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Brush Away Tab

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Alice in Chains - "Brush Away"
From the "Alice in Chains" 1995 Album
Eb tuning
tabbed by jjhand

I noted the beats in the main Intro & verse parts to get timing right.
Ths song has nice layered guitar/bass rhythms that make a spooky heavy 
sound, and a eerie harmonized part in the solo. Please rate/comment.


Intro (Main Riff) - Rhythm Guitar 

play 4x clean, then add distortion for verse
  1     2      3     4    
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|----------0h6p0--------6-|
|----6------------6-------|
|-4-----4------------4----|
|-------------------------|



Verse - Lead Guitar 'Bend part', play along with Main riff

  1     2      3     4
|-------------------------| during the intro the first note fades in
|----------8b9r8~---------|  
|-(6)-------------------6-|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------| 

Play Main riff 4x (4 bars) for each vocal line:

"I could use some time to curl away
 My aggression is where you stake your claim
 Why I question this curve on which you grade?
 My conception, a joke or latest craze?"



(0:43) Last time before chorus, Rhythm changes the last note 
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|----------0h6p0----------|
|----6------------6-----5-|
|-4-----4------------4----|
|-------------------------|




Chorus - play 2x

Rhythm with palm mutes throughout (lead bends continue)
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-2-4-4-4-4/5-5-5-|-2-4-4-4-4~-----|-2-4-4-5-5-7-7-7-|-7-9-9-9-9--------|
|-0-2-2-2-2/3-3-3-|-0-2-2-2-2~-----|-0-2-2-3-3-5-5-5-|-5-7-7-7-7--------|
|
| Very Distorted 3rd Guitar - plays off beat chords
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------2-----|----------------|-----------2-----|---4--------4-----|
|-2-4-4-5-5-0-----|---2---4---2----|-2-4-4-5-5-0-----|---2--------2-----|
|-0-2-2-3-3-------|---0---2---0----|-0-2-2-3-3-------|------------------|

                "I try to get away,               and yet I stick around"
                "So fall and crawl away,     and brush away loose ground"




Guitars Resume Main Riff & Bend Part


Verse 2 (only play Main Riff 6x this time):

"My intention, I arrive at eight?
Lie and dream some, surprise you guys I'm late.
All right, correction, forgetting something... wait"




Play Chorus Again


After Layne says "Yeah.....", play Main Riff & bends through solo part




(2:20) Start Solo - HARMONIZER USED LATER

|--------|---------|-----------------------------------|----13__b14-b14-b14--|
|--------|---------|------------------------9-13b14-13-|-b14-----------------|
|-9~~~---|-(9~)----|-9b10r9----9h10-pb11r10------------|---------------------|
|--------|---------|--------11-------------------------|---------------------|
|--------|---------|-----------------------------------|---------------------|
|--------|---------|-----------------------------------|---------------------|


|-(b14)------------------|----------------------------|
|--------9-------9-9-----|-12--9-----9\-9-----9\--9\--|
|----------11b13-----r11-|-----11b13----11b13---------|
|------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------|----------------------------|
|------------------------|----------------------------|



use harmonizer set for +3rd in C minor to end of solo

|----b15_b15_b14_b14_13-12-9PH-| play 3x
|-12---------------------------|
|------------------------------| 
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|

Ending:
|----b15_b15_b14_b14_b14-13-13-|-13-13-13-9PH-------|
|-12---------------------------|--------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------|
|------------------------------|--------------------|


Play Chorus Again

Play Main Riff as song ends


KEY:
| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| PH  pinch harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
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