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THE BEGINNING OF THE END
As recorded by Nine Inch Nails
(From the 2007 Album YEAR ZERO)

Transcribed by Mitchell Gardner
	

Words and Music by Trent Reznor

Gtr I (D A D G B E) - 'Gtr. I (Dist.) [left pan]'
Gtr II (D A D G B E) - 'Gtr. II (Noise Dist.)'
Gtr III (D A D G B E) - 'Gtr. III (Noise Dist.)'

 Drum Intro
  Q=138
  N.C.
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx4
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|--------||
|--------||
|--------||
|--------||
|--------||


   Verse I
    N.C.
    E E E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
||--------------------|-----------------|
||o-------------------|-----------------|
||--7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-|
||--x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-|
||o-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-|
||--------------------|-----------------|


   E E E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|--------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|------------------|
|-/7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|-7-7-7---5-5-5-5--|
|--x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|-x-x-x---x-x-x-x--|
|-/5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-5-5-5---3-3-3-3--|
|--------------------|------------------|


  E E E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|------------------||
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------o||
|-7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|-7-7-7---5-5-5-5--||
|-x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|-x-x-x---x-x-x-x--||
|-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-|-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-o||
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|------------------||


 Chorus I
  N.C.
  E E E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E    E E E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-8-8-8-8-(8)-8-8-8-|-8-8-8---8-8-8-8\-|-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-5-5-5---5-5-5---|
|-x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|-x-x-x---x-x-x-x--|-x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|-x-x-x---x-x-x---|
|-8-8-8-8-(8)-8-8-8-|-8-8-8---8-8-8-8\-|-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-5-5-5---5-5-5-0-|


  E E E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|-7-7-7---5-5-5---|-7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|-7-7-7---5-5-5-5-|
|-x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|-x-x-x---x-x-x---|-x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-|
|-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-5-5-5---3-3-3-0-|-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-5-5-5---3-3-3-3-|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|


  E E E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E    E E E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|-----------------||
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|-----------------||
|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|-----------------||
|-8-8-8-8-(8)-8-8-8-|-8-8-8---8-8-8-8\-|-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-5-5-5---7-7-7-7-||
|-x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|-x-x-x---x-x-x-x--|-x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-||
|-8-8-8-8-(8)-8-8-8-|-8-8-8---8-8-8-8\-|-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-5-5-5---7-7-7-7-||


 Break
  N.C.
  Gtr I
   E E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|---7--7-7---5-5-5-5-|
|--x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x-x-|
|--5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---3-3-3-3-|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|  TP                    TP
|  W                    +W
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-11-----------------|-(11)---------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|


    E  E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|----------------------|--------------------||
|----------------------|--------------------||
|---7--7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|---7--7-7---5-5-5-5-||
|---x--x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x-x-||
|---5--5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---3-3-3-3-||
|----------------------|--------------------||
|
|   TP                     TP
|  +W                     +W
|----------------------|--------------------||
|----------------------|--------------------||
|-(11)-----------------|-(11)---------------||
|----------------------|--------------------||
|----------------------|--------------------||
|----------------------|--------------------||


 Verse II
  N.C.
    E  E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|----------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|---7--7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|---7--7-7---5-5-5-5-|
|---x--x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x-x-|
|---5--5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---3-3-3-3-|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|
|   TP                     TP
|   W                     +W
|----------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|-(11)-----------------|-(11)---------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|---9------------------|--(9)---------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|


    E  E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|----------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|---7--7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|---7--7-7---5-5-5-5-|
|---x--x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x-x-|
|---5--5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---3-3-3-3-|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|
|   TP                     TP
|  +W                     +W
|----------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|-(11)-----------------|-(11)---------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|--(9)-----------------|--(9)---------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|


   E E E E +E  E E E    E  E E E E E E E
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|--7--7-7---5-5-5-5-|
|--x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|--x--x-x---x-x-x-x-|
|--5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|--5--5-5---3-3-3-3-|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|
|  TP                   TP
|  W                   +W
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|-\7-----------------|-(7)---------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|-\5-----------------|-(5)---------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|


