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Neighborhood 2 Laika tab

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Partial credit for this tab should go to those on The Arcade Fire forum (which user
I can't remember). I took the basis of the tab from there and worked out whatever was
and just knocked it all into shape. Please note the tuning. I mean it. NOTE TUNING!!
written out the various parts of the song, then at the bottom is the order in which they
be played. This isn't a tab of what the song sounds like, its a tab of what the guitar
Bear that in mind and listen closely to the song before rating or commenting please.
and most importantly of all, enjoy!


THE ARCADE FIRE - NEIGHBORHOOD #2 (LAIKA)

Tuning: F# B D F# B D (low to high)

Brackets denote harmonics.


INTRO/VERSE:

D |-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|
B |-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|
F#|-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|
D |-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|
B |-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|
F#|-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(5)-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|


CHORUS PT I:

D |-----------------|-----------------|
B |-----------------|-----------------|
F#|-----------------|-----------------|
D |-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-----------------|
B |-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
F#|-----------------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|

D |-------------------------|----------------|
B |-------------------------|----------------|
F#|-------------------------|----------------|
D |-------------------------|----------------|
B |-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
F#|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|


CHORUS PT II:

D |-----------------|-----------------|
B |-----------------|-----------------|
F#|-----------------|-----------------|
D |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|
B |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
F#|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|

D |-------------------------|-----------------|
B |-------------------------|-----------------|
F#|-------------------------|-----------------|
D |-------------------------|-----------------|
B |-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
F#|--8--8--8--8--7--7--7--7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

D |-----------------|-----------------|
B |-----------------|-----------------|
F#|-----------------|-----------------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|
B |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
F#|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|


POST-CHORUS:

D |-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-|-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|
B |-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-|-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|
F#|-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-|-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|
D |-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-|-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|
B |-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-|-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|
F#|-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-|-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|

D |-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-|-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|
B |-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-|-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|
F#|-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-|-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|
D |-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-|-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|
B |-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-|-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|
F#|-(12)-(12)-(12)-(12)-|-(7)-(7)-(7)-(7)-|


VERSE MOD: (all notes played but more important to sound low notes)

D |-7-7-7-12-|-12-12-12-7-|
B |-7-7-7-12-|-12-12-12-7-|
F#|-7-7-7-12-|-12-12-12-7-|
D |-7-7-7-12-|-12-12-12-7-|
B |-7-7-7-12-|-12-12-12-7-|
F#|-7-7-7-12-|-12-12-12-7-|


BRIDGE: (see VERSE MOD notes)

D |-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
B |-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
F#|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
D |-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
B |-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
F#|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|

D |-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
B |-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
F#|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
D |-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
B |-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
F#|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|


OUTRO (listen to track to work out the rhythm here):

D |-12---------12---------|-7-------7-------|
B |----12---------12------|---7-------7-----|
F#|-------12---------12---|-----7-------7---|
D |-----------------------|-----------------|
B |-----------------------|-----------------|
F#|-----------------------|-----------------|


(ONE HARMONIC DOWNSTROKE ON 12 DURING DRUMS)
INTRO x2
VERSE x2
CHORUS PT I x2
VERSE x 2
CHORUS PT I x2
CHORUS PT II
POST CHORUS x2
VERSE MOD x4
CHORUS PT I x2
CHORUS PT II
BRIDGE x2
CHORUS PT II
OUTRO x4 (NB another guitar is playing INTRO/VERSE bit here as well)
FINISH ON (NORMAL) 12 DOWNSTROKE ON HIGHEST 3 STRINGS
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ole-indiekid 151 Sep 20, 2006 03:29 PM

Great work! i`ve allways had trouble finding a correct tab for this one, finaly someone got it right.
Keep up the good tabbing!

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inoino3 41 Aug 08, 2007 08:37 PM

i love this tab so much, i keep playing the song over and over it sounds so good. awesome tab man!

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skviiier 10 Apr 25, 2008 02:25 AM

Awesome, how did u manage to work that out?? Sounds great. I only wish I had another guitar with me so i could keep one in this tuning

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