Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

August Rush - Dueling Guitars tab

version 1
version 1

Whole song

122,575 views 108 this week
13 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
x 34
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
how to read this tab
guitar tuner
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Author
August Rush- Dueling Guitars by Misc Soundtrack

Tabbed by: T_T
Email: heavyrayne@ymail.com

I have not been able to find a version of this song that sounded decent.  I am 95% 
positive that this tab is correct.  The times written above the actual tab parts 
were taken from another tab of this song found on this site.  I did not check to 
see if the timing was correct.  If the times are wrong, let me know and I will 
change them accordingly.  Comment and/or rate if it suits you.


DADAAd tuning (Open D5):

E is tuned down to D (one step)
A is left the same
D is left the same
G is tuned up to A (one step)
B is tuned down to A (one step)
e is tuned down to d (one step)



(August alone)

     (0:02)

d|--7-----------14----------------------5-----------17--------------|
A|--7-----------14----------------------5-----------17--------------|  
A|--7-----------14----------------------5-----------17--------------|
D|--0-----------0-----------------------0-----------0---------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
 *Note- To play(--0777) and (--0555), put your fingers in position and smack the 
twelfth fret.  To play (--0,14,14,14) and (--,0,17,17,17), put your fingers in 
position and smack the sound hole.*




        (0:15)

d|---------------12+----12+------------------------------12+-----12+|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------12+-----12+-----------------------------12+-----12+---|
D|--2/4-----12+-----12+-----------5\4--2--0--2/4----12+-----12+-----|
A|--------12+-----12+-----------------------------12+-----12+-------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|


        (0:26)
                                        *August taps this chord.  Put your
                                         fingers in position and hit the 
                                         twelfth fret*
d|-----------------------------------------7------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------5------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------0------------------------|
D|--5\4--2--0------------------------------0------------------------|
A|-------------0h2--------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|


(Louis begins)

     (0:35)

d|--5-7-7-5-7----5-7-7-5-7------------------------------------------|
A|--5-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-5------------------------------------------|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-00--------------0--0----0-----0------0---|
D|--0-----0------0----------0-------------2--0----------------0-----|
A|-----------------------------------4-5--------2h4-----2---0-------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|


     (softly)
d|--------------------------------------0------------------------|
A|---5/7---------5--------------------0---0----------------------|
A|---0~----------0--------------------0----------0---------------|
D|---0~----------0------------2-4-4-2-4-----4----2-0-------------|
A|---------------0--------------------0--------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|


(August imitates, but slaps the 12th fret on each note, instead of strumming)

     (0:57)

d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------0----------0------------------------------------------------|
A|--0---0---0------0------------------------------------------------|
D|--2h4-4p2-4------2p0----------------------------------------------|
A|--0---0---0------0------------------------------------------------|
D|--0---0---0------0------------------------------------------------|


(Louis)

     (1:03)

d|----------0-0-----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------0-------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------0---0------0--------------------------------------------|
D|--2-4-4-2-4-----4----2-00-----------0-2-0-------------------------|
A|----------0-------------0-----------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|


d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----7-----5-----4-----2-----0-------------------------------------|
A|----7-----5-----4-----2-----0-------------------------------------|
D|----7---0-5---0-4---0-2---0-0-------------------------------------|
A|--0-7---0-5---0-4---0-2---0-0-------------------------------------|
D|--------0-----0-----0-----0-0-------------------------------------|


(August imitates; lift fingers off between each slap)

     (1:15)

d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------X----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------X----------------------------------|
D|--0-7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|
A|--0-7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|
D|--0-7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|


(Louis)

     (1:20)

d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----7-----5-----4-----2-----0-------------------------------------|
A|----7-----5-----4-----2-----0-------------------------------------|
D|--0-7---0-5---0-4---0-2---0-0--0----------------------------------|
A|--0-7---0-5---0-4---0-2---0-0--0----------------------------------|
D|--0-7---0-5---0-4---0-2---0-0--0----------------------------------|


(August)

     (1:25)

d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------X----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------X----------------------------------|
D|----7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|
A|--X-7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|
D|--X-7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|

(Play the two parts simultaneously six times after this, gradually increasing speed)

(Starting at 1:44, Louis just strums 004000, while August plays...)

     (1:44)

d|--2/4----5/2----0h2p0-2/4----5/2----0h2p0-------------12+-12+-------|
A|--0~-----0~-----0-----0-0----0------0---0-----------12+-----12+-----|
A|--0~-----0~-----0-----0-0----0------0---0---------12+---------12+---|
D|--2/4----5/2----0h2p0-2/4----5/2----0h2p0-0-----12+-------------12+-|
A|---~--------------------------------------0h2-----------------------|
D|---~----------------------------------------------------------------|


     (1:50)
         
(August)
d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----4-5-0--------------------------X----------------------------X-|
A|----4-5-0--------------------------X----------------------------X-|
D|----X-X-0---7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-|
A|----4-5-0---7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-|
D|------------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-|


(Louis)
d|--------0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-|
A|--2-4-5-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-|
A|--2-4-5-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-|
D|--X-X-X-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-|
A|--2-4-5-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-|
D|--------0-----7-----5-----4-----2--0-0-----7-----5-----4-----2--0-0-|

(They switch now. August taps the guitar in rhythm, while Louis plays...)


