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Year Of The Black Rainbow Tab

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Author
Difficulty
intermediate
Artist: Coheed and Cambria
Track: "The Black Rainbow"
Album: Year of the Black Rainbow
Tuning: Standard Tuning
v 2.0

Tabbed by Larry Jones

This tab has been updated since the first version due to live videos
surfacing.  You can find the live video link below, as well as a link
to my cover illustrating the tab as shown here.  I hope you enjoy this
one.

My cover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAFQGUgiOmU
Live video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fswwf2bhgKo

Key:
/ - slide
. - palm mute
v - vibrato
p - pull off
h - hammer on
~ - let ring
b - bend to sound like the following note
r - release bend
* - natural harmonic

Intro: (0:00 - 0:34)

Claudio Main Theme: x 2
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-0h1-----1-0-----0h3-----1-0-----0h1-----1-0-----0h3-----1-0-----|
G-----2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2---|
D-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-|
A-0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------0~------------------------------0~------------------------|
D-----3---3---3-3/5~------------------3---3---3-3/5~--------------|
A-0h3-------3~--------------------0h3-------3~--------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
	During the slide, make sure that your one finger is still
	holding the 3rd fret on the A string.

Travis Main Theme: x 1

The first time through, do not play anything.  Come in with the lead
on the second time.

e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-13-13p12-10-12---------13-13p12-10-12---------------------------|
G----------------9~---------------------9~------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-10-10p9-10-9-----------10-10p9-10-9-----------------------------|
D----------------12~--------------------10~-----------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse: (0:34-1:41)

"You're all that we needed..."

Claudio Main Theme x 4
Travis Main Theme x 4

Bridge: (1:41-2:15)

"In all we are, are true-ly afraid..."

Claudio Bridge Section: x 2
e--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------|
A-0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9-12-12-12-12-9-9-9-9-14-14-14-14-10-10-10-10-15-15-15-15-9-9-9-9-|
A-0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
	On your first time through this, palm mute as heavy as you can.  On the second
	time through play it open, slowly building in intensity to bring you into the
	outro.


Travis Bridge Section: x 3
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------20-------18-------17-------18p17----17--------------------|
G-17-17----17-17----17-17----17-17-------17----17-----------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e----------------------------------20-18-17-----------------------|
B-------20-------18-------17----------------17--------------------|
G-17-17----17-17----17-17----17-17-------------17-----------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

	On the last time through this riff, finish it as follows:
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------20-------18-------17-------18p17----17--------------------|
G-17-17----17-17----17-17----17-17-------17----17-----------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------20-------18-------17-------17~----------------------------|
G-17-17----17-17----17-17----17-17--------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
	On the CD version, it is very hard to hear what Travis parts
	are; however, in the live videos you can clearly hear what he
	is playing.

Outro: (2:17-6:08)

"It's over, it's over..."

Claudio Outro Chords:
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-1010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010101010|
A-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-----------|
A-0--0--0--0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3hb5r3p0--|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Alt. Claudio Live Outro Chords:
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-3--3--3--3--3-3-3--3--3--3--3-3-7--7--7--7--7-7-7--7--7--7--7-7-|
E-1--1--1--1--1-1-1--1--1--1--1-1-5--5--5--5--5-5-5--5--5--5--5-5-|
	As shown above, when played live, Claudio simply plays these
	power chords.

Travis Outro Lead 1:
e-15-13-12v------------15-13-12v----------------------------------|
B-----------15-13-15v------------15-13-15v------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-13v------------------13v----------------------------------------|
G-----------14v------------------14v------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Travis Outro Lead 2: (Starts at 2:52)
e-15-13-12v------------15-13-12v----------------------------------|
B-----------15-13-15v------------15-13-15v------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-13v-12v-----------------13v-12v---------------------------------|
G---------14v-14-12-14v-----------14v-14-12-14v-------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Travis Outro Lead 3: (Starts at 4:13)
e-15-13-12v------------15-13-12v----------------------------------|
B-----------15-13-15v------------15-13-15v------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-13v-12v-----------------13v-12v----------------------------------|
G---------14v-12-10-9v------------14v-12-10-9v---------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------|

Travis Outro Lead 4: (Starts at 4:35)
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-2--5--4--5--4--2~---2--5--4--5--4--2~---------------------------|
D-3--3--3--3--3--3~---3--3--3--3--3--3~---------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e-15-13-12v------------15-13-12v----------------------------------|
B-----------15-13-15v------------15-13-15v------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-2--5--4--5--4--2~---2--5--4--5--4--2~---------------------------|
D-3--3--3--3--3--3~---3--3--3--3--3--3~---------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e-15-13-12v-------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------15-13-12v---------------------------------------------|
G---------------------14v-12--------------------------------------|
D----------------------------15-14-12-10--------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Travis Outro Solo: (Starts at 5:25)
e-20-19-17----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------20-18-17--------------------17-18----20----18----17------------------------|
G-------------------19-17/19v-------17-------17----17----17----19-17----17------------|
D-----------------------------17h19----------------------------------19----17h19-19v--|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e--------------------------------------------------------------20-19-17----------------|
B-17----18----20----18-----------------------18p17----20p17-------------20-18-17-18p17-|
G----17----17----17----17-19-17----19--------------17-------17-------------------------|
D-------------------------------19----17h19v-------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------17v------------17------------17v----------|
G-17--17-17-16-17v-------------17v--------16-14v-----------17v----|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Claudio has the Theremin going for most of the outro, but I don't feel like taking all
the time to tab out a minor part.  There isn't a solid melody to it, it's mostly improv.
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Kevy Absolution 600 Oct 13, 2010 09:59 PM

The song is actually just called "The Black Rainbow" btw.

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