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Bensusan   Michael Hedges

 
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 BENSUSAN - Michael Hedges


 

 
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 Tabbed by: Derek Noyes, Sr.


 Email: dereknoyes222@msn.com


 


 Tuning: CGDGAc, Capo: 3rd Fret


 


 4/4 time


 


 | = Quarter Note Beats


 . = Eighths Between Beats


 ^ = Harmonics (slapped and picked)


 ~ = Vibrato


 / = Slide Up


 \ = Slide Down


 h = Hammer On


 p = Pull Off


 = = Let Notes Ring


 

 
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 A Few Thoughts:


 


 This is my 1st tab and maiden attempt at a Hedges tune. I only found one post


 and many parts just didn't sound quite right to me. I just wanted to really


 fine tune the transcription while learning to play this song as it's one of my


 favorites. Its not perfect, however, i feel it's really close.


 


 I broke this song down in the following sections:


 


 A - measures 1 - 6 (3 runs have subtle differences but very similar)


 B - measures 7 - 10 (looks simple but a little tricky to get)


 C - measures 11 - 16 (sliding up into that flamenco flavored run)


 D - measures 17 - 19 (those 16th notes were tough for me to get)


 E - measures 20 - 23 (this is the bridge b4 the slide up the neck)


 F - measures 23 - 25 (slide into harmonics with open low D in between)


 G - measures 26 - 29 (working back down the neck and into 2nd cycle)


 


 Once you get your fingers around these 7 sections, you pretty much have


 it licked. I can't begin to articulate the technique & feeling Michael


 injects in his playing. You will have to work that out on your own. Enjoy!


 


 btw - if you are blessed to play any of Michael's material, please share it


 with others by posting the tabs to this site. i'm sure many fans are hungry


 for more.


 

 
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 [section A]------------------------------------------------------>
 c|-0========---------------------|-------------------------------|
 A|-------------2p0=====--------0=|====---------------------------|
 G|-----------------0====---------|-0=====----------0=====--------|
 D|---------------------0-h-2=====|-----3====-------------2====-0=|
 G|---------0===========----------|-------------5====---5====-----|
 C|-------------------------------|---------5====-----------4====-|

 


 


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 ----------------------------------------------------------------->
 c|-----0====-----------2====-----|-------------------------------|
 A|-------------2p0====---------0=|==-----------------------------|
 G|-----------------0====---------|-0====-----------0====---------|
 D|==-----------------------0====-|-----3=====------------2=====--|
 G|-5====---0======---------------|-------------5====---5====-----|
 C|-------------------------------|---------5====-----------4-----|

 


 


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 ----------------------------------------------------------------->
 c|---------0=====----------------|-------------------------------|
 A|-12^======--2p0===-----------0=|==-----------------------------|
 G|-12^======-------0====---------|-0====-----------0====---------|
 D|---------------------0====-----|-----3====-------------2===--0=|
 G|---------0=====----------0=====|-------------5====---5---------|
 C|-------------------------------|---------5====-----------4====-|

 


 ..slap harm.......................................................


 


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 [section B]------------------------------------------------------>
 c|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 D|==---2====---3p2-----0======-0=|==-------2==3p2===---0======-0-|
 G|-5====-----------2====---------|-----0===--------2====---------|
 C|---------2====-----------5====-|-4===----2=====----------5====-|

 


 


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 ------------------------------------------------------>[section C]
 c|---------4==h5p4====-0=========|-------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G|-----------------0====---------|-------------------------------|
 D|-----------------------------0=|==-----------------------------|
 G|----0===-----------------------|---------3/5~~~~---------------|
 C|-4===----2====-----------5====-|-4==-2==-0=====----------(2 / 7)

 


 .............................................|vibrato......(.slide)


 


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 ----------------------------------------------------------------->
 c|-------------0====-------------|-------------------------------|
 A|---------0====-------0====-----|-------------------------------|
 G|-------0===--------------0====-|---------0====-----------12^---|
 D|------8===-------8====-------0=|==-------------0==-------12^---|
 G|-----0===----------------------|-----3====---5==---5====-------|
 C|-7====-------------------------|-3====-----------5==-----------|

 


 ........................................................slap harm.


