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Postby banjo » Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:15 pm

Okay, Rich Wife intro tab. It might not be in the right position but the notes sound all good to me. Y'might wanna play along with it to get the feel of the bends right...

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e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-11-11----9-----------9-9----11-|-11-11----9----11--11----9-9----|
G|-------10---8b10r8-10-----10----|-------10---10--------10-----10-|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B|-11-11----9-----------9-9----11-|--------------------------------|
G|-------10---8b10r8-10-----10----|-----------11-10----------------|
D|--------------------------------|--8-8--11--------11--8----------|
A|--------------------------------|------------------------11------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

That should just about do it.

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Postby sour29 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:05 pm

Super tab! Thanks, muchly! I'm trying to upload it, but am getting all sorts of internal server errors. I'll keep trying! :)

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Postby Patr!ck » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:01 pm

Scared Straight "solo" (on electric organ)

e--5--3--0--5--3--0--5--3--0--(fill here)

My friend played this, I'll try for the fill later. Just a little titbit to update the tabs section.

(My friend is Ryan Jurado. Bandmate sorta. He wanted credit.)

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Postby Patr!ck » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:05 pm

Sky is Open chorus is D D D D A G

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Postby sour29 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:47 am

Blanket Hog? Anyone? Anyone at all?




(crickets)

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Postby Moni » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:06 am

Before the crickets take over this thread,

Patr!ck wrote:Teaspoon bass:

G-------------------------------
D-------------------------------
A 7-7-7-----7--5-5-5------5-
E --------5-7-----------3-5----

That sounds about right for the main riff.


I am willing to bet my next two Nada Surf tickets that it's a bit more flashy than that, like

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G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|--7-7---5-7-5-5-5-------|
E|0-----7-----------0-3-5-|


Or something.

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Postby sour29 » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:34 pm

Some new bass tabs have been posted on HaterHigh.com. I'm too lazy to copy them over here, so if someone wants to do it, then go for it. If not, there's that and another special prize on the main page for anyone who wants to visit the site. ;)

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Postby sour29 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:12 pm

Alright, the chorus for Stupid is not A - C#m as I thought, but rather A - D... and I've figured out the rest of it.

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A                 D
Stupid, you could call it that
A                    D
Stupid, but you have no idea
A   D      A       E
How stupid I would feel
   A       D          A     E
If fifteen years from now I see her
    A        D             A          E       F
And she says why didn’t it happen between us, stupid?


The problem is the verse chords are still a bit wrong. It's been over three years since John challenged us to figure out the chords... how long until he gives in and just tells us?

EDIT: Apparently this isn't news. I figured out those chords, put them on HaterHigh, and then forgot I ever figured them out. :S

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Postby Patr!ck » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:43 am

I was fiddling around with Prom Night, I think the chords go like this

Capo 2

D|-----0----0---0--------4-4-4---0--0--0---4-4-4---7-7-7-----2-2-2-----------------|
B|-o---0----0---0--------4-4-4---0--0--0---4-4-4---7-7-7-----2-2-2------------o----|
G|-----0----0---0--------4-4-4---0--0--0---4-4-4---7-7-7-----2-2-2-----------------|
D|-----0----0---2--------4-4-4---0--0--2---4-4-4---7-7-7-----2-2-2-----------------|
G|-o--0----0---0--------4-4-4---0--0--0---4-4-4---7-7-7-----2-2-2------------o----|
G|----0----0---0--------4-4-4---0--0--0---4-4-4---7-7-7-----2-2-2-----------------|

et cetera. It sounds alright, though I'm probably way off. I'd guess they're not all barred chords. whatever

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Postby John » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:39 am

Prom night is an open G tuning, GGDGBD capo'd at the second fret. Strum all the strings open, then make a chord with the "first" fret (allowing for the capo) of the B string and the "second" fret of the low D string with all other strings played open. Now barre that and move it around. You can now play every Rolling Stones song written after 1970.

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Postby junker347 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:27 pm

oh my god, i've never used this tuning but it totally sounds like every single stones song, this is fantastic.

I'm working on my bandmate to get their parts for "Blanket Hog" ... I think we were mostly just jamming on it with little bits of the riffs thrown in. It's been a while since we did it, but I'll report back.

