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Vicarious Atonement Tab

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                             Vicarious Atonement - The Mars Volta
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Tabbed by:The Baphomet


Tuning:EADGBE

This is my first tab, and before you see look at it you should know that, this is not 
whole song. I left out a few scales and the guitaring in the background. The scales are 
to figure out however, and the background guitar I am still trying to figure out. (With the effects and all)

I tabbed this out for 3 guitars. Guitar 2's part however, is short.

00:27
Distortion, maybe a bit of delay
Guitar 1:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----11-------------------------------------11------------------------------|
G|-------12-10b-----8---------------------------12-10b-----8-----------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------8-10---10b---------------------8-10---10b----8---------8------|
D|-----8h10---------------------------8h10---------------------1010----------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----11--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------121012108---------------------8--10-10b-----------------------------|
D|-----------------10----8h10b-----------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|The above 
12's and 10's.

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----11----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------121012108-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------10-------8--------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------10---------8------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
1:18
Guitar 2 w/cool effect:              Guitar 1 and 3 play this right after:
e|------------88----------------------------------------151315--|
B|---------66---------------------------------------------------|
G|-----77-------------------------------------------------------|
D|--66----------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|Fifteens and thirteens.

Guitar 2: plays the same riff, but I think a bit lower on the fret board.
Guitar 1 and 3:
e|--1311133-----11911-----10810----------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|13, 11, and 10's here.

Solo: I don't know the solo up until 2:00
Guitar 1 and 3:
e|-----15b------------13b---------12b------10b-------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----20------------19------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------1918----------1817--------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Repeat 
riffs as many times as needed.

2:11
Only Guitar 1 now:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------[---1012]-------13b---11---------11----------------------|           
               x6
G|-----5h7p5---5---/[11-----]--------------------12------10------8-----------|
D|----------757--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------8------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------10p8-----8-10--10---------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------10--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
2:27 "Don't you pretend...... That I'm not alive....."
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------8--------------------------8---------------------------------|
G|----8-----10---10p8--------------8----10--10b------------------------------|
D|--------------------10------10---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|I put in 
lyrics because the guitar harmonizes with the vocals. These 3 riffs are basically 
untill:

       "Where is your face?"
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------8-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|------8-----10------10-8---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Use this 
the above riffs until 3:56
3:56:
Guitar 1:
e|---7h9p7---6h8p6---5h7p5---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

4:49 Interlude:
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---15----------13----------131415---------13-------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Really, 
guitar 2 is playing, and most of it sounds very easy. I'll figure it out later. But this 
what the piano is playing.

The rest just sounds like improvisation, so I won't bother tabbing it.


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