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Better Man guitar tab

Author/Artist: Pearl Jam
Title: Better Man
Album: Vitalogy
Transcribed by: Chris Wilson, Correction by Mike Mabie, Lead by Evan Cowan
Email: yokel@zip.com.au
Last Updated - 03/30/99

Listen to CD for strumming patterns.
The picking in the chorus isn't 100% accurate but it's pretty close.
G1 is clean electric, G2 is an acoustic and G3 is an electric on moderate
distortion.
The bit before the intro is wierd, the chords are A#,C,G,Dm. 
It also has a weird timing, but thats all i could work out from it.

----------------------------------------0----------|--------------------------
----3-0-------3-0-------5-0---------5-----5---5\3--|--------------------------
----2---2-----2---2/4---4---4-----4---4-----4------|--------------------------
---------------------------------------------------|--------------------------
---------------------------------------------------|--------------------------
-2--------0h2--------0h4------0h4------------------|--------------------------
  Intro G1                                                                    

--------------------------------------|-----------------0------|-------|------
----3-0-----3-0-------5-0------5-0----|----6---6/8--8---8------|-------|------
----2---2---2---2/4---4---4----4---4\-|----5-5-5/7--7-7---7\5--|-7-7---|------
--------------------------------------|------------------------|-0-0-0-|------
--------------------------------------|------------------------|-x-x-x-|------
-2-------0h2-------0h2------0h2-------|--5------7--------------|-7-7-7-|------
 Verse G1         X2                    Pre-Chorus G1    X2                   

-------2-----------------------2-----------------3p2p0-2----------------------
---------3----2--------3-------3---3-3---2-------3-----3-3-3-----2-3p2-----3--
-----2-----2--2-2----0---0-----2-2-----2-2-2-----------2-2---2---2-2---0-0-0--
---0--------------2--0-----0-----------------2-0---------------0-2-2---0-0-0--
---------------------2-------------------------2-----------------------2-2-2--
---------------------3-------------------------3-----------------------3-3-3--
 Chorus G1                                                                    

-|2-2-2---5-5-5--5-5-5------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\--------|-------------------
-|3-3-3---5-5-5--5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\--3-----|-------------------
-|2-2-2-x-7-7-7--6-6-6-2-2-2-2-2--6-6-7-7-7-6-6-7\--0-0-0-|-------------------
-|------x-7-7-7--7-7-7-0-0-0-0-0--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\--0-0-0-|-------------------
-|---------------------0-0-0-0-0--------------------2-2-2-|-------------------
-|--------------------------------------------------3-3-3-|-------------------
   Post-Chorus                                                                

--------------------------------0---------|--------------------------------|--
---------3-0--------5-0-----5-----5---5\3-|-3-0-----3-0-------4-0---4-0----|--
---2-2-2-2---2/4----4---4-4---4-----4-----|-2---2---2---2/4---5---5-5---5\-|--
------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|--
------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|--
--------2-------0h4-----------------------|2-----0h2-------0h4-------------|--
 Verse   G1                                 G1         X2                     

-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5--x--7--7----|----7--7--7--7--7--7--
-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-x-x-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-6-6--x--8--8----|----8--8--8--8--8--8--
-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5--x--7--7----|----7--7--7--7--7--7--
-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-x-x-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-7-7--x--9--9----|----9--9--9--9--9--9--
-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-8-8--x--10-10---|----10-10-10-10-10-10-
-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5--x--7--7----|----7--7--7--7--7--7--
 Verse G1 and G2                           X2         then                    

--2-2-0-0----0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3----2-2-3-2----0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3p2-0-2-|----------
--3-3-3-3----2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3----2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|----------
--2-2-2-2----2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0--0-2-2-2-2----2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-|----------
--0-0-0-0----2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0----2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-------0-|----------
-------------0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2---------------0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2---------|----------
-------------------3-3-3-3-3---------------------3-3-3-3-3---------|----------
 Chorus G3                                                                    

-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3----2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2----5-5-5----
-3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3--2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3----5-5-5----
-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0--0-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2--x-7-7-7----
-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-|--------x-7-7-7----
------------0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2---------------0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-|-------------------
------------------3-3-3-3-3---------------------3-3-3-3-3-|-------------------
 G2 and G1                                                  Post-Chorus all   

-5-5-5-----------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|-------------------------------------------
-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\-|-------------------------------------------
-6-6-6-2-2-2-2-2-6-6-7-7-7-6-6-7\-|-------------------------------------------
-7-7-7-0-0-0-0-0-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\-|-------------------------------------------
-------0-0-0-0-0------------------|-------------------------------------------
----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------
 guitars                                                                      

-3-3-x--3-3-x--|-3-3---------------------3-3-|-----------------------------|--
-3-3-x--3-3-x--|-3-3---------------------3-3-|-----------------------------|--
-0-0-x--0-0-x--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------------------|--
-0-0-x--0-0-x--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3/5-5-5-----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|--
-2-2-x--2-2-x--|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3/5-5---5---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|--
-3-3-x--3-3-x--|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-1/3-3-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|--
 G1 and G2       G1 and G2     -=simultaneously=- G3                          

-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-|-10-10----10--------------|---------------------|-
-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-|-10-10h12-10------10\8----|---------------------|-
-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------11\---9\7----|---------------------|-
-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-|--------------------------|---------------------|-
-----------0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-|--------------------------|---------------------|-
-----------------3-3-3-3-3-|--------------------------|---------------------|-
 Bridge G1 and G2            G3 fills  over Bridge  4x Back to Chorus G1 , G2 

-|-10----10-------------------|-----------------------------------------------
-|-10h12-10-------------------|-----------------------------------------------
-|----------11--9h11p9--7h9p7-|-----------------------------------------------
-|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------
-|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------
-|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------------
 More G3 licks              2x                                                

-|-/14--14--14--14-14-14--12--12--10--10----10-10----------------|------------
-|-/15--15--15--15-15-15--14--14--12--10h12-12-10----------------|------------
-|------------------------------------------------9h11p9--7h9p7--|------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------|------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------|------------
-|---------------------------------------------------------------|------------
 Solo                                                                         

-|----------2-----------|--2--|-----14--|-------------------------------------
-|----------3-----------|-----|---------|-------------------------------------
-|----------2-----------|-----|-/14-----|-------------------------------------
-|----------0-----------|-----|---------|-------------------------------------
-|----------------------|-----|---------|-------------------------------------
-|----------------------|-----|---------|-------------------------------------
   All guitars end on D    G2  Mike       End!                                

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