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Smells Like Teen Spirit   Nirvana

 
 E- ------------------------------------------------------------
 B- ------------------------------------------------------------
 G- -----------------3--3----------------------------6--6-------
 D- -3--3-3-X-X--X-X-3--3---X-X---6--6-6---X-X--X-X--6--6-------
 A- -3--3-3-X-X--X-X-1--1---X-X---6--6-6---X-X--X-X--4--4-------
 E- -1--1-1-X-X--X-X--------X-X---4--4-4---X-X--X-X------------- 

 


 


 


 Break:


 


 

 
 E- -------------------------------------------------------------------
 B- -------------------------------------------------------------------
 G- ------------4^fb----------------------------------4^fb-------------
 D- -3-3--4-4-----------3-3---77-7---55-5--3-3--4-4--------------------
 A- -3-3--4-4-----------3-3---77-7---55-5--3-3--4-4--------------------
 E- -1-1--2-2-----------1-1---55-5---33-3--1-1--2-2-------------------- 

 


 


 Verse:(Except right after the solo, you just let the last notes of the


 solo ring)


 


 

 
 E- -------1--------------------------------------------------------
 B- --1-------------------------------------------------------------
 G- ----------------------------------------------------------------
 D- ----------------------------------------------------------------
 A- ----------------------------------------------------------------
 E- ---------------------------------------------------------------- 

 


 


 Pre-chorus:


 


 

 
 E- -------3------3----------------------------------------------------
 B- -------3------3----------------------------------------------------
 G- ---0-------0-------------------------------------------------------
 D- ---0-------0-------------------------------------------------------
 A- -------------------------------------------------------------------
 E- ------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 


 


 Solo:


 


 

 
 E- -------------------------------------------------------------------
 B- --------4---6-------4----6^hb--6*---4------------------------------
 G- -----5--------------------------------5-6-5---3-----3-5^hb--5*--3--
 D- ----------------6--------------------------------6----------------6
 A- -------------------------------------------------------------------
 E- ------------------------------------------------------------------- 

 


 


 


 *


 = Bring bend down


 


 


 From: juggle@athena.mit.edu


 Joseph Grossman


 


 ****************************


 Smells Like Teen Spirit, by Nirvana


 


 This is how I play the song. I make no guarantees as to its accuracy.


 For those interested, a good way to get the Nirvana "Grunge" sound is


 just to use very heavy metal distortion plus very thick chorus.


 


 Key:


 p - pull off from previous note


 s - slide to


 b - bend (or unbend) note until it sounds like the next one


 x - strike strings muted lightly w/left hand


 


 Main line: Riff:


 2x w/o distortion. repeat as


 4x with distortion + chorus) desired. . .


 

 
 e------------------------------------------ ---1------
 a------------------------------------------ -1--------
 d-------------3-3------------------6-6----- ----------
 g--3-3-3-xxxx-3-3---5---6-6-6-xxxx-6-6--5-- ----------
 b--3-3-3-xxxx-1-1---5---6-6-6-xxxx-4-4--5-- ----------
 E--1-1-1-xxxx-------3---4-4-4-xxxx------3-- ---------- 

 


 


 "Solo": 2x. . .


 

 
 e-------------------------------------------------------
 a--1--4--4s6-----4b6b4--2--1--2--1----------------------
 d-------------1---------------------3--1--3b5b3--1--0---
 g-------------------------------------------------------
 b-------------------------------------------------------
 E-------------------------------------------------------

 


 . . .to 4x:


 

 
 e--------------------------------
 a--------------------------------
 d---1-0---1-0---1-0---1p0--------
 g---------------------------3----
 b--------------------------------
 E--------------------------------

 


 


 Lyrics:


 

 
 -------

 


 Load up on guns, bring your friends


 It's fun to lose, and to pretend


 She's overboard, myself assured


 I know I know, A dirty word


 


 chorus:


 


 hello, hello, hello, hello. . .hello, hello, hello, hello,


 hello, hello, hello, hello. . .hello, hello, hello, hello


 


 With the lights out it's less dangerous


 Here we are now, entertain us


 I feel stupid and contagious


 Here we are now, entertain us.


