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From 74403.3622@CompuServe.COM Sat Jun 24 10:22:25 PDT 1995
Article: 18922 of rec.music.makers.guitar.acoustic
Path: unixg.ubc.ca!vanbc.wimsey.com!news.cyberstore.ca!math.ohio-state.edu!howland.reston.ans.net!news-e1a.megaweb.com!newstf01.news.aol.com!uunet!news.inhouse.compuserve.com!news.production.compuserve.com!news
From: Bryan Eggers <74403.3622@CompuServe.COM>
Newsgroups: rec.music.makers.guitar.acoustic
Subject: TAB: "Vincent" solo by Chet Atkins
Date: 24 Jun 1995 00:50:09 GMT
Organization: Dataproducts
Lines: 334
Message-ID: <3sfng1$n7$2@mhade.production.compuserve.com>

                          Vincent
         As played by Chet Atkins on "Read My Licks"
                 Transcribed by Bryan Eggers
                       beggers@dpc.com

This is one of the most beautiful fingerstyle guitar solos ever 
recorded. These are the notes and approximate rhythms but you 
should listen to the recording to learn how to play it like 
Chet does, particularly the slides and hammers.

The fingering is tricky so I added numbers below the staff to
indicate how the left hand plays the difficult spots.  You'll 
need to follow this fingering closely, trust me! 

Remember to tune your 5th string to G and your 6th string to D.  


       e                                   s s e                        
E---||-----3-5-|/7---------------|---------5h7p5-3-0-|
B---||-3-5-----|-------0-1p0/3-1-|-0-----0-5-----3---|
G---||---------|-7---0-----------|-----0---------4-0-|
D---||---------|---0-----2p0/4-2-|---0---------------|
G---||---------|-0---------------|-0-----------------|
D---||---------|-----------------|-------------------|
       1 3  1 4  4       1   1 1           1 3 1 1                                  
                 3       2   2 2           1     1
                                                 2

   bar V.............................................                                                                      

E---5-7-------------|---------7-5-----|-5-----7-------3-|
B---5---5-------5---|-----5-------8-5-|-----5---5-----5-|
G---5-----5---5-----|---5-------------|---5-------5-----|
D-----------9-----5-|-7-----5---------|-------------5---|
G-------------------|-----------------|-5---------------|
D---7---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
    1 3 1 1 4 1 1 1   3 1 1 1 3 1 4 1                 1                                  
    1                                                 3
    1
    2
                              1/2 bar
                              .......                       
E---3-2-------2-3/5-|-7-----------3-5-|-7---------------|
B---5-3-5-3-5-3-5/7-|-8-----0-3-5---3-|-8-----0-1p0/5-3-|
G-------5-4-5-------|-----0---4-3-4---|-----0-----------|
D-------------------|---0-------------|---0-----2p0/5-4-|
G-------------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|
D---0-------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
    1 1 4 1 4 1 1 1   2       1 4 1 1   1       1   4 1                                  
    3 2 3 2 3 2 3 3   3       2 1 2 4   2       2   3 2

                        bar V............................
            s s e                                                       
E-----------5h7p5-3-0-|-5-7-------------|---------7-5-----|
B---0-----0-5-----3---|-5---5-------5---|-----5-------8-5-|
G-------0---------4-0-|-5-----5---5-----|---5-------------|
D-----0---------------|---------9-----5-|-7-----5---------|
G---0-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D---------------------|-7---------------|-----------------|
                                                                        

    bar V........                                   bar V...........
                                        h e                             
E---5-----7-------3-|-3-2-0-----3-3-5-|-3-3-5-7-8-|-5---------------|
B-------5---5-------|-1-----3-5-4-----|-----------|-----5-5-----5-5-|
G-----5-------5-----|-2-----4-5---5---|-4-4-5-7---|-----5-5-----5-5-|
D---------------5---|-------------0---|-----------|---5-------5-----|
G---5---------------|-----------------|-0-0-------|-----------------|
D-------------------|-0-------0-------|-----------|-7-------7-------|
                  4   4 3   1 4 1 1 4   1 1 4 4 4   1                                      
                      1     2 3 2 3     2 2 3 3     2
                      2
   
