freak

Silverchair





Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 17:04:12 +1100
From: Kris Buscombe 
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: Silverchair - freak

    [The following text is in the "ISO-8859-1" character set]
    [Your display is set for the "US-ASCII" character set]
    [Some characters may be displayed incorrectly]

SILVERCHAIR guitar tabs - Freak, from the new album 'Freak-Show'


Ok, this here song would have to be the easiest song that has ever come out
of a guitar, (besides hot-cross buns), but it's fun to play, because you
can go off!

TABULATURE DEFINITION
What all the little symbols in the tab mean... 

)   = Bend
/   = slide
~~  = vibrato
^   = hammeron/pulloff
PM  = Palm mute
*   = uncontrolled feedback
x\x = pick scrape
NH  = Natural Harmonic
+   = Tremelo Pick
)   = Unison Bend

***THIS SONG IS IN DROP D TUNING***  

With heavy distortion

Intro- x2

1:
2:
3:
4: 2   0 2 2     2 2 2  000
5: 2   0 2 2     2 2 2  000
6: 2   0 2 2     2 2 2  000

Drums In

Play Intro riff   x 2

Verse Intro riff  x 4  

Pre Chorus

1:
2:
3:
4: 0  344    0 0  3 4 4 4 4            
5: 0  344    0 0  3 4 4 4 4            
6: 0  344    0 0  3 4 4 4 4            

1:
2:
3:
4:0  344    0 0  34    4   6
5:0  344    0 0  34    4   6
6:0  344    0 0  34    4   6

1:
2:
3:
4: 0  344    0 0  3 4 4 4 4            
5: 0  344    0 0  3 4 4 4 4            
6: 0  344    0 0  3 4 4 4 4            

1:
2:
3:
4: 0  344    0 0  3 4 4 4 4            
5: 0  344    0 0  3 4 4 4 4            
6: 0  344    0 0  3 4 4 4 4            

The Bit just before the "Boday and soul" bit is just 
an A chord stroked slowly and you let the distortion roll

Body and soul bit (Chorus)  Play x 4

1:       
2:                                                                 
3:                55
4:       3       55             0               0
5:    3    3    33         0      0                0
6: 3                       0                 0                       

This is played over the top of the last bit
 
1:
2:
3:
4:    4  2  0
5:    0  0  0
6:

Verse 2 and pre chorus

*Same as before*

Bridge  x  4

1:
2:
3:                              6/
4:  5   5    555  4   4  4   4 4 4 4
5:  5   5    555  4   4  4   4 4 4 4
6:  5   5    555  4   4  4   4 4 4 4

On 4th time through the bridge bit above, build up with palm muting for 2
bars

ie.
    
    PMPMPMPM
4:  4 4 4 4 4 4 4      44
5:  4 4 4 4 4 4 4      44
6:  4 4 4 4 4 4 4      44

Play that x 2

Chorus again with palm muting

Solo * Play this solo with fast circular picking*

1:
2:     10 10 10 10   13 13     10
3:                                                 11 11 11 11 11 
4:
5:
6:

1:
2:     10 10 10 10   13 13     10
3:                                                 11 11 11 11 11 
4:
5:
6:

1:
2:      12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 
3:       11 11 11 11 11 11
4:
5:
6:

Outro

Chorus played once again , sturm the chords with out palm muting

Coda - play intro/verse riff x 4

Whiney bend at the end

3: 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

See ya later, hope you like this


Date: Sun, 20 Apr 1997 12:59:58 -0400
From: Jerry Rugg 
To: Guitar Tabs 
Subject: TAB: Silverchair-Freak

                                       SILVERCHAIR:
                                          FREAK
                                





Tune E-string down to D!
                        



(distortion)                  8 times                              4 times 
   
e|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------
|--0--------|
h|.---------------------------------.|.-----------------------------------.
|--0--------|
g|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------
|--0--------|
D|---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0---|--0-0---0-3-4---0--0--0--3^4--3^4----
|--0--------|
A|.--2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--.|.-0-0---0-3-4---0--0--0--3-4--3-4---.
|--0--------|
D|---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0---|--0-0---0-3-4---0--0--0--3-4--3-4----
|-----------|
                              (00:32)                               
(00:48)

                                                                           
                        
