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Old 03-02-2021, 02:46 PM
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Default Lush, full-sounding tab arrangements?

I have a few of Ed Gerhard's tabs and really like them.
The Water Is Wide
If I Fell/In My Life
Moon River

They're so full and lush sounding. Any suggestions on where to get similar arrangements...or performers with a similar style (and who might have tabs)?

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Look for pieces in open tuning or DADGAD tunings that call for very little use of string damping and have languorous chord changes.


Ed Gerhard usually gets a full sound out of his recordings. I like some of the tunes on his

"Sunnyland" CD tunes (a bit more energetic) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0ciuUD7pU
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LADYKILLERS - Lush
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Tabbed by: illy93
Tuning: Standard
~CHORDS USED~

Em: 022000
F#m: 244222
G: 355433
A: x0222x
B: x2444x
Bm: x2443x
C: x3555x
D: x5777x
D#: x6888x
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
~INTRO~

Guitar 1: Em, Bm, Em, C, B x2....then A, G, F#m, F#m.

Guitar 2:

Em Bm Em C B

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------3-0-3-2--|
E|--0-3-5-7-5-3-0-0-3-7-5-7--0-3-5-7-5-3----------|

x2
then...
A G F#m

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|--222------------------------------|
E|------555-0-5-333-0-222222-222222--|

~VERSE 1~

Both Guitars: Em, G, Bm, A, Em
------------------------------------------------------------------------
~PRE CHORUS~

Both Guitars: D, A, Em, D, D#, D, D, Em, C, B

~VERSE 2~

Guitar 1: Em, G, Bm, A, Em

Guitar 2:

Em G Bm A Em

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|--7-5-----77-5-----77-5--------------|
E|------7-5------7-5------7-5-0-232-0--|

x1

Then same chords as guitar 1
~PRE CHORUS~

Both Guitars: same as first pre chorus chords

~CHORUS~

Both Guitars: C, Em, C, Em, C, Em, C, B (x2)

~POST CHORUS~

Guitar 1: intro chords, with added B after second F#m

Guitar 2:

Em Bm Em C B

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|--7-5-----77-5-----77-5-----3-0-3-2--|
E|------7-5------7-5------7-5----------|

x2
Then:

A G F#m B

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|--222-----------------------2--|
E|------555-0-5-333-2222-2222----|

~VERSE 3~

Both Guitars: silent for half verse, then play verse chord progression twice

~PRE CHORUS~

Both Guitars: same as first pre chorus chords

~CHORUS~

Both Guitars: same as first chorus chords

~OUTRO~

Guitar 1: Em, G, Bm, C x3....then: Em, G, Bm.

Guitar 2:

Em G Bm C

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|--0-3-5-7-5-3-0-0-3-5-7-5-------0-3-7-5-7--|

x3
Then:

Em G Bm

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|--0-3-5-7-5-3-0-0-3-5-7-5------------------|




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Old 03-02-2021, 04:45 PM
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Check out Simon Fox, an Australian guitarist, who has free tabs available for his first three albums.

Also Stephen Wake, who provides tabs with every album download on bandcamp.
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Also El McMeen.
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Pete Huttlinger has some great arrangements, ranging from relatively achievable to mind-blowing. I bought two songbooks of his - worth every penny and still available from his website. You can also choose individual songs.
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I have a few of Ed Gerhard's tabs and really like them.
The Water Is Wide
If I Fell/In My Life
Moon River

They're so full and lush sounding. Any suggestions on where to get similar arrangements...or performers with a similar style (and who might have tabs)?
Mr.Jones,
I think my composition "Crossing Crystal Lake" will fit your criteria perfectly.

Although I don't read or write tab, I've been teaching fingerstyle, open-tunings and bottleneck since 1970.

However CCL is included in the Mel Bay book Fingerstyle Masters Vol. 1 where it is tabbed out.

Here's the original recording I did in 1998. It's in open D tuning, capo 2, Key of B. Enjoy!



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