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Nothing Else Matters by Metallica

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Metallica - Track 8 - Nothing Else Matters (Studio and S & M version)

This is the ^Ñbetter^Ò version of Nothing Else Matters. Anyone who has seen or
heard the S & M concert will notice the split section showing how they
performed
both the live concert and the studio version of the song with both guitar
pieces
tabbed. When there are two guitars being played at the same time, the S & M
piece will already be put in it without the need of an extra fill.

If you saw the older piece I added for Nothing Else Matters you will notice
the
addition of abetter bar system and the use of additional parts of the song
I^Òve
labelled as ^ÑFills^Ò. The split system between the parts where there are two
guitars playing at once, has been labelledas either ^ÑGuitar 1^Ò or ^ÑGuitar 2^Ò
and the member who plays that part has been noted.

Next to the name of the player, there will be a label reading ^ÑPicked^Ò,
^ÑFinger
Picked^Ò or ^ÑEither^Ò. These refer to what right hand technique the player is
using. Note that ^ÑPicked^Ò refers to the use of a Plectrum or ^ÑPick^Ò. Also,
above
restrictions. For the time on S & M, I^Òve labelled theintro beginning at
0:24
because you can hear the crowd at the beginning, and to write 0:0 would mess
up
the time. I^Òve left out the timing in some of the fills but gave a short
description of where to play them.

*Underneath* each section of the song, a chord name is labelled for people
who
wish to analyse the song^Òs structure.

Yes, this can easily be played on an Acoustic Guitar.

This tab took a few hours to compile and is pretty close to how Metallica
play the song.

=-=-= 🏷Legend =-=-=
~ - Let ring
s - Slide to required note
h - Hammer on
p - Pull off
 - Harmonics
{} - Played Louder
() - Played Softer
[] - Continued Note from Last Bar
= - Staccato
b* - Bend to required pith
r* - Bend Return to required pitch
- If you wish, play the required fill here.

Tuning: Standard - Low to High (E;A;D;G;B;e)
Timing: Slow, around 46

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
Intro - Single Guitar
Clean Electric - Kirk (Guitar 1 - Finger Picked)
Studio: 0:0
S&M: 0:24
e|--------0-------|--------0-------|--------0-------|--------0----7--|
Chord diagramBB|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|
Chord diagramG+G|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-----------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-0--------------|-0--------------|-0--------------|-0--------------|
 Chord diagramE minorEm
e|-7------7p0-----|(0)--7--8-7h8s5-|--7---5p3s2--0--|------2p0-------|
Chord diagramBB|---0----0---0---|-----0--0-------|--0-------------|-5---5-----5----|
Chord diagramG+G|-----0--------0-|---0------------|----------------|---5----------5-|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------|----------------|----------------|-0--------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-0--------------|-0--------------|----------------|----------------|
                           Chord diagramA minorAm
e|-------0--0=-0=-|-0~------3p0---0=-|-0~-----0~h5p0--------|
Chord diagramBB|-----5----5=-5=-|-5~---5-----5--5=-|-7~---7-------7p0-0h5-|
Chord diagramG+G|---5------5=-5=-|-5~--5-5-----5-5=-|-7~--7-7--------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----------------|------------------|----------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|-0--------0=-2=-|-3~-3----------3=-|-5~-5-----------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|----------------|---------------#1#|#1#-------------------|
          Chord diagramC majorC         Dadd2/9
e|----------~~~~---|--------0-------|--------0-------|--------0-------|
Chord diagramBB|-------~~~~0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|------0---0-----|
Chord diagramG+G|----~~~~-----0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|
Chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-0-------------------|-0--------------|-0--------------|-0--------------|
  Chord diagramE minorEm
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
Fill # 1 - S & M
Clean Electric - Kirk (Guitar 1)
S&M: 0:47

This part was tricky unless you watch Kirk in slow motion, but here it is in
tab.

