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Can Anyone Transpose Tab into Chords for me?





aames_prov356
I don't know how to read tab ( Laughing ) and was wanting to play this song for a talent show. Can anyone help me get it into chord form?

Electric Part

Band- Day Of Fire
Song- Detainer

Tuning---Dropped D (even the acoustic part)

Main Riff

1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &
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------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------|
-4-4-4-2-5-5-5-2--------------4-4-4-2-5-5-7-11--------------|
-4-4-4-2-5-5-5-2--------------4-4-4-2-5-5-7-11--------------|
-4-4-4-2-5-5-5-2-3x-then-play-4-4-4-2-5-5-7-11--------------|
You hafta play this part really quick, sliding
up works good. If you can't play it you can just
play the main riff 4x.
Repeat 4 times then Palm Mute thru the verse (listen to the cd to get it exact)

Chorus
------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------|
-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-11-11-11-11------------------------|
-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-11-11-11-11------------------------|
-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-11-11-11-11------------------------|

------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------|
-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-11-10-9-7--------------------------|
-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-11-10-9-7--------------------------|
-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-7-7-7-7-11-10-9-7--------------------------|

Small lead in Chorus
---------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------|
-----10b-10b-10b-10bvvv----------------------------------------|
-----(hold the bend at 11 and vibrato)-------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge (Acoustic Picking)
This is very close to the cd. If you think it's wrong you might be playing
it a little too slow or something, I'm sure it's close.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------6----------------4----------------9--------------------12----------|
-----4---4----------2-----2-----------7-----7------------11------11-------|
---4-------4------2---2-----2-------7---------7-------11----11------11----|
-4-----------/-2--------------2-/-7--------------/-11------------------11-|

Electric Part Played Behind Acoustic picking

---------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------|
-4~~~~2~~~~7~~~~11~~~~-----------------------------------------|
-4~~~~2~~~~7~~~~11~~~~-----------------------------------------|
-4~~~~2~~~~7~~~~11~~~~-----------------------------------------|

Outro

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------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------|
-4-4-4-2-5-5-5-2--------------------------------------------|
-4-4-4-2-5-5-5-2--------------------------------------------|
-4-4-4-2-5-5-5-2--------------------------------------------|




And the Bass Part
(it would be extemely helpful to have this one in piano notes if possible)

Band- Day of Fire
Song- Detainer

Riff 1
||----------||
||----------||
||----------||
||-22203330-|| 16 Times

Chorus
||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
||-------------------------4-4-4-4-|-------------------------4-3-2-0-||
||-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5---------|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5---------||

Riff 1
||----------||
||----------||
||----------||
||-22203330-|| 10 Times


Chorus
||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
||-------------------------4-4-4-4-|-------------------------4-3-2-0-||
||-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5---------|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5---------|| 2 Times

Rest 12 Measures

Chorus 1.--------------------------------- 2.--------------------------------
||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|| |---------------------------------||
||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|| |---------------------------------||
||-------------------------4-4-4-4-|-------------------------4-3-2-0-|| |-------------------------4-4-4-4-||
||-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5---------|-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5---------|| |-2-2-2-2-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5---------||

Ending Gradually Slow Down
||----------|----------|---------|----------------------------|
||----------|----------|---------|----------------------------|
||----------|----------|---------|----------------------------|
||-22203330-|-22203330-|-2220333-|-2220333---3-3-3---2------2-|



If anyone could help me, that would be AWESOME! Very Happy
brokenadvice
Honestly it is easier to just learn tab. It corresponds directly to finger placement, so it is not hard at all. The bottom of the tab corresponds to the first string, and the numbers to the fret (0 is open). The first chord would be 3 fingers each on the fourth fret on strings 1, 2, and 3. You should be able to handle it from there.
froginabox
I agree with brokenadvice, it would be much easier to simply learn the tab - especially because you're looking at a drop tuning. All the usual finger positions go out the window when you change your tuning up.
liljp617
Really, reading tabs is easy as cake...it's actually taking the easy way out when learning guitar Razz

Each individual line of |---------------------------| represents a guitar string. The bottom |----------------| on a tab represents the 6th string of the guitar (the low E) and it progresses from there (E A D G B e).

If this helps:

e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

(Where E = thickest guitar string, and e = thinnest guitar string)

The numbers that are on the specific |-------------------| are referring to the frets on the guitar. So (personally, though it depends on the song and player) I would bar the top 3 strings of your guitar on the fourth fret with your index finger; I would then slide to bar the 2nd fret, then the 5th, etc.

When you get something like |--------10b--10b--10b--10bvvv----| that just means (in this case) to bend the G string up a half step to the 11th fret and on the last bend on the 10th fret, give it some vibrato (notated by the v's).

The acoustic part is just a basic arpeggio. The first note is 6th string/4th fret, second note is 5th string/4th fret, etc.

On a random note, if you have something like |-----4~~~~2~~~~7~~~~~-----| the "~~~" just means vibrato on the string and fret that is notated before the "~~~'s." So, according to the tab (end of the guitar part), you would play the top 3 strings of the guitar on the 4th fret and give them vibrato, and the same for the other notes.

Reading bass tabs is the same, just applied to the strings of a bass guitar. I can't help you transcribing it to piano though..sorry.



It's really simple once you catch on. I know it seems like a lot, but just play with it for 15 minutes and I guarantee you'll know how to read tabs with ease.
slashnburn99
read and learn the tab! but you may never go back to notes......
Afaceinthematrix
slashnburn99 wrote:
read and learn the tab! but you may never go back to notes......


You will if you're ever interested in composing music. Reading notes (and everything else - music theory in general) is essential to good composition. Music theory can get pretty deep when you're trying to compose a song with all sorts of different instruments in different keys. But basically what you said is true... if you learn the tab, you won't want to learn notes if you're just doing a little recreational guitar playing... but if you play other instruments and/or compose music, you will have to go back to notes!
daefommicc
tabs r easier to read. esp wen playing leads...
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