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Fur Elise

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From: cso@cth.u-psud.fr (Equipe CSO)


Fur Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven
~~~~~~~~~
Arranged for classical guitar by David Atkinson, November '94.

I realise that this piece has already been tabbed and posted to
the nevada archive by Paul Zimmerman but his version uses the 
higher frets which I feel is tough for an uncut classical guitar.

	This piece works surprisingly well on the classical guitar.  
I began tabbing it a month ago but gave up. However, due to a spate
of Usenet interest in the piece I decided to finish it. I've
done my best but as you will notice there is a major
problematic part - the descending chromatic scale        Artificial
that immediately follows the ascending A minor       harmonics work
arpeggios.  The main problem is that I ran       in the same way as
out of notes!  The classical guitar fret         normal ones except
board is too short.  Therefore I made         that you use the left
the decision to add some artificial         hand as the bridge. The
harmonics.  Only a few were really        index finger of the right
necessary but I decided to use            hand 'touches' the string
them for the complete scale          halfway along the string which
so they wouldn't sound too        is 12 frets up the board.  On one
much out of context and         occasion for a high E, I used a 1/4     
also to fit in to the       harmonic (4 nodes instead of 3).  These
return to the main      are difficult to find at first because they
melody.   Those       must be held and plucked over the sound hole.
with  24 frets    With practise you'll soon learn to find them with
will not have  considerable ease. If you can suggest an alternative
to resort to  in this particular section I'm open to suggestions so
them   :-)   email me on:      kaum0@central.susx.ac.uk     - David
                              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
h = hammer on
p = pull off
s = slide
H = harmonic
A = Artificial harmonic


    pp
 Poco Moto (?!)                   V...........
    |   |   |        |   |    |    |   |   |    |   |   |
E-|---------12-11|12-11-12-7-10-8|-5---------5|-7-----0-4-7|
B-|--------------|---------------|---------5--|------------|
G-|--------------|---------------|-------5----|------------|
D-|--------------|---------------|-----7------|-----6------|
A-|--------------|---------------|---7--------|---7--------|
E-|--------------|---------------|-5----------|-0----------|

                                  V...........
    |   |   |      |     |    |    |   |   |    |   |   |
E-|-8-----0-12-11|12-11-12-7-10-8|-5---------5|-7-------8-7|
B-|--------------|---------------|---------5--|-------5----|
G-|--------------|---------------|-------5----|------------|
D-|-----7--------|---------------|-----7------|-----6------|
A-|---7----------|---------------|---7--------|---7--------|
E-|-5------------|---------------|-5----------|-0----------|
  ___________________________
 |1 V...      ||2               VIII..mf....
    |   |   |    |   |   |      |   |   |      |   |   |
E-|-5---------||-5-----7-8-10||-12------13-12|10------12-10|
B-|-----------||-------------||--------8-----|-----0-------|
G-|----------@||-----2-------||@-------------|---0--10-----|
D-|-----7----@||---2---------||@----10-------|-------------|
A-|---7-------||-0-----------||---10---------|10-----------|
E-|-5---------||-------------||--8-----------|-------------|

   V.....       VII...p.....
    |   |   |    |   |   |    |    |     |     |     |     |
E-|-8------10-8|-7------12--|12H12H5-11-12-11|12-11-12-11-12-11|
B-|-------5----|------------|----------------|-----------------|
G-|------------|-----9-9---9|----------------|-----------------|
D-|-----7------|------------|----------------|-----------------|
A-|---7--------|---7--------|----------------|-----------------|
E-|-5----------|-0----------|----------------|-----------------|

                    V..........
