Clapton Eric - Classical Gas tab

INTRO:

3/4 Am G Em AmE|-------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|B|-1-------1---|----0---------|----0---------|--------------|G|-----2-------|---0----------|---0--2-0-----|---2----------|D|-------------|--0-----------|--2-----------|--2-----------|A|-0-----------|--------------|--------------|-0------------|E|-------------|-3--------2---|-0------------|--------------|
Am G Em AmE|--------------|---------------|---------------|-----------|B|---0h1--0h1---|----0----------|----0--------0-|-----------|G|--2---2-------|---0--------2--|---0--2-0-0h2--|---2-------|D|--------------|--0--------4---|--2------------|--2--------|A|-0------------|---------------|---------------|-0---------|E|--------------|-3--------2----|-0-------------|-----------|
4/4 G Am G C Am EmE|--------------------|-0---------------|-------------|B|-----0-----1-----3--|-------3-1---3---|---1--0------|G|---0-----2-----0----|-----0-----------|-------------| Pause...D|--------------------|-----------------|-2-----------|A|-------0-----2------|-3-------0-------|-------------|E|-3------------------|-----------------|-------------|
PART I: ................... 4/4 1,2,3. | Am G Em AmE||--------------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||B||--0h1p0---0---1---0-|----------------|0---------0-----|-----------------||G||*-------2-----2---0-|----0-----0-----|--2-0-2-------2-|----2-----2-----*||D||*-------------------|--0-----0-----0-|----------------|--2-----2-----2-*||A||--0---------0---0---|----------------|----------------|0-----0-----0----||E||--------------------|3-----2-----0---|0-------0---0---|-----------------||
........................ 4. 2/4 4/4 Am G Am G C Am Em F AmE|-----------------|---------------|-0---------------|-------|-------------|B|-------0-----0-1-|-----1-----3---|---1---3-1---3---|---1-0-|-------------|G|-----2-----0-----|---2-----0-----|-----0-----2-----|-0-----|-2--0-2-2--0-|D|---2-------------|---------------|---------------2-|-------|-3-----------|A|-0---------------|-0-----2-----2-|-3-------0-------|-------|------0------|E|---------3-------|---------------|-----------------|-------|-------------|
6/4 3/4 Am G Am G C F D7 G EE|-----------------|--------------|-0-----1-----2-----3-----|-4---5---7---|B|-------0-----0-1-|-----1-----3--|---1-----1-----1-----3---|---0---0---0-|G|-2---2-----0-----|---2-----0----|-----0-----2-----2-----0-|-------------|D|---2-------------|--------------|-------------0-----------|-------------|A|-0---------------|-0-----2------|-3-----0-----------2-----|-------------|E|---------3-------|--------------|-------------------------|-0---0---0---|
4/4 Am D Am DE|-8-7-5-----5-----|---5-----5-------|-8-7-5-----5-----|-------5---------|B|-5-----8-------7-|-------7---5-----|-------8-------7-|---8-----8---7---|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|D|-----------------|-0---0---0---0---|-----------------|-0---0---0---0---|A|-0-------0---0---|-----------------|-0-------0---0---|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Am D G C F Bb A7sus4E|-8-7-5-----5-----|---8---5-----5-3-|---3---1---1-----|-0---0---0---0---|B|-------8-------7-|---------8-----3-|---5---1---3-----|-3---3---3---3---|G|-----------------|---------------4-|---5---2---3-----|-0---0---0---0---|D|-----------------|-0---0---0---0-5-|---5---3---3-----|-2---2---2---2---|A|-0-------0---0---|---------------5-|---3---3---1---0-|---0---0---0---0-|E|-----------------|---------------3-|-------1---------|-----------------|
Dm9E|--------0-----|B|-----3--------|G|---2----------| Pause...D|-3------------|A|--------------|E|--------------|
PART II:
