Foals - Balloons tab

FOALS "BALLOONS"
(mainly transcribed by ear)

Tuning: Standard or Drop D
(mainly for the bridge section)

INTRO:(fig.1)GTR.I, let ring throughoute|----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------(repeat for some time)-|G|----------------------------------------------|D|-----12+-----12+-----12+------12+-------------|A|-12+-----12+-----12+-----12+------------------|D|----------------------------------------------|
GTR.II, let ring throughout |e|--------------------------------|-------------|B|--------------------------------|-------------|G|--------------------------------|---------7+--|(this can be heardD|----7+------7+------7+-------7+-|----7+-------| a few times)A|-7+-----7+------7+------7+------|-7+----7+----|D|--------------------------------|-------------|
(fig.2)GTR.Ie|-------------------------------------------|B|------------------------15-13-------13-----|G|----12-------------(14)-------14-14----14--|D|-12----15-12--12---------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------|
GTR.II | e|-------------------------------------------|B|----------8---8/---------------------------|G|--7-10-7-------------14------14-----14\----|D|-------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------|
(fig.3)GTR.I (on the 4th measure)e|-------------------------------------------|----------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|----------------------|G|----12--------------12-14-12-14--14--14----|-12-14-12-14-14-14-14-|D|-12----15-12--12---------------------------|----------------------|A|-------------------------------------------|----------------------|D|-------------------------------------------|----------------------|
GTR.II | e|-------------------------------------------|B|----------8---8/-------------13------------|(the '13' is played on theG|--7-10-7------------12-14-12-----14--14----| 1st and 3rd measure. theD|-------------------------------------------| 2nd plays the '12' likeA|-------------------------------------------| GTR.I)D|-------------------------------------------|
VERSE:both guitars play their part from (fig.2)just before the chorus, GTR.II plays this from (fig.3):e|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|-12-14-12-14-14-14-14-|D|----------------------|A|----------------------|D|----------------------|
CHORUS:GTR.I, dampen after each notee|----1717-15-17-15-----------------|-1313-12-13-12-----------|B|-------------------17-17--15------|---------------13-13--15-|G|----------------------------------|-------------------------|D|----------------------------------|-------------------------|A|----------------------------------|-------------------------|D|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
GTR.II, dampen after each note | (above is a GTR.III, or keyboarde|----------17----------------17-17-| part which harmonizes with GTR.I)B|-----13--------13-------13--------| G|-14-----------------14------------|D|----------------------------------|A|----------------------------------|D|----------------------------------|
BRIDGE:Both Guitars (this part: GTR.I)e|---------------|-------------------------------|B|---------------|-------------------------------|G|---------------|-------------------------------|D|-0~----0~------|-----14-14--12-12--------------|A|-0~----0~--etc-|------------------15-15--12-12-|D|-0~----0~------|-(0~)--------------------------|
That part for GTR.I is the reason why i use Drop D; so that i can use the open string to ring out whilst playing the riff. The rest of bridge is quite hard to hear, there are seperate guitar riffs playing (im sure GTR.II could be playing something simular to the chorus). I'm also sure that riff is the GTR.I part (from what i've heard live and maybe on the record). So i'm sorry that i haven't worked it out just yet. REPEAT CHORUS until END Enjoy, cheers (Y) let me know what you think! Ring Out: ~ Ghost Note: (0) (as an example) Slide Up: / and Slide Down: \ Natural Harmonics: +
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