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The Academy Is - Black Mamba tab

Black Mamba
The Academy Is…
Almost There

Tuning Drop D or Top to Low (e-b-g-d-a-d)

Intro Guitar 1 (very fast strum)
E-----------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------|
D-13-13-13--12-12--13-13--12-12-12--|
A-10-10-10--10-10--10-10--10-10-10--|
D-10-10-10--10-10--10-10--10-10-10--|

E----------------------------------|
B----------------------------------|
G-10-10-10--8-8--10-10---8-8-8-----|
D-8--8--8---8-8--8--8----8-8-8-----|
A-6--6--6---6-6--6--6----6-6-6-----|
D----------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------I--------------|
B--------------------------------------------I--------------|
G--------------------------------------------I--------------|
D--10-10-10--12--12---10-10----12-12---------I---8----------|
A--8--8--8---8----8---8---8----8---8---------I---6---x------| 8, then hold 4 beats
D--8--8--8---8----8---8---8----8---8---------I---6----------|

Verse 1 Guitar 2 comes in acoustic over Intro (fast strum again)
E---------------------------------------------------|
B----------8----------------------------------------|
G--12-----8------10------8--------------------------|
D--10-----8------8--------6-------------------  x 2-|
A--10-----6------8--------6-------------------------|
D--10-------------8-------6-------------------------|

Pre chorus “Oh Mr. Magazine..” Guitar 1, (guitar 2 does some sliding)
E--------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------|
D--666---6----555---5------------------------------------|
A--666---6----666---6----x-------------------------------| 2  hold last chord on last time
D--666---6----555---5------------------------------------|

Chorus “pick it up…” Both Guitars
E---------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------|
G------------8--------------------------------------|
D--10-------8---------6---------8------------   x 4-|
A--10--hit--6---hit---6--hit---8----hit-------------|
D--10-----------------6---------8-------------------|


Diddly right before the 2nd verse
E--------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------|
D—6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----------------------------------|Just hit the 8 for 4 beats
A—8-6-8-6-8-6-8-6-8-6-8----------------------------------|
D—6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----------------------------------|

Verse 2, Guitar 2 doesn’t come in until “What if the critics hate you”, but still the same chords

Pre-chorus x2

Chorus x4

“So save your breathe and the money you’ll spend”
E--------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------|
D--10----6--8--------------------------------------------|
A--10----6--8---x 4--------------------------------------|
D--10----6--8--------------------------------------------|

Do the little diddly section one time

“So afraid of anything…”  (Organ Written out for guitar)
E---------------------|
B---------------------|
G---------------------|
D--5-----6----8-------|
A--6-----6----8----x--| 2, then same notes except staccato with distortion x2.
D--5-----6----8-------|

Chorus x4

“So save your breath” x8

Little Diddly part x1

End on
E---------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
G--8------------------------------------------------------|
D--6------------------------------------------------------|
A--6------------------------------------------------------|
D--6------------------------------------------------------|
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