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Silent Anticipations Chords & Tabs

Hedges Michael Chords & Tabs

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Silent Anticipations Tab

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Death by Guitar: (or "Silent Anticipations" by Michael Hedges)
(butchered transcription intuited by Scott Edgar)
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Line numbers at far left; string tuning shown for all strings
h = harmonic        s = stringslap (generic punishment, no precision
H = hammer-on       S = bodysmack     /necessary:just get that bass])
p = pulloff to      < = downslide
> = upslide
r = righthand       Tuning from standard: tune the low E down two
l = lefthand        frets to a D and the B string up one fret to
ro= rightover       a C. That's all:)
lo= leftover
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                       ) I N T R O (
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 E---12h----12-->--14--14--14-->--15--15--15-------12h--12-->--
 C---12h-------------------7h----------------------12h---------
0G---12h-------------------7h----------------------12h---------
1D---12h-------------------7h----------------------12h---------
 A---12h-------------------7h------------------s0--------------
 D----0--------------------0-------------------s0--------------

 E-(>)-14--14--14--14--14--p--10--12--12--p--10--p--8--p--7----
 C-------------7h----------------------------------------------
0G-------------7h----------------------------------------------
2D-------------7h----------------------------------------------
 A-------------7h----------------------------------------------
 D-------------0-----------------------------------------------

 E--8--p--7--p--0--H2->-3--p--2--2--H3--p--2--p--0-------------
 C--------------0----------------3h-----------------H2->-3--14--
 C--p--0------------------------------------------4h-----------
0G--------H2->-4--4--4---4h-----------
 D------------------------------------------------0------------
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/h/hedges_michael/silent_anticipations_tab.html ]
 E-p-7-H9--9--p-7-p-5--14-14--p-12-H14->-15--15----------------
 C---------7h-------------12h----------------7h----------------
0G---------7h-------------12h----------------7h---*breath]*----
5D---------7h-------------12h----------------7h----------------
 A---------7h-------------12h----------------7h----------------
 D-------------------------0-----------------------------------

 E------12h---------------7h-------------------------5h--------
 C------12h---------------7h-------------------------5h--------
0G------12h---------------7h-------------------------5h--------
6D------12h-loH10----10--3-->--10--3-->--10--p--0--1-->--3--------------
 A--lo3-->--10--3-->--10--3-->--10--p--0--1-->--3--------------
 D--lo3-->--10--3-->--10--3-->--10--p--0--1-->--3--------------

This also repeats about three times, then follows another line 09,
then another set of these, and then...oh, eventually a crash'n'burn
variation on line 06 with lots of offkey harmonics, screeching to a
halt with a ferocious hammer-on over the neck with the left hand
on a 333000 chord, after which collapse from oxygen depletion is in
order, and makes a touching finale.
*    *      *           *     **    *     *     **    **    *
     So...let's see where I can further confuse the issue....
Line 03: the 3h is an octave up from the 7h and sounds wonderful,
if it can be coaxed into being. All those initial harmonic chords
are nice slightly arpeggiated, although just a fist-impact (*POW]*)
will do as well.
   Line 05: the X7h7h7h7h15 is indeed a bit of a stretch, so I
often use the other harmonic node (don't ask at which fret, my
hyperoctaves aren't too great) which involves a flamenco-style
right-handed strum with the heel of the thumb brushing the
strings at the requisite fret to get the harmonic. It's about
fret 18 or 20 or something; two before the hole on my machine.
    Line 06: the harmonics can also be arpeggiated; he does them
both ways, since that line more or less crops up more than once.
    Line 07: He accompanies the slap against the body with a
short strum, or something. It comes out slightly different when
I play it; too much intuition fluxing it up, I guess. He frets the
slide from lo3 to pulloff to the 12h (or whatever sounds good; I
do it a bit differently, and this may not be exact...prob'ly ain't)
with his left index finger over the neck, then hits the 555555
from under the neck as a regular chord.
    Line 08: The lo3's (and following slides later on) are fretted
over the neck with the left thumb. Most of the overneck hammer-ons
are pinch-hit with the left index and thumb.
    Line 10: All the 333000's preceeding a slide to 10's are fretted
over the neck with the left thumb. Get ready for the smoke to fly;
I still can't play this fast enough. I think he must oil his strings:)
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