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The Pretender Tab

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                               Foo Fighters-The Pretender

Tuning: EADGBe (standard)

Hey guys, this is my first tab, so dont hate please! 
I separated the two guitar parts, with Shifflet playing guitar 1 and grohl playing guitar 2.

Guitar 1 (Shifflet)

Intro
e|----------------7-------------|---------0------0------0---|
B|------------10-----10---------|--------10-----10-----10---|
G|---------9-------------9------|---------9------9------9---|
D|-----10-------------------10--|--------10-----10-----10---|
A|--0---------------------------|--0----------------0-------|
E|------------------------------|-----7------8--------------|


e|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|---------------10-------------|------------10------10---------|
G|------------9-----------------|---------9-------9------9------|
D|-------10---------------------|-----10--------------------10--| 
A|---9----------------9b--9--8--|-------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|-------------------------------|

e|----------------7-------------|---------0------0------0---|
B|------------10-----10---------|--------10-----10-----10---|
G|---------9-------------9------|---------9------9------9---|
D|-----10-------------------10--|--------10-----10-----10---|
A|--0---------------------------|--0----------------0-------|
E|------------------------------|-----7------8--------------|


e|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|---------------10-------------|------------10------10---------|
G|------------9-----------------|---------9-------9------9------|
D|-------10---------------------|-----10--------------------10--| 
A|---9----------------9b--9--8--|-------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|-------------------------------|


e|----------------7-------------|---------0------0------0---|
B|------------10-----10---------|--------10-----10-----10---|
G|---------9-------------9------|---------9------9------9---|
D|-----10-------------------10--|--------10-----10-----10---|
A|--0---------------------------|--0----------------0-------|
E|------------------------------|-----7------8--------------|


e|------------------------------|----------------0~--------------|
B|---------------10-------------|------------10------------------|
G|------------9-----------------|---------9----------------------|
D|-------10---------------------|-----10-------------------------| 
A|---9----------------9b--9--8--|--------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Verse 1
e|--0-0-2-0-3-0-5-0-0-0-2-0-3-0-5~--|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5~--|
G|----------------------------------| A bunch of times, if you listen to the
D|----------------------------------| song you'll know when to stop.
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

Pre-chorus
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-| 
D|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-| 
A|--5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9-10-10-10-10-| 
E|------------------------------------------| 
    
Chorus 1

e|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
B|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
G|---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|Try to make the bottom note
D|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|of the chords to stand out
A|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|---------------------------------------------|
     What if I say...

e|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
B|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
G|---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
A|---0--0--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--0--0--0--0--|
E|---------7--7--7--7--8--8--8--8--------------|


e|----0~~--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
B|---10~~-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
G|----9~~--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D|---10~~-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
A|----9~~--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
E|---------------------------------------------|


e|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
B|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
G|---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|x2
A|---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
E|---------------------------------------------|

Pre-verse
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--2-2-4---5---7-2--2-4---5---4--|Lightly while making the higher note 
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--|stand out more
E|--------------------------------|

Verse 2
e|--0-0-2-0-3-0-5-0-0-0-2-0-3-0-5~--|
B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5~--|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------| x8
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

Pre-chorus
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-| 
D|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-| 
A|--5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9-10-10-10-10-| 
E|------------------------------------------| 

Chorus 2

e|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
B|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
G|---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|Same as first
A|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|---------------------------------------------|
     What if I say...

e|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
B|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
G|---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
A|---0--0--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--0--0--0--0--|
E|---------7--7--7--7--8--8--8--8--------------|


e|----0~~--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
B|---10~~-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
G|----9~~--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D|---10~~-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
A|----9~~--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
E|---------------------------------------------|


e|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
B|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
G|---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|x2
A|---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
E|---------------------------------------------|

Post chorus
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-| 
D|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-| 
A|--5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9-10-10-10-10-| 
E|------------------------------------------| 

Bridge
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--2--4--5--2-7~--4--5--7--|x4
A|--0--0--0--0-0~--0--0--0--|
E|--------------------------|

e|-----------------|  
B|-----------------|  
G|-----------------|x4
D|--10--9--7-5-----| 
A|---0--0--0-0-----|  
E|-----------------| 

e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------| x4
D|-12--10--9-10-----|
A|--0---0--0--0-----|
E|------------------|

e|--------------------|
B|-----------8--10~---|
G|------7b~-----------|
D|--------------------|x8
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|
 
e|----------------7-------------|---------0------0------0---|
B|------------10-----10---------|--------10-----10-----10---|
G|---------9-------------9------|---------9------9------9---|
D|-----10-------------------10--|--------10-----10-----10---|
A|--0---------------------------|--0----------------0-------|
E|------------------------------|-----7------8--------------|


e|------------------------------|----------------0~--------------|
B|---------------10-------------|------------10------------------|
G|------------9-----------------|---------9----------------------|
D|-------10---------------------|-----10-------------------------| 
A|---9----------------9b--9--8--|--------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|--------------------------------|

Chorus 3
e|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
B|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
G|---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|Same as first
A|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
E|---------------------------------------------|
     What if I say...

e|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
B|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
G|---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
A|---0--0--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--0--0--0--0--|
E|---------7--7--7--7--8--8--8--8--------------|


e|----0~~--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
B|---10~~-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
G|----9~~--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D|---10~~-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
A|----9~~--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
E|---------------------------------------------|


e|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|
B|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
G|---9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--|
D|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|x4
A|---8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--|
E|---------------------------------------------|

