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Synesthesia Chords & Tabs

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Synesthesia Tab

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the#
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Artist: AFI
Title: Synesthesia
Album: Unreleased (Sing the Sorrow Secret Site)
Tabbed by: Luke
Email: strikethetrip@hotmail.com


This is my first Tab.  This is a very detailed, simple and straightforward tab.
I figured since this song was pretty easy, then a lot of beginners would be 
looking at this.  I set it up so that the musician can pretty much read along
with the song straight through.  There are sections such as the INTRO, VERSEs,
CHORUSes, etc. which are followed by the time interval in which the section 
takes place AS WELL AS the first and last lyrics of the section to eliminate 
ANY confusion.  Also, I've lined up other lyrics (as close as I can) with the 
notes as they are in the song in case you have trouble singing and playing at 
the same time.  Like I said, these tabs are dumbed down pretty well.  Maybe if 
you were smarter I wouldn't have to do this.  

Here's the notation I'll be using:

      h - hammer on 
      p - pull off 
      b - bend string up
      r - release bend
      / - slide up
      \ - slide down
      ~ - vibrato
      t - right hand tap
      x - play 'note' with heavy damping
      * - let ring

**NOTE** 
Before you begin playing "Synesthesia" you have to retune your guitar.  Like 
most of AFI's songs are tuned a half step down (that's one fret tuned down in 
'I suck at guitar terms' terms).  Mmmkay, here's the song:



INTRO & CHORUS 1 (0:01 - 0:17) "Heartbreak, incarnate... ...Enjoyin' your pain"

Play 1x without singing first and then 1x with singing

  "Heart        break         Incar  --   nate
eb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Bb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Gb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Db-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Ab-2--2--2-2-2-|-2--2-2--2-2-|-2--2--2-2-2-|-2--2-2--2-2-|
Eb-0--0--0-0-0-|-0--0-0--0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-|-0--0-0--0-0-|
  {.  .  . . .   .  . .  palm muted  . . .   .  . .  . .}

   I'm   nothing if   not your me     --     mories
eb-------------|-------------|-------------|-0--0-0--0-0-|
Bb-------------|-------------|-------------|-0--0-0--0-0-|
Gb-------------|-------------|-0--0--0-0-0-|-0--0-0--0-0-|
Db-------------|-------------|-2--2--2-2-2-|-2--2-2--2-2-|
Ab-2--2--2-2-2-|-2--2-2--2-2-|-2--2--2-2-2-|-2--2-2--2-2-|
Eb-0--0--0-0-0-|-0--0-0--0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-|-0--0-0--0-0-|
  {.  .  . palm muted .  . .}     

   Heart         break  please let   me   be       ejoyin'
eb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Bb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Gb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Db-2-2---------|-2-2---------|-2-2---------|-2-2r0-------|
Ab-2-2---------|-2-2---------|-2-2---------|-2-2r0-------|
Eb-0-0---------|-0-0---------|-0-0---------|-0-0-0-------|

   your          pa    --     in."
eb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Bb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Gb-------------|-------------|-0-----------/----------12-|
Db-2-2-2-2-----|-2-2-2-2-----|-2-----------/----------14-|
Ab-2-2-2-2-----|-2-2-2-2-----|-2-----------/----------14-|
Eb-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-----------0-----------0-|
  {. pm.}       {. pm.}       (strum in rythm while sliding up)



VERSE 1 (0:17 - 0:31) "Someday I will be... ...Where all remaining failed"

The fourth chord in the progression is played a half beat early
and so it will be shown in the tabs.  Also, since almost everything will be
ringing out in this section, I'm not going to take the time to add the (*)
after every note.  Finally, the notes aren't played as rigidly as they are
tabbed, they're finessed a little more.  However this is for beginners and
will be tabbed out accordingly.  What're you gonna do, fight me?

