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Helicopter Tab

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It's accurate and includes info about the Pitchfactor used. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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                       Deerhunter - Helicopter 
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Tuning: Standard
To get this to sound perfect you need to play an acoustic guitar through an Eventide Pitchfactor on the 
preset "9-1 Delayed 3rd and 5th" through some shimmer reverb. The Pitchfactor is the most important bit 
as it turns the single-note lines into chord harmonies, and thickens out the chords in the chorus.

I'll include some versions at the end for those who don't have the Pitchfactor.

[Verse]
      E            B      F#m         B
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9--11--9--8-------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------9------------------9--9----------------------|
A|------------------------9--9----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

[Chorus] (Pitchfactor makes power chords sound like maj9 chords)
     A5        E5              A5         E5
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---7---------2---2-----------7---------2---2-----------------|
A|---7---------2---2-----------7---------2---2-----------------|
E|---5---------0---0-----------5---------0---0-----------------|


For those who want to play this without an Eventide Pitchfactor, there's an easier version and a harder 
version for you. the Pitchfactor basically adds a 3rd and a 5th to each note to turn it into a full chord, 
so that's what we'll do.

Note that this isn't the way that Deerhunter play it. If you want it to sound 100% perfect then get a 
Pitchfactor, it's also used on the songs 'Earthquake' and 'He Would Have Laughed'.

Easy version
e|---16--17--16--14--11---------------11--11-------------------|
B|---------------------------10--10----------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---14--16--14--13--9----------------9---9--------------------|
A|---------------------------9---9-----------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

And the complete, harder version
e|---16--17--16--14--11----------------11---11------------------|
B|---------------------------10--10-----------------------------|
G|---16--18--16--14--11----------------11---11------------------|
D|---14--16--14--13--9-------11--11-----9---9-------------------|
A|---------------------------9---9------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

[Chorus]
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---9---------4---4--------------------------------------------|
G|---9---------4---4--------------------------------------------|
D|---7---------2---2--------------------------------------------|
A|---0----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------0---0--------------------------------------------|
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