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The Constant
[Start the song with the drums and the bass]

D#|-------------|
A#|-------------|
F#|-------------|
C#|-1-1----1-1--|
G#|-1-1----1-1--|
C#|-1-1----1-1--|


[Intro riff - palm mute the whole thing except the notes marked with a *]

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----3----------------------------------3----------------3-------5---------|
C#|-3-5---0-3-5-0----3-5-0---3-5-0-----3-5---0-3-5-0----3-5---0-3-5-----------|
                *        *       *                 *                *

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-----------------------------------------------------0-0---0-0-------------|
G#|-----3----------------------------------3------------0-0---0-0-------------|
C#|-3-5---0-3-5-0----3-5-0---3-5-0-----3-5---0-3-5-0----0-0---0-0-------------|
                *        *       *                 *                


[Verse - Starts at 0:22 - Palm mute everything except that B note]

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|------------------------------------------------------------3--------------|
C#|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--000--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-000--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5---0-3-5-0------|
                                                                       * Let ring!

The last time this riff is played before the chorus has a different ending:

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|--------------------------------------------------------0-0---0-0----------|
G#|--------------------------------------------------------0-0---0-0----------|
C#|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--000--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-000--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0----------|


[Chorus - Starts at 0:44 - Use the intro riff again and let the final chord ring]

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G#|-----3----------------------------------3----------------3-------5---------|
C#|-3-5---0-3-5-0----3-5-0---3-5-0-----3-5---0-3-5-0----3-5---0-3-5-----------|
                *        *       *                 *                *

D#|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------------------------------------------3-----|
F#|---------------------------------------------------------------------2-----|
C#|---------------------------------------------------------------------0-----|
G#|-----3----------------------------------3----------------3-------5---0-----|
C#|-3-5---0-3-5-0----3-5-0---3-5-0-----3-5---0-3-5-0----3-5---0-3-5-----0-----|
                *        *       *                 *                *

[Post-chorus - Starts at 1:05 - Mute all the notes on the G# string]

D#|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A#|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C#|-----5-5-3---5-5-3---5--------5-5-3---5-5-3---5---------5-5-3--------5-5-3----|
G#|-5-5-------5-------5------4-4-------4-------4------3-3-------3--2-2--------2--|
C#|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridging back into the verse at 1:37

D#|-------------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------------------|
C#|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0--0-0----------|
G#|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0--0-0----------|
C#|-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0--0-0----------|

From here on out, the entire song structure repeats itself.

A new riff shows up at 3:12. Palm mute all the notes marked with a *.

Play this part 3 times         On the fourth time, listen for the "YEAH" and play:

D#|-------------------------|----------------------|
A#|-------------------------|----------------------|
F#|-------------------------|----------------------|
C#|-------------------------|----------------------|
G#|-----5--5-3---5-3--5-3---|-----5--5-3-----------|
C#|-0-0-------3-----3----3--|-0-0-------3---15~~~--|
    * *                       * *

Same riff at 3:22, different drum arrangement:

Play this part 3 times         On the fourth time, lock in and play the chromatic pattern:

D#|-------------------------|---------------------------|
A#|-------------------------|---------------------------|
F#|-------------------------|---------------------------|
C#|-------------------------|---------------------------|
G#|-----5--5-3---5-3--5-3---|-----5--5-3----------------|
C#|-0-0-------3-----3----3--|-0-0-------3~--7-6-5-4-3-2-|
    * *                       * *           * * * * * *

The guitar solo comes up at 3:33. Here's what the rhythm guitar plays:

Play this part two times.     Make sure to let the notes followed by a ~ ring.
D#|-------------------------|---------------------------------|
A#|-------------------------|---------------------------------|
F#|-------------------------|---------------------------------|
C#|-------------------------|------------3~~------------------|
G#|-----5--5-3---5-3--5-3---|-----5--5-3----------5--5-3------|
C#|-0-0-------3-----3----3--|-0-0-------------0-0--------3~~--|
    * *                       * *           

At 3:55, end the solo section with:

D#|---------------------------------|
A#|---------------------------------|
F#|---------------------------------|
C#|------------3~~------------------|
G#|-----5--5-3----------5--5-3------|
C#|-0-0-------------0-0--------3~~--|

Starting at 4:00, there's a lot of intentional noise and big fat C# chords. The song will 
finally return to the post-chorus section and end with the syncopated C# groove as if it
were bridging back into the verse.



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| ~  Vibrato

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Anthrax - The Constant :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
The Constant tabs @ 911Tabs
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About the artist behind The Constant:

Anthrax is an American, New York City-based thrash metal band, who released its first full-length album in 1984. The band was one of the most popular bands of the 1980s thrash metal scene and are notable for combining metal with rap and hardcore music early on. They have sold over 10 million albums worldwide,[1] and are classified as one of the "big four" of thrash metal alongside Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer.[2]

They have made several appearances on television including: Married... with Children, WWE Raw, NewsRadio, Cheers, and Ask Dr. Ruth amongst others. The band has also appeared in movies such as Run Ronnie Run (performing as the fictional band Titannica) and Calendar Girls. Their song "Madhouse" was used in the videogame Grand Theft Auto: Vice City in-game radio station V-Rock and in Guitar Hero II. The song, "Now It's Dark", was also converted into simlish on the metal radio station for The Sims PC game. Their song "Caught in a Mosh" was also featured in Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s. In 2006, guitarist Scott Ian was a cast member of VH1's reality show SuperGroup and is also featured on many other VH1 shows such and I Love the 80s and I Love the 90s.

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