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Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air (Chord)
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SOMETHING IN THE AIR
Written by John 'Speedy' Keane
Released by Thunderclap Newman

4 beats per chord                     F#m~ = F#m7add4/E
-lick = 8 beats                       G#m~ = G#m7add4/F#
Tuning = E B E G# B E                 Bbm~ = Bbm7add4/Ab

INTRO:
E  F#m~  E  F#m~

VERSE:
E                  E                      F#m~             F#m~
Call out the insti-gators because there's something in the air we got to
E                      E                 F#m~         F#m~
Get together sooner or later because the revolution's here and you know it's
E-lick*  E-lick*
Right      and you know that it's right
F#m~             F#m~           F#m~             F#m~
  We have got to get it together  we have got to get it together
                                                 G# F# E C# G# F# E C#  -bass 8ths

LINK:
E-lick  E-lick
Now

RE-INTRO:  (modulation)
F#  G#m~  F#  G#m~
    F#        C#  -bass

VERSE:
F#                       F#                     G#m~             G#m~
Block up the streets and houses because there's something in the air we've got to 
F#                     F#                G#m~         G#m~
Get together sooner or later because the revolution's here and you know it's
F#-lick  F#-lick
Right      and you know that it's right
G#m~             G#m~           G#m~             G#m~
  We have got to get it together  we have got to get it together

INTERLUDE:  (23 bars of dissonant syncopated piano)
F#
Now

RE-INTRO:  (modulation)
Ab  Bbm~  Ab  Bbm~
    Eb        Eb  -bass

VERSE:
Ab                    Ab               Bbm~                  Bbm~(Eb-bass)
Hand out the arms and ammo we're gonna blast our way through here we've got to
Ab                     Ab                Bbm~         Bbm~
Get together sooner or later because the revolution's here and you know it's
Ab-lick*  Ab-lick*
Right       and you know that it's right
Bbm~             Bbm~           Bbm~             Bbm~
  We have got to get it together  we have got to get it together
                                                 C Bb Ab F F Eb C Bb  -bass 8ths

ENDING:
Ab
Now

================================================================================

TUNING:  6  5  4  3  2  1
Open-E   E  B  E  G# B  E

CHORDS:                                  E-lick
     E  F#m~  F#  G#m~  Ab  Bbm~         1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
 E|--0---0----2----2----4----4--|     E|-----------------|-----------------|
 B|--0---0----2----2----4----4--|     B|-----------------|-----------------|
G#|--0---1----2----3----4----5--|    G#|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|
 E|--0---2----2----4----4----6--|     E|---0-------0-----|---0-------0-----|
 B|--0---2----2----4----4----6--|     B|-5-----5-3-----3-|-2-----2-0-----0-|
 E|--0---0----2----2----4----4--|     E|-----------------|-----------------|
                                         E       D         C#      B  -bass

Two familiar chord-shapes in three positions.
The bass and lead guitar lines treat the ii-chord as the dominant.

The lick is a simple arpeggio with a descending bass line.

-lick* denotes bass guitar doubling the descending line

To keep the bass line on the 5th-string and maintain a consistent
picking pattern there is a slight change to the arpeggio melody
in the two higher keys:

    F#-lick                              Ab-lick
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
 E|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
 B|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
G#|-----5-------5---|-----2-------2---||-----7-------7---|-----4-------4---|
 E|---6-------6-----|---2-------2-----||---8-------8-----|---4-------4-----|
 B|-7-----7-5-----5-|-4-----4-2-----2-||-9-----9-7-----7-|-6-----6-4-----4-|
 E|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
                                         Ab      Gb        F       Eb  -bass

On the recording the repeated figure in the last verse begins
with a slide and a little mistake!

================================================================================

An effective rendition can be performed in standard tuning.
The chord voicings are identical in the key of E but a capo
is required for each modulation.
Suggest playing the same lick in each key.

CHORDS:       E-lick
    E  F#m~   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +   1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
E|--0---0--||-----------------|-----------------|
B|--0---0--||-----0-------0---|-----------------|
G|--1---2--||---1-------1-----|-----1-------1---|
D|--2---4--||-2-----2-0-----0-|---2-------2-----|
A|--2---4--||-----------------|-4-----4-2-----2-|
E|--0---0--||-----------------|-----------------|

For standard tuning with no capo simply ignore the extensions
on the minor chords.


Waynus Of Uranus
January 2006
 
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Always the best tabs, mate. KK.
-kraziekhat | 6/14/2014
Always the best tabs, mate. KK.
-kraziekhat | 6/14/2014
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