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Metallica tabs for Nothing else matters acoustic

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Metallica
"Nothing Else Matters"
(Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammet)

Tabbed by: bernd.egl@freenet.de
Questions, comments, corrections ? Mail me !

Arranged for single accoustic guitar.
I know that it's not correct in every way, but... it works :)
This is how they play it on their "Accoustic Radio Tour 1997"...
well... almost, hehehe. I also included the lyrics at the bottom,
but I think  you all know the text (you should).

p = pull off
h = hammering
~ = vibrato/hold note
x = this string is not played
() = notes in brackets are played very softly
v = downstroke
^ = upstroke

Standard Tuning (E;A;D;G;B;e)

It's easier to play this one by fingerpicking, and it's not as difficoult
as it seems.

So here we go...


Intro (clean)

e---------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----
B-------0---0-------0---0-------0---0-------0---0---
G-----0-------0---0-------0---0-------0---0---------
D---------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------
E---0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----------

e---7-7------7p0---------7-8-7h8p7p5-7p5p0------------------
B-------0--------0-------------------------5----5-7p5~-p0---
G---------0--------0---0---------------------5--------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------0--------------
E-----0--------------0--------------------------------------


e---------0-----------------3-----p0-----------5-----p0----------12---------
B-------5----5--5--5----5-----5-------7----7-----7------------12----(12)----
G-----5------5--5--5--5---5-----5-----7--7---7-----7-------12-----------(12)
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------
A---0--------0--2--3------------------5-------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------0------------------


e---------0-----------0-----------0----------------
B-------0---0-------0---0-------0---0--------------
G-----0-------0---0-------0---0-------0------------
D--------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------
E---0-----------0-----------0-----------0(heavy)---


Let the heavy-played ‚0' on the E-string ring and continue with this

Note that there's no break between the ‚0' and this...

e--------(0)-----------------------(0)-----------------
B---------8-------7------5----------8-------7------5---
G-------9---------7------5--------9---------7------5---
D-----9---------7------5--------9---------7------5-----
A---7---------5------3--------7---------5------3-------
E---------------------------0--------------------------

                                                                    A chord diagramE minorEm
e-----------7----5--------3--------3--------2--------------0--------0---
B-----------8------7--------5--------3--------4----------0---0------0---
G---------9----------7--------5--------4--------2-(p0)-0-------0----0---
D-------9-----------------------------------------------------------2---
A-----7--------------------------3--------2-------------------------2---
E---0----------5--------3----------------------------0-----------0--0---


Wow! That's it with the intro. After a moment of silence and a stupid
conversation, they play this...


Verse (still clean)
                   A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramC majorC
e-------------3p0--2--2--2--0--- R
B-----------0------3--3--3--1--- A chord diagramE MajorE
G---------0--------2--2--2--0--- P
D------------------0--0--0--2--- A chord diagramE MajorE
A------------------x--x--x--3--- A chord diagramA augmentedA
E---3-2-0----------x--x--x--x--- T this through the whole verse.
                   v  ^  v

          So close, no matter how far...


End of verse
                     A chord diagramE minorEm
e-------------0------0---
B-----------0---0----0---
G---------0-------0--0---
D--------------------2---
A--------------------2---
E---3-2-0------------0---

...else matters


After the 3rd verse, they play this

                     A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramA augmentedA  A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramD MajorD      A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramC majorC  A chord diagramA augmentedA  A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD
e-------------0------0--0--2--2--|---2-2-2-2-2-2--0--0--2-2---|---
B-----------0---0----1--2--3--3--|---3-3-3-3-3-3--1--2--3-3---|---
G---------0-------0--0--2--2--2--|°--2-2-2-2-2-2--0--2--2-2--°|---
D--------------------2--2--0--0--|°--0-0-0-0-0-0--2--2--0-0--°|---
A--------------------3--0--x--x--|---x-x-x-x-x-x--3--0--x-x---|---
E---3-2-0------------x--x--x--x--|---x-x-x-x-x-x--x--x--x-x---|---
                     v  v  v  ^      ^ v ^ v ^ v  v  v  v ^
...else matters                    never cared for what they...
						Repeat this, till...


    A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramD MajorD
e---2-2-2-2--2-------
B---3-3-3-3----3-----
G---2-2-2-2------2---
D---0-0-0-0----------
A---x-x-x-x----------
E---x-x-x-x----------
    ^ v ^ v
...but I know...


That's the point when James plays the small clean solo (as described
beneath). In the background Kirk plays the ‚verse'.


James' Solo (clean)

e---12-----14-----15-----17-----8-----8---------------8-------
B------12-----12-----12-----12----5-----5-------5---5---5-----
G-----------------------------------5-----5---5---5-------5---
D-------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------0-----------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------


e---0------0----0------0----7-7~--7-7~--- (you can also play
B-----1------1----3------0---------------  --12-12~--12-12~-- here)
G-------0-----------2--------------------
D----------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------- Play the solo 2 times.


Then they play the ‚verse' and the ‚chord thing' which they've played
after the 3rd verse.

After the verse Kirk plays in the background something like that:
(Instead of the distortion, play the chords heavy!!)

       A chord diagramE minorEm A chord diagramE minorEm A chord diagramE minorEm A chord diagramE minorEm A chord diagramE minorEm A chord diagramE minorEm A chord diagramE minorEm A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramD MajorD  A chord diagramC majorC
e--|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--2--2--2--0---|--
B--|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--3--3--3--1---|--
G--|°--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--2--2--2--0--°|--
D--|°--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--0--0--0--2--°|--
A--|---2--2--2--2--2--2--2--x--x--x--3---|--
E--|---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--x--x--x--x---|--
       v  v  ^  v  ^  v  ^  v  ^  v

And James plays his distorted solo.
You wonder where James' solo is ? Well, I don't know.
I couldn't figure it out (sorry). But on accoustic guitar it sounds
shit  anyway. If someone has a good interpretation of the solo,
please mail it to me!! Or you take the solo from the original version,
which


At the end of the song, Kirk plays (clean again):

e---------0-----------0-----------0----7-7-----7p0-----------
B-------0---0-------0---0-------0---0------0-------0---------
G-----0-------0---0-------0---0--------------0-------0---0---
D------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------
E---0-----------0-----------0------------0-------------0-----


e--|--7-8-7h8p7p5-7p5-p0-0-----0-----------0-----|--
B--|-------------------------0---0-------0---0---|--
G--|°----------------------0-------0---0--------°|--
D--|°-------------------------------------------°|--
A--|---------------------------------------------|--
E--|---------------------0-----------0-----------|-- Repeat this and end...


e---7-8-7h8p7p5-7p5-p0-0---
B--------------------------
G--------------------------
D--------------------------
A--------------------------
E--------------------------


And that's it !! Hope you enjoyed it !! I did !!


Remember that this is my interpretation of the accoustic version of NEM.
There are some differences to the original recording on the Black Album
of Metallica. Watch out for the accoustic version, feat. Chris Isaak,
Jerry Cantrell, Les Claypool, Pepper Caynen and others... it really
kicks ass!

Nothing Else Matters Acoustic tab

Metallica tabs for Nothing else matters acoustic Nothing else matters is usually played on an electrical guitar but the songs mood and structure makes it good played on an acoustic as well. Check these acoustic Nothing else matters tabs by Metallica. The intro is played on open strings so it cannot be easier than that but it grows in both power and complexity after some seconds.

t is played on almost every concert but the live-version is a bit shorter as they usually skip the last verse. These acoustic Metallica Nothing else matters tabs are for the studio version released on their black album in 1991. Metallica did a acoustic version similar to these tabs on radio in 1997

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