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Afi - The Leaving Song Part 2 guitar tab

Song: The Leaving Song Pt. II

Album: Sing the Sorrow [2003]

Words and Music by: AFI

Re-written by: Joey Lavoie [whats_this_dump@hotmail.com]

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"The intro to AFI's "The Leaving Song Pt. II" features guitarist Jade

Puget utilizing two-hand tapping to preform an unaccompanied four bar melodic

figure. While this technique came to symbolize the playing of metal guitarists

in the Eighties, it had noble beginnings with the likes of Eddie Van Halen

in the late Seventies as simply another tool with which a guitarist could

express himself. It is in this spirit that Pudet uses the technique here.

Sure, this solo guitar melody could have been played with a pick and

only one hand on the fretboard, but with two-hand tapping, the phrase becomes

more fluid. Each note follows into the next with a much smoother attack than

that which would be achieved with a pick.

When preforming this passage, pay careful attention to the two tap-and-

slide moves, in each case making sure your tapping finger slides up to the 19th

fret without over or undershooting it."

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"hf" - hammer with left index finger [first time only]

"+" - right hand finger tap

"00" - 0

"v" - bend string 1/4 step

"//" - vibrato

"NH" - natural harmonic

"." - palm mute

"x" - mute note

"," - tremolo pick

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All guitars are tuned down one half step [low to high: Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb].

Moderate Rock - 90 beats per minute.

*Note: I know Jade Puget is their only guitarist, but in the studio he recorded

more than one layer of guitar on this track.

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Intro [0:00]:

[Fade In]

Guitar 1 [electric with distortion and heavy reverb]

Eb|----------+19--0--15--14-------------|---------+17/19--15--+17--14--15--14------|

Bb|--12hf15-----------------+15/19--15--|--12--15------------------------------+17-|

Gb|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

Db|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

Ab|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

Eb|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|

[Play 4 times]

Verse 1 [0:14]:

Guitars 2 and 3 [electric with distortion]

Eb|------------------------------------|------------------------------|

Bb|--------------------------0---------|--------------------------0---|

Gb|--12-----11----9--9---9-9-0-9-------|--12-----11----9--9---9-9-0-9-|

Db|--xx------x----x--x---x-x-0-x-------|--xx------x----x--x---x-x-0-x-|

Ab|--10------9----7--7---7-7-0-7-------|--10------9----7--7---7-7-0-7-|

Eb|--00---0--0-0--0--0---0-0---0-------|--00---0--0-0--0--0---0-0---0-|

Eb|------------------------------------|------------------------------|

Bb|---------------------12---------0---|--7-------8----8--8--8--8/10--|

Gb|--12------14/16--9-9--9-9-9-9-9-0-9-|--7-------7----7--7--7--7/9---|

Db|--xx------xx-----x-x--x-x-x-x-x-0-x-|--7-------7----5--5--5--5/7---|

Ab|--10------12/14--7-7--7-7-7-7-7-0-7-|--5----5--5----5--5--5--5/7---|

Eb|--00---0--00-----0-0----0-0-0-0---0-|--5----5--5--0----------------|

Eb|------------------------------------|------------------------------|

Bb|---------------------------0--------|------------------------------|

Gb|--12----11----9---9--9--9--0--9-----|--12----11-----9-9--9-9-x-0---|

Db|--xx-----x----x---x--x--x--0--x-----|--xx-----x-----x-x--x-x-x-0---|

Ab|--10-----9----7---7--7--7-----7-----|--10-----9-----7-7--7-7-x-0---|

Eb|--00--0--0-0--0---0--0--0-----0-----|--00--0--0--0--0-0--0-0-------|

Eb|----------------------------------------|------------------------------|

Bb|------------------12-1210-10-10--------|--7------7-----8-8-8-8/10-8---|

Gb|--12-----14/16--9--9--9-----9--9------0-|--7------7-----7-7-7-7/9--7-0-|

Db|--xx-----xx/----x--x--x-----x--x------0-|--7---7--7-----5-5-5-5/7--5-0-|

Ab|--10-----12/14--7--7--7-----7--7------0-|--5---5--5-----5-5-5-5/7--5-0-|

Eb|--00--0--00/----0-----------0--0---0--0-|--5---5--5---0--------------0-|

Pre-Chorus 1 [0:36]:

Guitar 1 [electric with distortion and heavy reverb]

Eb|-12-x-x-15-x-x-14-x-x-10-x-x-14-x-x-12-x-|-12-x-x-15-x-x-14-x-x-10-10-10-14-14-12--0-|

Bb|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

Gb|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

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