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Pat Metheny - Story Of A Stranger tab

Artist: Pat Metheny
Song: "Story From a Stranger"
From the 1986 "Works" EP Recording

This is a slow acoustic piece with a second part for a synth voiced guitar
towards the end. I tabbed it from the Pat Metheny Songbook (not so friendly to play from).


Melody - 3/4 time (bass/guitar chords listed)
 
    A#m7          E            Bmaj/F E7  G#m  A13b5
e|------------6-|--4-----------|--------------|------------------|
B|--6-----4-2---|------5---0-2-|-3-2-2-0-0----|--4---------3-2-0-|
G|--6-----5-3-6-|--4---------3-|-4-3-3-1-1-3--|--0---------4-2-0-|
D|--------------|------6---2---|-----------5--|--4-------1-------|
A|--------------|--------------|--------------|--4---------------|
E|--------------|--------------|--------------|------------------|

    G#m           D7            C#        G6        F#
e|------------4-|-----5-4-4-2-|-1---------0-3-2-0-|--------------6-|
B|--------0-4-4-|-3-----------|-----2-------------|-2----------7-7-|
G|--1-------4-3-|-2---5-4-4-2-|-1-----------------|-3--------6-6---|
D|--1-------6---|-------------|-------------------|--------8-8-----|
A|--------------|-------------|-------------------|------9-9-------|
E|--------------|-------------|-------------------|------9---------|

    A      G        Em7                           Dmaj7#11  G#7
e|--9h10p9-7-----|-------10----------------|--------------|---------------|
B|--10-----8-----|--10-8-12--12-8----------|--------------|-4-------4b5r4-|
G|--9------7-----|--11-9-----12-9-9--------|------------7-|-5-----0-------|
D|---------------|----------------10-10--7-|----------7-7-|---------------|
A|---------------|-------------------12-10-|-10----8--8---|---------------|
E|---------------|-------------------------|-8-----10-----|---------------|

   C#m/E           A
e|----------------|----------------4-0-|-2-----------|----------|
B|-2------2-----2-|-2------2-----2-----|---------2---|-0--------|
G|------1-----1---|------2-----2-------|-----------2-|----------|
D|----2-----2-----|----2-----2---------|-------------|----------|
A|----------------|--------------------|-------------|----------|
E|----------------|--------------------|-------------|----------|

After melody repeat, Guitar plays

Interlude (1:38)
   B                        Bmaj7                    etc.
e|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B|------0-------0-------0-|-(0)---0--0---0-------0-|-(0)--0-------0-------0-|
G|----4-------4---1---4---|-----3------3---3---3---|----4-------4-------4---|
D|----------1-------1-----|------------------1-----|----------1-------1-----|
A|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|

e|---------2--------------|------------------------|
B|-(0)---0----0---0-----0-|-(0)---0------0-------0-|
G|-----3--------3-----3---|----4-------4-------4---|
D|------------------------|----------1-------1-----|
A|------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|------------------------|

 Continued
e|---------------------2--|---2--2----2--2----2--2--|--2--2----2--2----2--2--|
B|-(0)----0--0-----0---0--|---0--0----0--0----0--0--|--0--0----0--0----0--0--|
G|--------4--4-----4---4--|---4--4----4--4----4--4--|--4--4----4--4----4--4--|
D|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
A|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
 |
 |2nd Guitar part can be heard
e|----------6----------6--|-------6-----------6-----|------6---------6-------|
B|-------------7-----7----|-----------7-----7-------|-------------7-------7--|
G|------4----------4------|--4------------4---------|--4-------4--------4----|
D|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
A|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|



Sax-Guitar Synth Solo w/ octave pedal (all notes are octave above written)
(backed by Acoustic playing chord strummed in last few bars)
E|-------------|-------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
B|-------------|-------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
G|-------------|----------1--|-1--------------|---------------|----------9b11-|
D|--1h2p1------|------2-4----|---1h2p1--------|---------------|---------------|
A|-------------|-------------|---------4------|---------4h6-4-|-1h2p1---------|
E|-------------|-------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|

E|-7-------------|--------------|-----------------|
B|---------9-7---|-------7------|-----------------|
G|---9b11------9-|---8-9--------|-----6-----------|
D|---------------|---------9-9--|-(9)---9-8---9-8-|
A|---------------|--------------|-----------------| The solo continues with
E|---------------|--------------|-----------------| different acoustic chords

  Solo
E|----------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
B|----------------|---------------------|-----9h10p9-----------9--|
G|------------6-8-|-b9r8b9-b9-b9-8--6-8-|-9-----------------------|
D|-6--------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
A|----------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
E|----------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
 |
 | Acoustic
e|--------0-----0-|--------0--------0---|----0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0--|
B|-5------5-----5-|------4--------4-----|----5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5--|
G|-4--4-4---4-4---|-6--------6--------6-|-6--6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6--|
D|----------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
A|----------------|---------------------|-------------------------|
E|----------------|---------------------|-------------------------|

  Solo
E|------------------9--12--|-11------------------------|-12p11h12------------------|
B|-9h10p9--7--9--10--------|---------------------14-12-|------------------11h12p11-|
G|-------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|
D|-------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|-------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|
E|-------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|
 |
 | Acoustic
e|----0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0--|---------------------------|-0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0---|
B|----5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5--|--11-11-11--11-11-11-11-11-|-12-12-12--12-12-12-12-12--|
G|-6--6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6--|--11-11-11--11-11-11-11-11-|-9--9--9---9--9--9--9--9---|
D|-------------------------|--9--9--9---9--9--9--9--9--|-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-10--|
A|-------------------------|--11-11-11--11-11-11-11-11-|---------------------------|
E|-------------------------|---------------------------|---------------------------|

  Solo
E|-----------------|-------------------|--------------------|-14h15p14--14-15--14-15-|
B|-h12----------12-|-(12)-11---12/14---|-14/15--14-15/17----|---------17-------------|
G|------------14---|----------------11-|-----------------16-|------------------------|
D|-----------------|-------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
A|-----------------|-------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
E|-----------------|-------------------|--------------------|------------------------|
 |
 | Acoustic (strum chords as 6 sets of triplets, or 18x per bar)
e|--0--------------|--0----------------|-0------------------|-0--------------------|
B|-12--------------|--8----------------|-12-----------------|-12-------------------|
G|-10--------------|--9----------------|-11-----------------|-12-------------------|
D|--9--------------|--8----------------|-12-----------------|-12-------------------|
A|-10--------------|--9----------------|--------------------|----------------------|
E|-----------------|-------------------|--------------------|----------------------|

   Solo
E|-16--15-16-17--16-17-|-19h20p19-17-19--19h20p19-17-|-19-17-16-------------|
B|---------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------|
G|---------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------|
D|---------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------|
E|---------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------|
 |
 | Acoustic (strum chords as 6 sets of triplets, or 18x per bar)
e|--0------------------|--0--------------------------|-0--------------------|
B|-14------------------|--12-------------------------|-12-------------------|
G|-13------------------|--13-------------------------|-12-------------------|
D|-11------------------|--14-------------------------|-12-------------------|
A|-12------------------|--11-------------------------|----------------------|
E|---------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------|

I will finish this soon. Keep tuned for updates.
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