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                             TIME TO PRETEND - MGMT
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Tabbed by: Jay Morales
Email: youtube.com/jayseatingworld

Tuning: Drop D

Hey everybody. This is my first tab. I know the song on guitar and piano so I 
thought I would make a tab for the guitar.

E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-----10---10---10---10---8---7---8---10----------|
G|---7----7----7----7----7---7---7---7-------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|

If you want to play the left hand an octave lower this is it:

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-----7---7---7---7---5---4---5---7-----------|
A|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
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Now for the right hand:

E|---12--10--9---------14--14------------------|
B|--------------12--10-------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|    4
D|---------------------------------------------|  Times
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

Then

E|---12--10--9---------14----------------------|
B|--------------12--10-------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

The guitar (right hand piano) when he begins to sing is this:

E|---10-10-10-10-9-9-9-9-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|     4
D|---------------------------------------------|   Times
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

During those 4 times the left hand piano is playing this:

[The above will be played with the below and the below alone then both above and 
below together again... I hope that makes sense]

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|         8
D|-----0---0---0---7---0---0---0---7-----------|       Times
A|---------------------------------------------|    (Twice During
D|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-------------|   The Right Hand)

Then when he says "This is our decision, to lift fast and die young..."
Play this (right hand piano) (this is the sweet gain)

E|---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-------------------|
B|---12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

-----12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-------------------|
-----14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

-----14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-------------------|
-----15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

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

-----14-14-14--17------------------------------|
-----15-15-15--15------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

While you are playing this the left hand piano (or the second guitar player) is playing this:

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---3333333333333333333333333333333333--------|  That is
G|---2222222222222222222222222222222222--------|    34
D|---0000000000000000000000000000000000--------|   Times
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

After the gain the right hand will be playing this again (1:17):

E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-----10---10---10---10---8---7---8---10----------|
G|---7----7----7----7----7---7---7---7-------------|  Play
D|-------------------------------------------------|  Twice
A|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|

Or this is if you want it an octave lower:

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|  Play
D|-----7---7---7---7---5---4---5---7-----------|  Twice
A|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

And the left hand or second guitar during this part is this:

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|   I counted 10 times
G|---------------------------------------------|  Just play it every time
D|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------|  you play the 7 on G string
A|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------|   or  5 on A string. ^haha.
D|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------|

Then play the gain again:

E|---10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-------------------|
B|---12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

-----12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-------------------|
-----14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

-----14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-------------------|
-----15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

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

-----14-14-14--17------------------------------|
-----15-15-15--15------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

This is the left hand or second guitar during the gain again:

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---3333333333333333333333333333333333--------|  That is
G|---2222222222222222222222222222222222--------|    34
D|---0000000000000000000000000000000000--------|   Times
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

Then this again:

E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-----10---10---10---10---8---7---8---10----------|
G|---7----7----7----7----7---7---7---7-------------|  Play
D|-------------------------------------------------|  Twice
A|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|

Or this is if you want it an octave lower:

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|  Play
D|-----7---7---7---7---5---4---5---7-----------|  Twice
A|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|

And the left hand or second guitar during this part is this:

E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|   I counted 10 times
G|---------------------------------------------|  Just play it every time
D|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------|  you play the 7 on G string
A|---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------|   or  5 on A string. ^haha.

This will take you to 1:45 where he says "FORGET ABOUT OUR MOTHERS AND OUR 
FRIENDS". I am sorry I do not know it. The rest of it is just the above repeated.

I hope this was easy to understand and not confusing. 


************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

************************************

            
            
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JayMorales 72 Jul 21, 2010 06:57 AM

sorry about my mistake but in the first tab it is NOT 7-10-7-10-7-10-7-10-7-8-7-10-. it IS 7-10-7-10-7-10-7-10-7-8-7-8-10. i left out an 8. sorry everybody

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JayMorales 72 Jul 29, 2010 07:28 AM

the mistake has been fixed*

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rockaholic1971 31 Mar 19, 2011 09:47 AM

In the intro, I seem to accidentally bend the 7th fret of the G string whenever going to the 8th and 7th frets of the B string. It creates a sound that just doesn't sound right. How do you fix that?

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