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Ritual Dance Tab

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Ritual Dance 

as performed by Kaki King

Tabbed out by Lars Spangenberg

Since there is not a lot of tabs online for this that actually present the
whole thing I tried to give it a shot. I hope it helps everyone. There's
certain parts where i'm not entirely sure about what exactly Kaki king is
doing but since i could not find any videos of her actually playing the
piece and i can't really get anything out of the August Rush part. I think
most of this is accurate though.

Tuning: DADGCC

/ or \   Slide  
h        Hammer on
p        Pull off
~        vibrato
x        mute (also used it for the drum part at the end)
T        Right hand tapping                |
L        Left hand tapping                 | located above
S        Slap above fretboard or soundhole | tablature staff
ss       Slap below fretboard or soundhole |
( )      Natural harmonics
S and () Slap harmonics with right hand 



Intro Riff:

    Let ring-------------|       Let ring--------------------|     Let ring  
                               S                                 S
C|--(5)--------------------------(12)------------------------------(5)-|
C|--(5)--------------------------(12)------------------------------(5)-|
G|--(5)--------------------------(12)------------------------------(5)-|
D|--(5)--0h3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5p0---(12)--0-0-0h3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5p0---(5)-|
A|--(5)--0h3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5p0---(12)--0-0-0h3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5p0---(5)-|
D|--(5)--0h3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5p0---(12)--0-0-0h3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5p0---(5)-|


   ---------------------|        Let ring----------|                  
                              S
C|------------------------------(12)---------------------------||
C|------------------------------(12)---------------------------||
G|------------------------------(12)--------------------0------||
D|--0-0-0h3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5p0---(12)--0-0-0h3-3-3-3/5-5-0------||
A|--0-0-0h3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5p0---(12)--0-0-0h3-3-3-3/5-5-0------||
D|--0-0-0h3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5-5p0---(12)--0-0-0h3-3-3-3/5-5-0------||


Riff 2 (play 2x):

                  Let ring ----------|
C||--2-2/5-5-5-/7-0-------x-0------------||
C||--2-2/5-5-5-/7-0-------2-0------------||
G||o-2-2/5-5-5-/7-0-------2-0-----------o||   x2
D||o--------------0-3-3-3-3-3-3--/5-0---o||
A||---------------0-3-3-3-3-3-3--/5-0----||
D||---------------0-3-3-3-3-3-3--/5-0----||


                                                Let ring-----|
C|-9-9-12-12-x-x-4--4-4-4-4-------------0--0-0--2-------------||
C|-9-9-12-12-x-x-4--4-4-4-4-------------0--0-0--2-------------||
G|-9-9-12-12-x-x-2--2-2-2-2--0-7--7-7-7-7--0-0--2-------------||
D|---------------2--2-2-2-2--0-8--8-8-8-8---------0-0-0-0-0-0-||
A|---------------------------0-8--8-8-8-8---------0-0-0-0-0-0-||
D|---------------------------0-8--8-8-8-8---------0-0-0-0-0-0-||


Riff 3:


C||-5-x-4-x-2-x-0------------------------------x--------------|
C||-5-x-4-x-2-x-0--------------0---------------2----------2p0-|
G||-7-x-5-x-2-x-0-2--2-2-2p0-0-0---2-2-2-2p0-0-2--2-2-2-2-2p0-|
D||-------------3-3--3-3-3---3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3--0-0-0-0-0---|
A||-------------3-3--3-3-3---3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3--0-0-0-0-0---|
D||-------------3-3--3-3-3---3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3--0-0-0-0-0---|

                                                 Let ring-------------|
C|-5-x-4-x-2-x-0--------------------------------------------------------||
C|-5-x-4-x-2-x-0--------------0-----------------------------------------||
G|-7-x-5-x-2-x-0-2--2-2-2p0-0-0---2-2-2-2p0-0-2--2--/5~~~~/7~~~~--------||
D|-------------3-3--3-3-3---3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||
A|-------------3-3--3-3-3---3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||
D|-------------3-3--3-3-3---3-3---3-3-3-3---3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||


Riff 4:

                 Let ring------|              Let ring-----|
C||-------------------0----------------------------0----------|
C||-------------------0----------------------------0----------|
G||-----------------------4---------------------------4-------|
D||-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-5---------5--1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-5-------5----|
A||-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-5------------1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-5------------|
D||-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-5------------1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-5------------|


                 Let ring------|              
C|-------------------0---------------0-0-0-0-0-0--||
C|-------------------0---------------0-0-0-0-0-0--||
G|-----------------------4-----------0-0-0-0-0-0--||
D|-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-5---------5---x-x-7-7-7-7-7-7--||
A|-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-5-------------x-x-7-7-7-7-7-7--||
D|-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-5-------------x-x-7-7-7-7-7-7--||


Riff 5 (Riff 2 modified/tapped):


Let ring----------------------------------------------------------

    L   T   T   L   T   L   T   ss L   T   T   L   T   L   T   ss
C|--2p0-5p0-7p0--------------------2p0-5p0-7p0---------------------|
C|--2p0-5p0-7p0--------------------2p0-5p0-7p0---------------------|
G|--2p0-5p0-7p0--------------------2p0-5p0-7p0---------------------|
D|------------------7p0----------------------------7p0-------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------3p0-----7p0-12p0---------------3p0-----7p0-12p0----|


