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Modest Mouse - Dramamine tab

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                             Dramamine - Modest Mouse
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Tabbed by: Nooshbag
E-mail: nooshbag@gmail.com

This is an acoustic arrangement I put together of the guitar, bass and vocal parts 
being played all on one guitar.
You can watch a video of it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiZecM6tnOY

It's also useful to have in mind that the chord progression throughout the whole song is:

Em | D | C | G

The fingering is mostly based around these chord shapes.

Tuning: Standard (EADGBe)


INTRO:

Play through a few times with just the bass part, then add in the higher notes,
letting them ring out.

e|--7~----|-------|-3~----|--------|
B|--------|-3~----|-------|--------|
G|--------|-------|-------|--------|
D|----5---|---4---|---2---|---4-0--|
A|--7---7-|-5---5-|-3---3-|--------|
E|--------|-------|-------|-3------|


PRE-VERSE:

Play 2x:

e|--0---0-|-3-0---|-------|--------|--0---0-|-3-0---|-0-----|--------|
B|----3---|-----3-|-0-----|---0----|----3---|-----3-|---3---|-3------|
G|----0---|-----0-|---2-0-|-2---0--|----0---|-----0-|-----0-|---5-0--|
D|--2---2-|-0-4---|---2---|---4-0--|--2---2-|-0-4---|---2---|---4-0--|
A|--------|-------|-3---3-|--------|--------|-------|-3---3-|--------|
E|--------|-------|-------|-3------|--------|-------|-------|-3------|

Then:

e|--------|-------|---------|--------|
B|--0-----|-------|---------|--------|
G|----0---|-2-0~--|-4p0-----|--------|
D|----7-0-|-0-4~--|-----2---|---4-0--|
A|--7---7-|-------|-3-----3-|--------|
E|--------|-------|---------|-3------|


Then repeat these two sections, but instead of straight quavers, split the second note of each bar
into two semi-quavers. There's also a ghost note (shown in brackets) that I kind 
of play at the end of each bar.
Listen to the youtube video to see what I mean. You can't really hear the pitch of these,
so don't worry too much about playing the specific note shown in brackets.
It's more about hitting some string from the chord and having it a bit muted:


e|--0----0----|-3--0------|-----------|-----------|
B|-----3--(0)-|------3----|-0---------|----0------|
G|------------|-------(0)-|----2-0----|-2----0----| \
D|--2---2-----|-0---4-----|-------(0)-|-------(0)-|  \
A|------------|-----------|-3---3-----|-----------|   \
E|------------|-----------|-----------|-3---3-----|     Play 2 x
                                                      /
e|--0----0----|-3--0------|-0----------|---------|   /
B|-----3--(0)-|------3----|----3-------|-3-------|  /
G|------------|-------(0)-|------0-(0)-|----5-0--| /
D|--2---2-----|-0---4-----|------------|-----4---|
A|------------|-----------|-3---3------|---------|
E|------------|-----------|------------|-3-------|

e|------------|--------|---------|--------|
B|--0---------|--------|---------|--------|
G|-----0------|-2-0~---|-4p0-----|--------|
D|-------0----|-0-4--0-|-----2---|---4-0--|
A|--7---7-(7)-|--------|-3-----3-|--------|
E|------------|--------|---------|-3--3---|


Last part of the pre-verse:

e|--0----0----|-3--0------|-----------|-----------|
B|-----3--(0)-|------3----|-0---------|----0------|
G|------------|-------(0)-|----2-0----|-2----0----|
D|--2---2-----|-0---4-----|-------(0)-|-------(0)-|
A|------------|-----------|-3---3-----|-----------|
E|------------|-----------|-----------|-3---3-----|

e|--0----0----|-3--0------|-3~------|---------|
B|-----3--(0)-|------3----|---------|---------|
G|------------|-------(0)-|---------|---------|
D|--2---2-----|-0---4-----|-----2---|---4--0--|
A|------------|-----------|-3~-3-3--|---------|
E|------------|-----------|---------|-3-------|


VERSE:

To get the rhythm, match the vocal melody of the song/listen to the youtube video.

"Travelling, swallowing, Dramamine..."
"Feeling spaced, breathing out Listerine."

e|--0-0--0-0-|----------|----------|----------| \
B|--0-0--0-0-|-3--3--3--|-0--------|----------|  \
G|-----------|-2--2--2--|-0-2-0--0-|----------|    Play 2x   
D|-----------|-0--0--0--|----------|----4--0--|  /
A|-----------|----------|-3--------|----------| /
E|--0--------|----------|----------|-3--------|


"I'd said what I'd said that I'd tell you"

e|--0-0--0-0-|--3--0----|--3--0----|----------|
B|--0-0--0-0-|--3-----3-|--------3-|----------|
G|-----------|-(2)------|----------|----------|
D|-----------|--0-------|-(2)------|----4--0--|
A|-----------|----------|--3-------|----------|
E|--0--------|----------|----------|-3--------|


"That you killed the better part of me."

