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Mars Volta - Soothsayer tab

Band: The Mars Volta
Title: Soothsayer

Intro: (Cello + Violin)
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------10---10b^-----------------------------------------|
G|--11/12---12---12-------12--11~------11----11------------------|
D|---------------------------------13-----13---13--12--10-12-10--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------10---10b^-----------------------------------------|
G|--11/12---12---12-------12--11~------11----11------------------|
D|---------------------------------13-----13---13--12--10-12-10--|
A|---9/10--------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---7/11~--11-10---10-------------------------------------------|
G|---------------12----12----11~-------11----11------------------|
D|---------------------------------13-----13---13--12--10-12-10--|
A|--10/13~--------------------9~---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

E|----(18~)------------------------------------------------------|
B|---7/11~--11-10---10-------------------------------------------|
G|---------------12----12----15\14----14\12----12/11----8~-------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--10/13~-------------------13\12----12\10----10/9-----6~-------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

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

Ensemble Joins in:
Piano (Bass is an octave down):
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-----3-----------------------|-----3-----------------------|
G|---3---3-5-------------------|---3---3-5-------------------|
D|-5---------------------------|-5---------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
Violin, Cello + Sax:
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|--------------10-8---8-7--7--|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|--------------10-8---8-7--7--|
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|

The rest of the song's ground work is really just a mixture of everything above. With 
slight variations here or there in the intro melody.

Guitar Parts:
Opening Solo: (Basic Structure, lots of trills, lots of stop'n'starts)
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--7------7h8p7h8p7----7/8-8-8-----7h8p7h8p7----8/10--10-10--|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-----10\8--8\7-7-7-7------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|----7h8p7h8p7h8p7----------------------------------------|
G|-7h8--------------8-7--5-7--8---/10--8--7-7-7-7-7--------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----7-----7-----7-----7-----8-----8----10-----8----10-----8-|
G|-7h8---7h8---7h8---7h8---7h8---7h8---7h8---7h8---7h8---7h8---|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------7-7-7-7-7-7--------------------------------------------|
G|--7h8----------------5/7-8-10-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------8-9-6---4-6-3------/4-3---------------------|
G|-10\8--8\7--7--------------------4-5-----5-4-----------------|
D|---------------------------------------------6-5-------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------6-5---------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------4-3~----|

Pre-Chorus:
A pedal bend is used to shift up an octave.
E|-15h17p15h17p15h17p15h17p15h17p13h15\-----------------------|
B|-------------------------------------p8h10p8h10p8h10p8h10p8-|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus:
Strum Up.
E|-^3~~-------------|
B|-|4~~-------------|
G|-|5~~-------------|
D|-|5~~-------------|
A|-|3~~-------------|
E|------------------|


Post-Chorus (And possibly the Verses too, in the far far background):
E|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11--|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

E|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-----------------23-23-23-|
B|-----------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8----------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

Chorus is the same.

Haven't yet figured out the second solo, but it's in the same key as the first one.
You can use some structures up there and improvise your own.

It starts out like this:
E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-5b6-6-6-6b5--3-5-3---5b6-6-6-6-6b-5-5-5-5-|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

And then goes off on it's own feat from there.
Remember to switch to the higher octave and play about with that.

Play the Chorus and Post-Chorus again.

Then it's just the main riff to fade.
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