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Shy by Ani Difranco

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by Ani DiFranco
from Not Chord diagramA augmentedA Pretty Girl

This song rocks pretty hard. It gets its big sound via use of an
alternate tuning. I tune my guitar F#-F#(in unison)-C#-B-C#-E; Ani I
think tunes E-E-B-A-B-D and capos at the second fret. But since you might
not have a capo (like me), I'll do the tab for the way I tune my guitar:

Chord diagramF#F#     Chord diagramD MajorD   C#D Chord diagramC#C#   Chord diagramA augmentedA   Chord diagramG#G#  Chord diagramC#C# Chord diagramA augmentedA
|---x--0---8--8-8-7h8p7---| ----x-3--2-2-2s7--3---|
|---x--0---8--8-8-7h8p7---| ----x-3--2-2-2s7--3---|
| -0-0-0---8--8-8-7h8p7---|---3-3-3--2-2-2s7--3---|

So most of the time you're just basically playing a big fat power chord,
with a doubled root note. Accent the Chord diagramD MajorD and Chord diagramG#G# chords by raking on the
open top two or three strings, right before "3" beat. (This is
approximately a sixteenth-note triplet before the actual "3" beat. Listen
to the recording for this, though, it's too beautifully subtle to properly

For the chorus part, use this 4-chord ascending
progression: Chord diagramF#F#   Chord diagramA augmentedA    Chord diagramC#C#   Chord diagramD MajorD

(This will mean playing the bottom strings open, then on the third,
seventh, and eighth frets.) The rhythm stabs right after the choruses are
played on the Chord diagramD MajorD chord. Add the open top strings here again.

Remember to always check the recording, and if you hear variations there,
follow them rather than sticking to this tab. (I think, for example, that
Ani does not always go up to the Chord diagramC#C# in the second measure shown above.)
Play this one hard with your bare fingers, monster claws, or Nailene
press-on nails...

transcribed by Leigh Marble
[email protected]

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