Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit Chords & Tabs

 

Smells Like Teen Spirit Chords & Tabs

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Smells Like Teen Spirit Tab

   
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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--------------------------------


*-juggle@athena.mit.edu-*
*-Joseph Grossman      -*



 
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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".


[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/n/nirvana/smells_like_teen_spirit_tab_ver_2.html ]
   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------------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   


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 ...


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---|


 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----|

                         


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)


 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------|




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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