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    maffew
    (3 Posts)

    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!

    Peace and love,

    Matthew

    Posted 10 years ago #
  2. Mattshoe
    Mattshoe
    (45 Posts)

    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

    :):):)

    Posted 9 years ago #
  3. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    Hey, thanks! I appreciate it - didn't have any tabs to give you at the time, but I did spot this for you:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh4a_5dtkXs&feature=related

    Not a bad lesson. I'm think I'm going to give it a try, myself.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  4. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (686 Posts)

    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?

    Posted 9 years ago #
  5. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    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.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  6. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (686 Posts)

    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!

    Posted 9 years ago #
  7. Mattshoe
    Mattshoe
    (45 Posts)

    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)

    Intro/Interlude:

    | 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...”)

    | Dm | A | (x3)

    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.

    Lyrics: http://sharoony.bol.ucla.edu/lyrics_by_title.htm

    Posted 9 years ago #
  8. Mattshoe
    Mattshoe
    (45 Posts)

    Someone tabbed Utilitarian at Ultimate-Guitar and it seems pretty right on: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/s/spoon/utilitarian_crd.htm

    Posted 9 years ago #
  9. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (686 Posts)

    Sorry my internet was down. I'll put it up in a bit

    Posted 9 years ago #
  10. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (686 Posts)

    My internet went out wednesday night as I was posting this! And I didn't save it, so I just re did it. I check out the link above, but it didn't work for me. And I'm gonna post my tab since I worked on it. Any questions, comments, or requests let me know! Thanks!

    Utilitarian - Spoon

    Basic 3 Chord Rock Song. All power chords

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    --------8--8--8----------8--8--8----------8--8--8--/6--8--8--8- <---Intro and First 2 verses/couplets (Catacomb, Catacomb etc.)
    --66----8--8--8----66----8--8--8----66----8--8--8--/6--8--8--8-
    --66----6--6--6----66----6--6--6----66----6--6--6--/4--6--6--8-
    --44---------------44---------------44--------------4----------

    Then into the chorus/change

    Start this part at *
    I walked *forty-six blocks you been *puttin off

    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ---------9-9-9-9------------------
    ---------9-9-9-9---11-11-11-11----
    --------*7-7-7-7---11-11-11-11----
    ------------------*9--9--9--9-----

    so come on
    ---------------------------------
    ----8--8--8----------8--8--8--8--
    ----8--8--8----66----8--8--8--8--
    ----6--6--6----66----6--6--6--6--
    ---------------44----------------

    I got *meat in my arms I got *steel in my teeth
    ----------------------------------
    ----------------------------------
    ---------9-9-9-9------------------
    ---------9-9-9-9---11-11-11-11----
    --------*7-7-7-7---11-11-11-11----
    ------------------*9--9--9--9-----

    So come on

    ---------------------------------
    ---------------------------------
    ----8--8--8----------8--8--8--8--
    ----8--8--8----66----8--8--8--8--
    ----6--6--6----66----6--6--6--6--
    ---------------44----------------

    Then back into the intro verse (3 times)

    Then chorus again

    Then outro is played like the intro, but just 2 alternating chords (played 11 times, with the "oh yeahs")

    ---------------------
    ---------------------
    --------8-8--8------
    --66----8-8--8------
    --66----6-6--6------ <--let ring a bit
    --44-----------------

    Posted 9 years ago #
  11. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    Great effort you two! Much appreciated, and if it's not too much of a hassle, please post more!

    More meager contributions from me (YouTube links to the same guy from the link I posted above - he does a good job, I think.):

    The Underdog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VGfXnnTR_4

    Paper Tiger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmRj0_1g7Vw

    Posted 9 years ago #
  12. Mattshoe
    Mattshoe
    (45 Posts)

    "The Agony of Laffitte"...

    Verse: | Gm | Cm | F | Bb | D# | D | Gm | G |

    **** instead of switching from the Gm--->G at the end of the verse preceding the chorus, it switches from G--->F ****

    Chorus: | F | Bb | D | Gm |

    Lyrics: http://sharoony.bol.ucla.edu/lyrics_by_title.htm

    good ol' Laffitte

    Posted 9 years ago #
  13. Mattshoe
    Mattshoe
    (45 Posts)

    oops I mean Gm--->F not G--->F

    Posted 9 years ago #
  14. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (686 Posts)

    Nice post Matt. I love that song. Any other older stuff people want? Is there an existing tab of "Don't Buy the Realistic" or "Nefarious"? Those are some older songs I really like to play. Anyone?

