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- Started 11 years ago by maffew
- Latest reply from monkfishblues
Hey y’all. So I was wondering if anyone else would like to use this forum as a kind of means of sharing Spoon tabs. I noticed that they do this on the Deerhunter forum and they, as a result, have a bunch of awesome Deerhunter and Atlas Sound tabs that otherwise wouldn’t be on the internet. Ultimate-Guitar has a pretty good collection of Spoon tabs, but there’s some ones that they don’t have and of which I crave (and of which, I guess, I’m not really good enough to figure out on my own). I have figured out most of “Advance Cassette” I think though and Black Like Me (mostly from that one video of him playing it backstage) for guitar. I’ll post if anyone’s interested. And if anyone has any other songs tabbed out, it would be awesome if you shared (especially the ones that aren’t already on the internet). Like, any guitar tabs for any songs off Soft Effects, for instance, would be awesome (or really just anything). Or even piano tabs would be really really cool. I especially want to learn the Sister Jack piano demo or Carryout Kids if anyone knows either of them!
This is Matthew again (different account. I forgot my password). It seems as though my tab idea wasn’t of great popularity. But I figured out the chords (I think) to My Little Jap Cigarette Case today and thought I might as well share. Just in case there is anyone that might be interested.
| G | F# | Bm | C | Bm | Bbaug | D | A/E |
Bbaug = x143xx
A5/E = x779xx
Hey, thanks! I appreciate it – didn’t have any tabs to give you at the time, but I did spot this for you:
Not a bad lesson. I’m think I’m going to give it a try, myself.
I could get into this. I play all music by ear mostly. I play a lot of Spoon songs, just never have time to sit and tab them. I personally like jamming to their older stuff (where you can really bash your electric guitar). Like “Don’t Buy the Realistic” and “Dismember” off Telephono. “Utilitarian” “Guest List/Reservations” and “Junes Foreign Spell” off A Series. are some of my fav tunes. Well I can tab and just put out the chords whatever people want. Any requests?
I’ve got a ways to go, so, for the sake of this thread, tab “Utilitarian”, please – if not for me, then for the interested shy people.
I was playing through Utilitarian last night. It’s played like a standard 3 chord rock song. Pretty simple “power chord” driven song. Between the 4th and 6th frets. But I’m working right now, so I’ll try to put it up tonight sometime!
Thanks! that I Summon You tutorial is great.
& I figured out the chords for Lines in the Suit (from watching that awesome vid of Britt Daniel playing it in London: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80_OTNdfiFo )
(I’m not sure exactly what one would interpret as being the verses and choruses in this song, but I just labelled them according to their sequence in the song)
| Am | (x4) —&you might want to trying alternating between the open (low) E string and the A at the 5th fret of the E string (this being if you play the Am as a bar chord. I suppose you could just as easily do this with the open (a-string) Am chord and hit the open low E). Ah, I’m finding this difficult to explain. So you could do a riff like 577xxx 0xxxxx 577xxx 0xxxxx 577xxx 0xxxxx or something like that (and so that would be one bar, so you would do that riff 4 times in the intro, and the same for the interlude). You’ll probably know what I mean when you listen to the song.
Verse: (“I’m on a straight. ”, “I’m listenin’ to. ”)
| Am | Dm | E | (x7 I think)
&then 2 bars of A between the verse and prechorus (the 2 bars begin (chord change from E to A) when Britt’s saying “know” in the line “he’s painting it out like I don’t want to know” at the end of the first verse & on “too” for “there’s got to be something more than that too” @ the end of the second)
Pre-chorus: (“the picture has come down. ”, “the human resources clerk. ”)
Chorus: (“what could have been easier. ”, “it could have been good by now. ”)
| Dm | F | G | A | (x4)
& instead of playing the A on the 4th time around, play Am and do the intro again (four bars of Am, & if you like alternating between the E and A bass notes)
———> [intro/interlude][verse][pre-chorus][chorus] [intro/interlude][verse][pre-chorus][chorus] [intro/interlude][verse(but only x3 this time and end on Am)]
I apologize if this seems a bit disorganized and confusing, for it’s really not a very difficult song to play.
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How to Properly Shotgun a Beer
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