e|---0-0~---|[0]~-----0~h5p0--------|
Chord diagramBB|---5s7~---|[7]~---7-------7p0-5p0-|
Chord diagramG+G|---5s7~---|[7]~--7-7--------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----------|-----------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|---3s5~---|[5]~-5-----------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|----------|-----------------------|

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
Intro Part # 2 - Two Guitars
Clean Electric - Kirk (Guitar 1 - Either)
Clean Electric - James (Guitar 2 - Picked)
Studio: 0:37
S&M: 0:59
e|----------7~~---|----------------|----------7~~---|----------------|
Chord diagramBB|----------8~~---|-----7=-----5=--|----------8~~---|-----7=-----5=--|
Chord diagramG+G|--------9-------|-----7=-----5=--|--------9-------|-----7=-----5=--|
Chord diagramD MajorD|------9---------|---7------5-----|------9---------|---7------5-----|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----7-----------|-5------3-------|----7-----------|-5------3-------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-{0}------------|----------------|-0--------------|----------------|
/// Guitar 1    Chord diagramD MajorD   Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramE minorEm        Chord diagramD MajorD   Chord diagramC majorC    Chord diagramE minorEm
\\\ Guitar 2
e|----------7--7-7|----------------|----------7~~---|------------------|
Chord diagramBB|----------8--8-8|-----7=-----5=--|----------8~~---|-----7=-----------|
Chord diagramG+G|--------9-------|-----7=-----5=--|--------9-------|-----7=-----------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|------9---------|---7------5-----|------9---------|---7--------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----7-----------|-5------3-------|----7-----------|-5------3-2h3p2---|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-{0}------------|----------------|-0--------------|----------------3-|
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
e|----------7-----|---5------3-----|*---3------2-----*|----------------|--|
Chord diagramBB|--------8-------|----7------5----|*----3------4----*|----------------|--|
Chord diagramG+G|------9---------|-----7------5---|*-----4------2---*|-2p0---0--------|--|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----------------|----------------|*----------------*|-----4----------|------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------|----------------|*----------------*|----------------|------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|----------------|----------------|*----------------*|----------------|------|
/// Guitar 1    Chord diagramD MajorD   Chord diagramC majorC     Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramB7B7     Chord diagramE minorEm
\\\ Guitar 2
e|----------7--7-7|----------------|*----------------*|--------0-------|
Chord diagramBB|----------8--8-8|-----7=-----5=--|*-----3=-----4=--*|------0---0-----|
Chord diagramG+G|--------9-------|-----7=-----5=--|*-----4=-----2=--*|----0-------0---|
Chord diagramD MajorD|------9---------|---7------5-----|*---5------4-----*|----------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----7-----------|-5------3-------|*--------2-------*|----------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-0--------------|----------------|*-3--------------*|-0--------------|

(Thanks to "Martin Brochhaus" for correcting the
starred section above)

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
Verse # 1 - Single Guitar
Clean Electric - James (Guitar 2 - Picked)
Studio: 1:00  Studio: 2:34  Studio: 5:23
S&M: 1:21  S&M: 2:41

e|-------3----0---|-2----3---0--------|-------3----0---|-2------------------|
Chord diagramBB|-----0-------0--|-------3----3------|-----0-------0--|-----3----3----3----|
Chord diagramG+G|---0------0---0-|--------0-----0----|---0------0---0-|------2p0----0------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----------------|-0--0-----3--------|----------------|-0--0---------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------|-------------------|----------------|----------3---------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-0--------------|---------------3-2-|-0--------------|----------------3-2-|
  Chord diagramE minorEm        Chord diagramD MajorD  Chord diagramDsus4Dsus4 Chord diagramCadd2Cadd2  Chord diagramE minorEm        Chord diagramD MajorD    Chord diagramCadd2Cadd2

