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gx1327  
11 Mar 2011 11:07 | Quote
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just noticed that there wasn't a category for tabs...

wondering if i can get a little bit of advice on figuring out how to play the intro to Weezer's "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here" off their legendary blue album.

EVERYWHERE i have ever seen this tabbed by others i see the intro tabbed thusly:



eb--------------------------------------------------------|
Bb------0-----------------0----------0---------------0----|
F#----0-----0------0--------0------0----0------0-------0--|
C#---------------4----4----------------------2----2-------|
Ab--3----------5--------5--------2---------3-------3------|
Eb--------------------------------------------------------|


this doesn't sound right to me. i think it sounds more like this:



eb--------------------------------------------------------|
Bb------0-----------------0--------------------------0----|
F#----0-----0------0--------0--------0---------0-------0--|
C#---------------4----4------------0----0----2----2-------|
Ab--3----------5--------5--------2---------3-------3------|
Eb--------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------|_________|--lowered


do you think my interpretation is correct?

secondly, the last time he plays the intro there is an outro... to the intro. there are added notes in there. i can't quite figure it out. can anyone help me out? i have been playing:



eb-...--------------------------------|
Bb-...-----------------------0--------|
F#-...--------0-----------0----0------|
C#-...------0----0------0--------0----|
Ab-...----2---------3-2------------2--|
Eb-...-------------------------------3|
----------------------|_______________|--my outro


basically i just end it strumming a G up and down to the rhythm. it sounds CLOSE, but it doesn't sound perfect.

i don't have the song available or a link to it. if you don't have the song i'm sure you are industrious enough to fine a streaming media website that will play it for you.

i am just starting to get an ear for these things when i listen to music and i am curious as to what you think about my interpretations. how would you play them, etc.

case211  
11 Mar 2011 12:17 | Quote
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try playing both versions along with the song itself. That should tell you which version is (more) correct.
JustJeff  
11 Mar 2011 15:01 | Quote
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Don't forget that the tab for that is for a guitar tuned a half-step down. :/
gx1327  
11 Mar 2011 15:35 | Quote
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i have (obviously) played along with the song before. i've played both the tabbed version and my own version. personally i think my version sounds better, but out of all of the tabs i've seen for this song (5+) they are all tabbed the same way. that's why i'm asking you what do YOU think sounds correct? what would you add? and how does my made-up outro sound compared to the original song?

yes it is tuned down a half step. it's kind of annoying, but a lot of '90s bands did that. fortnately i have two electric guitars - a regular guitar and a "weezer blue album" guitar.
Domigan_Lefty  
11 Mar 2011 16:37 | Quote
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Play it how you like it.
Does it absolutely have to be perfect?
Phip  
11 Mar 2011 16:51 | Quote
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case211  
11 Mar 2011 17:46 | Quote
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Dom makes a good point dude
RA  
11 Mar 2011 19:12 | Quote
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@gx1327-- idk I'm hearing a top drone of the Bb, but it does sound like something else is happening, I agree. But keep the top drone.

your ending sounds good to me, the top rhythm track is killing me though I'm having a hard time making it out.

keep in my I don't have very good ears, got annoyed by the rhythm track, and I can't say this is my favorite weezer track (lost motivation). But I thought I'd at lest try to help you out.
GuitarGeorge  
12 Mar 2011 09:49 | Quote
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I'd play it like this:

Intro:

D#|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A#|--------0----------------------------0-----|-------------------------------------0-----|
F#|-----0-------0----------0---------------0--|--------0---------------0---------------0--|
C#|---------------------4-------4-------------|-----4-------4-------2-------2-------------|
G#|----------------5---------------5----------|2------------2--3---------------3----------|
D#|3------------3-----------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
4 minutes in (almost the same riff):

D#|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
A#|--------0----------------------------0-----|--------0----------------------------0-----|
F#|-----0-------0----------0---------------0--|-----0-------0----------0---------------0--|
C#|---------------------4-------4-------------|---------------------2-------2-------------|
G#|----------------5---------------5----------|2------------2--3---------------3----------|
D#|3------------3-----------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
Outro (the last part of the 2nd measure of the riff):

...------------------------------|-------|
...------------------0-----------|-------|
...------------0--------0--------|-------|
...------0h>2-----2--------2p>0--|-------|
...-3----------------------------|-------|
...------------------------------|3------|


I don't think this is 100% correct, but it sounds good to me... :P
Nice song btw!

Note: I listened to the album version (don't know how much it differs from the demo).


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