Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box Chords & Tabs

 

Heart Shaped Box Chords & Tabs

Nirvana Chords & Tabs

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Heart Shaped Box Tab

   
"Heart-Shaped Box" by Nirvana

Tuning: Db-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-Eb (Dropped D everything flat)

/ = slide up
\ = slide down
b = bend
p = pull off
parenthesis() = play note while holding bend

Transcribed by: boneybirdy

I wanted to show how I play this song because it sounds precise when I play it like this.  
I think the tuning makes the difference.  I don’t feel like labeling the number of times 
to play each section. You can figure it out.



Intro (clean):
Eb----------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------|
Gb-------2--------------------------------------|
Db----2-----2---------3-------------0------0----|
Ab-0---------------3-----3-------0------0-----0-|
Db--------------3------------0------------------|

Eb---------------------------------------------------|
Bb---------------------------------------------------|
Gb-------2-------------------------------------------|
Db-2--2-----2---------3---------/4--4-----4-------0--|
Ab-0---------------3-------------------0-----3--3----|
Db--------------3--------3---0-----------------------|



Verse (clean):
Eb----------------------------------------------|
Bb-------2*-------------------------------------|
Gb-------2--------------------------------------|
Db-2--2-----2---------3------------0------0-----|
Ab-0---------------3------------0------0-----0--|
Db--------------3--------3---0------------------|
	   *Don’t strike this string the 1st time around
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/n/nirvana/heart_shaped_box_tab_ver_5.html ]
Eb----------------------------------------------------|
Bb----------------------------------------------------|
Gb-------2-----------------------------------------0--|
Db-2--2-----2---------3---------/4--4-----4-----4--0--|
Ab-0---------------3-------------------0-----3--3-----|
Db--------------3--------3---0------------------------|



Chorus (Distortion):
Eb-----------------------|------------|-----------|
Bb-----------------------|------------|-----------|
Gb-----------------------|--2--2--4b--|--------4b-|
Db----/4--4-----4--------|--2--2------|--3--3-----|
Ab-----------0-----3--3--|--0--0------|--3--3-----|
Db-0---------------------|------------|--3--3-----|
  ^^play this first bar only the first time around

Eb------------------------|
Bb------------------------|
Gb--------------------4b--|
Db--0--4--4-----4---------|
Ab--0--------0-----3------|
Db--0---------------------|

            
Solo (Distortion):
Eb--------------------------------------------|
Bb--------8b\7*-------6b\5--------5b--3--1p0--|
Gb--------------------------------------------|
Db--7--7--------5--5--------3--3--------------| 
Ab--------------------------------------------|
Db--------------------------------------------| x2
*note: Slide while returning from the bend

Eb--------------------------------------------
Bb--------------------2-----------------------
Gb--------------------2-----------------------
Db-2------------------2-----------------------
Ab-0------------------------------------------
Db--------------------------------------------
 ^^Let these puppies ring.


Verse 2 “Your advice” (Distortion):
Eb------------------------------------------|
Bb------------------------------------------|
Gb--------------------------4b-(4)-(4)-(4)--|
Db--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0------------------|
Ab--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0------------------|
Db--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0------------------|
             		      ^hold the bend and hit the notes

Outro (Distortion):
Eb---------------------------|
Bb---------------------------|
Gb---------------------------|
Db--3-3-3--4--4--4--4--------|
Ab--3-3-3--0-----------3--3--|
Db--3-3-3--0-----------------|
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