Song- What If 
Album- Human Clay 
Written by- Creed 
Transcribed by- Eric DiRezze 
Tuning- DADGBe 
 
 
 
Intro.(Clean Tone) 
e--------------5------3------1------------1----0-----------0-- 
B---------5--6---6--5---5--3---3--------3----3---3-------3---- 
G------7-------------------------1----1------------0---0------ 
D---/7-------------------------------------------------------- 
A------------5------0------1--------1--------0-------0-------- 
D------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
e----0---------------------5-------3-------1------------1-- 
B--2---2--------------5--6---6---5---5---3---3--------3---- 
G--------0---------7---------------------------1----1------ 
D---------------/7----------------------------------------- 
A--0-------0-------------5-----0-0-----0-1--------1-------- 
D---------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
e----0-----------0----0-----------0------------------------------- 
B--3---3-------3----2---2-------2-----3~ -3---3~ 2h3--5p3p2p0h2-- 
G--------0---0------------0---0----------------------------------- 
D----------------------------------------------------------------- 
A--0-------0--------0-------0---------1~ -1---0~ -0~ --0---------- 
D----------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 
Play softly (no pick...) 
3 TIMES 
e-------------------------------- 
B-------------------------------- 
G-------------------------------- 
D--------------------0-0-2-2-0--- 
A------------0h3h5-0-1-1-1-1-1--- 
D--0---0h3h5-------0-0-0-0-0-0--- 
 
 
4th TIME |(Distortion In) 
e--------------------|----------------- 
B--------------------|---[Harmonic]---- 
G--------------------|-------|--------- 
D--------------------|-0x----|--------- 
A------------0h3h5/----0x--- | -------- 
D--0---0h3h5-----------0x--- 3* ------- 
 
*Harmonic is played 2/3 the way up the third fret on the low D string - the note is a C. 
 
 
 
VERSE 
8 TIMES 
e---------------------------- 
B---------------------------- 
G---------------------------- 
D---------------------------- 
A--0--0-0-------3h5---1------ 
D--0--0-0--3h5x-----0---2b--- 
* * * 
* = slight palm mute or muffle of strings... 
 
 
CHORUS 
(Strum chords indicated...) 
e---------------------------------------------------- 
B---------------------------------------------------- 
G--3-----5---3----------------3----------------3----- 
D--3---3-5---3--2-0------2-0--3--2-0------2-0--3--2-- 
A--1---3-3---1--2-0--3h5------1--2-0--3h5------1--2-- 
D--x---3-x---x--2-0-----------x--2-0-----------x--2-- 
 
 
e----------------------------------------|-------------- 
B----------------------------------------|--[Harmonic]-- 
G--3----5---3----------------3--------3--|------|------- 
D--3--3-5---3--2-0------2-0--3--2-0---3--|------|------- 
A--1--3-3---1--2-0--3h5------1--2-0---1-------- | ------ 
D--x--3-x---x--2-0-----------x--2-0---x-------- 3* ----- 
 
 
e-------------|----------------- 
B--- VERSE ---|--(Pick slide)--- 
G---- 7x -----|---- CHORUS ----- 
D-------------|----------------- 
A-------------|----------------- 
D-------------|----------------- 
 
 
INTERLUDE 
2 TIMES 
e---------------------------------------------- 
B---------------------------------------------- 
G---------------------------------------------- 
D---------------------------------------------- 
A---------------------------------------------- 
D--0-12-13-0-16-15-0-12-0-16-15-0-10-12-15-12-- 
 
(With Wah-Pedal) (With Wah-Pedal) 
e-----------------------------------------|---------|------------------ 
B-----------------------------------------|--BASS---|------------------ 
G-----------------------------------------|---PART--|------------------ 
D----------------------------12x------13------------------12x------13-- 
A-------------------------11---------------------------11-------------- 
D--0-12-13-0-16-15-0-12-0-------0-0-0------------------------0-0-0----- 
 
 
 
6 TIMES 
e---------------------------------------------- 
B---------------------------------------------- 
G---------------------------------------------- 
D---------------------------------------------- 
A---------------------------------------------- 
D--0-12-13-0-16-15-0-12-0-16-15-0-10-12-15-12-- 
 
(With Wah-Pedal) 
e-----------------------------------------| 
B-----------------------------------------| 
G-----------------------------------------| 
D----------------------------12x----------| 
A-------------------------11----------13--| 
D--0-12-13-0-16-15-0-12-0-------0-0-0-----| 
 
 
(Screaming "What If, What If...") 
e----------------------------------------------------- 
B----------------------------------------------------- 
G-------------------------------------------------3b-- 
D--0--0-0-4-0-0-0---3-0-4-3-4-3---0-0-4-0---0-3-0-2--- 
A--0--0-0-4-0-0-0---3-0-4-3-4-3---0-0-4-0---0-3-0-2--- 
D--0--0-0-4-0-0-0---3-0-4-3-4-3---0-0-4-0---0-3-0-2--- 
 
 
e-------------|---------------|----------------------------- 
B-- CHORUS ---|--- (SLIDE) ---|--- (Screaming part) -------- 
G-------------|---------------|-----------------------3b~ -- 
D-------------|---------------|-----------------------2~ --- 
A-------------|---------------|-----------------------2~ --- 
D-------------|---------------|-----------------------2~ --- 
 
 
KEY: h = hammer 
p = pull off 
b = bend note 
X = muffle string(s) 
~ = hold 
* = slight palm mute or muffle of strings