Beautiful Jesus

By Timo

Here's Beautiful Jesus by Kristian Stanfill. This song has amazing signature hook. The guitarist in this song (Alex Nifong),uses 2 different delays over top of each other. First a dotted eight note (i.e Boss DD5) and then quarter note with some low-res effect (i.e Line 6 DL4).




Tabs

Play this twice

e ---------------------------12-

B -10h12---10---10h12---10------

G -------9------------9----9----

D ------------------------------

A ------------------------------

E ------------------------------


Play this twice

e -----------------------12-----

B -9h10---9---9h12---9----------

G ------9----------9---9--------

D ------------------------------

A ------------------------------

E ------------------------------


Play this twice

e --------------------------9---

B -9h10----9---9h10----9--------

G ------11----------11---11-----

D ------------------------------

A ------------------------------

E ------------------------------


Play this twice

e -------------------------9----

B -9h10----9---9h10----9--------

G ------------------9----9------

D ------0-----------------------

A ------------------------------

E ------------------------------


At the last repeat, he adds more notes. Going into chorus, strum the chords further up the fretboard.



Chorus:

First A chord

e ---- e ---- e ----

B -10- B --9- B -10-

G --9- x8 G --9- x4 G --9- x4

D --7- D --7- D --7-

A --0- A --0- A --0-

E ---- E ---- E ----


Then D chord

e ---- e ---- e ----

B -10- B --9- B -10-

G --9- x8 G --9- x4 G --9- x4

D --0- D --0- D --0-

A ---- A ---- A ----

E ---- E ---- E ----


Then play octave chords:

F# x8 G# x8 A x4 G# x4 A x4 G# x4


After this pretty much the same; it goes back to A and D chords, and after that to octave chords:


F# x8 G# x8 D x4 E x4 F# x4 A x4


Bridge:


First part, play A B D


And then A B and after that power chords D E F# A


That should be about it for Beautiful Jesus. Their band has made really cool new arrangement for intro and chorus parts..

6 comments:

Brian said...

sweet one of my favorite songs...i knew my sound was missing something on this song and it was that quarter note delay

guitar_pic said...

How much E-Level and feedback would you need for both the delays?

Timo Ilves said...

For dotted 8th I use Boss DD5, and there I have both - level and feedback around 12 o'clock (depends of your taste though), for 1/4 notes on DL4 I don't remember how I set it, it probably repeats the note about 5 to 6 times?

dylpickle05 said...

hey man. that was awesome. helped alot. if u get any spare time would u mind posting the tabs for "kingdom" or "go"? those r two more great songs by kristian stanfill.

Zack said...

Hey you should pout up "Alive And Running" by Kristian, it is so good!

JC said...

thank you so much bro for this song and all the songs. You have no idea how many times i have to come to your spot to find lead guitar parts. You're a great blessing. I just started my own blog which i hope to update on a regular basis, so you can check it out if you want. Be blessed!