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Perth Tab

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Artist: Bon Iver
Song: Perth
Album: Bon Iver, Bon Iver (2011)
tabbed by: necriononguitar
e-mail (NO SPAM!): tim.rathgen@gmx.de

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Tuning (low to high): EBD#F#BE

Capo 4 (chords/notes are relative to the capo!)


Check this great VIDEO TUTORIAL:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=longW0SkKHk


I used the old tabs to learn the basics but many of those were missing some
detail.
Check your tuning, add the capo and try this picking.
The 3 on the D# is a basic note and not necessarily needed on every chord,
it just adds a full sound. :)
The dissonances are most important, so focus on hitting those 2 primarly.
I believe there is much space for interpretation in this song, especially
towards the end. But this is just to get people started.
Enjoy!


[Intro/Main Riff]

(put emphasis on the bass note, not the B)
E |----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-------------------------------------0~-------------------0~----------|
F#|----------------2~---------------2h4~----4-------------4~-------------|
D#|--------------3~---(3)-----------3~--------------------3~-------------|
B |----0~-----------------0~---------------------0~----------------------|
E |----0~---(0)-----------2~---(2)---------------4~---(4)---------4~-----|

E |--------0~------------- -----------0~----------------|   I’d suggest the
B |----2h4~---4p2p0~------ ----(2h)4b~--r4p2p0----------|   first one, although
F#|-----------------------o-----------------------------|   he seems to bend
D#|-----------------------r----hit B just once----------|   when he plays it
B |----------------------- ----hold the note------------|   live. Try bending
E |----------------------- -----------------------------|   during the bridge.

Justin repeats this riff 4 times. At the forth time, skip the bendy last
riff and instead keep playing the chord.

Repeat and keep it simple and quite as the background vocals start.
„I’m tearin’ up“ is when the guitar stops.

Re-enter with the last riff of the intro at „Still alive for you, love“ and
proceed with the main riff.

Now what I find interesting during the chorus is the third (or tierce) on
the last riff. This matches it properly in my opinion:
E |---------4~----------- -----------4~----------------|
B |----5h7~----7p5p4~---- ----(5h)7b~--r7p5p4~---------|
F#|----------------------o-----------------------------|
D#|----------------------r-----------------------------|
B |---------------------- -----------------------------|
E |---------------------- -----------------------------|


[Bridge]

E |----0-0---0-0--0--0~---------------------------------|
B |----x-x---x-x--x--x-------0-0---0-0--0--0~-----------|
F#|----9-9---9-9--9--9~------4-4---4-4--4--4~-----------|
D#|----1010--1010-10-10~-----5-5---5-5--5--5~-----------|
B |----9-9---9-9—-9--9~------4-4---4-4--4--4~-----------|
E |----9-9---9-9--9--9~------4-4---4-4--4--4~-----------|
     d u   d u  d  u       d u   d u  d  u

E |--------------------------------------------------------|
B |----0-0---0-0--0--0~--\---------------------------------|
F#|----9-9---9-9--9--9~--\---4~--2~----------0-2~----------|
D#|----8-8---8-8--8--8~--\---3~--3~------1~----------------|
B |----7-7---7-7--7--7~--\---2~--2~------0~----------------|
E |----7-7---7-7--7--7~--\---2~--2~------0~----------------|
     d u   d u  d  u


Repeat this 4 times. During the last, continue with the main riff
when you get to the E. Play it twice.


[Outro]

E |----0--0--0~----------------------------------------------------------|
B |----x--x--x------0-0-0~--------0-0-0~----------------------0~---------|
F#|----9--9--9~-----4-4-4~--------9-9-9~-----4-4-4~--2~------2~----------|
D#|----10-10-10~----5-5-5~--------8-8-8~-----3-3-3~--3~-----1~-----------|
B |----9--9--9~-----4-4-4~--------7-7-7~-----2-2-2~--2~----0~------------|
E |----9--9--9~-----4-4-4~--------7-7-7~-----2-2-2~--2~---0~-------------|



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. = Palm-Muted
~ = hold note
^ = vibrate
p = pull off
h = hammer on
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
x = mute

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False_God 8,047 wrote on December 23 2011, 09:06 pm

Great tab. You nearly have it perfect.
Gonna attempt this in Guitar Pro and see how I get along.

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eneloop 11 wrote on April 27 2013, 02:51 pm

Unfortunately your Youtube Tutorial isn't working.

It would be really helpful to get a look at the Video.
Otherwise good tab!

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A_Musician 12 wrote on September 16 2014, 05:55 pm, edited at 05:55 pm

For the bridge/ending, try this for the first chordE----0-0---0-0--0--0~-----------|B----x-x---x-x--x--x------------|F#---1010--1010-10-10~----------|D#---1010--1010-10-10~----------|B----9-9---9-9-9--9~-----------|E----9-9---9-9--9--9~-----------|Basically just raise the 9 to a 10. I thought it sounded a bit better. Love the tab!

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