What the World Would Never Take (instrumental)

God He Reigns Version
I've already had about 4-6 requests for this song, and finally managed to get it done! The fast parts were really difficult to pick out - I had to slow down the song's tempo (with audio software) to catch them. Play with a generous helping of wah! Also, see below for the United Live version.




I made some mistakes in the video though. For the first part, the notes weren't bent enough, and I alternate picked the last note in the 2nd half (without the music) too many times, its meant to be played once only.


Tabs (with wah):
---------------12----12----12----------
---------------12b14-12b14-12b14r12-10-
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-0-0-0-0-(x4)--------------------------
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------------------------------12-------12-
-----10-12-12b14b12-10--12b14----12b14----
-10---------------------------------------
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------------------------------------------

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-14r12-10-12--------(4)------
-----------------(4)---------
--------------(4)------------
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-----------------------------

Here's the fast part:
----14--14h17-16b17r16p14-------
-14-----------------------17p14-
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--------------------------------
--------------------------------

------------------------------
------------------------------
-17p16p14----14---------------
----------16-----16p14--------
-----------------------16-----
--------------------------17--

---------------
---------------
---------------
-7-7-7-7-(x2)--
---------------
---------------


Use quick alternate picking,each note x4
-------14-16-17-19--21-(play the last note once)-
-12-16-------------------------------------------
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United Live Version

Here's the instrumental from United Live (the Hillsong one is rather challenging though), something easy to play, yet catchy:







Tabs:
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-------10-------10----10--------10-12-12b13-13r12-10-
-11-11----11-11----11-----10-10----------------------
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-----------------------------------------------------
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F#m . . . F

-----------------------------------After this,
-----------------------------------repeat
-----6-----6---6------8-----8---8--from top
-7-7---7-7---7----9-9---9-9---9----once, before
-----------------------------------the next part
-----------------------------------
A . . . B

To enter the chorus, play the last bar one more time, followed by:

-----------------
-
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-----8-----8------
-9-9---9-9---9-7--
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B . . . A



Introduction
Here's the introduciton to What the World Will Never Take - what I like is the way the harmonics are added at the end in the God He Reigns version. Here is the clip + tabs:



Click here if the above player doesn't work.


18 comments:

Anonymous said...

great tabs,
but in the united live version video, your a little off beat

Anonymous said...

Cool tabs. But for the introduction,Hillsong version, it'll be more groovy and more strokes and palm muting. And the Harmonics, its actually (7) (9) (11) on the D string only. And for the ending of the Hillsong version Instrumental, I found out that Nigel plays chords instead of notes. You got all your notes right, so you can just keep playing down strokes on chords instead of the notes.

Sander said...

What kind of audio software do you use to slow down songs?
Software like that could be very usefull I think!

Greetz Sander
btw. Nice site and good tabs;)

kenny said...

I used audacity.. its actually quite a tedious way to go about slowing down songs... I'm sure there are better programs out there though.

Paul said...

What chords are played in the hillsong version of the "what the world will never take" during the solo?

kenny said...

F#m F A B (x2)
B B-A

Paul said...

Thanks so much, you're a genius! If you ever come to South Africa, let me know! :)

dahn said...

hey kenny what xtl patch did you use for the God He Reigns instrumental?

Anonymous said...

Awesome tab, but you can also play those harmonics on the 9th fret, and its a little easier.

Anonymous said...

I looked on Itunes and I cant find the God He Reigns version... where can I find it?

Anonymous said...

hi...can some1 tab the pre-chorus part out?plss.....can seem to catch it......hope some1 replies

Anonymous said...

what does the letter mean in the tabs?

Le Beau said...

Dude, the solo's awesome, I just have one question, you know what I can do so I can do it as fast? Do you pick all the frets you ...fret? or do you just slam 'em so they make the sound and only pick the ones where your fingers are after a while...
If you could reply it'd be awesome dude, thanks!!!
LATERS!!!

kenny said...

hi le beau.. speed takes effort and time to build up, you have to keep working at it for days, weeks, months even..

the solo uses lots of pull-offs, its in the tab.. hope this helps :)

Le Beau said...

One more q dude, how do you manage the wah? Do you leave it half open, step on it real slow? Thanks dude, LATERS!!!

JeffreyvdK said...

Thanks for this tab, used it to learn this song for my band :)

ian said...

----------------12-----12-----12---------------
----------------12b14b-12b14b-12b14b-10--------
---------------------------------------10------
-----------------------------------------------
-0-0-0-0-(x4)----------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
PMPMPMPM
-------------------------12------12------------------------
---10-12-12b--10---12b14b--12b14b--14-10-12----------(16)--
-10----------------------------------------------(16)------
---------------------------------------------(16)----------
-----------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------
Fast part {FAST PART}
---14-17-16-17b16b14b-14-----------------------------------
-14---------14b----------17p14-----------------------------
------------------------------17p16p14p--14----------------
---------------------------------------16--16p14-----------
------------------------------------------------16-12~-----
-----------------------------------------------------------

Use quick alternate picking,each note x4
--------------------------14---16---17---19-21--
----------------12---16-------------------------
------------------------------------------------
-7-7-7-7-(x2)-----------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
PMPMPMPM

Ending Solo
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---------------------------9------
-s11-11-11-11-11-11-11-9-9---9s11-
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----------------------------------

--------------
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----9-9h11----
-11-----------
--------------
--------------

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----------------------------------
-9h11p9-9-s9-9----9b11r9----------
---------------11--------11s12s11-
----------------------------------
----------------------------------

----------------------------------
----------------------------------
---------------------------9------
-s11-11-11-11-11-11-11-9-9---9s11-
----------------------------------
----------------------------------

--------------------------
-----------8--------------
------9-11---11-9---------
-9s11-------------9s11----
--------------------------
--------------------------

-----------------------
-----------------------
----------6b7r6--------
-s9-9-9-7-------7-7----
-----------------------
-----------------------

---------------------12--------14-
-s10-10--10-10-12-12----14--17----
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Here's the fast lick! Use lots of hammer ons and pull offs for the first part.
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-17b19-17b19r17p14h17h19p14h17p14-
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Still at the fast lick - this portion is from the original solo.
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-----------------------------
-17p16p14----14--------------
----------16----16p14--------
----------------------16-----
-------------------------17--

The blues licks start coming in from here.
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-s10-10-10---10--------------
-s9--9--9h11-9---------------
----------------11----9------
-------------------12---12---
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Use some palm mutes for the last four notes.

--------------------------
-----10-------------------
-----9--------------------
-9s11---11-11h12-11-9-----
----------------------12--
--------------------------

* = pinch harmonic
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-------------------------
-9b11-9*-4s6-s4*-2-4-2*--
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We switch to a more bluesy scale here.
---------------------------------
-s10-10-7b8r7p5------------------
----------------7-5--------------
--------------------7-7-7--7-7---
---------------------------------
---------------------------------

Some mutes to pre-empt the chords, then strum
--------
-7--10--
-7--9---
-7--7---
----0---
--------

To end off
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-8p5------------------------
-----8p7p5---5--------------
-----------7----7p5---------
--------------------7p5s3---
--------------------------3-
followed by an A chord(one slow strum).

Praise the Lord said...

if you look at the hillasong workshop of this song, when nigel plays the solo, the harmonics are ;
(9) (9) (9)