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Modest Mouse 

Willful Suspension Of Disbelief
off the album Everywhere And His Nasty Parlor Tricks

tabbed by: esco

One of my favorite Modest Mouse songs. I tried my best to tab the whole song and i got
all of the parts. I'm pretty certain of all of them, except for the scratchy guitar
sliding noise that you can hear right at the beginning. I  couldn't tell whether Isaac's
bending the strings or using a whammy bar. Unfortunately i don't have a whammy bar but
im pretty sure i got the notes right. The tuning im uncertain of too. im really sure
it's standard, which is what i based the tab off of, but i dont know. i'm still
experimenting with the tab. but for now, it's standard. There's a lot of effects in this
song that make the guitar sound a certain way. I'm not sure which effects he uses but i
know the notes are right. Make sure you look at the time counter for parts of the song.
Enjoy :)

questions/corrections: sleepyfishstick@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard

Intro 1x (0:00) 
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|--//3---5--3--2h3-----------------------------|
D|------------------4---------------------------|
A|--------------------3/6-----------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|
   The notes sound right. I'm not sure. 
   Bend the notes to try to get the same sound.

(0:07)       pick with your fingers
e|----4-------------------------4------------------------|
B|--------5---4---------------------5---4---7---4h5------|
G|----------------6--------------------------------------|
D|--6---6---6---6---6/5/6-----6---6---6---6---6----------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
                    ^^^^^
                that part is tricky. listen closely

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------11~~~~--11h9h11h9--8----------------|
D|--11h13------------------------11--13--9~----|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|
     Played at various parts of the song. 

e|-----------------------------|
B|-------4--2------------------|
G|--//3--------3//-------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|
    You hear this throughout the song. Similar to the intro. 
           Try bending the notes. 


(1:17) All of these parts are in order. Just repeat them when necessary.
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|-------------6-----------6-----------6------|
D|--6-x-x-x-6-----x-x-x-6-----x-x-x-6---------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|
               ^           ^           ^
             bend them or use a whammy bar

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|--x-6--6h4h6--8--6/4---------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|
      again, just bend the notes and try to get the sound right. 
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|--x-6--6h4/3h4h3-------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

(2:18)  the little echoey solo. Bend the notes. 
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|--11-12~~-14-14~~~-12-14-12-11~~-9~-11~-7~~~~------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

Then just repeat everything else until the song ends. 

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
===============================================================================

            
            
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ritn 10 May 07, 2006 02:28 PM

Bravo! Good job - this is one of my favourites of theirs too and now I can play it! Well kinda hehe

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