   E  E E E +E  E E E    E  E E E E E E E
|---------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|--7--7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|--7--7-7---5-5-5-5-|
|--x--x-x-x-----x-x-x-|--x--x-x---x-x-x-x-|
|--5--5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|--5--5-5---3-3-3-3-|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|
|  TP                    TP
| +W                    +W
|---------------------|-------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|-(7)-----------------|-(7)---------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|
|-(5)-----------------|-(5)---------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|


    E E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|---------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|
|---7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|---7--7-7---5-5-5-5-|
|---x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x-x-|
|---5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---3-3-3-3-|
|---------------------|--------------------|
|
|   TP                    TP
|   W                    +W
|---------------------|--------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|
|-/11-----------------|-(11)---------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|
|--/9-----------------|--(9)---------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|


    E  E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|----------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|---7--7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|---7--7-7---5-5-5-5-|
|---x--x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x-x-|
|---5--5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---3-3-3-3-|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|
|   TP                     TP
|  +W                     +W
|----------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|-(11)-----------------|-(11)---------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|--(9)-----------------|--(9)---------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|


   E E E E +E  E E E    E  E E E E E E E
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|--7--7-7---5-5-5-5-|
|--x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|--x--x-x---x-x-x-x-|
|--5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|--5--5-5---3-3-3-3-|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|
|  TP                   TP
|  W                   +W
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|-\7-----------------|-(7)---------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|-\5-----------------|-(5)---------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|


   E  E E E +E  E E E    E  E E E E E E E
|---------------------|-------------------||
|---------------------|-------------------||
|--7--7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|--7--7-7---5-5-5-5-||
|--x--x-x-x-----x-x-x-|--x--x-x---x-x-x-x-||
|--5--5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|--5--5-5---3-3-3-3-||
|---------------------|-------------------||
|
|  TP                    TP
| +W                    +W
|---------------------|-------------------||
|---------------------|-------------------||
|-(7)-----------------|-(7)---------------||
|---------------------|-------------------||
|-(5)-----------------|-(5)---------------||
|---------------------|-------------------||


 Chorus II
  N.C.
   E E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--8-8-8-8-(8)-8-8-8-|---8--8-8---8-8-8-8\-|
|--x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x-x--|
|--8-8-8-8-(8)-8-8-8-|---8--8-8---8-8-8-8\-|
|
|  TP                    TP
|  W                    +W
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|-12-----------------|-(12)----------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|-10-----------------|-(10)----------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|


   E E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---5-5-7---|
|--x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x---|
|--5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---5-5-7-0-|
|
|  TP                    TP
|  W                    +W
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-14-----------------|-(14)---------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-12-----------------|-(12)---------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|


   E E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|---7--7-7---5-5-5-5-|
|--x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x-x-|
|--5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---3-3-3-3-|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|
|  TP                    TP
|  W                    +W
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-11-----------------|-(11)---------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--9-----------------|--(9)---------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|


    E  E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|----------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|---7--7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|---7--7-7---5-5-5-5-|
|---x--x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x-x-|
|---5--5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---3-3-3-3-|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|
|   TP                     TP
|  +W                     +W
|----------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|-(11)-----------------|-(11)---------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|--(9)-----------------|--(9)---------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|


   E E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--8-8-8-8-(8)-8-8-8-|---8--8-8---8-8-8-8\-|
|--x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x-x--|
|--8-8-8-8-(8)-8-8-8-|---8--8-8---8-8-8-8\-|
|
|  TP                    TP
|  W                    +W
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|-12-----------------|-(12)----------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|-10-----------------|-(10)----------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|


   E E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---5-5-7---||
|--x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x---||
|--5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---5-5-7-0-||
|
|  TP                    TP
|  W                    +W
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|-14-----------------|-(14)---------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|-12-----------------|-(12)---------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||


