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Wax Simulacra Tab

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Artist: The Mars Volta
Song: Wax Simulacra
Album: Bedlam in Goliath

Here are the parts of the song. You should have no problem working out the structure.

Intro:
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2--2----------5--5----------2--2----------5--5----------2--2--|
A|--0--0----2--2--3--3----6--6--0--0----2--2--3--3----6--6--0--0--|
E|----------0--0----------4--4----------0--0----------4--4--------|

E|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|--2-2-2-2-2--2--|
A|--0-0-0-0-0--0--|
E|----------------|


Verses:
E|------0-------------------------------0-------------------------|
B|--5-------5---3p0---(1)-1--1-1-0--5-------5---3p0-(1)-1--1-1-0--|
G|---------------------2---------------------------1h2------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

E|--0------------(0)--------------------0-------------------------|
B|--5------------p0---------0----3--5-------5---3p0h1---1--1-0----|
G|---------------------1-----------------------------2--2--2-2----|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
To get the timing right, I recommend importing this song into an audio editor, 
such as audacity. Split the tracks, invert the left channel and set both to mono.
You'll hear Omar and all his mistakes crystal clear!


Breakdowns:
E|   |--17~~--|   |--10-8----------|   |----|   |--17p15p12h13p12----------|
B|   |--------|   |-------12-10-9--|   |----|   |---------------h13p12-12--|
G|1st|--------|2nd|----------------|3rd|----|4th|--------------------------|
D|   |--------|   |----------------|   |----|   |--------------------------|
A|   |--------|   |----------------|   |----|   |--------------------------|
E|   |--------|   |----------------|   |----|   |--------------------------|


Chorus:
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--0---2-3-5--2---2-2-2--------------------3---5-7-8--7---7-7-7--5---5-5-5--------|
E|------------------------4---4-4-4--0---0-----------------------------------4--4--|

E|---------|
B|---------|
G|---------|
D|--2-2-2--|
A|--0-0-0--|
E|---------|


Solo:
Guitar:
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------3------5----------------2---3--3-3-3--2--2-2-2--0--0-0-0------------|
E|--5------0--------------------4-------------------------------------------4--4-4-4--|

Saxophone:
E|----------------------------------------------------12------------------------------|
B|---------------12---------12-13------12-13-15----------------13---12----------------|
G|--14------13h14--------14------------------------------------------------14---13----|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Outro:
Saxophone:
E|-----20--20----20bu-17h20p19p17------------20bu-17h20p19p17-------------|
B|----19/-----------------------20p19-19--------------------20p19---------|
G|---17/------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--18/----------------------------------------------------------16h18~~--|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  |-Sweep-|    |-bu = Bend up half a tone-|

Guitar:
E|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|---------2-2-2---|
A|--6--6---0-0-0---|
E|--4--4-----------|

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tinivole wrote on March 13 2008, 09:24 am

I originally had the verse tabbed like this:
E|----0---0---0------------------------|
B|--5---5---5-----0----------------0---|
G|--------------7---0-----5---5--5-----|
D|--------------------7-----7----------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|
But After hearing the phased version of the song, I decided to change it, cos omar really isn't playing anything that complicated, it's just the band members around him that are bouncing off his noise that are making it sound more than what he really is doing.
But since there are those of you who probably think Omar's style is a little more difficult than what I've tabbed, here it is. My original thought of how he played it.

Iain

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tinivole wrote on March 13 2008, 09:27 am

And this was the original other bit in the verse.
E|--0----(0)------------------|
B|--5-----0---------0---------|
G|------------------------7---|
D|------------6---------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

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guitarmanzac wrote on March 17 2008, 01:33 am

pwns. yeah that omar and his wiry verse part... sheer goodness.

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