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the elusive P.I.N.
 
a Tielli tune by our beloved RHEOSTATICS
 
explained in mind-numbing detail by Anthony Fragomeni, GreenSprout 
extraodinaire!
 
 
Okay, so most of you have probably attempted at least a couple of times to 
play PIN.  Perhaps you've even tried to play along with the recording, 
cursing Martin for inventing chord voicings hitherto unknown to the casual 
guitarist.  No matter how hard you try, you can never get that main riff to 
sound just right, right?  Well, here's the secret.  It's a tenor guitar.  
The tenor guitar is a stringed instrument that's been around for a little 
over 100 years.  It was used a lot in the earlier half of the 20th century.  
So, if you have one lying around, pick it up, buff it off, play PIN a couple 
times and sell it on Ebay for a few hundred.  There's not a lot of these 
floating around.  However, if you're lacking one don't despair!!!!  In a few 
simple steps, you can transform a normal electric or acoustic guitar into a 
tenor guitar!  I've done some research on behalf of my fellow 'sprouts, so 
here we go!
 
***  by the way, if you think you can play PIN in standard tuning, please, 
enlighten me so we won't have to go to this trouble  ***
 
 
Here's what you need to know:
 
the tenor guitar has 4 strings
the standard string gauges are .036, .024, .016, .010
the scale of a tenor guitar is about 23 inches
tenor tuning is in fifths:  CGDA
 
Now, here's what you need to do.
 
(optional)  remove the low E and A strings from your guitar.
 
1. Tune the 4 higher strings of your guitar to A E B F#
 
2. Capo on 3.
 
 
(F#  means "f sharp")
 
And there you go!  your very own tenor guitar!  Of course, if you're feeling 
extra ambitious, you could just try tuning it to C G D A, so you wouldn't 
need the capo, but it's a looooong way from E to A on that little string.  
If I was ever doing a performance where I needed a tenor guitar but couldn't 
get a real one, I'd buy strings to match the above gauges as close as 
possible, tune them to A E B F#, and capo on 3.  We capo on 3 to shorten the 
scale of the guitar so that we can achieve higher pitches.  The scale of a 
standard guitar is about 26 inches.  The gauge of strings you already have 
on your acoustic guitar will work, so if you'd rather not be bothered with 
getting into the technicalities of string gauges, don't worry!
 
Here's a handy chart so I can make myself perfectly clear!!!
 
common string name       4th       3rd       2nd      1st
ideal gauge             .036      .024      .016     .010
standard tuning           D         G         B        E
new tuning         down toA  down toE     sameB   UP toF#
with capo3                C         G         D        A
 
 
and there you are, in CGDA tuning!  You now have a lovley tenor guitar.
 
 
ON TO THE TAB!!!!
 
In this file I'll map out the parts for the tenor guitar and standard 
guitar.  These are the most prominent in the song.  I always reccomend 
playing along with the CD while you're learning a song.  You'll notice that 
the Tenor guitar and the regular guitar are in the right and left speakers, 
respectively.  For simplicity's sake, the tenor guitar parts will be tabbed 
as they relate to capo 3.  What is actually the 3rd fret on your guitar will 
be called 0.
 
First there will be the tenor(tielli) tab, then I'll give you the bidini 
parts.
 
 
here are the chords
 
C      0023
G/C    0002
G7sus4 0035
F      0230
Dm     2230
G      2002
 
 
0:00
TENOR
     A|-3---2-2---5--3--2--3---2-2---0-0--0-0---3---0--0--0--x-x-x-x-2-3-5-3
     D|-2---0-0---3--2--0--2---0-0---3-3--3-3---2---3--3--3--x-x-x-x-0-2-3-2
     G|-0---0-0---0--0--0--0---0-0---2-2--2-2---0---2--2--2--x-x-x-x-0-0-0-0
     C|-0---0-0---0--0--0--0---0-0---0-0--0-0---0---2--2--2--5-4-2-0-0-0-0-0
 
think:"when i get happy again"
 
 
0:14
verse riff
A||---3--2-3--2-3-5-3--||
D||.--2--0-2--0-2-3-2-.||
G||.--0--0-0--0-0-0-0-.||
C||---0--0-0--0-0-0-0--||
 
 
verse riff (C)
Boss!  The plane, I see the plane. come with supplies, now we don't die
 
       F                                   verse riff(C)
Comes out of the blue and into the great below
 
                                                                          F
Death... you know.  an arm in the snow froze to a stick, carving an s and o
 
      C
s and o
 
**for the "F" parts in the verses, just pick the F chord**
 
Chorus
 
easy enough to figure out from the main intro riff above.
 
