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Its Been Awhile Chords & Tabs

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Its Been Awhile Tab

   
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Itís Been Awhile-Staind
Break The Cycle

Arr. for
Drop Db
Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

Intro:

Fig 1.

e-------0---------------------------------------------------------
b---3---3---3------0-----1---0------------------------------------
g---2---------2----0-0-------------0---0----------------7p5-------
d-2---2---------2--x-------------4---4-----4--------5-------5-----
a-0---0------------3---3---------5-----------5----7---7-------7---
d--------------------------------5--------------0-----------------

Verses: Fig 1.

Riff A

e-----------------------------------------------------------------
b-------10-----------------8------------8-------------------------
g------------12--------9--------------------9------9--7----7--9---
d--12-------------10-------------7---7----------10----------------
a-----------------------------------------------------------------
d-----------------------------------------------------------------

Riff B

e-----------------------------------------------------------------
b-----------------------------------------------------------------
g-9----11h12---12---11h12----12----11h12---11h12p11---11h12p11p9--
d-----------------------------------------------------------------
a-----------------------------------------------------------------
d-----------------------------------------------------------------

Chorus:

e-0---0---0-0---0---0---0-0---3---3-3--3-3------------------------
b-1---1---1-1---1---1---1-1---3---3-3--3-3------------------------
g-2---2---2-2---0---0---0-0---0---0-0--0-0-----5--5\4--4/5--5-----
d-2---2---2-2---2---2---2-2---0---0-0--0-0--x--0--0-0--0-0--0-----
a-0---0---0-0---3---3---3-3---x---x-x--x-x--x--3--3\2--2/3--3-----
d-----------------------------5---5-5--5-5--x--0--0-0--0-0--0-----

Bridge:

e-3---------------------------------------------------------------
b-3----------------------------------------0-----0----------------
g-0----9/12-12\9-7----7/9-9\7--5-------------5-----5--------------
d-0----x--x--x-x-x----x-x-x-x--x--7------------7-----5-4----------
a-x----7/10-10\7-5----5/7-7\5--3--0-------------------------------
d-5--------------0----0---0---------------------------------------

Thatís all
i made this for one gtr, cuz not every one has
an ibanez baritone gtr

trevor jones
timmy91199@yahoo.ca


==================================================

Author/Artist: Staind
Title: It's Been Awhile
Album: Break the Cycle
Transcribed by: Adam Strachn
Email: CookieMonster912@hotmail.com
Electric Guitar Tuning - Tune down : Ab Db Ab Db Gb Bb 
Acoustic Guitar Tuning - Tune down half step : Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb 

Hint : If you tune your electric guitar to Drop D (down 1/2 step) 
and move everything up 1 string and use the chorus of the second 
tab it will sound pretty good too. 


Intro/Verse -
Electric - (clean)
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------0-----------------|
------12-------14p12---------9---------10p9-------|
----------------------0-----10---------------10\--|
-14-------14-------------0--10-----10-------------|
--0--------0--------------------------------------|    

------------------------------------------------|
-----0------0----------------------7p5----------|
-4------4------4-------------5-----------5------|
-4----------------5-------7-----7------------7--|
-5---------------------0------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
                                                    
Acoustic - (sorry, I forgot the chord names)
-------------------------------------------------|
-----------3------------------------3------------|
-----2---------2------------0-----------0-----0--|
--------2---------2--0---------------------2-----|
-0----------------------3-------3----------------|
-------------------------------------------------|
                                                           
------------------------------------------|
--------3--------------------3------------|
-------------0-----0-------------0-----0--|
-0---0----------0-----0---0---------2-----|
------------------------------------------|
-3----------------------------------------|


Chorus -
Guitar 1 - (electric) * = the slide is a long slide
------------------------------------------------------| 
------------------------------------------------------| 
------------------------------------------------------| 
-------------------------5---5---0--0---0--12--12--0--| 
-14---14\---0--5---5--0--5---5---0--0---0--12--12--0--|
-12---12\---0--3---3--0----------------------------0--| 


Bridge -
Guitar 1 (electric) - 
----------------------------------------------0~-------0~-----------|  
-12----9/12--12\--9--7----7/9--9\--7--5----2-----5~-------5~-0~-----|
-------------------------------------------0--------7~----------4~--| 
-10----7/10--10\--7--5----5/7--7\--5--3----0------------------------| 
--0---------------0--0-------------0--0-----------------------------| 
--------------------------------------------------------------------| 


Outro -
Electric - (clean)

End on this chord -                                            
------||
------||
-4~~--||
-4~~--||
-5~~--||
------||
                           
Acoustic -

End on this chord - 
------||
------||
------||
-0~~--||
-2~~--||
-3~~--||


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

My 2nd version = 

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Author/Artist: Staind
Title: Its Been Awhile (Easier Tuning)
Album: Break the Cycle
Transcribed by: Adam Strachn
Email: CookieMonster912@hotmail.com
Tuning: Electric = Drop D (tuned down 1/2 step - Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
        Acoustic = Tune Down 1/2 step (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)

This even sounds better than the real way to play it!
I give some credit to the previous guy on here who
tabbed it out to begin with. (His name is Mark)
I spent 2 1/2 hours figuring this out. This is a great way to play it.

