Modest Mouse - Building Nothing Out Of Something Chords & Tabs

 

Building Nothing Out Of Something Chords & Tabs

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Building Nothing Out Of Something Tab

Tabbed by:CMM

Neverending Math Equation
Interstate 8
Broke
Medication
Workin' on leavin' the living
All Nite Diner
Baby Blue Sedan
A Life of Artic Sounds
Sleepwalkin'
Grey Ice Water
Positive/Negative
Other People's Lives

----------------------Neverending Math Equation-----------------------------

(Intro)
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|-------5--x-x--------4-0--------5-0-------4-0------|
D|-------x--x-x--------x-x--------x-x-------x-x------|
A|-7--7----------5--5-------7--7-------5-5-----------|
E|-x--x----------x--x-------x--x-------x-x-----------|
  PM...         PM...      PM...      PM...   

The intros only real difference from the verse is the pick scratch after the first C is played.

(Main Riff)(Repeated throughout Verse)
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------5-0---------4-0--------5-0-------4-0------|
D|-------x-x---------x-x--------x-x-------x-x------|
A|-7--7--------5--5-------7--7-------5-5-----------|
E|-x--x--------x--x-------x--x-------x-x-----------|
 

(Chorus)
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|---0------------0---------|
D|-2---2--------0---4-------|
A|--------2p0---------------|
E|------------3-------------|

(Chorus as played live by Isaac)
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---5-----------------------|
A|-7---7--2p0------10-9------|
E|------------3/10-----------|

(2nd Guitar Riff played over last Chorus and the pursuing jam)
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|-9-7-9-7-9--7-9-7-9-7-9-7---------|
D|--------------------------9-7-----|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

(Jam ending riff)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-2-0-2-0-2--0-2-0-2-0-2-0-----------|
A|--------------------------2-0-------|
E|------------------------------------|

--------------------------------Interstate 8--------------------------------

(Intro/End of Chorus)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12-----12-------------------------12-----12--------------------------|
G|-11-----11-------------------------11-----11--------------------------|
D|-12-----12-------------------------12-----12--------------------------|
A|-10-----10-------------------------10-----10--------------------------|
E|-----------------10-10-10-9-9-10------------------10-10-x-x-x-x-9-10--|
                                                    PM................

NOTE: Im not positive this is the chord Isaac uses for this. It sounds right however. In order
for this to sound correct one must bend the pitch lower by about a half step then back to the
Gmaj7 pitch. Isaac bends the strings the the back of the bridge on his red Whicca guitar. If
you dont have suitable bridge to bend or a bar of sorts, then just quickly slide the Gmaj7 chor
down by a fret to the F#maj7 chord and quickly back to the Gmaj7. If you know this song, you'll
understand what Im talking about. You'll also notice this finger position sets you up real nice-like
for the verse. 

(Verse)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----12--------12-------12--------12------------------12-------12-------12|
G|-------11--------11-------11--------11--11/12\11--------11-------11------|
D|-----------12--------12-------12----------------------------12-------12--|
A|-10----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------10---------------------|

(Chorus)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12---------------12---------------12---------------12----------------|
G|-11---------------11---------------11---------------11----------------|
D|-12---------------12---------------12---------------12----------------|
A|-10---------------10----------------x----------------x----------------|
E|-----------------------------------10---------------10----------------|

Note: Again, like the Intro, these must be bent in that certain manner.

(Chords used for pre-outro)
e|---------|
B|-12--12--|
G|-11--11--|
D|-12--12--|
A|-10---x--|
E|-----10--|

(Outro)
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|11--12--14--16------16-----------6--7--9-11-----11--------|
D|11--12--14--16------16-----------6--7--9-11-----11--------|
A|-9--10--12--14------14-----------4--5--7--9------9--------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

---------------------------------Broke--------------------------------------

(Intro pt.1/Verse)
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-9-7---------------------------------------------|
G|-----9-8-8----------9-8------8-----8-----8-------|
D|---------9--------------9------9-----9-----9-----|
A|---------9---------------------------------------|
E|---------7-----------------7-----7-----7-----7---|

NOTE: For the intro this part is played twice then goes into pt.2

(Intro pt.2)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-9-7--------9p7-----9p7-----9p7--------9p7-----9p7--------------|
G|-----9p8--------9p8-----9p8-----9p8--------9p8-----9p8---8-9-8--|
D|------------------------------------9------------------9--------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

NOTE: The first 4 notes of pt.2 are only played the first time out of the 3 times this is
played.

