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Frances The Mute tab

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This is the guitar tab for Frances the Mute by The Mars Volta
Please e-mail me for comments at ggaltney@yahoo.com

Okay, well i finally got the time to update my tab, and between the time i tabbed this 
now, i was looking at other tabs for this song and found my intro to be incorrect, so i 
props to whoever tabbed it correctly.

Enjoy!

Intro/Chorus                         x2
e|--15-------15-------12-------12------|--12-------10-------12-------10-|
b|-----12-------12-------12-------12---|-----10-------10-------10-------|
g|--------15-------15-------15-------15|--------12-------12-------12----|
d|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
                                                                       x2
e|------12-------10-------11-------11------|-7-----7-----5-----5--------|
b|10-------10-------10-------12-------12---|---5-----5-----5-----5------|
g|---12-------12-------12-------12-------12|-----7-----7-----7-----7----|
d|-----------------------------------------|----------------------------|
a|-----------------------------------------|----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|----------------------------|
                                               Main riff
e|-------------------------------------------|-1515--15--15-1515--15--15|
b|-12----12----12----12----12----12----12----|-1717--17--17-1717--17--17|
g|----15----15----15----15----15----15-------|-1616--16--16-1616--16--16|
d|----------------------------------------14~|--------------------------|
a|-------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
          x8 and then add...   /w main riff                           x4
e|-1515--15--15-151515151515|-19~------22-19~--------19~---17-15-14(\)--|
b|-1717--17--17-171717171717|-------20----------------------------------|
g|-1616--16--16-161616161616|-------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
a|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

Intro/Chorus x2
  Solo
e|--10h12^(1)-----------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------12--------------------------------------------------|
g|---------------15----15-12-11--14p12p11\9h11p9-11h12p11p9-11h12p11p9--|
d|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-11h12p11p9-11h12p11p9-11h12/14-12--11-9-12-11-7h9/11p9-----7h9h12p9p7|
d|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                      sqeal        *  *  *  *
e|------------------------------------------------14-15-17-15-14\12/14--|
b|-----------------------------------15^(1)-15-12-----------------------|
g|h9h12p9p7h9h12p9p7h9h12p9p7h9p7---------------------------------------|
d|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 Do this part when you end on the 14th fret in the measure above
e|-14p12-13p11-12p10(do this 'til you get to about the 5th fret then...)|
b|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-/7-6-2-5p3h5---------------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
  (continued) *        *  *
e|-----14-15-14/17-15-14-10-12-(12)/14h15h17p15p14h15h17p15p14h15h17p15-|
b|-/12------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|p14h15h17p15p14h15h17p15p14h15h17p15p14h15h17p15p14-12~---------------|
b|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Outro-you can either play it the way it is tabbed here, or you can tune your guitar to 
D, and play power chords(bar the chords)

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|------------------------------------------------11-12-11-12-7-9-------|
d|--------------------------------------12--10-10--x--x--x--x-x-x-------|
a|--------------------------------------12--10-10--9-10--9-10-5-7-------|
E|-0--0-2-3-5-3-2-3--2-2--0-2-3-2-0-2-3-10--8--8-------------------7-5-7|
                                         end
e|--------------------------------------|---|
b|---------------------12-10-7--7-8-7---|---|
g|------------------------------------7-|---|
d|----------12-12-14-14-9--7-4--4-5-4---|-2-|
a|----------12-12-14-14---------------5-|-2-|
E|-14-15-14-10-10-12-12-----------------|-0-|

the song fades out with sarcophagi, which ive recently tabbed.

/-slide up
\-slide down
h-hammer-on
p-pull-off
^(# of steps)-bend
*-artificial harmonic

            
            
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