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                             Tetragrammaton - The Mars Volta
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: nibbleschew
Email:Andrew@selectsound.com OR fuzzycheese100@yahoo.com

Tuning: Standard

This  16:43 long song on this tab has been divided into 4 Parts To make it easier for
to find where you are. I added names of things I thought of when I listened and played
the section of the song.  Within this song is some of the best, and craziest stuff.
tab took me a long time to do, so make the best of it! OH and the accuracy of when the 
occur, because I must've got the leaked version. Good Luck and Enjoy.

*** Not Everything is Perfect, there are mistakes in here, however these are just
to give you a good idea of how the song goes.***

PART 1- Getting to Know You- 0:00-5:58-----------------|
PART 2- The Calm Before the Storm(Cooldown)- 5:58-7:54-|
PART 3- Cooldown Erupts- 7:54-11:52--------------------|
PART 4- Point of No Return- 11:52-16:43----------------|

=======================================================
PART 1- Getting to Know You- 0:00-5:58
========================================================

Intro: @ 0:00 Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----4-6-4---6-7-6------------------3-4-3---4-5-4--1-2-1---6-7-6---|
D|--------------------8-9-8---7-8-7----------------------------------|
A|---2-------4------------------------------2--------------4---------|
E|-------------------6------5-------4---------------1----------------|

Then Guitar 2 Comes in @ 00:17
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------8----8-------------8-9-11-12-11-9-8-9-11-12---|
A|-------7-9-10---10---10-9-7-9-10----------------------------|
E|7-9-10------------------------------------------------------|


e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|11-9-8----8-------------------8-9-11-9-8----8-9-11-12-11-9-|
A|-------10---10-9-7----7-9-10--------------10---------------|
E|-------------------10--------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------14--12--------12---|
B|--14-15-17-15-14-15-14-12-11-----14-15-17-15-14-15-14-15--14---------15--14---11|
G|----------------------------12-11-----------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

 Verse  @ 1:12 (1st time w/ vibrato)
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|------7-8-7------10-8-7-----7-8-7-----10-8-7-----------|
G|----7------7---7--------7--7------7--7-------7---------|
D|---9---------9------------9---------9----------9-------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------|---------------|---------------|------------|---------------|
B|------5--7|-------0--5-3-0-|--------------|-------------|---------------|
G|---4-------|----3----------|--------6-4-0-|------6-4-0--|-----6-4-0-----|
D|-5--5------|--4------------|----5---------|---4---------|--4------------|
A|-----------|---------------|---7--7-------|--5--5-------|-4--4----------|
E|-----------|---------------|--------------|-------------|---------------|
   x4 x4 x2 x2-x2

e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|--------------4-------------|
D|-----4------5---4-----------|
A|---4---4--7-------4---------|
E|---------------------5-6----|

Chorus 1 @ 2:20                               1st Ending         2nd Ending
e|-----------------------------|---------------|--------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|---------------|--------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|---------------|--------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|-0--2--4--2--0-|--0-2-4-0-2-4-0-----------------------|
A|--5p4p2p0-2-2---5p4p2p0-2-2|---------------|----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|---------------|--------------------------------------|

Verse @ 2:57 Again with Guitar Solo:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--12--------12h14---17---------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------12--------14---11---------12-------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------14--------12---11----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-------------11-12-14-----|
D|---11-12-14---------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

Chorus 1@ 4:08: Then... @ 4:41 Played Backwards with...
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------7-7-8--8---------------------------------|
E|--7--7-7-7-----------9--9------10-10-10--5-5-5/-----| x2

Weird Effects @ 4:54
e|-----------------------|------------------------------|
B|-----------------------|------------------------------|
G|--9-----7-9-10-9-7----|--9-7-11---7-9-10--------------|
D|---------------------9-|------------------11----------|
A|-----------------------|------------------------------|
E|-----------------------|------------------------------|

 @5:04...
e|-----------------------12-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-15-14-12-11-12-14-15----11-12-14---------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
@5:08
e|----------12---12-13-12----------|----------------------------------------------|
B|-12-14-15---15----------15-14-12|--11-12-14-15-14-12------11--------------------|
G|---------------------------------|---------------------12----11-----------------|
D|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
@ 5:45
e|-------14--------12------------------------------------------------------|
B|-15---------14-------12---11----14---------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

=========================================================
PART 2-The Calm before the Storm(Cooldown)  5:58-7:54
=========================================================

Altered Verse@5:58
(This part I tried to figure out as best I could but it doesnt sound 100% correct)
e|---------------------------------|-----------7---10--|
B|-----7-10---8-7--------8--------|-----7-8-7----------|
G|----7-------------7--9---6-7----|----7---------------|
D|---9--------------------------8-|---9----------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------|
         1st ending
e|-------------------------|
B|--------7-------------3--|
G|-----4----4---------3----|
D|---5-------------4-------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|
         2nd ending     & 3rd ending
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|------6--------4-------4---------|
D|----5---5----4---4---4---4-------|
A|--7--------5--------4------4-----|
E|---------------------------------|

