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Desperate Graves Tab

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                             DESPERATE GRAVES - The Mars Volta
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Tabbed by: Steve Dubuque
Email: sdubuque_vp@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)

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PLEASE NOTE
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This tab is not 100% complete. And while close, it's not 100% accurate either.
Some idiot gave me 2 stars on a tab I made for Luciforms because it wasn't 100% complete.
With that tab, as well as this one, I am merely providing a starting point (and a solid 
at that)
for whoever wants to use it.

Here's a link to a video of me playing this tab.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WuHjjNflqI


0:00

e|----------------------------------------------10-------10h12p10------------|
B|-13--------13--------13--------12----------------10-------------10----12---|
G|----14--------14--------14---------12------10------------------------------|
D|-------13--------13--------13-----------12----------12-------------(12)----|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------0-----------------10---(0)---------0-----0--------------------------|
B|---------------13-------------(0)-----------5-----5---4p0------------------|
G|----10---10-------10---------------0----------0-----0-----0----------------|
D|-12---------12-------(12)----------7--(7)----------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--1~---1-----1-----0---------8~--6-------6-------6-------------------------|
G|--2~-----2-----2-----0-------0~----0-------0-------0-----------------------|
D|--1~-------1-----1----(0)----7~------(7)-----(7)-----(7)-------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------0---------------|
B|--6~-------5--3--1------0-----0-----0---------0-----------0----------------|
G|--0~--9--5-5--4--2--------2-----2-----2---------5(p0)----1-----------------|
D|--7~-----------------1~-----1-----1-----0---------------0------------------|
A|--8~---------------------------------------/6----------2-------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

0:26

e|-------------0-------------0--------------0---------------0----------------|
B|------0------0------0------0-------0------0----------0----0----------------|
G|--------5----5--------5----5---------5----5--------7------7----------------|
D|----7-----7--7----7-----7--7-----0-----0--0------0-----0--x----------------|
A|--0----------0--8----------8---5----------5----7----------7----------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-------------0-------------0--------------0---------------0----------------|
B|------0------0------0------0-------0------0----------0----0----------------|
G|--------5----5--------5----5---------5----5--------7------7----------------|
D|----7-----7--7----0-----0--0-----7-----7--7------0-----0--x----------------|
A|--0----------0--5----------5---8----------8----7----------7----------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


0:48

e|----8--7--8--5--7----------------8--7--8--8/10--\7--7----------------------|
B|-------------------5-------5-----------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--7-8-7--8---5--7----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------5-------5--(0)/8--10---12-------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


1:09    *NOT EXACT*
God bless the person who can figure out the exact chords Omar is playing.

e|--------------------------------0-0--0-0-----------------------------------|
B|--------------0----0--6-6--6-6--0-0--0-0-----------------------------------|
G|-------7-7--5-5--5-5--7-7--7-7--1-1--1-1-----------------------------------|
D|--7-7--6-6--6-6--6-6--6-6--6-6--0-0--0-0-----------------------------------|
A|--7-7--8-8--5-5--5-5------------2-2--2-2-----------------------------------|
E|--5-5----------------------------------------------------------------------|

2:59    *NOT EXACT*
These are the "chords" during the breakdown. (When I turn the dial...)
Omar plays some lead with either heavy phase or wah.


Am   C   Dm   F   E (Repeat)

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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stariv wrote on September 19 2009, 08:26 pm

i think the chords at 1:09 are the A power chord twice then two F power chords then E flat. then G sharp and A. then the second time played it descends the A minor scale after the E flat chord

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f20k wrote on October 14 2009, 06:30 pm

e|--------------------------------0-0--0-0-------------
B|--------------0----0--6-6--6-6--0-0--0-0-------------
G|-------7-7--5-5--5-5--7-7--7-7--1-1--1-1-------------
D|--7-7--6-6--6-6--6-6--6-6--6-6--0-0--0-0-------------
A|--7-7--8-8--5-5--5-5------------2-2--2-2-------------
E|--5-5------------------------------------------------

sounds better like

e|--------------------------------0-0--0-0-----------------------
B|----------------------6-6--6-6--0-0--0-0-----------------------
G|--5-5--5-5--8-8--8-8--7-7--7-7--1-1--1-1--5-5--5-5--8-8--8-8---
D|--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7--6-6--6-6--0-0--0-0--7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7---
A|--0-0--8-8--6-6--6-6------------2-2--2-2--0-0--8-8--6-6--6-6---
E|--------------------------------0-0--0-0-----------------------

e|--------------------------
B|--6-6--6-6----------------
G|--7-7--7-7----------------
D|--6-6--6-6----------------
A|------------8-7-5---------
E|------------------8-7-5---

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guywithguitar wrote on November 11 2009, 05:50 am

More like this I think:
e|------------------------------------0-0--0-0-------------
B|-----------------------0--0---0--0--3-3--3-3-------------
G|--5-5--7-7--5-5--5-5--10-10--10-10--1-1--1-1-------------
D|--7-7--0-0--0-0--0-0---0--0---0--0--0-0--0-0-------------
A|--7-7--8-8--6-6--5-5--11-11--11-11--2-2--2-2-------------
E|--5-5----------------------------------------------------

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