The jealous tunnel

Michael Hedges


"The Jealous Tunnel / About Face" by Michael Hedges
Transcribed by Jay Armstrong
**************************************************************** Before you jump into this one, there are few important things to keep in mind. ****************************************************************
- The tuning is DADEAB, just like "The Naked Stalk". Although they can stand alone, the three songs sound best when played together, as they do sort of go together. The TAB for Naked Stalk was printed in a guitar magazine a couple of years ago, and it has also appeared on the net. It's at nevada.edu and its mirror sites, but if you can't get it that way, let me know, and I'll mail you a copy.
- For the "Jealous Tunnel" part, Michael is pretty much strumming the whole way through, which makes it less than ideal to notate.
What is important to pick up from this transcription is the LEFT hand fingering, as the strumming sort of complicates the issue. If you are familiar with "Ritual Dance", you know that it also is strummed the whole piece.
What is notated is my best effort to show how I play this piece, which I have based on the way I have seen Michael do it live. Just get the basic fingerings, then FEEL the rhythm. Sounds kinda corny, but it's the only way you'll do this one justice.
Keep in mind, of course, that "About Face" was recorded with backing percussion, and a whistle melody, so you'll have to work harder to emphasize the melody on a solo guitar performance.
- For the first chord, 0505xx and 03x3xx, use then 2nd & 3rd fingers, which will make the 1st and 4th available for the 050503 and 050505 chords.
- As for the 444000 and 777000 chords in "About Face"..... It sounds on the CD like there are some higher notes, possibly octaves of the 444 & 777 bass notes, I dunno. Anyway, I haven't found any better forms than 444000 & 777000, and I'm pretty sure these ARE the forms Michael uses when playing this in concert, so..... maybe they're overdubs?
- I finger the 222020 chord by catching the bass strings w/ my index finger, and fretting the second string w/ my middle finger. You may have a better way. If so, let me know how you do it. You also may want to play 222020 for the 222000 chord in "Jealous Tunnel". I'm not sure which way it is, and I don't have the CD at the moment :(
- The 5x035x chord probably looks funny, and more difficult than it needs to be, but I think it really is what he's doing. Use the ring finger on 6, index on 3, and pinky on 2, with the middle finger on the 4th fret, ready for the next note. Note that this part is always played with a repeat. On the first time, I think the notated 0^2^0 sounds right, but it sounds like he's playing something slightly different on the repeat. Anyone got any ideas?
- Lastly, if you have ANY suggestions, comments, criticism whatsoever, please let me know. I love figuring out Hedges tunes, but typing them can be a drag, especially this long one ;) So drop me a line! At least let me know if it was worth all this typing.
This one's worth practicing, so stick to it, and enjoy :)
Jay jna8182@netcom.com
Tuning : DADEAB
|--------------------------|----------------------------| |--------------------------|----------------------------| |-----------5-----------5--|-----------------3--0-------| |-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----x----0-----| 4 X |--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|--5--5--5--0--3--3----------| |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0-----0-------------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------| |-----------------------0--|----------------------------| |-----------5-----------5--|-----------------3--0-------| |-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----x----0-----| 4 X |--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|--5--5--5--0--3--3----------| |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----|--0--0--0-----0-------------|
