D-7

Nirvana


I plan to do Junkyard next. This is a 95% accurate transcription...enjoy.
****** D.7.(version) by Nirvana Off of "Unhappy" CD ******
transcribed by Michael Hylton hylton@runet.edu
Notation legend:
^ -> upstroke v -> downstroke / -> slide up \ -> slide down ~ -> tremolo p -> pull off X -> don't play | -> riff divider N.C. -> no chord
clean electric - slow tempo riff 1 riff 2 F5 N.C. Bb5 B5 Bb5 B5 e --------------------------|-X--X---X--X--X--X---X--X--| B --------------------------|-X--X---X--X--X--3---X--X--| G --------------------------|-3--3--/4--4--3--3--/4--4--| D -------3-----------1------|-3--3--/4--4--3--3--/4--4--| A ----3-----3-----4-----4---|-1--1--/2--2--1--1--/2--2--| E -1-----------2------------|-X--X---X--X--X--X---X--X--|
end of slow tempo - fill 1 clean electric F5 e ----- B ----- after this kick in the distortion G ----- D ----- A ----- E -1---
riff 3 begin drum only with distorted electric lyrics section speed up tempo fill 2 F5 F#5 G5 F5 v^v^v v^ v^v ^v ^v e ---------------------|------- B ---------------------|------- this is where Kurt starts singing G ---------------------|------- "Straight as an arrow..." with the D -33333-33-444-55-44--|-3----- drums playing a cool beat A -33333-33-444-55-44--|-3----- E -11111-11-222-33-22--|-1-----
riff 4 riff 5 distorted electric d.e. F5 Bb5 B5 B#5 B5 v v v^v v^v ^v ^v v v v^v v^v ^v ^v e ---------------------|---------------------| B ---------------------|---------------------| G ---------------------|-3-3--333-444-55-44--| D -3-3--333-444-55-44--|-3-3--333-444-55-44--| A -3-3--333-444-55-44--|-1-1--111-222-33-22--| E -1-1--111-222-33-22--|---------------------| ^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^||^^ || Author's Note 1
solo d.e. N.C. v v v^ e --------------------------------------------------- B --------------------------------------------------- G --10~~~~~~~~~10~~~~~~~~~109p8\5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-- D --------------------------------------------------- A --------------------------------------------------- E --------------------------------------------------- v v^ e --------------------------------------------------- B --------------------------------------------------- G --10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~109p8\5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-- D --------------------------------------------------- A --------------------------------------------------- E ---------------------------------------------------
solo phrase 1 phrase 2 d.e. v^v^v^v^ v^v^ v ^ v ^ e -55335533-|-888810101010-| B -55335533-|-888810101010-| end solo G -55335533-|-888810101010-| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ||| ||| author's note 2
author's note 1: Don't play the two F5 chords the first time through. author's note 2: This isn't exact but close enough for non-technical people.
How to play with lyrics:
riff1 2x (times) riff1 "Standing on the stairs" riff1 "Cold, Cold morning" riff1 (with ghost effects on voice) "Ghostly image of fear" riff1 (ghost effects off) "Mayday Mayday" riff2 " Gonna leave this region" " they'll take me with them" riff1 2x riff1 " Dementia seven" riff1 + fill1 riff3 3x then fill2 "Straight as an arrow" "Defect defect" "Not straight, not so straight" "Reject reject" "Goes anti-social" "So don't so dooooon't"
drum beat plays another couple bars
"Standing on the stairs" riff4 (remember author's notes 1 here only) "Cold, cold morning" riff4 "Ghostly image of fear" riff4 "Mayday mayday" riff5 " Gonna leave this region" riff5 " They'll take me with them" riff4 2x riff4 " Dementia seven" riff4 solo then phrase1 7x then phrase2 once riff4 4x On the 1,2 and 4th times grit teeth and yell "yeeeaaah" riff4 "Straight as an arrow" riff4 "Defect defect" riff4 "Not straight, not so straight"
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I plan to do Junkyard next. This is a 95% accurate transcription...enjoy.
