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                            Thickening - Mastodon - Tabbed by kev


                                                                        Mastodon

I was finally able to decipher this crazy song. Here are all the riffs in relative 
order, repeat as neccesary.
Some parts are not 100% correct, but pretty close.



     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
D||--------------------------------------|
A||--------------------------------------|
F||--------------------------------------|
C||--------9--------9--------9--------9--|
G||-----7--------7--------7--------7-----|
D||--0--------9--------0--------9--------|


  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E   E  E  E  E  E  E   E  E  E  E  E
--------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|---------------0------------------0-----|
--------9--------9--------9--------9--|---------7--------7---------7--------7--|
-----7--------7--------7--------7-----|-----10-----------------10--------------|
--0--------9--------0--------9--------|--8---------8--------8---------8--------|


  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|
--------------0-----------------0-----|
--------9-----------------7-----------|
-----8-----------8-----9-----------9--|
--6--------6--------7--------7--------|

  E  E   E  E   E  E  E  E
----------------------------|
----------------------0-----|
-------------------7-----7--|
------------5S--9-----------|
-----5S--7------------------|
--0-------------------------|



 Solo

  /1\                 /1\          /1\
   W.                  H.           H        E  S S
|-------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------------------|
|--9----------------|--7------------5--------L--4-5-|
|-------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------------------|


  W
-------------------|
-------------------|
--4----------------|
-------------------|
-------------------|
-------------------|


   /1\                 /1\          /1\
   W.                  H.           H        E  S S    W
--------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------|
--10----------------|--8------------7--------L--5-7-|--5----------------|
--------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------|
--------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------|
--------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------|
--------------------|-------------------------------|-------------------|


   /1\
   W.
|--10----------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|


  /1\          /0
  H.           H.              W
--8------------7------------|--7----------------|
----------------------------|-------------------|
----------------------------|-------------------|
----------------------------|-------------------|
----------------------------|-------------------|
----------------------------|-------------------|


   /1\                 /1\          /1\
   W.                  H.           H        E  S S
|-------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------------------|
|--9----------------|--7------------5--------L--4-5-|
|-------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------------------|


  W
-------------------|
-------------------|
--4----------------|
-------------------|
-------------------|
-------------------|


Repeat the rhythm guitar sequence a few times underneath the solo, then switch to this...



   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------2--------2--------|
|-----2--------2--------2--|
|--0--------2--------3-----|


                                         |--3--|  |--3--|
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
--------------------------|--------------1--0--------0-----|
--------------------------|--------2-----------2--------2--|
-----------2--------4-----|-----3-----3-----------3--------|
--2-----2--------4-----4--|--4-----------------------------|
-----0--------2-----------|--------------------------------|
--------------------------|--------------------------------|


              |--3--|  |--3--|
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
--------------1--0--------0-----|-----7--------5--------3--|
--------2-----------2--------2--|--8-----8--7-----7--5-----|
-----3-----3-----------3--------|--------------------------|
--4-----------------------------|--------------------------|
--------------------------------|--------------------------|
--------------------------------|--------------------------|


                             ^
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     Q    Q    E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E   E
--------2--------0-----0--|--2---------------------|---------------------------|
--5--3-----3--2-----2-----|--2---------------------|---------------------------|
--------------------------|------------0--L--------|--------------0------------|
--------------------------|--4---------5--4-----4--|--L-----4-----5--4--4S--5--|
--------------------------|------------------------|---------------------------|
--------------------------|-------2----------2-----|-----2-----2---------------|


                                                  ^
  E  E  E  E  E   E  E  E   E  E  E  E     Q.     Q.     E  E
---------------------0---------0--------|---------0---------0--|
--------------3S--1-----3S--7-----7-----|---------7------------|
-----------0-------------------------7--|---------5------5-----|
--------4-------------------------------|--0------0------------|
--4--5----------------------------------|----------------------|
----------------------------------------|----------------------|


  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
--------------------0-----|--------------------------|
--7-----------7--------7--|--------7--------7--------|
-----5-----5-----5--------|-----5--------5--------5--|
--------0-----------------|--7-----------------------|
--------------------------|-----------5--------------|
--------------------------|--------------------7-----|


                                  ^                                  ^     ^
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     Q    Q    E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
--------------0-----------|------------0-----------|--------------------------|
-----------7-----7--------|-------7-------7--------|--------------------------|
--------9-----------9-----|-------9----------9-----|--------0--------0-----0--|
-----7--------------------|-------7-------------7--|-----7--------4-----------|
--------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
--8--------------------8--|--L---------------------|--5--------2--------2-----|


        ^     ^        ^                 ^        ^
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
--------------------------|--------------------------|
-----------------------0--|--------------------------|
--------0-----2-----------|--0-----------0--------0--|
-----4-----4-----4--------|--------4--------4--------| x 3
--------------------------|--------------------------|
--3-----------------3-----|-----3-----3--------3-----|



This riff is a bit ad lib, feel free to rake how you like.


