• Song:

    Teardrop

  • Artist:

    Newton Faulkner

  • Album:

    Teardrop

Newton Faulkner - Teardrop
Tuning - Db Gb Db Gb Bb Db (often DGDGBD live)
Tabbed by Jebus

Percussion notation:

# = strike body with heel of the palm, slightly above strings and
    between sound hole and bridge
* = slap body with thumb, above strings, by end of fretboard

Right hand should remain roughly in natural picking position throughout

Rhythm:

Db|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
    #  #     #  *      #  #     #  *

During verse, the first # is replaced by plucking of bass notes.


Intro:

(Strings picked, not strummed)

    Db (x43121@1)     B2 (135211@7)     Gb (244322@1)     DbDb|--------|--------|--------|--------| (x43121@1)Bb|--------|--------|--------|--------|
Gb|--------|-0------|-0------|--------|
Db|-0------|-0------|-0------|-0------|    X2
Gb|-7------|-5------|--------|-7------|
Db|-0------|--------|-5------|-0------|


    B2 (135211@7)     Gb (244322@1)     DbDb|--------|--------|--------| (x43121@1)Bb|--------|--------|--------|
Gb|-0------|-0------|--------|
Db|-0------|-0------|-0------|    
Gb|-5------|--------|-7------|
Db|--------|-5------|-0------|


 | Percussion |     x 8 bars


Verse:

Bass notes picked with right hand
Meoldy played by fretting hand
See notes above on percussion


    Db (x43121@1)                      B2Db|---p0-h7-p0-h5-p0-h5-h7--|---p0-h7-p0-h5-p0-h5-h7-| (135211@7)Bb|-------------------------|------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|-0----------------------|
Db|-0-----------------------|------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|-5----------------------| |
Db|-0-----------------------|------------------------| |
                                                       |
   Gb (244322@1)                      Db (x43121@1)                      |  x2
Db|---p0-h7-p0-h5-p0-h5-h7--|---p0-h7-p0-h5-p0-h5-h7-| |
Bb|-------------------------|------------------------| |
Gb|-------------------------|------------------------| |
Db|-0-----------------------|-0----------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|------------------------|
Db|-5-----------------------|-0----------------------|

    B9 (x2122x@1)      Gb (244322@1)     DbDb|---------|--------|---------| (x43121@1)Bb|---------|--------|---------|
Gb|-----|----|-7-------|
Db|-----|----|--0------|
Gb|---------|----|---7-----|
Db|--10-----|--------|----0----|
     nh        nh

    B2 (135211@7)  B2 (135211@7)  n.c
Db|-----|-----|--p0-h7-p0-h5-p0-h5-h7-|--p0-h7-p0-h5-p0-h5-h7-|
Bb|-----|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|
Gb|-0---|-0---|-----------------------|-----------------------|
Db|-0---|-0---|-----------------------|-----------------------|
Gb|-5---|-5---|-----------------------|-----------------------|
Db|-----|-----|-----------------------|-----------------------|

Outro:

Full percussion and bass/melody notes as per the start
of the verse, except bars with *, do not play the bass 
notes in these bars. Chord structure:

 | Db| (x43121@1)B2| (135211@7)Gb| (244322@1)Db| (x43121@1) | B2 | Gb | Db | Db*|
 | B2 | B2*| B2 | B2*|

 | Db| (x43121@1)B2| (135211@7)Gb| (244322@1)Db| (x43121@1) | Db*| B2 | Gb | Db |
 | Db | B2 | Gb | Db | fade out

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