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True Believer Tab

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"True Believer", from the album "The Gathering"

Tune down guitars 1 1/2 step

    Riff 1 2x (1st time use lead only on the 2nd bar, 2nd time use on both)
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-----14----15----14----13---13-14----14----15----14----13---13-12|
F#|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-14--14----15----14----13---13h15----14----15----14----13---13-12|
F#|---0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

    1st time lead to Riff 1 (only 2nd bar)
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |---------------------------------------------------------------2-|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------0-|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
PM                                                                .
    2nd time lead to riff 2 (both bars)
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-2-------------------------------------------------------------2-|
F#|-0-------------------------------------------------------------0-|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
PM                                                                .
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------5-----8---------|
B |-2-------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-----8---------|
F#|-0-------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-----6---------|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
PM                                    . . . . . . .

This riff is pretty dirty, so this is just the basics, it sounds like there are a lot of artificial harmonics and stuff in the background. (that goes for the introduction to the riff above too)

    Riff 2 2x
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------------8-----7---------|
E |-7---5---------------------------7---5-----------8-----7---------|
B |-7---5-----------5-5-x-8---8-8-\-7---5-----------8-----7---------|
F#|-0---0-0-000-000-3-3-x-6---6-6-\-0---0-0-000-000-6-----5---------|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
PM        . ... ...                       . ... ...

Riff 1 (with other lead described below)

--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-9---------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-7---------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-0---------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
PM                                                                .
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------9---------------5-5-5-8-----\---|
B |/10---~~-~~----------12---~~-~~--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-8-----\---|
F#|---------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-6-----\---|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
PM                                    . . . . . . .

Riff 2 2x

    Riff 3 ( 2nd guitar = higher notes, 1st guitar = lower notes)
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------5---------------------5-4-3-4-3-2-3-4-3-2-|
C#|-4~~~4444444444444444445-~~~~----4~~~444444447-6-5-6-5-4-5-6-5-4-|
PN      ..................              ........

Riff 1 & 2 together

Riff 1 with other lead described below

--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-2---------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-0---------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
PM                                                                .
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------/hb-/hb-/hb--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----------------|
B |/10---~~-~~----------12--12--12--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-(----pick-----)-|
F#|---------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-(----slide----)-|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Riff 2 2x


    Interlude Riff (1x)
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-----------3---------------5---------------5---------------------|
F#|-5-\-------1-----5-\-------3-----5-\-------3-----5-6-5-3-5-3---3-|
C#|-3-\-----0-------3-\-----0-------3-\-----0-------------------5---|
PM          .               .               .       . . . .     .
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------------------A.H------|
B |-----------3---------------5---------------5---------------------|
F#|-5-\-------1-----5-\-------3-----5-\-------3-----5-6-5-3-5-------|
C#|-3-\-----0-------3-\-----0-------3-\-----0-----------------------|
PM          .               .               .       . . . .
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-----------3---------------5---------------5---------------------|
F#|-5-\-------1-----5-\-------3-----5-\-------3-----5-6-5-3-5-3---3-|
C#|-3-\-----0-------3-\-----0-------3-\-----0-------------------5---|
PM          .               .               .       . . . .     .
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|---------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------|
B |---------------------------------|
F#|-5-6-5-3-5-3---3-5-6-5-3-5-3---3-|
C#|-------------5---------------5---|
PM  . . . .     .   . . . .     .

    Variation of Interlude Riff (1x)
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-2-2-------3-----2-2-------------2-2-----------------------------|
F#|-0-0-----0-1-----0-0-----0-5-----0-0-----0-3-----5-6-5-3-5-3---3-|
C#|---------------------------3---------------3-----------------5---|
PM  . .     .       . .     .       . .     .       . . . .     .
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------------------------A.H------|
B |-2-2-------3-----2-2-------------2-2-----------------------------|
F#|-0-0-----0-1-----0-0-----0-5-----0-0-----0-3-----5-6-5-3-5-------|
C#|---------------------------3---------------3---------------------|
PM  . .     .       . .     .       . .     .       . . . .

Interlude Riff 1x

Riff 1 4x with other lead decribed below

--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|---------------------------------17------------------------------|
G#|---------------------------------17------------------------------|
E |-14--------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |---------------------------------------------------------------2-|
F#|-------------------------------------------------x-x-----------0-|
C#|-------------------------------------------------x-x-------------|
PM                                                                .
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-2-------------------------------------------------------------2-|
F#|-0-------------------------------------------------------------0-|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
PM                                                                .
--\ 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 +  2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------5-----8---------|
B |-2-------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-----8---------|
F#|-0-------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-----6---------|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
PM                                    . . . . . . .

Riff 2 2x

Riff 3 2x

End on F# (though they use some special chord that I couldn't figure out!)
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bazuzu wrote on August 21 2007, 12:19 pm

non accurate

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Teh Wheelz wrote on November 29 2008, 06:12 pm

Interlude riff would be better when instead of playing a G power chord and sliding down, you started on an A instead. Overall, It's a good basis to work out the rest of the song on.

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