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Sonate Pathetique Tabs (ver.1)

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                Sonate Pathetique   by Ludwig van Beethoven
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Part 2/3 - Adagio cantabile/ transposed and tabulated by David Atkinson,
October 1994.  Dedicated to Debbie Fothergill, Bournemouth, UK.

Well here it is... I've always wanted to play this on the guitar.
It is a familiar piano piece that, I think, has the right style to
be a good guitar transposition.  I was forced to transpose the whole
piece up one semitone due to various factors such as 'not enough
bloody notes on the fingerboard', 'physical impossibilities with the
left wrist' and 'the key of A is designed for the guitar anyway' ;->

I feel I ought to tell you that this has taken one and a half full
days from my life.  It wasn't just a question of copying from a book
but it required translating traditional piano score to feasible
guitar positions whilst simultaneaously taking the semitone disparity
into consideration.  No mean feat I might add, especially considering
that after 3 years guitar playing I still don't know the notes on
the upper fingerboard. :-(

I have tried to make it as akin to the original as possible
but nevertheless I was forced to make certain ommisions which I have
attempted to disguise the best I could.  Email me if you think a part
sounds dodgy and I'll look into it.

Lastly, does anyone have a guitar version to 'Moonlight Sonata'???
If so, post it!!


=== =sustain
p = pull-off
h = hammer
s = slide


Adagio Cantabile.    Time signature:  2/4
   piano            II............          II..VII.
    |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |
E-|----------------|----------------|-----0---5---7--|-0-----------1--|
B-|-2-------0------|-5-----------3--|-2---0---2------|---0---0---0---0|
G-|-2---2---1---1--|-2---2-------4--|-2---------2-8--|-1---1---1---1--|
D-|---2---2-0-2---2|---2---2---2---2|---2---2-------7|-2--------------|
A-|-0--------------|-4--------------|-0-----------9--|----------------|
E-|----------------|---------4------|-----4---2------|---------0------|

                                    II.............           staccato
    |       |       |      |         |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |
E-|-2------------------------------|----------------|----------------|
B-|-----0-------0---0-----------2-3|s5--------------|---------2-0----|
G-|-1-------1-------1-------1------|-2---2---3------|-7-----------2-1|
D-|-0---------------0---2-------2--|---2---2-2---2--|---0---0-0-0-0-0|
A-|--------------------------------|-4---------4---4|-9---9----------|
E-|--------------------------------|---------2------|-7-------0------|

              staccato
           II......     V.......         IX..... IV.. IX..
    |   |   |     |      |   |   |   |    |   |   |    |
E-|-----------------0-5|-9-------7------|12---------7-10---|
B-|-0-------------2----|---5---5-9---9--|--10--10-5----9-12|
G-|-1-------2---2------|-----6-----9---9|-9---9--------9---|
D-|-0-2-0-2---2--------|-7---7---0------|---------6--------|
A-|-0---0---4----------|----------------|------------------|
E-|---------5----------|-5--------------|-9-------4----0---|
            ~~3~~ ~~3~~
                                                                  IX..
    |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |    |       |       |       |
E-|-9--12--17--19---|12----------13--|14---------------------------9-10|
B-|--10--12-------16|---0---0---0---0|-----0-------0---0---------------|
G-|-9--------18-----|----------------|-----------------------------9---|
D-|-----------------|----------------|-----------------------------0---|
A-|-0--11-----------|11--11--11--11--|11------11------11------11-------|
E-|--------14--14---|-0--------------|--------------------12-----------|

   IX.............  VII............                II........
    |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |
E-|12--------------|10-------9-7----|-7-------5------|-----------5-4-2|
B-|----10--11------|-7---7------10-9|---5---5--------|-2--------------|
G-|---9---9-----9--|---7---7-7-7-7-7|-7---7----------|----------------|
D-|----------11--11|----------------|-----6----------|----------------|
A-|---------9------|-----9----------|-0-------4-----4|---4-4-4-4-4-4-4|
E-|-9--------------|-7-------9------|---------5------|----------------|

   IX.....................                  II..............................
    |    |     |            |   |   |   |    |       |       |       |
E-|-9---------------------|-----------5-4--|-------------------------2------|
B-|---------------10--9-11|-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7|-5-------4-------4p2h4s5-------5|
G-|10-10-10-10------------|-6-------6-6-6-6|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2--|
D-|------------11-11-11-11|-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7|-4---4---4---4---4---4----------|
A-|11-11-11-11--9--9--9--9|-8-8-8-8--------|-2---2---2---2---3---3---3---3--|
E-|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9|----------------|--------------------------------|


    |       |       |       |
E-|-0-----------------------------4-5-9|
B-|-----------------5---7-5-4-5-7------|
G-|-1---1---1---1----------------------|
D-|-2---2---2---2----------------------|
A-|-4---4---4---4---0---0-----0-----0--|
E-|------------------------------------|

