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Rock Around The Clock - Bill Hailey

Genre: Rock  Style: Unknown/None Chosen  Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by janolov, updated: 11/3/2019
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Notes: This a a tab of Bill Hailey' Rock Around Clock. The song was written by Max C. Freedman och James E. Myers around 1952 and first recorded by and recorded by Bill Hailey in April 1954 on Decca. It was first recorded by Italian-American band Sonny Dae and His Knights on March 20, 1954, and Haley recorded it the first time April 12, 1954. The song is an easy 12 bar blues and it is rather easy to play back up- just follow a boogie-woogie pattern or a 12 bar blues pattern, and it is easy to improvise around the tune. This tab contains the main melody and some suggestions for variations following the main melody. It is some kind of three-finger with some easy Scruggs licks. I also included banjo versions of the guitar breaks. The tab (TablEdit and midi files) contains a simple guitar back-up. - The first verse is simply the melody. - The second verse is a up-the-neck variation of the melody where I tried to incorporate some basic threefinger rolls-. - The first solo break is based on the guitar break but transferred to banjo to make it easier. - The third verse is a more chordal version with melody and back-beat chords on the banjo. This variation sounds good even without guitar back-up. - The fourth verse is simply a repetion of the second verse, because I had no inspiration to develop it further. - The second solo break is is based on the guitar break but transferred to banjo to make it easier. It is mostly based on chords and follows a typical 12 bar blues. - The fifth verse is a variation of the first verse but with more rolls and three-finger licks incorporated.

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