                                                         1./2./3. time     
    4 time
                              2 times  (clean)         
|-------------------   |------
e|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------
-|----------|
h|.---------------------------------.|.------------------------------------
.|----------|
g|-----------------------------------|--------5-------5-------7-5----------
-|----------|
D|---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0---|------5---5---5---5---7-----7---7----
-|----------|
A|.--2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--.|.---3-------3-------5---------5------
.|---5------|
D|---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0---|-------------------------------------
-|----------|
                               (1:01)                                      
      (1:17)



(distrtion)                   4 times                                4
times
e|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------
-|
h|.---------------------------------.|.------------------------------------
.|
g|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------
-|
D|---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0---|--0-0---0-3-4---0--0--0--3^4--3^4----
-|
A|.--2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--.|.-0-0---0-3-4---0--0--0--3-4--3-4----
.|
D|---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0---|--0-0---0-3-4---0--0--0--3-4--3-4----
-|
                               (1:34)                                 
(1:49)


                     1./2./3. time      P.M.          4. time     
                    |---------------   |------------------------  
e|-----------------------------------|----------------------------|--0-----
-|
h|.---------------------------------.|----------------------------|--0-----
-|
g|-----------------------------------|----------------------------|--0-----
-|
D|----9--9--9-9--8---11^12^11--------|--8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8--|--0-----
-|
A|.---9--9--9-9--8------------------.|--8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8--|--0-----
-|
D|----9--9--9-9--8-------------------|--8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8--|--------
-|
                                                             (2:08)


                                         P.M.                         4
times            
                              4 times  
|-------------------------------------
e|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------
--|
h|.---------------------------------.|.------------------------------------
-.|
g|-----------------------------------|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-0
--|
D|---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0---|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-0
--|
A|.--2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--.|.-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0
-.|
D|---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0---|-------------------------------------
--|
                               (2:28)                                  
(2:45)


Guitar Solo:
                                                  2 times       
e|---5--5--5--5--8-8-8--8-8------------------------------|
h|.--------------------------7--7--7--7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--.|
g|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|.-----------------------------------------------------.|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
                                                    (2:53)

e|---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----------------------------------|
h|.-----------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
g|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|.--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------|
h|.-----------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\--|
g|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|.---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                   (3:00)



  (distortion)                4 times                             4 times  
e|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|-
---------|
h|----------------------------------.|.---------------------------------.|-
---------|
g|------5-------5-------7-------7----|-----------------------------------|-
---------|
D|----5---5---5---5---7---7---7---7--|---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0---|-
--14-----|
A|.-3-------3-------5-------5-------.|.--2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--.|-
--14-----|
D|-----------------------------------|---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0---|-
--14-----|
                                (3:17)                              (3:33)


Well that's the song! I'm not that sure about the clean part by (1:01) but
it pretty much
sounds like that. E-mail me if you have any comments, questions or others.


by Chris Rugg at 100131.2531@compuserve.com



Author/Artist: silverchair
Title: Freak
Album: Freak Show
Transcribed by: Zack Hill
Email: ppredator@hotmail.com

This song is very easy to play.  The chorus is a variation of the main riff.
The strumming pattern and timing are just what you need to work on.

***TUNING***  Dropped D

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-3-----3-3---3----3----3------------------------------------------------------
-2--0--2-2---2----2----2---0-0-0----------------------------------------------
-2--0--2-2---2----2----2---0-0-0----------------------------------------------
-2--0--2-2---2----2----2---0-0-0----------------------------------------------
 *Above is the main riff.  Play this for intro, two verses, and very end.*    

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--0--0---3h4-4--0--0-0-3h4--4-4--0--0--3h4----0--0---0--3h4----4/6------------
--0--0---3h4-4--0--0-0-3h4--4-4--0--0--3h4----0--0---0--3h4----4/6------------
--0--0---3h4-4--0--0-0-3h4--4-4--0--0--3h4----0--0---0--3h4----4/6------------
  *Above is the riff for the chorus*                                          

-----0------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----2------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----2------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----2------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    *Above:let ring for "if only I could be as cool as you"*                  

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--2-0-2-2--2--2--2-3-3-3------------------------------------------------------
--2-0-2-2--2--2--2-3-3-3------------------------------------------------------
--2-0-2-2--2--2--2-3-3-3------------------------------------------------------
   *Above:play for "as cool as you"*                                          

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---6----------3---------------------------------------------------------------
---6----------3---------------------------------------------------------------
---4----------3---------------------------------------------------------------
---4----------3---------------------------------------------------------------
 *Above:play for 1st "body and soul..."*  *Pick these chords*                 

