Counterparts - Sturdy Wings tab

There is an excellent cover of this song on YouTube, so I watched it a lot
and learned how to play it for myself. This is my own interpretation of the
song and my first text tab on UG. Here ya go (I tried to express the rhythm
and strumming patterns, but you'll still need to listen to the song a few
times to understand what I mean):

* = natural harmonic
h = hammer on
p = pull off
~ = let ring
. = palm mute (on top of staff)
^ = begin a pick slide (scratch the pick down the length of the string)
\ = slide down
/ = slide up

INTRO:
D|-------------------8-----------888888-----------|
A|-------------6---6--6-6--------666666-----------|
F|-------------9--9-9--9---------999999-----------|
C|-10-xxx10-xxx-----------0~0~-----------5*5*5*5*-|
G|-8--xxx8--xxx-----------0~0~12\--------5*5*5*5*-|
C|-7--xxx8--xxx-----------0~0~12\--------5*5*5*5*-|

"Everything!"
(barre the 8th fret and alternate picking the G# power chord and F on this
first part)
D|-------------------------------------8---8---8---|
A|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---8---8---8--|
F|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--10--10----|
C|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|

----8--------8---------------8--8--8-|
--6--6-6-6-6--6-------6-------6--6--6|
-9-9--9-9-9-9--9---9---9--9----9--9--|
-----------------10-10--10-10--------|
-------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------|

Octave Slides into Heavier Stuff:
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
F|-1010-9-10-12-14-12-9/10\9-1010-10-9-7------------|
C|-x-x--x-x--x--x--x--x/x-\x-x-x--x--x-x--------5/7-|
G|-8-8--7-8--10-12-12-7/8-\7-8-8--8--7-5--8---7-3/5-|
C|---------------------------------------5-0h3-0----|

 . ....     . ....
-----------------------------|
-----------------------------|
----------------------5~-5~--|
-0-0000--3~-0-0000--3~-3~-3~-|
-0-0000-7~7~0-0000-7~7~-7~-7~|
-0-0000-----0-0000-----------|

Heaviness:
  . .... .... . .... . . . . .... .... . .... . . .
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------|
C|0-0000-0000-0-0000-0-0-0-0-0000-0000-0-0000-0-0-0-|
G|0-0000-0000-0-0000-0-0-0-0-0000-0000-0-0000-0-0-0-|
C|0-0000-0000-0-0000-0-0-0-0-0000-0000-0-0000-0-0-0-|

 . .... .... . .... . . . . .... .... .... ....
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
-3-3333-3333-3-3333-3-3-3-1-1111-1111-1111-1111-|
-3-3333-3333-3-3333-3-3-3-1-1111-1111-1111-1111-|
-3-3333-3333-3-3333-3-3-3-1-1111-1111-1111-1111-|

Steady Rhythm:
   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------5/7-|
G|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---8-----12--------8-----7---3/5-|
C|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7---7-0---8-0-8\5---0h3---0-----|

 . . ... ... . ... . ... ... .
---------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------|
-0-0-000-000-0-000-0-000-000-0-10-xxx10------------------|
-0-0-000-000-0-000-0-000-000-0-8--xxx8-------------------|
-0-0-000-000-0-000-0-000-000-0-7--xxx8---7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-|

 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------|
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---8-----12---------8-7----13---------|
-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7---7-0---8-0-8h10-----10----0-10-12-|

 . . ... ... . ... . ... ... .
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-0-0-000-000-0-000-0-000-000-0-10-xxx10-xxx----------------------|
-0-0-000-000-0-000-0-000-000-0-8--xxx8--xxx----------------------|
-0-0-000-000-0-000-0-000-000-0-7--xxx8--xxx------7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-|

Heavy Again:
      ....  ..  ..   ....  ..  ....
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------10----10-|
F|-----------------------------------------------------------10----10-|
C|-0--00000-000-000--00000-000-000010-xxx10-xxxx10-xxx10-xxxx8--xxx8--|
G|-0--00000-000-000--00000-000-00008--xxx8--xxxx8--xxx8--xxxx8--xxx8--|
C|-0--00000-000-000--00000-000-00007--xxx7--xxxx8--xxx8--xxxx---xxx---|

                  ....  ..  ..   ....  ..  ....
------------------------------------------------------------------8-8-----|
---------------------------------------------------------------6------6---|
-------------------------------------------------------------9---9------9-|
---------0-1~~-0--00000-000-000--00000-000-000010-xxx10-xxxx--------------|
---------0-1~~-0--00000-000-000--00000-000-00008--xxx8--xxxx--------------|
-7-7-7-7-0-1~~-0--00000-000-000--00000-000-00007--xxx8--xxxx--------------|

Repeat some stuff from the beginning...

