Help with Update to Tab site

Started by aMillionDreams, Feb 24, 2012, 04:27 am

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aMillionDreams

I found a friendly board member willing to help with the web design aspect of the site so now I can finally update it.  Just thought I'd put a last minute call out for tabs I don't have.  Any help with these would be appreciated.  I'm missing:

Evil Urges: Look at You
Circuital: The Day is Coming, First Light, You Wanna Freak Out, Slow Slow Tune, Moving Away
B-sides: Dear Wife, Good Morning Dove,
Xmas Ep 2011: all original songs
Collabs: His Masters Voice, songs from New Multitudes

Thanks!
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Grandpaboy

All right, here are my thoughts on a few of those missing songs:

Slow Slow Tune

Verse

E            B  A             B                 E             B  A
Slow.............not the meter of today .........

                   B                       A           C#m   A
But I'm not singing for now anyway

        B               E        A         E         H
This slow, slow tune


Solo part (Which is also the cool little riff that Jim opens the song with live):
     
     E         Bm7              Am7 (actually I'm not sure those are the proper chord names)   
------------7----9----7---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----9-------7----------------5-----------5-----------5----7-----8-----7-(and maybe pull-off to 5)
----9-------7----------------5-----------5-----------5--------------------------------------------------
----9-------7--------------- 5-----------5-----------5-------------------------------------------------
----7------------------------0-----------0-----------0-------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Gold part:
A                               C#m
      Gotta radiate the gold
                            E     
Gotta radiate the gold
A                                Am                    E                             B                               
     Gotta radiate the gold  ooo~ooo~oooooooooooooo~ooooooooooooooooh (And then be quiet and allow for one of the greatest silences in the history of recorded music).


Movin' Away

A       A      A      Asus4

A                               F#m 
Moving away, crazy destiny
      D                    E
I'll always be an alarmist
A
Who'd jump at a chance
        F#m
Anything for romance
   D                                           E 
I hope I'll always be what you want

A
Moving away
                F#m
Those I'll miss

Those I won't
          D                                                       E
But I hope your heart will beat where my home is

G F#m           E
A new life to create

G F#m           E        E        E        Esus4     E       E       E        E7     
A new life to create

Pedal steel solo is built around same chords as verse.

Look at you

This one is definitely tricky. Part of what makes it tricky is that Jim and Tom sort divides some of the notes in the chords between, I think. Also, the song doesn't really lend itself very well to mindless strumming; you kind of have to be a little more specific and arpeggiate it here and there to get the proper harmonies. Anyway, here's an attempt at it:


C   F    C F      C

                 F  Fmaj7/E     Bb
Look at you, you

               C            Bb
Such a fine citizen!

              F     Fm7/E     Bb
Look at you, you

                     C             Bb                    F            Fmaj7/E   F7      Bb
Such a glowing example of peace and glory,     glory,       glory.

                      F          Fmaj7/E   F7     
Of peace and glory,   glory,        glory.

Bb                        F    C      F 
Let me follow you.

           Bb             C                F        Fmaj7   
We believe in your power to lead
        F7
without fear.
       Bb                   C
Not above, in some tower,
      F        Fmaj7         F7                 
but here .............right down here

        Bb           C            F
with us........... in this world.


Solo: Chords are about the same as first verse. To emulate that pedal steel sound, let everything ring as much as possible, particularly of course those bendy notes on the G-string. (p.o.=pull off, h.o=hammer on)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------16-----------------------------------------------------------------
--15 (bend up 1 note)--- (bend down again to 15, p.o. to 12, and h.o. into next bend)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

> repeat three times, then conclude thus:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------20--------------------------------18-------------
---20(bend up one full note and let ring)----(Bend down again to 20)----------20---
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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A note on the weird F chords:
The one I call Fmaj7 looks like this: xx2211. I suppose it could be thought of as some sort of A minor chord (Am augmented?). Dunno. The reason why I've called it Fmaj7/E in the verses, is to underline the fact that both Jim and Tom play an E note as the chord begins. Actually this can be accentuated by playing: 0x2211.

The F7 on the third "glory" is probably the trickiest chord in the song. In a way, I think it almost sounds better to play an Eb chord in those spots. Jim certainly starts off his arpeggio on the note Eb. He basically plays this, with variations:

----------------------------------------------------
---------------1--------------3------------------
----------2--------2------------------------------
-----1-------------------1------------------------
--------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------

> But at the same time as Jim hits that Eb, Tom plays an F, which, taken as a whole, kind of makes it an F7. I think. However, when the chord recurs In the "We believe ..." part, I think bo plays the Eb in unison with Jim. So I'm not sure what to call it.

His Master's Voice

As far as this song goes, I've suggested in an old post that the main "riff" can be played like this:
-------------------------------
---------2 --------------2-----
-------2--2 ---------2---2---       
-- --2 ------2-2(h)4------4--
-- 0 --------------------------
-------------------------------

Upon further listening, I actually think he plays it like this:

-------------------------------
---------2 --------------2-----
-------2--2 ---------2---2---       
-- --2 --------2(h)4------4--
-- 0 --------0----------------
-------------------------------

Other that that, it's just arpeggios in D (xx0232) and E (xx2100). Don't really see any point in tapping out the whole thing. At least I'm too lazy.





aMillionDreams

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aMillionDreams

What's left of the hit list:

Circuital: The Day is Coming, First Light, You Wanna Freak Out
B-sides: Dear Wife, Good Morning Dove,
Xmas Ep 2011: all original songs
Collabs: songs from New Multitudes
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aMillionDreams

I got First Light

First Light

e------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------17----17---17----15-----15---15------------
G----10----10--10------17----17---17----15-----15---15------------
D----10----10--10-----15-----15--15-----13-----13---13------------  X 2
A----8------8----8----------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

F
First light tonight,
         Bb
First light tomorrow,
                   F
First light this morning,
                  C
First light this evening,
           F
First light tonight.