Post chorus
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|--7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-| 
D|--x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x-| 
A|--5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7--9--9--9--9-10-10-10-10-| 
E|------------------------------------------| 

Outro
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--2--4--5--2-7~--4--5--7--|x2
A|--0--0--0--0-0~--0--0--0--|
E|--------------------------|

e|-----------------|  
B|-----------------|  
G|-----------------|x2
D|--10--9--7-5-----| 
A|---0--0--0-0-----|  
E|-----------------| 

e|-0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
B|-1-1----------1-1-1-1-----------|
G|-2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
D|-2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
A|-0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
E|--------------------------------|

~~~~~~~~~~

Guitar 2-Grohl

Intro(rest)

Verse 1
e|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
B|--1-1---------1-1-1-1-------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1-----------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
D|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
A|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
E|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|---------------------------------| 
B|--3-3---------3-3-3-3-------------|---------------------------------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|---------------------------------|
D|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3-----------|
A|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3-----------|
E|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1-----------|

e|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
B|--1-1---------1-1-1-1-------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1-----------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
D|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
A|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
E|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|-------------------------------| 
B|--3-3---------3-3-3-3-------------|-------------------------------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|-------------------------------|
D|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3---------|
A|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3---------|
E|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1--1-0-3--|

e|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
B|--1-1---------1-1-1-1-------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1-----------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
D|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
A|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
E|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|-------------------------------| 
B|--3-3---------3-3-3-3-------------|-------------------------------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|-------------------------------|
D|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3---------|
A|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3---------|
E|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1--1-0-3--|
      
        PM-----|         PM----|        PM-----|         PM----|
e|--0-0---------0-0-0-0----------|--0-0---------0-0-0-0----------|
B|--1-1---------1-1-1-1----------|--1-1---------1-1-1-1----------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2----------|--2-2---------2-2-2-2----------|
D|--2-2---------2-2-2-2----------|--2-2---------2-2-2-2----------|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
       PM------|       PM------|      PM-------|        
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| 
B|--3-3---------3-3-3-3----------|-------------------------------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2----------|-------------------------------|
D|--0-0---------0-0-0-0----------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3---------|
A|--0-0---------0-0-0-0----------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3---------|
E|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|--1-1-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1-0-3--|

Pre Chorus
e|-2~-----------------------------------|
B|-3~-----------------------------------|
G|-2~-----------------------------------|
D|-0~-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

Chorus 1
e||-------------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------------|
G||-------------------------------------------------------------|
D||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-7-7-7-7-|
A||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-7-7-7-7-|
E||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7--8--8--8--8-5-5-5-5-|

e||-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|x2
A||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E||-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|

Pre verse (rest)

Verse 2
e|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
B|--1-1---------1-1-1-1-------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1-----------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
D|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--2-2----------2-2-2-2-----------|
A|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--0-0----------0-0-0-0-----------|
E|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------|-------------------------------| 
B|--3-3---------3-3-3-3-------------|-------------------------------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|-------------------------------|
D|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3---------|
A|--0-0---------0-0-0-0-------------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3---------|
E|--2-2---------2-2-2-2-------------|--1-1----------1-1-1-1--1-0-3--|
      
        PM-----|         PM----|        PM-----|         PM----|
e|--0-0---------0-0-0-0----------|--0-0---------0-0-0-0----------|
B|--1-1---------1-1-1-1----------|--1-1---------1-1-1-1----------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2----------|--2-2---------2-2-2-2----------|
D|--2-2---------2-2-2-2----------|--2-2---------2-2-2-2----------|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
       PM------|       PM------|      PM-------|        
e|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| 
B|--3-3---------3-3-3-3----------|-------------------------------|
G|--2-2---------2-2-2-2----------|-------------------------------|
D|--0-0---------0-0-0-0----------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3---------|
A|--0-0---------0-0-0-0----------|--3-3----------3-3-3-3---------|
E|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|--1-1-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1-0-3--|

Pre chorus
e|-2~-----------------------------------|
B|-3~-----------------------------------|
G|-2~-----------------------------------|
D|-0~-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

Chorus 2
e||-------------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------------|
G||-------------------------------------------------------------|
D||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-7-7-7-7-|
A||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-7-7-7-7-|
E||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7--8--8--8--8-5-5-5-5-|

e||-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|x2
A||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E||-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|

Post chorus
e|-2~-----------------------------------|
B|-3~-----------------------------------|
G|-2~-----------------------------------|
D|-0~-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

Bridge 
first two bars rest, then...

e|--0----------|
B|--1----------|
G|--2----------|play with a flanger pedal at the beginning of every
D|--2----------|other bar
A|--0----------|
E|-------------|x4

   PM--------------|
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----|x4
E|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----|
   So who are you...

e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----|x4
E|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----|

Then a rest before the chorus

Chorus 3
e||-------------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------------|
G||-------------------------------------------------------------|
D||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-7-7-7-7-|
A||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-7-7-7-7-|
E||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7--8--8--8--8-5-5-5-5-|

e||-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|x4
A||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E||-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|

Post chorus
e|-2~-----------------------------------|
B|-3~-----------------------------------|
G|-2~-----------------------------------|
D|-0~-----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----|
A|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----|x4
E|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----|

e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|---7-7---7-7-7-7-----|
A|---7-7---7-7-7-7-----|
E|---5-5---5-5-5-5-----|



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mslmcrawford wrote on November 27 2013, 03:30 am

I personally like to bend the a string during the 2nd part of the chorus, it just sounds a little better to me

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