Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

December Tab

version 1
version 1
190,363 views 195 this week
15 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
excellent!
x 52
add to favorites
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
Tab Pro tools
  • play this tab
  • loop segment
  • change instrument
  • show fretboard
  • metronome
×
Best way to learn
"December"
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
#----------------------------------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. 



comments
print report bad tab
15 comments total. Showing first comments. show 1 bad comment
+1 reply
thg1987 wrote on December 15 2002, 12:00 am

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

+4 reply
Chestaufissen wrote on November 17 2005, 03:38 pm

Maybe YOU suck CockDog.

I want to post or [tab]
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Please do not post tabs as comments. Select "correction" instead!