    |           |       |      |                 |   |   |   |
E-|-8-9-11-9-7-16------14-12-11-9------9-------|----------------|
B-|------------------------------12-11--12-10-7|-5-----0---0----|
G-|--------------------------------------------|---------1---1--|
D-|--------------------------------------------|-6-------------2|
A-|--------------------------------------------|-7--------------|
E-|-------------0------------------------------|----------------|
                              ~~~~~~~~~3~~~~~~~
    crescendo                         crescendo
    |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |     |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |
E-|----------------|-----------------|----------------|----------------|
B-|-0--------------|-------------0---|----------------|-0--------------|
G-|-2---2---2---2--|-1---------------|----------------|-1--------------|
D-|-2-1-1----------|-2--------------2|-2-1-1----------|-4-3-3-2-2-1-1-2|
A-|-------4-4-3-3-2|-2-----2---2-2---|-0-----4-4-3-3-2|----------------|
E-|----------------|-0-------4-------|-2--------------|-0--------------|

       pianissimo
    |   |   |   |
E-|----------------|
B-|----------------|
G-|----------------|
D-|-2-3-3-2-2-1-1-0|
A-|----------------|
E-|----------------|

   piano             II.............          II..VII.
    |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |
E-|----------------|----------------|-----0---5---7--|-0-----------1--|
B-|-2-------0------|-5-----------3--|-2---0---2------|---0---0---0---0|
G-|-2---2---1---1--|-2---2-------4--|-2---------2-8--|-1---1---1---1--|
D-|---2---2-0-2---2|---2---2---2---2|---2---2-------7|-2--------------|
A-|-0--------------|-4--------------|-0-----------9--|----------------|
E-|----------------|---------4------|-----4---2------|---------0------|

                                    II.............           staccato
    |       |       |      |         |   |   |   |    |   |   |   |
E-|-2------------------------------|----------------|----------------|
B-|-----0-------0---0-----------2-3|s5--------------|---------2-0----|
G-|-1-------1-------1-------1------|-2---2---3------|-7-----------2-1|
D-|-0---------------0---2----------|---2---2-2---2--|---0---0-0-0-0-0|
A-|--------------------------------|-4---------4---4|-9---9----------|
E-|--------------------------------|---------2------|-7-------0------|

                    pianissimo
    |   |   |   |    |     |     |     |      |     |     |     |
E-|----------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B-|-0--------------|-------1-----0----------|-------------0-0--------|
G-|-1-------2------|-2-----------------2----|-------7----------------|
D-|-0-2-0-2------2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|-6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-6-4--|
A-|-0---0---4------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7|
E-|---------5------|------------------------|-7----------------------|


    |     |     |     |      |     |     |     |
E-|------------------------|------------------------|
B-|-------1-----0----------|------------------------|
G-|-2-----------------2----|-2-----1----------------|
D-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-2-1-2-3-2-0-2-2|
A-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-2|
E-|------------------------|-0----------------------|

                                         V..........
    |     |     |     |      |     |     |    |
E-|------------------------|-3-------0---8-------5--|
B-|-------1-----0----------|-------------6-6-6-6-6-6|
G-|-2-----------------2----|-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5|
D-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-7-7|
A-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3-3-3------------|
E-|------------------------|------------------------|

  X................ V.....VIII....I.........decresc......
    |        |       |      |      |     |     |     |
E-|13----------10----8-----------|-1----------------------|
B-|12-12-12-12-12-12-5-5-5-------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1|
G-|10-10-10-10-10-10-5-5-5--9----|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
D-|12-12-12-12-12-12-7-7-7--8----|------------------------|
A-|10-10-10-10-10-10-------10----|------------------------|
E-|-------------------------8-8-8|-1----------------------|

...........................
    |     |     |     |      |     |     |     |
E-|-1-----5-----3-----1----|-------0----------------|
B-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1|
G-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|-3-3-3-3-0---0-0-3-3-3-3|
D-|------------------------|-2---------4-----3-2-0--|
A-|------------------------|-----------------------3|
E-|-1----------------------|-3----------------------|

   I.................        Staccato................
    |     |     |     |      |     |     |     |
E-|-1-----5-----1-----0----|------------------------|
B-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1|-4-----------------4----|
G-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2|-------------2-----2----|
D-|------------------------|---------1-4------------|
A-|------------------------|-----0h3-------3-3-3-3-3|
E-|-1----------------------|---2--------------------|

   ........................  crescendo
    |     |     |     |      |     |     |     |
E-|------------------------|------------------------|
B-|-4-----------------4----|-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3----|
G-|-------------2-----2----|-2-2-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1|
D-|---------1-4------------|-------------2-2-2-2-2-2|
A-|-----0h3-------3-3-3-3-3|-----0-2-----------2----|
E-|---2--------------------|---1-----------0-4------|


   piano                    II......................
    |     |     |     |      |     |     |     |
E-|------------------------|------------------------|
B-|-2-----------0----------|-5-----------------3----|
G-|-2-----2-----1-----1----|-2-----2-----------4----|
D-|---2-2---2-2-0-2-2---2-2|---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-2|
A-|-0----------------------|-4----------------------|
E-|------------------------|-------------4----------|

