Smashing Pumpkins - Today Chords & Tabs

 

Today Chords & Tabs

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Today Tab

alright. whats wrong people? ive looked at most of the tabs for this song, and not even
the intro is right. i dont know whats so hard about it, but im gunna tab it right for
you people. if you dont believe this tab, then watch Today live from SNL in '94 i
believe. then you will know whos the right tabber here.

Billy (guitar 1)
James (guitar 2)

Normal Tuning

Intro (Billy)
                          4 x CLEAN
|-11----13----11----15p11----|
|----11----11----11-------11-|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|

                          8 x DISTORTED
|-11----13----11----15p11----|
|----11----11----11-------11-|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|

end with

|-11-------------------------|
|-11-------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|

James (guitar 2) enter when the distortion comes in from Billy
|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|----------------------|--------------------|
|-8------------------|-8--------------------|-8------------------|
|-8----8----6--------|-8----8----10----6----|-8----8----6--------|
|-6----8----6--------|-6----8----10----6----|-6----8----6--------|
|------6----4--------|------6----8-----4----|------6----4--------|


Verse (Billy) clean
                   x3
|-6----6----4--------|-6----6----8---------|
|-6----6----4--------|-6----6----8---------|
|-8----7----5--------|-8----7----9---------|
|-8----8----6--------|-8----8----10--------|
|-6----8----6--------|-6----8----10--------|
|------6----4--------|------6----8---------|


Chorus (Billy)
                   x3
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-----------5--------|
|-3----6----5--------|
|-3----6----3--------|
|-1----4-------------|

Chorus (James)
                   x1 bend
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-------------10b12~-|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-1----4----8--------|
                   x1
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-1----4----8--------|
                   x1 bend
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-------------10b12~-|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-1----4----8--------|

both guitars end chorus with

|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|----------------7----|
|-3----6----5----7----|
|-3----6----5----5----|
|-1----4----3---------|

Verse 2 (Billy) clean
                   x3
|-6----6----4--------|-6----6----8---------|
|-6----6----4--------|-6----6----8---------|
|-8----7----5--------|-8----7----9---------|
|-8----8----6--------|-8----8----10--------|
|-6----8----6--------|-6----8----10--------|
|------6----4--------|------6----8---------|

(James) mess around with this lead over the verse, not sure if its right.

|------------------------------------|
|--------------8-9----------11---9-8-|
|-8---10---8-------8------8----8-----|
|---8----8---8-------8---------------|
|----------------------11------------|
|------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------13----|
|-8---10---8---------------10/12----12-|
|---8----8---8-10-10-10-10-------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/smashing_pumpkins/today_tab_ver_7.html ]
Chorus (Billy)
                   x3
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-----------5--------|
|-3----6----5--------|
|-3----6----3--------|
|-1----4-------------|

Chorus (James)
                   x1 bend
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-------------10b12~-|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-1----4----8--------|
                   x1
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-1----4----8--------|
                   x1 bend
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-------------10b12~-|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-1----4----8--------|

both guitars end chorus with

|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|----------------7----|
|-3----6----5----7----|
|-3----6----5----5----|
|-1----4----3---------|

Interlude (Billy)
                    x2
|---------------------|----------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-8---------8---------|-8--------------------|-8---------------------------|
|-8----8----8----6----|-8----8----10----6----|-8----8----10----------------|
|-6----8----6----6----|-6----8----10----6----|-6----8----10----------------|
|- ----6---------4----|------6----8-----4----|------6----8-----------------|

(James) On this solo, James first plays a small, lead then goes into the solo, he uses 
Vox Wah on this one.

The lead thats played in the interlude, pre-solo
                  x7
|-------------------|
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8b9r8-|
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-------------------|
|-------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-8~~~~-----------------------------------------------|
|-------9b10r9-9h10-7h9-------------------------------|
|-----------------------10~~--10h12p10\8h10b12r10~~~~-|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

Bridge (Billy)
                   x3
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-----------5--------|
|-3----6----5--------|
|-3----6----3--------|
|-1----4-------------|

Bridge (James)
                   x1 bend
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-------------10b12~-|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-1----4----8--------|
                   x1
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-1----4----8--------|
                   x1 bend
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-------------10b12~-|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-3----6---10--------|
|-1----4----8--------|

both guitars end chorus with

|---------------------|
|---------------------|
|----------------7----|
|-3----6----5----7----|
|-3----6----5----5----|
|-1----4----3---------|


Outro (Billy)
                     x4
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|-8--------------------|
|-8----8----10----6----|
|-6----8----10----6----|
|------6----8-----4----|

Outro (James)
                           x8
|-11----13----11----15p11----|
|----11----11----11-------11-|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|

Billy ends on
|------|
|------|
|-8----|
|-8----|
|-6----|
|------|

James ends on
|-11----|
|-------|
|-------|
|-------|
|-------|
|-------|


there you have it. The GOOD Today tab. if any of you havent seen SP on VH1 Storytellers,
you should, Billy tells all about how he wrote this song, and he says its way more of a
negative song that a positive song, but people just focus on the 'today is the
greatest..' line and they dont listen to the negativity in the song, etc. anyways,
great song. tried my best with the tab, i think its good to go.-ryan.
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