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#1 08-26-2010 11:55am

MathEquation
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The Leaning Tree - Tab

Here you go. It took some time to get the little fast bits down but I got there in the end.

My version on YouTube if you want to check out what the tab will sound like first.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwXf5pnjKAI

Sun Kil Moon - The Leaning Tree

DADF#GD

Intro/Verse:

 D|-5-p-4--5-------5-------5-------5-------
 G|----------------------------------------
F#|-5--(5)-5-------5-------5-------5-------
 D|------------0-------0-------0-------0---
 A|----------------------------------------
 D|----------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-

 D|-4-------4-------4-------4------
 G|--------------------------------
F#|-3-------3-------3-------3------
 D|-----0-------0-------0--------0-
 A|--------------------------------
 D|---0---0---0---0---0---0----0---

Instrumental:

 D|-12p11p9-----11p9p7-----9p7p5-----5p4p2-------2-------2-------2-------
 G|----------------------------------------------------------------------
F#|------------------------------------------1---1---1---1---1---1---1---
 D|-----------0----------0---------0---------2-------2-------2-------2---
 A|----------------------------------------------------------------------
 D|---------0----------0---------0---------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-

 D|-4-------4-------4-------4-----
 G|-------------------------------
F#|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3-
 D|-----4-------4-------4-------4-
 A|-------------------------------
 D|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---

Then break back into the verse.

Then the instrumental again and this time is ends like this.

Instrumental:

 D|-12p11p9-----11p9p7-----9p7p5-----5p4p2-------2-------2-------2-------
 G|----------------------------------------------------------------------
F#|------------------------------------------1---1---1---1---1---1---1---
 D|-----------0----------0---------0---------2-------2-------2-------2---
 A|----------------------------------------------------------------------
 D|---------0----------0---------0---------0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-

 D|-4-------4-------4-------0-------
 G|---------------------------------
F#|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3---
 D|-----4-------4-------4-------4---
 A|---------------------------------
 D|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-

Then the middle part.

 D|-----3-3-3----------10-10-10---------5-5-5--------0-0-0---
 G|-------------------------------------------0------------0-
F#|-----------3-----10----------10---------------------------
 D|---0-------------------------------0------------0---------
 A|-1-----------s-8-----------------3------------5-----------
 D|----------------------------------------------------------

 D|-----0-0-0-------0-0-0-------0-0-0-------0-0-0---
 G|-------------------------------------------------
F#|-------------------------------------------------
 D|---0-------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-
 A|-1-------------3-----------5-----------0---------
 D|-------------3-----------5-----------0-----------

Keep reaping the above for the lyrics then the little instrumental break goes like this.

 D|-----8-8-8---7--7h8h10--10h11h12h13---12------0-
 G|-----------------------------------------14-0---
F#|------------------------------------------------
 D|-8-8-------8------------------------------------
 A|------------------------------------12----------
 D|------------------------------------------------

 D|-----5------------5h6h7h8--7-----0-
 G|----------7h8h10-------------------
F#|---4-------------------------7-----
 D|--5------------------------7---7---
 A|-6----6-5--------------------------
 D|-----------------------------------

The first time he plays the above he breaks back into the middle part and the second time he plays it, it goes like this after it.

 D|----12----11---9-------
 G|--------------------12-
F#|-----------------------
 D|-12----11----9---------
 A|-----------------10----
 D|-----------------------

Then the chords part. I'll tab the chords down and then underneath I'll tab the phrasing best I can with the hammer ons and then just listen along to the song to get it all sounding right.

 D|-12--7--4--2--0--0--0--12--11--9------
 G|-11--6--4--4--2--2--2--11--9---9---11-
F#|-12--7--3--3--x--x--x--12--10--10--12-
 D|-9---4--2--2--2--2--4--0---0---0---0--
 A|-9---4--2--2--0-----------------------
 D|-9---4--------------------------------

Now the phrasing as best I can describe it.

