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Ocean Avenue    Yellowcard



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			     Ocean Avenue-Yellowcard
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Tabbed by:Rory Rodriguez
Email:RVDFlyer89@aol.com

Alright I've been studying this song for a long time and I mean a long long time. I've been
seeing other tabs before this with power chords and those sounded pretty close but they
weren't correct. I've seen them perform this song many times and it's obvious that Ben is
bar chording for the first two chords and then the last one is a normal chord. I saw them
perform on hard rock live and I'm pretty confident that this is the closest version out there
right now. I was playing around with this and figured out it sounds best with dead strings
on the G and B strings and I think that's what Ben is doing.IM me or Email me if you
have any questions at all.


Tuning:Drop D tuning (DADGBe)

Use some effects for both guitars.

Intro/Verse
GUITAR 1:Palm mute these chords for the intro and verse.
e|-----0--------0------0--------------------------------------------------|
B|-----x--------x------x--------------------------------------------------|
G|-----x--------x------x--------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2--------4------0--------------------------------------------------|
A|-----2--------4------0--------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2--------4------0-------------------------------------------------|

Verse
GUITAR 2:This is the picking part while he's singing "Stayin Up all night.."
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------9---------------------------9-----9-----------------------|
D|--/6----6--7----7------------/6-----6--7-----7--------------------------|
A|------7------------0-9\----------7-----------------9--7--9-\------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse Cont'd
GUITAR 2:This is the second picking part when he sings "Stayin up all night.." again.
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------7/10----------------------------7/5/7----------------|
G|--------------9---------------------------------------------------------|
D|--/6----6--7----7------------/6----6--7------7--------------------------|
A|------7--------------------------7--------0-----0-----------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Now go into chorus after finishing with verse.)

Chorus
GUITAR 1 & 2:Both guitar's play this part.Stop palm muting and play these chords
regular.
e|-----0-------0-------0--------------------------------------------------|
B|-----x-------x-------x--------------------------------------------------|
G|-----x-------x-------x--------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-------4-------0--------------------------------------------------|
A|-----2-------4-------0--------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2-------4-------0--------------------------------------------------|

(Go back into verse after finishing chorus.)

Verse
GUITAR 1:Palm mute these chords for the verse.
e|-----0--------0-----0---------------------------------------------------|
B|-----x--------x-----x---------------------------------------------------|
G|-----x--------x-----x---------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2--------4-----0---------------------------------------------------|
A|-----2--------4-----0---------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2--------4-----0---------------------------------------------------|

Verse
GUITAR 2:This is the picking part while he's singing "That your here tonight.."
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------9---------------------------9-----9-----------------------|
D|--/6----6--7----7------------/6-----6--7-----7--------------------------|
A|------7------------0-9\----------7-----------------9--7--9-\------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse Cont'd
GUITAR 2:This is the second picking part when he sings "That your here tonight.."
again.
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------7/10----------------------------7/5/7----------------|
G|--------------9---------------------------------------------------------|
D|--/6----6--7----7------------/6----6--7------7--------------------------|
A|------7--------------------------7--------0-----0-----------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


(Go back into chorus after finishing verse.)

Chorus
GUITAR 1 & 2:Both guitar's play this part.Stop palm muting and play these chords
regular.
e|-----0--------0------0--------------------------------------------------|
B|-----x--------x------x--------------------------------------------------|
G|-----x--------x------x--------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2--------4------0--------------------------------------------------|
A|-----2--------4------0--------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2--------4------0--------------------------------------------------|


(Play chorus until finishing but now were going into bridge instead of back to verse.)

Bridge
GUITAR 1:Play this after finishing chorus and Guitar 2 does the same riff over and over
while guitar 1 plays the following. Play the first chord for awhile. Listen to the song to
see what I'm doing with so many chords.
e|-----0------0-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----x------x-----------------3-----------------------------------------|
G|-2---x------x-----1------2----2-----------------------------------------|
D|-2---4------2-----2------2----------------------------------------------|
A|-----4------2-----2-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----4------2-----------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2 Riff
e|---------0-----|
B|------0----0---|
G|----2-------2--|
D|--2------------|
A|---------------|
D|---------------|

(Play bridge and then go back into chorus.)

Chorus
GUITAR 1 & 2:Both guitar's play this part.Stop palm muting and play these chords
regular.Note that there is a slight pause where every instrument in the song stops play for
a couple seconds in between the first and second chord. When you listen to the song
you'll know what I mean.
e|-----0--------0------0--------------------------------------------------|
B|-----x--------x------x--------------------------------------------------|
G|-----x--------x------x--------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2--------4------0--------------------------------------------------|
A|-----2--------4------0--------------------------------------------------|
D|-----2--------4------0--------------------------------------------------|


Alright I know this is really long but Trust me, This song is very simple. I was just very
thorough with my tab. It's basically the same the same 3 chords over and over for the
verse and chorus with some additional picking. Once you get the bridge down it's no
problem to play at all. Please leave feedback and email me or IM at RVDFlyer89 if you


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