Death for my Birthday [Acoustic]

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Death for my Birthday [Acoustic]

Postby Domm » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:49 am

I'm slowly working on a chord, or tab for the acoustic version of Death for my Birthday. That's my favorite on the CD, I'm also working on The acoustic Property which I'm actually almost done with. However, if someone wants to help out, or put in there thoughts on it, I'd love to hear it. I have to buy new strings, mine broke so someone should get started on it while I'm out.

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Re: Death for my Birthday [Acoustic]

Postby ButThatBelt » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:54 pm

My favorite track as well. It's already on my top played haha.
Oh, we could blame it on our hands...

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Re: Death for my Birthday [Acoustic]

Postby Domm » Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:34 pm

Awesome! I got it all done, sorry about how long that took, I went on a mini-vacation and just got back last night. I just am a little iffy on 2 parts, so I want to just fix them up before I post it and you all tare me to pieces haha. But it's actually pretty simple.

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Re: Death for my Birthday [Acoustic]

Postby ButThatBelt » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:45 am

Ah dude. It's fine! Don't worry about it. Just so thrilled someone chose to tab this.
Oh, we could blame it on our hands...

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Re: Death for my Birthday [Acoustic]

Postby jeg26 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:25 pm

is there any way we can get that tab posted? I'm dying to see how to play this, I can't do it on my own!!!

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Re: Death for my Birthday [Acoustic]

Postby Whistlinfish888 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:31 pm

I'm really interested in learning this song; where/ when are you planning to post it?

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Re: Death for my Birthday [Acoustic]

Postby Matty » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:53 pm

I just started tabbing this song, should have it posted fairly soon.

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Re: Death for my Birthday [Acoustic]

Postby the futile » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:35 am

it appears we NEED this tab
You've got to go with the motion, oh
Can you feel it in your bones?

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Re: Death for my Birthday [Acoustic]

Postby Matty » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:16 am

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Say Anything - Death For My Birthday [demo]     Eb Tuning

VERSES

Guitar 1:
(0:01, 0:16, 1:05, 1:21)
eb|-------------------------------------------
Bb|-------------------------------------------
Gb|--4-x-x-4--4-4-x-x-4--4-4-x-x-4-4-4-x-4-x--
Db|--x-x-x-x--x-4-x-x-x--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--
Ab|--2-x-x-2--2-2-x-x-4--4-2-x-x-2-2-2-x-4-x--
Eb|--4-x-x-4--4---x-x------4-x-x-4-4-0-x-2-x--

(0:08, 0:25, 1:12, 1:29)
eb|-------------------------
Bb|-------------------------
Gb|--9-x-x-9--9-8-x-x-8--8--
Db|--6-x-x-6--6-6-x-x-6--6--
Ab|--4-x-x-4--4-x-x-x-x--x--
Eb|----x-x------4-x-x-4--4--

(0:12, 0:29, 1:16, 1:33)
eb|------------------------------------
Bb|------------------------------------
Gb|------4-------4-------9--------11\--
Db|----2---2---4---4---6---6---11------
Ab|--4-------6-------7-------9---------
Eb|------------------------------------

Instead of using this chord in the verses:

eb|-----
Bb|-----
Gb|--9--
Db|--6--
Ab|--4--
Eb|-----

...you can use:

eb|-----
Bb|--5--
Gb|--x--
Db|--6--
Ab|--4--
Eb|-----

Guitar 2:
(0:16, 1:21)
eb|--------------------------------------------9-12\11-------------------------
Bb|--4/9\4-12---9----9-----4/9\4-12---12---12-----------------------9/12-11-9--
Gb|---------------11---8-----------------9--------------9---9-----8------------
Db|-------------------------------------------------------6---6----------------
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Keyboard (tabbed for guitar):
(0:16, 1:21)
eb|-------------------------------------------9-12\11-------------------------
Bb|--4/9\4/12---9\7/9\4---4/9\4/12---12---12-----------------------9/12-11-9--
Gb|-------------------------------------9--------------9---9-----8------------
Db|------------------------------------------------------6---6----------------
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------


CHORUS 1 & 2

Guitar 1:
(0:33, 1:36)
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--2-2-/6-6-6-6-6--2-2-2-/6-6-6-6-4-4------6-6-6-6-6-------6-6-6-6-4-4--
Eb|--------------------------------------0-0-----------0-0-0--------------

