Paganini Nicolo - Caprice 1 tab

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Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 15:53:07 +0000
From: dearhous 
Subject: TAB: Caprice #11, Paganini

  Paganini Caprice #11

   (transcribed by Paul Dearhouse: dearhous@pilot.msu.edu
   feel free to write me with corrections, comments, or suggestions)

   This is a slower caprice by Paganini, from his 24 Caprices. It is also
   one of the more beautiful sounding, in my opinion. The tempo is slow,
   and I have only transcribed the first slow section. A second, faster
   section follows this one, which is then followed by the slow section
   again to finish the caprice. I  have included chords below the TAB,
   and comments are on the top.


  CAPRICE #11


(trill) E-------7--5--3--1----------------------------------------------------| B--8----0----------6-----5----3----1----------------5--3--------------| G--5--------------------------1---------5--7-5-4-5---------4h5p4h5p4--| D-------0----------5-----5---------2----4-----------5------3----------| A--7---------------3-----3----2----0----------------------------------| E---------------------------------------4-----------3------3----------| C G Csus4 C E7 Am D7b5/Ab G G7
(tr) E----8--7-5---------------8--765---------------8---6-4-4-3---3--2--3----| B-----------8-------------------98--------------------------------------| G----5----------4h5p4h5---5----------454545----5-------------------4----| D---------------3--------------------3----------------------------------| A----7--------------------7--------------------6-------------------5----| E---------------3--------------------3----------------------------------| C G7 C G7 Cm G
...this is the "minor" section, mood change.... (*tension right here!) E----------6--5---------------3--1-------------------------------------| B----8-----------8--6--4------------4--3--1--4--3--6--4--4--4--3-------| G----------3------------------0----------------------------------------| D----8-----------------5-----------------------------------------------| A----6-----5-----------3------1--------------0--1--2--3--2--1--1-------| E-----------------------------------------4----------------------------| Eb Bb/D Cm Gm/Bb *??? Bb
(tr) (tr) (tr) E--------------------------------------------------------------------| B---------------4--3--1-----------------4-3-2-1----------------------| G----3h5p3h5p3-----------3----3h5p3h5-----------4-3---4h5p4h5--------| D---------------1-----------------------1----------------------------| A--------------------------------------------------------------------| E----4----------3-------------4---------3-------------4--------------| Ab Eb Ab Eb
more tension... slowing down..... E-----------------------4-3---4-3------8------------------------| B-----3-4-4-3------------------------8-----9-6---8-4-----6--3---| G---5---------5--4-5--4-----4------5-----6-----5------4---------| D---------------------5-----3------5-----6-----5------3---------| A----------------------------------6-----8-----6------5---------| E---3-----4---3-------------------------------------------------| G7 Cm Db Cm G7
speed up slowly... (this part is just like the beggining) E-------------------------------7-5----------------------------------| B--------------------5-6-7-8--------8-6--6---5----3----1-------------| G------------5-6-7-8-------5----4-----------------1------------------| D---5--7-8-9-----------------------------5---5---------2-------------| A--------------------------7----5--------3---3----2----0-------------| E--------------------------------------------------------------------| C G C E7 Am
...tension building.... E----------------------3--------8-7------7-8------10-8-----8-10--------| B---------------5--3---------8-------10-------10--------12-------12----| G---5--7-5-4-5---------4-----5----------------7------------------9-----| D---4-----------5------3-------------10-----------------12-------------| A----------------------------7-------8--------9---------10-------11----| E---4-----------3------3-----------------------------------------------| D7b5/Ab G G7 C F D G E
|-------beautiful chord... V E--12-10--8--10-12--13--10----10-----------------------------| B---------------------------------13---13------12------------| G---------9---------10--------9--------12------12------------| D---------7--------------------------------------------------| A-------------------11--------10-------10------10------------| E------------------------------------------------------------| Am G#dim?? Cadd9 Gadd11 G
ending flourish hold.... E--------------------------------------------------------------| B---------------------------------------------3----------------| G----5-----5---5-----5---5---5---3---3---2---------------------| D----2-----3---5-----7---7---4---5---2---3----3----------------| A----3-----5---7-----8---6---5---5---3---3---------------------| E---------------------------------------------4----------------| C Dm7 C/E F F7 D7 Gm C7 F G#dim
forte E---------------------------| B---------------------------| G----5------4------5--------| D----2-------------2--------| A-----------5------3--------| E----3------3---------------| C G C
NOTE: The chords sound best when you "strum" them with your fingers, where each note is a little offset from the other. For example, the last flourish before the ending could be written as:
hold.... E-------------------------------------------------------------------| B------------------------------------------------------3------------| G------5-----5----5-----5----5----5----3----3----2------------------| D-----2-----3----5-----7----7----4----5----2----3-----3-------------| A----3-----5----7-----8----6----5----5----3----3--------------------| E----------------------------------------------------4--------------| C Dm7 C/E F F7 D7 Gm C7 F G#dim?
...but since it was easier to write the TAB with the chord notes right on top of each other, I just did that to save space. Well, that was just a tip or suggestion, HAVE FUN!
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