For my first tab I had to do Leonard Dembo’s sungura classic Chitekete. Here’s the tab:
Leonard Dembo & Barura Express – Chitekete (Intro Tab)
The original (or at least the version I was working from) is tuned slightly flat. As is the guitar in the video.
Bars 1 and 2
Because of the lack of drums I had a hard time getting the timing down for this bit.
Bars 2 – 4
The song’s main riff. I’ve tabbed the first G as being at the 10th fret. But I sometimes play it at the 15th fret based on my mood and where I find my fingers.
Bars 5 – 15
Shifting up to the 15th fret. I’m doing a little finger shift in the even bars. I play the 14th fret with my index finger, 15th with middle finger. Then shift back up again so the index finger is on the 15th fret.
Bars 15 – 22
A bit of respite here with a more relaxed section.
Bars 23 and 24
Back to the main theme.
Brilliant – keep ’em coming and emailing update links!
Tom: Thanks very much!
That’s fantastic! I follow you at ukehunt, but I’m getting a tenor guitar and look forward to using stuff from your posts here. I love that sound, and posts about what you use to get it would be cool.
Well played. Great tone.
Thanks, Alec. Hope you enjoy your guitar. The sound is just straight Garageband!