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Bones
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                             BONES - Radiohead
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Tabbed by: bobbycdm
E-mail: [email protected]

"Bones" by Radiohead, off the album "The Bends"
There were a couple of tabs for this song, but they only listed the chords and didn't have it fully tabbed
out. Here's my shot at a tab, based off of their chords, live footage of the band, and playing along to the
song.

EDIT 12/5/2014: Fixed the verse riff for gtr 2, I thought it was an A note but it's actually an E.

Gtr. 1: Johnny Greenwood- distorted, tremolo (during intro and verses)
Gtr. 2: Ed O'Brien- clean for verse 1, then distorted

Tuning: EADGBE (Standard) (both guitars)

INTRO
Gtr 1: Strum the A5 chord with tremolo, slowly increasing in volume/strumming force until the verse. 
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|2-2-2-2--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|2-2-2-2--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|0-0-0-0--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr. 2: Hit the D chord once right at the beginning of the verse (when the band enters)
e|2--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|3--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|2--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|0--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


VERSE 1
Gtr. 1: Hit A5 once (listen for the timing- right at the end of each of Thom's lines), again
with tremolo; start with a very fast tremolo and turn the "rate" or "speed" knob down as the chord 
rings out.
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|2--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|2--------------------------------------------------------------------------| x5
A|0--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then, the last time before the chorus, strum the chord progressively harder, just like the intro.

Gtr. 2: At the same time that Gtr. 1 comes in during the verse, play this (let the notes ring out)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|5-------5---5---5---5---5---5---5------------------------------------------|
G|x-------x---x---x---x---x---x---x------------------------------------------|
D|2-------2---2---2---2---2---2---2------------------------------------------| x6
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

In case you want to know, the bassline goes something like this:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|5-5-5-5---------------0---0---0-0-0-2-0-0-0---0-0-0-2--------------------|
E|--------3-3-3-3-2-0-2-------3---------------3----------------------------|

CHORUS

Gtr.s 1 and 2: it sounds like Johnny (Gtr. 1) plays a bit of a lead here, but both guitars basically follow 
this progression:
  Em         F#m      G     A5    B5  A5  B5  A5  B5  A5  B5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------0-------2----------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------0-------2---4-----2---2-4---2-2-4---2-2-4---2-2-4------------------|
D|----2-2-2---4-4-4---5-5---2---2-4---2-2-4---2-2-4---2-2-4------------------| x2
A|----2-2-2---4-4-4---5-5---0---0-2---0-0-2---0-0-2---0-0-2------------------|
E|3-2-0-0-0---2-2-2---3-3----------------------------------------------------|
Note: I might be wrong about the B5's, it could also be this chord:

e|--
B|--
G|2-
D|4-
A|0-
E|--
I'm not sure, so I'd just say to use whichever sounds best to you. 

VERSE 2:
On the album version, a third guitar enters here and plays the power chords tabbed out below while Gtr. 1
plays the same part from VERSE 1 and Gtr. 2 plays arpeggios, but in live performances Ed (Gtr. 2) plays this 
part. I've given it to Gtr. 2 to stay consistent with the live versions.

Gtr. 2- same timing as before, but now play this (with distortion)
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|2---2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2----------------------------------|
D|2---2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-4-2-4-2----------------------------------| x3
A|0---0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0----------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

CHORUS 2:
Same as CHORUS 1.

VERSE 3:
It's hard to differentiate the two guitars here; play these chords with distortion; also, Johnny has a few
guitar licks in there but I'm not sure what they are.

e|2---2-------3--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|3---3(0)3---3--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|2---2(0)0---0---------2---2-4-2-2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-2-2-4----------------------|x2
D|0---0(0)0---0---------2---2-4-2-2-2-4-2-2-2-4-2-2-2-4----------------------|
A|--------2---2---------0---0-2-0-0-0-2-0-0-0-2-0-0-0-2----------------------|
E|--------3---3---2-0-2------------------------------------------------------|
Note: The notes in parentheses are optional, just some guitar noise between chords.
Also, the second time you play this, make sure to end with the E|3-2-0- at the beginning of the chorus.

CHORUS 3:
Same as CHORUSes 1 and 2.

OUTRO:
Continue playing the chords from the chorus; Johnny has another lead here, which sounds to me like bending
strings in E minor (again, I don't know for sure). 
Towards the end, hit the Em and F#m chords once, then play G, A5, and B5 normally.
End on A5- Gtr. 1 with tremolo.

And that's all, folks. I know it's not 100% complete, so any comments or corrections are welcome.

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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| +   harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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Radiohead - Bones :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Bones:

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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