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Re: The all purpose "can you help me with a tab?" thread

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:04 am
by __redruM
Next request:
"This is how it always starts"
Chords only would be fine.

I have a pretty solid set of tab/chord files for Sumday and Sophtware slump, but I'm still trying to put Fambly Cat together before the next CD comes out. Some of the one I'm more interested in are Animal World, Where I am anymore, Guide Down Denied. Also interested in Nonphenominal Lineage off Under the Western Freeway.
Just finished (corrections welcome):
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Song: lost on yer merry way
Band: Grandaddy
Album: Sumday
Transcribed and corded by csmilano

Intro:
C

Verse
4/4
C                        Am              Em                   F
Trouble with a capital T...., "Tie him down" they said, But tired ain't for me
C                        Am                Em                  F
                             Let this one fly....................
C                             Am           Em                  F
I wonder what they'll make of me, When i'm good and gone in song In God's country
C                        Am                Em            to A in Chorus
                              Let this one fly...
Chorus
A               Dm    G               C     A                    Dm
Off on a merry way, Often in a lotta days, Lost on yer merry way
E                     F                E       F         C       C
Cause unrevealed and never known...And never known...
E                     F                C               C
E                     F                C               C
E                     F                C               C

Verse
C                        Am           Em                   F
Trouble with people like me, Tie 'em down and then they vanish instantly
C                        Am                Em                  F
                             Let this one fly....................
C                           Am             Em                  F
Its really no problem, you see, When the sky ignites and your days crash quietly,
C                        Am                Em                 to A in Chorus
                             Let this one fly....................
2:38
A               Dm    G               C     A                    Dm
Off on a merry way, Often in a lotta days, Lost on yer merry way
2:55
E                       F
Cause unrevealed and tucked away

A             Dm    G            C     A                    Dm
On yer merry way, Often alotta days, Lost on yer merry way,
3:17
E                     F
Cause unrevealed and never known

Bridge:
C                     E               F                   A
All that i'm asking tonight, is that I make it back home alive

     Dm                        G 
No explosions, no crashes, no fights,
G            F                 F
I wanna get back home... Back home...back home...
G            F                 F
I wanna get back home... Back home...back home...
G            F                 F
I wanna get back home... Back home...back home...
G            F                 F
I wanna get back home... Back home...back home...
4:08
Back home tonite
E                     F                C               C
E                     F                C               C
E                     F                C               C
E           F           C               C
Led on Led on for that long, always being

E          F             C               C
led on led on your dead wrong, hard to keep your

E            F            C               C
head on head on for that long, always being

5:08
E           F                C               C
Led on led on your dead wrong, hard to keep your

E            F            C               C
head on head on for that long, your always being

E           F                C               C
Led on led on your dead wrong, hard to keep your

E                     F                C               C
head on head on ..............., always being

E                     F                C               C
Led on led on .............., hard to keep your

E                     F                C               C
head on head on ...............,


Re: The all purpose "can you help me with a tab?" thread

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:01 pm
by brassman2000
__redruM wrote:Next request:
"This is how it always starts"
Chords only would be fine.


Yeah I reckon your LoYMW is right. If I was a pinickity kinda guy I'd waffle on about the bar of 3/4 that keeps cropping up but you guys are cleverer than that :D

I've had a go at This is how.... I think its pretty straight forward with some clever chord recycling. The second chord of the solo really confused me, so it could be wrong. That chord crops up a few times, I call it D7 sometimes, other times C/f# but its basically:

E
C
F#

To confuse things a bit most of the D7s are just boring old D7 chords....