 D|---12--x--12-----7--x--7-------7--x--7-----7--x--7-------7--x--7--
 G|---11--x--11-----6--x--6--4h6--6--x--6-----6--x--6--4h6--6--x--6--
F#|---12--x--12-----7--x--7-------7--x--7-----7--x--7-------7--x--7--
 D|-9------------4---------------------------------------------------
 A|-9------------4-------------------------4-------------------------
 D|-9------------4---------------------------------------------------

 D|-4--4--x--4--2--2----------2--x--2-------2--x--2--4--4--x--4--2--2--x--2-
 G|-4--4--x--4--4--4----------4--x--4-------4--x--4--4--4--x--4--4--4--x--4-
F#|-3--3--x--3--3--3--3h5-----5--x--5--3h5--5--x--5--3--3--x--3--3--3--x--3-
 D|-2-----------2------------------------------------2-----------2----------
 A|-2-----------2----------2-------------------------2-----------2----------
 D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------

 D|----0--x--0-----0--x--0-------0--x--0-------0--x--0--12--x---11--x--9---x-------x-
 G|----2--x--2-----2--x--2-------2--x--2-------2--x--2--11--x---9---x--9---x---11--x-
F#|-x--x--x--x-----x--x--x-------x--x--x-------x--x--x--12--x---10--x--10--x---12--x-
 D|-2-----------2-----------2h4-----------2h4-----------0-------0------0-------0-----
 A|-0---------------------------------------------------0----------------------------
 D|-----------------------------------------------------0----------------------------

Then keep reaping the above. Now for the end part followed on from the above.

 D|----0--x--0-----0--x--0-------0--x--0-------0--x--0--------11---12---4---7---
 G|----2--x--2-----2--x--2-------2--x--2-------2--x--2--------------------------
F#|-x--x--x--x-----x--x--x-------x--x--x-------x--x--x--------------------------
 D|-2-----------2-----------2h4-----------2h4-----------s--11----9----4---------
 A|-0---------------------------------------------------------------------5-----
 D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------0-

 D|---4---7---------------------------------------------------------------
 G|-----------6---4-------p0------------------------6-7-9-11-s-12-s-16-14-
F#|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 D|-----------------5-0------4-4-s-7----------0---2-----------------------
 A|-5---4----------------------------4-2---2----0-------------------------
 D|---------7---5-------5----------------5--------------------------------

 D|----0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-----0-0-0---
 G|------------------------------------------------------
F#|------------------------------------------------------
 D|-11-------9-------9-------5-------4---------4---------
 A|------------------------------------------------------
 D|------------------------------------------0---------0-

 D|----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0----0-0-0---0-0-0-
 G|----------14----------------14-------14----------------14-------14-------6-------
F#|-12----------------12-------------------------12---------------------------------
 D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 D|---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-
 G|-4---------------4-----------------------4---------------4---------------
F#|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 D|-------------------------5-----------------------5---------------5-------
 A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 D|---------5-----------------------5---------------------------------------

 D|---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---
 G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
F#|---------3-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 D|-4---------------5---------------------------------------0-------------------------
 A|-------------------------4-------2---------------2---------------2-----------------
 D|-----------------------------------------5-------------------------------5-------5-

 D|-11--12--s--16--9--7--5--4-
 G|---------------------------
F#|---------------------------
 D|---------------------------
 A|---------------------------
 D|---------------------------

And that's it for the whole song.

Last edited by MathEquation (08-26-2010 11:56am)


"Sometimes I pick it up and play. Loosen and stretch it's ancient strings, until it sounds the way I feel."

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#2 08-28-2010 4:56am

Pierre21
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Re: The Leaning Tree - Tab

Here's a small correction based on your great work. I think the first segment of the song is played thusly :

Tuning is actually C#G#C#F#G#C#

In a recent show that was recorded you can hear Mark Kozelek tune his guitar before playing the song !


545-------5----- --5-------5----- --4-------4----- --4-------4-----
---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ----------------
4-4-------4----- --4-------4----- --2-------2----- --2-------2-----
------5-------5- ------5-------5- ------0-------0- ------0-------0-
------5-------5- ------5-------5- ------0-------0- ------0-------0-
----0---0---0--- 0---0---0---0--- 0---0---0---0--- 0---0---0---0---

It's more difficult of course (you have to change finger positions right after that little pull off at the beginning to reach the two other strings) but it's the complete harmony, imo.

Last edited by Pierre21 (08-28-2010 5:57am)

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#3 08-29-2010 8:27am

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Re: The Leaning Tree - Tab

I think it sounds best how mathequation tabs it but with the tuning as C#G#C#FF#C#

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#4 08-29-2010 3:41pm

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Re: The Leaning Tree - Tab

My version.

