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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    TRANSCRIPTION BY MIKE STRAMAGLIO
                         (RYZA36A@prodigy.com)
         http://pages.prodigy.com/GenX/silver.htm  [The Faultline Page]
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Song--Cicada
Band--silverchair
Album--Frogstomp
transcribed by Mike Stramaglio (RYZA36A@prodigy.com)

!TUNING!
Standard

!!KEY!!
|*-*|-repeat measure number of times listed
/-slide up
\-slide down
PM-palm mute
x-muffled string
#^(1/2)-half step bend
#^(1)-whole step bend
#^(1/2 or 1)#-bend then release
h-hammer on
p-pull off
hr-harmonic
~~-trill, vibrato whatever...


!!NOTES!!
Yes, I have finally gotten around to transcribing "Cicada."  This tab
is pretty accurate for the most part but I can't promise it is all
exactly correct.  One look at this and you'll realize why I hesitated in
transcribing it!  However, don't be intimated by the length of the song
(though this is silverchair's most difficult tune)!
It's all a matter of learning the riffs and figuring out the order...
the best way to do this is to play along with the CD over and over and
over...good luck!  

This one's for Matt!

Intro
E|-----|-----------------------------------|
B|-----|-----------------------------------|   play 3x
G|-----|*---------------------------------*|   w/slight
D|-----|---2----2------0------0------0-----|   variation
A|-----|*--2--2-------------2------4---4--*|
E|-0-0-|---0---------0----3-----/5---------|

E|-----------------3---0-|
B|-----------------3---0-|
G|-----------------0---2-|  play 3x
D|-2---------------0---2-|  then play
A|-2---------------X---0-|  next riff
E|-0---0--0--0--0--3-----|

E|-------3----3/5--|
B|-------3----3/5--|
G|-0--0--0----0-0--|
D|-0--0--2------4--|
A|-------3------5--|
E|-----------------|

Verse 1
E|-----0------0------------------------|
B|---0------0---0-------3--------------|
G|--------------------2----2----2------|  play 5x
D|-2------1-------1-0------2--2--------|  then
A|-------------------------0------0--0-|
E|-------------------------------------|

E|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|--9-8--7-6--5--7--|
D|--9-8--7-6--5--7--|
A|--7-6--5-4--3--5--|
E|------------------|

Verse 2
E|-----0------0------------------------|
B|---0------0---0-------3--------------|
G|--------------------2----2----2------|
D|-2------1-------1-0------2--2--------|
A|-------------------------0------0--0-|
E|-------------------------------------|


E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------7--7--7--|
A|--2--2--2--4--4--4--4--4-4--5--5--5--5--7--7--7--7--|
E|--0--0--0--2--2--2--2--2-2--3--3--3--3--5--5--5--5--|
   PM_____________________________________|

E|-----0------0------------------------|
B|---0------0---0-------3--------------|
G|--------------------2----2----2------|
D|-2------1-------1-0------2--2--------|
A|-------------------------0------0--0-|
E|-------------------------------------|


E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------7--7--7--|
A|--2--2--2--4--4--4--4--4-4--5--5--5--5--7--7--7--7--|
E|--0--0--0--2--2--2--2--2-2--3--3--3--3--5--5--5--5--|
   PM_____________________________________|

E|-----0------0------------------------|
B|---0------0---0-------3--------------|
G|--------------------2----2----2------|
D|-2------1-------1-0------2--2--------|
A|-------------------------0------0--0-|
E|-------------------------------------|

E|------------------|-------------|
B|------------------|-------------|
G|--9-8--7-6--5--7--|--9---7------|
D|--9-8--7-6--5--7--|--9-x-7-x-7--|
A|--7-6--5-4--3--5--|--7-x-5-x-7--|
E|------------------|----------5--|

Chorus
E|-----------------3---0-|
B|-----------------3---0-|  play 4x
G|-----------------0---2-|  then
D|-2---------------0---2-|  
A|-2---------------X---0-|  
E|-0---0--0--0--0--3-----|

E|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|--5--7--9---7------|
D|--5--7--9-x-7-x-7--|
A|--3--5--7-x-5-x-7--|
E|----------------5--|

E|-----0------0------------------------|
B|---0------0---0-------3--------------|
G|--------------------2----2----2------|
D|-2------1-------1-0------2--2--------|
A|-------------------------0------0--0-|
E|-------------------------------------|


Verse 3
"And now that he was in his teens..."

