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Take 5 guitar tabs

  • Tablatures
    Guitar Take 5 tab


    Paul Desmond

    • Difficulty
    • Key
    • Tempo
      90 bpm
    • Tuning

    This tune is originally in Eb minor, but since we are Bluegrass pickers and have a lot of great riffs to play out of D minor, we're gonna slap that capo on at the first fret. There's lots of cool licks available, so make sure to check those. out.


More about Take 5

A Jazz standard in an interesting time signature

On Tunefox, there are 1 versions of this song for you to learn. The Beginner arrangement gives you a good foundation of the verse melody. The Take 5 Intermediate tab is a slidey arrangement of this song, which is a little more technically challenging and finally, the Advanced version introduces more typical bluegrass vocabulary.

The "Speed-Up" and "Memory-Train" practice tools offer ways for you to practice technique and memorizing the arrangement of Take 5 you’re learning. Speed-Up will automatically increase the tempo of the song or selection that you’re practicing while Memory-Train deletes notes from the tab each time it loops to help you commit the melody to memory. To select and loop sections of the song, click on them with your cursor.

The Take 5 backing tracks allow you to practice this song with an entire band and you can change volume of a guitar, band or metronome according to your needs.

Are you looking for a way how to be more creative while playing this song? Our content creators prepared different ways to play most of the measures in all 1 variations of Take 5. We call them "licks" and you can change these by clicking on the "Original Measure" text above the measure. You can also shuffle all of the licks in the song to get a completely new arrangement.

Members can export their arrangements into PDF, allowing them to print and bring them to their next jam session.