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The Gathering - "On Most Surfaces" Guitar Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#Unless specified otherwise, this is NOT an official tab from the band members.#
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

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The Gathering

" On most surfaces (inu´t) "

album: Nighttime birds
year: 1997

translated by Michiel Hautus, The Netherlands, January 04

MORE TABS (Rollins Band, Motorhead, Peter Pan Speedrock, Dark Angel, The Strokes):
http://home.hccnet.nl/michiels.gitaarparadijs/

explanation signs:

8b9	= bend 8th fret to 9th
b9	= strike bended tone
7b8r7	= bend 7th fret to 8th and release to old position
7b	= bend the string a little bit
~	= vibration
\	= slide down
/	= slide up
x	= percussionstrike
>7	= give accent
R	= rest


tune down low E to D

INTRO

guitar 1

E -------------------------|
B -3-----3-----3-----3-----|
G -5-----5-----5-----5-----|
D -5-----5-----5-----5-----|
A -3-----3-----3-----3-----|
D -------------------------|

guitar 2

E -----------------------|-----------------------|
B -8-888-8-8-8-8-8-8-888-|-6-666-6-6-6-6-6-6-----|
G -----------------------|-----------------------|
D -5-555-5-5-5-5-5-5-555-|-3-333-3-3-3-3-3-3-333-|
A -----------------------|-----------------------|
D -----------------------|-----------------------|

E -----------------------|-----------------------|
B -----------------------|-----------------------|
G -5-555-5-5-5-5-5-5-----|-5-555-5-5-5-5-5-5-555-|
D -------------------333-|-----------------------|
A -3-333-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|-3-333-3-3-3-3-3-3-333-|
D -----------------------|-----------------------|

RIFF A

guitar 1 (starts during break)

E ---------------------------|---------------------------|
B -15~-----------------------|---------------------------|
G ---------------------------|-14~-----------------------|
D ---------------------------|---------------------------|
A ---------------------------|---------------------------|
D ---------------------------|---------------------------|

E ---------------------------|---------------------------|
B ---------------------------|---------------------------|
G -15~------------------10~--|-12~-----------------------|
D ---------------------------|---------------------------|
A ---------------------------|---------------------------|
D ---------------------------|---------------------------|

guitar 2 (comes in)

note: mute D5 chords slightly

E ---------------------------|
B ---------------------------|
G ---------------------------|
D ----------------------4/5b-|
A -0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-2/3b-|
D -0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0---------|

SOLO (by guitar 1, belonging to riff A)

note: release b15r14~ part slowly

E --------13-----------------|--------------13--------------------------------|
B -13b15---|---b15-b15r14~---|-13b15r14b15---|---b15r14~--13b15-13b15r13------|
G -----|---|----|------------|-----------|---|---------------------------14~--|
D -----|---|----|------------|-----------|---|--------------------------------|
A -----|---|----|------------|-----------|---|--------------------------------|
D -----|---|----|------------|-----------|---|--------------------------------|
        let ring                        let ring

RIFF A2 (both guitars)

note: mute chords on low D-string slightly

E ---------------------------|---------------------------|
B ---------------------------|---------------------------|
G ---------------------------|---------------------------|
D ----------------------4/5b-|----------------------4/5b-|
A -0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-2/3b-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-2/3b-|
D -0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0---------|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0---------|

E ---------------------------|---------------------------|
B ---------------------------|---------------------------|
G ---------------------------|---------------------------|
D ----------------------4/5b-|----------------------4/5b-|
A -0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-2/3b-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0--0-2/3b-|
D -0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0---------|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0---------|

E ---------------------------|---------------------------|
B ---------------------------|---------------------------|
G ---------------------------|---------------------------|
D ----------------------8-8--|----------------------5-5--|
A -8--8-8-8--8-8-8-8----8-8--|-5--5-5-5--5-5-5-5----5-5--|
D -8--8-8-8--8-8-8-8---------|-5--5-5-5--5-5-5-5---------|

BREAK 1

only 1 guitar

note 1: mute D5 chord slightly AFTER striking
note 2: pick Dm7 chord with fingers and do not play last time

E --------------------------------|
B --------------------------->6-R-|
G --------------------------->5-R-|
D --------------------------->0-R-|
A -0-------------------------R----|
D -0-------------------------R----|

keyboard, arranged for guitar

E ---------------------------------|
B ---------------------------------|
G ---------------------------------|
D -8-7-5-------5-7-8-7-5-------5-7-|
A -------5-3-5-----------5-3-5-----|
D ---------------------------------|

CONTINUATION BREAK 1

both guitars (first time only bass)

note: last three chords and last bar is added later on in the song (after riff B)

E --------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B --------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G --------------------------|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D -7---7----------------7\--|-5---5----------------5\--|-3---3--------------------|
A -7---7----------------7\--|-5---5----------------5\--|-3---3--------------------|
D -7---7----------------7\--|-5---5----------------5\--|-3---3--------------------|

keyboard, arranged for guitar

E --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B --------------------------------|--------------------------------|
G -5-----5-----5-----5-----5------|--------------------------------|
D ---7-----7-----7-----7-----7----|-8-7---8-7---8-7---8-7---8-7----|
A -----5-----5-----5-----5-----5--|-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5--|
D --------------------------------|--------------------------------|

BREAK 2 (both guitars)

E ---------------------------|---------------------------|
B ---------------------------|---------------------------|
G ---------------------------|---------------------------|
D -12~-----------------------|---------------------------|
A ---------------------------|-12~-----------------------|
D ---------------------------|---------------------------|

E ---------------------------|---------------------------|
B ---------------------------|---------------------------|
G ---------------------------|---------------------------|
D ---------------------------|---------------------------|
A -13~-------------------8~--|-10~-----------------------|
D ---------------------------|---------------------------|

CONTINUATION BREAK 2 (both guitars)

note: play the fourth time bar 1 instead of bar 2

E -------------------------|-------------------------|
B -------------------------|-------------------------|
G -------------------------|-------------------------|
D -------------------------|-6~----------3~----------|
A -3~----------3~----------|-------------------------|
D -------------------------|-------------------------|

RIFF B

guitar 1

E -------------------------------|
B -------------------------------|
G -5-------5-------5-------5-----|
D -x-------x-------x-------x-----|
A -3-------3-------3-------3-----|
D -------------------------------|

guitar 2

note 1: bend notes on 5th fret of the G-string as follow:
	1) 1/4., 2) 1/2., 3) 3/4. and back to 1/4.
note 2: let bended notes ring with D tone on B-string until releasing

E -------------------------------|
B ------------3----3-----3-------|
G ---5----5-R-5b-R-5b6-R-5b6br5b-|
D -------------------------------|
A -3----3------------------------|
D -------------------------------|

OUTRO (guitar 2 plays the same as on intro)

guitar 1

E -------------------------|
B -3-----3-----3-----3-----|
G -0-----0-----0-----0-----|
D -x-----x-----x-----x-----|
A -3-----3-----3-----3-----|
D -5-----5-----5-----5-----|

END

end with the Csus2/G chord of the outro

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