    Posted 9 years ago #
  15. Why a Spoon
    Why a Spoon
    (32 Posts)

    Maybe The Minor Tough or The Guestlist/The Execution?

    \"...back when you were nineteen/still in school/ and waiting on a light/on the corner by Sound Exchange\"
    Posted 9 years ago #
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    Notchris
    (15 Posts)

    I agree, a tab of The Execution would be amazing

    Posted 9 years ago #
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    Notchris
    (15 Posts)

    Also, I found this live solo version of Anything You Want Britt does, and if anyone is able to tab it that would be awesome
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js9UethcsHI&feature=related

    Posted 9 years ago #
  18. Mattshoe
    Mattshoe
    (45 Posts)

    That's such a great video. I wouldn't be able figure out the exact picking he's doing (and nor would I ever be able to pick it like that — gosh, it sounds incredible and effortless). But I do know the chords, if it's of any help...

    Verse: | A | E | B | E |

    ————looks like he plays the A and the B as bar chords (at the 5th and 7th frets, respectively) and the open E. When he switches from the B to E, I believe he hammers on an E note (the one on the g-string at the ninth fret) before going down to the open E — this hammer-on is exceedingly difficult (impossible?) to do if you can't play bar chords in the open E-chord shape with your thumb wrapping around for the base note (which is what Britt's doing, and I cannot). So instead you can just switch to a quick e bar-chord at the 7th fret before going down to the open E. Or you can of course just stay at that e bar chord or go straight to the open e after the b.

    Chorus: | A | G#m | F#m | (x2)

    ———he plays the F#m for four bars both times (in relation to A & G#m being one bar each) in the first chorus, and for two bars both times in the second.
    ———&he hammers on and off an e during the f#m — the one on the b-string at the fifth fret.

    & the "it's just a matter of time..." is just the verse chords again.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  19. Mattshoe
    Mattshoe
    (45 Posts)

    This is a rough interpretation of the live version of Advance Cassette on The Way We Get By single. It's a neat version, very bare-boned (is that the term?). The tab's not totally accurate but I think it turned out surprisingly alright. Let me know if you have any corrections. I couldn't get the end of the solo quite right, for instance... But yeah here's what I have.

    so the verses and choruses always start with this....

    (*)
    e———————————————————————————————
    b———————————————————————————————
    g———————————————————————————————
    d————(10)———————(9)———————(7)—-(7)—-(7)——
    a—————7———————-7————————7——8——-7——
    e——8—8——8———7—7———7———5—5——5——5———5—

    and then after it, either:

    (1) (2) (3)
    e————————|————————————————————————————————————————————|——————————————
    b————————|————————————————————————————————————————————|——————————————
    g————————|————————————————————————————————————————————|————————————————
    d —5—8—7———|—5—5—5——-5—————(10)—————(10)————5——8——7——————————-10——|—5—8—7—————————10—
    a——————5—-|——————3——3————7——————7————————————5—————7——————|—————5—————7————
    e————————|——————————8—8——8——8—8——8—————————————8—8———8————|————————8—8——8———

    it goes (*)(1) (*)(2) (*)(3) (*)(3) (solo) then repeat all that but this time play the solo twice at the end.

    solo:

    e—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
    b—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
    g————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————1———1—————5—5—5—
    d—————10———9————————————7———-6————————-7—7——5—5————-5—————5—————-3———3———3——3—3—3—3—3—
    a———7————7——7—10———————7———7——7—————5/7——7—7——5—5———-5—-5———5——5——————-—3———3——2—2—3—3—3——
    e—8—————————————8———5—————————————————————————3—————4——————1——1—-1—1—-1——1—1—

    Posted 9 years ago #
  20. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (686 Posts)

    Ok I'll put up the guest list/execution soon. I know that song pretty good!

