YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - Film Theme - E9th Tuning (by John Barry / Arranged by Andy Volk)

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YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - Film Theme - E9th Tuning (by John Barry / Arranged by Andy Volk)

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ARRANGED FOR LAP STEEL IN TABLATURE + STANDARD NOTATION (audio sample below)

Y ou Only Live Twice was composed by John Barry, with lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, for the 1967 James Bond film of the same name. The song is widely considered among the best of all the many songs written for Bond movies. Its striking and memorable opening theme reflects the pentatonic scales used in traditional Japanese music. My arrangement in E9th tuning features a mix of  2-note (dyad) chords and single notes to convey the somewhat mysterious, expressive melody of the tune.

T he E9th tuning is an easy change using the same string gauges as the standard C6th tuning. The character of the open tuning and the key both change - from a 6th chord in the key of C, to a dominant 9th chord  in the of key of E. You gain a major triad on the top three strings plus dominant 7th and 9th chords on the  lower strings.

E9th TUNING: 

                STRING # 6    5  4    3  2   1

                   NOTES: D E F# G# B E 

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Note: Midi audio usually sounds closer to a keyboard than a steel guitar but it is useful for demonstrating the rhythms, feel and overall intent of an arrangement or musical passage. Make this music come alive on your steel guitar!