Tenacious D – Metal tab

The Metal
Tenecious D

I’ve seen a lot of tabs for this floating around that are just plain wrong
or don’t even bother to include anything but the main riff. Wrong tabs
and lazy tabbers annoy me. Here’s how the whole song is actually played:

Guitar 1: Tuned to Drop D. Decently heavy distortion on this guitar, I
believe it’s with the neck pickup.
Guitar 2: Standard Tuning, same guitar as Guitar 3 but with heavy distortion and a phase shifter.
Guitar 3: Standard Tuning. Same guitar as Guitar 2 without the effects, Bridge Pickup, 
with the tone about half way.


Main Riff/Verse 1
Guitar 1:

E|--------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------------|D|-2---2-2-----2--------------------2---2-2-----2---------------|A|-2---2-2-----2--3p2p0-2p0-2h3p2p0-2---2-2-----2--3p2p0-2------|d|-2---2-2-5p2 2--------------------2---2-2-5p2-2---------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------------|D|-2---2-2-----2------------------------5p3p2-3p2p0-2p0-2h3p2p0-|A|-2---2-2-----2--3p2p0-2p0-2h3p2p0---3-------------------------|d|-2---2-2-5p2 2--------------------3---------------------------|
Play the main riff 5 times and go to the breakdown Breakdown
Guitar 1:Same guitar that was playing the main riffE|------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------|G|------------------------------------------|D|-2---2-2-5p2-2-2--x----2---2-2-5p2-2-2----|A|-2---2-2-5p2-2-2--x----2---2-2-5p2-2-2----|d|-2---2-2-5p2-2-2--x----2---2-2-5p2-2-2--*-|
*=Guitar 2 does a pick scrape across the bottom 3 strings.
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--9-7-9-7-9-10-9-7-9-7-12-11-10---------------------------------------------------|D|--9-7-9-7-9-10-9-7-9-7-12-11-10---------------------------------------------------|A|--7-5-7-5-7-8--7-5-7-5-10-9--8----------------------------------------------------|e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2:E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------4h5p4p2-4p2-4h5p4p2-------4h5p4p2-4p2-4h5p4p2-----|D|----------------------------------------------------3-3-----------------------3-3-|A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 1:E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--9-7-9-7-9-10-9-7-9-7-12-11-10---------------------------------------------------|D|--9-7-9-7-9-10-9-7-9-7-12-11-10---------------------------------------------------|A|--7-5-7-5-7-8--7-5-7-5-10-9--8----------------------------------------------------|e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2:E|--------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------4h5p4p2-4p2-4h5p4p2-----|D|----------------------------------------------------3-3-|A|--------------------------------------------------------|e|--------------------------------------------------------|
Bridge -- Why can't anyone get this part right?!? Guitar 3: Done using alternate "travis picking" technique where you play with a flat pick and your middle finger. Takes a bit of practice, but it's really easy, especially what's expected of one in this song.
E|---------------------------------------------------|B|-8-------8---7-------7----5-------5----7-------7---|G|-----9-----------7------------5------------7-------|D|---9---9--9----7---7---7----5---5---5----7---7---7-|A|-7-----------5------------3------------5-----------|e|---------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|B|-8-------8---7-------7----5-------5----7-5-4-5--|G|-----9-----------7------------5-----------------|D|---9---9--9----7---7---7----5---5---5-----------|A|-7-----------5------------3------------5-3-2-5--|e|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|B|-0h1--------1---3-------3-----------------------------------|G|--------2-----------2-------------0---------------0---------|D|------2---2---2-0-0---0---0-----2---2-----------2---2-------|A|-0----------------------------2-------2---2---2-------2---2-|e|----------------------------0-----------0---0-----------0---|
E|-----------------------------------------------------(12)---|B|-1-------1---3-------3-----------0-0---------0-----0-(12)---|G|-----2-----------2-------------0-----0---------0------------|D|---2---2---2-0-0---0---0-----2---------2---2-----2----------|A|-0-------------------------2-------------2------------------|e|-------------------------0----------------------------------|
where (12) is obviously the 12th fret harmonic... Main Riff/Verse 2: Guitar 1
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------------|D|-2---2-2-----2--------------------2---2-2-----2---------------|A|-2---2-2-----2--3p2p0-2p0-2h3p2p0-2---2-2-----2--3p2p0-2------|d|-2---2-2-5p2 2--------------------2---2-2-5p2-2---------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------------|D|-2---2-2-----2------------------------5p3p2-3p2p0-2p0-2h3p2p0-|A|-2---2-2-----2--3p2p0-2p0-2h3p2p0---3-------------------------|d|-2---2-2-5p2 2--------------------3---------------------------|
play 5 times and go to ending. Ending Guitar 1:
E|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-------5-4--8-7--11-10---------5-4--8-7--11-10-|D|-0---0-5-4--8-7--11-10---0---0-5-4--8-7--11-10-|A|-0---0-3-2--6-5--9--8----0---0-3-2--6-5--9--8--|d|-0---0-------------------0---0-----------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------5-4------------------------------------5-4---------------------------|D|-0-0---0-5-4--0--0------------------------0---0-5-4--0-0----------------------|A|-0-0---0-3-2--0--0------2h3p2p0-2p0-------0---0-3-2--0-0------2h3p2p0-2p0-----|d|-0-0---0------0--0--0h3-------------3p2p0-0---0------0-0--0h3-------------3p2-|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------|D|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3--2---0-0-0-0-0-0-2--3---0-0-0-0-0-0-----1-0-4-3-|A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3--2---0-0-0-0-0-0-2--3---0-0-0-0-0-0-3-2---------|d|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3--2---0-0-0-0-0-0-2--3---0-0-0-0-0-0-------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------|D|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3--2---0-0-0-0-0-0-2--3---0-0-0-0-0-0-----1-0-4-3-|A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3--2---0-0-0-0-0-0-2--3---0-0-0-0-0-0-3-2---------|d|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3--2---0-0-0-0-0-0-2--3---0-0-0-0-0-0-------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------0---------------------------0-|A|-----3p0-2p0-------------0-------0h2p0---------------0-|d|-0h3---------3p0-2h3p2p0-0---2h3-------3p2p0-2h3p2p0-0-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------0---------------------------0-|A|-----3p0-2p0-------------0-------0h2p0---------------0-|d|-0h3---------3p0-2h3p2p0-0---2h3-------3p2p0-2h3p2p0-0-|
Jesus! It's not that hard people, there's just 2 guitars in it.... Any transcription errors are gonna stay there cos I don't feel like registering an account.
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