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A half-step down-tuned version that keeps notes close to the head and uses open strings on the "heavy" part. Was this info helpful? Yes No
  Song: The Change
Artist: Steven Curtis Chapman
 Album: Speechless
Tuning: half-step down (Eb/Ab/Db/Gb)


[Intro]
(0:09 - follows 6 measures of guitar intro)
F#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
C#|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----2-4---2-2---|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2----4-2----------|
G#|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|----2--------------|
D#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

[Verse 1]
(0:19 - "Well I got myself a t-shirt...")
F#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
C#|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----2-4---2-2---|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----2-4---2-2---|
G#|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|----2--------------|
D#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

F#|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----2-4---2-2---|-------------------|-------------------|
C#|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----4-2---------|
G#|-------------------|-------------------|-----2-------------|----2--------------|
D#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

F#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
C#|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----2-4---2-2---|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----2-4---2-2---|
G#|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|----2--------------|
D#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

F#|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----2-4---6-2-4-|
C#|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|
G#|-------------------|-------------------|
D#|-------------------|-------------------|


[Pre-Chorus]

(0:52 - "Even though this stuff...")
F#|-4-----4-6-----4---|-2-----2-4-----2---|-4-----4-6-----4---|-------------------|
C#|-----4-------4-----|-----2-------2-----|-----4-------4-----|-------------------|
G#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-0-0-0-0---0---2---|
D#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|


[Chorus]

(1:00 - "What about the change...")
F#|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|--------------------|
C#|--------0-|--------2-|----------|----------|--------0-|----0-0-0-0---------|
G#|-3--------|----------|----------|--------3-|----------|--------------------|
D#|----------|----------|--------2-|----------|----------|--------------------|

[Orchestral Interlude]

(1:16 - repeat of Intro)
F#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
C#|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----2-4---2-2---|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2----4-2----------|
G#|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|----2--------------|
D#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

[Verse 2]
(1:25 - "Well, I've got this way of thinking...")
F#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
C#|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----2-4---2-2---|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----2-4---2-2---|
G#|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|----2--------------|
D#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

F#|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----2-4---2-2---|-------------------|-------------------|
C#|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----4-2---------|
G#|-------------------|-------------------|-----2-------------|----2--------------|
D#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

F#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
C#|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----2-4---2-2---|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----2-4---2-2---|
G#|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|----2--------------|
D#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

F#|-2-----2-4---2-6---|-2-----2-4---6-2-4-|
C#|-----2-------------|-----2-------------|
G#|-------------------|-------------------|
D#|-------------------|-------------------|

[Pre-Chorus]
(1:40 - "Since God's Spirit lives inside of me...")
F#|-4-----4-6-----4---|-2-----2-4-----2---|-4-----4-6-----4---|-------------------|
C#|-----4-------4-----|-----2-------2-----|-----4-------4-----|-------------------|
G#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-0-0-0-0---0---2---|
D#|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|

[Chorus]
(1:00 - "What about the change...")
F#|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|--------------------|
C#|--------0-|--------2-|----------|----------|--------0-|----0-0-0-0---------|
G#|-3--------|----------|----------|--------3-|----------|--------------------|
D#|----------|----------|--------2-|----------|----------|--------------------|

[Instrumental]
(2:03 - Guitar only for 4 measures)
F#|----------|----------|----------|----------|
C#|----------|----------|----------|----------|
G#|----------|----------|----------|----------|
D#|----------|----------|----------|----------|

(2:12 - Bass and drums join... fun-fact, this is an Eb-minor scale)
F#|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
C#|---------------0-2--|--------------------|---------------0-2--|--------------------|
G#|---------0-2-3------|---------0-2--3-3---|---------0-2-3------|---------0-2--3-3-4-|
D#|-0---2-3------------|-0---2-3------------|-0---2-3------------|-0---2-3------------|

[Interlude]
(2:22 - "Therefore if anyone is in Christ..." - I'm guessing on the slide technique)
F#|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------------|
C#|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------------|
G#|-5--------|-3--------|-5-3/7-5--|-3--------|-5\3/7\5--|-3--------|-0--------|-3--5--4--6-|
D#|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------------|

[Chorus]
(2:39 - "What about the change...")
F#|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|--------------------|
C#|--------0-|--------2-|----------|----------|--------0-|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|  (x3)
G#|-3--------|----------|----------|--------3-|----------|--------------------|
D#|----------|----------|--------2-|----------|----------|--------------------|

[Outro]
(3:23)
F#|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
C#|---------------0-2--|--------------------|---------------0-2--|--------------------|
G#|---------0-2-3------|---------0-2--3-3---|---------0-2-3------|---------0-2--3-3---|
D#|-0---2-3------------|-0---2-3------------|-0---2-3------------|-0---2-3------------|

F#|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
C#|---------------0-2--|--------------------|---------------0-2--|--------------------|
G#|---------0-2-3------|---------0-2--3-3---|---------0-2-3------|---------0-2--3-3---|
D#|-0---2-3------------|-0---2-3------------|-0---2-3------------|-0---2-3------------|


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