Desperate People

Here's Desperate People by Hillsong United, some interesting chords in the verse, and the usual strumming in the chorus, as well as a simple instrumental before the 2nd verse.



You might catch me fiddling around with my guitar's knobs - generally I used the middle pickup + coil tap for the verse, neck pickup for the instrumental and prechorus, and middle pickup for the choruses. The middle pickup gives a twangier sound, while the neck pickup sounds richer and thicker, while the coil tap (which costs less than US$10 for the parts) allows me to use one, instead of both coils of each humbucker, emulating a twangier, thinner single coil sound.

Tabs
Intro
Played by an acoustic initially:
-----0---0--------0---3-------------
-------1---1--------1---1-----------
---0------------0-------------------
-3------------2---------------------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------

Electric part (with the usual dotted 8th note delay):
-----0---0--------0---3h5-----------
-------1---1--------1---------------
---0------------0-------------------
-3------------2---------------------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------

Repeat three times, followed by:

--------------------------3---------
-----5-5---5--------5-5-------------
---5-----5---5----5-----5---5-------
------------------------------------
-3----------------------------------
----------------3-------------------

Chords:
F C/E (x2) for the acoustic part
F C/E F C/E
F C/E C C/G for the electric part.

Verse
Play the electric part.

Pre-Chorus
-5-----------------------------------
---6---6---5--------6--------5-------
-----7-------5---5----5---5----5---5-
---------------7--------7--------5---
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------

-5---------------------------------3-
---6---6---5--------6------------1---
-----7-------5---5----5---5----0-----
---------------7--------7----3-------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------

Chords:
Dm Am F C
Dm Am F F

Chorus
Strum
------------------------------10------
-13---12---13---13---13---12--10---13-
-12---12---12---10---12---12--10---10-
-10---12---10---10---10---12-------10-
--------------------------------------
--------------------------------------

Chords:
C G Am F
C G Dm F

Pre-Verse (Instrumental)
-------------------------------8----
-10-8---------------10-8------------
-10-9-5-7-9-9b10r9--10-9-5-7-9------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
Use the verse's chords.

Final Chorus
Strum
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
-12---10--9--10----12---10--14--17--
------------------------------------
-10---8---7--8-----10---8---12--15--
------------------------------------

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

you do not likes downhere?

Anonymous said...

hi
how do you play the last chorus?
like playing the notes with the gap?
can it be done on acoustic guitar?

Anonymous said...

Hey what's up, great job on the tab man, but i noticed a mistake on the Pre-Verse (intrumental)

I think is goes like

10 8 6
10 9 7 5 7 9

you did it right on the video you just made a mistake on the tabs. just wanted to point that out. keep posting videos! god bless.

Neil said...
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Neil said...

Hey guys this is the electric guitar part to the intro and verses of Desperate People that I figured out. Hopefully it helps!

1/8th Note Delay Throughout

-----------------------------
----------------------8-8h10-
------9----9----------9-9---- x3
---10---10---10----10--------
-8---------------0-----------
-----------------------------


Then

---------------------3---
-----5---5-------5-------
---5---5---5---5---5---5-
-------------------------
-3-----------------------
-------------3-----------



During the verses (not intro) he adds a little fill on the 2nd time through the 8 - 10 - 9 part,
and it looks like this. Its worth mentioning, because it sounds great!


-------------------------------8------
----------------------8-8h10-----10---
------9----9----------9-9-----------9-
---10---10---10----10-----------------
-8---------------0--------------------
--------------------------------------

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