 A mulatto, an albino, a mosquito, my libido, Yea!


 


 I'm worse at what I do best,


 and for this gift I feel blessed.


 I met a group that's always been


 And always will until the end.


 


 chorus, solo


 


 And I forget, just what the taste


 And yes I guess it makes me smile


 I found it hard. . .Its hard to find


 Oh well, whatever, nevermind


 


 chorus.


 


 *-juggle@athena.mit.edu-*


 *-Joseph Grossman -*


 


 


 Return-Path:


 Date: Fri, 30 Sep 94 12:17:41 BST


 


 Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana


 


 Transcribed by Tim Davis (davist@cs.man.ac.uk) from the album "Nevermind".


 


 Here's the entire song with lyrics et al.


 


 To get the Nirvana sound use very heavy metal distortion plus very thick


 chorus with the pickup selector in the bridge (farthest back) position.


 


 Key:


 ~ - vibrato


 \ - slide down


 b - bend note until it sounds like the bracketed one


 r - release previous bend to bracketed note


 x - play strings while muted lightly with left hand


 


 -- -- repeat section between the markers.


 *- -* ie. play it twice


 [--] [--]  


 [--]*- [--]-*


 -- ... --


 


 Intro:


 


 2x clean


 4x w/distortion and chorus


 


 

 
 E-------------------------------- -------------------------------
 B-------------------------------- -------------------------------
 G--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-3---3---5--- -6---6-6---x-x-x-x-6---6---5---
 D--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-3---1---5--- -6---6-6---x-x-x-x-6---6---5---
 A--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-1---1---5--- -6---6-6---x-x-x-x-4---4---5---
 E--1---1-1---x-x-x-x---------3--- -4---4-4---x-x-x-x---------3--- 

 


 


 Pre verse:


 


 clean w/chorus


 


 

 
 E-----1----------------------------- -----1----------------------------
 B-1--------------------------------- -1--------------------------------
 G----------------------------------- ----------------------------------
 D----------------------------------- ----------------------------------
 A----------------------------------- ----------------------------------
 E----------------------------------- ---------------------------------- 

 


 


 Verse 1:


 


 clean w/chorus


 


 

 
 E-----1------------------------------ -----1---------------------------
 B-1---------------------------------- -1-------------------------------
 G------------------------------------ ---------------------------------
 D------------------------------------ ---------------------------------
 A------------------------------------ ---------------------------------
 E------------------------------------ --------------------------------- 

 


 


 Load up on guns, bring your friends. It's fun to lose and to pretend


 She's over bored and self assured. Oh no, I know, a dirty word.


 


 Pre chorus:


 


 w/distortion


 


 

 
 E------1-------1-------1-------1-- ------1-------1-------1-------1---
 B-1--------1-------1-------1------ -1--------1-------1-------1-------
 G--------------------------------- ----------------------------------
 D--------------------------------- ----------------------------------
 A--------------------------------- ----------------------------------
 E--------------------------------- ---------------------------------- 

 


 Hello, hello, hello, how low? Hello, hello, hello, how


 low? Hello, hello, hello, how low? Hello, hello, hello, how


 low? Hello, hello, hello, how low? Hello, hello, hello, how


 low? Hello, hello, hello, how low? Hello, hello, hello...


 


 Chorus:


 


 w/distortion and chorus


 


 

 
 E-------------------------------- -------------------------------
 B-------------------------------- -------------------------------
 G--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-3---3---5--- -6---6-6---x-x-x-x-6---6---5---
 D--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-3---1---5--- -6---6-6---x-x-x-x-6---6---5---
 A--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-1---1---5--- -6---6-6---x-x-x-x-4---4---5---
 E--1---1-1---x-x-x-x---------3--- -4---4-4---x-x-x-x---------3--- 

 


 


 With the lights out, it's less dangerous. Here


 we are now entertain us. I


 feel stupid and contagious. Here


 we are now entertain us. A


 mulatto. An albino. A


 mosquito. My libido. Yeah!


