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Hedges Michael - Silent Anticipations tab

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Death by Guitar: (or "Silent Anticipations" by Michael Hedges)
(butchered transcription intuited by Scott Edgar)
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Line numbers at far left; string tuning shown for all strings
h = harmonic        s = stringslap (generic punishment, no precision
H = hammer-on       S = bodysmack     /necessary:just get that bass])
p = pulloff to      < = downslide
> = upslide
r = righthand       Tuning from standard: tune the low E down two
l = lefthand        frets to a D and the B string up one fret to
ro= rightover       a C. That's all:)
lo= leftover
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                       ) I N T R O (
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 E---12h----12-->--14--14--14-->--15--15--15-------12h--12-->--|
 C---12h-------------------7h----------------------12h---------|
0G---12h-------------------7h----------------------12h---------|
1D---12h-------------------7h----------------------12h---------|
 A---12h-------------------7h------------------s0--------------|
 D----0--------------------0-------------------s0--------------|

 E-(>)-14--14--14--14--14--p--10--12--12--p--10--p--8--p--7----|
 C-------------7h----------------------------------------------|
0G-------------7h----------------------------------------------|
2D-------------7h----------------------------------------------|
 A-------------7h----------------------------------------------|
 D-------------0-----------------------------------------------|

 E--8--p--7--p--0--H2->-3--p--2--2--H3--p--2--p--0-------------|
 C--------------0----------------3h-----------------H2->-3-<-2-|
0G-------------------------------3h----------------------------|
3D-------------------------------3h----------------------------|
 A-------------------------------3h----------------------------|
 D-------------------------------0-----------------------------|

 E----------------------------------------------------12->-14--|
 C--p--0------------------------------------------4h-----------|
0G--------H2->-4-<-2-p-0--------------------------4h-----------|
4D-----------------------H2->-4-<-2-p-0-----------4h-----------|
 A---------------------------------------H2->-4---4h-----------|
 D------------------------------------------------0------------|

 E-p-7-H9--9--p-7-p-5--14-14--p-12-H14->-15--15----------------|
 C---------7h-------------12h----------------7h----------------|
0G---------7h-------------12h----------------7h---*breath]*----|
5D---------7h-------------12h----------------7h----------------|
 A---------7h-------------12h----------------7h----------------|
 D-------------------------0-----------------------------------|

 E------12h---------------7h-------------------------5h---------|
 C------12h---------------7h-------------------------5h---------|
0G------12h---------------7h-------------------------5h---------|
6D------12h-loH10---p-12h--0--0--5--5--5------|
 D-(p)0---0---:----------------lo3->-p-12h--0--0--5--5--5------|

roughly repeat the above (more or less) about three times, after which:

 E---------------------3---------------------------------------|
 C---------------------3---again, several strums upon this-----|
0G---------------------3---chord, as what whim moves you,------|
8D-lo3--3--3->-10-p-0--1---and then a repeat of line 06, only--|
 A-lo3--3--3->-10-p-0--1---with an extra 12h arpeggio before --|
 D-lo3--3--3->-10-p-0--1---the 7h and 5h ones. Listen....------|

 ...and after THAT....about three more times of line 07, then
 another of line eight, at which point it takes off from the:



 E--3-.--5--.--7--.--8--.--7--.--5--.--7--.--8--.--8--The dots-|
 C--3-.--5--.--7--.--8--.--7--.--5--.--7--.--8--.--8--are for--|
0G--3-.--5--.--7--.--8--.--7--.--5--.--7--.--8--.--8--missing--|
9D--1-.--3--.--5--.--6--.--5--.--3--.--5--.--6--.--8--strums.--|
 A--1-.--3--.--5--.--6--.--5--.--3--.--5--.--6--.--8--Ympro=---|
 D--1-.--3--.--5--.--6--.--5--.--3--.--5--.--6--.--8--vyze]]---|

After all this, one starts the mad bury-steel-splinters-in-yo-
thumb slide parts, thusly:

 E-----------0---------0---------0--------3-----5--------------|
 C-----------0---------0---------0--------3-----5--------------|
1G-----------0---------0---------0--------3-----5--------------|
0D--lo3-->--10--3-->--10--3-->--10--p--0--1-->--3--------------|
 A--lo3-->--10--3-->--10--3-->--10--p--0--1-->--3--------------|
 D--lo3-->--10--3-->--10--3-->--10--p--0--1-->--3--------------|

This also repeats about three times, then follows another line 09,
then another set of these, and then...oh, eventually a crash'n'burn
variation on line 06 with lots of offkey harmonics, screeching to a
halt with a ferocious hammer-on over the neck with the left hand
on a 333000 chord, after which collapse from oxygen depletion is in
order, and makes a touching finale.
*    *      *           *     **    *     *     **    **    *
     So...let's see where I can further confuse the issue....
Line 03: the 3h is an octave up from the 7h and sounds wonderful,
if it can be coaxed into being. All those initial harmonic chords
are nice slightly arpeggiated, although just a fist-impact (*POW]*)
will do as well.
   Line 05: the X7h7h7h7h15 is indeed a bit of a stretch, so I
often use the other harmonic node (don't ask at which fret, my
hyperoctaves aren't too great) which involves a flamenco-style
right-handed strum with the heel of the thumb brushing the
strings at the requisite fret to get the harmonic. It's about
fret 18 or 20 or something; two before the hole on my machine.
    Line 06: the harmonics can also be arpeggiated; he does them
both ways, since that line more or less crops up more than once.
    Line 07: He accompanies the slap against the body with a
short strum, or something. It comes out slightly different when
I play it; too much intuition fluxing it up, I guess. He frets the
slide from lo3 to pulloff to the 12h (or whatever sounds good; I
do it a bit differently, and this may not be exact...prob'ly ain't)
with his left index finger over the neck, then hits the 555555
from under the neck as a regular chord.
    Line 08: The lo3's (and following slides later on) are fretted
over the neck with the left thumb. Most of the overneck hammer-ons
are pinch-hit with the left index and thumb.
    Line 10: All the 333000's preceeding a slide to 10's are fretted
over the neck with the left thumb. Get ready for the smoke to fly;
I still can't play this fast enough. I think he must oil his strings:)
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