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Smashing Young Man - Collective Soul

Transcription by Duncan Koerber 

I love the main riff of this song. It's fun to play. This is the
song rumoured to be about Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins.
The lyrics certainly are appropriate.

There's two different "versions" of this riff in the song.
I've tabbed the chord formation and progression, if you want the
"chuka-chuka" sound of the guitar in the left channel, hit the muted G B
and E strings (that's the way I like it). Of course, to get the rhythm
right listen to the cd. I like to play the first four or six strums as
downstrokes only and then do alternate (up and down) strumming for the rest
of the riff. It gives it a kinda funky feel rather than a metal feel.

DROP-D tuning.

MAIN RIFF:E----------------------------------B----------------------------------G----------------------------------D--5-5/8--8--8--8-8-8-8-8-8-10-8---A--5-5/8--8--8--8-8-8-8-8-8-10-8---D--5-5/8--8--8--8-8-8-8-8-8-10-8---
RIFF TWO:E--x-8--x-x-8--x-x-8--x-x-8--x-x--- Well, I'd tab out all eight requiredB--x-10-x-x-10-x-x-10-x-x-10-x-x--- but four is enough. The x'sG--x-10-x-x-10-x-x-10-x-x-10-x-x--- mean hit the muted strings.D--x-10-x-x-10-x-x-10-x-x-10-x-x--- This part relies on that effect.A--x-8--x-x-8--x-x-8--x-x-8--x-x---D--x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x---
MAIN RIFF Beggar's Description, of what I've been missing exploit your position, don't think I didn't listen RIFF TWO hey I hope your feeling, a little better now MAIN RIFF Success is so tragic, pain is your gadget your tongue is just lashing, your bitching by habit RIFF TWO hey, I hope you're feeling, a little purer now MAIN RIFF RIFF TWO Hey, I hope you're feeling, securer now CHORUS: A#5 C5 G#5 Help me I plea, I don't understand D#5 A#5 your ways and your means you smashing young man C5 G#5 help me to see, the good you have planned D#5 A#5 you're wearing me thin you smashing young man MAIN RIFF you preach synthetic-like, peace is an oversight it's nothing to ignite, your self-lit spotlight RIFF TWO hey, I hope you're feeling, a little special now MAIN RIFF RIFF TWO hey, I want to tell you, I think you're special now REPEAT CHORUS G5 C5 I don't recall asking for guidance G5 F5 I don't recall wanting to G5 C5 I don't recall bowing before you D# G# but I'm so impressed, with the kindness in your attitude SOLO: (over chorus chord progression) anyone want to tab this great solo? CHORDS: A#5 - 888xxx C5 - 10,10,10,x,x,x G5 - 555xxx F5 - 333xxx G#5 - 666xxx G# - x,11,13,13,13,11 D# - x68886
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