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Ginger
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I'm trying to figure out a song but am having trouble. I've looked for tab on the net but all i can find are the bass tabs for the song. And both of them are in different tunings which is really confusing me. So my challenge is can any of you figure out what the guitar power chords will be for this song? the song is Greasebox from a band called Tad. Now they are not together anymore but this is an excellant song and i wanna play it! thanks, here is the bass tabs.
Tuning:normal

G|------------------------------------

D|------------------------------------

A|-------3-------3-3-----------5-7---

E|-0-0000-0-0-000-0-0-0000-000--0-0---

D Tuning from low to high on a 4 string bass (D,G,C,F)

Intro:

(D DDD D D A+ D DDD F D F D DDD D D D D DDD C D D)

F---------------------------------------------------------
C---------------------------------------------------------
G-------------3-------------------------------------5---7-
D-0---000-0-0---0---000-3-0-3-0---000-0-0-0-0---000---0--- (Repeat)


   
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The tabs seem to be in 2 different keys - the first, I would guess, is Eminor (I=E, vi=C, vii=D, Octave=E) and the 2nd, again a guess, is Dminor (I=D, vi=Bb, vii=C, Octave=D).

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Alan Green
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I agree - the tuning on the second version is a tone lower than the first.

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A :-)

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Well, it looks like a load of E's with a higher C, D & E thrown in.... messing around with some chords it seems C - D - Em is the progression you want.

So if you wanted to play power chords you could go:
C5: x355xx
D5: x577xx
E5: x799xx

or you could keep all those bass E's in:
C/E: 0355xx
D5/E: 0577xx
E5: 0799xx

(tuning is standard btw)

No idea what the song is meant to sound like but that sounds kind of interesting.


   
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I played around with the song for a few minutes. This is what I came up with for the open riff.

Standard tuning.


   
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Without hearing the song, the guitarist might be playing anything.

Here are some guesses.


E5 C5 E5 G5 E5G5E5 D5 E E5

G--------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------5p--------------------------------------7r----9r-
A-2i--222-2-2-3m-2---222-5p-2-5-2---222-222-2-2---222-5i-7i-7i-
E-0---000-0-0----0---000-3m-0-3-0---000-0-0-0-0---000----0-----

OR

E C5 E G5 E G5 E D5 E E5

G--------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------5r--------------------------------------7r----9r-
A-------------3i---------5r---5-----------------------5i----7i-
E-0---000-0-0----0---000-3i-0-3-0---000-0-0-0-0---000----0-----

These are pure guesses. But if I had to guess, I would go with the second version I tabbed here.

It is a very common Metal technique to play the E string open (usually palm muted) and then play 5 chords against it. Let the 5 chords ring.

The second tab you showed is exactly the same except the guitar is tuned down one whole step.

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cool. thanks guys I will try those. I tried to see if the song was somewhere on the internet to give you all a link. but was unsuccessful. I do have the song on my computer so if anyone wants it e-mail to them or maybe can host it for awhile on their site just pm me. maybe that would be better. I think the song is in drop D but i may be wrong.

I would really love for you guys to hear the song cause it sticks in your head and is a cool song, if your in to rock/grunge type. This song was real popular on the west coast back around 1994. However i wasn't playing guitar then but would like to lean it now.


   
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Careful about offering to e-mail it around. Copyright exists until 75 years after the composer's death in most countries.

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A :-)

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Ginger
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I don't understand. It's not like I'm offering to sell the song. I'm only wanting to learn to play it. This band isn't even together anymore. Besides, I can always provide the link for anyone who wants to buy the CD used. That's how I got it. The only reason I am hip to them is cause they opened up for Alice in Chains out west.


   
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Alan Green
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E-mailing it to someone else comes under distribution, which is specifically mentioned in the copyright wording on the CD - just like hiring and resale. What you buy when you hand over pound notes for a copy of a CD is not the song itself, but a limited licence to a copy of the song.

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A :-)

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oh ok, I didn't know that. learn something new all the time. Thanks


   
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TAD was pretty cool ... he was famous for using a sledgehammer on stage.

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The great american copyright laws!!!!!! gotta love em'
Here's something else kinda cool, in theory...write a song and mail it to yourself and its the poor man's copyright. May not hold up in court, so fork over the cash and get the real copyright.

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The great american copyright laws!!!!!! gotta love em'
Here's something else kinda cool, in theory...write a song and mail it to yourself and its the poor man's copyright. May not hold up in court, so fork over the cash and get the real copyright.
Nick spoke to copyright lawyers and judges, who unanimously rejected "poor man's" as being the basis for court action. Do it right and, for your money, you can copyright a whole portfolio at one go.

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Ginger
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I erased this post. And apologize. was kinda in a bad mood last night.


   
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