The Main Monkey Business: Tablature

By Ronnie Chesson

Excerpted from Ultimate Guitar.

This tab is mostly based off of based off the live version. I’ve watched the DVD like a hundred times and this is what I came up with. To switch between acoustic and electric guitars on stage, Lifeson uses an mbrace. Also, there are two different tunings used during this song: all acoustics should be tuned to DADAAD and all electrics are in standard tuning. Enjoy.

Intro:

(12 String Acoustic Guitar Tuned DADAAD)
——-0——0——–0——–0———-0———–|
——-0——0——–0——–0———-0———–|
—–0——-0——–0——–0———–0———–|
–10——-9——–7——–5———2—3———–|
——————————————-3———–|
——————————————————-|

riff 2-(0:05)for this part just strum that open DADAAD chord
and throw in a couple hammer-ons on the 4th and
5th string,3rd and 5th fret, also some chords.
Like So:
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3h5-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-|
-3h5-5-5-5-5-3h5-0-0-3h5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-|
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
Repeat this 5 times

riff 3-(0:28)for this part use standard tuning. lifeson uses
a distorted guitar with lots of treble.
——————————————————–|
——————————————————–|
——0——–0—2—-2-2-2-2————————-|
—-2——–0—–2—-2-2-2-2——-0——0–2-2-2-2-|
–3——–2——-0—-0-0-0-0—–2——0—-2-2-2-2-|
———————————-3——2——0-0-0-0-|

——————————————————–|
——————————————————–|
——0——–0—2—-2-2-2-2————————-|
—-2——–0—–2—-2-2-2-2——-0——0–3-3-3-3-|
–3——–2——-0—-0-0-0-0—–2——0—-3-3-3-3-|
———————————-3——2——1-1-1-1-|
repeat these 2 bars twice

riff 4-(0:50) for this riff lifeson uses some sort of flanger
thing and also throws in a couple rakes.
——————————————————–|
——————————————————–|
——————————————————–|
———————-4-5-4———–5-4——–4—4–|
-5–7-7–7–5–7-7–7——-5–5–7-7—–5-5-5—5—5-|
——————————————————–|
repeat this riff 4 times

For complete tab, go to Ultimate Guitar.

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~ by rvkeeper on February 20, 2011.

 
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