#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------# #This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the # #song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. # #------------------------------------------------------------------------------# From: KURT20GAUG@aol.com Date: Sun, 8 Oct 1995 17:05:11 -0400 Nirvana Nevermind Smells Like Teen Spirit Transcribed by: buzzllsliktive aka kurt20gaug Contributions: Fellow AOLers whose name's elude me(You guys,email me) I posted a much simpler, much more limited, version of this song on AOL.After getting suggestions from fellow guitarists I posted this version. If you have any comments\suggestions\complaints e-mail at kurt20gaug@aol.com This posting has the intro, verse, pre-chorus, chorus, break, solo, and outro. Intro&Chorus For intro: play twice with no distortion For chorus: play with distortion and no sweeps 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~~~~~~~~~~ (just let it ring for a while)
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