Dashboard Confessional - Hands Down Acoustic Chords & Tabs

 

Hands Down Acoustic Chords & Tabs

Dashboard Confessional Chords & Tabs

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Hands Down Acoustic Tab

   
Dashboard Confessional - Hands Down (So Impossible EP)
Tabbed by Franklin Dean
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TUNING: Standard tuning half step down
 6  5  4  3  2  1   (String Number)
|Eb|Ab|Db|Gb|Bb|Eb| (Low to high)
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NOTE: This tab is based upon the acoustic version that can be heard on the So Impossible
EP. I make this tab to the best of my ability and assume that you know nothing about the
guitar, and have therefore made this tab in a language that guitarists of all levels will
be able to understand, if you've been playing for years or been playing for days. This
version is meant to be played with two guitars, however, I have arranged it for one guitar.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Medium to Medium Hard.
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INTRO - / or \ means to slide to next note. 
                         *Repeat this bar twice(3x total)
eb|---------------------|-----------------------------|---------|
Bb|---------------------|-----------------------------|---------|
Gb|---------------------|-----------------------------|---------|
Db|-----4/6\2-----4/6\7-|-----4/6\2---4/6\2-----4/6/7-|-----4-1-|
Ab|---2---------2-------|---2-------2---------2-------|---2-2-2-|
Eb|-0---------0---------|-0-----------------0---------|-0-------|

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VERSE 1 - P.M. the chord after strumming it once for the first four chords.
            *Repeat these two bars twice (2x)
eb|-------------------------|---------------------||
Bb|-------------------------|---------------------||
Gb|-1-----6-----2-----4-----|--7-7-7-7-/-6-6-6-6--||
Db|-2-----6-----2-----4-----|--7-7-7-7-/-6-6-6-6--||
Ab|-2-----4-----0-----2-----|--5-5-5-5-/-4-4-4-4--||
Eb|-0-----------------------|--0-0-0-0-/-0-0-0-0--||
      P.M.  P.M.  P.M.  P.M.
        "Your legs are..."
eb|-------------------------|            MUTE
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-1-----6-----2-----4-----|
Db|-2-----6-----2-----4-----| "We're doing nothing at all."
Ab|-2-----4-----0-----2-----|
Eb|-0-----------------------|
      P.M.  P.M.  P.M. Mute

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[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/d/dashboard_confessional/hands_down_acoustic_tab.html ]
CHORUS - Find out the strumming pattern on your own, it's best that way.
   *Repeat these twice (2X)
eb|--0--|--4--|--5--|--4--| My hopes are so high that your kiss might kill me
Bb|--0--|--4--|--5--|--4--| So won't you kill me? So I die happy.
Gb|--1--|--4--|--6--|--4--| My heart is yours, to fill or burst.
Db|--2--|--6--|--7--|--6--| To break or bury, or wear as jewelry.
Ab|--2--|--6--|--7--|--6--| Which ever you prefer.
Eb|--0--|--4--|--5--|--4--|

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VERSE 2 - A slight variation of the first verse. 
            *Repeat these two bars twice(2x)
eb|-------------------------|---------------------||
Bb|-------------------------|---------------------||
Gb|-1-----6-----2-----4-----|--7-7-7-7-/-6-6-6-6--||
Db|-2-----6-----2-----4-----|--7-7-7-7-/-6-6-6-6--||
Ab|-2-----4-----0-----2-----|--5-5-5-5-/-4-4-4-4--||
Eb|-0-----------------------|--0-0-0-0-/-0-0-0-0--||
      P.M.  P.M.  P.M.  P.M.
   "Stay quiet,stay near..."
eb|-------------------------|---------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|---------------------|
Gb|-1-----6-----2-----4-----|--7-7-7-7-/-6-6-6-6--|
Db|-2-----6-----2-----4-----|--7-7-7-7-/-6-6-6-6--|
Ab|-2-----4-----0-----2-----|--5-5-5-5-/-4-4-4-4--|
Eb|-0-----------------------|--0-0-0-0-/-0-0-0-0--|
      P.M.  P.M. Mute  Mute

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CHORUS - Find out the strumming pattern on your own, it's best that way.
   *Repeat these twice (2X)
eb|--0--|--4--|--5--|--4--| My hopes are so high that your kiss might kill me
Bb|--0--|--4--|--5--|--4--| So won't you kill me? So I die happy.
Gb|--1--|--4--|--6--|--4--| My heart is yours, to fill or burst.
Db|--2--|--6--|--7--|--6--| To break or bury, or wear as jewelry.
Ab|--2--|--6--|--7--|--6--| Which ever you prefer.
Eb|--0--|--4--|--5--|--4--|

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BRIDGE - Strum to the beat and do an up down stroke when switching chords.

   *Repeat six times (6X)
eb|--4--|--5--|--7--|--7--|
Bb|--4--|--5--|--7--|--7--|
Gb|--6--|--6--|--9--|--8--|    "Hands down, this is the best date..."
Db|--6--|--7--|--9--|--9--|
Ab|--4--|--7--|--7--|--9--|
Eb|--4--|--5--|--7--|--7--|

ENDING - Last line of the song, good job, you made it.

Eb|--4--|--5--|--0--|
Bb|--4--|--5--|--0--|
Gb|--6--|--6--|--1--|  "And I knew that you meant it, that you mean it...."
Db|--6--|--7--|--2--|
Ab|--4--|--7--|--2--|
Eb|--4--|--5--|--0--|

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Tips: As always, listen to the song to get the propper strumming and timing down, and
always break it down into short small parts and them put it all together when you
finally learn all the parts. Also, for you beginners, make sure that you learn the basic
strumming parts first, before learning the intro and before attempting the palm muting
parts. Doing this will help you to learn the song better. Other than that, have fun.
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