Song name
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Queens Of The Stone Age - I Appear Missing tab

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork - I Appear Missing
Tuning: Standard
Tabbed by: theredlongitude
Email address for comments/corrections/etc: killmashno@yahoo.com

First tab I've ever done, on a rather intricate song no less. It might be easiest to use 
finger-picking (I'm a classical guitarist, so that's usually what I do), but do what's 
comfortable. In terms of the amp effects, strike a balance between clean and distorted.

Main riff (clean) Occasionally palm muted

e||--9-------9-----9\7-------7------------11------------12----12\-|
B||------5-------5-------5-------5-----8-----8---8---9-----9------|
G||----6---6---6-------6---6---6---6-8---8-----8---9---9-----9----|
D||---------------------------------------------------------------|
A||---------------------------------------------------------------|
E||---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--\9-------9-----9\7-------7------------11-----------7-5-----4--||
B|-------5-------5-------5-------5-----8-----8---8---4----(4)-----||
G|-----6---6---6-------6---6---6---6-8---8-----8---4--------(4)---||
D|----------------------------------------------------------------||
A|----------------------------------------------------------------||
E|----------------------------------------------------------------||

In the background is another guitar, distorted with what sounds like wah-wah.

e||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------9-------------------|
G||--8b9==========================---8b9r8=====================-------8--9--11------8b9=============|
D||---------------------------------------------------------------11--------------------------------|
A||----------------------------------------------------------------(Occasionally)-------------------|
E||-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Transition to and from chorus (distorted)

e||---------------------------------------------------|
B||---------------------------------------------------|
G||---------------------------------------------------|
D||--------11----------11----------11----------11-----|
A||--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--|
E||--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--|

Chorus riff (heavy distortion)
Here's where it starts getting messier, where there are several tracks of guitars into 
one sound. This is what I think is a fair approximation of what it all sounds like.

e||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G||---------------13=======13\11---------11-11-9-11b--------------------------------------------------|
D||---------11----------11----------7----------------------------11-------------------------13--13b---|
A||---12-12----12----12----------9-----9--------------------7----------7-------------10---------------|
E||---------------------------------------------------9--9-----9----9-----9--11--11-----11------------|

Bridge 1 (heavy distortion)

e||------------------------------------------------------------|
B||------------------------------------------------------------|
G||----------6--------------6-----------6==/7\6---6-6-4-6-6-4--|
D||--7-------6------4-------6-------2---6==/7\6---6-6-4-6-6-4--|
A||--7-------4------4-------4-------2---4==/5\4---4-4-2-4-4-2--|
E||--5--------------2---------------0--------------------------|
                                            ^looks stupid, but it's just a slide up and down
Bridge 2
This one is a bit confused in the song, with a couple clashing guitars against each other.

                                               4 times,   then
e||---------------------------------------------------------|-----|
B||------10-----------10------------10-----------10---------|-----|
G||-------------9------------9-------------9------------9---|--9--|
D||---------------------------------------------------------|--6--|
A||----------6------------6-------------6------------6------|--6--|
E||--9-------------9------------9-------------9-------------|--9--|

Solo (heavy distortion, wah-wah)
Do lots of vibrato on this one, both bending and traditional.

e||--17======/19--16------------------------------------17======/19--16------------------------21---19|
B||--------------------19---19b===r-19brh17-------------------------------19---19b===r-19brh17--------|
G||-----------------------------------------18---16--18-----------------------------------------------|
D||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------21---19----------------------------------------21---19-----|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------/14-----/14br-----/14------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------9-----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then there's something that's either a guitar with a pitch effect pedal set really high 
or a keyboard. Either way, I tabbed this an octave down to be playable on a normally 
tuned guitar.

e|--17h12----17h12----17h12---17h12----17h12----17h12----17h12----17h12----|
B|*-------14-------14-------14------14-------14-------14-------14-------14-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|*------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--16h12----16h12----16h12----16h12----------------------------------------|
B|--------12-------12-------12-------12-17h14----17h14----17h14----17h14---*|
G|--------------------------------------------13-------13-------13-------13-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------*|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|17--12--------------12--16--------------12--12-----17--12---------|
B|--------14--12--14----------14--12--14---------------------12--12-|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

-16h12----16h12----16h12----16h12---|
-------12-------12-------12-------12|
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|

More tapping from above until the end of the song, then fade out.

So the order goes roughly like this. If it's too confusing to read... then don't.
Intro - Main riff
Verse 1 - Main riff
Transition
Chorus riff x2
Transition
Back to verse - Main riff
Verse 2 - Main riff (palm muted) x2
Transition
Bridge 1 x2
Chorus riff x4 (some variation here, I'm sure you can figure it out)
Bridge 2
Break
Main riff (alternate clean with heavy distortion, some variation)

Also at this part is a little fill in the background

e||--------------|
B||--------------|
G||------9--11b--|
D||--11----------|
A||--------------|
E||--------------|

Bridge 1
Chorus riff x2
Transition
Solo
Tap to rate this tab
 
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z