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    Moon River tab?

    Hi would someone kindly share with me a tab of a fingerpicking version of Moon River? I've heard alot of amazing acoustic takes on Moon River and i really wanna learn how to play them. But im not good enough to be able figure them out by ear. Someone please help me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riceboi89
    Hi would someone kindly share with me a tab of a fingerpicking version of Moon River? I've heard alot of amazing acoustic takes on Moon River and i really wanna learn how to play them. But im not good enough to be able figure them out by ear. Someone please help me
    I've just done a fingerstyle chord-melody arrangement of this tune for my students, so here ya go:

    It's directly exported from my Sibelius software, and the various symbols are explained at the end. If you need more clarification, let me know. (It's in key of G, btw. The melody is mostly on top 2 strings, sometimes on 3rd, so make sure those notes get most weight and length.)
    I can also send you the notation+tab version by email if you give me your direct address.
    Code:
       3/4
        E.E H         E E H         E.E H E E E   E E H   Q
    E||-------------|-5---3-------|-2-----0-----|-------------|
    B||-3-----------|-----0-------|---------3-1-|-3-----------|
    G||-----0-------|---0---------|-----0-------|---------0---|
    D||---0---------|-------------|---2---------|-----0-------|
    A||-------------|-------------|-3-----------|---2---------|
    E||-3-----------|-0-----------|-------------|-3-----------|
    
    
       E.E H E E E   E E H   Q     E.E Q   Q     E E H   Q     Q.  Q   Q
    E|-2-----0-----|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
    B|-3-------3-1-|-3-----------|-------------|---------0---|-------------|
    G|-----0-------|---------0---|-2+----------|-----2-------|-0-----------|
    D|---2---------|-----0-------|-----2-------|---1---------|---------2---|
    A|-3-----------|---2---------|---3-----3---|-2-----------|-----2-------|
    E|-------------|-3-----------|-2-----------|-------------|-0-----------|
    
    
       H   Q   Q     Q.  Q   Q     H   Q   Q     E E H   Q     E E H.    E
    E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-3---2-----0-|
    B|-3---0-------|-------------|-3---0-------|-----0---3---|-2-----------|
    G|-0-------2---|-0-----------|-2-------2---|-0-----------|-----0-------|
    D|-3-----------|-----2-------|-1-----------|-----0-------|---2---------|
    A|---------2---|-3-------3---|-------------|---2---------|-0-----------|
    E|-3-----------|-------------|---------1---|-0-----------|-------------|
    
    
       E E H   Q     H.            E.E Q   Q     E E Q   Q     E.E H E E E
    E|-2---0-------|------------||-------------|-5---3-------|-2-----0-----|
    B|-1-------3---|-5----------||-3-----------|-----0-------|-3-------3-1-|
    G|-----0-------|-5----------||---------0---|---0---------|-----0-------|
    D|---2---------|-4----------||-----0-------|---------0---|---2---------|
    A|-0-----------|-5----------||---2---------|-------------|-3-----------|
    E|-------------|------------||-3-----------|-0-----------|-------------|
    
    
    
       E E H   Q     E.E H E E E   E E Q   Q     E.E Q   Q     E E H   Q
    E|-------------|-2-----0-----|-------------|-------------|-------------|
    B|-3-----------|-0-------3-1-|-3-----------|-------------|---------0---|
    G|---------0---|-0---0-------|---------0---|-2+----------|-----2-------|
    D|-----0-------|---2---------|-----0-------|-----2-------|---1---------|
    A|---2---------|-3-----------|---2---------|---3-----3---|-2-----------|
    E|-3-----------|-------------|-3-------3---|-2-----------|-------------|
    
    
       Q.  Q   Q     Q   H   Q     Q.  Q   Q     Q   H   Q     Q.  Q   Q
    E|-------------|-------------|-3-----------|-5-------3---|-------------|
    B|-------------|-0-------3---|---------0---|-------------|-3+----------|
    G|-0-----------|-------------|-----0-------|-----0-------|---------0---|
    D|-2-----------|-0-----------|-------------|-------------|-----0-------|
    A|-----2-------|-------------|-4-----------|-3-----------|-2-----------|
    E|---------0---|-----0-------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
    
    
    
       Q   H E E E   Q.  Q   Q     E E H E E E   Q.  Q   Q     Q.  Q   Q
    E|-----2-0-----|-------------|-----2-0-----|-------------|-------------|
    B|-----0---3-1-|-3+----------|-----3---3-1-|-3-----------|-------------|
    G|-----0-------|---------0---|---0+0-------|-------------|-0-----------|
    D|-------------|-----0-------|-------------|---------0---|---------0---|
    A|-3-----------|-2-----------|-3-----------|-----2-------|-----2-------|
    E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-3-----------|-0-----------|
    
    
       Q   H         H.  H         H.            H.            Q   H
    E|-------------|-------------|------------||-3-----------|-8---5-------|
    B|-1-----------|-----0-------|------------||-------------|-----5-------|
    G|-----2+------|-2-----------|-0----------||-------------|-----5-------|
    D|-----2-------|-0-----------|-0----------||-------------|-----5-------|
    A|-0-----------|-3-----------|-2----------||-------------|-0-----------|
    E|-------------|-2-----------|-3----------||-0-----------|-------------|
    
    
       H.            H.
    E|-7-----------|-3-----------|
    B|-7-----------|-0-----------|
    G|-5-----------|-0-----------|
    D|-0-----------|-------------|
    A|-------------|-------------|
    E|-------------|-------------|
    
    
    What do all the symbols mean?
    -----------------------------
    
    W - whole note (semibreve)
    H - half note (minim)
    Q - quarter note (crotchet)
    E - 8th note (quaver)
    S - 16th note (semiquaver)
    T - 32nd note (demisemi quaver)
    X - 64th note (hemidemisemi quaver)
    ? - Fret number not defined (note out of range)
    
    If a dot appears after one of the above then it means that the note is 1.5
    times as long, e.g. Q. is 3 8th notes long. Two dots means 1.75 times long.
    
    If a '+' sign appears after a note then that note is tied to (held on to) the
    next note.
    
     ______
    |1.    | - play bar/s under this sign first time only in repeats
    
    |2.    | - play bar/s under this sign second time only in repeats
    
    |1.3.  | - play bar/s under this sign first and third time only in repeats
    
    ||
    ||*
    ||*      - Repeat back to this sign
    ||
    
     ||
    *||
    *||      - Repeat from this sign
     ||
    
    
    |-3-|    - Triplet
    
    ___________________________________________________________
    Created using Sibelius - http://www.sibelius.com/
    This is a relatively simple arrangement - it would be possible to enrich many of the chords with other tones or extensions, or even make some cool substitutions. But IMO this makes a reasonable starting point.
    Last edited by JonR; 04-02-2009 at 10:43 AM.

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