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Author/Artist: Pearl Jam

Title: Present Tense

Album: No Code

Transcribed by: Chris Wilson (Correction by Evan Cowan, Austin Brownfield w/ Mik

Email: yokel@zip.com.au (icowan@marin.k12.ca.us)

 

e Mabie)

 

G1 is mike, G2 is ed, G3 is probably their producer or

something and G4 is stone on his acoustic. All guitars

are standard tuning except for G1 which is high to low

e-b-g-d-a-d (drop d).

(06/29/99)

 

 

 

 

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-----14----------------------14-----------------14----------12-11-9---9-------

--------12---12-12-12-12--------12----12-----------12-12-----0----x-----0-----

------------------------------------------------------------12---12-12----12--

-0------------------------10-------10----10-0-9---------9-0-------------------

Intro G1 w\small variations

 

----5------------3------------------------------------------------------------

----3------------3------------------------------------------------------------

----0---------0--2------------------------------------------------------------

--------0--0--0---------------------------------------------------------------

--------3--2--0---------------------------------------------------------------

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During the first verse G2 comes in and sort of doubles G1

 

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----------------------------6-------------------------------------------------

----------------------------5-----------------2-------------------------------

------------5-5-5-5p3---3-x-3-----5-5-5-5p0-0-0-x-----------------------------

----------x-5-5-5-5p3-3-3-x-----x-5-5-5-5p0-0-0-x-----------------------------

-12-12\---x-5-5-5-5p3-3-3-x-----x-5-5-5-5p0-0-0-x-----------------------------

Chorus G1 with small variations

 

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----0-------------------------------------------------------------------------

----------3---3\2----0--------------------------------------------------------

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G3 plays the main notes of the verse very quietly and slowly. let ring

 

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G2 continues to backup G1 in 2nd verse but with more detail

 

---------------------0---0---------0-0-0-0---0-0---------0---3---2---0--------

-------3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3---3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3---3---3----

---2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----

---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0---0-0-0-0----

---0-----0---0-0---3-3-----3-3-3-3---3---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------0----

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towards the end of the second verse G4 comes in with this X2

 

--------5---------5-----------------------------------------------------------

----------3---------3---------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------------0--------0------------------------------------------------------

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G5 plays this in the second chorus here and there

 

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---------10-------10-------10-------10\9--------9--------9--------9-----------

--0----0----0---0----0---0----0---0------0----0---0----0---0----0---0----0----

----13-------13-------13-------13----------12-------12-------12-------12------

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Interlude part 1 X2 G1

 

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-9\7--------7--------7--------7--------7---------7--------7--------7--------7-

-----0----0---0----0---0----0---0----0---0-----0---0----0---0----0---0----0---

-------10-------10-------10-------10--------10-------10-------10-------10-----

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

turn it into a bit of a strum building towards interlude #2

 

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-0----------------------------------------------------------------------------

---10/------------------------------------------------------------------------

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--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7---

--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0---

--13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Interlude part2 G1

 

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------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-7--7--7--7--7--7--7----------------------------------------------------------

-0--0--0--0--0--0--0----------------------------------------------------------

-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

X2

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

---11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--

---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--

---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

G2

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-8-8-8------------------------------------------------------------------------

-7-7-7------------------------------------------------------------------------

-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

X2

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

---11-11-11-11-11--8-8-8-8-8--------------------------------------------------

---10-10-10-10-10--7-7-7-7-7--------------------------------------------------

---8--8--8--8--8---5-5-5-5-5--------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

G3

 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--11-11-11-13-13-13-15-15\----8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--------------------

--10-10-10-12-12-12-14-14\----7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--------------------

--8--8--8--10-10-10-12-12\----5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--------------------

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Interlude part 3 G1 X2

 

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--11-11-----------11-11-------------------------------------------------------

--10-10-----------10-10-------------------------------------------------------

--8--8------------8--8--------------------------------------------------------

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G3

 

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--3---------------------------------------------------------------------------

--2---------------------------------------------------------------------------

--0---------------------------------------------------------------------------

--0---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Climax, all guitars thrash D

 

-10-------10-------10-------10-------10---------------------------------------

----13-------13-------13-------13-------13------------------------------------

-------12-------12-------12-------12-------12---------------------------------

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Outro G2 X2

 

-/14-------14-------14-------14-------14--------------------------------------

-----15-------15-------15-------15-------15-----------------------------------

--------14-------14-------14-------14-------14-----12-11--9-------------------

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---------------------------------------------------10--9--7-------------------

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then stop when G1 plays D then continue and fade out

 

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let G1 ring out with D then play intro thing a few times and fade out

 

 

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