---------|

   T    T                               Let ring-----| 
C|-9p0-12p0-4--4-4-4-4--5-x-4-x-2-x-0-x-2-------------|
C|-9p0-12p0-4--4-4-4-4--5-x-4-x-2-x-0-x-2-------------|
G|-9p0-12p0-2--2-2-2-2--7-x-5-x-2-x-0-x-2-------------|
D|----------2--2-2-2-2--------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-|
A|----------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-|
D|----------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-|


Let ring----------------------------------------------------------

    L   T   T   L   T   L   T   ss L   T   T   L   T   L   T   ss
C|--2p0-5p0-7p0--------------------2p0-5p0-7p0---------------------|
C|--2p0-5p0-7p0--------------------2p0-5p0-7p0---------------------|
G|--2p0-5p0-7p0--------------------2p0-5p0-7p0---------------------|
D|------------------7p0----------------------------7p0-------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------3p0-----7p0-12p0---------------3p0-----7p0-12p0----|


---------|

   T    T                                Let ring-----| 
C|-9p0-12p0-4--4-4-4-4--5-x-7-x-9-x-12-x-14-------------|
C|-9p0-12p0-4--4-4-4-4--5-x-7-x-9-x-12-x-14-------------|
G|-9p0-12p0-2--2-2-2-2--5-x-7-x-9-x-12-x-14-------------|
D|----------2--2-2-2-2----------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-|
A|------------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-|
D|------------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-|


Riff 6:

On this part the rythm is all tapped with the left hand and the bass notes
and harmonics with the right hand. Let all of the harmonics and bass notes
ring. the rythm might not be that accurate in this but ou should be able to
figure it out by listening to the piece.

     L T L   L...etc.                    S       S  L 
C|--------------------------------------(12)----(5)-3p0-------|
C|--------------------------------------(12)----(5)-3p0h3p0h3-|
G|-0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p03p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0-----3p0h3-|
D|-0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p03p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0-----------|
A|-----3-------3-3-------p0-----------------------------------|
D|-----3-------3-3-------p0-----------------------------------|

                                       S       S
C|------------------------------------(12)----(5)--------|
C|------------------------------------(12)----(5)--------|
G|-3p0h3p0h3p0h3p03p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0|
D|-3p0h3p0h3p0h3p03p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0|
A|---3-------3-5-------p0--------------------------------|
D|---3-------3-5-------p0--------------------------------|


The last part i am not very confident about because it is a lot of random
sounds. It sounds like she drums with her right hand fingers on the 12th
fret. Make sure to hold your hand almost horizontal to the fretboard (or
around 45 degrees), stiffen your fingers, and drum with your finger tips on
the fretboard. my ringfinger usually hits the harmonics on the top strings
and the index finger hits random notes on the bass strings.It should sound
like you alternate between between harmonics and mute strings.  Occasionally
she hits the 12the fret with the side of her index finger in an upward
mostion to denote the harmonics. The left hand keeps on tapping the rythm
for a little bit. The percusion slaps on the guitar i do with my left hand
above the fretboard followed by a beat with the thumb on my right hand.
After this essay I just wrote, let me try to paint the picture by tapping it
out. But like I said it's mostly random the tablature will not perfectly
match.  

mutes and high frets are done with right hand and low frets with left hand.
chords marked with the * are the denoted harmonics on the twelfth fret;.   
                                      
  T              * S S                * S S
C|--------(12)----------------(12)-----------------(12)----|
C|--(12)--(12)---------(12)---(12)----------(12)---(12)----|
G|--(12)---------------(12)-----------------(12)-----------|
D|------------x--------------------x--0----------------x---|
A|3-----x-----x--5----------x------x--0---------x------x---|
D|3-----x--------5----------x---------0---------x----------|

              * S S      *S S     * S S(
C|------(12)-----------------(12)--------(12)---------(12)-------(12)-----|
C|-(12)-(12)--------(12)-----(12)--------(12)---(12)--(12)-(12)--(12)-----|
G|-(12)-------0-----(12)-0----------------------(12)-------(12)-------(12)|
D|----------x-0----------0--x-----0-----x-----------x-----------x-----(12)|
A|-----x----x-0----x-----0--x-----0-----x-----x----3x-----x--5--x----x----|
D|-----x------0----x-----0--------0-----------x----3------x--5-------x----|


              *S S       *S S     * S S                     
C|------(12)-----------------(12)------(12)--------(12)----0-0----------||
C|-(12)-(12)--------(12)-----(12)------(12)--(12)--(12)-0--0-0----------||
G|-(12)-------0-----(12)-0-------------------(12)-------0--0-0----------||
D|----------x-0----------0--x-----0--x------------x-----0--0-0----------||
A|-----x----x-0----x-----0--x-----0--x-----x------x-----0----0----------||
D|-----x------0----x-----0--------0--------x-----------------0----------||



I hope this helps. If you have any questions or corrections please email me. 
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scluvscaffine wrote on March 31 2009, 06:23 pm

so...you rock my socks. that is AMAZING. i will still never be able to do the tapping at the end...and by the way, this is the ONLY complete tab out there.

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