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Switchfoot - Adding To The Noise

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Adding To The Noise
Switchfoot
The Beautiful Letdown
Sparrow Records
Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
tabbed by Dustin, UnderdogNumber14@aol.com

Intro 
In the intro and chorus, this is the basic idea of the riff.
I believe he sometimes just goes back to A at the end of it,
really fast, instead of using these slide motions.

G-7----------------
D-7--7--/9-/7/9/7--
A-5--7--/9-/7/9/7--
E----5--/7-/5/7/5--
Play this a few times, then on the last time play:
G-7-----------
D-7--7--8-----
A-5--7--8-----
E----5--6-----

Verse
I'm pretty sure it's just D and G over and over.

G-7-------
D-7---5---
A-5---5---
E-----3---



I don't know what instrument plays during this break,
but I think it starts with some kind of E chord.

Chorus

G-7----------------
D-7--7--/9-/7/9/7--
A-5--7--/9-/7/9/7--
E----5--/7-/5/7/5--
PLay above riff 3x, then play
G-7-----------
D-7--7--8-----
A-5--7--8-----
E----5--6-----

Bridge- 

G---------------------------------
D-8---10--12--10--8---10--12--7---
A-8---10--12--10--8---10--12--7---
E-6---8---10--8---6---8---10--5---
I believe this bridge to be mostly correct, I'm just can't seem
to figure out what one of the chords is.

Comments about this tab

dudedudedude - 2004-08-24

I think the instrument used in the verse is a piano chord


sixstringes777 - 2004-09-27

I THINK THE BEGGINGING GOES LIKE THIS

e-----------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------
G--7--------------------7-----------------------
D--7--7-/-9-9-9-9-------7--7-/-9-9-9-7----------
A--5--7-/-9-9-9-9-------5--5-/-9-9-9-5----------
E-----5-/-7-7-7-7----------5-/-7-7-7-5----------


Stratcat95 - 2004-10-23

I think that the start (the only part I've read so far) goes more like this:


------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
-----------7----7-------------------------------------------
----7------7----7----7----7----7-----9---9---9---7---9------
----7------5----5----7----7----7-----9---9---9---7---9------
----5----------------5----5----5-----7---7---7---5---7------ then you start just do that over again. That's just what I think it's pretty possible thats it's higher or lower. I not 100% positive 'cause it's not like Im John Foreman!


Stratcat95 - 2004-10-23

o srry i never realized that this is a bass tab but the little thing i did before is what i think it is for a six string


Stratcat95 - 2004-10-25

never mind im rite


sportsboi - 2004-12-28

dudes, every single one of your chords that has a low e in it wud be so much easier if you just put it in drop d. that way you don't have to stretch so much. (if it makes you feel cooler just keep playin it that way)


jdwise5509c - 2005-01-07

strat cat what it doesnt even seem close i like how the tabber put it sounds pretty right so... im gonna go with that.


whatiscool? - 2005-02-06

i did it in drop d, it was so much easier, there was a lot of shifting the way that i do it tho...


Timberwolf - 2005-03-17

Here's that one part
------------
------------
---5--------
(5---5------
-------5)---
------------


Timberwolf - 2005-04-06

-------------------------------
-------------------------------
--7-7----------------7-7-------
7-7-7-7-7-7/9-9-9999-7-7-7--5--
7-5-5-7-7-7/9-9-9999-5-5-7-454-
5-5-5-5-5-5/7-7-7777-5---5-454-
---


Timberwolf - 2005-04-06

The 454 parts harmonics


Timberwolf - 2005-04-07

the 2nd harmonic part

E7/17-17*17\-


idaman1111 - 2005-05-03

thats pretty clos but i hav the book and its bettr


AvRIDESs11 - 2005-07-17

looks good to me!!!!!


Caldur06 - 2005-07-19

sportsboi, this song is much, much easier to play in standard tuning. Your hand stays in the same exact position the entire time, and you only use your first and third finger for the most part. That is not a stretch by ANY means, especially on the higher frets since they're closer together.

If you put it into drop D, you're going to be constantly switching the positioning of your hand, which is going to be more difficult than just leaving it in standard tuning.