 @6:25
e|-------------------------------------------|------------------------------|
B|----7-------5------4----------------------|-------------------------------|
G|---7------4-------3-------4---------------|-------------------------------|
D|--9------5-------4-------5----------------|-------------------------------|
A|------------------------7-----------------|-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------2------3-|------5------1------3----------|

============================================================
PART 3- Cooldown Erupts 7:54-11:52   (From here on out it gets complicated, fast and hard)
============================================================
Guitar Solo @ 7:55 ------------------------------------------|This solo is NOT correct,
just use the scale involved and to try imatate Omar, but I tried to tab it as best I
but my patience is limited to how accurate this is.
HINT: Tremolo Pick!!!!! (it should sound close)
e|-7--10p9p7-10p9p7-10p9p7-10p9p7-10---10b-------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------10--7h8p7------|
G|------------------------------------------------------7----|
D|--------------------------------------------------------9--|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------10b-----10p9p7-10p9p7-10p9p7-10p9p7-10---10b------|
B|--7h10p8p7-10p8p7-10p8p710b-------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------9-------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Play around with stuff like that for a while until you get the feel for the solo. Its long
and complicated.
Leadoff @ 8:20
e|----------------------------|
B|------0---------------------|
G|----3-----------------------|
D|--4-------------------------|
A|---------4------------------|
E|------------5--6------------|

Verse 2/Chorus 2 @ 8:22
e|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
G|--------11-----------------------11-10-|-------11---------------------------------|
D|--9---9----9-12-11-9-11-11-9-11-9------|-9---9----9-12-11-9-11-11-9-11-9-11-12-11-|
A|----9----------------------------------|---9--------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

@ 9:13
e|------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
G|--9-------11-9----------|------------9-------------------------------|
D|----11-12------12-11-9--|----12-9-11---12-11-9-8---7--7--------------|
A|------------------------|--------------------------7--7--------------|
E|------------------------|--------------------------5--5--------------|

Then go back to play verse 2 with an octave effect.

When Verse 2 is being played, the saxophone does this.
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|--11-----7-----9------------7--------------------|
D|---------------------11-----------9------11------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
@ 11;10 Just mess around with the verse 1 from PART 1.
==========================================================
PART 4: Point of No Return 11:52-16:43
==========================================================

@12:02
e|-------------------------12---------------------------------------|
B|--12---14h15p14---14-15-----15-14-12----11h12p11-14---------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----11-12-------------------------------------------|
D|-14--------14-----11-12-14-12-11-12-11h12p11--------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
It Just basically repeats things like that above for a couple minutes.

@14:10
e|--12--14------12--------------------------------------------|
B|----------12------------14h15p14--12------------------------|
G|-------------------14---------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2/Chorus 2 @ 14:24
e|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
G|--------11-----------------------11-10-|-------11---------------------------------|
D|--9---9----9-12-11-9-11-11-9-11-9------|-9---9----9-12-11-9-11-11-9-11-9-11-12-11-|
A|----9----------------------------------|---9--------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

Then @ 14:47
e|------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------|------------------------------------------|
G|--9-------11-9----------|------------9-----------------------------|
D|----11-12------12-11-9--|----12-9-11---12-11-9-8---7--7------------|
A|------------------------|--------------------------7--7------------|
E|------------------------|--------------------------5--5------------|


Outro @ 15:11 is the same as the Intro, with some soloing. If you do some unison bending
related to the key of B minor, you should be good
**remember these times are placed for the leaked version, I was unaware of this, but yea 
should be able to work with it**


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

Tabbed by: nibbleschew
Email:Andrew@selectsound.com OR fuzzycheese100@yahoo.com
PLEASE RATE MY TAB and COMMENT I know its not perfect, But I want to see how I did. Thanks.

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Dystiller 10 Sep 19, 2006 06:53 AM

a lot of mistakes man, some good parts though,

check out thecomatorium.com/board for some amputechture tabs put together by some of the most hardcore fans

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sardonicgoat 35 Sep 19, 2006 08:45 PM

there are some mistakes but it sounds good, but so far the mistakes i found are in opening part for guitar two. you play it as this

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------8----8-9-8----8---------------------------|
A|---------7-9-10---10-------10---10-9-7-9-7----------------|
E|--7-9-10------------------------------------10-9----------|

but it should be this

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------8----8-------------8-9-11-12-11-9-8-9-11-12-|
A|---------7-9-10---10---10-9-7-9-10--------------------------|
E|--7-9-10----------------------------------------------------|

that's as far as i got. i'm new at tabbing. your tab helped me hear where to start and then i just went from there. i hope this helps from one tabber to another. i hope i can pick out the rest soon.

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sardonicgoat 35 Sep 19, 2006 09:50 PM

here's another mistake i found(don't mean as an insult just trying to help). it's right after the part i just showed. you play like this

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------8----8-9-8----8-9-11-12-11-12-11-9---------|
A|--------7-9-10---10-------10------------------------------|
E|--7-9-10--------------------------------------------------|

it should be this

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|11-9-8----8----------------------8-9-11-9-8----8-9-11-12-11-9-|
A|-------10---10-9-7-9-7----7-9-10------------10----------------|
E|-----------------------10-------------------------------------|

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