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Open D tuning: D-A-D-F#-A-D

This is more or less how it goes, all my own interpretation though, of course.
It's in open tuning, so you can strum open strings along with the melody however
you want and it should sound alright.

It's 4/4 time, a bit syncopated; each hyphen or number represents one quaver
(or eighth note, if you prefer).

First section:
D:--------|-----------|--------|----------|--------|-----------|--------|----------|
A:9--9--9-|9b10--9--6-|5--5--3-|3/5--5--5-|9--9--9-|9b10--9--6-|5--5--3-|3/5-5--5--|
F#:0------|0----------|0--0--0-|0----0--0-|0-------|0----------|0--0--0-|0---0--0--|
D:0-------|0----------|0--0--0-|0----0--0-|0-------|0----------|0--0--0-|0---0--0--|
A:0-------|0----------|0--0--0-|0----0--0-|0-------|0----------|0--0--0-|0---0--0--|
D:0-------|0----------|0--0--0-|0----0--0-|0-------|0----------|0--0--0-|0---0--0--|

D :-----------|-----------|--------------|-----------|
A :12--12--12-|13--12--10-|10/12--12--12-|13--12--10-|
F#:0---0---0--|0---0---0--|0------0---0--|0---0---0--|
D :0---0---0--|0---0---0--|0------0---0--|0---0---0--|
A :0---0---0--|0---0---0--|0------0---0--|0---0---0--|
D :0---0---0--|0---0---0--|0------0---0--|0---0---0--|

D :--------|-----------|--------|----------|
A :9--9--9-|9b10--9--6-|5--5--3-|3/5--5--5-|
F#:0--0--0-|0-----0--0-|0--0--0-|0----0--0-|
D :0--0--0-|0-----0--0-|0--0--0-|0----0--0-|
A :9--9--9-|9b10--9--6-|5--5--3-|3/5--5--5-|
D :0--0--0-|0-----0--0-|0--0--0-|0----0--0-|

N.B. When you're doing the bend on both A strings, bend away from the
low D string, otherwise you'll mute it (and it sounds better ringing out)

Play the first bit over and over again, start quietly and get gradually louder,
and when you feel like it, add in this harmony to the second line:

D :-----------|-----------|--------------|-----------|
A :12--12--12-|13--12--10-|10/12--12--12-|13--12--10-|
F#:12--12--12-|13--12--9--|9/12---12--12-|13--12--9--|
D :0---0---0--|0---0---0--|0------0---0--|0---0---0--|
A :0---0---0--|0---0---0--|0------0---0--|0---0---0--|
D :0---0---0--|0---0---0--|0------0---0--|0---0---0--|


Get as loud a you can, then gradually die away again, slow down a bit, and start
playing the second section quietly... this bit is in 3/4, by the way.

Second section:

D :0-------|0-------|0------|------|0------|0------|0-----|------|
A :13---12-|13---12-|10-----|------|9---10-|9---10-|9-----|------|
F#:13------|13------|9------|------|9------|9------|8-----|------|
D :0-------|0-------|0-0-0--|0-0-0-|0------|0------|0-0-0-|0-0-0-|
A :0-------|0-------|0-0-0--|0-0-0-|0------|0------|0-0-0-|0-0-0-|
D :0-------|0-------|0-0-0--|0-0-0-|0------|0------|0-0-0-|0-0-0-|

D :0-------|0-------|0-----0--0--|0------|0--0--0--|0--0--0-|0-----|------|
A :13---12-|13---12-|12/15-15-13-|12-----|9--10-12-|10-9--6-|5-----|------|
F#:13------|13---13-|12/15-15-13-|12-----|12-13-15-|13-12-9-|8-----|------|
D :0-------|0-------|0-----0--0--|0--0-0-|0--0--0--|0--0--0-|0-0-0-|0-0-0-|
A :0-------|0-------|0-----0--0--|0--0-0-|0--0--0--|0--0--0-|0-0-0-|0-0-0-|
D :0-------|0-------|0-----0--0--|0--0-0-|0--0--0--|0--0--0-|0-0-0-|0-0-0-|

Again, keep playing over, and get louder and louder. At one point, the guitar
just does this for a bit, while another guitar does nasty feedback over it:

D :--------|--------|--------|--------|
A :--------|----5b6-|----5b6-|----5b6-|...
F#:--------|--------|--------|--------|
D :0---0---|0---0---|0---0---|0---0---|
A :5---5b6-|5---5b6-|5---5b6-|5---5b6-|.. etc
D :0---0---|0---0---|0---0---|0---0---|

And that's pretty much it; slow down again and get quieter, and then
for the last line of the phrase, play it really quietly and slowly like this:


D :--------------|--------------|-------|
A :8/9--9--9/12--|12/9--9--9/6--|5------|
F#:--------------|--------------|-------|
D :--------------|--------------|-------|
A :--------------|--------------|-------|
D :--------------|--------------|-------|

            
            
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arienette 30 Apr 09, 2004 08:00 PM

just spotted a mistake... the fifth bar onwards from the beginning of the second section should read as follows:

D :|0-------|0-------|0-----|------|
A :|12---10-|12---10-|9-----|------|
F#:|12------|12------|8-----|------|
D :|0-------|0-------|0-0-0-|0-0-0-|
A :|0-------|0-------|0-0-0-|0-0-0-|
D :|0-------|0-------|0-0-0-|0-0-0-|

Sorry about that :0

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