Songbook partitions into tabs

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Songbook partitions into tabs

cordov
Joined: 28 Feb 2006, 17:21

26 Sep 2014, 10:13 #1

Hi everyone, actually I just bought the songbook Mr. A-Z but it's not tabs but partitions, does someone could help me ? I know more or less how to read notes but there are something like double staves. Here is an example, if someone could help transcribe it into tab, it'd be much appreciated. Thanks.

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cordov
Joined: 28 Feb 2006, 17:21

26 Sep 2014, 10:16 #2

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akselsoft
Joined: 14 Jan 2010, 01:58

11 Oct 2014, 22:01 #3

Oh yuck - that's tough. Sorry for the delay on the response.

The tabs are above (Bm, A6, etc).... the notes are part of the chord noted in the tab but the rhythm is in there.

So this is Song for A Friend...so the first chord is Bm....if you simply played that, you have the start. The notes are showing the actual finger picking, which is the low starting note (with the .) and then then the rest of that stanza SHOULD be able to be played with all of the notes in that same chord.

Now, after you get to the verse (where there are actual words), then you're pretty much having to go with what was done before...as the treble clef (the one on top) is simply showing how he sings it. I'm sure if you've attended any concerts, you know, he never sings it exactly the same - but it should get you the right idea.

Whenever I come across these notations, I typically go with the chords noted above and then play them until I'm comfortable enough to try finger picking the individual pieces on it.
After re-reading your question, the bottom stave is the bass line - but I agree with a song like "Song for A Friend", you're trying to play it yourself, not with a bloody band with a separate bass player. You should be able to HEAR the bottom stave note in the chord though (it may not be as low as you hear it on the record though)
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