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  • Started 13 years ago by maffew
  • Latest reply from monkfishblues

  1. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    I know this isn't a Spoon song, but I saw this video of Britt and A.C. covering Alex Chilton's "Hey, Little Child" and I would love it if someone transcribed it:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1583818114516164979&ei=xucBS9m-HJ6yqgK6scjgCg&q=britt+daniel+hey+little+child&hl=en&client=firefox-a#

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

    I'm so happy you posted that video. I had never seen it before and it is awesome. The whole song just varies between an E chord and an A chord I believe. And for that cool little hook they do for the intro and chorus it's

    e——0—0—2—2—2—2————— 4—4—4—4———
    b——0—0—0—0—0—0——2—2—2—2—2—2———
    g——1—1—1—1—1—1——2—2—2—2—2—2———
    d——2—2—2—2—2—2——2—2—2—2—2—2———
    a——2—2—2—2—2—2——0—0—0—0—0—0———
    e——0—0—0—0—0—0——————————————

    Posted 13 years ago #
  3. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (706 Posts)

    Ok so the video was very slow, and I couldn't hear it well. I never took time to play this song, but after watching the video it helped me to figure it out. The intro is played kind of like this. I ended up referncing to the studio version so hope this helps.

    Don't Make Me a Target by Spoon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    This is the intro....which also plays through the verses

    e ---------------------------------------------------------------------------0---
    B ---------------------------------------------------------------------------0---
    G ---------------------------------------------------2-2-2-2-----------------0---
    D -5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5---5-5-5-5---5-7-7-5---5-5-5-5---0-0-0-0---4-4-4-4-------2---
    A -7-7-7-7---6-6-6-6---5-5-5-5---4-5-5-4---3-3-3-3---2-2-2-2---5-5-5-5-------2---
    E ---------------------------------------------------------------------------0---

    The "chorus" part

    He strums the root note a few times before striking the chord---

    Don't make me a target, Don't make me a target

    G Bm Em Esus4 C G

    e ---3-----2------0--------0-----------0--------------3--------
    B ---3-----3------0--------3-+(hammer)-1--------------3--------
    G ---0-----4------0--------0-----------0--------------0--------
    D ---0-----4------2--------2-----------2--------------0--------
    A ---2---222------2--------2-----------3--------------2--------
    E -333----------000--------0--------------------------3--------

    (Second time he does chorus is slightly different)

    Chorus2:

    Don't make me a target, Don't make me a target

    G Bm B Em C G
    e ---3-----2------2--------0-----------0-----------3--------
    B ---3-----3------4--------0-----------1-----------3--------
    G ---0-----4------4--------0-----------0-----------0--------
    D ---0-----4------4--------2-----------2-----------0--------
    A ---2---222------2--------2-----------3-----------2--------
    E -333---------------------0-----------------------3--------

    The "Jam" part at the end is the variation of the intro and verse. You could still do that acoustic I guess. I do. It's a fun song, built around that cool riff.

    Ahh, songs built around an awesome riff- A Spoon staple!!!!

    Hope it helps, I'll try to watch the video somewhere bedies home. So I don't have to wait 15 minutes for it to load!

    Cheers, Tyler

    Posted 13 years ago #
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    Notchris
    (15 Posts)

    yay thanks tyler :D

    Posted 13 years ago #
  5. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (706 Posts)

    Sorry though, it's all screwed up because of the spacing.....

    Posted 13 years ago #
  6. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    Thanks, Matt!

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

    No prblm. I was quite happy to learn that song as well.

    I've figured out the chords for I Could Be Underground. This is the Drake Tungsten version. The Spoon version is played a half-step lower and it's longer—it has an interlude, which I don't know the chords for (which I guess is why I decided to just tab out the DT one).

    *the dashes = half-counts (bwn the d#m and c#)

    ("I went and...") | F# | C# | B | B | x2
    ("I could be underground...") | D#m - C# | F# | C# | B | x2
    (“I need you, I love you..”) | D#m - C# | F# | x3
    ("I'm uuuuunderground") | C# | B | & the outro is just | F# | C# | B |

    Posted 13 years ago #
  8. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    You mentioned adding piano tabs on this thread - even though he's a little awkward in front of the camera, this guy has a good piano tutorial for "The Way We Get By":

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SOswUfQoNo&feature=related

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

    That is very rad. Thanks!

    Posted 13 years ago #
  10. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (706 Posts)

    Anybody elses have any requests? I won't just go figure out a song on my own. I'm not lazy, just want an objective :)

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

    I came across this wonderful video of Britt playing "Let the Distance Bring Us Together" and was able to figure it out.

    | G - D | = G on the first three counts and D on the fourth
    &the same thing with | Am - G | = Am on the first three counts and G on the fourth.

    [ 1 ] Verse:

    | G - D | C | x2
    | Am - G | D | x2

    [ 2 ] Pre-Chorus & Chorus: (starting from "and there's just so much..." the first time and "nothin' else but..." the second time)

    | Am - G | D | x2
    | G - D | C | x2
    | Am - G | D | x2

    [ 3 ] Bridge:

    | F | F | G | G |
    | F | F | & then back to verse progression

    Arrangement:

    [ 1 ] [ 1 ] [ 1 ] [ 2 ]
    [ 1 ] [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ]
    [ 1 ] [ 1 ] [ 1 ] [ 1 ] [ 1 ]

    Posted 12 years ago #
  12. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (706 Posts)

    I'm disappointed on this thread :( I thoguht there would be active tabbers! I will work on something just to get it going again!!!

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

    Yeah, it is a bit of a dying thread. Definitely do do another though!

