Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 22:29:26 -0400
From: "bharvey" 
Subject: c/creed/are_you_ready.tab

Song Name: Are You Ready?
Artist: Creed
Album: Human Clay


This is definitely my favourite piesce of Creed music to play, 
especially the bridge.  I have done the best I can with some of the
chords, Mr. Tremonti seems to enjoy playing with our minds on this
count, it sounds like one chord at first listen, then you hear some
stray note that doesn't fit and you have to rethink it all.  Any
feedback at all would be appreciated.  I have put "?" underneath any
part I am unsure of.

The whole song uses one guitar (although on the record the is the odd
over-dubbed bit of feedback etc.).

Abbreviations I have used:

h = hammer on		p = pull off
b = bend (up to the next note tabbed) eg 5b7 is full bend, finger on
	fret 5		r = release bend	
s = slide	pm = palm muting	/\/\ = vibrato

"Dropped-D Tuning" (low to high DADGBE)

clean guitar
e----------------|-------------------|---------------|---------------
B----------------|-------------------|---------------|---------------
G----------------|-------------------|---------------|---2-----------
D----------------|-------------------|---------------|--0-0----------
A-3--5-5-3-5-----|-3---5---5b7r5-5---|-3--5-5-3--5---|-1---1-3b4r3p1-
D-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---0---0-----0---|-0--0-0-0--0-0-|---------------
							     ?
							dist...
e-----------------|-------------------|----------------|-------------
B-----------------|-------------------|----------------|-------------
G-----------------|-------------------|----------------|-------5-----
D-----------------|-------------------|----------------|-1-1-x-5-3---
A-3---5-5-3-5-----|-3---5---5b7r5-5---|-3---5-5-3--5---|-1-1-x-3-3---
D-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---0---0-----0---|-0---0-0-0--0-0-|-1-1-x---3---

Main Riff (repeated with slight variations for the verses)
e-----------------|-------------------|----------------|-------------
B-----------------|-------------------|----------------|-------------
G-----------------|-------------------|----------------|-------5-----
D-----------------|-------------------|----------------|-1-1-x-5-3---
A-3---5-5-3-5-----|-3---5---5b7r5-5---|-3---5-5-3--5---|-1-1-x-3-3---
D-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0---0---0-----0---|-0---0-0-0--0-0-|-1-1-x---3---

Chorus

Going into the chorus is a chord that is played instead of the last 
bar of the main riff.  I *think* it is 11123x.  It's an unholy
abomination, but I can hear the D and the A plucked seperately at
times, and the bass is playing Eb, so this is my best guess...

Chorus proper

  Csus4				 Cmaj11/B(!)			 G5
e------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B-6----------------------------|-6----------------------------------|
G-5-pick individual------------|-4--picking...----------------------|
D-5-------notes----------------|-5-------------------------------5--|
A-3----------------------------|-2-------------------------------5--|
D------------------------------|---------------------------------5b-|
  ?				 ?
  D5
e------------------------|------------------------------------|------
B------------------------|-----7----------------------7-------|------
G---12s14-14--9h11p9-----|-7---7--h9-7------7---6s7---7-h9-7--|------
D-0-0-----0---0------7h9-|-0---0-----0------0-------0-0----7--|------
A-0----------------------|----------------0-------------------|------
D-0----------------------|--------------0-----0---------------|------

I'm not sure about that bit, but it's a good approximation of the 
mucking around he does on the basic D chord.

It goes back to the verse after the first chorus, then to the chorus
again, then to the bridge.  Again I'm not entirely sure of the
peripheral notes played around the D chord, but I have the basic
notes right.  You might find some extras, or a different way to play
it, but the notes are correct.

e-----------------------|------------------------------------|
B---10-8-7--------------|---------------------------7--------|
G-------(7)----4-5-4-2--|---------2---------4---4-5---5-4/\/\|
D-------(0)--0-------0--|-0-4-5-4-0---0-4-5---5--------------|
A-----------------------|------------------------------------|
D-0---------------------|------------------------------------|

Repeat this figure s few times (4?) with clean guitar, then kick
in the distortion and play again 4 times, then go to...

Figure A

e------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B------------------------------|---repeat 3 more times--------------|
G-----5---7---11--9---12-------|------------------------------------|
D------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A-----3---5---9---7---10-------|------------------------------------|
D-0-0--------------------------|------------------------------------|

Then move back to the chorus, and finish with figure A four times,
the last time with wah-wah, and let that last chord ring and feedback

That's as good as I know how to play it.

Ben Harvey
Gore High School
Southland
New Zealand
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