Radiohead - Staircase tab

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               STAIRCASE - Radiohead
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  
   This tab is mainly for giving my ideas about this song. I used the 
  	'From the Basement'-version for this. So when you read this while in 
  	the meantime a new version is released, the variations may be different

--> Main (verse) riffse|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------| 1A|-3-x-5-x-x--3-x-5-x-3-x-5-x-x--3-x-5--|E|--------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------| 2A|-3-x-2-x-x--3-x-2-x-3-x-2-x-x--3-x-2--|E|--------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------| 3A|--------------------------------------|E|-3-x-5-x-x--3-x-5-x-3-x-5-x-x--3-x-5--|
They vary this order, like 1-3-2 etc., and play bars multiple time ofcourse.
--> Arpeggi.e|-----15-------|----|-----15-------|----|-----15--------|----|B|-----------13-|----|-----------11-|----|-----------10--|----|G|--------------|-x4-|--------------|-x4-|---------------|-x4-|D|-13-----13----|----|-12-----12----|----|-10-----10-----|----|A|------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------|
e|----8---7------5--7------5--3------2--3--|B|----10--8------7--8------7--5------3--5--|G|-----------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------|E|-0----------0---------0---------0--------|
This last part varies a lot and is really hard to hear, because Jonny uses a delay here. Some other versions I was thinking about, used throughout the song:
e|----8---7------5--7------5--3------2--0--|B|----10--8------7--8------7--5------3--1--|G|-----------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------|E|-0----------0---------0---------0--------|
e|----20--19------17--15------14--12------10--8---|B|----20--20------19--17------15--13------12--10--|G|------------------------------------------------| This one goes on, usingD|------------------------------------------------| the notes given in theA|------------------------------------------------| other bars.E|-0----------0-----------0-----------0-----------|
At the very end, it sounds like he also uses this one:e|-0-|B|-5-|G|---|D|---|A|---|E|---|
--> Tremolo-part. This one is used the first time.e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-10-----8-----5---8--5--3----(5)-1----10-----8-----5---8--5--3----1--------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Second time Jonny does tremolo picking, he plays it a bit different.e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-10-----8-----5---8--5--3--------1----10-----12----13---12--15----17-------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| It sometimes sounds like he bends a string slightly, or puts a different note in shortly. I don't really know if these are mistakes or small variations. I think you just have to play with it.
************************************ | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | + harmonic | x Mute note | b Bend | pb Pre-bend | br Bend release | pbr Pre-bend release | brb Bend release bend ************************************
Tap to rate this tab
 
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z