  E.  S S S E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
---------------------------|--------------------------|
---------------------------|--------------------------|
--4---4-x-x-4--------------|--------------------------|
------------------4-----4--|-----4-----4-----4-----4--|
--2---2-x-x-2--------------|--------------------------|
--3---3-x-x-3-----2-----2--|-----2-----2-----2-----2--|


                                          /0\
  E.  S S S E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  H           E.  S S S E  E  E  E  E
---------------------------|-----------------------|---------------------------|
---------------------------|-----------------------|---------------------------|
--4---4-x-x-4-----6-----6--|-----6-----6--6--------|--4---4-x-x-4--------------|
---------------------------|-----------------------|------------------4-----4--|
--2---2-x-x-2-----4-----4--|-----4-----4--4--------|--2---2-x-x-2--------------|
--3---3-x-x-3--------------|-----------------------|--3---3-x-x-3-----2-----2--|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    E.  S S S E  E  E  E  E
----------------------------------|---------------------------|
----------------------------------|---------------------------|
--------0---L---L-----------------|--4---4-x-x-4-----6-----6--|
--0-4-5---5-4-2-0-2-0---0---------|---------------------------|
----------------------4---4-5-4-2-|--2---2-x-x-2-----4-----4--|
----------------------------------|--3---3-x-x-3--------------|


              /0\
  E  E  E  E  H           S S S S S S  S  S S S S S S S S S
-----------------------|------------------------------------|
-----------------------|------------------------------------|
-----6-----6--6--------|------------------------------------|
-----------------------|------------------------------------|
-----4-----4--4--------|--------------10-10-------------9-9-|
-----------------------|--7-7-7-7-7-7-------7-7-7-7-7-7-----|


  S S S S S S  S  S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S  S  S S S S S S S S S
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
--------------10-10-------------9-9-|--------------10-10-------------9-9-|
--7-7-7-7-7-7-------7-7-7-7-7-7-----|--6-6-6-6-6-6-------6-6-6-6-6-6-----|


  S S S S S S  S  S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S  S  S S S S S S S S S
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
--------------10-10-------------9-9-|--------------10-10-------------9-9-|
--6-6-6-6-6-6-------6-6-6-6-6-6-----|--7-7-7-7-7-7-------7-7-7-7-7-7-----|


  S S S S S S  S  S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S  S  S S S S S S S S S
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
--------------10-10-------------9-9-|--------------10-10-------------9-9-|
--7-7-7-7-7-7-------7-7-7-7-7-7-----|--6-6-6-6-6-6-------6-6-6-6-6-6-----|


  S S S S S S  S  S S S S S S S S S
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
--------------10-10-------------9-9-|
--6-6-6-6-6-6-------6-6-6-6-6-6-----|



Repeat that sequence of riffs, with this solo inbetween.


   E   E     H         S  S  E
|-------------------------------|
|-----15br--12--------12-15-17--|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|


   Q.      S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
-------------------15-------15-17-15----|
---L------15-17-19----17-19----------19-|
----------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------|


                                                                     |--3--|
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S S  S  S  E      H.            E   S  S  S
--15----15----15-------------------------------|-----------------------------|
-----19----19----19-17-15-17-15------17-19-17--|---L-------------L--17-19-17-|
--------------------------------16-------------|-----------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------|


   W
--------------------|
--12----------------|
--------------------|
--------------------|
--------------------|
--------------------|




 Then comes the heavy 3/4 riff. Not sure if this is correct, but it's a fun riff 
to play regardless.



   S S S S S S S S  S S S  S
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|--7-----------7--------7----|
|----0-0-0-0-0---0-10-0---10-|


  S S S S S S S S S S  S S    S S S S S S S S S S  S S
---------------------------|---------------------------|
---------------------------|---------------------------|
---------------------------|---------------------------|
---------------------------|---------------------------|
--7------------------------|---------------------------|
----0-0-0-0-0-8-0-0-8-10-8-|--7-0-0-0-0-0-8-0-0-8-10-8-|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S
--------------------------|
--------------------------|
--------------------------|
--------------------------|
--5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
--3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-1-1-|



Repeat that riff a few times during this solo.