You can do it either way, but I don't see how you're saying that drop D is easier. It may be about the same difficulty wise, because I don't think either way is hard to play. But I wouldn't come in here saying drop D is easier, since it definitely is not.


Fortress182 - 2005-07-30

guys sorry to interupt, this has nothing to do with this song, but i can't get help anywhere else.
i can't post threads or anything like that, and i can't reply to any of those chat things in the forums. can someone tell me what to do???
email me the answer at skistar_baby18@hotmail.com


hihihisteel9 - 2005-10-25

like this

--------------------------------------------------xxxx---------------------------------------------------------------------------xxxx---------------------------------------------------------------------------xxxx--------------------------7-7---------------------7-7----------------------xxxx--------------------------5-5-7-7-7/9-9-9-9-7-9-7-5-5-7-7-7/9-9-9-9--------xxxx------------------------------5-5-5/7-7-7-7-5-7-5-----5-5-5/7-7-7-7--------xxxx-------------------------

this is right


Stratcat95 - 2006-01-17

sorry for messing around that was only my second year of guitar now i learned the song and yes..... it is surely in drop-d


jim4christ - 2006-04-07

yeah bro that drop-d part is deffinetly crucial


rockNforchrist - 2006-05-21

Thats pretty good and its alot easier in drop d.


NotAlOne19 - 2006-07-06

hihihisteel9 you have to remember we are assuming everyone is using only one guitar as to where switchfoot has 3... I think... and Drop D is definitely easier (which is tuning the low E string to the seventh fret instead of the 5th if anyone new to guitar didn't know what that meant)


nbfan - 2006-08-20

um, guys? This is a bass tab. Someone tell me why?


darkturd - 2006-08-24

Nice tab! I play it in drop D because it's way easyier and your fingers don't have to stretch the whole song. ROCK ON!


GUITAR MASTA - 2007-02-06

DROPPED D DU


GUITAR MASTA - 2007-02-06

TRY :

X X X X X X
X X X X X X
12 12 7 7 9 9
12 12 7 7 9 9
12 12 7 7 9 9

DU!


GUITAR MASTA - 2007-02-06

TRY :

X X X X X X
X X X X X X
X X X X X X
12 12 7 7 9 9
12 12 7 7 9 9

DU!


Switchfoot_ - 2007-02-07

Nice Tab! There were a few mistakes though, and here's the way I play it.

"Adding To The Noise"

Intro:A D D A A B x4 Then A# A

Verse 1:
D
What's it gonna take
G
to slow us down
D G
to let the silence spin us around?
D
What's it gonna take
G
to drop this town?
D G
We've been spinning at the speed of sound.
D G
Stepping out of those convenience stores
D G
what could we want but more more more?
D
From the third world
G
to the corporate core
(No Guitar on this line) A# A(Slide back and Forth x4) A D D A
we are a symphony of modern humanity,Yeah

Chorus:
A B (Then Slide down to A and back to B x2) A D D A
If we're adding to the noise
A D D A
turn off this song
A B (Then Slide down to A and back to B x2) D D A
If we're adding to the noise
B A A#
turn off your stereo, radio, video

Verse 2:
A
I dont know
D G
what they're gonna think of next
D G
genetic engineers of the most high tech
D
A couple new ways
G
to fall into debt
D
I'm a nervous wreck but I'll bet
G
that that T.V. set
D G
tells us what we've wanted to hear
D
But none of these sound bites
G
are coming in clear
D G
From the third world to the corporate ear
D G
we are the symphony of modern humanity.

Bridge:
D G D G D G D G D G A
Stereo,Radio,Stereo,Radio,Stereo,Radio,Stereo,Radio,Stereo,Radio,Whoa


Switchfoot_ - 2007-02-07

Also,Its not drop D. I saw them in concert,AND I have their Live in San Diego DVD.It's not drop D.


WashburnGuitar9 - 2007-05-09

hey switchfoot...you really study 'em alot dontcha? Could you e-mail me at Twilightlink816@aol.com and mention in it that ur switchfoot and let me in on some serious chords? It'd be really helpful (and also in meant to live i know the whole song and he uses power chords) TY


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