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Postby sour29 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:29 am

This thread has been quiet for entirely too long. Here's how I play the intro to Scent of Lime

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           ****
e----------------------------------|
b---------7~~~~---------------7--9-|
g-----8---8~~~~------9------9------|
d---9-----9~~~~----7---7--7--------|
a-7-----7--------9-----------------|
E----------------------------------|

** The bending of these notes is actually a tremolo.
Jonathan Rothman achieves this effect by quickly bending and relaxing his guitar neck. Attempt at your own risk!

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Postby berkstin » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:11 pm

John wrote:Prom night is an open G tuning, GGDGBD capo'd at the second fret. Strum all the strings open, then make a chord with the "first" fret (allowing for the capo) of the B string and the "second" fret of the low D string with all other strings played open. Now barre that and move it around. You can now play every Rolling Stones song written after 1970.


Am I crazy, or did Keef actually just ditch his low E (or in this case G) string?

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Postby John » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:42 pm

Keith's famous for only playing five strings, but I love the extra wobble I get from those unison G strings. They're never quite exactly in tune once you hit them, so it's a weird light chorus effect. But Keith had other stuff to think about I guess.

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Postby berkstin » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:02 pm

John wrote:Keith's famous for only playing five strings, but I love the extra wobble I get from those unison G strings. They're never quite exactly in tune once you hit them, so it's a weird light chorus effect. But Keith had other stuff to think about I guess.


Indeed he did. I caught a chunk of "Let's Spend The Night Together" the other day, their concert film from the Tattoo You tour. Is it just me, or do all of their songs sound exactly the same when played live, at least in that era? It's like Charlie Watts doesn't have any monitors so he just plays the same beat at the same tempo regardless and they shoehorn whatever song they're playing in there.

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Postby John » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:50 pm

My favorite story about Tattoo You is that Keith recorded the riff for Start Me Up several years before, but shelved it for sounding too "Stonesy". Indeed.

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Re: guitar tabs

Postby sour29 » Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:42 pm

... So, back on topic, if nobody objects.

HINDSIGHT

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INTRO

G-C - C - C - C
G-C - C - C - C
G-C - C - C - G
F - F - F - F

C
Did you say what you wanted said?
                            F
Now you're just putting the days to bed
                     C
Young actors want to play and play
                            F
And you'll play, but you're working


                    C
Call applicants and stall cornering them
                          F
We're all waiting for the big day
                                   C
But if you feel crazy, that you're still crazy,
                             F
And it hasn't happened for a few days,

well just wait


CHORUS RIFF
|-1-1--0-0-|
|-1-1--1-1-|
|-2-0--0-0-|
|-3-3--0-2-|
|-3-3--3-3-|
|------3-3-|

   C
In hindsight you're going to wish
         F
you were here
riff     C
You keep scratching at the old paint
        riff
But the wood is still there
        F
and the room is still there



If you're trying to feel the wind,
G                                          F
      Well that's a window you're pressed against

---INTRO RIFF---

F                 C
You never told me your secrets
                              F
So I guess they stay safe with me
                      C
Tall orders from such small shoulders and
               F
Invitations on blue paper
                          C
But I'm bailing water and bailing water
                                F
Because I like the shape of the boat
                 C
You asked me and I told you
                    F
And you asked me and I told you and I told you

---CHORUS RIFF---

   C
In hindsight you're going to wish
         F
you were here
riff     C
You keep scratching at the old paint
        riff
But the wood is still there
        F
and the room is still there



If you're my anchor
         F    Fmaj9     C   Cadd9  G
Then I'm throw- ing you ov--er the side
E             C     Am7/G
Before I have time to say:
  G     E         C        Am7/G
I never wanted anyone this way
        G       E
But I'm smoking cigarettes
     C           Am7/G
when no one else does
         G        E             C         Am7/G
And if I hold you now will I be holding a snowball
      G         E               C
when the season changes and I'm craving
    Am7/G
the sun?

---INTRO RIFF---

F                              C
Are you still training for the big race
                           F
By hoping the runners will die?
                              C
And churning the words of your disgrace
                             F
It's how you are when you're down that counts
                 C
You know we're a good thing
                                F
But it's been a long time since you said
                         C
Put down your camera and let me ask you
                       F
Is this new move just to keep moving?

---CHORUS RIFF---

   C
In hindsight you're going to wish
         F
you were here
riff     C
You keep scratching at the old paint
        riff
But the wood is still there
        F                    riff
and the room is still there


(hold the C)   
If I kiss you now,
         riff                    G
Like sun streaming in a tavern's door
                                    F
Would you wonder what I'm kissing you for?


