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Death Cab For Cutie - New Year tab

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                             THE NEW YEAR  Death Cab for Cutie
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Tabbed by: A.J. Conner
Email: ajconner123@gmail.com

Tuning: Standard, CAPO 1ST FRET

I'm confident about this tabs accuracy. I've watched Ben play it live, and yes,
he does just play that one chord during the verse. It only sounds like he plays 
a lower one because of the bass guitar. If you don't have a bass guitarist though,
I also tabbed out an alternate way to play it at the very bottom, so it sounds better 
if you're by yourself.

Remember to use the capo on the 1st fret. All fret numbers relative to capo.
If you listen to the album, there's definitely a capo being used, but they
do not use one when they play the song live (listen to the "Studio X Sessions
EP" on iTunes, you can hear that it's a half step lower in that version).

Two guitars are in this song, the first part is the first guitar. The
second guitar's part is tabbed out at the bottom.

Make sure to use a ton of reverb. It wouldn't be a Death Cab song
without reverb. :)

| s  slide
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off

      |--let-ring------------|  |--let-ring--|  |--let-ring--|
e|----------------------------------------------0-----0----------------------|
B|--5-5--5--5---5-5-----------5-5--5--5---5-5---5s7---7s5s3------------------|
G|--7-7---7---7-7-7-----------7-7---7---7-7-7--------------------------------|
D|--7-7-7--7----7-7-----------7-7-7--7----7-7--------------------------------|
A|--5-5---------5-5-----------5-5---------5-5--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------0-----0----------------------|
B|--5-5--5--5---5-5--5s7s5-0--5-5--5--5---5-5---5s7---7s5s3------------------|
G|--7-7---7---7-7-7-----------7-7---7---7-7-7--------------------------------|
D|--7-7-7--7----7-7-----------7-7-7--7----7-7--------------------------------|
A|--5-5---------5-5-----------5-5---------5-5--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------0-----0----------------------|
B|--5-5--5--5---5-5-----------5-5--5--5---5-5---5s7---7s5s3------------------|
G|--7-7---7---7-7-7-----------7-7---7---7-7-7--------------------------------|
D|--7-7-7--7----7-7-----------7-7-7--7----7-7--------------------------------|
A|--5-5---------5-5-----------5-5---------5-5--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
        (^^^Vocals start here)

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--5-5--5--5---5-5--5s7s5-0--5-5--5--5---5-5--------------------------------|
G|--7-7---7---7-7-7-----------7-7---7---7-7-7--------------------------------|
D|--7-7-7--7----7-7-----------7-7-7--7----7-7--------------------------------|
A|--5-5---------5-5-----------5-5---------5-5--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
        (^^^Guitar 2 begins playing; tabbed out at the bottom)
  
  I'm not sure what to call this riff, but it's pretty tough,
   so we'll call it the "hard riff." Play twice.
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----0----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----0----------2------------------------6-------7s3------------------------|
D|----0------------4-------0-------7--------7---7----------------------------|
A|--2-2--2-2-0-----------4---4---4-----4------4------------------------------|
E|--3-3--3-----3-------5-------5-----5---------------------------------------|
   (^^^No vocals during this part)
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/d/death-cab-for-cutie/132926.html ]
e|----------------------------------------------0-----0----------------------|
B|--5-5--5--5---5-5-----------5-5--5--5---5-5---5s7---7s5s3------------------|
G|--7-7---7---7-7-7-----------7-7---7---7-7-7--------------------------------|
D|--7-7-7--7----7-7-----------7-7-7--7----7-7--------------------------------|
A|--5-5---------5-5-----------5-5---------5-5--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
        (^^^Vocals return)
                                                                 |-let-ring-|
e|-----------------------5h7p5---------------------0-----0-------------------|
B|--5-5--5--5---5-5------------5--5-5--5--5---5-5--5s7---7s5s3--5-5----------|
G|--7-7---7---7-7-7---------------7-7---7---7-7-7---------------7-7----------|
D|--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----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

      Guitar one rests, 2nd guitar plays G and A, back and forth.
      After G and A are alternated twice, guitar 1 kicks in again
      with the "hard riff," and repeats it.

  Eventually, the hard riff gets a variation: Play it twice.
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----0------------------------7----7-5--------------------------------------|
G|----0----------2----------------6-------7s2--------------------------------|
D|----0------------4-----2s7----7-------7------------------------------------|
A|--2-2--2-2-0---------0-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--3-3--3-----3-------------------------------------------------------------|

  Ending:
e|----------------------------------------------0-----0----------------------|
B|--5-5--5--5---5-5-----------5-5--5--5---5-5---5s7---7s5s3------------------|
G|--7-7---7---7-7-7-----------7-7---7---7-7-7--------------------------------|
D|--7-7-7--7----7-7-----------7-7-7--7----7-7--------------------------------|
A|--5-5---------5-5-----------5-5---------5-5--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                               |--let-ring---|
e|-----------------------5--5----------------------------------0-------------|
B|--5-5--5--5---5-5-------5--5----5-5--5--5---5-5--5s7s5-0-----0-------------|
G|--7-7---7---7-7-7---------------7-7---7---7-7-7--------------2-------------|
D|--7-7-7--7----7-7---------------7-7-7--7----7-7--------------2-------------|
A|--5-5---------5-5---------------5-5---------5-5--------------0-------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   Guitar 2's parts:
  In the first minute of the song, guitar 2 is just playing the chord
  guitar 1 is playing, just not playing the arppegios or other little riffs.
  Just the x5775x chord. At 1:04, guitar 2 comes in with some improvised
  lead, which can be variated.

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----14-14-14----15-15----15-15-15----17-17-17----14-----------------------|
G|--14----------14-------14----------14----------14--------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  When guitar 2 isn't playing this (i.e during the "hard riff") it's just
  alternating between an open G chord and open A (relative to the capo).


   Alternate way to play the verse (if you're playing it by yourself, no bass).
   The other sections will sound fine.
e|-------------------0h2-2p0----------------------0h2p0----------------------|
B|--5-5--5--5---3-3----------3--5-5--5--5---3-3---------0--------------------|
G|--7-7---7---7-4-4-------------7-7---7---7-4-4------------------------------|
D|--7-7-7--7----4-4-------------7-7-7--7----4-4------------------------------|
A|--5-5---------2-2-------------5-5---------2-2------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


END. I hope you'll find some use out of this. 






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