Thursday, May 31, 2007

When I'm 64

I finally learned another song. It's a cute song by The Beatles. The guitar rendition is by Tommy Emmanuel. As with all of Tommy Emmanuel's renditions of The Beatles songs, this song uses the "boom chick" plucking method once again.

Took me a while to learn it, amidst all the piling school work, but it was worthwhile and fun. Makes me feel happy when I play this song 'cause it's such a happy tune.

I made another video using Adobe Premiere Pro 2, to zoom in on the fretboard and plucking hand. Hopefully, it'll help those of you who are interested in learning the song. Tabs are below. Enjoy!





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WHEN I’M 64 – Tommy Emmanuel
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Tabbed by: Graham Choo
Email: da_tweens@yahoo.co.uk

Tuning: Standard

Verse 1:
e|-------------0-----0---3---------3-7-----3---0---5-------------|
B|-0---0-3---------3-------------------------------7-------------|
G|---3-------0---0-----------0---0-------0---0-----7---------4-5-|
D|-----0-------0-------0-------0-------0---------0---4-5-6-7-----|
A|-------------------------------------------------5-------------|
E|-3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3---------------------|

e|-----5-------5----------------------------6\7-6-5-3-3----------|
B|-7-------7-------7-6---5---------7-8-9-10-7\8-7-7-3-3----------|
G|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-7-7-7-7------------4----------|
D|-----7-------7-------7-------7----------------------5----------|
A|-5-------5-------5-------5--------------------------5----------|
E|--------------------------------------------------3-3----------|
e|-------------0-----0---3---------3-7-----5-3-------3-----------|
B|-0---0-3---------3-----------------------3-3-5---5-------------|
G|---3-------0---0-----------0---0-------0-4-4---5-------5---5---|
D|-----0-------0-------0-------0-------0-----------5-------5-----|
A|---------------------------------------------3-------3---------|
E|-3-------3-------3-------3-------3-------3-3-------------------|
e|-3---3-6---5-----3-0-3---------7-7-7-7-3-x-x-x-----------------|
B|---5-------------0-0-0-6-5-----5-5-4-4-3-x-x-x-----------------|
G|---5-----------5-------4-4---4-5-5-5-5-4-x-x-x-----------------|
D|-----5-------5-------0-6-6-6---5---4---5-x-x-x-----------------|
A|-3-------3-------------------------5---5-x-x-x-----------------|
E|-----------------3-----0-------5-------3-x-x-x-----------------|
Verse 1
e|-3-2-----0-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-3-2-----0-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-4-3-0---1-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-4-0---2-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-4-0---2-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-2-0-0-------------------------------------------------------|
e|-7-7-7-7-3-3-2-----0-------------------------------------------|
B|-5-5-4-4-3-3-2-----0-------------------------------------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-4-4-3-0---1-------------------------------------------|
D|-5---4---5-5-4-0---2-------------------------------------------|
A|-----5---5-5-4-0---2-------------------------------------------|
E|-5-------3-3-2-0-0---------------------------------------------|
e|-7-7-7-7-3-3-4-5-5---------------------------------------------|
B|-5-5-4-4-3-3-4-5-5---------------------------------------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-4-4-5-6-6---------------------------------------------|
D|-5---4---5-5-6-7-7---------------------------------------------|
A|-----5---5-5-6-7-7---------------------------------------------|
E|-5-------3-3-4-5-5---------------------------------------------|
Verse 2:
e|-----------------------5---------5-9-----5---7-----------------|
B|-------5---------5-7-----------------------5-9-----------------|
G|-6-5-6-----6---6-----------6---6-------6-----9---------6-7-----|
D|-7-7-7-----------------------------------------6-7-8-9---------|
A|-----7-------7-------7-------7-------7-------7-----------------|
E|-5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5---------------------|
e|-----7-------7-------------------4-5-6-7-8\9--8-7-5-5----------|
B|-9-------9-------9-8---7---------0-0-0-0-9\10-9-9-5-5----------|
G|---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-1-2-3-4------------6----------|
D|-----9-------9-------9-------9----------------------7----------|
A|-7-------7-------7-------7--------------------------7----------|
E|---------------------------------0----------------5-5----------|
e|-----------------------5---------5-9-----7-5-------5-----------|
B|-------5---------5-7---------------------5-5-7---7-------------|
G|-6-5-6-----6---6-----------6---6-------6-7-6---7-------7---7---|
D|-7-7-7-------------------------------------------7-------7-----|
A|-----7-------7-------7-------7-------7-------5-------5---------|
E|-5-------5-------5-------5-------5-------5-5-------------------|
e|-5---5-8---7---5-2-5-3-2-----9-9-9-9-5-5-4-----2---------------|
B|---7-----------2-2-2-2-2---2-7-7-6-6-5-5-4-----2---------------|
G|---7-----------2-2-2-3-3-3---7-7-7-7-6-6-5-0---3---------------|
D|-----7-------7-----2---------7-7-6---7-7-6-0---4---------------|
A|-5-------5-----0-----------------7---7-7-6-0---4---------------|
E|---------------------2-------7-------5-5-4-0-2-----------------|
e|-9-9-9-9-5-5-4-----2-------------------------------------------|
B|-7-7-6-6-5-5-4-----2-------------------------------------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-6-6-5-0---3-------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-6---7-7-6-0---4-------------------------------------------|
A|-----7---7-7-6-0---4-------------------------------------------|
E|-7-------5-5-4-0-2---------------------------------------------|
e|-9-9-9-9-5-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-7-7-6-6-5-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-7-7-7-6-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-6---7-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----7---7-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-7-------5-----------------------------------------------------|
| /  slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note

6 comments:

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AlexanderCTS said...

Hm.. 1 question.. do u memorise the tab?

Graham Choo said...

Hey Alexander, yeps I do! The only problem is I might forget how to play the song if I don't keep practicing it. So that happened with a few of the instrumentals, especially those with alternate tuning, since I find it quite a hassle to have to tune my guitar every time I play the song :(

AlexanderCTS said...

i see.. how long u took to memorise the whole song then?

Graham Choo said...

I think I took about 3-4 hours of practicing the song before I got it. The song's pretty hard to play because of the bass-line which is independent of the melody. That's how Tommy plays it, which is really tough.

AlexanderCTS said...

3-4 hrs? wow.. that's fast! haha.. It will take me days to memorise it. lol