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                                     Tame Impala - Jam
                           from the 17 May, 2009 live recording
                                 Live at the Wireless/Toff

This is a song that Tame Impala used to perform live in their early days that they simply
called 'Jam'. It has never been officially released or studio recorded. There are two
full-length recordings of this performance available and the one that I have tabbed out
is the 2009 Live at the Wireless (also known as Live at the Toff) performance. The other
recording is Live at the Pines 2009, but I prefer this one. Go on YouTube and you
can find this song.

This is a really, really good song and is up there with favourite Tame Impala songs. I wish
Kevin would record a studio version and release it.

Intro:
Guitar:
e|----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----10-10-----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----8-8--|
B|----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----10-10-----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----8-8--|
G|----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----10-10-----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----8-8--| x4
D|----8-8-----8-8------8--8------8--8-----8-8-----8-8------8--8-----6-6--|
A|-8-------8-------8---------8---------8-------8-------8---------6-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse:
"How you gonna let me know when the moment comes to show you,
What we'll have to talk about, listen to me whinge I swear I..."
Guitar:
e|----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----10-10-----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----8-8--|
B|----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----10-10-----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----8-8--|
G|----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----10-10-----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----8-8--| x2
D|----8-8-----8-8------8--8------8--8-----8-8-----8-8------8--8-----6-6--|
A|-8-------8-------8---------8---------8-------8-------8---------6-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


Transitional bit:
"...know where you'll be, just when I come around again, just when I come around"
Guitar:
e|--8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8--|
B|--8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8--|
G|--8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8--|
D|-10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--|
A|-10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--|
E|--8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8--|

"I know you will be wondering where I can be found"
Guitar:
e|-10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--|
B|-10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--|
G|-10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--|
D|-12--12-12--12--12-12--12--12-12--12--12-12--|
A|-12--12-12--12--12-12--12--12-12--12--12-12--|
E|-10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--|

"No verbal reassurances from the other side, so I wonder if I did it right"
Guitar:
e|-1--------------------------------|
B|-1--------------------------------|
G|-2--------------------------------|
D|-3--------------------------------|
A|-3--------------------------------|
E|-1--------------------------------|


Pre-jam bit:
Guitar:
e|--8--6--------6--------6----------------|
B|-10--8--------8--------8----------------|
G|-10--8--------8--------8----------------|
D|-10--8--------8--------8----------------|
A|--8--6--------6--------6----------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|--8--6--------6-----------------------|
B|-10--8--------8--------6--------------|
G|-10--8--------8----------8-7-5-7-5----|
D|-10--8--------8-----------------------|
A|--8--6--------6-----------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|--8--6--------6------------------------|
B|-10--8--------8------------------------|
G|-10--8--------8------------------------|
D|-10--8--------8--------------------5-8-|
A|--8--6--------6------------------6-----|
E|-------------------------------6-------|

e|--8--6--------6-----------------------|
B|-10--8--------8--------6--------------|
G|-10--8--------8----------8-5-5-5/7-7--|
D|-10--8--------8-----------------------|
A|--8--6--------6-----------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|--8--6----------------------------------------|
B|-10--8----------------------------------------|
G|-10--8----------------------------------------|
D|-10--8----------------8p7--7\5--5\3--3/5-5/7--|
A|--8--6----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|--8--6---------------------------------|
B|-10--8----------------6---3---4-----3--|
G|-10--8------------------3---3---3-5----|
D|-10--8---------------------------------|
A|--8--6---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

'w' means shake your whammy bar slightly:
e|--8--6--------w-w-w-w-w-----------------6--------|
B|-10--8--------w-w-w-w-w-----------------8--------|
G|-10--8--------w-w-w-w-w-----------------8--------|
D|-10--8--------w-w-w-w-w--------5-8/10\8-8--------|
A|--8--6--------w-w-w-w-w-----6-----------6--------|
E|--------------------------6----------------------|


e|-6-6-6--8--8--8--8--|
B|-8-8-8-10-10-10-10--|
G|-8-8-8-10-10-10-10--|
D|-8-8-8-10-10-10-10--|
A|-6-6-6--8--8--8--8--|
E|--------------------|


Jam section:
Guitar:
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10--10-10-------10--10-10-------10--10-10-------10--10-10--|
G|-10--10-10-------10--10-10-------10--10-10-------10--10-10--|
D|-10--10-10-------10--10-10-------10--10-10-------10--10-10--|
A|--8---8--8--------8---8--8--------8---8--8--------8---8--8--|
E|------------8h10------------8h10------------8h10------------|

