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Breathe  Michelle Branch

Hotel Paper
2003 Maverick Records
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You will noticed that the tuning for this song is DECEIVING!!! because you think that
your guitar was already tuned correctly!!! the fact is I am one of the persons who
discovered that the Tuning for the guitars of this song should be higher than E but
lower than F in the first top string. It means you have to tune up 1/4 step first.
For 1/2 step, it's only sharps(#) and flats(b) except E and B then F and C.
Tuning: Irregular; tune 1/4 step E+ A+ D+ G+ B+ e+ and a CAPO ON FIRST FRET of your
guitar just like standard but higher a little. What is your interpretation to irregular
tune? As I mention why I place + symbols after each note beacuse there is an irregular
tune that is higher than E but lower than F.Yes It's true!!! As I tune my guitar, these
irregular tunes won't equalize to neither E or F at your sixth string and the other
below strings too!!!! Still confused?
here is a little chart for irregular tunes and their equivalent.
C+=C#- such that + means upper the tune while - means lower down.
D+=D#- or Eb-
D#+ or Eb+=E-
E+=F- is used in this MICHELLE BRANCH song BREATHE
F+=F#- or Gb-
F#+ or Gb+=G-
G+=G#- or Ab-
G#+ or Ab+=A-
A+=A#- or Bb-
A#+ or Bb+=B-
other songs with irregular tunes
BBMAK=Back Here, tuning: same here and first note is Em
Good Charlotte=Hold On, tuning: same here and first note is C
 Michelle Branch=Paper Pieces, tuning: E- A- D- G- b- e- and first note is G#m

So get it? If not just e-mail me
Chords used in this song
Aadd9- x02200 or x024x0
E/G#- 4xx45x or 476xxx
C#m7- x46454
Bsus3- x244x0
B- x24442
E- 022100
A- x02220
C#m- x46654
hey!!! let's start the song now!!! I think I explained it a lot for you guitar
players!!!! Trust me!!! I'm telling the truth that the standard E A D G B e tuning
is not enough to play this song because you will say that your guitar is too low for
tune even your guitar was already tuned correctly.Here it goes!
Again tuning: E+ A+ D+ G+ B+ e+ then Capo on first fret. Actually if you don't want to
use a capo, you can still play this song but still using an irregular tune for F+ A#+
D#+ G#+ C+ f+ so in mathematical expression from E to F is 1/2 step up then F to F+ is
1/4 step therefore 1/2 + 1/4=3/4 step up is needed without a capo while E to E+ is only
1/4 step up if you need a capo on first fret. Clear? Now I promise you that the tuning
1/4 step will sound very excactly as you hear the song and pardon me for my redundancy.
Here it goes!!!
Aadd9 (x2) E/G# (x2)

Verse 1:
I've been [Aadd9]driving for an hour
Just [E/G#]talking to the rain
You say [C#m7]I've been driving you [Bsus3]crazy
And it's [Aadd9]keeping you a[Bsus3]way
So just [Aadd9]give me one good reason
Tell me [E/G#]why I should stay
'Cause I don't wanna [C#m7]waste another [Bsus3]moment
In saying things we [Aadd9]never meant to [Bsus3]say
Refrain 1:
And [B]I [E] [Aadd9]take it just a little bit
[B]I [E] [Add9]hold my breath and count to ten
B E Aadd9 B E Aadd9(Hold)
I've been waiting for a chance to let you in
If I just [Aadd9] breathe[Bsus3]
[C#m7]Let it fill the [Aadd9]space between
I'll [E]know [E/G#]everything is [Bsus3]alright[Aadd9]
[C#m7]Every little [Aadd9]piece of me
You'll [E]see
[C#m7]Everything is [Bsus3]alright
If I just [Aadd9]breathe[A-C#m-Bsus3]
Verse 2:
Well it's [Aadd9]all so overrated
I'm not [E/G#]saying how you feel
So you [C#m7]end up watching [Bsus3]chances fade
And [Aadd9]wondering what's [Bsus3]real
Refrain 2:
And [B]I [E] [Aadd9]give you just a little time
I [B] [E] [Aadd9]wonder if you realize
B E Aadd9 B E Aadd9(Hold)
I've been waiting 'til I see it in your eyes
(Repeat Chorus except last line)
Bridge: (Plucking)
If I just[Aadd9] breat[E]he[C#m7] [Bsus3]
[Aadd9] breat[E]he[C#m7] [Bsus3] [Aadd9]
[E] So I [E/G#]whisper [Bsus3]in the [Aadd9]dark
[E] Hoping you'll [E/G#]hear [C#m7] [Aadd9]me[E] [E/G#]
Bsus3 Aadd9 E C#m7 Aadd9(hold)
Do (Bsus) you hear me?
(Repeat Chorus)
[Aadd9] Bre[Bsus3]athe..[C#m7].....[Aadd9].......[E] [E/G#]yeah [Bsus3]yeah
[Aadd9] Every[Bsus3]thing is [C#m7]alright[Aadd9]
if I just bre[E]ath[C#m7]e[Bsus3]
I've been [Aadd9]driving [Bsus3]for an [C#m7]hour[Aadd9]
Aadd9 E aadd9(Hold)
Just talking to the rain

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