Mike Oldfield - Sentinel tab

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			  SENTINEL - Mike Oldfield
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Tabbed by: Anne Drury
Email: zerofret_ad@hotmail.com
Date: November 8, 2005

Written by: Mike Oldfield
CD: "Tubular Bells II"    (1992, WEA Records)

Notes:

-this is the full 8:00 album version of "Sentinel", not the single version
-all parts are transcribed for guitar -- where instruments are noted, it's
 an indication of what instrument plays the part on the CD
-there are several recurring and/or overlapping themes in this piece - for
 clarity, I've divided the tab into sections (14). Sections are indicated 
 by number (1,2) and Figures (a recurring staff of music) by letter (A, B).
-due to the tab's length, recurring Figures are followed by an indication
 of where they first appeared, to make them easier to find
 eg. if the tab says "Play Fig.B (S3) & Fig.E (S8) together", it means 
 Figure B first appeared in Section 3 (and Fig.E in Section 8), and that's
 the only section where you'll find it tabbed out
-when a key is indicated at the top of a section, the song continues in
 that key until otherwise noted
-at the start of each section, there's an indication by minute and second
 of where in the song that section begins

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SECTION 1 - (0:00)                              Key: D Major

Piano Intro (Play 1st 4 measures 2x) 
 

E |-14--12----12-14----|------15--14--|-12-----------12---|-------12--14-| B |o-------15----------|---12---------|-----15-14-15------|-------------o| G |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|----14--------| D |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| A |o-------------------|--------------|-------------------|-------------o| E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------|
| | | | |D G Asus4 D | E |--------2-----------|--------------|-------------5-----|--------------| B |o-------3-----------|-----0--------|----------5--------|-----7-------o| G |-----2--------------|--------------|-----7-------------|-7---7-6---7--| D |--0-----------------|---0----------|-7-----------------|---7---7------| A |o-------------------|--------------|-------------------|-------------o| E |--------------------|-3------------|-------------------|--------------|
E |-----------------10-|-12--10-12-14-12---| B |-12~----12p10-12----|-------------------| G |--------------------|-------------------| D |--------------------|-------------------| A |--------------------|-------------------| E |--------------------|-------------------|
| | | | |G Asus4 | E |--------------------|-----------5-------| B |--------------------|--------5----------| G |-----4--------------|----7--------------| D |---0----------------|-7-----------------| A |--------------------|-------------------| E |-3------------------|-------------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ SECTION 2 - (0:34) Key: A minor MAIN THEME - play 3x
|-8---7------7-----|---7--------------|-8---7------7-----|---7----------7--||---------10---8-10|-------8-10---10--|---------10---8-10|-------8-10------||---9---9----------|-9---9------9----9|---9---9----------|-9---9------9---9||------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------||------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------||------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|(piano)
|-8---7------7-----|---7--------------|-8---7------7---10|---8---7-8---7---||---------10---8-10|-------8-10---10--|---------10---8---|-----------------||---9---9----------|-9---9------9----9|---9---9----------|-9---9-----9---9-||------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------||------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------||------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ SECTION 3 - (1:11) Continue playing Main Theme(S2) through this section - play this section 2x Figure A - Am (w/ trem.) Am (w/ trem.)
E ----------5-------|-----------------|----------5------|-----------------| B ----------5-------|-----------------|----------5------|-----------------| G ----------5-------|-----------------|----------5------|-----------------| D ----------7-------|-----------------|----------7------|-----------------| A -0---0------------|-----------------|-0---0-----------|-----------------| E ---0--------------|-----------------|---0-------------|-----------------|(bass/guitar)
Figure B -
(Dm) (Em) (Am) E ------------------|-------15----15-17------|-------------|--------------| B ------------------|-15-17----17------------|-------------|--------------| G -14--14--14h16h17-|------------------------|-14~---------|--------------| D ------------------|------------------14-17-|-------------|--------5/7-7-| A ------------------|------------------------|-------------|--------5/7-7-| E ------------------|------------------------|-------------|--------------|(elec. guitar)
_____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ SECTION 4 - (1:37) Continue playing Main Theme (S2) through this section. Play FIG.A (S3) with FIG.C (below): Figure C -
Am Am E |-------------|----------------|-------------|----------------| B |-------------|---12-----------|-------------|---12--------12-| G |----------/14|==-----12-14-14-|----------/14|==-----12-14----| D |-------------|----------------|-------------|----------------| A |-------------|----------------|-------------|----------------| E |-------------|----------------|-------------|----------------|
| | | | | | E |-------------|----------------|-------------|----------------| B |----------/13|==-15--12-13-13-|----------/13|==-15--12-13-15-| G |-------------|----------------|-------------|----------------| D |-------------|----------------|-------------|----------------| A |-------------|----------------|-------------|----------------| E |-------------|----------------|-------------|----------------|(elec. guitar)
Then: Play Fig. B (S3) Then: | Play FIG.C (w/ another guitar playing A5 chord on 1st beat) | Play this Then: | sequence 2x Play FIG.B | _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ SECTION 5 - (2:15) On staff below, the 1st 3 measures are 4/4 time,the 4th measure is 2/4 time Play this staff 4x (1st & 3rd time through, chords are Am Em, 2nd & 4th time through Dm Am) Figure D - 1. Am Em 2. Dm Am
E -------8-7--------|-10--7--7h8-----|-------8-7--------|-8---7----| B -10-10------10--8-|--------------8-|-10-10------10--8-|----------| G ------------------|------------9---|------------------|--(9)-(9)-| Play D ------------------|----------------|------------------|----------| 4x A ------------------|----------------|------------------|----------| E ------------------|----------------|------------------|----------|(pipe organ)
