The Car

Big Ideas

I just recently arranged the new Arctic Monkeys album The Car and the guitar solo in Big Ideas immediately struck me. It absolutely rips and can be challenging if you are a beginner.

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Below is a video of what you will be able to play by the end of this post. 

Ukulele Tabs

The first part of the solo is relatively straight forward as its all just single notes and kinda slow.

A|---------------5-7-|-7---8-7-------|-8-7-5---------|-------------|
E|-5---4-5-6-5-------|---------------|-------8-7-5---|-------------|
C|-------------------|---------------|-------------5-|-4-----------|
G|-------------------|---------------|---------------|-------------|



A|---------------5-7-|-7-8-7---------|-8-7-5---------|-------------|
E|-5---4-5-6-5-------|-------8-5-----|-------8-7-5---|-------------|
C|-------------------|-----------5-4-|-------------5-|-4-----------|
G|-------------------|---------------|---------------|-------------|

This is when they hit the distortion pedal and amp it all up. Theres a huge amount going on here, hence why i consider it a challenging riff. If the symbols are confusing, i suggest checking out these articles which will explain it all.

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A|-5b7p3--3/5--3-5----------|-------------------|
E|------------------7p5h7---|-5-------------3-5-|
C|------------------------4-|-----------2-4-----|
G|--------------------------|-------------------|



A|-5/7-5---3-5-7-5---10-12-15-12-15/17-|-15---------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------|------------------0-1-2-|
G|-------------------------------------|--------0-1-2-3-4-------|



A|---------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------|---------------------------------|
C|-2/5---4-5-4-5-5---5-|-4-------------------------------|
G|-------------7-7---7-|-5-----7p5h7p5b7p5b7p5b7p5b7P5---|

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