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Nile - The Essential Salts tab

This is a without a doubt my favourite Nile song of all time, and one of my favourite 
from any artist of any genre of all time. Great energy, great lyrics, and I love the 
at the end. So, I give to you.. THE ESSENTIAL SALTS

Both guitars are tuned to Drop A. high to low (b f# d a e A)

Intro Riffs.
b|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
f#|----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
d|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
a|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
A|---0-0-0-0-13-12-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-13-12-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-13-12-10-6-6-6-6-6-6---|

b|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------|
f#|----------------------------------------|-------------------------|
d|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------|
a|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------|-----13-13-16-16-13-13---|
A|---0-0-0-0-13-12-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-0-0-13-13-16-16-13-13---| x1
This riff is played by guitar 1 for the entire intro. this is played once by Guitar 2


b|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
f#|----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
d|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
a|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
e|---0-0-0-0-13-12-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-13-12-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-13-12-10-6-6-6-6-6-6---|
A|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|

b|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------|
f#|----------------------------------------|-------------------------|
d|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------|
a|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------|
e|---0-0-0-0-13-12-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-----13-13-16-16-13-13---|
A|-----------------------------------------|-0-0-13-13-16-16-13-13---| x1
This is played once by guitar 2.


b|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
f#|----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
d|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
a|---0-0-0-0-13-12-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-13-12-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-13-12-10-6-6-6-6-6-6---|
e|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------|------------------------|

b|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------|
f#|----------------------------------------|-------------------------|
d|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------|
a|---0-0-0-0-13-12-10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|-------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------|-----13-13-16-16-13-13---|
A|-----------------------------------------|-0-0-13-13-16-16-13-13---| x2
this is played twice by guitar 2.


Verse-ish?                                                    |1&3 for 2nd guitar|2&4 for 2nd gutiar|
b|-----------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|------------------|-----------------|
f#|----------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|------------------|-----------------|
d|-----------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|------------------|-----------------|
a|-----------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|------------------|-----------------|
e|---6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|------------------|-7777777777777777|
A|---6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-2222222222222222-|-----------------|
^* 1st gutiat plays  the 1&3 ending all four times.
after verse, play intro through once more


Verse-ish? Pt. 2
b|-----------|---------|---------|---------|-----------------------------------|
f#|----------|---------|---------|---------|-----------------------------------|
d|-----------|---------|---------|---------|-----------------------------------|
a|-----------|---------|---------|---------|-9/8-----8/6-----6/5-----5/4-------|
e|---6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-7/6-----6/4-----6/5-----5/4-------|
A|---6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-7/6-6-6-6/4-4-4-4/3-3-3-3/2-2-2---| x3 then..

b|-------------------------------------|
f#|------------------------------------|
d|-------------------------------------|
a|---9/8-----8/6-----6/5-----5/4-------|
e|---7/6-----6/4-----6/5-----5/4-------|
A|---7/6-6-6-6/4-4-4-4/3-3-3-3/2-2-2---|


Chrous-ish?
b|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
f#|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
a|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---666666666/333333333/777777777/222222222/999999999/333333333/222222222/555555555-----|
|     |---9---| |---9---| |---9---| |---9---| |---9---| |---9---| |---9---| |---9--------|
|
|         s         s         s         s         s         s         s         s
e|---6---------3---------7---------2---------9---------3---------2---------5-----------|
A|---6---------3---------7---------2---------9---------3---------2---------5-----------|
                                     Slide to each note.


Verse-ish Pt. 2
b|-----------|---------|---------|---------|-----------------------------------|
f#|----------|---------|---------|---------|-----------------------------------|
d|-----------|---------|---------|---------|-----------------------------------|
a|-----------|---------|---------|---------|-9/8-----8/6-----6/5-----5/4-------|
e|---6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-7/6-----6/4-----6/5-----5/4-------|
A|---6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-7/6-6-6-6/4-4-4-4/3-3-3-3/2-2-2---| x3, then

b|------------------------------------------------|
f#|-----------------------------------------------|
d|------------------------------------------------|
a|---9/8-----8/6-----6/5-----5/4------2-3-2-2-2---|
e|---7/6-----6/4-----6/5-----5/4------2-3-2-2-2---|
A|---7/6-6-6-6/4-4-4-4/3-3-3-3/2-2-2--2-3-2-2-2---| then

                                     x2
b|-------------------------------------|-------------|
f#|------------------------------------|-------------|
d|-------------------------------------|-------------|
a|---9/8-----8/6-----6/5-----5/4-------|-2-3-2-2-2---|
e|---7/6-----6/4-----6/5-----5/4-------|-2-3-2-2-2---|
A|---7/6-6-6-6/4-4-4-4/3-3-3-3/2-2-2---|-2-3-2-2-2---|

b|-----------|---------|---------|------------|
f#|----------|---------|---------|------------|
d|-----------|---------|---------|------------|
a|-----------|---------|---------|------------|
e|---6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4----|
A|---6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4-|-6-7-3-4----|


RIFF 666
b|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
f#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|--------------------------------------------------------------------8888-4444---|
a|------------------------------------------------6666-9999-7777-6666-------------|
e|-------------5555-8888-6666----------------6666---------------------------------|
A|---0000-7777----------------1111-0000-6666--------------------------------------|

b|------------------------------------------|
f#|-----------------------------------------|
d|------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------|
e|-------------5555-8888-6666-1-0-1---4/3---|
A|---0000-7777----------------1-0-1---4/3---| X2 BACK TO CHORUS RIFF

...BACK TO RIFF 666 X4


best part of song..
b|---5-6-8-10-8h10p8/6--5-6-8-11-8h118/6--5-6-8-9-8h9p8/6-5-3-5---|
f#|---------------------------------------------------------------|
d|----------------------------------------------------------------|
a|----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|

b|------------------------------------------------------------|
f#|--3-4-6-8-6h86/4--3-4-6-9-6h9p6/4--3-4-6-7-6h7p6/4-3-1-3---|
d|------------------------------------------------------------|
a|------------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
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