4/4 DbE|-----------------|-----------------|B|-----------------|-----------------|G|-----------------|-----------------|D|-----------------|-----------------|A|-4---4---4---4---|-4---4---4---4---|E|-----------------|-----------------|
Db Gb/Ab DbE|---------------2-|---2-------------|-----------------|-----------------|B|-6-6---6-------2-|---2---6-6-------|-----------------|-----------------|G|-6-6---6-------3-|---3---6-6-------|-----------------|-----------------|D|-6-6---6---------|-------6-6-------|-----------------|-----------------|A|-4---4---4---4---|---------4---4---|-4---4---4---4---|-4---4-----------|E|-----------------|-4---4-----------|-----------------|---------4---4---|
E A/B EE|---------------5-|---5-------------|-----------------|-----------------|B|-9-9---9-------5-|---5---9-9-------|-----------------|-----------------|G|-9-9---9-------6-|---6---9-9-------|-----------------|-----------------|D|-9-9---9---------|-------9-9-------|-----------------|-----------------|A|-7---7---7---7---|---------7---7---|-7---7---7---7---|-7---7---7---7---|E|-----------------|-7---7-----------|-----------------|-----------------|
Db Gb/Ab DbE|---------------2-|---2-------------|-4---------------|-----------------|B|-6-6---6-------2-|---2---6-6-------|-------------7-6-|-7-6-------------|G|-6-6---6-------3-|---3---6-6-------|-----------------|-------6---------|D|-6-6---6---------|-------6-6---6---|-----------------|-----------------|A|-4---4---4---4---|---------4---4---|-4---4---4---4---|-4---4-----------|E|-----------------|-4---4-----------|-----------------|---------4---4---|
E A/B EE|---------------5-|---5-------------|-7----------------|------------------|B|-9-9---9-------5-|---5---9-9-------|-------------10-9-|-10-9-------------|G|-9-9---9-------6-|---6---9-9-------|------------------|--------9---------|D|-9-9---9---------|-------9-9---9---|------------------|------------------|A|-7---7---7---7---|---------7---7---|-7---7---7---7----|-7----7---7---7---|E|-----------------|-7---7-----------|------------------|------------------|
Db Gb/Ab Db Db Gb/Ab DbE|-----------------|-2---2-----------|-----------------|-2---2-----------|B|-6-6---------6---|-2---2---6-------|-6-6---------6---|-2---2---6-------|G|-6-6---6---6-6---|-3---3---6-------|-6-6---6---6-6---|-3---3---6-------|D|-6-6---6-----6---|---------6-------|-6-6---6-----6---|---------6-------|A|-4---4---4---4---|---------4---4---|-4---4---4---4---|---------4---4---|E|-----------------|-4---4-----------|-----------------|-4---4-----------|
E A/B E E A/B E AE|-----------------|-5---5-----------|-----------------|-5---5---------5-|B|-9-9---------9---|-5---5---9-------|-9-9---------9---|-5---5---9-----5-|G|-9-9---9---9-9---|-6---6---9-------|-9-9---9---9-9---|-6---6---9-----6-|D|-9-9---9-----9---|---------9-------|-9-9---9-----9---|---------9-----7-|A|-7---7---7---7---|---------7---7---|-7---7---7---7---|---------7---7-7-|E|-----------------|-7---7-----------|-----------------|-7---7---------5-|
6/4 4/4 D G C F Bb A7sus4 Dm9 ad.lib.E|---5---3---3---1---1-----|-0---0---0---0---0---0---|-------0-----------|B|---7---3---5---1---3-----|-3---3---3---3---3---3---|-----3---3-------3-|G|---7---4---5---2---3-----|-0---0---0---0---0---0---|---2-------2---2---|D|---7---5---5---3---3-----|-2---2---2---2---2---2---|-3-----------3-----|A|---5---5---3---3---1---0-|---0---0---0---0---0---0-|-------------------|E|-------3-------1---------|-------------------------|-------------------|
AmE|-----------------------|-----------------|B|-0h1p0h1-----0-----1---|---3-----1---0---|G|---------2-----2-----2-|-----2-----2---2-|D|-----------2-----2-----|-------2---------|A|-0---------------------|-0---------------|E|-----------------------|-----------------|
