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Some Small But Tricky Problems with Soul to Squeeze

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by danqi, Mar 1, 2005.


  1. danqi

    danqi

    May 21, 2001
    Germany
    "Soul to Sqeeze" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers that is. I am having some problems with the parts right after the intro and it's driving me crazy. I have already looked at the TAB and at a published songbook, but they both leave those parts out and seem to be incorrect at some other places, too. In my opinion the song doesn't quite work without getting this exactly right and I would really appreciate any help.

    This is what I got so far. It also describes where I am having problems:

    Code:
    Intro
    
    then:
    
    G|: ----------------------------
    D|: -------------------2-3------
    A|: ---------3-3-2-3-5-----1----
    E|: 1-1--3/5--------------------
                         Right here between the C and the D (3 and 5) something is missing (hammer-on/slide?)
    
    
    
    G|: -------------------------------
    D|: -------------------------------
    A|: --5-5---5-88--8----------------
    E|: ------5-----6---8------3-----6\
                  Same thing here between the D and the F (5 and 8), something is missing
    
    
    
    G|: --------------------------------
    D|: -------------------2-3-----888--
    A|: ---------3-3-2-3-5-----1--------
    E|: 1-1--3/5------------------------
                        Again the missing note(s) between the C and the D
                            But there is also something going on with the E (2) this time
    
    
    G|: -------------------------------
    D|: -------------------------------
    A|: --5-5---5-8---8----------------
    E|: ------5-----6---8------3-----6\
                  Same issue as before
    
    then the singing starts.
     
  2. danqi

    danqi

    May 21, 2001
    Germany
    I don't think so. Not to offend you, but those links don't really help at all. First of all, I don't think that tabs will really help me here. Second of all, those powertabs.net tabs seems to need some kind of windows software to be read. I have a mac. Third of all: what is that power-tab.com site supposed to be?

    Quote from their faq:

    "1. What is POWERTAB?

    Answer:

    Salsoft’s Powertab® is most powerful Cross Tab is the which is an elegant, easy-to-use, Reporting Solution to query, view and manipulates data.It is a useful tool for analyzing data. By presenting data in a spreadsheet-like grid, Powertab® lets you view summarized data instead of a long series of rows and columns.

    2. What does POWERTAB do?

    Answer:

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  3. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Dang It-

    I don't have access to the recording here...could it be a ghost note that you hear?
    When you say "it's between the C & D", could it be a ghosted(X-note) note...maybe played with the OPEN A(or OPEN E) or a muted/ghosted note where C# is played(between C & D).

    Flea isn't afraid of ghosting.
    ;)
     
  4. danqi

    danqi

    May 21, 2001
    Germany
    I have uploaded an excerpt for you. The quality is not the best though, since it has been re-compressed. (I hope this is not too illegal :) )

    Too me it sounds more like another slide, but I can't quite make it out.

    Excerpt
     
  5. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Sounds like he's sliding into the note...the tune almost has a fretless vibe about it.
    One of his better performances, IMO.

    Rather than a schooled-perfect arch/finger-per-fret method...be a little more loose with it.
     
  6. Wrong link. Sorry. Plus you obviously don't understand the program Powertab, it will help you. Bottom line. http://www.power-tab.net/downloads.php

    But yeah, you do use a mac...:( sorry.
     
  7. Sonorous

    Sonorous

    Oct 1, 2003
    Denton, TX
    G|: -----------------------------------------------------
    D|: ----------------------2-3-------------3---3-----------
    A|: ----------3-3-2-3-5------1---5-5---5-------3----------
    E|: -1-1---5--------------------------5-----6----3--6----

    Thats how I play that part.

    And during the intro I do...

    G|: ---14----------14----14-16-14----------------
    D|: --------14h16-----16--------------------------
    A|: ------------------------------------------
    E|: ----------------------------------------
     
  8. danqi

    danqi

    May 21, 2001
    Germany
    I have figured out a way to play that part that is in my opinion more accurate than any other transcriptions I have seen. But the differences are not too big. If anyone really cares I can tab it out. Otherwise, thanks for the help.
     
  9. can u please tab it out?
    thanx
     
  10. danqi

    danqi

    May 21, 2001
    Germany
    Sure. Remember, that this is only the part between the intro and the Verse. The verse is close, but a little different. This TAB is based on someone elses, I just made corrections.

    Code:
    Intro
    
    then:
    
    G|: ------------------------------------------------------
    D|: ------------------------------------------------------
    A|: ------------3--3--2--3--5h4(4)/5--7--8----------------
    E|: 1--1---3/5--.------------------.--------6-----------B-
        .
    
    
    
    G|: -----------------------------------------------------
    D|: -----------------------------------------------------
    A|: --5--5-----5h7(7)/88---8-----------------------------
    E|: --.-----5-----------6--.--8---(8)\--B--3---B-6--(6)\-
     
     
    
    
    G|: -------------------------------------------------------------
    D|: ----------------------------------------------------8-8-8----
    A|: ------------3--3--2--3--5h4(4)/5-(5)/7--8--------------------
    E|: 1--1---3/5--.------------------.------------6----------------
        .
    
    
    
    G|: -----------------------------------------------------
    D|: -----------------------------------------------------
    A|: --5--5-----5h7(7)/8----8-----------------------------
    E|: --.-----5-----------6--.--8---(8)\--B--3---B-6--(6)\-
    
    
    
    then:
    
    VERSE
    
    
    
    All the slides are legato slides
    
    B = Break (8th)
    
    . = Staccato