Joplin Scott - Elite Syncopations tab

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##

ELITE SYNCOPATIONS
Scott Joplin
arr. for guitar by Richard Darsie (darsie@ece.ucdavis.edu)
(c) 1994

Guitar is in Drop-D tuning (DADGBE)

Symbols:

x before a note = harmonic

Comments:
   This is probably my favorite ragtime piece. I've wanted to be
   able to play it for years but never thought it was arrangable.
   There _was_ an arrangement of it that someone recorded years ago
   on a Kicking Mule record (can't recall exactly which one), but
   it wasn't a terribly satisfactory arrangement as I recall.
   This one just fell together in the last couple of days when
   I was playing around.

Intro:

      |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |  |     |  |  |  |
      |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |     |   |   |  |     |  |  |  |

E-|---5-2-0-----2-0---|-0---------------|----------------|------------|B-|---------3-------3-|---3-0-----------|----------------|------------|G-|-------------------|-------2---------|----------------|-2----------|D-|-------------------|-----------0-2-4-|---2---0----2---|------------|A-|-------------------|-----------------|-0-------4------|----0--2--4-|D-|-------------------|-----------------|----------------|------------|
Section 1: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-||------------------|---------------|-----------------|------------0-|B-||--------0-----0---|-----0-----0---|-----------------|-------3-2--2-|G-||*---------2-----2-|-------2-----2-|---2---2---1---0-|---2-4---2--0-|D-||*---------4-----4-|-------5-----5-|---4---4---3---2-|-4------------|A-||------5---5-----3-|---4---4-----4-|-----3---2---1---|-0----------0-|D-||----0-----------1-|-2-----------3-|-4---------------|-----6---5----|
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-|-2-1-2-5---2-0---|-0---------------|---0-------------|-------5-----|B-|-3-------------3-|---3---3---0-----|---------0-------|-------5-----|G-|-----------------|-----4-------2---|-----7-6-------1-|-2-----6-----|D-|-----0-------0---|-----0---------4-|-----6-----4-----|-2-----7-----|A-|-----------------|-------------5---|-7---7-------2---|-0--------0--|D-|-0-------4-------|-5-------4-------|-6-------2-------|-------------|
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-|---------------|---------------|-----------------|------------0-|B-|-----0-----0---|-----0-----0---|-----------------|-------3-2--2-|G-|-------2-----2-|-------2-----2-|---2---2---1---0-|---2-4---2--0-|D-|-------4-----4-|-------5-----5-|---4---4---3---2-|-4------------|A-|---5---5-----3-|---4---4-----4-|-----3---2---1---|-0----------0-|D-|-0-----------1-|-2-----------3-|-4---------------|-----6---5----|
| 1st ending | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-|-2-1-2-5---2-0---|-0---------------|---0-2--0-0-----|-------------||B-|-3-------------3-|---3-0-----0-----|-3---3--2-2-----|-3-----------||G-|-----------------|-------2---------|-1---1--0-0---2-|------------*||D-|-----0-------0---|-----0-------4-2-|--------------5-|-4----------*||A-|-----------------|-------------5---|-2---2--0---4---|-5--0--2--4--||D-|-0-------4-------|-5-------4-------|----------------|-------------||
| 2nd ending | | | | | | | | | | |
E-|----5-5-5--5--||B-|-3------------||G-|--------------||D-|-4------------||A-|-5------------||D-|--------------||
Section 2: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-||---9-7-5---------0-|---0-2-----2-0---|-----0-----3-2-0-|-----7-5----5-|B-||---------8-7-8-----|-3-------------3-|-2-3-------------|---7--------3-|G-||*------6---6-------|-------2---------|-------2-----0---|-7----------2-|D-||*------5-------5---|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|--------------|A-||---7-------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|--------------|D-||-------------------|-0---------------|-2---------------|-0-------4----|
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-|-9-7-5---2-3---0-|-------2---2-----|---5-4-2---4-----|-2-----5----|B-|-------8---------|-3-2-3-------5-3-|-2-------6-------|-2-----8----|G-|-----6---3-------|-4---------------|-----2---------6-|-2-----6----|D-|-----5-------5---|-----4-------4---|-----4-------6---|-4----------|A-|-7-------4-------|-2-------2-------|-4-------4-------|-------0----|D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------|
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-|-9-7-5---------0-|---0-2-----2-0---|-----0-----3-2-0-|-----7-5----5-|B-|-------8-7-8-----|-3-------------3-|-2-3-------------|---7--------3-|G-|-----6---6-------|-------2---------|-------2-----0---|-7----------5-|D-|-----5-------5---|-----0-------0---|-----2-------2---|--------------|A-|-7-------0-------|---------0-------|---------0-------|--------------|D-|-----------------|-0---------------|-2---------------|-0-------4----|
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-|-----x12----------x12------|----10--------10----|-----7-5-------|B-|-x12--------x12--------x12-|-10------10------10-|-8---------8---|G-|-x12--------x12--------x12-|-11------11------11-|---6---------6-|D-|---------0---------------0-|-------0----------0-|-----5-------5-|A-|---------------------------|--0---------0-------|-0-------0-----|D-|---5------------5----------|--------------------|---------------|