||------------3-----------5--|----------------------------| ||------------0-----------0--|----------------------------| ||*-----------5-----------5--|-----------------3--0-------| ||*-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----x----0-----| ||---5--5--5-----5--5--5-----|--5--5--5--0--3--3----------| ||---0--0--0-----0--0--0-----|--0--0--0-----0-------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------- | 1,2,3 | |-----------3-----------1--|----------------------------|| |-----------0-----------0--|----------------------------|| |-----------5-----------3--|-----------------3--0------*|| |-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----x----0----*|| |--5--5--5-----5--5--5-----|--3--3--3--3--3--3----------|| |--0--0--0-----0--0--0-----|--0--0--0--0--0-------------||
|----------------------------------------------------------- | 4 | |-----------3-----------0--|-(0)-------0--------0-------| |-----------0-----------0--|-(0)-------0--------0-------| |-----------5-----------0--|-(0)-------0--------0-------| |-----0-----0-----0--------|-----2--2--2-----2--2-------| |--5--5--5-----5--5--5-----|-----2--2--2-----2--2-------| |--0--0--0-----0--0--0-----|-----2--2--2-----2--2-------|
|--3--1-----------------1--|-----------------0----------| |--0--0-----0-----------0--|-----------------0----------| |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0-----0----------| |--2-----2--2--2--2--2--2--|--2--2--2--2--5--5--5--3----| |--0-----0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--5--5--5--3----| |--------------------------|--------------5--5--5--3----|
|--0-----------------------|----------------------------| |--0--0--------------------|--------------0--0--0--0----| |--0--5--------5--------3--|-----3-----3--5--5--5--5----| |--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--5--5--5--5----| |--3-----3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--5--5--5--5----| |--3-----3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--5--5--5--5----|
|--3--1--------1--------1--|-----5-----3-----1-----0----| |--0--0-----0--0--------0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0----| |--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0-----0----| |--2-----2--2--2--2--2--2--|--2--2--2--2--2--2----------| |--0-----0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0-----0-----0-------------| |--------------------------|----------------------------|
|--0-----------------------|----------------------------| |--0--0--------------------|----------------------------| |--0--5-----------------5--|-----------------5--5-------| |--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-------| |--3-----3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-------| |--3-----3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3-------|
|-----0--------------------|----------------------------| |-----0--------------------|-----5--5--5--5^7---7-------| |--5--0--------------------|-----5--5--5--5-----5-------| |--3-----5--5--5--5--5--5--|-----5--5--5--5-----5-------| |--3-----5--5--5--5--5--5--|-----5--5--5--5-----5-------| |--3-----5--5--5--5--5--5--|-----5--5--5--5-----5-------|
|--------------------------|----------------------------| |--7--5-----5--------------|-----------5----------------| |--5--5-----5--------------|-----------5-----0--0--0----| |--0--0-----0-----0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0-----0--0--0----| |--0--0-----0-----0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0-----0--0--0----| |--------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----0-----------------0--|-----------0----------------| |-----0-----------------0--|-----------0----------------| |-----0-----------------0--|-----------0----------------| |--2--2-----2--2--2--2--2--|-----2--2--2-----2--2--2----| |--2--2-----2--2--2--2--2--|-----2--2--2-----2--2--2----| |--2--2-----2--2--2--2--2--|-----2--2--2-----2--2--2----|
|-----0-----------------0--|-----------0----------------| |-----0-----------------0--|-----------0----------------| |-----0-----------------0--|-----------0----------------| |--2--2-----2--2--2--2--2--|-----2--2--2-----2--2--2----| |--2--2-----2--2--2--2--2--|-----2--2--2-----2--2--2----| |--2--2-----2--2--2--2--2--|-----2--2--2-----2--2--2----|
Then repeat the last 8 lines, then play line 2 4X again.
