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Snail Tab

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SNAIL - Gish - Smashing Pumpkins

h = hammer on           p = pull off            > = vibrato
/,\ = slide up, down    fb, hb = full bend, half bend
fr, hr = full release, half release             * = artificial harmonics

INTRO: 
Guitar1, (clean)
|-A--Em--G-|  The G is played like: |32003x| except 3rd time where 
              its played like |320033|.  The fills are below:
|----------------2h3-3/5-5/7-5-|
|-2h3/5/7hb\-------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|           
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|

Then comes:
Guitar2, (distorted)
|---------------------------------------------|
|-2-2--2---2-0-2-2---2-2-2----2-2-2---2-2--2--|
|-2-2--4p2-2-0-2-2---2-2-4p2--2-2-2---2-2--2--|
|-2-2--2---2-0-2-2---2-2-2----2-2-2---2-2--2--|
|-0-0--0---0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0--0--|
|---------------------------------------------|

Then both guitars play G then D/F#, these can be played in two different
ways either as open chords: G |320033|, D/F# |200232| or as barre chords:
G |355233|, D/F# |254232|.
The majority of the song revolves around A, G, and D/F#.

Guitar2 continues playing this progression:
|--A----G--D/F#--A----G--A----G--|
During the beginning of this, Guitar1 plays a little solo:
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-6>---6-6hbhr6h7r6---------------------------------|
|-----9------------7/(14)---------12-11-12-11-------|
|-------------------------*12hbhr-------------*12>--|
|---------------------------------------------------|

And where the progression above holds on the G chord twice there is
a G note played on the 5th fret of the D string in unison.

Guitar2 then repeatly plays Riff1 until the quiet part:
Riff1:
|-A--G--D/F#-| 

Under the progression there is a little riff:
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------5-5-4>---------------5-5-4>--------------------|
|---------4-5-7----------------4-5-7----------4-5-4-5-4h5p5----|
|-5>--5-7--------------5>--5-7------------------------------5--|

Now when Riff1 stops on the D/F# chord, slide up the F# note
on the 2nd fret of the low-E string to a G note on the 3rd
fret of the same string while partially muting the other strings.

Riff1 continues and this solo is played over it:
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------10>--8h10p8---8/14>---|
|-10>------------------------------9-11>--------------11--------|
|-----11h12-11-9-11-11h12p11p9----------------------------------|
|------------------------------12-------------------------------|  
|---------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------|
|--16hbhr-14*14hb>>--17fbfr-(18)--------------------------|
|----------------------------^-mute with another finger---|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|

Now the quiet part comes in.   It's just the A, G, D/F# chords
played over, but arpeggiated with certain notes left out.
A   G    A    G    A    G    D/F#    G
_   _    _    _    _    _     _      ^--distortion comes back
x   x    x    x    x    3     0
x   0    x    0    x    0     3
2   0    2    0    2    0     0
2   0    2    x    2    0     4
0   x    0    x    0    x     x
x   3    x    3    x    3     2
-   -    -    -    -    -     -

Now Guitar2 starts playing Riff1 again.
These fills are also played over it:
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--12p11p9-11p9--------------------------/11--12--14>>---|
|--------------10h12--10-9h10p9>-------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------5-5-4>---------------5-5-4>--------------------|
|---------4-5-7----------------4-5-7----------4-5-4-5-4h5p5----|
|-5>--5-7--------------5>--5-7------------------------------5--|

Riff1 ends on A and the song slows down again playing 
this Riff2:
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-------0-----0----------------------------0-----0-------|
|-----9-----0--------11-12-11-9-11-9-----9-----0---------|
|--10-----9----------0--0--0--0-0--0--10-----9-----------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
                    ^-------------------------------^-------Riff2 repeats.

And this solo comes during Riff2:
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------19fb------|
|--------------------------------16fbfr-14>>--------X\---|
|-5>>--7>>>----5-5-/9-/11-/14>----------------------X\---|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--18h19r18h19r18r16h18r16h18r16--X\---------------------|
|---------------------------------X\---------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|

The X\'s are pick slides.  The first pick slide should be fast and
over the pickups on the indicated strings, this should give a
similiar sound.  The second is a tad bit slower well in front of 
the lead pickup.

Riff2 then continues with distortion, and the song ends on an A chord.
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larry jones 371 Feb 20, 2007 08:22 PM

Sweet job on this tab.

It's easy to learn, the solos are so emotional, yet very simple to play.

Great song, awesome tab.

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