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Octopus Tab

version 2
version 2

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Russell uses two delay pedals for the verses and choruses, the first one set to 
sixteenth notes at roughly 146 BPM and the second one set to eighth notes at the
same tempo. Both have a high feedback setting. He uses a line selector to switch
between the two pedals. There's a very helpful video on YouTube by Total Guitar 
entitled "Bloc Party - Octopus guitar lesson - Riff Of The Month" that explains the
procedure better than I can.

Verse
  Am                              A
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------5---------------5---------------6---------------6-------|
D|--------7---------------7---------------7---------------7-------|
A|12\-------------12\-------------12\-------------12\-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------5---------------5---------------6---------------7-------|
D|--------7---------------7---------------7---------------7-------|
A|12\-------------12\-------------12\-------------12\-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|



Chorus - same delay effects and pattern as verse, but each chord for 4 beats instead of 2.
  F       Am      F       Am      F       Am      C       G
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------3-------|
G|10------9-------10------9-------10------9-------9-------4--------|
D|10------7-------10------7-------10------7-------10------5--------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|



Break - uses the same pedal set to sixteenth notes.
E|10p9-10p9-|13p12-13p12-|16p15-16p15-|19p18-19p18-|
B|----------|------------|------------|------------|
G|----x4----|-----x4-----|-----x4-----|-----x4-----|
D|----------|------------|------------|------------|
A|----------|------------|------------|------------|
E|----------|------------|------------|------------|



Solo - Distortion and Wah pedal.
  Am       E        Am       E        E7
E|8p0-5p0-|7p0-4p0-|8p0-5p0-|7p0-4p0-|10p0-7p0-|
B|--------|--------|--------|--------|---------|
G|---x8---|---x8---|---x8---|---x6---|---x2----|
D|--------|--------|--------|--------|---------|
A|--------|--------|--------|--------|---------|
E|--------|--------|--------|--------|---------|

  Am7          Amaj7        Am7          Amaj7        
E|15p12-------|17p16-------|15p12-------|17p16-------|19-19-19-19-|
B|------13p10-|------17p14-|------13p10-|------17p14-|------------|
G|------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
D|-----x8-----|-----x8-----|-----x8-----|-----x4-----|-----x4-----|
A|------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
E|------------|------------|------------|------------|------------|
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