|-----------0----------3-3-|-3--3--3--5-5-5--5--5-------| |-----------0----------3-3-|-3--3--3--5-5-5--5--5-------| |-----------0----------3-3-|-3--3--3--5-5-5--5--5-------| |--7--7--7--7----7--7--3-3-|-3--3--3--5-5-5--5--5---7-7-| |--7--7--7--7----7--7--3-3-|-3--3--3--5-5-5--5--5---7-7-| |--7--7--7--7----7--7--3-3-|-3--3--3--5-5-5--5--5---7-7-|
|-----0-------0--------3-3-|-3--3--3--5-5-5--5--5-------| |-----0-------0--------3-3-|-3--3--3--5-5-5--5--5-------| |-----0-------0--------3-3-|-3--3--3--5-5-5--5--5-------| |--7--7----7--7--7--7--3-3-|-3--3--3--5-5-5--5--5---7-7-| |--7--7----7--7--7--7--3-3-|-3--3--3--5-5-5--5--5---7-7-| |--7--7----7--7--7--7--3-3-|-3--3--3--5-5-5--5--5---7-7-|
|-----0-------0--------3-3-|-3--3-3-3--5-5-5--5-5-5------| |-----0-------0--------3-3-|-3--3-3-3--5-5-5--5-5-5------| |-----0-------0--------3-3-|-3--3-3-3--5-5-5--5-5-5------| |--7--7----7--7--7--7--3-3-|-3--3-3-3--5-5-5--5-5-5--7-7-| |--7--7----7--7--7--7--3-3-|-3--3-3-3--5-5-5--5-5-5--7-7-| |--7--7----7--7--7--7--3-3-|-3--3-3-3--5-5-5--5-5-5--7-7-|
About Face
|-----0--------0-----------|--------0-------------| |-----0--------0-----------|--------0-------------| |-----0--------0-----------|--------0-------------| |--7--7-----7--7-----4--4--|--4-----4---4--x------| |--7--7-----7--7-----4--4--|--4-----4---4--x------| |--7--7-----7--7-----4--4--|--4-----4---4--x------|
|--0----0--------|-----0---------------| |--0----0--------|-----0---------------| |--0----0--------|-----0---------------| |--7----7-----4--|--4--4--4--4--4--x---| |--7----7-----4--|--4--4--4--4--4--x---| 3X |--7----7-----4--|--4--4--4--4--4--x---|
|------------------0^2^0----|--0-----2-0-----x-0-0--0----| |--5----5---5-5--4-------0--|--2-------2--0--x-2-2--2----| |--3----3-----3-------------|--0-------0-----x-0-0--0----| |--0----0-----0-------------|--2---2---2-----x-2-2--2--2-| 2X |--x----x-----x-------------|--2---2---2-----x-2-2--2--2-| |--5----5-----5-------------|--2---2---2-----x-2-2--2--2-|
Then play the part from the segue again, then the above measure, just listen to the cd to put the right parts where they belong... The other parts of the tune that get repeated a few times are :
|--------------------------|---------------------------| |--11--11---9-9--7-----9/--|--11--11--9-9--7-----------| |--11--11---7-7--7-----9/--|--11--11--7-7--7-----------| |--11--11---7-7--7--7--9/--|--11--11--7-7--7--7-7-7----| 2X |--11--11---7-7--7--7--9/--|--11--11--7-7--7--7-7-7----| |--11--11---7-7--7--7--9/--|--11--11--7-7--7--7-7-7----|
|--2---2--2--3--x-0-0--0-----|--2---2--2--3--x-0-0---0-0--| |--0---0--0--0--x-2-2--2--0--|--0---0--0--0--x-2-2---2-2--| |--0---0--0--0--x-0-0--0-----|--0---0--0--0--x-0-0---0-0--| |--2------2--2--x---2--2-----|--2------2--2--x---0-----2--| |--0------0--0--x---2--2-----|--0------0--0--x---2-----2--| |-------------------2--2-----|-------------------------2--|
|--0-----0-2-0------------|--0-----0-2-0---------10-------| |--2-----2-----0-0--------|--2-----2-----0-0------9-------| |--0-----0-------2--2--2--|--0-----0-------2-----10-------| |--2---2-2-------0-----0--|--2---2-2-------2--0---0-------| |--2---2-2-------0-----0--|--2---2-2-------2--0---0-------| |--2---2-2-------0--------|--2---2-2-------2--0-----------|
|--0-----0-2-0------------|--0-----0-2-0------0--0--0-----| |--2-----2-----0-0--------|--2-----2-----0----2--2--2--0--| |--0-----0-------2--2--2--|--0-----0----------0--0--0-----| |--2---2-2-------0-----0--|--2---2-2-------2-----2--2-----| |--2---2-2-------0-----0--|--2---2-2-------2-----2--2-----| |--2---2-2-------0--------|--2---2-2-------2-----2--2-----|
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