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Bloc Party
'Banquet'
Silent Alarm
2005

Note: For the Intro and Verse, Kele and Russell use a parallel-like
guitar riff technique in which their respective guitars do not overlap
simultaneously.

INTRO:
(Kele)

E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-----------8-8-------------------11-11-----|
D|-8-8-------8-8-------11-11-------11-11-----|
A|-8-8-------6-6-------11-11-------9--9------|
E|-6-6-----------------9--9------------------| \
                                                |
(Russell)                                       |
                                                |
E|-------------------------------------------| /
B|------6-7--------6-7--------6-6------------|
G|------6-6--------6-6--------6-6--------6-6-|
D|---------------------------------------8-8-|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|


(Kele)

E|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|-----------8-8-------6-6------------------|
D|-8-8-------8-8-------6-6-------6-6--------|
A|-8-8-------6-6-------4-4-------6-6--------|
E|-6-6---------------------------4-4--------| \
                                               |
(Russell)                                      |
                                               |
E|------------------------------------------| /
B|------6-7-------6-7-----------------9--9--|
G|------6-6-------6-6-------6-6-------10-10-|
D|--------------------------8-8-------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

All of the above is played twice for the Intro, except Russells last bar
(4th) before the verse starts is slighly different:

E|------------------------------------------|
B|------6-7-------6-7-----------------9--9--|
G|------6-6-------6-6-------5-5-------10-10-|
D|--------------------------6-6-------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

Keep this in mind for the rest of the song too, if you listen carefully,
every 4th bar Russell plays in each verse is slighly different than the
first 3!

VERSE:
(Kele)

E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-----------8-8-------------------11-11-----|
D|-8-8-------8-8-------11-11-------11-11-----|
A|-8-8-------6-6-------11-11-------9--9------|
E|-6-6-----------------9--9------------------| \
                                                |
(Russell)                                       |
                                                |
E|-------------------------------------------| /
B|------6-7--------6-7--------6-6------------|
G|------6-6--------6-6--------6-6--------6-6-|
D|---------------------------------------8-8-|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|


(Kele)
E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-----------8-8-------------------11-11-----|
D|-8-8-------8-8-------11-11-------11-11-----|
A|-8-8-------6-6-------11-11-------9--9------|
E|-6-6-----------------9--9------------------|\
                                               |
(Russell)                                      |
                                               |
E|------------------------------------------| /
B|------6-7-------6-7-----------------9--9--|
G|------6-6-------6-6-------6-6-------10-10-|
D|--------------------------8-8-------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

All of the above is played 5 times, then the following is played before the chorus begins:

(Kele)

E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-----------8-8-------------------11-11-----|
D|-8-8-------8-8-------11-11-------11-11-----|
A|-8-8-------6-6-------11-11-------9--9------|
E|-6-6-----------------9--9------------------| \
                                                |
(Russell)                                       |
                                                |
E|-------------------------------------------| /
B|------6-7--------6-7--------6-6------------|
G|------6-6--------6-6--------6-6--------6-6-|
D|---------------------------------------8-8-|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|


(Kele)

E|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|-----------8-8-------6-6---------------|
D|-8-8-------8-8-------6-6-------6-6-----|
A|-8-8-------6-6-------4-4-------6-6-----|
E|-6-6---------------------------4-4-----| \
                                            |
(Russell)                                   |
                                            |
E|---------------------------------------| /
B|------6-7-------6-7--------------------|
G|------6-6-------6-6--------5-5-5-5-5-5-|
D|---------------------------6-6-6-6-6-6-|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|


   CHORUS:
   (Kele)
   
   E|-----------------|--------------------|
   B|-----------------|--------------------|
   G|-----------------|--------------------|
   D|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-|
   A|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-|
 / E|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-8--8--8--| 
|							 
|  (Russell)
|				                 
 \ E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   G|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|-13-13-13-13-13-11-10-10-|
   D|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-11-11-11-11-11-9--8--8--|
   A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   E|-------------------------|-------------------------|


   (Kele)

   E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   G|-------------------------|-------------11-11-10-10-|
   D|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-11-11-11-11-11-11-10-10-|
   A|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-11-11-11-11-9--9--8--8--|
 / E|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-9--9--9--9--------------|
|
|  (Russell)
|							 
 \ E|-------------------------|---------------------|
   B|-------------------------|---------------------|
   G|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|-10-10-10-10-8-8-8-8-|
   D|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-8--8--8--8--6-6-6-6-|
   A|-------------------------|---------------------|
   E|-------------------------|---------------------|


