Phish - Stash tab

Stash
As recorded/performed by Phish on the album “A Picture of Nectar”

I’ve seen a lot of TABs for this tune and frankly, I’ve never been pleased
with any of them.  I’m not saying mine is any better but it makes a bit more
sense to me and it is how I play it. It sounds good to my ear so I figure
I’ll pass it on to you and see what you think.  If you like it, great!!  If
not, play it how it feels good to you.  This is my interpretation and is not
intended to be a note-for-note recreation of what Trey plays (although I
think most of it is pretty close!  =D  )


Intro riff:

  sl.                                           sl.     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E|-------------|-----------------|------------------|-10-|----|----|----|
B|-------------|-9---------------|---------11--9/10-|----|----|----|----|
G|-----9-10-12-|----12-10--9-----|----9-12----------|----|----|----|----|
D|-/12---------|--------------12-|-11---------------|----|----|----|--7-|
A|-------------|-----------------|------------------|----|----|----|----|
e|-------------|-----------------|------------------|----|----|----|----|


Section A:  (play twice)

      Sl.			sl.             sl.    sl.        ~~~~~~~~
E|-----------------|------------------|-----10-------------|--------------|
B|-----------------|----------8---9---|-/10-----/10--------|--------------|
G|-7-------7---9---|-10---------------|--------------10-12-|-(12)---10----|
D|---7\6/7---7---7-|----7\6/7---7---7-|--------------------|------------7-|
A|-----------------|------------------|--------------------|--------------|
e|-----------------|------------------|--------------------|--------------|


      sl.                sl.             sl.   sl.
E|-----------------|-------------------|-----10-------------|---------------|
B|-----------------|-----------8---9---|-/10----/10---------|---------------|
G|-7-------7---9---|-10----------------|------------10------|-12----10------|
D|---7\6/7---7---7-|----7\6/7----7---7-|-----------------12-|----12----12---|
A|-----------------|-------------------|--------------------|---------------|
e|-----------------|-------------------|--------------------|---------------|


Section B:

             *                                             sl.
E|-------10-|-12-13-12-10-9--------|-----------|-12-13-12-10\9--------|
B|-10-12----|---------------11-8-9-|-10--------|---------------11-8-9-|
G|----------|----------------------|----7------|----------------------|
D|----------|----------------------|-----------|----------------------|
A|----------|----------------------|-----------|----------------------|
e|----------|----------------------|-----------|----------------------|


                                                sl.     sl.
E|----10-----|-12-13-12-10-9--------|---------|-----10------------|
B|-10--------|---------------11-8-9-|-10------|-/10-----/10-------|
G|-----------|----------------------|----7----|-------------10----|
D|-----------|----------------------|---------|----------------12-|
A|-----------|----------------------|---------|-------------------|
e|-----------|----------------------|---------|-------------------|





1st ending--------------------\ (to *)

E|------------------------10-|
B|------------------10-12----|
G|-12----10------------------|
D|----12----12---------------|
A|---------------------------|
e|---------------------------|



2nd end-----....  Section C:
                                                                ~~~~~~~
E|---------------------|--------------------------|----------------|-------|
B|---------------------|-----------------------10-|----------9-10--|-(10)--|
G|-12----10------------|---------9-12-10----10----|-12-10-12-------|-------|
D|----12----12---12-11-|-(11)-11---------12-------|----------------|-------|
A|---------------------|--------------------------|----------------|-------|
e|---------------------|--------------------------|----------------|-------|


                                                           (Piano)
E|----------------|--------------------------|-------------------|
B|-(10)-----------|-----------------------10-|-------------(9-10-|
G|----------------|---------9-12-10----10----|-12-11-10-9--------|
D|---------12--11-|-(11)-11---------12-------|-------------------|
A|----------------|--------------------------|-------------------|
e|----------------|--------------------------|-------------------|


   (Piano            )
E|------------|----------------|--------------------------|
B|-(9-10-9-10-|----------------|-----------------------10-|
G|------------|----------------|---------9-12-10----10----|
D|------------|----------12-11-|-(11)-11---------12-------|
A|------------|-0---0)---------|--------------------------|
e|------------|----------------|--------------------------|





                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~        sl.                 sl.
E|-------------------|--------|--------------|-------------------|
B|----------9-10-----|-(10)---|-(10)-----/11-|-(11)--10-9-8--/10-|
G|-12-10-12----------|--------|--------------|-------------------|
D|-------------------|--------|--------------|-------------------|
A|-------------------|--------|--------------|-------------------|
e|-------------------|--------|--------------|-------------------|


