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Vicarious Atonement Tab

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Contributor
Song: Vicarious Atonement
Artist: The Mars Volta
Album: Amputechture
Tabbed by: Nathan Zwiener
Email: andre3000rox@msn.com
Thanks to: The Baphomet (previous tabber)

Gtr 1 (E A D G B E) - Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez
Gtr 2 (E A D G B E) - Either John Fruciante or Paul Hinojos
Key of G Minor. (B flat, E Flat, F Natural, C Natural)

  LEGEND
x    Mute
/    Slide Up
\    Slide Down
h    Hammer on
p    Pull off
b    Bend
r    Return bend
(8)  Ghost note (quiet/optional)
~    Vibrato / Let ring

NOTE: I believe that this tab is 100% correct, except at a few hairy
spots in the solo. I did the best I could to tab the improvisation.
Sorry if any of it sounds incorrect. Thanks for playing and give me feedback!

Strange Effects (~0:13)
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|-8b9r8b9r8b9r8~---11b12r11b12r11~---11b12r11b12r11~-|
|----------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 1 (0:27)
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-11-----------------------11------------------------------------------------|
|----12-10b11r10--(p8)--------12-10b11r10(b11r10)--8-----------8-10-b11r10~--|
|---------------------------------------------------------8h10---------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Cont. (0:50)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------11----------------------------------|
|---------8-10b11r10--8-----8-----------12p10-12p10p8-10p8h10-------------|
|----8h10---------------10------------------------------------10--8-10----|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(0:58)
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------11------------------------------------|
|-------10-b11r10--(delay)~~---------12\10p8-----------------------------|
|-8h10---------------------------------------10p8h10---------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------10p8h10-------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------11-10---8--|

(1:18) Gtr I
|-------------15p1315~----------13p11h13--11p10h11--10p8h10~--|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|      Gtr II
|-------------3-3~------------------1-1~---------------0-0~---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------5-5-------------------3-3----------------2-2--------|
|-----5-5-----------x\------3-3----------------2-2------------|
|-3-3-------------------1-1----------------0-0----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|

(1:33) Gtr 1   (this solo may be incorrect - hard to tab)
|-10p8----------8-10--11p10-8---------------------------------------------|
|-----8-----8h10--------------11p8----11p8-------11p8------9p8-(delay)~~--|
|------8h10--------------------------------8h10---------10----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Cont. (1:40)
|--------------------------------------------------------13-15-----|
|--------------------------------13h15h16-16p15p13-15-16-------15~-|
|-8----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---10p8-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-------10p8-------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------11p8h11-11b12r11--8------------------------------------|

(1:49)
|----------------------13--15-----------8--8----------------------------------|
|-13-15-13-15-16-15-13---------15~-------11-11p10p8-11--------11--------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------10p8h10---10p8----------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------10p8-10\-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(2:00)
|-15b16r15-13b14r13-11b12r11-10~--20--------20------(repeat)-18-----------------18\-|
|-----------------------------------20p18h20--20p18------------18p16h18-(repeat)----|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(2:11)
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------8-----8-----8-----11b12r11-10b11r10-8~------------------------|
|--------------------8h10--8h10--8h10--8h10------------------------8----------8-10--8~-|
|-10p8---------------------------------------------------------------10-8--10----------|
|-----10p8-------8---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------11p8h11----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Harmonize with vocals (2:27)
  Don't you pretent   That I'm not alive  ...  Where is your face?
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------8-----------------------8-----------------------8-----------|
|--8-10---10p8-------------8-10---10-------------8--10-----10--p8---|
|--------------10-------10------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr I (3:56)
|----8h10p8----6h8p6----4h6p4----\1--/4----|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|

(4:02) Gtr I - Hard to hear. Mess with these notes.
|-----15-----13----------------------------------|
|------------------16----15----13----11----10----|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|
|      Gtr I - Repeat this over and over.
|-------------3-3~------------------1-1~---------------0-0~---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------5-5-------------------3-3----------------2-2--------|
|-----5-5-----------x\------3-3----------------2-2------------|
|-3-3-------------------1-1----------------0-0----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|

(4:49) This probably isn't right. TMV isn't known for power chording.
|------------------------------|------------|
|------------------------------|------------|
|------------------------------|------------|
|-----7-----7\6\5------5/7-----|------------|
|-----5-----5\4\3------3/5-----|-----11~----|
|------------------------------|-----8~-----|
                                   dimin.

(5:24) Gtr II - Quietly (chords optional, bass line parenthesized)
|--7---------11--------------2----5----6----8----|
|--6---------12--------------3----6----7----9----|
|--5---------13--------------4----7----8----10---|
|----------------(3)--(/5)-----------------------|
|-(3)---(5)-(6)-------------(5)------------------|
|--------------------------------(5)--(6)--(8)---|

"Don't let these hands"
(5:37) Gtr I
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|---7b8r7b8r7~--(repeat-as-saxophone plays)------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|
|       Gtr II
|--7---------11--------------2----5----6----8----|
|--6---------12--------------3----6----7----9----|
|--5---------13--------------4----7----8----10---|
|----------------(3)--(5)------------------------|
|-(3)---(5)-(6)-------------(5)------------------|
|--------------------------------(5)--(6)--(8)---|

BAM! Tetragrammaton before you know it. Thanks for playing!

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Gibson_Rocker13 wrote on July 8 2007, 10:13 am

looks good man, keep up the work!

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Equivalence wrote on August 31 2011, 06:04 am

Cheers, I'll definitely be using this to learn the entire thing!

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