(Intro pt.3) (Played once then into the Verse)
e|-----------------------------|
B|-9p7-----9p7-----------------|
G|-----9p8-----9p8-9-8-9-------|
D|-----------------------9-----|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

(Outro)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-8--8--8--8-8-8-8--8--8--8-8--9--9--9--9-9-9-9--9--9--9-9--|
D|-9--9--9--9-9-9-9--9--9--9-9--9--9--9--9-9-9-9--9--9--9-9--|
A|-9--9--9--9-9-9-9--9--9--9-9--7--7--7--7-7-7-7--7--7--7-7--|
E|-7--7--7--7-7-7-7--7--7--7-7--7--7--7--7-7-7-7--7--7--7-7--|

-------------------------------Medication-----------------------------------

(Begining and end)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-11-----------------------------------11---------------------------------|
A|----12--11------11-------9/10\9----------12--11------11------9/10\9/10\9-|
E|-------------12------12---------------------------12------12-------------|

(Middle)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7-------------------------|
D|--7--7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7--7--7-7-7-7--5--5-5--5--5--5-5--5--5|
A|--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5-5-5--5--5-5--5--5--5-5--5--5|
E|--------------------------------------------------3--3-3--3--3--3-3--3--3|
    |  |_|_|_|  |  |_|_|_|  |  |_|_|_|  |  |_|_|_|  |  |_|  |  |  |_|  |  |

e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-5-5--5--5--5-5--5--5--|
A|-5-5--5--5--5-5--5--5--|
E|-3-3--3--3--3-3--3--3--|
   |_|  |  |  |_|  |  |

--------------------Workin' on Leavin' the Living---------------------------

(Pretty much the whole song)
e|-0-0-------------0-0------|
B|-0-0-------------0-0------|
G|-0-0-------------0-0------|
D|-2-0-------------0-2------|
A|-3-2-------------2-3------|
E|---3-------------3--------|

(Verse)
e|-----------------------------------0--0---|
B|-----------------------------------0--0---|
G|-------4--------4-----------4------0--0---|
D|-0h5-5----0h5-5---0h5-5-0h5---0h5--0--0---|
A|-----------------------------------2--2---|
E|-----------------------------------3--3---|

(Fill played over main part)
e|-12-12-12-12-10-12-------|
B|-------------------12----|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|

-------------------------------All Nite Diner-------------------------------

(Riff 1)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-/5--5--5--5----/5--5--5--5----5\0--0--0--0----5\0--0--0--0----|
A|-/5--5--5--5----/5--5--5--5----5\0--0--0--0----5\0--0--0--0----|
D|-/5--5--5--5----/5--5--5--5----5\0--0--0--0----5\0--0--0--0----|
   PM.........    PM.........    PM..........    PM..........

(Riff 2)
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-/5--5--5--5----/5--5--5--5----5/12--12--12--12----5/12--12--12--12-|
A|-/5--5--5--5----/5--5--5--5----5/12--12--12--12----5/12--12--12--12-|
D|-/5--5--5--5----/5--5--5--5----5/12--12--12--12----5/12--12--12--12-|
   PM.........    PM.........    PM..............    PM..............

NOTE: These riffs arent exact strumming-wise. Theres some scratches thrown in there
too, etc.

(2nd guitar riff)
e|---7----------------------|
B|-7---7h8p7-7--------------|
G|-------------7------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

-----------------------------Baby Blue Sedan--------------------------------

(Main Riff/Verse)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-0-------0-------0-------0-----------------------------------------------|
D|---2p0-----2p0-----2p0-----2p0----0-------0-------0--------0-------------|
A|-------3-------3-------3-------3----2p0-----2p0-----2p0------2p0---------|
E|----------------------------------------3-------3-------3--------3-------|

(Harmonics played over verse) (syncronized with riff above)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------7+-------------------------------7+-----------------|
D|-7+-------------------------------7+---------------------------------|
A|---------7+-------------------------------7+-------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Chorusish part)
e|-3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--x--x-----------------------------|
B|-3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--x--x--1--1-1-1-1--1--1-1-1-1--1--|
G|-0--0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0-0--0--x--x--0--0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0-0--0--|
D|-0--0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0-0--0--0-0-0-0--0--x--x--2--2-2-2-2--2--2-2-2-2--2--|
A|-2--2-2-2-2--2--2-2-2-2--2--2-2-2-2--2--x--x--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--|
E|-3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--3-3-3-3--3--x--x-----------------------------|
   |  |_|_|_|  |  |_|_|_|  |  |_|_|_|  |  |  |  |  |_|_|_|  |  |_|_|_|  | 

e|------------x--x--------|
B|1-1-1-1--1--x--x--------|
G|0-0-0-0--0--x--x--------|
D|2-2-2-2--2--x--x--------|
A|3-3-3-3--3--x--x--------|
E|------------x--x--------|
  |_|_|_|  |  |  |

-----------------------------A Life of Artic Sounds-------------------------

(Intro)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4/7--------------------7---7----4/7----------------7---7----4/7--|
A|-x-x--------------------x---x-x--x-x----------------x---x-x--x-x--|
E|-2/5-------------5-5--5---5------2/5---------5-5--5---5------2/5--|
                   PM............              PM............ 

