"Day Tripper"

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"Day Tripper"

Postby Lieutenant Dan » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:39 am

Thanks for all of the help with "City of New Orleans", especially Golem for providing that chart. I'm all set on that tune now....it's time to tackle "Day Tripper" tonight.

I tried to play along with it a couple of times in my solo practice sessions with my band's cd. It's frustrating because I know this has to be a simple riff, and if I get this riff I've got the tune.
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Re: "Day Tripper"

Postby Golem » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:53 pm

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Now here's the tricky thing with fret/string TAB. You can copy and paste the text, but you really ought to view or print it in a really simple editor like NotePad, and even more important be sure to view it in a monospaced [nonproprtional] font such as 'Courier' or 'Terminal'. The graphical presentation is designed around monospacing, and if viewed in proportional spacing [which is 99% of fonts overall] then some stuff may not line up properly:


Beatles - Day Tripper
(bass)



#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#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.-#
#---------------This file was downloaded from http://www.taborama.com-----------------#
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

artist-the Beatles
song-Day Tripper

Lick-1
G---------------------------------------
D--------------2-0---4---0-2------------
A------------2-----2---2----------------
E----0---3-4----------------------------

G--------------2-0---4---0-2------------
D------------2-----2---2----------------
A----0---3-4----------------------------
E---------------------------------------
Lick-2
G-------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------
E--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2
Lick-2 (cont.)
G-------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------
A-----------------4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-----------------
E-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4---------------------------------

Above is just something I happen to have on file. I don't play it, never really looked at it, and I don't have a regular normal lead sheet. I have a std notation Beatles book, if I can ever get it back from m'bro's GF :-/

I can't play from fret/string TAB, makes me insane[r]. I transcribe it into a string of notes and then hafta figger what the changes really are. Helps a lot if the tabsters tell you what key they're in. I suppose most of the time they don't know. They just play notes, which when played in a row to a fairly even beat, they refer to as 'the song'. Looks OK. When I read it along and do a little 'air fretting' I think I hear the right tune in my head .......

Always assume there are crazy mistakes. But it's better than nuthin', especially if there's a signature riff involved. I think it's Em to Am, but I could be wrong. Rotsaruk.

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Re: "Day Tripper"

Postby Lieutenant Dan » Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:02 pm

Damn....I should have known it was in E. [smilie=smilie_kopf.gif] Feel stupid now. LOL

Thanks Golem! [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]
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Re: "Day Tripper"

Postby GonzoBass » Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:12 pm

Nice explanation Golem!

'Tis true,
different font's make your tab line up wrong
but sometimes it will make your tune sound more "jazzy" if played as written that way.
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Re: "Day Tripper"

Postby ReneGiust » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:17 pm

I believe the "E" part of Lick #1 should be an octave higher than shown in the tab above. That is, transpose the lick shown an octave up... start on the E at the 7th fret of the A string.

Also, Lick #2 is more involved that straight 8th on the root. It's actually way cooler than that and is well worth learning.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, of course.
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Re: "Day Tripper"

Postby Golem » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:49 am

ReneGiust wrote:I believe the "E" part of Lick #1 should be an octave higher than shown in the tab above. That is, transpose the lick shown an octave up... start on the E at the 7th fret of the A string.

Also, Lick #2 is more involved that straight 8th on the root. It's actually way cooler than that and is well worth learning.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, of course.
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Anywayz, I gotta cornfeshun: When I was reading along the TAB and and 'air fretting', I thought it was right cuz a famiar Beatle-esque tune came to my mind's ear .... but now I realize that it wasn't Day Tripper is was Birthday. See why I hate TAB ? Jeeezssh.

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Re: "Day Tripper"

Postby sflajimmy » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:19 pm

I believe the "E" part of Lick #1 should be an octave higher than shown in the tab above. That is, transpose the lick shown an octave up... start on the E at the 7th fret of the A string.

That is correct for the intro but then you drop to the lower octave when the lyrics start.
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