[Jandek] Jandek tabs

James Holloway jwholloway at mac.com
Sat May 24 05:32:08 PDT 2008

This may be overkill for you, but I'll put it out there..

A German company called Celemony has developed a software plugin  
called Melodyne that's capable of doing polyphonic analysis of chords.  
That means you can "process" a chord, or set of chords, through the  
Melodyne plugin, and it will display the actual notes in those chords  
-- and allows you to "correct" any that are off (eg, change a g# to G)  
or make change the voicing, etc. Pretty neat, huh? This is a sort of  
holy grail for musicians/recording people, and it's further proof of  
the theorem that there's no problem so complicated that can't be  
solved by a fat, bearded German.

The monophonic version of the Melodyne plugin is available, the  
polyphonic will be out in Sept or Oct I think. I use it a lot, mainly  
to transform vocals. You'll need to run it in a DAW like Pro Tools or  

I'm interested in doing this myself with some of the Rep's tunes as my  
music project, The Django Horror, plans to do a Jandek cover on its  
first album, Black Seas of Infinity... What I;ve been doing thus far  
is getting the root of the chord and adding, or backing down,  
dissonany notes until I get something that feels rigbht... That  
strikes me as being sort of true to the Rep's spirit.

Good luck!

On May 23, 2008, at 8:52 PM, jbswafford21 at tntech.edu wrote:

> Does anyone know the tabs to The Cat That Walked From Shelbyville? I  
> can pick out
> some of the lead guitar but I can't make out the chords the Rep. is  
> playing on the
> second guitar... I know he uses alot of strange tunings but any help  
> to lead me in
> the right direction would be awesome....
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