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Present Tense

Drop A chord diagramD MajorD tuning: DADGBe

The verse is variations of this (shown here is the first time through):

--5------------5-------------5----------3-2-0---0----
----3-3-3-3-3----3---3-------------------------------
----------------------------------------------2---2-2
0-------------------------------<5>------------------
-------------3-----3---3-3-2--------2-0--------------
-----------------------------------------------------

Chorus:

A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramFF     A chord diagramG+G   A chord diagramD MajorD       A chord diagramG+G     A chord diagramFF     A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramFF A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G
-------------------------------------------             ---
-------------------------------------------             ---
-------------------------------------------  etc.       ---
0--0----X-5-5^3-3-X-5-5^0-0-0-X-5-5-5^3-3-3             X-5
0--0----X-5-5^3-3-X-5-5^0-0-0-X-5-5-5^3-3-3             X-5
12-12\0-X-5-5^3-3-X-5-5^0-0-0-X-5-5-5^3-3-3             X-5

The first time through, Mike lets it end at the G, the second time (not
shown) a D.

Then the bridge goes like this, (with variations on the picking
pattern):

A chord diagramBb majorBb                            A chord diagramA augmentedA                         A chord diagramG+G
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
------10-----10-----10-----10-------9-----9-----9-----9--------
8-8-8----8-8----8-8----8-8----7-7-7---7-7---7-7---7-7---5-5-5--
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
7-----7-----7-----7-------7-----7-----7-----7--
--5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5-5---5-5---5-5---5-5----
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------

Then:

A chord diagramBb majorBb                      A chord diagramA augmentedA                       A chord diagramG+G

---------------------------------------------------------------------
11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8
10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7
8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5
---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------

----------------                --
8-8-8-8-8-------                10
7-7-7-7-7------- etc.           8-
5-5-5-5-5------- then this      7-
---------------- several times: --
----------------                --

Outro:

While mike plays the verse, Stone does this:

--------------------------       /14-------14-------14-------
15-13----15-13----15-13--- etc.  ----12-12----12-12----12-12-
------12-------12-------12 then: ----------------------------
--------------------------       ----------------------------
--------------------------       ----------------------------
--------------------------       ----------------------------


And fade....





PRESENT TENSE


Pearl Jam - No Code
Track 10

This represents our interpretation of the original artist's work, to be used for personal or educational use only.

Transcibed by Bryce Christensen and Matt Forth.
If you add to this or fix any mistakes, please send us a copy.
matt@gil.com.au
(Please email if you are a drummer / bass guitarist near Brisbane interested in jammin'!!!!)


Main Riff:

  A chord diagramD MajorD                A chord diagramC majorC                A chord diagramB#B#

A chord diagramE MajorE|------5---------|------5---------|------5---------|
A chord diagramBB|--------3-------|--------3-------|--------3-------|
A chord diagramG+G|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|0---------------|----------------|----------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------|3---------------|2---------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------|----------------|----------------|
  .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .


  A chord diagramA augmentedA

A chord diagramE MajorE|--3---2---0-----|
A chord diagramBB|----------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------.|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------.|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--0-------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------|



Chorus Riff:

A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------00000---|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|00------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----33311-0-0-------------|





Verse 1: (main riff)

Do you see the way that ....


Chorus: (chorus riff)


You can't spend your time ....


2nd verse: (main riff)


Have you ideas on how this ....


Chorus (chorus riff)


Bridge:

(one beat = quarter bar )

16 x D, 16 x C, 32 x A chord diagramG+G
16 x D, 16 x C, 32 x A chord diagramG+G
8 x D, 8 x C, 16 x A chord diagramG+G
8 x D, 8 x C, 16 x A chord diagramG+G
8 x D, 8 x C, 16 x A chord diagramG+G
8 x D, 8 x C, 16 x A chord diagramG+G
32 x A chord diagramD MajorD


Main Riff Out

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