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Andy Volk


From:
Boston, MA
Post Posted 4 Aug 2001 6:49 pm     Reply with quote

In response to some e-mails, here's some more non-pedal tab in B11th tuning. You get even more out of it with an 8-string guitar but it works just fine with 6 strings.

I first heard "Blue Wind" on the Razor & Tie CD "amazing Steel Guitar: The Buddy Emmons Collection". Buddy's feel and tone on this unusual & haunting tune is incomparable. He probably played it on an 8-string with pedals but it arranges very well in non-pedal B11th. Go out and buy the CD today - it's fantastic. You can listen to the first 30 secs. of Blue Wind here:

www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000002ZB9/qid=1042821370/

Tab:

                                       Blue Wind (by Jimmy Day)
               For B11th non-pedal steel
    Acoustic or Electric Bass:

(Intro)                                                                     
G---| |---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D---| |*--------5--5--|--------5--5--|--------6--6--|--------6--6--|
A---| |*--3--3--------|--3--3--------|--4--4--------|--4--4--------|
E---| |---------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|


Steel Guitar:


         (Part A)              C6 [octave gliss ...]                                         
E---| |--------------|----------3-----------------15--------------|
C#--| |--------------|----------3-----------------15--------------|
A---| |*-------------|----------3-----------------15--------------|
F#--| |*-------------|----------3-----------------15--------------|
D#--| |--------------|--------------------------------------------|
C#--| |--------------|--------------------------------------------|
                                                                                         

         Bb6               C6 [octave gliss ...]            Db6                     
E---------13----------|-----3-----------------15-----|--------16--------|
C#--------13----------|-----3-----------------15-----|--------16--------|
A---------13----------|-----3-----------------15-----|--------16--------|
F#--------13----------|-----3-----------------15-----|--------16--------|
D#--------------------|------------------------------|------------------|
C#--------------------|------------------------------|------------------|
                                                                                         

            C6                   D7             Db7                                         
E------------3--------------|--------------------------------------------|
C#-----------3--------------|--------------------------------------------|
A------------3--------------|-----3--------------2-----------------------|
F#-----------3--------------|-----3--------------2-----------------------|
D#--------------------------|-----3--------------2-----------------------|
C#--------------------------|-----3--------------2-----------------------|
                                                                                         

   (Part A 1st Ending)           Em               Ebm                                     
E----------------------------------0----------------9-----|
C#--------------------------------10------10--------9-----|
A---------------------------------10------10--------9-----|
F#--------------------------------10------10--------9-----|
D#--------------------------------------------------------|
C#--------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                                         

         Dm             Eb7                                                                   
E------------8--------------4---| |
C#--------8-----8--------4------| |
A---------8-----8--------4-----*| |
F#--------8-----8--------4-----*| |
D#------------------------------| |
C#------------------------------| |
                                                                                         

   (Part A 2nd Ending)        C6                               Db7   C7                 
E---------------------------------------8--------------------|-----------------| |
C#-----------------------------------6-----6--4--5--4--------|-----------------| |
A------------------------------------------------------6-----|-----2-----1-----| |
F#--------------------------------------------------------6--|-----2-----1-----| |
D#-----------------------------------------------------------|-----2-----1-----| |
C#-----------------------------------------------------------|-----2-----1-----| |
                                                                                         

   (Part B)       F7   [octave gliss ...]       Bb7   [octave gliss ...]               
E-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
C#--------------------6-----------------18--|--------11-----------------23--------|
A---------------------6-----------------18--|--------11-----------------23--------|
F#--------------------6-----------------18--|--------11-----------------23--------|
D#--------------------6-----------------18--|--------11-----------------23--------|
C#--------------------6-----------------18--|--------11-----------------23--------|
                                                                                         

     C6     E9                G7             C7                                             
E------3--3--------------|-----------------------------|
C#-----3--3--------------|-----8--8--------------------|
A------3--3--7--6--5--5--|-----8--8--------3--2--1-----|
F#-----3--3--7--6--5--5--|-----8--8--------3--2--1-----|
D#-----------7--6--5--5--|-----8--8--------3--2--1-----|
C#-----------7--6--5--5--|-----------------3--2--1-----|
                                                                                         

      F7  [octave gliss ...]                   Bb7 [octave gliss ...]                   
E-------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
C#--------6----------------18---------|--------11-----------------23-----------|
A---------6----------------18---------|--------11-----------------23-----------|
F#--------6----------------18---------|--------11-----------------23-----------|
D#--------6----------------18---------|--------11-----------------23-----------|
C#--------6----------------18---------|--------11-----------------23-----------|
                                                                                         

    Am7    Ebdim              Dm7             Db7                 
E------3--------------------|---8---------------2-----2------| |
C#-----3--------------------|---8----8----------2-----2------| |
A------3-----9--------------|---8----8----------2-----------*| |
F#-----3-----9--------------|--------8----------2-----------*| |
D#-----------9--------------|--------------------------------| |
C#--------------------------|--------------------------------| |
                                                                                         

  (Alternate to previous 2 measures)     Am7       Ebdim                                   
E-------------------------------------|--------------------------|
C#------------------------------------|-----6--------------------|
A-------------------------------------|--------7-----5-----4-----|
F#------------------------------------|--------------------------|
D#------------------------------------|--------------------------|
C#------------------------------------|--------------------------|
                                                                                         

      Dm7         Db7                                                                   
E------6--5------------------| |
C#-----------4---------------| |
A------------------3--2-----*| |
F#--------------------------*| |
D#---------------------------| |
C#---------------------------| |


Last edited by Andy Volk on 1 May 2010 3:06 am; edited 2 times in total
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Keith Grubb


From:
Petaluma, CA, USA
Post Posted 4 Aug 2001 9:47 pm     Reply with quote

Andy,
Thanks for the tab. I'm going to retune one of my necks to B11th to try it out soon.
Keith
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