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------7---7----4/7---------------0-4-0--0-4-0----|
A|--------------x---x-x--x-x----------------------------0--|
E|-------5-5--5---5------2/5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------|
         PM............      PM........... 

NOTE: There is a semi definate strumming of the A during the palm muting, listen for it.
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/m/modest_mouse/building_nothing_out_of_something_tab.html ]
(Interlude)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4/7--4---------2-0---2-0------4/7--4---------2-0---2-0------------------|
A|-x-x--x------4------4-----0----x-x--x-------4-----4-----0----------------|
E|-2/5--2------------------------2/5--2------------------------------------|

NOTE: The slides from F# to A are quick. This part is repeated twice.

(Interlude ending)
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-2---2--2---2------------------------------|
D|---4------4---4-------2-0-2-2-0------------|
A|--------------------------------4-0--------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

(Verse pt.1)
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---7-0---7-0-7-0-----2-0--2-2-0--------|
A|-9-----9---------------------------0---|
E|---------------------------------------|

(Verse pt.2)
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|---7p0-0---7p0-0-7p0-0--------2p0-0---2p0-0-2p0------|
A|-9-------9------------------4-------------------4-0--|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

NOTE: I have obviously not typed out every single variation of the verse.

(2nd Guitar in background of verse)
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-9--9--9/11--11----|
D|-x--x--x--x---x----|
A|-7--7--7/-9---9----|
E|-------------------|

(Outro)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|11--11-11--11--11-11--11--11--11-11--6--6-6--6--6-6--6--6--6-6---|
D|-x---x--x---x---x--x---x---x---x--x--x--x-x--x--x-x--x--x--x-x---|
A|-9---9--9---9---9--9---9---9---9--9--4--4-4--4--4-4--4--4--4-4---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Obviously it would be easier to just move the fingers down to the C#, but Isaac plays
it down there, so I typed it that way.

(2nd guitar riff)
e|------------------|
B|-5-3-2---3--------|
G|-------4---4------|
D|------------------|
A|------------------|
E|------------------|

------------------------------Sleepwalkin'----------------------------------

(Intro)
e|-8-----3-----1-3-4-3--1--------|
B|-8-----5-----3-5-6-5--3--------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

(Main Riff)
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------1------------1------------1-----------------------|
G|-----0---0--------2---2--------1---1---------4-----------|
D|---2-------2----2-------2----0-------0-----5---5---------|
A|-3------------0--------------------------5-------5-------|
E|---------------------------1-----------3-----------------|

NOTE: Palm Muting can sort of simulate the effect of the song better for this part. 

(Harmonics in background)
e|---)------------------|
B|-5+-------)-----------|
G|--------5+------------|
D|------------------)---|
A|----------------7+----|
E|----------------------|

(Intro/after verse)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-1-1-1-1-3-1---0-0-0-0-1-0-----------------------------------1-1-1-1-3-1-|
G|---------------------------0-0-0-0---------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------3-2--3-2-----3p2-2--------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------3------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0-0-0-0-1-0-------------------------------1-1-1-1-3-1---0-0-0-0-1-0-----|
G|-------------0-0-0-0-------------------------------------------------0---|
D|---------------------3-2--3p2-2--3p2-2-----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------3---------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-3---2-----------|
D|---------3-------|
A|-----------------|
E|-----------------|

(Harmonics right after verse)
e|----)--------|
B|-12+-----)---|
G|------12+----|
D|-------------|
A|-------------|
E|-------------|

NOTE:Bend the Harmonic on the B string so it plays a C.

(Ends on)
e|--------12------(8)-|
B|-8-10---------------|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|

------------------------------Grey Ice Water--------------------------------

(Intro)
e|----3--3-0---------3--3-0--------3--5-3p2h3p2-------3--2-3-2-------|
B|-----------3-0--------------------------------3--------------------|
G|---------------------------0---------------------------------0-----|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3~-------------3~-------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------3~-----------------3~----------------|

NOTE: This is played several (3) times at the begining and middle.

