For my first tab I had to do Leonard Dembo’s sungura classic Chitekete. Here’s the 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.