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Somebody That I Used To Know Tab

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This is the tab for Mayday Parade and Vic Fuentes' cover of Somebody That I
Used To Know (originally performed by Gotye feat. Kimbra)

I play the best bits of both guitars on my les paul on Drop D and it sounds 
great, probably one of the best covers I've ever heard!

There are also little distortion bits in the verses which I haven't included, 
they're not really that playable so I didn't bother.

dash-rendar:
'The way the lead guitar part is played involved an open E pedal tone, so they 
tuned down a half step. BUT this tab still works for people too lazy to tune down'
________________

Tuning: 
Guitar 1 - Drop D (You could play guitar one standard in honesty)
Guitar 2 - Standard or Drop D, doesn't matter- you don't play the bottom string.

* - Palm mute
~ - let note ring
x - mute note
h - hammer on
p - pull of
b - bend
br - bend release
H - pinch harmonic

=============================================================================
                               GUITAR 1: Rhythm
                                (Power Chords)
=============================================================================

Into:
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------| 
G|---------------------------------------------------| X12
D|--13-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12--| 
A|--13-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12--| 
D|--13-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12--|
     *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *
Interlude Bit:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-13-13~~---15-13-13~~----12-12-12-12/131313---131313---131313---13\-|
A|-13-13~~---15-13-13~~----12-12-12-12/131313---131313---131313---13\-|  
D|-13-13~~---15-13-13~~----12-12-12-12/131313---131313---131313---13\-|   

Verse 1:
e|--------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
B|------------------------X7------------------------|-----------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
D|--13-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-|-13~~-1313131313131313-|
A|--13-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-|-13~~-1313131313131313-|
D|--13-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12-|-13~~-1313131313131313-|
     *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *

Chorus 1:
e|------|---------------------|
B|------|------REPEAT x4------|
G|------|---------------------|
D|--1010|-1088-866-688-81010--|
A|--1010|-1088-866-688-81010--|
D|--1010|-1088-866-688-81010--|

e|---------------------------|
B|---------REPEAT X4---------|
G|---------------------------|
D|--10101010-8888-6666-8888--|
A|--10101010-8888-6666-8888--|
D|--10101010-8888-6666-8888--|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------88888888-----------|
D|--1010101010101010-66666666-88888888-88888888x-|
A|--1010101010101010-66666666-66666666-88888888x-|
D|--1010101010101010-66666666----------88888888x-|


Verse 2:
Just Guitar 2 - Then..
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------REPEAT X2------------------------| 
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|--13-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12--| 
A|--13-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12--| 
D|--13-13-13-13-12-12-12-12-10-10-10-10-12-12-12-12--|
     *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *


Pre-Chorus:
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-13-13~~---15-13-13~~----12-12-12-12/131313---131313---131313---13\-|
A|-13-13~~---15-13-13~~----12-12-12-12/131313---131313---131313---13\-|  
D|-13-13~~---15-13-13~~----12-12-12-12/131313---131313---131313---13\-|


Chorus 2:
e|---------------------------|
B|---------REPEAT X4---------|
G|---------------------------|
D|--10101010-8888-6666-8888--|
A|--10101010-8888-6666-8888--|
D|--10101010-8888-6666-8888--|

e|-------------------REPEAT X5-------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------88888888-----------|
D|--1010101010101010-66666666-88888888-88888888--|
A|--1010101010101010-66666666-66666666-88888888--|
D|--1010101010101010-66666666----------88888888--|

e|------------------------------------|--END-----------|
B|------------------------------------|----------------|
G|----------------------------88888888|-----10---------|
D|--1010101010101010-66666666-88888888|-8-8-10-8/13~~--|
A|--1010101010101010-66666666-66666666|-8-8-8--8/13~~--|
D|--1010101010101010-66666666---------|-8-8-8--8/13~~--|



=============================================================================
                               GUITAR 2: Lead
=============================================================================


Intro Main Riff:
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|--8-88-10-1010-12h13h15p12\10---8-88-7-77-5-55-3~--|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------REPEAT X2-----------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|


Intro Verse: Silent (other than weird distortion bits)


Interlude Bit:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------11------------------------------------|
G|--12----12----12-12-12----------12--10----10----10--7b888888br7-|
D|----8-8---8-8---------8-8---8-8---8---8-8---8-8---8-------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--12----12----12-------8h10/12\10p8p7--10----10----10--7b8888888--|
D|----8-8---8-8---8-8h10--------------------8-8---8-8---8-----------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 1:
e|-----------------------------------|
B|------11--------11-------8-----6---|
G|----12--12----10--10----8-8---7-7--|
D|--13--------12--------10-----8-----|
A|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------REPEAT X2---------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10--8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10--8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10--8~-88888888-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------8~-88888888-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------6~-66666666-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
    * * * * * * *  *   * * * * * * *  *   * * * * * * *  * 


Chorus 1:
e|-----|----REPEAT X4----|
B|-----|-----------------|
G|--88-|-877-755-577-788-|
D|--xx-|-xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx-|
A|--66-|-655-533-355-566-|
D|-----|-----------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|--16------16------16-----16-----18-18---18----|
G|----15-15---15-15---15-----15-15-----15---15--|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|------------------REPEAT X4-------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------161616-|
G|--8-88-10-1010-12h13h15p12-10-1010-8-88-7-77-15-1515--------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2: 
e|------REPEAT X4-------|
B|----------------------|
G|---8-8-7-7-5-5-7-7----|
D|----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8---|
A|----------------------|
D|----------------------|


Pre-Chorus: (Same as interlude bit)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------11-------------------------------------|
G|--12----12----12-12-12----------12--10----10----10--7b888888br7--|
D|----8-8---8-8---------8-8---8-8---8---8-8---8-8---8--------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--12----12----12-------8h10/12\10p8p7--10----10----10--7b8888888----|
D|----8-8---8-8---8-8h10--------------------8-8---8-8---8-------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|



Chorus 2:

e|------REPEAT X4--------|
B|-----------------------|
G|--8888-7777-5555-7777--|
D|--xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx--|
A|--6666-5555-3333-5555--|
D|-----------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|--16------16------16-----16-----18-18---18----|
G|----15-15---15-15---15-----15-15-----15---15--|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|------------------REPEAT X4-------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------161616-|
G|--8-88-10-1010-12h13h15p12-10--8-88-7-77-15-1515--------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|-23~-| < Play 23 if you
B|----------------------------------------------16----|-----|   can't do the H8
G|--8-88-10-1010-12h13h15p12-10--8-88-7-77-15-15---15-|-H8~-|
D|----------------------------------------------------|-----|
A|----------------------------------------------------|-----|
D|----------------------------------------------------|-----|

DR~ 
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dash-rendar wrote on November 19 2012, 07:28 am

The way the lead guitar part is played involved an open E pedal tone, so they tuned down a half step. BUT your tab still works for people too lazy to tune down :P Good job

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alex94kumar wrote on December 13 2012, 06:24 pm

Tune the guitar down and play it in open position, a lot easier than what's here

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exaxis wrote on June 1 2013, 04:37 pm

The ending note on 16 is not a normal note; it's a fret harmonic.

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