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Long Live Rock N Roll Chords & Tabs

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Long Live Rock N Roll Tab

   
      Song: Long Live Rock 'n' Roll

      Artist: Rainbow

      Album: Long Live Rock 'n' Roll

      Written by: Ritchie Blackmore and Ronny James Dio

 

  I want to thank the one who posted the first transcription
of this song. I wrote mine based on theirs.This is about 1 year's
work.I've corrected it several times during this period, always
finding new details. This is, I think, my final version for the
song. I tried to get as close to the record as my IbanezRG70DX
alowed me. There still might be mistakes, especially at the  
measures.It's the first time I try to add measures to my tab and I'm
not too good at it... so use them to get an idea but don't count too much
on them... As for the rest of the transcription, it might be not 100%
accurate but it sounds ok.

  You can contact me at jack_ohara_097@hotmail.com if you need.


  Intro

     Drum Intro  Gtr1       Bw                      Bw
  e I----I------I---------I--------I--------------I--------I
  B I----I------I---------I--------I--------------I--------I
  G I----I------I---------I-5--3---I--------------I-5--3---I
  D I----I------I-3--4--5-I------5~I-3-0-3-0-3-5--I------5~I
  A I----I------I-3--4--5-I--------I-3-0-3-0-3-5--I--------I
  E I----I------I---------I--------I--------------I--------I

               Bw
  I----------I--------I--------------I
  I----------I--------I--------------I
  I----------I-5--3---I--------------I
  I-3-0-3-5~~I------5~I-3-0-3-0-3-5--I
  I-3-0-3-5--I--------I-3-0-3-0-3-5--I
  I----------I--------I--------------I

 
  Bridge
  I---------I---------I------
  I---------I---------I------
  I---------I---------I------
  I-5--3----I---------I------
  I-------5-I-3--1----I------
  I---------I-------3-I-1--2-

  Verse


   The verse starts with arppegiating the G5 powerchord. Use the
  index that keeps the 6th string on fret 3 to mute the 5th string.
  Then the verse switches to the G minor pentatonic scale (also
  used for the bridge).


    --------I------------I------------I------------I
    --------I------------I------------I------------I
    --------I------------I------------I------------I
    ----5---I-5------5---I-5------5---I-5------5-3~I
    --------I--X---------I--X---------I--X---------I
    -3-3----I---3-3-3----I---3-3-3----I---3-3-3-3--I
 

  I------------I------------I------------I------------I
  I------------I------------I------------I------------I
  I------------I------------I------------I------------I
  I-5------5---I-5------5---I-5------5---I-5------5---I
  I--X---------I--X---------I--X---------I--X---------I
  I---3-3-3----I---3-3-3----I---3-3-3----I---3-3-3----I

                                          
  I------------I------------I------------I------------I
  I------------I------------I------------I------------I
  I------------I------------I------0-----I------------I
  I------------I------------I--------3---I-----5~-----I
  I-1-3-5--3-1-I----1-3--5-3I-1--------5-I-3------1-3-I
  I------------I-3----------I---3--------I---3--------I

 
  I------------I------------I
  I------------I------------I
  I------------I------------I
  I------------I------------I
  I-5--3-1----1I-3--5-3-1---I
  I--------3---I----------3-I
 

  Refrain

   The fret numbers without spacing should be read obviously as
  single ones.This is the F5 powerchord. Then we move through F#5
  to G5. Note that this is the same as the intro. I have only
  replaced the open-string D5 with fret hand muting. The whole
  refrain reflects a G minor pentatonic aproach (same as the verse
  and the bridge).

                                     Bw
  I-----------I-----------I---------I--------I--------------I
  I-----------I-----------I---------I--------I--------------I
  I-----------I-----------I---------I-5--3---I--------------I
  I-----------I-----------I-3--4--5-I------5-I-3-X-3-X-3-5--I
  I-3333333333I-3333333333I-3--4--5-I--------I-3-X-3-X-3-5--I
  I-111111111II-1111111111I---------I--------I--------------I

    Bw                  Bw
  I--------I----------I--------I--------------I
  I--------I----------I--------I--------------I
  I-5--3---I----------I-5--3---I--------------I
  I------3~I-3-X-3-5~~I------3-I-3-X-3-X-3-5--I
  I--------I-3-X-3----I--------I-3-X-3-X-3-5--I
  I--------I----------I--------I--------------I


  Play Intro, Bridge, Verse, Refrain, Bridge, Verse, Refrain,
       Bridge  and then move to the solo.

  SOLO

  While guitar 2 kicks in for the lead, guitar 1 plays similarly
  to the verse riff. Here I've tried to tab them both.
  Note that wherever you see sequences of fret numbers without
  spaces you should read them as groups of 2-digit numbers. This
  is,naturally, apart from the end, where the refrain starts.

  We start with a chromatic climax before Gtr1 falls back to the
  verse riff and Gtr2 moves to the main body of the solo.
 
   Gtr1
  e I--------------------I--------------------I
  B I--------------------I--------------------I
  G I--------------------I--------------------I
  D I-------5---------5--I-------5---------5--I
  A I--------------------I--------------------I
  E I-3---3-----3---3----I-3---3-----3---3----I
    I                    I                    I
   Gtr2                  I                    I 
  e I-5-/-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6I-5-/-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6I
  B I-7 /-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8I-7-/-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8I
  G I--------------------I--------------------I
  D I--------------------I--------------------I
  A I--------------------I--------------------I
  E I--------------------I--------------------I


  I--------------------I-------------------I-----------------I
  I--------------------I-------------------I-----------------I
  I--------------------I-------------------I-----------------I
  I-------5---------5--I-------5------3----I-----------------I
  I--------------------I-------------------I-5-----3-----1---I
  I-3---3-----3---3----I-3---3-------------I-----------------I
  I                    I                   I                 I
  I                    I                   I                 I
  I-5-/-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6I-6-6---7-7-7--8-8-8I-9-9-9-1010101111I
  I-7-/-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8I-8-8---9-9-9-101010I11111101212121313I
  I--------------------I-------------------I-----------------I
  I--------------------I-------------------I-----------------I
  I--------------------I-------------------I-----------------I
  I--------------------I-------------------I-----------------I
  
                 let ring==============
  I--------------I------------------I------------------I
  I--------------I------------------I------------------I
  I--------------I-0----------------I------------------I
  I--------------I-5----------------I------------------I
  I--------------I----------5-------I--------------5---I
  I--3-----1-----I------------------I------3----3------I
  I              I                  I                  I
  I              I Bh Bh Bh Bh Bh BhI Bh   Bh          I
  I11121212131313I-14-13-14-13-14-13I-14~--------------I
  I131414141515--I------------------I------19--18-15---I
  I--------------I------------------I----------------17I
  I--------------I------------------I------------------I
  I--------------I------------------I------------------I
  I--------------I------------------I------------------I
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/r/rainbow/long_live_rock_n_roll_tab.html ]
 
  I----------------------------I---------------------I
  I----------------------------I---------------------I
  I----------------------------I---------------------I
  I--5--------------------5----I--5------------5-----I
  I------X---------------------I----X----------------I
  I---------3-----3----3-------I------3--3--3--------I
  I                            I                     I
  IpBh=r   Bh===               I                     I
  I----------------------------I---------------------I
  I-17--15-17-17-17--15--15----I---------------------I
  I--------------------17--17~-I-201715-201715-201715I
  I----------------------------I---------------------I
  I----------------------------I---------------------I
  I----------------------------I---------------------I


  I---------------------I------------------------I
  I---------------------I------------------------I
  I---------------------I------------------------I
  I--5------------5-----I-----5------------5-----I
  I----X----------------I-------X----------------I
  I------3--3--3--------I---------3--3--3--------I
  I                     I                        I
  I                     I                        I
  I---------------------I------------------------I
  I---------------------I------------------------I
  I---------------------I------------------------I
  I-201715-201715-201715I-17~-19-15-191715-181715I
  I---------------------I------------------------I
  I---------------------I------------------------I


  I--------------------------I-----------------------------I
  I--------------------------I-----------------------------I
  I--------------------------I-----------------------------I
  I-------5-----------5------I-----5--------------5--------I
  I---------X----------------I-------X---------------------I
  I-----------3--3--3--------I---------3----3---3----------I
  I                          I                             I
  I                          I                    Bw       I
  I--------------------------I--------------------13---13--I
  I--------------------------I----15~-------151315-------15I
  I---------14--14-15--17-16-I-17-----171617---------------I
  I-17-15-17--17-------------I-----------------------------I
  I--------------------------I-----------------------------I
  I--------------------------I-----------------------------I


