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Rilo Kiley tabs for Pictures of success

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Pictures of Success
By Rilo Kiley
>From the cd Takeoffs and Landings

Tab by Dapeios
A chord diagramD MajorD           A chord diagramG+G  Bmin   A chord diagramA augmentedA
build your *******

A chord diagramD MajorD         A chord diagramG+G  Bmin          A chord diagramA augmentedA
staying home ...................

A chord diagramD MajorD          A chord diagramG+G           Bmin             A chord diagramA augmentedA
i'm not scared ....................

A chord diagramD MajorD    A chord diagramG+G  Bmin        A chord diagramA augmentedA
easily earn ..........

etc.


A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramA augmentedA          A chord diagramD MajorD            Bmin
they say california i...............

A chord diagramG+G                     A chord diagramA augmentedA               A chord diagramA augmentedA
and i say ..................

             A chord diagramD MajorD
i'm ready .........

         Bmin
ready ....
         A chord diagramG+G
ready ....
             A chord diagramA augmentedA
i'm ...........

etc.
Keep hitting D-bmin-G-A, change on "go."
The song starts like this (guitar and bass)

-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
------------------------------------- Repeat twice
-------------------------------------
----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5----
--2---2---3---3---7---7---5---5------

then it goes into the natural harmonics part. I forget
what
symbol is for natural harmonic.  If you don't know how
to play
a natural harmonic, you just place your finger on the
appropriate string at the seventh fret without pushing
down.
You should get a ringing sound. Or else just play
this "normally."

--------------------------------------
----7-------7-------7---------7-------
--------7-------7-------7---------7---  Repeat several times
------7---7---7---7---7---7-7---7-----
--------------------------------------
--------------------------------------


Then the guitar does this:
--------------------------------------5-------
-7---7---7---5-7-5------7---7---7-7-8---8-7-5-
---7---7---7-------7------7---7---------------
----------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------
-7---7---------------------------------------------
---7---7-------------------------------------------
----------/9-7-7-7-/9-7----------------------------
------------------------10-9-5----5-7-5-7/9-10-9-7-
---------------------------------------------------




and then goes directly to the pull-offs slide part:
----------------------------------------------------
10p8p7--10p8p7-----(7)-----10p8p7-------------------
---------------(7)-----(7)----------7/9\7----------- Repear
------------------------------------------7/9\7/9\7-
----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------
They do this a bit different each time, so the ending
slides aren't exactly the same.  Sometimes they hit
the
notes in parenthesis, sometimes not.  There's two
guitars
on the track. . .


then right before the singing you get this little bit:
--------------------------
--------------------------
-------0------------------
---------4-0-0-----7/9\7--
--------------------------
-3-3-3--------------------

So that's basically it.  Just mix and match the four
parts through the verses,
and at the end of each verse don't forget last little

riff.  I know that's a
weird fingering but I like to let the open strings
ring out.


On the chorus, you can try natural harmonics and a
slide for the guitar on
the "hospitals and freeways" parts, but it will still
sound lousy:
--------/////14------------
---------------------------
----7----------------------
------7--------------------
---------------------------
--------------------------

Fot the "they say CA ... up through the "ready to go"
I just play the chords.
The mini-solo at the end is:

14-14-14-12-14-12-14-15-- (high A chord diagramE MajorE string) repeat 3x

17-17-17-19-19-19-21-21-21-22-22-22- (high A chord diagramE MajorE string)
ⓘ Guitar tab for 'Pictures Of Success' by Rilo Kiley, an indie band formed in 1998

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