TK's Sleater-Kinney pages

TK's Sleater-Kinney pages

Good Things

Call the Doctor, "Good Things"

It's a great song out of simple stuff.  The trouble is there are three guitars!  The intro riff 1a keeps going through the verse while two guitars keep bubbling underneath.  I hope I've done it well enough for you to figure out.

It's got three really great hooky moments (don't worry one repeats through the verse).  The first is in the 1a tab, the first measure of the "bottom" guitar at "3 & 4."

The second is the A Add9 at the beginng of the chorus in measure of 1b.  I love that chord - think "Common Disaster" by the Cowboy Junkies.

Finally the bridge as shown in Riff 2, that chiming ringing riff that seems to come out of nowhere.  It's a great moment and they do it only once (always leave them wanting more) but at least the do it for 8 bars.

  • Quarter note = 132 or so.
  • Standard tuning.
  • 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.)

With only 1 and a half riffs, they really get it done:

  • 0:00 Riff 1a f- or 4 bars
  • 0:08 Riff 1a - second guitar enters for 4 bars
  • 0:16 Riff 1a - vocals enter and crecendos (gets louder)
  • 0:22 Riff 1a - full rock and roll volume
  • 0:44 Riff 1b - which is I guess, the chorus
  • 1:12 Riff 1a - again
  • 1:40 Riff 1b - again
  • 2:08 Riff 2   - the bridge for 8 bars
  • 2:22 Riff 1b - again
  • 2:49 Riff 1a - for 8 bars to the end


Good Things Riff 1


1b (well the bass riff isn't quite the same in the 1st bar):

Good Things Riff 1b



Good Things Riff 2

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