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From: Bryan Eggers <74403.3622@CompuServe.COM>
Newsgroups: rec.music.makers.guitar.acoustic
Subject: TAB: "Vincent" solo by Chet Atkins
Date: 24 Jun 1995 00:50:09 GMT
Organization: Dataproducts
Lines: 334
Message-ID: <3sfng1$n7$2@mhade.production.compuserve.com>

                          Vincent
         As played by Chet Atkins on "Read My Licks"
                 Transcribed by Bryan Eggers
                       beggers@dpc.com

This is one of the most beautiful fingerstyle guitar solos ever 
recorded. These are the notes and approximate rhythms but you 
should listen to the recording to learn how to play it like 
Chet does, particularly the slides and hammers.

The fingering is tricky so I added numbers below the staff to
indicate how the left hand plays the difficult spots.  You'll 
need to follow this fingering closely, trust me! 

Remember to tune your 5th string to G and your 6th string to D.  


e s s e E---||-----3-5-|/7---------------|---------5h7p5-3-0-|B---||-3-5-----|-------0-1p0/3-1-|-0-----0-5-----3---|G---||---------|-7---0-----------|-----0---------4-0-|D---||---------|---0-----2p0/4-2-|---0---------------|G---||---------|-0---------------|-0-----------------|D---||---------|-----------------|-------------------| 1 3 1 4 4 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 3 2 2 2 1 1 2
bar V.............................................
E---5-7-------------|---------7-5-----|-5-----7-------3-|B---5---5-------5---|-----5-------8-5-|-----5---5-----5-|G---5-----5---5-----|---5-------------|---5-------5-----|D-----------9-----5-|-7-----5---------|-------------5---|G-------------------|-----------------|-5---------------|D---7---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
1 3 1 1 4 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 3 1 4 1 1 1 3 1 2 1/2 bar ....... E---3-2-------2-3/5-|-7-----------3-5-|-7---------------|B---5-3-5-3-5-3-5/7-|-8-----0-3-5---3-|-8-----0-1p0/5-3-|G-------5-4-5-------|-----0---4-3-4---|-----0-----------|D-------------------|---0-------------|---0-----2p0/5-4-|G-------------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|D---0-------0-------|-----------------|-----------------| 1 1 4 1 4 1 1 1 2 1 4 1 1 1 1 4 1 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 1 2 4 2 2 3 2
bar V............................ s s e E-----------5h7p5-3-0-|-5-7-------------|---------7-5-----|B---0-----0-5-----3---|-5---5-------5---|-----5-------8-5-|G-------0---------4-0-|-5-----5---5-----|---5-------------|D-----0---------------|---------9-----5-|-7-----5---------|G---0-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|D---------------------|-7---------------|-----------------|
bar V........ bar V........... h e E---5-----7-------3-|-3-2-0-----3-3-5-|-3-3-5-7-8-|-5---------------|B-------5---5-------|-1-----3-5-4-----|-----------|-----5-5-----5-5-|G-----5-------5-----|-2-----4-5---5---|-4-4-5-7---|-----5-5-----5-5-|D---------------5---|-------------0---|-----------|---5-------5-----|G---5---------------|-----------------|-0-0-------|-----------------|D-------------------|-0-------0-------|-----------|-7-------7-------| 4 4 3 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 4 4 4 1 1 2 3 2 3 2 2 3 3 2 2
1/2 bar V q e E-----------5-7-8\5-|-7----/12-10--------|---7-8-10-8-7---|B-------7-7---------|------------------0-|--------------8-|G-------5-5-5-7-9-5-|-7---7/12-11---11---|-9--------------|D-----0-------------|---0---------0------|----------------|G-------------------|-0--------0---------|----------------|D---0-------0-------|--------------------|----------------| 3 1 1 2 1 3 3 1 2 2 1 2 4 2 1 2 1 1 1 3 1 4 4 2
bar V........... 1/2 bar V.....
E---7-----5-5-------|-----5-5-5-7-8/10-|-7-7-7-8-7--------|B-------5-------5---|-----7-7-7--------|-0---------10-8-7-|G-------5-------5---|-----5-5-5--------|-0----------------|D-----5-------5-----|---0-----0--------|------------------|G-------------------|------------------|-9----------------|D---7-------7-----7-|-0----------------|------------------| 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 1 2 4 2 1 3 1 3 1 3 3 4 1
bar V....................
