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Freak  Silverchair

From buscom@southcom.com.au Wed Apr 9 12:51:00 1997
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 17:04:12 +1100
From: Kris Buscombe
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: Silverchair - freak
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SILVERCHAIR guitar tabs - Freak, from the new album 'Freak-Show'
Ok, this here song would have to be the easiest song that has ever come out
of a guitar, (besides hot-cross buns), but it's fun to play, because you
can go off!
TABULATURE DEFINITION
What all the little symbols in the tab mean...
) = Bend
/ = slide
~~ = vibrato
^ = hammeron/pulloff
PM = Palm mute
* = uncontrolled feedback
x\x = pick scrape
NH = Natural Harmonic
+ = Tremelo Pick
) = Unison Bend
***THIS SONG IS IN DROP D TUNING***
With heavy distortion
Intro- x2
1:
2:
3:
4: 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 000
5: 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 000
6: 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 000
Drums In
Play Intro riff x 2
Verse Intro riff x 4
Pre Chorus
1:
2:
3:
4: 0 344 0 0 3 4 4 4 4
5: 0 344 0 0 3 4 4 4 4
6: 0 344 0 0 3 4 4 4 4
1:
2:
3:
4:0 344 0 0 34 4 6
5:0 344 0 0 34 4 6
6:0 344 0 0 34 4 6
1:
2:
3:
4: 0 344 0 0 3 4 4 4 4
5: 0 344 0 0 3 4 4 4 4
6: 0 344 0 0 3 4 4 4 4
1:
2:
3:
4: 0 344 0 0 3 4 4 4 4
5: 0 344 0 0 3 4 4 4 4
6: 0 344 0 0 3 4 4 4 4
The Bit just before the "Boday and soul" bit is just
an A chord stroked slowly and you let the distortion roll
Body and soul bit (Chorus) Play x 4
1:
2:
3: 55
4: 3 55 0 0
5: 3 3 33 0 0 0
6: 3 0 0
This is played over the top of the last bit
1:
2:
3:
4: 4 2 0
5: 0 0 0
6:
Verse 2 and pre chorus
*Same as before*
Bridge x 4
1:
2:
3: 6/
4: 5 5 555 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
5: 5 5 555 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
6: 5 5 555 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
On 4th time through the bridge bit above, build up with palm muting for 2
bars
ie.
PMPMPMPM
4: 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 44
5: 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 44
6: 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 44
Play that x 2
Chorus again with palm muting
Solo * Play this solo with fast circular picking*
1:
2: 10 10 10 10 13 13 10
3: 11 11 11 11 11
4:
5:
6:
1:
2: 10 10 10 10 13 13 10
3: 11 11 11 11 11
4:
5:
6:
1:
2: 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
3: 11 11 11 11 11 11
4:
5:
6:
Outro
Chorus played once again , sturm the chords with out palm muting
Coda - play intro/verse riff x 4
Whiney bend at the end
3: 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
See ya later, hope you like this
From JRugg@compuserve.com Sun May 4 09:50:26 1997
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 1997 12:59:58 -0400
From: Jerry Rugg
To: Guitar Tabs
Subject: TAB: Silverchair-Freak
SILVERCHAIR:
FREAK
Tune E-string down to D!
(distortion) 8 times 4 times
 
 e ----------------------------------- -------------------------------------
 --0--------
 h .---------------------------------. .-----------------------------------.
 --0--------
 g ----------------------------------- -------------------------------------
 --0--------
 D ---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--- --0-0---0-3-4---0--0--0--3^4--3^4----
 --0--------
 A .--2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--. .-0-0---0-3-4---0--0--0--3-4--3-4---.
 --0--------
 D ---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--- --0-0---0-3-4---0--0--0--3-4--3-4----
 ----------- 

(00:32)
(00:48)
1./2./3. time
4 time
2 times (clean)
 
 ------------------- ------
 e ----------------------------------- -------------------------------------
 - ----------
 h .---------------------------------. .------------------------------------
 . ----------
 g ----------------------------------- --------5-------5-------7-5----------
 - ----------
 D ---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--- ------5---5---5---5---7-----7---7----
 - ----------
 A .--2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--. .---3-------3-------5---------5------
 . ---5------
 D ---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--- -------------------------------------
 - ---------- 

(1:01)
(1:17)
(distrtion) 4 times 4
times
 
 e ----------------------------------- -------------------------------------

[-]  
 
 h .---------------------------------. .------------------------------------

.
 
 g ----------------------------------- -------------------------------------

[-]  
 
 D ---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--- --0-0---0-3-4---0--0--0--3^4--3^4----

[-]  
 
 A .--2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--. .-0-0---0-3-4---0--0--0--3-4--3-4----

.
 
