Transcribing Notes From John Neil (Head Transcriber)
Cigarette Daydreams – Cage The Elephant
All in all a very dense bass heavy production with lots of great keyboard sounds and layered vocals.
A nice multi-tracked vocal part, with the range of A2 to B4.
A busy keyboard part. I covered what I could with 2 hands, and though I didn’t get every part, what I wrote should work well. There are lots of cool sounds – cellos, strings, pads, and lots of piano. I laid it out so it can be played with piano, or multiple keyboards.
Lead and Rhythm Guitars
The rhythm/lead guitar covers mostly the acoustic strum (a bit more detailed than the strum guitar), except for the bridge, where it covers some keyboard parts and slide guitar parts.
The strum and ukulele parts are based on the strum that goes through the song.
Holding down the groove with a nice bassy tone, the bass guitar is played with the fingers