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The Beatles guitar tabs for The long and winding road

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The Long and Winding Road - Lennon & McCartney

This arrangement is very close to the recorded version. Just listen to
the
Beatles and you know what to play. I recorded this piece for rmmga Tape
V.

You can hear am MP3 file of this arrangement at my homepage

http://www.geocities.com/chiefnoda/

More specifically,

http://www.geocities.com/chiefnoda/audio/lawr.mp3
Arrangement - Chifuru "Chief" Noda (cnoda@bridgew.edu  or
cnoda@gis.net)
Date - August 30, 1995
Revised and Updated – June 27, 2000

Tuning - drop A chord diagramD MajorD (A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramA majorA A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG MajorG A chord diagramBB A chord diagramE MajorE)

Keycode - (letter) - section name
          h - hammer on
..........A - artificial harmonics (see Appendix)

Roadmap:  Play as follows  A chord diagramA majorA  A'  A chord diagramBB  A''  A chord diagramC majorC  A'  A chord diagramD MajorD
Section A chord diagramA majorA and A' are the same except measure 9.
Section A'' is played using artificial harmonics. If this is too
difficult,
play Section A.
Section A chord diagramD MajorD is the ending that is entered after measure 11 of Section A'


**  Section A chord diagramA majorA  **

Start with a pick-up measure (measure #0)
Measure #1: A chord diagramBB note is fretted instead of open A chord diagramBB so that F#, A chord diagramD MajorD and A chord diagramBB can
ring.
If difficult, use open B.
Measure #2: Whatever the chord is, it sounds good
Measure #3: You can slide your pinky from 5th fret to 3rd fret on A chord diagramD MajorD
string

 |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |
-2---|-3---2---------0-|-------------0---|---------0-1---0-|-----------------|

-----|-0-------3-------|---1-1---1-1-----|-3-----3-0-------|-----1---0-------|

-----|-0---------4-----|---0-0---0-0-----|-----4---0-------|-------------0---|

-----|-----------------|---0-0---0-0-----|---5-----3---3---|---2-----------2-|

-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----3---3-----|

-----|-2---------------|---0-0---0-0-----|-5---------------|-----------------|

Measure #5: x2x032 chord is fingered xIx0RM (index on 5th, middle on
1st, and ring on 2nd strings) - a little tricky
Measure #7: the number in () may be added.

 |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |
-----0---2-3-----|-0---------------|-------------0---|-----------------|

-----1---3---3---|---0-------------|-----1---3-----3-|-3-----3-1---3---|

-----0---0-----4-|-----0-----------|-----0--(5)------|-----4----(2)----|

---2-------------|---------2-------|---2--(0)--4-----|---5-------3---5-|

-3-------2-------|-----------2-----|-0-------5-------|-----------------|

-----------------|-2-----------2---|-----------------|-5-------3---5---|

Measure #11: A chord diagramG MajorG note is fingered with pinky
Measure #12: A chord diagramG MajorG note is fingered with index
(there are other possibilities - you can play A chord diagramD7D7 in Meas#11 on 5th pos)
Measure #12: The last note A chord diagramF#F# is a pick-up note and is not sometimes
played

 |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |
-----0---2-3-----|-0---------------|-----0---2---3---|-3-------3---2---|

-----1---3---3---|---0-------------|-----1---1-------|-------0---------|

-----0---0-----4-|-----0-----------|-----0---2-------|-----0-----------|

---2-------------|---------2-------|---2-------------|---0-------------|

-3-------2-------|-----------2-----|-0---------------|-----------------|

-----------------|-2-----------2---|---------0-------|-5---------------|


**  Section A'  **
Measure #9 is the only difference from Section A chord diagramA majorA so I repeat Measures #9
- 12
only
 |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |
-----0---5-3---23|-0---------------|-----0---2---3---|-3-------3---2---|

-----1---3-------|---0-------------|-----1---1-------|-------0---------|

-----0---0---0---|-----0-----------|-----0---2-------|-----0-----------|

---2-------------|---------2-------|---2-------------|---0-------------|

-3-------2-------|-----------2-----|-0---------------|-----------------|

-----------------|-2-----------2---|---------0-------|-5---------------|



**  Section A chord diagramBB  **
Repeat this twice for Section A chord diagramBB

The timing is a little funny; I think I've added extra beats. If you
like
to be "true" to the Beatles, take out a few notes here and there :-)


 |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .     |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .
-5-5-5-----------5-----------0---|-5---3---0-----------------------|
---------------------------------|-5-----------0---------------0---|
-------------0-------------------|-------------------------0-------|
-0-------0-4h------------0-------|---------4-----------4-----------|
---------------------------------|-3---------------3---------------|
---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


 |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .     |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .
---------------------------------|----------------------------(2)--|
-0---3-----------------------3---|-3---1---------------------------|
---------0---------------0-------|-2-------2-----------------------|
---------------------0-----------|-------------0-------------------|
-2---------------2---------------|-----------------0---------------|
---------------------------------|-0-------------------------------|