E---------7---------|---------2-3-5-2-|-3---------------|B---8-------5-----5-|-------5-3-2-----|-------0-7---5-3-|G-------6-------6---|-----5-------5---|-4---0---7---5-4-|D-----5-------5-----|---5---------0---|---0-------0-----|G-------------------|-----------------|-0---------------|D---7-------7-------|-7-------0-------|-----------------| 4 1 2 4 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 2 4 1 1 4 4 1 3 3 2 1 3 2 3 3 2
( ) = harmonic E----------------0----------|--------------------|B---0-----0-----------------|-(12)-----0-1p0/3-1-|G---0---0----------(12)-----|--------0-----------|D-----0-----(12)--------(7)-|------0-----2p0/4-2-|G---0-----------------------|--0-----------------|D---------------------------|--------------------| 3 3 1 3 1 1 1 2 2 2
bar V..........
E-------------------------0-|-5-7-------------|B---0-----0-(12)------------|-5---5-------5---|G-------0------------(12)---|-5-----5---5-----|D-----0----------(7)--------|---------9-----5-|G---0-----------------------|-----------------|D---------------------------|-7---------------| 3 1 3
....... bar V........
E-------------------------0-|-5-----7-------3-|-3-2-------2-3/5-|B-------5---(12)------------|-----5---5-----5-|-5-3-5-3-5-3-5/7-|G-----5--------------(12)---|---5-------5-----|-----5-4-5-------|D---7-----5------(7)--------|-------------5---|-----------------|G---------------------------|-5---------------|-----------------|D---------------------------|-----------------|-0-------0-------| 3 1 3 1 1 1 4 1 4 1 1 1 3 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 3
E---7------------0----------|--------------------|B---8-----0-----------------|-(12)-----0-1p0/5-3-|G-------0----------(12)-----|--------0-----------|D-----0-----(12)--------(7)-|------0-----2p0-5-4-|G---0-----------------------|--0-----------------|D---------------------------|--------------------| 2 3 bar V...........
E-------------------------0-|-5-7-------------|B---0-----0-(12)------------|-5---5-------5---|G-------0------------(12)---|-5-----5---5-----|D-----0----------(7)--------|---------9-----5-|G---0-----------------------|-----------------|D---------------------------|-7---------------|
....... bar V........
E-------------------------0-|-5-----7-------3-|-3-2-0-----3-3-5-|B-------5---(12)------------|-----5---5-------|-1-----3-5-4-----|G-----5--------------(12)---|---5-------5-----|-2-----4-5---5---|D---7-----5------(7)--------|-------------5---|-------------0---|G---------------------------|-5---------------|-----------------|D---------------------------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|
4 4 3 1 4 1 1 4 1 2 3 2 3 2 bar V.......... 1/2 bar V h e e E---3-3-5-7-8-|-5---------------|---------5-7-8\5-|B-------------|-----5-5-----5-5-|-----7-7---------|G---4-4-5-7---|-----5-5-----5-5-|-----5-5-5-7-9-5-|D-------------|---5-------5-----|---0-------------|G---0-0-------|-----------------|-----------------|D-------------|-7-------7-------|-0-------0-------| 1 2 1 1 3 1
bar V.......... q e E---7----/12-10--------|---7-8-10-8-7---|-7-----5-5-------|B--------------------0-|--------------8-|-----5-------5---|G---7---7-12-11---11---|-9--------------|-----5-------5---|D-----0---------0------|----------------|---5-------5-----|G---0--------0---------|----------------|-----------------|D----------------------|----------------|-7-------7-----7-|
1/2 bar bar V..........
E-------5-5-10-5-7-8-|-7-7-7-8-7--------|-------7---------|B-------7-7-7--------|-0---------10-8-7-|-8-------5-----5-|G-------5-5-5--------|-0----------------|-----6-------6---|D-----0-----0--------|------------------|---5-------5-----|G--------------------|-9----------------|-----------------|D---0----------------|------------------|-7-------7-------| 1 1 4 1 4 4 1 3 3 3 3 1 1 1
....... q q E-----------2-3-5-2-|-3---------------|-----3-3-5/7-|B---------5-3-2-----|-------0-7---5-3-|-0-----------|G-------5-------5---|-4---0---7---5-4-|-0---4-4-5/7-|D-----5---------0---|---0-------0-----|---0---------|G-------------------|-0---------------|-0-----------|D---7-------0-------|-----------------|-------------| 1 1 4 4 2 2 3 3
