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-----------------------The Whip Hand - The Mars Volta-----------------------|

Tabbed by: Jason Paszek
E-mail: JWPaszek85@gmail.com

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

(Though Omar likely just tunes a whole step down judging from the timber and tone of his 
strings.  Playing in standard tuning however is fine.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Intro is a synth playing a Bm arrpeggio.



e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------8---7-------------5---3--(4)*--------------------------------------|
E|7-7b(8)--------5--6b1/2s---------------------------------------------------|

* the c# drop off is only played the second time to transition into the verse


Verse

e|------------------------------------0--------------------------------------|
B|-----------------7---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------10--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------9---------------------------------------------------------|
A|--2--------------9------2--0-0-0-0-----------------------------------------|
E|----2-2-2-2----------------------------------------------------------------|


e|--------------------------------------0------------------------------------|
B|-----------------7--------------------7------------------------------------|
G|-----------------10-------------------9------------------------------------|
D|-----------------9---------------------------------------------------------|
A|--2--------------9------2--0-0-0-0-----------------------------------------|
E|----2-2-2-2----------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-------------------------------------------0-------------------------------|
B|-------------------7----------------------10-------------------------------|
G|-------------------10----------------------9-------------------------------|
D|-------------------9----------------------10-------------------------------|
A|----2--------------9------2--0-0-0-0---------------------------------------|
E|0h2----2-2-2-2-------------------------------------------------------------|

                                               Swift Strum
e|--------------------------------------0------------------------------------|
B|-----------------7--------------------10-----10101010----------------------|
G|-----------------10-------------------9-------9-9-9-9----------------------|
D|-----------------9--------------------10-----10101010----------------------|
A|--2-2-2----------9------2--0-0-0-0-----------------------------------------|
E|--------2-2----------------------------------------------------------------|

 Interlude

   B        F#       B         A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--7--------8-------5---------7---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus Break down

    C~~~~~~~                    C~~~~~~~

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--7-7-7------7-8-6-------3h6h7 7 7------6----5b(1/2)-5--6-4-3----3h6-------|
E|--------8-8------------------------8-8----7------------7-------------------|



*Synth holds down a high C note during Chor/break



Repeat verse




Bridge


   B   F#                     B  A
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------6-6-6-6-5-5--------------3-3-1-1-1-1------------------------|
G|--4-4-4-4-4-4---------------2-2-2-2-2-2------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Interlude

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--7--------8-------5---------7---------------------------------------------|
G|--x--------x-------x---------x---------------------------------------------|
D|--4--------5-------2---------4---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|




Repeat Chorus Breakdown



Break (heavy pedal use, likely wah or pitch bender and delay, difficult to make out)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--4b(5)---4b(5)---4b(5)----4b(5)---4b(5)-----------------------------------|
G|------- 5-------5-------5--------5-----------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|



************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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