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Crossroads Tab
TAB:  Crossroads, from the Offspring's self-titled album.

Tabbed by : [email protected]




This is one of the more difficult Offspring songs.  Once you get the hang
of it, it's easy, but playing the rhythm is very tricky at first.  To figure
out the rhythm, you're simply going to have to listen to the CD, because, it's
weird.  The guitar chords for the most part follow the vocals, but the chord
changes are rapid, so you'll just have to go through it until you think it
sounds right.  This is how I play it, and it sounds right to me, so with
any luck, it will for you.

Key
---
*-PM-* = Palm Mute the notes above the symbol

Intro:  (Do 4x) Play with
|-------1-1-1-------------------1-1-1-------------|
|-3-3-3-------1-----------3-3-3-------1-----3-3-3-|
|---------------3-3-2-2-2---------------3-3-------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

RIFF 1:

Bass riff 1A (I don't play bass, so I took it out, since it doesn't fit 
with the redone riff 1B.

|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-7-7-7-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9-9-9-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-5-5-5-7-7-7--8--8--8--8--8--8-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

Play Bass riff 1a, then guitar 1b, then bass 1a, then guitar 1b, then verse

Verse: play 2x.  You can either play the full 3-note power chord or just 
the lower two notes - I can't tell exactly what Noodles is playing.
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-7-10-9-8-7-10-9-7-5---------2-2-2-3-------------------|
|-7-10-9-8-7-10-9-7-5---------2-2-2-3-------------5-5-7-|
|-5--8-7-6-5--8-7-5-3-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-5-5-7-|
|-------------------------------------------------3-3-5-|
                      *-PM--*         *---PM----*


Chorus: (Only easy part of song :)  play x4)
|---------|
|---------|
|-10----7-|
|-10-10-7-|
|--8-10-5-|
|-----8---|

Solo:  (Play verse progression twice underneath)
|-----------------------------------------|
|-10-10-10-10---10-10-10b11r10-8----------|
|--------------------------------10p8-----|
|-------------------------------------9p8-|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------13p12-13p12-13p12-13p12-|
|---------------------11p10-11p10-11p10-11p10-------------------------|
|-10p8-10p8-10p8-10p8-------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Play the chorus, then go to Bridge 1:

Bridge 1:

The bridge is mostly the verse chords, except they all have different
endings.  It's a real pain.

Riff A
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|-9-10-9-7---10-9-7-5-5-5-------7-|-9-10-9-7---10-9-7-10----------------7-|
|-9-10-9-7---10-9-7-5-5-5---7-7-7-|-9-10-9-7----------10-pause-10-pause-7-|
|-7--8-7-5----8-7-5-3-3-3---7-7-5-|-7--8-7-5-----------8-------10-------5-|
|---------------------------5-5---|-----------------------------8---------|

Riff B
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-7-7-7-------------------------10-9---5-5-5-7-|  Play this section x2
|-7-7-7-continue, till-10-10-10-10-9---5-5-5-7-|
|-5-5-5----------------10-10-10--8-7---3-3-3-5-|
|-----------------------8--8--8----------------|

Now play that whole section x2 again with other lyrics

Then go to final part of bridge
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5-------------3-----------5----------------------3------------------|
|-5-------------3-----------5----------------------3------------------|
|-3-------------1-----------3----------------------1------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Play riff 1, followed by the verse and chorus, and voila, you're finished!


Questions, comments, praise, hate mail, send it to "[email protected]"





 
 
Offspring - Crossroads Tab :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Crossroads Tab:

The Offspring (sometimes referred to simply as Offspring) are a popular and influential[8] American punk rock band from Garden Grove, California formed in 1984. Since its inception, the band's line-up has included Dexter Holland (lead vocals, guitar), Noodles (lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals) and Greg K. (bass, backing vocals). Their current drummer is Pete Parada, formerly of Face to Face and Saves the Day, who has been with the band since 2007.

Since the release of their 1994 album Smash, which is the best-selling independent label album of all time,[9] The Offspring have achieved commercial success over five albums, with singles such as "Come Out and Play", and "Self Esteem". The band's next three albums, Ixnay on the Hombre, Americana and Conspiracy of One, were also successful, reaching platinum certification and gold status respectively.[10][11] Longtime drummer Ron Welty left The Offspring in early 2003, and was replaced by Atom Willard. Later that year, the band released their next album, Splinter, to moderate sales and fairly warm reviews. In 2005, The Offspring released a greatest hits album and toured in support of the compilation. Their next album, titled Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, will be released on June 16, 2008 in Europe and a day later in the United States [12]; it can be streamed for free online, as well.[13]

To date, The Offspring have released eight studio albums, one compilation, four EPs and three DVD's[14], selling over 38 million albums worldwide[9], making them one of the best-selling punk acts of all time.[15] The band is credited, along with fellow California punk bands Green Day and Rancid, with reviving popular interest in punk rock in the United States during the mid-1990s.[16]

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