Intro - C7 chord

Verse

C___ C/f#___ G_ G7_
Em___ F_ D_ G_ G7_ C___ (repeat) (C/b into chorus)

Chorus

Am___ F___ C___ G7___ (x3)
Am___ F___ D/f#___ G___ G7____

Solo

C___ C/f#___ G_G7_C/e
F___D7___G_G7__C

verse and chorus into the "Ah"-y bit:

Am F C G (repeat ad infinitum)

Solo -

E ------------------------
B ------------------------
G -----------------------
D -----------2-------------
A ---3 2-------3 2^-------
E --------3---------------

E ------------------------
B ------------------------
G -----------------------
D -----------2-------------
A ---3 2-------3 2^-------
E --------3---------------

E -------------------------------------
B -------------------------------------
G -------------------------------------
D --------------- 2 0 2 3 2 0 2-------
A 3 2 3 5 ---------------------- 3 3 -
E -------------------------------------

or something... I don't do tabs, I worked it out on keys when I was trying to get that stupid second chord but didn't think you'd appreciate a bunch of note letters. Anyway that gives you an outline, the solo is an octave higher... on a different sting... maybe even just on the G string since there is a lot of sliding. I'd play it on the G string anyway.

Apologies for a pretty amateur tab there guys. It can't be good when the tab-er wouldn't even play the tab he wrote!

Re: The all purpose "can you help me with a tab?" thread

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:41 pm
by __redruM
Thanks! I'm going to start playing around with it now. Also notes are fine if they're easier than tabs, as there are plent of internet resources to help with that sort of conversion. Example:
http://jguitar.com/scale?root=C&scale=I ... tes=sharps

jguitar.com is a great site for anyone new to guitar

Edit: BTW which C/F# do you recomend. I can barely hear the difference for C/F#(232010)
http://jguitar.com/chordsearch?chordsea ... els=letter

Re: The all purpose "can you help me with a tab?" thread

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:45 pm
by __redruM
I'm having trouble with the count on the verse but my best guess is below. The count sounds like 4/4, but the chords in the verse don't sound like they line up nicely with the count.

The solo was spot on. I kept your notes but changed the fingering to:
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e|------------------------------
B|------------------------------
G|------------------------------
D|------------------------------
A|-3\2-------3-2~--3\2-------3-2
E|-----3/12-------------3/12----

e|------------------------------
B|------------------------------
G|------------------------------
D|------------------------------
A|-3\2-3-5--7\5-7-8\7-5-3-3-----
E|------------------------------

I heard slidding up and down so X/Y = finger X, pick string, slide finger up to Y. And ofcourse Y\X is slide down.

Here's my guess with your chords and the lyrics mixed in:
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Intro - C7 chord
4/4
C       C/F#           G       G7
This is how it always starts
      Em         F       D
all order falls apart
G        G7           C             
okay, so who put this key in the mix?

C           C/F#         G     G7
things were stable yesterday
     Em                 F    D
but now they're blown away
    G       G7                C              C/b
oh shit, i cant let them see me like this

Chorus
Am             F
nothing sweet, nothing nice
C             G7
nothing kiss, only fights
Am             F
nothing clear, nothing bright
C            G7
nothing i'll feel tonight
Am             F
nothing great, nothing good
C            G7
nothing wins and it should
Am           F
nothing rad, nothing right
D/F#         G     G7        C
nothing i'll feel tonight

--Solo--
e|------------------------------
B|------------------------------
G|------------------------------
D|------------------------------
A|-3\2-------3-2~--3\2-------3-2
E|-----3/12-------------3/12----

e|------------------------------
B|------------------------------
G|------------------------------
D|------------------------------
A|-3\2-3-5--7\5-7-8\7-5-3-3-----
E|------------------------------

Verse
C       C/F#           G       G7
This is how it always starts
      Em         F       D
dumb choices from the heart
    G       G7                C              C/b
oh shit, i cant let them see me like this

Chorus
Am             F
nothing sweet, nothing nice
C             G7
nothing kiss, only fights
Am             F
nothing clear, nothing bright
C            G7
nothing i'll feel tonight
Am             F
nothing great, nothing good
C            G7
nothing wins and it should
Am           F
nothing rad, nothing right
D/F#         G     G7        C
nothing i'll feel tonight

Am F C G (repeat ad infinitum)


EDIT: Ok just listened to "Jason at the Piano.mp3" and the version he plays matches the count pretty closely. So the verse in quarters is:
C C C C
C/F# C/F# C/F# C/F#
G G G7 G7
Em Em Em Em
F F D D
G G G7 G7
C C C C
C/B C/B C/B C/B?

