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Machine Head - Take My Scars guitar tab

From: "RAILTON K."

Reply-To: keefa@disposable.com

To: guitar@olga.net

Subject: TAB: Take My Scars by Machine Head

Take My Scars by Machine Head

from the album 'The More Things Change...'

Transcription by Keith Railton (keefa@disposable.com)

A word about tuning - on the album the guitars are tuned down one tone to D,

and -then- the low D string is tuned to C. Phew! If -you-

wanna tune down like that, get some 11's or 11/10 hybrid

strings, you may also have to adjust your truss and/or

intonation!

Anyway this is how it's played...

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NOTES:

A '+' sign indicates these parts should be played simultaneously (with

different guitars obviously... heh)

Rhythm One should be played palm muted, your mutes should gradually get

lighter, so that by the 7th repetition it is played with no mutes.

Rhythm Eight is nice. It's played by moving the picking hand over the

strings (across them [i.e. vertically], not along them), to

get a scratchy squeaky sound. It is doubled by the other

guitar playing the rhythm with muted strings.

The solo isn't worked out perfectly, but it'll give you a basis to work on,

I'm pretty sure that solo is un-repeatable! The vibrato is huge, especially

on the first four notes... In fact on all the bends :).

During the Pre-Bridge, Rhythm Three is used again, this is played in much

the same way as Rhythm One, with light mutes, the picking getting heavier

while the muting disappears.

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Intro

=====

Riff A * 8 (see notes)

Riff A + Rhythm One * 7

Riff A + Rhythm Two

Pre-Verse

=========

Rhythm Three * 3

Fill One

Rhythm Three * 3

Fill One

Verse

=====

Rhythm Four * 2

Rhythm Four + Riff Two * 2

-

Rhythm Five * 8

Chorus

======

Rhythm Six * 4

Rhythm Seven

(See Pre-Verse

See Verse

See Chorus)

Pre-Solo

========

Rhythm Eight * 2 (see notes)

Solo

====

Rhythm Six * 8 + Lead

Rhythm Eight + Lead Outro

Pre-Bridge

==========

Rhythm Three * 6 (see notes)

Rhythm Nine

Bridge

======

Rhythm Eleven * 7

Rhythm Twelve

Outro

=====

Rhythm Three * 3

Fill One

Rhythm Three

Rhythm Thirteen

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Riff A

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|-----------------------|

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Rhythm One

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|--------------------------------|

|7---9---8---7---9-9-8---7---8---|

|--------------------------------|

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|--------------------------------|

Rhythm Two

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|7---9---8---7---9-9-8---10--9---|

|5---7---6---5---7-7-6---8---7---|

|--------------------------------|

Rhythm Three

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|0---2---1---0---2-2-1---0---1---|

|0---2---1---0---2-2-1---0---1---|

p.m---|

Fill One

|----------------|

|----------------|

|----------------|

|7/8-8-8-7/9-9-9-|

|5/6-6-6-5/7-7-7-|

|----------------|

Rhythm Four

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|2-1---1-2-1---1-2p1-3b4---------|

Riff Two

|--------------------|

|--------------------|

|--------------------|

|--------------------|

|--x-x-x-x---x---x---|

|--x-x-x-x---x---x---|

Rhythm Five

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|2\1---1-2\1---1-2\1-------------|

|2\1---1-2\1---1-2\1-3b4---------|

p.m p.m

Rhythm Six

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|4\3---3-4\3---3-4\3-3-----------|

|2\1---1-2\1---1-2\1-3-----------|

|--------------------3-----------|

Rhythm Seven

|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|-------------------------------|

|5---------------------------\---|5--------------------------\---|

|5--------------------------\-\--|5-------------------------\-\--|

|5-------------------------\-\-\-|5------------------------\-\-\-|

whammy dive whammy dive

Rhythm Eight (see notes)

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

|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---x-x-x-x-|--x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-x---x-x-x-x-|

Lead

|16b18---16b18---16b18---16b18---16h17h19p17p16h17-16b18-|

|--------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------|

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16h17h19p17p16h17-16b18---14t16---12t14---10t12---9t12--|

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-9h10h12p10p9-------9-----------------------------------|

-----------------12----12p10p9----9h10h12p10p9----------|

---------------------------------------------------12---|

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----------------------------------9---------------------|

-9h10h12p10p9--------9h10h11p10p9---12p10p9-11-b-14-----|

-----------------11-------------------------------------|

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---------------------------------------------14b15------|

-----------------------------12b13---15b16--------------|

/12-b-13-----12b13---12b13------------------------------|

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16h18p16---16-19p18p16-16-18p16----16-18-19-18-16-------|

--------19----------------------19-----------------19---|

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16h18h19p18p16-19p18p16p--19p18p16-----16-18-19p18p16---|

-----------------------------------19-------------------|

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Lead Outro

|--------------------------------------------------------|

|-16-15-14-16-15-14-16-15-14-16-15-14-16-15-14-15-14-13--|

|--------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------|

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15-14-13-14-13-12-13-12-11-10h11-10h1-10h11-10h11-10----|

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Rhythm Nine

|--------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------|

|2-------------------------------------------------------|

|2-------------------------------------------------------|

|2-------------------------------------------------------|

Rhythm Ten

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|0---2---1---0---2---------------|

|0---2---1---0---2---------------|

Rhythm Eleven

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|----2-----0---2/7-7-7---7-7-7---|

|0-0-2---0-0---2/7-7-7---7-7-7---|

p.m p.m

Rhythm Twelve

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|--------------------------------|

|5-------------------------------|

|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|

|5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|

p.m-------------------------|

Rhythm Thirteen

|-----------------|

|-----------------|

|-----------------|

|-----------------|

|2---1---3---2\---|

|2---1---3---2\---|

*Lyrics*

Verse One:

It's been around for a thousand years

And it'll be here for plenty more

It is the face hidden in disgrace

That has become now an open sore

It is a false messiah

It is the face of pain

The bringer of the bittersweet

The heretic insane

Chorus:

Take my scars

Through hands of God

I found a better way

To break the walls

Verse Two:

Fed all the lies and desensitized

Taught to believe that it is the way

Taught to divide and exactly why

You'll never understand my rage

You've never had to borrow

You've never had to steal

You eat it with your silver spoon

For me it's real

Bridge/Outro:

Blood and concrete

Piss and wine

Whores that fuck

To feel divine

They'll clean their needles

In their shrine

In ignorance

It's bliss you find

Why can't you

fuckin' open up your eyes?

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Keef - keefa@disposable.com

rh201856@stmail.staffs.ac.uk

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