Caedmons Call - Open Letter tab

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Open Letter---Caedmon's Call---------------------Transfered by Asa Gaston
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Capo 4 in C (E), standard-tuned six-string acoustic.


[intro=quarter verse]  C9, C9/A, G, G/B (four times)

Count 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 e-|----3-3-----3-3-----3-------3-3-| Beat 8 is occasionally b-|----3-3-----3-3-----3-------3-3-| <-left silent for effect. g-|----0-0-----0-0-----0-------0-0-| d-|--------0h2---------------------| Beat 7 is sometimes a-|2h3-----0---------------0h2-----| <-a hammer on the 4th e-|----------------3---------------| string instead. C9..... C9/A... G...... G/B....
There's a bass note each odd numbered beat, usually either hammered on or paired with a note hammered on the next higher string. On all the off (even) beats do a down-up pair of strums (except the G, just one there). Just leave your pinky and ring fingers on the 3rd fret 1st and 2nd strings; do all the bass and hammer notes with your index and middle fingers. If you count the beats as I have here, then the tempo is 170 beats per minute (about 3 seconds per 8/8 bar). The verse is the same pattern. [verse 1] C9, C9/A, G, G/B (16 times) [bridge 1] Am7, Fmaj7
Count 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 e-|----3-----3---------3-----3----|----0-----0---------0-----0----| b-|----1---------1-----1---------1|----1---------1-----1---------1| g-|----0-------0-------0-------0--|----2-------2-------2-------2--| d-|----2---------------2----------|----3---------------3----------| a-|0---------------0--------------|----0---------------0----------| e-|-------------------------------|1---------------1--------------| Am7............................ Fmaj7..........................
An easier option is just to strum instead of picking the three notes after each bass/strum. [chorus] E7, Fmaj7, G, Am7 (x4) (note: "}" signifies a line where Danielle sings harmony)
Count 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 e-|----0-----0-0-0-----0-----0-0-0|----3-----3-3-3-----3-----3-3-0| b-|----0-----0-0-0-----1-----1-1-1|----3-----3-3-3-----1-----1-1-0| g-|----1-----1-1-1-----2-----2-2-2|----0-----0-0-0-----0-----0-0-1| d-|----0-----0-0-0-----3-----3-3-3|----0-----0-0-0-----2-----2-2-0| a-|----2-----2-2-2-----0-----0-0-0|----2-----2-2-2-0---------0-0-2| e-|0---------0-0-0-1---------1-1-1|3---------3-3-3----------------| E7............. Fmaj7.......... G.............. Am7...........E7
Same rhythm as the bridge, but strum instead of picking the three notes (same as the "easier option" for the bridge). Note the syncopation of the E7 on the last up-beat. [mandolin solo=quarter verse] [verse 2] [bridge 2] [chorus] [mandolin solo=quarter verse plus bridge] [bridge 3] [chorus] 2x [outro w/mandolin=quarter verse] C9=X32033 G=320033 Am7=X02013 Fmaj7=103210 (thumb wrapped around) E7=020100
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