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Bon Iver - Perth tab

Artist: Bon Iver
Song: Perth
Album: Bon Iver, Bon Iver (2011)
tabbed by: necriononguitar
e-mail (NO SPAM!): tim.rathgen@gmx.de

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Tuning (low to high): EBD#F#BE

Capo 4 (chords/notes are relative to the capo!)


. = Palm-Muted
~ = hold note
^ = vibrate
p = pull off
h = hammer on
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
x = mute


Check this great VIDEO TUTORIAL:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=longW0SkKHk


I used the old tabs to learn the basics but many of those were missing some
detail.
Check your tuning, add the capo and try this picking.
The 3 on the D# is a basic note and not necessarily needed on every chord,
it just adds a full sound. :)
The dissonances are most important, so focus on hitting those 2 primarly.
I believe there is much space for interpretation in this song, especially
towards the end. But this is just to get people started.
Enjoy!


Intro/Main Riff: (put emphasis on the bass note, not the B)
E----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------0~-------------------0~----------|
F#---------------2~---------------2h4~----4-------------4~-------------|
D#-------------3~---(3)-----------3~--------------------3~-------------|
B----0~-----------------0~---------------------0~----------------------|
E----0~---(0)-----------2~---(2)---------------4~---(4)---------4~-----|

E--------0~------------- -----------0~----------------|   I’d suggest the
B----2h4~---4p2p0~------ ----(2h)4b~--r4p2p0----------|   first one, although
F#----------------------o-----------------------------|   he seems to bend
D#----------------------r----hit B just once----------|   when he plays it
B----------------------- ----hold the note------------|   live. Try bending
E----------------------- -----------------------------|   during the bridge.

Justin repeats this riff 4 times. At the forth time, skip the bendy last
riff and instead keep playing the chord.

Repeat and keep it simple and quite as the background vocals start.
„I’m tearin’ up“ is when the guitar stops.

Re-enter with the last riff of the intro at „Still alive for you, love“ and
proceed with the main riff.

Now what I find interesting during the chorus is the third (or tierce) on
the last riff. This matches it properly in my opinion:
E---------4~----------- -----------4~----------------|
B----5h7~----7p5p4~---- ----(5h)7b~--r7p5p4~---------|
F#---------------------o-----------------------------|
D#---------------------r-----------------------------|
B---------------------- -----------------------------|
E---------------------- -----------------------------|


Now lets get to the bridge or middle 8 or interlude, whatever:
E----0-0---0-0--0--0~---------------------------------|
B----x-x---x-x--x--x-------0-0---0-0--0--0~-----------|
F#---9-9---9-9--9--9~------4-4---4-4--4--4~-----------|
D#---1010--1010-10-10~-----5-5---5-5--5--5~-----------|
B----9-9---9-9—-9--9~------4-4---4-4--4--4~-----------|
E----9-9---9-9--9--9~------4-4---4-4--4--4~-----------|
     d u   d u  d  u       d u   d u  d  u

E--------------------------------------------------------|
B----0-0---0-0--0--0~--\---------------------------------|
F#---9-9---9-9--9--9~--\---4~--2~----------0-2~----------|
D#---8-8---8-8--8--8~--\---3~--3~------1~----------------|
B----7-7---7-7--7--7~--\---2~--2~------0~----------------|
E----7-7---7-7--7--7~--\---2~--2~------0~----------------|
     d u   d u  d  u


Repeat this 4 times. During the last, continue with the main riff
when you get to the E. Play it twice.
Then play this for the outro:
E----0--0--0~----------------------------------------------------------|
B----x--x--x------0-0-0~--------0-0-0~----------------------0~---------|
F#---9--9--9~-----4-4-4~--------9-9-9~-----4-4-4~--2~------2~----------|
D#---10-10-10~----5-5-5~--------8-8-8~-----3-3-3~--3~-----1~-----------|
B----9--9--9~-----4-4-4~--------7-7-7~-----2-2-2~--2~----0~------------|
E----9--9--9~-----4-4-4~--------7-7-7~-----2-2-2~--2~---0~-------------|




And that’s it! Please rate, comment and correct me!

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