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  1. #1 Viva La Vida Tabs 
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    Giving it a shot on my old six string. So far sounds at first glance like Db Eb Cm Fm
    Any other ideas?

    Viva La Vida Tabs

    Violin 1 (Cello?)
    E|------------------------------------------------|
    B|------------------------------------------------|
    G|------------------------------------------------|
    D|----------------------------------3-3-3-3-3--|
    A|-4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6-6-3-3-3-3---------------|
    E|----------------------------------(1)----------|

    Violin 2
    “Sweep the streets I used to own…”
    Verse 2
    E|------|-------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
    B|-9-8-|-------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
    G|------|-10-8-13-12-10-8-6-5-13-12-10-8--|-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-12-10-8-|
    D|------|-------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
    A|------|-------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
    E|------|-------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

    All I have time for now but I'll keep at it. Comments? Suggestions?
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    intro could be something like this with chords maybe.I'm not sure


    F---Am---C---G
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    No, no i think chords Db Eb Cm Fm are sounding great in the beginning!
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    when you guys first wrote down the chords i didnt have a chance to try it but now i tried and yeah yours sounds better. Thanks xsarehardcorex
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    No problem, once I get this last final out of the way I should be able to figure out the rest and maybe even properly write the sheet music We'll see
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    Nice one Sarah This one might need a million different versions to cope with all the different instruments used lol.
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    Quote:
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    No, no i think chords Db Eb Cm Fm are sounding great in the beginning!


    I think the Cm MIGHT (MIGHT!) be an Ab...I have to experiment a little bit, but that's what it sounds like to me, and I have perfect listening pitch.
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    Quote:
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    I think the Cm MIGHT (MIGHT!) be an Ab...I have to experiment a little bit, but that's what it sounds like to me, and I have perfect listening pitch.


    Haven't had the chance to confirm, but that looks right. The song is in the key of Ab I think
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    Yeah. I listened a bit to the cello part, which is the apparent baseline, and I hear Db, Eb, Ab, F. Then again, I don't know about minors and whatnot, that's just the apparent baseline.
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    Okay, this is a complete tab of mine, about 90% on most of it.

    The majority of the song follows the same basic chord pattern:

    Db Eb Ab Fm There may be certain little intricacies, but this is the basic.

    In the intro, you can sub a Db/Eb for the Eb chord, which I think sounds right, and then they fill in the major as the melody progresses. The melody, you can figure out yourself. You'll also notice a string theme that is a repetition of two notes: These are Ab and G, and you need only play them on the chord progression mentioned earlier.

    The only part it changes is the minor-sounding part right before the chorus comes in with the "ohhhh!" thing. It is essentially this:

    Db Fm/C.

    Two chords. Alternate. When the chorus comes in with the oh's, go back to the regular chord progression. If you must know, the notes of the oh's go:

    C, Eb, Ab, G, F
    C, Eb, Ab, G, Eb

    So, a the final tab is...

    Intro: Db - Db/Eb - Ab - Fm
    Verse and chorus: Db - Eb - Ab - Fm

    Minor-sounding strings part: Db - Fm

    Rest: Db - Eb - Ab - Fm
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    The bass is playing: Db - Eb - Ab - F
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    any ideas how to play this song by a violin?
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