The Contortionist tabs

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  1. GatherTheArsenal

    GatherTheArsenal ^ Evolution's Cure ^

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    Can't believe that i just discovered this thread, this is awesome :hbang: kudos!!

    Yes pretty please! I've been trying to figure out the first 1:30 of Expire since I heard it lol... if anything, the guitars that kick in at 0:58 with the delay would be a super mega MAJOR help :yesway: not so much the distortion bit, more so the subtle part that plays behind it. I haven't even come close to figuring the notes or the effects used. Must....know....how he plays it. It sounds like he's playing over a looped part with lots of delay but I can't even get the proper effects sound to match.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    This is a great opportunity for us fans to gain some insight on the songs. Quick... think of the hardest-to-decipher riffs!

    I'll have to think more about this later. Generally any riff that involves chords is worth asking about in my opinion. I find it very difficult to transcribe when each guitar is playing a different chord, much like in Expire at around 1:20. The right-panned guitar sounds like it's playing a fourth power chord while the left guitar seems like it's playing a root and major third with the third's octave above... and I think there's a lower bass note in there. But, I can't tell. It would be interesting to have Robby or Cam show exactly what's being played there, so as to gain some insight on the sort of voicings and choices they make involving splitting a riff or harmony or whatever between two different guitars. Much to be learned!
     
  3. JosephAOI

    JosephAOI Thinks Jazz = Metal

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    D#------------------------------------------------
    A#-13----------13----------13---------------------
    F ----14----14----14----14----14----14-----------
    C#-------15----------15-----------15--------------
    G#------------------------------------------------
    D#------------------------------------------------
    G#------------------------------------------------

    That's the clean part just with some delay on it. :yesway:

    Also, 90% of the time, when there's chugging on the low G#, they're playing really ugly chords like these

    G#------------
    D#-2-1-0-1---
    G#-3-2-1-0---

    And such and such.

    And the chords for the intro of Causality:

    D#------------------------
    A#------------------------
    F --9--10--6--7--3-------
    C#--x---x--x--x--x--------
    G#--7---8--4--5--1-------
    D#------------------------
    G#------------------------
     
  4. JosephAOI

    JosephAOI Thinks Jazz = Metal

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    BUMP!

    Turns out Feedback Loop is actually like this:

    D#------------------------------
    A#------------------------------
    F ------------------------------
    C#------------------------------
    G#------4----7------------------
    D#---------5----4---------------
    G#-4--7-------------------------

    And Advent is actually played like this:

    D#------------------------------
    A#------------------------------
    F ------------------------------
    C#-----------------2------------
    G#--------------5----3----------
    D#-/5---------4--------4~~~---
    G#----6-0---3-------------------
     
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    Gonna go play those riffs now actually haha
     
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    I'm loving this thread. has anyone tabbed out exoplanet 2 and 3 yet? keep up the work guys. I bought a 7 string just so I could play contortionist. I wonder if they look at this thread ever
     
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    Has anyone got anything for Sequential Vision?
    Looking for the riffs around about 30 seconds and a minute in?
     
  8. JosephAOI

    JosephAOI Thinks Jazz = Metal

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    Probably not, I don't believe either Robby or Cam have an account here, but I'll post a few more things I know soon if anyone wants.
     
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    Here's that really catchy part of off of exoplanet 2 where the bass break is.
    A#---------------------------------------|
    F-----------------------------------------|
    C#---------------------------------------|
    G#--3-2-----5------3-2-----5----------|
    D#------4-3---4-0------4-3--4-0-3-4--|
    A#---------------------------------------|

    Gosh I feel like that was way more difficult than it should to type this on my phone.
     
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    Now that Language has come out, we need to revive this thread. Language II - Conspire needs to be tabbed out.
     

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