Oh Well

Fleetwood Mac


-------------------------------------------------- Oh Well (Studio Version) - Fleetwood Mac --------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: Frendy Glasser Email: frendy_glasser@msn.com
As heard on the “The Best Air Guitar Album In World Ever” disc 2
Tuning: Standard
Fig. 1: Repeat 2x, 1st time acoustic only, 2nd time w/distorted electric e|----------------------------------------------------------------------| B|----------------------------------------------------------------------| G|----------------------------------------------------------------------| D|------------0------------------------------------0------2-------------| A|-----0-0-2h---0-2hp-0-----2-2-2--2--------0-0-2h---0-2h---2-2-2-2-----| E|-0-3------------------3---0-0-0--0-0-3--------------------0-0-0-0-----|
Fig. 1: continued e|----------------------------------------------------------------------| B|----------------------------------------------------------------------| G|----------------------------------------------------------------------| D|------------0-----------------------------0-0-2hp-0-------------------| A|-----0-0-2h---0-2hp-0---2-2-2--2-----0-0-2h---------0-0-2hp-0---------| E|-0-3------------------3-0-0-0--0-0-3--------------------------3-0-0-0-|
Fig. 2: Repeat four times e|-------------------------------| B|-----------------~12-12-12-----| G|-----------------~12-12-12-----| D|-------------------------------| A|-5/7-7-7-7-7-7-7---------------| E|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------| Fig. 3: repeat four times e|--------------------------| B|------8-------------------| G|-7-9h---9-7-9h------------| D|--------------------------| A|--------------------------| E|--------------------------|
Fig. 4a Fig. 4b: see note e|--------------7----|-----------------| B|-----8---10--------|-----------------| G|-7-9---9----9---9--|-------------4/9-| D|-------------------|-------5---5-----| A|-------------------|---5-7---7-------| E|-------------------|-7---------------|
Fig. 4b note: this is the basic core pattern, you can play with it with Hammers and and adding passing tones such as G string 7th Fret. I count 4 beats of 16th notes starting the D string 5th fret note the 1st time through this riff. To get them all I need a mp3 player that would allow me to zero in on that Pattern. Its basically an arpeggio I'm happy with the sound I get using the technique described above. I.e., it's close enough
Song:
Fig 1. 2x Fig 2. 4x Fig 3. 4x Fig 4a. 1x Fig 4b. 1x
Vocals only: I can't help it about the shape I'm in I can't sing, I ain't pretty, and my legs are thin Well don't ask me what I think of you I might not give the answers that you want me to Fig 1. 1x
Oh well
Fig 3. 2x Fig 4a. 1x Fig 4b. 1x
Lead Fig. 5 (Below with notes)
Now when I talk to God I know He'd understand He said stick by me and I'll be your guiding hand Well don't ask me what I think of you I might not give the answers that you want me to Fig 1. 1x Fig 2. 4x Fig 3. 4x Fig 4a. 1x Fig 4b. 1x
See Figure 7 for the way cool outro heard on the original release of this song. Not on the live version we usually hear.
Fig. 5 Lead (see note) e|--~12-~12--------------| B|-----------------------| G|-----------------------| D|-----------------------| A|-5/7-7-7-7-------------| E|---0-0-0-0-------------|
Fig. 5 note: here is where you let your personal style shine, the album's lead revolves around the pentatonic shown in Fig. 6, just have fun and play away. Rhythm guitar and the Bass stick to E and A pattern shown in figure 5.
Fig. 6: 10th position pentatonic, see note e|--------------10--12----------------| B|------10--12------------------------| G|---11-------------------------------| D|------------------------------------| A|------------------------------------| E|------------------------------------|
Fig. 6 note: based on the classic blues scale used in a million different Leads. Freddie King was known to use only these 5 notes In many leads using bends and trills only.
Fig. 7 (outro) see note e|--------------------------------------------------------------| B|--------------------------------------------------------------| G|-7-----------------------7-----------------------7-7-7-7-7----| D|-7------5-5-5--4----5-5--7-----5-5-5-4---------5-7-7-7-7-7-5--| A|--------7 7-7 -5----7-7--------7-7-7-5---2/7---7-----------7--| E|------0----------0----------0----------------0-------------0--|
Fig. 7 continued e|------------------------------7-7-7-7-7----5------------7-7-7-7-7----5-| B|------------------------------7-7-7-7-78hp-5------------7-7-7-7-78hp-5-| G|-----7-7-7-7-7----------------7-7-7-7-7----5------------7-7-7-7-7----5-| D|---5-7-7-7-7-7---5------------9-9-9-9-9----7------------9-9-9-9-9----7-| A|---7-------------7------ ----------------------------------------------| E|-0---------------0---3-2-0--7-----------------0-3-2-0-7----------------|
Fig. 7 note: Let open E's ring, you can have a lot of fun with these Patterns in your own creative playing, the use of the 7th position Em is haunting when paired with the diatic D-F#, with the low E Ringing to create a very interesting tension - its basically an Edim/9. Fun stuff
Final note: The song illustrates the importance of using your left and right hands in a way to make it almost sound like one guitar is two. The left hand uses hammer-ons and pull-offs, the right hand uses palm muting and a very funky, loose wrist style. Practice this and you'll see it isn't as hard as it sounds and it will improve your overall playing.
| / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | + harmonic | x Mute note ====================================================================















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