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------| play 6x
D|----------------------------------------------------| then
A|--2--2--2--4--4--4--4--4-4--5--5--5--5--7--7--7--7--|
E|--0--0--0--2--2--2--2--2-2--3--3--3--3--5--5--5--5--|
   PM______________________________________________|

E|------------------|-------------|
B|------------------|-------------|
G|--9-8--7-6--5--7--|--9---7------|
D|--9-8--7-6--5--7--|--9-x-7-x-7--|
A|--7-6--5-4--3--5--|--7-x-5-x-7--|
E|------------------|----------5--|

CHORUS (again)

SOLO
E|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|-5^(1/2)--7-5-7--7------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|
            PM__|  ~~~~~~

E|------------------------------------------------|
B|----7^(1/2)7------------------------------------|
G|----7^(1)--7---7^(1)--7^(1)-7(1)7p5-------------|
D|--7---------------------------------7--7--7/X\--|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

holdbend____________________
E|-----------------------------------------|
B|--------20-------------------------------|
G|-19^(1)----19^--19^--19-19^---17h19--17--|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

E|--------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------5h6p5---------|
G|-----------------0--0--0--0--2------------7--5--4-|
D|--19p17--19--19\----------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|
                               ~~~~~

GUITAR 2 plays A5  C5  D5  during the solo

Interlude
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------3------3-3--------4------4-4--------5------5------|
D|-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3--4-4-4-4--4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-3----|
A|-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--3-3-3-3--3-3-3----X-|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
  PM___|    P M      PM--|    P M      PM--|    P M   Hr

E|-------------|
B|-3--3--3--3--|
G|-2--2--2--2--|
D|-0--0--0--0--|
A|-0--0--0--0--|
E|-------------|

E|----------------------------|
B|-5----5--5--8----10--10-----|
G|-4----4--4--7--0-9---9--0-0-|  play 3x
D|-2----2--2--5--0-7---7--0-0-|
A|-2--------------------------|
E|-0--------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------|
B|-------------------8-8---10--10--10------|
G|-------------------7-7---9---9---9-------|
D|-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2--5-5-0-7---7---7-------|
A|-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2------------------------|
E|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-------------------0--0-|
   PM_____________|

LAST CHORUS
E|-----------------3---0-|
B|-----------------3---0-|  play 4x
G|-----------------0---2-|  then
D|-2---------------0---2-|  
A|-2---------------X---0-|  
E|-0---0--0--0--0--3-----|

E|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|------------------------2---2------| play 4x 
D|------------------------2---2------| then
A|------------------------0---0--x-x-|
E|-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0--3p0-------------|
  PM______________|

E|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|--5----7----9---7------|
D|--5----7----9-x-7-x-7--|
A|--3----5----7-x-5-x-7--|
E|--------------------5--|

            
            
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andrewjp123 593 Aug 07, 2010 02:39 PM

Good job! The only corrections that i can see is the part that goes like this:

E|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|--9-8--7-6--5--7--|
D|--9-8--7-6--5--7--|
A|--7-6--5-4--3--5--|
E|------------------|

should be

E|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|--9-8--7-6--5--7--|
A|--7-6--5-4--3--5--|
E|--7-6--5-4--3--5--|

and the part that goes like this:

E|------------------|-------------|
B|------------------|-------------|
G|--9-8--7-6--5--7--|--9---7------|
D|--9-8--7-6--5--7--|--9-x-7-x-7--|
A|--7-6--5-4--3--5--|--7-x-5-x-7--|
E|------------------|----------5--|

should be:

E|------------------|-------------|
B|------------------|-------------|
G|------------------|-------------|
D|--9-8--7-6--5--7--|--9-x-7-x-7--|
A|--7-6--5-4--3--5--|--7-x-5-x-7--|
E|--7-6--5-4--3--5--|--7---5---5--|

but other than that it's perfect!

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