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SCHOOL OF ROCK!

Bowing to popular pressure, we bring you the first in a
series of guitar lessons from Alabama 3's very own guitarist,
Rock Freebase!


If you have any questions you'd like to ask Ms Freebase
about this guitar lesson,please use the backstage.
Rock Freebase's solo music is available here.

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LET THE CAGED BIRD SING – ACOUSTIC VERSION

FROM ‘LAST TRAIN TO MASHVILLE VOL 2'
TAB BY ROCK FREEBASE

Tuning – EBEG#B  capo 5th fret. This puts the guitar in open A=AEAC#E.  
n.b. I don’t use a top E so take it off!
The numbers refer to frets above the capo.  
0 (zero) means play the string unfretted.
H   = hammer on
P    = pull off
(S) = play note with slide
= slide up
=  slide down
T   =  play with thumb right hand
M  = play with middle finger right hand
I    = play with index finger right hand
R  = play with ring finger right hand
When more than one note is played with the thumb use a ‘broad’ downstroke.  I use a thumbpick and a fingerpick (index finger).  
Almost forgot:
B  =  bend up. Slide on ring finger ( I use a ¾ size)
∩ =  let note hang
X  = dampen string with left hand index finger except when otherwise stated


INTRO


 

 SOLO
This bit is quite tricky as the thumb is doing some off-beat grace notes (I think). I’ve transcribed it as best I can, but you’ll need to listen to the record to get the timing.  I could do it exactly, but it would take ages and it’s almost time for my afternoon nap!