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Times Like These

Foo Fighters

 

I transcribed this version for a young student using dropped-D tuning (where you lower the 6th string to a D), enabling him to fret power chords using one finger.  The numbers refer to the fret.

 

This song has parts in the highly unusual 7/4 time signature: 7 beats per measure.

 

Strum Guide

Intro Strum:

D U D U D   D U

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

D U D   D U DM

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Main Strum:

D D D D D D D D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +



7/4 Riff Strum:

D D D D D D D D D D D D D D

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 +

 

 

Intro: / 12 - - - / x8

 

7/4 Riff:  / 12 - - - - - - / 10 - - - - - - / 9 - - - - - - / x3, last measure gets 8 beats

 

Intro Riff x 2

 

12 (2)                   7 (2)  

I, I’m a one way motorway

                               10                 2                           Intro Riff

I’m the one that drives away, follows you back home

12 (2)                      7 (2)

I, I’m a streetlight shining

                            10                       2                           Intro Riff x2

I’m a white light blinding bright, burning off and on

 

Chorus:

     10                                2                      12

It’s times like these you learn to live again

     10                                 2                       12  

It’s times like these you give and give again

      10                                 2                    12

It’s times like these you learn to love again

       10                       2                  12 (last choruses only)

It’s times like these time and time again

 

Intro Riff x2

 

12 (2)                     7 (2)

I, I’m a new day rising

                               10                            2                   Intro Riff

I’m a brand new sky that hangs the stars upon tonight

12 (2)                   7 (2)

I, I’m a little divided

                         10                 2                      Intro Riff x2

Do I stay or run away and leave it all behind

 

Chorus

 

7/4 Riff:  / 12 - - - - - - / 10 - - - - - - / 9 - - - - - - / x4, last measure gets 8 beats

 

Solo: / D - - - / - - - - / x4

 

Chorus x2

 

Chorus, strum each chord once

 

End on 10


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.