Miles Davis - Blue In Green tab version 1

"Blue in Green" (1959), by Miles Davis
Chord-melody for guitar
Tab and chords

Recordings:
Miles Davis - "Kind of Blue"
Bill Evans - "Portrait in Jazz"


--12----------8----6----5------3--------------10--|--15----15----6---------5------3--------6------8--|--14----------6---------5------4--------8------8--|--------------5---------0------3--------8------8--|--13----------0----------------4---------------8--|---0------------------------------------8---------| BbM7b5 A7#5#9 Dm9 Db7b9b5 Cm11 F13
----------------------5--6----8----5-----(0)------|--5----------5--6--8----------6-----------8-------|--7----7--6-------------------6----------10----10-|--7---------------------------5----------10-------|------------------------------0-------------------|--6--------------------------------------10-------|BbM7b5 A7#5#9 Dm11
-------8---------7----5--------13-----------------|-------8----9----5-------------10----14-----------|-------7---------5-------------10-----------------|-----------------5--------0----10-----------------|-------7---------0--------------------------------|--0-----------------------------------------------| E7#9#5 Am9 Dm7
repeat from the beginning once or twice, at this point, and then move down to the final tab-block to end
--12--------8----6-----5--|--15----15--6----------5--|--14--------6----------4--|------------5----------3--|--13--------0-------------|---0----------------------|BbM7b5 A7#5#9 Dm6+9
end. When playing the song, if possible I subsitute an open string for a fretted note, because it sounds better, in my opinion. For instance, on that A7#5#9 you see up above, the note on the fifth string could be fretted. If it were, the number would be a "5", for the 5th fret (as opposed to 0, signifying an open string). But for reference purposes, below I've notated the chords with all their notes fretted. This way, the diagrams below are movable shapes that can be played based on any note. Bottom line corresponds to bass string. Numbers on frets correspond to finger. X means don't play that string. Number under first diagramed fret indicates the fret number on the guitar. Here are the chords used in the song. When you fret them, the melody note is accessible.
----1--|-------|-------|-------| -------|-------|-------|----4--| -------|-------|----3--|-------| X-------|-------|-------|-------| -------|----2--|-------|-------| X-------|-------|-------|-------| 12
BbM7b5 (B-flat, major 7, flat 5) For "Blue and Green", I include the open bass E string in the strum, since it's the flatted 5th of the chord, and making it the lowest note makes it all sound spookier ^____^
-------|----3--|-------|----4--| -------|----3--|-------|-------| -------|----3--|-------|-------| ----2--|-------|-------|-------| X-------|-------|-------|-------| ----1--|-------|-------|-------| 5
A7#5#9 (A 7, sharp 5, sharp 9) For "Blue and Green", I play the open 5th string instead of fretting the 6th string at the 5th fret. Your decision. But the shape above is useful rooted on any note.
-------|-------|----3--| -------|-------|----3--| -------|-------|----3--| ----1--|-------|-------| -------|-------|----2--| X-------|-------|-------| 3
Dm9 (D minor 9) Same story for this one: the chord notated above isn't fretted the same way in the tab. Play it any way you want, as long as the chord sounds right and the melody note is accessible somewhere in the shape. When I look at it, I realize that I'm leaving out the minor 3rd when I play it as the tab indicates. Hmm.
-----1-|-------| -----1-|-------| -----1-|----3--| -----1-|-------| -----1-|----2--| X-------|-------| 3
Db7b9b5 (D-flat 7, flat 9, flat 5)
X-------|-------|-------| ----1--|-------|-------| -------|-------|----4--| -------|-------|----3--| X-------|-------|-------| -------|-------|----2--| 6
Cm11 (C minor 11)
----1--|-------|----3--| ----1--|-------|-------| ----1--|-------|-------| ----1--|-------|-------| ----1--|-------|-------| X-------|-------|-------| 8
F13 (F 13) <--- retarded
X-------|-------|-------|-------| ----1--|-------|-------|-------| -------|-------|----4--|-------| -------|-------|----3--|-------| X-------|-------|-------|-------| -------|----2--|-------|-------| 5
BbM7b5 (B-flat, major 7, flat 5) This time, it's rooted on the 6th string.
-------|----4--| -------|----3--| ----2--|-------| X-------|-------| ----1--|-------| X-------|-------| 7
E7#9#5 (E 7, sharp 9, sharp 5) Again, with this one, you could probably let both of those open srings ring out, but this is only because the 7#9#5 chord happens to be rooted on E.
----1--|-------|----4--| ----1--|-------|-------| ----1--|-------|-------| ----1--|-------|-------| ----1--|-------|----3--| ----1--|-------|-------| 5
Am9 (A minor 9) Different in the tab.
----1--|-------|-------|----4--| ----1--|-------|-------|-------| ----1--|-------|-------|-------| ----1--|-------|-------|-------| ----1--|-------|----3--|-------| ----1--|-------|-------|-------| 10
Dm7 (D minor 7 Different in the tab. Worked out by Matthew Teigen; this file represents solely his own work -- mjteigen@gmail.com http://brokenarchive.org
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