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/ Smashing Pumpkins / Aeroplane Flies High (1996) / Tribute to Johnny guitar tab

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Title: Tribute to Johnny
From: Zero single
Tuning: 1/2 step down

Transcribed by Barry (rinopopcan) Earles 

GET READY TO ROCK!!!

fig. 1
-----------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------5|
-------------7\-5----------7\-5------------------5--5--7---|
----0--0--0-------0--0--0---------3--3--5--5--7------------|

 p.m.--------------------------|

fig 2
-------------------------------------12---|
------------------------------------------|
----------------------12-12-14-p-12-------| THEN
----------12-12-14-14---------------------|
----14-14---------------------------------| after 2nd time---|
------------------------------------------|                  |
                                                             |
fig 3                                                        |
---------------------------------------|                     |
----12hbr------------------------------|                     |
-------------12--11---9----------------| then back to        |
-------------------------12---9--------| fig 2               |
---------------------------------------|                     |
---------------------------------------|                     |
                                                             |
                                                             |
                                                             |                                                      |
fig 4                                                        |
----12--12---------------------------------------------<-----|
------------15--15---12--------------------------------------
--------------------------14--14---12--14hb(artificial harm.)
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------

the next riff
fig 5
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------3------------------------------------3---------------------
----------------5--3--5-----------3--3---------------5--3--5------------
----3--4--5--------------3--4--5---------3--4--5--------------3--4--5--1

p.m.|------|         p.m.|------|    p.m.|------|        p.m.|-------|

Okay. This next riff has to be done very presise.  I play 
it with many fast hammer-ons.  (this helps achieve the the
weird sound)  I think this is the correct way, but if anyone
else can do better, try. I know it seems weird at first, but
just try it. You'll get the feel.

fig 6
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------5--5-h-6-h-7----------5--5-h-6-h-7-------------
------------5--5-h-6-h-7-------------5-h-6-h-7--------------5-h-6-h-7---
-5-h-6-h-7--------------------------------------------------------------

Now on to the solo.  It is based around some kind of a movable pentatonic
scale.  Most of this is right, but there are a few mistakes I think.
There are many overdubbs and some of it is hard to hear, but most all
is correct. The first solo starts just after fig 4.

hb = halfbend      vib. = vibrato            fbr = fullbend release
fb = fullbend      grad = gradual bend
/ \= slides        hbr = halbend release

                                prebend
                                  v
------------------13-p-9--12hb------------------------------------------
------------13fb-----------------13hbr-p-12-p-9--12hbr-p-10-h-12-p-10---
---12-p-10--------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                  fast(pick 1st note only)
                 |-------------------|  feedback 
                                        v
--------------------------------------------------15fb------------------
------------------10-p-8-\-6-h-8-/-10-----------------------------------
---12-p-10--------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------x--x-------------x--x--x--10vib.
------------12--------------------------x--x-------------x12x12x--------
----------------------------------------x--x-------------x--x--x--------

            prebends
           |------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------13fb----------------------------------------
------------10fbr--10fbr------------------END OF FIRST SOLO!----------
--x--x--x-------------------------------------------------------------
--x12x12x-------------------------------------------------------------
--x--x--x-------------------------------------------------------------



2ND SOLO        hold|----------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
---14-\-5--10fbr-10--12hb-12fb-12fb-12fb-12fb-12fb-12fb-----------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------



grad. fb + r      very fast!  (not sure how many times)
  v              |------------------------------------------------------|

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
--12fbr-p-10------12fbr-p-10----12fbr-p-10----12fbr-p-10----12fbr-p-10---
--------------12-------------12------------12------------12------------12
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                   feedback
                                    v
--10-13-13-13-p-12-h-13-13-p-12-10----------15fbr---15fb------19fbr-19fb
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------x--x-----------------x--x-----------
------------------------------------x--x-----------------x--x-----------
------------------------------------x--------------------x--x-----------


                              prebend
                                v
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------10-12-p-10-12-p-10-10-12fbr--12--10--12--10-h-12-p-10----------
----x-\--------------------------------------------------------12-p-10--
----x-\-----------------------------------------------------------------
----x-\-----------------------------------------------------------------

               (Can't remember if this
               bend is on the A or D string)
                       v
                     grad
                       v
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------10fb----------------------------------------------
----12-p-10-------------------------------------------------------------
-------------12-p-10----------------------------------------------------

                         prebend                  prebend
(Last solo)  over fig 6    v                         v
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--15-h-17--14-12--14--14------------------------------------------12----
--------------------------11hbr---------------12-14-14fbr-p-12----------
---------------------------------14--12-h-14-------------------14-------
------------------------------------------------------------------------



---12-------15--17--17--17fb---|
-------12----------------------|
-------------------------------|
-------------------------------|
-------------------------------|
-------------------------------|



Okay.  There is another bar or two, but I can't get it right now.  Mostly
pentatonic scales are used, this may help ya out.
This is mainly what I came up with.  It works pretty well for me.  If
you have any questions, comments, corrections, or just want to talk.
E-mail me.  I know some of this is probably wrong.  So don't get too
mad if it is.  Just send me the correction.  -Later-


Smashing Pumpkins albums
2000 Machina: The Machines of God
1998 Adore
1996 Aeroplane Flies High
1995 Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness - Twilight To Starlig
1995 Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness - Dawn To Dusk
1994 Pisces Iscariot
1993 Siamese Dream
1991 Gish
Aeroplane Flies High tabs
01Bullet With Butterfly Wings tabbass tab
02Said Sadly tabbass tab
03You're All I've Got Tonight tabbass tab
04Clones (We're All) tabbass tab
05A Night Like This tabbass tab
06Destination Unknown tabbass tab
07Dreaming tabbass tab
081979 tabbass tab
09Ugly tabbass tab
10The Boy tabbass tab
11Cherry tabbass tab
12Believe tabbass tab
13Set the Ray to Jerry tabbass tab
14Zero tabbass tab
15God tabbass tab
16Mouths of Babes tabbass tab
17Tribute to Johnny tabbass tab
18Marquis in Spades tabbass tab
19Pennies tabbass tab
20Pastichio Medley tabbass tab
21Tonight, Tonight tabbass tab
22Meladori Magpie tabbass tab
23Rotten Apples tabbass tab
24Jupiter's Lament tabbass tab
25Medellia of the Grey Skies tabbass tab
26Blank tabbass tab
27Tonite Reprise tabbass tab
28Thirty-Three tabbass tab
29The Last Song tabbass tab
30The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right) tabbass tab
31Transformer tabbass tab
32The Bells tabbass tab
33My Blue Heaven tabbass tab

 

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