Why I am tabs

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Why I am tabs

Unread post by TSilk » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:54 am

has anyone given this song a stab yet? It sounds like a g power chord for the riff then for the end of the riff"it goes C-B, I can't decide if it's like raven with the 8xx9xx then 7xx9xx or 40 with the x3201x - x2001x. Thoughts?
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Re: Why I am tabs

Unread post by Firedncin8nancy » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:56 am

looks like he is doing

x35xxx down to x25xxx

according to the videos i've seen on youtube

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Re: Why I am tabs

Unread post by TSilk » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:01 am

Firedncin8nancy wrote:looks like he is doing

x35xxx down to x25xxx

according to the videos i've seen on youtube
Good call, that sounds good, I just didn't know which variation of the C-G and dave uses that all the time (rapunzel). Thanks

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Re: Why I am tabs

Unread post by Jagon14 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:14 am

I haven't seen any of the videos but when I was messing around with it i heard something like a G octave 3x5 and playing it kind of like Immigrant Song something like

D--------5-------------5---------
A---------------------------------
E--3--3----3---3---3-----3------

then to the c b

but i don't have the greatest ear

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Unread post by daduke40 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:02 pm

D--------5-------------5------------
A--------------------------(0)--3--2
E--3--3----3---3---3---------------

Thats what I have so far. Im pretty positive thats the main riff

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Re: Why I am tabs

Unread post by guitar_frk » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:13 pm

Edited: Look below for current version.
Last edited by guitar_frk on Mon May 25, 2009 5:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Why I am tabs

Unread post by #41_JTR » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:06 pm

guitar_frk wrote:I took a stab
looks good! i'm looking forward to trying it out. thanks for tabbing it!

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Re: Why I am tabs

Unread post by mattinbeloit » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:34 pm

Well, looks like you guys have most of it figured out. A few other things, I came up with the same progression for the intro, that is also played a few times right after he says "still dancing with the groo grux king", it's the momentarily happy little part that makes you think of Bob Ross painting happy little things. The only other part is the chorus part. it's simply F, Am, C, G. Think the "ashes to ashes" part on gravedigger, it's very close except. I think that's the whole song, good job team! If someone is less lazy then I am, they would put all of this together.
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Unread post by DMBZeppelin » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:18 pm

http://pandora.com/davematthewsband

Click on the thumbnail of Carter and watch that vid.

Dave plays all the parts to Why I Am in the middle of the video. They even show him playing it after a minute of hearing it, and it looks a little different then the tabs I've seen.

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Re: Why I am tabs

Unread post by guitar_frk » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:31 pm

Looking at live videos on Youtube, Dave is not playing this:

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Groogrux King
--------------------------
--------------------------
--------5----------7------
-----5----------7-------5-
--3----------5----------5-
------------------------3-
he goes DOWN the neck, but I am not sure what he plays exactly. However, it sounds like Tim might be playing what is tabbed.
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Re: Why I am tabs

Unread post by grux » Mon May 04, 2009 10:57 am

For the 'Why I am' chord progression, it sounds like he's doing something like this:

---x-----x-----x---
---x-----x-----x---
---9-----7-----4---
---0-----0-----0---
---7-----5-----2---
---8-----7-----3---

Haven't been following the videos, but heard this song for the first time live on Saturday night. COMPLETELY rocked!

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Re: Why I am tabs

Unread post by guitar_frk » Mon May 04, 2009 1:45 pm

I think I figured out the "big whiskey" part:

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e|----------
B|----------
G|--9----7--
D|--0----x--
A|--x----5--
E|--8----x--
It's either that or something along the lines of that I saw a video where I could see his hands on the big screen. Since lights were flashing, I couldn't be 100% sure this the exact fingerings. It could be:

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e|----------
B|----------
G|--9----7--
D|--0----7--
A|--7----5--
E|--8----5--
But my gut tells me it's the first one.
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Unread post by CANADIA15 » Tue May 05, 2009 10:17 am

This looks like what Dave plays after the final chorus following his line "Still dancing with the Groo Grux King"

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e|-----------------
B|-----------------
G|----------5---0--
D|--3---7---5---0--
A|--3---7---3---2--
E|--1---5-------3--
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYeoSv1el0Y

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Re: Why I am tabs

Unread post by tj344573 » Wed May 13, 2009 10:18 pm

its sorta like rapunzel, but the beginning u play low e on 3 and 5 on d and then u move down to rapunzel style. maybe... i sounds like it

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Re: Why I am tabs

Unread post by guitar_frk » Mon May 25, 2009 5:46 am

I put this in the BWGK tabs, but I am going to put it here too:

And Edited and Updated tab

Why I Am

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Intro
e|--------------------------------------------------------
B|--------1--------1--------1--------1--------1--------1--
G|-----2--------0--------0--------0--------0--------0-----
D|--3--------2--------0-----------------------------------
A|-----------------------------3--------2--------0--------
E|--------------------------------------------------------

Verse
e|-----------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------
G|-----------x-------------x-------x----x--
D|-----x-----5-------------5-------5----5--
A|--x--x--x--x--x----x--x--x--x----3----2--
E|--3--x--3-----3----3--3-----3------------

After the "Groogrux King" line
e|---------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------------
G|-----9------7--------------------------
D|--x--x---x--x---5--- back into verse --
A|--7--7---5--5---x----------------------
E|----------------3----------------------

First chorus is the intro x1

Chorus 2 and 3
e|--------------------------------------------------
B|--------1--------1--------1--------1-----x--------
G|-----2--------0--------0--------0--------x--------
D|--3--------2--------0--------------------x-- X3 --
A|-----------------------------3--------2--x--------
E|--------------------------------------------------

Then

e|--------------------------------------
B|--------1--------1--------1--------0--
G|-----0--------0--------0--------0-----
D|--------------------------------------
A|--0--------3--------2-----------------
E|-----------------------------3--------

Bridge
e|--------------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------------------------
G|--------5-------------5--0----------5-------------5-----
D|--3--7--5--5----3--7--5--2----3--7--5--5----3--7--5--5--
A|--3--7--3--5----3--7--3--2----3--7--3--5----3--7--3--5--
E|--1--5-----3----1--5-----0----1--5-----3----1--5-----3--

Final Riff
e|-------------------------------------------
B|--------1--------1--------1--------1-------
G|-----0--------0--------0--------2----------
D|----------------------------------------5--
A|--0--------3--------2-------------------x--
E|-----------------------------1----------3--
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