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Bernie Tab

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About this tab version
This is just about exactly how it sounds on the recording. I've changed a small part from the recording to both simplify it, and make it accurate to how the band plays it live. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Failure's Bernie off their second album, Magnified. This tab was put together both by 
ear and watching them
play this song live a few days ago. It's got a very cool, atmospheric sound and isn't 
too hard to play.

Tabbed by jellybear

Intro
*Note: there is a second acoustic guitar picking these chords, but an octave higher:

D#|---------0-------|---------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|x3
A#|-------3---3-----|-------2---2-----|---------0-------|---------0-------|
F#|-----6-------6---|-----5-------5---|-------5---5-----|-------5---5-----|
C#|---4-----------4-|---3-----------3-|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|
G#|-5---------------|-4---------------|---4-----------4-|---4-----------4-|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|

D#|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------------|
A#|-------3---3-----|-------2---2-----|---------------|
F#|-----6-------6---|-----5-------5---|---------------|
C#|---4-----------4-|---3-----------3-|(0)------------|
G#|-5---------------|-4---------------|-4-------------|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-3-------------|

Pre-verse

Lead part:

D#|-19-19-19-19-|-19b20-20-20br19-|-19b20br19---||--------21----21-||--------21------| 
A#|-------------|-----------------|----------18-||-17--17----17----||-17--17---------|
F#|-------------|-----------------|-------------||-----------------||----------------|
C#|-------------|-----------------|-------------||-----------------||----------------|
G#|-------------|-----------------|-------------||-----------------||----------------|
D#|-------------|-----------------|-------------||-----------------||----------------|
   *          Repeat this section twice        *    1st ending           2nd ending


D#|-----------------|-------------||-----------------|-----------||---------------------| 
A#|----15-----15----|-15----------||----14-----14----|-14--------||----14----14---------|
F#|-18----18-----18-|----18-16----||-16----16-----16-|----16-15--||-16----16----16--15--|
C#|-----------------|-------------||-----------------|-----------||---------------------|
G#|-----------------|-------------||-----------------|-----------||---------------------|
D#|-----------------|-------------||-----------------|-----------||---------------------|
   *  Repeat this section twice  *             1st ending                2nd ending

Backing rhythm part:

D#|-16-----16-----16-----16-----16-----16-15-----15-----15---17-----17----17---|
A#|---15-----15-----15-----15-----15--------15-----15----------15-----15-------|
F#|-----18-----18-----18-----18-----18--------18-----18---18-----18-----18--18-|
C#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|   
Repeat as necessary

Verse
There are little strumming/rhythm variations throughout, but this is the main riff. Be 
sure to palm mute
as needed:

  PM--------------------------|     PM----------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------------|x4
A#|---------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------------|
C#|------------------------------9--|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------------|
G#|(11)(11)(11)(11)(11)(11)(11)-11--|-----4-2-4-2-4-2-|-5-4-5-4-5-4-5-4-|-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-----9/11---|
D#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---(0)-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----0------|
                                            


Pre-chorus
(Same as second half of Pre-verse)

Lead part:

D#|-----------------|-------------||-----------------|-----------||---------------------| 
A#|----15-----15----|-15----------||----14-----14----|-14--------||----14----14---------|
F#|-18----18-----18-|----18-16----||-16----16-----16-|----16-15--||-16----16----16--15--|
C#|-----------------|-------------||-----------------|-----------||---------------------|
G#|-----------------|-------------||-----------------|-----------||---------------------|
D#|-----------------|-------------||-----------------|-----------||---------------------|
   *  Repeat this section twice  *             1st ending                2nd ending

Backing rhythm part:

D#|-16-----16-----16-----16-----16-----16-15-----15-----15---17-----17----17---|x2
A#|---15-----15-----15-----15-----15--------15-----15----------15-----15-------|
F#|-----18-----18-----18-----18-----18--------18-----18---18-----18-----18--18-|
C#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus

D#|---------0-------|---------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|x4
A#|-------3---3-----|-------2---2-----|---------0-------|---------0-------|
F#|-----6-------6---|-----5-------5---|-------5---5-----|-------5---5-----|
C#|---4-----------4-|---3-----------3-|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|
G#|-5---------------|-4---------------|---4-----------4-|---4-----------4-|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|

2nd verse
Not much is different here, besides playing the riff 2 extra times. There are still 
small variations:

  PM---------------------------|    PM----------------------------------------------------|
D#|---------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------------|x6
A#|---------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------------|
C#|------------------------------9--|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------------|
G#|(11)(11)(11)(11)(11)(11)(11)-11--|-----4-2-4-2-4-2-|-5-4-5-4-5-4-5-4-|-9-9-9-9-9-7-7-7----9/11-|
D#|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---(0)-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----0----|
                                 
                             


2nd chorus
Nothing different from the first chorus:
 
D#|---------0-------|---------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|x4
A#|-------3---3-----|-------2---2-----|---------0-------|---------0-------|
F#|-----6-------6---|-----5-------5---|-------5---5-----|-------5---5-----|
C#|---4-----------4-|---3-----------3-|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|
G#|-5---------------|-4---------------|---4-----------4-|---4-----------4-|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|

