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"Touching the Earth"
By James Murphy
from the album "Convergence"

Tab by Shane McFee
kazrog@silcom.com
http://silcom.com/~kazrog/

Updated 9-6-99 - Fixed a few mistakes in the tab.

-Performance notes-

Intro

Guitar one plays this first part between the repeat brackets,
and Guitar two plays the part between the second repeat brackets.
Both parts play simultaneously.

The part after the repeated bars is the lead guitar part (Guitar three).
This guitar comes in after the first two repetitions of the rhythm parts.
I did not tab out the entire intro lead, because the part after where
my tab stops is basically the same. It shouldn't be hard to figure out
by ear once you know the other part. Other sections of the song took
priority over this...

"Heavy" part

After the intro, I have tabbed out the heavier part of the song. The
first part is rhythm, second part is lead.  These parts play at the
same time in the song.

Solos

There are two guitar solos. The first starts at about 4:00 into the song,
the second about 5:00 into the song. Look for patterns, and be sure and
listen to the CD.

General Notes

THIS SONG USES DROPPED D TUNING.  Look at the tuning diagram next to every
line of tab. It won't sound right unless you tune right :)

I am positive that I learned the song correctly, but I may have made some
mistakes making the tab, such as getting strings mixed up, etc. If you find
any errors, let me know. I can be reached at kazrog@silcom.com

Bars are not always actual bars of music. Sometimes they are, sometimes
not. I mainly put in bar lines here to mark phrasing. It should make
sense. Also, look for patterns in the solos, particularly in any of
James' fast triplet runs. They are almost always some kind of
sequenced pattern. This will help you keep your head out of the tab
and keep you trying to actually make this sound right and get it up
to speed.  If you need any further help, email me at kazrog@silcom.com


    intro - guitar one                                                  
E---||------------------------|------------------------------|----------
B---||------------------------|------------------------------|----------
G---||*-----------------------|------------------------------|----------
D---||*-----------2~~~--------|------------------------3-----|----------
A---||------0--------------3--|-------0-----0-------3-----3--|-----0----
D---||---0-----0--------0-----|--2h3-----3-----1h2-----------|--0-------
                                                                        

                                                   16x                  
E------------------|-------------------------------||--||---------------
B------------------|-------------------------------||--||---------------
G------------------|------------------------------*||--||*--------------
D------2~~~--------|------------------------------*||--||*--------------
A---------------3--|-------0-----0----------3------||--||---------------
D---0--------0-----|--2h3-----3-----1h2--5-----5---||--||---------------
                                                                        

    intro - guitar two                                                  
E---------------12~~~------12------|----------10--------------10--------
B----------------------------------|------------------------------------
G-------14-------------14------14--|------12------12------12------12----
D---12------12---------------------|--10--------------10----------------
A----------------------------------|------------------------------------
D----------------------------------|------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E---|--------------12~~~------12------|----------15--------------15-----
B---|---------------------------------|---------------------------------
G---|------14-------------14------14--|------17------17------17---------
D---|--12------12---------------------|--15--------------14-------------
A---|---------------------------------|---------------------------------
D---|---------------------------------|---------------------------------
                                                                        

         16x   intro - solo                                             
E--------||-------------------------------------------------------------
B--------||-------------------------------------------------------------
G---17--*||------------------------------------------------------5------
D-------*||-----------------/8--7--5--7--5h7p5-----5--------------------
A--------||-------------------------------------8-----8--7--5/7---------
D--------||---/8--7--5--7-----------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E------------|----------------------------------------------------------
B------------|----------------------------------------------------------
G---/7\5^\5--|----------------------------------------------------------
D------------|-----------/8--7--5--7--5h7p5-----5--------------5h7------
A------------|-------------------------------8---/8--7--5h7h8-----------
D------------|/8--7--5--7-----------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E-----------------------------|------------------------|----------------
B-----------------------------|------------------------|--10p8----------
G-----------------------------|--/--9--9--10--/--9--5--|--------7--7----
D---h8--7h8h10--12p10p8\7~~~--|------------------------|----------------
A-----------------------------|--/--7--7--8---/--7--3--|----------------
D-----------------------------|------------------------|----------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E--------------------------|--------------------------------------------
B-------10p8---------------|--15--\--13--x-------------x--15--\--13-----
G---/9--------7--7/9\7~~~--|--14--\--12--x--12--/--14--x--14--\--12-----
D--------------------------|-------------x--12--/--14--x----------------
A--------------------------|--------------------------------------------
D--------------------------|--------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B---x-------------------------------------------------------17~~~-------
G---x--12--/--14--14--15--14--15--15--/--17--15--15--/--17--17----------
D---x--12--/--14--14--15--14--15--15--/--17--15--15--/--17--17----------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        

         heavy - rhythm                                                 
E---||------------------------------------------------------------------
B---||------------------------------------------------------------------
G---||*-----------------------------------------------------------------
D---||*-----------------------------------------------------------------
A---||---3--3--------3--0--3--0--3--/--5--\--3--2--2--------2--0--2-----
D---||---3--3--3--3--3--0--3--0--3--/--5--\--3--2--2--2--2--2--0--2-----
                                                                        