AmE|-----------------------|-----------------|B|-0h1p0h1-----0---------|---0-----1---0---|G|---------2-----2---2---|-----2-----2---2-|D|-----------2-----2---2-|-------2---------|A|-0---------------------|-0---------------|E|-----------------------|-----------------|
AmE|-----------------------|-----------------|B|-0h1p0h1-----0---------|---0-----1---3---|G|---------2-----2---2---|-----2-----2---2-|D|-----------2-----2---2-|-------2---------|A|-0---------------------|-0---------------|E|-----------------------|-----------------|
Am GE|-0---------------|-----------------|B|-------3-----1---|---0-------0-1-3-|G|---2-----2-----2-|-----2---2-------|D|-----2-----2-----|-------2---------|A|-0---------------|-0-------0---2---|E|-----------------|-----------------|
C Am G G7 C Am G G7E|-0---0-----------|---------1-0-----|-0---0-----------|---------1-0-----|B|---3---1-----1-0-|-----3-------3---|---3---1-----1-0-|-----3-------3---|G|-----------2-----|---0---0-------0-|-----------2-----|---0---0-------0-|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|A|-3-------0-------|---------2-------|-3-------0-------|---------2-------|E|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|-3---------------|
C Am G G7 C Am GE|-0---0-----------|---------1-0-----|-0---0-----------|-----------------|B|---3---1-----1-0-|-----3-------3---|---3---1-----1-0-|-----------------|G|-----------2-----|---0---0-------0-|-----------2-----|-----0-----0-----|D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---0-----0-----0-|A|-3-------0-------|---------2-------|-3-------0-------|-----------------|E|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|-3-----2-----0---|
3/4 Em Am G Am G C F D7 G EE|-----------------|-----------------|-0---1---2---3---|-4---5---7---|B|-0---------0-----|-----0---1---3---|-------1---1---0-|---0---0---0-|G|---2-0-2-------0-|-2-----0---2---0-|---0-------------|-------------|D|-----------------|---2-------------|---------0-------|-------------|A|-----------------|-0-------0---2---|-3---0-------2---|-------------|E|-0-------0---0---|-----3-----------|-----------------|-0---0---0---|
4/4 Am D Am DE|-8-7-5-----5-----|---5-----5-------|-8-7-5-----5-----|-------5---------|B|-5-----8-------7-|-------7---5-----|-------8-------7-|---8-----8---7---|G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|D|-----------------|-0---0---0---0---|-----------------|-0---0---0---0---|A|-0-------0---0---|-----------------|-0-------0---0---|-----------------|E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Am D G C F Bb A7sus4E|-8-7-5-----5-----|---8---5-----5-3-|---3---1---1-----|-0---0---0---0---|B|-------8-------7-|---------8-----3-|---5---1---3-----|-3---3---3---3---|G|-----------------|---------------4-|---5---2---3-----|-0---0---0---0---|D|-----------------|-0---0---0---0-5-|---5---3---3-----|-2---2---2---2---|A|-0-------0---0---|---------------5-|---3---3---1---0-|---0---0---0---0-|E|-----------------|---------------3-|-------1---------|-----------------|
Dm9 ad.lib.E|-------0--------|B|-----3---3------|G|---2-------2----| Pause...D|-3-----------3--|A|----------------|E|----------------|
CODA: ................... 4/4 1. | Am G Em AmE||--------------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||B||--0h1p0---0---1---0-|----------------|0---------0-----|-----------------||G||*-------2-----2---0-|----0-----0-----|--2-0-2-------2-|----2-----2-----*||D||*-------------------|--0-----0-----0-|----------------|--2-----2-----2-*||A||--0---------0---0---|----------------|----------------|0-----0-----0----||E||--------------------|3-----2-----0---|0-------0---0---|-----------------||
