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California  Stroke 9

Title: California
Album: Rip It Off
Tabbed By: Matthew "Keiser" Yauch (Mattyauch@aol.com)
Tuning: 5ths (Eb, Bb, F, Db, F)
The tuning is to 5ths instead of 4ths (standard) according to Luke,
who tunes his G string down, but since I didn't want to break my D
string by tuning it up to F, I instead put my G down to F and
removed my D. Heehee.
Time: This is actually tabbed in double time for accuracy and readability,
so 2 "quarter" notes in my tab are actually only 1 quarter note in
the song itself.
Strumming: I tried to tab out some of the strumming as close as
possible, but some times different notes ring out, sometimes not!
Where I noticed patterns in the changing, I tabbed that out. :D
ON TO THE MUSIC!
Main Chords (Just for reference)
[Gb] [Ab] [Bb] [Db] [Eb]  
 
 F-|------------------|
 Db|-0--2--4---7---9--|
 F-|-1--3--5---8--10--|
 Bb|-3--5--7--10--12--|
 Eb|-3--5--7--10--12--|

Those top notes are a bit of a stretch on low frets!
/ or = slide
| = quarter note
+ = eighth note
. = sixteenth note
Intro x2
| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-------------------0-----|-------------------------|
 Db|-------------0--------0--|----------2-----0--------|
 F-|-------7-----------------|----------------------3--|
 Bb|----------7--------------|-------------------------|
 Eb|/7-----------------------|-5-----------------------|

[Bb] [Ab]  
| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-------------------------|-0-----------------------|
 Db|----------------0--------|----0-----0--------------|
 F-|-------3-----------------|-------3--------3--------|
 Bb|----3-----3-----------3--|-------------------------|
 Eb|-3-----------3-----------|----------------------3/-|

[Gb]  
Verse x4
| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 Db|----------------0--------|----------------0--------|
 F-|-------7-----------7-----|-------3-----------3-----|
 Bb|----------7-----------7--|----------3-----------3--|
 Eb|-7-----------7-----------|-3-----------3-----------|

[Bb] [Gb]  
| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 Bb|----------5--------------|-------------------------|
 Eb|-5-----------5-----------|-----------------------//|

[Ab]  
Pre-Chorus x2
| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 Db|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 F-|-3-///--8-----8--------8-|-10-10-10-10----10\\--|
 Bb|-5-///-10----10-------10-|-12-12-12-12----12\\--|
 Eb|-5-///-10----10-------10-|-12-12-12-12----12\\--|

[Ab] [Db] [Eb]  
| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 Db|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 F-|-3-\--1-----1-----------|-3\1//3\1//3\1//3\1--|
 Bb|-5-\--3-----3-----------|-5\3//5\3//5\3//5\3--|
 Eb|-5-\--3-----3-----------|-5\3//5\3//5\3//5\3--|

[Ab] [Gb] [Ab] [Gb] [Ab] [Gb] [Ab] [Gb] [Ab] [Gb] 
Chorus x2
| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 Db|-------------------------|--------------7\\\\--|
 F-|//8-----------8--------8-|--8-----------8\\\\--|
 Bb|/10----------10-------10-|-10----------10\\\\--|
 Eb|/10----------10-------10-|-10----------10\\\\--|

| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 Db|-2-----------2-----------|-------------2-----------|
 F-|-3-----------3-----------|-------------3-----------|
 Bb|-5-----------5-----------|-------------5-----------|
 Eb|-5-----------5-----------|-------------5-----------|

| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 Db|----------0-----0--------|----------------0--0--0--|
 F-|-3--------3-----3--------|-3--------------3--3--3--|
 Bb|-3-----------------------|-3-----------------------|
 Eb|-3-----------------------|-3-----------------------|

| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 Db|----------0-----0--------|-------------------------|
 F-|-3--------3-----3--------|-3-----------------------|
 Bb|-3-----------------------|-3-----------------------|
 Eb|-3-----------------------|-3-----------------------|

Intro x2
Verse x4
Pre-Chorus x2
Chorus x2
Interlude (strumming - "If I tried to...")
1st
| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 Db|----------------------0--|----------0--0-----0--0--|
 F-|-5--------5--5-----5--5-|-1--------1--1-----1--1/-|
 Bb|/7--------7--7-----7--7-|-3--------3--3-----3--3/-|
 Eb|/7--------7--7-----7--7-|-3--------3--3-----3--3/-|

| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|----------0-----0--------|----------0-----------0--|
 Db|-2--------2-----2--2-----|----------2--2-----2--2--|
 F-|-3-----------------3-----|-------------3-----3--3--|
 Bb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------5-----5--5--|
 Eb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------5-----5--5--|

[2nd] | + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 Db|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 F-|/5-----------5-----5----|-1-----------1-----1--/--|
 Bb|/7-----------7-----7----|-3-----------3-----3--/--|
 Eb|/7-----------7-----7----|-3-----------3-----3--/--|

| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-3-----------------3-----|----------3--------3--3--|
 Bb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------------------|
 Eb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------------------|

3rd
| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-------------------------|-------------0-----------|
 Db|----------0--0-----------|-------------0-----------|
 F-|/5--------5--5-----5----|-1-----------1-----1--/--|
 Bb|/7--------7--7-----7----|-3-----------3-----3--/--|
 Eb|/7--------7--7-----7----|-3-----------3-----3--/--|

| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|----------0-----0--------|----0--------0-----------|
 Db|----------2-----2--2-----|-------2--------2--2--2--|
 F-|-3-----------------3-----|----------3--------3--3--|
 Bb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------------------|
 Eb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------------------|

4th
| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 Db|----------0--0-----0--0--|-------------0-----0--0--|
 F-|/5--------5--5-----5--5--|-1-----------1-----1--1--|
 Bb|/7--------7--7-----7--7--|-3-----------3-----3--3--|
 Eb|/7--------7--7-----7--7--|-3-----------3-----3--3--|

^--play lightly
| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|----------0-----0--0-----|-------------------------|
 Db|----------2-----2--2-----|-------------------------|
 F-|-3-----------------3-----|-------------------------|
 Bb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------------------|
 Eb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------------------|

Last Verse x3
| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 Db|----------0--------------|----------0--------------|
 F-|-------5-----------------|-------1-----------------|
 Bb|----7--------------------|----3--------------------|
 Eb|/7-----------------------|-3-----------------------|

| + | + | + | + | + | + | + | +
 
 F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 Db|----------2--------------|-------------------------|
 F-|-------3-----------------|-------------------------|
 Bb|----5--------------------|-------------------------|
 Eb|-5-----------------------|-------------------------|

Chorus x3
Thanks to Stroke 9 for writing the truly best songs I know.
Special thanks to Luke (I assume that was really him) for
telling me about the tuning.
Of course uber special thanks to "Jonathan Michael Elwell"
who actually asked me if I finished this... and remotivated
me! Without him you wouldn't be reading this.

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