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Gary Numan - The Machman tab

Band: Gary Numan & Tubeway Army
Album: Replicas
Song: The Machman
Year: 1979
Tuning: Standard
Key: G major/E minor

This is my attempt at Gary Numan's/Tubeway Army's "The Machman".


Intro:

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------2------------------------2---------------------------------------|
A----------2--4--4------------------2--4--4-----------------------------|
E---0---------------2b--0---0----------------2b--0----------------------|


At 00:15 Gary plays:

1st Verse/Main:

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------2------------------------2--------------------7--6--7--6---------|
A----------2--4--4------------------2--4--4----------5--4--5--4---------|
E---0---------------2b--0---0----------------2b--0----------------------|


Chorus:

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--9-x-9-9-x-x---------------5-x-5-5-x----------------------------------|
A--7-x-7-7-x-x--9-x-9-9-x-x--7-x-7-7-x--5-x-5-5-x-x---------------------|
E---------------7-x-7-7-x-x-------------7-x-7-7-x-x---------------------|

Gary hits the last chord (C5) something like 14 times but just
play until the Verse/Main riff comes up.

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--9-x-9-9-x-x-9-x-9-9-x-x-7-7-7-7-6-6-6-6-5----------------------------|
A--7-x-7-7-x-x-7-x-7-7-x-x-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-3----------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

After the Chorus comes the Verse/Main riff. The Chorus then comes again.
After the 2nd Chorus, the Verse has a slight twist to it. 


2nd Verse:


This is played from 1:30-2:02. At 2:02 Gary returns to playing the 1st Verse/Main riff.

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------2------------------------2-----7-6-7-6---------------------------|
A----------2--4--4-----------------2--5-4-5-4---------------------------|
E---0---------------2b--0---0-------------------------------------------|


Return to 1st Verse/Main riff:

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------2------------------------2---------------------------------------|
A----------2--4--4------------------2--4--4-----------------------------|
E---0---------------2b--0---0----------------2b--0----------------------|


E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------2--------------------7--6--7--6----------------------------------|
A----------2--4--4----------5--4--5--4----------------------------------|
E---0---------------2b--0-----------------------------------------------|


The Chorus comes again and then the 1st Verse/Main riff is played
until about 2:59. Gary then hits an E5 at 3:00.

D--2-----|
A--2-----|
E--0-----|

Gary holds that chord for about 2 seconds and then does a pick scratch.




I hope this tab helped whoever wanted to learn this song.
Any questions, concerns, comments, corrections, hate mail,
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P.S. I was kidding about the selfies...
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