(Also it's okay if you accidentally hit the open D string - still sounds good)

  "Some               day                I       will   be           I'll be
eb------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
Bb------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
Gb------0-----------|------0-----------|------0-----------|-----0-----------|
Db------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
Ab-10---------------|-10---------------|--9-------------9-|-----------------|
Eb-12---------------|--8---------------|-10-------------7-|-----------------|

   Those  common     words   spoken      unique     --     ly.       Because
eb------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
Bb------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
Gb------0-----------|------0-----------|------0-----------|-----------------|
Db------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
Ab-10---------------|-10---------------|--9---------------|-/12h14-14-14-14-|
Eb-12---------------|--8---------------|-10---------------|-/12-12-12-12-12-|
 
   I'm          a     man    who'll   fore       --   ver  be  where all Re-
eb------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
Bb------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
Gb------0-----------|------0-----------|------0-----------|-----0-----------|
Db------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
Ab-10---------------|-10---------------|--9-------------9-|-----------------|
Eb-12---------------|--8---------------|-10-------------7-|-----------------|


   maining        fail                        --                         ed."
eb------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
Bb------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
Gb------0-----------|------0-----------|------0-----------|-----0-----------|
Db------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------|
Ab-10---------------|-10---------------|--9----9----------|-------9---------|
Eb-12---------------|--8---------------|-10------10-------|---------10------|

eb-------------------------|-------------------------|
Bb-------------------------|-------------------------|
Gb-------------------------|--0*---------------------|
Db-------------------------|--x----------------------|
Ab-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|--9h10--9*---------------|
Eb-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|-10*------10*------------|
  { .  . palm muted.  .  .}



CHORUS 2 - PART 1 (0:31 - 0:46) "Please let me... ...stained and wrinkled"

The words in this section are typed as closely to the rythm of the song as I 
can get them, it just so happened to be that they were one space apart.  Use
the same rythm as from the intro if you are confused.  The slide is also a
bit different in the fact that has set notes you will play on the beat.  In 
the fourth measures I know the fifth fret on the D and A strings is the same 
as an open G and D, but by playing them at the same time you can get that nice 
disonant effect which is presest here.

  "Please let me haunt as  scent on your     pillow.
eb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Bb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Gb-------------|-------------|-------------|-4h5~4~0-----|
Db-------------|-------------|-------------|-------5~----|
Ab-2--2--2-2-2-|-2--2-2--2-2-|-2--2--2-2-2-|-------------|
Eb-0--0--0-0-0-|-0--0-0--0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-|-------------|
  {.  .  . . .   palm  muted   .  .  . . .}

   Letters   of  past so tear-stained and    wrinkled.
eb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Bb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Gb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Db-------------|-------------|-------------|-4h5~4~0-----|
Ab-5--5--5-5-5-|-5--5-5--5-5-|-5--5--5-5-5-|-------5~----|
Eb-3--3--3-3-3-|-3--3-3--3-3-|-3--3--3-3-3-|-------------|
  {.  .  . . .   palm  muted   .  .  . . .}

  "Please let me haunt as  scent on your     pillow.
eb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Bb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Gb-------------|-------------|-------------|-4h5~4~0-----|
Db-------------|-------------|-------------|-------5~----|
Ab-2--2--2-2-2-|-2--2-2--2-2-|-2--2--2-2-2-|-------------|
Eb-0--0--0-0-0-|-0--0-0--0-0-|-0--0--0-0-0-|-------------|
  {.  .  . . .   palm  muted   .  .  . . .}

   Letters   of  past so tear-stained and    wrink - led."
eb-------------|-------------|-5--5--------|-5-----------|
Bb-------------|-------------|-5-----------|----7--------|
Gb-------------|-------------|-7----7------|-------------|
Db-------------|-------------|-7-------7---|-------------|
Ab-5--5--5-5-5-|-5--5-5-5-5r0|-5-----------|-------2-2-2-|
Eb-3--3--3-3-3-|-3--3-3-3-3r0|-5-----------|-------0-0-0-|
  {.  .  palm  muted  . .}                        {.pm .}

                                                   "(Just
eb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Bb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Gb-------------|-------------|-4--/--7-----/-8--/--9-----|
Db-------------|-------------|-x-----x-----|-x-----x-----|
Ab-2-----------*-------------|-2--/--5-----/-6--/--7-----|
Eb-0-----------*-------------|-0-----0-----|-0-----0-----|



CHORUS 2 - PART 2 (0:46 - 1:01) "Just say... ...that long forgotten song"

Stick to the rythm that's been used throughout the song.  Since these notes
aren't palm muted, it won't matter as much.  Besides, if you haven't got it
by now, you need more practice... Snap.