               II... VII...
    |     |     |     |      |     |     |     |
E-|-------0-----5-----7----|-0-----------------1----|
B-|-2-----0-----2----------|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0|
G-|-2-------------2-2-8----|-1-----1-----1-----1----|
D-|---2-2---2-2---------7-7|-2----------------------|
A-|-0-----------------9----|------------------------|
E-|-------4-----2----------|-------------0----------|

                             II......................
    |     |     |     |       |     |     |     |
E-|-2-----------------------|------------------------|
B-|---0-0---0-0-0---------23|s5----------------------|
G-|-1-----1-----1-----1-----|-2-----2-----3----------|
D-|-0-----------0-2-2---2-2-|---2-2---2-2-2-----2----|
A-|-------------------------|-4-------------4-4---4-4|
E-|-------------------------|-------------2----------|

                                          staccato
         staccato                      II......
    |     |     |     |      |     |     |     |
E-|------------------------|---------------------0-5|
B-|-------------3-2-0-0----|-0-----------------2----|
G-|-7-----------1-------2-1|-1-----------2---2------|
D-|---0-0---0-0---2-0-0-0-0|-0-2-2-0-2-2---2--------|
A-|-9-----9----------------|-0-----0-----4----------|
E-|-7-----------0----------|-------------5----------|

   V.......                 IX.....       IV.. IX..
    |     |     |     |      |      |      |      |
E-|-9-----------7----------|12---------------7-7-10------|
B-|---5-5---5-5-9-----9----|--10-10--10-10-5------9-12-12|
G-|-------6-------9-9---9-9|-9------9-------------9------|
D-|-7-----7-----0----------|---------------6-------------|
A-|---7-7------------------|-----------------------------|
E-|-5----------------------|-9-------------4------0------|

                                  IX......
    |      |      |       |        |      |      |     |
E-|-9-----12-----17------19------|12------------------13----|
B-|--10-10--12-12-----------16-16|--------------------------|
G-|-9--------------18-18---------|---------------9----------|
D-|------------------------------|----9-9---9-9----9-9---9-9|
A-|-0-----11---------------------|11-11--11--11-11----11----|
E-|--------------14------14------|-0------0-----------------|

                                   IX..
    |        |       |     |
E-|14------------------0-0----0---9-10|
B-|----0--0-----0-0-12----------------|
G-|-----------------------13------9---|
D-|-----------------12----------------|
A-|11-11-11-11-11---11----------------|
E-|10-------10------------------------|


   IX.......................  VII............
    |     |     |      |       |   |   |   |
E-|12------------------------|10----------10-9-7-7----|
B-|------10----11------------|-7-----7------------10-9|
G-|---9-9---9-9--------9-----|---7-7---7-7---7-7-7-7-7|
D-|--------------11-11--11-11|------------------------|
A-|-------------9------------|---------------7-7---7-7|
E-|-9------------------------|-7-----------0-----0----|

    pianissimo                         VII..........................
    |       |        |        |         |     |      |      |
E-|--------------------------12-----13|14------12-10-9-------10----|
B-|-----------------------------------|---------------12-10-9--12-9|
G-|14---------------------------------|-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--9-9------|
D-|11---------------------------------|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0------|
A-|-0---------------------------------|----------------------------|
E-|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0------|
                                                            ~~~~3~~

........................            VII....
    |                    |     |     |
E-|--------------------9-0----------12---13|
B-|10----12-10-9-10-12---------------------|
G-|----------------------------------9-----|
D-|----------------------------------------|
A-|-0--------------------------------------|
E-|----------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

   VII.......................              IX..forte..
    |     |      |      |      |        |       |       |
E-|14------12-10-9-------10--|-0------------12-10-9-10-14-12-10|
B-|---------------12-10-9---9|10----------------9--------------|
G-|-9-9-9-9-9--9-9-9--9-9-9-9|---------------------------------|
D-|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0|11-------------------------------|
A-|--------------------------|-0-------------------------------|
E-|-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0|------------------0--------------|

                    forte                         forte
    |        |       |       |              |       |     |
E-|-9--------------9--------10-9--|--------------------------|
B-|-----------------12-11-12----12|10-----------2-0----------|
G-|-------------------------------|---------------1-3-4-7-6--|
D-|11----------------0------------|11-------------0---------9|
A-|-0---------------11------------|-0------------------------|
E-|------------------0------------|---------------0----------|

    pianissimo
    |   |   |   |
E-|------------------|
B-|------------------|
G-|------------------|
D-|-7---7---7=====---|
A-|-4---4---4=====---|
E-|-5---5---5--------|======   The End...

E-|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---- Well, enjoy the masterpiece.  Please take this as an ------|
G-|--inspiration to tabulate and/or transpose other classical------|
D-|--pieces, ones maybe that you've always wanted to play but------|
A-|--didn't have a 'guitar version' of. ---------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------David---|
            
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