(0:40, 1:44)
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--2-2-/6-6-6-6-6--2-2-2-/6-6-6-6-4-4------6-6-6-6-6-----6-7-6-4-4-2-2--
Eb|--------------------------------------0-0-----------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--

(0:48, 1:52)
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--2-2-/6-6-6-6-6--2-2-2-/6-6-6-6-4-4------6-6-6-6-6-------6-6-6-6-4-4--
Eb|--------------------------------------0-0-----------0-0-0--------------

(0:56, 2:00)
eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gb|----------------------------------------------------------9/11-11/13\11-11-
Db|----------------------------------------------------------x/x--x/-x\-x--x--
Ab|--2-2-/6-6-6-6-6--2-2-2-/6-6-6-6-4-4------6-6-6-6-6-------7/9--9/11\-9--9--
Eb|--------------------------------------0-0-----------0-0-0------------------

Guitar 2:
(0:33, 1:36)
eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------
Gb|------8-8-8-8-8--------8-8-8-8-6-6------8-8-8-8-8--------8-8-8-8-4-4--
Db|--9-9------------9-9-9------------------------------------------------
Ab|------------------------------------7-7------------7-7-7--------------
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------

(0:40, 1:44)
eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------
Gb|------8-8-8-8-8--------8-8-8-8-6-6------8-8-8-8-8------8-9-8-6-6------
Db|--9-9------------9-9-9---------------------------------x-x-x-x-x-9-9--
Ab|------------------------------------7-7------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------

(0:48, 1:52)
eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------
Gb|------8-8-8-8-8--------8-8-8-8-6-6------8-8-8-8-8--------8-8-8-8-6-6--
Db|--9-9------------9-9-9------------------------------------------------
Ab|------------------------------------7-7------------7-7-7--------------
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------

(0:56, 2:00)
eb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Gb|------8-8-8-8-8--------8-8-8-8-6-6------8-8-8-8-8--------9-9/11-11/13\11-11-
Db|--9-9------------9-9-9-----------------------------------x-x/x--x/-x\-x--x--
Ab|------------------------------------7-7------------7-7-7-7-7/9--9/11\-9--9--
Eb|---------------------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0----------------


BRIDGE - SECTION ONE

Guitar 2 (fingerpicked):
(2:08)
eb|-----------------------------------------------------
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------
Gb|-------4-----------4-----------3------------3--------
Db|-----4---4-------4---4-------4---4---4----4---4---4--
Ab|--2--------2-----------------------------------------
Eb|--------------4--------4--2--------2---2--------2----

(2:16)
eb|------------------------------------------------
Bb|------------------------------------------------
Gb|-------4-----------4-------------------3--------
Db|-----4---4-------4---4---9--9--9\----4-4-4---4--
Ab|--2--------2-------------7----------------------
Eb|--------------4--------4----------2--------2----

(2:24)
eb|-----------------------------------------------------
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------
Gb|-------4-----------4-----------3------------3--------
Db|-----4---4-------4---4---4---4---4---4----4---4---4--
Ab|--2--------2-----------------------------------------
Eb|--------------4--------4---2-------2---2--------2----


BRIDGE - SECTION TWO

Guitar 2 (played over piano/keyboard):
(2:32, 2:40)
eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------------------
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|------4-----4-----4-----4-----4------4-4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-4----
Ab|----2-----2-----2-----2-----2---2--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--
Eb|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----------------------------------------

(2:48)
eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------- 
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|------4-----4-----4-----4-----4------4-4---4-4---4-4---4-4---4-4---
Ab|----2-----2-----2-----2-----2------2-----2-----2-----2-----2-------
Eb|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0----------------------------------------

(2:56)
eb|--------------------------------------------------------
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------- 
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------
Db|------4-----4-----4-----4-----4----4--4-4---4---4--4-4--
Ab|----2-----2-----2-----2-----2---2--2--2-2---2---2--2-2--
Eb|--0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----------------------------

Piano/Keyboard (tabbed for guitar):
(2:32, 2:40, 2:48)
eb|-----------------------------------------------------
Bb|--------4----------------------4---------------------
Gb|---------------6------4---------------6------4----3--
Db|------4------4------4--------4------4------4----4----
Ab|----2------2------2--------2------2------2-----------
Eb|--0----------------------0---------------------------

(2:56)
eb|------------------------------------------------
Bb|--------4----------------------4----------------
Gb|---------------6------4---------------6------4--
Db|------4------4------4--------4------4------4----
Ab|----2------2------2--------2------2------2------
Eb|--0----------------------0----------------------


CHORUS 3

Guitar 1:

Here are the chords for the final chorus. I won't waste time transcribing the strumming pattern because it's simple enough to figure out, but I will note the times of the chord changes.

