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Soundgarden - "Zero Chance"
From "Down on the Upside" Album
Standard Tuning.
tabbed by jjhand, with help from http://web.stargate.net/soundgarden/tabs/

Some rhythms are hard to time due to the changing time signature in this song. I tried
label it for easier counting.
The only difference is that 11/8 (11 beats per measure) and 7/8 bars are counted twice
fast as 4/4 bars are.


Acoustic Intro Riff (let strings ring)
11/8
e|-11-----12------0---0-0----0-x-x-|-11-----12------0---0-0----0-x-x-|
B|--0-0-0--0-0---/12---------------|--0-0-0--0-0---/12---------------|
G|----------------0---0-0----0-x-x-|----------------0---0-0----0-x-x-|
D|-13-----14-----------------------|-13-----14-----------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|-------------------------0-------|---------------------------------|

e|-11-----12-----0----------0-----0--|-11-----12------0---0-0----0-x-x-|
B|--0-0-0--0--0--/12---0--0--0---0-0-|--0-0-0--0-0---/12---------------|
G|---------------0----0--0--0--------|----------------0---0-0----0-x-x-|
D|-13-----14----------4--2--2--------|-13-----14-----------------------|
A|--------------------5--3--3--------|---------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|-------------------------0-------|

e|-11-----12------0---0-0----0-x-x-|-11-----12-------0--------------0---|
B|--0-0-0--0-0---/12---------------|--0-0-0--0---0--/12-0--0--0-----0---|
G|----------------0---0-0----0-x-x-|-----------------0--0--0--0-----0---|
D|-13-----14-----------------------|-13-----14----------4--2--2--0--0---|
A|---------------------------------|--------------------5--3--3--2--2---|
E|---------------------------------|-----------------------------3--3---|

After playing G chord, count time in 4 beats:
4/4               * < Drum roll stops at this point
e|--0---------0-------------|--------------------------------------------|
B|--0---------0-------------|----------------------------1p0-------------|
G|--0---------0-------------|--4p2-----0----0h2p0-------------0----------|
D|-(0)------------------0---|---------------------0h2p0----------0-------|
A|-(2)---------------0------|--------------------------------------------|
E|-(3)----------------------|-------3-------------------------------3/5--|



Electric Rhythm 1, w/ light distortion
4/4
e|-5----5-----5---5\--|-------3--3-----3-----3/---|
B|-5----5-----5---5\--|-------3--3-----3-----3/---|
G|-7----7---7-7---7\--|-5--4--5--5-----5-----5/---|
D|-7----7-----7---7\--|-5--5--5--5-----5-----5/---|
A|-5----5-----5---5\--|-3--3--3--3-----3-----3/---|
E|-5----5-----5---5\--|-------3--3-----3-----3/---|
          "Yeah..... yeah............"



Verse (Electric):
4/4                     7/8                   4/4
e|----------------------|---------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
B|------------3--0---3--|---------3--0------3-|---------3-0-------|-----------------|
G|---------0---------0--|-------0-----------0-|-------0------4----|-0---0---2-------|
D|------0------------0--|-----0---------------|-----0--------4----|-3---3---3-------|
A|---2---------------2--|---2-----------4-----|---2---------------|-0---0---0-------|
E|-3-----------------3--|-3-------------------|-3---------------0-|-1---1---1-------|
   "I think I know the answer I stumbled on and all the world  fell down"...


Chorus:
4/4   play 3x
e|------------3----3---3/-|-5---5-----5---5----|
B|------------3----3---3/-|-5---5-----5---5----|
G|-5--4--5----5----5---5/-|-7---7---7-7---7\---|
D|-5--5--5----5----5---5/-|-7---7-----7---7\---|
A|-3--3--3----3----3---3/-|-5---5-----5---5\---|
E|-------3----3----3---3/-|-5---5-----5---5\---|
            "They    say   if   you   look    hard...
               you'll  find  your  way  back  home..."

Chorus Ending
5/4
e|------------3----3---3--|
B|------------3----3---3--|
G|-5--4--5----5----5---5--|
D|-5--5--5----5----5---5--|
A|-3--3--3----3----3---3--|
E|-------3----3----3---3--|


Play Acoustic Intro, Electric Rhythm 1, then Verse Riff

Play Chorus Ending, then Bridge (below)

Bridge
4/4
|-------------0---------0---0----|-------------0---------0---0-----|
|-------------5---------0---0----|-------------5---------0---0-----|
|----------0---------------------|----------0----------------------|
|-------0----------9--9-9--------|-------0----------9--9-9---------|
|----7-------------9--9-9--------|----7-------------9--9-9---------|
|-8--------------7-7--7-7--------|-8--------------7-7--7-7---------|
    "Why doesn't          any      -    one   believe.....


|------------0-----------------|----------------------0-|-0----0----------0-0--|
|------------5-----------0-0---|-------------3--0-----0-|-0----0----------0-0--|
|---------0--------------0-0---|----------0--------4----|-0----0--0--0----0-0--|
|------0--------9\---5---5-----|-------0-----------4----|-3----3--3--3---------|
|---7-----------9\---5---5-----|----2-------------------|-0----0--0--0---------|
|-8-------------7\---3---3-----|-3----------------------|-1----1--1--1---------|
             ........ in     loneliness..."

                                                                   2/4
|-------------0-------0---0------|-------------0--------0---0-----|------------0-------|
|-------------5-------0---0------|-------------5--------0---0-----|------------5-------|
|----------0---------------------|----------0---------------------|---------0----------|
|-------0----------9--9---9------|-------0----------9---9---9-----|------0--------9\---|
|----7-------------9--9---9------|----7-------------9---9---9-----|---7-----------9\---|
|-8--------------7-7--7---7------|-8--------------7-7---7---7-----|-8-------------7\---|


Play Chorus again

Ending
4/4
|-------------0---------0---0----|-------------0---------0---0-----|
|-------------5---------0---0----|-------------5---------0---0-----|
|----------0---------------------|----------0----------------------|
|-------0----------9--9-9--------|-------0----------9--9-9---------|
|----7-------------9--9-9--------|----7-------------9--9-9---------|
|-8--------------7-7--7-7--------|-8--------------7-7--7-7---------|

                                                                               slow
|------------0-----------------|----------------------0-|-0----0---------0---|------3---3----|
|------------5-----------0-0---|-------------3--0-----0-|-0----0---------0---|------3---3----|
|---------0--------------0-0---|----------0--------4----|-2----2---2-----2---|--5---4---4----|
|------0--------9\---5---5-----|-------0-----------4----|-3----3---3-----3---|--5---5---5----|
|---7-----------9\---5---5-----|----2-------------------|-0----0---0---------|--3---3---3----|
|-8-------------7\---3---3-----|-3----------------------|-1----1---1--1------|----------3----|


Key:
/ or \   slide
h        hammer-on
p        pull-off
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Ninjamonkey767 897 wrote on January 19 2009, 11:06 am

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