   (Kele)
   
   E|-----------------|--------------------|
   B|-----------------|--------------------|
   G|-----------------|--------------------|
   D|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-|
   A|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-|
 / E|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-8--8--8--| 
|							 
|  (Russell)
|				                 
 \ E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   G|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|-13-13-13-13-13-11-11-13-|
   D|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-11-11-11-11-11-9--9--11-|
   A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   E|-------------------------|-------------------------|


   (Kele)
   
   E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   D|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-11-11-------11-11-------|
   A|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-11-11-------11-11-------|
 / E|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|-9--9--------9--9--------|
|
|  (Russell)
|
 \ E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   G|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|-11-11-------13-13-------|
   D|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-9--9--------11-11-------|
   A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

All of the above is played twice for the Chorus except for Russell's
last (8th) bar before the verse starts, which goes like this:

   (Russell)

   E|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   G|-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|-11-11-------10-10-------|
   D|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|-9--9--------8--8--------|
   A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
   E|-------------------------|-------------------------|


VERSE:

The second verse is pretty much the same as the first verse, 
only you can hear Russell playing a new riff over it, with lots of
distortion:

E|-----------------------------|
B|-14--14--9-----14-14--14--16-|
G|-13--13--10b---13-13--13--15-|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------|
B|-14---14-14-14--9-9------14-14--14--16-|
G|-13---15-15-13--8-10-----13-13--13--15-|
D|---------------------11----------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------|
B|-14--14--9-----14-14--14--16-|
G|-13--13--10b---13-13--13--15-|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

E|------------------------|
B|-14---14-14-14--9-9-----|
G|-13---15-15-13--8-10----|
D|---------------------11-|
A|------------------------|
E|------------------------|

E|----------------------|
B|-14-14-14/16-16-16-16-|
G|-13-13-13/15-15-15-15-|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|

   CHORUS:

   The second Chorus is the same as the first except Kele and 
   Russell's last bars right before the Bridge go like this:

   (Kele)

   E|-------------------------|
   B|-------------------------|
   G|-------------------------|
   D|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
   A|-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-|
 / E|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
|
|  (Russell)
|
 \ E|-------------------------|
   B|-------------------------|
   G|-11-11-11-11-10-10-10-10-|
   D|-9--9--9--9--8--8--8--8--|
   A|-------------------------|
   E|-------------------------|


BRIDGE:
(Kele)

E|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
A|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-| \
                                        |
(Russell)                               |
                                        |
E|-----------------|-----------------| /
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-5-5-5-5---------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-|
A|-----------------|---------4-4-4-4-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|


(Kele)

E|-----------------|-----------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
A|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
E|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-| \
                                        |
(Russell)                               |
                                        |
E|-----------------|-----------------| /
B|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-5-5-5-5---------|
D|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-3-3-3-3-6-6-6-6-|
A|-----------------|---------4-4-4-4-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|

All of the above is played twice.
Following that the second part of the Bridge has a heavy tone to it, 
Kele's riff is this same (played twice more) as above only more 
distorted and Russells riff differs. It sounds like this:

E|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-6/8-8--8-8--8/10--6--6-6-6-|
D|-x/x-x--x-x--x/x---x--x-x-x-|  x4
A|-4/6-6--6-6--6/8---4--4-4-4-|
E|----------------------------|


VERSE:

The final Verse is the same as the first verse only it is half as long.

SOLO:

Kele plays the usual verse riff while Russell plays this solo riff with alot of distortion:
(Listen out for Tremolo picking)

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------13b14--------------------------------------------11---9----------------------|
G|------10-11-------12b13-------------------10-10-10-10-10-9-8-13b--11b--8-8-8-8-8---------|
D|--/11-------------------10-10-10-10-10-11----------------------------------------11-10---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-11-------11------11------------------------------|
B|-9------9-------9---------------------------------|
G|-10--10------10-----------------------------------|
D|---------------------10v-10v-10b11-11-11r10-10-10-|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------------------|
B|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-16b18-18-18-18-18r-----------|
G|-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13--------------------15-13-15\-|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

A Delay Pedal is used at the end of the solo.

(/)Slide Up
(\)Slide Down
(v)Vibrato
(b)Bend
(r)Release
(x)Mute

While Tune!
I looked at some other tabs that weren't completely right and worked
some riffs and the solo out by watching them live and by ear, 
it seems sweet as! Also wanted to clear up confusion over Russell's riff
during the second verse!
If you see any mistakes please leave a comment and rate my tab.
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dtjh wrote on December 23 2013, 12:28 pm

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