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Umphreys Mcgee guitar tabs for 40s theme

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40's Theme
Umphrey's McGee
Transcribed by Jay P
Edited by Rich Steinmetz 2-12-02
Edited by Hunter Bauer 3/18/2015  (rbauer7@uic.edu)
E chord diagramEE----------------------------------------------------5--5-5--5-|
B chord diagramBB----------------------------------------------------5--5-5--5-|
G chord diagramGG-----------6-9------------6-9------------4-7--------6--6-6--6-|Repeat (ends on G chord diagramGG)
D chord diagramDD---------7--------------7--------------5------------7--7-7--7-|
A chord diagramAA-----6-9------------6-9------------4-7--------------7--7-7--7-|
E chord diagramEE---7--------------7--------------5------------------5--5-5--5-|

Interlude (not exact but close)
E chord diagramEE------------------7p4------------------------------10p7------------|
B chord diagramBB----------------5-----6--------------------------7------9----------|
G chord diagramGG--------------6---------7-4--------------------8----------70-7-----|
D chord diagramDD----------5-8---------------6-------------7-10-----------------9---|
A chord diagramAA------4-7-----------------------------6-9--------------------------|
E chord diagramEE--3-6-----------------------------5-8------------------------------|

then the little country-ish riff
E chord diagramEE-14-------14--------------14-------14-----------14------------------7-7-7--6--4--|
B chord diagramBB-14----------14-----------14----------14-----------14---------------7-7-7--6--4--|
G chord diagramGG-13b15----------b15r13-------13b15---------13b15------11-------------------------|con't
D chord diagramDD---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E chord diagramEE-------------------------------------------------------------2-3-4---------------|

Verse can be played like this:

        G#m7 chord diagramG#m7G#m7(9?)               C#9 chord diagramC#9C#9                  F#m7 chord diagramF#m7F#m7(9?)        B9 chord diagramB9B9
e---------4----------------------------------------------2------------------|
b---------4--------------------4-------------------------2-----------2------|
g---------4 (strum)------------4-(strum)-----------------2-(strum)---2------| con't
d---------4--------------------3-------------------------2-----------1------|
a---------4----------2-3-4-----4-------------------------2-----------2------|
e--2-3-4--4--------------------------------------0-1-2---2------------------|

Little rig played over the F# chord diagramF#F#
E chord diagramEE----------------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB-2----2----2----2---2-------(2)---------|
G chord diagramGG-4b6--4b6--4b6--4b6-4b6r4--4-2----------|
D chord diagramDD--------------------------4-------------|
A chord diagramAA----------------------------------------|
E chord diagramEE----------------------------------------|

After the last verse, it cools down:
Jam in C# chord diagramC#C# Dorian

Jake toys around with this chord in rhythm.

C chord diagramCC#m7add11
e---4--
b---7--
g---4--
d---6--
a---4--
e------
He likes to play with the 7th fret of the B chord diagramBB string, going down to 5 and 4 sometimes

Once Brendan gives the nob to move the jam into the next section, it changes to the following chords:
    C#5 chord diagramC#5C#5    E5 chord diagramE5E5   F#5 chord diagramF#5F#5    G#5 chord diagramG#5G#5    F#5 chord diagramF#5F#5
E chord diagramEE---------------------------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB---------------------------------------------------|
G chord diagramGG----6-----9----11--/--13--\--11--------------------|
D chord diagramDD----6-----9----11--/--13--\--11--------------------|
A chord diagramAA----4---6-7-----9--/--11--\---9--------------------|
E chord diagramEE---------------------------------------------------|
Brendan's solo is in C# chord diagramC#C# Dorian, which an emphasis on the #6 (A# chord diagramA#A#)

Then when Brendan switches to rhythm, it changes to something like this:
     C#5 chord diagramC#5C#5    E5 chord diagramE5E5   D# chord diagramD#D#    G#5 chord diagramG#5G#5
E chord diagramEE---------------------------------------------------|
B chord diagramBB---------------------------------------------------|
G chord diagramGG----6-----9-----8--/--13---------------------------|
D chord diagramDD----6-----9-----8--/--13---------------------------|
A chord diagramAA----4-----7-----6--/--11---------------------------|
E chord diagramEE---------------------------------------------------|
Jake's solo is in C# chord diagramC#C# Minor Pentatonic, which some hints of Aeolian (some A chord diagramAA naturals in there)

Jake's Part at the end of jam
E chord diagramEE--12-11------12-11------12-11----------12-11-----------|
B chord diagramBB--------12~--------12~--------12^(14)--------12^(14)---|
G chord diagramGG-------------------------------------------------------|
D chord diagramDD-------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramAA-------------------------------------------------------|

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