    Posted 12 years ago #
  14. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    Tyler? Matt? Be nice boys and transcribe all of Transference + Mean Red Spider, please (including bass tabs). There, I revived the thread. That'll keep you occupied for a while.

    Posted 12 years ago #
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    Notchris
    (15 Posts)

    bump

    Posted 12 years ago #
  16. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (706 Posts)

    Yes I was planning on it. I'm still listening to it a lot. Soon the guitar parts wilol just come to me. I already know how to play Got Nuffin, Written in Reverse, Before Destruction, Is Love Forever? and Trouble Comes Running. Now its just the job of putting them in tablature.

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

    Oh yes, please do Tyler! &I'll do what I can also—at the moment, I'm still anxiously waiting for my Transference to arrive in the mail (I live in Canada).

    Posted 12 years ago #
  18. RuStY
    RuStY
    (4 Posts)

    Hey, I was wondering if anyone could possibly write up some bass tabs for "The Underdog". I can't find them anywhere and i've tried doing it by ear and have failed at that. Please and thank you. :)

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

    I learned Underdog from this vid. It's quite a good lesson.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  20. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (706 Posts)

    Unfortunately I don't own a bass. I know the chords on guitar, and I'm sure it's similar to that progression. Hopefully the video helps.

    Ok so I have been so so busy but I'm starting to work on Transference tabs.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  21. RuStY
    RuStY
    (4 Posts)

    @Mattshoe: I will watch the video as soon as I am home again. Thank you! ^_^
    @Tyler: That's okay, I wasn't expecting everyone to know, just at least one. But thanks for any help you give. ^_^

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

    Oh, I'm sorry! I didn't realize you said bass tab.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  23. RuStY
    RuStY
    (4 Posts)

    Oh. It's okay. :P

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

    OK, so I think I've figured out the chords to "I Saw the Light". Well, it's the chords up to the piano and guitar solos. As per usual the dashes denote half-counts.

    Dbaug = x476xx
    Baug = x254xx
    I wrote the Cs, Ds, and As as fifth chords just because I thought these sounded a bit askew if you added the third—when in fact all the chords can be (and I think in the song are) fifth chords. At the same time, it'll probably sound fine if you play them as full chords as well.

    | Dm | Dbaug | C5 | Baug | Bb | F - A5 |
    | Dm | Dbaug | C5 | Baug | Bb - C5 | A5 - Bb | Bb |
    | F | A5 | F | A5 |
    | Dm | Dbaug | C5 | Baug | Bb |
    | Dm | Dbaug | C5 | Baug | Bb - Dbaug |
    | F | A5 | F | A5 | D5 | A5 | D5 | A5 | x3

    Posted 12 years ago #
  25. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (706 Posts)

    Thanks for posting Matt. I've been working on Before Destruction and Is Love Forever?

    So far here is - "Is Love Forever?"

    It's a simple | D | Dm | C | (It's played barred)

    e-------------------------
    B---77777777--6666--5555--
    G---77777777--7777--5555--
    D---77777777--7777--5555--
    A---55555555--5555--3333--
    E-------------------------

    That is the main riff. But there are 3 guitars in this song. I'll try to do them all....

    All here is a bit of Got Nuffin

    It's a guitar and bass, riff driven song

    The guitar plays the intro on high G (10th fret of A)

    Then the verse is | G | F | Bb | C |

    Guitar Riff

    Pluck High G

    e------------------------------------------------------------------
    B------------------------------------------------------------------
    G------------------------------------------------------------------
    D------------------------------------------------------------------
    A----10-10-10-10--10-10-10----10-10-10-10--10-10-10--10-10-10-10---
    E------------------------------------------------------------------

    Bass Riff (I play the power chords on the guitar)

    | G | F | Bb | C |

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

    There is also a lead guitar bit too. I just haven't had time to tab it. Sorry, these are just excerpts. I'll have full songs soon. This is just to hold you over.

    Posted 12 years ago #
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    skallywag
    (1 Posts)

    I didn't come here to die!

    From the Love Ways EP!

    THanks!

    Posted 12 years ago #
  27. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (706 Posts)

    Ok well I know it off the top of my head. It's a simple blues rock riff, that has a lot of up picking. That's how they get the sound. On the E chord

    | E | A | G | (2x)

    | E | A | G | A | G | (1x)

    Main Riff

    | E | A |G | E | A |G | E | A |G |A |G

    e---0----0--3------0----0--3-----0---0--2--0--3--
    B---0----2--3------0----2--3-----0---2--3--2--3--
    G---1----2--0------1----2--0-----1---2--0--2--0--
    D--2-----2--0-----2-----2--0----2----2--0--2--0--
    A--2-----0--2-----2-----0--2----2----0--2--0--2--
    E--0-----0--3-----0-----0--3----0----0--3--0--3--

    That is basically the whole song. These 3 chords.

    Great song. Great EP!

    Posted 12 years ago #
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    mr.t
    (2 Posts)

    all right tyler,
    i started a profile just to give you this tab job. i need the guitar solo for I SAW THE LIGHT. Mattshoe already worked on intro chords but I need the solo for a theatre production.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  29. Tyler Darling
    Tyler Darling
    (706 Posts)

    Sure Ok I'll work on the solo. But can you be more accurate? Like what duration in the song? That would be helpful. That way I can figure out exactly what you want.

    Posted 12 years ago #
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    mr.t
    (2 Posts)

    you rock tyler!
    solo begins right around 2:20---since it pretty much builds/repeats i'm just looking for the pattern in notes/chords.

    Posted 12 years ago #

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