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Link Wray’s ‘Summer Dream’

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I'm loving this song and just starting trying to pick some of it. Any body know of a tab for it? Also, who is written by, him?

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Oh man. I had the whole thing worked out at one point. If I have a minute, I'll revisit it... I seem to remember it having a lot of three-string chords on the D, G, and B strings in G#, all in the vicinity of the 11th-15th frets. You can get away with just playing octaves, though. Harmonic minor scale, i.e., the third is minor, but the 7 is major... It's credited to Link and a "W. Constantine", but I think it's stolen from somewhere else. A very pretty but aggressive tune, one of my all-time faves.

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Hey seadevil, nice guitar in your avatar. Tomorrow I'll hopefully be getting one just like that in the mail. Ah, less than 24 hours.... I think some times the harmonic minor scale is implied when that flat of the root note is played (like a b7 whole playing e minor blues) but I don't hear Link fooling around in that territory like that Dick Dale fella does. But I am hearing a lot of cool chromatic passing notes up and down and maybe some augmented chords. I'll try and pick at it again some more. If I remember correctly Bflat C and F and some G are in there, but that interpretation might be suited for the drunk thread.

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Here's my best effort. Chords are in red above the notes of the melody.

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That last Bb can be a 7th, btw. Sorry for the lack of timing notation, but I thought it would only confuse... Notes are grouped together by phrase.

In the "nasty" section of the main melody, just use a movable rootless major 7th chord shape in place of the notes (i.e., 12-11-12 on the D, G, and B for a G). Sounds mean but jazzy.

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Oh yeah. Octaves pretty much throughout. Kind of goes without saying, but I thought I'd say it anyway.

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Looking good, just glanced and played a little of what you've written. BTW I'm just sitting down to my newly restrung, new to me, 2004 6120w-'57 that I bought from GDP mensch TMayes. Good times... Thanks for the tab!! Beautiful song, eh?


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