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#1 superunknown2890

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 01:22 PM

Anyone got tabs? Album version or acoustic.

#2 Johnotronz

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 05:47 PM

Here's the rhythm guitar that I figured out from the acoustic version.  I imagine that it is the same when played electric.

A# - {x x 8 7 6 x}
C# - {x x 11 10 9 x}
F#  - {x x 4 3 2 x}
G# - {x x 6 5 4 x}
D# - {x 6 x 8 x x}
D - {x 5 x 7 x x}
C# Octave - {x 4 x 6 x x}
B - {x 2 x 4 x x}
A# Octave - {x 1 x 3 x x}
F# Octave - {x 9 x 11 x x}
G - {x 10 x 12 x x}
C - {x 3 x 5 x x}

A#						  C#
We read the signs completely backwards

A#						 C#
No one could see if we ended up

		F#
Where we needed to be

  G#		 A#
to find out how it all works with

		 C#
so many partners

   A#					 C#
and nobody wants, nobody wants to sit

F#			   G#			A#
behind the wheel, behind the wheel


D#						 D
Who's the one pounding the gears

		   C# Octave
avoiding the crowds

			  B
keeping their ear to the ground?

D#			  F# Oct.
Oh Iíve made a mistake

	   C# Oct.			 B				   A# Oct.
I never learned how to get back to the place, ohhh


G				 F# Oct.		A# Oct.		C  D#
Where have all the signs gone?  (In our lives, in our lives)

			  G	 F# Oct.				 A# Oct.				 C	D#
I don't know where I am without them	   (In			  our		lives)
 
  A#  A#   A#   C#
(Get your own map)

This is my first tab ever, and I hope I did it well.  Fill in the gaps for the other lyrics that I left out due to lack of work ethic.  It took me long enough to get the chords aligned properly with the lyrics I have.  If this tab sucks in any way, I might post a video of me playing it to help.

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:34 PM

View PostJohnotronz, on May 9 2010, 06:41 PM, said:

Here's the rhythm guitar that I figured out from the acoustic version.  I imagine that it is the same when played electric.

A# - {x x 8 7 6 x}
C# - {x x 11 10 9 x}
F#  - {x x 4 3 2 x}
G# - {x x 6 5 4 x}
D# - {x 6 x 8 x x}
D - {x 5 x 7 x x}
C# Octave - {x 4 x 6 x x}
B - {x 2 x 4 x x}
A# Octave - {x 1 x 3 x x}
F# Octave - {x 9 x 11 x x}
G - {x 10 x 12 x x}
C - {x 3 x 5 x x}

A#						  C#
We read the signs completely backwards

A#						 C#
No one could see if we ended up

		F#
Where we needed to be

  G#		 A#
to find out how it all works with

		 C#
so many partners

   A#					 C#
and nobody wants, nobody wants to sit

F#			   G#			A#
behind the wheel, behind the wheel
D#						 D
Who's the one pounding the gears

		   C# Octave
avoiding the crowds

			  B
keeping their ear to the ground?

D#			  F# Oct.
Oh Iíve made a mistake

	   C# Oct.			 B				   A# Oct.
I never learned how to get back to the place, ohhh
G				 F# Oct.		A# Oct.		C  D#
Where have all the signs gone?  (In our lives, in our lives)

			  G	 F# Oct.				 A# Oct.				 C	D#
I don't know where I am without them	   (In			  our		lives)
 
  A#  A#   A#   C#
(Get your own map)

This is my first tab ever, and I hope I did it well.  Fill in the gaps for the other lyrics that I left out due to lack of work ethic.  It took me long enough to get the chords aligned properly with the lyrics I have.  If this tab sucks in any way, I might post a video of me playing it to help.

seems to be a great tab, i am not a great guitar player though, im a much better visual learner. so if you do ever record yourself playing it, post it!!

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 10:26 PM

this sounds wonderful! thanks john

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 01:43 PM

Hey good tab, but just to fill it out a little:

The chords to the chorus are: Gm - F# - A#
The pre chorus is: D#m - A#/D - C# - B

Gm:    {3 5 5 3 3 3}
D#m:  {x 6 8 8 7 x}
A#/D: {x 5 8 7 6 x}

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 01:20 PM

This sounds good to me :_D I tried to cover it based on this:

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#7 Johnotronz

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Posted 18 May 2010 - 03:38 PM

View Postjanus, on May 16 2010, 02:37 PM, said:

Hey good tab, but just to fill it out a little:

The chords to the chorus are: Gm - F# - A#
The pre chorus is: D#m - A#/D - C# - B

Gm:    {3 5 5 3 3 3}
D#m:  {x 6 8 8 7 x}
A#/D: {x 5 8 7 6 x}

I'm almost positive that this is not what Colin is playing, but you can do whatever you want.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 05:28 PM

Guitars tuned to Eb, try this instead for the beginning:


x x x 8 7 7

x x x 11 10 10

x x x 4 3 3

x x x 6 5 5
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 11:14 PM

I watched a couple acoustic versions and also the CD versions and am pretty sure I have this song 100% tabbed out, im gonna do a cover of it.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 04:06 PM

View PostUp Against The Wall, on May 31 2010, 06:22 PM, said:

Guitars tuned to Eb, try this instead for the beginning:
x x x 8 7 7

x x x 11 10 10

x x x 4 3 3

x x x 6 5 5

That doesn't sound too nice...

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:06 PM

View PostJohnotronz, on Jun 2 2010, 04:00 PM, said:

That doesn't sound too nice...

You are playing those chords wrong then...
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 12:09 AM

No, that's absolutely not the chord formation that Colin is playing.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:28 AM

What makes you so sure? I'm playing it right now and it sounds pretty close to the album version, if not spot on. Not trying to be mean, I just want to know why you're so sure of what Colin is or isn't playing.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:51 AM

I've watched enough videos of the song to see that his fingers aren't shaped in that sort of chord.  It's also missing the lower note, and it has a higher note.  I really don't think that's correct.

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Not hitting the first string at all, and he's not playing that high on the fretboard.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 07:16 PM

100% sure that is the chord shape and is that same shape just moved around, whether you add the high E or leave off the note on the D string its still the same chord whether its

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Use your ears instead of your eyes and just listen to the first 10 seconds of this

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So if you want to play it this way you can:

x x 9 8 7 x

x x 12 11 10 x

x x 5 4 3 x

x x 7 6 5 x
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:45 PM

Dudebro, there's totally not a high note in that chord.

I've used both my eyes and ears to come to this conclusion.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 07:28 PM

View PostJohnotronz, on Jun 4 2010, 12:39 PM, said:

Dudebro, there's totally not a high note in that chord.

I've used both my eyes and ears to come to this conclusion.

On the album version I am almost positive the high E is being played at the very beginning.
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:05 PM

If I am missing that note, it's most certainly played as a variation of my chord setup.

Example:

Instead of {x x 8 7 6 x}, it would be {x x 8 7 6 6}; that sounds fine.

I'm positive that it's played in Standard with that positioning.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 01:08 AM

View PostJohnotronz, on Jun 4 2010, 10:59 PM, said:

If I am missing that note, it's most certainly played as a variation of my chord setup.

Example:

Instead of {x x 8 7 6 x}, it would be {x x 8 7 6 6}; that sounds fine.

I'm positive that it's played in Standard with that positioning.


Well my guitar is tuned to Eb and I have played the whole song through both guitar parts and it sounds fine.  They were tuned to Eb most of the last album also.
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 09:39 PM

If you look again at the picture I posted above, you will see that he starts on the 6th fret.  

It's in standard.




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