    |     |   |     |   |    |   |   |   |    |   |   |     
E-|12-11-12-7-10-8|-5---------5|-7-----0---7|-8-----0-12-11|
B-|---------------|---------5--|---------9--|--------------|
G-|---------------|-------5----|------------|--------------|
D-|---------------|-----7------|-----6------|-----7--------|
A-|---------------|---7--------|---7--------|---7----------|
E-|---------------|-5----------|-0----------|-5------------|
                                              _____________
            pp      V..........              |1            |
    |     |    |    |   |   |    |   |   |    |   |   |   
E-|12-11-12-7-10-8|-5---------5|-7-------8-7|-5-----7-8-10||
B-|---------------|---------5--|-------5----|-------------||
G-|---------------|-------5----|------------|-----2------@||
D-|---------------|-----7------|-----6------|---2--------@||
A-|---------------|---7--------|---7--------|-0-----------||
E-|---------------|-5----------|-0----------|-------------||
   ____________ 
  |2           |
              I.....p........
    |   |   |     |   |   |     |   |   |     |   |   |
E-|-5----------|----------1--0|-0-------6--5|-5----------|
B-|-------1-1-1|--1-----------|-------------|---8-6-5----|
G-|-----2-----3|-2----2---2---|-----7---7---|---------7-5|
D-|---2---2-3-2|3---3---3---3-|---8---8---8-|------------|
A-|-0-----1-0-1|--------------|-8-----------|-8----------|
E-|-----------3|--1-----------|-------------|------------|

                      I..........
    |   |   |          |   |   |    |   |   |   
E-|------------------|------------|-0-----0-1--|
B-|------------------|-1-------3-4|-----1------|
G-|-3---2---3p2p0h2h3|---2---2---2|---2---2---2|
D-|-3----------------|------------|---------0--|
A-|---3---3-3--------|-----3---3--|------------|
E-|------------------|-1----------|-0----------|

                                   VIII.............I......
    |   |       |     |   |   |     |       |        |
E-|-----------------|--3-3-3-3-3-3|-----8--------------3p1--|
B-|-1---3p1p0h1-3--0|-1-----0-1-3-|---8--12-10-8-----3-----3|
G-|-----------------|---0-2-------|-9-----------10-9--------|
D-|---2-----2-----3-|-------------|-------------------------|
A-|-----------------|-3-----------|----------8-------2------|
E-|-3---3-------3---|-------------|-8-----------------------|

                 VIII.............I......
    |   |   |     |       |        |
E-|--3-3-3-3-3-3|-----8--------------3p1--|
B-|-1-----0-1-3-|---8--12-10-8-----3-----3|
G-|---0-2-------|-9-----------10-9--------|
D-|-------------|-------------------------|
A-|-3-----------|----------8-------2------|
E-|-------------|-8-----------------------|

   IV......................
    |       |       |        |   |   |    |   |   |
E-|------------------------|---------0--|-0-----H12--|
B-|-5-6-5-4-5---5-4-5---5-4|-5-----0----|-----H12----| 
G-|-4---------4-------4----|-----------8|----------A8|*
D-|------------------------|------------|------------|
A-|------------------------|------------|------------|
E-|-4----------------------|------------|------------|

* A = artificial harmonic ...

Yep, just to be a real sadist I decided to place an 
artificial harmonic here.  Pluck the string with your 
ring finger whilst touching the string about 1 cm beyond 
the 19th fret with your index finger.
If you find it tough, wait till you scroll a couple of
pages down ;->

                                  V..........
     |   |   |      |   |    |    |   |   |    |   |   |
E-|H12-H12-H12--|12-11-12-7-10-8|-5---------5|-7-----0---7|
B-|-------------|---------------|---------5--|---------9--|
G-|---A8--A8--A8|---------------|-------5----|------------|
D-|-------------|---------------|-----7------|-----6------|
A-|-------------|---------------|---7--------|---7--------|
E-|-------------|---------------|-5----------|-0----------|

                                   V.........
    |   |   |      |     |    |    |   |   |    |   |   |
E-|-8-----0-12-11|12-11-12-7-10-8|-5---------5|-7-------8-7|
B-|--------------|---------------|---------5--|-------5----|
G-|--------------|---------------|-------5----|------------|
D-|-----7--------|---------------|-----7------|-----6------|
A-|---7----------|---------------|---7--------|---7--------|
E-|-5------------|---------------|-5----------|-0----------|
          
                  VIII...mf...