........................ 2. 2/4 4/4 Am G Am G C Am Em F AmE|-----------------|---------------|-0---------------|-------|-------------|B|-------0-----0-1-|-----1-----3---|---1---3-1---3---|---1-0-|-------------|G|-----2-----0-----|---2-----0-----|-----0-----2-----|-0-----|-2--0-2-2--0-|D|---2-------------|---------------|---------------2-|-------|-3-----------|A|-0---------------|-0-----2-----2-|-3-------0-------|-------|------0------|E|---------3-------|---------------|-----------------|-------|-------------|
3/4 Am G Am G C F D7 G EE|-----------------|-0---1---2---3---|-4---5---7---|B|-----0---1---3---|-------1---1---0-|---0---0---0-|G|-2-----0---2---0-|---0-------------|-------------|D|---2-------------|---------0-------|-------------|A|-0-------0---2---|-3---0-------2---|-------------|E|-----3-----------|-----------------|-0---0---0---|
4/4 Am D G C F Bb Dm9 ad.lib.E|-5---5---3---|-3---1---1---|---------0-------------|B|-5---7---3---|-5---1---3---|-------3---3-------3---|G|-5---7---4---|-5---2---3---|-----2-------2---2---2-|D|-7---7---5---|-5---3---3---|---3-----------3-------|A|-7---5---5---|-3---3---1---|-0---------------------|E|-5-------3---|-----1-------|-----------------------|
D9 ad.lib. AE|----------0---------------|----------------||B|--------3---3-------3-----|----2-----------||G|------2-------0---2---0---|---2------------|| Fine.D|----4-----------4---------|--2-------------||A|--0-----------------------|-0--------------||E|--------------------------|----------------||
=-=-= end =-=-= From: Paul Zimmerman
CLASSICAL GAS By Mason Williams Am G Em AmE----------------------------------|B-1-----1--0-------0---------------|G-2--2-----0-------0--2--0--2------| Play twiceD---------------------------2------|A-0-------------------------0------|E----------3----2--0---------------|
G Am G C Am EmE--------------------0----0---------------|B-----0-----1-----3--1------1--3----1--0--|G---0-----0-----0-------0---2-------------|D---------------------------------2-------|A-------0-----2------3--------------------|E-3---------------------------------------|
Am G Em AmE--------------------------------------|B-1-----1--0---------0-----------0-----|G----2------------------2--0--2-----2--| Play 4 timesD--------------------------------------|A-0---------------------------------0--|E----------3--2--0---0-----------------|
Am G Am G C Am Em F AmE-------------------------0--------------------------|B-----0-----0-1-----1-3-----3-1-3-0-1-0--------------|G---2-----0-------2---------------------2-0-2-2-0-2--| & - To Coda (2nd time)D-2-------------------------------2-----3------------|A---------------0-----2---3---0-------------0-----0--|E-------3--------------------------------------------|
Am G Am G C F D7 G E7E-------------------------0-----1-----2-----3-----4---5---7----|B-----0-----0-1-----1-3-----1-----1-----1-----3-0---5---5---5--|G---2-----0-------2-----------0-----2-----2--------------------|D-2------------------------------------------------------------|A---------------0-----2----------------------------------------|E-------3------------------------------------------------------|
E-8-7-5---5-----5---5---8-7-5---5-----------8-7-5---5-----8-5---5--|B-------8---7-----7---5-------8---7---8-7-8-------8---7-------8----|G------------------------------------------------------------------|D-------------0---------------------0-------------------0----------|A-0---------------------0-------------------0----------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------------|
Strum: G C F Bb A7sus4 / / / / / / / / Dm9
E----------0--|B-------3--3--|G-----2----2--|D---3------3--|A-0-----------|E-------------|
