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Nicolo Paganini tabs for Caprice 11

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Paganini Caprice #11

   (transcribed by Paul Dearhouse: dearhous@pilot.msu.edu
   feel free to write me with corrections, comments, or suggestions)

   This is a slower caprice by Paganini, from his 24 Caprices. It is also
   one of the more beautiful sounding, in my opinion. The tempo is slow,
   and I have only transcribed the first slow section. A chord diagramA augmentedA second, faster
   section follows this one, which is then followed by the slow section
   again to finish the caprice. I  have included chords below the TAB,
   and comments are on the top.
  CAPRICE #11


(trill)
  E-------7--5--3--1----------------------------------------------------
  B--8----0----------6-----5----3----1----------------5--3--------------
  G--5--------------------------1---------5--7-5-4-5---------4h5p4h5p4--
  D-------0----------5-----5---------2----4-----------5------3----------
  A--7---------------3-----3----2----0----------------------------------
  E---------------------------------------4-----------3------3----------
     A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramCsus4Csus4 A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramE7E7   A chord diagramA minorAm   D7b5/Ab     A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramG7G7


                  (tr)
  E----8--7-5---------------8--765---------------8---6-4-4-3---3--2--3----
  B-----------8-------------------98--------------------------------------
  G----5----------4h5p4h5---5----------454545----5-------------------4----
  D---------------3--------------------3----------------------------------
  A----7--------------------7--------------------6-------------------5----
  E---------------3--------------------3----------------------------------
       A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramG7G7        A chord diagramC majorC          A chord diagramG7G7        A chord diagramC minorCm                  A chord diagramG+G


   ...this is the "minor" section, mood change....
                                             (*tension right here!)
  E----------6--5---------------3--1-------------------------------------
  B----8-----------8--6--4------------4--3--1--4--3--6--4--4--4--3-------
  G----------3------------------0----------------------------------------
  D----8-----------------5-----------------------------------------------
  A----6-----5-----------3------1--------------0--1--2--3--2--1--1-------
  E-----------------------------------------4----------------------------
       A chord diagramEb MajorEb    A chord diagramBb/DBb/D        A chord diagramC minorCm     Gm/Bb       * ??                 A chord diagramBb majorBb


       (tr)                     (tr)                    (tr)
  E--------------------------------------------------------------------
  B---------------4--3--1-----------------4-3-2-1----------------------
  G----3h5p3h5p3-----------3----3h5p3h5-----------4-3---4h5p4h5--------
  D---------------1-----------------------1----------------------------
  A--------------------------------------------------------------------
  E----4----------3-------------4---------3-------------4--------------
       A chord diagramAbAb         A chord diagramEb MajorEb            A chord diagramAbAb        A chord diagramEb MajorEb


                        more tension...         slowing down.....
  E-----------------------4-3---4-3------8------------------------
  B-----3-4-4-3------------------------8-----9-6---8-4-----6--3---
  G---5---------5--4-5--4-----4------5-----6-----5------4---------
  D---------------------5-----3------5-----6-----5------3---------
  A----------------------------------6-----8-----6------5---------
  E---3-----4---3-------------------------------------------------
                        A chord diagramG7G7           A chord diagramC minorCm    A chord diagramDbDb    A chord diagramC minorCm     A chord diagramG7G7


      speed up slowly...     (this part is just like the beggining)
  E-------------------------------7-5----------------------------------
  B--------------------5-6-7-8--------8-6--6---5----3----1-------------
  G------------5-6-7-8-------5----4-----------------1------------------
  D---5--7-8-9-----------------------------5---5---------2-------------
  A--------------------------7----5--------3---3----2----0-------------
  E--------------------------------------------------------------------
                             A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramC majorC    A chord diagramE7E7   A chord diagramA minorAm


                                ...tension building....
  E----------------------3--------8-7------7-8------10-8-----8-10--------
  B---------------5--3---------8-------10-------10--------12-------12----
  G---5--7-5-4-5---------4-----5----------------7------------------9-----
  D---4-----------5------3-------------10-----------------12-------------
  A----------------------------7-------8--------9---------10-------11----
  E---4-----------3------3-----------------------------------------------
      D7b5/Ab     A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramG7G7    A chord diagramC majorC       A chord diagramFF        A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramE MajorE


                      |-------beautiful chord...
                      V
  E--12-10--8--10-12--13--10----10-----------------------------
  B---------------------------------13---13------12------------
  G---------9---------10--------9--------12------12------------
  D---------7--------------------------------------------------
  A-------------------11--------10-------10------10------------
  E------------------------------------------------------------
            A chord diagramA minorAm        A chord diagramG#dimG#dim ?   A chord diagramCadd9Cadd9    Gadd11  A chord diagramG+G


       ending flourish                          hold....
  E--------------------------------------------------------------
  B---------------------------------------------3----------------
  G----5-----5---5-----5---5---5---3---3---2---------------------
  D----2-----3---5-----7---7---4---5---2---3----3----------------
  A----3-----5---7-----8---6---5---5---3---3---------------------
  E---------------------------------------------4----------------
       A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramDm7Dm7 A chord diagramC/EC/E   A chord diagramFF   A chord diagramF7F7  A chord diagramD7D7  A chord diagramG minorGm  A chord diagramC7C7  A chord diagramFF    A chord diagramG#dimG#dim


                     forte
  E---------------------------|
  B---------------------------|
  G----5------4------5--------|
  D----2-------------2--------|
  A-----------5------3--------|
  E----3------3---------------|
       A chord diagramC majorC      A chord diagramG+G      A chord diagramC majorC


   NOTE: The chords sound best when you "strum" them with your fingers,
         where each note is a little offset from the other. For example,
         the last flourish before the ending could be written as:

                                                         hold....
  E-------------------------------------------------------------------
  B------------------------------------------------------3------------
  G------5-----5----5-----5----5----5----3----3----2------------------
  D-----2-----3----5-----7----7----4----5----2----3-----3-------------
  A----3-----5----7-----8----6----5----5----3----3--------------------
  E----------------------------------------------------4--------------
       A chord diagramC majorC     A chord diagramDm7Dm7  A chord diagramC/EC/E   A chord diagramFF    A chord diagramF7F7   A chord diagramD7D7   A chord diagramG minorGm   A chord diagramC7C7   A chord diagramFF     G#dim?


      ...but since it was easier to write the TAB with the chord notes
         right on top of each other, I just did that to save space.
         Well, that was just a tip or suggestion, HAVE FUN!

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