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Tourniquet tabs for The test for leprosy

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The Test For Leprosy
--------------------
 From Tourniquet's "Stop The Bleeding"
 Words & Music by Ted Kirkpatrick

As a lot of you have responded to my posting of Skeezix (thanks), I will send
you what I know of this song. It starts with a descending riff like this:

A chord diagramE MajorE -------------------------------------------||
A chord diagramBB -------------------------------------------||
A chord diagramG+G --4--2--0----------------------------------||
A chord diagramD MajorD -----------4--2--0-------------------------||
A chord diagramA augmentedA ----------------------3--2--0--------3-----||
A chord diagramE MajorE -------------------------------3--2--1-----||
 				       >
Then the groove kicks in:
    A chord diagramE5E5           A chord diagramB5B5           A chord diagramC5C5           A chord diagramG5G5  A chord diagramF#5F#5 A chord diagramF5F5
A chord diagramE MajorE ----------------------------------------------------|
H ----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G ----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD --2------------4------------5-----------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA --2------------2------------3------------5---4---3--|
A chord diagramE MajorE -----0-0--0-0-----0-0--0-0-----0-0--0-0--3---2---1--|
    >            >            >            >   >   >

    A chord diagramE5E5           A chord diagramB5B5           A chord diagramC5C5          N.C.
A chord diagramE MajorE -------------------------------------------------------|
H -------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G -------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD --2------------4------------5------------------2--4-5--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA --2------------2------------3------------2-3-5---------|
A chord diagramE MajorE -----0-0--0-0-----0-0--0-0-----0-0--0-0----------------|
    >            >            >

(As for tha actual rhythms I've tried to illustrate them by the space
between each note. Listen to the record and this shouldn't be a problem.)

The Riff is to be played twice, after wich you shift to a A chord diagramC5C5 chord, holding it
for four measures. Then the first verse begin. Under this just play the main

riff. During the pre-chorus play this:

    A chord diagramC5C5                          A chord diagramB5B5          N.C.
A chord diagramE MajorE --------------------------------------------------------|
H --------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G --------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD --------5----5--------5----5--4----4---4----------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA --3-3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3--2--2-2-2-2--2-3-5-3--2-0--|
A chord diagramE MajorE --------------------------------------------------------|

    A chord diagramC5C5                          A chord diagramB5B5          N.C.
A chord diagramE MajorE --------------------------------------------------------|
H --------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G --------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD --------5----5--------5----5--4----4---4--------2--4-5--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA --3-3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3--2--2-2-2-2--2-3-5---------|
A chord diagramE MajorE --------------------------------------------------------|

    A chord diagramC5C5                          A chord diagramB5B5          N.C.
A chord diagramE MajorE --------------------------------------------------------|
H --------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G --------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD --------5----5--------5----5--4----4---4----------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA --3-3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3--2--2-2-2-2--2-3-5-3--2-0--|
A chord diagramE MajorE --------------------------------------------------------|

    A chord diagramC5C5                          A chord diagramB5B5          Two gtrs.:
A chord diagramE MajorE ------------------------------------------------------|
H ------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G ------------------------------------------------4--2--|
A chord diagramD MajorD --------5----5--------5----5--4----4---4--1--2--5--4--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA --3-3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3--2--2-2-2-2--2--3--------|
A chord diagramE MajorE ------------------------------------------------------|

So far so good! Unfortunately I haven't figured out the chorus.
The rhytm is basically the same as the verse, and the tonality is
definitely E, but I think there is some twist to it. However anything
like that will brobably do... (maybe YOU can figure it out).

Then follows another verse/pre-chorus/chorus. Then there's this cool, slow
post-chorus (which I cannot remember at the time, but it's just some harmonic
minor thing harmonized in thirds). Then follows this incredible diminished
harmonized riff:

   1st guitar:		    2nd guitar:
A chord diagramE MajorE -------------------------|---------------------------|
H -------------------------|---------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G -------------------------|---------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD ----------4--5--5-4------|-----------7--8--8-7-------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA --4-4-6-7-----------7----|--7-7-9-10-----------10----|
A chord diagramE MajorE -------------------------|---------------------------|

(Of course gtr. 1 plays the riff a few times before gtr. 2 enters)
As you can see the harmony part is just moved three frets up. This is
due to the periodic structure of the diminished scale.

After the riff is done, the song speeds up a little as the bridge begins:

       D5E5    A chord diagramE5E5     3x N.C.
A chord diagramE MajorE -||-----------------||-------------------------|
H -||o---------------o||-------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G -||o---------------o||-------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD -||--7/9-----9------||-5-4---4-1---1-----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA -||--5/7-----7------||---------------2---2-----|
A chord diagramE MajorE -||------0-0----0-0-||---------------------3---|

(I'm not too sure about that last bit as this is done from memory, so try
it out for yourself!)

And finally the outro riff, which is a speedy little thing:

   (A chord diagramE5E5)          N.C.         (A chord diagramC5C5)          N.C.
A chord diagramE MajorE ------------------------------------------------------|
H ------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G ------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD ---------------5-4-2-0-2-2----------------5---0--0-2--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA ----------------------------3333333333333-------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE -0000000000000----------------------------------------|

After a few times the riff is harmonized. Here goes the harmony part:

   (A chord diagramE5E5)          N.C.         (A chord diagramC5C5)          N.C.
A chord diagramE MajorE ------------------------------------------------------|
H ------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G ------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD ---------------9-7-5-4-5-5----------------9---4--4-5--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA ----------------------------3333333333333-------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE -0000000000000----------------------------------------|

(Maybe you like to play that some other way, if find it a little
awkward). Again this is from memory, so...

Well. There's some gunslinging (i.e. soloing) on top of that, and then
the song ends... That's about what I've figured out. I bet there's
some guy (or girl) out there who can fill in what I didn't get.

Have fun...

	>>> wichmann@fys.ku.dk <<<

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