Arctic Monkeys – AM Medley (Tab)


Arctic Monkeys – AM Medley (Tab)

Way back in 2007 the second ever chord post I did was Despair in the Departure Lounge. Since then there’s been a steady stream of request for more Monkeys which I’d always replied to with, “I’ll do another Monkeys tab when they go back to making good records.” Johnny called me out on that promise correctly pointing out that the new album is awesome.

So here’s a medley of most of the songs on the album:

One for the Road/Do I Wanna Know?/Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?/Arabella/Knee Socks/I Want It All/R U Mine?

Trickiest Bits

The trickiest bits for the fretting are the two big leaps on the fretboard. There’s the big slide up in R U Mine? where it isn’t such a big deal if you don’t hit it exactly. The really hard one is the 8th fret in bar 5. Cut that 1st fret note before it really short to give yourself some time to get up.

The trickiest bits for the strumming hand are the palm muting (i.e. lightly resting the underside of your hand on the string at the bridge to muffle the strings). In One for the Road and Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? I’m muting all the strings. In Do I Wanna Know? I’m trying my best to mute the C-string while letting the E- and A-strings ring. As you can hear in the video I don’t always pull it off. It’s hard to get right so there’s nothing wrong with playing this section without any muting at all.

Links

ArcticMonkeys.com
Arctic Monkeys on iTunes
Fluorescent Adolescent tabs and chords
Despair in the Departure Lounge chrods

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7 Comments

  1. alec October 24th, 2014 9:37 am

    Thanks!

    The head, the beard, the sound of the uke – something very Middle Earth happening to you. Something dwarven, Mr. Shed. I like it.

    This is good:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63isQzS4tHY

  2. tioma October 24th, 2014 12:15 pm

    This is very cool!
    Thank you, Mr. Woodshed!

  3. Woodshed October 24th, 2014 12:58 pm

    alec: That’s my halloween costume sorted! Thanks for the link.

    tioma: Glad you like!

  4. Matt October 28th, 2014 3:56 am

    Hey man, thanks for another great tab, any chance you could do fields of barley/gold by sting?

  5. Woodshed October 28th, 2014 6:50 am

    Matt: Thanks! I’ll keep it in mind.

  6. Arni November 15th, 2014 5:03 pm

    Hi. It’s great! But it seems like tabs differ from utube video, isn’t it?

  7. Woodshed November 16th, 2014 1:18 pm

    Arni: It shouldn’t be significantly different.

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