Coheed And Cambria - This Shattered Symphony tab

Artist: Coheed and Cambria
Track: "This Shattered Symphony"
Album: The Year of the Black Rainbow
Tuning: Standard

Tabbed by Lawrence Jones

I worked this based off of a live video (linked directly below).
I think this is extremely close to what they play.
See below for a link of me playing it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=extKZLQEOew (Live Video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Iu3inU1Go (My cover)


Key:
/ - slide towards bridge
\ - slide away from bridge
. - palm mute
p - pull off
h - hammer on
~ - let ring
b - bend to sound like the following note
r - release bend
* - natural harmonic
v - vibrato

Intro: (0:00 - 0:12)

Claudio Intro Riff: x 4

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A-4-----4-----8-6-4----------------------------------|
E---6-6---6-6-------8-6\4-0-4-6p4--------------------|
    . .   . . . . . .     . .

Alt. Live - Claudio plays the following on the last one:

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A-4-----4-----8-6-4----------------------------------|
E---6-6---6-6-------8-6\\\\\\\\----------------------|
    . .   . . . . . .     

Travis Intro Lead: x 2

e----------------------------------------------------|
B-6v-------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

Travis does not play anything over the first 2 measures of the intro.

1st Pre-Verse: (0:12 - 0:24)

Claudio Verse Riff: x 2

e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---6p0---6p0-9-6---6p0---8-6-------8---0-0p4--0---------------4p0--|
E-8-----8---------8-----8-----9-8-6---9----------6/8-6-4p0-4-6------|
  .     .     . . .     . . . . . . . . .      . .   .     . .

Travis Pre-Verse Lead: x 2

e-14-14-14-14-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-11-13----------|
B-x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--x--14-14----|
G-11-11-11-11-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10----|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

1st Verse: (0:24 - 0:47)

"Oh, Iím giving up the one I love
I'll conduct great disaster
To scar my skin to own this hurt."

Claudio Verse Riff x 4

Claudio Over-Dub: x 2

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----8------8---11-8----8------10-8------------------|
D-10---7-10---7------10---7-10------11-10------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|
  .  . . .  . . .  . .  . . .  .  . .  .

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G---10----------------------------6------------------|
D-8----11-7-7-11-7-8/10-8-6---6-8---7----------------|
A---------------------------7------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|
  . .  .  . . .  . .    . . . . . . .

The above is played over the last two measures of the verse.

Travis Verse Lead: x 1

e-13-11------------------14--------13-11------------------------------|
B-------14-13v---------------------------14-13v-----------------------|
G------------------10/11~---10v---------------------10b11r10b11r10v---|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Travis does not play anything over the first 2 measures of the Verse.

1st Pre-Chorus (0:47 - 1:11)

"They offered their hearts, And we tore them apart
They offered their blood, And we left them so parched
I donít know if I can give you anything you want."

Claudio Pre-Chorus: x 1
e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-------6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----|
A---4-----4-----4-----4-----4-------4-----4-----4-----4-----4-------|
E-2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2---|
  ...............................................................

e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----10----10----10----10----10------8-----8-----8-----8-----8-----|
A---8-----8-----8-----8-----8-------6-----6-----6-----6-----6-------|
E-6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-4-----4-----4-----4-----4-----4---|
  ...............................................................

e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-------6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----|
A---4-----4-----4-----4-----4-------4-----4-----4-----4-----4-------|
E-2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2---|
  ...............................................................

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A---3-4-4/6-4-4p3---3-4-6b///////\\\\\\--------------|
E-1---------------1----------------------------------|

Travis 1st Pre-Chorus Lead: x 1

e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-9-9-----------------------------9-9-------------------------------|
G-----6-6-------------6-6-------------6-6-------------6-6-----------|
D---------8-8-6-6-8-8-----8-8-8-8---------8-8-6-6-8-8-----8-8-8-8---|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----6-------------------------------6-----------------------------|
G-------------8-------6-------6---------------8-------6-------8-----|
D-8-8---8-8-8---8-8-8---8-8-8---8-6-6---6-6-6---6-6-6---6-6-6---6---|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-9-9-----------------------------9-9-------------------------------|
G-----6-6-------------6-6-------------6-6-------------6-6-----------|
D---------8-8-6-6-8-8-----8-8-8-8---------8-8-6-6-8-8-----8-8-8-8---|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D-10v----------------10v-----------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

Alt. Live - Travis Tremolo picks that last note and then
            slides up and down the neck leading into the Chorus.

1st Chorus: (1:11 - 1:35)

"Go on and give me the gun
Never mind what Iíve done
They left me no choice
Oh, they left me no choice
Go on and give me the gun
Let me blow them open
Itís out of my reach
Never mind what they think about me."

Claudio Chorus Chords: x 2

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A-8--8888-8888-888-88-88--4-44-44--------------------|
E-6--6666-6666-665-55-55--2-22-22--------------------|

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D-8888888888888888-1111111111111111------------------|
A-6666666666666666-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9--888--888---------|
E-----------------------------------555--555---------|

Travis Chorus Lead: x 2

e--------------------------------------------------------|
B----6-----------6---------------6-----------6-----------|
G-/5---5-8-6v-/5---5-8-6-5----/5---5-8-6v-/5---5-8-6-5---|
D--------------------------8\--------------------------8-|
A--------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------|

e--------------------------------------------------------|
B-///14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-----|
G--------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------|

e-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13--------|
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------|

Vibrato those last 3 notes as you play them.