Intro/Verse - (listen to song for the rhythm)

Electric - (2) = quick notes hit at the end before switching chords or ghost notes
------------------------------|----------------------------|
--------------5~--------------|--------------1p0~----------|
------7-----------7-----------|-(0)--0-------------0-------|
-(7)------7-----------7-------|-(2)------2------------(2)--|
--0----------------------(0)--|--3-------------------------|
------------------------------|----------------------------|
                                                                              
-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
-----------------------------|-----------------3p1~----------|
-------------0~--------------|----------0-------------0------|
-4---4-----------4------(4)--|(-2)--2-------2-------------2~-|
-5-------5-----------5-------|--0----------------------------|
-5---------------------------|-------------------------------|

Acoustic Chords Figures - (in order of playing)

002230 = Asus4

030030 = Cmaj7 (I think)

320033 = G

000320 = Dsus2/4

Asus4                       Cmaj7
----------------------------|------------------------------|
-------------3--------------|--------------3---------------|
-----2-----------2----------|------0-----------0-------0~--|
---------2-----------2---0~-|----------------------2-------|
-0--------------------------|--3-------3-------------------|
----------------------------|------------------------------|

G                         Dsus2                      
--------------------------|-----------------------|
---------3----------------|------3----------------|
-------------0------0-----|----------0--------0~--|
-0---0----------0------0--|--0------------2-------|
--------------------------|-----------------------|
-3------------------------|-----------------------|
                                                     


Chorus - (listen to the song for the rhythm)

Electric - (distortion) \ = slow slide down the fretboard
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
---------------5--5--5-----------------------7--7-----|
-7----7\---0---5--5--5---0---5--5---0--0--0--7--7--0--|
-7----7\---0---3--0--3---0---5--5---0--0--0--5--5--0--|
-7----7\---0-------------0---5--5---0--0--0--------0--|
                                                                              
Acoustic - 

Aaron plays these chords in the chorus - (from low to high)

Play some muted strums inbetween chords sometimes to fill space.

Am = 001220

C = 032010

G = 320033

D = 000232 or D7 = 000212 (play which ever sounds best)


Bridge -

Electric - 
---------------------------------------------------------------------|  
------------------------------------------------0~------0~-----------|
-12----9/12--12\----9--7----7/9--9\--7--5----2-----5~------5~-0~-----| 
---------------------------------------------0--------7~---------4~--| 
-10----7/10--10\----7--5----5/7--7\--5--3----0-----------------------| 
--0-----------------0--0-------------0--0----------------------------| Ending - 

Electric -
End on this chord -                                            
------||
------||
-0~~--||
-4~~--||
-5~~--||
-5----||

Acoustic -
End on this chord - 
------||
------||
------||
-0~~--||
-2~~--||
-3~~--||

I hope you like this way the best because it is the best. I love this version!!


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[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/staind/its_been_awhile_tab_ver_18.html ]
          Author -Staind               
          Title- Its Been A While
          submitted by-Nick McclURe     I know it's 100% correct cause i got
                                        it out of the new gtr. wrld. i just got
          Tuning  half-step down                  ENJOY!!
          Acoustic part
                           Verse part
              ----------------------------------------------------------------------
              ------------3-----------------------3--------------------3------------
              ------2-----------2-----0------0-------0--0-0--------------0---0------
              ---------2-----------2--0-----------------0-0---0------------0---0----
              ---0-------------------------3---3--------------*---------------------
              ------------------------------------------------3----3----------------
                                                                          let last 0
                                                                  above ring for about
                                                                 2 sec.
                                      CHORUS 
                                     --------
                                  Am      C       G      D
              ----------------/-------------------3------2---------------------------
              ----3-----------/---1-------1-------3------3---------------------------
              --0---2-0-------/---2-------0-------0------2---------------------------
              ----------0-----/---2-------2-------0------0---------------------------
              ----------------/-----------3-------2----------------------------------
              ----------------/-------------------3----------------------------------
                           And everyth... I c..ember...
                           Is  fucked... as it..seems...
                       The consequen... that are rendered... 
                       I stretched my... beyond my needs  
           
          ========

STAIND - Its been a while  
Tabbed by James Martin  
Well i can't take most of the credit, i figured out some of it but my friend   
brad did most  
of the work.  If you need guitar lessons go to Promusic and Sound in   
Yorktown, Va and ask  
for brad, he's the best.  
 
