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Tubular Bells Part 1 Tab

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Okay, folks, this is a HUGE song, about 25 minutes long, with many, many instruments,
so i apologize if you're looking for something very specific it might not be in my tab.

Anyway, have fun playing it, I hope you'll enjoy my work!
- Thomas N.
(The tab is incomplete, since it takes quite long to tab the whole thing, please 
be patient, I'll update it)
(Any corrections to be mailed at thonav_sotr@yahoo.fr)

(0:00)

Intro, piano tab for guitar: (yeah, whatever... Everyone wants it...)

e |-0-5-0-7-0-3h5-0-8-10-7h8-|-0-5-0-7-0-3h5-0-8-10-7h8-8-|
B |--------------------------|----------------------------|
G |--------------------------|----------------------------|
D |--------------------------|----------------------------|
A |--------------------------|----------------------------|
E |--------------------------|----------------------------|

(0:50)

The bass comes in:

G|------------------------|-----------------------|
D|-----------------2---2--|------3h5--------------|
A|0-0---0----0h2h3---3----|-----------5h7---------|
E|------------------------|-3-3-----------8-7-3h5-|


(1:02)

There's that piano playing an E, which you would play this way on a guitar:

|---7---|
|---9---|
|---9---|
|---9---|
|---7---|
|-------|

(1:38)

Then there are some piano leaks...Well you'd better buy a piano for these.
Keep playing that.

(2:55)

Flute! Anyway it sounds great on the guitar
(Actually, he did play this part on a guitar, on Tubular Bells II, in Sentinel)



||--------------------10-10/12----|--------------------------|
||---------------10h12---------10-|----13h15-13-12-----------|
||-9-9---9h11h12------------------|-12------------12h14-14---|
||--------------------------------|--------------------------|
||--------------------------------|--------------------------|
||--------------------------------|--------------------------|

|----------13-15--------15-|----------------------||
|-13h15-13-----------------|-13h15-13-12----------||
|----------------12-12-----|-------------12--9--9-|| And repeat
|--------------------------|----------------------||
|--------------------------|----------------------||
|--------------------------|----------------------||

(3:39)
I would say it's two guitars (Strats?) playing at the same time,
not quite sure... Anyway, this is how you play it:

|----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------13-12--------------------|
|-----------------------9-12-|---------------------11h14p11----------|
|-10-12--14p12p10-12-13------|--13-12-11-10-----------------13-12-11-| And repeat!
|----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|---------------------------------------|

(4:05)
Played with a guitar and a mandolin:
(To sound like a mandolin, pick really fast, it will do the trick)

|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-12--10-12-10-12--14---12--14p12p10 12--14-|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|

Then: (Same as above, one tone lower)
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-10--8-10--8--10--12-10--12p10p8--8-10--12-|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|

And there's that electric guitar coming in at 4:15:
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4///16-16-16-16b18-16b18-|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|

And the mandolin goes:
|-------------------------------------------|
|-14--12-14-12-14--16--14--16p14p12--14--16-|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|

(4:46)
Here comes the accoustic guitar:

|-----------------------------5-- 4-4h5-5-5-5-5/9---7/11-11--------5---4----|
|-------------4--5---5-5-5--7---7-----------------9----------7-7-7---7---5--|
|-4-4-4--4--6---------------------------------------------------------------| And repeat...
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(5:18:)
I've found a nice way to play it with a guitar, so I'm posting it if you're interested:
(You can play it sliding, it sounds quite good too)

|--9h11--11p9--9h11--11h14-|--14p9--9p7--7h9--9h14--|--
|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
                                                       | - Repeat
|-14p11--11p9--9h11--11h14-|--14p11-----------------|  |
|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
|--------------------------|------------------------|--

(6:07)
Guitar solo:

|-0--------------------0-----------0-------5--4h5p4-0-|----------|
|---3-1-3-1-0---0--1--3------3-1-3---3-1-0------------|          |
|-------------2---------------------------------------|          |
|-----------------------------------------------------|          |
|-----------------------------------------------------|          |
|-----------------------------------------------------|          |
            							 |
|------0------0------0------0----------------------------------| |
|-4p3p0--4p3p0--4p3p0--4p3p0---3p2-3p2-3p2-3p2-3p2-3p2-3p2-3p2-| |
|--------------------------------------------------------------| |
|--------------------------------------------------------------| | x2
|--------------------------------------------------------------| |
|--------------------------------------------------------------| |
								 |
|-0-------0-----5-5/7-7-|                                        |
|---2-3-4---4-4---------|                                        |
|-----------------------|                                        |
|-----------------------|                                        |
|-----------------------|                                        |
|-----------------------|----------------------------------------|

|----------------------9-7--|---------------------13-12-10-13-12-10-| --|
|---------------------------|--------8-8/10-10-13-------------------|	|
|--------------------6----8-|-7-9-10--------------------------------|	|
|-----1-2-4-4/6-6-9---------|---------------------------------------|	|
|---4-----------------------|---------------------------------------|	|
|---------------------------|---------------------------------------|	|
									| x2
|----16------------15-------|----------------------20-20b-|		|
|-16b--18-16b---15b--17-15b-|-20-17-18-19-20-17-17--------|		|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|		|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|		|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|		|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------| ------------|

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