Capo 2nd fret
(try these alternate
() = optional/ad-lib fingerings to spice
h = hammer-on up the guitar solo
p = pull-off section)
s = slide
And as in all tab, make sure you're reading this in a font that
gives equal spaces for each character (ex. courier), or else the
lines won't line up.
* = these three notes are rhythmically faster, cross
the strings quick.
11/13 = slide from 11 to 13
Normally Alex's version of the intro is better, but on a 12-string
use this version on just the bottom two "courses" (pairs of strings), b
and e. I run through the intro lick--Alex's unless I'm on a
12-string--once, and then I start strumming the full chords.
Once you go to strumming full chords, the easiest way is to use
the basic E and A9 fingerings. This way your hand is always in the
same position at the second fret. You can also add the hammer to the E
and the optional notes to the A9 with your pinky finger. This puts
part of the intro lick within the chords and spices things up a bit.
But here's an even better way that's not much more difficult:
These chords also contain the intro lick and sound much better
than just the basic E and A9. I use these in the intro, after the
first chorus, and in the outro, though I use the basic E and A9 for
about half of the outro to keep these from getting monotonous. Note
that you can play all this keeping your ring finger on the 4th string.
E Bsus4 (one hard strum, then building to the E)