 D ---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--- --0-0---0-3-4---0--0--0--3-4--3-4----

[-] (1:34)
(1:49)
1./2./3. time P.M. 4. time
 
 --------------- ------------------------
 e ----------------------------------- ---------------------------- --0-----

[-]  
 
 h .---------------------------------. ---------------------------- --0-----

[-]  
 
 g ----------------------------------- ---------------------------- --0-----

[-]  
 
 D ----9--9--9-9--8---11^12^11-------- --8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-- --0-----

[-]  
 
 A .---9--9--9-9--8------------------. --8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-- --0-----

[-]  
 
 D ----9--9--9-9--8------------------- --8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-8--8-8-- --------

[-] (2:08)
P.M. 4
times
4 times
 
 -------------------------------------
 e ----------------------------------- -------------------------------------

[--]  
 
 h .---------------------------------. .------------------------------------

-.
 
 g ----------------------------------- --5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-0

[--]  
 
 D ---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--- --5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-0

[--]  
 
 A .--2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--. .-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0

-.
 
 D ---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--- -------------------------------------

[--] (2:28)
(2:45)
Guitar Solo:
2 times
 
 e ---5--5--5--5--8-8-8--8-8------------------------------
 h .--------------------------7--7--7--7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7--.
 g -------------------------------------------------------
 D -------------------------------------------------------
 A .-----------------------------------------------------.
 D ------------------------------------------------------- 

(2:53)
 
 e ---8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----------------------------------
 h .-----------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--
 g ---------------------------------------------------------------------
 D ---------------------------------------------------------------------
 A .--------------------------------------------------------------------
 D ---------------------------------------------------------------------
 e ---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------
 h .-----------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\--
 g ----------------------------------------------------------------------
 D ----------------------------------------------------------------------
 A .---------------------------------------------------------------------
 D ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

(3:00)
(distortion) 4 times 4 times
 
 e ----------------------------------- ----------------------------------- -
 ---------
 h ----------------------------------. .---------------------------------. -
 ---------
 g ------5-------5-------7-------7---- ----------------------------------- -
 ---------
 D ----5---5---5---5---7---7---7---7-- ---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--- -
 --14-----
 A .-3-------3-------5-------5-------. .--2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--. -
 --14-----
 D ----------------------------------- ---2-2---0-2-2---2--2--2---0-0-0--- -
 --14----- 

(3:17) (3:33)
Well that's the song! I'm not that sure about the clean part by (1:01) but
it pretty much
sounds like that. E-mail me if you have any comments, questions or others.
by Chris Rugg at 100131.2531@compuserve.com
 



 


 

Author/Artist: silverchair
Title: Freak
Album: Freak Show
Transcribed by: Zack Hill
Email: ppredator@hotmail.com
This song is very easy to play. The chorus is a variation of the main riff.
The strumming pattern and timing are just what you need to work on.
***TUNING*** Dropped D
 
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 -3-----3-3---3----3----3------------------------------------------------------
 -2--0--2-2---2----2----2---0-0-0----------------------------------------------
 -2--0--2-2---2----2----2---0-0-0----------------------------------------------
 -2--0--2-2---2----2----2---0-0-0----------------------------------------------

*Above is the main riff. Play this for intro, two verses, and very end.*
 
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 --0--0---3h4-4--0--0-0-3h4--4-4--0--0--3h4----0--0---0--3h4----4/6------------
 --0--0---3h4-4--0--0-0-3h4--4-4--0--0--3h4----0--0---0--3h4----4/6------------
 --0--0---3h4-4--0--0-0-3h4--4-4--0--0--3h4----0--0---0--3h4----4/6------------

*Above is the riff for the chorus*
 
 -----0------------------------------------------------------------------------
 -----2------------------------------------------------------------------------
 -----2------------------------------------------------------------------------
 -----2------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

*Above:let ring for "if only I could be as cool as you"*
 
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 --2-0-2-2--2--2--2-3-3-3------------------------------------------------------
 --2-0-2-2--2--2--2-3-3-3------------------------------------------------------
 --2-0-2-2--2--2--2-3-3-3------------------------------------------------------

*Above:play for "as cool as you"*
 
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ---6----------3---------------------------------------------------------------
 ---6----------3---------------------------------------------------------------
 ---4----------3---------------------------------------------------------------
 ---4----------3---------------------------------------------------------------

*Above:play for 1st "body and soul..."* *Pick these chords*
 
 --------------------------------- ----------- ------3-------------------------
 --------------------------------- ----------- ------3-------------------------
 --------------------------------- ----------- ------5-------------------------
 -5--5--5--5----2--0--2---3-3-3-3- ---4v------ ------5-------------------------
 -5--5--5--5----2--0--2---3-3-3-3- ----------- ------3-------------------------
 -5--5--5--5----2--0--2---3-3-3-3- ----------- ------3-------------------------

