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Hummer   Smashing Pumpkins






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hummer -- by smashing pumpkins
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Transcribed by Chris Carman (cecarman@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu)

This song is a little tougher than the earlier three because it's a lot longer
and a bit more complicated.  First, tune your low E string (6th string) down a
whole step to a D.  The intro is a sitar-like line with some weird noise
gate/static effect:

Repeat 10x

--2h3p2-------------2h3p2-----2-3--
--------4-3-1-3-3-3-------x-x------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
Then play this fuzzed main riff:

----------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------12--
--11-11b12b11---11-11b12b11---12--11b12b11---11-11b12b11----12--
--------------0-------------0--------------0-------------0---9--
---9--9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0-10---9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0--10--
--------------0-------------0--------------0-------------0------

                                                                     sust.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------12--
--11-11b12b11---11-11b12b11---12--12b14b12--11b12b11---11-11b12b11----12--
--------------0-------------0------------------------0-------------0---9--
---9--9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0-10--10b12b10---9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0--10--
--------------0-------------0------------------------0-------------0------
Now play this distorted line:

                                slow
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
--7--7-----7--7-----7------------------7-9--9/11-11-------11-11--------
--7--7-5h7-7--7-5h7-7--9-9-9-9----------------------14p12-------14p12--
--5--5-5h7-5--5-5h7-5----------9-b10b9---------------------------------
-------5h7------5h7----------------------------------------------------

                 trem.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------/15---------------------
----------11--9--b6b7b2-----11b12b11----11h12-14------14-11-b12b11-14-----
-------------------------------------12-12----14-------------------14-12--
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
--/9-9-9-9-9--7--b4b5b0---------------------------------------------------

           sust.
----------------
----------------
--11b12b11------
--14-------14---
-----------15---
----------------

Now play these clean chords under the first verse:

Repeat 4x ---------|

|--0----0--0---0---|
|--3----3--3---1---|
|--2----0--0---0---|
|--0----2--2---2---|
|------------------|
|------------------|

Then play these distorted chords:
---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------
--2--2-2--2-2-/5--5-5--5-5-\0--0-/7--7-7-7-7\5-5-5--\2-2-2--2/7-7-7--
--2--2-2--2-2-/5--5-5--5-5-\0--0-/7--7-7-7-7\5-5-5--\2-2-2--2/7-7-7--
--2--2-2--2-2-/5--5-5--5-5-\0--0-/7--7-7-7-7\5-5-5--\2-2-2--2/7-7-7--

Go back to the clean chords, repeating 3x and adding this the 4th time:

  dist.
----------------
----------------
----------------
--2-2/10-10-10--
--2-2/10-10-10--
--2-2/10-10-10--
Play the fuzzed main riff again, with these distorted chords under it:
  repeat 3x                    play 4th time      sust
------------------------------|-----------------------|----------
------------------------------|-----------------------|----------
------------------------------|-----------------------|----------
--0-5h7-0-0-0--2-2-/10-10-10--|--0-5h7-0-0-0--2-2-/5--|-2-2-2-2--
--0-5h7-0-0-0--2-2-/10-10-10--|--0-5h7-0-0-0--2-2-/5--|-2-2-2-2--
--0-5h7-0-0-0--2-2-/10-10-10--|--0-5h7-0-0-0--2-2-/5--|-2-2-2-2--
Now, play these chords with the following line over it:

  repeat 2x
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2--5-5-5--5-5--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2-/10-10-10-10--|
--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2--5-5-5--5-5--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2-/10-10-10-10--|
--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2--5-5-5--5-5--0-0-0-0-2--2-2-2-2-/10-10-10-10--|
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
--9-10-10-10-10-9-10---9\7\5--9--9-10-10-10-10-9-10--9-9\3---
-------------------------------------------------------------

                                                      into solo....
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------5-7---
--9-10-10-10-10-9-10---9\5--9--9-10-10-10-9-10-9-9\5-7-------
-------------------------------------------------------------
guitar solo, very fuzzed out
to play this solo completely correct, you're going to have to tranpose up
an octave, and then slap some of that Octaver on there, but I thought it
would just be easier if I transcribed it in the lower octave... go buy that
effect, or an Octave Fuzz....

