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Author
The Reason
by Hoobastank
tab by ERIC [fookwanfoo@hotmail.com]

THE CHORDS
E:      022100
C#9:    X46644
A9:     X02200
B9:     X24422
D/A:    X0034X

[Riff 1]
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------7-----9-----------------7-----9-------------|
G|--%--9--------------8-----9-----------------8-------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------7-----9-----------------7-----9-------------|
G|--9-----------------8-----9-----------------8-------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 2]
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------4-----5-----------------4-----5-------------|
G|--%--6--------------4-----6-----------------4-------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------4-----5-----------------4-----5-------------|
G|--6-----------------4-----6-----------------4-------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 3]
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------2-----4-----------------2-----4-------------|
G|--%--4--------------2-----4-----------------2-------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------2-----4-----------------2-----4-------------|
G|--4-----------------2-----4-----------------2-------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 4]
e|--11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12---|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|--11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12-11-12---|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

[Riff 5]
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|--9---------\----------7---\------2-----------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

Putting it together:

[Verse 1]
Guitar1:    guitar2
[Riff 1]
[Riff 2]
[Riff 1]
[Riff 2]
[Riff 2]
[Riff 3] [Riff 4]

[Chorus]
Guitar1:    Guitar2:
E           XXXXX12
C#9         XXXXX16
A9          xxxxx17
B9          xxxxx14

[Verse 2]
Guitar1:    guitar2
[Riff 1]
[Riff 2]
[Riff 1]
[Riff 2]
[Riff 2]
[Riff 3]   [Riff 4]

[Chorus]
Guitar1:    Guitar2:
E           XXXXX12
C#9         XXXXX16
A9          xxxxx17
B9          xxxxx14

[Bridge]
Guitar1:    Guitar2:
D/A         xxxxx12
E           xxxxx16
D/A         xxxxx17
E           xxxxx16

[Verse 3]
Guitar1:    Guitar2:
[Riff 1]
[Riff 2]
[Riff 2]
[Riff 3]   [Riff 4]

*OUTRO CHORUS
Guitar1:    Guitar2:
E           XXXXX12
C#9         XXXXX16
A9          xxxxx17
B9          xxxxx14
E           riff5
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fender512 1,316 Jun 09, 2004 08:00 PM

easiest hoobastank song ever, but good tab. I think this is the most accurate.

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noobster_matty 10 Jul 26, 2004 08:00 PM

this is a gd tab, its as accurate as the ver1 or even better.

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gtrpkr 10 Apr 20, 2007 09:22 PM

Good transcription but some of your chord names are incorrect. Instead of A9, B9 and C#9, they should be called Asus2, Bsus2 and C#sus2. The rest is accurate.

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