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Prayer Tab

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-Bloc Party-
-THE PRAYER-

~ = Tremelo Pick (Play same note fast)
/ = Slide upwards
\ = Slide downwards
VIB = Add Vibrato

INTRO - LOOPED 'AHHING' - guitar interpretation but basically A to C

(LOOP 1)

       (Am)    (C)

E---------------|
B---------------|
G---------------|
D---7~~~~10~~---|
A---0~~~~-------|
E---5~~~~-8~~---|

VERSE-

Same loop as intro.

This extra phrase is added.

     (Am- Chord shape that it is based on is in brackets - could be played)
E--(12)---------------------------------|
B--(13)---------------------------------|
G--14-14----14-14----14-14----14-14-----|
D--(14)---------------------------------|
A--(12)---------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------|

Then it builds more on 'Is it so wrong?'
Another loop comes in which is quite hard to heard but if you play the below you will be
to hear it on the record

(LOOP 2)

E-------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------|
A--------------------5~~~~~~~~7~~~~---------|
E-5~~~~~~~~8~~~~~~~~---------------8~~~~----|

A guitar also comes in

E-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------|
D-----------------------------|
A-0~~~~~~~~-------------------|
E-5~~~~~~~~~~~~/12~~~~8~~~~--|

E----------------------------|
B----------------------------|
G----------------------------|
D----------------------------|
A-0~~~~~~~~~~~~--------------|
E-5~~~~~~~~~~~~/12~~VIB~~\----|

E-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------|
D-----------------------------|
A-0~~~~~~~~-------------------|
E-5~~~~~~~~~~~~/12~~~~8~~~~--|

E------------------------------|
B------------------------------|
G------------------------------|
D---------------------5~~~~----|
A-0~~~~~~~~~~~~7~~~~-----------|
E-5~~~~~~~~~~~~----------------|

E-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------|
D-----------------------------|
A-0~~~~~~~~-------------------|
E-5~~~~~~~~~~~~/12~~~~8~~~~---|

E----------------------------|
B----------------------------|
G----------------------------|
D----------------------------|
A-0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--|
E-5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--|

E----------------------------|
B----------------------------|
G----------------------------|
D----------------------------|
A-0~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--|
E-5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~--|

Leading up to chorus (Loop 2 taken out)

E-----------------------------|
B-----------------------------|
G-----------------------------|
D-----------------------------|
A-5~~~~~~~~~~~~7~~~~~~~~~~~~--|
E-----------------------------|


CHORUS

RHYTHM GUITAR - Not on record but would work, (m= minor, M= Major if you want to play
chords)

   A5  (m)        B5  (m)        C5  (M)        F5 (M)
E-------------------------------------------------[-----------------|
B-------------------------------------------------[-----------------|
G---------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-[----------------||
D-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-[3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
A-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-[3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----------------[1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|

(Bass same as root notes)

SYNTH LEAD

E------------------------5----------|
B---6-5---------------------8-5-----|
G-5-----5-7-5--5--5-------------7---|
D-------------7--7--7-5-------------|
A-----------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------|

VERSE 2

Just guitar Riffs, first loop dosen't come in

CHORUS 2

Same as 1st

MIDDLE 8

Synth lead

E-----------------|
B-----------------|
G-----------------|
D-----------------|
A---3-------------|
E-5---0--5-4-5-7--|

LEAD

(Backwards sounding bends)

E---------------X---------------------------------------------|
B------------X---X-------------8VIB---15b17VIB----------------|
G--SCRAPING---X--------7b9VIB-------------------15----12------|
D-----------------------------------------------17b19-14b16---|
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------|

             (PROBABLY PITCH-SHIFTER BUT THIS IS AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET WITHOUT)
E-------------------(18)/~~~~20~~~~~~-|
B-13----/~~~~~~(22)-------------------|
G-15B17-------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------|

The wild sound, sounds a bit like a mid-fi electronics arpeggiator as used by Jonny
(Radiohead). Could probably have a good stab at what he is playing but don't have enough
to tab in correct octave.

E-15VIB-12-13-12VIB---------------|
B-------------------15\13-13VIB---|
G---------------------------------|
D---------------------------------|
A---------------------------------|
E---------------------------------|

Then some sort of track echo comes in and then leads into last chorus.

ALGORITHM

Intro - Loop 1 (Ahhing)

Verse 1
            - Loop 1
            - Small Synth Lines

            - (BUILDS)
            - Loop 1
            - Loop 2
            - Guitar

Chorus 1
            - Rhythm (Based on Bass)
            - Synth

Verse 2
            - Guitar

            - (BUILDS)
            - Loop 2
            - Guitar

Chorus 2
            - Rhythm (Based on Bass)
            - Synth

Middle 8
            - Synth Riff
            - Wild Solo Lead

Chorus 3
            - Rhythm (Based on Bass)
            - Synth

CHORDS

INTRO

Am C  X4

VERSE 1
Am         C     Am    C
Lord give me grace and dancing feet
And the power to impress
Lord give me grace and dancing feet
Let me outshine the moon

Am         C     Am    C
Is it so wrong to crave recognition?
Second best, runner-up
Is it so wrong to want rewarding?
To want more than is given to you?
Than is given to you

CHORUS
Am   B5               C     F
Tonight make me unstoppable
And I will charm, I will slice
I will dazzle them with my wit
Tonight make me unstoppable
And I will charm, I will slice
I will dazzle, I will outshine them all

VERSE 2
Am         C     Am    C
Standing on the packed dance floor
Our bodies thrown in time
Silent on the weekdays
Tonight I claim what's mine

Am        C     Am    C
Is it so wrong to crave recognition?
Second best, runner-up
Is it so wrong to want rewarding?
To want more than is given to you?
Than is given to you

CHORUS 2
Am   B5           C         F
Tonight make me unstoppable
And I will charm, I will slice
I will dazzle them with my wit
Tonight make me unstoppable
And I will charm, I will slice
I will dazzle, I will outshine them all

MIDDLE 8
(RIFF VERSION0
A5  C5  E5        A5 Ab5 A5 Ab5 B5
(SIMPLE VERSION)
A5        E5        A5                     B5

CHORUS 3
Am   B5             C        F
Tonight make me unstoppable
And I will charm, I will slice
I will dazzle them with my wit
Tonight make me unstoppable
And I will charm, I will slice
I will dazzle, I will outshine them all
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joecif 11 wrote on July 19 2007, 11:50 pm

This is a fantastic tab all tabs should be written out this way

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I-pod 118 wrote on March 28 2010, 12:33 am

i think the synth part in chorus should be like this:


E---12--11---------------------------------------|
B-12--12------11----12---------------------------|
G----------13----11-------11---13--13-11---------|
D----------------------13---13----------13--11---|
A------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|


it converted from the synth itself

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