Jimi Hendrix – Valleys Of The Neptune tab

Jimi Hendrix
Album: Hear My Music
Title: Valleys of the Neptune

-It’s somewhat ironic that my first exposure to Jimi Hendrix’s works happen to be some 
his last compositions, ergo, the songs that I have recently tabbed and will be tabbing. 
in the sense that only a handful of people are familiar to these songs… Nevertheless,good music is good music.

- Oh, and by the way, you need a good sense of rhythm in this song. I will not be 
the exact number of strums in certain parts. To be honest,
 I don’t have the ability to write the exact strumming patterns at all of this song. If 
could, I would - but I can't. It even took me quite a while to get some of the parts 
at the right pace, since some of the
strumming patterns and syncopations of Jimi are kinda insane! Hahaha!

- As far as all my tabs go (except for one Filipino song and Acoustic Alchemy song), I 
on the time of the original mp3 file for accuracy.
 So I suggest using Winamp and an mp3 file of this song to actually ‘relate’ to this tab.

- Also, when I refer to the chords in this tab, it would be as if it were in standard 
So if I say C, for example, that would mean (x35553) even though it is supposed to be 
as Bb, so as not to get
 confusing to the not so knowledgeable guitar players (and I do know
quite a few).

- If you are not at least an intermediate guitar player, do not attempt this song. The 
of such an attempt would be that you would either pull your hair out of frustration, or 
strings would break out of improper strumming... hehehe, I mean, seriously... This is pretty easy
for a Jimi Hendrix song, but it still takes a certain degree of skill.

- I wonder why my notes on every tab always get messed up? Its kind of irritating (I 
don't get it)! I always have to edit it a 2nd time...
 I hope the text this time comes out ok! Sorry for the hassle UG Team! Anywho... on to 
friggin’ tab!


Tuning: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

1st Part: 00:00 – 00:35.=========e|-3-3--5-----------1-1--3----3--3------------------------------------|B|-3-3--5----5-555--1-1--3----3--3--5-5-[7------]-x-------------------|G|-4-4--6----6-666--2-2--4----4--4--5-5-[7------]-x-------------------|D|-5-5--7--7-7-777--3-3--5--5-5--5--5-5-[7-(13x)]-x-------------------|A|-5-5--7--7-7-777--3-3--5--5-5--5--3-3-[5------]-x-------------------|E|-3-3--5--5-5-555--1-1--3--3-3--3------------------------------------|
e|-3-3-------5|B|-3-3-------5|G|-4-4\------6|A|-5-5\7777777| etc. (...)E|-3-3\5555555|D|-5-5\------7|...===> You get the Picture right? He just adds tons of extra bass and strumming(a few syncopations now and then as well). From here on out I will just be writing the chords,no more strumming patterns.
So, 00:00 – 00:35 = G A F G C D (3x) - After the last D:
2nd Part: 00:35 – 01:12.=========00:35 – 00:55e|------------------------5---3---2---3|B|------------------------5---3---3---3|G|------------------------6---4---4---3|D|------------------------7...5...4...3|A|----------3-------------7---5---2---1|E|-0--3--5-----5--3-0-3/5-5---3---2---1|
e|---------------5--4-3---2---3--------------|B|---------------5--4-3---3---3--------------|G|---------------6--5-4---4---3--------------|D|---------------7..6-5...4...3--------------|A|-------3-------7--6-5---2---1-------3------|E|-0-3-5---5-3-0-5--4-3---2---1-0-3-5---5-3-0|-Strumming pattern from 00:55 – 01:12 is like the 1st Part, but you start with A and youdo the C D transition twice.
00:55 – 01:03[A F G C D C D] after D===>e|----------------|B|----------------|G|-----2-5-2------|D|-2-5-------5-2--|A|----------------|E|----------------|01:05 – 01:12[A F G C D C D] after D===>
3rd Part: 01:13 – 01:35. ‘The ultra syncopation, thingamajig part.’ ========= 01:13 – 01:18 = D (X5777X) 01:19 – 01:29 = A (577655) 01:29 – 01:35 = D (10,12,12,11,10,10)
4th Part: 01:36 – 01:48.=========01:36 – 01:42e|-----------3---|B|-------3---3---|G|-------4---4---|D|-----5-5-5-5...|A|-----5-5-5-5---|E|-0-0-3-3-3-3---|
01:42 – 01:48 (slower paced)e|-2----|B|-2----|G|-3----|D|-4...-|A|-4----|E|-2----|(This is where it becomes even more interesting when it comes to finding out thepatterns.)
5th Part: 01:48 – 02:15.=========01:48 – 01:54e|-------5----1-3--------------------|B|-----9-5----1-3---5-7---10--9--7---|G|-----9-6----2-4---5-7---10--9--7---|D|-5/7-9-7...-3.5..-5-7..-10--9--7..-|A|-5/7---7----3-5---3-5---8---7--5---|E|-------5----1-3--------------------|
01:54 – 02:02e|-3-5---1-3-------------------------5----|B|-3-5---1-3----5-7--10-12-5-7-10-12-5----|G|-4-6---2-4----5-7--10-12-5-7-10-12-6----|D|-5-7..-3.5-..-5-7.-10-12-5-7-10-12-7...-|A|-5-7---3-5----3-5--8--10-3-5-8--10-7----|E|-3-5---1-3-------------------------5----|
02:02 – 02:15e|---------2-----------------------------------3-5---1-3--------------|B|---------2---5-6-7---------------------------3-5---1-3--5--7--------|G|---------3---5-6-7---------------7-7--5--4---4-6---2-6--5--7--------|D|---------4..-5-6-7---4---6---7-7-----------5-5-7...3.5..5..7...-----|A|---------4---3-4-5---------------5-5--3--2-5-5-7---3-5--3--5--------|E|-0-0-1-2-2---------2---4---5---5-----------3-3-5---1-3--------------|
6th Part: 02:15 – 02:31.=========02:15 – 02:20e|----5-------3---------|B|-5~-5-------3----7----|G|-6~-6-------4----7----|D|-7~-7...-5~-5...-7...-|A|-7~-7----5~-5----5----|E|-5~-5----3~-3---------|
02:21 – 02:31.e|-1---3---5-----------2---2------------------------------------0-|B|-1---3---5-----------2---2--5-6-7-----------------------------2-|G|-2---4---6---------3-3---3--5-6-7-----------------------------2-|D|-3..-5..-7...------4-4-4-4--5-6-7---7---6---5-5-7-7-5-5-4-4-3-2-|A|-3---5---7---------4-4-4-4--3-4-5-----------------------------0-|E|-1---3---5---0-1-2-2-2-2-2--------5---4---3---3-5-5-3-3-2-2-1---|
- Well, this is as far as my tab on this song goes... for now. It kinda sucks that I haven’t saved up for a decent electric guitar (or any electric guitar for that matter, just a college student and all). Tabbing 02:32 – 4:00 would only come out as something that might be very inaccurate. So, if anyone out there is willing to help out in this feel free to e-mail me, before I get meself me own electric! E-mail me at ifyhard2@yahoo.com for comments, suggestions, or whatever, really! -Ifyhard
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