   1/2 bar V
                                           q e                          
E-----------5-7-8\5-|-7----/12-10--------|---7-8-10-8-7---|
B-------7-7---------|------------------0-|--------------8-|
G-------5-5-5-7-9-5-|-7---7/12-11---11---|-9--------------|
D-----0-------------|---0---------0------|----------------|
G-------------------|-0--------0---------|----------------|
D---0-------0-------|--------------------|----------------|
        3   1 1 2 1   3     3  1    2      2 1 2 4  2 1 2                               
        1   1 1 3 1   4     4  2


   bar V...........  1/2 bar V.....
                                                                        
E---7-----5-5-------|-----5-5-5-7-8/10-|-7-7-7-8-7--------|
B-------5-------5---|-----7-7-7--------|-0---------10-8-7-|
G-------5-------5---|-----5-5-5--------|-0----------------|
D-----5-------5-----|---0-----0--------|------------------|
G-------------------|------------------|-9----------------|
D---7-------7-----7-|-0----------------|------------------|
    4 1 1 1 1 1 1         1     4   4    1     2   4  2 1                              
    3   1   3   1 3       3              4
                          1

    bar V....................                                                                    

E---------7---------|---------2-3-5-2-|-3---------------|
B---8-------5-----5-|-------5-3-2-----|-------0-7---5-3-|
G-------6-------6---|-----5-------5---|-4---0---7---5-4-|
D-----5-------5-----|---5---------0---|---0-------0-----|
G-------------------|-----------------|-0---------------|
D---7-------7-------|-7-------0-------|-----------------|
    4 1 2 4 1 1 2 1   3 1 1 1 1 2 4 1   1       4   4 1                                     
    3       3                 2 1 3     2       3   3 2


    ( ) = harmonic                                                      
E----------------0----------|--------------------|
B---0-----0-----------------|-(12)-----0-1p0/3-1-|
G---0---0----------(12)-----|--------0-----------|
D-----0-----(12)--------(7)-|------0-----2p0/4-2-|
G---0-----------------------|--0-----------------|
D---------------------------|--------------------|
             3      3    1     3         1   1 1                                
                                         2   2 2
                                                                        
                              bar V..........

E-------------------------0-|-5-7-------------|
B---0-----0-(12)------------|-5---5-------5---|
G-------0------------(12)---|-5-----5---5-----|
D-----0----------(7)--------|---------9-----5-|
G---0-----------------------|-----------------|
D---------------------------|-7---------------|
             3    1   3                                                    

                                                                        
    .......                   bar V........

E-------------------------0-|-5-----7-------3-|-3-2-------2-3/5-|
B-------5---(12)------------|-----5---5-----5-|-5-3-5-3-5-3-5/7-|
G-----5--------------(12)---|---5-------5-----|-----5-4-5-------|
D---7-----5------(7)--------|-------------5---|-----------------|
G---------------------------|-5---------------|-----------------|
D---------------------------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|
             3    1   3                     1   1 1 4 1 4 1 1 1                     
                                            3   3 2 3 2 3 2 3 3

                                                                        
E---7------------0----------|--------------------|
B---8-----0-----------------|-(12)-----0-1p0/5-3-|
G-------0----------(12)-----|--------0-----------|
D-----0-----(12)--------(7)-|------0-----2p0-5-4-|
G---0-----------------------|--0-----------------|
D---------------------------|--------------------|
    2                                                                    
    3
                              bar V...........
                                                                        
