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Tetragrammaton tab

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This is Tetragrammaton by The Mars Volta. 
I did not tab all of this myself,
my teacher figured out probably 75% of this.
kudos to him.

Enjoy

Use a loop pedal(recommended)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------------------------2-3-2-------|
g|----4-6-4---6-7-6---3-4-3---2-3-2---3-4-3---4-5-4---1-2-1---------------|
d|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|--2-------4-------1-------3-------------------------------3-------------|
E|----------------------------------4-------5-------1---------------------|
  Verse 1
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------2-3-2-------2-3-2----------------------|
g|-------------3---3-----------3-4-------4-3-4-------4-3---3--------------|
d|-------2-4-5---5---5-4-2-4-5---------------------------5---5-4-2---2-4-5|
a|-2-4-5-----------------------------------------------------------5------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------9-10-13-10-9----9-----------------------------|
b|-------------------3-------------------12---12-11-12/14-12-11-------11--|
g|-3-4-6-4-3---3-4-6---6-4--------------------------------------11-12-----|
d|-----------5------------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------14-12-------------------------------------------|
b|12-11-------11-12-15-14-------15-14-17----------------------------------|
g|------11-12----------------------------15-------------------------------|
d|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
loop the above verse the second time you play it and then add this...
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------6-7-6-------6-7-6----------------------|
g|-------------6---6-----------6-7-------7-6-7-------7-6---6--------------|
d|-------5-7-8---8---8-7-5-7-8---------------------------8---8-7-5---5-7-8|
a|-5-7-8-----------------------------------------------------------9------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------14-15-18-15-14----14--------------------------|
b|-----6-----------6-7-6-------------------17----17-16-17/19-17-16--------|
g|-6-7---7-6---6-7-------7-----------------------------------------16-17--|
d|-----------8------------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------17------------------------------------------|
b|-15-16-15-------15-16-19-17----20-19-17-20------------------------------|
g|----------16-17----------------------------18---------------------------|
d|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Verse 2                x2           x4           x4           x2
e|-------------------------|------------|------------|------------|
b|-----7-8-7-------10-8-7--|-----0-5-0-7|-----0-5-3-0|-----0-3-0--|
g|---7-------7---7--------7|---0--------|---0--------|---0-------0|
d|-9-----------9-----------|-5----------|-4----------|-2----------|
a|-------------------------|------------|------------|------------|
E|-------------------------|------------|------------|------------|
            x2           x3
e|------------|------------|------------|
b|-----0-2-0--|-----0-2-0--|-----2------|
g|---0-------0|---0-------0|---0--------|
d|-0----------|------------|-4----------|
a|------------|-4----------|-------4-0-1|
E|------------|------------|------------|

  Play verse 2 x3, with the first time played quietly

  Chorus
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------2-4-22----------------------------------|
a|-5-22-0-1-2-2---5-22-0-1-2-2-55--------5---5-22-0-1-2-2---5-22-0-1-2-2--|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------|
b|------------------|
g|------------------|
d|---2h4p2---2h4p2--|
a|-5-------5-------5|
E|------------------|

 do the chorus 4 times, but instead of ending on the hammer-on/pull-of part,
end it by hitting the 2nd fret on the a string, using an echo pedal and a whammy bar/pedal.

play this(with wah) while verse 2 is playing(loop it when your playing it in the beginning)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-12---14/15--17---------------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------12--12--14--11----11--11-12----------------------------|
d|---------------------------------------------14--12--11--11--11--11-12--|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------| On the third time you play this, over lap it with the
b|-------------| following...
g|----11-12-14-|
d|-14----------|
a|-------------|
E|-------------|
                                               x2           x2
e|-14---15/17--12----15-14-10----12|-----7-10-7--|-----5-9-5--|
b|---------------------------------|---8--------8|---7-------7|
g|---------------------------------|-9-----------|-7----------|
d|---------------------------------|-------------|------------|
a|---------------------------------|-------------|------------|
E|---------------------------------|-------------|------------|
            x3
e|-----3-7-3--|-------------|
b|---5-------5|-------7-8-10|
g|-6----------|-6-7-9-------|
d|------------|-------------|
a|------------|-------------|
E|------------|-------------|

