Free As a Bird by The Beatles
HH = Hi-Hat SD = Snare Drum BD = Bass Drum C = Crash Cymbal T1 = Tom #1 The song begins like this and you go right into the beat below: HH 44 SD 44 BD -- Or you could just do two eighth-note flams on a snare. Either way it sounds good. Here's the way Ringo plays the beat on Anthology 1: HH 1n1n 2n2n 3n3n 4n4n SD ---- 2nnn ---- 4nnn (repeat) BD 1nnn ---- 3nnn ---- Or you could play it the way my school band plays it which probably sounds better: HH 1n1n 2n2n 3n3n 4n4n SD ---- 2nnn ---- 4nnn (repeat) BD 1nnn nn2n 3nnn nn4n Here's a couple fills Ringo throws in before going into the part which goes: "Whatever happened to the life that we once knew..." SD = 1n1n nn22 3nn3 4nnn C = ---- ---- ---- nn4n SD = 1n11 2n2n 3n33 444n C = 1nnn ---- 3nnn ---- Good luck and long live the Beatles.
Tabbed by Thad Driscoll