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Tsol - Soft Focus tab

Song- Soft Focus
Band- T.S.O.L. (True Sounds Of Liberty)
Album- Beneath The Shadows
Track- 01
Guitarist- Ron Emory


Beneath The Shadows is a very musical album and I believe Ron is using real chords,
I will provide the power chord versions so you can play which ever is your preference.
note the strumming patterns are never shown.)  If you have any questions/comments you 
email me at ghostp229@yahoo.com

Keyboard Intro transferred to Guitar: (I don't think a guitar is playing along with the
during the intro, but there are times later in the song where the keyboard is replaying
intro and I think the guitar is playing along then.)
e|---------8-7---------------8-7----------|
B|----8--------8---8----8--------8--------|
G|--7---7--------7----7---7--------7------|         X2
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

Guitar intro:  (It's just a D chord strummed over and over and it kicks in halfway
doing the keyboard intro for the first time)
   D
e|-2--------------------|
B|-3--------------------|  Play starting from halfway through the
G|-2--------------------|  Keyboard intro and continue to strum up
D|-0--------------------|  until verse
A|-X--------------------|
E|-X--------------------|

Verse: Note I'm not showing a strumming pattern, it's really easy and you should be able
figure it out.  If it helps you figure out the strumming pattern, this riff (when
correctly) takes up two lines of the verse
   G  C  D  G  C  A
e|-3--0--2--3--0--0-----|
B|-3--1--3--3--1--2-----|
G|-0--0--2--0--0--2-----|   X2
D|-0--2--0--0--2--2-----|
A|-2--3--X--2--3--X-----|
E|-3--X--X--3--X--X-----|

OR you can substitute the G and C chords for the power chord versions which would look
this:
    G  C  D  G  C  A
e|--X--X--2--X--X--0--|
B|--X--X--3--X--X--2--|
G|--X--5--2--X--5--2--|    X2
D|--5--5--0--5--5--2--|
A|--5--3--X--5--3--X--|
E|--3--X--X--3--X--X--|

Chorus:  Again, I'll show the real chord and a power chord versions, but the power chord
will use  real D and A chords.
    C  D  C  A
e|--0--2--0--0--|
B|--1--3--1--2--|
G|--0--2--0--2--|    X3.5 (after the third time through only
D|--2--0--2--2--|    play the first two chords, then go to the fills)
A|--3--X--3--X--|
E|--X--X--X--X--|

Power Chord version:
    C  D  C  A
e|--X--2--X--0--|
B|--X--3--X--2--|
G|--5--2--5--2--|    X3.5(after the third time through, only
D|--5--0--5--2--|     play the first two chords, then go to the fills)
A|--3--X--3--X--|
E|--X--X--X--X--|


NOTE: When the keyboard replays the intro it sounds like the guitar is playing along,
only the first time.

Guitar Fill 1: The guitar fill is simple and goes inbetween the keyboard replaying the
the second time.

e|--8-7---------|
B|------8-------|
G|--------7-----|
D|--------------|
A|--------------|
E|--------------|

Guitar Fill 2:  It's the same as guitar fill one with the exeption of the last two notes
goes after the keyboard replays the intro the second time and this fill leads to the
verse.

e|--8-7-8-10--|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|------------|
A|------------|
E|------------|

Verse 2: Is identical to verse 1.

Chorus 2: Is identical to chorus 1.

The Keyboard intro replays twice more.

Guitar Fill 3: Is identical to guitar fill 1.

Guitar Fill 4: Is identical to guitar fill 2.

Bridge: Is just a D chord with some feedback.
    D
e|--2--|
B|--3--|
G|--2--|    X4
D|--0--|
A|--X--|
E|--X--|

Verse 3: Is identical to verses 1 and 2.

Chorus 3: Is Identical to chorus' 1 and 2.

Outro:  The outro is a little tricky, but easy once you understand it.  It starts with a
chord, and then Ron plays a couple of notes that sound like he's playing the notes that
in a D chord, and then it goes into another fill and finally the song ends with Ron 
the D chord, slow and then gaining speed.

    D
e|--2-----2----|
B|--3----3--3--|
G|--2--2------2|
D|--0----------|
A|--X----------|
E|--X----------|

And here's that fill and ending:
                                     D
e|--8--7-----------------8--7--------2--|
B|-------8--------8------------8-----3--|
G|----------7--7-----7------------7--2--|   Strum that last chord slowly,
D|-----------------------------------0--|   then speed up.
A|-----------------------------------X--|
E|-----------------------------------X--|


Lyrics:
One day I lost my face in a crowd.
I tried to call it back, the colors ran into the sand.
I'd worn this face before now,
and I looked out through these jaded eyes.

Soft focus...soft focus...
To watch the the picture tube, and see me fade from black to grey.

Through the darkness I stumbled to,
laughter in a darkened room.
Though when I came through the doorway,
the laughter seemed to fade away.

Soft focus...soft focus...
Oh can't you see me in this crowded room?  God, can't you hear me in this...

Headlights on the screen passing far away,
I saw my eyes in the car, red light jumped on my face,
on to the screen and left me here,
I couldn't walk away...
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