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                             The Rip - Portishead
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Tabbed by: mpsya
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Tuning: Standard EADGBe

Here is a tab of the main guitar line running through the track. There are a few other good versions
of this on this site but they all have a few errors. Hopefully this one is 100% correct.
There are a lot of notes here so I am just going to tab out the picking pattern for each chord once
then note how many times to repeat it. 
Hopefully it will be a bit easier on the eye that way.

      Em                  F                      Em
e|-------------------|----------------------|--------------------------------|
B|----8--------------|----10----------------|----8---------------------------|
G|------9---(All x4)-|-------10----(All x4)-|------9---(All x4)--------------|
D|--------9----------|----------10----------|--------9-----------------------|
A|--7----------------|--8-------------------|--7-----------------------------|
E|-------------------|----------------------|--------------------------------|

      C                    Bm 
e|-------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|----8--------------|----(7)------- Notes in brackets not played -----------|
G|------9----(All x3)|-------(7)---- Just play the bass note then pause -----|
D|--------10---------|----------(9)------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|--8----------------|--7----------------------------------------------------|

      Am                  A#                  Am
e|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|----5--------------|----6--------------|----5------------------------------|
G|------5---(All x4)-|------7---(All x4)-|------5---(All x4)-----------------|
D|--------7----------|--------8----------|--------7--------------------------|
A|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|--5----------------|--6----------------|--5--------------------------------|

      G
e|-------------------||-----Repeat all that throughout the song.-------------|
B|----3--------------||---- When the synth comes in it pretty much replicates|
G|------4---(All x4)-||---- the guitar line. There are also sporadic strums -|
D|--------5----------||---- of the chords which have a tremolo effect added -|
A|-------------------||---- and are played with a violin bow in live versions|
E|--3----------------||------------------------------------------------------|

The eerie synth line that runs throughout the track can be played as:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9(hold for ages)-10-12--8----- You’ll probably need an ebow to ----------|
D|-------------------------------- get this to sound right ------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

For completists only: Right at the start of the song a synth plays this 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--10(x16)-12(x12)-10(play this note until fade out as vox enter)-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

            
            
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hihi7 43 Aug 06, 2016 07:59 PM, edited at 11:59 pm

the "eerie synth line" sounds like it goes more like this:

9-----------10---12-9---7-(repeat)

otherwise great tab!

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