 
Verse 2 changes things up a bit.
 
After "I've got a dream, I've got a plan"  tielli strums something like:
 
A|-x--x-x-x-x
D|-x--x-x-x-x
G|-5--5-5-5-5
C|-0--0-0-0-0
 
this repeats undeneath half of the verse.  make sure you bend the 5 and 
listen to the cd to get it just right.
Tielli resumes something similar to the verse 1 pattern on "god bless the 
plane that came with supplies"
 
       F                                  C
comes out of the grey and into the blue above!
 
 
Chorus 2 (with main riff)
 
C                                   F                 C
When I get, happy again, I just go back and try it again
 
C                                  F             C
when I get happy again I long to see you let me in
 
                Dm                                           C
you've got the keys to my heart,  you've got the PIN to my guts
 
 
 
Bridge(2:16):
 
A||--3---3-3--2--2--3-3--||
D||.-3---2-2--0--0--2-2-.||
G||.-2---0-0--0--0--0-0-.||
C||--0---0-0--2--2--0-0--||
 
 
repeat this in varying rhythms until the end!
 
the outro on the album is the verse2 riff fading away
 
 
and there you have it!!!  impress your friends!!
 
Now, for the bidini part.  this is on a regular acoustic guitar, tuned to 
standard tuning EADGBE.
 
Chords
 
C   x32010
Bb  x13331
F   133211
Dm  xx0231  OR  x57765
G   320003
 
 
Verse 1.  On "Boss!"  strum an open C and let ring.
 
 
the "lead" parts during the verses are made up of combinations of 3 
components
 
1.
 
E|-------------------|
B|--------13--12--10-|
G|------12-----------|
D|---10--------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|
 
 
2.
 
E|--------------------|
B|---9--10--12--10--9-|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|
 
 
3.
 
E|---13--12--10--13--12--10--13--12-10-|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|
 
 
          Bb   C
Death!..  you know
 
    Bb        C                    Bb   C             F               C
an arm in the snow froze to a stick, carving an s and o....   s and o
 
 
Chorus
 
extra chords:
 
Cmaj7  x32000
C9(?)  x32030
 
 
**this is really easy to pull off, play the C chord with your index, middle 
and ring fingers..  for Cmaj7, just lift your index finger, and for C9, add 
the pinky!***
 
 
  C     Cmaj7         C9     C    Cmaj7    C
When    I    get     hap  -  py    a  -  gain
 
 
  Cmaj7    F              C
I long to see  you let me in
 
                Dm
You've got the key to my heart
 
              C
You've got the pin to my guts
 
 
 
Verse 2 is very similar to verse 1.  PLay component 1 and 2 twice, then #3. 
then the Bb to C riff twice.  This is a very simple song.
 
Chorus2 basically the same.
 
 
The bridge is probably my favourite section when I'm playing the bidini 
part. Wait for 2 repetitions of the tielli chord progression, then
 
    (F)          (C)     (G)       (C)
E||--------------------------------------------------------||
B||--------1------------------------------------/5---/3----||
G||.----2----------0--------0---------0-------------------.||
D||.-3----------2------------------2----------------------.||
A||----------3-----------2------3--------------------------||
E||-------------------3------------------------------------||
 
 
this move can be easily executed by moving your fingers in these chord 
shapes
 
xx3210
x32010
320010
x32010
 
it's fairly straightforward.
 
for the ending, just keep rocking out on the F - C - G - C progression.
 
there's an electric in there at the end playing 5ths(powerchords) along with 
this progression.
 
 
 
 
wow, so there we go.  It's a lot longer than I expected it to be.  I guess I 
wanted to make sure even the most amateur guitarists could pretend that 
they're rock stars while playing along to this great song.
 
questions, comments, or for a hot date, I can be reached at 
liquid_night@hotmail.com
 
lots of love,
Anthony Fragomeni