Saturday, February 14, 2009

Yesterday (Instrumental)

A beautiful song by The Beatles. I played the instrumental according to Per-Olov Kindgren's rendition over YouTube. I like how he doesn't try to add in too much techniques and complexity into the piece - Simple, but still lovely sounding.

I've tabbed out the song for anyone interested in learning it. All the best! :)



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YESTERDAY – The Beatles (Per-Olov Kindgren)
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Tabbed by: Graham Choo
Email: da_tweens@yahoo.co.uk

Tuning: Standard

Intro:
G G
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----0---------0-----0---------0---------------------------------|
G|-----0-------0-------0-------0-----------------------------------|
D|---0-------0-------0-------0-------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-----3-3-------3-----3-3---------------------------------------|

Verse 1:
G F# B Em Em D
e|---------------------------0-2-3-2---0-0-------------------------|
B|---------------0-----0-2-4-----------0-0-------------------------|
G|-2-0-0-------0-----2---------------0-------0---0-----------------|
D|-----------0-----------------------------2---0-------------------|
A|-------------------------2---------------------------------------|
E|-3-----3-3-------2---------------0-------------------------------|

C D G G D/F# Em A/C# C G
e|-----0-0---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------3-1-0---1---0-0-----------0-------0-0-------------------|
G|---0-----------2-----0-0-----2---0---2---0-----------------------|
D|---------0---------0-------0---0---0-2-2-------------------------|
A|-3-----------------------------------4---3-----------------------|
E|-----------------3-------3---2---0---------3-3-------------------|

Verse 2:
G F# B Em Em D
e|---------------------------0-2-3-2---0-0-------------------------|
B|---------------0-----0-2-4-----------0-0-------------------------|
G|-2-0-0-------0-----2---------------0-------0---0-----------------|
D|-----------0-----------------------------2---0-------------------|
A|-------------------------2---------------------------------------|
E|-3-----3-3-------2---------------0-------------------------------|

C D G G D/F# Em A/C# C G
e|-----0-0---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------3-1h3p1-0---1---0-0-----------0-------0-0---------------|
G|---0---------------2-----0-0-----2---0---2---0-------------------|
D|---------0-------------0-------0---0---0-2-2---------------------|
A|-3---------------------------------------4---3-------------------|
E|---------------------3-------3---2---0---------3-3---------------|

Chorus:
A/F# B7 Em D C Am D G
e|-----------------0---2---3---2-0-2-----0-----0-------------------|
B|-0-------0---------------------------1---3-------0-------------0-|
G|---2---2---2---2---0---0---2-------2-------2---2---0---------0---|
D|-----2-------1-------0-------------------0-----------0-----0-----|
A|---------2---------------3-------0-------------------------------|
E|-2---------------0-------------------------------3-----3-3-------|

A/F# B7 Em D C Am D G
e|-----------------0---2---3---2-0-2-----0-----2---3---------------|
B|-0---0---0-----0---------------------1---3-------0---3---1---0---|
G|-----2-------2-----0---0---2-------2-------2---2-0-0---0---0---0-|
D|---2---2---1---------0-------------------0-----------------------|
A|---------2---------------3-------0-------------------------------|
E|-2---------------0-------------------------------3-------3-------|

Verse 1

Outro:
Em A C G
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----0---------0-0-----------------------------------------------|
G|-0-------2---0---------------------------------------------------|
D|---4-2-0---2-----------------------------------------------------|
A|---------4---3---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------3-3-----------------------------------------------|

| / slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note

4 comments:

Suh WOo-Rack said...

Hello,
This is SUH in Republic of Korea.
Your songs on YOUTUBE are good rest for me these days
As a beginner to play guitar, could you provide the detail chord of you and my favority song "Fallen-Lauren Wood"
I have tried several times but I couldn't catch up the details.
Thank you
suhwoorack@paran.com

Anonymous said...

Hello,
This is SUH in Republic of Korea.
Your songs on YOUTUBE are good rest for me these days
As a beginner to play guitar, could you provide the detail chord of you and my favority song "Fallen-Lauren Wood"
I have tried several times but I couldn't catch up the details.
Thank you
suhwoorack@paran.com

atai said...

hello..can u please show me how to do the hammer n pull off for this song please

Graham Choo said...

Hey atai, I think Daniel might put up a "How To..." post on that on his blog sometime later. But for now, just a brief explanation on hammer ons and pull offs.

Hammer on - Usually with the middle finger. Hit a note (e.g. index on 1st fret 1st string) then use your middle finger to "hammer on" the 2nd fret 1st string while the note is still ringing.

Pull off - Usually done with the middle finger. Hit a note with index pressing a fret and the middle pressing another fret on the same string as well (e.g. index on 1st fret 1st string, middle on 2nd fret 1st string). While the note is still ringing, "pull off" your middle finger to produce another note (the note your index is pressing).