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National Anthem Chords

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RADIOHEAD-   The National Anthem      (Kid A)

tab by Joey Gallagher   joeygallagher@hotmail.com


First off I've broken the song into segments so as to get some organized
format for this very un-organized song. I've only tabbed up until the end of
the 2nd verse, then the brass starts and it's pretty pointless tabbing all
that. What I've tabbed out is Jonnys martenot for the keyboard and guitar.
I'm using the same piano instructions as normal.  I will put the note and
then the number 1,2 or 3 in conjuction so as to tell you where on the
keyboard to hit the note.
i.e A2 means hit the A note in section 2.

   section 1                  section 2                section3
C#DEbEFF#GAbABbC           C#DEbEFF#GAbABbC       C#DEbEFF#GAbABbC
               *middle C

For the guitar note I will put it in brackets next to the keyboard note. I
will put the string and fret number.

So  A2 (G14)  means the piano is the A key in section 2 and the note
       for the guitar would be played on the G string on the
14th fret.

Here is the main bass riff played over and over throughout the song.


D---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--9----------------9-----------------8--------------7----------------|
E-----10---10--10------10--10--10-------10--10--10------10--10--10-10-|

I've organized the song by numbering it, each number represents every time
the main riff is played. Any note under that number shows where and when
Jonny plays the martenot.

1     bass riff starts up


2


3     drums kick in

  D2 (A5)
4


5    drums stop for a half measure and then kick back in

A3 (G14)
6

Bb3 (G15)
7

A3 (G14)   G3 (G12)
8

F#3 (G11)
9

D3 (G7)
10

Bb2 (G3)   G2 (G-open)
11

F#2 (D4)   A2 (G2)
12

F2 (D3)      A2   (G2)     E2 (D2)
13

D2 (D-open)    A3 (G14)
14

Bb3 (G15)    G3 (G12)
15

A3 (G14)  F#3 (G11)
16

Bb3 (G15)     G3 (G12)
17

A3 (G14)   F#3 (G11)
18

F3  (G10)
19

E3 (G9)
20    Verse 1
everyone      everyone

21
around    here    everyone is

22
so  near    it's holding  on

23
     it's holding  on

24

A3 (G14)    F#3 (G11)
25

Bb3 (G15)     G3 (G12)
26

A3 (G14)    F#3 (G11)
27

Bb3 (G15)   G3 (G12)
28   Verse 2
and everyone      everyone is

29
so  near     everyone

30
stop  the fear    it's holding  on

31
     it's holding on

32   Brass enters , Jonny's martenot plays the same thing that was
played after Verse 1
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gallagher2006 3,296 Oct 08, 2006 07:45 AM

wow...this is like the hardest to read ab EVER

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gallagher2006 3,296 Oct 09, 2006 04:45 AM

bad tab?

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godisasniper 60 Oct 11, 2010 06:28 AM

I don't know if this is right - I don't even know what it's saying...try to put in standard format.

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