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Looking for a Charles Mingus tab...

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by Mr. Show, Aug 3, 2002.

  1. Mr. Show

    Mr. Show

    Aug 3, 2002
    Sonoma, CA
    I was wondering if anyone has or knows where to find a tab for "Haitian Fight Song" by Charles Mingus? Actually, I'd appriciate tabs for any of his songs; it's freakin' hard to find them for him. Thanks for any help.
  2. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Unfortunatly, if you read through this thread, you'll get an idea of why jazz tabs are very uncommon.

    I know some people will be chompin' at the bit just reading "Mingus tabs", so let's keep this civil, eh gentlemen? ;)
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I wouldn't taint his memory with Tabz, but I will tell you that the main opening figure is based on a sort of G minor arpeggio - G, Bb,C, D etc - which adds chromatic passing tones - this should be enough of a clue to work it out - it's a very simple line.
  4. mflaherty


    Oct 9, 2001


    Swung eighths ~ 152 bpm
  5. Mr. Show

    Mr. Show

    Aug 3, 2002
    Sonoma, CA
    Thanks for all the tips/tabs/arpeggios/uh...stuff. I greatly appreciate your help. Tootles.

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