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Black Math Tab

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TABBED BY:OREGAN
ARTIST:THE WHITE STRIPES
ALBUM:ELEPHANT
SONG:BLACK MATH
TUNING:E        
       B
       G
       D
       A
       E

Stuff
----------
/-slide up
\-slide down
^-trill
h-hammer on
p-pull off
x-muted string
d-downstroke
u-upstroke
b-bend
~-let note ring out
///-tremelo pick
w-wah wah



INTRO
(w distortion(crunch) w/o drums)

E\----------------------------------
B\----------------------------------
G\-----5-x-----5-x-----5-x-----5-x--
D\-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5  play once
A\-5-x-3-x-5-x-3-x-5-x-3-x-5-x-3-x-5
E\-3-x-----3-x-----3-x-----3-x-----3

E\------------------------
B\------------------------
G\------------------------
D\-77-77-77-77-77-77-77-77
A\-77-77-77-77-77-77-77-77  play once
E\-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55
   du du du du du du du du

VERSE
(drums kick in. play 3 times before lyrics)

E\------------------------
B\------------------------
G\------------------------
D\-77-77-77-77-77-77-77-77
A\-77-77-77-77-77-77-77-77  
E\-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55
   du du du du du du du du
"dont you think that im bound to react now..."

E\----------------------------------
B\----------------------------------
G\-----5-x-----5-x-----5-x-----5-x--
D\-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5 
A\-5-x-3-x-5-x-3-x-5-x-3-x-5-x-3-x-5
E\-3-x-----3-x-----3-x-----3-x-----3


E\------------------------
B\------------------------
G\------------------------
D\-77-77-77-77-77-77-77-77
A\-77-77-77-77-77-77-77-77  
E\-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55
   du du du du du du du du

"my fingers definately turning to black now..."

E\----------------------------------
B\----------------------------------
G\-----5-x-----5-x-----5-x-----5-x--
D\-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5 
A\-5-x-3-x-5-x-3-x-5-x-3-x-5-x-3-x-5
E\-3-x-----3-x-----3-x-----3-x-----3


E\-------------
B\-------------
G\-------------
D\-\2~-5~-7~-8~
A\-\2~-5~-7~-8~
E\-\0~-3~-5~-6~

"maybe ill put my love on ice
and teach myself maybe thatd be nice"

E\------------------------
B\------------------------
G\------------------------
D\-77-77-77-77-77-77-77-77
A\-77-77-77-77-77-77-77-77  
E\-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55
   du du du du du du du du

REPEAT WITH 2ND VERSE

E\-------------------------------
B\-------------------------------
G\-----------------------------7~
D\-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-x-7~  play twice
A\-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-x-5~
E\-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-x---

"ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ahhhhh"

play once

"mathematically turning the page..."
"unequivocally showing my age..."
"im practically center stage...."
"undeniably earning your wage..."

E\-----------------------------------------------
B\-----------------------------------------------
G\-----------------------------------------------
D\-2--2--2--2--5--5--5--5--7--7--7--7--8--8--8--8  play once
A\-2--2--2--2--5--5--5--5--7--7--7--7--8--8--8--8
E\-0--0--0--0--3--3--3--3--5--5--5--5--6--6--6--6

"maybe ill put my love on ice
 teach myself maybe thatd be nice"

E\----------------------------------
B\----------------------------------
G\-----5-x-----5-x-----5-x-----5-x--
D\-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5 
A\-5-x-3-x-5-x-3-x-5-x-3-x-5-x-3-x-5
E\-3-x-----3-x-----3-x-----3-x-----3

E\------------------------
B\------------------------
G\------------------------
D\-77-77-77-77-77-77-77-77       >>>>>>|
A\-77-77-77-77-77-77-77-77             |
E\-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-55             |  This part is rhythm for the solo
   du du du du du du du du             |  (not sure how they do it seeing as theres 
                                       |   Only one guitarist)
E\----------------------------------   |  The solo is made up of string bends with wah wah
B\----------------------------------   |  and delay effects(not sure where they are exactly
G\-----5-x-----5-x-----5-x-----5-x-->>>|  but ill make an attempt on the solo)
D\-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5-x-5      ill indicate wah wah with a w
A\-5-x-3-x-5-x-3-x-5-x-3-x-5-x-3-x-5
E\-3-x-----3-x-----3-x-----3-x-----3

SOLO

(where a number is shown as 15bw  you boost the bend by slowly pressing down the wah wah)

E\--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B\---------------15bw-15-16b-15b--15-16b-15b--15-16b-15b--16b-16bw--16b-16b-16b---
G\--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D\--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A\--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E\--5~-5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------------------------------

E\-----------------------------17----------------------------------17b-17b-17b-17w
B\-15-13-16-13-15-13-16--15-13---13-15-13-16-13-15-13-13-15-13-14-----------------
G\--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D\--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A\--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E\--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E\-17-17171717-17-17171717-20b-20b-20b-20b-17b------------------------------------
B\---/////////---/////////--------------------------------------------------------
G\----------------------------------------------20b-20b-20b-19-17---17-19b--------
D\----------------------------------------------------------------19--------------
A\--------------------------------------------17---------------------------17bw---
E\--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E\--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B\--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G\-----------------------------------------19b-19-17--19b-19-17--19b-19-19-19-19--
D\-18b-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-18-18------------------------------////////--
A\--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E\--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E\-----------------------------------------------------
B\-----------------------------------------------------
G\-19b-19-19-19--17-17-17-17---------------------------
D\-----////////---------------19-19-19-19-19-19-19-----
A\-----------------------------------------------------
E\-----------------------------------------------------

(Id say alot of it is fairly wrong but some of its okay
 at least i tried.first time working out a solo.)

VERSE w/new lyrics

End with

E\----------------------
B\----------------------
G\----------------------
D\-77-77-77-77-77-77-77-
A\-77-77-77-77-77-77-77-  
E\-55-55-55-55-55-55-55-
   du du du du du du du 

"yeah"

E\----
B\----
G\----
D\-x-7
A\-x-7
E\-x-5
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Laser wrote on March 14 2004, 12:00 am

On the solo, it isn't a wah he is using he is using a sustain pedal, notivce how the note never changes

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monkeysims wrote on June 26 2005, 12:00 am

He doesn't use a sustain pedal, he uses his Digitech Whammy, I've seen him play it live.

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itsnachocheese wrote on December 20 2005, 08:01 am

yep

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