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Michael Hedges tabs for Ritual dance

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"Ritual Dance" by Michael Hedges

As Transcribed (at least attempted) by Rob McAlister

This is meant as a guide as the strummings are difficult to write out.
TUNING: DADGCC, low to high (The two C's are the same pitch.)

SYMBOLS:
^ = Harmonic
h = hammer
s = slide
p = pull off
S = knock side (left hand)
T = knock top (right hand)


Intro:
       S T			    S T
A chord diagramC majorC||-^3---------------------------^5---------------------------|
A chord diagramC majorC||-^3---------------------------^5---------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G||-----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD||--------h3-3s5-5-5-5-12p0-0-0--------h3-3-3-3s5-5-5-5p0-0--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA||--------h3-3s5-5-5-5-12p0-0-0--------h3-3-3-3s5-5-5-5p0-0--|
A chord diagramD MajorD||--------h3-3s5-5-5-5-12p0-0-0--------h3-3-3-3s5-5-5-5p0-0--|
     | |_| |  |_| | |_|  |_|_|_|  | |_|_|  |_|_|_| |_|_|_| |


     S T		      T   T
|-^9---------------------------^12-----------------------------|
|-^9---------------------------^12-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------h3-3-3-3s5-5-5-5p0-0---------h3-3-3-3s5-5-/-12--0-----|
|--------h3-3-3-3s5-5-5-5p0-0---------h3-3-3-3s5-5-/-12--0-----|
|--------h3-3-3-3s5-5-5-5p0-0---------h3-3-3-3s5-5-/-12--0-----|
   | |_|_|  |_|_|_| |_|_|_| | |_|_|    | |_|_|_| |    |  |


fig. A chord diagramA augmentedA
|-2-/5-5-7-0-------------------2-/5-5-7-0--------------------|
|-2-/5-5-7-0-------------------2-/5-5-7-0--------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------h3--3-3s5-5-5--0-------------h3-3-3s5-5-5--0----|
|------------h3--3-3s5-5-5--0-------------h3-3-3s5-5-5--0----|
|------------h3--3-3s5-5-5--0-------------h3-3-3s5-5-5--0----|
  |  |_|_|_|  |  | |_| |_|  |  |  |_|_|_|  | | |_| |_|  |


					     fig. b	     |-9----12-0-2-4----------0-0-2---0-0-2--------2--5-5-7-0---------------|
|-9----12-0-2-4----------0-0-2---0-0-2--------2--5-5-7-0---------------|
|---10------------------------0h3----------------------------2p0--0----|
|----------------2-2-2-2s0--------------0--0-------------h3-3-s-5-5--0-|
|----------------0-0-0-0-0-1------------0--0-------------h3-3-s-5-5--0-|
|----------------------------------0----0--0-------------h3-3-s-5-5--0-|


|-2--5-5-7-0-----------------9----12-0-2-4---------0-0-2---0-0-2--|
|-2--5-5-7-0-----------------9----12-0-2-4---------0-0-2---0-0-2--|
|----------------2p0--0--------10-----------------------0h3-------|
|------------h3-3-s-5-5--0-----------------2-2-2-2s0--------------|
|------------h3-3-s-5-5--0-----------------0-0-0-0-0-1------------|
|------------h3-3-s-5-5--0-----------------------------------0----|


fig. c (play twice)
||------5-4-2-0-------------------------------------------5-4-2-0------------|
||------5-4-2-0-------------------------------------------5-4-2-0------------|
||-------------0-2-2-2-2-0---0-2-2-2-2-0----2-2-2----------------0-2-2-2-2-0-|
||-0--0--------3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3--2-3-3-3-3-2-0-0--------3-3-3-3-3-3-|
||-0--0--------3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3--0-3-3-3-------0--------3-3-3-3-3-3-|
||-0--0--------3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-3--0-3-3-3-------0--------3-3-3-3-3-3-|


			      fig. d (not quite right but similar)
|---------------------0--2--||----------------------0------------------------|
|---------------------0--2--||----------------------0------------------------|
|-0-2-2-2-0----2-2-2--------||------------------------4-0--------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3--2-3-3-3--2--0--||-h1-1-1-1s3-3-3-3s5-5-------h1-1-1-1s3-3-3-3s5-|
|-3-3-3-3-3--0-3-3-3--------||-h1-1-1-1s3-3-3-3s5-5-------h1-1-1-1s3-3-3-3s5-|
|-3-3-3-3-3--0-3-3-3--------||-h1-1-1-1s3-3-3-3s5-5-------h1-1-1-1s3-3-3-3s5-|


|---0---------------------------0------h7-7-7-------7-7-7------------|
|---0---------------------------0------h7-7-7-------7-7-7------------|
|-----4-0-------------------------4-0--h7-7-7-------9-9-9------------|
|-5--------h1-1-1-1s3-3-3-3s5-5--------h7-7---7-7-7--------0-0-------|
|-5--------h1-1-1-1s3-3-3-3s5-5--------h7-7---7-7-7--------0-0-------|
|-5--------h1-1-1-1s3-3-3-3s5-5--------h7-7-- 7-7-7--------0-0-------|

After playing up to this point, play: fig. a, fig.c, fig. d (change the last
three strums of C-C from 7th to 9th), fig. b (play the part starting at
the 9th fret twice), then the ending:

|---------0-0--2-2------------------0-0--2-2--------------------------------|
|---------0-0--2-2------------------0-0--2-2--------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-h3-3-3s5-5--0------0-0-0-0h3-3-3s5-5--0------0-0-0-0h3-3-3s5-5-5-5--0-0-0-|
|-h3-3-3s5-5--0------0-0-0-0h3-3-3s5-5--0------0-0-0-0h3-3-3s5-5-5-5--0-0-0-|
|-h3-3-3s5-5--0------0-0-0-0h3-3-3s5-5--0------0-0-0-0h3-3-3s5-5-5-5--0-0-0-|


     S T	  		     S T
|-^3------------------------------^5-------------------------------|
|-^3------------------------------^5-------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------h3-3-3-3s5-5-5-5p0-0-0-0---------h3-3-3-3s5-5-5-5p0-0-0-0-|
|--------h3-3-3-3s5-5-5-5p0-0-0-0---------h3-3-3-3s5-5-5-5p0-0-0-0-|
|--------h3-3-3-3s5-5-5-5p0-0-0-0---------h3-3-3-3s5-5-5-5p0-0-0-0-|

     S T	      	 	  T   T
|-^9-------------------------------^12-----------------x--||
|-^9-------------------------------^12-----------------x--||
|------------------------------------------------------x--||
|--------h3-3-3-3s5-5-5-5p0-0-0-0---------h3--3-3s5-5--x--||
|--------h3-3-3-3s5-5-5-5p0-0-0-0---------h3--3-3s5-5--x--||
|--------h3-3-3-3s5-5-5-5p0-0-0-0---------h3--3-3s5-5--x--||

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