Pearl Jam - Present Tense Chords & Tabs

 

Present Tense Chords & Tabs

Pearl Jam Chords & Tabs

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Present Tense Tab

   
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Author/Artist: Pearl Jam
Title: Present Tense
Album: No Code
Author: Mike McCready
Transcribed by:Chris Wilson(Correction by Evan Cowan,Austin Brownfield w/MikeM)

Email: yokel@zip.com.au, evan@giventowail.com

G1 is mike, G2 is ed, G3 is probably their producer or
something and G4 is stone on his acoustic. All guitars
are standard tuning except for G1 which is high to low
e-b-g-d-a-d (drop d).
(06/29/99)

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-----14----------------------14-----------------14----------12-11-9---9-------|
--------12---12-12-12-12--------12----12-----------12-12-----0----x-----0-----|
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-0------------------------10-------10----10-0-9---------9-0-------------------|
 Intro G1  w\small variations

----5------------3------------------------------------------------------------|
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 During the first verse G2 comes in and sort of doubles G1

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------------5-5-5-5p3---3-x-3-----5-5-5-5p0-0-0-x-----------------------------|
----------x-5-5-5-5p3-3-3-x-----x-5-5-5-5p0-0-0-x-----------------------------|
-12-12\---x-5-5-5-5p3-3-3-x-----x-5-5-5-5p0-0-0-x-----------------------------|
 Chorus G1                               with small variations

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 G3 plays the main notes of the verse very quietly and slowly. let ring

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 G2 continues to backup G1 in 2nd verse but with more detail

---------------------0---0---------0-0-0-0---0-0---------0---3---2---0--------|
-------3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3---3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3---3---3----|
---2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----|
---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0----|
---0-----0---0-0---3-3-----3-3-3-3---3---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------0----|
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 towards the end of the second verse G4 comes in with this   X2

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 G5 plays this in the second chorus here and there

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---------10-------10-------10-------10\9--------9--------9--------9-----------|
--0----0----0---0----0---0----0---0------0----0---0----0---0----0---0----0----|
----13-------13-------13-------13----------12-------12-------12-------12------|
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 Interlude part 1 X2 G1

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-9\7--------7--------7--------7--------7---------7--------7--------7--------7-|
-----0----0---0----0---0----0---0----0---0-----0---0----0---0----0---0----0---|
-------10-------10-------10-------10--------10-------10-------10-------10-----|
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         turn it into a bit of a strum building towards interlude #2
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/p/pearl_jam/present_tense_tab_ver_3.html ]
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--13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
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  Interlude part2 G1

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-0--0--0--0--0--0--0----------------------------------------------------------|
-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---------------------------------------------------------|
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        X2

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---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
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 G2

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    X2

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---10-10-10-10-10--7-7-7-7-7--------------------------------------------------|
---8--8--8--8--8---5-5-5-5-5--------------------------------------------------|
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 G3

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--10-10-10-12-12-12-14-14\----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--------------------|
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 Interlude part 3 G1                           X2

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--10-10-----------10-10-------------------------------------------------------|
--8--8------------8--8--------------------------------------------------------|
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 G3

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 Climax, all guitars thrash D

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 Outro G2           X2

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  then                 stop when G1 plays D then continue and fade out

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 let G1 ring out with D then play intro thing a few times and fade out
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