Sonic Youth – The Empty Page tab

Sonic Youth - The Empty Page
Tabbed By: matt burgess
EMail: gth233@home.com
Album: murray street
Thurston: CGDGCD

Listen to the record for the rhythm. I've only accentuated
the primary notes in the riff, you should play them along
with the remaining strings open.

D--0-0-0-0-2-0-0--------------C--2-2-2-0-2-0-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-- PLAY TWICE FOR INTRO + HOLD LAST NOTEG--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-0-0-4-4--D--0--------------------------G--0--------------------------C-----------------------------
same riff for verse, go to this for "that's alright on an empty stage...":
D---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--C---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-- G---4\5-5-5-0-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-- TWICE D-----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-- G------------------------------C------------------------------
after "sing out when there's no other way":
D--0-------C--7----5-- (this is the G and F progression)G--0----5--D--0----3--G--0-------C-------5--
"i always thought i'd see your name in flashing light":
D---8-8--8-8-8\10-10-10--3\5-5--5-5-\12-12-12-12--C-------------------------------------------------G-------------------------------------------------D---8-8--8-8-8\10-10-10--3\5-5--5-5-\12-12-12-12--G-------------------------------------------------C-------------------------------------------------
then to same G / F progression as "sing out when..." after the next verse, rock out the G / F change and the "flashing light" riff above (w/ whammy bar extrapolation etc). then play this variation of the intro riff:
D----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--C---14-14-14-11-16-14-14-11-14-11-- PLAY TWICEG----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--D----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--G----------------------------------C----------------------------------
D----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-12-12--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--C---11-11-11-11-11--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-11-11--0--0--0--0--0--0--G----0--0--0--0--0-12-10-10-10-10-10-10--0--0--0--0-12-10-10-10-10-10--D----0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-12-12-12-12--G----------------------------------------------------------------------C----------------------------------------------------------------------
D---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-12--0--0----0--0--0--0--0--0--C--11--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-11--0----0--0--0--0--0--0--G---0-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--0--0-12---12-12-12-12-12-12--D---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----0--0--0--0--0--0--G-----------------------------------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--C-----------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------C---------------------------G--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--D--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--G--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--C---------------------------
then repeat that whole section up until the chords at the end, instead play:
D-------12-------------0-------C----------12------------0-----G---12--------12---10------10--D---12-------------10----------G---12-------------10----------C------------------------------
keep playing a pattern like that during the next vocal part. end:
D--------------0---C--------------7---G--------------0---D--------------0---G--10----12----0---C--10----12--------
--------------------- KIM: DADABB verse:
B--------------------- ------------------- -----B--------------------- ------------------- -----A--------------------- ------------------- -----D--------------------- ------------------- -----A--------------------- ------------------- -----D--5-5-5-----5-5-5---- then to: --3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-- and back to: --5--
play full chords if you want to. "i always thought i'd see your name in flashing light":
B-----------------------------------------------------------------B-----------------------------------------------------------------A-----------------------------------------------------------------D-----------------------------------------------------------------A-----------------------------------------------------------------D--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3\5-5-5-5-5-5-5--
last time, play the G steadily then down to F and back to verse. then there's thurston's gtr break, when the drums come in for a moment play G to F again, then pause, then come back in on G and F for the final verse (maybe play it an octave higher @ 17th => 15th frets). end:
B------------------B------------------A------------------D------------------A------------------D---8----10----5---
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