Black Keys - Thickfreakness tab version 2

Pretend your guitar has such a thick southern accent that everyone can barely understand :De---------------------------------------------------------------|B---------------------------------------------------------------|G---------------------------------------------------------------|D------c/n\-----------------------------------------------------|A------------/y-------------------------------------------------|E---------------------------------------------------------------|
I don't have a slide and am not sure what frets are actually reachedwith the opening slides. Judging from several live versions, the actualnotes are completely arbitrary, as long as what you are doing builds to the main riff. muted/distortion/fuzz/the ugliest-messiest sound your equipment can makee---------------------------------|----------------------------------|B---------------------------------|----------------------------------|G--------------------------------x-x---------------------------------|D------5h7-5---------------------x-x---------------------------------|A------------7p6-5-3-5-5p3-------0-0---------------------------------|E--------------------------5-3-5-0-0---------------------------------|
The initial hammering thing varies, sometimes it's more like this: | | sometimes it's clearly thise-|----------|----------------------|------|B------------|----------------------|------|G-----5------|----------------------5------|D-----5h7-5--|----------------------5h7-5--|A-----x------|-----------------------------|E------------|-----------------------------|
The next little part also seems to be the source of some confusion(although I think the above variation is the most commonly usedin the song's studio version):e--------------|-----------------|-----------------------------|B--------------|-----------------|-----------------------------|G--------------|-----------------|-----Just About--------------|D--------------|-----------------|--any other variation of-----|A---7-6-5-3-5--|--7\6-(6)\5-3-5--|--this you can --------------|E---|----------|--|--------------|--come up with---------------| | | | This one is throwing people off I think, where just the | tiniest little bit of the 6 is picked a second time into | the 5.
|Can play all separate notesMoving on:e-----------------------------------------------|B-----------------------------------------------|G---5-------------------------------------------|D---5h7-5---------------------------------------|A---x------7\6-(6)p5-3-5-3h5-3h5--5p3-----------|E-------------------------------------5-3-------|
e---------------------------------------------------------------|B---------------------------------------------------------------|G------------------------------x-x------------------------------|D---5h7-5----------------------x-x---5h7-5-------------5--------|A---x------7-6p5-3-5-5p3-------0-0---------7p6-5-3-5/7-7--------|E------------------------5-3-5-0-0------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------|G|----------2---2---2---2--(2)-(2)-(2)----2---2---2---2p0--------|D|-(5)\-----2---2---2---2--(2)-(2)-(2)----2---2---2-------2p0----|A|-(7)\---0---0---0-----0--(0)-(0)-(0)--0---0---0-------------3b-|E|----------------------|---0---3---4----------------------------|
|This chord is lightly played and rings while the other notes are played.If you're playing with a pick, hit the 2's on an upstroke and palm-mute.E|------------------------------------------------|----------------|B|------------------------------------------------|----------------|G|------2---2---2---2--(2)-(2)-(2)----2---2---2---|---2-(2)--------|D|------2---2---2---2--(2)-(2)-(2)----2---2---2---|---2-(2)--------|A|----0---0---0-----0--(0)-(0)-(0)--0---0---0-----|------0---------|E|----------------------0---3---4-----------------|---------|------|
| The 2x through this is CLEARLY played leading into this next parte-------------------------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------8-5------------------|G-------5--5h7--5------5---------------5------9\7--5----------|D--2/7--7--7----0--5/7---7----------/7---------------7--------|A--0------------0---------------5---0-------------------------|E---------------------------8-8-------------------------------|
I typically let the open notes ring for as long as possible. I like to playit this way because playing it higher and with sliding into the riff and atthe ends sort of approximates the vocals. Also, the song is plucked not picked, and it lower on the neck(correct position) with a pick makes it nearly impossible to get all the notes in there.Correctly:e------------------------------3-0-----------------------------|B---1-3-1-----1--------------1------5/3p1----------------------|G-2-------1/2---2----------2--------------2--------------------|D----------------------0---------------------------------------|A------------------3-3-----------------------------------------|E--------------------------------------------------------------|
It sounds like there's quite a few other notes in here. I'drecommend hitting as many open stings and other notes as possible, as longas the notes above are easily distinguishable from the rest of what you'redoing, you're doing okay :)e-------------------------0-3-------------|B-------------------1-3-4-----------------|G---------------0-2-----------------------|D---------0-1-2---------------------------|A-----0-3---------------------------------|E-0-3-------------------------------------|Anything from this should work out.
-Part repeats with the small variation previously mentioned-e--------------------------------------------------------------|B--------------------------------------------------------------|G----2---2---2---2---------9-7------7-5----7fb-7-5-------------|D----2---2---2---2----------------------------------7----------|A--0---0---0-------0-------------------------------------------|E--------------------3-2--------3b-----------------------------|
End:e---------------------------------------------------------------|B---------------------------------------------------------------|G----5----------------------------------------------------------|D----5h7-5---------------------7--------------------------------|A----x-----7-6p5-3-5-5/7-5-3---7--------------------------------|E----------------------------3-5--------------------------------|
I still have the solo and the transitions back to the main riff tofigure out and I'll add them when I do.
pb pre-bend fb full bend b half bend or less 7fb9 = play 7, bend, and strike again "as a 9" 7fb = bend 7->9 and note stops 7fbr = play note, bend to 9, release only striking the note the first time / slide up \ slide down h hammer-on p pull-off ~ vibrato + artificial harmonic x Mute note () Ghost/Guide note - A ringing note, or a note played into the next quickly by hammer or slide
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