Queens Of The Stone Age - Better Living Through Chemistry Chords & Tabs

 

Better Living Through Chemistry Chords & Tabs

Queens Of The Stone Age Chords & Tabs

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Title:  Better Living Through Chemistry
Artist: Queens of the Stone Age
Album:  Rated R

Tabbed by Unisonbender (aka Ray Biggs) 
email: Ray_Biggs@bigpond.com

tuning - C F Bb Eb G C 
 
There are a few versions of this tab on the internet already but I've 
yet to see one that is complete, which is why I decided to do my own.
If you're used to seeing tabs online you should be familiar with most 
of the notation I've used:

-9h10-	hammer on, from 9 to 10
-17--	decending slide, off end of neck

There are some bends in there which I've notated a little differently, 
they look like:

|---------------------
|---------------------
|-14-14-14-14-14-14---
|---------------------
|---------------------
|---------------------
  ^____________| ^
 1/2 note bend   release  

It's the best way I could come up with to illustrate a held bend; you
start the bend where the first ^ appears at the bottom, pluck it 5 
times whilst holding the bend and release back to the normal position
where the next ^ appears.

Took me about 10 afternoons and 2 weekends to get this
all done so I hope you like it.




|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-----7--7-----7---15-15---15---14-14---14---11-11-|
|-0-0------0-0---0-------0----0-------0----0-------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-----11--11---11---10-10---10---9-9---9---7-7-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-----0---0-----|
|----------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-----7--7---7---15-15---15---14-14---14---11-11-|
|-0-0------0---0-------0----0-------0----0-------|
|------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----11--11---11---10-10---10---12-12---12h14-11-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-------0----------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
                                               ^Bass enters 

|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-----11--11---11---15-15---15---14-14---14---11-11-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-------0----0-------|
|---------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-----11--11---11---10-10---10---9-9---9h10--7-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-----0---------|
|----------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-----7--7---7---15-15---15---14-14---14---11-11-|
|-0-0------0---0-------0----0-------0----0-------|
|------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-----12--12---12---------9---------12------|
|-------------------10-10------12-12--------|
|-0-0--------0----0----------0---------0--0-|
|-------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-----7--7-----7---15-15---15---14-14---14---11-11-|
|-0-0------0-0---0-------0----0-------0----0-------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
         ^vocals enter 

|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-----11--11---11---10-10---10---9-9---9h10--7-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-----0---------|
|----------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-----7--7---7---15-15---15---14-14---14---11-11-|
|-0-0------0---0-------0----0-------0----0-------|
|------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----11--11---11---10-10---10---12-12---12h14-11-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-------0----------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-----11--11---11---15-15---15---14-14---14---11-11-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-------0----0-------|
|---------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-----11--11---11---10-10---10---9-9---9---11-11-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-----0---0-------|
|------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-----11--11---11---15-15---15---14-14---14---11-11-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-------0----0-------|
|---------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-----12--12---12------------------------------|
|-------------------10-10---10---12-12---12h14-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0---------------|
|----------------------------------------------|

|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|  Play 7
|-7--5--7--9--7--5--4--5-|  times
|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
|------------------------|

*NOTE: notice the use of the open 5th string note (F) that is played for each 
note of the melody on the above riff. A lot of other peoples' tabs write this
riff as just the single notes without the open string played each time. I'm
pretty certain there's more than just single notes played in the recording but 
you may want to try both ways and decide which sounds better yourself.
 

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-7--5--4--2--4--2--4--5--7----------------------|
|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0----------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
                          ^let ring

BEGINNING OF LEAD RIFF A

|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|----------10-10-10-10---------10-10-10-10--|
|--0-0-0-0-------------0-0-0-0--------------|
|-------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|----------9-9-9-9---------9-9-9-9--|
|--0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0----------|
|-----------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|----------12-12-12-12---------12-12-12-12--|
|--0-0-0-0-------------0-0-0-0--------------|
|-------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------| 1st, 2nd and
|----------14-14-14-14---------14-14-14-14--| 3rd endings
|--0-0-0-0-------------0-0-0-0--------------|
|-------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------| 4th ending
|----------14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14--|
|--0-0-0-0--------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|

END LEAD RIFF A

|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------15-17-|
|-------------------------12-14--------| Play 4 times
|-----------10-12--12-14---------------| (fades out of left channel
|-12-10-12-----------------------------| during 3rd time)
|--------------------------------------|
  
