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Mike Oldfield tabs for The exorcist

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someone asked for the Tubular Bells part which is used
in the film 'the Exorcist'.
Here it is - and another easy to play part of it.
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                Tubular Bells   ---   Mike Oldfield

                               INTRO

   This part is originally played on piano and glockenspiel, but I saw
   him playing it on guitar in his video "the essential", so I tabbed
   it out. This part is only playable with an easy to learn right hand
   technique - "it is just hammering between one string and another - I
   did it on piano " (Mike). Use your thumb for the notes on d-string
   second and third finger for those on g- and b- string respectively.
   The beat goes  7/8 7/8 9/8 7/8 - so each note is 1/8 long.


A chord diagramE MajorE+------------------------II-----------------------I-----------------------I
A chord diagramBB+------------0-----------II-----1-----3-----0--1--I-----------0-----------I
A chord diagramG+G+------2-----------0--2--II-----------------------I-----2-----------0--2--I
A chord diagramD MajorD+---2-----2-----2--------II--2-----2-----2--------I--2-----2-----2--------I
A chord diagramA augmentedA+------------------------II-----------------------I-----------------------I
A chord diagramE MajorE+------------------------II-----------------------I-----------------------I


A chord diagramE MajorE+------------------------------I-----------------------II
A chord diagramBB+------1-----3-----0--1-----0--I-----------------------II
A chord diagramG+G+------------------------------I-----2-----0-----0--2--II
A chord diagramD MajorD+---2-----2-----2--------2-----I--2-----2-----2--------II
A chord diagramA augmentedA+------------------------------I-----------------------II
A chord diagramE MajorE+------------------------------I-----------------------II

   This figure is repeated and repeated - "so I can go on endlesly"

   Intro bassline arranged for guitar

                 H  H        P
A chord diagramE MajorE+--------II-----------------------I--------I-----------------------I--------II
A chord diagramBB+--------II-----------------------I--------I-----------------------I--------II
A chord diagramG+G+--------II--------------------0--I--------I--0-----0--------------I--------II
A chord diagramD MajorD+--------II-----------0--2--0-----I--------I-----0-----0-----------I--------II
A chord diagramA augmentedA+--0--0--II--0--2--3--------------I--------I--------------3--2-----I--0--0--II
A chord diagramE MajorE+--------II-----------------------I--3--3--I--------------------3--I--------II




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                Extract from Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield


The following is a little fingerpicking-part of Tubular Bells.




A chord diagramE MajorE+---------------I-------------------2--2-I-------------3-------------------I
A chord diagramBB+---------------I-------------0--0-------I-3-----0-----------0-------------I
A chord diagramG+G+---------------I-------0--0-------------I---------------------------------I
A chord diagramD MajorD+---------------I-2--2-------------------I----2-----2-----2-----2----------I
A chord diagramA augmentedA+----------2--2-I------------------------I---------------------------------I
A chord diagramE MajorE+----0--0-------I------------------------I---------------------------------I


       H
A chord diagramE MajorE+-----------------2----------I------------------------I
A chord diagramBB+----01-----0-----------0--1-I-0-----------0-----1----I
A chord diagramG+G+----------------------------I-------2----------------I
A chord diagramD MajorD+-----2--2-----2-----2-----2-I-------3-----3-----3----I
A chord diagramA augmentedA+----------------------------I----3-----3-----3-----3-I
A chord diagramE MajorE+----------------------------I------------------------I


A chord diagramE MajorE+---------------------------I-------------2-------------I
A chord diagramBB+----0----------------------I-0-----------------------0-I
A chord diagramG+G+----------2-----2-----2----I-------2-----2-----2-------I
A chord diagramD MajorD+-------4-----4-----4-----4-I----4-----4-----4-----4----I
A chord diagramA augmentedA+---------------------------I---------------------------I
A chord diagramE MajorE+---------------------------I---------------------------I


A chord diagramE MajorE+----------------0----------I-------------2----------I-------------4----------I
A chord diagramBB+---------------------------I-2----------------------I------------------------I
A chord diagramG+G+----2-----0-----------0----I------------------------I-4----------------------I
A chord diagramD MajorD+-------2-----2-----2-----2-I-------4-----4-----4----I-------6-----6-----6----I
A chord diagramA augmentedA+---------------------------I----4-----4-----4-----4-I----6-----6-----6-----6-I
A chord diagramE MajorE+---------------------------I------------------------I------------------------I


A chord diagramE MajorE+----------------6----------I-3-----------3----------I-2----------------------I
A chord diagramBB+----6----------------------I------------------------I-------------5----------I
A chord diagramG+G+---------------------------I------------------------I------------------------I
A chord diagramD MajorD+----------8-----8-----8----I-------3-----3-----3----I-------2-----2-----2----I
A chord diagramA augmentedA+-------8-----8-----8-----8-I----3-----3-----3-----3-I----2-----2-----2-----2-I
A chord diagramE MajorE+---------------------------I------------------------I------------------------I


A chord diagramE MajorE+----0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0----I------------------------------II
A chord diagramBB+----4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4----I------------------------------II
A chord diagramG+G+----4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--4-5--I------------------------------II
A chord diagramD MajorD+----5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-7--I----7-----5-----3-----5-----7-II
A chord diagramA augmentedA+----6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-7--I----7-----5-----3-----5-----7-II
A chord diagramE MajorE+------------------------------------I-5-----3-----1-----3-----5----II




Claus Hofmann
Institut fuer Kernphysik
TH Darmstadt
Germany

email     hofmann@linac.ikp.physik.th-darmstadt.de


> The piano intro to the original Tubular Bells was used as the theme to
> The Exorcist. The only other bit I noticed was the thrashy electric guitar
> section - just straight barre chords going up and down. What's that shape
> called - like an A chord diagramFF major on the first fret?
>
It's a lot easier if you play it an octave lower, viz.:
(Also from memory, so please forgive any errors - however, it's just
 a fingerpick on an A chord diagramA augmentedA minor in the first position)


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

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


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