 


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 ----------------------------------------------------------------->
 c|-------------0====-----------10|====---------9===--------------|
 A|---------0====-------0====-----|-----9-----------7===0===------|
 G|-------0===--------------0===--|-----0-------------------0===--|
 D|------8===-------8====---------|-----------------------------0=|
 G|-----0===----------------------|-9====-------7===7===----------|
 C|-7====-------------------------|-------------------------------|

 


 


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 ----------------------------------------------------------------->
 c|-------------0====-------------|-------------------------------|
 A|---------0====-------0====-----|-------------------------------|
 G|-------0===--------------0====-|--------0====-----------12^====|
 D|=-----8===-------8====-------0=|==------------0==-------12^====|
 G|-----0===----------------------|----3===----5==---5=====-------|
 C|-7====-------------------------|-3===-----------5==------------|

 


 .........................................................slap harm


 


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 [section D]------------------------------------------------------>
 c|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G|-------0==-------------0==-----|-------0==---------------------|
 D|---0==----0==------0==-----0==-|---0==-----0==-------------0===0
 G|-----0==-----h5===---0==-------|-----0==-----5===------------0=|
 C|-7==-----0==-----7==-----0==-h5|=7==-----0==----(7 \ 2)2=====|

 


 ..................................................(.slide.).......


 


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 ------------------------->[section E]---------------------------->
 c|-------------------------------|-----0===2=h=3=p=2=p=0===------|
 A|-------------------------------0h1===--------------------------0
 G|------------------------------0|==----------------------------0|
 D|==-0==-0==-0==-0==-0==-0-----0=|=----------------------------0=|
 G|==---0==-----0==-----0==-------|-------------------------------|
 C|-0==-----2==-----0==-----3=====|==-------2========-------3=====|

 


 


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 ----------------------------------------------------------------->
 c|-------------------------------|-----------------0=h=2===4=p=0=|
 A|h1===0===----------------------|-0=h=1===----------------------|
 G|==-------------------0===------|-------------3===--------------|
 D|=------------0h2h3===--------0=|==-----------------------------|
 G|-------------------------------|---------0=====----------2=====|
 C|==-------2========-------3=====|=------------------------------|

 


 


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 ---------------->[section F]------------------------------------->
 c|==---6=p=0====--(2 / 11)11==--|-----12^==-----------11==------|
 A|-----------------------------12^==---------------7^==--------12^
 G|-0===--------0====-------------|-12^==-------7^==--------------|
 D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G|-----4=====--------------------|-------------------------------|
 C|-------------------------0=====|==-------0========-------0=====|

 


 ..................(.slide.)....^....^...^...picked harm.........^.


 


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 ------------------------------------->[section G]---------------->
 c|-----12^==-----------11==------|-----9===------------7==-------|
 A|==---------------7^==--------12^==-----------10===-----------9=|
 G|-12^==-------7^==--------------|-12^==-----------11==----------|
 D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 C|---------0========-------0=====|===------0========-------0=====|

 


 ...^.picked harm....^...........^...^.............................


 


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 ----------------------------------------------------------------->
 c|-----6==-------------7==-------|-----6===6===--------4===4===--|
 A|=------------7==-------------9=|==-----------0===------------5=|
 G|-9==-------------7==-----------|-9===------------7===----------|
 D|-------------------------------|---------0====-----------0====-|
 G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 C|===------0========-------0=====|-------------------------------|

 


 


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 --------------------->
 c|-----2===2=p=0====-|----------------2nd cycle------------------|
 A|=----------------2=| measures 30 - 58 are basically |
 G|-5==---------------| a repeated cycle of measures 1 - 29 |
 D|-------------------| except measure 39 has one extra open |
 G|-------------------| note (D) thats not played in measure 10.|
 C|---------0=======--|-------------------------------------------|

 


 