-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
--7b8-7(8)b7-5--4h5p4-------5h7----7b8-7-5-7--7b8-7--5p4-----
----------------------5-5/7-----5------------------------5---
-------------------------------------------------------------

                                     slow bend up   vib   band comes in
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------8p7--------------------------------------------------
-------------7-7------9p7----/7-7-7--9-b-b-b-b-b-b-b11--\-----/7-------
------5--7/9--------------5--------------------------------------------
--5/7------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
okay, after the solo is over, play these chords 4x:

------------------------
--3--3-3--3-3-3---3-3---
--2--2-2--2-2-2---2-2---
--2--2-2--2-2-2---2-2---
--5--5-3--3-3-3p2-2-2---
------------------------

then play this progression back into the main fuzzed riff from before:
(pm = palm mute)
                   pm         pm
--------------------------------0--
--3-3---3-3----3-----3----3-----3--
--2-2---2-2----2p0---0----0-----0--
--2-2---2-2----2p0---0----0-----0--
--2-2p0-0-0--0-0-----0----0-----0--
-----------------5-5-5--5-5p4-4-4--
----------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------12--
--11-11b12b11---11-11b12b11---12--11b12b11---11-11b12b11----12--
--------------0-------------0--------------0-------------0---9--
---9--9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0-10---9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0--10--
--------------0-------------0--------------0-------------0------

                                                                long sust.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------12--
--11-11b12b11---11-11b12b11---12--12b14b12--11b12b11---11-11b12b11----12--
--------------0-------------0------------------------0-------------0---9--
---9--9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0-10--10b12b10---9b10b9--0--9--9b10b9--0--10--
--------------0-------------0------------------------0-------------0------
now this part is a clean guitar, with a bass doubling riff:
play this 5x:

-----------------------------------------------------------0--------
-------------------------------------------------------3-----3------
-----------------------------------------------------0---0-----0----
--7--7--7--7--/11--11--11--11--11-11\5--5--5--5--5\4-------------4--
---0--0--0--0----0---0---0---0--------0--0--0--0--------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------

then play this twice into the outro:

--------------------------5----------5--
--------------------------5------5-5-5--
--------------------------7--9p7-7-7-7--
-------------------4-5--5-5--5---5-5-5--
--7-7-7-5--5/7-7-7----------------------
----------------------------------------

the rest of the song is an instrumental guitar outro with a lot of delay:
-----------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------10-----------------------12--
--7h9--7h9p7---7\6----6-7-7/9-10b11----10(11)-9-------14p12------
-------------9-----7-----------------------------11--------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------

                                                     vib.
----------------------------------------------------------
--14(15)b14p12---------14(15)b14-12---------17p15-14------
---------------14--12---------------14--12-----------16---
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------

   repeat twice
|  --------------------------17-17-17--------------------------17-17-17--
|  --17p14-15p14-17p14-15p14-----------17p14-15p14-17p14-15p14-----------
|: ----------------------------------------------------------------------
|: ----------------------------------------------------------------------
|  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
|  ----------------------------------------------------------------------
--15-14----------------------------------  |
--------17--15-14------------------------  |
------------------16-14------------------ :|
-------------------------17-16-17-16-14-- :|
-----------------------------------------  |
-----------------------------------------  |
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------14-b15b14-----------------------------------------
--16-b17b16-14--14h16------------14--h16--17-16-14-12-11-9-7-5-4-2-0----
---------------------------------------------------------------------4--
------------------------------------------------------------------------

               slow strum into feedback
---------------0---
---------------3---
---------------2---
---------------0---
--2-0----------0---
------5-4-2-4--0---

Lyrics to Hummer:

Faith lies in the ways of sin
Chased the charmed but I don't want them anymore
And in their eyes I was alive -- a fool's disguise
Take me away from here

Shame my tongue fat with promise all along
When I woke up from that sleep
I was happier than I'd ever been

When you decide that your life is a prize
Renew, revive, it's all right honey, it's all right, yeah

Happines will make you wonder
Will I feel ok
It scared the disenchanted
Far away

Yeah, I want something new
But what am I supposed to do
I-I, I love you
Yeah, I-I love you
It's true

Life's a bummer, when you're a hummer
Life's a drag

Ask yourself a question, anyone but me, I ain't free
Ask yourself a question, anyone but me, I ain't free
Do you feel
Love is real?

