Live - White Discussion Chords & Tabs


White Discussion Chords & Tabs

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White Discussion Tab

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
White, Discussion
from the album Throwing Copper
semi-tab by Michael Bahr (

        I noticed nobody had done the tab for this song yet, so here goes.
I'm going to list it for someone with normal tuning (since Live tunes down
half a step, you're actually going to play it half a step high.) If you wish
to tune half a step down for Live songs in general, my transcription will
work exactly the same only play it half a step lower than I list.

        This is sort of a semi-tab since the same few riffs repeat a lot and
you only need actual tab here and there. If you have a bass, you'll need the
whole song tabbed out, as Dalheimer does all sorts of neat stuff. For the
main guitar part, though, this suffices. I invite any and all additions and
addenda to this work to be uploaded and replace this file, so long as you
leave my original intact so people can see how it was originally done. That is
to say, since this will go up to Nevada and UWP, if you want to add the
secondary guitar part, do it... just don't nuke my work. :)

Tuning: EADGBE (normal)
Key: / slide up   \ slide down    (x) hammer on   -_-  rest
     > let chord ring   ~ let note ring   (otherwise it gets played staccato)

(bass starts song, then when drums kick in, you back up like this:)

(riff 1)
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------
B -------------------------------------------------------------------------
G ---6(8)----8-6-~-------------6-4-~-----------4---~-----------6-~---------
D ---------8-----------------6---------------4---6-------------------------
A -------6-----------------4---------------2-------------------------------
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------

Essentially copying the bass line in highlight.
Do the verses with this as the guitar line.
Use a flanger if you have it; Chad Taylor does during this part.
[ Tab from: ]
I talk of freedom
You talk of the flag
I talk of revolution
You'd much rather brag

And as the decibels of this disenchanting discourse
continue to dampen the day
The coin flips again and again and again
as our sanity walks away

All this discussion
though politically correct
is dead beyond destruction
though it leaves me quite erect.

And as the final sunset rolls behind the Earth
and the clock is finally dead
I'll look at you, you'll look at me, and we'll cry alot
but this will be what we said

This will be what we said

(riff 1 with fill, last time before the next part)
E -----------------------------------------------4->-4->-4->-4->-4---
B -----------------------------------------------4->-4->-4->-4->-4---
G ---6(8)----8-6-~-------------6-4-~-----------4-5->-5->-5->-5->-5---
D ---------8-----------------6---------------4---6->-6->-6->-6->-6---
A -------6-----------------4---------------2-----6->-6->-6->-6->-6---
E -----------------------------------------------4->-4->-4->-4->-4---

Don't alternate strum the end chord fill there ----^ just play it all
"downwards" and it will ring properly.

(riff 2)
E -4-/-6-6-6-6-\-4-/-6-6-6-6-\-4-/-6---7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-\---
B -6-/-8-8-8-8-\-6-/-8-8-8-8-\-6-/-8---7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-\---
G -6-/-8-8-8-8-\-6-/-8-8-8-8-\-6-/-8-_-8-8-8-8-8-8-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-\---
D -6-/-8-8-8-8-\-6-/-8-8-8-8-\-6-/-8---9-9-9-9-9-9-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-\---
A -4-/-6-6-6-6-\-4-/-6-6-6-6-\-4-/-6---9-9-9-9-9-9-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-\---
E -------------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-\---
   X         X         X       X       X       X       X       X
^- Beat    * use alternate sweep strumming for the right sound on this part *

Look where all this talking got us, baby.
(repeat four times using riff 2)
(then repeat riff 2 4 times without the verse.)

(spoken word interlude.. bass only for full measure)
I warned you. I prepared you. I instructed you. I told you what to expect,
but you still did it all the time... (quote?)
Use no riff until after "expect" and then back to riff 1 w/fill, then riff 2.

Repeat riff 2 a LOT of times. I think sixteen.

Fade out into white noise.
If the order or anything confuses you, listen to the song, it will be
painfully obvious what rhythm to do it all in.