*"I Don't really know..." *Alternate these at end of each riff*
 
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 --3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-------------------------------------
 --3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-------------------------------------
 --3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----0-0-------------------------------------
 -----------Palm mute------------------- *Above:repeat during 2nd "body.."*
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------------------------------------------
 ---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------------------------------------------
 ---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------------------------------------------

*3rd "body and soul, I'm a freak, I'm a freak"*
 
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 --14---17----14---------14---17------14---------17b--------14-----------------
 ------------------16----------------------16---------17---------16------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

*Above:solo, pick each rapidly/tremolo picking*
From bgibson@ewa.net Mon May 12 13:58:17 1997
Date: Thu, 08 May 1997 21:17:08 +0000
From: Bill Gibson
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: Tab: 'Freak' by 'Silverchair'
Freak
 
 ----------- By Silverchair, Written by Daniel Johns, Tabbed by Abe

Gibson
Dropped-D like every one of their songs.
This song is really cool. I'm not sure everything is right but it sounds
close.
" / " = Slide " X " = M. Strum
INTRO and RIFF: Dist. May not look right but listen and try.
[E5] [D5] [E5] [E5]  
 
 e:-----------------------------------
 B:-----------------------------------
 G:-----------------------------------
 D:-----------------------------------
 A:-2---0--2-2---2---2---2---0--0--0--
 D:-2---0--2-2---2---2---2---0--0--0-- 

PRE-CHORUS: Dist.
[D5] [F5] [Gb5] [D5] [F5] [Gb5] [D5] [F5] [Gb5] [D5] [D5] [F5] [Gb5] [Ab5]  
 
 e:---------------------------------------------------------------
 B:---------------------------------------------------------------
 G:---------------------------------------------------------------
 D:---------------------------------------------------------------
 A:-0---3/4-4---0---0---3/4-4-4-4---0---3/4-4---0---0---3/4--4/6--
 D:-0---3/4-4---0---0---3/4-4-4-4---0---3/4-4---0---0---3/4--4/6--

[D5] [F5] [Gb5] [D5] [F5] [Gb5] [D5] [F5] [Gb5] [D5] [F5] [Gb5] [Fmaj7add#11]  
 
 e:---------------------------------------------------------------0-
 B:---------------------------------------------------------------0-
 G:---------------------------------------------------------------2-
 D:---------------------------------------------------------------2-
 A:-0---3/4-4---0---0---3/4-4-4-4--0---3/4-4--0--0--3/4-4-4--X-X--3-
 D:-0---3/4-4---0---0---3/4-4-4-4--0---3/4-4--0--0--3/4-4-4--X-X--3- 

CHORUS:
[E5] [D5] [E5] [E5] [F5] [D5] [E5] [D5] [E5] [E5] [F5] [D5]  
 
 e:---------------------------------------------------------------------
 B:---------------------------------------------------------------------
 G:---------------------------------------------------------------------
 D:---------------------------------------------------------------------
 A:-2---0--2--2---2---2---2/3-3-3--0---2---0--2--2---2--2---2/3-3-3--0--
 D:-2---0--2--2---2---2---2/3-3-3--0---2---0--2--2---2--2---2/3-3-3--0--

Now switch to clean tone and let notes ring
[F5] [G5] [D5]  
 
 e:---------------------------------------------- ----------
 B:---------------------------------------------- ----------
 G:---------------------------------------------- ----------
 D:-----3-------5---------0-----4-----2-------0-- After ----------
 A:---3---3---3---------------------------------- 2nd x --------0-
 D:-3-------3------0---0-----0-----0-----0------- -0---0--0- 

BRIDGE:
[G5] [E5] [G5] [E5] [G5] [Gb5]  
 
 e:----------------------------------------------
 B:----------------------------------------------
 G:----------------------------------------------
 D:----------------------------------------------
 A:-5---5--2--5--2--5--4----4--4--4--4--4--4--4--
 D:-5---5--2--5--2--5--4----4--4--4--4--4--4--4-- After 2nd x play:

[Gb5] [Fmaj7add#11]  
 
 e:----------------------------0--
 B:----------------------------0--
 G:----------------------------2--
 D:----------------------------3--
 A:-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-X-X--3--
 D:-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-X-X--3-- 

P.M.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
CHORUS: Somewhere in the background they do a 16 fret bend, I think.
[F5] [G5] [D5]  
 
 e:--------------------------------------------------
 B:--------------------------------------------------
 G:--------------------------------------------------
 D:--------------5--5--------------------------------
 A:-3---3--3--3--3--3--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0-0--
 D:-3---3--3--3--------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---0-0-- 

