Nektar - Astral Man Chords & Tabs

 

Astral Man Chords & Tabs

Nektar Chords & Tabs

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Astral Man Tab

   
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From: Christopher Carl Heckman 
Subject: TAB: Nektar: Astral Man
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 1996 23:38:18 -0400


"Astral Man" from Nektar's album _Down To Earth_
Written by Nektar, tabbed by Christopher C Heckman.
This is a personal interpretation of that song and is in no way are
connected 
with the actual music, other than the fact that it may bear a striking 
resemblence (at some future point) to the contents of these files.
Also, all songs are for private study alone; making money off of them
would violate various copyright laws.
********************************************************************************

The transcript is a bass transcript, witch outlines the chords as well.
(There
aren't any tricky guitar parts here.) The main bassline is in several
parts:

Part 1: (guitar tacet)
   (Am)                          (Dm)
G:--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D:--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A:--------------|--------------|--5--3--2--0--|--5--3--2--0--|
E:--5--3--2--0--|--5--3--2--0--|--------------|--------------|
  
Part 2: (guitar plays
chords)                                               
    Dm C  Am    Dm C  Am    Dm C  Am    Dm C  Em          Am
G:-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------------|
D:-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|---------------|
A:--5--3--0--|--5--3--0--|--5--3--0--|--5--3-----|---------------|
E:-----------|-----------|-----------|--------0--|--2--3--5------|

Part 3: (guitar arpeggiates the open chord-forms)
     Am             Em
G:---------------|---------------|
D:---------------|---------------|
A:---------------|---------------|
E:--(0)----3--2--|--0-----2--3---|

For each verse, play Part 1 twice, Part 2, and Part 3.
And the parts go with the lyrics as follows:
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/n/nektar/astral_man_tab.html ]
Intro: Part 1 (2x) Part 2 (Up to Em)

Part 1   (He's) back in town, with the biggest show around,
Part 1   Strike up the band, it's time for Astral Man.  

            Dm         C        Am               Dm        C      Am
Part 2   To know where he'll be landing from his tightrope in the sky,

            Dm      C       Am       Dm    C    Em              Am
(Part 2) To know if he will make it, close your eyes, watch and learn,

                        Em                   Am              Em
Part 3   (Astral Man), (turning) in relation to the ground, (learning)

                         Am              Em                   Am
(Part 3) Please remember what you see (returning) to get back down to
Earth.

Part 1   Astral Man, our race for his _____ands,
Part 1   Thrill's own band, his antics know no bounds.

            Dm        C        Am           Dm        C      Am
Part 2   To know what he'll be doing on his tightrope in the sky,

            Dm          C      Am        Dm    C    Em              Am
(Part 2) He thrills the little children, close your eyes, watch and
learn ...

(Repeat the chorus, of course. The third verse skips the chorus, and
ends
directly on Am.)

Part 1   Astral Man, acknowledges the plans,
Part 1   People clap but they appreciate his _____ands.

            Dm     C        Am         Dm         C      Am
Part 2   He bows toward the people and leaves the ring behind,

         Dm     C      Am    Dm C    Em             Am
(Part 2) Hoping he has given money's worth, down to Earth.

transcribed by checkman@math.gatech.edu.



Extra note: some of the lyrics are iffy; I would appreciate any
feedback.

-- 

Christopher Heckman, checkman@math.gatech.edu
Internet: http://www.math.gatech.edu/~checkman/homepage.html

"[I don't] think Richard should be turning the erosion pattern of 
the Himalayas into a flute quintet at this time." - Douglas Adams
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