bar V s s e 1/2 bar E---7-----8-7-5-------|-----5-5-7---8---|-10------12-10------12-|B-------5-----------5-|-----7-7---------|-----------------------|G-------5---------5---|-----5-5-7---9---|-11---11-12-11---11-12-|D-----5---------5-----|---0-------0---0-|----0----------0-------|G---------------------|-----------------|-0----------0----------|D---7---------7-------|-0---------------|-----------------------| 4 1 1 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 4 2 3 4 3 1 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 1 1
q s q q q s e q s E---10-7-8-10-|-12-10-10\8-8-11-|-11-10-10\8-8-10-|B---0---------|-----------------|-----------------|G---11--------|-12---------9----|-8----------8----|D-------------|-10---------7----|-10---------7----|G---0---------|-----------------|-----------------|D-------------|-----------------|-----------------| 1 2 4 4 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 1 3 1 1 3 1
Play the "2" base note by firmly touching the 2nd fret with your right index finger finger (so you can hold the previous chord) . . bar V.......... s s e s s e s s e h h e
E---8h10-8-7h8-7-5h7-3-5/7-|-7---|/10-8\7-|-7-----5-5-7---8-|B---8------7-----5-----3---|-----|--------|-----5-------5---|G--------------------------|-7---|--------|-----5-----------|D---9------7-----5-----3---|-6---|--------|---5---------5---|G--------------------------|-----|--------|-----------------|D--------------------------|---2-|--------|-7-------7-------| 1 4 1 2 1 3 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 1
bar V ......... s s e s s e s e s s e h e E---8-7-7-5-5-------|-10------8------7-----5-----|-------3-5-|B---5---------8-7-8-|-10h12---8h10---7h8---5h7---|-8-3-5-----|G-----7-7-5-5-------|-11------9------7-----5-----|-7-4-5-----|D-------------------|----------------------------|-0---------|G---5---------------|--------------------------0-|-----------|D-------------------|-------0------0-----0-------|-----------| 2 1 2 1 3 1 3 1 2 1 3 3 1 4 1 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 1 1
bar V.......... s s e E---7---------------|---------5h7p5-3-0-|-5-7-------------|B---8-----0-1p0/3-1-|-0-----0-5-----3---|-5---5-------5---|G-------0-----------|-----0---------4-0-|-5-----5---5-----|D-----0-----2p0-4-2-|---0---------------|---------9-----5-|G---0---------------|-0-----------------|-----------------|D-------------------|-------------------|-7---------------| 1 2
bar V..........................
E-----------7-5-----|-5-----7-------3-|-3-2-------2-3/5-|B-------5-------8-5-|-----5---5-----5-|-5-3-5-3-5-3-5/7-|G-----5-------------|---5-------5-----|-----5-4-5-------|D---7-----5---------|-------------5---|-----------------|G-------------------|-5---------------|-----------------|D-------------------|-----------------|-0-------0-------|
1/2 bar ....... s s e E---7-----------3-5-|-7---------------|---------5h7p5-3-0-|B---8-----0-3-5---3-|-8-----0-1p0/5-3-|-0-----0-5-----3---|G-------0---4-3-4---|-----0-----------|-----0---------4-0-|D-----0-------------|---0-----2p0/5-4-|---0---------------|G---0---------------|-0---------------|-0-----------------|D-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
bar V............................................
E---5-7-------------|---------7-5-----|-5-----7-------3-|B---5---5-------5---|-----5-------8-5-|-----5---5-------|G---5-----5---5-----|---5-------------|---5-------5-----|D-----------9-----5-|-7-----5---------|-------------5---|G-------------------|-----------------|-5---------------|D---7---------------|-----------------|-----------------| 4
Ending lick q q h s q E---3-2-0-----3-5/7-|---7-10---|-------8\7---7\5-------5\3---3-3-|B---1-----3-5-------|---7-10---|-8---8-----------5---5---------1-|G---2-----4-5-------|---5-9----|-------------------------------0-|D-------------------|-0---9----|---7-------5-------4-------2---1-|G-------------------|-----0----|---------------------------------|D---0-------0-------|----------|---------------------------------|
1 4 1 4 4 4 4 3 1 3 4 4 1 4 4 3 1 3 4 4 1 4 4 2 3 3 3 2 1 2 1 1 1/2 bar h h E-------15-||B---0---12-||G---0---12-||D---0---12-||G---0---0--||D----------|| 4 1 1 1
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