E -------8-7--------| B -10-10------10--8-| G ------------------| Then: Play MAIN THEME (S2) 1x D ------------------| A ------------------| E ------------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ SECTION 6 - (2:50) Play the 2nd staff (final 4 measures) of Main Theme (S2) through this section.
Am Em E ------|------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------| B -17=^s|r17---------|-13---------------|-15\13/15--17\15-|-------------| G ------|------------|----14---14h16h17-|-----------------|-------14h16-| D ------|------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------| A ------|------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------| E ------|------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------|(elec. guitar)
Dm Em Am E ----------------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------| B ----------------------|---------------|-----------------|--------17=^s| G -16^sr16--14h16-12h14=|=--------------|-----------------|-------------| D ----------------------|--14-----------|-----------------|-------------| A ----------------------|---------10h12-|-12----12----12=-|-------------| E ----------------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------|
Am Em E -------------------|---------------17-|-----------------|-------------| B -r17---------------|-13----------17---|-20--------------|-------------| G -------------------|----14-----19-----|----19-19^wr19---|-------14h16-| D -------------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------| A -------------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------| E -------------------|------------------|-----------------|-------------|
Dm Em Am E ----------------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------| B ----------------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------| G -16^sr16--14h16-12h14=|=--------------|-----------------|-------------| D ----------------------|--14-----------|-----------------|-------------| A ----------------------|---------10h12-|-12----12----12=-|-------------| E ----------------------|---------------|-----------------|-------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ SECTION 7 - (3:16) Play MAIN THEME (S2), adding in harmony on staff below. FIG.C (S4) is played at the same time.
Am E -12---------------|----------------|-12---------------|-----------------| B -----15--13-------|----------------|-----15--13-------|-----------------| G ------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------| D ------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------| A ------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------| E ------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|(piano)
Dm Em Am E|------------------|-------15----15-17------|---------------|------------| B|------------------|-15-17----17------------|---------------|------------| G|-14--14--14h16h17-|------------------------|-14~---14---14~|=-----------| D|------------------|-----------------/14-17-|---------------|------------| A|------------------|------------------------|---------------|------------| E|------------------|------------------------|---------------|------------|
| | | | | | E|------------------|------------------------|---------------|------------| B|------------------|---------------------15-|-17~---17---17~|=-----------| G|------------------|-----------------/17----|---------------|------------| D|------------------|------------------------|---------------|------------| A|------------------|------------------------|---------------|------------| E|------------------|------------------------|---------------|------------|
| | | | | | E|------------------|---------------------15-|-17~---17---17~|=-----------| B|------------------|-----------------/17----|---------------|------------| G|------------------|------------------------|---------------|------------| D|------------------|------------------------|---------------|------------| A|------------------|------------------------|---------------|------------| E|------------------|------------------------|---------------|------------|(elec. guitar)
Play this whole section 2x. _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ SECTION 8 - (3:41) Play FIGURE D (S5) 4x, then: FIGURE E - play 1x
|-8---7------7-----|---7--------------|-8---7------7---10|---8---7-8---7---||---------10---8-10|-------8-10---10--|---------10---8---|-----------------||---9---9----------|-9---9------9----9|---9---9----------|-9---9-----9---9-||------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------||------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------||------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|(piano)
_____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ SECTION 9 - (4:11) (vocal parts enter in this section) Play FIG.E (S8) through this whole section. | Play an Am chord on 3rd beat of 1st measure of Fig.E | Play this Then: Play FIGURE B (S3) | sequence 2x | Then:
Am G E --------------------|-----------------|------------15/17~|=------15-----| B -17--15------15-17~=|=----------------|---------15-------|--------------| G ----------17--------|-----------------|------------------|--------------| D --------------------|-----------------|------------------|--------------| A --------------------|-----------------|------------------|--------------| E --------------------|-----------------|------------------|--------------|(elec. guitar)
Then: Play FIGURE B _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ SECTION 10 - (4:48) Play FIG.E (S8) with 1st 8 measures of this section.
Am G E -----|--------------|-----------------|--------------7=|=---------10/12=| B -5-6-|-5----------5~|=----------------|----------------|--------12------| G -----|------7-5-7---|-----------------|----------------|------12--------| D -----|--------------|---------------5-|--12=\5----5----|----12----------| A -----|--------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------| E -----|--------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|(class. guitar)
Play staff below and FIGURE B (S3) together:
Am (upstroke) E --0-----------------| B --1-----------------| G --2-----------------| D --2-----------------| A --0-----------------| E --0-----------------|
(FIG.E ends)
