Baby Huey - Listen To Me Chords & Tabs

 

Listen To Me Chords & Tabs

Baby Huey Chords & Tabs

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Listen To Me Tab

"Listen To Me"
Baby Huey
Transcribed by Funkguitar.org
http://www.funkguitar.org

A very, very rare song from the old Curtom label, which was acquired 
by Rhino Records in 1997. This track is pretty rare but you can find 
it on Kurtis Blow's amazing History of Rap Vol. 1 compilation album. 

There are plenty of horns going on here, and two guitars. There are 
a lot of "parts" to this song, in which a defined verse, chorus, and 
bridge are apparent but varied, with a lot of breakdowns. That's why 
this song was chosen for you to study; it's quite unusual. What 
you'll want to learn from this one is how the guitar interacts with 
the rest of the song; providing funk accents and driving the rhythm 
as it runs through a descending pattern during the verse with a 
resolution/turnaround. There is picking, strumming and a lot of 
raking/muting and in general, a lot of movement all over the neck. 

The intro/verse section, which is akin to an alternating bass riff, 
can be tricky as you're jumping from the 3rd fret on the low E 
string to the 7th and 8th fret on the A string. If you find this 
too dificult, don't do it, and just concentrate on the A string 
portion. The bass can handle the G note on the E string for you.
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/baby_huey/listen_to_me_tab.html ]
Unless you want to push your tubes to distortion, you may want 
some slight overdrive to get that crunchy tone on those 
turnaround riffs. Using a technique where you play soft and easy 
on the verse and hard and firm on the turnaround, you're able to 
get two tones out of the guitar with a fixed stompbox/amp setting, 
and no adjustment of the guitar volume necessary. More often than 
not, your hands and fingers are responsible for your tone than you 
think. 

A healthy dose of reverb would be in order for this song, 
too. We used a Fender tube amp and Fender Stratocaster to get the 
tone. 

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multimedia fair use guidelines and are restricted from further use.
 
Guitar verse (doubles horn):

E-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|
G----------------------------------o|
D----------------------------------o|
A------7h8-----5h7-------3h5--------|
E--3-3-----3-3-------3-3------------|

At the conclusion of this guitar riff, there is 
a turnaround, which is any of these riffs:

E-------------------------------------|
B---5p3------------5------------------|
G---5p3-5------3h5-5------------------|
D-------5--or--3h5----or--(ad lib)----|
A-------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|

The high, funky guitar part played during end of verses
and during percussion breakdowns:

(doubles horns, also used post guitar solo/outro)

E-------------------------|
B-10--12--10--------------|
G-10--12--10--------------|
D-10--12--10--------------|
A-------------------------|
E-------------------------|
 
During the chorus part, the guitar is separating from 
the horns doing its own scale pattern:

E---------------------|------------------------------|
B---------------------|------------------------------|
G---------------------|-------------------12--------o|
D--12--10---------14--|-12--10---------14-----14----o|
A---------11--12------|--------11--12----------------|
E---------------------|------------------------------|

END
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