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Machine Head guitar tabs for Old

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Old by Machine Head
Transcription by Jeff Davis

Notation:

nh - natural harmonic
ah - artifical harmonic or pinch harmonic (same thing)
~  - virbrato
p  - pull off
/  - slide up           these are used for normal
\  - slide down           and ghost note slides

I have written the beat numbers under the notes on the down beats.
In general I tried to keep one dash '-' equal to a thirty-second note.

Thus,
|-2---2---2---2---   are eight notes and

|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-   are sixteenth notes.



Tuning:

1 - A chord diagramE MajorE
2 - A chord diagramBB
3 - A chord diagramG MajorG
4 - A chord diagramC#C#  <---- *Notice*  I know it's wierd but trust me, this is it.
5 - A chord diagramA majorA
6 - A chord diagramD MajorD

In addition, tune all strings a 1/4 of a step lower to match the album.


                           OOO    L     A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD
                          O   O   L     A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramD MajorD
                          O   O   L     A chord diagramD MajorD   A chord diagramD MajorD
                           OOO    LLLL  A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD

(Bar Dive + Pick Scrapes)   (Lower and then raise bar)      (Tap bar)
|-------------------------------------/~~~~~~~~--------------------------|
|--------------------------------nh--/-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------/------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------4-/----------------------7--\--/-\/---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------\/-- \/---|
|---------------------------------------------------------6--------------|

                   actual pitch: A chord diagramFF

This isen't written exactly but it should give you a good idea
of how to play the beginning.


  right before intro riff
|------------------------------------|
|-----bar-dive-----------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|-7-----\--/------nh-----------------|
|--------\/--------------------------|
|-6---------------2.9-%-%-%-%-%-%-%--|     ( % means repeat the 2.9)

  1       2       3         4


intro riff

||---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
||---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
||-------------------------5/7-7\5-|-5/8---7-------------------5/7-7\5--|
||---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
||-6---0-------1-------0---3/5-5\3-|-3/6---5-------6-------0---3/5-5\3--|
||-6---0---0-0-1---0-0-0-----------|-----------0-0-6---0-0-0------------|
   1       2       3       4           1       2       3       4

|---------------------------------|------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|------------------------------------||
|-------------------------5/7-7\5-|-5/8---7----------------------------||
|---------------------------------|------------------------------------||
|-6---0-------1-------0---3/5-5\3-|-3/6---5-------6--------------------||
|-6---0---0-0-1---0-0-0-----------|-----------0-0-6---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||
  1       2       3       4           1       2       3       4

3rd time play this as the last measure
                           (aproximate harmonics)
|---------------------------------------------------------||
|-------------------nh--nh---nh---nh---nh---nh---nh---nh--||
|-5/8---7-------------------------------------------------||
|-------------------1.7-2.0--2.4--2.9--3.1--3.6--4.0--4.5-||
|-3/6---5-------6-----------------------------------------||
|-----------0-0-6-----------------------------------------||

    1       2       3                  4


verse riff

||---------------------------------|-------------------------------||
||---------------------------------|-------------------------------||
||---------------------------------|-------------------------------||
||--p--------6---9-----------------|--p--------6---9---------------||
||-6^3---6---3---6-----------------|-6^3---6---3---6---------------||
||-----0-6-0---0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----0-6-0---0---0-3~~~-0-3~~~-||

   1       2       3       4         1       2       3      4


Chorus

   play 3 times                        4th time
||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------||-------------------------4--------||
||-0---1---4-1---0---1---4-1---0----||-0---1---4-1---0-------3---5-4-3--||
||-0---1---4-1---0---1---4-1---0----||-0---1---4-1---0---3-6------------||
   1       2       3       4           1       2       3       4

   play 3 times again                  4th time
||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||
||-0---1---4-1---0---1---4-1---0----||-0---1---4-1---0-3----------------||
||-0---1---4-1---0---1---4-1---0----||-0---1---4-1---0-3----------------||
   1       2       3       4           1       2       3       4


play intro riff 2 times
  - 2nd time with harmonics at end.


verse riff.

Chours.