   Say)   Say you  will  follow    me   (Follow   me).   In  --
eb---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
Bb-8-------------|-8-------------|-5-------------|-5-------------|
Gb-9-------------|-9-------------|-5-------------|-5-------------|
Db-9-------------|-9-------------|-5-------------|-5-------------|
Ab-7-------------|-7-------------|-3-------------|-3-------------|
Eb---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|

   vite   me       to    your      me -- mo   -   ry.    Just
eb---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
Bb-7-------------|-7-------------|-5-------------|-7-------------|
Gb-7-------------|-7-------------|-5-------------|-7-------------|
Db-7-------------|-7-------------|-5-------------|-7-------------|
Ab-5-------------|-5-------------|-3-------------|-5-------------|
Eb---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|

   Sing)  Sing  a--gain  for       me   (For      me).   That
eb---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
Bb-8-------------|-8-------------|-5-------------|-5-------------|
Gb-9-------------|-9-------------|-5-------------|-5-------------|
Db-9-------------|-9-------------|-5-------------|-5-------------|
Ab-7-------------|-7-------------|-3-------------|-3-------------|
Eb---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/a/afi/synesthesia_tab_ver_2.html ]
   long   for  --  got - ten       song."
eb---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
Bb-7-------------|-7-------------|---------------|---------------|
Gb-7-------------|-7-------------|------0*-------|------0*-------|
Db-7-------------|-7-------------|-12------------|-12------------|
Ab-5-------------|-5-------------|-10--------10--|--9--------9\--|
Eb---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|

Play this (in rythm) 4x
eb-0-------------|
Bb-0-------------|
Gb-0-------------|
Db-2-------------|
Ab-2-------------|
Eb-0-------------|



CHORUS 3 (1:01 - 1:13) "Heartbreak, incarnate... ... Enjoyin your pain"

Same as the INTRO & CHORUS 1.  The only difference is there's another guitar 
part played along with the first four measures.  The vibrato is VERY slight,
just enough so that it creates a little bit of disonance.  You could also strum 
the strings harder to create the same effect.

  "Heart        break         Incar --    nate..."
eb-0--0--0--0--|-0--0--0--0--|-0--0--0--0--|-0--0--0--0--|
Bb-5~-5~-5~-5~-|-5~-5~-5~-5~-|-5~-5~-5~-5~-|-5~-5~-5~-5~-|
Gb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Db-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Ab-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
Eb-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
  {palm muted}



VERSE 2 (1:13 - 1:28) "Someday, I will be... ...as low as you feel."

Same as VERSE 1 except for the lyrics, which I'll post.... NOW!:

"Someday I will be, I'll be that waking warmth from a fading dream 
Because I will, I may at best, be as low as you feel."



CHORUS 4 - PART 1 (1:13 - 1:41) " "Please let me... ...stained and wrinkled"

Same as CHORUS 2 - PART 1.



CHORUS 4 - PART 2 (1:41 - 2:07)

Same as CHORUS 2 - PART 2 except for two things:  You play the pattern 2x now 
and on the second time there's this additional guitar part which starts at 1:55

eb--17r15---------|--15*-----------|--17r15---------|--15*-----------|
Bb----------17----|----------------|----------17----|----------------|
Gb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Ab----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Eb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

eb--17r15---------|--15*-----------|--0--0--0--0-0--|--0*-------0----|
Bb----------17----|----------------|--5--5--5--5-5--\--3--3--3--5----|
Gb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Ab----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Eb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

eb--17r15---------|--15*-----------|--17r15---------|--15*-----------|
Bb----------17----|----------------|----------17----|----------------|
Gb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Ab----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Eb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

eb--17r15---------|--15*-----------|----------------|----------------|
Bb----------17----|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb----------------|----------------|-------0*-------|-------0*-------|
Db----------------|----------------|-12-------------|-12-------------|
Ab----------------|----------------|-10---------10--|--9---------9\--|
Eb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
                                     (this is the same as last time)


OUTRO - PART 1 (2:07 - 2:24) "Let me be all the words" x4

Let this chord ring out while another guitar plays the harmonics denoted
in parentheses.  Harmonics also ring out.

eb--0-------------|
Bb--0-------------|
Gb--0-------------|
Db--2-------------|
Ab--2-------------|
Eb--0-------------|


eb--(12)-------------------------------|--(12)-------------------------(12)---|
Bb---------------(7)---------(7)-------|---------------(7)---------(7)--------|
Gb---------(5)---------(7)-------(5)---|---------(5)---------(7)--------------|
Db-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Ab-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Eb-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

eb-------------------------------------|----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-----|
Bb-------------------------------------|----5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-----|
Gb-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Db-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Ab-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Eb-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
                                       (played quietly and gradually gets loud)



OUTRO - PART 2  (2:24 - 3:32) "Let me be all the words... that you'd unsay."

