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"Dueling Guitars" from August Rush
Doug Smith & Heitor Pereira

This is my favorite song from the movie August Rush, and I could not find tabs for it 
so I did what I could by ear. I'm not sure if all of this is completely right, but it 
pretty close when you play it.

p - pull off
h - hammer on
\ - slide down fretboard
/ - slide up fretboard
X - slap

Tuning: (the main chord in the song is D, so I just tuned my guitar to a D chord for the song)
        EADADGb

(August alone)

     (0:02)

Gb-|--3-----------10----------------------1-----------13--------------|
D -|--0-----------0-----------------------0-----------0---------------|
A -|--0-----------0-----------------------0---------------------------|
D -|--0-----------0-----------------------0---------------------------|
A -|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     (0:15)

Gb-|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -|--------------12------12-------------------------------12------12-|
A -|------------12------12-------------------------------12------12---|
D -|--2/4-----12------12-------------5\4--2--0--2/4----12------12-----|
A -|--------12------12-------------------------------12------12-------|
E -|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     (0:26)

Gb-|-----------------------------------------1------------------------|
D -|-----------------------------------------0------------------------|
A -|-----------------------------------------0------------------------|
D -|--5\4--2--0------------------------------0------------------------|
A -|-------------0h2-------------------------2------------------------|
E -|-----------------------------------------3------------------------|

(Louis begins)

     (0:35)

Gb-|--1-3-3-1-3----1-3-3-1-3------------------------------------------|
D -|--0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-0------------------------------------------|
A -|--0-0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-0-----------------0--0----0-----0----------|
D -|----------------------------------------2--0----------------------|
A -|-----------------------------------4-5--------2h4-----2---0-------|
E -|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     (0:46)
     (softly)
Gb-|---------------------------------------0--------------------------|
D -|--0--0---------0-----------------------0--------------------------|
A -|--0--0---------0-----------------------0---------0----------------|
D -|--5--7---------0---------------2-4-4-2-4---------2p0--------------|
A -|---------------0-----------------------0--------------------------|
E -|------------------------------------------------------------------|

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

     (0:57)

Gb-|--0---0---0------0------------------------------------------------|
D -|--0---0---0------0------------------------------------------------|
A -|--0---0---0------0------------------------------------------------|
D -|--2h4-4p2-4------2p0----------------------------------------------|
A -|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -|------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Louis)

     (1:03)

Gb-|----------0-------------------------------------------------------|
D -|----------0-0-----------------------------------------------------|
A -|----------0---0------0--------------------------------------------|
D -|--2-4-4-2-4---4------2p0------------0-2-0-------------------------|
A -|----------0-------------------------------------------------------|
E -|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     (1:10)

Gb-|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -|----------------------------0-------------------------------------|
A -|--0-7-----5-----------------0-------------------------------------|
D -|--0-7---0-5---0-4---0-2---0-0-------------------------------------|
A -|--0-7---0-5---0-4---0-2---0-0-------------------------------------|
E -|------------------------------------------------------------------|

(August imitates; lift fingers off between each slap)

     (1:15)

Gb-|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -|-------------------------------X----------------------------------|
A -|----7-----5--------------------X----------------------------------|
D -|----7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|
A -|--X-7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|
E -|--------X-----X-----X---------------------------------------------|

(Louis)

     (1:20)

Gb-|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -|----------------------------0-------------------------------------|
A -|--0-7-----5-----------------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----------------------------------|
E -|------------------------------------------------------------------|

(August)

     (1:25)

Gb-|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -|-------------------------------X----------------------------------|
A -|----7-----5--------------------X----------------------------------|
D -|----7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|
A -|--X-7---X-5---X-4---X-2------X-X----------------------------------|
E -|--------X-----X-----X---------------------------------------------|
(They play these at the same time six times after this, gradually
 increasing speed)

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

     (1:44)

