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American Gothic Tab

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This is mostly the rhythm guitar parts as that is what I play in the band I'm in. You 
should be able to work out the lead parts from the breakdown that I have Tabbed. Anyway enjoy.

Drop D Tuning


E ---------------------------------------------|
B ---------------------------------------------|
G ---------------------------------------------|
D -----------------------------------x-x-x-x---|
A -------------------- --------------x-x-x-x---|
D ----5-/-0-----5--/-0---5-/-0- -----x-x-x-x---| x4

/= Pull Off
X= Mute


E -----------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------------|
G --3-----3-----3---3---3---3----2-----2---2-----2---2-|
D --0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 0-0-0 0----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
A -----------------------------------------------------|
D -----------------------------------------------------|

WARNING!! The rhythm is not tabbed correctly but you get the basic idea all you do now 
is use your ears to figure out the rhythm.

Note: Also the open D string when played is palm muted!

Chorus Part 1:

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

            "Black star white light"

Part 2:

E ---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B ---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G ---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----|
A -1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----|
D -1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----|

I haven't worked out what the little lead thing that he plays after the chorus.


E -----------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------|
G -----------------------------------------------|
D -----------------------------------------------|
A -----------------------------------------------|  x4
D --5-/-0---5-/-0----5-/-0-----------------------|

              "Black Star White Light"

Breakdown Part 2:

Played with a phaser

E -----------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------|
G -------8-~---7-~--8-~--7-~---10--8--7----------|
D ---------------------------------------7-------|
A -----------------------------------------------|  x4
D -----------------------------------------------|

~= Vibrato

That's all there pretty much is to know you can work out the rest from what I have 
tabbed here already.
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Penance17 wrote on May 8 2015, 11:24 am

LIES!! I can't figure out anything besides what you have here. It'd be seriously helpful if you actually had ANYTHING else that's in the song and if you could show the rhythm and where the measures start and end. You're making it seem like you know what you're doing but you're actually just leaving it up to the tab reader to use their intuition to try figuring out what they're supposed to play. This is supposed to make it easier, not cut off the reader's connection to the song they're trying to learn.

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Penance17 wrote on May 8 2015, 11:27 am

Lack of formatting. Lack of accuracy. Tab incomplete. It should be in order, showing each verse and chorus with completion and not just be left for the reader to try to decipher on their own

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wickershamdef wrote on December 27 2015, 06:27 pm

Not very complete, but good to go off of. You can get the general idea of most of the songs

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