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Foam has been called by the band one of the hardest songs
   they play.  The four different parts that each member plays
   are completely independent from each other.  There are tons of
   dissonant notes, chromatic lines and chords, and rhythmic
   oddities.  Have fun and really work on the solo section.  It
   can do wonders for your arpeggio solo work.

   INTRO

    (Page) G      Dm          G
  E--------7-----------5------7--------------------------------|
  B-----------8-----6------------8-----6--8--------------------|
  G--------------7------------------7-----6--------------------|
  D------------------------------------------------------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|
    (Trey)  (Em)     A     Em
  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B-------------------------------s----------------------------|
  G---------------4--6-----------4/16--------------------------|
  D------------5--------7-----5--------------------------------|
  A---------7--------------7-----------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|
    (Page) Aaug7
  E--------17--------------15---17--------------15--16-------------|
  B------------18------16-----------18------16----------17---------|
  G----------------18-------------------18------------------18-15--|
  D----------------------------------------------------------------|
  A----------------------------------------------------------------|
  E----------------------------------------------------------------|
    (Page)  G     Dm         G
  E---------7-----------5----7---------------------------------|
  B------------8-----6----------8-----6---8--------------------|
  G---------------7----------------7------6--------------------|
  D------------------------------------------------------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|
    (Trey)  Em       A     Em
  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B-------------------------------s----------------------------|
  G---------------4--6-----------4/----------------------------|
  D------------5--------7-----5--------------------------------|
  A---------7--------------7-----------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

    THEME 1

  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B--7-------7--------7--------6--------6---------6------------|
  G------------------------------------------------------------|
  D-----s-s-----s-s------s-s------s-s------s-s-------s-s-------|
  A----9\8/9---9\8/9----9/8\9----8\7/8----8\7/8-----8\7/8------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B--5-------5--------5--------4--------4---------4------------|
  G------------------------------------------------------------|
  D-----s-s-----s-s------s-s------s-s------s-s-------s-s-------|
  A----7\6/7---7\6/7----7\6/7----6\5/6----6\5/6-----6\5/6------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B--3-------3--------3--------2--------2---------2------------|
  G------------------------------------------------------------|
  D-----s-s-----s-s------s-s------s-s------s-s-------s-s-------|
  A----5\4/5---5\4/5----5\4/5----4\3/4----4\3/4-----4\3/4------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

  E------------------------------8-------8-------8-------------|
  B--1-------1--------1-------------s-s-----s-s----------------|
  G--------------------------------5/6\5---5/6\5---------------|
  D-----s-s-----s-s------s-s-----------------------------------|
  A----3\2/3---3\2/3----3\2/3----------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B---7-----------5----7-----------5-----6-----------4----5----|
  G------7-----5----------7-----5-----------6-----4----------5-|
  D---------7----------------7-----------------6---------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                  END RIFF 1
  E-----------------9--11-----p--s-----------------------------|
  B-----10--11--------------13\11\9----9--11--12---9--11--12---|
  G-12----------9----------------------------------------------|
  D------------------------------------------------------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

    1ST ENDING

  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B-13--12--11--10----------------------------12--15-----------|
  G-----------------13--12--11--10--------12-------------------|
  D---------------------------------14-------------------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

    RIFF 2

  E-12--------------------------------------------------12-----|
  B-------------12--15--12----------13------13------13------15-|
  G-----12--14--------------12--14------14------14-------------|
  D------------------------------------------------------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|


  E-12--15--12----------12------/17--15--13--12----------12-----|
  B-------------13--15------13-------------------13--15------13-|
  G-------------------------------------------------------------|
  D-------------------------------------------------------------|
  A-------------------------------------------------------------|
  E-------------------------------------------------------------|


  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B------12--15------------------------------------------------|
  G--14--------------------------------------------------------|
  D------------------------------------------------------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

    VERSE
     G     Dm          G     Dm        Repeat as needed
  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B------------------------------------------------------------|
  G--4-----------2-----4-----------2---------------------------|
  D-----5-----3-----------5-----3------------------------------|
  A--------5-----------------5---------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

