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Learning How To Die
Jon Foreman

Learning How to Die

So this is one of Jon Foreman's best and you can get people to cry playing this beautiful song. 
I watched videos of him playing this song to make sure I got it right. 

It's very simple so have a ton of fun playing it!

Chords used:


        D       G       Em      A7      B       B/G     C
e|------2-------3-------3-------0-------0-------0-------3---|
B|------3-------3-------3-------2-------0-------0-------3---|
G|------2-------0-------0-------0-------4-------4-------0---|
D|------0-------0-------2-------2-------4-------4-------2---|
A|------x-------x-------2-------0-------2-------x-------3---|
E|------x-------3-------0-------x-------x-------3-------x---|


The little bass note walkdown that makes this song special is simply:
    
    G  F#   E
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|--------------|
E|--3---2---0---|


To add that last layer of finesse, make sure you hit the root of each chord before
strumming the whole chord...mmmmmmm delicious. 

CAPO 5

Intro:
D   G   (G - F# - E walkdown)   Em   A7  (x2)


Verse 1:
D          G    
I'm gonna miss you
Em         A7                   D       G (G-F#-E walkdown) Em  A7
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone
D             G
She says, "I love you
Em         A7                   D       G (G-F#-E walkdown) Em  A7
I'm gonna miss hearing your songs"


Prechorus:
                B
And I said, "Please
        B/G           B
Don't talk about the end
        B/G             B          B/G
Don't talk about how every living thing
        B
Goes away"
             A7
She said, "Friend...


Chorus:
        D
All along
                G               Em
Thought I was learning how to take
        A7              D
How to bend not how to break
        G               Em
How to live not how to cry 
            Em          A7            C
But really I've been learning how to die
             G             D    G (G-F#-E walkdown) Em  A7
I've been learning how to die"


Interlude: 
D   G  (G - F# - E walkdown)  Em   A7


Verse 2:
D         G (G-F#-E walkdown) 
Hey everyone
      A7            D   G (G-F#-E walkdown) Em  A7
I've got nowhere to go
     D          G (G-F#-E walkdown) Em 
The grave is lazy
        A7               D      G (G-F#-E walkdown) Em  A7
And he takes our bodies slow


Prechorus:
                B
And I said, "Please
        B/G           B
Don't talk about the end
        B/G             B          B/G
Don't talk about how every living thing
        B
Goes away"
             A7
She said, "Friend...


Chorus:
D
All along
                G               Em
Thought I was learning how to take
        A7              D
How to bend not how to break
        G               Em
How to live not how to cry 
            Em          A7            C
but really I've been learning how to die
             G             D    G  Em  A7
I've been learning how to die
D   G    Em 
Die
A7              C          D
I've been learning how to die"


God bless,

MonkTM
 
 
Jon Foreman - Learning How To Die :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Learning How To Die tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Learning How To Die:

Jonathan Mark Foreman (born October 22, 1976) is the lead singer, guitarist, and co-founder of the alternative rock band Switchfoot. He started Switchfoot in 1996 with drummer Chad Butler and his brother Tim on bass. He writes or co-writes the music for all of Switchfoot's songs.

Foreman was born in San Bernardino County, California, but his family then moved to Massachusetts and Virginia Beach during his childhood. After moving to Encinitas in North County San Diego in his junior high years, he went to Torrey Pines High School in Carmel Valley, California, and he became fast friends with Todd Cooper who encouraged him to learn guitar. [1] Cooper was later a guitar tech for Switchfoot, eventually leaving in 2005 to pursue his own musical career. Foreman attended UC San Diego and later dropped out to follow his singing career.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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