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Planet Caravan

Black Sabbath



 -- comp. Black Sabbath [Tony Iommi], 1970 (from _Paranoid_)
   -- rhythm guitar & bass tab/"arr." by tcg, 198?, 1994
   -- 4/4 // key of Em // Slowly
   -- rhythm guitar: reverb preferred (phaser or similar "wave" device
        nice, too--or just face amp into blowing fan [kiddin'])
   -- guitar plays 2 measures (one time thru) before bass comes in . . . .
  
  
   GUITAR                                              [repeat thruout; fade]
     Em(/9)        .                     "DM6/11" [sic: GM7/D]
 ||----------------0-------0====-------|------------------------------------||
 ||----------------0-------0====-------|---------------0============--------||
 ||o---------------0-------0====-------|-----------0============---0---2*--o||
 ||o-------2 / 4---5-------4====---2---|-------4============---4====-------o||
 ||------------------------------------|--/5============---5========--------||
 ||----0============================---|------------------------------------||
 ||                                                                         ||
 ||    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &       1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &    ||
 || BASS [notes right--your guess as good as mine on actual strings]        ||
 ||--------------------------------7---|------------------------------------||
 ||o---------------------------7h9-----|-------------------(7b)8 r 7---5---o||
 ||o---7-------%---7-------7-----------|---5-------%---5-------------------o||
 ||------------------------------------|------------------------------------||
                                                           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
 . : staccato (cut short--first Em chord)
 * : slight bend [my own "add"?--as may be "2->4" slide in 1st measure]
 % : eighth-note rest
 r : "return" of bend
 ====: hold tone thru count (legato arpeggio)
 ^^^^: occasional variations at this point (see--uh, hear--recording)
  
 ________
 LEAD . . . woulda taken me days--but it's a good song for improv., great
     for practicing the DORIAN mode, in fact (scale: e-f#-g-a-b-c#-d-e; 
     actually a D major scale starting on the 2nd step [Em = ii in D]).
     One characteristic "sound" of the Dorian can be achieved by
     playing the *notes* of the D major chord (d-f#-a) over the Em chord
     _per_se_. For instance, try playing f#-d-f#-d-f#-d(-e) over the 1st 
     measure (Em)--a common pattern-formula found in lots of famous leads
     (e.g., "Oye Como Va").


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