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The Sound Of Settling Tab

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Author
Kristofff 161
Band:  Death Cab for Cutie
Album: Transatlanticism
Song:  The Sound of Settling

(c)2004
Version 0.14 - 05/17 

Transcribed By: Christophe Schweitzer
Email:          Kristoff@t-online.de


.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - Trill

Tunning E A D G B E


Intro
Guitar 1:

Riff 1
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------3----------------------------------------------| play 2x
|--4-----4-----6----------------------------------------------------|
|--6---------------------------6-----6------8-----8-----------------|
|-----2-----2-----2-----2--2/4----4----4/6-----6--------------------|


then guitar 2 joins in (guitar 1 plays Riff 1 two more times)

Riff 1b
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--8----8--/-10---11----8----8----------4---------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--6----6--/-8----9-----6----6------2-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:

|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|15--15--15--15--15\13-13--13--13--13\10-10--10--10--10/11--11--11--11/| 
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|13--13--13--13--13\11-11--11--11--11\8--8---8---8---8/-9---9---9---9/-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|15--15--15--15--15\13-13--13--13--13\10-10--10--10--10\-8--8---8---8--| 
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|13--13--13--13--13\11-11--11--11--11\8--8---8---8----8\-6--6---6---6--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|11--11--11--11--11\10-10--10--10--10\6--6---6---6---4---4---4--4--4---|2x
|----------------------------------------------------4---4---4--4--4---|
|9---9---9---9----9\8--8---8---8----8\4--4---4---4---2---2---2--2--2---|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

After Chorus:
gt 1

|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11-11-11--11--11-11-11--11--11-11-11-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9--9--9---9---9--9--9---9---9--9--9--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|


|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|11--11--11--11-11-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11-10-10--10--10-10-|
|-----------------------------------------------------11-11--11--11-11-|
|9---9---9---9--9--9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9--9--9---9---9--9--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|




gt 2
sth like that:


Riff 3:
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|--7-----6----7--6---x-x-7---x-x-6-----7--7--6--9--6--|
|--6-----6----6--6---x-x-6---x-x-6-----6--6--6--6--6--|
|--8-----6----8--6---x-x-8---x-x-6-----8--8--6--6--6--|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|


|----------------------------------------------------------|
|-x-x-7---x-x-6--7--6---x-x-7---x-x-6---x-x-7--7--6--6--6--|
|-x-x-6---x-x-6--8--6---x-x-6---x-x-6---x-x-6--6--6--6--6--|
|-x-x-8---x-x-6--6--6---x-x-8---x-x-6---x-x-8--8--6--6--6--|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|




2nd Verse
Guitar 1 plays Riff 1b (see at the top of the page)


Guitar 2 (joins in when guitar 1 plays riff 1b for the 2nd time



	|------2---1----------------------------------------------|
	|---2h4-------2h4-2----4---4------------------------------|
	|-------------------3--6----------------------------------|
	|-----------------------------6---4-----------------------|
	|---------------------------------------------------------|
	|---------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--7----7---/9----11----7----7-------------7------------------------|
|--8----8--/10----11----8----8----8-----6-----6---------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--7----7---/9----11----7----7--------9---7-------------------------|
|--8----8--/10----11----8----8----8---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|



The last chorus is a bit different from the first, one guitar plays the same riff as in the first
chorus, guitar 2 plays some chords i won't find out.
The 2nd time guitar 1 plays Riff 1b (!) and guitar 2 Riff 3 (the one after the 1st chorus).
The song ends with riff 1.

I think they use a capo on 2th fret for this song, but I transcribed it so u don't need a capo..
Riff 1 is much easier to play with a capo and in some riffs you can add one open string to make
it sound more "full" (would be fret 2 without capo)
Anyway I think that way is good enough..



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spud0489 60 wrote on May 30 2004, 12:00 am

great tab! if I did play it with a capo though, like in the music video, then would I just play the Riff 1 2s open or relative to the capo?

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blackoutmusic6 191 wrote on July 10 2004, 12:00 am

Yes, as spud0489 stated this is a great tab...but I'd really love to learn how to play it with the capo. I'm covering this song with my band and considering the fact that I have to sing it, it's a little difficult playing his rhythm part without a capo. If you could tab the version with a capo, that would be great. Thanks so much.

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mistaman 471 wrote on January 28 2006, 08:50 pm

play it with a capo on second, so you can just rewrite this tab yourself by subtracting 2 from all the numbers.

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