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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##


From: Kevin Gardner 
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 1995 12:10:17 -0400
Subject: /c/collective_soul/december.tab

I belive this to be the difinitve transcription
Decmber
by Collective Soul
from the c.d. Collective Soul
transcribed by kevin gardner code@wam.umd.edu

here is the song layout:
Intro
-----
fig. 1
fig. 1 and fig. 2

verse 1
-------
fig 1. and fig. 2 
\---4x------/

chorus 1
-------
fig. 3 >--2x

Fig.3 and fig. 4
\---2x------/

break
-----
fig. 1
fig. 1 and fig. 2

verse 2
-------
fig 1. and fig. 2 
\---4x------/

chorus 2
-------
fig. 3 >--4x

Fig.3 and fig. 4
\---2x------/

outro
-------
fig. 5>---2x

fig. 1 and fig. 5
\-----2x-----/
fig. 3>-- 2x

fig. 3 and fig. 4
\----8x------/

here are the different parts:

fig. 1
G chord Guitar 1 left channel
fig. 1
-|-----------3-----|-----------3-----|-----------3-----|
-|-----3---3---3---|-----3---3---3---|-----3---3---3---|
-|---0---0-------0-|---0---0-------0-|---0---0-------0-|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
-|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|
-|-3---------------|-1---------------|-----------------|

-|-----------------|-
-|-----3-----------|-
-|---0---0---0----0|-
-|-----------------|- end of fig. 1
-|-1-------1---1-2-|-
-|-----------------|-

Guitar 2 right channel
fig. 2
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-
-|-------0---------|-------0---------|-----0-----------|-
-|----0------------|----0------------|-------0---------|-
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-
-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-

-|-----------------|-
-|-----------------|-
-|----0----0-------|-
-|--0----0---------|-
-|-----------------|-
-|-----------------|-

fig. 3
strum these chords
   G  F  C  Bb
-|-3--1--0---------
-|-3--1--1--3------
-|-0--2--0--3------
-|-0--3--2--3------
-|-2--3--3--1------
-|-3--1------------

fig.4

-3-3-3-5-3----------------------------------
-3-3-3-3-3--6-6-6-8-6--5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3- 
------------7-7-7-7-7--5-5-5-7-5--3-3-3-5-3-
--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------

fig.5 w/distrotion
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----
-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------

-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0----
-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---------------------
-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---------------------
-------------------------------------
From: marcus@interoz.com (Marcus Featherston)
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 95 16:38:35 Central Daylight Time--100

  My little brother figured this out 

"December" - Collective Soul

Transcribed by Dietrich Featherston

I am 13 and have been playing the guitar for a couple of
years now.

I figured this out within 2 or 3 minutes of watching the
music video on MTV.

e-|-----------------3--------|-----------------3--------|
b-|--------3-----3-----3-----|--------3-----3-----3-----|
g-|-----0-----0-----------0--|-----0-----0-----------0--|
d-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
a-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
e-|--3-----------------------|--1-----------------------|

e-|-----------------3--------|--------------------------|
b-|--------3-----3-----3-----|--------3-----------------|
g-|-----0-----0-----------0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
d-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
a-|--3-----------------------|--1-----------1-----2-----|
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|


riff 2
e-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
b-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
g-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
d-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
a-|--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|
e-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--|

e-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
b-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
g-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
d-|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
a-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--|
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

riff 3
e-|--3-----3-----3--5--3--x--|--1-----1-----1--3--1--x--|
b-|--3-----3-----3--3--3--x--|--1-----1-----1--1--1--x--|
g-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
d-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
a-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
b-|--5-----5-----5--5--5--x--|--3-----3-----3--3--3-----|
g-|--5-----5-----5--7--5--x--|--3-----3-----3--5--3--0--|
d-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
a-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

