Forever (Tabs)

Here're the tabs for my arrangement of Forever... What I've done is to make the song have a more youthful rock feel to it. There are two videos because I left out some parts initially.. see the 2nd video for the complete version.






Click Here for the full version of the song.


Tabs
Intro & Chorus
Chords: E C#m B A

Strum:
-12-12-12-12----------------------
-12-10-9--10------12-12-12-12---9-
-9--9--9--9--(x2)-11-9--8--9----9-
------------------9--9--9--9----7-
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Verse
Chords: E E A E, followed by B A for the pre-chorus.

Keep playing the bass (lowest note) here, on every beat. Use palm mutes:
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---------2-2--------
---------2-2-------- (x2)
-2-4-2-4-----4-2-4--
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--

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---------2-2--------
---------2-2--------
-2-4-2-4-----4-2-4--
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--
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---------2-2--------
---------2-2--------
-2-4-2-4-----4-2-4--
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--

Bridge
I used an acoustic in the original version, but an electric here for convenience. Mute the bass string as before, on every beat.
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----------------------2------2-1-
----------------------2------2-2- (repeat)
----------------------2------2-2-
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-

The electric comes in with (using dotted 8th note delay)
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---8-9-(keep repeating)---------------
-9------------------------------------
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And (play each note 4 times):
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----------12-14-16-17-17---
-11-13-14------------------
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you think you can tab out the live version where they use dotted eigth notes?

Anonymous said...

good job kenny..
could you also tab out the electric guitar melody behind it?
that would be awesome..
thanks..

Anonymous said...

how would you play this in the key of G

Anonymous said...

how would you play this in the key of G.please email me at p.turner27@yahoo.com

desiree said...

i think just transpose all the tabs 3 frets higher. that should work?

reniel said...

very nice, well done, can you post the lead guitar(guitar2) tablature will do. if you have time please email it to me @ dakilang_mamboboso@yahoo.com
thanks and God Bless You

Max Hedroom said...

This is very interesting if you think of what Kenney does here from a guitar/thoery standpoint.
He is playing a 5th interval, just like a power chord but at a higher octave.
He starts with his 1st finger on the 3rd string, 9th fret, an E note.
Using his pinky on the 2nd string, 12th fret he plays a SIMULTANEOUS B note which is the 5th scale step in the key of E.
He then moves that pinky note down to the 4th note, which is on the
10th fret second string, and then down one more step to the third note of the scale, on the 9th fret second string.
The tab says to hold the 1st. string 12th fret, but it did not sound good when I did that.
If you hold the 4th string at the
9th fret along with the 3rd string, it will sound even more full, since that is a B note, the octave of the higher one and also the 5th note of the scale.