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                                 BLACK SANTA
                                The Red Chord
                        (From The 2006 Album Clients)


Transcribed by Jonathan Casper (confinedforever)

Gtr 1 Rhythm - D Standard (D, G, C, F, A, D)

/ - SLIDE UP TO          h - HAMMER ON
\ - SLIDE DOWN TO        p - PULL OF
~ - VIBRATO              * - PALM MUTE
" - TREMOLO PICKING     [] - ARTIFICAL HARMONIC


This is only the rhythm guitar buts its pretty close to the lead!
AND THIS TAB IS IN THE ORDER OF THE SONG!


  Opening Riff (played once)
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|--2-----1-----------------------5-5-5-5----|
|--2-3-0-1-2-0-1-2-0-[2]-0-2-3-0------------|
|----3-0---2-0-1-2-0-----0-2-3-0------------|
     * *   * * * * *     * * * *

  Riff 01 (repeats twice - this is the rhythm, this part plays under the arpeggio riff)
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------1010-9---|
|---------------------/6-6---------------------1010-9---|
|------7-7------7-----/8-8------7-7------7-----8-8--7---|
|-0000-----0000---000----7-0000-----0000---000----------|
  ****     ****   ***      ****     ****   ***

|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|------7-7------3/7------2/7-----2----------|
|-0000-----0000-----0000-----000---1-1------|
  ****     ****     ****     ***

[STOP]

  Riff 02
(repeats twice - this is the alternate ending - the octave part)
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------8-9-10-9-8----8----------------------------------|
|-7-6-7-9-10-9-7-6-7-9-10------------10---10-9-7-0-7-9-10-9-7-6-7-6----7-6-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------8-7----|
  * * * * *  * * * * * *             *    *  * * * * * *  * * * * * * * * *

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------9-8-9-12-8------|
|---------------------8-9-10-9-8-----------------|
|-7-9-10-9-7-6-7-9-10----------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
  * * *  * * * * * *

  Riff 03 (repeats twice)
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7-6---------------6-7-9-10-9-7-6-7-6---------------6-7-9-10----|
|-----8-7-5-0-5-7-8--------------------8-7-5-0-5-7-8-------------|
  * * * * * * * * * * * * *  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10-9-7-6-7-6---------------6-7-9-10-9-7-6-7-6------------------|
|--------------8-7-5-0-5-7-8--------------------8-7-5-0-5-7-8----|
  *  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  * * * * * * * * * * * *


Riff 01
(played once)


Opening riff again
(this is the same riff that is played once in the beginning of the song, now it is 
twice)


   Alternate opening
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|--3-------------6-5-4/5-3-------------5-8-4---------|
|--3-4-0-3-4-0-3---------3-4-0-3-4-0-3---------------|
|----4-0-3-4-0-3-4-3-2/3---4-0-3-4-0-3-3-5-2---------|
   * * * * * * *         * * * * * * *


Opening riff
(played once)


   Riff 04 (sequence played once)
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------[2]-------------------------|
|-2-------2-----2/3\2-----2-------2-----2/3\2-----2-------2-----2/3\2------|
|-2-1-0-1-2-0-1-2/3\2-1/2-2-1-0-1-2-0-1-2/3\2-1---2-1-0-1-2-0-1-2/3\2-1/2--|
|---1-0-1---0-1-------1/2---1-0-1---0-1-------1-----1-0-1---0-1-------1/2--|


Opening riff
(played once - ring out holding the first fret of the A string and open low E string 
lead plays the next riff.  then hit the same chord muted)


Section 05
(you'll notice that the last half of this riff isn't really a riff.  it's basically just 
bunch of counterpoint notes and chords you'll hit during the riff the lead plays over 
repeat however many times needed!
|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------9---9/10-6--------------|---------------------------|
|--2----------2----------------9-5-8-8-8--|---------5-4----------5-4--|
|--2----------2---7---7/8--4--------------|---------5-4-------11-5-4--|
|--0----------0-0---0--------0-7-3-6-6-6--|-7-3-2-7-3-2-7-3-2-9--3-2--|
              *


Opening riff
(repeats 4X)


  Breakdown riff (01)
(you'll be playing the lead in part with the drums and bass.  come in with everyone)
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------4\3------------|
|-------------------------4\3---3/4--0---|
|--2-2-2----2-------------2\1---3/4--1---|
|--0-0-0----0---0-0-0-0-0-----0-1/2--0---|

  Alternate breakdown riff (02)
(repeats twice)
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------4\3-----------------------4\3----------------|
|------2-2----2-4\3---3/4-0---------2-2-2-4\3---3/4--0-------|
|--2-2-2-2--2-2-2\1---3/4-1---------2-2-2-2\1---3/4--1-------|
|--0-0-0-0--0-0-----0-1/2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-1/2--0-------|
   * *        *     *       * * * *     *     *

Breakdown riff (01)
(repeats twice, ring out)


END

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confinedforever 977 May 05, 2007 10:55 PM

i got this tab from the red chord themselves in a power tab when the put it out looking for a new guitarist and thats how they play it, standard tuning droped down to with the e string to d

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confinedforever 977 May 05, 2007 10:57 PM

o wait shit they plsy in drop c but with the e string tuned to d, sorry bro if u want the power tab bits to show u let me know!?

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