"Independently Happy (Acoustic)" by Blue October
(Transcription by AggiePhil--phil@phildorsett.com)




Notes:
• A few things about this tab. First of all, this is an acoustic compilation tab, meaning that I tried to combine multiple elements from the actual song into a single guitar part. So there are some elements of the violin part, the bass guitar part, and the lead guitar part. Next, I don't know if this would work on a guitar with all six strings, so keep that in mind. Although all the fingerings show the high e string as muted, I doubt it'd be possible to actually mute it with your fingers. I just don't have that string at all (nor does Justin of Blue October). With that having been said, here's the piece...



Intro & Verses ("I feel that it's hard enough to say goodbye...")
(Strum; basically finger G6 (320000) and briefly throw in A notes with your index finger on the g string at fret 2 to match the violin; accent all strums with this A note in them)

e|---------------------------------------x---x---------------------------------------x-----------------------------------------------
b|---------------------------------------0---0---------------------------------------1-----------------------------------------------
g|---------------------------------------2---0---------------------------------------0-----------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------0---0---------------------------------------2-----------------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------2---2---------------------------------------3-----------------------------------------------
E|-------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---3---------------------------------------x-----------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------Gadd9--G6----switch b/w Gadd9 & G6 until...----C----go back to switching b/w Gadd9 & G6--------



Chorus ("I said I'm finally...happy!")
(Strum; just move your index finger back and forth between the g string and the b string according to the chords below)
•Play twice; end on a C chord (x3201x) after the second time

e|-------x--------x--------x--------x--------x--------x--------x--------x--------
b|-------1--------0--------0--------0--------0--------0--------0--------0--------
g|-------0--------0--------2--------0--------0--------2--------x--------0--------
D|-------0--------0--------0--------0--------0--------0--------0--------0--------
A|-------2--------2--------2--------2--------2--------2--------2--------2--------
E|-------3--------3--------3--------3--------3--------3--------3--------3--------
--------G11-------G6-----Gadd9------G6-------G6-----Gadd9------?--------G6-------



Repeat Verse


Repeat Chorus


Guitar Solo
(Strum)
•Play twice

e|------x------x------x------x------x------x------x------x------------x------x------x------x------------x------------x-------
b|------1------0------0------0------1------0------0------0------------1------0------0------0------------5------------6-------
g|------0------0------2------0------0------0------2------0------------0------0------2------0------------0------------0-------
D|------0------0------0------0------0------0------0------0------------2------2------2------2------------5------------7-------
A|------2------2------2------2------2------2------2------2------------3------3------3------3------------7------------8-------
E|------3------3------3------3------3------3------3------3------------x------x------x------x------------x------------x-------
-------G11-----G6---Gadd9----G6----G11-----G6---Gadd9----G6-----------C----Cmaj7--Cmaj7/6--Cmaj7--------?----------Fadd2-----



"So I drive to the edge of my considerate plane..."
(Pick)

e|--------------------------------------------------------
b|--------------------------------------------------------
g|--------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------------
E|------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------
----------------------------------------------------------



"I wipe the slate clean..."
(Strum; finger G6 (320000) and briefly throw in A notes with your index finger on the g string at fret 2 to match the violin; accent all strums with this A note in them)

e|-------x--------x---x----------------------------------------------------------------------------
b|-------1--------0---0----------------------------------------------------------------------------
g|-------0--------2---0----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D|-------2--------0---0----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|-------3--------2---2----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-------x--------3---3----------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------C-----Gadd9--G6----continue to switch b/w Gadd9 & G6 until "I said I'm finally..."--------



Repeat Chorus ("I said I'm finally...happy!")


Bass Outro

e|-------x--------x--------x--------x--------
b|-------0--------1--------5--------6--------
g|-------0--------0--------0--------0--------
D|-------0--------2--------5--------7--------
A|-------2--------3--------7--------8--------
E|-------3--------x--------x--------x--------
---------G6-------C--------?------Fadd2------



Repeat Guitar Solo