Genre: Classical Style: Classical Key: G Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD) Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rewop, updated: 8/22/2020
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Notes: This is the first part of Chopsticks. I found out after that Bill Knopf plays this and it is very similar. I then went on to learn his second part from You Tube. Unfortunately, unless Bill gives me permission I cannot put it on Banjo Hangout. Check his version out on YouTube, it is brilliant.
Genre: Classical Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs) Key: G Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD) Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by rewop, updated: 5/10/2020
Notes: This is the first 16 bars (of 88) of the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba. It is written in Bb so you have to capo up 3 frets. On the last 6 notes of bar 4 is where the oboe comes in so you may want to experiment with this (up the neck or chord it). Also bar 11 should start off from D but I've worked around that. If you want to play the original you'll have to scrap the capo and play Bb (but keep the 5th string Bb). Good luck if you want to learn the rest. It is very long but I am working on the next bit and may post this soon. The idea is to keep it simple and easy to learn.
Genre: Classical Style: Classical Key: A#/Bb Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD) Difficulty: Expert
Posted by rewop, updated: 6/22/2020 - 10 Member Comments
Notes: Here is the complete tab for The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (89 bars). I’ve transcribed it from the orchestral version so I may have got it a bit wrong here and there but it sounds fine to me. It is played in Bb so you have to capo three frets so you can play with the orchestra (which I recommend). This is the simple version in as much as the original has a few low D and Eb notes so I’ve fluffed around this the best I can otherwise you would have to remove the capo which makes it harder to play. Believe it or not, it is not that difficult to play, just long. You don’t have to be Chris Moreton to play it (but check his brilliant guitar version out anyway). Please have a look at my previous Sheba_1 tab which is just the first 16 bars.
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