Counterparts – Sturdy Wings tab ver. 3

There is an excellent cover of this song on YouTube, so I watched it a lot
and learned how to play it for myself. This is my own interpretation of the
song and my first text tab on UG. Here ya go (I tried to express the rhythm
and strumming patterns, but you'll still need to listen to the song a few
times to understand what I mean):

* = natural harmonic
h = hammer on
p = pull off
~ = let ring
. = palm mute (on top of staff)
^ = begin a pick slide (scratch the pick down the length of the string)
\ = slide down
/ = slide up

INTRO:D|-------------------8-----------888888-----------|A|-------------6---6--6-6--------666666-----------|F|-------------9--9-9--9---------999999-----------|C|-10-xxx10-xxx-----------0~0~-----------5*5*5*5*-|G|-8--xxx8--xxx-----------0~0~12\--------5*5*5*5*-|C|-7--xxx8--xxx-----------0~0~12\--------5*5*5*5*-|
"Everything!"(barre the 8th fret and alternate picking the G# power chord and F on thisfirst part)D|-------------------------------------8---8---8---|A|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---8---8---8--|F|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--10--10----|C|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|C|-------------------------------------------------|
----8--------8---------------8--8--8-|--6--6-6-6-6--6-------6-------6--6--6|-9-9--9-9-9-9--9---9---9--9----9--9--|-----------------10-10--10-10--------|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
Octave Slides into Heavier Stuff:D|--------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------|F|-1010-9-10-12-14-12-9/10\9-1010-10-9-7------------|C|-x-x--x-x--x--x--x--x/x-\x-x-x--x--x-x--------5/7-|G|-8-8--7-8--10-12-12-7/8-\7-8-8--8--7-5--8---7-3/5-|C|---------------------------------------5-0h3-0----|
. .... . ....-----------------------------|-----------------------------|----------------------5~-5~--|-0-0000--3~-0-0000--3~-3~-3~-|-0-0000-7~7~0-0000-7~7~-7~-7~|-0-0000-----0-0000-----------|
Heaviness: . .... .... . .... . . . . .... .... . .... . . .D|--------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------|F|--------------------------------------------------|C|0-0000-0000-0-0000-0-0-0-0-0000-0000-0-0000-0-0-0-|G|0-0000-0000-0-0000-0-0-0-0-0000-0000-0-0000-0-0-0-|C|0-0000-0000-0-0000-0-0-0-0-0000-0000-0-0000-0-0-0-|
. .... .... . .... . . . . .... .... .... ....------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|-3-3333-3333-3-3333-3-3-3-1-1111-1111-1111-1111-|-3-3333-3333-3-3333-3-3-3-1-1111-1111-1111-1111-|-3-3333-3333-3-3333-3-3-3-1-1111-1111-1111-1111-|
Steady Rhythm: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|F|-----------------------------------------------------------------|C|-------------------------------------------------------------5/7-|G|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---8-----12--------8-----7---3/5-|C|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7---7-0---8-0-8\5---0h3---0-----|
. . ... ... . ... . ... ... .---------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|-0-0-000-000-0-000-0-000-000-0-10-xxx10------------------|-0-0-000-000-0-000-0-000-000-0-8--xxx8-------------------|-0-0-000-000-0-000-0-000-000-0-7--xxx8---7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-|
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .----------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---8-----12---------8-7----13---------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7---7-0---8-0-8h10-----10----0-10-12-|
. . ... ... . ... . ... ... .-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-0-0-000-000-0-000-0-000-000-0-10-xxx10-xxx----------------------|-0-0-000-000-0-000-0-000-000-0-8--xxx8--xxx----------------------|-0-0-000-000-0-000-0-000-000-0-7--xxx8--xxx------7-7-7-7-3-3-3-3-|
Heavy Again: .... .. .. .... .. ....D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------10----10-|F|-----------------------------------------------------------10----10-|C|-0--00000-000-000--00000-000-000010-xxx10-xxxx10-xxx10-xxxx8--xxx8--|G|-0--00000-000-000--00000-000-00008--xxx8--xxxx8--xxx8--xxxx8--xxx8--|C|-0--00000-000-000--00000-000-00007--xxx7--xxxx8--xxx8--xxxx---xxx---|
.... .. .. .... .. ....------------------------------------------------------------------8-8-----|---------------------------------------------------------------6------6---|-------------------------------------------------------------9---9------9-|---------0-1~~-0--00000-000-000--00000-000-000010-xxx10-xxxx--------------|---------0-1~~-0--00000-000-000--00000-000-00008--xxx8--xxxx--------------|-7-7-7-7-0-1~~-0--00000-000-000--00000-000-00007--xxx8--xxxx--------------|
Repeat some stuff from the beginning...
D|-------------------------------------8---8---8---|A|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8---8---8---8--|F|--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--10--10----|C|--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8-------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|C|-------------------------------------------------|