This is a work in progress, so I'll add the rest later, but here's what I've typed so far.

Here's how I'm going about this business. The tuning is based on a recent show that has been recorded where you clearly hear Mark Kozelek tune his guitar before the song.

For the notes themselves, well I'm using a software to slow the tempo of the song down without changing the pitch, so I can just hear it way slower. It helped me figure out the fast parts with what I consider to be an almost perfect accuracy.

The Leaning Tree
By : Sun Kil Moon
On : Admiral Fell Promises

Tuning : C#G#C#F#G#C#

Part 1 : 
 p
545-------5----- --5-------5----- --4-------4----- --4-------4-----
---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ----------------
4-4-------4----- --4-------4----- --2-------2----- --2-------2-----
------5-------5- ------5-------5- ------0-------0- ------0-------0-
------5-------5- ------5-------5- ------0-------0- ------0-------0-
----0---0---0--- 0---0---0---0--- 0---0---0---0--- 0---0---0---0---

Again and again until you get to the interlude : 
 pp      pp       pp      pp
cb9-----b97----- 975-----542----- --2-------2----- --2-------4-----
---------------- ---------------- --0-------0----- --0-------0-----
---------------- --------------0- ------0-------0- ------0-------0-
------0-------0- ------0-------2- ------2-------2- ------2-------4-
---------------- ---------------- ---------------- ----------------
----0-------0--- ----0-------0--- 0---0---0---0--- 0---0---0---0---

--4-------4----- --4-----
--0-------0----- --0-----
------0-------0- ------0-
------4-------4- ------4-  And back to part 1.
---------------- --------
0---0---0---0--- 0---0---

Part 2 : is in 9/8

-----3--------a--- -----0--------0--- -----0--------0--- -----0--------0---
----0--------0---- ----0--------0---- ----0--------0---- ----0--------0----
------2--------9-- ------0--------0-- ------------------ ------------------
---0--------0----- ---0--------0----- ------0--------0-- ------0--------0--
1-------/8-------- ------------------ ---8--------0----- ---0--------0-----
------------------ a--------c-------- 8--------3-------- 5--------0--------

Interlude goes
            hh                                      hhh
----8---7--578-abc d-----c-------0--- -----5---0--013567 8-----7-------0---
-----0------------ ---0-----c-------- ----6------------- ---0-----5--------
---0--0----------- ------------0----- ---0--0--0-------- ------------0-----
8----------------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
------------------ ------------------ 6----------------- ------------------
------------------ ------------------ ------------------ ------------------

And then back to part 2.

Second time ad this turnaround at the end of interlude : 

-c----b---9------- 
---------------a-- 
b----9---7-------- 
--------------9--- 
------------------ 
------------------ 

Part 3 : 

              h            h            h
--ccc- --777---777- --777---777- 5--4--2-22-- --2222 
--999- --444---444- --444---444- 2--2--2-22-- --2222 
--bbb- --666-46-66- --666-46-66- 4--4--4---24 --4444 
9-999- --444----44- --444----44- 2--2--2----- --2222 
9----- 4----------- 4----------- 2----------- ------ 
9----- 4----------- ------------ 2----------- 2----- 

 h            h                  h      h     h
--2222--222- 5--4--2-222- --000---000- --000---000- 
--2222--222- 2--2--2-222- --000---000- --000---000- 
--444424-44- 4--4--24-44- --xxx---xxx- --xxx---xxx- 
--2222---22- 2--2--2----- ------2----- 24----24---- 
------------ 2----------- 0----------- ------------ 
2----------- 2----------- ------------ ------------ 

Turnaround : 

PICKED______
c--b--9----- 
---------a-- 
b--9--7----- 
---------9-- 
------------ 
--0-0---0-0- 

Outro : 

That's all so far, I'll finish it later !

Last edited by Pierre21 (10-18-2010 3:12am)

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#5 08-29-2010 4:52pm

MathEquation
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Re: The Leaning Tree - Tab

What software do you use?  I remember trying one years ago but it was rubbish, it kept changing the pitch and it was only a trail version. I could do with one of them to correct notes here and there that I've struggled finding with having to rewind constantly.


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#6 10-18-2010 3:12am

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Re: The Leaning Tree - Tab

I've added the last part of the song to my tab.

I'm still not done with the outro, will do it during the day.

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