Bridge
Same chord played throughout, just with tempo changes:

D#|--0-0-0-0|-x--0--x--0-0-0-0-0--|-x--0--x--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|
A#|--3-3-3-3|-x--3--x--3-3-3-3-3--|-x--3--x--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|
F#|--6-6-6-6|-x--6--x--6-6-6-6-6--|-x--6--x--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----|
C#|--4-4-4-4|-x--4--x--4-4-4-4-4--|-x--4--x--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----|
G#|--5-5-5-5|-x--5--x--5-5-5-5-5--|-x--5--x--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----|
D#|---------|-x-----x-------------|-x-----x----------------------|
      (x1)           (x6)                       (x1)

Final pre-chorus

Lead part:

D#|-19-19-19-19-|-19b20-20-20br19-|-19b20br19---||--------21----21-||--------21------| 
A#|-------------|-----------------|----------18-||-17--17----17----||-17--17---------|
F#|-------------|-----------------|-------------||-----------------||----------------|
C#|-------------|-----------------|-------------||-----------------||----------------|
G#|-------------|-----------------|-------------||-----------------||----------------|
D#|-------------|-----------------|-------------||-----------------||----------------|
   *          Repeat this section twice              1st ending       2nd ending


Backing rhythm part:

D#|-16-----16-----16-----16-----16-----16-15-----15-----15---17-----17----17---|x2
A#|---15-----15-----15-----15-----15--------15-----15----------15-----15-------|
F#|-----18-----18-----18-----18-----18--------18-----18---18-----18-----18--18-|
C#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then, a new backing rhythm continues 2 more times while the new lead part comes in:

New lead: 

D#|---------0-------|---------0-------|-----------------|-----------------|x2
A#|-------3---3-----|-------2---2-----|---------0-------|---------0-------|
F#|-----6-------6---|-----5-------5---|-------5---5-----|-------5---5-----|
C#|---4-----------4-|---3-----------3-|-----0-------0---|-----0-------0---|
G#|-5---------------|-4---------------|---4-----------4-|---4-----------4-|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3---------------|

New backing rhythm:

D#|-16-----16-----16----15-----15-----15---17-----17-----17-----17-----17----17---|x2
A#|---15-----15-----------15-----15----------15-----15-----15-----15-----15-------|
F#|-----18-----18---18------18-----18---18-----18-----18-----18-----18-----18-----|
C#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Final chorus
(Heavy distortion)
These are the main chords, listen to the song to get a feel for the strumming pattern:

D#|---------|-----x-x-|---------|-----------|x11
A#|---------|-----x-x-|---------|-----------|
F#|-7-7-7-7-|-6-6-x-x-|---------|-----------|
C#|-7-7-7-7-|-6-6-x-x-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5---|
G#|-5-5-5-5-|-4-4-x-x-|-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5---|
D#|-5-5-5-5-|-4-4-x-x-|-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3---|

After 4 times, the lead part comes in, which is a variation of the chord picking riff, 
just an octave higher. It
sounds as if it would be played like this on the recording:


D#|---------12-------|---------12-------|------------------|------------------|
A#|-------15--15-----|-------14--14-----|---------12-------|---------12-------|
F#|-----18------18---|-----17------17---|-------17--17-----|-------17--17-----|
C#|---16----------16-|---15----------15-|-----12------12---|-----12------12---|
G#|-17---------------|-16---------------|---16----------16-|---16----------16-|
D#|------------------|------------------|-15---------------|-15---------------|

However, this would be difficult to pick so on the 
recording either an octave pedal or 12th fret capo was probably used. They don't play it
this way anyway; they play it the following
way live, which doesn't sound too much different:

D#|---------0-------|---------0-------|---------------|------------------|x7
A#|-------15-15-----|-------14-14-----|--------0------|--------0---------|
F#|-----18-----18---|-----17-----17---|------17-17----|------17-17-------|
C#|---16---------16-|---15---------15-|-----0-----0---|-----0-----0------|
G#|-17--------------|-16--------------|---16-------16-|---16-------16----|
D#|-----------------|-----------------|-15------------|-15---------------|

Then, the final few measures.

Rhythm:

D#|-----------------|-------------------|---------|-------|
A#|-----------------|-------------------|---------|-------|
F#|-7---7---7---7---|--6---6------------|---------|-------|
C#|-7---7---7---7---|--6---6------------|-5-------|-------|
G#|-5---5---5---5---|--4---4------------|-5-------|-------|
D#|-5---5---5---5---|--4---4------------|-3-------|-------|

Lead:

D#|---------0-------|-------------------|---------|-------|
A#|-------15-15-----|-------------------|---------|-------|
F#|-----18-----18---|-------------------|---------|-------|
C#|---16---------16-|---15--------------|---------|-------|
G#|-17--------------|-16----------------|---------|-------|
D#|-----------------|-------------------|---------|-------|


************************************

| h   Hammer-on
| p   Pull-off
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
| /   Slide up
| PM  Palm mute

************************************
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