SOLO:
 
 e:-----------------------------------------------------------------
 B:-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-13-13-13-13-13p10--------------------------
 G:----------------------------------------11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--
 D:-----------------------------------------------------------------
 A:-----------------------------------------------------------------
 D:-----------------------------------------------------------------

After 2nd x
 
 e:------------------------------------------------------------------
 B:------------------------------------------------------------------
 G:--/16-16-16-16-(16)\11-11-11-11-11-/14-14-14-14-(14)\11-11-11-----
 D:--------------------------------------------------------------12\-
 A:------------------------------------------------------------------
 D:------------------------------------------------------------------ 

OUTRO:
[E5] [D5] [E5] [D5] [E5add#11]  
 
 e:---------------------------------------------------
 B:---------------------------------------------------
 G:------------------------------------------------3--
 D:------------------------------------------------2--
 A:-2-----0--2--2-----2-----2-----2-----0--0--0----2--
 D:-2-----0--2--2-----2-----2-----2-----0--0--0----2-- 

Okay that was retarded, but there you go. Hope it helps.
From WGRF76B@prodigy.com Thu May 15 16:56:28 1997
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 19:50:34, -0500
From: MR BRUCE J PAULSEN
To: guitar@olga.net
Subject: "Freak" by silverchair
Freak, the second track off Freak Show
by silverchair
/ = slide
t = tremolo picking (pick the note rapidly)
Dropped D tuning, Heavy Distortion:
Intro:
 
 e---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------
 B---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------
 G---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------
 D---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------
 A---2----------0--2--2----------2-----2-----2------0--0--0-----------
 E---2----------0--2--2----------2-----2-----2------0--0--0-----------

Pre-chorus:
"Yeah, i'm a freak, of nature........."
 
 e---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ---------------------------
 B---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ---------------------------
 G---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ---------------------------
 D---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ---------------------------
 A---0---3/4--4-----0--0---3/4--4--4--4-----0---3/4--4-----0--0---3/4--
 4/6------
 E---0---3/4--4-----0--0---3/4--4--4--4-----0---3/4--4-----0--0---3/4--
 4/6------

and then right as he says "If only i could be as cool as you..........
." you play this:
 
 e-----------0--------
 B-----------0--------
 G-----------0--------
 D-----------2--------
 A---x--x---3--------
 E---x--x---3--------

1st chorus:
clean sound
 
 e---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ---------------------------------------
 B---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ---------------------------------------
 G---------------------------------------------------------------------
 --------------------------------------- x 2
 D---------------3-------------------------5-----------------0---------
 --4-----------2----------0--------
 A---------3-----------3------------3----------------------------------
 -------------------------------------
 E---3------------------------3-----------------0-----0-----------0----
 -------0----------0---------------

Then you go back and play the verse, and pre-chorus. Now the Bridge:
"I don't really know, how to put on a cool show.........."
 
 e---------------------------------------------------------------------
 B---------------------------------------------------------------------
 G---------------------------------------------------------------------

x 3
 
 D---------------------------------------------------------------------
 A---5-----5--2--5--2--5--4-----4--4--4--4--4--4--4----------
 E---5-----5--2--5--2--5--4-----4--4--4--4--4--4--4----------

on the fourth time, play the same riff again- except add palm muting
to the end..........
2nd Chorus:
 
 p.m.----------------------------------------------------------------

[-)]  
 
 e---------------------------------------------------------------------
 --------
 B---------------------------------------------------------------------
 --------
 G---------------------------------------------------------------------
 -------- x 4
 D----------------------5--5-------------------------------------------
 --------
 A---3-----3--3--3---3--3----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----0--0---------
 E---3-----3--3--3------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-----0--0---------

SOLO:
x 2
 
 e---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

[---]  
 
 B---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

[---]  
 
 G---14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--14--17--17--17--17--17------------
 ----------------------------------------------------
 D---------------------------------------------------------------------
 -----------16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16--16----
 A---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

[---]  
 
 E---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

[---]  
 
 e---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------
 B---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------
 G---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------
 D---21t---------------16t---------------19t---------------16t---------
 ------------------
 A---------------------------------------------------------------------
 -----------17/--------
 E---------------------------------------------------------------------
 ------------------------

play 2nd chorus again, and then end it with the Verse riff......
Tabbed by: Samantha Paulsen..........
Any questions, comments, complaints, marriage proposals........e-mail
me at: WGRF76B@PRODIGY.COM
By the way, anyone have tabs to Tonic, Gravity Kills, Offspring (from
Ixnay on the Hombre), Dinosaur Jr, send them to me!!!

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