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OPTIMISTIC

Radiohead

 

DROPPED-D TUNING

no bass during the first two times a verse is sung.

 

*RIFF #1 The bass comes in quietly at 1:07:

G----------------------------------------------|x2

D----------5-----------------------------------|

A--------------5---3h5-5-5-x-x-3h5-5-5--5-5--5-|

D--0---0---------------------------------------|

 

During the interim between the first refrain and second verse:

G---------------------------------|

D---------------------------------|

A-----5--3h5-5-5-----5--3h5-5-5---|

D--0--------------0---------------|Repeat until 2nd verse

 

Repeat Riff #1 during the second refrain. Then, at 2:32:

*RIFF #2

G--------------------------------------------|x4

D--------------------------------------------|

A--7h8-8-8--8h7-7--7--9h10-10-10--10h9-9--9/-|

D--------------------------------------------|

 

During the third semi-verse, just thumb the low D-string:

G--------------------------------------------|

D--------------------------------------------|

A--------------------------------------------|

D--0-0-----0-----0-0-----0-----0-0----0------|

 

Now, repeat Riff #1, then play Riff #2 with slight variation

on the second repetition:

G--------------------------------------------------|

D--------------------------------------------------|

A--7h8-8-8--8h7-7--7--9h10-10-10--10-10--9/12-12/5-|

D--------------------------------------------------|

 

On the fourth repetition, leading to the outro, play this:

G--------------------------------------------------------|

D---------------------------------------------12h10------|

A--5-7-7h8-8-8--8h7-7--7--9h10-10-10--10h9-9-------12h10-|

D--------------------------------------------------------|

 

The first part of the outro features improv on high D:

G--------------------------------------------------------|

D-0--12--0-10-0-10-10--12/0--12-0-10-12-12/0--3-/-5-5--4-|

A--------------------------------------------------------|

D--------------------------------------------------------|

You can also hit the 7th fret and bend the 12th if you like.

 

The final part of the outro is light and jazzy, and goes:

G--------------------------------------------------------|

D-0-12-0-10-10-0-12--0-0-----10-0-12-0-10-10-0-12--0---0-|

A-------------------------10-----------------------------|

D--------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

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