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Artist : Justin Bieber
Song : What Do You Mean
Tabbed by : Dave Tran
Capo on 1st
Key : G#major

VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR THIS SONG - https://youtu.be/rFWmayYKkfE


[Intro/Soft Chorus/Verse]

   Cadd9             G     Em          D                 Cadd9
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-3---------------|-3-----0---------|-3---------------|-3---------------|
G|-0---------------|-0-----0---------|-2---------------|-0---------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-----------------|
A|-3---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|
E|-----------------|-3-----0---------|-----------------|-----------------|


[Chorus Riff 1/Prechorus]

   Cadd9                             G           Em             
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------3---------------x-------|-3-----3-x---0-------0---x-------|
G|-0-------0---2-----------x-------|-0-----0-x---0-------0---x-------|
D|---------x-----------2---x-------|---------x---------------x-------|
A|-3-----------------------x-------|---------x---------------x-------|
E|---------------------------------|-3-----------0-------------------|

   D                                 Cadd9     
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-3-----3-x---3-------3---x---3---|-3-----3-x---3-------3---x-------|
G|-2-----2-x---2-------2---x---2---|-0-----0-x---0-------0---x-------|
D|-0-------x---0-----------x-------|---------x---------------x-------|
A|---------x---------------x-------|-3-------x---3-----------x-------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


[Chorus Riff 2]

   Cadd9                             G           Em             
e|-0-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-------0-x---3-----------x-------|-3-----3-x---0-------0---x-------|
G|---------x---0-------2---x---0---|-0-----0-x---0-------0---x---0---|
D|---------x---------------x-------|---------x---------------x-------|
A|-3-----------3-----------x-------|---------x---------------x-------|
E|---------------------------------|-3-----------0-------------------|

   D                                 Cadd9     
e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-------0-x---3-------0---x-------|-3-----3-x---3-------3---x---3---|
G|-2-------x---2-----------x---0---|-0-----0-x---0-------0---x---0---|
D|-0-------x---0-----------x-------|---------x---------------x-------|
A|---------x---------------x-------|-3-------x---3-----------x-------|
E|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


[Bridge]

   Cadd9             G     Em          D                 Cadd9
e|-----------------|-7---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-3-----3-----3---|---8---8-----8---|-7-----7-----7---|-5-----5-----5---|
G|---0-----0-----0-|-----7---7-----7-|---7-----7-----7-|---5-----5-----5-|
D|-----2-----2-----|-----------9-----|-----7-----7-----|-----5-----5-----|
A|-3-----3---------|-10----7---------|-5---------------|-3---------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


   Cadd9             G     Em          D                 Cadd9
e|-----------------|-7---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-3-----3-----3---|---8---8-----8---|-----------------|-------3-3-------|
G|---0-----0-----0-|-----7---7-----7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|---0-0-0-0-------|
D|-----2-----2-----|-----------9-----|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-2-2-2-2-2-------|
A|-3-----3---------|-10----7---------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|



[FOR BEGINNERS]

Alternative Simple Chorus Riff For Beginners
   Cadd9             G     Em          D                 Cadd9
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-3---x-3-----x---|-3---x-0-----x---|-3---x--3----x---|-3---x-3-----x---|
G|-0---x-0-----x---|-0---x-0-----x---|-2---x--2----x---|-0---x-0-----x---|
D|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-0---x--0----x---|-----x-------x---|
A|-3---x-3-----x---|-----x-------x---|-----x-------x---|-3---x-3-----x---|
E|-----------------|-3-----0---------|-----------------|-----------------|

Alternative Simple Bridge Riff For Beginners
   Cadd9             G     Em          D                 Cadd9
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-3-----3-----3---|-3-----0-----0---|-3-----3-----3---|-3-----3-----3---|
G|---0-----0-----0-|---0-----0-----0-|---2-----2-----2-|---0-----0-----0-|
D|-----2-----2-----|-----0-----0-----|-0---0-----0-----|-----2-----2-----|
A|-3-----3---------|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|
E|-----------------|-3-----0----------|----------------|-----------------|

