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"Idle Blood" guitar tab request

Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by flemflames, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. flemflames

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    Musicians unite! Help!
    The title says it all.

    All I know is that the intro uses chords similar to that of the Beatles' "Blackbird", but I just can't get round to it!

    This might help:
     
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    I only just created this thread and I found a few chords after 5mins.

    The verse:
    B minor
    A#/Bb

    The chorus:
    D minor
    C
    A#/Bb

    I'm playing this in standard tuning by the way.
     
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    sounds opethy.
    I'm pretty sure most of the chords are of the same shape- the type akerfeldt uses a lot with the A string and the B string fingerpicked simultaneously.
    The model is that you hold down the A string one fret higher than the B string (I'm not really into technical jargon so this might not make sense!)
    But its used in songs like-

    The moor
    Blackwater Park
    A fair Judgement
    Heir Apparent
    and even
    Stairway to Heaven (obviously not opeth)

    but yeah, i think that's the model for most of the fingerpicked chords of the song
     
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    Thanks!
    Sure helps for the intro!
     
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    That was my first reaction and that's why I love this song so much, it sounds like Opeth!
    Even the vocals sound like Akerfeldt!
     
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    I think it sounds like Katatonia, and almost nothing like Oepth except for some instrumentation.
    I think even more of a Porcupine Tree influence here.
     
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    The instrumental part right after the 2nd chorus is basically a damnation part but other than that it's Katatonia.
     
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    I think the "Idle Blood" outro sounds a lot like the "Burden" outro, I mean, even the drumroll that kicks in the outro!
     

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