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Modest Mouse - Ocean Breathes Salty tab

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                   OCEAN BREATHES SALTY - Modest Mouse
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Tabbed by: devin miller
Email: irish__nugget@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

Guitar 1 and 2 (in time)

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

e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--12+~(0.5)------------------12+~12+~(0.5)----------------|
G|------------12+br(0.75)-------------------12+br(0.75)-----|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

the ~(0.5) isn't just a vibrato. use the bar to bend like this:
b-r-b-r-b-r-b-r

by br(0.75) i mean: bend up to almost fret 14, then release.
listen to the song to get the right pitch.

when isaac plays this live, he hits harmonics on the 12th
fret then presses on the bridge to bend them.  But I guess normal
fretted notes would sound as good.


riff played four times throughout the song by guitar 2:

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|--8\5-8\5-8---8-8-10\5--5-5\3--3-3-3-3-5-------|
G|------------9----------------------------5-5---|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

This is the quiet background riff played by guitar 2 starting at 1:40.


                  note: this ho/po is very quick
e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--8\5-5------5\3-3-3---3-3-3-3h5p3--------------5+------5+----|
G|----------------------------------5-5---5-4--5+----5+---------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

--------------------------------------------------------------|
--8-8-5-5---5-8-----5\3-3-3--3-3-3\1-1----1-0---------5+------|
-----------------------------------------------5+-------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------|

--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-7b8-7b8-5-3--3--3h5-3h5-5---/8-7b8-5-3-3-3h5-3h5-5-5-5-5-3-3-------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------5-4b5-4-5+--|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


---------------------------------------------------------------|
--8---5\3-3--5-5-5/8---8x8--5-5-3-3h5--5-5-5--5-5-3-3----------|
------------------------------------------------------5-5------|
---------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------|

Right at the end of the previous riff guitar 1 plays this:

e|---7---------7---------|
B|------8---------8------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

part A of the interlude (put in time with each other):

guitar 1
e|------3-2-------5-------------------3-2-----------3-----3--------|
B|--5--------3---------3--3-3/5---5--------3------3-----3-----3/---|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------5-----4-----5------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

guitar 3 (strum fast constant rhythm)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-------------12-----------------------------------------------|
D|--x-------------x---------------9-------------5------------------|
A|--7-------------10--------------x-------------x------------------|
E|--------------------------------7-------------3------------------|

part B of the interlude (put in time with each other):

guitar 1
e|------3-2-------5-------------------3-2--------------------------|
B|--5--------3---------3--3-3/5---5--------3-----------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------0------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

guitar 3 (strum fast constant rhythm)               (barre 7th here)
e|-----------------------------------------------------7-----------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------7-----------|
G|--9-------------12--------------12----14------9------x-----------|
D|--x-------------x---------------x-----x-------x------9-----------|
A|--7-------------10--------------10----12------7------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar 2 quietly comes in at exactly 3:15 with this riff:

NOTE: "3`" means bend the note up half a pitch, play it and release
(called a pre-bend release).

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--5-5\3--3`-3`-3`-3`-3`-3`-3`-5----------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------5`-5`-5`-------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------7-7b8-5-5~---5~-----5~5~------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


The last riff is played by guitar 2 again beginning at 3:31.

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-8---8--------------------------------------------------------3-/5---\1-|
G|---9---9-7--9--7-9-7-9-7--5--5-7-5-7-5--4--4-5-4-5-4-5-0--4-5-----------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on (ho)
| p  pull-off (po)
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
| b  bend
| r  release

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