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Geek U.S.A.

Smashing Pumpkins


GEEK U.S.A., from Siamese Dream, Smashing Pumpkins
- This puppy's just a tad harder than Rhinoceros...here's how I play it.
- Tuning: (low to high) Eb A# D# G# B# E# ..., or , you could just drop your ------ low E to D and play with a capo, but that's pretty un-Corgan like. Whichever you do, bear in mind I transcribed this having changed all 6 of my strings.
INTRO - Heavy Distortion :) =====
|---------------------------------------------------------------| |-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7--10-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7---5-----| |-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7--10-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7---5-----| repeat |-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7--10-----5-/-7----7-7-7---7-7---5-----| twice |-----3-/-5----5-5-5---5-5---8-----3-/-5----5-5-5---5-5---3-----| |-----0---0----0-0-0---0-0---------0---0----0-0-0---0-0---------|
- The strumming pattern isn't right, so play it any way you think sounds good. - Over the above, lay these licks...
|---------------------------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------------------------------| |--/14-vib.------------14-vib.\---------------------------------| |------------/15-vib.-------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------14/15b(15.5)-------------------| |---------------------------------------------------------------|
VERSE - hammer on the lower 3 strings with your index and 3rd finger: ===== "love, love let's pretend ...etc" |---------------------------------------------------------------- |---------------------------------------------------------------- |---------------------------------------------------------------- |---0------10-----0--0-0----5h7-3---0--0-0--10--0--0-0----5h7-3-- |---0------10-----0--0-0----5h7-3---0--0-0--10--0--0-0----5h7-3-- |---0------10-----0--0-0----5h7-3---0--0-0--10--0--0-0----5h7-3--
"...cast into the world with apple eyes... ......to wish, wish... ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ -0--7--6--0--5-----0----10---- -0--7--6--0--5-----0----10---- -0--7--6--0--5-----0----10----
- This is the basic fast-tempo metal format of the song; various bridges and things include bars on the 10th, 3rd, 5th and zeroth frets. It would take up less space if I ommitted those.
CHORUS: ====== "shot full of diamonds and a million years |-------------------------------------------------------------------- |-------------------------------------------------------------------- |-------------------------------------------------------------------- |-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5------------------------3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5- |-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5--5-p-3-p-0-------------3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5- |-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5------------6-p-5-3--0--3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5- ...the disappointed dis a pear (etc.) ---------------------------------------------------------------------| ---------------------------------------------------------------------| ---------------------------------------------------------------------| -0-0-0---10---0-0-0--(10)-----3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5--3---5---12--3---5---0-| -0-0-0---10---0-0-0--(10)-----3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5--3---5---12--3---5---0-| -0-0-0---10---0-0-0--(10)-----3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5--3---5---12--3---5---0-| James only (many strums.....)
-Again, the strumming pattern isn't perfect. Repeat the intro part and the next verse. For that 2nd "shot full of diamonds", Billy slaps on a positive Octaver. Also, add these licks over the 2nd intro (confused yet?)
|----------------/17b17.5----------------------------------------------|
|---15\13-vib.--------------15\13--------------------13b13.5-----------| |---------------------------------14-12-----------12-------------------| |---------------------------------------15--12h15----------------------| |----------------------------------------------------------------------| |----------------------------------------------------------------------|
"if by chance or circumstance we should fail SLAP |----------------------------------------------------------------------- ON |----------------------------------------------------------------------- OCT- |----------------------------------------------------------------------- AVER |------(12)b11b12b11b12-hold--12-11-10-9-------------------------------- HERE |---------------------------------------13-12-10--10----10---10\9------- |-----------------------------------------------------------------------
don't be too sad... ...and a million years ------------------------------ --------------------------------------- ------------------------------ --------------------------------------- ------------------------------ -----17\16-vib.-----10b12-------------- ---------------------10-/-12-- --------------------------------------- --10---9---10---12------------ --------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ---------------------------------------
the disappointed dis a pear ----------------------------13-----13-----13-----13------16b17---------| ------------------------------15p13--15p13--15p13--15p13---------------| -------------------10--12---------------------------------------10--12-| -----------------------------------------------------------------------| -----------------------------------------------------------------------| -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
THE LOUNGE ACT - unless your guitar plays backwards, play the following :) ============== "In a dream...wrist, t I knew w had forsaken... |-------------------- -------------------------| |-------------------- -------------------------| |-------------------- -------------------------| |----7b8b7---4------- -----0------2-----5------| |---------------4--5- -----0------2-----5------| |-------------------- -----0------2-----5------|
t I Knew w h forsaken expelled f paradise COR- |----------------------------------------------------------?------I------ GAN |-------------------------------------------------------------------N---- WITH |---11----------------------------11-------------------?---?-------S--T-- OCT- |------11-12-14-12----------/12------11-12-14------------------------O--O AVER |---------------------12-10-------------------10----?-?-?-?-?----------L- |--------------------------------------------------------?---------------O ? ? ? ? ?
- Those notes at the question marks still piss me off...
SOLO - the only thing I attempted here was the following: ==== ...to my disease, of my needs... |--------------------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------------| |-11-11-11-11\10-10-10-10\9-9-9-9/12-12-12-12------| |----------------------------------------------etc.| |--9--9--9--9\-8--8--8--8\7-7-7-7/10-10-10-10------| |--------------------------------------------------|
OUTRO - wait for bass to do 4 bars, then do a heavy pick scrape and play this: ===== "she really loves to break... |--------------------------------------------------|r |--------------------------------------------------|e |--------------------------------------------------|p |--0--0--0--7--0--0--0--0--10-10--0--9--9--9--2h3--|e |--0--0--0--7--0--0--0--0--10-10--0--9--9--9--2h3--|a |--0--0--0--7--0--0--0--0--10-10--0--9--9--9--2h3--|t
then toss your guitar in a corner of your room and relax to Mayonnaise...



















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