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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
#

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: wichmann@fys.ku.dk (Kristian Wichmann)
Subject: Transcription of "The Test For Leprosy" by Tourniquet
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 95 16:04:37 +0100

The Test For Leprosy
--------------------
 From Tourniquet's "Stop The Bleeding"
 Words & Music by Ted Kirkpatrick

As a lot of you have responded to my posting of Skeezix (thanks), I will send
you what I know of this song. It starts with a descending riff like this:

E -------------------------------------------||
B -------------------------------------------||
G --4--2--0----------------------------------||
D -----------4--2--0-------------------------||
A ----------------------3--2--0--------3-----||
E -------------------------------3--2--1-----||
                                       >
Then the groove kicks in:


    E5           B5           C5           G5  F#5 F5
E ----------------------------------------------------|
H ----------------------------------------------------|
G ----------------------------------------------------|
D --2------------4------------5-----------------------|
A --2------------2------------3------------5---4---3--|
E -----0-0--0-0-----0-0--0-0-----0-0--0-0--3---2---1--|
    >            >            >            >   >   >

    E5           B5           C5          N.C.
E -------------------------------------------------------|
H -------------------------------------------------------|
G -------------------------------------------------------|
D --2------------4------------5------------------2--4-5--|
A --2------------2------------3------------2-3-5---------|
E -----0-0--0-0-----0-0--0-0-----0-0--0-0----------------|
    >            >            >

(As for tha actual rhythms I've tried to illustrate them by the space
between each note. Listen to the record and this shouldn't be a problem.)

The Riff is to be played twice, after wich you shift to a C5 chord, holding it
for four measures. Then the first verse begin. Under this just play the main
riff. During the pre-chorus play this:

    C5                          B5          N.C.
E --------------------------------------------------------|
H --------------------------------------------------------|
G --------------------------------------------------------|
D --------5----5--------5----5--4----4---4----------------|
A --3-3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3--2--2-2-2-2--2-3-5-3--2-0--|
E --------------------------------------------------------|

    C5                          B5          N.C.
E --------------------------------------------------------|
H --------------------------------------------------------|
G --------------------------------------------------------|
D --------5----5--------5----5--4----4---4--------2--4-5--|
A --3-3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3--2--2-2-2-2--2-3-5---------|
E --------------------------------------------------------|

    C5                          B5          N.C.
E --------------------------------------------------------|
H --------------------------------------------------------|
G --------------------------------------------------------|
D --------5----5--------5----5--4----4---4----------------|
A --3-3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3--2--2-2-2-2--2-3-5-3--2-0--|
E --------------------------------------------------------|

    C5                          B5          Two gtrs.:
E ------------------------------------------------------|
H ------------------------------------------------------|
G ------------------------------------------------4--2--|
D --------5----5--------5----5--4----4---4--1--2--5--4--|
A --3-3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3--2--2-2-2-2--2--3--------|
E ------------------------------------------------------|

So far so good! Unfortunately I haven't figured out the chorus.
The rhytm is basically the same as the verse, and the tonality is
definitely E, but I think there is some twist to it. However anything
like that will brobably do... (maybe YOU can figure it out).

Then follows another verse/pre-chorus/chorus. Then there's this cool, slow
post-chorus (which I cannot remember at the time, but it's just some harmonic
minor thing harmonized in thirds). Then follows this incredible diminished
harmonized riff:

   1st guitar:              2nd guitar:
E -------------------------|---------------------------|
H -------------------------|---------------------------|
G -------------------------|---------------------------|
D ----------4--5--5-4------|-----------7--8--8-7-------|
A --4-4-6-7-----------7----|--7-7-9-10-----------10----|
E -------------------------|---------------------------|

(Of course gtr. 1 plays the riff a few times before gtr. 2 enters)
As you can see the harmony part is just moved three frets up. This is
due to the periodic structure of the diminished scale.

After the riff is done, the song speeds up a little as the bridge begins:

       D5E5    E5     3x N.C.
E -||-----------------||-------------------------|
H -||o---------------o||-------------------------|
G -||o---------------o||-------------------------|
D -||--7/9-----9------||-5-4---4-1---1-----------|
A -||--5/7-----7------||---------------2---2-----|
E -||------0-0----0-0-||---------------------3---|

(I'm not too sure about that last bit as this is done from memory, so try
it out for yourself!)

And finally the outro riff, which is a speedy little thing:


   (E5)          N.C.         (C5)          N.C.
E ------------------------------------------------------|
H ------------------------------------------------------|
G ------------------------------------------------------|
D ---------------5-4-2-0-2-2----------------5---0--0-2--|
A ----------------------------3333333333333-------------|
E -0000000000000----------------------------------------|

After a few times the riff is harmonized. Here goes the harmony part:

   (E5)          N.C.         (C5)          N.C.
E ------------------------------------------------------|
H ------------------------------------------------------|
G ------------------------------------------------------|
D ---------------9-7-5-4-5-5----------------9---4--4-5--|
A ----------------------------3333333333333-------------|
E -0000000000000----------------------------------------|

(Maybe you like to play that some other way, if find it a little
awkward). Again this is from memory, so...

Well. There's some gunslinging (i.e. soloing) on top of that, and then
the song ends... That's about what I've figured out. I bet there's
some guy (or girl) out there who can fill in what I didn't get.

Have fun...

        >>> wichmann@fys.ku.dk <<<

            
            
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