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Born Of A Broken Man tab

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"Broken Man" - Rage Against the Machine
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transcribed by Jason Brogan (Weezer451@aol.com)
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Dropped-D tuning (DADGBE)

intro - riff 1   played with very low distortion
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E|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|-14-14-14-14-14--13-13-13-16-16--------|
D|--0--0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--0--------|
A|--0--0--0--0--0---0--0--0--------------|
D|---------------------------------------|

E|--x--x--x--x--x----------------------|
B|--x--x--x--x--x----------------------|
G|--0--0--0--0--0--4--2-2--------------|
D|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-0--------------|
A|--x--x--x--x--x-----0-0--------------|
D|-17-17-17-17-17----------------------|

played two times

riff 2 - distortion
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E|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|---5------------------x-x-x---------------------|
A|----------3-----------x-x-x---------3-----------|
D|-0---3-0----0--0-3-0--x-x-x--0-3-0----0--0-3-0--|

played 2 times then

E|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|---5------------------x-x-x---------------------|
A|----------3-----------x-x-x---------5(b)-5------|
D|-0---3-0----0--0-3-0--x-x-x--0-3-0--------------|

(b)= bend and pick notes

E|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|---5------------------x-x-x---------------------|
A|----------3-----------x-x-x---------3-----------|
D|-0---3-0----0--0-3-0--x-x-x--0-3-0----0--0-3-0--|

riff one is played 2 times during the verse part

riff two - chorus

riff one - second verse

riff two - chorus

riff 3 
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E|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|---------------------------|
A|-------------15--17-17-17--|
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------|

played three times 

then 

E|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|---5------------------|
A|----------3-----------|
D|-0---3-0----0--0-3-0--|

riff 1 - third verse

riff 2 - played several times
(play the first two times with the wah-wah closed)

riff 3 - outro


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StreamLine 30 Feb 05, 2003 07:00 PM

this is exactly how it is played by tom. i'm glad tha someone's picked up that you make a big leap in terms of the neck in the verse, this is exactly how tom does it in the video. so yeah, well done for figuring it out

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ragekage23 10 Jan 27, 2009 08:44 PM

no

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soundboy 10 Oct 04, 2017 04:32 PM

Intro/verses are perfect. Heavy chorus riff is very wrong.

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