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 c|-0========---------------------|-------------------------------|
 A|-------------2p0=====--------0=|====---------------------------|
 G|-----------------0====---------|-0=====----------0=====--------|
 D|---------------------0-h-2=====|-----3====-------------2====-0=|
 G|---------0===========----------|-------------5====---5====-----|
 C|-------------------------------|---------5====-----------4====-|

 


 


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 c|-----0====-----------2====-----|-------------------------------|
 A|-------------2p0====---------0=|==-----------------------------|
 G|-----------------0====---------|-0====-----------0====---------|
 D|==-----------------------0====-|-----3=====------------2=====--|
 G|-5====---0======---------------|-------------5====---5====-----|
 C|-------------------------------|---------5====-----------4-----|

 


 


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 c|---------0=====----------------|-------------------------------|
 A|-12^======--2p0===-----------0=|==-----------------------------|
 G|-12^======-------0====---------|-0====-----------0====---------|
 D|---------------------0====-----|-----3====-------------2===--0=|
 G|---------0=====----------0=====|-------------5====---5---------|
 C|-------------------------------|---------5====-----------4====-|

 


 ..slap harm.......................................................


 


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 c|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 D|==---2====---3p2-----0======-0=|==-------2==3p2===---0======-0-|
 G|-5====-----------2====---------|-----0===--------2====---------|
 C|---------2====-----------5====-|-4===----2=====----------5====-|

 


 


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 c|---------4==h5p4====-0=========|-------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G|-----------------0====---------|-------------------------------|
 D|-----------------------------0=|==-------------------0=====----|
 G|----0===-----------------------|---------3/5~~~~---------------|
 C|-4===----2====-----------5====-|-4==-2==-0=====----------(2 / 7)

 


 .............................................|vibrato......(.slide)


 


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 c|-------------0====-------------|-------------------------------|
 A|---------0====-------0====-----|-------------------------------|
 G|-------0===--------------0====-|---------0====-----------12^---|
 D|------8===-------8====-------0=|==-------------0==-------12^---|
 G|-----0===----------------------|-----3====---5==---5====-------|
 C|-7====-------------------------|-3====-----------5==-----------|

 


 ........................................................slap harm.


 


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 c|-------------0====-----------10|====---------9===--------------|
 A|---------0====-------0====-----|-----9-----------7===0===------|
 G|-------0===--------------0===--|-----0-------------------0===--|
 D|------8===-------8====---------|-----------------------------0=|
 G|-----0===----------------------|-9====-------7===7===----------|
 C|-7====-------------------------|-------------------------------|

 


 


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 c|-------------0====-------------|-------------------------------|
 A|---------0====-------0====-----|-------------------------------|
 G|-------0===--------------0====-|--------0====-----------12^====|
 D|=-----8===-------8====-------0=|==------------0==-------12^====|
 G|-----0===----------------------|----3===----5==---5=====-------|
 C|-7====-------------------------|-3===-----------5==------------|

 


 .........................................................slap harm


 


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 c|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G|-------0==-------------0==-----|-------0==---------------------|
 D|---0==----0==------0==-----0==-|---0==-----0==-------------0===0
 G|-----0==-----h5===---0==-------|-----0==-----5===------------0=|
 C|-7==-----0==-----7==-----0==-h5|=7==-----0==----(7 \ 2)2=====|

 


 ..................................................(.slide.).......


 


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 c|-------------------------------|-----0===2=h=3=p=2=p=0===------|
 A|-------------------------------0h1===--------------------------0
 G|------------------------------0|==----------------------------0|
 D|==-0==-0==-0==-0==-0==-0-----0=|=----------------------------0=|
 G|==---0==-----0==-----0==-------|-------------------------------|
 C|-0==-----2==-----0==-----3=====|==-------2========-------3=====|

 


 


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 c|-------------------------------|-----------------0=h=2===4=p=0=|
 A|h1===0===----------------------|-0=h=1===----------------------|
 G|==-------------------0===------|-------------3===--------------|
 D|=------------0h2h3===--------0=|==-----------------------------|
 G|-------------------------------|---------0=====----------2=====|
 C|==-------2========-------3=====|=------------------------------|

 


 


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 c|==---6=p=0====--(2 / 11)11==--|-----12^==-----------11==------|
 A|-----------------------------12^==---------------7^==--------12^
 G|-0===--------0====-------------|-12^==-------7^==--------------|
 D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G|-----4=====--------------------|-------------------------------|
 C|-------------------------0=====|==-------0========-------0=====|

 


 ..................(.slide.)....^....^...^...picked harm.........^.