Bridge

||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||-2--------------------------------|-(2)------------------------------|
||-2--------------------------------|-(2)------------------------------|
   1       2       3       4           1      2       3       4

|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|----------------------x-7-7/9-9\7--|-7/10--9-------3--------------------|
|----------------------x------------|------------------------------------|
|-(2)------------------x-5-5/7-7\5--|-5/8---7-------1--------------------|
|-(2)-------------------------------|------------------------------------|
   1       2       3       4            1       2       3       4

    2x
||-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||---------nh-----------nh------nh---|---------nh-----------nh----------|
||-----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||---------4------------4-------4----|---------4------------4--------4--|
||-2---2-------2-2---2------2-2------|-2---2-------2-2---2-----2-2-2-1--|
||-2---2-------2-2---2------2-2------|-2---2-------2-2---2-----2-2-2----|
  1       2       3        4          1       2       3       4

 |-----------------------------------|------------------------------------||
 |---------nh-----------nh-----------|------------------------------------||
 |--------------------------7/9-9\7--|-7/10--9-------3--------------------||
 |---------4------------4------------|------------------------------------||
 |-2---2-------2-2---2------5/7-7\5--|-5/8---7-------1--------------------||
 |-2---2-------2-2---2---------------|------------------------------------||
   1       2       3        4            1       2       3       4

    4x
||------------------------------||
||------------------------------||
||------------------------------||
||------------------------------||
||-0-----------0-2---1----------||
||-0-----------0-2---1----------||

   1   2   3   4   5   6   7


   gtr1 plays this 8x
   gtr2 plays this 2x              gtr2: 3rd and 4th time
||------------------------------| |------------------------------|
||------------------------------| |------------------------------|
||------------------------------| |-------------------------ah---|
||------------------------------| |------------------------------|
||------------------------------| |-0---2---1---0-2---1---0-1~~~-|
||-0---2---1---0-2---1---0-1~~~-| |------------------------------|

   1   2   3   4   5   6   7        1   2   3   4   5   6   7

    gtr2 5th time                   6th time
||------------------------------|------------------------------|
||------tremolo-pick------------|--------tremolo-pick----------|
||-9---/---/---/---/---/--------|-10--/---/---/---/---/---/----|
||-----/---/---/---/---/--------|-----/---/---/---/---/---/----|
||-7---/---/---/---/---/--------|-8---/---/---/---/---/---/----|
||------------------------------|------------------------------|

   1   2   3   4   5   6   7      1   2   3   4   5   6   7


   gtr2 7th time                    8th time
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------tremolo-pick------------|--------tremolo-pick----------|
|-11--/---/---/---/---/---/----|-15--/---/---/---/---/---/----|
|-----/---/---/---/---/---/----|-----/---/---/---/---/---/----|
|-9---/---/---/---/---/---/----|-13--/---/---/---/---/---/----|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|

  1   2   3   4   5   6   7      1   2   3   4   5   6   7


  both guitars  8x
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|-0---2---1---0-2---1---0-1----|
|-0---2---1---0-2---1---0-1----|

  1   2   3   4   5   6   7


            (pause)


   play 3 times                        4th time
||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------||-------------------------6--------||
||-2---3---6-3---2---3---6-3---2----||-2---3---6-3---2-------5---7-6-5--||
||-2---3---6-3---2---3---6-3---2----||-2---3---6-3---2---5-8------------||
   1       2       3       4           1       2       3       4


   play 3 times again                  4th time
||----------------------------------||------------------------------------||
||----------------------------------||------------------------------------||
||----------------------------------||------------------------------------||
||----------------------------------||-----------------nh-----------------||
||-2---3---6-3---2---3---6-3---2----||-0---1---4-1---0--------------------||
||-2---3---6-3---2---3---6-3---2----||-0---1---4-1---0-2.3-%-%-%-%-%-%-%--||
   1       2       3       4           1       2       3         4

  intro riff again

||---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
||---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
||-------------------------5/7-7\5-|-5/8---7-------------------5/7-7\5--|
||---------------------------------|------------------------------------|
||-6---0-------1-------0---3/5-5\3-|-3/6---5-------6-------0---3/5-5\3--|
||-6---0---0-0-1---0-0-0-----------|-----------0-0-6---0-0-0------------|
   1       2       3       4           1       2       3       4


|---------------------------------|------------------------------|-------||
|---------------------------------|------------------------------|-------||
|-------------------------5/7-7\5-|-5/8---7----------------------|-------||
|---------------------------------|-----------%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%-|-------||
|-6---0-------1-------0---3/5-5\3-|-3/6---5---^-nh-slide-thing---|-6---0-||
|-6---0---0-0-1---0-0-0-----------|------------------------------|-6---0-||
  1       2       3       4           1       2     3     4        1

The nh (natural harmonic) slide thing starts at about 1.5 on the
fretboard.
These notes are played as sixtuplets.  These means in one beat there are

six notes played.


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