(Verse)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3~-------3~---------3~------3~-----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------3~-------3~--------3~-------3~--|

(Interlude)
e|-0--------------0----0---------------------------------------------------|
B|---0-1--1-1-0-1---1----1-0-----------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------5--5--5--5-5--5/7--7--7--7-7--7/9--|
A|--------------------------------------x--x--x--x-x--x-x--x--x--x-x--x-x--|
E|--------------------------------------3--3--3--3-3--3/5--5--5--5-5--5/7--|

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|9--9--9-9--9/12--12-12--9-----|
A|x--x--x-x--x--x---x--x--x-----|
E|7--7--7-7--7/10--10-10--7-----|

NOTE:I typed one variation of this and I doubt its even right, this part seems highly
improvised, so do that. 

(Outro)(Played many times)
e|------------8---7---5----8-7-------------|
B|-5--7--8------8---8----------8-7---------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

(Outro Harmonics)
e|----------|
B|-5+-------|
G|----5+----|
D|----------|
A|----------|
E|----------|

----------Whenever I Breathe Out, You Breathe In (Positive/Negative)--------

(Intro)
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------1--1-1-----|
G|--------------------------------------------------0--0--0-0-----|
D|-5-------------------------------------2--2--2-2--2--2--2-2-----|
A|-----3-2---------2--2--2-2--2--2--2-2--3--3--3-3--3--3--3-3-----|
E|-----------------3--3--3-3--3--3--3-3---------------------------|

NOTE: Played 4 times.

(Verse/Outro)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------5-5/7\5----------------------------------5-|
A|---2---2----9----9---4---4--3-------------2---2----9----9---4-7-5-4--3---|
E|-3---3---10---10---5---5----------------3---3---10---10---5--------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-5/7\5----------------------------------5-5/7\5--------------------------|
A|----------2---2----9-12-10-9---4---4--3------------2---2----9----9---4--4|
E|--------3---3---10-----------5---5---------------3---3---10---10---5---5-|

e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|----5-5/7\5-------------------------------5-5/7\5----|
A|--3------------2---2----9----9---4---4--3------------|
E|-------------3---3---10---10---5---5-----------------|

NOTE: To really recapture the album sound, slide the notes on the E and A strings to
eachother.

(Chorus)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-3--3--3-3--3--x-10--10--10--10-10--10--x-5--5--5-5--5--x---------------|
G|-0--0--0-0--0--x--0---0---0---0--0---0--x-0--0--0-0--0--x-5--5--5/7--7--|
D|-x--x--x-x--x--x--x---x---x---x--x---x--x-x--x--x-x--x--x-5--5--5/7--7--|
A|-2--2--2-2--2--x--9---9---9---9--9---9--x-4--4--4-4--4--x-3--3--3/5--5--|
E|-3--3--3-3--3--x-10--10--10--10-10--10--x-5--5--5-5--5--x---------------|

(Post-Chorus)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9--7--9--7--5--7--5--7--/12--10--12--10--9h10-9h10--9--7--5\4--9--7--9-7|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-5--7--5--7-------------------------|
A|------------3--3--3\2---------------|
E|-------------------------3----------|

--------------------------Other People's Lives------------------------------

(Intro)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-x-x-7-x-7\4-4--------7-x-x-7-x-4/7----------7-x-x-7-x-7\4-4---------|
D|-x-x-x-x---------7p5-5--x-x-x-x-------5/7------x-x-x-x---------7p5-5---|
A|-5-x-x-5----------------5-x-x-5----------------5-x-x-5-----------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-7-7-x-4/7--------7-----------4--------------------------------------|
D|-x-x-x-------5/7----x-----------x--------------7-------------5---------|
A|-5-5-5--------------5-----------2--------------x-------------x---------|
E|-----------------------------------------------5-------------3---------|

(Verse)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7----------------------4-----------------------------------------------|
D|-x----------------------x----------------------7------------------------|
A|-5-----7p5-7p5-7p5-7p5--2-----4p2-4p2-4p2-4p2--x------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------5-----7p5-7p5-7p5-7p5----|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------7----------------------4-----------------------------------|
D|-5------------x----------------------x----------------------7------------|
A|-x------------5-----7p5-7p5-7p5-7p5--2-----4-2-2-2-4-2-4-2--x------------|
E|-3----------------------------------------------------------5----7p5-7p5-|

e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|----------5------|
A|----------x------|
E|-7p5-7p5--3------|

The rest of the verse is played with ocavated notes of D, B, A and G.

(Small Fill) (notably at 1:38 and other times)
e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-2-4-4-4-4-2-4-2-0-----|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

(Latter half of song)
e|--5-3\2----------------|
B|--------3-0------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

(Hamonics which make up latter half of song)
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|-7+-----------------|
D|--------7+----------|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|

Hopefully I didn't screw as many times as I did with my last album tab.
Send all correction, compliments, and complaints care of:
colin_michael_muppet@hotmail.com
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