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Its Been Awhile Tab
Author/Artist: Staind
Title: It's Been Awhile
Album: Break the Cycle
Transcribed by: Fernando Delgado
Email:elrockero56@aol.com 
Electric Guitar Tuning - Tune down : Ab Db Ab Db Gb Bb 
Acoustic Guitar Tuning - Tune down half step : Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb 

Tablature key -
h = hammer on
p = pull of
t = tap
~ = let the note ring
v = vibrate note
b = bend not
r = release note
/ = slide up to fret
 = slide down to fret
x = mute string(s)


Now onto the song :      

Hint : If you tune your electric guitar to Drop D (down 1/2 step)
       and move everything up 1 string and use the chorus of the 
       second tab it will sound pretty good too. (Look at my 2nd tab)


Intro/Verse -
Electric - (clean)
--------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------0-----------------|
------12-------14p12---------9---------10p9-------|
----------------------0-----10---------------10--|
-14-------14-------------0--10-----10-------------|
--0--------0--------------------------------------                                               
                               
------------------------------------------------|
-----0------0----------------------7p5----------|
-4------4------4-------------5-----------5------|
-4----------------5-------7-----7------------7--|
-5---------------------0------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              
Acoustic - (In the 2nd tab I have chord names)  
-------------------------------------------------|
-----------3------------------------3------------|
-----2---------2------------0-----------0-----0--|
--------2---------2--0---------------------2-----|
-0----------------------3-------3----------------|
-------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              
------------------------------------------|
--------3--------------------3------------|
-------------0-----0-------------0-----0--|
-0---0----------0-----0---0---------2-----|
------------------------------------------|
-3----------------------------------------|


Chorus -
Guitar 1 - (electric) * = the slide is a long slide
------------------------------------------------------| 
------------------------------------------------------| 
------------------------------------------------------| 
-------------------------5---5---0--0---0--12--12--0--| 
-14---14---0--5---5--0--5---5---0--0---0--12--12--0--|
-12---12---0--3---3--0----------------------------0--| 


Bridge -
Guitar 1 (electric) - 
----------------------------------------------0~-------0~-----------|  
-12----9/12--12--9--7----7/9--9--7--5----2-----5~-------5~-0~-----|
-------------------------------------------0--------7~----------4~--| 
-10----7/10--10--7--5----5/7--7--5--3----0------------------------| 
--0---------------0--0-------------0--0-----------------------------| 
--------------------------------------------------------------------| 


Outro -
Electric - (clean)

End on this chord -                                            
------||
------||
-4~~--||
-4~~--||
-5~~--||
------||
                                                                              
Acoustic -

End on this chord - 
------||
------||
------||
-0~~--||
-2~~--||
-3~~--||

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

My 2nd version = 

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#-- File created with Instab - http://www.pconline.com/~smcarey/instab.html --#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Author/Artist: Staind
Title: Its Been Awhile (Easier Tuning)
Album: Break the Cycle
Transcribed by:Fernando delgado 
Email:elrockero56@aol.com 
Tuning: Electric = Drop D (tuned down 1/2 step - Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
        Acoustic = Tune Down 1/2 step (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)

This even sounds better than the real way to play it!
Intro/Verse - (listen to song for the rhythm)

Electric - (2) = quick notes hit at the end before switching chords or ghost notes
------------------------------|----------------------------|
--------------5~--------------|--------------1p0~----------|
------7-----------7-----------|-(0)--0-------------0-------|
-(7)------7-----------7-------|-(2)------2------------(2)--|
--0----------------------(0)--|--3-------------------------|
------------------------------|----------------------------|
                                                                              
-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
-----------------------------|-----------------3p1~----------|
-------------0~--------------|----------0-------------0------|
-4---4-----------4------(4)--|(-2)--2-------2-------------2~-|
-5-------5-----------5-------|--0----------------------------|
-5---------------------------|-------------------------------|

Acoustic Chords Figures - (in order of playing)

002230 = Asus4

030030 = Cmaj7 (I think)

320033 = G

000320 = Dsus2/4

Asus4                       Cmaj7
----------------------------|------------------------------|
-------------3--------------|--------------3---------------|
-----2-----------2----------|------0-----------0-------0~--|
---------2-----------2---0~-|----------------------2-------|
-0--------------------------|--3-------3-------------------|
----------------------------|------------------------------|

G                         Dsus2                                                     
--------------------------|-----------------------|
---------3----------------|------3----------------|
-------------0------0-----|----------0--------0~--|
-0---0----------0------0--|--0------------2-------|
--------------------------|-----------------------|
-3------------------------|-----------------------|
                                                                              

Chorus - (listen to the song for the rhythm)

Electric - (distortion)  = slow slide down the fretboard
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
---------------5--5--5-----------------------7--7-----|
-7----7---0---5--5--5---0---5--5---0--0--0--7--7--0--|
-7----7---0---3--0--3---0---5--5---0--0--0--5--5--0--|
-7----7---0-------------0---5--5---0--0--0--------0--|
                                                                              
Acoustic - 

Aaron plays these chords in the chorus - (from low to high)

Play some muted strums in between chords sometimes to fill space.

Am = 001220

C = 032010

G = 320033

D = 000232 


Bridge -

Electric - 
---------------------------------------------------------------------|  
------------------------------------------------0~------0~-----------|
-12----9/12--12----9--7----7/9--9--7--5----2-----5~------5~-0~-----| 
---------------------------------------------0--------7~---------4~--| 
-10----7/10--10----7--5----5/7--7--5--3----0-----------------------| 
--0-----------------0--0-------------0--0----------------------------| 

Ending - 

Electric -
End on this chord -                                            
------||
------||
-0~~--||
-4~~--||
-5~~--||                     \////
-5----||                    @(O) (O)@
                               ?  /
                              -----

Acoustic -
End on this chord - 
------||
------||
------||
-0~~--||
-2~~--||
-3~~--||
                       Rage thats is yours?

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Staind is an American alternative metal group[1][2] from Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Over the past nine years the band has had a number of successful singles spanning several albums, selling over 15 million albums worldwide.

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