--eof--

-cecarman@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu



Hey, guys, there's a lot of shit posted but here's the sweet stuff
comin'. No it ain't that fine chick you did last night, but it's track
no.4 from Siamese Dream. The best song on the album (along with 9 and
13). Don't get me wrong, the whole album is really great...but here's the
ending mellow part to track no. 4. Dig in...and reply...please...
And since the bottom lowest strings (the thickest ones) aren't used,
these grids are always shown in terms of the highest one being the
thinnest string. Here goes...

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------5---------
-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6\0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------7-------------
----------------------------------------------------5-4-5---5------------

This repeats a bunch of times, then....

-------------------------------------5-------5----`------5----5--------
----
---------------------------------------------5----`-----------5--------
----
--------------------------------------------------`--------------------
---
-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0/2-2-2-2-2-2-4-5-5---5-5-------`--5-5------(5)---------
---
--------------------------------------------------`--------------------
---
--------------------------------------------------`--------------------
---

This, too repeats a few times. The first time, play those 5's before the
apostrophes, and the second time, play the 5's after the apostrophes. The
lowest 5 on the part after the apostrophes is optional. Then it gets
kinda' questionable as to how it goes, but this is how I hear it...

--------------------0------------2-5---2-3--------------------------------
-3-5-3-5---3-5-3-2---2---2-3-5------5-----2------------------------------
------------------------2-------------------------------------------------

It's necessary to slur a lot of these notes. Slur or do that H or P thing
they use in those Tab books. Just add those in where necessary.

-5-3-5-3---7-5-7-5--10\9-7-5-3--10-9-7-5-3---12-10-9--------- 
---------------------------------------------------------12----- 

Below, is arguably the hardest part. But it's not hard once you get the
hang of it...

-12-9-----10-9-----12-9----10-9-----17-17------------------
-------10-------10-------10------10-------------------------

Hold index on 9 on high E, and middle finger on 10 on second string. Only
the other two fingers move. And for that part, the you should pluck only
once for ever 12-9 and 10-9.

And here's the end. I omitted a small section, but it's repeated here, so
just splice it in.

-17-17-15-14-12-10-9-7-5-3-2-3-2---------------5------3-2------------- 
-------------------------------------5-5/7-5-5/7---5-7------5-3-2-------
-------------------------------------------------------------------4-2-0-
and...

--------------------------(2)--------- 
---------------------------3----------
---------------------------2---------- 
-4-2-0---------------------------------
--------4-2-0-------------------------- 
---------------3-2-0-2-----------------

The 2 is in parentheses because it's optional. 

So there it is. I know, it must have been confusing like heck...but, I
did my best. Please give me feedback...Thanks.




how bout this in stead for "Hummer" Track No. 4 on the dream?
Drop D tuning
First Riff
------------------------------------------------------
7-8-7---------------7-8-7---7-8-----------------------
------8-7-------7-7-------8---------------------------
----------10-10---------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------
Second (less distorted) riff

-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------12----
11/\11---11~~~---11/\11---12~~~-11/\11---11~--11/\11---12----
-------------------------------------------------------9-----
9-/\9----9~~~~---9-/\9----10~~~-9-/\9----9~~--9-/\9----10----
-------0----------------0--------------0------------0--------

solo then
verse:
--0----0----|--0---0---|---
--3----3----|--3---1---|---
--2----2----|--0---0---|---
------------|----------|---
------------|----------|---
------------|----------|---

next part
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-0/7-7-7--5-5-5--2-2-2--7-7--------------
2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-0/7-7-7--5-5-5--2-2-2--7-7--------------
2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-0/7-7-7--5-5-5--2-2-2--7-7--------------
 verse again but in the last measure, the last time you play it, 
play(distorted):

---------------
---------------
---------------
2/~10-10-10----
2/~10-10-10----
2/~10-10-10---- 
then

-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
0-0-0-0-0-2-2-10-10-10-10-10-0-0-0-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-----
0-0-0-0-0-2-2-10-10-10-10-10-0-0-0-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-----
0-0-0-0-0-2-2-10-10-10-10-10-0-0-0-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-----
play this^^^ twice then
-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
11-12-12-11-12-11-12-12-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
9--10-10-9--10-9--10-10-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
three times

solo:

-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------
7/~\7-5--4/\4-------5-7---7/-7-5--7--7/\7---5-4------
---------------5/~7-----5------------------------5---
-----------------------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------------------
----------------8-7----------------------------------
------------7------9-7--7-----9////~~~~~```------

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