E |--------10-----|-------10------|------------12~|====--10-------| B |------------13-|-12-10---------|---------------|---------------| G |---------------|---------------|---------12----|---------------| D |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| A |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| E |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|(class. guitar) | | | | | E |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| B |------0-3------|-------------0-|---------0-----|---------------| G |----0----------|---------------|-------0-------|---------------| D |--0------------|---------------|-----2---------|---------------| A |---------------|---------------|-3-3-----------|-------------3-| E |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|(strings-palm mute) | | | | | E |-10-----10-----|-10-----10-----|-10-----10-----|-10-----10-----| B |-----8------8--|-----8------8--|-----8------8--|-----8------8--| G |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| D |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| A |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| E |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| (piano)
E |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| B |-12~-----------|-----------12--|-9---11p9----9=|=--------------| G |---------------|--------11-----|----------11---|---------------| D |---------------|-----9---------|---------------|---------------| A |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| E |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
| | | | | | E |---------------|---------------|---------------|--------8------| B |------0-3------|---------------|---------------|------8--------| G |----0----------|-------------0-|-------0-------|-----9----9----| D |---0-----------|---------------|-----2---------|---10------10--| A |-2-------------|---------------|-3-3-----------|---------------| E |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
| | | | | | E |-7------7------|-7------7------|---------------|---------------| B |-----7------7--|-----7------7--|-----8----8----|8----8-----8---| G |---------------|---------------|---10---10---10|---10----10----| D |---------------|---------------|-10---10---10--|-10----10------| A |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| E |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E |-------6-------|-----6---------|------------8~=|====----6------| B |------------9--|-8-6-----------|---------------|---------------| G |---------------|---------------|--------8------|---------------| D |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| A |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| E |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|(class. guitar) | | | | | E |-6------6------|-6------6------|-6------6------|-6------6------| B |-----6------6--|-----6------6--|-----4------4--|-----4------4--| G |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| D |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| A |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| E |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| (piano)
E |---------------|------10/15-15-|-12--14p12--12~|==-------------| B |-8~------------|----8----------|----------14---|---------------| G |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| D |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| A |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| E |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
| | | | | | E |-3------3------|-3------3------|-----12--------|---------------| B |-----3------3--|-----3------3--|---15----------|---------------| G |---------------|---------------|-14----14------|---------------| D |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| A |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------| E |---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ SECTION 11 - (5:27) Key: D Major
D G A D E |----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B |-7--5---5-7~----|---------8---7---|-5--------5~-----|---------5---7---| G |------7---------|-----------------|----7-6-7--------|-----------------| D |----------------|----/9-----------|-----------------|----/7-----------| A |----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E |----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|(class.& elec. guitar) | | | | | E |----------------|---------19--17--|-----------------|-----------------| B |-19-17--17-19~--|-----------------|-17---------17~--|---------17--19--| G |------19--------|---/19-----------|----19-18-19-----|-----------------| D |----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----/19----------| A |----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E |----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| (elec. guitar)
Repeat previous 4 measures, then:
G A E |----------------|-------------------| B |----------------|-------------------| G |--------------7-|-9--7-9/11\9~=-----| D |-9~---11p9-7-9--|-------------------| A |----------------|-------------------| E |----------------|-------------------|
| | | | | | E |----------------|-21--19-21/22\21---| B |----------------|-------------------| G |----------------|-------------------| D |----------------|-------------------| A |----------------|-------------------| E |----------------|-------------------|
Play from beginning of Section 11 again, and include this part:
D G A D E |----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B |----------------|-----------------|-5-5h7-5-------5-|-5---7-------7-8-| G |-------7--6--6--|-------------6h7-|------------6-7--|-6---7-6---7-----| D |------7---------|-9---------------|-----------------|-------7---7-----| A |----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E |----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|(class. guitar)
D G A D E |------------------|-5p3==---------|-----10-9--------|-----------------| B |-10--8-7-8-10---3-|-3----------10-|-10~-----------5-|-5---7-----------| G |------------------|---------------|------------6-7--|-6---7-6---7-----| D |------------------|---------------|-----------------|-------7---7-----| A |------------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------| E |------------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G A E |-------7--------|---------7-9=----| B |---------10-8---|------10---------| G |--------------7-|-9=--7-----------| D |----------------|-----------------| A |----------------|-----------------| E |----------------|-----------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ SECTION 12 - (6:31) (Bells section) Key: F# Major