 


 

 
 E ---------------------------------- ----------------------------------
 B *--------------------------------- ---------------------------------*
 G --3---3---3---3---4---4---3------- -4---4---4---4---3---3---4---4----
 D --3---3---3---3---4---4---3------- -4---4---4---4---3---3---4---4----
 A *-3---3---3---3---4---4---1------- -2---2---2---2---1---1---4---4---*
 E --1---1---1---1---2---2----------- -------------------------2---2---- 

 


 


 Yeah!


 


 Pre verse


 


 Verse 2:


 


 (Guitar same as verse 1)


 


 I'm worst at what I do best and for this gift I feel blessed.


 Our little group has always been and always will until the end.


 


 Pre chorus


 


 Chorus


 


 Solo:


 


 w/distortion and chorus (played over the main chorus/intro riff)


 


 

 
 E ----------------------------------- ---------------------------------
 B *---------------------------------- --------------------------------*
 G -----8-10\8-----8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5~~~ -6-5-----------------------------
 D --10--------6~~~------------------- ------8--6~~~8-8b(10)r(8)-6-5~~~-
 A *---------------------------------- --------------------------------*
 E ----------------------------------- ---------------------------------
 E --------------------------------- --------------------------------
 B *-------------------------------- -------------------------------*
 G --------------------------------- --------------------------------
 D ---6-5---6-5---6-5---6-5-5------- -6-5---6-5---6-5---6-5-5--------
 A *--------------------------8~~~~~ -------------------------8~~~~~*
 E --------------------------------- -------------------------------- 

 


 


 Pre verse:


 let last note of solo ring for whole of pre verse


 

 
 E---------------------------------- --------------------------------
 B---------------------------------- --------------------------------
 G---------------------------------- --------------------------------
 D---------------------------------- -------------------------------- 

 


 A-(8)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -(8)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


 

 
 E---------------------------------- -------------------------------- 

 


 


 Verse 3:


 (No guitar)


 


 And I forget just why I taste. Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile.


 I found it hard. It was hard to find. Oh well whatever, nevermind.


 


 Pre chorus


 


 Chorus and playout:


 


 w/distortion and chorus


 


 

 
 E-------------------------------- -------------------------------
 B-------------------------------- -------------------------------
 G--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-3---3---5--- -6---6-6---x-x-x-x-6---6---5---
 D--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-3---1---5--- -6---6-6---x-x-x-x-6---6---5---
 A--3---3-3---x-x-x-x-1---1---5--- -6---6-6---x-x-x-x-4---4---5---
 E--1---1-1---x-x-x-x---------3--- -4---4-4---x-x-x-x---------3--- 

 


 


 With the lights out, it's less dangerous. Here


 we are now entertain us. I


 feel stupid and contagious. Here


 we are now entertain us. A


 mulatto. An albino. A


 mosquito. My libido. A


 denial. A denial. A


 denial. A denial. A


 denial. A denial. A


 denial. A denial. A de_ ni__ al.


 


 


 Date: Thu, 2 Jan 1997 23:29:33 +0000


 From: Susan Hunt


 


 Smells Like Teen Spirit Solo


 By Nirvana


 


 Transcribed(Decoded(Worked Out)) by James Hunt


 Well, this is how I do it, it sound okay.


 


 

 
 B:--------8--10~~----8/10----6--5--6--5------------------------
 G:----10-----------6---------------------------8--6--8--10^\8--6-

 


 


 Just play that twice then do this:


 

 
 G:---6--5--6--5--6--5--6--5-5--3-

 


 


 That's done thrice then do this variation:


 

 
 G:---6--5--6--5--6--5--6--5-5--3~~~~~~~~~~


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chris667 (report)

its just another language much easier with the chords above the words maybe its because im a beginner but this makes no sense to me