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Submitted by: Brim

LIVING IS SIMPLE
by Switchfoot
From the Album LEARNING TO BREATHE 
C 2000 re:think


Transcribed by Brim
xavjr@cox.net

b=bend
h=hammer
p=pulloff
/=slide up
\=slide down

The intro riff sounds very "Beatles" is fun to play because of the bending.
The meter I think is 6/6, hence the swing/anticipation feel in the bass lines.
I tried to nail it note-for-note.

INTRO RIFF
G|------------------|--------------|-----------------|
D|----2-----2-------|-6/7-6h7p6----|---2-----0---2---|
A|------0h2---2-/5--|-----------7\-|-0---2-4-------2-|
E|-0----------------|--------------|-----------0-----|

G|------------------|--------------|-------------------|
D|----2-----2-------|-6/7-6h7p6----|---2-----0---2-----|
A|------0h2---2-/5--|-----------7\-|-0---2-4-------2---|
E|-0----------------|--------------|-----------0-------|

VERSE 1 (lots of bending here)
G|------------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
D|------------------|-----4-------|--------------|-------------|
A|---6b7-------5-5--|-2h4--4/5----|-6b7----------|-6b7-----6b7-|
E|-0-----0--00------|----------0--|-----0--00-0--|-----0-0-----|

G|------------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
D|------------------|-----4-------|--------------|-------------|
A|---6b7-------5-5--|-2h4--4/5----|-6b7----------|-6b7---------|
E|-0-----0--00------|----------0--|-----0--00-0--|-----0-00----|

VERSE 1 TRANSITION		*(salsa type syncopation here)
G|---------------------|-------------|-------------|
D|---------------------|-*----44-----|-*----44-----|
A|-----------2-22-2--2-|---22----22--|---22----22--|
E|-2-22-2--2-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|

VERSE 2 (repeat VERSE 1 above, but skip VERSE 1 TRANSITION and go to below)

VERSE 2 TRANSITION TO CHORUS
G|---------------------|------------------------------|c
D|---------------------|-REST here for vocals---------|
A|-----------2-22-2--2-|-GET ready for high register--|
E|-2-22-2--2-----------|-bass line--------------------|

G|-------------16-------18-16--|
D|-14----14/16----16/18--------|
A|----14-----------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

CHORUS 1
G|---------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
D|---------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
A|-------0-0-0-0-|2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|-------0-0-0-0-|2-2-2-2--------|
E|0-0-0-0--------|----------------|0-0-0-0--------|-------2-2-2-2-|

G|---rest for a bit----|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

INTRO RIFF (single phrase this time)
G|------------------|--------------|-----------------|
D|----2-----2-------|-6/7-6h7p6----|---2-----0---2---|
A|------0h2---2-/5--|-----------7\-|-0---2-4-------2-|
E|-0----------------|--------------|-----------0-----|

VERSE 3
G|------------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
D|------------------|-----4-------|--------------|-------------|
A|---6b7-------5-5--|-2h4--4/5----|-6b7----------|-6b7-----6b7-|
E|-0-----0--00------|----------0--|-----0--00-0--|-----0-0-----|

G|------------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
D|------------------|-----4-------|--------------|-------------|
A|---6b7-------5-5--|-2h4--4/5----|-6b7----------|-6b7---------|
E|-0-----0--00------|----------0--|-----0--00-0--|-----0-00----|

VERSE 3 TRANSITION		*(salsa type syncopation here)
G|---------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
D|---------------------|-*----44-----|-*----44-----|-*----44-----|-*----44-----|
A|-----------2-22-2--2-|---22----22--|---22----22--|---22----22--|---22----22--|
E|-2-22-2--2-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|

G|---rest for a bit----|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

CHORUS 2
G|---------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
D|---------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|
A|-------0-0-0-0-|2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-|-------0-0-0-0-|2-2-2-2--------|
E|0-0-0-0--------|----------------|0-0-0-0--------|-------2-2-2-2-|

OUTRO			                        (hold whole notes here)
G|---------------|---------------|--------------|------|------|
D|---------------|---------------|--------------|------|------|
A|---------------|---------------|--------------|------|------|
E|-5-55-5-4-44-4-|-3-33-3-4-44-4-|5-55-5-4-44-4-|5-4-3-|5-4-3-|

solo bass line here - repeated as many times as in the CD, fades out in the mix
G|------13-14-13-----------------------------|
D|14h16-----------14-------------------------|
A|--------------------14-------------/14--12-|
E|------------------------14/16--14----------|

FINAL NOTE (open E string)
G|-------|
D|-------|
A|-------|
E|--0----|

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