e|-------3----0---|-2----3---3-----|-----3--2----2----|-0-----0-------|-------0---------|
Chord diagramBB|-----0-------0--|-------3----3---|-----3--0------0--|-----0---0-----|-----0---0-------|
Chord diagramG+G|---0------0---0-|--------0-----0-|---0----2---------|---0-------0---|---0-------0-----|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----------------|-0--0-----3-----|------------------|---------------|-----------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------|----------------|--------2--2------|---------------|-----------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-0--------------|----------------|-3----------------|-0-------------|-0-----------3-2-|
  Chord diagramE minorEm        Chord diagramD MajorD        Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramB7B7     Chord diagramE minorEm       Chord diagramE minorEm

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
Verse # 2 - Two Guitars
Distortion Electric - Kirk (Guitar 1 - Either)
Clean Electric - James (Guitar 2 - Picked)
Studio: 1:22  Studio: 3:44
S&M: 1:42  S&M: 4:01

Let Kirk^Òs part ring for as long as possible.

e|----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
Chord diagramBB|-8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~10~~~12~~~8~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~10~~~12~~~13~~~~~~~|
Chord diagramG+G|-9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~11~~~12~~~9~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~11~~~12~~~12~~~~~~~|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------------|
/// Guitar 1
\\\ Guitar 2
e|-------3----0---|-2----3---0--------|-------3----0---|-2------------------|
Chord diagramBB|-----0-------0--|-------3----3------|-----0-------0--|-----3----3----3----|
Chord diagramG+G|---0------0---0-|--------0-----0----|---0------0---0-|------2p0----0------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----------------|-0--0-----3--------|----------------|-0--0---------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------|-------------------|----------------|----------3---------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-0--------------|---------------3-2-|-0--------------|----------------3-2-|
  Chord diagramE minorEm        Chord diagramD MajorD  Chord diagramDsus4Dsus4 Chord diagramCadd2Cadd2  Chord diagramE minorEm        Chord diagramD MajorD    Chord diagramCadd2Cadd2
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
e|----------------|-------------------|---------------|----------|----------|
Chord diagramBB|-8~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~10~~~12~~~8~~~~~~~|~8~~~~~~7~~~~~~|----------|----------|
Chord diagramG+G|-9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~11~~~12~~~9~~~~~~~|---------------|9~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----------------|-------------------|-9~~~~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~|~~~~~~~~~~|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------|-------------------|---------------|----------|----------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|----------------|-------------------|---------------|----------|----------|
/// Guitar 1
\\\ Guitar 2
e|-------3----0---|-2----3---3-----|-----3--2----2----|-0-----0-------|-------0---------|
Chord diagramBB|-----0-------0--|-------3----3---|-----3--0------0--|-----0---0-----|-----0---0-------|
Chord diagramG+G|---0------0---0-|--------0-----0-|---0----2---------|---0-------0---|---0-------0-----|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----------------|-0--0-----3-----|------------------|---------------|-----------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------|----------------|--------2--2------|---------------|-----------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-0--------------|----------------|-3----------------|-0-------------|-0-----------3-2-|
  Chord diagramE minorEm        Chord diagramD MajorD        Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramB7B7     Chord diagramE minorEm       Chord diagramE minorEm