---------------------------------|-----------|------3-------------------------
---------------------------------|-----------|------3-------------------------
---------------------------------|-----------|------5-------------------------
-5--5--5--5----2--0--2---3-3-3-3-|---4v------|------5-------------------------
-5--5--5--5----2--0--2---3-3-3-3-|-----------|------3-------------------------
-5--5--5--5----2--0--2---3-3-3-3-|-----------|------3-------------------------
  *"I Don't really know..."        *Alternate these at end of each riff*      

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-------------------------------------
--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-------------------------------------
--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-------------------------------------
 |-----------Palm mute-------------------|*Above:repeat during 2nd "body.."*  

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------------------------------------------
---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------------------------------------------
---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------------------------------------------
  *3rd "body and soul, I'm a freak, I'm a freak"*                             

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--14---17----14---------14---17------14---------17b--------14-----------------
------------------16----------------------16---------17---------16------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 *Above:solo, pick each rapidly/tremolo picking*                              


Date: Thu, 08 May 1997 21:17:08 +0000
From: Bill Gibson 
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: Tab: 'Freak' by 'Silverchair'

Freak
----------- By Silverchair, Written by Daniel Johns, Tabbed by Abe
Gibson
Dropped-D like every one of their songs.
This song is really cool. I'm not sure everything is right but it sounds
close.
  " / " = Slide " X " = M. Strum

INTRO and RIFF: Dist. May not look right but listen and try.
   E5  D5 E5                E5
e:-----------------------------------|
B:-----------------------------------|
G:-----------------------------------|
D:-----------------------------------|
A:-2---0--2-2---2---2---2---0--0--0--|
D:-2---0--2-2---2---2---2---0--0--0--|

PRE-CHORUS: Dist.
   D5  F5 Gb5  D5      F5 Gb5      D5  F5 Gb5  D5  D5  F5 Gb5 Ab5
e:---------------------------------------------------------------
B:---------------------------------------------------------------
G:---------------------------------------------------------------
D:---------------------------------------------------------------
A:-0---3/4-4---0---0---3/4-4-4-4---0---3/4-4---0---0---3/4--4/6--
D:-0---3/4-4---0---0---3/4-4-4-4---0---3/4-4---0---0---3/4--4/6--

   D5  F5 Gb5  D5      F5 Gb5     D5  F5 Gb5 D5    F5 Gb5   Fmaj7add#11
e:---------------------------------------------------------------0-|
B:---------------------------------------------------------------0-|
G:---------------------------------------------------------------2-|
D:---------------------------------------------------------------2-|
A:-0---3/4-4---0---0---3/4-4-4-4--0---3/4-4--0--0--3/4-4-4--X-X--3-|
D:-0---3/4-4---0---0---3/4-4-4-4--0---3/4-4--0--0--3/4-4-4--X-X--3-|

CHORUS:
   E5  D5 E5             E5 F5    D5  E5  D5 E5            E5 F5    D5
e:---------------------------------------------------------------------
B:---------------------------------------------------------------------
G:---------------------------------------------------------------------
D:---------------------------------------------------------------------
A:-2---0--2--2---2---2---2/3-3-3--0---2---0--2--2---2--2---2/3-3-3--0--
D:-2---0--2--2---2---2---2/3-3-3--0---2---0--2--2---2--2---2/3-3-3--0--

Now switch to clean tone and let notes ring
   F5        G5                                                 D5
e:----------------------------------------------|      |----------|
B:----------------------------------------------|      |----------|
G:----------------------------------------------|      |----------|
D:-----3-------5---------0-----4-----2-------0--|After |----------|
A:---3---3---3----------------------------------|2nd x |--------0-|
D:-3-------3------0---0-----0-----0-----0-------|      |-0---0--0-|

BRIDGE: 
   G5     E5 G5 E5 G5 Gb5
e:----------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------|
G:----------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------|
A:-5---5--2--5--2--5--4----4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
D:-5---5--2--5--2--5--4----4--4--4--4--4--4--4--| After 2nd x play:

   Gb5                   Fmaj7add#11
e:----------------------------0--|
B:----------------------------0--|
G:----------------------------2--|
D:----------------------------3--|
A:-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-X-X--3--|
D:-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-X-X--3--|
P.M.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|

CHORUS: Somewhere in the background they do a 16 fret bend, I think.
   F5           G5    D5
e:--------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------------------------------------|
G:--------------------------------------------------|
D:--------------5--5--------------------------------|
A:-3---3--3--3--3--3--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0-0--|
D:-3---3--3--3--------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0-0--|

