FROM PART ONE:
This month we're going to pick a tune from my latest
album using the E9th tuning, and try to familiarize you with positions and
use of open strings. On the bridge you will find L K L which means
the left knee pushing left (This was a typo and should
"LKR" which means the left knee pushing to right. In the
tab it's listed as "e". As far as I know Buddy hasn't ever had
the E's to Eb on the LKL.) It drops the two E's ½ tone. The
rest of the diagram uses the 2 standard pedals for E9th. This issue
has the first half of the recording up to a modulation and 2nd
bridge. The next issue will contain the last bridge and the ending.
TEXT FROM PART TWO: (starts after the piano solo).
As you recall, I mentioned in the last issue a modulation at the end
of "Greensleeves." For those who have not heard the tune
from the album, it is merely an eight-bar turn around with the piano
ending in D major. The second bridge then starts in A minor, as
indicated below, making use of the diatonic tuning. I will note here
instead of in the diagram that the tag is done in harmonics starting with
the last two notes of the 2nd bridge in A minor.
(Please note that when I made up the tab, I put in the "*"
after the harmoniced notes).
As you get used to the tuning, you will start to realize how many chord
changes can be administered without moving the bar. This is one of
the reasons it has become such a good commercial tuning from the looks of
things it will be around awhile.