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Vabolo 291
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The song, as you might have already guessed, is
"Apache", from the legendary Link Wray
It has been transcribed into tablature by ear by yer friendly neighbourhood
Vabolo
who you can reach at throwpineapples@yahoo.ca, I suppose.


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  First things first: if this is the first tab you've read, no need to be
ashamed, we've all been there! The only thing you'll need to know is that
when you see this:

G|--7b9r7--

The b ("bend") means that you play the note on the seventh fret of your G
string, aka D, and pull the string upwards (or downwards, I won't judge)
until it sounds like you're playing the ninth fret on the same string, aka
E. The r (release) simply means that you slack yer string back to how it was
before you bent it. Simple, right?

  Secondly, the bars I put in there almost never mean that you have an
actual musical bar between those lines. It's just to seperate the song into
segments that are easier to read (and therefore learn). I expect you to
learn the timing with the song, not with this ol' thing.


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Okay, now that that's outta the way, you've got yer little intro solo:

Trem-O-When?------NOW-----------------------NOW------

e|-----------------5-------|-----------------5-------|
B|---------------5---8-5---|---------------5---8-5---|
G|---5-7b9r7---5----------5|---5-7b9r7---5-----------|
D|-7-----------------------|-7-----------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

And then you dive straight into this mother hubbard:

.................x2...................................
e|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
B|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
G|-------------------|------7------------|-----------------|
D|------7------------|--7-----9--7-5-7---|------7----------|
A|--7-----9--7-5-7---|-------------------|--7-----9--7-5-7-|
E|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|

e|------------------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
B|------------------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
G|-------------7-9-7------|--------------7------|--------------7-9-7------|
D|---7-10-9--10------10-7-|---7-10-9--10--------|---7-10-9--10-------10-7-|
A|-8----------------------|-8--------------8/10~|-8-----------------------|
E|------------------------|---------------------|-------------------------|

Followed by this galloping little nuumber:

e|------------|------|
B|------------|------|
G|------------|------|
D|------------|------|
A|---8-8-8-8--|-7~~--|
E|-8----------|------|


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Now, you've got all the essential ingredients to play he whole song! I'd put
the whole darn thing here, but that would only stop you from learning all
the little variations and use of the whammy-tremolo-vibrola-wadjammacallit
by yourself, and that's half the fun of playing this thing!

So get out there, plug yer cheapest guitar in yer cheapest amp, crank that
volume up to eleven, and wreck some good ol' fashioned havock!
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rayquetzalcoatl 12 wrote on July 22 2014, 11:56 am

I don't know why this tab hasn't had more attention; it's a good tab for starters, and it's accompanied by well-written and useful text!
Great tab, man!

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