OUTERO
-------
G    E    CHORUS RIFF


TRICKY CHORDS:
   Fmaj9
 e|--0--|
 B|--1--|
 G|--0--|
 D|--3--|
 A|-(3)-|
 E|-----|

   Cadd9
 e|--0--|
 B|--1--|
 G|--0--|
 D|--0--|
 A|--3--|
 E|-----|

   Am7/G
 e|--0--|
 B|--1--|
 G|--0--|
 D|--2--|
 A|--x--|
 E|--3--|


Note the riff to the intro and some of the verse has some weird timing. The first switch to the C from the G is at the first "and" in the count "1-and-2-and-3-and-4". The G to the F at the end of the riff is played similarly. Watch the video of John playing solo at the Crocodile to see what I mean.

EDIT :: Post 1771! Woot palindromic numbers!

I'll flesh out the tab for all the lyrics and post it on HH later this weekend, I assume!

EDIT #2 :: BIG blisters on three of my fingers from a rough band practice yesterday. I'm forbidden from touching anything until they heal. Tab probably up later in the week / early next week! Should be more or less the same throughout, though! Enjoy.

EDIT #3 :: Finished, and posted on HaterHigh.com

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Postby sour29 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:22 am

Now that Hindsight is complete, there are only SIX tabs that are either non-existent, or too bare bone to be considered complete. If any six stringer wants to help tab out the following, that would be super.

Government Loans
Shanty Town (hidden track on TWYCDIH)
Blanket Hog (so much piano, so much rock)
Everything Is Talking
Ultimatum (electric version) -- can anyone confirm whether this is the same tuning as the acoustic?
(It's A) Departure -- I believe this is also in a crazy tuning. The same as Prom Night? Or the same as Ultimatum? I do not know.

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Postby John » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:04 pm

Five of those songs are the hardest for us to play, and the ones you're least likely to hear at a show. Gov't Loans was written in an open D tuning. DADGAB. If you make an E chord shape where you normally would over an open D tuning you'll hear the start of Gov't Loans. I mostly move that chord shape around the neck and hit flat barres for the "big" chorus chords.

As you can tell from the recording of Shanty Town, no one there had any idea how to play it. Including my dad, who taught me the song as a kid. We've only ever played it live once, as a joke, and we butchered it.

Blanket Hog: We haven't played this tune in a while and it's escaping me how to play it. I think it might be in open D tuning, too. The piano intro came about in an unusual way, and it makes it hard to play. After we'd completely recorded the song with guitars, we were trying to think of an opening or an intro of some kind. Ken went out to the piano and we fed him just the click track in his headphones; no musical cues of any kind. He knew the key of the song and started improvising chords. When we played it all back together it sounded chaotic, but the singing matched up with the piano part in a cool way, so we all sat at the mixing board and made that transition from piano to guitar by just moving the faders in real time. That's why the piano feels like it's a different song from the guitars, and why we've never quite pulled off that transition live.

Everything is Talking wasn't written so much as it was constructed, and it was the last song from Ultimatum we ever attempted to play. In fact, the only reason we learned it is that Liesbeth said she expected to hear it when we came to Europe. We are able to play it with some practice, but it's all based around the bass line.

Electric Ultimatum is in open E tuning, as opposed to the open D of the acoustic version. Or maybe it's the other way around. Otherwise they're played the same.

Departure is the exception. We love to play it and it's pretty simple. It's in open G, except the high E string is left tuned to E. The high E string is necessary for the guitar solo.

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Postby sour29 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:02 pm

John wrote:Five of those songs are the hardest for us to play, and the ones you're least likely to hear at a show. Gov't Loans was written in an open D tuning. DADGAB. If you make an E chord shape where you normally would over an open D tuning you'll hear the start of Gov't Loans. I mostly move that chord shape around the neck and hit flat barres for the "big" chorus chords.
Thanks a whole bunch for the good start... but are you sure this is right? I cannot for the life of me get it to sound right. Is anyone else having more luck than I?

Blanket Hog: [...]When we played it all back together it sounded chaotic, but the singing matched up with the piano part in a cool way, so we all sat at the mixing board and made that transition from piano to guitar by just moving the faders in real time. That's why the piano feels like it's a different song from the guitars, and why we've never quite pulled off that transition live.
I love these types of stories. It's a completely different experience listening to it back again. Very cool. I suck at open tuning guitar playing, so if it comes back to you at all, I'd love to hear how you're playing this.

Alright team, let's get to work on this!


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