Been looking back,
Down through the ages;
First I was an ancient,
Then I was an infant,
Now I am alive.

Been holdin' out,
Searchin' for something,
Something to carry
Me over the sunset,
To dawn's early lights.

First light tonight,
First light tomorrow,
First light this evening,
First light this morning,
First light tonight.

e-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------------
G--------1---------1--1------1----------1----1---------------------
D----------------------------------1---3----3----3------------------  X 2
A---1---------1-----------1------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------


Then I found it
I did it, finally oh
My search it was over
I prayed till was gone
My all in light
G                  F
I been there...
                         G            Bb             F
Still holdin' on

First light tonight,
First light tomorrow,
First light this morning,
First light this evening,
First light tonight.

First light tonight,
First light tomorrow,
First light this evening,
First light this morning,
First light tonight.

Repeat Intro Riff

Repeat Breakdown Riff


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What's now left of the hit list:

Circuital: The Day is Coming, You Wanna Freak Out
B-sides: Dear Wife, Good Morning Dove,
Xmas Ep 2011: all original songs
Collabs: songs from New Multitudes
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Grandpaboy

Cool. That looks about right to me. Here's what I've got for the last two Circuitals.

The Day Is Coming

        C#                        D#     
You need it, that's for sure
        Cm                                  F
You receive, but always want more
C#              D#   
Taking for granted,
        Cm                                    F
This lifetime and what's up ahead

                       C#
But the day is coming
                  D#   
The day is near
                  Cm   
The day is coming
                                F
You know what I mean
                  C#
The day is coming
                   D#   
The way is clear
                    G#
The day has come

> Repeat a couple of times

You Wanna Freak Out

I think it's basically just three different chords, with the bass and keys producing a lot of the variation and tonal structure.

Capo on 2nd fret.

   B chord part:

   Play it safe, play it cool, if you ever emote, you're playin the fool
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--6---------6----6--------6------------6--------6---------------6----------6----
--6---------6----6--------6------------6--------6---------------6----------6----
--6---------6----6--------6------------6--------6-------------- 6----------6----
------------------3-----------------------------------------------3----------4----
--4---------6--------------6------------4-------6--------------------------------
   
   E chord part:

   is that the way you think it is, cant get yours if he aint getting his
-------0---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------0--------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------1---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------2---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------2---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------0---------------------------------------------------------------------------


    F# chord part. (Live, I think Jim actually just plays the same here as in the "B chord part", but maybe he kind of does kill the B chord and lets the F# slip through by simply playing:)

   Come on, ................ You know how it is ............
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------6--------6-------6----6--------------6-------6--------6-------6---
----------------------------3--------------------------------------3------------
----------4--------6-------------6--------------4-------6----------------6---


Fuzzy breakdown:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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---6-4--------4--6--4----------4--6--4----------4--6--4-----------------------------------
--------6-4-6----------6--4--6----------6--4--6---------- 6--4--6--4---4--6--8---6-----


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------4--3---------------------------------------
---6-4--------4--6--4----------4--6--4----------4---------6-(p.o)-4--6-(s)-8-(let ring)--
--------6-4-6----------6--4--6----------6--4--6---------- ------------------------------------

                                                                           You wanna freak out ........
                                                                                  E
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----11----8----11----8--------11--------13--------16----------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Whatever. That shit is impossible to write out.

Oh, and also:

Welcome Home
Not sure about the lyrics for this one.

           G
All the colors on the leaves,
           C
all the love that comes to me,
           D
all the twinkling lights are sayin'
                 G
"Welcome Home"

           G
All the times we had to fight
                            C
Just to find I was wrong, but you're still right
                  D
Mmmmm, I wrote a tune, sayin'
                 G
"Welcome Home"

                 C                     G
Welcome Hooooooooooooomme
                 C                     D
Welcome Hooooooooooooomme
           Hm
All this time we were waitin for you
              C                              D
With an old love you can't ignore
                        G
Now Welcome home

                  G
Send bad habits on their way
         C       
Let a new year start today
          D
Open arms are saying to ya
                G
Welcome home
                   G
And as the snow glazed all the trees
             C               
I let my thoughts float on with the breeze
                        D
The air rushed in my lungs, said do it
                G
Welcome Home

                 C                     G
Welcome Hooooooooooooomme
                 C                     D
Welcome Hooooooooooooomme
           Hm
All this time we were waitin for you
              C                                    D
With an old love you can't ignore
                        G
Now Welcome home

Grandpaboy

Oops, was a couple of imprecisions in my last post, so just to clarify;

In Freak Out I should probably have written out the "E Chord Part" like this:
--2---
--2---
--3---
--4---
--4---
--2---
> But of course, if you do put a capo on 2 you can just play it like an E chord, which was what I meant to imply.

In "Welcome Home", I wrote "Hm" when I should have written "Bm". A glitch in my euro brain. Apologies. By the way, the boys transpose that song up by half a note, so you'd have to put a capo on the first fret to be in tune with them.