Lesson #5: The Shadows – Apache

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The Shadows recorded Apache in June 1960.

Intro 1 (Am) Play the open 5th string, 2nd fret on the 3rd string and then the 1st/3rd/4th/3rd fret on the 2nd string.
Intro 2 (Dm) Play the open 4th string, 2nd fret on the 3rd string, 1st fret on the 2nd string, then 5th/3rd fret on the 1st string and at last the 5th string on the 2nd string.
Repeat Intro 1 and Intro 2 once.

Verse 1 (Am) Play 2nd fret on 4th string. Play 2nd fret on 3rd string. Repeat both notes
Verse 2 (Dm) Play 4th fret on 4th string. Then play 2nd fret on the 4th string
Verse 3 (Am) Play open 4th string, then 2nd fret on 4th string.
Repeat Verse 1, 2 and 3 once.
Verse 4 (D) Starting on the 7th fret, play the melody in Verse 1 five frets up.
Verse 5 (G) Starting on the 9th fret, play the melody in Verse 2 five frets up.
Verse 6 (D) Starting on the 7th fret, play the melody in Verse 3 five frets up.
Repeat Verse 1, 2 and 3 once.

Bridge 1 (F) Alternate between 5th and 4th string on the 3rd fret.
Bridge 2 (Am) Play open 4th string, then 2nd fret on the 4th string and open 5th string.
Repeat Bridge 1 and 2 once.

TAB: Apache

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