Re: The all purpose "can you help me with a tab?" thread

PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:25 pm
by brassman2000
Yeah I'd agree with your count.

Re: the C/F# thing I can't really say because the rhythm guitar is just there for decoration on the verse. I don't even think it plays in that bar. I'd go for 232010 personally but its up to you which is easier. If you're lucky enough to be playing with a band just leave it to the bass :D

Thanks for the link also. I've been playing guitar for years so I'm not new to tab. I'm just not it's biggest fan when it comes to solos, especially if you can't see how it should be played and so don't know where it is on the fretboard/which string its on etc.

Are these tabs being put up anywhere other than here?
Also, *noob question* how come you import them as code?/where are you importing them from?

Thanks :D

Re: The all purpose "can you help me with a tab?" thread

PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:07 pm
by __redruM
brassman2000 wrote:Also, *noob question* how come you import them as code?/where are you importing them from?

Thanks :D


I really don't know what the "code" tag is for, I just use it to get the fixed width font.That way when I put the G7 over the "who put this" it lines up perfect.
Thanks for the help. I just couldn't hear beyond the C chord in the album version and some more experienced ears help. I'm not trying to start a Grandaddy cover band or anything. I just play for fun in my living room, and it more fun to play something I really like.

Re: The all purpose "can you help me with a tab?" thread

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:04 am
by brassman2000
Same here really. I'm a bit of a recording geek, got me a shiny digital (oh the sacrilege) 8-track recorder. Never put down any covers though. Think I figured out the code thing as well.

Re: The all purpose "can you help me with a tab?" thread

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:59 am
by defgmx
Jason should totally post a "How To "vid on some songs. Wish I could help but you guys sound like you pretty much locked it down.

Gabe
defgmx

Re: Taster, Campershell, Merry Way, This Is How It Always Starts

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:36 pm
by tguzzardo
I think instead of "this key" in This is How, it's whiskey. In the demo he says "whiksey" :lol:

Re: Taster, Campershell, Merry Way, This Is How It Always Starts

PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:16 am
by TheAutomaticSaint
alright everyone

just obsessed over taster for 3 hours, browsing the depths of youtube to see where jason plays it on the neck of his guitar and how others covered it to get the chords

i think i got it by tuning the G string to G#

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First Chord: Bb/Emaj7
E:----0------
B:----0------
G#:---7------
D:----6------
A:----7------
E:----6------

Second Chord: A
E:----5------
B:----5------
G#:---5------
D:----7------
A:----7------
E:----5------

Third Chord: E (octave up, I guess)
E:----0------
B:----0------
G#:---0------
D:----6/5/6--
A:----7------
E:----7------

Fourth Chord: E (octave lower, I guess)
E:----0------
B:----0------
G#:---0------
D:----2------
A:----2------
E:----0------


when playing the first chord, just gotta remember to play the sixth string independently of the rest

Now when doing the chorus chords, you just have to take into account that the G string is raised, so here are the new chord patterns

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First Chord: C#m
E:----4------
B:----5------
G#:---5------
D:----6------
A:----4------
E:----4------

Second Chord: B
E:----2------
B:----4------
G#:---3------
D:----4------
A:----2------
E:----2------

Third Chord: E
E:----0------
B:----0------
G#:---0------
D:----2------
A:----2------
E:----0------

Fourth Chord: A
E:----0------
B:----2------
G#:---1------
D:----2------
A:----0------
E:----0------

Fifth Chord: F#
E:----2------
B:----2------
G#:---2------
D:----4------
A:----4------
E:----2------


and the chord patttern for the chorus goes: C#m - B - E, C#m - B - A - F# - E, but that's common knowledge by now

alright, everyone have fun now