   Cadd9             G     Em          D                 Cadd9
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-3-----3-----3---|-3-----0-----0---|-------3-3-3-3-3-|-------3-3-------|
G|---0-----0-----0-|---0-----0-----0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|---0-0-0-0-------|
D|-----2-----2-----|-----0-----0-----|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-------|
A|-3-----3---------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-------|
E|-----------------|-3-----0----------|----------------|-----------------|



[Intro]

Cadd9 G Em D Cadd9


[Chorus Riff 1]

            Cadd9 G   Em
What do you mean? Oh, oh
         D        
When you nod your head yes
        Cadd9
But you wanna say no
            Cadd9 G   Em 
What do you mean? Hey-ey
               D
When you don't want me to move
        Cadd9
But you tell me to go


[Chorus Riff 2]

            Cadd9 G 
What do you mean?
Em              D        
Oh, what do you mean?
           Cadd9                            Cadd9           
Said we're running out of time, what do you mean?
G       Em              D
Oh, oh, oh, what do you mean?
       Cadd9
Better make up your mind
            Cadd9
What do you mean?


[Verse 1]

G           Em                   D
You’re so indecisive of what I’m saying
      Cadd9                        Cadd9
Tryna catch the beat, make up your heart
G                    Em          D
Don't know if you're happy or complaining
      Cadd9                          Cadd9
Don't want for us to end, where do I start?


[Pre-Chorus]

                G         Em                  D
First you wanna go to the left then you wanna turn right
      Cadd9                          Cadd9
Wanna argue all day, making love all night
             G              Em          D
First you're up then you’re down and in between
      Cadd9
Oh, I really want to know…


[Chorus Riff 2]

            Cadd9 G   Em
What do you mean? Oh, oh
         D        
When you nod your head yes
        Cadd9
But you wanna say no
            Cadd9 G   Em 
What do you mean? Hey-ey
               D
When you don't want me to move
        Cadd9
But you tell me to go

[Soft Chorus]

            Cadd9 G 
What do you mean?
Em              D        
Oh, what do you mean?
           Cadd9                            Cadd9           
Said we're running out of time, what do you mean?
G       Em              D
Oh, oh, oh, what do you mean?
       Cadd9
Better make up your mind
            Cadd9
What do you mean?


[Verse 2]

G          Em                  D
You’re overprotective when I’m leaving
Cadd9                            Cadd9
Trying to compromise but I can’t win
    G            Em                 D
You wanna make a point but you keep preaching
    Cadd9                                 Cadd9
You had me from the start, won’t let this end


[Pre-Chorus]

                G         Em                  D
First you wanna go to the left then you wanna turn right
      Cadd9                          Cadd9
Wanna argue all day, making love all night
             G              Em          D
First you're up then you’re down and in between
      Cadd9
Oh, I really want to know…


[Chorus Riff 2]

            Cadd9 G   Em
What do you mean? 
         D        
When you nod your head yes
        Cadd9
But you wanna say no
            Cadd9 G   Em 
What do you mean? 
               D
When you don't want me to move
        Cadd9
But you tell me to go


[Bridge]

            Cadd9 G 
What do you mean?
Em              D        
Oh, what do you mean?
           Cadd9                            Cadd9           
Said we're running out of time, what do you mean?
G       Em              D
Oh, oh, oh, what do you mean?
       Cadd9
Better make up your mind
            Cadd9
What do you mean?


[Chorus Riff 2] (Vocal adlibs till the end)

            Cadd9 G   Em
What do you mean? Oh, oh
         D        
When you nod your head yes
        Cadd9
But you wanna say no
            Cadd9 G   Em 
What do you mean? Hey-ey
               D
When you don't want me to move
        Cadd9
But you tell me to go
            Cadd9 G 
What do you mean?
Em              D        
Oh, what do you mean?
           Cadd9                            Cadd9           
Said we're running out of time, what do you mean?
G       Em              D
Oh, oh, oh, what do you mean?
       Cadd9
Better make up your mind
            Cadd9
What do you mean?


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leowang037 10 Sep 17, 2015 09:55 PM

What about the part where it goes 5 on the b string, to open b, to 3 on the b string to 2 on the g string?

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Jerel Teh 10 Oct 24, 2015 07:34 AM

didn't like this contribution

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jcskinner1998 10 Nov 10, 2015 12:34 PM

In the intro, the first 'D' should be
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