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-14----12----12-12-|
|----------------------------------14----14-------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
  ^____________| ^
 1/2 note bend   release  

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-11-12-11----------12-|
|-------------------------------------14-12-14----|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
  ^____________| ^
 1/2 note bend   release  
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/q/queens_of_the_stone_age/better_living_through_chemistry_tab_ver_2.html ]
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------13-------13----13-13-13--|
|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-14----14-12----14-----------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
  ^____________| ^                                       ^
 1/2 note bend   release                               fade out of
                                                       both channels

(4 bars of vocals and glockenspiel/synth)

|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------13-13-13----------------------------------------|
|-14-14-14----------11-11-11-12-12-12-11-11-11-11-14-14-14-|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
  ^fade back in but only 
  audible in right channel 

|-----------------------------------------|
|-13-13-13--------------------------------|
|-----------12-12-12-11-11-11-12-12-12-14-|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-13----------13----------------------------------|
|----14-12-14----14-12-14-12-14-11-14-12-14-11-14-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-13----------13----------------------------------------13----------------13----|
|----14-12-14----14-12-14-12-14-11-14-12-14-11-14-12-14----14-12-14-11-14----14-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                     ^audible in both channels
                                                      from here (approximately)

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------13----------------13----------------13----------------|
|-12-14-11-14----14-12-14-11-14----14-12-14-11-14----14-12-14-14-14-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-12-13-12-------------|
|-------------------------------------14-12-14-12-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
  ^____________| ^
 1/2 note bend   release  

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15----------------------|
|----------------------------11-12-11-------------|
|-------------------------------------14-14-14-14-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
  ^____________| ^
 1/2 note bend   release  

|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-12-13-12------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------14-12-11-12-11----------12-14|
|----------------------------------------------------14-12-14------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
  ^____________| ^
 1/2 note bend   release

|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
  ^____________| ^
 1/2 note bend   release  
  
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-|  Play 3
|-------------------------------------------------|  times
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
  ^_______________| ^
 1/2 note bend      release   

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
  ^_______________| ^
 1/2 note bend      release   

|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------15-17-|
|-------------------------12-14--------| Play 4
|-----------10-12--12-14---------------| times
|-12-10-12-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|

|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------| Play 3
|-17-------------17----| times
|-----0-0-0-0-0-0-------|
|-----------------------|


|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-----------------------|
|-0---------------------|
|-----------------------|
  ^let ring

|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|  Play 3
|-7--5--7--9--7--5--4--5-|  times
|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
|------------------------|

|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|-7--5--4--2--4--2--4--5-|
|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
|------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----11--11-----11---15-15---15---14-14---14---11-11-|
|-0-0--------0-0----0-------0----0-------0----0-------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-----11--11---11---10-10---10---9-9---9---7-7-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-----0---0-----|
|----------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-----7--7---7---15-15---15---14-14---14---11-11-|
|-0-0------0---0-------0----0-------0----0-------|
|------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-----12--12---12--------------------------------|
|-------------------10-10---10---12-12---12------|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-------0----0--0-|
|------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-----7--7-----7---15-15---15---14-14---14---11-11-|
|-0-0------0-0---0-------0----0-------0----0-------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
             ^vocals re-enter

|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-----11--11---11---10-10---10---9-9---9h10--7-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-----0---------|
|----------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-----7--7---7---15-15---15---14-14---14---11-11-|
|-0-0------0---0-------0----0-------0----0-------|
|------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----11--11---11---10-10---10---12-12---12h14-11-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-------0----------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-----11--11---11---15-15---15---14-14---14---11-11-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-------0----0-------|
|---------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-----11--11---11---10-10---10---9-9---9---7-7-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-----0---0-----|
|----------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-----7--7---7---15-15---15---14-14---14---11-11-|
|-0-0------0---0-------0----0-------0----0-------|
|------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-----12--12---12------------------------------|
|-------------------10-10---10---12-12---12h14-|
|-0-0--------0----0-------0----0-------0-------|
|----------------------------------------------|

|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|  Play 7
|-7--5--7--9--7--5--4--5-|  times
|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
|------------------------|

|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|-7--5--4--2--4--2--4--5-|
|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
|------------------------|

|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|  Play 4
|-7--5--7--9--7--5--4--5-|  times
|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
|------------------------|

|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|------------------------|
|-7----------------------|
|-0----------------------|
|------------------------|
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