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Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral tab

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THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL
As recorded by Nine Inch Nails
(From the 1994 Album THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL)

Transcribed by scott666
	

Words and Music by Trent Reznor

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Guitar 1'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Guitar 2'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Guitar 3'
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'Guitar 4'
Gtr V (E A D G B E) - 'Synth'

 Intro
  Q=100
  N.C.
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx16
|---------|
|---------|
|---------|
|---------|
|---------|
|---------|


   Bridge
   4/4
    Q.   Q.   +Q     +W           Q.   Q.   +Q     +W
||-----------------|------------|----------------|--------|
||o----------------|------------|----------------|--------|
||-----------------|------------|----------------|--------|
||--9----7----(7)--|-(7)--------|-7----6----(6)--|-(6)----|
||o----------------|------------|----------------|--------|
||-----------------|------------|----------------|--------|


  Q.   Q.   +Q     +H..       E   E E E  H     +E    +W      4x
|----------------|--------------|------------------|---------||
|----------------|--------------|------------------|--------o||
|----------------|--------------|------------------|---------||
|-5----4----(4)--|-(4)----------|------------------|---------||
|----------------|------------5-|-5-4-7-(7)----(7)-|-(7)----o||
|----------------|--------------|------------------|---------||


  Wx4
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|


   Pre-Verse
    G5
    Gtr II
    E  E  E E E  E  E E   E E E E E E E  E
||--3-(3)-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-|
||o-3-(3)-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-|
||--0-(0)-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-|
||--0-(0)-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-(0)-|
||o-x-(x)-x-x-x-(x)-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-(x)-|
||--3-(3)-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-(3)-|


  Em7
  E  E  E E E  E  E E   E E E E E E E  E    4x
|-0-(0)-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-(0)---||
|-3-(3)-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-(3)--o||
|-0-(0)-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-(0)---||
|-2-(2)-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-(2)---||
|-2-(2)-2-2-2-(2)-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-(2)--o||
|-0-(0)-0-0-0-(0)-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-(0)---||


   Verse
    A5                                B5BbA5
    Gtr III
     Q   E  E  E E   Q       E  E E E E E Q
||-----------------------|-------------------|
||o----------------------|-------------------|
||-----------------------|-------------------|
||---7---x--x--x-x---7---|---x--x-x-x-9S8S7--|
||o--7---x--x--x-x---7---|---x--x-x-x-9S8S7--|
||---5---x--x--x-x---5---|---x--x-x-x-7S6S5--|
|
|   Gtr V
|    Q.     Q.      +Q      +W
||-----------------------|-------------------|
||o-12-----10------(10)--|-(10)--------------|
||-----------------------|-------------------|
||-----------------------|-------------------|
||o----------------------|-------------------|
||-----------------------|-------------------|


                                 B5BbA5
   Q   E E  E E  Q      E  E E E E E Q
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--7---x-x--x-x--7---|--x--x-x-x-9S8S7---|
|--7---x-x--x-x--7---|--x--x-x-x-9S8S7---|
|--5---x-x--x-x--5---|--x--x-x-x-7S6S5---|
|
|  Q.    Q.     +Q     +W
|--------------------|-------------------|
|-10-----9------(9)--|-(9)---------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|


                                 B5BbA5
  Q   E E  E E  Q      E   E E E E E Q
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-7---x-x--x-x--7---|--x---x-x-x-9S8S7---|
|-7---x-x--x-x--7---|--x---x-x-x-9S8S7---|
|-5---x-x--x-x--5---|--x---x-x-x-7S6S5---|
|
| Q.    Q.     +Q     +H..             E
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-8-----7------(7)--|-(7)----------------|
|-------------------|------------------7-|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|


                                B5BbA5
  Q   E E E E Q        E  E E E E E Q   4x
|-------------------|-------------------||
|-------------------|------------------o||
|-------------------|-------------------||
|-7---x-x-x-x-7-----|--x--x-x-x-9S8S7---||
|-7---x-x-x-x-7-----|--x--x-x-x-9S8S7--o||
|-5---x-x-x-x-5-----|--x--x-x-x-7S6S5---||
|
| E E E H       +E    +W                4x
|-------------------|-------------------||
|-------------------|------------------o||
|-7-6-9-9-------(9)-|-(9)---------------||
|-------------------|-------------------||
|-------------------|------------------o||
|-------------------|-------------------||


                                      B5BbA5
    Gtrs III, IV
     Q   E  E  E E   Q       E  E E E E E Q
||-----------------------|-------------------|
||o----------------------|-------------------|
||-----------------------|-------------------|
||---7---x--x--x-x---7---|---x--x-x-x-9S8S7--|
||o--7---x--x--x-x---7---|---x--x-x-x-9S8S7--|
||---5---x--x--x-x---5---|---x--x-x-x-7S6S5--|
|
|    Q.     Q.      +Q      +W
||-----------------------|-------------------|
||o-12-----10------(10)--|-(10)--------------|
||-----------------------|-------------------|
||-----------------------|-------------------|
||o----------------------|-------------------|
||-----------------------|-------------------|


                                 B5BbA5
   Q   E E  E E  Q      E  E E E E E Q
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--7---x-x--x-x--7---|--x--x-x-x-9S8S7---|
|--7---x-x--x-x--7---|--x--x-x-x-9S8S7---|
|--5---x-x--x-x--5---|--x--x-x-x-7S6S5---|
|
|  Q.    Q.     +Q     +W
|--------------------|-------------------|
|-10-----9------(9)--|-(9)---------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|


                                 B5BbA5
  Q   E E  E E  Q      E   E E E E E Q
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-7---x-x--x-x--7---|--x---x-x-x-9S8S7---|
|-7---x-x--x-x--7---|--x---x-x-x-9S8S7---|
|-5---x-x--x-x--5---|--x---x-x-x-7S6S5---|
|
| Gtr V
| Q.    Q.     +Q     +H..             E
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-8-----7------(7)--|-(7)----------------|
|-------------------|------------------7-|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|


                                B5BbA5
  Q   E E E E Q        E  E E E E E Q   4x
|-------------------|-------------------||
|-------------------|------------------o||
|-------------------|-------------------||
|-7---x-x-x-x-7-----|--x--x-x-x-9S8S7---||
|-7---x-x-x-x-7-----|--x--x-x-x-9S8S7--o||
|-5---x-x-x-x-5-----|--x--x-x-x-7S6S5---||
|
| E E E H       +E    +W                4x
|-------------------|-------------------||
|-------------------|------------------o||
|-7-6-9-9-------(9)-|-(9)---------------||
|-------------------|-------------------||
|-------------------|------------------o||
|-------------------|-------------------||


 Outro
  N.C.
  Gtr V
  +W           +W           +W           +W
|------------|------------|------------|--------*|
|------------|------------|------------|--------*|
|------------|------------|------------|--------*|
|------------|------------|------------|--------*|
|-(7)--------|-(7)--------|-(7)--------|-(7)----*|
|------------|------------|------------|--------*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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