 Interlude
  N.C.
  Gtr II
   TP           TP            TP            TP
   W           +W            +W            +W
|-----------|-------------|-------------|---------|
|-----------|-------------|-------------|---------|
|-11--------|-(11)--------|-(11)--------|-(11)----|
|-----------|-------------|-------------|---------|
|--9--------|--(9)--------|--(9)--------|--(9)----|
|-----------|-------------|-------------|---------|


   TP           TP           TP           TP
   W           +W            W           +W
|-----------|-------------|-----------|---------|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|---------|
|-12--------|-(12)--------|-14--------|-(14)----|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|---------|
|-10--------|-(10)--------|-12--------|-(12)----|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|---------|


  Gtr I
   W            W             W             H     E E E E
|-----------|-------------|-------------|-----------------||
|-----------|-------------|-------------|-----------------||
|-----------|-------------|-------------|---------5-5-5-5-||
|-----------|-------------|-------------|---------x-x-x-x-||
|-----------|-------------|-------------|---------3-3-3-3-||
|-----------|-------------|-------------|-----------------||
|
| Gtr II
|  TP           TP            TP            TP
|  W           +W            +W            +W
|-----------|-------------|-------------|-----------------||
|-----------|-------------|-------------|-----------------||
|-11--------|-(11)--------|-(11)--------|-(11)------------||
|-----------|-------------|-------------|-----------------||
|--9--------|--(9)--------|--(9)--------|--(9)------------||
|-----------|-------------|-------------|-----------------||


 Kaoss Solo
  N.C.
   E E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--8-8-8-8-(8)-8-8-8-|---8--8-8---8-8-8-8\-|
|--x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x-x--|
|--8-8-8-8-(8)-8-8-8-|---8--8-8---8-8-8-8\-|
|
|  TP                    TP
|  W                    +W
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|-12-----------------|-(12)----------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|-10-----------------|-(10)----------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|


   E E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---5-5-7---|
|--x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x---|
|--5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---5-5-7-0-|
|
|  TP                    TP
|  W                    +W
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-14-----------------|-(14)---------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-12-----------------|-(12)---------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|


   E E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--7-7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|---7--7-7---5-5-5-5-|
|--x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x-x-|
|--5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---3-3-3-3-|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|
|  TP                    TP
|  W                    +W
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-11-----------------|-(11)---------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--9-----------------|--(9)---------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|


    E  E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|----------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|---7--7-7-7-(7)-7-7-7-|---7--7-7---5-5-5-5-|
|---x--x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x-x-|
|---5--5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---3-3-3-3-|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|
|   TP                     TP
|  +W                     +W
|----------------------|--------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|-(11)-----------------|-(11)---------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|
|--(9)-----------------|--(9)---------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|


   E E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--8-8-8-8-(8)-8-8-8-|---8--8-8---8-8-8-8\-|
|--x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x-x--|
|--8-8-8-8-(8)-8-8-8-|---8--8-8---8-8-8-8\-|
|
|  TP                    TP
|  W                    +W
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|-12-----------------|-(12)----------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|-10-----------------|-(10)----------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|


   E E E E +E  E E E     E  E E E E E E E
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---5-5-7---||
|--x-x-x-x-----x-x-x-|---x--x-x---x-x-x---||
|--5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5--5-5---5-5-7-0-||
|
|  TP                    TP
|  W                    +W
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|-14-----------------|-(14)---------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|-12-----------------|-(12)---------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||


 Outro
  N.C.
  Gtr III
   <
   TP           TP            TP            TP
   W           +W            +W            +W
|-----------|-------------|-------------|---------|
|-----------|-------------|-------------|---------|
|-----------|-------------|-------------|---------|
|-12--------|-(12)--------|-(12)--------|-(12)----|
|-----------|-------------|-------------|---------|
|-----------|-------------|-------------|---------|


    TP            TP            TP            TP
   +W            +W            +W            +W
|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------*|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------*|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------*|
|-(12)--------|-(12)--------|-(12)--------|-(12)----*|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------*|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------*|



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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