BRUSH

with the

BLUES

By Jeff Beck
(from his album WHO ELSE - 1999)

 
Version française
 
Yes , WHO ELSE could play like that ? 

This allows to make a good start with that tune very rich in wonderful blues sentences. Sounds easy to tab, but as soon as you play it, you feel how much the Master's touch is missing. As it is illusory to tab Jeff's full delirium it is a good opportunity to improvise a solo in minor pentatonic flat B though the Master does not limit himself to 5 notes of course ! If necessary you will find all the positions on the neck for that solo here below.

I also recorded a MP3 demo . The bass is approximate since I rarely practised bass playing :-). To download the demo (1.4 Mb) just click on the G key.


 
  

Legend :
h   : hammer-on
p   : pull-off
b/\ : bend up and down
^^^^: vibrato/tremolo (much used !)
\__ : depressing vibrato (to make ring like it must! :-)
\   : slide down

The bass must be tuned in flat E (Eb)

INTRO (Bass only)

   Bass
X  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
C# +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Ab +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Eb +---7---7-7--7-7--7-7--7---5--5-5--5-5+-5-5--5----0--0-0--0-0--0-0----------+
      (Bb)                   (Ab)
   Bass
X  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
C# +-----------------2-------------------+-------------------------------------+
Ab +--------------2----------------------+-------------------------------------+
Eb +----0-0-3h4--------------------------+-------------------------------------+
 
 
 

   Guitar           ^^^^              ^^^^
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +----------------6-----------------6--+-------------------------------------+
D  +----------6--8-------------6--8------+---8-----------8---------10-----5b\--+
A  +----6h-8-------------6h-8------------+------8--9--10--------6------6-------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

   Bass
X  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
C# +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Ab +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Eb +----7--7-7--7-7--7-7---7----------5--+-5-5--5-5--5-5----0--0-0--0-0--0-0---+
 
 

   Guitar                          ^^^^           ^^^^
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+---------------(see variant below)---+
G  +------------------------------6------+--------6----------------------------+
D  +------------------------6--8---------+--6--8---------6h8p6----------8------+
A  +-------------------6h-8----------6h-8+----------------------8-9-10---------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

   Bass
X  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
C# +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Ab +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Eb +---4--4--5--5---6-6--7--7-7--7-7--7-7+--7-----5--5-5--5-5--5-5-5-0--0-0----+
 
 
 

     Guitar
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------8b/\-6-----8------------------+
A  +-----4h5--4b\------------------------+---------------8---------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

   Bass
X  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
C# +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Ab +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Eb +----0-0-0-0----4-4--5-5--6-6---------+--2--2-2--2-2--2-2-------------------+
 
 
 

    Guitar
         ^^^^  ^^^^       ^^^^              ^^^^        ^^^^
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-----------------------9\__----------+
G  +-----10----------6---6---------------+--7-----------8-------10\__----------+
D  +--8----------------8-----------------+--6-----6\4--------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

   Bass
X  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
C# +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Ab +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Eb +----5-5---------6-6----------7-------+--7-7---7-7--7-7------12--12--12--12-+
 

E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
A  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

   Bass
X  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
C# +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Ab +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
Eb +----12--12--12--12-0--0-0-0-0-0------+-------------------------------------+
                                  etc...
 

     Guitar    (VARIANT)       ^^^^ 
E  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
B  +-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
G  +---------------------8\6-------------+-------------------------------------+
D  +------6h8p6----------------8---------+----------10-9-8---------------------+
A  +-------------8-9-10------------------+-------------------------------------+
E  +-------------------------------------+----9h10-----------------------------+

 



 
 
 
 
 

Flat B ( Bb) minor pentatonic positions on the neck

We are supposed to go from one shape to the other. The square notes are Bb on which it is useful to insist.
Swift transitory notes are allowed
 
 

Shape 1
Shape 2
Shape 3
Shape 4
Shape 5

Tabbed and drawn by myself . All suggestions welcome here.

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