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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:

e|---7---|
B|---9---|
G|---9---|
D|---9---|
A|---7---|
E|-------|


[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)



e|--------------------10-10/12----|--------------------------|
B|---------------10h12---------10-|----13h15-13-12-----------|
G|-9-9---9h11h12------------------|-12------------12h14-14---|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------|

e|----------13-15--------15-|----------------------||
B|-13h15-13-----------------|-13h15-13-12----------||
G|----------------12-12-----|-------------12--9--9-|| And repeat
D|--------------------------|----------------------||
A|--------------------------|----------------------||
E|--------------------------|----------------------||

[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:

e|----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------|--------------13-12--------------------|
G|-----------------------9-12-|---------------------11h14p11----------|
D|-10-12--14p12p10-12-13------|--13-12-11-10-----------------13-12-11-| And repeat!
A|----------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------|---------------------------------------|


[4:05]

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

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-12--10-12-10-12--14---12--14p12p10 12--14-|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

 Then: (Same as above, one tone lower)
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-10--8-10--8--10--12-10--12p10p8--8-10--12-|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

 And there's that electric guitar coming in at 4:15:
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-4-4-4-4-4-4///16-16-16-16b18-16b18-|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

 And the mandolin goes:
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-14--12-14-12-14--16--14--16p14p12--14--16-|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|


[4:46]

Here comes the accoustic guitar:

e|-----------------------------5-- 4-4h5-5-5-5-5/9---7/11-11--------5---4----|
B|-------------4--5---5-5-5--7---7-----------------9----------7-7-7---7---5--|
G|-4-4-4--4--6---------------------------------------------------------------| And repeat...
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[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)

e|--9h11--11p9--9h11--11h14-|--14p9--9p7--7h9--9h14--|--|
B|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
G|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
D|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
A|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
E|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
                                                        |(x2)
e|-14p11--11p9--9h11--11h14-|--14p11-----------------|  |
B|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
G|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
D|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
A|--------------------------|------------------------|  |
E|--------------------------|------------------------|--|


[6:07]
[Solo]

e|-0--------------------0-----------0-------5--4h5p4-0-|----------|
B|---3-1-3-1-0---0--1--3------3-1-3---3-1-0------------|          |
G|-------------2---------------------------------------|          |
D|-----------------------------------------------------|          |
A|-----------------------------------------------------|          |
E|-----------------------------------------------------|          |
                                                                  |
e|------0------0------0------0----------------------------------| |
B|-4p3p0--4p3p0--4p3p0--4p3p0---3p2-3p2-3p2-3p2-3p2-3p2-3p2-3p2-| |
G|--------------------------------------------------------------| |
D|--------------------------------------------------------------| |(x2)
A|--------------------------------------------------------------| |
E|--------------------------------------------------------------| |
                                                                  |
e|-0-------0-----5-5/7-7-|                                        |
B|---2-3-4---4-4---------|                                        |
G|-----------------------|                                        |
D|-----------------------|                                        |
A|-----------------------|                                        |
E|-----------------------|----------------------------------------|

e|----------------------9-7--|---------------------13-12-10-13-12-10-| --|
B|---------------------------|--------8-8/10-10-13-------------------|   |
G|--------------------6----8-|-7-9-10--------------------------------|   |
D|-----1-2-4-4/6-6-9---------|---------------------------------------|   |
A|---4-----------------------|---------------------------------------|   |
E|---------------------------|---------------------------------------|   |
                                                                         |(x2)
e|----16------------15-------|----------------------20-20b-|             |
B|-16b--18-16b---15b--17-15b-|-20-17-18-19-20-17-17--------|             |
G|---------------------------|-----------------------------|             |
D|---------------------------|-----------------------------|             |
A|---------------------------|-----------------------------|             |
E|---------------------------|-----------------------------| ------------|



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| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| b  Bend
| /  slide up

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