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|------8--8-8-------8--8-8-------8--8---------|
G|------8--8-8-------8--8-8-------8--8----8----|
D|------8--8-8-------8--8-8-------8--8-8-------|
A|------6--6-6-------6--6-6-------6--6---------|
E|-8h10---------8h10---------8h10--------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------10--10-10-------10--10-10-------10--10-10-------10--10-10--|
G|------10--10-10-------10--10-10-------10--10-10-------10--10-10--|
D|------10--10-10-------10--10-10-------10--10-10-------10--10-10--|
A|-------8---8--8--------8---8--8--------8---8--8--------8---8--8--|
E|-8h10------------8h10------------8h10------------8h10------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------6h8.--6h8---6h8---------------|
G|------------8----8------------8-----7-8--7h8p7----|
D|--------8--------8-----------------------------8--|
A|------6--------6----------------------------------|
E|-8h10---------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------6--6h8p6-----------------6---6/8---8---8---8-|
G|------8----8h10p8----8-----------7-7/8-------8-----------------------|
D|---10---10--------7----------------------7---------------------------|
A|-8-------------------------------------8---8---8---8-----8---8---8---|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---8---6-------------------6--8----------8--8/10--8h10p8\6-h8---|
G|--------------8---8-----8-------------------------------------7-|
D|-----------7----------7--------------7--------------------------|
A|-8---8---8----------8------------6-6---6------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|---------6-----------6------------6---------------6--|
G|-----8-----------8-------------8---------------8-----|
D|---7---7-------7---7---------7---------7---7---------|
A|-8-----------8-----------8\6---------6---6---6-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----8---8--8-8p7--8p7--8p7--8p7--8p7--8p7--8p7--8p7--8p7--8p7--8p7--8p7--|
D|---7---7------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-8------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-8--8-8-6--8--8-8-6--8--8-8-6--8--8-8-6--6h8p6----------------------8----|
G|-----------------------------------------------7------7-7h8p7\5-7h8---7.-|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------8--8-8-6--8--8-8-6--8--8-8-6--8b10.-8b10.-8b10r8p6--[whammy bar]----|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------[feedback--]----|
D|-12--12-12-10----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-10--10-10--8----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-10--10-10--8--10--10-10--8--10--10-10--8--10--10-10--8--10--10-10--8--|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7--7-7----------7/8---------------7/8---------------7---5h7-5h7--5h7---|
A|----------------------5--5/7-8/10-------5--5/7-8/10---------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Tremolo pick this note:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-88888888-8-8888--8888-8888--8888-8888--8b11-r8--8/11--10b11-r10-|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|-8p7-8p7-8p7-8p7-8p7-8b11--------r8----|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|


Riff:
Guitar:
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-8--8-8-6--8--8-8-6--8--8-8-6--8--8-8-6--|


Back to lead guitar stuff:
Guitar:
e|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|-11b14--11b14r11-8-7--7h8p7\5-7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
D|-----------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|


Feedback:
Guitar:
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|-[make whammy bar feedback for 8 bars]-|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|


Then the guitar just makes soundscapes with pedals by muting the strings and strumming them.
Another guitar makes noises with an octave pedal. The bass plays this riff:
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------| x32
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-8--8--8-8--9--9--8-8--|


Riff section - after the soundscape part, the guitar joins in with the riff:
Guitar:
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------| x3
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-8--8--8-8--9--9--8-8--|

Short fill:
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|----------6-----6-----6-----8-|
A|--------6---6h8---6h8---6h8---|
E|-8--8-------------------------|

Back to the riff:
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------| x4
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-8--8--8-8--9--9--8-8--|


Guitar solo:
Guitar:
e|----------8-h10-8h10p8-----8-----------------|
B|-----------------------10-----8h10p8-8--10---|
G|-7-------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|-8/10---------------------------------------|
G|-------7-/8-/10-/12-10-/12-/17---17-17b19---|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-15h17p15\12--14-12h14-/15--14p12\10-10h12-------------8--/10--/12--/14--/15--/17--17b19--|
D|-------------------------------------------12--12-----------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


End of jam section and back to the song again:
Guitar:
e|----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----10-10-----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----8-8--|
B|----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----10-10-----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----8-8--|
G|----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----10-10-----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----8-8--| x2
D|----8-8-----8-8------8--8------8--8-----8-8-----8-8------8--8-----6-6--|
A|-8-------8-------8---------8---------8-------8-------8---------6-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse:
"How you gonna let me know when the moment comes to show you,
What we'll have to talk about, listen to me I just wish I..."
Guitar:
e|----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----10-10-----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----8-8--|
B|----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----10-10-----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----8-8--|
G|----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----10-10-----8-8-----8-8-----10-10-----8-8--| x2
D|----8-8-----8-8------8--8------8--8-----8-8-----8-8------8--8-----6-6--|
A|-8-------8-------8---------8---------8-------8-------8---------6-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


Transitional bit:
"...could keep on listening to everything you ever said"
Guitar:
e|--8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8--|
B|--8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8--|
G|--8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8--|
D|-10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--|
A|-10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--|
E|--8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8---8---8--8--|

"I know you will be wondering how far there is to go"
Guitar:
e|-10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--|
B|-10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--|
G|-10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--|
D|-12--12-12--12--12-12--12--12-12--12--12-12--|
A|-12--12-12--12--12-12--12--12-12--12--12-12--|
E|-10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--10--10-10--|

"No verbal reassurances from the other side, so I wonder if I did it right"
Guitar:
e|-1--------------------------------|
B|-1--------------------------------|
G|-2--------------------------------|
D|-3--------------------------------|
A|-3--------------------------------|
E|-1--------------------------------|


Pre-outro bit:
Guitar:
e|--8--6--------6--------6----------------|
B|-10--8--------8--------8----------------|
G|-10--8--------8--------8----------------|
D|-10--8--------8--------8----------------|
A|--8--6--------6--------6----------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|--8--6--------6------------------------|
B|-10--8--------8--------6-3-6-3-4-----3-|
G|-10--8--------8------------------3-5---|
D|-10--8--------8------------------------|
A|--8--6--------6------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|--8--6--------6--------------------|
B|-10--8--------8------------------8-|
G|-10--8--------8------7---------7---|
D|-10--8--------8---------8----8-----|
A|--8--6--------6----6-------6-------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|--8--6--------6----------------|
B|-10--8--------8----------------|
G|-10--8--------8------7---------|
D|-10--8--------8-----------8----|
A|--8--6--------6----6----6---6--|
E|-------------------------------|


Outro:
Guitar:
e|--8--6--------------------------------------------------|
B|-10--8--------------------------------------------------|
G|-10--8------------------------------------7--7/10-------|
D|-10--8--------5---8\7--------7\5/7\5---------------8----|
A|--8--6-------------------------------6------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7\5/7--7-b8--------8\7--5--7-b8----/10----8\7--5--7-b8-------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

End with whammy bar feedback.



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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| .   staccato
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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