  I--------------------------I--------------------------------I
  I--------------------------I--------------------------------I
  I--------------------------I--------------------------------I
  I------5------------5------I--------------------------------I
  I--------X-----------------I----1----3-----5------3-----1---I
  I----------3---3--3--------I--------------------------------I
  I                          I                                I
  I                          I                                I
  I--------------------------I--------------------------------I
  I-13--13-------------------I--------------------------------I
  I---15--15--15-------------I---10---12p10-10h112-13p12-10h12I
  I---------17--17-15-171615-I12------------------------------I
  I--------------------------I--------------------------------I
  I--------------------------I--------------------------------I
 
                                              let ring====
  I------------------------------I------------------------I
  I------------------------------I------------------------I
  I------------------------------I------------------------I
  I------------------------------I-------------6--------8-I
  I------1----3-------5-----3----I-1-----------6--------8-I
  I--3---------------------------I------3-----------------I
  I                              I                        I
  I                              I                        I
  I------------------------------I------------------------I
  I-10-------10121110------------I------------------------I
  I-----12-----------121110-810-9I-8--8----------17151715-I
  I------------------------------I--10-10~---/17----------I
  I------------------------------I------------------------I
  I------------------------------I------------------------I

  ==============
  I----------------------I-----------------I
  I----------------------I-----------------I
  I----------------------I-----------------I
  I---------5------------I-----------------I
  I-------3--------1---3-I--5--3--1-------1I
  I-------3--------------I-------------3---I
  I                      I                 I
  I       Bw====r  Bhr   I Bhr   Bhr   Bhr I
  I----------------------I-----------------I 
  I----------------------I-----------------I 
  I-------17------(17)---I-17---(17)—-(17)-I 
  I-171517---------------I-----------------I 
  I----------------------I-----------------I 
  I----------------------I-----------------I
 

  I------------------I-------------I-----------I
  I------------------I-------------I-----------I
  I------------------I-------------I-----------I
  I------------------I-------------I-----------I
  I--3---5--3--1-----I---3333333333I3333333333-I
  I---------------3--I---1111111111I1111111111-I
  I                  I             I           I
  I Bhr              I  Bw===r     I Bw===     I
  I------------------I-------------I-----------I
  I------------------I--20------18-I-15--------I
  I(17)-19-17\15-----I-------------I--------17-I
  I--------------17--I-------------I-----------I
  I------------------I-------------I-----------I
  I------------------I-------------I-----------I

  (refrain)      Bw                      Bw
  I------------I--------I--------------I--------I
  I------------I--------I--------------I--------I
  I------------I-5--3---I--------------I-5--3---I
  I--3---4--5--I------5-I-3-0-3-0-3-5--I------5~I
  I--3---4--5--I--------I-3-0-3-0-3-5--I--------I
  I------------I--------I--------------I--------I
  I            I        I              I
  IpBhr    let ring=================   I Gtr2 tacet
  I------------I--------I--------------I
  I-17--18-20--I-------~I~~~~~~~~~~~~--I
  I------------I--------I--------------I
  I------------I--------I--------------I
  I------------I--------I--------------I
  I------------I--------I--------------I

   Gtr1        Bw
  I----------I--------I--------------I
  I----------I--------I--------------I
  I----------I-5--3---I--------------I
  I-3-0-3-5~~I------5-I-3-0-3-0-3-5--I
  I-3-0-3----I--------I-3-0-3-0-3-5--I
  I----------I--------I--------------I
 
  If you have to play the song on your own (without second guitar)
  simply play after the bridge the part of  Gtr2. At the end of
  the solo ignore the finger vibrato sustain. Just play the 20 and
  then jump directly back to Gtr1 part for the refrain.

  The song then goes on with the bridge,verse and refrain.
  Then as outro the refrain pattern is used. Play the refrain
  another 5 times and the last time fade out. Also at the 2nd and
  4th time play only the downstrokes of F5.

  Here is an explanation to the symbols I used:

  Bw   bend whole step (whole tone, equivalent to 2 frets up)
  Bh     "  half  "    (semitone, equivalent to 1 fret up)
  pB   pre-bend (bend as indicated before picking)
  r    release bend
  =    shows the length of the bend or of the "let ring"
  / \  legato slide. slide up or down from the fret indicated
       on the left to the one on the right without picking the one
       on the right.
  ~    finger vibrato
  X    fret hand muted string. touch it without holding it down to
       some fret. the result is a choked sound without clean pitch.
  (17) Work on this note without picking it again.


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