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David Bowie - Speed of Life


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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#


David Bowie - Speed of Life
from the album "Low"
1977
(written by David Bowie, produced by David Bowie and Tony Visconti)

From the excellent Bowie-Eno "Trilogy" album "Low", this instrumental
consists of three basic guitar riffs.  There are of course a number of
Eno sonic treatments not easily transcribed.  Have a listen to the recording
to get a feel for the song.  The tab written here is merely a guide to get
started in the right direction with the lead guitar.


Song structure
Riff 1 4x
Riff 2
Riff 3 2x

Riff 1 4x
Riff 2
Riff 3 2x

Riff 1 4x (fade)

Riff 1

E---||--------------|---------------------|--------------|------------|
B---||---8^--8^--8--|--7--6---------------|--6--6--6--6--|--6--6--6--6|
G---||*-------------|--------8--6--8^--8--|--8--8--8--8--|--5--5--5--5|
D---||*-------------|---------------------|--------------|----------- |
A---||--------------|---------------------|--------------|------------|
E---||--------------|---------------------|--------------|------------|

E---|---------||
B---|--4--4---||
G---|--5--5--*||
D---|--------*||
A---|---------||
E---|---------||


Riff 2

E----------------|---------------|---------------|-----|-
B----------------|---------------|---------------|-----|-
G------7^--7--5--|-----6^--6--4--|-----5^--5--3--|-----|-
D---5------------|--4------------|--3------------|--1--|-
A----------------|---------------|---------------|-----|-
E----------------|---------------|---------------|-----|-


Riff 3
                 4x                 4x
E---9---9----9---||--||---8--8--8---||----------------------------------
B---9---9----9---||--||---8--8--8---||----------------------------------
G---10--10---10-*||--||*--9--9--9--*||----------------------------------
D---------------*||--||*-----------*||----------------------------------
A----------------||--||-------------||----------------------------------
E----------------||--||-------------||----------------------------------


transcribed by T.C. Ireland
email: UNH92@aol.com

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==                       TABLATURE EXPLANATION                        ==
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               ||------|| Repeat         --------
               ||*----*||                ---5^--- Bend
               ||*----*||                --------
               ||------||                --------



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