Imagine PartA Tab - Advanced Fingerstyle
Imagine PartA Tab, by Ultimate-Guitar-Online.com, arrangement by Chet Atkins
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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. The chord changes and descending and ascending bass lines give you shivers when played in drop D tuning. My favorite on this one is to play it on a great classical guitar, like a Ramirez, where the bass note are bold and clear. It does sound great on big bodied acoustics as well, like a dreadnought or jumbo sized guitar.
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 PartA 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 PartA Tab - PDF File - Note: This is a free download for you ! This will include the full tablature of the song, notation, rhythm tracks, fingering and lots more. Plus you can rearrange the song to suit your tastes and playing level. We also include the Tab Notes teaching system.
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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.
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 A: Imagine 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.
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.
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:
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