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Andrew Bird - Plasticities tab

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			     “Plasticities” - Andrew Bird
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Tabbed by: Justin Weleski
Email: jmw59@pitt.edu

Tuning: Standard

This is my favorite song off the new album, “Armchair Apocrypha”.  Enjoy!

Andrew Bird plays this song differently live, but all the notes are the same in this tab.

Intro/Verse (slight palm-mute) (pick each note singly)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---7--7--7--7--7-----7--7--7--7--7-----7--7--7--7--7-------------------------|
A|--5--5--5--5--5-----5--5--5--5--5-----8--8--8--8--8--------------------------|
E|-6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--8--8--8--8--8--8------------------------|

Verse (piano riff) (watch the timing, it is tricky at first)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------7--------------7-8-7--------------2---------------------------------|
A|---5--8----8-----5--8---------8---------3----3-------------------------------|
E|-6-------------6-------------------1--5--------------------------------------|

Verse (when Andrew sings, “Chin, chin”, play this)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------10-7---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----5--8-------10-8----------------------------------------------------------|
E|--6--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Pre-Chorus
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---5----8----5----8----------------------------------------------------------|
A|---5----8----5----8----------------------------------------------------------|
E|---3----6----3----6----------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----10--7-----10--7--5--10--7--5-----5--7-7--7-8-7-5------------------------|
A|------------------------------------8-------------------8--------------------|
E|--6----------1---------------------------------------------------------------|

Post-Chorus
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------8-------------------------------------|
E|--6p5-6p5--6-5-3-1----8-8-8-10-12--------------------------------------------|

Post Chorus (second post-chorus, end with this fill)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------8-------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------8--10-12----12-10-8------------------------------------------|
E|--8-8-8-10-12------------------------12--------------------------------------|

Bridge (part 1)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--6-----1-----8-----13--12---------------------------------------------------|

Bridge (part 2)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----7--5------5--3----------------7---8-7-----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------7-8-10---------10--8-7---------------------------|
E|--6----------1---------8-----------------------------10----------------------|

Bridge (riff at the very end)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--9h10----10p8--6--8h10------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Go back to the verse after the bridge.


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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