Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Year Of The Black Rainbow Tab

version 1
version 1

Whole song

4,285 views 1 this week
1 commentread comment
1 2 3 4 5
please rate
add to favorites
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Help us to improve Ultimate-Guitar.com Take our survey!
×
Contributor
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.
comments
We did not receive enough feedback on this tab! Please rate:
print report bad tab
1 2 3 4 5
1 comment total.
0 reply
Kevy Absolution 1,668 wrote on October 13 2010, 09:59 pm

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

I want to post or [tab]
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Please do not post tabs as comments. Select "correction" instead!