Imagine PartC Tab - Advanced Fingerstyle
Imagine PartC Tab, by Ultimate-Guitar-Online.com, arrangement by Chet Atkins
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- Imagine PartC Tab 1
- Imagine PartC Tab 2
Imagine is another of my favorite Chet Atkins tunes, that Chet performed toward the end of his career. This Lennon song is absolutely beautiful and the way that Chet has arranged it, it almost sounds as if he and John Lennon collaborated on the song - it is that good. In the second verse, I have departed from Chet's arangement of this song and have included an arrangement of my own. Watch out for some interesting twists and turns in this song.
Play it slowly as that is how the song was written. The Guitar Pro file is set to 90 beats per minute and that is about right for this song.
The Essential Chet Atkins: Here is an MP3 of Chet playing Imagine on this CD. There are also many other great cuts on this CD if you enjoy listing to him spin his magic as one of the really great master pickers.
Bourree; Cosmic Square Dance; Wobegon (The Way It Used To Be; Maybelle; Dixie McGuire ; Jam Man; Poor Boy Blues; Road To Gundaghi / Waltzing Matilda; Sneakin' Around; Dream ; After You've Gone; I'll See You In My Dreams; Young Thing; Imagine; So Soft, Your Goodbye
Imagine PartB Tab - Guitar Pro File - Note: This is a free download for you! The file has all of the notation, TAB, left hand fingering, rhythm chords and more. Turn on RSE and you can enjoy listening to the song as if it was really being played! Amazing sound.
Imagine PartB Tab - PDF File - Note: This is a free download for you ! This free PDF includes not only the professionally transcribed TAB and notation, but the left hand fingering, ornamentals, chords and if this is a fingerstyle guitar piece, it will included the right hand fingering as well..
Enjoy this free download file! The file has all of the notation, TAB, correct fingering, rhythm chords and more. RSE is the Realistic Sound Module of Guitar Pro. Turn this on and when you play the song you will hear the song in a very realistic setting. This will give you an amazing sound. Not only can you play along with this song, you can rework it to suit your own practicing style.
Each file you will encounter here has been transcribed in eMedia's Guitar-Pro. Ultimate Guitar OnLine uses this software for all of it's TAB, Notation, Rhythm Chords and it is our personal favorite. It is filled with features and is uncomplicated to use - even without a manual. It can be utilized on either the PC or an a Mac. I use it on a Mac and love it. Here is a complete critiquefor you to view: Guitar Pro 6. There is a 15 day, full-featured demo usable. Just click HERE for the download area.
Imagine PartA Tab - Chet Atkins:Before you begin this arrangement, use drop D tuning, so you tune your 6th string down 2 frets or to a D note, rather than an E note. Next the INTRO is a bit complex. These are triplet hammer-on, pull-off sequences. Just drag your left hand first finger to each new fret location, anchor it and perform the triplet.
This part is the first half of the sone or the Verse. It is played through twice before going on the the Chorus, which will be the PartB. Also we will go through tai one more time after that.
Here is the link to Part A: Imagine Rag PartA Tab:
Imagine PartB Tab - Chet Atkins: This is the second half of the song or the Chorus. This is the part that really has the nice chord changes in it and you will love this sound. Good thing it is played quite slowly so some of the more difficult fingering is rather easy to master. Have fun with this arrangement and good luck.
The easiest way for you to master this song is to download the Guitar Pro file of this song. It is exactly the same as the PDF files located herein and the PDF file you can generate here was generated from the Guitar Pro file. I have depicted all the ornamentals as close to Chet's arrangement as possible and as close to the way that I play it as possible.
Here is the link to Part B: Imagine Rag PartB Tab:
Imagine PartC Tab - Chet Atkins: This is the second time around on the Verse of this song. This time we will play many of the same bass strings, but the lead will be be played mostly one octave higher. Be sure to play the bass note quite softly as the high notes cas easily get lost with a big booming bass note. Also, the 16th note ornamental is played one octave higher, but rather than a hammer-on for the 4th note in the sequence, play it with a slide to make it much easier.
Watch the syncopation in measure 34 as well. This is important to get a very defined sound and a marked differece from the first time through.
Here is the link to Part C: Imagine PartC Tab:
Imagine PartD Tab - Chet Atkins: This break will be variations on the PartA and PartB, to show you some cool changes you can make to the arrangement to give it a little more variety. If you have learned the remainder of the breaks for Image, you will want to master these variations as well.
Here is the link to Part D: Imagine PartD Tab:
Notes on the lesson:
Click HERE if you are not familiar with interpretation of TAB. We will give you an overview so you can become intimate with it. Also, click HERE if you need a few help reading Notation. There are a few more areas that you can brush up on to really get going on this song. Simply click a link and you can take a tutorial to learn how to execute each item.
Have some questions with regards to the Left Hand fingering? Find a great deal of useful data in the article, Left Hand Strategies to get needed direction.
If you desire help with your fingerstyle approach, visit our Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons section.
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