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The Academy Is: The Phrase That Pays

Strum pattern is super easy if you just listen to the song. I play the song in standard
This song is from The Academy Is…’s album Almost Here. It’s one of the first complete
I ever learned to play on guitar and I’ve put it up here for your enjoyment. This is my 
tab so I hope you like it. Tell me what you think.

(Note: If you really want to I think it sounds fine if you play the Intro up until the
the first time through, depending on your skill level you can choose)

Intro: "My eyes..." (0:00-0:28)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|   x8
D|---------------------------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-5-5-|
E|---------------------------------|

Verse: "Is it serious..." (0:28-0:42)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|   x4
D|-2-2-2-2-10-10-10-10-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-|
A|-0-0-0-0-8--8--8--8--3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|
E|-------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus: "Some things I have taken for granted..." (0:43-0:49)
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|   x4
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

"Hold your head high heavy heart..." (0:50-0:55)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-2~----5~---------------------------|
D|-2~----5~----3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-|
A|-0~----3~----3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-|
E|-------------1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-|

Chorus: "So take a chance..." (0:56-1:12)
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5--5-5-5--5--7-7--7-7-7--7-10-10--10-10-10--10--|   x2
A|-5-5--5-5-5--5--7-7--7-7-7--7-10-10--10-10-10--10--|
E|-3-3--3-3-3--3--5-5--5-5-5--5--8—-8---8—-8—-8---8--|

I couldn’t figure out the part before the next verse, sorry L

Verse 2: "I never tried..." (1:16-1:22)
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|   x2
D|---------------------------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-5-5-|
E|---------------------------------|

"Is it serious..." (1:23-1:36)
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|   x4
D|-2-2-2-2-10-10-10-10--5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-|
A|-0-0-0-0--8--8--8--8--3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|
E|--------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus: "Now my life is...” (1:37-1:40)
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|   x4
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

"Hold your head high heavy heart..." (1:41-1:46)
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-2~----5~----------------------------------|
D|-2~----5~----3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3—-3-3-|
A|-0~----3~----3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3—-3-3-|
E|-------------1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1—-1-1-|

Chorus: "So take a chance..." (1:47-2:15)
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5--5-5-5--5--7-7--7-7-7--7-10-10--10-10-10--10---|
A|-5-5--5-5-5--5--7-7--7-7-7--7-10-10--10-10-10--10---|
E|-3-3--3-3-3--3--5-5--5-5-5--5--8—-8---8—-8—-8---8---|

----------------------|
----------------------| x4
----------------------|
10-10--10-10-10--10---|
10-10--10-10-10--10---|
-8—-8---8—-8—-8---8---|

Bridge: (2:16-2:32)

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-----5-----5---5--5-5-5-5-7-7-9-9-| X3
D|-3-3-X-3-3-X-3-X--X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-5-5-7-7-|
E|-1-1---1-1---1--------------------|

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|-----5-----5---5------|
D|-3-3-X-3-3-X-3-X------|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------|
E|-1-1---1-1---1--------|

e|----|
B|----|
G|----| X16
D|-12-|
A|-X--|
E|-10-|

Pre-Chorus: "Hold your head high heavy heart..." (2:33-2:38)
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-2~----5~----------------------------------|
D|-2~----5~----3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3—-3-3-|
A|-0~----3~----3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3—-3-3-|
E|-------------1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1—-1-1-|

Chorus: "So take a chance..." (2:39-3:07)

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5--5-5-5--5--7-7--7-7-7--7-10-10--10-10-10--10---|
A|-5-5--5-5-5--5--7-7--7-7-7--7-10-10--10-10-10--10---|
E|-3-3--3-3-3--3--5-5--5-5-5--5--8—-8---8—-8—-8---8---|

----------------------|
----------------------| x4
----------------------|
10-10--10-10-10--10---|
10-10--10-10-10--10---|
-8—-8---8—-8—-8---8---|

Outro: (3:08-3:17)

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-----5-----5---5--5-5-5-5-7-7-9-9-| X3
D|-3-3-X-3-3-X-3-X--X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-5-5-7-7-|
E|-1-1---1-1---1--------------------|

e|----|
B|----|
G|----| X8
D|-12-|
A|-X--|
E|-10-|

            
            
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