     E     Bm         E     Bm         Repeat as needed
  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B--9-----------7----9-----------7----------------------------|
  G-----9-----7----------9-----7-------------------------------|
  D--------9----------------9----------------------------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

    "Fallllllllliiiiinnngggggg intooo a deep well"
    Ab+    G+  Gb+   F+    E+   Eb+    D+    Db+   (+=augmented)
  E-------------------------------------------------------------|
  B---9----8----7----6-----5-----4-----3------2-----------------|
  G---9----8----7----6-----5-----4-----3------2-----------------|
  D--10----9----8----7-----6-----5-----4------3-----------------|
  A--11---10----9----8-----7-----6-----5------4-----------------|
  E-------------------------------------------------------------|
          THEN PLAY THEME 1 AGAIN

     2nd Ending
  E-------------------------------------------------------------|
  B---13--12--11--10--------------------------------------------|
  G--------------------13--12--11--10---------------------------|
  D-------------------------------------14--13--12-------s---10-|
  A------------------------------------------------13--11/12----|
  E-------------------------------------------------------------|


  E-12----------12--13--15--17------12----------12--15--12-----|
  B-----15--13------------------13------15--13--------------15-|
  G------------------------------------------------------------|
  D------------------------------------------------------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|


  E-12---------------------------------------------------------|
  B-----13------13------13----------12--15--12-----------------|
  G---------14------14------14--12--------------14--12---------|
  D------------------------------------------------------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

     "Falllllllliiiiiiinnngggg into a deep well"

     Faug7       Eaug7      Ebaug7       Daug7         Dbaug7

  E---------13----------12----------11----------10----------9--|
  B-----14----------13----------12----------11----------10-----|
  G-14----------13----------12----------11----------10---------|
  D------------------------------------------------------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

    Caug7      Baug7      Bbaug7
  E--------8---------7----------6------------------------------|
  B-----9---------8----------7---------------------------------|
  G--9---------8----------7------------------------------------|
  D------------------------------------------------------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

      ATONAL SECTION---This is the hardest part of the song to
   play.  The rhythm and phrasing is very strange, so I strongly
   suggest really listening to the album for exact timings.

  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B-12--------------10----12--------------10---------------10--|
  G-----12------10------------12------10--------10-------------|
  D---------11--------------------11----------------9----------|
  A----------------------------------------------------10------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B--------8-----------6---8-----------6-----------------------|
  G-----8-----8-----6---------8-----6---------------8--10------|
  D--9-----------7---------------7---------------9---------11--|
  A------------------------------------------10----------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B---------10-------11-------------9---11-------------9-------|
  G-10--12---------------11------9----------11------9----------|
  D--------------------------10-----------------10-------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|


  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B--11-------------9---11-------------13-----------11--13-----|
  G------11------9----------11------9-----------11----------13-|
  D----------10-----------------10-----------------------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|


  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B---------15----------13-------15--12--------------12--14----|
  G----s--------15--14-----------------------12--14------------|
  D--14/16-------------------------------13--------------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|


  E------19--17------------------------------------------------|
  B--16----------16--------------------------------------------|
  G------------------------------------------------------------|
  D------------------------------------------------------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

 THEN YOU PLAY THEME 2 AT 1/2 SPEED (or each note value is doubled)

  Out of Theme 2--

  E--------------13--14------13--16--17--14--16--19\-----------|
  B--16------15----------16------------------------------------|
  G------17----------------------------------------------------|
  D------------------------------------------------------------|
  A------------------------------------------------------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

       "Fallllllllliiiiinngggg into a deep well"
      Gb+   F+    E+     Eb+    D+    Db+   C+    B+
  E------------------------------------------------------------|
  B---7-----6-----5------4------3-----2----1------0------------|
  G---7-----6-----5------4------3-----2----1------0------------|
  D---8-----7-----6------5------4-----3----2------1------------|
  A---9-----8-----7------6------5-----4----3------2------------|
  E------------------------------------------------------------|

Then the big C chord and page does a solo over trey
who plays these chords.  It doesn't really matter what
octave you play them in or which fingering you use as
long as it is the chord.  or something.

