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Author
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Tuning
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D A D G B E
Song: Beat It
Artist: Fall Out Boy

This was all done by ear, although, to get the fingering 100% correct for the intro i 
patrick play it.


[Intro]

 Guitar 1
E|--0-----------------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-----------Bend a few notes in this main riff,---------|
B|--0------DRUMS------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x------------------------sounds cool!-------------------|
G|--0------------START------x-x-x-x-x-x-x-------------------------------------------------------|
D|--0-----------------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x----------------3-----------------------3--------------|
A|--0-----------------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x--------------0---5-5---/7-5-3-3------0---5-5--/7-5-3--|
D|--0-----------------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x----/12\--0-3---------------------0-3------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--5--5--------------------------------------------------5--5--5--|
D|--5--5--------3-----------------------3-----------------5--5--5--|
A|--3--3------0---5-5---/7-5-3-3------0---5-5---/7-5-3----3--3--3--|
D|--------0-3---------------------0-3------------------------------|


[Verse 2]

Guitar 1 - On the second through this chord progression, don’t palm mute.

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------x-x-x--| X 2
G|----------5-5-5-----------5-5-5---3-3-3---5-5-5------------------5-x-x-x--|
D|--0-0-0---5-5-5---0-0-0---5-5-5---3-3-3---5-5-5---3-3-3---0-0-0--5-x-x-x--|
A|--0-0-0---3-3-3---0-0-0---3-3-3---1-1-1---3-3-3---3-3-3---0-0-0--3-x-x-x--|
D|--0-0-0-----------0-0-0---------------------------3-3-3---0-0-0----x-x-x--|
   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *

Guitar 2 - Start playing the second time over Guitar 1’s chord progression.

E|-------------------|
B|-------------------| X A lot, listen to the song to know how many times.
G|--7--10--7------7--|
D|------------10-----|
A|-------------------|
D|-------------------|


[Chorus]

Guitar 1

E|--------------------------|           e------------|
B|--------------------------|           B------------|
G|--------------------------| X 6 Then: G--5--5--5\--|
D|--------3-----------------|           D--5--5--5\--|
A|------0---5-5---/7-5-3-3--|           A--3--3--3\--|
D|--0-3---------------------|           D------------|


Guitar 2 - They play this bit live but you can’t here it very well on the recording.

This only takes as long as the main riff played once, play it as many times as the main riff.

E|----------------------------------------------------------|           e------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|           B------------|
G|--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-15--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--| X 6 Then: G--5--5--5\--|
D|--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---|           D--5--5--5\--|
A|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-13--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|           A--3--3--3\--|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|           D------------|


[Verse]

Guitar 1 - On the second through this chord progression, don’t palm mute.

E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------x-x-x--| X 2
G|----------5-5-5-----------5-5-5---3-3-3---5-5-5------------------5-x-x-x--|
D|--0-0-0---5-5-5---0-0-0---5-5-5---3-3-3---5-5-5---3-3-3---0-0-0--5-x-x-x--|
A|--0-0-0---3-3-3---0-0-0---3-3-3---1-1-1---3-3-3---3-3-3---0-0-0--3-x-x-x--|
D|--0-0-0-----------0-0-0---------------------------3-3-3---0-0-0----x-x-x--|
   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *   * * *

Guitar 2 - Start playing the second time over Guitar 1’s chord progression.

E|-------------------|
B|-------------------| X A lot, listen to the song to know how many times.
G|--7--10--7------7--|
D|------------10-----|
A|-------------------|
D|-------------------|


[Chorus]

Guitar 1

E|--------------------------|           e------------|
B|--------------------------|           B------------|
G|--------------------------| X 6 Then: G--5--5--5\--|
D|--------3-----------------|           D--5--5--5\--|
A|------0---5-5---/7-5-3-3--|           A--3--3--3\--|
D|--0-3---------------------|           D------------|


Guitar 2 - They play this bit live but you can’t here it very well on the recording.

This only takes as long as the main riff played once, play it as many times as the main riff.

E|----------------------------------------------------------|           e------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|           B------------|
G|--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-15--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--| X 6 Then: G--5--5--5\--|
D|--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x---|           D--5--5--5\--|
A|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-13--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|           A--3--3--3\--|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|           D------------|


[Breakdown]

Guitar 1

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--0-0-0--0-0-0------0-0-0--0-0-0---------0-0-0--0-0-0--------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--|
D|--0-0-0--0-0-0------0-0-0--0-0-0---------0-0-0--0-0-0--------0-0-0--0-0-0--|

Guitar 2

E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--0-0-0--0-0-0------0-0-0--0-0-0---------0-0-0--0-0-0---7!---0-0-0--0-0-0--|
A|--0-0-0--0-0-0------0-0-0--0-0-0--3~-5---0-0-0--0-0-0--------0-0-0--0-0-0--|
D|--0-0-0--0-0-0------0-0-0--0-0-0---------0-0-0--0-0-0--------0-0-0--0-0-0--|

Guitar 1

E|--------10-10------10-10------10-10------10-10------10-10------10-10--------------------------|
B|--------10-10------10-10------10-10------10-10------10-10------10-10--------------------------|
G|--------10-10------10-10------10-10------10-10------10-10------10-10--------------------------|
D|--------------12~--------12~--------12~--------12~--------12~--------12~--0-0-0--0-0-0--------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------0-0-0--0-0-0--------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------0-0-0--0-0-0--------|

Guitar 2

E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0--0-0-0--------|
A|--3~-5--0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0-3~-5-0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0--0-0-0--------|
D|--------0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0------0-0-0--0-0-0--------|


[Solo]

John Mayer plays the solo in this song; I was surprised because it’s not really his 
of music, but he is such a good guitarist and has made it hard for me to tab it out.


E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------13p10------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------12^14--12^14-------12^14-10-12^14v12p10---------------------------|
D|-----------10h12-12/15-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--12--10~--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

That's all i'm up to, i'm certain that all of the above is correct.


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^v^ = bend up and down etc
! = pinched harmonic (Squealie)
~ = vibrato
* = Palm muted
x = Scratch
p = pull off
h = hammer on

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

Enjoy
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Grave_ARMS 42 wrote on April 9 2008, 09:24 pm

i rated it 4 starts only the solo is incomplete u_u
but great tabs indeed

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xpatrickstumpx 34 wrote on April 14 2008, 05:41 am

awesome dude ive been trying to figure out the intro bit for ages good work =]

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Kirdy 77 wrote on April 15 2008, 07:48 am

im pretty sure the tunning is drop-d?

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