Peter Hammill - Reboot (chords)


Chord transcription by Mikayel Abazyan mikayelabazyan@yahoo.com


Playing tips

This almost 7-minute track appears only on the CD version of the album, 
and adds a lot to the overall soundscape-like mood of that specific version.

As I already told, it is full of soundscapes and sound effects. It starts 
with sound effects with the soundscapes in the background and runs almost 
two minutes when the vocal starts. The vocal line itself is simple, but 
since multiple echoed vocals are laid one on each other, it makes it hard to 
transcript. Nevertheless, I tried to fit the vocal line on some chord sequence, 
which, of course, may not be correct. After the vocals are done, soundscapes 
and sound effects are back again, creating a more anxious atmosphere. Finally, 
this all ends up with guitar riffs. To depict the latter, I used small letters 
denoting single notes, and, as usual in my transcripts, dash signs "-" showing 
that the interconnected notes should be played quickly.

Anyway, this track must be listened first in order to try any improvisation 
over it. By the way, the chords provided for the sung lines are really truly 
very approximate representation of the harmony played, so not to be taken seriously.


INTRO:


SOUNDSCAPES:

 B           E     B
Reboot and start again.

               E          B
The system's frozen into lockdown.


    B       E        B
Reboot and count to ten.

             E(+g#)                   B
God knows I hope this process isn't shot down.


 E B     G#m  Am    B
Reboot, retry and then

       G#m      F#       E       B
stay close to where your aching heart is.


 G          F#m B                   
Reboot, restart it.


SOUNDSCAPES: (in E atmosphere, to prepare the ground for the following riffs, played, probably, in quintas)


GUITAR RIFFS:

e-d    e d e d     a-g-e-d    e-d   e d e    

       e d e d     a-g-e-d    e-d   e d e    a-g  a-g

e-d    e d e d     a-g-e-d    e-d   e d e    a-g  a-g

e-d    e d e d     a-g-e-d    e-d   e d e    a-g  a-g

e-d    e d e d     a-g-e-d    e-d   e d e    a-g  a-g

e-d    e d e d     a-g-e-d    e-d   e d e    a-g  e-d

e-d    e d e d     a-g-e-d    e-d   e d e    a-g  a-g

e-d    e d e d     a-g-e-d    e-d   e


SOUNDSCAPES




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