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The Metal - Tenacious D
Tenacious D in The Pick Of Destiny

Tabbed by Captain Planet

Great song, had to tab it! Sounds pretty good to me,
please leave comments and suggestions and rate!!

UPDATE: A lot of people have messaged me over the years since I submitted this tab saying that
 the whole song is in drop-D. That's fine, you can play it like that if you like. I wrote the 
tab for the main riff in standard tuning because personally I found it easier to play like 
that. If you don't, then just transpose everything tabbed on the low-E up two frets.

Tuning: Everything up to the Breakdown/Outro is Standard (eadgbe), but the 
is Drop D (dadgbe).


[Intro/Main] Riff

Bend the G note just a quarter bend
e|-----------------------------------------------------------x-----|
b|-----------------------------------------------------------x-----|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------x-----|
d|-2---------------------------------2-----------------------x-----|
a|-2------------3p2p0h2p0-2h3p2p0----2-------------3p2p0h2---x-----|
e|-0-00--3^p0-0----------------------0-00--3^p0-0------------x-----|
PM   ..                                ..

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------| x1 Intro
d|-2--------------------------------------5p3p2h3p2p0h2p0-2h3p2p0--| x4 Verse
a|-2------------3p2p0h2p0-2h3p2p0------3---------------------------|
e|-0-00--3^p0-0----------------------1-----------------------------|
PM   ..

then

e|----------------------------|
b|----------------------------|
g|----------------------------|
d|-2----------22--------------| x2
a|-2----------22--------------|
e|-0-00--3^p0-00--------------|
PM   ..

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
g|--9--7--9--7--9--10---9--7--9--7--12-11-10-----------------------|
d|--9--7--9--7--9--10---9--7--9--7--12-11-10-----------------------| x2
a|--7--5--7--5--7--8----7--5--7--5--10-9--8------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


[Bridge]
I can't make out the picking pattern but here are the chords:
    Em   D    C     Em   D    C
e|--7----5----3-----7----5----3-------------|
b|--8----7----5-----8----7----5-------------|
g|--9----7----5-----9----7----5-------------|
d|--9----7----5-----9----7----5---4-2-0-2---|
a|--7----5----3-----7----5----3---5-3-2-3---|
e|------------------------------------------|

    C    Bm   Em    C    Bm   Em
e|--8----7----7-----8----7----0-------------|
b|--8----7----8-----8----7----0-------------|
g|--9----7----9-----9----7----0-------------|
d|--10---9----9-----10---9----2-------------|
a|--10---9----7-----10---9----2-------------|
e|--8----7----------8----7----0-------------|


[INTRO/VERSE RIFF] x5


[Breakdown/Outro]

This bit's in Drop D, so you could play the whole song in
Drop D (shifting everything on the E (well, D) string up 2 frets) but
I think this part is just played on a different guitar.
e|--------------------------------|
b|--------------------------------|
g|--------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------| x2
a|------------/3-2--/6-5--/9-8----|
d|--0-----------------------------|
   (let ring)

e|---------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------|
g|---------------------------------------------|
d|--0-0-----10-9---0--0------------------------| x2
a|--0-0-----10-9---0--0------2h3p2p0-2p0-------|
d|--0-0--0--10-9---0--0--2p0-------------3p2---|
PM       .

    |3| |3|       |3| |3|       |3| |3|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-----------3-2-----------2-3-------------------------------------| x2
a|-----------3-2-----------2-3-----------/3-2--/6-5--/9-8----------|
d|--000-000--3-2--000-000--2-3--000-000----------------------------|
PM  ... ...       ... ...       ... ...


e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
d|-----------------------------------------------------------------| x2
a|------3p0-2p0-------------0---------------3p2p0-------0-----0----|
d|--2p0---------0-2-2h3p2p0-0---------0h2-3-------0-2h3---3p2-0----|


Or something like that anyway.
Enjoy, and please rate!



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| x  Dead note
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up

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J450N 219 Nov 29, 2006 09:06 AM

Sweet tab dude. For the Drop D part what I do is quickly tune down the E string whilst the first open fret note rings; this will ONLY work if you can accurately tune to D straight from E.

LONG LIVE THE D!

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Captain Planet 280 Nov 29, 2006 09:43 AM

Thanks for the comment, I reckon it would be quite easy to just de-tune like you said.
CP

+2 reply
Annihilator666 1,219 Dec 10, 2006 07:09 PM

Good job on the tab man, very accurate.

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