                                                                        
E---------------------|-------------------------------------------------
B---------------------|-------------------------------------------------
G---------------------|-------------------------------------------------
D---------------------|--------------7--7--------7----------------------
A---0--2--/--3--\--2--|--0--0--------5--5--------5--------0--0----------
D---0--2--/--3--\--2--|--0--0--0--0--------0--0-----0--0--0--0--0--0----
                                                                        

                       2x  heavy - lead                                 
E----------------------||-----------------------------------------------
B----------------------||-----------------------------------------------
G---------------------*||--5--/--7--7--/--9--9--/--10--10--/--14--14----
D---7--7--------7--\--*||-----------------------------------------------
A---5--5--------5--\---||--3--/--5--5--/--7--7--/--8---8---/--12--12----
D---------0--0---------||-----------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E--------|-------------------------------------------|------------------
B--------|-------------------------------------------|------------------
G---~~~--|--3--/--5--5--/--7--7--/--9--10--/--12~~~--|--9--/--10--\-----
D--------|-------------------------------------------|------------------
A--------|--1--/--3--3--/--5--5--/--7--8---/--10-----|--7--/--8---\-----
D--------|-------------------------------------------|------------------
                                                                        

          w/bar                      w/bar                              
E---------------------------------------|-------------------------------
B---------------------------------------|-------------------------------
G---9~~~--9--\--/--9--5--/--7--5~~~--\--|--5--/--7--7--/--9--9--/-------
D---------------------------------------|-------------------------------
A---7-----7--\--/--7--3--/--5--3-----\--|--3--/--5--5--/--7--7--/-------
D---------------------------------------|-------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E-------------------------|---------------------------------------------
B-------------------------|---------------------------------------------
G---10--10--/--14--14~~~--|--3--/--5--5--/--7--7--/--9--10--/--12-------
D-------------------------|---------------------------------------------
A---8---8---/--12--12-----|--1--/--3--3--/--5--5--/--7--8---/--10-------
D-------------------------|---------------------------------------------
                                                                        

            w/bar              guitar solo 1     (prebend)              
E--------|-----------------||-------------------------------|-----------
B--------|-----------------||-------------------------------|--10-------
G---~~~--|--9--\--/--9~~~--||--10h12~~~--10--12--12^\12^~~~\|--10-------
D--------|-----------------||-------------------------------|-----------
A--------|--7--\--/--7-----||-------------------------------|-----------
D--------|-----------------||-------------------------------|-----------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B---10---------------------------------13-------------------------------
G---10^-----------------------10--12^------12^~~~--12p10h12p10----------
D--------12p10--12~~~--10h12------------------------------------12------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E-----------------|--17h18p17p15--17--15------15------------------------
B---10--10~~~--\--|-----------------------18------18--17--15--17--18----
G---10--10-----\--|-----------------------------------------------------
D-----------------|-----------------------------------------------------
A-----------------|-----------------------------------------------------
D-----------------|-----------------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E---|--------------------------------------------------|----------------
B---|--17h18p17p15--17--15------15---------------------|----------------
G---|-----------------------17------17--15--14--15--17/|/19p17p15-------
D---|--------------------------------------------------|----------------
A---|--------------------------------------------------|----------------
D---|--------------------------------------------------|----------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G---17--15------15------------------------------------------------------
D-----------19------19--17--19--17--15--14h15p14------14----------------
A-------------------------------------------------17------17--15--15----
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                    w/harmonizer 3rds above in Dm                       
E-------------------------------|--10----------------------12-----------
B-------------------10--11--13--|------13--11--10--11--13------13-------
G-------------------------------|---------------------------------------
D--------15---------------------|---------------------------------------
A---/17------17~~~--------------|---------------------------------------
D-------------------------------|---------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E-------------------13----------------------12--------------------------
B---11--10--11--13------13--11--10--11--13------13--11--10--11--13------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E---|--10----------------------12----------------------13---------------
B---|------13--11--10--11--13------13--11--10--11--13------13--11-------
G---|-------------------------------------------------------------------
D---|-------------------------------------------------------------------
A---|-------------------------------------------------------------------
D---|-------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                          guitar solo 2      w/bar      
E---------------12~~~--|--------------||--12^--10-----------------------
B---10--11--13---------|--------------||-----------11-------------------
G----------------------|--------5~~~--||---------------10\9^\7h9--9-----
D----------------------|--5~~~--------||--------------------------------
A----------------------|--------------||--------------------------------
D----------------------|--------------||--------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E-------------------------------------------|---------------------------
B-------------------------------------------|---------------------------
G---h10p9p7---------------------------------|--7--/--9--9--/--10--10----
D------------10p8p7\5--7--------------------|---------------------------
A-------------------------10p8p7\5\3^\3~~~--|--5--/--7--7--/--8---8-----
D-------------------------------------------|---------------------------
                                                                        