Gb-|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -|---------------------------------------------------12------12-----|
A -|-------------------------------------------------12--12--12--12---|
D -|--2/4-4-5\4-2p0-2/4-------------5\4-2p0--------12------12---------|
A -|----------------------------------------0h2-----------------------|
E -|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     (1:50)
(August)
Gb-|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -|-----------------------------------X----------------------------X-|
A -|----5-7-----7-----5----------------X-----7-----5----------------X-|
D -|--4-5-7-----7---x-5---x-4---x-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-|
A -|--4-5-7-----7---x-5---x-4---x-2--X-X-----7---X-5---X-4---X-2--X-X-|
E -|----------------x-----x-----x----------------X-----X--------------|
(Louis)
Gb-|------0-----------------------------------------------------------|
D -|------0----------------------------0----------------------------0-|
A -|------4-----7-----5----------------0-----7-----5----------------0-|
D -|------0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-|
A -|------0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-|
E -|------0-----------------------------------------------------------|

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

     (1:57)

Gb-|--------------------------------------------------0---------------|
D -|--------------------------------------------------0---------------|
A -|------------------------------------------0h2-----0---------------|
D -|--0h2/4-5\4-2p0-2/4-------------5\4-4p2p0---------0---------------|
A -|--------------------------------------------------0---------------|
E -|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     (2:03)

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

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

     (2:08)

Gb-|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -|--0-0-0-0-0-------------------0-0---0-0-0-0-0-----------------0-0-|
A -|--0-0-0-0-0-(strumming)-------0-0---0-0-0-0-0-(strumming)-----0-0-|
D -|--2-4-4-2-4-------------------2-0---2-4-4-2-4-----------------2-0-|
A -|--0-0-0-0-0-------------------0-0---0-0-0-0-0-----------------0-0-|
E -|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     (2:11)

Gb-|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -|--0-0-0-0-0-------------------0-0---0-----------------------------|
A -|--0-0-0-0-0-(strumming)-------0-0---0-----------------------------|
D -|--2-4-4-2-4-------------------2-0---0h2p0-------------------------|
A -|--0-0-0-0-0-------------------0-0---0-----------------------------|
E -|------------------------------------------------------------------|

     (2:16)
(Louis)
Gb-|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -|-----------------------------0----------------------------0-------|
A -|------7-----5----------------0-----7-----5----------------0-------|
D -|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-------|
A -|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-------|
E -|------------------------------------------------------------------|
(August)
Gb-|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -|-----------------------------X----------------------------X-------|
A -|------7-----5----------------X-----7-----5----------------X-------|
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-------|
E -|----------------x-----x----------------------X-----X--------------|

     (2:21)
(Louis)
Gb-|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -|-----------------------------0-----------------------0-0----------|
A -|------7-----5----------------0-----7-----5-----------0-0----------|
D -|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-0-0----------|
A -|------7---0-5---0-4---0-2--0-0-----7---0-5---0-4---0-0-0----------|
E -|------------------------------------------------------------------|
(August)
Gb-|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D -|-----------------------------X-----------------------X-X----------|
A -|------7-----5----------------X-----7-----5-----------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----------|
E -|----------------x-----x----------------------X-----X--------------|

     (2:31)
(Louis)
Gb-|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
D -|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A -|--0-(let ring)----------------------X-----------------------------|
D -|--4---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A -|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
E -|------------------------------------X-----------------------------|
(August)
Gb-|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
D -|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A -|--0-(let ring)----------------------X-----------------------------|
D -|--4---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
A -|--0---------------------------------X-----------------------------|
E -|------------------------------------X-----------------------------|

            
            
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the jakester 10 Apr 15, 2008 09:31 PM

dude you are a genius. this is amazing. u deserve a medal. this song kicks ass. thank you for such an awesome tab!

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welby 253 Apr 21, 2008 11:24 AM

dude
you freakin
ROCK!!!

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mrn1969 20 May 29, 2008 05:58 PM

Great tab!!!!!We're not worthy

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