Mahavishnu Orchestra

Lila's Dance

Mahavishnu Orchestra

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Lila's Dance

	  		 

     Em9            Gmaj13add#11       A           A/G      A/F#      8x 
e|---------------2--------------0--|----------------------------------|| 
B|---------3--------------2--------|---------2-----------2--------2---|| 
G|------------0--------------4-----|----------------------------------|| 
D|---------------------4-----------|------2-----------2--------2------|| 
A|------2--------------------------|---0------------------------------|| 
E|---0--------------3--------------|------------4--3--------2---------|| 

     1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.     1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3 ... (eight note counting) 


bassline for part (A)  half & quarter notes 

     Em9            Gmaj13add#11       A           A/G      A/F# 
G|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|| 
D|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|| 
A|---------------------------------|----------------------5-----7-----|| 
E|---0-----------0-----3-----0-----|---5------------7-----------------|| 

     1.    2.    3.    4.    5.      ... (quarter note counting) 


(B) part: 

7/4 beat, quarter & eight notes (picking pattern down/down/up... ) 

     *(bass plays the root notes of the chords) 
     G             C          Bb          Eb 
e|--------------------------------------------------| 
B|----------------------------------------------8---| 
G|--------------12---------9-----------7------------| 
D|----------12-------------------------------8------| 
A|---10*---------------10-----------8-----6---------| 
E|------------------8---------6---------------------| 

     1.     2.      3.     4.    5.    6.    7. 

                                              7/8 beat 
     Db          Gb       E          A            G           Bm/F# 
e|--------------------------------------------|-------------------------|| 
B|------------6----------------------------2--|------------0--------0---|| 
G|---------------------3----------1-----------|-------------------------|| 
D|---------6----------------------------2-----|---------0--------0------|| 
A|---4--------------4-----------2----0--------|-------------------------|| 
E|---------------2--------0-------------------|---3-----------2---------|| 

     1.    2.    3.    4.    5.    6.   7.        1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 


melody for (B)part on Guitar (original played on violin) 

7/4  G           C           Bb               Eb 
e|------------------------------------------------15--13---| 
B|-----------------------12-----------15--13---------------| 
G|-----------12------12------14--12~----------15-----------| 
D|---12--14------14----------------------------------------| 
A|---------------------------------------------------------| 
E|---------------------------------------------------------| 

    Db                Gb          E     A        7/8            5/4 
e|--13~-------------------------------------14--|--15--17--19--||--19~------| 
B|--------------------11--12--14~---15--17------|--------------||-----------| 
G|--------13--11--13----------------------------|--------------||-----------| 
D|----------------------------------------------|--------------||-----------| 
A|----------------------------------------------|--------------||-----------| 
E|----------------------------------------------|--------------||-----------| 


Repeat (A) 2 times (interlude) / then play (A) several times for backing violin solo 

Repeat (B) / break on Em 

Interlude by guitar (E-dominant): John McLaughlin plays several bluesy licks in a nice 
rhythmically way, also throws in some picked chords and then leads into a soloing. 

Ralphe Armstrong plays the following bass-line underneath with some variations. 

(C) part: bass 

20/8 beat (shuffle)  (triple eight notes over a quarter beat) 

    (E7)                                                        x times 
G|-----------------6--7----7--6----------------------6--7--9---|| 
D|-----------6--9----------------9--6----------6--9------------|| 
A|---7----7----------------------------7----7------------------|| 
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|| 
     1)e. a. 2) e. a. 3)e. a. 4) e. a. 5)e. a. 6) e. a. 7) e.  ... quarter beat count  
with the triple eights 

melody for (C) part guitar (unisoni with violin) 

    (E7)         * smear bend (1/4 tone) 
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------12------| 
B|-------------------------------------------------------------12----------| 
G|-------------12*-------14--12--14b16br14p12-----12------14----------14---| 
D|--/14~---14--------14------------------------14------14------------------| 
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

     hold note then bend up                                               2x 
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|| 
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|| 
G|---12---12b13-----------------------------------------------------------|| 
D|--------------14\-------------------------------------------------------|| 
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|| 
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|| 

*variation (alternate melody-line) 

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
B|---------------------------------------------15--14----------------------| 
G|-------------12*-------14*--14b15b16br14p12----------14------------------| 
D|--/14~---14--------14------------------------------------------14----12--| 
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| 

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
G|-------------12*---------------------------------------------------------| 
D|---12h14~----------------------------------------------------------------| 
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| 
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| 


Repeat (C) 4x (*with the variation every 2nd time) 
then play (B) followed by (A) part for the outro 


melody over the last 6 times of (A) part (original played by violin) 
                                                                              3x 
e|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|------------|| 
B|----------8------|--7~------8---------|---------------------|------------|| 
G|-----------------|-----------------7h-|-9--------9~-----7p--|--6---------|| 
D|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|------------|| 
A|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|------------|| 
E|-----------------|--------------------|---------------------|------------|| 


Ending: piano chords:  7/4 beat (G  C  Bb  Eb  Db  Gb  E  A  G  D/F#  E) 


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| /   slide up 
| \   slide down 
| h   hammer-on 
| p   pull-off 
| ~   vibrato 
| +   harmonic 
| x   Mute note 
| b   Bend 
| *   smear bend 

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