    Posted 9 years ago #
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    Notchris
    (15 Posts)

    thanks a lot for the time and effort on that video Mattshoe! In regards to your problem with the hammer-on during the verse, you should also be able to play the B barre chord on the a string, and simply hammer on the fifth fret of the b-string. Obviously it wont give you the exact same tone, but its just about the same :)

    Posted 9 years ago #
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    Notchris
    (15 Posts)

    another personal favorite I stumbled across again is a solo live version of "Don't Make Me A Target," if anyone is able to lend a helping hand with this one that would be much appreciated.
    PS: This one seems rather hard to transcribe lol, so I look forward to being impressed by someone who can do it!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjY6in7-s08

    Posted 9 years ago #
  23. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (686 Posts)

    Guest List/Execution - SPOON
    ----------------------------

    This song is very easy to play. It's old "power chord" SPOON.

    Intro start out playing traditional B 4x and A 4x
    B A
    ---------------------
    ---------------------
    --4-----------2------
    --4--4x-------2--4x--
    --2-----------0------
    ---------------------

    then powerchords are used the rest of the song (mini intro)
    (x's are slashing)

    (mini intro)

    A B A B
    -------------------
    -------------------
    -------------------
    --77/9---7/9-x----- (4 times)
    --77/9---7/9-x-----
    --55/7---5/7-x-----

    (when singins starts just the root note is played in the beginning)
    B A G
    ------------------
    ------------------
    ------------------
    ------------------ (2 times)
    ------------------
    --7-7--7/-55/--3--

    (listen to the song for the timing)

    (Verse)

    B A
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    --9-9-9-9---9-999----9-9-9-9---9-999-----7-7-7-7---7-777---7-7-7-7---7-777-- (2 times) into -
    --9-9-9-9---9-999----9-9-9-9---9-999-----7-7-7-7---7-777---7-7-7-7---7-777--
    --7-7-7-7---7-777----7-7-7-7---7-777-----5-5-5-5---5-555---5-5-5-5---5-555--

    G A
    ---------------------------
    ---------------------------
    ---------------------------
    --5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7-------- (play once)
    --5-5-5-5---7-7-7-7--------
    --3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5--------

    play mini intro again

    A B A B
    -------------------
    -------------------
    -------------------
    --77/9---7/9-x----- (4 times)
    --77/9---7/9-x-----
    --55/7---5/7-x-----

    (intrumental break)

    -----------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------
    --7-7--7/-55/--3----7-7--10/5--12/5------

    into the verse again

    end with mini intro

    Hope this helps. Any questions or comments let me know.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  24. Mattshoe
    Mattshoe
    (45 Posts)

    Thanks Tyler, that's awesome.
    I've been working on Mountain to Sound. Here's what I got...

    each bar = one of those down-up-down-up-down strums.
    and it's all power chords I think.

    intro & interludes/solos: | e | e | e | e | g# | g# |

    chorus: | g | a | e | c | c | c | a | e | e |
    | c | a | e | c | c | c | a | e | f/c | f/c | f/c | f/c |

    f5/c = 8 8 10 10 x x

    & I Could See The Dude

    (1) | g | gmaj7 | em | d | c | c |
    (2) | g | g | f | f | g | g | f | f | g | g |

    song goes (1) (2) (1) (1) (2)

    have y'all heard spoon's daytrotter session where they play this? ( http://www.daytrotter.com/dt/spoon-concert/20053423-9133.html ) it's quite wonderful.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  25. Mattshoe
    Mattshoe
    (45 Posts)

    oh and the intro to Dude is just g-chords i think? and there's that d-d-d-d-f#-g hook playing throughout the song of course.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  26. Mattshoe
    Mattshoe
    (45 Posts)

    Speaking of Soft Effects, I might as well post Waiting for the Kid to Come Out also. Not too long ago I was reading The National's "Guest List" that they did for Pitchfork and Matt Berninger talks about this song, specifically about the importance of the shoe-claps ( http://pitchfork.com/features/guest-lists/6002-the-national-ten-great-memories-of-songs-and-cars/ ). And the next time I listened to it, I realized how correct he was about those shoe-claps.

    intro, verse, interlude: | c | baug | (xlots)
    chorus: | g | f | (x4)

    baug = x254xx

    oh, and in between the first two verses there's two bars of g and a rest for two bars &then back to the verse chords.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  27. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (686 Posts)

    Nice tab Matt. Love Soft Effects. Anyone have any requests?

    Posted 9 years ago #
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    Notchris
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  29. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (686 Posts)

    Ok I'll start workin gon it! Hopefully I can figure it out!

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    Notchris
    (15 Posts)

    <3

    Posted 9 years ago #

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