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Sonic Youth - The Diamond Sea
Tabbed By: matt burgess
EMail: gvb878@gte.net
album: washing machine

thurston's part
tuning: EGDGED

intro:
part 1

D---------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------
D---12--12--12--14----------------------
G----0---0---0---0---14--16--16--16-----
E---------------------0---0---0---0-----
play part one 4 times, followed by (part 2)

D-------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------
G---16-14-12-14-----12----14/16---16-14-12-14------12---------------
E---------------12-----12---------------------10------10------------


G------14/16-----14-----12-------
E--------------------------------
play that part twice


for the verses, T's plays nothing

chorus: play part 2 of intro

break:
(part 1)
D-------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------
E------12/14\12----12/15\12----12/14\12-----

(part 2) w/ distortion play twice
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------
G---7-7-7\4--4--4--4/11--11-11-11---------------------------------
E----------------------------------12-12-12--10-10-10---7--7--7-7-

after that part, basically just improv (that's what he does live) the next 
section, which consists of various harmonics on the 5th, 7th and 12th  
frets. He plays that for awhile, until he goes up to a tremelo picked 
section for awhile

G-----19------17-------
D------0-------0-------

then, it breaks down to noise for a bit..
more to come later..


LEE'S PART   tuning:  EEBBEF#

tabbed by chris lawrence (mustang@islandnet.com)

intro/verse:

F#--15---13---12---10--  w/ slight delay
E----------------------
B----------------------
B----------------------
E----------------------
E----------------------

2nd part of intro/chorus:

F#------------------------------------------         -------
E-------------------------------------------         -------
B-------------------------------------------  PLAY   -------
B--------5\7--5------------8\10-8----8------  TWICE  --7-0--
E------------------10-----------------------         -------
E---0---------------------------------------         -------

the choruses have some slight variation, but not much!

INSTRUMENTAL:

F#---5\7--7-7-5--5--5---5\8-8-8-8/5-5--5---5--5\7--7-7-5--5--5--
E----0----0-0-0--0--0---0---0-0-0---0--0---0--0----0-0-0--0--0--
B----5\7--7-7-5--5--5---5\8-8-8-8/5-5--5---5--5\7--7-7-5--5--5--
B---------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------

F#---------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------
B---10---10\7--7-7-7--7\14--14-14-14-14--
B---10---10\7--7-7-7--7\14--14-14-14-14--
E---10---10\7--7-7-7--7\14--14-14-14-14--
E---10---10\7--7-7-7--7\14--14-14-14-14--

F#--------0----------------3--------------------7---------------
E-------------0----------------3------------7-----7-------------
B-----------------0----------------3------7---7-----7-----------
B-----0----------------3------------------7-----------7--7-7-7--
E-------------------------------------3\7-------------7--7-7-7--
E---0---0---0---0----3---3---3---3----3\7-------------7--7-7-7--

REPEAT BOTH THOSE SEGMENTS...

F#----------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------
B--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--
B--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--
E-----------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------

F#----------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------
B--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--
B--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--
E-----------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------

F#-----------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------ PLAY TWICE
B------------------------------------------------------------------
E--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--
E--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--

F#--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--
B--15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--
B--15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--
E--15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--
E--15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--

Keep repeating that riff, start including the notes on the F# string too.

Eventually he moves into a pattern like this (bottom 5 strings stay the
same, play this on F#):

F#---15--15--15-17--12--12-12-12-12-12--

then:

F#----------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------
B--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--
B--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--
E-----------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------

F#----------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------
B--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--
B--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--
E-----------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------

F#-----------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------ PLAY TWICE
B------------------------------------------------------------------
E--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--
E--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--

then start droning on a dissonant chord like this:

F#-----
E--13--
B--12-- change the fingering a bit, just bend a skronky chord around...
B--11--
E--10--
E--10--

this spills out into the final verse...

which is a little different than before... w/ delay:

F#---15---13---17-------15---13---12-------15---13---17----
E----------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------

return to normal verse riff when vocals begin.

quietly pick open strings after last chorus...

turn phaser on and it's all in your hands from there.........

            
            
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