  C  A/C#  G  Eb+  C/E  F  D/F#  G  E/G#  Am  Bmaj7  Am  Ab  C

You basically do that chord phrase three times through for the
piano solo.  Then the guitar solo is over those same chords(page
plays them this time of course).

Solo to "Foam" by Trey Anastasio and Phish

From: ericbe@microsoft.com (Eric Berman)

Foam is a fairly straighforward solo to play, but it's a lot of fun
nevertheless.  The solo works very directly from the chords: if you look
at the notes of the solo, it's really just arpeggiations
that outline the chord changes.  The beauty of the solo (IMHO) is how
each chord leads into the next, and how the solo anticipates the chord
change in such a natural way.

Chrds:C                        A/C#            G/D
     /S               /S                /S
E|---|-----8-10-12-----12-10-|-9--------------|-----7---10---7---|
B|---|---8-------------------|---10-----------|---8---8----8---8-|
G|-8-|-9---------------------|------9-----9-8-|-7----------------|
D|---|-----------------------|----------------|------------------|
A|---|-----------------------|----------------|------------------|
E|---|-----------------------|----------------|------------------|


  Eb+              C/E                      F

E|-11------------|-12----10----------12---|-13----12----10----13----|
B|----8----10-10-|----10----10-13-10----10|----10----10----10----10-|
G|---------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
D|---------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
A|---------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
E|---------------|------------------------|-------------------------|

 D/F#                       G

E|-14----12----10----14----|-15----14----12----15----|
B|----10----10----10----10-|----12----12----12----12-|
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

 E/G#                   Am                  BbMaj7
                                       /S
E|-16----14----12----16-|-17-17------------|----------------15-16-|
B|----12----12----12----|---------18-17----|----------15-18-------|
G|----------------------|------17-------15-|-15-14-15-------------|
D|----------------------|------------------|----------------------|
A|----------------------|------------------|----------------------|
E|----------------------|------------------|----------------------|

 Am                Ab                        C/G

E|-17-17-17--------|-16-15-------------------|-------------------------|
B|----------17-----|-------16----------------|-------------------------|
G|-------------14--|------------13-12--------|-------------------------|
D|-----------------|------------------13-----|----14-17-16-15-14-------|
A|-----------------|----------------------15-|-15----------------15-16-|
E|-----------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
                                         \-----/


 D/F#                       F
                            /S
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------15----------|-------------------------|
G|-------14-16----16-14----|----14-17-16-15-14-------|
D|----16----------------14-|-15----------------15-16-|
A|-17----------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

 G                          C

E|----------15-------------|-------------------------|
B|-------15----17-16-15----|----20-19-18-17----------|
G|----16----------------18-|-17-------------17-16-15-|
D|-17----------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|


  A/C#                       G               Eb+
                                                        /S
E|-------------------------|----------------|--------------------------|
B|----17-16-15-14----------|----------14-15-|-16------------12----12---|
G|-14----------------14-15-|-16-16-16-------|----16---11-12----13------|
D|----------------14-------|----------------|--------------------------|
A|-------------------------|----------------|--------------------------|
E|-------------------------|----------------|--------------------------|
                                   ------------------------------------|


 C/E            F             D/F#
                              /S
E|--------------|-------------|---------------------------|
B|-------12-----|----13----13-|----12----12----12----12---|
G|-14-------14--|-14----14----|-14----13----12----11------|
D|----14--------|-------------|---------------------------|
A|--------------|-------------|---------------------------|
E|--------------|-------------|---------------------------|
   -------------------------------------------------------|

 G                E/G#        Am             BbMaj7
         /S \S
E|---------------|-----------|-----19-17-17-|-18-------20-17-----|
B|------15-17-15-|-17-----17-|-17-----------|-------18-----------|
G|-12---12-14-12-|-13--16----|-14-----------|----19-----------16-|
D|---------------|-----------|--------------|--------------------|
A|---------------|-----------|--------------|--------------------|
E|---------------|-----------|--------------|--------------------|

