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From: SPARC@delphi.com

Hey, instead of studying for my physics final tomorrow, I decided to
	transcribe this awesome tune.


"Alot to Lose" by Tesla

Transcription by: Scott Ettinger (sparc@delphi.com)  5/5/95
			Stuart, FL USA


Verse 1: (and intro) guitar 1 lightly distorted

E-|----------0-------------------0------------------0-------------------------|B-|----------0-------------------0------------------0-------------------------|G-|-------6--------6----------4--------4---------2--------2-------------------|D-|----7-------------------6------------------4-------------------------------|A-|-0-----------0-------0-----------0------0-----------0-----0----------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B-|-3-----2-------------------------------------------------------------------|G-|-------------4-/-6----then repeat..----------------------------------------|D-|-3----(3)---(3)------------------------------------------------------------|A-|---(0)---------------------------------------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I'm not sure that this is the exact voicing used (although it sure is what I would have used if I had written it)
notes in () are not always played. Intro Riff: guitar2: uses some really wet sounding sixties rotating leslie (or digital equivalent perhaps)
E-|-17------------------------------------------------------------------------|B-|----17---------------------------------------------------------------------|G-|-------(18)u16--14------14--16b(18)~~--------------------------------------|D-|--------------------16-----------------------------------------------------|A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse 1 is played 6 times. On first 2 times, only guitar 1 with guitar 2 riff over it. Next 4 times, both guitars. Transition 1:
guitar 1:E-|----------2--------------4---------------4----------------2----------------|B-|-------3-----3--------5-----5------------5--5-------------2----------------|G-|----2--------------4------------------6-------------------2----------------|D-|-0--------------0------------------6-------------------4-------------------|A-|--------------------------------4-------------------4----------------------|E-|-------------------------------------------------2-------------------------|
E-|--------------------5---------------------------5--5-----------------------|B-|----------7-------------------7-----------------5--5-----------------------|G-|-------7------7---------7---------7-------------7--7-----------------------|D-|----7------------7---------7---------7----------7--7-----------------------|A-|-5----------------------------------------(7)------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| ^^this part might be played with open note ^^again not sure of voicing, fingering.. hard to tell but I like this one.
guitar 2: (slow strumming and let ring) Turn off funky leslie sound. pretty much clean guitar.
D uh..? C#m F#m D D also EE-|-2-------4-------4-------2------2--5---------------------------------------|B-|-3-------5-------5-------2------3--7---------------------------------------|G-|-2-------4-------6-------4------2--7---------------------------------------|D-|-0-------0-------6-------4------0--7--pause------------------------------7\|A-|-----------------4-------2------------------2------------------------------|E-|--------------------------------------------0--slowly crank distortion-----|
Chorus: In this part, they get an interesting sound by combining single notes on the two guitars. Guitar 1 is much softer and more subtle than the heavily distorted guitar 2.
guitar 2:E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|G-|-2-------------------------------------------------------------------------|D-|-2-------------------------------------------------------------------------|A-|-0-----0--0-2-4-----4-----2-----2-----2/4-4/5-5/7--7-----------------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
guitar 1: the beginning of this part is next to impossible to hear, but guessing from the symmetry of their other rhythms, this is most likely what is being played.E-|--------------4-----4-----2-----2------------------------------------------|B-|-2-----2------5-----5-----3-----3-----3/5-5/7-7/10-10----------------------|G-|-2-----2------6-----6-----4-----4------------------------------------------|D-|-2-----2------6-----6-----4-----4------------------------------------------|A-|-0-----0------4-----4-----2-----2------------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|repeat this twice
Transition 2: both guitars with killer distortion (similar progression to transition 1)E-|(2)---(2)---------------------------------------(2)---(2)------------------|B-|-3-----3----------------(2)---(2)----------------3-----3-----------------2-|G-|-2-----2-----------------2-----2-----------------2-----2-----------------2-|D-|-0-----0-----------------2-----2-----4-----4-----0-----0-----------------2-|A-|-0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----4-----4-----0-----0-----2-----2-----0-|E-|-------------0-----0-----------------2-----2-----------------0-----0-------|
Next: repeat verse 1, 4 times transition 1 repeat chorus twice transition 2 (between transition 2 and solo break, guitars play a couple of semi-muted A major chords) Solo Break: (alot of dubbing going on in this part :) plus you have to have the bass for this part to really sound right )
rhythm guitar 2: gnarly leslie sound againE-|-------------------------------------0-------------------------------------|B-|-------------5-----------------2--------2----------------------------------|G-|-5--------5-----5-----------------2--------2-------------------------------|D-|-5-----5-----------5--------2-----------------2----------------------------|A-|-3--3-----------------3--0-------------------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
^^gets totally inaudible in here, but it has to go something like this.rhythm guitar 1: distortionE-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B-|-5-----------------------2-----------2h3p2---------------------------------|G-|-5-----------------------2-----------------2-------------------------------|D-|-5-----------------------2--------------------2----------------------------|A-|-3-----------------------0-------------------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|repeat these twice