**  Section A''  **

In this section, the melody is played entirely using artificial
harmonics (as
indicated by A chord diagramA majorA after the number). See Appendix for artificial harmonics.
Note
that sometimes bass notes are staggered so the harmonics can be heard. I

chnage things around and this is just an example of how you could do it.

 |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |
|
-2A--|-3A--2A--------0A|-------------0A--|---------0A1A--0A|-----------------|

-----|---------3A------|---1-1---1-1-----|-3A--------------|-----1A--0A------|

-----|-----------4A----|---0-0---0-0-----|-------4---------|-------------0A--|

-----|-----------------|---0-0---0-0-----|-----5-------3---|---2-----------2A|

-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-----3---3-----|

-----|---2-------------|---0-0---0-0-----|---5-----3-------|-----------------|



 |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |
-----0A--2A3A----|-0A--------------|-------------0A--|-----------------|

-------------3A--|---0A------------|-----1A--3A------|-3A------1A--3A--|

---------------4A|-----0A----------|-----------------|---4A--4A--2A--4A|

---2-------------|---------2A------|---2-------4-----|-----5A----------|

-3-------2-------|-----------2A----|-0-------5-------|-----------------|

-----------------|-2-----------2A--|-----------------|-----------------|

 |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |
-----0A--2A3A----|-0A--------------|-----0A--2A--3A--|-3A--------------|

-------------3A--|---0A------------|-----------------|-----------0A----|

---------------4A|-----0A----------|-----------------|---------0A--0A--|

---2-------------|---------2A------|---2-------------|-------0A--------|

-3-------2-------|-----------2A----|-0---------------|-----------------|

-----------------|-2-----------2A--|---------0-------|-5---------------|



**  Section A chord diagramC majorC  **

This is the part where strings come in. Sustain notes as much as
possible and
make guitar sounds like string section ;-P

 |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |
---------0-----0-|-2-----2-3---5---|
-3-----3---------|-----3-----------|
-----0-------0---|-----------------|
---4-------4-----|---4-------------|
---------0-------|-2---------------|
-5---------------|-----------------|


 |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .     |   .   |   .   |    .   |   .
-10----------10--12----------12--|-14----------14--15-------17------|
-----7---8-----------------------|---------12-----------------------|
-0-------------------11--12------|-----11---------------------------|
---------------------------------|-0--------------------------------|
-----------------0---------------|----------------------------------|
---------------------------------|----------------------------------|


**  Section A chord diagramD MajorD (end)  **

This is the CODa section, and you come here after you play measure #11
of
section A' (or A chord diagramA majorA).
Measure #4: Artificial harmonics again. If you prefer, just omit "A" and
fret
as numbered.  I finger this chord by using ring finger to hold 5th AND
6th
strings.
Measure #5: Yes, this single note can make or kill the tune. Get a clear
tone!

 |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .     |   .   |   .   |    .   |   .
-3-------2-------------------0---|----------------------------------|
-0---------------3---------------|-----1---1-------1----1-----------|
-0-------------------4-----------|-----0---0-------0----0-----------|
---------------------------------|-----0---0-------0----0-----------|
---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
-2-------------------------------|-----0---0-------0----0-----------|

 |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .     |   .   |   .   |    .   |   .
---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
---------------------------------|--------------------------3A------|
-0-------2-------4---------------|----------------------4A----------|
-0-------------------------------|-----------------5A---------------|
---------------------------------|-------------5A-------------------|
-0-------------------------------|-5A-------------------------------|


 |   .   |   .   |   .   |   .
-3A------------------------------||
---------------------------------|| END
---------------------------------||
---------------------------------||
---------------------------------||
---------------------------------||

Appendix: Artificial Harmonics
To play artificial harmonics, your left hand frets a string as
indicated.
For example, if it says "3A", your left hand actually holds string on
3rd
fret. There are two methods for right hand.

(a) classical (I use it here)
Your RH index finger touches 12 frets above the fretted note. Using the
same example, your index finger touches 15th fret (3+12), but do not
fret the string here. Your ring finger (or middle finger) then plucks
the
string and you'll get harmonics. This takes some practice, so don't
despair if the first attempt fails.

(b) jazzy
Your RH index finger touches 12 frets as above. But your RH thumb is
used
to pluck the string.

In (a), your index finger is almost perpendicular to strings. In (b),
your index finger is almost parallel to strings.

The choice of (a) or b) depends on what you play: In (a), your thumb can

play bass notes. In (b), your middle and ring fingers can add hramony
notes or you can do "harmonic cascade".

Practice: You can practice this by playing a scale.

For further info, you can look at some advanced guitar method books.

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