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Metal Tab

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D G C F A D
The Metal
Tenecious D

I’ve seen a lot of tabs for this floating around that are just plain wrong
or don’t even bother to include anything but the main riff. Wrong tabs
and lazy tabbers annoy me. Here’s how the whole song is actually played:

Guitar 1: Tuned to Drop D. Decently heavy distortion on this guitar, I
believe it’s with the neck pickup.
Guitar 2: Standard Tuning, same guitar as Guitar 3 but with heavy distortion and a phase shifter.
Guitar 3: Standard Tuning. Same guitar as Guitar 2 without the effects, Bridge Pickup, 
with the tone about half way.


Main Riff/Verse 1
Guitar 1:

E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2---2-2-----2--------------------2---2-2-----2---------------|
A|-2---2-2-----2--3p2p0-2p0-2h3p2p0-2---2-2-----2--3p2p0-2------|
d|-2---2-2-5p2 2--------------------2---2-2-5p2-2---------------|

E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2---2-2-----2------------------------5p3p2-3p2p0-2p0-2h3p2p0-|
A|-2---2-2-----2--3p2p0-2p0-2h3p2p0---3-------------------------|
d|-2---2-2-5p2 2--------------------3---------------------------|

Play the main riff 5 times and go to the breakdown

Breakdown

Guitar 1:
Same guitar that was playing the main riff
E|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|-2---2-2-5p2-2-2--x----2---2-2-5p2-2-2----|
A|-2---2-2-5p2-2-2--x----2---2-2-5p2-2-2----|
d|-2---2-2-5p2-2-2--x----2---2-2-5p2-2-2--*-|

*=Guitar 2 does a pick scrape across the bottom 3 strings.

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---------------------------------------------------|
A|--7-5-7-5-7-8--7-5-7-5-10-9--8----------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------4h5p4p2-4p2-4h5p4p2-------4h5p4p2-4p2-4h5p4p2-----|
D|----------------------------------------------------3-3-----------------------3-3-|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1:
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---------------------------------------------------|
A|--7-5-7-5-7-8--7-5-7-5-10-9--8----------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2:
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------4h5p4p2-4p2-4h5p4p2-----|
D|----------------------------------------------------3-3-|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge -- Why can't anyone get this part right?!?
Guitar 3:

Done using alternate "travis picking" technique where you play with
a flat pick and your middle finger.  Takes a bit of practice, but it's
really easy, especially what's expected of one in this song.

E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-------8---7-------7----5-------5----7-------7---|
G|-----9-----------7------------5------------7-------|
D|---9---9--9----7---7---7----5---5---5----7---7---7-|
A|-7-----------5------------3------------5-----------|
e|---------------------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------------|
B|-8-------8---7-------7----5-------5----7-5-4-5--|
G|-----9-----------7------------5-----------------|
D|---9---9--9----7---7---7----5---5---5-----------|
A|-7-----------5------------3------------5-3-2-5--|
e|------------------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-0h1--------1---3-------3-----------------------------------|
G|--------2-----------2-------------0---------------0---------|
D|------2---2---2-0-0---0---0-----2---2-----------2---2-------|
A|-0----------------------------2-------2---2---2-------2---2-|
e|----------------------------0-----------0---0-----------0---|

E|-----------------------------------------------------(12)---|
B|-1-------1---3-------3-----------0-0---------0-----0-(12)---|
G|-----2-----------2-------------0-----0---------0------------|
D|---2---2---2-0-0---0---0-----2---------2---2-----2----------|
A|-0-------------------------2-------------2------------------|
e|-------------------------0----------------------------------|

where (12) is obviously the 12th fret harmonic...

Main Riff/Verse 2:
Guitar 1

E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2---2-2-----2--------------------2---2-2-----2---------------|
A|-2---2-2-----2--3p2p0-2p0-2h3p2p0-2---2-2-----2--3p2p0-2------|
d|-2---2-2-5p2 2--------------------2---2-2-5p2-2---------------|

E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2---2-2-----2------------------------5p3p2-3p2p0-2p0-2h3p2p0-|
A|-2---2-2-----2--3p2p0-2p0-2h3p2p0---3-------------------------|
d|-2---2-2-5p2 2--------------------3---------------------------|

play 5 times and go to ending.

Ending
Guitar 1:

E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-------5-4--8-7--11-10---------5-4--8-7--11-10-|
D|-0---0-5-4--8-7--11-10---0---0-5-4--8-7--11-10-|
A|-0---0-3-2--6-5--9--8----0---0-3-2--6-5--9--8--|
d|-0---0-------------------0---0-----------------|

E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------5-4------------------------------------5-4---------------------------|
D|-0-0---0-5-4--0--0------------------------0---0-5-4--0-0----------------------|
A|-0-0---0-3-2--0--0------2h3p2p0-2p0-------0---0-3-2--0-0------2h3p2p0-2p0-----|
d|-0-0---0------0--0--0h3-------------3p2p0-0---0------0-0--0h3-------------3p2-|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3--2---0-0-0-0-0-0-2--3---0-0-0-0-0-0-----1-0-4-3-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3--2---0-0-0-0-0-0-2--3---0-0-0-0-0-0-3-2---------|
d|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3--2---0-0-0-0-0-0-2--3---0-0-0-0-0-0-------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3--2---0-0-0-0-0-0-2--3---0-0-0-0-0-0-----1-0-4-3-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3--2---0-0-0-0-0-0-2--3---0-0-0-0-0-0-3-2---------|
d|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3--2---0-0-0-0-0-0-2--3---0-0-0-0-0-0-------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------0---------------------------0-|
A|-----3p0-2p0-------------0-------0h2p0---------------0-|
d|-0h3---------3p0-2h3p2p0-0---2h3-------3p2p0-2h3p2p0-0-|

E|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------0---------------------------0-|
A|-----3p0-2p0-------------0-------0h2p0---------------0-|
d|-0h3---------3p0-2h3p2p0-0---2h3-------3p2p0-2h3p2p0-0-|

Jesus!  It's not that hard people, there's just 2 guitars in it....

Any transcription errors are gonna stay there cos I don't feel like
registering an account.
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fretman5000 wrote on April 16 2008, 10:18 pm

This tab is top notch. *****stars I learned this whole tab in ten minutes it was so easy.

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[ LiAm ] wrote on April 17 2008, 05:22 am

the first half is in normal tuning and they recorded it on different guitars, but this is good for one guitar nice job

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