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Submitted by: projectcrossing

Song: California
Artist: Hawk Nelson
CD: Letters to the President (Tooth And Nail 2004)
Don't have the booklet with me for copyright info.
Tabbed by: Josh projectcrossing@hotmail.com

Intro licks
  F#		  B	 C#
E|-------------------------------------|
A|----------------2-2----2-2-----------|
D|4-4---4-4-4-----------4------------4-|
G|---3-1-----3-4-3---3-1----3-4-3-1-3--|
B|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|


Verse
F# B Bb
F# B C#
F# B Bb
F# B C#

(palm mute)
F# B Bb
F# B C#
F# B Bb
F# B C#
F#

Chorus
F# B C#
F# B C#
Ebm D C#
B C#


Solo
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------6---------------------------|
G|6-6-6-6-3-3-1-3-4-3-6-6-6-3-4-3--------1-3-4-1-3-1-3-1-3-|
B|--------------------------------------2------------------|
E|-------------------------------2-2-2-2-------------------|

It's pretty much that progression the entire time, When it sounds like a surf 
rock song he is playing the bass notes really fast.  Listen to song for timing.
Enjoy!!

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_______________Intro Tab_____________________________________
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Song: California
Band: Hawk Nelson
CD: Letters to the President
Copyright 2004, tooth and nail records
Tabbed by: Jesus Freak492


Intro Tab:
/ is a rest of pause in the music

E-----------------------------------------2-2-2-2---------------------
B---------------------------------------------------2-----------------
G-6-6-6-6-3/ 3-1-3-4/ 6-6-6-6-3-4-3/------------------1-3-4-3-1-3-1-3-
D-------------------------------------6-------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------

Comments about this tab

RcKn'Rll247 - 2004-10-04

Much thanx to you whoever posted this tab it helped me out very muchly so!!! rock on


rkeman - 2004-10-04

good tab job...this is pretty much correct...pretty much...
and check out relient k's new stuff at mmhmm.com


RcKn'Rll247 - 2004-10-05

ditto to the rkeman!!!


rkeman - 2004-10-05

life after death and taxes


Fbar58 - 2004-10-07

you tabbed it upside down btw


projectcrossing - 2004-10-10

Thanks for the comments, Yes i just realized it is upside-down. That second like where it says "4-4-4" its only supposed to be "4-4" Other than that it should be ok, the solo might be a little off.


RcKn'Rll247 - 2004-10-12

solo is correct, but you did forget a little ditty that he does after that... but it was just a part out of the solo, so it wasn't hard


melz_rkfan - 2004-10-13

double ditto to checkin out rk's new stuf...and all their stuf! rk is cool as!!!


JJ2004 - 2004-10-13

we want different chords for this song, in a different key.


ascension - 2004-10-15

the intro is all on the D string like this

G|-44-8\6-4-44-8h9p8-44-8\6-4-44-8h9p8-6h8-4-


ascension - 2004-10-15

the intro is all on the D string like this

D|-44-8\6-4-44-8h9p8-44-8\6-4-44-8h9p8-6h8-4-


ascension - 2004-10-15

There D string not G


rcman - 2004-12-14

hey good job it is almost alright good job!!!!
i'm impressed


guitarguy1020 - 2004-12-23

relient k's new stuff is the bomb cant wait till they come to town.dude!


tfk_rawks23 - 2005-01-03

Dude thats good. Hawk Nelson rocks!


$L!CK - 2005-01-07

Right after the solo, there's a little "surf" guitar riff. I noticed no one had it posted so here it is.
It's all on the big E string so start on the 10th or 11th fret and slide up to the 2nd fret then,

E|-22222222222222222222222222-7777777777777-999999999999

Use repeating picking kinda like in the "beach boy's song wipeout"
Figure out the timing, it's the same as the chords. I hope this tab helps, I'm an ok guitarist and i've only had like 2 or 3 years worth of expirence. but i truly hope this helps someone.
$L!CK (SLICK)


guitarhockeyman - 2005-01-14

Why is everyone raving about RK on a Hawk Nelson tab???? Does anyone know if Hawk Nelson are actually christian? I had a feeling they were but hey, nice tab dude. Whoever tabbed the slide, that's cool. It's like one of the best guitar parts in the song besides the solo. =)


$L!CK - 2005-01-18

Thanks for the compliment dude! oh and I'm 99% sure hawk nelson is christian. and Reliant K does rock and so does kutless!!! check out their website it's really awesome!

?$L!CK?


ska_man26 - 2005-02-16

i think ya'll forgot that they play like everything tuned down a half-step. i only know that cuz' i've seen that on other tabs. lol. i assume that they do that for like most of their songs, cept from underneath. well, i wouldn't know any of that if i hadn't seen it on other tabs. lol. i'm out God Bless

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JesusFreak492 - 2005-02-18

sup ppl, this is an awesome tab. Keep it up. HAWK NELSON IS THE BEST BAND EVER!!!!!!!! peace out,lil freddy, oh ya keep rockin' for Jesus Christ. Later


rockonn04 - 2005-02-23

Intro
E|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|---3-1-----3-4-3---3-1----3-4-3-1-3--|
D|4-4---4-4-4-----------4------------4-|
A|----------------2-2----2-2-----------|
E|-------------------------------------|


Solo

E|-------------------------------2-2-2-2-------------------|
B|--------------------------------------2------------------|
G|6-6-6-6-3-3-1-3-4-3-6-6-6-3-4-3--------1-3-4-1-3-1-3-1-3-|
D|-----------------------------6---------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|



There now you can play it easier, wow that was confusing at first. Keep up the good work though.....peace


mtlmouth - 2005-03-31

Thanks for fixing that, rockonn! It's much easier now. :D


mtlmouth - 2005-03-31

Thanks for fixing that, rockonn! It's much easier now. :D


CRloveSkillet13 - 2005-06-19

Guess what! I heard hawk nelson is coming out with a songbook. I don't remember
when it comes out, but I think it said sometime at the end of June.
,Chris


mmggppmgp - 2005-08-22

umm ne1 with accurate chorus chords/tabs cuz like i listened to it all over n all over again(figuring out the strumming pattern and all but not teh chords) and the chords still doesnt sound right, nething from online...


luvgodluvpeople - 2005-11-24

hawk nelson is christian b/c they were on a christian music channel and they just are trying to reach the people who aren't christians.


jkim519 - 2006-07-24

Uh....Relient K is not that great cuz their lyrics are really funky...Hawk Nelson is christian cuz i saw them at JAMA conference and they were awesome
ewis
sans
ukio
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Simonpo - 2006-12-04

???
wat was that last post all about?
anyways relient k is good, hawk nelson is good :D
good job on the tab dude


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