F# C# F# C# F# E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B --14-------------|--------------14-|-14--------------|--------------14-| G ----------15-----|-13--------------|--------15-------|--------15-------| D -------------16--|--------15-------|-----------16/18-|-18--------------| A -----------------|-----------16----|-----------------|-----------------| E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|(elec. guitar)
F# C# F# C# F# E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B --14-------------|--------------14-|-14--------------|-----------------| G ----------15-----|-13--------------|--------15-------|-----------------| D -------------16--|--------15-------|-----------16/18-|-18-----16~------| A -----------------|-----------16----|-----------------|-----------------| E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ SECTION 13 - (6:56) F# B
E -6---4-----4-----|---4---------6---|-7---6---4-6---4-|---6---7-6-------| B ---------7---6-7-|-------6-7-------|-------------7---|-------------7---| G ---6---6---------|-6---6-----6---6-|---6---6---------|-6---6-----6---6-| D -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|(piano)
C# F#
E -4---------------|-------------4---|-4---------------|-----------------| B -----7---6-7-4-6-|---7---6-7-------|-----7---6-7-4-6-|---7---4-6---7---| G ---6---6---------|-6---6-----6---6-|---6---6---------|-6---6-----6---6-| D -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Repeat previous 8 measures
B C# E -----------------|-----------------|--------------------|--------------| B -4---2-----2-----|---2---------4---|-9------------------|----9----9--9-| G ---------4---3-4-|-------3-4-------|----11---10-11-8-10-|--11---11-----| D ---4---4---------|-4---4-----4---4-|--11--11------------|11---11---11--| A -----------------|-----------------|--------------------|--------------| E -----------------|-----------------|--------------------|--------------|
_____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ SECTION 14 - (7:28) Play Section 13 piano part along with this section.
E |--------------------|--------------|---------------11~=|=-------------| B |-14---12--11-12-14~=|=-------------|-------------------|-------14-----| G |--------------------|--------------|----------11-------|--------------| D |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| A |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------|
|(class. guitar) | | | |F# B | E |-----------2--------|----2---------|-----------7-------|----7---------| B |------2-------------|-2---------2--|------7------------|-7--------7---| G |-3--------------3---|--------3-----|-8-------------8---|-------8------| D |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| A |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| (piano)
E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| B |-14~----------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| G |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| D |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| A |--------------------|--------------|-----------4---11==|=------13-----| E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------|
| | | | |C# F# | E |-9--------------9---|--------9-----|-----------2-------|----2---------| B |-----------9--------|-----9--------|------2------------|-2---------2--| G |-----10-------------|-10-----------|-3--------------3--|--------3-----| D |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| A |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------|
E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| B |-14---12--11-12-14~=|=-------------|----------------7~=|=-------------| G |--------------------|--------------|-----------8-------|--------------| D |(13)----------------|--------------|-------------------|-------9~-----| A |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------|
| | | | |F# B | E |-----------2--------|----2---------|-----------2-------|----2---------| B |------2-------------|-2---------2--|------4------------|-4--------4---| G |-3--------------3---|--------3-----|-4-------------4---|-------4------| D |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| A |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------|
E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| B |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| G |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| D |-11~----------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| A |--------------------|--------------|-----------4---11==|=------13=\---| E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------|
| | | | |C# F# | E |----------------9---|--------9-----|-----------2-------|----2---------| B |-----------9--------|-----9--------|------2------------|-2---------2--| G |-----10-------------|-10-----------|-3--------------3--|--------3-----| D |-11-----------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| A |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------|
E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| B |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| G |--------------------|--------------|-------------3-----|--------------| D |--------------------|--------------|-6----4----6---6~==|=-------------| A |-6------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------|
| | | | |B C# | E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| B |--------------------|-12-----11----|-------------------|--------------| G |--------------------|--------------|-13----------------|--------------| D |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| A |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------| E |--------------------|--------------|-------------------|--------------|
Section 13 piano part continues here, finishing the song.
C# F# E |------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------| B |-9-----9-----9----|---9-----9-----9-|-----9-----9---9-|---------------| G |-----11----11-----|-11----11----11--|---11----11------|-11------------| D |---11----11----11-|-----11----11----|-11----11----11--|---------------| A |------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------| E |------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|
| | | | | | |---------------| |---------------| |---------------| |---------------| |---------------| |-2-------------| (8:07)-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
^...bend (w=whole tone, s=semi-tone) /...slide up r...release bend \...slide down h...hammer on =...hold note p...pull off o ~...vibrato o...repeat (This file is the transcriber's own work and represents their interpretation of the song.)
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