Break It To Me (tablature)

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Guitar tab

Tabbed by GiveMeThePiss

Tuning : Standard (7-string guitar), or BADgbe (6-string guitar)

Oh yes, that one... I think it's great, quite
heavy with RATM's vibes, nice melodies... But
the guitar !... I'm still not totally sure of
what's played exactly for the riff ! I tried
to make something's that's close enough :
e|-x-x-x-x-------x-x---------------x-x-------|
b|-x-x-x-x-7b8r7-x-x---------7b8r7-x-x-------|
g|-x-x-x-x-7b8r7-x-x---------7b8r7-x-x-------|
D|-x-x-x-x-6b7r7-x-x---------6b7r6-x-x-------| x4
A|-x-x-x-x-5b6r5-x-x---------5b6r5-x-x-------|
E|-x-x-x-x-------x-x---------------x-x-------|
B|-x-x-x-x-------x-x-0-0-0---------x-x-0-0-0-|
  (-------)
Note : For the quoted part, don't play it when
       the "Break it to me" comes, but play it
       at the end of the riff, on the third
       "Break it to me".

For the verse, I think there's nothing to play,
but you can still play this if you want. I think
it's actually the notes the bass plays :
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
b|----------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-2-4-4-4-4-4-2-4-4-4-2-4-5-4-2--2-4-4-4-4-4-2-4-4-4-2-4-----2---|
D|--------------------------------------------------------2-4---4-| x2
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                        (---------)
Note : For the quoted part, don't play it on
       the second time.

Then you go back to the main riff, but like I said at the beginning, you don't play the first
muted notes on the beginningn but on the final "Break it to me", just before the verse restarts.
By the way, you play the same thing for the next part of the first verse. After, you play again
the main riff twice like the other time, but don't play the muted notes at the end. For the
chorus, I think nothing is played, except if the high notes are actually the guitar.
If that's the case, here's how you play them : 
e|----15-14-12----17-15-14----14-12-------------------15-14-12----17-15-14----20-19-18-------------|
b|-12----------13----------15-------15-16-19-17-16-12----------13----------13----------19-17-15-14-|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Note : Thank you for Yugasi Gaming on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OavemH_0Pc

Now, go back to the riff for that oriental singing
part, before the other intruments come back. But this
time, you play it this way :
e|--------------|
b|-7b8r7--------|
g|-7b8r7--------|
D|-6b7r6--------| x4
A|-5b6r5--------|
E|--------------|
B|--------0-0-0-|

After you go back to the main riff, but no modification
of the riff this time, you play it twice as is it written,
no note. For the second verse, you don't play the same
amount of notes as the second verse. Just three notes
at the middle, and four notes at the end :
e|-------------------|
b|-------------------|
g|-----2-----4-4-2-4-|
D|-2-4---------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|
B|-------------------|

After, there is the riff, but with a little synth
solo this time. If you want to play it, I advice
you to use the +1oct. effect on a Whammy pedal
for the higher notes, it'll sound much better :
e|-------------------------------------------------|
b|-12~-12~-12~-------------12~-----12~-------------|
g|-------------14~-12~-11~-----11~-----------------|
D|-------------------------------------14~-12~-11~-|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
      (+1)    (----+1-----)     (+1)   (----+1-----)
Note : the "+1" is where you have to play an octave
       higher with the Whammy pedal.

Then, same structure : normal riff, chorus, riff
without the muted notes. Then, you've got this
strange solo, I would call it a scratch solo. It's
quite random, but I think you can play it like this
making pick slides :
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-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-|
E|-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-|
B|-x-x-x-x-x--x-x--x---x---x-x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x-x-x-0--x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x-x--x--x-x-x--x--x-x-x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-|
                          (-------)                       (--------------)             (---------------------)

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-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-x--x-x-x-x-|
E|-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-x--x-x-x-x-|
B|-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-x--x-x-x-x-|
     (-----)                              (-----------)                                       (---------)                (---------)
Note : for the quoted parts, you have to make
       those very fast, back and forth. I advice
       you to play the song VERY SLOW to be able
       to understand it all.

Then, you go back yo the main riff, during which
you can play the synth solo if you want. If you
only play the riff but not the synth solo twice,
note that instead the first dead notes on the
third time you play the riff, you have this :
e|---------------|
b|---------------|
g|---------------|
D|---------------|
A|-x--x-x-x--x-x-|
E|-x--x-x-x--x-x-|
B|-x--x-x-x--x-x-|
     (-----)

And you got it !

Song structure :
Intro (Riff)
Verse 1 (Pt. 1)
Riff
Verse 1 (Pt. 2)
Riff
Chorus
Riff
Verse 2
Riff (w/ synth solo)
Chorus
Riff
Scratch solo
Riff (w/ synth solo)

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


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