                                                   sl.
E|------------------|---------------|-------------|------------------|
B|-9-8-6----8-5-----|-6------5------|-------------|------------------|
G|--------------6---|----7------6---|-------------|----------6---9-6-|
D|----------------7-|------7------7-|-------------|------5-8---8-----|
A|------------------|---------------|-7-6-5-4-----|-/4-7-------------|
e|------------------|---------------|-------------|------------------|


            Using a little different fingering here than before.  pick one!
E|------------------|------------------|-----------------|-----10-----------|
B|-8-----8-11-------|------------------|----------8--9---|-/10-----/10----8-|
G|---6-9------------|-7-------7---9----|-10--------------|-------------10---|
D|----------------7-|---7\6/7---7----7-|----7\6/7--7---7-|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|-----------------|------------------|
e|------------------|------------------|-----------------|------------------|


   ~~~~~            Sl.                 sl.            sl.     sl.
E|--------------|-----------------|------------------|-----10-----------|
B|-(8)-----6----|-----------------|----------8---9---|-/10-----/10-6----|
G|--------------|-7-------7---9---|-10---------------|----------------7-|
D|------------7-|---7\6/7---7---7-|----7\6/7---7---7-|------------------|
A|--------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------|
e|--------------|-----------------|------------------|------------------|


                      sl.               sl.             sl.     sl.
E|---------------|-----------------|------------------|-----10-------------|
B|-8---6---------|-----------------|----------8---9---|-/10-----/10------8-|
G|---7---7-------|-7-------7---9---|-10---------------|---------------10---|
D|-------------7-|---7\6/7---7---7-|----7\6/7---7---7-|--------------------|
A|---------------|-----------------|------------------|--------------------|
e|---------------|-----------------|------------------|--------------------|


   ~~~~~~~            sl.                sl.            sl.
E|---------------|-----------------|------------------|-----10----|
B|-(8)-----------|-----------------|----------8---9---|-/10-------|
G|---------10----|-7-------7---9---|-10---------------|-----------|
D|-------------7-|---7\6/7---7---7-|----7\6/7---7---7-|-----------|
A|---------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------|
e|---------------|-----------------|------------------|-----------|


   sl.         ~~~~~~~~~~~~
E|-----------|------|---------|
B|-/10-------|------|---------|
G|-----10----|------|---------|
D|-----------|-12---|-(12)----|
A|-----------|------|---------|
e|-----------|------|---------|


Verse:

I think they pretty much play Em7b5-Dm7 but the V (A7b9) is heavily implied.
I play it as a ii-V-i mostly but you can play it as ii-i and be fine (and
maybe closer to what they actually play.  Anyhow, here are the voicings I
usually use.  They are pretty basic.  If you are using a pick be sure to mute
the G string.

   Em7b5 (ii)     Dm7 (i)           A7 (V)  **If you chose to play this chord
E|--------------|----------------|----------------|
B|--8-----------|--6-------------|--8-------------|
G|--7-----------|--5-------------|--6-------------|
D|--------------|----------------|----------------|
A|--7-----------|--5-------------|--0-------------|
e|--------------|----------------|----------------|



Then the “Oh-ooooh-oh-ohhh-oh-ohhh” part:  (play twice)


E|------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
B|----10----9-|-10----------|--------10-9-|-10----------|--------10---9-|
G|-9----------|-------9---7-|-(7)---------|------10---9-|-(9)-----------|
D|------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
A|------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|
e|------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------|



E|------------|-------|--------|
B|-10---------|-------|--------|
G|------9---7-|-(7)---|-(7)----|
D|------------|-------|--------|
A|------------|-------|--------|
e|------------|-------|--------|



Then the “controlled chaos” part.  (wicked fun to play when you nail it!!)
This is a really hard part to TAB the actual phrasing and articulation that
Trey uses.  There are slides, anticipations, and all kinds of things that are
just “Trey.”  You really have to listen to a few versions of the song and try
to hear what he’s doing with it.  It’s a really cool line!!  (and my TAB
might be a bit off but I think more accurate than some that I’ve seen.) The
song switches time signatures a bit here as well.  You could cound it as one
big 10/4 but I find dividing it as 2 bars of 4/4 followed by one bar of 2/4 works best.  
(for me)

4/4                                      2/4  ~~  4/4
E|-------------------|------------------|--------|--------------------|
B|-------------------|------------------|--------|---10\----10\-----9-|
G|---------------8-9-|-8-7------8-9-8-7-|--------|----------------9---|
D|-7-7-10\---7-7-----|-----10\----------|-10-6---|-7------7-----7-----|
A|-------------------|------------------|--------|--------------------|
e|-------------------|------------------|--------|--------------------|