Part II (This is what is written for the music that I have. I noticed in playing around with it that playing straight off the Db and Eb also sounds good.) Db Eb
E-1-1-----1-2-2-1--1-1-----1-2-2-1-----1--4-4-4---4-5-5-4--4-4-4---|B------------------------------------2----------7----------------7-|G-----1-3--------------1-3---------1-------------------------------|D------------------------------------------------------------------|A------------------------------------------------------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-4-5-5-4---4-|B---------5---|G-------------|D-------------|A-------------|E-------------|
Strum: G C F Bb A7sus4 / / / / / / / / Dm9
E---------0-----------|B-------3---3-------3-|G-----2-------2---2---|D---3-----------3-----|A-0-------------------|E---------------------|
This next section is strumming around an A-minor at the first position and either lifting the first finger off to form Asus2 (002200) or adding the 4th finger on the second string third fret to form Asus4 (002230). These are all eighth notes with no rests, but the chord change comes on the 4th note of each measure (the 'and' of the second beat) like: Strum: Asus2 Am Asus4 Am Asus2 Am Asus4 Am | | | | etc. | | v v |/ / / / / / / /|/ / / / / / / /|/ / / / / / / /|/ / / / / / / /| Asus2 Am Asus4 Am Asus2 Am Asus2 |/ / / / / / / /|/ / / / / / / /|/ / / / / / / /|/ / (1/4 notes)
E---------0-0-0-1-0-------0-------0-----------0---0-0-0-1-0-------0--------|B---0-1-3-----------3-3-3---3-1-3---1---0-0-3---3-----------3-3-3---3------|G-2-----------------------------------2------------------------------------|D--------------------------------------------------------------------------|A--------------------------------------------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Am G AmE-----0-----------0---0-0-0-1-0-------0-------0----------------------------|B-1-3---3---0-0-3---3-----------3-3-3---3-1-3---1---0-----0-------0---0-1--|G---------2---------------------------------------2---------2-0-2---2------|D--------------------------------------------------------------------------|A-------------------------------------------------------------------0---0--|E-----------------------------------------------------3-2-0-----------3----|
G C F D GE---0-1-2-3-4-5-6-|B-3---------------|G-----------------|D-------0---------|A-2-3-0---2-------|E-----------0-0-0-|
E-8-7-5---5-----5---5---8-7-5---5-----------8-7-5---5-----8-5---5--|B-------8---7-----7---5-------8---7---8-7-8-------8---7-------8----|G------------------------------------------------------------------|D-------------0---------------------0-------------------0----------|A-0---------------------0-------------------0----------------------|E------------------------------------------------------------------|
Strum: G C F Bb A7sus4 / / / / / / / /
Dm9E----------0--|B-------3--3--|G-----2----2--| D.S al Coda &D---3------3--|A-0-----------|E-------------|
Coda:
Am G Am G C F D GE----------0-1-2-3-4-5-6-|B---0-1--3---------------|G-2----------------------|D--------------0---------|A-0---0--2-3-0---2-------|E---3--------------0-0-0-|
Strum: Am D G C F Bb Dm9 D A
E---------0----------------------0-----------------------------------|B-------3---3-------3----------3---3-------3----------2--------------|G-----2-------2---2---2------2-------0---2---0--------2--------------|D---3-----------3----------4-----------4--------------2--------------|A-0----------------------0----------------------------0--------------|E--------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------ INTRO: 3/4 time rubato, that is, played slowly "with feeling". Actually, everyone wants to play it just like Mason does on the record...
