------------------+


    Guitar
         ^^^^  ^^^^       ^^^^              ^^^^        ^^^^
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----------------------9\__----------+
G  +-----10----------6---6---------------+--7-----------8-------10\__----------+
D  +--8----------------8-----------------+--6-----6\4--------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

   Bass
X  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
C# +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Ab +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Eb +----5-5---------6-6----------7-------+--7-7---7-7--7-7------12--12--12--12-+


E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

   Bass
X  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
C# +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Ab +------------------(2--2-2-2-2-2)-----+-------------------------------------+
Eb +----12--12--12--12-0--0-0-0-0-0------+-------------------------------------+
                                  etc...


     Guitar    (VARIANT)       ^^^^
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +---------------------8\6-------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +------6h8p6----------------8---------+----------10-9-8---------------------+
A  +-------------8-9-10------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+----9h10-----------------------------+
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trebor1 199 Oct 30, 2008 04:58 PM

pretty cool tab shame it isnt full but has given me knowledge of playing it lol

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