This intro is played four times. I've found that if you run an acoustic
guitar through an amp and use some mild distortion, it recreates the sound
on the album pretty well.
VERSE: The verse is basically just a cycle of Em
is a two-note plucking pattern before the strumming cycle, though, that
goes like this:
Each of these cycles is one bar [in 4/4 time] and the pick-up is played in
every cycle. I know this might sound confusing, but listen to the song,
and you can hear the two-note plucking. (Note that the D
is not a true
D...I just don't know the real name for that chord). Also, when strumming
the D, try to use upstrokes as much as possible because it seems to sound
better that way.
C Em C Em
A truant finds home. A
wish to hold on.
C Em A A A A A
But there's a trapdoor in the sun. Immortality.
(that little interlude between "sun" and "immortality" is a
little confusing. Here's what the tab looks like):
C C C Em A A A A A A
...trapdoor in the sun immortality
During the short solo, you just repeat the verse pattern.
During the long solo, you repeat the verse pattern, but toward
the end, you double the cycle (i.e.-instead of playing Em
in one bar, you play Em
[four chords] in one bar). The end of the
long solo section ends on an A.
That's about it. Sorry it seems so confusing.
If you need any clarification, have any comments, flames, etc.
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by Pearl Jam
from the Vitalogy cd
transcribed by kevin gardner
verse strum these chords