(3:04)        (3:06)   (3:08)   (3:10)   (3:11)
eb|----------------------------------------------
Bb|----------------------------------------------
Gb|--4--------6--------4--------3--------6-------
Db|--4--------4--------4--------4--------4-------
Ab|--2--------2--------2--------2--------2-------
Eb|--------------------0--------0----------------

(3:12)        (3:14)   (3:16)   (3:18)
eb|-------------------------------------
Bb|-------------------------------------
Gb|--4--------6--------4--------3-------
Db|--4--------4--------4--------4-------
Ab|--2--------2--------2--------2-------
Eb|--------------------0--------0-------

(3:20)        (3:22)   (3:24)   (3:26)   (3:27)
eb|----------------------------------------------
Bb|----------------------------------------------
Gb|--4--------6--------4--------3--------6-------
Db|--4--------4--------4--------4--------4-------
Ab|--2--------2--------2--------2--------2-------
Eb|--------------------0--------0----------------

(3:28)        (3:30)   (3:32)   (3:34)
eb|-------------------------------------
Bb|-------------------------------------
Gb|--4--------6--------4--------3-------
Db|--4--------4--------4--------4-------
Ab|--2--------2--------2--------2-------
Eb|--------------------0--------0-------


Keyboard (tabbed for guitar):
(3:04, 3:20)
eb|----------------------------------------------------------
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------
Gb|--4~-----6~-----4~-----3~---6~---4~-----6~-----4~-----3~--
Db|----------------------------------------------------------
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------
Eb|----------------------------------------------------------

OUTRO

Guitar 1:

The guitar here is just dead/muted notes to a rhythm which is easy enough to figure out, along with a power chord that twice uses an Eb bass note. Here are the chords and their order in between the muted notes:

(3:36)
eb|-----------------------
Bb|-----------------------
Gb|--44-x-4-x-4-x-4-x-----
Db|--44-x-4-x-4-x-4-x-4~--
Ab|--22-x-2-x-2-x-2-x-2~--
Eb|-----x---x-0-x---x-0~--

Keyboard (tabbed for guitar):

These are the layered keyboard parts, separated and tabbed. Listen carefully.

Part A:
(3:36)
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb|------7-----7----------------------------7-----7-----------------------
Gb|----8-----8-----6-------8-----8---6----8-----8-----6------8-----8------
Db|--9-----9-----9-------9-----9--------9-----9-----9------9-----9-----8--
Ab|--------------------7-----7-----7---------------------7-----7-----7----
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

(3:52)
eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Bb|------7-----7----------------------------7-----7-----------------------
Gb|----8-----8-----6-------8-----8---6----8-----8-----6-----8-----8---6~--
Db|--9-----9-----9-------9-----9--------9-----9-----9-----9-----9---------
Ab|--------------------7-----7-----7--------------------------7-----7-----
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Part B:
(3:36)
eb|--11-11-11--11-11-11-11-9--11-11-11--11-11-14-11-9--
Bb|----------------------------------------------------
Gb|----------------------------------------------------
Db|----------------------------------------------------
Ab|----------------------------------------------------
Eb|----------------------------------------------------

(3:44)
eb|--11-11-11--11-11-11-11-9~--------11-12-11-9-----
Bb|----------------------------12~--------------12--
Gb|-------------------------------------------------
Db|-------------------------------------------------
Ab|-------------------------------------------------
Eb|-------------------------------------------------

(3:52)
eb|--11-11-11--11-11-11-11-9--11-11-11--11--11-11-14-11-9--
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------
Db|--------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--------------------------------------------------------
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------

(4:00)
eb|--11-11-11--11-11-11-11-9~-------
Bb|----------------------------12~--
Gb|---------------------------------
Db|---------------------------------
Ab|---------------------------------
Eb|---------------------------------


So that's what I came up with. The only thing I'm really unsure on are the verse chords. I'm in the ballpark with them, but I'm not convinced that they're entirely right. Everything else seems accurate to me, but any input is welcome!

Any suggestions on what I should work on next? I have bits and pieces of the Property demo, as well as a little bit of Less Cute. But I haven't really taken the time to sit down and figure them out properly yet.
Last edited by Matty on Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Death for my Birthday [Acoustic]

Postby Psyre » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:30 am

THANK YOU!


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