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Bloc Party tabs for Uniform

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Uniform - Bloc Party
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This tab is based on the live performance on Channel 4 so the album version may differ slightly.

Intro/ First Verse

(Russel)
Uses an e-bow. I think these are the notes but I don't have an e-bow to test it.
You could tremelo pick these with plenty of reverb to get a similar result.

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-(17)---------(17)^(19)------(17)------------------(15)---(14)-------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


(Kele)
e|-------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----5--------5--------5--------5----|
A chord diagramG+G|-------5--------5--------5--------5--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-7-7---------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------5-5------8-8------8-8------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------|


Verse variation:
e|-------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----5--------5--------5----6--5-----|
A chord diagramG+G|-------5--------5--------5-------5---|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-7-7---------------3-3---------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------5-5------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------|




Chorus ("'Cause we're so handsome..")

(Russel)
e|---------------------------------------8---|
A chord diagramBB|-10--8-----10--8-----10--8-----10--8-------|
A chord diagramG+G|--------9---------9---------9--------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------|

                                 ("Make it long..")
e|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-10--8-----10--8-----10--8-----15--17-(17)-|
A chord diagramG+G|--------9---------9---------9--------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-20--------20--------20--------18--20-(17)-|
A chord diagramG+G|----16-17-----16-17-----16-17--------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------|

                            ("Make me laugh/ We can't be hurt")
e|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-20--------20--------20--------20--22-(22)-|
A chord diagramG+G|----16-17-----16-17-----16-17--------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------|

Last Time:
  ("..We can't be hurt.")
e|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-20--------20--------20--------15--17\-----|
A chord diagramG+G|----16-17-----16-17-----16-17--------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------|


I have no idea what chords Kele plays in the chorus.




Second Verse

(Russel)
Pick these notes continuously. I'm not sure how many times each is picked.
Listen carefully and you'll work it out.


                           ("..More things to buy.")
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|--7------9------10--------12------9------10--------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

                      ("..Love nothing.."    ("..Hair long..")
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-7-------9------10----12------14-----15-----17-----10-----12-----9---|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Kele plays the same as in the first verse.




Second Chorus: Same as first chorus.




Breakdown:

(Russel)
   ("..Fights that you'll lose ")
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------10----9----10----9----9----7----9----7------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------10---10----10---10---10---10---10---10---|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

("..Thoughts that are above you ")
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------12----10----12----10----9----7----9----7-----|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------10----10----10----12---10---10---10---10--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  ("Well I was brave..")       ("No-one can be trusted..")   ("..age of..")
    [Tremelo pick...........................................................>]
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--/14-------------------------14/21--------------------------------21\-----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  ("We tell ourselves..")                               ("..Lying to myself.")
    [Tremelo pick...........................................................>]
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---13-------------------------13/20----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  ("Oh!")
e|---------|
A chord diagramBB|---------|
A chord diagramG+G|-6\------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-7\------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-7\------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-5\------|


 ("Oh!   Oh!   Oh!")
e|-------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-10----12----13----|
A chord diagramG+G|-13^---15^---16^---|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------|

  ("So when're you going.............Wrongs to right ")
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8------|
A chord diagramG+G|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------|

  ("Have another life..........Have another drink.")
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-5--5--5--5--6--6--6--6--8--8--8--8--10-10-12-12-----|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------15^15^----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------|


Not sure about this bit
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-10-10--9-9--7-7--5-5-5-4h5-5---10-10--9-9--7--------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------|


I don't have much of a clue what he's playing between
"I'm a martyr.." to "We have nothing at all to say".


Solo:
If you hit the muted A chord diagramG+G string while playing the high section on A chord diagramD MajorD
it sounds a bit more like Russel plays it (I think)

e|---------------3-------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------3---6-5---5\----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-4-4-4-4-4-5---------7~------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------5-3-2/12--14-12-10-12-10-12^-10---|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-----------------------------------------------17----17----19----17-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-14-15-14-12-10-12-12/14-14-12-12-10-12----/17----17----17----17----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-20------18---------------------------20-20-20--------------17-18-----|
A chord diagramG+G|----17------15\--------------------------------17--17-17-19-------17/-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------17^^^^-<effects>---------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


(Kele)
Plays nothing until:

  ("Oh!")
e|---------|
A chord diagramBB|---------|
A chord diagramG+G|-6\------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-7\------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-7\------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-5\------|

 ("Oh! Oh! Oh!")
e|-------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-2---2---2\--|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-3---3---3\--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3---3---3\--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-1---1---1\--

   ("So when're you..                                  ..Have another drink.")
    [Tremelo Pick...........................................................>]
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|--5-------7-------8-------10-------12-------13-------15-------17------17\--|


e|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------5-5------------5-7-----------5-5-----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-7-7--5-5--3-3--3-3--5-7------7-7--5-5--3--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-7-7--3-3--3-3--3-3--3-5------7-7--3-3--3--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-5-5-------1-1--1-1-----------5-5-------1--|


Again, I don't know what the chords are between
"I'm a martyr.." to "We have nothing at all to say".


Outro:

Same as intro/ verses.
Finish on A.





There you go!
Hopefully that's easy enough to follow.

Great song, great band.


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ^  bend
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

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