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Smells Like Teen Spirit Tab

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Since ½ the world can't seem to grasp tabbing this song, i will go to the trouble of 
doing it.

First!

On Nirvana's live performances *AFTER* Mid-1992, they played with their guitars tuned 
down ½ a step. It's not a big deal, but don't start whining about the tuning.

So basically

Tuning: Standard or ½ a step down.


Secondly,

I don't want any complaints, since this tab is *right*, (since it's from the Muddy 
Banks Of The Wishkah tab book:])1000 thousand people would agree. I am a huge Nirvana 
fan, i know my shit.

Intro

(clean)
e----------------0-|---------------|----------------|-------
b------xxx-333-x-0-|-----xxx-666-0-|-----xxxx-333-0-|-------
g------xxx-333-x-0-|-----xxx-666-0-|-----xxxx-333-0-|-------
d--333-xxx-333-x-0-|-666-xxx-666-0-|-333-xxxx-333-0-|-------
a--333------11---0-|-666-----444-0-|-333------111-0-|-------
e--111-------------|-444---------0-|-111------------|-------

          w/ Distortion

e---------------|
b-----xxx-------|
g-----xxx-66----|
d-666-xxx-66----|
a-666-----44--0-|
e-444---------0-|

Rhy. Fig. 1                 End Rhy. Fig. 1

e------------------|---------------|
b------xxx--33-x-0-|-----xxx-666-0-|
g------xxx--33-x-0-|-----xxx-666-0-|
d--333-xxx--33-x-0-|-666-xxx-666-0-|
a--333------11---0-|-666-----444-0-|
e--111-------------|-444---------0-|


Rhy Fig 2.                      End Rhy. Fig. 2

dist off.         w/ Chorus
let ring_______|  Let ring____________|
e----1---|-----|----1-----------------|
b--1-----|-----|--1-------------------|
g--------|-----|----------------------|
d--------|-----|----------------------|
a--------|-----|----------------------|
e--------|-----|----------------------|

Rhy Fig 3                           End Rhy Fig 3

w/ dist and chorus
Let ring_______________________________|
e---1---1-|---1---1-|--1---1-|--1---1--|
b-1---1---|-1---1---|-1---1--|-1---1---|
g---------|---------|--------|---------|
d---------|---------|--------|---------|
a---------|---------|--------|---------|
e---------|---------|--------|---------|


Rhy Fig 4.                                    

w/ Distortion

e----------------|------------------|-----------------|
b----------------|------------------|-----------------|
g-------------b4-|------------------|-------------b4--|
d----------------|------------------|-----------------|
a--3-2-3-4-4-----|--3-2-3-/-8-8-6-6-|-3-2-3-4-4-------|
e--1-0-1-2-2-----|--1-0-1-/-6-6-4-4-|-1-0-1-2-2-------|

                 End Rhy Fig 4

e------------------|
b------------------|
g------------------|
d------------------|
a-3-2-3-/-8-8-7-6--|
e-1-0-1-/-6-6-5-4--|



Solo

w/ Chorus and Dist

e--------------|-----------|-----------|-------------|
b------4-6\----|--4-b4-2-1-|--2-1------|-----------0-|
g----5-------1-|-----------|-------3-1-|--3-b3--1--0-|
d--------------|-----------|-----------|-------------|
a--------------|-----------|-----------|-------------|
e--0-----------|-----------|-----------|-------------|

e-----1-----|-----------|-----------|------------|
b-1-----0-1-|-4-b4--2-1-|--2-1------|------------|
g---0-------|-----------|-------3-1-|---3-b3-1-0-|
d-----------|-----------|-----------|------------|
a-----------|-----------|-----------|------------|
e-----------|-----------|-----------|------------|

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

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

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


Feedback________________________________________|
e----------|----------|------------|------------|
b----------|----------|------------|------------|
g-3--------|----------|------------|------------|
d----------|----------|------------|------------|
a----------|----------|------------|------------|
e----------|----------|------------|------------|

Now, i'll show you how to apply the above Rhy Fig

Intro - Intro

Distorted Intro - Rhy Fig 1

Verse 1 - Rhy Fig 2

Pre-Chorus ("Hello, hello, hello..." part) - Rhy Fig 3

Chorus ("With the lights out.." part) -  Rhy Fig 1

Chorus Outro(That'd be the "Yay.." part) - Rhy Fig 4

Verse 2 - Rhy Fig 2

Pre-Chorus - Rhy Fig 3

Chorus - Rhy Fig 4

Chorus Outro - Rhy Fig 1

Solo - Solo

Verse 3 - Let the feedback from solo burn out during this verse, the bass and drums 
play normally.

Pre-Chorus - Rhy Fig 3

Chorus - Rhy Fig 1

Song Outro["A denial.." part] (Note, Chorus Outro is skipped on last Chorus) - Rhy Fig 1

There now. That took me ages. :/

If anyone wants me to, i can tab out other Nirvana songs, but only on request.

I hope this is as clear as possible, i don't see how it couldn't be...
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randomucker 10 Nov 24, 2005 07:29 PM

haha yo man this suks

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