     (1:57)

d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------0h2-----------|
D|----2/4-----5\2-0h2p0-2/4----------------5\2-0h2p0--0-------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|


     (2:03)

d|------------------------------------0-0---X-----------------------|
A|--2-4-5-7------5----4----2----0-----0-0---X-----------------------|
A|--2-4-5-7------5----4----2----0-------0-0-X-(slight pause)--------|
D|--X-X-X-X------X----X----X----0-------0-0-X-----------------------|
A|--2-4-5-7------5----4----2----0-------0-0-X-----------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|

(August continues tapping after the pauses; he combines air tapping with
 hitting his guitar. Louis plays...)

 
     (2:08)

d|--2-4-4-2-2-0---------------4-2-0---2-4-4-2-2-0--------------4-2-0-|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0---------------0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0--------------0-0-0-|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-(strumming)---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-(strumming)--0-0-0-|
D|--2-4-4-2-2-0---------------4-2-0---2-4-4-2-2-0--------------4-2-0-|
A|--X-X-X-X-X-0---------------X-X-0---X-X-X-X-X-0--------------X-X-0-|
D|--2-4-4-2-2-0---------------4-2-0---2-4-4-2-2-0--------------4-2-0-|


     (2:11)

d|--2-4-4-2-2-0---------------4-2h0---0h2p0-------------------------|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0---------------0-0~----0-----------------------------|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-(strumming)---0-0~----0-----------------------------|
D|--2-4-4-2-2-0---------------4-2h0---0h2p0-------------------------|
A|--X-X-X-X-X-0---------------X-X-----0-----------------------------|
D|--2-4-4-2-2-0---------------4-2h0---0h2p0-------------------------|
 



At this point of the song, I noted something different about the main riff.  At 
the end of the riff, instead of strumming all of the strings open two times, they 
are strummed three times.  It was a subtle change.  Unless you were listening for 
it, you would never realize the slight difference. If you like, you can continue 
to strum the open strings three times, but because I am trying to tab this song as 
accurately as possible, I tabbed out the three strums.

                                  
     (2:16)  
         
(Louis)                                                      
d|------7-----5-----4-----2--0-000---7-----5-----4-----2--0-000-----|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000-----|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000-----|
D|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000-----|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000-----|
D|------7-----5-----4-----2----000---7-----5-----4-----2----000-----|


(August)
d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-------|
A|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-------|
D|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-------|


(Louis)                                                      
d|------7-----5-----4-----2--0-000---7-----5-----4-----2--0-000-----|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000-----|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000-----|
D|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000-----|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000---7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000-----|
D|------7-----5-----4-----2----000---7-----5-----4-----2----000-----|


(August)
d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-------|
A|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-------|
D|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-------|


(Louis)
d|------7-----5-----4-----2--0-000---7-----5-----4---0-000----------|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000---7---0-5---0-4---0-000----------|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-000---7---0-5---0-4---0-000----------|
D|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000---7---0-5---0-4-----000----------|
A|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2----000---7---0-5---0-4-----000----------|
D|------7-----5-----4-----2----000---7-----5-----4-----000----------|


(August)
d|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------X-X----------|
D|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-X-X----------|
A|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-X-X----------|
D|------7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-----7-----5---X-4---X-X-X----------|


     (2:21)
         
(Louis)
d|------7-----5-----4-XX---0--|
A|------7---0-5---0-4-XX---0--|
A|------7---0-5---0-4-XX---0--|
D|------7---0-5---0-4-XXX--0--|
A|------7---0-5---0-4-XXX--0--|
D|------7-----5-----4-XXX--0--|


(August)
d|---------------------XX--0--|
A|---------------------XX--0--|
A|---------------------XX--0--|
D|------7---X-5---X-4--XXX-0--|
A|------7---X-5---X-4--XXX-0--|
D|------7---X-5---X-4--XXX-0--|


     (2:31)
         
(Louis)
d|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A|--0-(let ring)----------------------X-----------------------------|
D|--4---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
D|------------------------------------X-----------------------------|

(August)
d|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A|--0-(let ring)----------------------X-----------------------------|
D|--4---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
D|------------------------------------X-----------------------------|


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

| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up
| \  Slide down
| ~  Vibrato
| +  harmonic

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

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
comments
print report bad tab
13 comments total. Showing first comments.
0 reply
bokunomel 37 Dec 12, 2009 05:02 PM

can't wait to try it out, but what do the + signs mean?

+2 reply
T_T 231 Dec 12, 2009 05:11 PM

Harmonics. It is in the legend at the bottom of the tab.

+1 reply
jiele96 41 Dec 16, 2009 06:12 PM

i don't that G is gonna change to A. If i am not wrong, it is down tune to F#

guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction