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Aint No Sunshine tab

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  • A note for note transcription of exactly how Bill Withers played the song.
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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
Hello! My name is Paul Seah. Adeshvar, my friend has created this guitar tablature of Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers inspired by Adam Rafferty. Hope you enjoy! =D.
Standard Tuning
Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Ain't No Sunshine Guitar Fingerstyle Tabs'
Gtr I
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|----------1--0---------------------------------------|
|----0--2--------0h2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2----|
|-2----------------------2-----2-----0-----0-----2----|
|---------------------0-----0-----------------0-------|
|---------------------------------0-----3-------------|
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
|------------------------------------------------------|
|----------1--0----------------------------------------|
|----0--2--------0h2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2--2--|
|-2----------------------2-----2-----0-----0-----2--2--|
|---------------------0-----0-----------------0--------|
|---------------------------------0-----3--------------|
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-1---1--3S5S3--3-------3-3-1---------------1h3p1------------|
|-2---2---------0-------0-0----2p0--2-------2------2p0--0h2--|
|-----------------------------------3------------------------|
|---0--------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------3--3-3--------------1--1-0-------------------|
PM
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------1--0-------|
|----2-----2-----0-----0--2-|-------0--0h=2--------0h=2-|
|----2-----2-----0-----0--2-|-0h=2----------------------|
|-0-----0-----------------0-|---------------------------|
|-------------0-----3-------|---------------------------|
PM PM PM
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---1--1------------------1---1---1--3S5S3-------3-3-1------------|
|---2----2------0-----0---2-2-2---2------0-------0-0----2p0-2-----|
|---2------2----0---0-----2-2-------------------------------3-----|
|-0-----------0---------0-------0---------------------------------|
|-----------------3----------------------3--3-3-------------1-1-0-|
PM PM
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
|--------------------------------------|-------------8-7h8p7-------|
|-1h3p1-------------1-1--------------1-|------8-10-----------8h10--|
|-2-----2p0-0h2-----2-2-----0-----0--2-|-8S=9----------------------|
|-------------------2-2-----0-----0--2-|-9S10----------------------|
|----------------0-------------------0-|-----------0---------------|
|------------------------0-----3-------|---------------0-----------|
PM PM
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
|------8----------------------------------------10h12p10----------10-10---8-|
|---10---10-----------------<5>----10----10-10--12----------------12-12--10-|
|----9------9-----0---------<5>-----9-----9--9------------------------------|
|---10------------0-----<5>--------10----10-10------------------------------|
|-0------------------------------0----0-------------------------------------|
|--------------0-----3------------------------------------0--0-0------------|
PM PM
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
|-5p3h5-----------8h10p8--5S3--3S5-----5-5----------------||------|
|----------------10-------5S3--3S5-----5-5--------------1-||o-----|
|-----2---2----------------------------5-5-----0-----0--2-||--0-2-|
|-----0-0--------------------------------------0-----0--2-||------|
|-----------------------------------0-------------------0-||o---0-|
|-----1-----1-0-----------------------------0-----3-------||--3---|
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
|-------------------------------||---------------------------------------|
|--------------------3---------o||---------------------------------------|
|-0-2-0-2-0-2--0-2-0---0-2-0-2--||---------------------------------------|
|--------------------0----------||---------------------------------------|
|---0---0---0----0-------0---0-o||-----------------------5---------------|
|-3---3---3----3---3---3---3----||-3-5-3-5-3-5-3-5-3-5-3---3-5-3-5-3-5-3-|
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
|--------------------------<5>-|
|--------------------------<5>-|
|--------------------------<5>-|
|------------------------------|
|-----------------5------------|
|-5-3-5-3-5-3-5-3---3-5-3------|
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
|-12--15-15--12--------------------------------------------|
|----------------15-13-15p13--15-15b15.5-15-13-------------|
|----------------------------------------------14-12-12h14-|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
PM PM
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q
|-------------------------|---------------------||------0--------------|
|----10-10--------------1-|-10-10--\10--2S3-1---||o-----1--3-3S5-3-3---|
|-----9--9-----0-----0--2-|--9--9---\9--------2-||----2--------------5-|
|----10-10-----0-----0--2-|-10-10--\10----------||----2----------------|
|-----------------------0-|---------------------||o-0------------------|
|-0---------0-----3-------|---------------------||-------------0---3---|
1.,2.,3.
PM PM PM|
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q 3x
|--------------3-3---3--\5----------------------------------0-0--||-|
|------1-3-3S5-----5----\5--3-3S5--3-3---------3-1----------1-1-o||-|
|-0h2--2-------------------------------5--0h2--2-2--2p0h2---2-2--||-|
|------2-----------------------------------------2----------2-2--||-|
|---0--------------------0------------------0-------------0-----o||-|
|------------0---3--------------0----3---------------------------||-|
Duration Legend
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W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low
melody durations appear below the staff
Tablature Legend
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h - hammer-on
p - pull-off
b - bend
pb - pre-bend
r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
/\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
s - legato slide
S - shift slide
- natural harmonic
[n] - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
~ - vibrato
tr - trill
T - tap
TP - trem. picking
PM - palm muting
\n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
\n - tremolo bar down
n/ - tremolo bar up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
= - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
<> - volume swell (louder/softer)
x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash
Misc Legend
-----------
| - bar
|| - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*| - double bar (ending)
: - bar (freetime)
$ - Segno
& - Coda
Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

            
            
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kai-70 10 Nov 23, 2013 11:54 PM

nice mix vocals and chord tracks!

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