SOLO:

e:-----------------------------------------------------------------
B:-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-13-13-13-13-13p10--------------------------
G:----------------------------------------11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--
D:-----------------------------------------------------------------
A:-----------------------------------------------------------------
D:-----------------------------------------------------------------
After 2nd x

e:------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------------------------------------------|
G:--/16-16-16-16-(16)\11-11-11-11-11-/14-14-14-14-(14)\11-11-11-----|
D:--------------------------------------------------------------12\-|
A:------------------------------------------------------------------|
D:------------------------------------------------------------------|

OUTRO:
   E5    D5 E5                         D5      E5add#11
e:---------------------------------------------------|
B:---------------------------------------------------|
G:------------------------------------------------3--|
D:------------------------------------------------2--|
A:-2-----0--2--2-----2-----2-----2-----0--0--0----2--|
D:-2-----0--2--2-----2-----2-----2-----0--0--0----2--|

 Okay that was retarded, but there you go. Hope it helps.

Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 19:50:34, -0500
From: MR BRUCE J PAULSEN 
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: "Freak" by silverchair

Freak, the second track off Freak Show 
by silverchair

/ = slide 
t = tremolo picking (pick the note rapidly)

Dropped D tuning, Heavy Distortion:

Intro:

e---------------------------------------------------------------------
------
B---------------------------------------------------------------------
------
G---------------------------------------------------------------------
------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------
------
A---2----------0--2--2----------2-----2-----2------0--0--0-----------

E---2----------0--2--2----------2-----2-----2------0--0--0-----------


Pre-chorus:

          "Yeah, i'm a freak, of nature........."
e---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------
A---0---3/4--4-----0--0---3/4--4--4--4-----0---3/4--4-----0--0---3/4--
4/6------
E---0---3/4--4-----0--0---3/4--4--4--4-----0---3/4--4-----0--0---3/4--
4/6------

and then right as he says "If only i could be as cool as you..........
." you play this:

e-----------0--------
B-----------0--------
G-----------0--------
D-----------2--------
A---x--x---3--------
E---x--x---3--------

1st chorus:
clean sound
e---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------    x 2
D---------------3-------------------------5-----------------0---------
--4-----------2----------0--------
A---------3-----------3------------3----------------------------------
-------------------------------------
E---3------------------------3-----------------0-----0-----------0----
-------0----------0---------------

Then you go back and play the verse, and pre-chorus. Now the Bridge:

"I don't really know, how to put on a cool show.........."
e---------------------------------------------------------------------

B---------------------------------------------------------------------

G---------------------------------------------------------------------
  x 3
D---------------------------------------------------------------------

A---5-----5--2--5--2--5--4-----4--4--4--4--4--4--4----------
E---5-----5--2--5--2--5--4-----4--4--4--4--4--4--4----------

on the fourth time, play the same riff again- except add palm muting 
to the end..........

2nd Chorus:

  p.m.----------------------------------------------------------------
-]
e---------------------------------------------------------------------
--------
B---------------------------------------------------------------------
--------
G---------------------------------------------------------------------
--------   x 4
D----------------------5--5-------------------------------------------
--------
A---3-----3--3--3---3--3----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----0--0---------
E---3-----3--3--3------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----0--0---------


SOLO:
                                                                      
                                                                      
x 2
e---------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
---
B---------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
---
G---14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--17--17--17--17--17------------
----------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16----
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
---
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
---
                        
e---------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------
D---21t---------------16t---------------19t---------------16t---------
------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------17/--------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------

play 2nd chorus again, and then end it with the Verse riff......

Tabbed by: Samantha Paulsen..........
Any questions, comments, complaints, marriage proposals........e-mail 
me at: WGRF76B@PRODIGY.COM
By the way, anyone have tabs to Tonic, Gravity Kills, Offspring (from 
Ixnay on the Hombre), Dinosaur Jr, send them to me!!!



































variations - click chord images
Transpose chords:
Tuning:
Cool service:
View: Size:
A  A  A
Rating:
Layout:
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
Accuracy:
  • Currently 2.4/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
click stars to rate
Chordie recommends:
Get acoustic guitar lessons and electric guitar lessons at JamPlay.com
Songbook:
Login to add this song to your songbook
Support the artist
Preview/buy this song
MSN Music
Why this non-profit ad?

 
login to add comments/video/corrections