Date: Sun, 4 Feb 1996 18:56:22 -0600 (CST)
From: Leo Cailleteau
Subject: Nirvana - On The Mountain - Tab
"On The Mountain"
Written By Kurt Cobain - Performed By Nirvana
Tab By Leo P. Cailleteau, III ([email protected])
From Chicago, Illinois 10/23/1993 (DAT)
On The Mountain Will Probably Never Have A Good Tab Until The Studio Version
Is Eventually Released By Geffen, But I Pointing Everyone In The Right
Direction. The Chorus Part Is Very Questionable. It Sounds Like He Does
Not Change Chords Through Out, Except For A Slight Pull Off, With The Key To
Playing It The Strum, But Who Knows, Probably Only Pat Smear.
It Has A Few Parts Which Repeat Through Out The Song.
Part One - The Main Riff - A Loose Interpretation - It Might Be The Bass Or
It Might Be A Guitar. Who Knows!
Part Two - The Precede Anticipation Riff - It Is The Riff Which Precedes The
Climax Or Is The Anticipation Of A Climax.
Chords - C#5 And Eb5
Part Three - The Chorus Part - It Is The Chorus. I Seriously Question The
Chorus, I Hear It As One Chord With A Slight Pull Off, But It Just Does Not
Sound Correct. The Strum Is The Key.
Chords- F5 With The Pull Off Being The Five And Six Strings Open.
The Words Are A Bit Of A Mystery. They Are Not Even Close To The Hole Version.
The Solo Just Sounds Like A Improv. The Chorus Chords Are Used During The Solo.
Corrections Desperately Wanted!!
My Address Is [email protected]
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 1996 14:41:03 -0600 (CST)
From: Mike Farmer
Subject: Nirvana: On the Mountain guitar tab
I've been trying to decide whether this is tuned flat or D tuned, but, since
tuning to D is easier and sounds just as good, I'll tab that.
D-2---0 This does not represent the strumming, it is a loose evaluation
of the chords.
You can continue playing that or drop the open A and just play the
chords, I do the latter and it sounds just as good as throwing in the A,
especially once you throw the distortion in.
All the while, the bass is playing:
This could be the same pattern that is used with the guitar for the
verses, except playing the whole chord or pieces of the 5th chord
depending on your personal preference.
The "Bridge" is:
D-------------------------------- Again, the strumming is not accurate,
but listen to the song and it will be pretty clear what you need to play.
Kurt, as he always does with unreleased songs, played around on the solo,
and I would suggest doing the same, just screw around.
Anyway, have fun with this, it's a great song, probably Kurt's last, and
maybe even one of his best, even though it's simple. Later.
"I am negentropy
I am mutability
A thousand monkeys at a thousand typewriters
I am absurdity
I am futility
An ageless Hope in a hopeless Age"
-Patrick Randerson
Mike Farmer

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