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/ Death Cab for Cutie / Transatlanticism (2003) / The Sound of Settling guitar tab

Band:  Death Cab for Cutie
Album: Transatlanticism
Song:  The Sound of Settling

(c)2004
Version 0.14 - 05/17 

Transcribed By: Christophe Schweitzer
Email:          Kristoff@t-online.de


.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - Trill

Tunning E A D G B E


Intro
Guitar 1:

Riff 1
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------3----------------------------------------------| play 2x
|--4-----4-----6----------------------------------------------------|
|--6---------------------------6-----6------8-----8-----------------|
|-----2-----2-----2-----2--2/4----4----4/6-----6--------------------|


then guitar 2 joins in (guitar 1 plays Riff 1 two more times)

Riff 1b
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--8----8--/-10---11----8----8----------4---------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--6----6--/-8----9-----6----6------2-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus:

|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|15--15--15--15--15\13-13--13--13--13\10-10--10--10--10/11--11--11--11/| 
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|13--13--13--13--13\11-11--11--11--11\8--8---8---8---8/-9---9---9---9/-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|15--15--15--15--15\13-13--13--13--13\10-10--10--10--10\-8--8---8---8--| 
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|13--13--13--13--13\11-11--11--11--11\8--8---8---8----8\-6--6---6---6--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|11--11--11--11--11\10-10--10--10--10\6--6---6---6---4---4---4--4--4---|2x
|----------------------------------------------------4---4---4--4--4---|
|9---9---9---9----9\8--8---8---8----8\4--4---4---4---2---2---2--2--2---|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

After Chorus:
gt 1

|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11-11-11--11--11-11-11--11--11-11-11-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9--9--9---9---9--9--9---9---9--9--9--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|


|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|11--11--11--11-11-11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11--11-10-10--10--10-10-|
|-----------------------------------------------------11-11--11--11-11-|
|9---9---9---9--9--9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9--9--9---9---9--9--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|




gt 2
sth like that:


Riff 3:
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|--7-----6----7--6---x-x-7---x-x-6-----7--7--6--9--6--|
|--6-----6----6--6---x-x-6---x-x-6-----6--6--6--6--6--|
|--8-----6----8--6---x-x-8---x-x-6-----8--8--6--6--6--|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|


|----------------------------------------------------------|
|-x-x-7---x-x-6--7--6---x-x-7---x-x-6---x-x-7--7--6--6--6--|
|-x-x-6---x-x-6--8--6---x-x-6---x-x-6---x-x-6--6--6--6--6--|
|-x-x-8---x-x-6--6--6---x-x-8---x-x-6---x-x-8--8--6--6--6--|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|




2nd Verse
Guitar 1 plays Riff 1b (see at the top of the page)


Guitar 2 (joins in when guitar 1 plays riff 1b for the 2nd time



	|------2---1----------------------------------------------|
	|---2h4-------2h4-2----4---4------------------------------|
	|-------------------3--6----------------------------------|
	|-----------------------------6---4-----------------------|
	|---------------------------------------------------------|
	|---------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--7----7---/9----11----7----7-------------7------------------------|
|--8----8--/10----11----8----8----8-----6-----6---------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|


|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--7----7---/9----11----7----7--------9---7-------------------------|
|--8----8--/10----11----8----8----8---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|



The last chorus is a bit different from the first, one guitar plays the same riff as in the first
chorus, guitar 2 plays some chords i won't find out.
The 2nd time guitar 1 plays Riff 1b (!) and guitar 2 Riff 3 (the one after the 1st chorus).
The song ends with riff 1.

I think they use a capo on 2th fret for this song, but I transcribed it so u don't need a capo..
Riff 1 is much easier to play with a capo and in some riffs you can add one open string to make
it sound more "full" (would be fret 2 without capo)
Anyway I think that way is good enough..



END


Death Cab for Cutie albums
2005 Plans
2003 Transatlanticism
2002 You Can Play These Songs With Chords
2001 The Photo Album
2000 Forbidden Love [EP]
2000 We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
1999 Something About Airplanes
Transatlanticism tabs
01The New Year tabbass tab
02Lightness tabbass tab
03Title and Registration tabbass tab
04Expo '86 tabbass tab
05The Sound of Settling tabbass tab
06Tiny Vessels tabbass tab
07Transatlanticism tabbass tab
08Passenger Seat tabbass tab
09Death of an Interior Decorator tabbass tab
10We Looked Like Giants tabbass tab
11A Lack of Color tabbass tab

 

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