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
Verse # 3 - Two Guitars
Clean Electric - Kirk (Guitar 1 - Either)
Clean Electric - James (Guitar 2 - Picked)
Studio: 1:45  Studio: 4:06
S&M: 2:04  S&M: 4:20
e-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Chord diagramBB|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Chord diagramG+G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----5--5s7--7s5-|-4--------------|----5--5s7--7s5-|-4---0---0------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----7--7s9--9s7-|-5---7---7------|----7--7s9--9s7-|-5--------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
/// Guitar 1
\\\ Guitar 2
e|-------3----0---|-2----3---0--------|-------3----0---|-2------------------|
Chord diagramBB|-----0-------0--|-------3----3------|-----0-------0--|-----3----3----3----|
Chord diagramG+G|---0------0---0-|--------0-----0----|---0------0---0-|------2p0----0------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----------------|-0--0-----3--------|----------------|-0--0---------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------|-------------------|----------------|----------3---------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-0--------------|---------------3-2-|-0--------------|----------------3-2-|
  Chord diagramE minorEm        Chord diagramD MajorD  Chord diagramDsus4Dsus4 Chord diagramCadd2Cadd2  Chord diagramE minorEm        Chord diagramD MajorD    Chord diagramCadd2Cadd2
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
e-----------------|----------------|------------------|
Chord diagramBB|----------------|----------------|------------------|
Chord diagramG+G|----------------|-----0----------|------------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----5--5s7--7s5-|-4-------2------|-0----------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----7--7s9--9s7-|-5-------3------|-2--2-3-2---2-3-2-|
Chord diagramE MajorE|----------------|----------------|------------------|
/// Guitar 1
\\\ Guitar 2
e|-------3----0---|-2----3---3-----|-----3--2----2----|
Chord diagramBB|-----0-------0--|-------3----3---|-----3--0------0--|
Chord diagramG+G|---0------0---0-|--------0-----0-|---0----2---------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----------------|-0--0-----3-----|------------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------|----------------|--------2--2------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-0--------------|----------------|-3----------------|
  Chord diagramE minorEm        Chord diagramD MajorD        Chord diagramG+G   Chord diagramB7B7

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
Chorus - Two Guitars
Clean Electric - Kirk (Guitar 1 - Either)
Clean Electric - James (Guitar 2 - Picked)
Studio: 2:03  Studio: 2:42  Studio: 4:24
S&M: 2:21  S&M 3:00  S&M: 4:40
Here, Kirk is using a synth arrangement. On S & M the Orchestra plays it.
Continuing from the end of the verse...

e|----------------|-------5~~~~~~~~|
Chord diagramBB|------5-7-8-7-5-|-8-7-5----------|
Chord diagramG+G|----------------|----------------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|----------------|----------------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------|----------------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|----------------|----------------|
/// Guitar 1
\\\ Guitar 2
e|-0-----0-------|-0-------0------|-2--2-2-3---2-2-0---2-|-0------0-------|
Chord diagramBB|-----0---0-----|-1-------2------|-3--3-3-3---3-3-3---3-|-1------2-------|
Chord diagramG+G|---0-------0---|-0-------2------|-2--2-2-2---2-2-2---2-|-0------2-------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|---------------|-2-------2------|-0--0-0-0---0-0-0---0-|-2------2-------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------|-3-------0------|----------------------|-3------0-------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|-0-------------|----------------|----------------------|----------------|
 Chord diagramE minorEm        Chord diagramC majorC    Chord diagramA augmentedA    Chord diagramD MajorD  Chord diagramDsus4Dsus4 Chord diagramD MajorD Dadd2 Chord diagramD MajorD  Chord diagramC majorC   Chord diagramA augmentedA
          /    /    / // /  // /  /  /   /
e|-2--2-2-3---2-2-0---2-|-0------0-------|-2--2-2-0----------|
Chord diagramBB|-3--3-3-3---3-3-3---3-|-1------2-------|-3--3-3-0----------|
Chord diagramG+G|-2--2-2-2---2-2-2---2-|-0------2-------|-2--2-2-0----------|
Chord diagramD MajorD|-0--0-0-0---0-0-0---0-|-2------2-------|-0--0-0-2----------|
Chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------|-3------0-------|--------2----------|
Chord diagramE MajorE|--------------------#2|#3#-------------|-#4##5#-0----------|
  Chord diagramD MajorD  Chord diagramDsus4Dsus4 Chord diagramD MajorD Dadd2 Chord diagramD MajorD  Chord diagramC majorC   Chord diagramA augmentedA    Chord diagramD MajorD    Chord diagramE minorEm
  / // /  // /  /  /   /    /    /

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