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Spoon - Believing Is Art tab

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	        "Believing Is Art" by Spoon (off of Girls Can Tell)
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Email: explodingpandas@verizon.net
Tuning: Standard

One of my favs off of probably my favorite Spoon album. Like most Spoon songs, not too
much in the way of technical skill, but still an awesome song.

All guitar except for where noted is played with a clean tone and relatively quietly.
Since I took the liberty of pointing out just about all of the details, this tab is for
one guitar, although second guitar could play rhythem, which is mostly the chords in the
verse, although you could probably pick it up by ear. 
 
Intro (0:00-0:10, notes ring at 0:04 and 0:09) This part is unnecessary, skip it or have
a second guitar play it, as the pre-verse starts before the second note is played.
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------0------------------------0----------------------------|

Pre-verse (0:07-0:20) The third time just play the regular A power chord.
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------| x 4
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-8-8-7-7-5-5-5-------------------------------|
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Verse (0:21-0:35)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| x 2
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| 
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
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Chorus (0:36-0:50)
This is the rhythm for the chorus, no there is no singing so it is not technically the
chorus but still useful for if you have a second guitar later on.
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
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e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------------------------------------------------|
D|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E|-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
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Verse (0:51-1:04)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
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e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
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Chorus (1:05-1:19) With distortion (every chorus and riff similar to this from here on
out has distortion. If you can't figure it out, just listen to the song). For the 7b8,
keep the string bent instead of bending it each time (this also applies to the rest of
the song).
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------5-7-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-5---------------5-----|
G|-----5-5-7-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-5-5-----------5-5-5---|
D|-----7---------------------------------------7-----------7---7---|
A|-----0---------------------------------------0-----------0---0---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------5-7-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8---------------------6-5---6-5---------|
G|-----5-5-7-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-5-------------------5-5---5-5--5--5-5-|
D|-----7-----------------------7-------------------------------7-7-|
A|-----0-------------------------------------------------------0-0-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse (1:20-1:33)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------8-8-8-7-7-7-5-5-|
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e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------5-5-5---------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-3-3-3-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------8-8-8-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
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Chorus (1:34-1:48)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------7-7-7-7-5-5---------------------------------7-7-5-5-----|
G|---------7-7-7-7-5-5-5-------------------------------7-7-5-5-5---|
D|---------------------7---------------------------------------7---|
A|---------------------0---------------------------------------0---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------5-5-5-----------5---------------|
B|---------7-7-7-7-5-5-----------5-------5-5-----5---8-5-----------|
G|---------7-7-7-7-5-5-5-----------------5-5-5-----------7-5-5-5-5-|
D|---------------------7---------------------7---------------7-7-7-|
A|---------------------0---------------------0---------------0-0-0-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Break (1:49-3:00)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---4----------------5--------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

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

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

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

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

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

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

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------5-4---|
D|---------------------------------------------------------7-------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
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Verse (3:01-3:15)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| x 2
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
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Chorus (3:16-3:43)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------5-7-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-5---------------5-----|
G|-----5-5-7-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-5-5-----------5-5-5---|
D|-----7---------------------------------------7-----------7---7---|
A|-----0---------------------------------------0-----------0---0---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------5-7-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-5-------------------------------------|
G|-----5-5-7-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-5-5-------------------4-4---4-4-5-----|
D|-----7-----------------------7-----------------------------------|
A|-----0-----------------------0-------------------------------0-0-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----7-5---7-7-5-------------------------------7-5---7-7-5-------|
G|-----7-5---7-7-5-------------------------------7-5---7-7-5---5---|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------7---|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

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

Outro (3:44-4:19) Lightly palm mute this
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------5-7-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-5---------------------|
G|-----5-5-7-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-7b8-5-5-------------------|
D|-----7---------------------------------------7-------------------| x 3
A|-----0---------------------------------------0-------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

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

End on the above line, if there is a second guitar, you can end on this
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|------7+------|
A|--------------|
E|--------------|

A few details were left out because I'm lazy, as was a lot of the rhythm since this is
only for one guitar. A lot of the stuff I left out is fairly easy to pick up by ear.
Also, you can obviously improv on the chorus, but I tried to tab it as closely as
possible.

Enjoy!

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| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
| b bend
| : Palm Mute 
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