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So, I don't know if this is the right place, but if not feel free to move it. :yesway:

So, my friend wantede me to learn this song in under 3 days. :ugh: Lucky for me the rest of the band have the flu so I got a bit longer to work on it :lol:

But My question is for ONE part of the song. Ever tab I found of it has this part different. What I was wanting to know is what is the right/closest to being the right way to play the song?

For Whom The Bell Tolls tab (ver 7) by Metallica @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

Code:
       E5 G5 F#5F5 E5 G5 F#5F5 E5 G5 F#5F5 E5 F#5G5 A5
e:-|---------------------------------------------------|
B:-|---------------------------------------------------|
G:-|*--------------------------------------------------|
D:-|*-----------------------------------------------2--|
A:-|---2--5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--4--5--0--|
E:-|---0--3--2--1--0--3--2--1--0--3--2--1--0--2--3-----|
For Whom The Bell Tolls tab (ver 6) by Metallica @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

Code:
e:------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------------|
G:------------------------------------|
D:-2-5-4-3--2-5-4-3--2-5-4-3--2-5-4-5-|   X3
A:-2-5-4-3--2-5-4-3--2-5-4-3--2-5-4-7-|
E:-0-3-2-1--0-3-2-1--0-3-2-1--0-3-2-7-|
 PM. . . .  . . . .  . . . .  . . . .
or

For Whom The Bell Tolls tab (ver 4) by Metallica @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

Code:
Power Chord Interlude:
  Guitar 1                                x3
e|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|o--------------------|-------------------o|--------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------2---|--------------------|
D|---5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|--5-4-3-2--5-4--2---|--5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|
A|o--5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|--5-4-3-2--5-4--0--o|--5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|
E|---3-2-1-0--3-2-1-0--|--3-2-1-0--3-2------|--3-2-1-0--3-2-1-0--|
 |                     |                    |                    |
 |                     |                    |                    |
 |Guitar 2             |                    |                    |
e|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|o--------------------|-------------------o|--------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------2---|--------------------|
D|---5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|--5-4-3-2--5-4--2---|--5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|
A|o--5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|--5-4-3-2--5-4--0--o|--5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|
E|---3-2-1-0--3-2-1-0--|--3-2-1-0--3-2------|--3-2-1-0--3-2-1-0--|
So what do you guys think?
 

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So, I don't know if this is the right place, but if not feel free to move it. :yesway:

So, my friend wantede me to learn this song in under 3 days. :ugh: Lucky for me the rest of the band have the flu so I got a bit longer to work on it :lol:

But My question is for ONE part of the song. Ever tab I found of it has this part different. What I was wanting to know is what is the right/closest to being the right way to play the song?

For Whom The Bell Tolls tab (ver 7) by Metallica @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

Code:
       E5 G5 F#5F5 E5 G5 F#5F5 E5 G5 F#5F5 E5 F#5G5 A5
e:-|---------------------------------------------------|
B:-|---------------------------------------------------|
G:-|*--------------------------------------------------|
D:-|*-----------------------------------------------2--|
A:-|---2--5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--4--5--0--|
E:-|---0--3--2--1--0--3--2--1--0--3--2--1--0--2--3-----|
For Whom The Bell Tolls tab (ver 6) by Metallica @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

Code:
e:------------------------------------|
B:------------------------------------|
G:------------------------------------|
D:-2-5-4-3--2-5-4-3--2-5-4-3--2-4-5-7-|   X3
A:-2-5-4-3--2-5-4-3--2-5-4-3--2-4-5-7-|
E:-0-3-2-1--0-3-2-1--0-3-2-1--0-2-3-5-|
 PM. . . .  . . . .  . . . .  . . . .
or

For Whom The Bell Tolls tab (ver 4) by Metallica @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

Code:
Power Chord Interlude:
  Guitar 1                                x3
e|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|o--------------------|-------------------o|--------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------2---|--------------------|
D|---5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|--5-4-3-2--5-4--2---|--5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|
A|o--5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|--5-4-3-2--5-4--0--o|--5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|
E|---3-2-1-0--3-2-1-0--|--3-2-1-0--3-2------|--3-2-1-0--3-2-1-0--|
 |                     |                    |                    |
 |                     |                    |                    |
 |Guitar 2             |                    |                    |
e|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|o--------------------|-------------------o|--------------------|
G|---------------------|----------------2---|--------------------|
D|---5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|--5-4-3-2--5-4--2---|--5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|
A|o--5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|--5-4-3-2--5-4--0--o|--5-4-3-2--5-4-3-2--|
E|---3-2-1-0--3-2-1-0--|--3-2-1-0--3-2------|--3-2-1-0--3-2-1-0--|
So what do you guys think?
After fixing the error in the second one, they are essentially the same thing. Most people play it the first way.
 

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Second one has an interesting chord that I think only works because the inversion sounds good with distortion.

The first version is wrong - it goes 0-3-2- without fail, just listened to it just now.

So tab two or tab three. Your best bet is to devote twenty minutes with an unplugged guitar and that little bit until you figure it out - it's how I figure out all my more complicated bits.
 

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so most it is the Full 3note power chords (sorry I forgot the names of them :lol:) and not the 2 note power chords?
that is the part that was giving me the most trouble though. Most of the rest of the song Seems easy as shit I'me kinda dissapointed in how easy the Rest of the song is :lol:
 

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Dont want to be the ass, but i think they are all a bit wrong...because it goes A-B-A-B with the following:

Code:
A:

e:-|---------------------------------------------------|
B:-|---------------------------------------------------|
G:-|*--------------------------------------------------|
D:-|*-----------------------------------------------2--|
A:-|---2--5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--4--5--0--|
E:-|---0--3--2--1--0--3--2--1--0--3--2--1--0--2--3-----|

B:

e:-|---------------------------------------------------|
B:-|---------------------------------------------------|
G:-|*--------------------------------------------------|
D:-|*-----------------------------------------------4--|
A:-|---2--5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--4--5--2--|
E:-|---0--3--2--1--0--3--2--1--0--3--2--1--0--2--3-----|
all palm muted except for the last note of each.

And i think if 2- or 3-note power chord doesnt really matter, i'd play standard 2-note power chord.
 

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Dont want to be the ass, but i think they are all a bit wrong...because it goes A-B-A-B with the following:

Code:
A:

e:-|---------------------------------------------------|
B:-|---------------------------------------------------|
G:-|*--------------------------------------------------|
D:-|*-----------------------------------------------2--|
A:-|---2--5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--4--5--0--|
E:-|---0--3--2--1--0--3--2--1--0--3--2--1--0--2--3-----|

B:

e:-|---------------------------------------------------|
B:-|---------------------------------------------------|
G:-|*--------------------------------------------------|
D:-|*-----------------------------------------------4--|
A:-|---2--5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--5--4--3--2--4--5--2--|
E:-|---0--3--2--1--0--3--2--1--0--3--2--1--0--2--3-----|
all palm muted except for the last note of each.

And i think if 2- or 3-note power chord doesnt really matter, i'd play standard 2-note power chord.
Hmm.. this does seem to make more sense then the Others..:yesway:
 
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