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----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Metatron  -  The Mars Volta
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Tabbed by: tmv91

Tuning: Standard

 feel free to offer suggestions and corrections* 
 (i took some of the tabbing from the guitar pro tab, so yeah, thanks.)


 Intro/chorus                                                        x4
e|----------------------0---------------0-0--0--0--8-8--8--8-8-8--8--8-|
B|-5--5--5-5-5--5--5--------------------0-0--0--0--5-5--5--5-5-5--5--5-|
G|-8--8--8-8-8--8--8-5^---------0--0--0-4-4--4--4--8-8--8--8-8-8--8--8-|
D|-7--7--7-7-7--7--7------------0--0--0-x-x--x--x----------------------|
A|-0--0--0-0-0--0--0------7-3-5-2--2--2-2-2--2--2----------------------|
E|------------------------------3--3--3-3-3--3--3----------------------|

         Main riff                                               x3
e|------|------------------------------------------------|------------|
B|------|------------------------------------------------|------------|
G|-5--5-|------------------------------------------------|-2--2--5--5-|
D|-x--x-|-22-----------22-----------22-----------2----34-|-0--0--x--x-|
A|-0--0-|---33220--------33220--------33220-------2233---|-x--x--0--0-|
E|------|--------5--5---------2--2---------2--2----------|-2--2-------|

 fourth time                                                    2nd ending
e|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|-----------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|-2--2--5--5--5---2-3-8-|
D|-22-----------22-----------22-----------2----34-|-0--0--x--x--x---0-0-x-|
A|---33220--------33220--------33220-------2233---|-x--x--0--0--0---x-x-7-|
E|--------5--5---------2--2---------2--2----------|-2--2------------2-3-8-|

 repeat chorus x4
 but on second time, play this(repeat like this for rest of time) *  *
e|----------------------0---------------0-0--0--0--8-8--8--8-8-8--5--5-----|
B|-5--5--5-5-5--5--5--------------------0-0--0--0--5-5--5--5-5-5--5--5-----|
G|-8--8--8-8-8--8--8-5^---------0--0--0-0-0--0--0--8-8--8--8-8-8--8--8-----|
D|-7--7--7-7-7--7--7------------0--0--0-0-0--0--0--------------------------|
A|-0--0--0-0-0--0--0------7-3-5-2--2--2-2-2--2--2--------------------------|
E|------------------------------3--3--3-3-3--3--3--------------------------|

 Repeat Post-intro section x4(exactly the same way)
 Repeat chorus x4

 chorus solo(there is a harmonization over this, i might tab it)1&3rd ending
e|-19---15-17p0-12-15p0-17p0-15p0----15----------------|-------------------|
B|--------------------------------17----15-17-13-12-10-|-10-12-13/15-12~---|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------|

                 2nd ending                4th ending
e|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
B|-10-12/15-13-12-10-12-13-|-10-12-13/15-13-12-10-12-|
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

 lead section (with input from guitarmanzac)       x4
e|--------------17--------------------------17p0-----|
B|-10-12h13p12p0---15h17p15p0-10-12h13p12p0-----17p0-|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------17----19----20-|
B|-10-12h13p12p0-10-12h13p12p0-10-12h13p12p0----------------|
G|----------------------------------------------14----14----|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

 rythm section (there is also a harmony on this)
e|----------------------------------5-7-8-| 
B|--------------------------------5-------| 
G|-14--12--9--10--7--8--5--6--3-4---------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