The rythm here consists of a few pick up notes and offbeats so pay attention to
that, but since it is played consistently like that through the rest of the
song it should be easy to pick up on.  If you're having trouble, just know it
it starts at the end of the 2 measure (pick up to the third) and ends at the
end of the third measure (pick up to fourth) in each stanza.  I'll designate
the area with brackets at the the top and use it for the remaining measures.
Also the The part in parentheses is an additional guitar part that's not worth
writing out a whole other section. 

                                [pickups & offbeat]
                                |                 |
                                |                 |
  "Let     me       be  all the  words            |          echoing 
eb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db-9--------------|-5--------------|-------------7--|-7---7---7---7--|
Ab-7--------------|-3------------5-|------5------5--|-5---5---5---5--|
Eb----------------|--------------3-|------3---------|----------------|
                                |                 |
   comfort.                     |                 |
eb----------------|----------------|----------------|(0---0--0--0--0-|
Bb----------------|----------------|----------------|(5---5--5--5--5-|
Gb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db-9--------------|-5-----5--------|-------------7--|-7---7---7---7--|
Ab-7--------------|-3-----3------5-|------5------5--|-5---5---5---5--|
Eb----------------|--------------3-|------3---------|----------------|
                                |                 |
   Let     me       be  all the  words            |   that you'd  un- 
eb-0*)------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb-5*)------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db-9--------------|-5--------------|-------------7--|-7---7---7---7--|
Ab-7--------------|-3------------5-|------5------5--|-5---5---5---5--|
Eb----------------|--------------3-|------3---------|----------------|
                                |                 |
   say."                        |                 |
eb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db-9--------------|-5-----5--------|-------------7--|-7---7---7---7--|
Ab-7--------------|-3-----3------5-|------5------5--|-5---5---5---5--|
Eb----------------|--------------3-|------3---------|----------------|
                                |                 |
                                |                 |
Play this 3x                    [pickups & offbeat]
eb---0--0--0--0---|---3--3--3----7-|------7------5--|---5--5--5--5---|
Bb---5--5--5--5---|---5--5--5----8-|---8--8--8---3--|---3--3--3--3---|
Gb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Ab----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Eb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Then on the fourth time play this (there are no pickups or offbeats here)
eb---0--0--0--0---|---0--0--0--0---|---0--0--0--0---|---0--0--0--0---|
Bb---5--5--5--5---|---8--8--8--8---|--10-10-10-10---|--12-12-12-12---|
Gb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Ab----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Eb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Play this 4x - It's the same rythm as earlier except you let it all ring out
instead the sticatto you were using on previous notes.
                                [pickups & offbeat]
eb-7--------------|-3-----3------3-|------3---------|----------------|
Bb-8--------------|-5-----5------3-|------3---------|-7---7---7---7--|
Gb-9--------------|-5-----5------4-|------4---------|-7---7---7---7--|
Db-9--------------|-5-----5------5-|------5------7--|-7---7---7---7--|
Ab-7--------------|-3-----3------5-|------5------5--|-5---5---5---5--|
Eb-7--------------|-3-----3------3-|------3------4--|-5---5---5---5--|

Play this 4x and you're almost done.  Let all the notes ring out.  Only the
third measure pickups early this time.  Play the fourth on the beat.
eb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb---------0------|---------0------|---------0------|---------0------|
Db-----0----------|-----0----------|-----0----------|-----0----------|
Ab-7--------------|-3--------------|----------------|-5--------------|
Eb----------------|--------------3-|----------------|----------------|

Ending
eb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Gb----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Db-9--------------|-5-----5--------|-------------7--|-7---7---7---0--|
Ab-7--------------|-3-----3------5-|------5------5--|-5---5---5---5\-|
Eb----------------|--------------3-|------3---------|----------------|

eb----------------|
Bb----------------|
Gb-0*-------------|
Db-4*-------------|
Ab-2*-------------|
Eb-0*-------------|

That's it, if you have any question, requests for tabs, or want to point 
out some mistakes (yeah right, I never make mistakes) just email me at 
strikethetrip@hotmail.com

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