The Ventures

The Ventures - Ginza Lights guitar tab

“Ginza Lights”

as recorded by the Ventures

from the CD “Pops in Japan”

transcribed by Kevin Gardner

transtrem@hotmail.com

This represents the studio version of a song that was hugely successful

for the Ventures on the Japanese charts. There are numerous live

versions of this song in existence. It should be noted that

the version found on, “On Stage Encore!” is tuned sharp by one

fret (half step).

/= slide

p= pull off

h= hammer on

bar breaks indicated end of musical phrase rather that metered time

Intro

Gm A Dm Dm

-----6-----------|-------------|

---8----10/--2-3-|-------------|

-7---------------|-strum-------|

-----------------|----Dm-chord-|

-----------------|-------------|

-----------------|-------------|

Verse one

Dm Gm A

-----1-0---0----|---0---0-----|

---3-----3---3--|-----3---3---|

-2--------------|-3---------2-|

----------------|-------------|

----------------|-------------|

----------------|-------------|

Dm G A

-------13-12----12----|----12----12-------|

----15-------15----15-|-------15----15----|

-14-------------------|-15-------------12-|

----------------------|-------------------|

----------------------|-------------------|

----------------------|-------------------|

Gm

----10----10--10----10--10----10---------

-------11--------11--------11----11----11

-12---------------------------------12---

-----------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------

Dm

----10----10--10----10--10----10---------

-------10--------10--------10----10----10

-10---------------------------------10---

-----------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------

A Dm

------------------------------

---11-10-8--------------------

-9---------10h12p10-9h10p9--7-

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

Verse two

Dm Gm A

---------------|--------------|

---------------|--------------|

---------------|--------------|

---0-3-2-0-2-0-|---2-0-2-0----|

-0-------------|-1---------0--|

---------------|--------------|

Dm Gm A

-----1-0---0----|---0---0-----|

---3-----3---3--|-----3---3---|

-2--------------|-3---------2-|

----------------|-------------|

----------------|-------------|

----------------|-------------|

Gm

---------------------------|

---3---3-3---3-3---3-----3-|

-----3-----3-----3---3-----|

-5---------------------5---|

---------------------------|

---------------------------|

Dm

---------------------------|

---3---3-3---3-3---3-----3-|

-----2-----2-----2---2-----|

-3---------------------3---|

---------------------------|

---------------------------|

A Dm

-----------------------

-----------------------

---3-2-0---------------

-2-------3h5p3-2h3p2-0-

-----------------------

-----------------------

bridge

Gm

------------------

-----5-3-5-6-5-3--

-3-3--------------

------------------

------------------

------------------

Dm

-----5-10-12-13-12-10-----

-3-3------------------11--

--------------------------

--------------------------

--------------------------

--------------------------

Bb A

----8--------8----8-------

------11-------11---11-10-

-10-------10--------------

--------------------------

--------------------------

--------------------------

verse 3

Dm Gm A

---------------|--------------|

---------------|--------------|

---------------|--------------|

---0-3-2-0-2-0-|---2-0-2-0----|

-0-------------|-1---------0--|

---------------|--------------|

Dm Gm A

-----1-0---0----|---0---0-----|

---3-----3---3--|-----3---3---|

-2--------------|-3---------2-|

----------------|-------------|

----------------|-------------|

----------------|-------------|

Gm

---------------------------|

---3---3-3---3-3---3-----3-|

-----3-----3-----3---3-----|

-5---------------------5---|

---------------------------|

---------------------------|

Dm

---------------------------|

---3---3-3---3-3---3-----3-|

-----2-----2-----2---2-----|

-3---------------------3---|

---------------------------|

---------------------------|

A Dm

-----------------------

-----------------------

---3-2-0---------------

-2-------3h5p3-2h3p2-0-

-----------------------

-----------------------

ending

A Dm A Dm

-------1-0-----|-------3-1-0-----|

-----------2-3-|-------------2-3-|

-----2---------|-----2-----------|

-2-2-----------|-2-2-------------|

---------------|-----------------|

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