 "Water Thirsting"
e|--------|-------------------------5-0-----------------------|
B|--------|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----5-0-----3-----3-----3-|
G|-7h9----|---5-----5-----5-----5-------------0-----0-----0---|
D|----7h9\|-7-----7-----7-----7-------------3-----3-----3-----|
A|--------|---------------------------------------------------|
E|--------|---------------------------------------------------|
                                  x4
e|-----------------7---------|--------| omit last section on 4th time
B|-3-5-3---0-5/6-----10-9----|--------|
G|-------4-------7--------10-|-7h9----|
D|---------------------------|----7h9-|
A|---------------------------|--------|
E|---------------------------|--------|

 you could get away with just strumming the chords (this is just an idea)x4
e|(5)----5----------5---------------------------------|---7-------|--------|
B|(0)------0----------0---(3)---3-------3-5-3---0-5/6-|----10-9---|--------|
G|(5)-5------5----5-----5-(0)------0----------4-------|-7------10-|-7h9----|
D|-7------------7----------3--3-------3---------------|-----------|----7h9-|
A|----------------------------------------------------|-----------|--------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|-----------|--------|
 on 3rd time of this, replace this part---------------------^, with:
e|---7-----------------|
B|-----10-9-9-------9--|
G|-7----------10-10----|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

 "Folding Wormholes"
 the rythym is just solid strumming, so it's not that hard to figure out
e|-12-|-10-|-8-|-7-|
B|-10-|-10-|-9-|-9-|
G|----|----|---|---|
D|----|----|---|---|
A|----|----|---|---|
E|----|----|---|---|

 this varies multiple times, but this is the structure:
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|---------12-----10----------10-----------------| this is probably what
G|-9-10-12-----12-----9-10-12-----12-10--10-9----| omar plays
D|--------------------------------------------12-|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

 this part also is played differently multiple times...
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-------------------5-5-5-----------------|
G|-------5-5-5-4-4-4-------5-5-7-7-4-4-----| and this is probably what paul
D|-7-7-7-------------------------------6-6-| plays...
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

 what paul plays in this section in order:
 x4 - regular
 x2 - further up on the fretboard(+2) - play it 2 frets higher
 x2 - regular
 x1 - further up(+7)
 x1 - further up(+5)

 what omar plays:
 x4 - regular
 x2 - further up(x2)
 x2 - regular
 x1 - further up(x7)
 x1 - further up(x5)

 "Ten go away"
                             x4
e|-----------------------10-11-| omar
B|-13-10-12-9---10-12-13-------|
G|------------9----------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

 same thing, just 1 octave lower... x4
e|-----------------------| paul
B|-----------------------|
G|-------------------7-8-|
D|-10-7-9-6---7-9-10-----|
A|----------7------------|
E|-----------------------|

 repeat "folding wormholes" part x2

e|---|
B|-0-|
G|-0-|
D|---|
A|---|
E|---|

 repeat part before semi-breakdown (this is when omar solos)
 repeat semi-breakdown x4
 repeat "folding wormholes" x2

e|------------|
B|------------|
G|-2--2--5--5-|
D|-0--0--x--x-|
A|-x--x--0--0-|
E|-2--2-------|

 repeat main riff x4 (including 2nd ending)
 repeat chorus along w/ "solo"
 repeat "folding wormholes" x1

 ending
e|----7----------------|
B|------10-9-----------|
G|-/7--------10-7h9----|
D|-----------------7h9-|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

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

            
            
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guitarmanzac 472 Feb 20, 2008 04:57 PM

you sir are a badass. much appreciated. especially the slow part (water thirsting) ouroboros next? just throwin it out there... haha

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guitarmanzac 472 Feb 20, 2008 05:32 PM

oh incase this gets you anywhere, i thought i'd offer some suggestion for the one guitar part between the chorus and the (water thristing) part, (that you didn't tab)

e---------------17---------------------------17p0-----------------|
b----15h17p15p0----15h17p15p0----15h17p15p0-------15h17p15--------|
g-14--------------------------14----------------------------------|

and then after the 4th time
e{---------------------------------------------17----19----20---
b{----15h17h15p0----15h17p15p0----15h17p15p0--------------------
g{-14------------16------------17-----------------14----14---14-

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fetus989 10 Feb 21, 2008 11:54 AM

*creams*
I've been waiting for a tab on this since I heard the 30 second clip on the NY poster.
*creams again*
*yet again*

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