* * * / \ / \ / \E|------------|------------|------------|------------|B|1-------1---|--0---------|--0---------|--2---------|G|----2-------|-0----------|-0--2-0-----|-2----------|D|------------|------------|------------|------------|A|0-----------|------------|------------|0-----------|E|------------|3-------2---|0-----------|------------|
* * * h h / \ / \ h / \E|------------|------------|------------|------------|B|--01--0-1---|--0---------|--0-------0-|--2---------|G|-2--2-------|-0----------|-0--2-0-02--|-2----------|D|------------|------------|------------|------------|A|0-----------|------------|------------|0-----------|E|------------|3-------2---|0-----------|------------|
** ** ** / \ / \ / \ Switches to 4/4 time here.E|------------|0---------------|------------|B|--0---1---3-|------3-1---3---|--1-0-------|G|-0---2---0--|----0-----------|------------| dramatic pause...D|------------|----------------|2-----------|A|----0---2---|3-------0-------|------------|E|3-----------|----------------|------------|
* - arpeggio (The sheet music would denote this as three notes together with a squiggly line. You are supposed to know that the notes are not played together.) ** - triplet (fill in the space that two notes usually take up with three evenly spaced notes.) h - hammer on the next note. THE MAIN PART: Up-tempo 4/4 time. The signature riff makes this song and the sheet music doesn't give a clue about how to play it. Thumb and two fingers are probably needed at a minimum. In the first bar, the thumb plays the A and D string notes. In the next two bars, the thumb plays the E string notes, and in the fourth bar, it plays the A and D string notes. For the first measure, finger a normal Am chord. I find it works well in the third measure to alternate the 2-0-2 on the G string between the index and middle finger (play the B string notes with your middle finger, the first G string note with your index, the second G string note with you middle finger again, and the next G string note with your index finger again. (just a suggestion).
* / \E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B|010-1-----1---0-|----------------|0---------0-----|----------------|G|------2---------|----0-----0-----|--2-0-2-------2-|----2-----2-----|D|----------2---0-|--0-----0-----0-|----------------|--2-----2-----2-|A|0-------0---0---|----------------|----------------|0-----0-----0---|E|----------------|3-----2-----0---|0-------0---0---|----------------|
Repeat 4 times. * - pick the first note and hammer on and pull off the second and third notes. pick the fourth. Thumb plays the A and D string notes in the first measure. I haven't had time to check the rest of the posted "sheet music" for inaccuracies, but this first part is the important one. You can probably get most of the rest from sheet music. Enjoy, and don't give up. It is a very rewarding tune to play. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist: Mason Williams Title: Classical Gas Year: 1967 Chord voicings:
A Am A7sus Bb C D Db Dm D7 E Em E7 F G Gb G7e --0---0----3----1---0---2---1---1---2---0---0---0---1---3---2---1---B --2---1----3----3---1---3---2---3---1---0---0---0---1---0---2---0---G --2---2----2----3---0---2---1---2---2---1---0---1---2---0---3---0---D --2---2----2----0---2---0---3---0---0---2---2---0---3---0---4---0---A --0---0-------------3-------------------2---2---2-------2-------2---E ----------------------------------------0---0---0-------3-------3---
Note: Time signatures change at different points in song. 3/4 |Am |G |Em |Am |Am |G | 4/4 2/4 4/4 |Em |Am G Am G |C Am |E |Am |G | |Em |Am |Am |G |Em |Am | |Am |G |Em |Am |Am |G | 2/4 4/4 |Em |Am G |Am G |C Am |Em |F G | 6/4 3/4 4/4 |Am G |Am G |C F D7 G |E7 |Am D |D | 5/4 6/4 |Am D |D |Am D |D G |G C F Bb|A7sus | 4/4 |Dm |Db |Gb Db |Db |Gb Db |E | 5/4 6/4 4/4 |A E |E |A G |G C F Bb|A7sus |Dm | |Dm |Am |Am |Am |Am |Am | |Am |Am |Am G |C |G |Am | |G7 |C |G |Am |G |Em | 3/4 4/4 |Am G Am G |C F D G |E |Am |D |Am | 5/4 6/4 4/4 |D |Am |D |G C F Bb|A7sus |Dm | |Am |G |Em |Am |Am |G | |Em |Am |Am |G |Em |Am | |Am |G |Em |Am G |Am G |C Am | 2/4 4/4 3/4 4/4 |Em |F G |Am G Am G |C F D G |E7 Am|Am D G | |C F Bb|Dm |Dm |D |D |A |
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