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August Rush - Dueling Guitars Tab

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August Rush- Dueling Guitars by Misc Soundtrack

Tabbed by: T_T
Email: heavyrayne@ymail.com

I have not been able to find a version of this song that sounded decent.  I am 95% 
positive that this tab is correct.  The times written above the actual tab parts 
were taken from another tab of this song found on this site.  I did not check to 
see if the timing was correct.  If the times are wrong, let me know and I will 
change them accordingly.  Comment and/or rate if it suits you.


DADAAd tuning (Open D5):

E is tuned down to D (one step)
A is left the same
D is left the same
G is tuned up to A (one step)
B is tuned down to A (one step)
e is tuned down to d (one step)



(August alone)

     (0:02)

d|--7-----------14----------------------5-----------17--------------|
A|--7-----------14----------------------5-----------17--------------|  
A|--7-----------14----------------------5-----------17--------------|
D|--0-----------0-----------------------0-----------0---------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
 *Note- To play(--0777) and (--0555), put your fingers in position and smack the 
twelfth fret.  To play (--0,14,14,14) and (--,0,17,17,17), put your fingers in 
position and smack the sound hole.*




        (0:15)

d|---------------12+----12+------------------------------12+-----12+|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------12+-----12+-----------------------------12+-----12+---|
D|--2/4-----12+-----12+-----------5\4--2--0--2/4----12+-----12+-----|
A|--------12+-----12+-----------------------------12+-----12+-------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|


        (0:26)
                                        *August taps this chord.  Put your
                                         fingers in position and hit the 
                                         twelfth fret*
d|-----------------------------------------7------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------5------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------0------------------------|
D|--5\4--2--0------------------------------0------------------------|
A|-------------0h2--------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|


(Louis begins)

     (0:35)

d|--5-7-7-5-7----5-7-7-5-7------------------------------------------|
A|--5-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-00--------------0--0----0-----0------0---|
D|--0-----0------0----------0-------------2--0----------------0-----|
A|-----------------------------------4-5--------2h4-----2---0-------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|


     (softly)
d|--------------------------------------0------------------------|
A|---5/7---------5--------------------0---0----------------------|
A|---0~----------0--------------------0----------0---------------|
D|---0~----------0------------2-4-4-2-4-----4----2-0-------------|
A|---------------0--------------------0--------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|


(August imitates, but slaps the 12th fret on each note, instead of strumming)

     (0:57)

d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------0----------0------------------------------------------------|
A|--0---0---0------0------------------------------------------------|
D|--2h4-4p2-4------2p0----------------------------------------------|
A|--0---0---0------0------------------------------------------------|
D|--0---0---0------0------------------------------------------------|


(Louis)

     (1:03)

d|----------0-0-----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------0-------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------0---0------0--------------------------------------------|
D|--2-4-4-2-4-----4----2-00-----------0-2-0-------------------------|
A|----------0-------------0-----------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|


d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----7-----5-----4-----2-----0-------------------------------------|
A|----7-----5-----4-----2-----0-------------------------------------|
D|----7---0-5---0-4---0-2---0-0-------------------------------------|
A|--0-7---0-5---0-4---0-2---0-0-------------------------------------|
D|--------0-----0-----0-----0-0-------------------------------------|


(August imitates; lift fingers off between each slap)

     (1:15)

d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------X----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------X----------------------------------|
D|--0-7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|
A|--0-7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|
D|--0-7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|


(Louis)

     (1:20)

d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----7-----5-----4-----2-----0-------------------------------------|
A|----7-----5-----4-----2-----0-------------------------------------|
D|--0-7---0-5---0-4---0-2---0-0--0----------------------------------|
A|--0-7---0-5---0-4---0-2---0-0--0----------------------------------|
D|--0-7---0-5---0-4---0-2---0-0--0----------------------------------|


(August)

     (1:25)

d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------X----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------X----------------------------------|
D|----7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|
A|--X-7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|
D|--X-7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|

(Play the two parts simultaneously six times after this, gradually increasing speed)

(Starting at 1:44, Louis just strums 004000, while August plays...)

     (1:44)

d|--2/4----5/2----0h2p0-2/4----5/2----0h2p0-------------12+-12+-------|
A|--0~-----0~-----0-----0-0----0------0---0-----------12+-----12+-----|
A|--0~-----0~-----0-----0-0----0------0---0---------12+---------12+---|
D|--2/4----5/2----0h2p0-2/4----5/2----0h2p0-0-----12+-------------12+-|
A|---~--------------------------------------0h2-----------------------|
D|---~----------------------------------------------------------------|


     (1:50)
         
(August)
d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----4-5-0--------------------------X----------------------------X-|
A|----4-5-0--------------------------X----------------------------X-|
D|----X-X-0---7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-|
A|----4-5-0---7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-|
D|------------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-|


(Louis)
d|--------0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-|
A|--2-4-5-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-|
A|--2-4-5-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-|
D|--X-X-X-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-|
A|--2-4-5-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-|
D|--------0-----7-----5-----4-----2--0-0-----7-----5-----4-----2--0-0-|

(They switch now. August taps the guitar in rhythm, while Louis plays...)