e|------------|----------|-----------|----------|
B|--0---------|-0--------|-----------|----------|
G|--0-2--0--0-|----2--0--|-0-0-------|----------|
D|------------|-0--------|------0--0-|----4--0--|
A|------------|----------|-3-3-------|----------|
E|--0---------|----------|-----------|-3--------|


"If you could just milk it for everything"

e|--0-0--0-0-|----------|----------|----------|
B|--0-0--0-0-|-3--3--3--|-0--------|----------| 
G|-----------|-2--2--2--|-0-2-0--0-|----------|     
D|-----------|-0--0--0--|----------|----4--0--|  
A|-----------|----------|-3--------|----------| 
E|--0--------|----------|----------|-3--------|


"I said what I said and you know what I mean"

e|--0-0--0-0-|--3--0----|--3----3-3-|----------|
B|--0-0--0-0-|--3-----3-|--3--------|----------|
G|-----------|-(2)------|-----------|----------|
D|-----------|--0-------|-(2)-------|----4--0--|
A|-----------|----------|--3--3-----|----------|
E|--0--------|----------|-----------|-3--------|


"But I still can't focus on anything"

e|------------|----------|-----------|----------|
B|--0---------|-0--------|-----------|----------|
G|--0-2--0--0-|----2--0--|-0-0-------|----------|
D|------------|-0--------|------0--0-|----4--0--|
A|------------|----------|-3-3-------|----------|
E|--0---------|----------|-----------|-3--------|


"We kiss on the mouth but still cough down our sleeves"

e|--0-0--0-0-|--3--0----|--3----3-3-|----------|
B|--0-0--0-0-|--3-----3-|--3--------|----------|
G|-----------|-(2)------|-----------|----------|
D|-----------|--0-------|-(2)-------|----4--0--|
A|-----------|----------|--3--3-----|----------|
E|--0--------|----------|-----------|-3--------|


Play the PRE-VERSE again from the second time through (the more intricate version)
Then repeat the whole VERSE.


POST-VERSE

It gets a bit heavier here; don't worry about being too accurate with which strings you hit.

e|-------0---------|------0-------|------3-------|------3--------| \
B|------(0)--------|------3-------|-----(3)------|-----(3)-------|  \
G|----0-----0----0-|----2---2---2-|----0---0---0-|----0---0---0--|    Play 4x
D|-----------------|--0-------0---|--------------|---------------|  /
A|-(2)-------(2)---|--------------|-(2)-----(2)--|-(2)-----(2)---| /
E|--0---------0----|--------------|--3-------3---|--3-------3----|/


On the 4th time through strum on the G chord an extra time or so, then:

e|--7-5----|--------|--------|---------|---------|---------|--------|---------|
B|-------8-|-7-8--7-|-3--3-3-|---3--1--|--0-1--3-|-1-0-----|--------|---------|
G|---------|--------|--------|---------|---------|-----4p2-|-0--0-0-|---------|
D|---------|--------|--------|---------|--2------|-0-------|--------|---4--0--|
A|--7------|-0------|-3---3--|---------|---------|---------|-3---3--|---------|
E|---------|--------|--------|-3-------|---------|---------|--------|-3-------|

e|--7-5----|--------|--------|---------|---------|---------|--------|---------|
B|-------8-|-7-8--7-|-3--3-3-|---3--1--|--0-1--0-|-1-3-----|--------|---------|
G|---------|--------|--------|---------|---------|-----4p2-|-0--0-0-|---------|
D|---------|--------|--------|---------|--2------|-0-------|--------|---4--0--|
A|--7------|-0------|-3---3--|---------|---------|---------|-3---3--|---------|
E|---------|--------|--------|-3-------|---------|---------|--------|-3-------|


The rhythm changes to be the same as the pre-verse, with the optional ghost notes back.

e|--7--5-------|-7--5-------|------------|-3--3-0-(0)-|  \
B|-------------|------------|-8--8-------|------------|   \
G|-------7-(0)-|------7-(0)-|------9-(0)-|------------|     Play 4x
D|-------------|-0---0------|------------|------------|   /
A|--7---7------|------------|------------|------------|  /
E|-------------|------------|-8---8------|-3---0------| /


e|--0---------|-----------|-----------|-------------| \
B|-----3------|-3---------|-0---------|-------------|  \
G|-------0----|----5-0----|----2------|-2--0--------|    Play 4x
D|--2---2-(0)-|-0---4-(0)-|------0----|-------0-(0)-|  /
A|------------|-----------|-3---3-(0)-|-------------| /
E|------------|-----------|-----------|-3---3-------|/

On the last repeat of the last bar:

e|--------|
B|--------|
G|-2-0--4-|
D|--------|
A|--------|
E|-3------|

e|--------|-------|-------|--------|
B|--------|-------|-------|--------|
G|----0---|-------|-------|--------|
D|--2---2-|-0-4-0-|---2---|---4-0--|
A|--------|-------|-3---3-|--------|
E|--------|-------|-------|-3------|


Then fade out playing the introduction riff, bringing back in the high notes.


Well done, you made it to the end!


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|(3)  ghost note (semi-muted)
| p   pull-off
| ~   sustained note

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