   Q.      Q     E       Q.      Q.         H.
--12------10----15S--|--12------15------|--17------------|
---------------------|------------------|----------------|
---9-------7----12S--|---9------12------|--14------------|
---------------------|------------------|----------------|
---------------------|------------------|----------------|
---------------------|------------------|----------------|


   Q     E    Q     E      Q.      Q     E       Q.      Q.
---L----14S--15----14--|--12------10----15S--|--12------15------|
-----------------------|---------------------|------------------|
---L----11S--12----11--|---9-------7----12S--|---9------12------|
-----------------------|---------------------|------------------|
-----------------------|---------------------|------------------|
-----------------------|---------------------|------------------|



                                                            /1\
   H.               Q     E    Q     E      Q.       Q      E
--17------------|---L----14S--15----14--|----------------------|
----------------|-----------------------|-----------15---------|
--14------------|---L----11S--12----11--|--14b------14b----14--|
----------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
----------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
----------------|-----------------------|----------------------|


   H         E   S  S     H.               S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
----------------------|----------------|--------------------------------------|
----------------------|----------------|--------------------------------------|
--12---------L--12-14-|--11------------|--11-12-11----11----------------------|
----------------------|----------------|-----------14----14-12----14----12-14-|
----------------------|----------------|-----------------------14----14-------|
----------------------|----------------|--------------------------------------|


                                                        |--3--|  |--3--|
   Q.      S  S  S  S  S  S     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
----------------------------|-----------------------14-15-17-12-15-17-12-|
----------------11-12----11-|--12-14-15-16-14-15-16----------------------|
--14------12-14-------14----|--------------------------------------------|
----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
----------------------------|--------------------------------------------|


   S  S  S  S  S  S  E    S  E    S     E    S  E    S  E    S  E    S
--------------------17b--22-17b--22-|--17b--22-17b--22-17b--22-17b--22-|
--17-12-15-17-12-15-----------------|----------------------------------|
------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
------------------------------------|----------------------------------|


   H         H
--17b-----------------|
----------------------|
----------------------|
----------------------|
----------------------|
----------------------|


Outro


  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
--------------------------|--------------------------|
--------------------------|--------------------------|
--------------------------|-----------2--------4-----|
--------2--------2--------|--2-----2--------4-----4--|
-----2--------2--------2--|-----0--------2-----------|
--0--------2--------3-----|--------------------------|


Bar A below

              |--3--|  |--3--|                 |--3--|  |--3--|
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
--------------1--0--------0-----|--------------1--0--------0-----|
--------2-----------2--------2--|--------2-----------2--------2--|
-----3-----3-----------3--------|-----3-----3-----------3--------|
--4-----------------------------|--4-----------------------------|
--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


                                                       Bar B below

                                                        ^
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E     Q    Q    E  E  E  E
-----7--------5--------3--|--------2--------0-----0--|--2---------------------|
--8-----8--7-----7--5-----|--5--3-----3--2-----2-----|--2---------------------|
--------------------------|--------------------------|------------0--L--------|
--------------------------|--------------------------|--4---------5--4-----4--|
--------------------------|--------------------------|------------------------|
--------------------------|--------------------------|-------2----------2-----|


  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   E     E  E  E  E  E   E  E  E   E  E  E  E
---------------------------|---------------------0---------0--------|
---------------------------|--------------3S--1-----3S--7-----7-----|
--------------0------------|-----------0-------------------------7--|
--L-----4-----5--4--4S--5--|--------4-------------------------------|
---------------------------|--4--5----------------------------------|
-----2-----2---------------|----------------------------------------|


         ^
  Q.     H        E     W
---------0--------L--|--L----------------||
---------7--------L--|--L----------------||
---------5--------L--|--L----------------||
--0------0--------L--|--L----------------||
---------------------|-------------------||
---------------------|-------------------||



Here are some nice layered guitar parts played on the outro, played at the designated bars.



Bar A

   Q.     E  H
|----------------------|
|--8------7--7---------|
|----------------------|
|--5------4--4~--------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|


Bar B


   E  E  E  E  H
|------------------------|
|--7--8--7--5--7~--------|
|------------------------|
|--4--5--4--2--4---------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|





Enjoy! I hope you can learn to master this song.

     - kev


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole
H - half
Q - quarter
E - 8th
S - 16th
T - 32nd
X - 64th
. - note dotted
|-n-|  - n-tuplets


Tablature Legend
----------------
L - tied note
x - dead note
g - grace note
(n) - ghost note
> - accentuded note
NH - natural harmonic
AH - artificial harmonic
TH - tapped harmonic
SH - semi harmonic
PH - pitch harmonic
h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend
br - bendRelease
pb - preBend
pbr - preBendRelease
brb - bendReleaseBend
\n/ - tremolo bar dip
\n - tremolo bar dive
-/n - tremolo bar Release up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
/n - tremolo bar return
-\n - tremolo bar Release down
S - shift slide
s - legato slide
/ -  slide into from below or out of upwards
\ -  slide into from above or out of downwards
~ - vibrato
W - wide vibrato
tr - trill
TP - tremolo picking
T - tapping
S - slap
P - pop
< - fade in
^ - brush up
v - brush down
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Eclectic Lizard 20 May 24, 2012 05:47 AM

Awesome! This must have been pretty hard to figure out

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