Then both rhythm guitars play this:
D C A EE-|-------------------------------------------------------------0-------------|B-|-7-----------------------5------------------2----------------0-------------|G-|-7-----------------------5------------------2----------------1-------------|D-|-7-----------------------5------------------2----------------2-------------|A-|-5--------------(17\\)---3------------------0----------------2-------------|E-|-------------------------------------------------------------0-------------|
Solo: (Slide guitar) get out your favorite implement for slide pickingE-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|G-|---7--6/7\6----------------------------------------------------------------|D-|-------------7~\2----4--/--5~--4-/-5-\-4-/-5--\4\--2//7~~~-----------------|A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| ^^of course kinda slide all the notes together
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B-|-------------------10/12\10~--8-8\7--7-7\5--5-5----------------------------|G-|--------11~---9/11--------------------------------7\6/7/9------------------|D-|-6.5-//-12~-----------------------------------------------7~-7\------------|A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Now, both guitars run the entire fretboard. Need a guitar with at least 21 frets to play this part.
solo guitar 1: still slidingE-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B-|----------------------------------------------------------------21\--------|G-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|D-|-2/4-4/6-6/7-7/9-9/11-11/13-13/14-14/16-16/18-18/19-19/21-21---------------|A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
note: all of these notes are of the same duration, the spacing on guitar2 is wierd just to line up the 2 digit numbers.
guitar 2:E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|G-|-1/2-2/4-4/6-6/8-8/-9--9/11-11/13-13/14-14/16-16/18-18/20-20/21-21---------|D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A-|----------------------------------------------------------------------12\--|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Now, play chorus 7 times as transcribed above. solo2 comes in after the 4th time. On the 8th time through,the fret traversal at the end is reversed (I think you can figure it out without a transcription :) )
solo 2: killer distortion - he really jams hereE-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B-|-17-------17----17---17------------------------17--------------------------|G-|-16-b18---16b18-16---14---16~--------14--16b18----(18)u16-14~--------------|D-|-------------------------------14h16--------------^pick G string again here|A-|--------------------------------------------------while still bent up to 19|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| ^really slow controlled bend here ^let G and B strings ring and gives screaming resonance slowly unbend G string
E-|-17b19-17~------17---------------------------------------------------------|B-|----------17b19----u17-17~--15p14------------------------------------------|G-|----------------------------------16b18-16~--14h16p14----14----------------|D-|------------------------------------------------------16-------------------|A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------17p14p12h14--------------------------------------|B-|-------17------------------------------17p14p12h14-------------------------|G-|-16b18----(18)u16-14~-\-----------------------------16p14------------------|D-|----------------------------------------------------------16-14------------|A-|-----------------------------------------------------------------16\-------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| ^at this point lots of loud very loud vocals come in and it's very hard to hear, but this has got to be pretty darn close.
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|B-|-2-----------------------17----------17------------------------------------|G-|-2--------------14-16b18----(18)u16--b--(18)u16--14h16p14~------14-16b17u16|D-|-2--------14h16--------------------------------------------14h16-----------|A-|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| ^^I think there is something played _really_ softly here but it is totally inaudible. the transcription starts again at the first point that you can actually hear the guitar.
E-|--------------------------------------------------17b19-17~----------------|B-|-------------------------------14h17-------14h17---------------------------|G-|-------------14h16-------14h16-------14h16---------------------------------|D-|-------14h16-------14h16---------------------------------------------------|A-|-14h16---------------------------------------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|-------17-19b21u19-17~-----17p14p12--7\5-----------------------------------|B-|-17h19-----------------------------------7p5-------------------------------|G-|---------------------------------------------/6~---------------------------|D-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------| ^^this part is also impossible to hear, but I think this is very close to what is being played.
Next play verse 1 with intro riff again as in the beginning of the song. Ends with a little picking of the A chord something like this:
E-|-----------0---------------------------------------------------------------|B-|-----2p0---0---------------------------------------------------------------|G-|-----------2---------------------------------------------------------------|D-|---2-------2---------------------------------------------------------------|A-|-0---------0---------------------------------------------------------------|E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Explanation of Transcription: \x slide down to fret x /x slide up to fret x hx hammer on to fret x px pull off to fret x !x! harmonic at fret x bx bend up to equiv of fret x ux unbend down to fret x x~ vibrato at fret x enjoy! Send comments,questions,thanks, pats on the back, etc. to Sparc@delphi.com (Scott Ettinger)
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