STAIND uses a baritone guitar but this song can be played on a regular E-e   
guitar also  
 
tuning  
Db-Ab-Db-Gb-Bb-Eb  
 
Intro and verse: "and its been a while"  
 
--------0----------------------------------------  
------3---3-----------1-0---------------------3^1---  
----2-------2-------0-----0---0---0---------0-----0-  
--2-----------2---2-------------4---4-----2---------  
----------------3-----------5---------5-0-----------  
-------------------------------------------------  
 
Chorus: "And everything i can't remember"  
-----------------------------------  
-----------------------------2-2-2-  
-9-9-9-9/12-12-12-12-5-5-5-7-3-3-3-  
-9-9-9-9/12-12-12-12-5-5-5-7-0-0-0-  
-7-7-7-7/10-10-10-10-3-3-3-5-0-0-0-  
-7-7-7-7/10-10-10-10-3-3-3-5-0-0-0-  
 
I am pretty sure that the part that goes "why must i feel this way" has the   
same chords as  
the chorus and is probably played the same as well but i'm not sure.  
There is also a little riff in there and it kinda like this  
-----------------  
-----------------  
-9-9^7-----------  
-------7-9-------  
-----------7-----  
-----------------  
i know that this ain't exactly right but its close enough for gov't work  
 
 
I think that STAIND is one of the best bands out there.  If you don't have   
"Dysfuntion", get it,  
every song on there is awesome.  And come May 8th get "Break the Cycle" too.   
  I don't have their  
first Cd "Tormented" but i hope to get it soon and what i have heard off of   
it, its good.  
If you have a better tab of this i would really like to see it, because i   
love this song.  Email  
me at kegrr@hotmail.com for corrections, questions, comments, or better tabs   
of this song  
STAIND ROCKS

Staind - It's Been A While  
 
 
This is a rough guess, my first tab, etc.  
Lead guitarist of Staind has his own tuning, so this isn't exact, but seems to sound close.  
Suggestions, comments, hatemail: zi@interniq.org  
 
 
 
Intro:  
Asus       : x02230  
C    : x32010  
G          : 320033  
Dsus       : xxx233  
 
 
 
 
E-------------------------------------------------------------------  
B-------3----------------1----------------3-----------------3-------  
G---2------2---0----0------0---0----0--------0---0------0-----2---0-  
D-----2------2--------2------2---------0-------0------0---0-----0---  
A-0---------------3---------------------------------0---------------  
E---------------------------------3---------------------------------  
 
 
 
Chorus:  
577xxx - A5  
x355xx - C5  
355xxx - G5  
133xxx - F5  
 
 
E----------------  
B----------------  
G----5-----------  
D-7--5--5-----3--  
A-7--3--5--x--3--  
E-5-----3--x--1ó


Author/Artist: staind  
Title: IT's been a while  
Transcribed by: mike   
Email: snowbum720@hotmail.com  
 
----------------0----------------|-----------------------|--------------------  
--------3----------3-------------|-----0-------1p0-------|--------------------  
---------------------------------|--0-----0----------0---|------0------0------  
---------------------------------|--2-----2--------------|---4-----4------4---  
----0-------0------------0---2---|--3-----3--------------|---5-----5--------5-  
---------------------------------|-----------------------|---5-----5----------  
    its tuned down half a step, and in dropped-D                                
 
-|--------------------|-------------------------------------------------------  
-|-----------3p1------|-------------------------------------------------------  
-|------0--------0----|-------------------------------------------------------  
-|----2---0--------2--|-------------------------------------------------------  
-|--------------------|-------------------------------------------------------  
-|--0-----------------|-------------------------------------------------------  
                                                                                
 
----------|-------------|-----------|-----------------------------------------  
----------|-------------|-----------|-----------------------------------------  
----------|----5----5---|-----------|---5-5-5-5-------------------------------  
--7--7----|----5----5---|---5--5----|---4-4-4-4-------------------------------  
--7--7----|----7----7---|---5--5----|---3-3-3-3-------------------------------  
--7--7----|----5----5---|---5--5----|---0-0-0-0-------------------------------  
                                                                                
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------  
------------------------------------------------------------------------------  
------------------------------------------------------------------------------  
------------------------------------------------------------------------------  
------------------------------------------------------------------------------  
------------------------------------------------------------------------------  
                                                                              
Staind - Its been a while      
 
Intro / Verse  
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|  
|----3----5--3--------0------1--0----------------------------3-p-1-------|  
|---------------2-------0----------0------0---0----------0---------0-----|  
|------------------2------2----------2--0---4---4-0----2---2-------------|  
|--0---0--------------3------3-----------------------0-------------------|  
|---------------------------------------3--------------------------------|  
 
