Today is the Day (the rest of the song)

Here's the rest of the song, much easier than the solo :)



Btw, I've updated my patches, check them out here. Of course, do check out Brewster's patches here as well.


Intro
Strum
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-10--8--7---7--8--10---
--7--7--7---7--7---7---
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Verse
Palm mute everything, except the notes in bold.
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------7---6-6-6-7-----7-----7---7--
--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--
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Last four notes are harmonics:
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--------------------------7--------
------7---6-6-6-7-----7-----7---7--
--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----7----
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-----------------------------------
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------7---6-6-6-7-----7-----7---7--
--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--
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No palm mutes here; note that you only pluck the string twice here:
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-7s9p7p0h7-9s11s9p7------
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Second part of the verse:

Palm mute everything, except the notes in bold.
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------7---5-5-5-7-----7---5-7-5-7--
------7---6-6-6-7-----7---6-7-6-7--
--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--
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----------------------5----------
------7---5-5-5-7-------8-7-5----
------7---6-6-6-7---7---------7--
--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------
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------7---5-5-5-7-----7---5-7-5-7--
------7---6-6-6-7-----7---6-7-6-7--
--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--
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Same riff as before, no palm mutes:
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-7s9p7p0h7-9s11s9p7------
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Chorus
Strum; notice that the topmost note remains constant mostly:
-5---5---5---3-----
-3---2---3---3-----
-2---2---4---0-----
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Repeat, followed by:
-------0-----------0-----------0-------
---------3-----------3-----------3--2--
-----0-----------2-----------0------2--
---2-----------0-----------0--------2--
------------------------------------0--
-0-----------2-----------3-------------
Note that the "constant topmost notes" idea is there again.


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10 comments:

fretfudger said...

Great post Kenny - how do you find the time to do all of this? It is a tremendous blessing to me - Thanks!

kenny said...

glad u find it useful :)

I just sleep late..

yamahar6 said...

what settings are your pedals? i have multieffect pedal and am new to it. what effects should i use to get the lincoln brewster sound? thanks

Lindsay said...

Hi. I've been working for the past half hour on getting those harmonics right at the start of the 2nd verse. The notes you've tabbed here sound OK, but they're not the same as the recording.
The recording is D F# A F# (going up the arpeggio). I can't find a nice simple harmonic to play an A higher like this, so I've decided it must be fretted harmonics, like...
Hold a D triad like:
-5-
-7-
-7-
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and then touch the strings with your right hand up an octave and pick each one.
A lot harder to do in time, but this sounds nice, and matches the recording, I think.

Thanks!

Michelle said...

hello, can you post a strumming chords version for TODAY IS THE DAY please? so i can play in caregroups. :) i have no idea wad the above is. thanks! it'll be very helpful! :)

blain ER said...

hey kenny may i know what gadget you are using ty.

kenny said...

pod x3l

Dan said...

I am using a Digitech rp500 and I'd love to know what tweaks to make to get a better LIncoln Brewster sound.

Dan said...

Any idea what his actual setup is?

David said...

Licoln runs 2 POD X3'S one of them is simply back up to the other! thats it! check his site for info on it all he runs through his x3 set up and guitars