D|-------------------------------------8---8---8---|
A|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---8---8---8--|
F|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--10--10----|
C|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|

----8--------8------------8--8--8--|
--6--6-6-6-6--6------6-----6--6--6-|
-9-9--9-9-9-9--9--9---9--9--9--9---|
----------------10-10--10----------|
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|

The Slides...

D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------6------|
F|-1010-9-10-12-14-12-9/10\9-1010-10-9-7----------------9----|
C|-x-x--x-x--x--x--x--x/x-\x-x-x--x--x-x--------5/7-0~~~--10-|
G|-8-8--7-8--10-12-12-7/8-\7-8-8--8--7-5--8---7-3/5-0~~~-----|
C|---------------------------------------5-0h3-0----0~~~-----|

    ........
---------------5----------------|
-----------------6--------------|
-------------------7------------|
-0~~000000000~~-----------------|
-0~~000000000~~------^\\\-11-11-| <---(those are ones, not elevens)
-0~~000000000~~------^\\\-11-11-| <---(those are ones, not elevens)

BREAKDOWN!!!
     ..... ... ...  ...... . .... ...... . .... ......
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------33333344--|
F|----------------------------------------------------33333333--|
C|-0-00000-000-000--000000-0-0000-000000-0-0001-111111--------0-|
G|-0-00000-000-000--000000-0-0000-000000-0-0001-111111--------0-|
C|-0-00000-000-000--000000-0-0000-000000-0-0001-111111--------0-|

 ..... ... ...  ...... . ...... ...... . .... ......         ....
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------33333344-----------33-|
----------------------------------------------------33333333-----55555555-|
-00000-000-000--000000-0-000000-000000-0-0001-111111---------3333333333---|
-00000-000-000--000000-0-000000-000000-0-0001-111111---------3333---------|
-00000-000-000--000000-0-000000-000000-0-0001-111111---------3333---------|

---------55----------------------------------|
-----66----66--6---6-88888888881111111111----|
---33--33----3---3---xxxxxxxxxxx-x-x-x-x-----|
-55------------------55555555558-8-8-8-8-----|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|

Build-up to the Outro:

D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
G|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
C|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|

-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------6-6-6---6-6-6---6-6-6-|
-------------------------------------------7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7-|
-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-------8-------8-------|
-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-------5-------5-------|
-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-------5-------5-------|

---------------------------------------------------------------13----------|
---------------------------------11p10----------11p10-------------11-10-11-|
-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------12-10--10------12-10--10-------------|
-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------12-------------12---------------|
-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------------------------------|
-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------------------------------|

----------------------------------13---------------------------|
----------------------------11-------11----11-6-6---6-6---6-6--|
-12----12----12-15-12-15-14----14-------14----7-7---7-7---7-7--|
----15----15--------------------------------------5-----5------|
--------------------------------------------------5-----5------|
--------------------------------------------------5-----5------|

This is the part everyone loves:
(Rhythm)

D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|  (you can just
F|-----------------------------------------------------|   repeat this
C|-0000000~0~000~0~000~0~0~-5555555~5~558~8~xx1/3~3~3~-|   to the end)
G|-0000000~0~000~0~000~0~0~-5555555~5~558~8~xx1/3~3~3~-|
C|-0000000~0~000~0~000~0~0~-5555555~5~558~8~xx1/3~3~3~-|

(Lead)

D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------11p10----------------11-11-xx13-13-xx10-11-11-|
F|----10---12-10----10---12-10------12p10-----10----10-10-xx10-10-xx---------|
C|-7h8--7h8------7h8--7h8-----------------1212--121212-12-xx12-12-xx---------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

----------------------------------------------------------15-15------------|
-----------------------------11p10----------------11-11-xx11-11-xx13-15-11-|
----10---12-10----10---12-10------12p10-----10----10-10-xx10-10-xx---------|
-7h8--7h8------7h8--7h8-----------------1212--121212-12-xx12-12-xx---------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
(and of course, just repeat this lead part as needed)


There it is.  I'm sure that just about every note in this tab is spot on(you
may need to play around with some of the chord picking areas to get it just
right), but  you'll definitely need to spend some time listening to the song
to get the timing and rhythm correct.  If you like the tab, please rate it.
Thanks!
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