                    2/4       4/4
E|-----------------|---------|--------------------|------------------|
B|-7---------9-7---|---------|---10\----10\-------|------------------|
G|---7\6---9-----7\|\6-7-8-9-|----------------8-9-|-8-7------8-9-8-7-|
D|-------7---------|---------|-7------7-----7-----|-----10\----------|
A|-----------------|---------|--------------------|------------------|
e|-----------------|---------|--------------------|------------------|


 2/4  ~~   4/4                                    2/4
E|--------|--------------------|-----------------|---------|
B|--------|---10\----10\-----9-|-7---------9-7---|---------|
G|--------|----------------9---|---7\6---9-----7-|-6-7-8-9-|
D|-10-6---|-7------7-----7-----|-------7---------|---------|
A|--------|--------------------|-----------------|---------|
e|--------|--------------------|-----------------|---------|


  4/4
E|-------------------|------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------|------------------|----13\-----13\----------|
G|-10----------------|------------------|-------------------11-12-|
D|-------------------|----------8---9---|-10------10-----10-------|
A|----------8---10---|-11---------------|-------------------------|
e|----8\7/8---8----8-|----8\7/8---8---8-|-------------------------|


                           2/4         4/4
E|------------------------|------------|-------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------|-------------------------|
G|-11-10------11-12-11-10-|------------|-------------------------|
D|-------13\--------------|-13-10\-----|-11----------11----13----|
A|------------------------|---------11-|----11\10/11----11----11-|
e|------------------------|------------|-------------------------|







E|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------|
G|-------------11----12----|----13\-----13\----------|----------------------|
D|-14----------------------|-------------------12-13-|-12-11----12-13-12-11-|
A|----11\10/11----11----11-|-11------11-----11-------|-------14\------------|
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------|


  2/4	        4/4
E|------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|------------|-------------------------|-------------12----13----|
A|-14-11------|-12----------12----14----|-15----------------------|
e|---------12-|----12\11/12----12----12-|----12\11/12----12----12-|


                                                     2/4
E|-------------------------|------------------------|---------|
B|----17\-----17\----------|------------------------|---------|
G|-------------------15-16-|-15-14------15-16-15-14-|---------|
D|-14------14-----14-------|-------17\--------------|-17-13--/|
A|-------------------------|------------------------|---------|
e|-------------------------|------------------------|---------|


  4/4                                                 2/4
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------|
B|----17\-----17\-------16-|-14-------------16-14----|-------------|
G|-------------------16----|----14\13----16-------14\|-13-14-15-16-|
D|-14------14-----14-------|----------14-------------|-------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------|
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------|


  4/4                                                2/4
E|-------------------------|------------------------|---------|
B|----17\-----17\----------|------------------------|---------|
G|-------------------15-16-|-15-14------15-16-15-14-|---------|
D|-14------14-----14-------|-------17\--------------|-17-13--/|
A|-------------------------|------------------------|---------|
e|-------------------------|------------------------|---------|



  4/4                                                 2/4
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------|
B|----17\-----17\-------16-|-14-------------16-14----|-------------|
G|-------------------16----|----14\13----16-------14\|-13-14-15-16/|
D|-14------14-----14-------|----------14-------------|-------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------|
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------|


  4/4
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|----------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|----20\---20\---------|
G|-17----------------------|-------------------------|----------------18-19-|
D|-------------------------|-------------15----16----|-17----17----17-------|
A|-------------15----17----|-18----------------------|----------------------|
e|----15\14/15----15----15-|----15\14/15----15----15-|----------------------|


                           2/4          4/4
E|------------------------|------------|-------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------|-------------------------|
G|-18-17------18-19-18-17-|------------|-------------------------|
D|-------20\--------------|-20-17\-----|-18----------18----20----|
A|------------------------|---------18-|----18\17/18----18----18-|
e|------------------------|------------|-------------------------|



E|-------------------------|--------------------|-----------------------|
B|-------------------------|--------------------|-----------------------|
G|-------------18----20----|-/21--20-19-18--/20-|-19-18-16--18-15-------|
D|-21----------------------|--------------------|-----------------17----|
A|----18\17/18----18----18-|--------------------|--------------------18-|
e|-------------------------|--------------------|-----------------------|



E|---------------------|-----------------|--------------------------|
B|---------------------|-----------------|--------------------------|
G|-16--------15--------|-----------------|--------------------------|
D|-----18--------17----|-----------------|--------------17----20-17-|
A|--------18--------18-|-----------------|--------16-19----19-------|
e|---------------------|-18-17-16-15-----|-/15-18-------------------|