          w/bar                                                         
E------------|----------------------------------------------------------
B------------|----------------------------------------------------------
G---\--9~~~--|--12--12--/--14--14--/--15--15--\--14--14--/--17--17------
D------------|----------------------------------------------------------
A---\--7-----|--10--10--/--12--12--/--13--13--\--12--12--/--15--15------
D------------|----------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G---\--15--15--\--14--14--\--12--12--/--14--15--\--14--14--\--12--12----
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A---\--13--13--\--12--12--\--10--10--/--12--13--\--12--12--\--10--10----
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E---------------------|-------------------------------------------------
B---------------------|-------------10---------------------10--11-------
G---12--/--14--14~~~--|--9--10--12------12--10--9--10--12---------------
D---------------------|-------------------------------------------------
A---10--/--12--12-----|-------------------------------------------------
D---------------------|-------------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E----------------------------------------------10-----------------------
B---13--11--10---------------------10--11--13------13--11--10--11-------
G---------------12--10--9--10--12---------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E-------10--12--13--12--10----------------------10--12--13--12--10------
B---13----------------------13--11--10--11--13--------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E-----------------------10--12--13--12--13--15--12--13--15--13--15------
B---13--11--10--11--13--------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E---17--13--15--17--12--13--15--12--13--16--13--15--16--13--15--17------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E---15--17--18--15--17--19--17--18--19--17--18--20--17--18--20----------
B---------------------------------------------------------------17------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E--------|--------------------------------------------------------------
B---~~~--|--17p15h17--17^\17~~~--15h17p15~~~h17--17^\17~~~--15h17^------
G--------|--------------------------------------------------------------
D--------|--------------------------------------------------------------
A--------|--------------------------------------------------------------
D--------|--------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E-------------------------------------|---------------------------------
B---\17p15----------------------------|---------------------------------
G-----------17p15p14------------------|---------------------------------
D---------------------17p15p14\12~~~--|--12--14--12h14~~~--12--14-------
A-------------------------------------|---------------------------------
D-------------------------------------|---------------------------------
                                                                        

                                    pinch harm. throughout              
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D---14^\14^\14~~~--12h14p12--14~~~--14^\14~~~--12^\12-------------------
A------------------------------------------------------12^\12-----------
D--------------------------------------------------------------14^------
                                                                        

                                                                        
E---------------||------------------------------------------------------
B---------------||------------------------------------------------------
G---------------||------------------------------------------------------
D---------------||------------------------------------------------------
A---------------||------------------------------------------------------
D---\14~~~\(12)\||------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        



========================================================================
==                       TABLATURE EXPLANATION                        ==
========================================================================

----------                ----------                ----t---
----5h8--- Hammeron       ----(8)--- Ghost          ----6--- Tap
----------                ---------- Note           --------
----5p8--- Pulloff        ----------                --------

----------                ----------                -----p--
----5/8--- Slide Up       -----x---- Dead           -----7-- Pop
----------                ---------- Note           --s-----
----5\8--- Slide Down     ----------                --5----- Slap 

----------                ||------|| Repeat         --------
----5~~~-- Vibrato        ||*----*||                ---5^--- Bend
----------                ||*----*||                --------
----------                ||------||                --------

----------                ----------                --------
-4:------- Time           ----------                --------
-4:------- Signature      ----------                --------
----------                ----------                --------

========================================================================
==            Created with a demo version of BUCKET O' TAB            ==
==              tablature creation software for Windows               ==
==                  For more info email gse@his.com                   ==
========================================================================
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