Alive

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Learn how to play Alive on guitar.

 

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Alive Tab

Intro: || (A) (G6/A) | (G6/A) | (A) (G6/A) | (G6/A) ||
|| A G6/A | G6/A | A G6/A | G6/A || F5 | C | C |

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Verse 1:
A G6/A A G6/A
“Son,” she said, “Have I got a little story for you.
A G6/A A G6/A
What you thought was yor daddy was nothing but a…
A G6/A A G6/A
While you were sitting home alone at age thirten,
A G6/A A
Your real daddy was dying.
G6/A F5 C
Sorry you didn’t see him
Cadd9 C F5 C
But I’m glad we talked.”

Chorus 1:
E G D A
Oh, I…oh, I’m still alive.
E G D A
Hey, I…oh, I’m still alive.
E G D A B
Hey, I…oh, I’m still alive, hey, oh.

Verse 2:
A G6/A A G6/A
Oh, she walks slowly across a young man’s room.
A G6/A A G6/A
She said, “I’m ready for you.”
A G6/A A G6/A
Well I can’t remember anything to this very day…
A G6/A A G6/A
‘Cept the look. The look.
F5 C Cadd9 C
Oh, you know where.
(C) F5 C E G
Now I can’t see, I just stare.___

Chorus 2:
D A
I’m still alive.
E G D A
Oh, I…oh, I’m still alive.
E G D A
Hey, I…oh,I’m still alive.
E G D A
Hey, I…oh, I’m still alive, hey, oh.

Intrumental: || B | B | F# | F# || x4

A Asus2 D A Asus2 D
“Is something wrong?” she said.
A Asus2 D
Of course there is.
A Asus2 D
“You’re still alive,” she said.
B* Bsus2 E
Oh and do I deserve to be?
E B* Bsus2 E
Is that the question?
B* Bsus2 E B* Bsus2
And is so, if so, who answers?
E
Who answers?

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Chorus 3:
E G D A
I…oh, I’m still alive.
E G D A
Hey, I…oh, I’m still alive.
E G D A
Hey, I…oh, I’m still alive.
E G D A
Hey, I…oh, I’m still alive, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Intrumental 2: || E | G | D | A || x18 | E ||

Learn How To Play Pearl Jam Alive Guitar Chords

pearl jam alive guitar tabWhile learning guitar can be fun, picking out the best songs to play and sticking to your choices can be quite daunting. This is because there are many different songs, both classic and modern, that show off your prowess in an undeniable way, but also encourage you to keep learning as well. Picking a song with the correct chords for your play style can help you achieve these goals and ensure that you will enjoy great progress as you continue learning. Even if you have already learned, picking a song that challenges you will help you to hone your skills and ensure that you continue enjoying your time with your instrument.

This is the reason that so many people want to learn how to play Pearl Jam’s Alive chords in the proper way. As a classic rock song, the notes are played in a very different fashion from other songs that have a much more up-beat and forgiving melody. Even listing to a recording, it is clear that the guitar shapes the song, and everything else simply compliments it or contrasts with it to create a unique sound. This is what makes it so hard to master, and why so many people are interested in it as one of the hardest songs in their repertoire.

The first thing to remember is that there will be failures, and that this song has a unique style, something that ensures it will always be challenging to new learners. Listening to the song before trying to play the chords should give you a basis from which to start, and will help you understand how you need to be playing as well. Even though this song has good sheet music, sometimes you need to learn songs from ear rather that just reading the music. Combining the notes and feeling should achieve the desired outcome within a relatively short amount of time.

The next thing to remember, is that practice will help you perfect the song. This is not a song that can be played only once and mastered, it may sound amazing the first time, but playing it after another song may make it seem choppy or difficult to handle. Work it into your normal practice routine to ensure that you can properly play it at any point in time. Taking these precautions will ensure that you will always be ready to perform your song, and that you can apply the lessons your learn from it to other songs as well.

Overall, learning how to play Pearl Jam’s Alive chords is one of the most interesting accomplishments in the guitar world. Taking the time to watch others play it, to listen to the song, and to practice until you have it perfect, will ensure that you can truly master the song. So learn it, practice it, and enjoy your ability to master a difficult song that will impress others and aid you in your own musical career as well.