 Am                    Ab                  C/G
 /S                          P
E|-------19-18--16----|----16-15----------|-------15----15---|
B|----17-----------17-|-16-------16-------|------------------|
G|-17-----------------|-------------17----|------------------|
D|--------------------|----------------18-|-17-17----17------|
A|--------------------|-------------------|------------------|
E|--------------------|-------------------|------------------|

  D/F#             F                G

E|-------14----14-|-------13----13-|----12----11----12----11-|
B|----------------|----------------|-------------------------|
G|----------------|----------------|-------------------------|
D|-16-16----16----|-15-15----15----|-14----13----12----11----|
A|----------------|----------------|-------------------------|
E|----------------|----------------|-------------------------|
(Notice: the rest of the solo is simply octaves on the bass note of
the chord.  Kind of makes it simple.  My notes are only approximate;
the fingerings/frets should be right, but listen to the song to get
the exact feel)
  C                A/C#             G                Eb+#

E|--------8----8--|-------9-----9--|-------10----10-|------11-----11-|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|-10-10----10----|-11-11----11----|-12-12----12----|-13-13----13----|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

  C/E              F                D/F#             G

E|-------12----12-|-------13----13-|-------14----14-|------15-----15-|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|-14-14----14----|-15-15----15----|-16-16----16----|-17-17----17----|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

  E/G#             Am               BbMaj7           Am

E|-------16----16-|-------17----17-|-------18----18-|------17-----17-|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|-18-18----18----|-19-19----19----|-20-20----20----|-19-19----19----|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

  Ab               C/G              D/F#             F

E|-------16----16-|-------15----15-|-------14----14-|------13-----13-|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|-18-18----18----|-17-17----17----|-16-16----16----|-15-15----15----|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

 G

E|-15-|
B|----|
G|----|
D|-17-|
A|----|
E|----|

After the solo the lyrics come in again.
So you do this over again....

E|-7---5--|    You do that 18 times or if this helps, it ends at
B|--8-6---|    the word "foam" in the line:"if it wasn't for the
G|---7----|    foam".
D|--------|
A|--------|
E|--------|

E|-4---2--|    Then you do that 10 times.
B|--5-3---|
G|---4----|
D|--------|
A|--------|
E|--------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1-----------------------|
G|------------------------------4-3-2-1-0--------------|
D|---------------------------------------4-3-2-1-0-----|
A|------------------------------------------------4-3--|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|


Edited by J. Patton (jpatton9@georgiasouthern.edu)
 (6:27)
E|-12--------------------------------12--12-15-12-----12-|
A|---13--12-15-12------13--13--13--13--15--------13-15---|
G|-----14--------14-12---14--14--14----------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

E|---17-15-13-12-----12--------14----------------------|
B|-13-----------13-15--13--------15--14-17-14-----15---|
G|-----------------------14/16-----16--------16-14--16-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------14--14-17-14-----14--19-17-15-14-----14---|
B|-15--15--15--17--------15-17--15-----------15-17--15-|
G|---16--16--------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

E|------16-------------------------------16--16-19-16--|
A|--------17--16-19-16-----17--17--17--17--19----------|
G|-16/18----18--------18-16--18--18--18----------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
                        ("Entertainer Theme...")
E|------16--21-19-17-16-----16-----16--------16-----16-|
B|-17-19--17-----------17-19--17-19--17-19-17--17-19---|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
                                   (end of song)
E|----------16-----16---------24\----------------------|
A|-17-19-17---17-19--16-19-17\-------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|


Thanks again to Eric Berman for this part also.

And the "Entertainer" theme...


E|-17-16-------|-16------16-16---------|-16------16-16-----------|
B|-------17-19-|---17-19------17-19-17-|---17-19------17-19-17---|
G|-------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|
D|-------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|
                        \---/                   \----------------|


E|-16------16-16---------|-----12---|
B|---17-19------16-19-19-|-17-------|
G|-----------------------|----------|
D|-----------------------|----------|
A|-----------------------|----------|
E|-----------------------|----------|
          \---/   \-----------------|
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