Collective Soul - Heavy Chords & Tabs

 

Heavy Chords & Tabs

Collective Soul Chords & Tabs

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Heavy Tab

   
I'm tired of seeing wrong tabs of this song without the guitar solo,
so I took it upon myself to learn to play it properly.

Heavy
As performed on "Dosage"
Words and music by Ed Roland

Standard Eb tuning

h            hammer on
p            pull off
PM           palm muting
b            bend
r            return
x            muffled strings
~            vibrating
/            slide up
\            slide down
TR           tremelo picking
Ed           Guitar 1     
Dean         Guitar 2     
Ross         Guitar 3 
All guitars  D'uh

Intro (Dean, w/ distortion, x5)
eb[---------------------------------------
Bb[---------------------------------------
Gb[---------------------------------------
Db[---------------------------------------
Ab[---------------------------------------
Eb[-0-0-0-0-12-12-12-12-0-12-0------------

Main riff (All guitars, w/ distortion, x3)    End with this
eb[---------------------------------]-----------------
Bb[---------------------------------]-----------------
Gb[---------------------------------]-----------------
Db[---------------------------------]-----------------
Ab[---------5p0---------------1p0---]---------5p0-----
Eb[-0-0-0-0-----0-0-----0h3h5-----3-]-0-0-0-0-----0-0-
   PM......    PM..                  PM......    PM..

Verse (Ed, w/ distortion, let ring, x2)
eb[-3----------------------
Bb[-3----------------------
Gb[-0----------------------
Db[-0----------------------
Ab[-2----------------------
Eb[-3----------------------

Verse (Dean and Ross, w/ distortion, let ring, x2)
eb[-----------------------
Bb[-----------------------
Gb[-----------------------
Db[-5---------------------
Ab[-5---------------------
Eb[-3---------------------

All guitars play main riff twice in between each verse part and before thr chorus

The chorus is kinda messed up because Ed, Dean, and Ross are all playing
different parts.  I usually play Dean's part.
Chorus (Ed, w/ distortion, x2)
eb[-2-------0-------0-------3-]----------
Bb[-3-------2-------1-------3-]----------
Gb[-2-------2-------0-------0-]----------
Db[-0-------2-------2-------0-]----------
Ab[---------0-------3-------2-]----------
Eb[-------------------------3-]-3-----2--

Chorus (Dean, w/ distortion, x2)
eb[---------------------------]----------
Bb[---------------------------]----------
Gb[-7---------------5---------]----------
Db[-7-------7-------5-------5-]----------
Ab[-5-------7-------3-------5-]----------
Eb[-5-------5-------3-------3-]-3-----2--

Chorus (Ross, w/ distortion, x2)
eb[-------------------------------------
Bb[-------------------------------------
Gb[-19-------18-------17-------16-------
Db[-x--------x--------x--------x--------
Ab[-17-------16-------15-------14-------
Eb[-------------------------------------

Ed and Dean play main riff (w/ ending)
Ross' new interlude is this (w/ distortion, x2)
eb[------------------
Bb[-5\3-3/5----------
Gb[-4\2-2/4----------
Db[------------------
Ab[------------------
Eb[------------------
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/c/collective_soul/heavy_tab_ver_4.html ]
All guitars play their verse parts, but during the main riff, Ross plays the new interlude

Chorus

Bridge (All guitars, w/ distortion, x4)
eb[--------------------------------------------
Bb[--------------------------------------------
Gb[----------------------------12-12-12-12-----
Db[----------------------------12-12-12-12-----
Ab[--------------------------------------------
Eb[-0--0-12-0-0-12-0-0-12-0-0------------------

GUITAR SOLO (Ross, w/ distorion and wah pedal.  I am not quite sure about the
muffled strings)
eb[------------------------x-x--------------------x-x-----
Bb[------------------------x-x--------------------x-x-----
Gb[-12--(bend slowly)-b14--x-x--14b16r14-14b18r14-x-x-----
Db[------------------------x-x--------------------x-x-----
Ab[------------------------x-x--------------------x-x-----
Eb[------------------------x-x--------------------x-x-----
    TR.............

eb[--------------------------------x-------x-------x--------
Bb[-(Really, really vibrate)-17~~~-x-17~~~-x-17~~~-x-17~~~--
Gb[--------------------------------x-------x-------x--------
Db[--------------------------------x-------x-------x--------
Ab[--------------------------------x-------x-------x--------
Eb[--------------------------------x-------x-------x--------

eb[--------------------------------------------------------
Bb[-19p17-22p21p19-----------------------------------------
eb[-----------------(bend slowly)-14-14-14-14-14-14b16-----
Bb[--------------------------------------------------------
eb[--------------------------------------------------------
Bb[--------------------------------------------------------

eb[----------x-x----------x-x----------x-x----------x-x----------x-x-
Bb[----------x-x----------x-x----------x-x----------x-x----------x-x-
Gb[-14b18r14-x-x-14b16~~~-x-x-16b18~~~-x-x-18b20~~~-x-x-20b22~~~-x-x-
Db[----------x-x----------x-x----------x-x----------x-x----------x-x-
Ab[----------x-x----------x-x----------x-x----------x-x----------x-x-
Eb[----------x-x----------x-x----------x-x----------x-x----------x-x-

eb[-22b24r-------------------------------------
Bb[--------------------------------------------
eb[--------------------------------------------
Bb[--------------------------------------------
eb[--------------------------------------------
Bb[--------------------------------------------

Chorus

Play Main Riff 3 times (w/ Ross' interlude)

End on this
eb[--------------------------------------------
Bb[--------------------------------------------
eb[--------------------------------------------
Bb[--------------------------------------------
eb[---------5p0--------------------------------
Bb[-0-0-0-0-----0-0----------------------------
   PM......    PM..

Done.

Song Structure
Intro
Main Riff
Verse
Main Riff
Verse
Main Riff
Chorus
Main Riff
Verse
Main Riff
Verse
Main Riff
Chorus
Bridge
GUITAR SOLO
Chorus
Main Riff

Anyone who knows when Collective Soul's new album is coming out,
please let us all know.  We have not heard from them for quite some time.
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