    |   |   |      |   |   |      |   |   |
E-|-5-----7-8-10|12------13-12|10------12-10|
B-|-------------|-------8-----|-----0-------|
G-|-----2-------|-------------|---0--10-----|
D-|---2---------|----10-------|-------------|
A-|-0-----------|--10---------|10-----------|
E-|-------------|-8-----------|-------------|

   V........    VII...p.....                        pp
    |   |   |    |   |   |    |    |     |     |     |     |
E-|-8------10-8|-7------12--|12H12H5-11-12-11|12-11-12-11-12-11|
B-|-------5----|------------|----------------|-----------------|
G-|------------|-----9-9---9|----------------|-----------------|
D-|-----7------|------------|----------------|-----------------|
A-|---7--------|---7--------|----------------|-----------------|
E-|-5----------|-0----------|----------------|-----------------|

                    V..........
    |     |   |     |   |    |   |   |   |    |   |   |     
E-|12-11-12-7-10-8|-5---------5|-7-----0-4-7|-8-----0-12-11|
B-|---------------|---------5--|------------|--------------|
G-|---------------|-------5----|------------|--------------|
D-|---------------|-----7------|-----6------|-----7--------|
A-|---------------|---7--------|---7--------|---7----------|
E-|---------------|-5----------|-0----------|-5------------|

                    V..........              
    |     |    |    |   |   |    |   |   |   
E-|12-11-12-7-10-8|-5---------5|-7-------8-7|
B-|---------------|---------5--|-------5----|
G-|---------------|-------5----|------------|
D-|---------------|-----7------|-----6------|
A-|---------------|---7--------|---7--------|
E-|---------------|-5----------|-0----------|

     p                       X......XII.XIII..f.......
    |   |   |    |   |   |    |   |   |     |   |   |
E-|-5----------|-9----------|10------12-13|13------13--|
B-|------------|-8----------|10------14-15|15------15--|
G-|------------|-9----------|10-----------|13------13--|
D-|------------|-8----------|-------------|------------|
A-|---0---0---0|-0-0-0-0-0-0|-0-0-0-0-0--0|-0-0-0-0-0-0|
E-|-5---5---5--|------------|-------------|------------|

  XII.........  X......VII.. V.....   V......VII.....
    |   |   |    |   |   |    |   |   |    |   |   |
E-|12----------|10-------8-7|-5-------5--|-5---8---7--|
B-|13----------|------------|-7----------|------------|
G-|14----------|10-------9-7|-5-------5--|-5---9---7--|
D-|------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0|-7----------|------------|
A-|-0-0-0-0-0-0|-0-0-0-0-0-0|-6-6-6-6-6-6|-0-0-0-0-0-0|
E-|------------|------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5|-0-0-0-0-0-0|


     p                                      f
    |   |   |    |   |   |    |   |   |    |   |   |    
E-|-5----------|------------|---------0-1|-1-------1--|
B-|------------|-2----------|-3-------2-3|-3-------3--|
G-|-5----------|-0----------|-2----------|------------|
D-|------------|-2----------|-3----------|------------|
A-|---0---0---0|-0-0-0-0-0-0|-0-0-0-0-0-0|-0-0-0-0-0-0|
E-|-5---5---5--|------------|------------|------------|

   I...........           I.
    |   |   |    |   |   |    |   |   |    |   |   |
E-|-1----------|------------|------------|------------|
B-|-3----------|-4-------3-1|------------|------------|
G-|------------|-0----------|-3-------2--|-1-------1--|
D-|------------|---------3-1|-0-------0--|-0-------0--|
A-|-1-1-1-1-1-1|-1-1-1-1-1-1|-1-1-1-1-1-1|-2-2-2-2-2-2|
E-|------------|------------|------------|------------|

     p                         pp
    |   |   |    |   |   |    |     |     |
E-|------------|------------|-----------0------|
B-|------------|-0----------|---------1---3-1-0|
G-|-2----------|-1----------|-2-----2----------|
D-|-2----------|-0----------|-----2------------|
A-|-3----------|-2----------|-0h3---------0----|
E-|-5----------|-0----------|------------------|

   V.....                Now for the tricky bit...
    |     |       |      |        |     *   |       
E-|-------5-8-12-10-8-7|---8-H12-A5-A8-A0-A10-A8-A7|
B-|-----5--------------|10-------------------------|
G-|---5----------------|---------------------------|
D-|-7------------------|---------------------------|
A-|-0-------------0----|-0------------------0------|
E-|--------------------|---------------------------|

* this should be picked just to the right of the sound hole
(for right handers that is) and the high E should sound.