Verse chords (if you decide not to play the tab)  
|--------------------------------------------------------------|  
|-3-----3-----3-----3------------------------------------------|  
|-2-----0-----0-----2------------------------------------------|  
|-2-----2-----0-----0------------------------------------------|  
|-0-----3-----2-----0------------------------------------------|  
|-------------3------------------------------------------------|  
 
Chorus  
|-----------3----2---------------------------------------------|  
|-3----3----3----3---------------------------------------------|  
|-2----0----0----2---------------------------------------------|  
|-2----2----0----0---------------------------------------------|  
|-0----3----2----0---------------------------------------------|  
|------3----3--------------------------------------------------|  
 
 
I think this is pretty much correct....it might have a few errors but im  
open to suggestion. Email me at therealchs@hotmail.com. 

Band: Staind  
Song: It's Been Awhile  
Album: Break The Cycle  
Tabbed By: John Tassin  
email: jtone2@hotmail.com  
________________________________________________________________________________________________
__  
 
I have never tabbed a song before this one, but I had to try it.  
This is a great song and very easy.  I think this is as close as you can get, until  
the sheet music for it comes out.    
Please, if anyone has any questions or comments (or corrections) email at the address above.  
 
I did not tab the strumming, but it is relatively easy to figure out once you listen to the   
song.  
Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!  
________________________________________________________________________________________________
__  
There are two guitars, an acoustic and the lead electric.  Both utilize the same chords througho
ut  
the song.  Remeber, this my interpretation and is soley used for education and enjoyment!  
I have also incuded the lyrics.  Please email me if you have corrections on them.  Some were  
hard to understand.   
 
Tune guitar down 1/2 step to Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb   
 
 
INTRO / VERSES  
 
        A(add9)         C(add9)           G              D(add9)                        
eb------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  
Bb---------0---------------3-------------------------------3p0------------------------  
Gb-----2-----2---------0-----0---------0---0-----------2-------2----------------------   x 6  
Db-------2-----2---------2-----2---------0---0-------0---0-------0--------------------  
Ab---0-----------0---3-----------3-------------2--------------------------------------  
Eb-----------------------------------3-----------3------------------------------------  
 
 
VERSES / CHORUS  
 
 at 50 sec - strum chords w/ heavy distortion  
   
eb--------0----------------0---------------3----------------0-------------------------  
Bb--------0----------------3---------------3----------------3-------------------------  
Gb--------2----------------0---------------0----------------2-------------------------   x 5  
Db--------2----------------2---------------0----------------0-------------------------  
Ab--------0----------------3---------------2------------------------------------------  
Eb-----------------------------------------3------------------------------------------  
 
 
 
 at 1 min 23 sec - pick intro 4 times  
 at 1 min 56 sec - strum w/ heavy distortion 4 times  
 
 
 at 2 min 28 sec - BRIDGE - strum chords  
 
eb--------3----------------0---------------0------------------------------------------  
Bb--------3----------------3---------------0------------------------------------------  
Gb--------0----------------2---------------2------------------------------------------   x 4  
Db--------0----------------0---------------2------------------------------------------  
Ab--------2--------------------------------0------------------------------------------  
Eb--------3---------------------------------------------------------------------------  
 
 
 
 at 3 min 00 sec - pick intro 4 times  
 at 3 min 33 sec - strum chords w/ heavy distortion  
 
 
OUTRO  
 
 at 4 min 07 sec - pick intro 2 times  
______________________________________________________________________________________________ 
LYRICS   
 
And its been awhile, since I could....hold my head up high  
And its been awhile, since I first saw you  
And its been awhile, since I could stand....on my own two feet again  
And its been awhile, since I could call you   
 
And everything I can remember  
Is fucked up as it always seemed  
The consequences that are rendered   
I stretched myself beyond my means  
 
And its been awhile, since I couldn't say....that I wasn't addicted and......  
Its been awhile, since I couldn't say I loved myself as well  
And its been awhile, since I've gone and fucked things up...just like I always do  
And its been awhile, but all that shit seems to disappear when I'm with you  
 
And everything I can remember  
Its fucked up as it always seemed  
The consequences that are renedered  
Gonna fuck things up again, agaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnn  
 
Why must I feel this way  
Just make it this go away  
Just one more peaceful day  
 
And its been awhile, since I could....look at myself straight  
And its been awhile, since I said I'm sorry  
And its been awhile, since I've seen the way....the candles light your face  
And its been awhile, but I can still remember just the way the you taste  
 
And everything I can remember  
Is fucked up as it always seemed....to me I know this place  
Can I blame this on my father  
He did the best he could for me   
 
And its been awhile, since I could....hold my head up high  
And its been awhile, since I said I'm
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