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National Anthem Chords
RADIOHEAD-   The National Anthem      (Kid A)

tab by Joey Gallagher   [email protected]

First off I've broken the song into segments so as to get some organized
format for this very un-organized song. I've only tabbed up until the end of
the 2nd verse, then the brass starts and it's pretty pointless tabbing all
that. What I've tabbed out is Jonnys martenot for the keyboard and guitar.
I'm using the same piano instructions as normal.  I will put the note and
then the number 1,2 or 3 in conjuction so as to tell you where on the
keyboard to hit the note.
i.e A2 means hit the A note in section 2.

   section 1                  section 2                section3
C#DEbEFF#GAbABbC           C#DEbEFF#GAbABbC       C#DEbEFF#GAbABbC
               *middle C

For the guitar note I will put it in brackets next to the keyboard note. I
will put the string and fret number.

So  A2 (G14)  means the piano is the A key in section 2 and the note
       for the guitar would be played on the G string on the
14th fret.

Here is the main bass riff played over and over throughout the song.


I've organized the song by numbering it, each number represents every time
the main riff is played. Any note under that number shows where and when
Jonny plays the martenot.

1     bass riff starts up


3     drums kick in

  D2 (A5)

5    drums stop for a half measure and then kick back in

A3 (G14)

Bb3 (G15)

A3 (G14)   G3 (G12)

F#3 (G11)

D3 (G7)

Bb2 (G3)   G2 (G-open)

F#2 (D4)   A2 (G2)

F2 (D3)      A2   (G2)     E2 (D2)

D2 (D-open)    A3 (G14)

Bb3 (G15)    G3 (G12)

A3 (G14)  F#3 (G11)

Bb3 (G15)     G3 (G12)

A3 (G14)   F#3 (G11)

F3  (G10)

E3 (G9)
20    Verse 1
everyone      everyone

around    here    everyone is

so  near    it's holding  on

     it's holding  on


A3 (G14)    F#3 (G11)

Bb3 (G15)     G3 (G12)

A3 (G14)    F#3 (G11)

Bb3 (G15)   G3 (G12)
28   Verse 2
and everyone      everyone is

so  near     everyone

stop  the fear    it's holding  on

     it's holding on

32   Brass enters , Jonny's martenot plays the same thing that was
played after Verse 1

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About the artist behind National Anthem Chords:

Radiohead are an English alternative rock band from Oxfordshire. The band is composed of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano, electronics), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, other instruments), Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Colin Greenwood (bass guitar, synthesisers) and Phil Selway (drums, percussion). Radiohead have released seven albums and have sold over 23 million records throughout their career.[1]

Radiohead released their first single, "Creep", in 1992, and their debut album, Pablo Honey, in 1993. Though initially unsuccessful, "Creep" was a worldwide hit when reissued a year later. Radiohead's popularity in the United Kingdom increased with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995). The band's textured guitar atmospheres and Yorke's falsetto singing were warmly received by critics and fans. With the release of OK Computer (1997), Radiohead were propelled to greater fame worldwide. Featuring an expansive sound and themes of alienation from the modern world, OK Computer has often been acclaimed as a landmark record of the 1990s.

The release of Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) saw Radiohead reach their peak popularity, although the albums divided critical opinion. This period marked a change in Radiohead's musical style, with their incorporation of avant-garde electronic music, Krautrock and jazz influences. Hail to the Thief (2003), Radiohead's sixth album, blended styles from throughout the band's career, mixing guitar-driven rock, electronic influences and contemporary lyrics. Radiohead subsequently left their record label, EMI, and released their seventh album, In Rainbows (2007), through their own website as a digital download for which customers selected their own price.

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