Stroke 9 - California Chords & Tabs

 

California Chords & Tabs

Stroke 9 Chords & Tabs

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California Tab

   
Artist: Stroke 9
Title: California
Album: Rip It Off
Tabbed By: Matthew "Keiser" Yauch (Mattyauch@aol.com)
Tuning: 5ths (Eb, Bb, F, Db, F)

The tuning is to 5ths instead of 4ths (standard) according to Luke,
who tunes his G string down, but since I didn't want to break my D
string by tuning it up to F, I instead put my G down to F and
removed my D.  Heehee.

Time: This is actually tabbed in double time for accuracy and readability,
so 2 "quarter" notes in my tab are actually only 1 quarter note in
the song itself.

Strumming:  I tried to tab out some of the strumming as close as
possible, but some times different notes ring out, sometimes not!
Where I noticed patterns in the changing, I tabbed that out. :D

ON TO THE MUSIC!

Main Chords (Just for reference)
    Gb Ab Bb Db  Eb
F-|------------------|
Db|-0--2--4---7---9--|
F-|-1--3--5---8--10--|
Bb|-3--5--7--10--12--|
Eb|-3--5--7--10--12--|
Those top notes are a bit of a stretch on low frets!

/ or  = slide
| = quarter note
+ = eighth note
. = sixteenth note
{#} = The note may not be played, or it may

Intro x2

    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|-------------------0-----|-------------------------|
Db|-------------0--------0--|----------2-----0--------|
F-|-------7-----------------|----------------------3--|
Bb|----------7--------------|-------------------------|
Eb|/7-----------------------|-5-----------------------|
    Bb                        Ab

    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|-------------------------|-0-----------------------|
Db|----------------0--------|----0-----0--------------|
F-|-------3-----------------|-------3--------3--------|
Bb|----3-----3-----------3--|-------------------------|
Eb|-3-----------3-----------|----------------------3/-|
    Gb

Verse x4

    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|----------------0--------|----------------0--------|
F-|-------7-----------7-----|-------3-----------3-----|
Bb|----------7-----------7--|----------3-----------3--|
Eb|-7-----------7-----------|-3-----------3-----------|
    Bb                        Gb

    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|----------------2--------|-2--------2-{0}---{2}-0--|
F-|-------3--------------3--|-------3-------{3}-------|
Bb|----------5--------------|-------------------------|
Eb|-5-----------5-----------|-----------------------//|
    Ab

Pre-Chorus x2

    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|-------------------------|-------------------------|
F-|-3-///--8-----8--------8-|-10-10-10-10----10\\--|
Bb|-5-///-10----10-------10-|-12-12-12-12----12\\--|
Eb|-5-///-10----10-------10-|-12-12-12-12----12\\--|
    Ab    Db                  Eb

    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|-------------------------|-------------------------|
F-|-3-\--1-----1-----------|-3\1//3\1//3\1//3\1--|
Bb|-5-\--3-----3-----------|-5\3//5\3//5\3//5\3--|
Eb|-5-\--3-----3-----------|-5\3//5\3//5\3//5\3--|
    Ab    Gb                  Ab Gb Ab Gb Ab Gb Ab Gb

Chorus x2
    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|-------------------------|--------------7\\\\--|
F-|//8-----------8--------8-|--8-----------8\\\\--|
Bb|/10----------10-------10-|-10----------10\\\\--|
Eb|/10----------10-------10-|-10----------10\\\\--|

    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|-2-----------2-----------|-------------2-----------|
F-|-3-----------3-----------|-------------3-----------|
Bb|-5-----------5-----------|-------------5-----------|
Eb|-5-----------5-----------|-------------5-----------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/stroke_9/california_tab.html ]
    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|----------0-----0--------|------------------{0}{0}-|
Db|----------0-----0--------|----------------0--0--0--|
F-|-3--------3-----3--------|-3--------------3--3--3--|
Bb|-3-----------------------|-3-----------------------|
Eb|-3-----------------------|-3-----------------------|

    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|----------0-----0--------|-------------------------|
F-|-3--------3-----3--------|-3-----------------------|
Bb|-3-----------------------|-3-----------------------|
Eb|-3-----------------------|-3-----------------------|

Intro x2

Verse x4

Pre-Chorus x2

Chorus x2

Interlude (strumming - "If I tried to...")
1st
    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|----------------------0--|----------0--0-----0--0--|
F-|-5--------5--5-----5--5-|-1--------1--1-----1--1/-|
Bb|/7--------7--7-----7--7-|-3--------3--3-----3--3/-|
Eb|/7--------7--7-----7--7-|-3--------3--3-----3--3/-|

    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|----------0-----0--------|----------0-----------0--|
Db|-2--------2-----2--2-----|----------2--2-----2--2--|
F-|-3-----------------3-----|-------------3-----3--3--|
Bb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------5-----5--5--|
Eb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------5-----5--5--|

2nd
    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|-------------------------|-------------------------|
F-|/5-----------5-----5----|-1-----------1-----1--/--|
Bb|/7-----------7-----7----|-3-----------3-----3--/--|
Eb|/7-----------7-----7----|-3-----------3-----3--/--|

    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|----------0-----0--------|----0--------0----{0}{0}-|
Db|----------2-----2--2-----|-------2--------2-{2}-2--|
F-|-3-----------------3-----|----------3--------3--3--|
Bb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------------------|
Eb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------------------|

3rd
    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|-------------------------|-------------0-----------|
Db|----------0--0-----------|-------------0-----------|
F-|/5--------5--5-----5----|-1-----------1-----1--/--|
Bb|/7--------7--7-----7----|-3-----------3-----3--/--|
Eb|/7--------7--7-----7----|-3-----------3-----3--/--|

    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|----------0-----0--------|----0--------0-----------|
Db|----------2-----2--2-----|-------2--------2--2--2--|
F-|-3-----------------3-----|----------3--------3--3--|
Bb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------------------|
Eb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------------------|

4th
    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|----------0--0-----0--0--|-------------0-----0--0--|
F-|/5--------5--5-----5--5--|-1-----------1-----1--1--|
Bb|/7--------7--7-----7--7--|-3-----------3-----3--3--|
Eb|/7--------7--7-----7--7--|-3-----------3-----3--3--|
                         ^--play lightly
    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|----------0-----0--0-----|-------------------------|
Db|----------2-----2--2-----|-------------------------|
F-|-3-----------------3-----|-------------------------|
Bb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------------------|
Eb|-5-----------------5-----|-------------------------|


Last Verse x3
    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|----------0--------------|----------0--------------|
F-|-------5-----------------|-------1-----------------|
Bb|----7--------------------|----3--------------------|
Eb|/7-----------------------|-3-----------------------|

    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  +    |  +  |  +  |  +  |  + 
F-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Db|----------2--------------|-------------------------|
F-|-------3-----------------|-------------------------|
Bb|----5--------------------|-------------------------|
Eb|-5-----------------------|-------------------------|

Chorus x3

Thanks to Stroke 9 for writing the truly best songs I know.
Special thanks to Luke (I assume that was really him) for
telling me about the tuning.
Of course uber special thanks to "Jonathan Michael Elwell"
who actually asked me if I finished this... and remotivated
me! Without him you wouldn't be reading this.
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