Chorus x5, but once again, instead of playing hammer-on/pull-off part, play this...
/w some kind of reverse pedal              x2
e|-------------------------------------------|---|
b|-------------------------------------------|---|
g|-------------------------------------------|---|
d|-------------------------------------------|---|
a|-2--2-/7-7-7/8-8-8\4-4-4-4/5-5-5\----------|-2-|
E|----------------------------------5-5-5\4-4|---|
  /w what sounds to be like a rotating speaker and reverb
e|--12~-------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--12~---------------------------------------15-17-18--14----------------|
g|--12~-------------------------12-1112/14--------------------------------|
d|--14~--12-14--14^(1)-12---------------------12-14-15--11----------------|
a|------------------------14~---10-9-10/12--------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 this part usually would need two guitars but you can choose whichever one you want
Guitar A                               
e|-10---------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------|
g|----12-11-9-------------------------|
d|------------12-11-9-----------------|
a|--------------------12-10-12-10-7-9-|
E|------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------9---------------------------------------------|
b|--------------------8-7-8-----------------------------------------------|
g|--------------8-7-8-----------------------------------------------------|
d|--------8-7-8-----------------------------------------------------------|
a|--8-7-8-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Gtr. 1
e|---------9-10-12-13--12--10--9------------9-10-9------------------------|
b|------12------------------------12--11-12--------12--11-----------------|
g|---11----------------------------------------------------11-/14-11------|
d|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Gtr. 2
e|-----------------------------------9------------------------------------|
b|----------------10---------9-11-12---12-11------------------------------|
g|-11----9-----11----11---11-----------------11-/16-11--------------------|
d|----9----12-------------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 Gtr. 1
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-15--/19--14--/17--11--11-/14---(14)\-----------------------------------|
g|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Gtr. 2
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-11-/12---9-/11--7--7--/9-----------------------------------------------|
d|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------3-----------7-10\-------3----------------7-10\----3------|
b|---7-10--8-7-----2-3------7----------2---2----------7--------------2---2|
g|--7-----7-7----------3---7----------2------2--0----7-----------3--------|
d|-9----------9\----------9----------3--------------9------------------2--|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----7--10/12------3-----------------------------------------------------|
b|---7-----------------------3-----2-----5-----2---2-6--5--3--2-----------|
g|--7-------------3------------0-----0-----6-----0---4--3--3--3-----------|
d|-9------------2----------2-----2-----2-----5-------5--5--2--2-----------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                     x2         x2
e|-----------|---------|----------|------|
b|-----------|---------|-5---3---6|------|
g|-----------|---------|----------|------|
d|-----------|---------|----------|------|
a|-x1--------|---------|----------|-2----|use a whammy bar/pedal or echo 
E|----2-3----|5---1---3|-5---1---5|----0-|pedal(turn speed down)

for the solo, use the a lot of tremelo picking and hammer-on/pull-offs
(use the blues scale on the 7th fret)
EX's
e|-7h10p7--7h10p7--|------------------|---------------|-----7-----7-----7-|
b|-------10------10|-71077107710771077|---------------|-7h10--7h10--7h10--|
g|-----------------|------------------|-797797-797797-|-------------------|
d|-----------------|------------------|-------9------9|-------------------|
a|-----------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
E|-----------------|------------------|---------------|-------------------|
  After the solo                         end #1  end #2(alternates each time
e|-------------|-------6------------------|-----|-----|
b|-----2-------|-----7---5-7-6------------|-7-6-|-6-7-|
g|---0---------|-6-0-----------6-7-6---6--|-----|-----|
d|-4-----------|---------------------5---5|-----|-----|
a|-------4-0-1-|--------------------------|-----|-----|
E|-------------|--------------------------|-----|-----|
                              x8   then...
e|-------6------------------------|--------6----------------4-------------|
b|-----7---5-7-6------------------|----7-8---8-7-5------5-6---6-5-3---2-2-|
g|-6-0-----------6-7-6---6---6-7-6|--6-------------6--7-------------4-0-0-|
d|---------------------5---5------|-----------------------------------2-2-|
a|--------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|---------------------------------------|

e|-------6----------------------------------|
b|-----7---5-7-6-------------7-6--22-2-2--2-|
g|-6-0-----------6-7-6---6-7------00-0-0--0-|
d|---------------------5----------22-2-2--2-|
a|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|


Continue the after the solo part and add on top of it
                                        x4
e|-12-------14-10-0-12-0-------10-0-------|
b|----12-15--------------12-10------12-10-|
g|----------------------------------------|
d|----------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|-12-------14-10-0-12-0-------------------------|
b|----12-15--------------12-10----10----10-12-10-|
g|-----------------------------11----11----------|
d|-----------------------------------------------|
a|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Breakdown
Gtr 1
e|-------9-10-9--------------------8-----------------|
b|----12--------12-10---------9-11---11-10-9-----5-5-|
g|-11-----------------11---10----------------10--3-3-|
d|-----------------------------------------------5-5-|
a|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
Gtr 2
e|-------6-----------------4-------------------------|
b|---7-8---8-7-5-------5-6---6-5-3----2-2------------|
g|-6-------------6---7-------------4--0-0------------|
d|------------------------------------2-2------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|-------6----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----7---5-7-6-------------7-6---22-2-2--2------------------------------|
g|-6-------------6-7-6---6---------00-0-0--0------------------------------|
d|---5-----------------5---5-------22-2-2--2------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

The next part is just a bunch of noise and samples from the song, and a guitar w/ delay 

continue playing the part before the breakdown(x4) 

play breakdown again and after that there is another section of noise and samples and then...

just speed pick this part /w dist and slight delay
the +'s just mean speed pick in this part
e|-------------------------------------------14++15++17++14++17+18--------|
b|-0+++++++++17++18++17++18++17++15-0++++++++-----------------------------|
g|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


I will add on when i figure out more of the song.

            
            
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Tick112291 31 Jan 27, 2007 04:45 PM

kudos.....your gay

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leakeg 56 Jul 20, 2008 04:40 AM

wow Tick112291, your a **** head!

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