Plain White Ts - Breakdown Chords & Tabs

 

Breakdown Chords & Tabs

Plain White Ts Chords & Tabs

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Breakdown Chords

   
================================Intro========================================

The shimmering "Don Henley - Boys Of Summer" thing in the background is something
along these lines :

E-------------------------------||
B-5-4---5-4---5-4---5-4---5-4---||
G-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-||
D-------------------------------||
A-------------------------------||
E-------------------------------||

==========================Verse and intro====================================

Your basic 2-chord progression.  Strum to the rhythm.  Play them open for the
intro, and then roll it back to single palm-muted notes for the verses.

A   C#   A   C#  -  

============================Pre-Chorus=======================================

Open power chords.

B  C#  B  C#  B  C#  A  B

Then this tasty little lick to transition into the chorus.

E---------------||
B---------------||
G---------------||
D-----1-2--1----||
A-2-4---------2-||
E---------------||

==============================Chorus:========================================

Simple power chords will suffice.  I'll synch this up with the lyrics to give
you a better feel for the rhythm.
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/p/plain_white_ts/breakdown_crd.html ]
(A)      (B)                  (B)  (C#)
I'm gonna drive and never ever slow down
(A)      (B)           (B)   (C#)
I'm gonna drive until I break down
(A)           (B)                (B)        (C#)
I'm packing my things and getting outta this town
(A)      (B)           (B)   (C#)
I'm gonna drive until I break down.

============================Bridge & Solo====================================

The backing chords for the bridge and solo are the same as the verse.

A  C#  A  C#

The solo is a total Nirvana scenario...it pretty much just follows the vocal
pattern of the verses.  

E-------------------------------------------------||
B----------5~----------5-4~-----------------------||
G-4-6-4-6-----4-6-4-6-------4-6-4-6-4---4-6-6-6--6||
D-------------------------------------6-----------||
A-------------------------------------------------||
E-------------------------------------------------||

E-----------------------------------------------------||
B---------/9~~---------5-4-5--4-----------------------||
G-4-6-4-6-----4-6-4-6-----------4h6-4~~---------------||
D-------------------------------------------1-2--1----||
A---------------------------------------2-4---------2-||
E-----------------------------------------------------||

Then back into the chorus.

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That's pretty much all the parts.  There are some little harmonics and other
accentuations that I didn't bother tabbing.  Hope it works out for y'all.
Garrett Sales.