here's a tongue twister for your fingers - anyone who's interested

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  1. rough eye

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    "Mama Told Me Not To Come" by 3 Dog Night; this is the keyboard part during the verses.


    -----------3---------1-------------3---------1-------------3---------1-------------3---------1--
    ------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----
    --0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------0---------
    -------------------0--------------------------------0---------------------------------0-------------
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --3---------------------------------3-------------------------------3-------------------------------

    edited to fix my faulty notation.
     
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    I’m not sure how to read that. Can someone enlighten me?
     
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    Randy Newman is a badass.
     
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    Thumb on the low E and whichever fingers you are comfortable with on the two high strings.
     
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    i used tab. top line is the 1st thing, bottom line is the 6th. so on the first string your playing the 3rd fret and 1st fret alternately. the 6 string 3rd fret happens at the same time as the first note, which is an open 3rd string. i hope that helps.
     
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    What’s confusing me is that there are 12 lines, and I am used to seeing tab with 6 lines where each line represents a string on the guitar.
     
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    Turns out this is a tongue, finger, eye, and brain twister...
     
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    You must be looking at in on a small screen, and the lines wrap. You need to view it on a larger screen.
     
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    If only there was a standard notation we could use :(
     
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    i made a version in standard notation just because, but i'm not going to post it because most won't know how to read it.
     
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    Fair enough. Don't confuse the natives.
     
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    could be you're looking at it on your phone? try on a larger screen.
     
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    Thanks re! Yes, I was looking on my phone. Now I’m looking at a laptop, and it makes sense to me.
     
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