****** D.7.(version) by Nirvana Off of "Unhappy" CD ******
transcribed by Michael Hylton hylton@runet.edu
Notation legend:
^ -> upstroke v -> downstroke / -> slide up \ -> slide down ~ -> tremolo p -> pull off X -> don't play | -> riff divider N.C. -> no chord
clean electric - slow tempo riff 1 riff 2 F5 N.C. Bb5 B5 Bb5 B5 e --------------------------|-X--X---X--X--X--X---X--X--| B --------------------------|-X--X---X--X--X--3---X--X--| G --------------------------|-3--3--/4--4--3--3--/4--4--| D -------3-----------1------|-3--3--/4--4--3--3--/4--4--| A ----3-----3-----4-----4---|-1--1--/2--2--1--1--/2--2--| E -1-----------2------------|-X--X---X--X--X--X---X--X--|
end of slow tempo - fill 1 clean electric F5 e ----- B ----- after this kick in the distortion G ----- D ----- A ----- E -1---
riff 3 begin drum only with distorted electric lyrics section speed up tempo fill 2 F5 F#5 G5 F5 v^v^v v^ v^v ^v ^v e ---------------------|------- B ---------------------|------- this is where Kurt starts singing G ---------------------|------- "Straight as an arrow..." with the D -33333-33-444-55-44--|-3----- drums playing a cool beat A -33333-33-444-55-44--|-3----- E -11111-11-222-33-22--|-1-----
riff 4 riff 5 distorted electric d.e. F5 Bb5 B5 B#5 B5 v v v^v v^v ^v ^v v v v^v v^v ^v ^v e ---------------------|---------------------| B ---------------------|---------------------| G ---------------------|-3-3--333-444-55-44--| D -3-3--333-444-55-44--|-3-3--333-444-55-44--| A -3-3--333-444-55-44--|-1-1--111-222-33-22--| E -1-1--111-222-33-22--|---------------------| ^^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^||^^ || Author's Note 1
solo d.e. N.C. v v v^ e --------------------------------------------------- B --------------------------------------------------- G --10~~~~~~~~~10~~~~~~~~~109p8\5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-- D --------------------------------------------------- A --------------------------------------------------- E --------------------------------------------------- v v^ e --------------------------------------------------- B --------------------------------------------------- G --10~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~109p8\5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-- D --------------------------------------------------- A --------------------------------------------------- E ---------------------------------------------------
solo phrase 1 phrase 2 d.e. v^v^v^v^ v^v^ v ^ v ^ e -55335533-|-888810101010-| B -55335533-|-888810101010-| end solo G -55335533-|-888810101010-| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ||| ||| author's note 2
author's note 1: Don't play the two F5 chords the first time through. author's note 2: This isn't exact but close enough for non-technical people.
How to play with lyrics:
riff1 2x (times) riff1 "Standing on the stairs" riff1 "Cold, Cold morning" riff1 (with ghost effects on voice) "Ghostly image of fear" riff1 (ghost effects off) "Mayday Mayday" riff2
" Gonna leave this region" " they'll take me with them" riff1 2x riff1 " Dementia seven" riff1 + fill1 riff3 3x then fill2 "Straight as an arrow" "Defect defect" "Not straight, not so straight" "Reject reject" "Goes anti-social" "So don't so dooooon't"
drum beat plays another couple bars
"Standing on the stairs" riff4 (remember author's notes 1 here only) "Cold, cold morning" riff4 "Ghostly image of fear" riff4 "Mayday mayday" riff5 " Gonna leave this region" riff5 " They'll take me with them" riff4 2x riff4 " Dementia seven" riff4 solo then phrase1 7x then phrase2 once riff4 4x On the 1,2 and 4th times grit teeth and yell "yeeeaaah" riff4 "Straight as an arrow" riff4 "Defect defect" riff4 "Not straight, not so straight"
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-> Help others before yourself. -> michael (hylton@runet.edu)
Okay, I suck at tabbing things out on the pc, but here goes. D-7 is absolutely my favorite song that Nirvana played (I know it's not theirs, but it rules the way they play[ed] it).
D-7 as played by Nirvana on the "Hormoaning" EP: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (apparently this song is originally by Greg Sage)
Lyrics:
verse 1: Straight as an arrow, defect, defect. Not straight, not so straight, reject, reject. Towards anti-social, solo, solo. verse 2: Standing on the stairs, cold cold morning. Ghostly image of fear, mayday, mayday. Gonna leave this region, they'll take me with them.
Dimension Seven
tuning: standard (although drop D would work very well)
slow part (no distortion):
E---0--------0--1--------1-- this sequence is played twice before the drums A------2-----------3-------- come in, then twice more with the drums, then D---------2-----------0----- all throughout the first two lines of each G--------------------------- verse. B--------------------------- E---------------------------
E---5-----5-----6-----6-----5-----5-----6--6-------- this is played during A------7--7--7-----8--8--8-----7--7--7--8--8-------- the third line of each D---------7-----------8-----------7-----8--8-------- verse, after which it G--------------------------------------------------- returns to the riff B--------------------------------------------------- above. E---------------------------------------------------
Then there is that pause where the last chord (E) rings out for about four to eight beats,and then Kurt turns the distortion on and doubles the tempo.
He uses the following power chord progression: (REALLY FAST--X MEANS MUTED CHORD) E,E,X,X,E,E,E,E,F,F,F,G,G,G,F,F x2 then he repeats verse 1 (screaming of course) use the above chords for the first two lines, and then this for the third line: A,A,X,X,A,A,A,A,A#,A#,A#,C,C,C,A#,A# x2 repeat the first power chord progression twice with no lyrics.
scream verse 2 (same chords as verse 1)
guitar solo (improvise your own, it's pretty easy)
scream verse 1 again
repeat first chord progression 8 times more, screaming "dimension seven" in each.
