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Where can i find Shave and a haircut riff

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by Shaggy98771, Jul 20, 2003.


  1. Shaggy98771

    Shaggy98771 Guest

    May 19, 2003
    Rockford Illinois
    Where can i find the shave and a haircut riff???:bassist:
     
  2. Ziggy

    Ziggy

    May 9, 2001
    Orange County, CA
    Shaggy,

    If you can send me a short e-mail message, I'll be able to send this lick along in a tabbed MSWord format??

    michael s.
     
  3. wulf

    wulf

    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    Why not share the love, man :cool:

    There's not need to send it in an MS Word document. Instead, you can post it here. The secret to making it look right is to remember these two things:

    1. You want it in a monospaced font, so every letter is the same width and everything lines up. When you post the message, surround it with tags to put it in the Courier font - use the following but replace the {} curly brackets with [] square brackets:

    {FONT=courier new}Your tab here{/FONT}

    2. Web browsers condense multiple spaces down to one space, so that this ( ) and this ( ) look the same, whereas the first one should look like (     ). Any use of spaces for layout looses the alignment. The solution is to replace each space with the sequence

    (ampersand)nbsp;

    where (ampersand) is replaced with the & character - that's an HTML Non-Breaking SPace.

    That way you can post the tab for the benefit of all :)

    Wulf
     
  4. Ziggy

    Ziggy

    May 9, 2001
    Orange County, CA
    Wulf,

    A bassist and computer wiz all in one?? Thanks for the info on posting 'tab text' with messages... as opposed to the exchange of e-mails, .doc / .txt attachments, and the such.

    I'm going to try to put together the tab for Shaggy - as best I can recall from the way Jaco played it, one afternoon, when I had gone over to the theatre where he and the 'Word of Mouth Big Band' would be performing later that evening... a story in and of itself.

    michael s.
     
  5. wulf

    wulf

    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    I can cook as well :cool:

    I'm a webmaster by profession, so online layout is quite straightforward to me - I'm glad to share what I've learnt, as we all benefit from well formatted samples being posted to this forum.

    I look forward to seeing your results.

    Wulf
     
  6. Ziggy

    Ziggy

    May 9, 2001
    Orange County, CA
    Shaggy,

    If you're still in search...

    michael s.
     
  7. wulf

    wulf

    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    Or, for direct viewing:

                Shave & a Haircut

    G|--14---------------|---15--16*----------|------------|---
    D|------141314-15--14|---14--15*----------|------------|---
    A|-------------------|---15--16*----------|------------|---
    E|-------------------|--------------1r----|------------|---


       * = let notes ring / sustain
            r = right hand fretting

    I have to say that that's a completely different riff I to what I was thinking off - what I had in mind was something more along the lines of the 'Bo Diddley' (chang chang chang ch-chang chang) rhythm riff, where as yours is clearly used for the ending of a song (pom tiddly i ti pom pom) :D

    Wulf
     
  8. Ziggy

    Ziggy

    May 9, 2001
    Orange County, CA
    Wulf,

    Thanks for puttting it up without the 'attachment'... it just seemed easier to do the .txt tab.

    I'm not familiar with the 'Bo-Diddly' piece you mention. I can only hope I have the one 'shaggy' was looking for... "shave and a haircut, two bits."

    michael s.

    BTW: this is as best I can recall from seeing Jaco play it once, long ago.