During the 2nd & 3rd choruses in the recording you can hear Travis
playing the following variation on that first part of the chorus lead:

e--------------------------------------------------------|
B----6-----------------------6---------------------------|
G-/5---5-8-6v-5v-8-6-5----/5---5-8-6v-5v-8-6-5-----------|
D----------------------8\----------------------8---------|
A--------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------|

2nd Pre-Verse: (1:35 - 1:47)

"I donít want to say
That with mercy we decay."

Claudio Verse Riff x 2

Travis Pre-verse Lead x 2

2nd Verse: (1:47 - 1:59)

"Converging closer and faster
Does all I touch turn to dust?"

Claudio Verse Riff x 2

Claudio Over Dub x 2

Travis Verse Lead x 2

2nd Pre-Chorus: (1:59 - 2:22)

"And she confessed her love, Only I shut her up
As I took all her words, And allowed them to rust
I donít know if Iím the man you truly want to love..."

Claudio Pre-Chorus x 1

Travis 2nd Pre-Chorus Lead: x 1

e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-9-9-----------------------------9-9-------------------------------|
G-----6-6-------------6-6-------------6-6-------------6-6-----------|
D---------8-8-6-6-8-8-----8-8-8-8---------8-8-6-6-8-8-----8-8-8-8---|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----6-6-----------------------------6-6---------------------------|
G-------------8-8-----6-6-----6-6-------------8-8-----6-6-----8-8---|
D-8-8-----8-8-----8-8-----8-8-----6-6-----6-6-----6-6-----6-6-------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-9-9-----------------------------9-9-------------------------------|
G-----6-6-------------6-6-------------6-6-------------6-6-----------|
D---------8-8-6-6-8-8-----8-8-8-8---------8-8-6-6-8-8-----8-8-8-8---|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D-10v----------------10v-----------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

Alt. Live - Travis Tremolo picks that last note and then
            slides up and down the neck leading into the Chorus.

2nd Chorus (2:22 - 2:46)

Claudio Chorus Chords x 2

Travis Chorus Lead: x 2

Bridge: (2:46 - 3:10)

"Little have they learned anything about me
Meddling eyes that judge mistakes
What awful things they say
When backs are turned and no oneís looking."

Claudio Bridge: x 1

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A-4-4444-4444-4--4-----4-----8-6-4-------------------|
E-2-2222-2222-2----6-6---6-6-------8-6/4-0-4-6p4-----|
                 . . . . . . . . . .     . .

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------6-66666----------------------|
A-4-4444-4444-4-8-88888-4-44444----------------------|
E-2-2222-2222-2-6-66666------------------------------|

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A-4-4444-4444-4--4-----4-----8-6-4-------------------|
E-2-2222-2222-2----6-6---6-6-------8-6/4-0-4-6p4-----|
                 . . . . . . . . . .     . .

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A-4-4444-4444-4-3-333333-888--888--------------------|
E-2-2222-2222-2-1-111111-555--555--------------------|
                  ......

Travis Bridge Lead: x 1

e----------------------------------------------------|
B-/9----9----9---------------------------------------|
G----10---10---10------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------4-----4------8-6-4-----------------|
E-------------------6-6---6-6--------8-6/4-0-4-6p4---|

e----------------------------------------------------|
B-/9----9----9---------------------------------------|
G----10---10---10------------------------------------|
D--------------------------66666666------------------|
A-----------------88888888-44444444------------------|
E-----------------66666666---------------------------|

e----------------------------------------------------|
B-/9----9----9---------------------------------------|
G----10---10---10------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------4-----4------8-6-4-----------------|
E-------------------6-6---6-6--------8-6/4-0-4-6p4---|

e----------------------------------------------------|
B-/9----9----9---------------------------------------|
G----10---10---10------------------------------------|
D-----------------10v--------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

There are some weird noises over the bridge, but I do not believe
that Travis makes them.  In the live videos, you can see him
playing the above.

3rd Chorus: (3:10 - 3:33)

Claudio Chorus Chords x 2

Travis chorus Lead x 2

Outro Chorus: (3:33 - 3:57)

"Ooh, in this shattered symphony."

Claudio Chorus Chords x 2

Travis Outro Chorus Lead: x 1

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A-13v----------15b1615----13v------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

e--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------13v----15v-|
D-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-15v----------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A-13v----------15b1615----13v------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

e-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------------11----11----|
G-------------------------------------------------13-10-10-13-10-10-13-10-10-13-14b15-14b15-|
D-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Outro: (3:57 - 4:09)

"Go on and give me the gun."

Claudio Intro Riff x 4

Travis Outro Lead: x 2

e----------------------------------------------------|
B-9----9----9-11-9----9----9-------------------------|
G---10---10--------10---10---10----------------------|
D-------------------------------11-------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------|

Both guitars end on:

e----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------|
A-88-------------------------------------------------|
E-66-------------------------------------------------|





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