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Close to the Edge – Yes

Posted by Ian on March 9, 2008

Close to the Edge is a 20 minute epic made by the Prog Outfit Yes back in 1972. I consider it, and the album it is on, to be one of the best put together albums of all time.

The title track is full of amazing guitar parts, but one that stands out to most to me is the segment that starts at about 3 minutes into the song. I have attempted to tab it out, and have gotten a pretty good result.


After the point that I stopped tabbing, there are a few variations on the riff that are played. If you listen to the song, it is pretty easy to pick out how they are different and what you should play to correctly play them.

Also note that the tempo is not perfect: if you can, listen to the song while learning the riff so you can match tempos and style.

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