E-------------------------0-|-5-7-------------|
B---0-----0-(12)------------|-5---5-------5---|
G-------0------------(12)---|-5-----5---5-----|
D-----0----------(7)--------|---------9-----5-|
G---0-----------------------|-----------------|
D---------------------------|-7---------------|
                                                                        

    .......                   bar V........
                                                                        
E-------------------------0-|-5-----7-------3-|-3-2-0-----3-3-5-|
B-------5---(12)------------|-----5---5-------|-1-----3-5-4-----|
G-----5--------------(12)---|---5-------5-----|-2-----4-5---5---|
D---7-----5------(7)--------|-------------5---|-------------0---|
G---------------------------|-5---------------|-----------------|
D---------------------------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|
                                            4   4 3   1 4 1 1 4                 
                                                1     2 3 2 3
                                                2
                bar V..........   1/2 bar V
    h e                                     e                           
E---3-3-5-7-8-|-5---------------|---------5-7-8\5-|
B-------------|-----5-5-----5-5-|-----7-7---------|
G---4-4-5-7---|-----5-5-----5-5-|-----5-5-5-7-9-5-|
D-------------|---5-------5-----|---0-------------|
G---0-0-------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-------------|-7-------7-------|-0-------0-------|
                                            1 2 1                          
                                            1 3 1


                                          bar V..........
                         q e                                            
E---7----/12-10--------|---7-8-10-8-7---|-7-----5-5-------|
B--------------------0-|--------------8-|-----5-------5---|
G---7---7-12-11---11---|-9--------------|-----5-------5---|
D-----0---------0------|----------------|---5-------5-----|
G---0--------0---------|----------------|-----------------|
D----------------------|----------------|-7-------7-----7-|
                                                                        

        1/2 bar                           bar V..........
                                                                        
E-------5-5-10-5-7-8-|-7-7-7-8-7--------|-------7---------|
B-------7-7-7--------|-0---------10-8-7-|-8-------5-----5-|
G-------5-5-5--------|-0----------------|-----6-------6---|
D-----0-----0--------|------------------|---5-------5-----|
G--------------------|-9----------------|-----------------|
D---0----------------|------------------|-7-------7-------|
        1 1 4  1 4 4   1                                                       
        3 3 3          3
        1 1 1

    .......
                                                q q                     
E-----------2-3-5-2-|-3---------------|-----3-3-5/7-|
B---------5-3-2-----|-------0-7---5-3-|-0-----------|
G-------5-------5---|-4---0---7---5-4-|-0---4-4-5/7-|
D-----5---------0---|---0-------0-----|---0---------|
G-------------------|-0---------------|-0-----------|
D---7-------0-------|-----------------|-------------|
                                            1 1 4 4                         
                                            2 2 3 3

    bar V
          s s e         1/2 bar                                                
E---7-----8-7-5-------|-----5-5-7---8---|-10------12-10------12-|
B-------5-----------5-|-----7-7---------|-----------------------|
G-------5---------5---|-----5-5-7---9---|-11---11-12-11---11-12-|
D-----5---------5-----|---0-------0---0-|----0----------0-------|
G---------------------|-----------------|-0----------0----------|
D---7---------7-------|-0---------------|-----------------------|
    4 1 1 4 4 1 1 1 1       1 1 1   2     2    3  4  2    3  4                             
    3   1                   3 3 1   3     3       3  3       3
                            1 1  


    q  s q q               q s    e          q s                        
E---10-7-8-10-|-12-10-10\8-8-11-|-11-10-10\8-8-10-|
B---0---------|-----------------|-----------------|
G---11--------|-12---------9----|-8----------8----|
D-------------|-10---------7----|-10---------7----|
G---0---------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
       1 2 4    4  2  2  2 2 4     4  4 4  4 4  4                                      
                3          3       1         3
                1          1       3         1