 


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 c|-----12^==-----------11==------|-----9===------------7==-------|
 A|==---------------7^==--------12^==-----------10===-----------9=|
 G|-12^==-------7^==--------------|-12^==-----------11==----------|
 D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 C|---------0========-------0=====|===------0========-------0=====|

 


 ...^.picked harm....^...........^...^.............................


 


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 c|-----6==-------------7==-------|-----6===6===--------4===4===--|
 A|=------------7==-------------9=|==-----------0===------------5=|
 G|-9==-------------7==-----------|-9===------------7===----------|
 D|-------------------------------|---------0====-----------0====-|
 G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 C|===------0========-------0=====|-------------------------------|

 


 


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 c|-----2===2=p=0====-|----------------3rd cycle------------------|
 A|=----------------2=| measures 59 - 67 are exactly the same |
 G|-5==---------------| as measures 1 - 9. The only difference, |
 D|-------------------| the ending is expanded version of sec. B.|
 G|-------------------| playing measures 1-7,8,9,8,9,8,71,72 |
 C|---------0=======--|-------------------------------------------|

 


 


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 c|-0========---------------------|-------------------------------|
 A|-------------2p0=====--------0=|====---------------------------|
 G|-----------------0====---------|-0=====----------0=====--------|
 D|---------------------0-h-2=====|-----3====-------------2====-0=|
 G|---------0===========----------|-------------5====---5====-----|
 C|-------------------------------|---------5====-----------4====-|

 


 


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 c|-----0====-----------2====-----|-------------------------------|
 A|-------------2p0====---------0=|==-----------------------------|
 G|-----------------0====---------|-0====-----------0====---------|
 D|==-----------------------0====-|-----3=====------------2=====--|
 G|-5====---0======---------------|-------------5====---5====-----|
 C|-------------------------------|---------5====-----------4-----|

 


 


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 c|---------0=====----------------|-------------------------------|
 A|-12^======--2p0===-----------0=|==-----------------------------|
 G|-12^======-------0====---------|-0====-----------0====---------|
 D|---------------------0====-----|-----3====-------------2===--0=|
 G|---------0=====----------0=====|-------------5====---5---------|
 C|-------------------------------|---------5====-----------4====-|

 


 ..slap harm.......................................................


 


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 c|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 D|==---2====---3p2-----0======-0=|==-------2==3p2===---0======-0-|
 G|-5====-----------2====---------|-----0===--------2====---------|
 C|---------2====-----------5====-|-4===----2=====----------5====-|

 


 


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 c|---------4==h5p4====-0=========|-------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G|-----------------0====---------|-------------------------------|
 D|-----------------------------0=|==-------2==3p2===---0======-0-|
 G|----0===-----------------------|-----0===--------2====---------|
 C|-4===----2====-----------5====-|-4===----2=====----------5====-|

 


 


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 c|---------4==h5p4====-0=========|-------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 G|-----------------0====---------|-------------------------------|
 D|-----------------------------0=|==-------2==3p2===---0======-0-|
 G|----0===-----------------------|-----0===--------2====---------|
 C|-4===----2====-----------5====-|-4===----2=====----------5====-|

 


 


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 c|-------------------------------|-------||
 A|-------------------------------|-------||
 G|-------------------------------|-------||
 D|-2==3p2===---0======-0===------|-------||
 G|---------2====-----------------|--0h5==||
 C|-2=====----------5====---4===2=|=0=====||


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