Note once again the new fingering.  I use this to get back down the neck.
It requires a few position shifts.  Point being that you can play this melody
several different ways and it’s still going to sound just fine.
E|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-18-------18-21-------|-------------------------|-------------12----13----|
D|----17-20-------------|-12----------12----14----|-15----------------------|
A|-------------------12-|----12\11/12----12----12-|----12\11/12----12----12-|
e|----------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|


   sl.      sl.        ~~~~~~             sl.               sl.
E|-------------------|---------------|-----------------|------------------|
B|-----15---/10----8-|-(8)-----------|-----------------|----------8---9---|
G|-/14----------10---|--------10-----|-7-------7---9---|-10---------------|
D|-------------------|-------------7-|---7\6/7---7---7-|----7\6/7---7---7-|
A|-------------------|---------------|-----------------|------------------|
e|-------------------|---------------|-----------------|------------------|

   sl.     sl.                                 sl.
E|-----10-------------|-------------------|-----------------|
B|-/10-----/10--------|-------------------|-----------------|
G|-------------10-----|-12----10----------|-7-------7---9---|
D|-----------------12-|----12----12-----7-|---7\6/7---7---7-|
A|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
e|--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|


      sl.             sl.     sl.        ~~~~~
E|------------------|-----10-------------|-------------------|
B|----------8---9---|-/10-----/10--------|-------------------|
G|-10---------------|--------------10-12-|-(12)------10------|
D|----7\6/7---7---7-|--------------------|-----------------7-|
A|------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
e|------------------|--------------------|-------------------|


     sl.                 sl.
E|-----------------|------------------|-----10--------------|
B|-----------------|----------8---9---|-/10-----/10---------|
G|-7-------7---9---|-10---------------|-------------10------|
D|---7\6/7---7---7-|----7\6/7---7---7-|------------------12-|
A|-----------------|------------------|---------------------|
e|-----------------|------------------|---------------------|



E|----------------------10-|-12-13-12-10-9--------|------------|
B|----------------10-12----|---------------11-8-9-|-10---------|
G|-12----10----------------|----------------------|----7-------|
D|----12----12-------------|----------------------|------------|
A|-------------------------|----------------------|------------|
e|-------------------------|----------------------|------------|



E|-12-13-12-10-9--------|----10----|-12-13-12-10-9--------|---------|
B|---------------11-8-9-|-10-------|---------------11-8-9-|-10------|
G|----------------------|----------|----------------------|----7----|
D|----------------------|----------|----------------------|---------|
A|----------------------|----------|----------------------|---------|
e|----------------------|----------|----------------------|---------|


   sl.     sl.
E|-----10--------------|----------------------10-|-12-13-12-10-9--------|
B|-/10-----/10---------|----------------10-12----|---------------11-8-9-|
G|-------------10------|-12----10----------------|----------------------|
D|------------------12-|----12----12-------------|----------------------|
A|---------------------|-------------------------|----------------------|
e|---------------------|-------------------------|----------------------|


E|---------|-12-13-12-10-9--------|----10-----|-12-13-12-10-9--------|
B|-10------|---------------11-8-9-|-10--------|---------------11-8-9-|
G|----7----|----------------------|-----------|----------------------|
D|---------|----------------------|-----------|----------------------|
A|---------|----------------------|-----------|----------------------|
e|---------|----------------------|-----------|----------------------|


             sl.        sl.
E|---------|-----10---|------------|------|--------|
B|-10------|-/10------|-/10--------|------|--------|
G|----7----|----------|-----10-----|------|--------|
D|---------|----------|------------|-12---|-(12)---|
A|---------|----------|------------|------|--------|
e|---------|----------|------------|------|--------|


Then back to the verse.  (Em7b5-Dm7)

The jam is based on this chord progression:  Dm7-Bb7-Em7b5-A7b9
This progression comes in at “Maybe so, maybe not”

You can pretty much solo in D minor the whole time with the exception of the
A7b9 chord which has C#.  Use D Harmonic minor for this chord.  (D-E-F-G-A
Bb-C#)

The end riff:

    3    4
E|-------------|-----------------|-------------------|-10-||
B|-------------|-9---------------|---------11---9/10-|-10-||
G|-----9-10-12-|----12-10--9-----|----9-12-----------|----||
D|-/12---------|--------------12-|-11----------------|----||
A|-------------|-----------------|-------------------|----||
e|-------------|-----------------|-------------------|----||


So, that should get you playing Stash!  I may have left out some articulation
but sometimes you have to put a little ear into it.  Once you know the parts
and figure out the pattern it’s really not that hard to play.  The hardest
part is being able to jam over that progression the way they do.  Seriously!
They jam this tune HARD!!

Anyhow, send any comments, corrections, complaints, etc. to Gabe at
flavaham25@aol.com

Good luck!!
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