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intermediate ++
Artist: Modest Mouse
Song: Whale Song
Album: Autumn Beds single (I think maybe on multiple albums)
Tuning: EADGBe

All the tabs for this song sucked, and I really wanted to learn it, so I 
used tabs that had pieces and tried to learn it by ear, which is something 
I've never done before, and it sounded good to me.  Here's my version of 
the song.  Some parts are different, but it still sounds cool.

/=slide
b=bend
any thing else just listen for.

0:00-0:33 bass intro


0:33-1:05
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----13---13--11-11-11-9p8-9p8--9-9-9p8-9p8--9-9-9p8--------|
G|----------------------------------------------------8s10----|    x4
D|---10--10---------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

1:14-1:20
e|----8-6------8-6-6-4----------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|    
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|


1:22-1:54
e|--8-6-8-6-8-6-6-6--6-4-4-4--4--3--4--3----------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|    
D|------------------------------------------------------------|    x4
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

1:54-2:10
e|-9p6-6b-6b--8p6-6b-6b--6p4-4b-4b--6p4-4b-4b--4p3-3b-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|  x2  
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|


2:11-2:25
e|--8-6-8-6-8-6-6-6--6-4-4-4--4--3--4--3----------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|    
D|------------------------------------------------------------|    x2
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|


2:25-2:56
e|-8/9/8-8-8-8-8-8-8--6/8/6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|    
D|----------------------------------------|    
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|
 |                                              (whole thing) x4
 |-4/6/4-4-4-4-4-4-4--3/4/3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
 |----------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------|    
 |----------------------------------------|    
 |----------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------|


2:56-4:24 (play this over and over while other instruments build around it)
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5--5-5--5-5---------------8--8-8--8-8----------------------|    
D|-5--5-5--5-5--6--6-6--6-6--8--8-8--8-8--5--5-5--5-5---------|   
A|-3--3-3--3-3--6--6-6--6-6--6--6-6--6-6--5--5-5--5-5---------|
E|--------------4--4-4--4-4---------------3--3-3--3-3---------|


4:24-4:31
e|--8-6-8-6-8-6-6-6--6-4-4-4--4--3--4--3----------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|    x1
D|------------------------------------------------------------|    
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

4:31-4:38
e|--8-6-8-6-8-6-6-6--6-4-4-4--4--3--4--3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|   x1 
D|------------------------------------------------------------|    
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

4:38-4:46
e|--8-6-8-6-8-6-6-6--6-4-4-4--4--3--4--3----------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|    x1
D|------------------------------------------------------------|    
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

4:46-5:02
e|-9p6-6b-6b--8p6-6b-6b--6p4-4b-4b--6p4-4b-4b--4p3-3b-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|  x2  
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

5:02-5:39
e|-8/9/8-8-8-8-8-8-8--6/8/6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|    
D|----------------------------------------|    
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|
 |                                              (play until 5:39
 |-4/6/4-4-4-4-4-4-4--3/4/3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
 |----------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------|    
 |----------------------------------------|    
 |----------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------|


5:39-end
gtr1
e|--8-6-8-6-8-6-6-6--6-4-4-4--4--3--4--3----------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|    
D|------------------------------------------------------------|    x2
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
 |
 |gtr2 (tremolo picking or w/e)
e|--15--13----12---10-----------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|    
D|------------------------------------------------------------|    x2
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|


outro (tremolo picking)
e|--17--------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|    
D|------------------------------------------------------------|    x4
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|


            
            
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stratkat 989 Sep 23, 2009 02:11 PM

Here's the url of me playing along with the song using this tab:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFlmIElnREk

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stratkat 989 Sep 23, 2009 02:14 PM

Also thank Indieguitar777 for the first riff, he figured it out, which helped me find the scale isaac used.

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