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Author
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                           Road House Blues
                                  -
                    Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tabbed By : Mkbass74

Standard Tuning: E, A, D, G

This song is awesome so i tried to tab it but mabye not very well, so tell me about any 
and feel free to upgrade.


Banjo Intro (0:00)

Bass Fig.1  (0:08) {[x]'s played on 2nd time only}
G|----[x]---[x]---[x]-----------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--5-----3-----1-----/4----4p3---1------------------4p3---1----x-----x---|
E|-----------------------------------3--x--x--x--3------------3---x-x---x-|
    S [P] S [P] S [P]  S    S     S  S  S  S  S  S   P     S  S P L S P L
                                                           x2
G|----------------------------------------------x----------||
D|----------------------------------------/5------------x--||
A|---4p3--1-----3----x---x-----4p3--1---------x------------||
E|3----------3-----x---x----3----------3-----------x--3----||
  S  P    S  S  P  S P S P  S  P    S  S   P  S P  L  S P

Bass Fig.2 (0:29)
G|-----x-----x---------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------5----------|
A|--5-----3-----1----/4---4p3---1---3--------3--x-x-8------------|
E|--------------------------------3----x-x-3------------x-x-3-6b-|
    S  P  S  P  S     S   S     S S S
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------5----------------5------------------------5--|
A|--3--------3----x-x-8----------3---3-3----3-3---------3---x-x-8----|
E|7----x-x-3---------------x-x-3------------------x-x-3--------------|

G|------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------5---------------|
A|-------------3--------3---x-x-8---------4p3--1--|
E|x-x-3-6b---7----x-x-3-------------x-x-3---------|

Bass Fig.1 (Repeated) (0:48)
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---x-----x-----4p3-1----x-----x--------4p3--1-----3----x---x-|
E|3-----x-----3--------3----x-x---x--3-----------3-----x---x---|
  S  P  S  P  S  P   S S  P L S P L  S   P    S  S  S  S P S P
                                                                Let Ring
G|----------------------x---------------------------------------0-------|
D|----------------/5--------------------------------------------5-------|
A|---4p3--1-----------x----------5----3----1----/4--4p3---1-------------|
E|3-----------3-----------x--3-------------------------------3----------|
  S  P    S   S    P  S P S  S   S    S    S     S  S     S  S  P

Bass Fig. 3 (1:05)     Let Ring
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|--3--3h5--3---1-----------------------------3--3h5-|
E|------------------3--3-----------------------------|
                             / Volume Swell \

G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--3---5---1---3---3---5---1--2--3--4--5---/7---3--3h5--3h5-3h53h53h53h5-|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                    S    S   S  S  S  S

Bass Fig.1 (Repeated) (1:26)
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|4p3--1---x-----x-----4p3-1----x-----x------4p3--1------3----x---x-|
E|-------3---x-x---x-3--------3---x-x---x-3-----------3-----x---x---|
  P    S S P L S P L S P   S  S P L S P L S  P    S   S  P  S P S P
                                                                 Let Ring
G|----------------------x----------------------------------------0-------|
D|----------------/5---------------------------------------------5-------|
A|---4p3--1-----------x----------5----3-----1----/4--4p3---1-------------|
E|3-----------3-----------x--3--------------------------------3----------|
  S  P    S   S    P  S P L  S   S    S     S     S  S     S  S  P

Improvisation: I only managed to tab the main solos but not the bits in between.

Solo 1 (1:43)
G|---0-----0-----33p0-0------------|
D|/5----/5--------------0h3--/5----|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
   S P   S P     PP   P S     S

Solo 2 (1:47)
G|---0--55-3p0--------3------------|
D|/5-----------3p0--3---5----------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|------------------------3--------|
   S P  PP P   S    S P S S

Solo 3 (1:51)
G|3p0---------5p0----3----------------------------0--|
D|----0h3-3h5------0---3--5----5---------------------|
A|------------------------------------4p3---1--------|
E|--------------------------3------------------3-----|
  P   S   S   P    S S  S

Bass Fig.2 (Repeated)(2:33)
G|-----x-----x---------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------5----------|
A|--5-----3-----1----/4---4p3---1---3--------3--x-x-8------------|
E|--------------------------------3----x-x-3------------x-x-3-6b-|
    S    S    S     S   S     S S S
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------5----------------5------------------------5--|
A|--3--------3----x-x-8----------3---3-3----3-3---------3---x-x-8----|
E|7----x-x-3---------------x-x-3------------------x-x-3--------------|

G|------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------5---------------|
A|-------------3--------3---x-x-8---------4p3--1--|
E|x-x-3-6b---7----x-x-3-------------x-x-3---------|


Bass Fig.1/Outro (Varied Ending) (2:51)
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---x-----x-----4p3-1----x-----x--------4p3--1-----3----x---x-|
E|3-----x-----3--------3----x-x---x--3-----------3-----x---x---|
  S  P  S  P  S  P   S S  P L S P L  S   P    S  S  S  S P S P

G|----------------------x--------------------------------------|
D|----------------/5-------------------------------------------|
A|---4p3--1-----------x----------5----3----1----/4--4p3---1----|
E|3-----------3-----------x--3-------------------------------3-|
  S  P    S   S    P  S P S  S   S    S    S     S  S     S  S

G|---x-----x-----x------------------x----x-----x---------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|5-----3-----1-----/4--4p3-----/5----3-----1----/4--4p3-------|
E|---------------------------3----------------------------3----|
  S  P  S  P  S  P   S  S    S   S  P S  P  S  P  S  S    S

G|---x-----x-----x---------------0~---|
D|------------------------------/5~---|
A|5-----3-----1-----/4--4p3-----------|
E|---------------------------3--------|
  S  P  S  P  S  P   S  S    S   P


  Cheers.


| S  slap
| L  left-hand slap
| P  pop
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
============================================================================

            
            
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