Take it All (re-post)

Several songs encompass many posts, and it can be quite troublesome jumping from one to another. I've thus decided to put different posts on the same song together, starting with Take it All (some of the posts for this song is relatively old, so they may not have a video demonstration).

Introduction (Tapping)
This version is different from the original one, in that, it is played by tapping the same notes. Its quite a good way to practice your tapping!




The tricky part is towards the end where you have to bend the string while tapping it with one finger, but it can be done.

Tabs (B string only):
B--0-7-14--0-7-12--0-7-11--0-14-16------

B--0-7-14--0-7-12--0-7-0-11-11b12-11-7--



Verse
Here's something 'extra' you can do for the verse of Take it All (both versions).



What I've done is to play the D# note (the notes are BBB BBB BBBA#A#D# D#) using an artificial harmonic - as you pick down, graze the string with the side of your thumb. I tried to take a video of the picking, but its pretty hard to see even this close.

This may be tricky at first, but it comes with practice. It also helps to use a lot of distortion. Frankly, i'd like to see a bassist do this!

Don't do this for every repetition of the riff, of course, but occasionally (e.g. the 2nd time for every verse). These things are quite attention grabbing, and you need to do them tastefully in a worship context.


Chorus
Here's a different way to play the chords for the chorus.



What I've done in the above is to change the five chorus chords - B F# G#m E C#m, are played. Without further ado, here are the lyrics and tabs. I particular like the F# and G#m chords because they sound like more powerful power chords. The C#m is substituted with something that looks like the power chord, but is in fact a C#add2 or a C#m9.

B . . . . . F#m
Jesus we’re living Your Name

G#m . . . . . . . . . . . E
We’ll never be ashamed of You

B
. . . . . . . F#m
Our praise and all we are today

C#m9
Take take take it all
Take take take it all

-x--x---x----x---x--------
-x--x---x----x---x--------
-8--6---8----9---8--------
-9--4---6----9---6--------
-x--x---x----7---4--------
-7--2---4----x---x--------
.B F# .G#m .E .C#m9


Bridge
Electric guitarists tend to stick to barre chords for
the fast songs; however, other chords are often more suitable. Take, for
example, Take It All's bridge.




In the above, the 1st half uses barre chords, while the 2nd half uses a modified
set of chords to blend in with the brass parts. The chords are first played with
the recording in the above, followed by a clearer, cleaner, and slower example
of the chords.

Tabs

C#m G#m F# E
Running to the One Who heals the blind

C#m G#m F#
Following the shining light

C#m
G#m F# E
In Your hands the power to save the world

B/D#
My life


When the brass parts enter, play:

C#m/E G#m/D# F#/C# E
Running to the One Who heals the blind

C#m/E G#m/D# F#/C#
Following the shining light

C#m/E
G#m/D# F#/C# E
In Your hands the power to save the world

B/D#
My life


Here are the tabs - its abit of a stretch!
--x--------x------------x----------x-------------
--x--------x------------x----------x-------------
--8--------9------------8----------6--------------
--9--------11---------- 9---------4---------------
--6--------7------------6---------4--------------
--x--------x------------x----------x-------------
B/D# C#m/E
G#m/D# F#/C#

The E chord is the open chord version.

1 comment:

soohyun lee said...

what is a brass?