Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Matchstick Men tab

3,243 views 3 this week
1 commentread comment
1 2 3 4 5
2 more votes to show rating
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
#

From: gregh@baraboo.com (Greg Halvorson)
Subject: TAB: Pictures of Matchstick Men by Status Quo
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 1996 10:40:18 -0500


                         Pictures of Matchstick Men
                                Status Quo

                          Tabbed by: Paul Halvorson

    This is one of the coolest songs ever written. If anybody else knows how
to play any of ther rest of it, please tab it and upload it to OLGA. I
especially want to know how to play the wah part during the verses. All this tab
is is the intro. I was screwing around, trying to to come up with what they
play during the verse, and I know there's a D chord and I think a G chord in
there, if that helps anybody. They play this in other parts of the song, too
though. Where it says "Wah", use the wah pedal to get a more trebly sound.


  Distorted
||---10--10--10--10--10--10--8--8--8--12--12--12--12--12--10--10--10--10--------|
||------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
||------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
||------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
||------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
||------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


                           Wah                                    Wah
8--9--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-----8--9--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

------10--10--10--10--10--10--8--8--8--12--12--12--12--12--10--10--10--10------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


                            Wah                                     Wah
---8--9--10--10--10--10--10--10--10--10-----8--9--10--10--10--10--10--10-------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

10--10-----||
-----------||
-----------||
-----------||
-----------||
-----------||

===============================================================================
==                           TABLATURE EXPLANATION                           ==
===============================================================================

----------                            ----------|
----5h8--- Hammeron                   ----(8)---| Ghost Note
----------                            ----------|
----5p8--- Pulloff                    ----------|

----------                            ----------|
----5/8--- Slide Up                   -----x----| Dead Note
----------                            ----------|
----5\8--- Slide Down                 ----------|

----------                            ||------|| Repeat Start & End
----5~~~-- Vibrato                    ||*----*||
----------                            ||*----*||
----------                            ||------||

Rhythm:
  w = whole note            W = dotted whole
  h = half note             H = dotted half
  q = quarter note          Q = dotted quarter
  e = eighth note           E = dotted eighth
  s = sixteenth note        S = dotted sixteenth
  ^ = triplet

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
Give kudos to tab author, rate the tab!
1 2 3 4 5
comments
print report bad tab
1 comment total.
0 reply
hetfield jnr 10 Jul 06, 2007 12:17 PM

whoa i was 1st. oh yeah got 2 say tab is awesome i agree 1 of coolest songs ever written.

guest
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction