TK's Sleater-Kinney pages

TK's Sleater-Kinney pages

By The Time You're 25

Get Up Single "By The Time You're 25"

The guitar and voice are fast and in your face from the beginning; this is major rocker. Then you get to Riff 2 and it goes all soft and melodic - it's that S-K contrast. The low A string "E's" on beat 4 of the 4th bar of Riff 1 are a trademark. I don't think I have all of Riff 3. But I've got enough to get the chaos and dissonance.  Make sure guitar 2 has a fuzzy sustain.

  • Quarter note = 176 or so.
  • Standard tuning, I don't think any notes require tuning down but Riff 3 might be easier that way.
  • Tabbed where it felt good on the fretboard but there are alternatives.
  • These images a pretty big.  I hope you can be patient for the graphics to load.  (They aren't that big.

Riff 1 has at least 4 different "Bar 4's"

By the Time You're 25 Riff 1


Riff 2a:

By the Time You're 25 Riff 2A


Riff 2b has 2 different endings

By the Time You're 25 Riff 2b


Riff 3 (I think there is more going on than this)

By the Time You're 25 Riff 3


Riff 4

By the Time You're 25 Riff 4

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