The exact position will vary depending on your guitar.
This can also be done leaving the left hand on the A (5th fret)
It is important to try and get the harmonics as loud and
as clear a possible.   
                            from here on it is not strictly
                         | necessary to use harmonics.
                         | instead you can go to the 11th
                         | fret high E string and continue
                         | the scale down from there.
                         v
    |        |        |        |       |         |
E-|A6-A5-A4-A3-A2-A1-A0------|--------------------------|
B-|---------------------A4-A3|A2-A1-A0------------------|
G-|--------------------------|---------A3-A2-A1-A0------|
D-|--------------------------|---------------------A4-A3|
A-|-0------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

     pp              V...........
    |   |   |    |    |   |   |    |   |   |
E-|-----------------|-5---------5|-7-----0-4-7|
B-|-----------------|---------5--|------------|
G-|-----------------|-------5----|------------|
D-|A2-A1-A2----A0---|-----7------|-----6------|
A-|---------A2----A3|---7--------|---7--------|
E-|-----------------|-5----------|-0----------|

                                   V.........
    |   |   |      |     |    |    |   |   |    |   |   |
E-|-8-----0-12-11|12-11-12-7-10-8|-5---------5|-7-------8-7|
B-|--------------|---------------|---------5--|-------5----|
G-|--------------|---------------|-------5----|------------|
D-|-----7--------|---------------|-----7------|-----6------|
A-|---7----------|---------------|---7--------|---7--------|
E-|-5------------|---------------|-5----------|-0----------|
          
                  VIII........
    |   |   |      |   |   |      |   |   |
E-|-5-----7-8-10|12------13-12|10------12-10|
B-|-------------|-------8-----|-----0-------|
G-|-----2-------|-------------|---0--10-----|
D-|---2---------|----10-------|-------------|
A-|-0-----------|--10---------|10-----------|
E-|-------------|-8-----------|-------------|

   V.....       VII..p......
    |   |   |    |   |   |    |    |     |     |     |     |
E-|-8------10-8|-7------12--|12H12H5-11-12-11|12-11-12-11-12-11|
B-|-------5----|------------|----------------|-----------------|
G-|------------|-----9-9---9|----------------|-----------------|
D-|-----7------|------------|----------------|-----------------|
A-|---7--------|---7--------|----------------|-----------------|
E-|-5----------|-0----------|----------------|-----------------|

                    V..........                        pp
    |     |   |     |   |    |   |   |   |    |   |   |     
E-|12-11-12-7-10-8|-5---------5|-7-----0-4-7|-8-----0-12-11|
B-|---------------|---------5--|------------|--------------|
G-|---------------|-------5----|------------|--------------|
D-|---------------|-----7------|-----6------|-----7--------|
A-|---------------|---7--------|---7--------|---7----------|
E-|---------------|-5----------|-0----------|-5------------|

                    V..........             
    |     |    |    |   |   |    |   |   |    |   |   |
E-|12-11-12-7-10-8|-5---------5|-7-------8-7|-5----------|
B-|---------------|---------5--|------------|-------The--|
G-|---------------|-------5----|-------7----|-5----------|
D-|---------------|-----7------|-----6------|-------End--|
A-|---------------|---7--------|---7--------|-0----------|
E-|---------------|-5----------|-0----------|------------|
                                       ^
                                  be careful!


	|-Email me if you find any errors or if you have-|
        |-a simpler method of playing a particular part--|
	|------------------------------------------------|
	|-----I hope you enjoy it!-----------------------|
	|------------------------------------------------|
	|---David-----(email: kaum0@central.sussex.ac.uk)|


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