riff 4
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
b-|--x--------x--------x-----|--x--------x--------x-----|
g-|--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|
d-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
a-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
                              increasing volume
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
b-|--x--------x--------x-----|--------------------------|
g-|--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--|--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--1--|
d-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
a-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

riff 5
e-|-----------------3--------|-----------------3--------|
b-|--------3-----3-----3-----|--------3-----3-----3-----|
g-|-----0-----0-----------0--|-----0-----0-----------0--|
d-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
a-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
e-|--3-----------------------|---1----------------------|
                              slower
e-|-----------------3--------|--------------------------|
b-|--------3-----3-----3-----|--------3-----------------|
g-|-----0-----0-----------0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
d-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
a-|--3-----------------------|--1-----------1-----2-----|
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

e-|--3-----------------------|
b-|--3-----------------------|
g-|--0-----------------------|
d-|--0-----------------------|
a-|--x-----------------------|
e-|--3-----------------------|

1.Play riff 1 six times.
2.Play riff 2 twice.
3.Play riff 2 with riff 3 twice.
4.Play riff 1 six times.
5.Play riff 2 four times.
6.Play riff 3 twice.
7.Play riff 1 with riff 4 twice.
8.Play riff 2 twice.
9.Play riff 3 six times.
10.Play riff 5 once.

The bass line goes something like this.

g-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
d-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
a-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
e-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--|


g-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
d-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
a-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--1--1--1--1--1--2--1-----|
e-|--------------------------|-----------------------3--|

                            and

g-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
d-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
a-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
e-|--3-----------------------|--1-----------------------|


g-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
d-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
a-|--3-----------------------|--1-----1-----1-----2-----|
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|



From: bemont@austin.asc.slb.com
Subject: TAB/BTAB:"December" - Collective Soul


"December" - Collective Soul

Transcribed by Les Bemont (bemont@austin.asc.slb.com)

I'm not totally confident about some parts so any corrections are welcome.

riff 1 (clean electric):

e-|--------------3-----------|--------------3-----------|
B-|-----------------3--------|-----------------3--------|
G-|-----0-----0--------0-----|-----0-----0--------0-----|
D-|--0-----0-----------------|--0-----0-----------------|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|


e-|--------------3-----------|--------------------------|
B-|-----------------3--------|--------------------------|
G-|-----0-----0--------0-----|-----0-----------0--0-----|
D-|--0-----0-----------------|--0-----0-----------------|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|


riff 2 (slightly distorted):

e-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
B-|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
G-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
     x  x  x  x  x  x  x  x     x  x  x  

     < (volume builds)          <

I can't remember on exactly which note the muting stops...


riff 3 (this may not even be a guitar on the record :) ):

e-|--3-----3-----3--5--3-----|--1-----1-----1--3--1-----|
B-|--3-----3-----3--3--3-----|--1-----1-----1--1--1-----|
G-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--5-----5-----5--5--5-----|--3-----3-----3--3--3-----|
G-|--5-----5-----5--7--5-----|--3-----3-----3--5--3-----|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

chord prog (acoustic):

|: G | F | C | A# :|

Bass:

G-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--3-----------------------|--1-----------------------|

G-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--3-----------------------|--1-----------1-----2-----|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

The bass starts mixing it up as the song goes on, but it's
pretty much just variations on the above.


riff 1 6X
chord prog 2X
chord prog 2X w/riff 3
riff 1 6X
chord prog 2X
chord prog 2X w/riff 3
riff 3 2X
riff 1 3X
chord prog 2X
chord prog 4X w/riff 3 and lots of adlibing...
riff 1

There is also another guitar doing some dabbling.  I've tried to 
make the timing accurate, but this is from memory. 



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CodDog wrote on February 28 2002, 12:00 am

They are all good, except the last one...IT SUCKS!

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thg1987 wrote on December 15 2002, 12:00 am

i used the second one and it's dead on. great job.

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Chestaufissen wrote on November 17 2005, 03:38 pm

Maybe YOU suck CockDog.

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