Sorry if this is confusing, unconventional, or even wrong. If anyone has any pointers or corrections, let me know.
Eric Moreau wrote:
> >Anyone have tab to this incredible song? > > Stoney >
your welcome in advance,
-Jase- . .;' Who wants .d"' .dP gMP to go to gMP .odb dMM OM IMM. ;M" heaven? "MMb IP ""b..P I'""Mb. d' "MMb. dM "MMb Not me, dM" MMP MO gMP "OP' gMP I'm afraid .dP" .oP" ,." of heights.
"D-7" as performed by Nirvana (originally written by Greg Sage, performed by the Wipers)
This is a great cover tune. For those who don't know about it, it's on some demos and on the Hormoaning import ep. I think it's on one of the import singles too (probably Lithium UK import).
standard tuning ~ = let ring hb = half bend
Intro E5 F5 (G5) F5 ----------------------------- ----------------------------- ----------------------------- --------2-------------0------ -----2-----2-------3-----3--- --0-------------1------------
(it's probably easier to play the intro in Drop D, but, whatever floats your boat...)
then that almost-chorus-like part of the intro (strumming): A5 (x022xx) G5 (355xxx)
the intro ends with a strummed E5.
Verse E5 F5 G5 ----------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------- --2--2-----2---2--2---3--3--3---5---5--5--5-- --2--2-----2---2--2---3--3--3---5---5--5--5-- --0--0--0--0---0--0---1--1--1---3---3--3--3--
Chorus A5 A#5 C5 ----------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------- --2--2--2---2--2--2---3--3--3---5---5--5--5-- --2--2--2---2--2--2---3--3--3---5---5--5--5-- --0--0--0---0--0--0---1--1--1---3---3--3--3-- -----------------------------------------------
Solo (at least the beginning) --------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------- --9~--------9-9-------9hb--9--7------------- ------------------------------------7--9----- --------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------
the rest of the solo shouldn't be too hard to figure out, but i'm too lazy to do that myself right now : )
keith
======================================= D - 7 - NIRVANA =======================================
This is the way I play Nirvanas D-7. I hope someone read this, so I can hear some opinions about it...
Tune down a half step (Eb Ab Db .....)
Riff 1 (Chorus 1st part): Riff 2 (Chorus 2nd part):
e ------------------------------- ----------------------------- A ------------------------------- ----------------------------- D ------------------------------- -3------3-------------------- G ---------3--------------------- -3---3-----3-----4---6---4--- H -----3-------3------4---6---4-- -1------------2-------------- E -1---------------2------------- ----------------------------- Staight.... arrow
Play so:
-> Riff 1 x2 Drum enters
Slow part:
-> Riff 1 x2
-> Riff 1 x4 -------------> Straight as an arrow -> Riff 2 x2 --| deflect, deflect | Not straight, not so straigth | Reject, reject | -----------> No time to .....? Solo, solo ..?
-> Riff 1 x2 (first time strumm 133xxx instead of the 1xxxxx) -> Riff 1 x4 -------------> Standing on the stairs -> Riff 2 x2 --| Come, Come on now | Go sleep (?) into fear ..? | Mayday, mayday | |----------> Don't leave this region They'll take you with them
-> Riff 1 x2 (first time strumm 133xxx instead of the 1xxxxx) -> Riff 1 -------------> Demand your selfish ..? -> Riff 1 -> Pick (1xxxxx)
Hard part:
The hard part use powerchords instead of the picking:
Instead of Riff 1: Instead of RIFF 2: e ------------------------------------- Pretty the same like the left A ------------------------------------- one, but one string higher: D ------------------------------------- G -3--3--3--3--3--3--4--4--6--6--4--4-- 133xxx -> x133xx H -3--3--3--3--3--3--4--4--6--6--4--4-- 244xxx -> x244xx E -1--1--1--1--1--1--2--2--4--4--2--2-- 466xxx -> x466xx d d u u d u d d u u d u d ... Strum Down u ... Strum Up
-> Repeat the slow part but, instead of the Riffs use the powerchords shown above... (thats the thing I call 'hard part')
-> Instead of the last pick (1xxxxx) play the solo (someone who know how to play it?)
-> Powerchords for Riff 1 x2
-> Repeat the hole hard part
-> Repeat the "Demand your selfish ..?" line 7 times.
Thats it!!
!! Is there anyone, who can help me with the vocals (who the hell !! !! understand this guy?) or with the solo? !! !! Or do anyone have corrections or such a stuff (maybe his own version?) !! !! !! !! Please Mail me: kasy@miraculix.htl-tex.ac.at (Kasra Seirafi) !! !! --------------- !!


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