     (1:57)

d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------0h2-----------|
D|----2/4-----5\2-0h2p0-2/4----------------5\2-0h2p0--0-------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|


     (2:03)

d|------------------------------------0-0---X-----------------------|
A|--2-4-5-7------5----4----2----0-----0-0---X-----------------------|
A|--2-4-5-7------5----4----2----0-------0-0-X-(slight pause)--------|
D|--X-X-X-X------X----X----X----0-------0-0-X-----------------------|
A|--2-4-5-7------5----4----2----0-------0-0-X-----------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|

(August continues tapping after the pauses; he combines air tapping with
 hitting his guitar. Louis plays...)

 
     (2:08)

d|--2-4-4-2-2-0---------------4-2-0---2-4-4-2-2-0--------------4-2-0-|
A|--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-(strumming)---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-(strumming)--0-0-0-|
D|--2-4-4-2-2-0---------------4-2-0---2-4-4-2-2-0--------------4-2-0-|
A|--X-X-X-X-X-0---------------X-X-0---X-X-X-X-X-0--------------X-X-0-|
D|--2-4-4-2-2-0---------------4-2-0---2-4-4-2-2-0--------------4-2-0-|


     (2:11)

d|--2-4-4-2-2-0---------------4-2h0---0h2p0-------------------------|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0---------------0-0~----0-----------------------------|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-(strumming)---0-0~----0-----------------------------|
D|--2-4-4-2-2-0---------------4-2h0---0h2p0-------------------------|
A|--X-X-X-X-X-0---------------X-X-----0-----------------------------|
D|--2-4-4-2-2-0---------------4-2h0---0h2p0-------------------------|
 



At this point of the song, I noted something different about the main riff.  At 
the end of the riff, instead of strumming all of the strings open two times, they 
are strummed three times.  It was a subtle change.  Unless you were listening for 
it, you would never realize the slight difference. If you like, you can continue 
to strum the open strings three times, but because I am trying to tab this song as 
accurately as possible, I tabbed out the three strums.

                                  
     (2:16)  
         
(Louis)                                                      
d|------7-----5-----4-----2--0-000---7-----5-----4-----2--0-000-----|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000-----|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000-----|
D|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000-----|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000-----|
D|------7-----5-----4-----2----000---7-----5-----4-----2----000-----|


(August)
d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-------|
A|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-------|
D|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-------|


(Louis)                                                      
d|------7-----5-----4-----2--0-000---7-----5-----4-----2--0-000-----|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000-----|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000-----|
D|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000-----|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000-----|
D|------7-----5-----4-----2----000---7-----5-----4-----2----000-----|


(August)
d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-------|
A|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-------|
D|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-------|


(Louis)
d|------7-----5-----4-----2--0-000---7-----5-----4---0-000----------|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000---7---0-5---0-4---0-000----------|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000---7---0-5---0-4---0-000----------|
D|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000---7---0-5---0-4-----000----------|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000---7---0-5---0-4-----000----------|
D|------7-----5-----4-----2----000---7-----5-----4-----000----------|


(August)
d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------X-X----------|
D|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-X-X----------|
A|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-X-X----------|
D|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7-----5---X-4---X-X-X----------|


     (2:21)
         
(Louis)
d|------7-----5-----4-XX---0--|
A|------7---0-5---0-4-XX---0--|
A|------7---0-5---0-4-XX---0--|
D|------7---0-5---0-4-XXX--0--|
A|------7---0-5---0-4-XXX--0--|
D|------7-----5-----4-XXX--0--|


(August)
d|---------------------XX--0--|
A|---------------------XX--0--|
A|---------------------XX--0--|
D|------7---X-5---X-4--XXX-0--|
A|------7---X-5---X-4--XXX-0--|
D|------7---X-5---X-4--XXX-0--|


     (2:31)
         
(Louis)
d|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A|--0-(let ring)----------------------X-----------------------------|
D|--4---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
D|------------------------------------X-----------------------------|

(August)
d|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A|--0-(let ring)----------------------X-----------------------------|
D|--4---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
D|------------------------------------X-----------------------------|


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

| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up
| \  Slide down
| ~  Vibrato
| +  harmonic

************************************
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bokunomel 37 wrote on December 12 2009, 10:02 pm

can't wait to try it out, but what do the + signs mean?

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T_T 231 wrote on December 12 2009, 10:11 pm

Harmonics. It is in the legend at the bottom of the tab.

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jiele96 41 wrote on December 16 2009, 11:12 pm

i don't that G is gonna change to A. If i am not wrong, it is down tune to F#

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