Pat Metheny "What's It All About" Guitar Tab
Posted by Michael Mueller on April 19, 2013 at 3:25 PM
In 2011, jazz guitarist Pat Metheny recorded What's It All About—a solo guitar masterpiece featuring complete reinventions (as only Metheny could imagine them) of 10 classic pop songs that were dear to him in his youth. And we've just posted the official guitar tab for all 10 tracks!
What's It All About guitar tab
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Recorded primarily using his Linda Manzer-built Nashville-tuned baritone and 42-string Pikasso guitars, the album features such timeless hits as Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence," the Ventures' "Pipeline," and the Beatles' "And I Love Her," among others by Henry Mancini, Burt Bacharach, Carly Simon, and more.
"Each tune has a real meaning to me musically. Of course, I am aware of the lyrics, but my focus is really on the actual notes and harmonies that make these pieces interesting to me as a musician," says Metheny. "It is mostly about the way the chords move or the kind of feeling that I loved about the melody. But in some cases, the totality of songs themselves are so deeply mixed into the culture at large and affected how I wound up being the musician that I ultimately have become so deeply that it is hard for me to really unravel what the meaning of it all actually is. It is fairly abstract to me, and when I listen to these performances back, there are a lot of different dimensions at work there. I am not even sure I can trace all of them."
If you'd like to purchase the official tab book, click here or on the cover below.