----8--------8------------8--8--8--|--6--6-6-6-6--6------6-----6--6--6-|-9-9--9-9-9-9--9--9---9--9--9--9---|----------------10-10--10----------|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
The Slides...
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------6------|F|-1010-9-10-12-14-12-9/10\9-1010-10-9-7----------------9----|C|-x-x--x-x--x--x--x--x/x-\x-x-x--x--x-x--------5/7-0~~~--10-|G|-8-8--7-8--10-12-12-7/8-\7-8-8--8--7-5--8---7-3/5-0~~~-----|C|---------------------------------------5-0h3-0----0~~~-----|
........---------------5----------------|-----------------6--------------|-------------------7------------|-0~~000000000~~-----------------|-0~~000000000~~------^\\\-11-11-| <---(those are ones, not elevens)-0~~000000000~~------^\\\-11-11-| <---(those are ones, not elevens)
BREAKDOWN!!! ..... ... ... ...... . .... ...... . .... ......D|--------------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------33333344--|F|----------------------------------------------------33333333--|C|-0-00000-000-000--000000-0-0000-000000-0-0001-111111--------0-|G|-0-00000-000-000--000000-0-0000-000000-0-0001-111111--------0-|C|-0-00000-000-000--000000-0-0000-000000-0-0001-111111--------0-|
..... ... ... ...... . ...... ...... . .... ...... ....--------------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------33333344-----------33-|----------------------------------------------------33333333-----55555555-|-00000-000-000--000000-0-000000-000000-0-0001-111111---------3333333333---|-00000-000-000--000000-0-000000-000000-0-0001-111111---------3333---------|-00000-000-000--000000-0-000000-000000-0-0001-111111---------3333---------|
---------55----------------------------------|-----66----66--6---6-88888888881111111111----|---33--33----3---3---xxxxxxxxxxx-x-x-x-x-----|-55------------------55555555558-8-8-8-8-----|---------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
Build-up to the Outro:
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|F|-----------------------------------------------------------------|C|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|G|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|C|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------6-6-6---6-6-6---6-6-6-|-------------------------------------------7-7-7---7-7-7---7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-8-8-------8-------8-------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-------5-------5-------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-------5-------5-------|
---------------------------------------------------------------13----------|---------------------------------11p10----------11p10-------------11-10-11-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5------12-10--10------12-10--10-------------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----------12-------------12---------------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------------------------------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------13---------------------------|----------------------------11-------11----11-6-6---6-6---6-6--|-12----12----12-15-12-15-14----14-------14----7-7---7-7---7-7--|----15----15--------------------------------------5-----5------|--------------------------------------------------5-----5------|--------------------------------------------------5-----5------|
This is the part everyone loves: (Rhythm)
D|-----------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------| (you can justF|-----------------------------------------------------| repeat thisC|-0000000~0~000~0~000~0~0~-5555555~5~558~8~xx1/3~3~3~-| to the end)G|-0000000~0~000~0~000~0~0~-5555555~5~558~8~xx1/3~3~3~-|C|-0000000~0~000~0~000~0~0~-5555555~5~558~8~xx1/3~3~3~-|
(Lead)
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------11p10----------------11-11-xx13-13-xx10-11-11-|F|----10---12-10----10---12-10------12p10-----10----10-10-xx10-10-xx---------|C|-7h8--7h8------7h8--7h8-----------------1212--121212-12-xx12-12-xx---------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|C|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------15-15------------|-----------------------------11p10----------------11-11-xx11-11-xx13-15-11-|----10---12-10----10---12-10------12p10-----10----10-10-xx10-10-xx---------|-7h8--7h8------7h8--7h8-----------------1212--121212-12-xx12-12-xx---------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|(and of course, just repeat this lead part as needed)
There it is. I'm sure that just about every note in this tab is spot on(you may need to play around with some of the chord picking areas to get it just right), but you'll definitely need to spend some time listening to the song to get the timing and rhythm correct. If you like the tab, please rate it. Thanks!
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