Concertina by The Mars Volta

Concertina tab by The Mars Volta

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Concertina - The Mars Volta
 
Intro:
Cm Bb Ab Gm
 
Verse:
         Cm                           Gm
e ----------------------------------------------------------
b --------8-------------(13)~~---------(12)---------(15)~~--
g ----------8------------------------------(12)-------------
d ---(10)-----(10)-----------------(12)--------(12)---------
a -----------------(10)-------(10)--------------------------
e -8--------------------------------------------------------
 
            Ab                         Gm
e ---------------------6p4----|-(15)------------------------
b ----------------4-------4---|-----(15)-(16)~~-------------
g --------------------------5-|----------------(16)~~-------
d --------------6---6---------|-----------------------------
a -(10)-(11)------------------|-----------------------------
e -----------4----------------|-----------------------------
 
This very last part after the bars is only played this way when Cedric
does not sing. When the voice is on, Omar improvises. He sometimes plays
the same melody, but on the lower octave, near the neck. Would be:
e --3-----
b --3-4---
g ------4-
 
keyboard constantly plays somethin like
e ---------3-
b -0-1-0-1---
but on a higher octave
 
chorus:
       Cm      Cm      Gm       Bb       Dm
e -------------8-------3--------6--------8-----------
b -------------8-------3--------6--------8-----------
g -----5-------8-------3--------7--------8-----------
d -----5-------(10)----5--------8--------(10)--------
a -----3-------(10)----5--------8--------(10)--------
e -------------8-------3--------6--------8-----------
 
     Ab        F        Gm      Eb
e ---------------------------------------------------
b ---------------------------------------------------
g ---(13)------(10)-----(12)----8--------------------
d ---(13)------(10)-----(12)----8--------------------
a ---(11)------8--------(10)----6--------------------
e ---------------------------------------------------
 
after chorus, min 2:52:
     Cm    Bb   F   Gm    Ab          F    Gm  Eb  Cm
e -------------------------------------------------------
b --------(11)-------------------------------------------
g --5-5---(10)-(10)-(12)-(13)-(13)---(10)-(12)--8--5-5---
d --5-5---8----(10)-(12)-(13)-(13)---(10)-(12)--8--5-5---
a --3-3--------8----(10)-(11)-(11)---8----(10)--6--3-3---
e -------------------------------------------------------
    Eb F    Gm
e --------------|----------------------------------------
b --------------|----------------------------------------
g --8-(10)-(12)-|--(12)-(10)-8--7--5--3------------------
d --8-(10)-(12)-|--(12)-(10)-8--7--5--3------------------
a --6-8----(10)-|--(10)-8----6--5--3--1------------------
e --------------|----------------------------------------
After the bars, is just the organ improvising and Omar strumming
on Gm
 
Instrumental breakup, min 3:08:
e ------------6-----------------6-6-------
b ----8-6---------------8-6---------8-6---
g --5-----8-7---7-8-7-5-----8-7---------8-
 
e -----------6----------------------------
b ---8-6-------------------8-------6------
g -5-----8-7---7-8-7-5-8-5---5-8-5--------
 
min 3:42:
   Cm Gm  F    Gm   Dm Eb F    F     Cm Gm Ab Bb
e ---------------------------------|----------------
b ---------------------------------|-----8-9-(11)---
g -5-(12)-(10)-(12)--7-8-(10)-(10)-|-5-5-7-8-(10)---
d -5-(12)-(10)-(12)--7-8-(10)-(10)-|-5-5-5-6-8------
a -3-(10)-8----(10)--5-6-8----8----|-3-3------------
e ---------------------------------|----------------
on the repetition, part after the bars is played three times
again, the organ improvises and the guitar just strums Cm
 
min 4:02:
   Cm Cm    Dm   Gm Ab   F   Gm  Eb
e ----8----(10)--3--4-------------------------------
b ----8----(10)--3--4-------------------------------
g -5--8----(11)--3--8---(10)-(12)-8-----------------
d -5--(10)-(12)--5--6---(10)-(12)-8-----------------
a -3--(10)-(12)--5--6---8----(10)-6-----------------
e ----8----(10)--3--4-------------------------------
 
then it repeats part after chorus till the end
 
Concertina solo part tab [after the 3-minute mark]
 
   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &  5  &  6  &
e --------------------------------------
b --------------------------------------
g ------12-------------15---------------
d ---------12-13-12-----------12-13-12--
a -15---------------13------------------
e --------------------------------------
 
   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &  5  &  6  &
e ------------------12-p0--------------
b -------------------------------------
g ----12-------------------15-13-12----
d -10-------13---------------------13--
a -------10-------12-------------------
e ------------10-----------------------
 
   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &  5  &  6  &
e --------------------------------------
b --------------------------------------
g ------12-------------15---------------
d ---------12-13-12-----------12-13-12--
a -15---------------13------------------
e --------------------------------------
 
let ring
   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &  5  &  6  &
e ----------15----------------14b-------
b -------16----------------15-----------
g ----17----------------16--------------
d -18----------------17-----------------
a --------------------------------------
e --------------------------------------
 
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