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Obviously, this measure is very difficult to play. The only way I can do it is to move the left thumb around _in front_ of the fingerboard and finger the 6th string, 5th fret from the front using the side of the thumb and stretching to reach the 12th-fret harmonics with the left hand pinky. Obviously, this will take much practicing to sound clean. I suppose an alternate way of doing this measure would be to try to finger _and_ pluck the harmonics with the right hand (sort of like "artificial" harmonics), but I haven't been able to make this work. Look at it this way: if you can do the stretch, you'll have a truly impressive item in your bag of tricks! At any rate, good luck with it.
| 1st ending | 2nd ending | 3rd ending | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |E-|----5-5-5--5--||------------| |------------||B-|-3------------||-3----------| Repeat section 1, |-3-----3----||G-|-------------*||------------| with the following |-------5----||D-|-4-----------*||-4----------| third ending: |-4-----4----||A-|-5------------||-5--0--2--4-| |-5----------||D-|--------------||------------| |-------0----||
Section 3: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-||-----0-------------|-----------3---0-|---0-------------|------------|B-||---0---3---0-----0-|-----------------|-3---3-------0---|------------|G-||*--0-----5---2-0---|-2-0---------0---|-------4-0-----2-|------------|D-||*------0-------0---|-----2-0---------|-----0-----7---4-|------------|A-||-----------2-------|-3-------2-------|-------------4---|-5----------|D-||---5---------------|-----------------|-5-------7-------|----0--2--4-|
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-|----0-------------|-----------------|-------2-0-------|------------|B-|--0---3---0-1-0---|-----------0-----|-----3-----3---2-|-------3----|G-|--0-----5-2-----2-|-0-----0-----2-0-|---4-----3-------|-4-----5----|D-|------0-------1---|---4-2-------2---|-4---4-------4---|-4-----4----|A-|----------2-------|-----2-------2---|-----------------|-2----------|D-|--5---------------|-2-------2-------|-4-------4-------|-------0----|
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-|----0-------------|-----------3---0-|---0-------------|------------|B-|--0---3---0-----0-|-----------------|-3---3-------0---|------------|G-|--0-----5---2-0---|-2-0---------0---|-------4-0-----2-|------------|D-|------0-------0---|-----2-0---------|-----0-----7---4-|------------|A-|----------2-------|-3-------2-------|-------------4---|-5----------|D-|--5---------------|-----------------|-5-------7-------|----0--2--4-|
| 1st ending | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-|-----------------|-0---0-3---3-2-0-|---7-3---0-------|-----------------||B-|-0---0---3-2-3-4-|---4-------------|-3-----3---3-----|-----------------||G-|---3---5-----0---|-----0-------3---|-4---0-------2---|-0----------0-2-*||D-|-----0-------0---|-------------5---|-0-------------4-|-0----0-2-4-----*||A-|---------2-------|-3-------4-------|-------------3---|----4------------||D-|-5---------------|-----------------|---------0-------|-5---------------||
| 2nd ending | | | | | | | | | | |
E-|------------3-||B-|--------------||G-|-0------------||D-|-0------------||A-|-------0--2---||D-|-5--5---------||
Section 4: It's important to work up to playing this fairly fast, otherwise it will sound really lame. This section should cook. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-||-------5-----3-----|-5---0-3---5---3-|-----0-----------|-0---------0-----|B-||-----------5-------|-----------------|-3-------0-3-----|-----0-3---------|G-||*----5---5-------5-|---5-------------|---0---0-------0-|---0-----------0-|D-||*------5-------5---|-----0---2---4---|-----0-----------|-----0-------0---|A-||---3---------------|-5---------------|-------------1---|-2---------------|D-||-----------5-------|-----------------|-5-------0-------|---------0-------|
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-|-----0-----------|-0---------0-----|-----0-----------|-0-------------3-|B-|-3---------3-----|-------3---------|-3-------0-3-----|-----0-3---3-----|G-|---------2-----2-|-----2-----------|---0---0-------0-|---0-------------|D-|---4---4---------|---4-0---------4-|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|A-|-0---3-------3---|-0-------0---1---|-2---------------|-----------------|D-|---------0-------|-----------------|---------0-------|-5-------0-------|
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-|-----5-----3-----|-5---0-3---5---3-|-----0-----------|-0---------------|B-|---------5-------|-----------------|-3-------0-3-----|-----0-3---3-----|G-|---5---5-------5-|---5-------------|---0---0-------0-|---0-----------3-|D-|-----5-------5---|-----0---2---4---|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|A-|-3---------------|-5---------------|-----------------|-----------------|D-|---------5-------|-----------------|-5-------0-------|-5-------0-------|
| 1st ending | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
E-|------------------|-----------------|-----0-----2---3-|------------3--||B-|------------------|-0-----0---0---3-|---------1-------|---------------||G-|------3---2-3---0-|---0-2-----------|---2---2---------|-0------------*||D-|----5---5---------|-----------------|-----0-------0---|-0------------*||A-|------1-----------|-----2-----------|-0---------------|-------0--2----||D-|--1-------5---1---|-0-------5---0---|---------0-------|-5--5----------||
| 2nd ending | | | | | | | | | | |
E-|-------3-----||B-|-------3-----||G-|-------4-----|| ENJOY!!D-|----0--5-----||A-|-------------||D-|-5-----------||
Tap to rate this tab
 
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z