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Private Investigations Tabs (ver.1)

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                Title : Private Investigations
Author : Dire Straits (Mark Knopfler)
	 Laurent Martinez)



First, a few precisions: this is an attempt of a transcription of the
studio version of P.I. Not everything of what he does is here (far
record, or with a bunch a musician friends.

Besides, I'm completely deaf when it comes to figure out chords (even worse
than solos!), and I know that he often starts these little "phrases"
such "phrase beginnings" don't seem to match for you hear, and you
happen to find better ways to do them, please let me know!

Add on (22 Feb. 93) : The corrections I've added are precisely trying to
improve those "starts".

As usual, any adds, corrections, comments, are welcome.

No notations tricks : a ">" means the note following should have no
attack (i.e. slide it, hammer it, pull it, whatever!).


Intro arpeggios (not included in the "Money for Nothing" best-of version) :

-------5-7-5-7--|-----------------------
-----5----------|-----------------------
---5------------|----------9-12-9-------
-7--------------|--------9--------12-9--
----------------|-----10----------------
----------------|-----------------------


Intro solo:

-------------|---------|------|---------------------|---------|----------------
---8---------|---------|------|-------8>12--8>10-10-|-10>8>10-|-10>12--8-------
-----9>11-11-|-11-9-11-|-12-9-|----7----------------|---------|----------------
-9-----------|---------|------|---------------------|---------|----------------
-------------|---------|------|---------------------|---------|----------------
-------------|---------|------|---------------------|---------|----------------

---------------------------|--------------
------------8-7--5>10------|----7-7-8-----
---------7-------------9-9-|----7------9--
-------7-------------------|--------------
----9----------------------|--------------
-7-------------------------|--------------


1st verse :
-------------------7------|------------7-|-------------------------|---
-----------------8---8-7--|----------7---|------------10-----10----|---
--------------------------|--------------|------(9-9)----9-9----9--|---
--------------------------|--------------|-------------------------|---
--------------------------|--------------|-------------------------|---
--------------------------|--------------|-------------------------|---

...mystery to me	...commences	...fee

-----------------|-----------------|------------------|---
-------8-----8---|-------6-----6---|--6-5-4------4----|---
-(7-7)---7-7---7-|-(5-5)---5-5---5-|---------4-4---4--|---
-----------------|-----------------|------------------|---
-----------------|-----------------|------------------|---
-----------------|-----------------|------------------|---

...expenses

----------|----------------|------------------5--|-----------------------|---
----------|-------------8--|------------8---8----|-----------------------|---
--12-11-9-|-----6----------|------7-------7------|-----------------------|---
--14------|---9---9---9----|----5---5------------|--7-9-7-9--7-5-5-7-5---|---
----------|-9-------9------|--7-------7----------|--7------------------7-|---
----------|----------------|---------------------|-----------------------|---
						(*)
...inquiry


-------------|
-------------|
-------------|
-----5-------|
-5-7---5-7---|
-------------|

2nd verse is quite much like the 1st one, give or take a few
variations:

------------7--|------------------------|------------|-
----------7----|--------------8---8-7-6-|-------6----|-
---------------|------------7---7-------|-(5-5)---5--|- (goes on same as
---------------|------------------------|------------|-   1st verse)
---------------|------------------------|------------|-
---------------|------------------------|------------|-
	(repeat)			
...reports	...treason	 



--------------------------|-----------------------|-
--------10-------------8--|-----------------------|-
---------------7-9---7----|-----------4---4-------|-
-----------9-9-----9------|---------7---7---7-5---|-
--------------------------|---------------------7-|-
--------------------------|-----------------------|-

...reason  		The "phrase" marked (*) above is also a bit
			shortened.


Last verse (or is it a bridge ? Who cares)

-------------------------7----|------------------------|----7----|-----
--------------8-7-8-10-8---10-|-------7---7-8---7-8-10-|------8--|-----
--------------9---------------|-----9---9-----9--------|---------|-----
------------------------------|-----7------------------|---------|-----
------------------------------|------------------------|---------|-----
------------------------------|------------------------|---------|-----

...you got		...the day		  ...you got

------------------------------|-----------------7-----|--------------
-----------------7-8-7--------|--------7-8-10-8---10--|--------------
-------------7-9-------9-7-9--|-----------------------|--------------
-----------9------------------|-----------------------|--------------
------------------------------|-----------------------|--------------
------------------------------|-----------------------|--------------

...take away		...of wishky


Then comes a modfied version of the intro solo:

---------------|---------|--------------------------|-
-----8---------|---------|--------------------------|-
-------9>11-11-|-11-9-11-|-11-12-12>11>9>7-7>9-9>6--|-
--9------------|---------|--------------------------|-
---------------|---------|--------------------------|-
---------------|---------|--------------------------|-

------10----10-----------|-------------------------------|
---8-----10----8-7-------|------8>10>10--7>8---8---------|
-7-----------------9-7---|-------------------9---7-------|
-----------------------7-|-------------------------9-7---|
-------------------------|-------------------------------|
-------------------------|-------------------------------|

------------------------------------------|------------------|-
------------7-10-8-9---7---7--------------|------------------|-
--11>7--7-9----------9---9---9-6-7--------|-----11-12-11-9-9-|-
-----------------------------------9-7----|---9--------------|-
---------------------------------------10-|------------------|-
------------------------------------------|------------------|-

---------------------------|----------7---------------|-
--11>10--------------------|---8--10-----10--8--------|-
--12----12-9---------------|---9----------------9--9--|-
-------------11-9----------|--------------------------|-
-------------------12-9----|--------------------------|-
------------------------12-|--------------------------|-

-----------------|-------|-------|-------3--|-
-----------------|-------|-------|-------2--|-
-----------------|-------|-------|-------3--|-
-7-9-7-9-7-7-5-4-|-5>4>2-|-2>4>5-|-5>2---2--|-
-10--------------|-------|-------|----------|-
-----------------|-------|-------|----------|-
					 ^
				   	 Go (diminished G)

After the instrumental part has begun, wait for 5 beats (i.e. 9 Es
investigations"  bom bom bom... :-)

-----------------------------------|-------------------|--------------
-----------------7-----------------|---7-8-7-----------|--------------
---------------7---9>11-11-9>14-14-|---------9>7-9-9---|--------------
-----------7-9---------------------|-----------------9-|--------------
-2-3-5>7-7-------------------------|-------------------|--------------
-----------------------------------|-------------------|--------------

--------------------|------------------7-------------|---------------------
-8>7--8---8---------|--------8-10-8-10---10-8-10>12--|-8>10>8-8-10-10------
-9------7-----------|----7-9-------------------------|-----------------9-9-
-9----------9>12>14-|--7-----------------------------|---------------------
--------------------|--------------------------------|---------------------
--------------------|--------------------------------|---------------------


---------|------------|---------------------|
---------|------------|---------------------|
-9>7>6>9-|------------|---------------------|
---------|-12>11>9-12-|------9---12---------|
---------|------------|---12---9----10-9----|
---------|------------|-------------------12|


Then come some E and E7 chords, which are available on the sheet
music. :-)

Enough for now.
            
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