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                             Heart Shaped Box (Acoustic) - Nirvana
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Tabbed by:gbubguitar107
Email:gbellerby10@gmail.com

Tuning:DADgbe


I Know there are already other correct tabs out there,
 but I figured this out on an acoustic, and my translation is slightly
 different in the way I play the chords and things.
I alter a little bit on the verses doing a
little more improvisation for fun, it makes the song more
interesting to play .


[Intro] 

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----1---------------------------------1-----------------------------------|
G|-----2--------2------------------------2-----------------------------------|
D|---2----2-----3--------0---3---0-3---2---2-----3-----2/4-4---4---4-5-------|
A|-0----------3---3----0---0---0-----0---------3---3---------0---3-----------|
D|----------3-------0------------------------3-------0-----------------------|
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          (Let the Low D ring through the rest of the notes)

[Verse] x4

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----2-------------------------------2-------------------------------------|
D|---2---2-----3-------0---0---0-----2---2-----3-------0---2h4-4-4---4-5-----|
A|-0---------3---3---0---0---0---0-0---------3---3---0---0---------3---------|
D|---------3-------0-----------------------3-------0-------------------------|
                                                           (Improvise here)

[Chorus] (x3)

(pt1)
e|-----------------------2---2---0-2-----------------------------------------|
B|-1-1-------------------3---3---3-3-----------------------------------------|
G|-2-2-4b5~-2-2-4b5~-2-2-----2---2-2-----------------------------------------|
D|-2-2------3-3------0-0---0---0-0-0-----------------------------------------|
A|-0-0------3-3------0-0---0---0---0-----------------------------------------|
D|----------3-3------0-0---0---0---0-----------------------------------------|


[Chorus] (x2)      1st time     2nd Time

(pt2)
e|-------------------=-----2~---2-2-=-----------------=----------------------|
B|-------------------=-----3~---3-3-=-----------------=----------------------|
G|-------------------=-----2~---2-2-=-----------------=----------------------|
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---=----------0-0-=-2/4-4---4---4-5-=----------------------|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-=-0-0--------0-=-------0---3-----=----------------------|
D|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-=-0-0--------0-=-----------------=----------------------|


[Gtr Solo] (x2)
                                                      Play at end of 2nd time
e|-----------------------------------------------=----------0----------------|
B|-----8b9r8(6)------6b7r6(5)------5b6~5-3-1-0---=----------1----------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------=--2~------2----------------|
D|-7(0)---------5(0)----------3(0)---------------=--2~------2----------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------=--0~------0----------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------=---------------------------|


A couple of side notes
During the Chorus, you don't need to play it
exactly as it is. I always play it slopily.
The only reason I tabbed it like that is
because that is how it sounded when i
actually recorded it to help me tab it
accurately.

Also, during the improvisations I talked about
I would usually do something along the lines of these.

e|-------------2--=-------------2---=-----------------2----|
B|-----------3----=-------3-------3-=-------------3-----3--|
G|-------2--------=-----2-----------=-----------2---2------|
D|-2/4-5---0------=-4-4-----2-0-----=---4---4-5------------|
A|----------------=-----------------=-0---3----------------|
D|----------------=-----------------=----------------------|

Since this is a grunge song, it is generally easy to play,
but hard to tab out because of the sloppy playing
style used so as I always will suggest for any grunge
songs, play sloppy, why not, it's more fun to play
that way.

************************************

| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| r    Release
| b    Bend
| /    Slide up
| ~    Vibrato

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gbubguitar107 160 Oct 16, 2009 04:03 PM

During the guitar solo, it gets sort of messed up, the chorus as well. at the end of the guitar solo, it goes A5 into Am. the part on b: that goes 5-3-1 is supposed to be played twice, then the A5 to Am. the Chorus plays whole chords, it is tabbed into seperate chords sort of, but play the whole D chord... On some this may not be an issue, but on some the tab may look weird, so sorry for the inconvenience, go to other correct tabs if you still can't figure it out. Thanks.

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pizzamampff 436 Feb 22, 2010 02:15 PM

its drop C# otherwise very good *****

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gbubguitar107 160 Mar 01, 2010 08:57 PM

wow, I always have been playing it in drop d... thanks

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