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Kim Mitchell - Go For Soda

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by seanm, Feb 22, 2005.


  1. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Anybody have the tab for this?
     
  2. Don't have the tabs for it, but.... excellent song. :cool:
     
  3. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    Dude, I love that song! I saw Kim Mitchell open up for Rush on one of their tours back in the 80's, and have always dug his music. Just great, pure rock-n-roll.

    Alright, I have never done a tab before, as I so much prefer standard notation, but I had to drag this tune out for a listen just now and play along with it and try my hand at this tab thing (it is easier for quick Internet use, that's for sure). OK, I *still* love this tune! Here's what I came up with:


    Tune down 1/2-step (Eb)

    Verse

    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|
    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|
    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|
    |2222 2222 2222 2222|0000 0000 0000 0000|

    etc. (there's a fill before the chorus)


    Chorus

    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- --<-|
    |---- ---- ---- ---2|_21- ---- ---- --4-|
    |---- 1234 _444 412-|---2 _222 2222 22-1|
    |2222 ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|


    Bridge

    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|----
    |---- ---- ---- ----|--4-23--- ---- ----|----
    |4444 4444 4411 2233|44-4 -424 ___\ ---7|9\
    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|----


    The tune ends on C, a cool ending. I'm sure my tab is weird, but hopefully that gets you going. (I was also lazy and just played along in standard tuning rather than detune, so I hope I "added one" to all the frets right and didn't get crossed up!)

    Sean Mc
     
  4. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    HA! I knew I would screw it up... :) I wrote it as 16ths instead of 8ths! I had to laugh as soon as I saw it posted for real and realized that.
     
  5. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    OK, let's try it again -- thanks for bearing with this tab rookie here… :)


    Tune down 1/2-step (Eb)

    Verse

    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|
    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|
    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|
    |2-2- 2-2- 2-2- 2-2-|0-0- 0-0- 0-0- 0-0-|

    etc. (there's a fill before the chorus)


    Chorus

    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|
    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- --2-|
    |---- ---- 1-2- 3-4-|_-4- 4-4- 4-1- 2---|
    |2-2- 2-2- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|

    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- <---|
    |_-2- 1--- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- 4---|
    |---- --2- _-2- 2-2-|2-2- 2-2- 2-2- --1-|
    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|


    Bridge
    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|
    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|
    |4-4- 4-4- 4-4- 4-4-|4-4- 1-1- 2-2- 3-3-|
    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|

    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|----
    |---- 4---23--- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|----
    |4-4- --4- --4- 2-4_|\\\\ ---- ---- ---7|9\\\
    |---- ---- ---- ----|---- ---- ---- ----|----



    Whew... this tab stuff sure is sure a lot harder than just writing it out! :) I'm not sure how you're supposed to notate ties, slides, grace notes, etc., but your ears will fill in the blanks for you, I'm sure.

    Sean Mc
     
  6. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Thank's for the tab. I guess I should have said that standard notation would have been fine! I will actually play it in drop D, so I have to convert anyway.

    You saw Kim Mitchell open for Rush :eek: I am very jealous. Two of my favorite bands.
     
  7. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    It's not that hard. Use your ears. TAB is a crutch.

    Great tune, by the way.