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Band: The Mars Volta
Title: Soothsayer

Intro: (Cello + Violin)
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------10---10b^-----------------------------------------|
G|--11/12---12---12-------12--11~------11----11------------------|
D|---------------------------------13-----13---13--12--10-12-10--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------10---10b^-----------------------------------------|
G|--11/12---12---12-------12--11~------11----11------------------|
D|---------------------------------13-----13---13--12--10-12-10--|
A|---9/10--------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---7/11~--11-10---10-------------------------------------------|
G|---------------12----12----11~-------11----11------------------|
D|---------------------------------13-----13---13--12--10-12-10--|
A|--10/13~--------------------9~---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----(18~)------------------------------------------------------|
B|---7/11~--11-10---10-------------------------------------------|
G|---------------12----12----15\14----14\12----12/11----8~-------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--10/13~-------------------13\12----12\10----10/9-----6~-------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|
D|-----------------------|
A|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
E|-----------------------|

Ensemble Joins in:
Piano (Bass is an octave down):
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-----3-----------------------|-----3-----------------------|
G|---3---3-5-------------------|---3---3-5-------------------|
D|-5---------------------------|-5---------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Violin, Cello + Sax:
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|--------------10-8---8-7--7--|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|--------------10-8---8-7--7--|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|

The rest of the song's ground work is really just a mixture of everything above. With 
slight variations here or there in the intro melody.

Guitar Parts:
Opening Solo: (Basic Structure, lots of trills, lots of stop'n'starts)
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--7------7h8p7h8p7----7/8-8-8-----7h8p7h8p7----8/10--10-10--|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-----10\8--8\7-7-7-7------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|----7h8p7h8p7h8p7----------------------------------------|
G|-7h8--------------8-7--5-7--8---/10--8--7-7-7-7-7--------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----7-----7-----7-----7-----8-----8----10-----8----10-----8-|
G|-7h8---7h8---7h8---7h8---7h8---7h8---7h8---7h8---7h8---7h8---|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------7-7-7-7-7-7--------------------------------------------|
G|--7h8----------------5/7-8-10-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------8-9-6---4-6-3------/4-3---------------------|
G|-10\8--8\7--7--------------------4-5-----5-4-----------------|
D|---------------------------------------------6-5-------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------6-5---------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------4-3~----|

Pre-Chorus:
A pedal bend is used to shift up an octave.
E|-15h17p15h17p15h17p15h17p15h17p13h15\-----------------------|
B|-------------------------------------p8h10p8h10p8h10p8h10p8-|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:
Strum Up.
E|-^3~~-------------|
B|-|4~~-------------|
G|-|5~~-------------|
D|-|5~~-------------|
A|-|3~~-------------|
E|------------------|


Post-Chorus (And possibly the Verses too, in the far far background):
E|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

E|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----------------23-23-23-|
B|-----------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8----------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

Chorus is the same.

Haven't yet figured out the second solo, but it's in the same key as the first one.
You can use some structures up there and improvise your own.

It starts out like this:
E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-5b6-6-6-6b5--3-5-3---5b6-6-6-6-6b-5-5-5-5-|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

And then goes off on it's own feat from there.
Remember to switch to the higher octave and play about with that.

Play the Chorus and Post-Chorus again.

Then it's just the main riff to fade.

            
            
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guitarmanzac 472 Apr 24, 2008 08:44 PM

great! thanks!!

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Hendrix_fan_14 60 Aug 27, 2008 10:48 PM

I love this song
fantastic.

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GMCampey 394 Oct 13, 2008 04:50 AM

This is brilliantly put together - Shame it's not quite complete, but you've given us plenty to be getting on with :)

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