The Body Electric: Tablature

By Jimmy Pena (jimmy@walrus.com)

Excerpted from Fretplay.

| – not a standard bar line; just used to separate music
~ – vibrato or held note
x – percussive note with no pitch; muted note
. – staccato; mute the note immediately after striking it
h – hammer on
p – pull off
s – slide
t – trill; play the note(s) indicated rapidly and repeatedly
/ – slide up from infinity
\ – slide down into infinity
– natural harmonic (or pinch harmonic)
3(b5) – bend note up from 3rd to 5th fret pitch
3(b5r3) – bend note from 3rd to 5th fret pitch, then return to 3rd fret
o \_
o / repeat sign (always look for these!)

[x35553] – fret box; this is a C chord – this is the same as standard
tablature, only turned on its side. Tilt your head clockwise to read.

[Riff 1]
D7sus4 A Asus4
e:–5~—–12~————————————————|
B:–8~—–10~—–14~—-15~———————————|
G:–5~—–12~—–14~—-14~———————————|
D:–7~—–10~—–14~—-14~———————————|
A:–5~————-12~—-12~———————————|
E:————————————————————|

[Riff 2] [Riff 2a]

e:——————-|—————————————-|
B:——————-|—————————————-|
G:——————-|—————————————-|
D:——————-|—————————————-|
A:–0—3—0—3—-|—————————————-|
E:——————-|—————————————-|

[Riff 3]
Dm7sus4 Em7sus4 F
e:–5–5-5-5——–7–7-7-7———————————-|
B:–6–6-6-6——–8–8-8-8——-10–10-10-10—10———-|
G:–5–5-5-5——–7–7-7-7——-10–10-10-10—10———-|
D:–5–5-5-5——–7–7-7-7——-10–10-10-10—10———-|
A:–5–5-5-5–5–7–7–7-7-7–7–8–8—8–8–8—-8———-|
E:————————————————————|
E
e:————————————————————|
B:–10-10-10–10—9——————————————|
G:–10-10-10–10—9——————————————|
D:–10-10-10–10—9——————————————|
A:—8–8–8—8—7——————————————|
E:————————————————————|

[Riff 4]

e:–5–5-5-5——–7–7-7-7———————————-|
B:–6–6-6-6——–8–8-8-8———————————-|
G:–5–5-5-5——–7–7-7-7—-2~—————————-|
D:–5–5-5-5——–7–7-7-7—-2~—————————-|
A:–5–5-5-5–5–7–7–7-7-7—-0~—————————-|
E:————————————————————|

[Riff 5]
A5
Em7 Dsus4 Csus2
e:—-|———————————————-|————|
B:—-|——–2————3—————3——–|—–3——|
G:—-|—4——2——–0——0——–0—0——|—5—5—-|
D:-2–|-2—2———–2——2—0—-4————|-5——-5–|
A:-0–|————2—————————-5–3-|————|
E:—-|————0———————————|————|

For complete tab, go to Fretplay.

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~ by rvkeeper on February 6, 2011.

 
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