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Machine Head guitar tabs for Take my scars

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Reply-To: keefa@disposable.com


Take My Scars by Machine Head
from the album 'The More Things Change...'

Transcription by Keith Railton (keefa@disposable.com)

A chord diagramA majorA word about tuning - on the album the guitars are tuned down one tone to D,
and -then- the low A chord diagramD MajorD string is tuned to C.  Phew!  If -you-
wanna tune down like that, get some 11's or 11/10 hybrid
strings, you may also have to adjust your truss and/or
intonation!

Anyway this is how it's played...

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NOTES:
A chord diagramA majorA '+' sign indicates these parts should be played simultaneously (with
different guitars obviously...  heh)

Rhythm One should be played palm muted, your mutes should gradually get
lighter, so that by the 7th repetition it is played with no mutes.

Rhythm Eight is nice.  It's played by moving the picking hand over the
strings (across them [i.e. vertically], not along them), to
get a scratchy squeaky sound.  It is doubled by the other
guitar playing the rhythm with muted strings.

The solo isn't worked out perfectly, but it'll give you a basis to work on,
I'm pretty sure that solo is un-repeatable!  The vibrato is huge, especially
on the first four notes...  In fact on all the bends :).

During the Pre-Bridge, Rhythm Three is used again, this is played in much
the same way as Rhythm One, with light mutes, the picking getting heavier
while the muting disappears.

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Intro
=====


Riff A chord diagramA majorA * 8 (see notes)

Riff A chord diagramA majorA + Rhythm One * 7

Riff A chord diagramA majorA + Rhythm Two

Pre-Verse

Rhythm Three * 3
Fill One
Rhythm Three * 3
Fill One


Verse
=====
Rhythm Four * 2
Rhythm Four + Riff Two * 2
-
Rhythm Five * 8


Chorus

Rhythm Six * 4
Rhythm Seven

(See Pre-Verse
See Verse
See Chorus)

Pre-Solo

Rhythm Eight * 2 (see notes)


Solo
====
Rhythm Six * 8 + Lead
Rhythm Eight + Lead Outro

Pre-Bridge

Rhythm Three * 6 (see notes)
Rhythm Nine


Bridge

Rhythm Eleven * 7
Rhythm Twelve


Outro
=====
Rhythm Three * 3
Fill One
Rhythm Three
Rhythm Thirteen



Riff A chord diagramA majorA
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|<5>---<5>---<5>---<5>---<5>-<5>-<5>---<5>---<5>---|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
Rhythm One
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|7---9---8---7---9-9-8---7---8---|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|


Rhythm Two
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|7---9---8---7---9-9-8---10--9---|
|5---7---6---5---7-7-6---8---7---|
|--------------------------------|


Rhythm Three
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|0---2---1---0---2-2-1---0---1---|
|0---2---1---0---2-2-1---0---1---|
              p.m---|


Fill One
|----------------|
|----------------|
|----------------|
|7/8-8-8-7/9-9-9-|
|5/6-6-6-5/7-7-7-|
|----------------|


Rhythm Four
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|2-1---1-2-1---1-2p1-3b4---------|

Riff Two
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--x-x-x-x---x---x---|
|--x-x-x-x---x---x---|


Rhythm Five
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|2\1---1-2\1---1-2\1-------------|
|2\1---1-2\1---1-2\1-3b4---------|
      p.m     p.m


Rhythm Six
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|4\3---3-4\3---3-4\3-3-----------|
|2\1---1-2\1---1-2\1-3-----------|
|--------------------3-----------|


Rhythm Seven
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|5---------------------------\---|5--------------------------\---|
|5--------------------------\-\--|5-------------------------\-\--|
|5-------------------------\-\-\-|5------------------------\-\-\-|
                        whammy dive                     whammy dive


Rhythm Eight (see notes)
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|x-x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-|
|x-x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-|


Lead
|16b18---16b18---16b18---16b18---16h17h19p17p16h17-16b18-|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|

 16h17h19p17p16h17-16b18---14t16---12t14---10t12---9t12--|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|

 -9h10h12p10p9-------9-----------------------------------|
 -----------------12----12p10p9----9h10h12p10p9----------|
 ---------------------------------------------------12---|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|

 --------------------------------------------------------|
 ----------------------------------9---------------------|
 -9h10h12p10p9--------9h10h11p10p9---12p10p9-11-b-14-----|
 -----------------11-------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|

 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 ---------------------------------------------14b15------|
 -----------------------------12b13---15b16--------------|
 /12-b-13-----12b13---12b13------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|

 16h18p16---16-19p18p16-16-18p16----16-18-19-18-16-------|
 --------19----------------------19-----------------19---|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|

 16h18h19p18p16-19p18p16p--19p18p16-----16-18-19p18p16---|
 -----------------------------------19-------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|

Lead Outro
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-16-15-14-16-15-14-16-15-14-16-15-14-16-15-14-15-14-13--|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|

 --------------------------------------------------------|
 15-14-13-14-13-12-13-12-11-10h11-10h1-10h11-10h11-10----|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|
 --------------------------------------------------------|


Rhythm Nine
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|2-------------------------------------------------------|
|2-------------------------------------------------------|
|2-------------------------------------------------------|


Rhythm Ten
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|0---2---1---0---2---------------|
|0---2---1---0---2---------------|


Rhythm Eleven
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|----2-----0---2/7-7-7---7-7-7---|
|0-0-2---0-0---2/7-7-7---7-7-7---|
 p.m   p.m


Rhythm Twelve
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|5-------------------------------|
|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|
|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|
   p.m-------------------------|


Rhythm Thirteen
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|-----------------|
|2---1---3---2\---|
|2---1---3---2\---|



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Keef - keefa@disposable.com
       rh201856@stmail.staffs.ac.uk

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