Aftermath (tablature)

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Guitar tab

Tabbed by : GiveMeThePiss

Tuning : Standard

This song is nice to play, Animals-like in the style of playing, but
still a bit more "complex" than Animals. That's why it was hard for me
to tab it perfectly.

You start with this for the intro :
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|--------------2h4b6r4p2h4~---2h4->-9~--7~--6b7r6-4->-2-2h4p2--------|
D|-------2h4-4~-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2->-4-------------------------------------------------------4->-6~-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                   (-----------)
For the part I quoted, you have to put your volume off, and on only when
you play the notes. Hear the original song to be sure of when you put
the volume on.
(Note : you can barely hear the first 2 on the g string, so make this
hammer very quickly !)

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---2---2---------0-----------------------------------------------------|
g|---2---2h4-2-----1---1h2p----------7---7-7~----------------------------|
D|---4-4-4---4-----2-2------h2-------7---7-7~--------12---------------14-|
A|-----------------------------------9---9-9---------12------------14----|
E|-2-----------2-0-------------2->-7---7------7->-10----10-10->-12-12----|

e|----------------------------------12*-|
b|-------2---2---2---2------------------|
g|-------2-2-4b6-6r4-2h4p2--------------|
D|-------4-----------------4-2~---------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|-9->-2------------------------12*-----|

e|----------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------------|
g|-------7---7h9p7-7----------------------------|
D|-------7---7-----7h9p7------------12-------14-|
A|-------9---7-----7-----9p7~-------12----14----|
E|-2->-7---7------------------10-10----12-------|

And finally starts the first verse. When you do the notes on the g string,
I adivce you to use a slide :
e|------------------------------------------------------------------5-----5-----5-----5-----5->-7-|
b|-------2--------------------------------------------------------7-----7-----7-----7-----7--->-9-|
g|-------2------>-9->-7->-9->-11->-13--->-14~--->-13~--->-11~---7-----7-----7-----7-----7----->-9-|
D|-------4----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-9->-2-----0------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
(Note : the slide is very quiet and you nearly can't hear it, but it's like
you "guess" it actually.)

Now, the chorus :
e|------------------------------------------|
b|----------12---------------------12-------|
g|----14-------14----14------14-------14----| x2
D|-14----14-------14------14----14-------14-|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------|
b|----------12------------------12-------|
g|----11-------11---------11-------11----|
D|-12----12-------12---12----12-------12-|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------|
b|----------12---------------------12-------|
g|----14-------14----14------14-------14----| x2
D|-14----14-------14------14----14-------14-|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------|
b|----------12------------------12-------|
g|----11-------11---------11-------11----| x2
D|-12----12-------12---12----12-------12-|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|-------|
b|----10-|
g|-------|
D|-11----|
A|-------|
E|-------|

First instrumental. You can consider it as a little solo :
e|-----0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0---|
b|---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-|
g|-9-------9-------9-------9-------9-------9-------9-------9-------7-------7-------7-------7-------7-------6-------4---------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Now starts the second verse, different than the first one. Take again the
slide after the hammers. The last slide is actually played when Matt starts
to sing the chorus :
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|--------------------------------------------------------------------------9->-14~-|
g|-4b6r4-2h4~---------------------------9->-11---11->-9---13->-11---7->-9---9->-14~-|
D|------------------2h4~-------2h4~-----------------------13->-11---7->-9-----------|
A|----------------2--------2h4------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

After you did this, you come back to a second chorus, same as the first
one (I think). Then, you play the solo. Start with a slide from the top
of the neck. The last notes here actually played three times (twice for
the last one, but the slide makes it sound like it is played four times :
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-->-17--->-12-12-12-12-12-12-12->-15--->-14-14-14-14->-12-12-12-12->-10-10-10-10->-9-9-9-|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
  (25 times)                    (17 times)

e|-->-17---16-17-16-16-16-16-17-16-17->-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-|
b|-----------------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
  (16 times)

e|-21-22-22-22-22->-21-21-21-21->-19-19-19-19->-17-17-17-17->-14-14-14-14->-17-17-17-17->-16-16-16-16-|
b|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Third verse. Again, it's different than the two others. For the kind of
sweep picking thing, I honestly couldn't understand the thing. Well, at
least for the studio version. Then I searched for an instrumental version
on YouTube, and I found a very... TERRIBLE midi thing... But I could
understand the notes. And when I tried to play what I understood of the
notes on the midi thing, I realised that it was actually working for the
studio version version too. So it may not be THAT exactly, but here it is :
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------9-10-11-12~-|
b|-----------------------------------------------------------9-12-9-12-------------|
g|---------------------------------------------------------9-----------------------|
D|-4-----6-----4-----4~---6~-----------------------------9-------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------9-10-11---------------------------|
E|-----------------------------12-10-12-13-12-13-----------------------------------|
 (x16) (x16) (x24)
 (---palm mute---)

Now the chorus/outro, when the "From this moment" comes again and again :
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|------------------------7---6----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------7---7-7----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------9------------4-5-7---0-4-5---5-7-8---7---x->-13->-|
E|-5~---5-7-9--5--0----------------------------------------------------|
(Note : the first note is played at the same time as the last one of the
sweep picking thing.)

For this part, I'm quite sure of the number of times you play a chord,
but it still can be 15 instead of 16 times, or 13 or 11 instead of 12
times, you'll see by playing it :
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------------------------|
g|------6---9--14--11--14--19--14--18-18h19h18-16-16h18p16-14-|
D|-7----x---x--x---x---x---x---x---x-----------x-----------x--|
A|-x----4---7--12--9---12--17--12--16----------14----------12-|
E|-5----------------------------------------------------------|
 (x12)(x4)(x8)(x8)(x6)(x2)(x4)(x4)(x16)       (x12)       (x12)
(Note : the hammers are very quick.)

e|---------------------------------------------|
b|----10----10----10----10---10---10---10---10-|
g|-10----10----10----10----9----9----9----9----|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

Same here, but it's probably doubled or something, as we can hear
Matt fast picking. You know how he loves to do that, he always does
it in concert ahah: 
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------15--17---21--19---18---17-|
g|-14--12--11--14--19--14--18---x---x----x---x----x----x--|
D|-x---x---x---x---x---x---x----12--14---18--16---15---14-|
A|-12--10--9---12--17--12--16-----------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
 (x24)(x8)(x6)(x2)(x4)(x4)(x12)(x4)(x16)(x4)(x12)(x16)(x9)

And the final notes :
e|---------------------|
b|---------------------|
g|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|-4-5-7-----0-4-5--->-|
E|---------------------|

 There are only 6 final notes in the studio version, but
I like to add these notes, it's a bit my personal touch :
e|----------------------|
b|----------------------|
g|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|-------9-11-12~--->-0-|
E|-0-1------------------|

And you go it !

Song structure :
Intro
Verse 1
Chorus 1
Instrumental
Verse 2
Chorus 2
Solo
Verse 3
Chorus 3/Outro

Signs :
~ : vibrato
b : bend
r : release bend
h : hammer
p : pulling
-> : slide
x : muted note
* : harmonic


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