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Wilco - Spiders (Kidsmoke), live version circa 2004

 

Parts of this are taken from the live version that was posted on the official website a while ago because it's easier to tell what's going on and who's playing what - some of these probably aren't exactly correct but they work in the context of the song and use the right notes

 

_________________________________________________________

 

First, Nel's rhythm part for a lot of the song (straight quarter notes throughout):

 

|----------0---0------------0---0---|

|----------3---3------------3---3---|

|-4---4------------4---4------------|

|-------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------|

 

palm mute................................|

 

 

repeat ad ifinitum

 

he may play something like this later, although it's hard to tell:

 

|-----0-------0--------0-------0---|

|-3-------5--------3-------5-------|

|------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|

 

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

 

___________________________________________________________

 

 

Jorgensen's synth part (arr. for guitar, straight quarter notes)

 

|-----0-------0-------0--------0---|

|---------3----------------3--------|

|-4---------------4-----------------|

|------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|

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

 

repeat, with this variation played before the "rock" part (the first "3" being on the down beat)

 

|-----0---0------------0---0-----------0---0-----------0---0----|

|-3----------------3----------------3---------------3-------------|

|--------------4----------------4---------------4-----------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------------|

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

 

_______________________________________________________

 

Sansone plays the occasional synth chord, and variations thereof:

 

 

|-0---0---0---0-------------------------0---0---0---0---|

|-3---3---3---3-------------------------0---3---3---3---|

|-4---4---4---4-------------------------4---4---4---4---|

|----------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------|

 

 

and the keyboard part:

 

"this recent rash of kidsmoke, all the telescopic poems..."

 

|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------4------------------------------2---|

|---------------------------------4------------------------------2---|

|---------------------------------2------------------------------0---|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

"it's good to be alone"

 

|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------2--------------------------------------------|

|------------------------2--------------------------------------------|

|------------------------0--------------------------------------------|

 

_____________________________________________________

 

 

Tweedy's intro: hit the low e for a while, then hit the 9th fret of the d string for a while, with vibrato

 

Little riff after "it's good to be alone":

 

|---------------------|

|---------------------|

|--------4-----------|

|-6~~---------------|

|------------7--------|

|---------------------|

 

An example of what he might play before the "rock" part:

 

|-------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------7/9---7------6/7-----|

|-------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------5/7---5------4/5-----|

|-0-----------------------------------------------------|

 

|------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------|

|------6---4---2---4---2---1---2------------------6-------|

|-------------------------------------------4/6/7-------7---|

|-4----------------------------------2-----------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------|

 

"Rock part"

 

I'm still uncertain whether he plays power chords or just octaves, but I'll tab out the full chords anyway

 

I don't know who's playing what in this section, so this is a combination of all the parts that are audible; pick and choose at your discretion

 

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-9---9---9--9---9---9---9------9--9--9--7---7---6--7---7---7---6------4--2--4---|

|-9---9---9--9---9---9---9------9--9--9--7---7---6--7---7---7---6------4--2--4---|

|-7---7---7--7---7---7---7------7--7--7--5---5---4--5---5---5---4------2--0--2---|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-6---6----4---2------4---2-----------------------------------------------|

|-6---6----4---2------4---2---6---7---9----------------------11---------|

|-4---4----2---0------2---0---6---7---9----------9/11/12---------12---|

|-------------------------------4---5---7----------------------------------|

 

There's a variation that goes like this:

 

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-9---9---9--9---9---9---9------9--9--9--11---11---11--11--7---7---6------4--2--4---|

|-9---9---9--9---9---9---9------9--9--9--11---11---11--11--7---7---6------4--2--4---|

|-7---7---7--7---7---7---7------7--7--7---9-----9----9---9---5---5---4------2--0--2---|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-6---6----4---2------4---2-----------------------------------------------|

|-6---6----4---2------4---2---6---7---9----------------------11---------|

|-4---4----2---0------2---0---6---7---9----------9/11/12---------12---|

|-------------------------------4---5---7----------------------------------|

 

When Jeff sings over this section, one of the guitars does this:

 

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-9-------------------11---------------------------13--------------------16-----------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-7--------------------9----------------------------11--------------------14----------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

tremelo picking.........................................................................

...............

 

On the very last playing of this section, the keyboard plays the tremolo chords above using the rhythm everyone else is using

 

For the last note, play the low E-string and press the string down behind the nut with your thumb. (The same as in the beginning of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man")

Edited by gryfyrg

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thats some great work.... also, i know that jeff uses a capo on 2 when this is played live - possibly Drop D??

Edited by bweil

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thats some great work.... also, i know that jeff uses a capo on 2 when this is played live - possibly Drop D??

 

actually, yeah, i think that's exactly right, capo on 2, dropped D; i couldn't remember if he did or not when i was typing this up, but he does. so, i think for the rock part he would play the chords barred on the top 3 strings, so

 

|-----|

|-----|

|-9---|

|-9---|

|-7---|

|-----|

 

would become

 

|-------|

|-------|

|-------|

|-14---|

|-14---|

|-14---|

 

and so forth. he might play all the chords like this, or a combination of a-string and e-string based chords; i think nels plays the chords in a standard tuning, although i could be wrong about that as well. thanks for the tip bweil

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