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Arist of the Month -------------------------- Lynyrd Skynyrd FREE BIRD The track is based in G , and the 5 minute solo used mainly the G minor pentatonic scale. I suggest practicing the sliding intro with your finger first and then get out the bottleneck. Also it's a good idea to rig your electronic tuner (you do have one?) up so that when you play the guitar a bend a note you can see how close you get , you should get a power supply for your tuner so you can turn it on permanantly when your amp is switched on . This really does improve you pitch. It is vital that you get the right pitch of the notes with the slide or it sounds useless. Also add a bit vibrato with the slide for extra effect. You only need a little bit distortion and not to much for the solo either. Okay here 'tis. * 2 use slide now! E--3-------|-0--0--|--1--0--|---3--2--0--2---|--------------------- B--0-------|-0--0--|--1--1--|---3--3--3--3---|--3>8--7>8--7--8----- G--0-------|-0--0--|--2--0--|---2--2--2--2---|--------------------- D--0-------|-2--2--|--3--2--|---0--0--0--0---|--------------------- A--2-------|-2--2--|--3--3--|----------------|--------------------- E--3---2---|-0--0--|--1-----|----------------|--------------------- G D/F# Em F C D G D/F# E------------------------------------|------------------------------ B--8>7>5>3>5>7--3>5--1>5--3----------|--6-6-6-5--------------------- G----------------------------4--4>5--|-----------5-----------4-5---- D------------------------------------|--------------5>0--2>5-------- A------------------------------------|------------------------------ E------------------------------------|------------------------------ Em F C E---------------------------|------------------|---------------------- B--3>2>3------15>14---->15--|-7>8--7>8--7>8--8-|-8>7>5>0--5>3--------- G-------------------14------|------------------|--------------4-4>5--- D---------------------------|------------------|---------------------- A---------------------------|------------------|---------------------- E---------------------------|------------------|---------------------- D G D/F# Em E-------------------------|------------------------|--------------------- B---3>2>3---3>2---3---5>8-|------------------------|-3>5----5>3---------- G---------------2---------|------------------------|-------------4-4>5--- D-------------------------|------------------------|--------------------- A-------------------------|------------------------|--------------------- E-------------------------|------------------------|--------------------- D G D/F# Em If I leave here tom___orow E---------------------------------|-----------------------|--------------- B-----------------------3<2>3>15--|--15>13-------14>15>8--|-7>8----------- G----------------4--5-------------|--------13>14----------|--------------- D-----------0>5-------------------|-----------------------|--------------- A---------------------------------|-----------------------|--------------- E---------------------------------|-----------------------|--------------- F C D G D/F# would you still remember me? for I must be travelling on E------------------|--------------------------|------------------------------- B--3>5-----5>3-----|--------------------------|-3>2>3>2>3>15-15>14>15>14>15>8- G--------------4---|--4>5>4>5>0---------------|------------------------------- D------------------|--------------------4--5--|------------------------------- A------------------|---------------0>5--------|------------------------------- E------------------|--------------------------|------------------------------- Em F C D now cause theres to many places i've got to see E--------------|-----------------|--------------------------- B--7>8---------|--3>5---5>3------|--------------------------- G--------------|------------4----|-4>5>4>5>0--------4--5----- D--------------|-----------------|-------------0>5----------- A--------------|-----------------|--------------------------- E--------------|-----------------|--------------------------- G D/F# Em F C But if I stay here with you girl things just couldn't be the same E-------------------------------------------|---------------------------- B--3>2>3>15---15>14----15>14-15>14-14>15>8--|--7>8----------------------- G-------------------14----------------------|---------------------------- D-------------------------------------------|---------------------------- A-------------------------------------------|---------------------------- E-------------------------------------------|---------------------------- D G D/F# 'Cause i'm free as a bird E-----------------------|------------------------|------------------- B---8>7>5>0----5>3------|-----------------3>2>3--|--3>2>3>0---------- G-------------------4---|-4>5-------4-5----------|------------------- D-----------------------|------0>5---------------|------------------- A-----------------------|------------------------|------------------- E-----------------------|------------------------|------------------- Em F C D now, and this bird you cannon change oh E------------------------------|-------------------------------------------- B--3>6---6>5-------------------|--15>14----15>14----14----14>15----14>15---- G------------5--------5--------|--------14-------14----14-------14-------14- D--------------5>0>5-----5>12--|-------------------------------------------- A------------------------------|-------------------------------------------- E------------------------------|-------------------------------------------- F C D and this bird you cannot change. E---------------------------------------------------------- B--14>15----14>15----14>15----14>15-----14----14>15>8------ G--------14-------14-------14--------14----14-------------- D---------------------------------------------------------- A---------------------------------------------------------- E---------------------------------------------------------- E----------------------------|------------------|------------------------- B--5>6--6>5------------------|------------------|---6>5-------------6>15-- G-----------5--------4-5>2---|-5>7---2>10-------|-------5--------5-------- D-------------5>0>5----------|------------------|---------5>0>5----------- A----------------------------|------------------|------------------------- E----------------------------|------------------|------------------------- F C D F C And this bird you cannot change Lord know I can't change E------------------------------------------------------------------------- B--15>14----15>14----15>14----15>14----15>14----15>14-----14>15----14>15-- G--------14-------14-------14-------14-------14-------14--------14-------- D------------------------------------------------------------------------- A------------------------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------------------- D E-------------------------------------------------------- B----14>15-----14>15----14>15----14>15------12>15>8------ G-14--------14-------14-------14-------14---------------- D-------------------------------------------------------- A-------------------------------------------------------- E-------------------------------------------------------- E---------------------------|--------------------------------------------- B---5>6--6>5----------------|--3>2>3>2--3--2--3--2-3--2-3-2--3-2-3-2>8---- G------------5--------4--5--|--------------------------------------------- D--------------5>0>5--------|--------------------------------------------- A---------------------------|---------------------------------------------- E---------------------------|---------------------------------------------- F C D Lord help me I can't change_________________________________ Thats the main song covered , this repeats a few times and then when come to the outro section . You can take your slide of now and change to some rhythm playing and then it's the solo. oh yes this is where there is some slight phasing , but also it's switched off for the main body of the solo and gradually builds up into the end section. E-------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------ B-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|--5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--|-X--5--X--5--X--5--X--5- G-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|--5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--|-X--5--X--5--X--5--X--5- D-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|--5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5--|-X--5--X--5--X--5--X--5- A-X--1--X--1--X--1--X--1--|--3--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3- E-------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------ Bb C Lord_________ I can't change_____________ won't you E--3--3--X--3--X--3--X--3-|-------------------------|------------------------- B--3--3--X--3--X--3--X--3-|-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|-5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5-- G--4--4--X--4--X--4--X--4-|-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|-5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5-- D--5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5-|-X--3--X--3--X--3--X--3--|-5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5-- A--5--5--X--5--X--5--X--5-|-X--1--X--1--X--1--X--1--|-3--3--X--3--X--3--X--3-- E--3--3--X--3--X--3--X--3-|-------------------------|------------------------- G Bb C The Guitar Solo --------------- Now the solo comes in , you guitar should not be totally screaming for this but should have plenty of gain giving a good impact the solo is very energetic , in the 2nd and 3rd sections notice how the feel and timing slightly changed , I am only going to cover the first part. E--------15-----|-------15-----------------------|--------------------------- B--8s15------15-|-18b20-----18b20--18b20--18-15--|--18b20b18p15--18b20-18-15- G---------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------- D---------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------- A---------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------- E---------------|--------------------------------|--------------------------- E---------------18--------18--------|-18--------------------15------- B--18b20-18b20-----18b20-----18b20--|----18b20--18b20b18p15----15---- G-----------------------------------|-------------------------------- D-----------------------------------|-------------------------------- A-----------------------------------|-------------------------------- E-----------------------------------|-------------------------------- E----------15-------------------|------------------------------- B---18b20-----18b20-18b20-18-15-|-18-18b20b18p15--18b20--18-15-- G-------------------------------|------------------------------- D-------------------------------|------------------------------- A-------------------------------|------------------------------- E-------------------------------|------------------------------- E--------------------------------|-------18-------18-------- B--18--18b20b18p15--18b20--18-15-|-18b20----18b20----18b20-- G--------------------------------|-------------------------- D--------------------------------|-------------------------- A--------------------------------|-------------------------- E--------------------------------|-------------------------- E--18-------18-------18-------18-|--------18-------18-------18-------18---- B-----18b20----18b20----18b20----|--18b20----18b20----18b20----18b20------- G--------------------------------|----------------------------------------- D--------------------------------|----------------------------------------- A--------------------------------|----------------------------------------- E--------------------------------|----------------------------------------- E--------18-------18-------18-------18-|-------18-------18-------18-------- B--18b20----18b20----18b20----18b20----|-18b20----18b20----18b20----18b20-- G--------------------------------------|----------------------------------- D--------------------------------------|----------------------------------- A--------------------------------------|----------------------------------- E--------------------------------------|----------------------------------- E-------18--------18-------18--------15------ B-18b20-----18b20----18b20-----18p15--------- G-------------------------------------------- D-------------------------------------------- A-------------------------------------------- E-------------------------------------------- As you can see it uses the same riff repeating a lot it seems daft writing it all out like I just did so i'll show you the riff and how many times it repeats E-----15--------------15-------------15-------------15-------------15------- B--18----18p15-----18----18p15----18----18p15----18----18p15----18----18p15- G--------------------------------------------------------------------------- D--------------------------------------------------------------------------- A--------------------------------------------------------------------------- E--------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is repeated 3 times and on the 4 time play this: E-----15--------------15--------15----------------------- B--18----18p15-----18----18p15-----18p15----18b20b18p15-- G-------------------------------------------------------- D-------------------------------------------------------- A-------------------------------------------------------- E-------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------- B--18b20--18b20----18p15-------15-18p15--------15------- G------------------------17b19----------17b19----------- D------------------------------------------------------- A------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------- The next riff, which is repeated twice, is : E------------------------------------------------------------------------- B---18p15-------15----18p15-------15----18p15-------15----18p15-------15-- G---------17b19-------------17b19-------------17b19-------------17b19----- D------------------------------------------------------------------------- A------------------------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------------------------------------------- and this follows: E------------------------------------------------------------------ B-18p15-------15---18p15-------15---18p15-------15----------------- G-------17b19------------17b19------------17b19------15b16--------- D----------------------------------------------------------17p15--- A------------------------------------------------------------------ E------------------------------------------------------------------ E--------------------------------------------------------- B--------------------------------------------------------- G-----15b16----------------15b16----15----17p15--17p15---- D-17----------17p15--17----------17----------------------- A--------------------------------------------------------- E--------------------------------------------------------- E------------------------------------|------------------------------------- B---------------------------------18-|-------18-------18-------18-------18- G-----15-17p15-17p15----15--17b19----|-17b19----17b19----17b19----17b19---- D--17----------------17--------------|------------------------------------- A------------------------------------|------------------------------------- E------------------------------------|------------------------------------- E--------------------------------------------------------- B--------18----------18----------18----------18----------- G--17b19----17b17b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17-- D--------------------------------------------------------- A--------------------------------------------------------- E--------------------------------------------------------- E---------------------------------------------------------------------- B--18----------18----------18----------18----------18----------18------ G-----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17--------- D---------------------------------------------------------------------- A---------------------------------------------------------------------- E---------------------------------------------------------------------- E---------------------------------------------------------------- B----------18----------18----------18----------18----------18---- G-17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17------- D---------------------------------------------------------------- A---------------------------------------------------------------- E---------------------------------------------------------------- E---------------------------------------------------------------------- B--18----------18----------18----------18----------18----------18------ G-----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17----17b19b17--------- D---------------------------------------------------------------------- A---------------------------------------------------------------------- E---------------------------------------------------------------------- E----------------------------------------------- B---------18--------18---------18--------------- G--17b19------17b19-----17b19-----17p15--------- D-----------------------------------------17---- 6:25 into track A----------------------------------------------- E----------------------------------------------- And that's about it , im sure you can work out the other parts or make something up. Anyway I hope someone enjoys and send me any corrections or comments to my e-mail address , and do drop by my site some time bye for now Peter Matthews... This file came from:- ----------------------------------------------- |PMatthews@houghton.demon.co.uk | |The Guitar Page at www.houghton.demon.co.uk | | | |Different tunes and artists transcribed each | |month this month (May) it's Lynyrd Skynyrd! | -----------------------------------------------