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The Metal                                                                       
Tenacious D

***This was transcribed note for note using the guitarrings videos on youtube with Kyle 
Gass and John Konesky.  Enjoy.


Main Riff/Verse 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--------------------|-3-----5p3s2-3p2p0-2p0-2h3p2p0-|
A|-2---2-2-----2--3p2p0-2p0-2h3p2p0-|-3---3-------------------------|
D|-2---2-2-5p2-2--------------------|-3-3---------------------------|

Play the main riff 5 times and go to the breakdown



Breakdown
E|---------------------|---------------------|  |--------------|---------------|-----|
B|---------------------|---------------------|  |--------------|---------------|-----|
G|---------------------|---------------------|  |--9-7-9-7-9-10|-9-7-9-7-12-11-|10---|
D|-2---2-2-5p2-2-2--x--|--2---2-2-5p2-2-2--x-|  |--9-7-9-7-9-10|-9-7-9-7-12-11-|10---|
A|-2---2-2-5p2-2-2--x--|--2---2-2-5p2-2-2--x-|  |--7-5-7-5-7-8-|-7-5-7-5-10-9--|8----|
D|-2---2-2-5p2-2-2--x--|--2---2-2-5p2-2-2--x-|  |--------------|---------------|-----|


E|-0-----------0-----|0-----------0-----|0-----------|
B|-12h13p12p10-12p10-|12h13p12p10-12p10-|12h13p12----|
G|-------------------|------------------|------------| X 2
D|-------------------|------------------|------------|
A|-------------------|------------------|------------|
D|-------------------|------------------|------------|


E|-------------|---------------|----|  |-0-----------0-----|0-----------0-----|0-----------|
B|-------------|---------------|----|  |-12h13p12p10-12p10-|12h13p12p10-12p10-|12h13p12----|
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---|  |-------------------|------------------|------------|
D|-------------|---------------|----|  |-------------------|------------------|------------|



Bridge
E|----------0-|-----------0-|-----------0-|------------0-|
B|-8-------8--|-7-------7---|-5-------5---|--7-------7---|
G|-----0------|-----0-------|-----0-------|------0-------|
D|---9--------|---7---------|---5---------|----7---------|
A|-7-----7----|-5-----5-----|-3-----3-----|--5-----5-----|
D|------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|



E|----------0-|-----------0-|-----------0-|-----------|
B|-8-------8--|-7-------7---|-5-------5---|-----------|
G|-----0------|-----0-------|-----0-------|-----------|
D|---9--------|---7---------|---5---------|--7-5-4-5--|
A|-7-----7----|-5-----5-----|-3-----3-----|--5-3-2-3--|
D|------------|-------------|-------------|-----------|
[ Ta
E|------------0---|-----------0---|----------------------------------|
B|-0h1----------1-|-0h3---------3-|-----------------0-----------0----|
G|--------0-------|-------0-------|-----------0---0-------0---0------|
D|------2---------|-----4---------|-----2---2---2-------2---2--------|
A|-0--------0-----|-2-------0-----|---2---2-----------2--------------|
D|----------------|---------------|-2--------------------------------|

E|------------0---|-----------0---|----------------------------<12>---|
B|-0h1----------1-|-0h3---------3-|-----------------0-------<12>------|
G|--------0-------|-------0-------|-----------0---0------<12>---------|
D|------2---------|-----4---------|-----2---2---2---------------------|
A|-0--------0-----|-2-------0-----|---2---2---------------------------|
D|----------------|---------------|-2---------------------------------|


Main Riff/Verse 2:
Repeat Main Riff 5 times and go to ending.

Ending
E|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|-0-0--0-----------------0-0--0----------------|
A|-0-0--0-3-2--6-5--9-8---0-0--0-3-2--6-5--9-8--|
D|-0-0--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--2h3-|------------3p2p|0-0---0------0-0--2h3-|------------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-------------| X 2
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3--2---0-0-0-0-0-0-2--3---0-0-0-0-0-0-3-2-6-5-9-8-|
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-| X 2
A|-2p0-3p0-2p0-------------0-------0h2p0---------------0-|
D|-------------3p0-2h3p2p0-0---2h3-------3p2p0-2h3p2p0-0-|

            
            
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look!mexico! 31 May 11, 2013 11:01 AM

finally someone did it! ive been looking but nobody has used guitarings to tab it out . i just needed the little clean chorus . i tabbed it out myself cause i didnt think anyone had the correct way to play it . good job!!

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td2243 51 May 18, 2013 08:11 AM

Thanks a ton! I had to teach this to a student and NONE of the 8 tabs were correct, so I did it myself.

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td2243 51 May 18, 2013 08:13 AM

Thanks for the feedback. I needed this song to teach a student, but none of the 8 others were correct. So, I did it myself. :)

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