                             Play the "2" base note by firmly touching 
                             the 2nd fret with your right index finger
                             finger (so you can hold the previous chord) 
                               .
                               .            bar V..........
    s s  e s s e s s e       h h   e                             
E---8h10-8-7h8-7-5h7-3-5/7-|-7---|/10-8\7-|-7-----5-5-7---8-|
B---8------7-----5-----3---|-----|--------|-----5-------5---|
G--------------------------|-7---|--------|-----5-----------|
D---9------7-----5-----3---|-6---|--------|---5---------5---|
G--------------------------|-----|--------|-----------------|
D--------------------------|---2-|--------|-7-------7-------|
    1 4    1 2   1 3 1 4 4   4     4  4 4                                           
    1      1     1     1     3 
    2      1     1     1     1


    bar V
    .........
                      s  s  e s s  e s   e s s e   h e                  
E---8-7-7-5-5-------|-10------8------7-----5-----|-------3-5-|
B---5---------8-7-8-|-10h12---8h10---7h8---5h7---|-8-3-5-----|
G-----7-7-5-5-------|-11------9------7-----5-----|-7-4-5-----|
D-------------------|----------------------------|-0---------|
G---5---------------|--------------------------0-|-----------|
D-------------------|-------0------0-----0-------|-----------|
              2 1 2   1 3     1 3    1 2   1 3     3 1 4 1 4                            
                      1       1      1     1       2 2 3
                      2       2      1     1

                                          bar V..........
                              s s e                                     
E---7---------------|---------5h7p5-3-0-|-5-7-------------|
B---8-----0-1p0/3-1-|-0-----0-5-----3---|-5---5-------5---|
G-------0-----------|-----0---------4-0-|-5-----5---5-----|
D-----0-----2p0-4-2-|---0---------------|---------9-----5-|
G---0---------------|-0-----------------|-----------------|
D-------------------|-------------------|-7---------------|
    1                                                                    
    2

    bar V..........................
                                                                        
E-----------7-5-----|-5-----7-------3-|-3-2-------2-3/5-|
B-------5-------8-5-|-----5---5-----5-|-5-3-5-3-5-3-5/7-|
G-----5-------------|---5-------5-----|-----5-4-5-------|
D---7-----5---------|-------------5---|-----------------|
G-------------------|-5---------------|-----------------|
D-------------------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|
                                                                        
            1/2 bar
            .......                             s s e                   
E---7-----------3-5-|-7---------------|---------5h7p5-3-0-|
B---8-----0-3-5---3-|-8-----0-1p0/5-3-|-0-----0-5-----3---|
G-------0---4-3-4---|-----0-----------|-----0---------4-0-|
D-----0-------------|---0-----2p0/5-4-|---0---------------|
G---0---------------|-0---------------|-0-----------------|
D-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
                                                                        
    bar V............................................
                                                                        
E---5-7-------------|---------7-5-----|-5-----7-------3-|
B---5---5-------5---|-----5-------8-5-|-----5---5-------|
G---5-----5---5-----|---5-------------|---5-------5-----|
D-----------9-----5-|-7-----5---------|-------------5---|
G-------------------|-----------------|-5---------------|
D---7---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                                                      4                  

                               Ending lick
                      q q h      s                             q          
E---3-2-0-----3-5/7-|---7-10---|-------8\7---7\5-------5\3---3-3-|
B---1-----3-5-------|---7-10---|-8---8-----------5---5---------1-|
G---2-----4-5-------|---5-9----|-------------------------------0-|
D-------------------|-0---9----|---7-------5-------4-------2---1-|
G-------------------|-----0----|---------------------------------|
D---0-------0-------|----------|---------------------------------|
          1 4 1 4 4     4 4    3 1 3 4 4 1 4 4 3 1 3 4 4 1 4 4                                 
          2 3           3 3                                  2
                        1 2                                  1
                          1
      1/2 bar
    h   h                                                               
E-------15-||
B---0---12-||
G---0---12-||
D---0---12-||
G---0---0--||
D----------||
        4                                                                  
        1
        1
        1



            
            
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