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The Strokes - Gratisfaction

Tabbed by ear by Patrick Corcoran.

Tab about 95% accurate. (There are two lead parts playing at once throughout much of
this song, and while playing this on my guitar I was attempting to balance/play both parts
simultaneously to the best extent possible, so both parts are sort of meshed together 
here in the tab at a slight cost of accuracy.)

For a video of me playing this, see here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kReOVMSsfMI

Lead Guitar Parts

Part A:
                         (second lead guitar)
--8---7---5---3---3-----------------------------|
-10---8---6---5---3----------------8------------|
-10---9---7---5---4------------7-9--------------|
--------------------------7-9-------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|

Part B:                       / = slide      h - hammer on
                            (second lead guitar)
--3---5---7----8---5--------10/8---10/8---8-8h10h12-8h10h12-13-12--|
--5---6---8---10---6--------12/10--12/10---------------------------|
--5---5---9---10---5-----------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Part C:                p = pull off

--8---7---5---3---3----5p3-5p3----3--3--5p3-5p3-|
-10---8---6---5---3----3---3------3--3--3---3---|
-10---9---7---5---4----4---4------4--4--4---4---|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|

Then Part B again.

Part D:
   (first lead)
   --8---7---5---3---3-----------------------------|
   -10---8---6---5---3-----------------------------|
   -10---9---7---5---4-----------------------------|
   ------------------------------------------------|
   ------------------------------------------------|
   ------------------------------------------------|

   (simultaneous second lead)
   -8----7---5---3--/7----7------------------------|
   ------------------------------------------------|
   ------------------------------------------------|
   ------------------------------------------------|
   ------------------------------------------------|
   ------------------------------------------------|

Chorus consists of four parts:

   First Three Parts of Chorus
         (I)              (II)           (III)
   -8--7--5--3-7-----7--5--3--3-5------8--7--7-----|
   10--8--6--5-8-----8--6--5--3-6-----10--8--8-----|
   10--9--7--5-7-----9--7--5--4-5-----10--9--7-----|
   ------------------------------------------------|
   ------------------------------------------------|
   ------------------------------------------------|

   Fourth Part

   -7--5--3----------------------------------------|
   -8--6--5----------------------------------------|
   -9--7--5----------------------------------------|
   ------------------------------------------------|
   ------------------------------------------------|
   ------------------------------------------------|

Then play Part A again.

Part E
                            (second lead guitar)
--3---5---7----8---5--------10/8---10/8-------10/8---10/8----|
--5---6---8---10---6--------12/10--12/10------12/10--12/10---|
--5---5---9---10---5-----------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------|

Part F

--8---7---5---3---3-3---3-3-5p3-5p3-------------|
-10---8---6---5---3-3---3-3-3---3---------------|
-10---9---7---5---4-4---4-4-4---4---------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|

Then play Part B again.

Then play Part A again.

Then play the Chorus.

Solo

----12----8----12----8----12----8-----12--------|
-10---10----10---10----10----10---10-----10-----|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|

-12-12-12/10-10-10-10/8-------------------------|
-13-13-13/12-12-12-12/10------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|

-12-12-12/10-10-10-10/8---8--8--8/7-7-5---------|
-13-13-13/12-12-12-12/10-10-10-10/8-8-7---------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|

-5-5-5/3-3-3-3/5-5----5-5-5/3-3-3-3/5-5-5-5/8--8--7-|
-7-7-7/5-5-5-5/7-7----7-7-7/5-5-5-5/7-7-7-7/10-10-8-|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|

-12-12-12-10-10-13-12-------------------------------|
-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|

-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-----------------------|
-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-----------------------|
-9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9-----------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|

Then play Part A again (without the second lead riff).

Then play the Chorus.

Then play with tremolo picking:

-12-12-12-12-12-12-15-15-15-15-15-15-17-17-17-17-17-17-|
-------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------|

Then play one more Chorus, but this time play the first three parts as normal, and end
with this fourth part:

-12--10---8-----------------------------------------------|
-13--11--10-----------------------------------------------|
-12--10---9-----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------|
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Dingles wrote on April 12 2011, 09:34 pm

my guitar teacher and i have been obsessing over this one for some time now, and i think we might have something that sounds a little closer to the chorus. i'm not sure how much of the mirrors your own chorus, because of all the clever inversion, but its damn hard to tell because of all the layered guitars. great tab man

e|-------------12--------12--10--8---7---5---------|
B|-13--10--12--12--8-----13--12--10--8---6---------|
G|-14--10--12--12--9-----12--11--9---7---7---------|
D|-15--12--12------10------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------12------------12------10------------|
B|-13--10--13--13--8-----13--13--11--11--13--------|
G|-14--10--12--12--7-----12--12--10--10--14--------|
D|-15--12--14------9-----14------12------14--------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

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nick.valensi wrote on March 6 2013, 05:41 pm

Of course,,,this seems more accurate then that "i don't know what" above us.

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