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Relient K - Forward Motion

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Song: Forward Motion
Artist: Relient K
CD: Two Lefts Dont Make a Right, But Three do...
Written by: Matthew Thiessen
Copyright: 2003 Gotee Music
Tabbed by:

Here is the fixed version of my "Forward Motion" tab with
the correct order of the tab lines. 

Standard tuning: Eadgbe

Intro: gtr. 1

Mute "D" string

e  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
b  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
g  --------6-----8-----6-----8----6------------6-----5-----6-----5----6------
d  ---8-8-----8-----8-----8-----8---------6-6-----6-----6-----6----6---------
a  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
E  --------------------------------------------------------------------------

e  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
b  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
g  --------8-----10-----8-----10----8---------10-----13-----10-----11-----10---
d  ---8-8-----8------8------8-----8-------11-----11------11-----11-----11------
a  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Intro: gtr. 2

E  --------------------------------------------------------------
a  --------------------------------------------------------------
d  -------------------------8------------------------------------
d  -----8---------6---------8------------------------------------
a  -----8---------6---------6------------------------------------
E  -----6---------4----------------------------------------------

Verse:  play stacato          2x

e  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
b  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
g  --6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----------------------------------------------------------
d  --6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---
a  --4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---
E  --------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---

Next, play verse again, but with no stacato .       1x


e  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
b  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
g  ---------------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8----------------------------------
d  -----8-8-8-8----6-6-6-6----8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8----------------------------------
a  -----8-8-8-8----6-6-6-6----6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6----------------------------------
E  -----6-6-6-6----4-4-4-4-----------------------------------------------------

Chorus: Before forward motion

e  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
b  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
g  ------6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6-----------------------------------------------------
d  ------6-6-6-6---6-6-6-6----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----------------------------------
a  ------4-4-4-4---3-3-3-3----4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----------------------------------
E  ---------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------------------------

Chorus: Forward Motion play each tab twice

e  --------------------------------------------------------------
b  ----------6---------6----------6-----------7------------------
g  -------6---------6----------6-----------6---------------------
D  -------------------------------------8------------------------
A  -----4--------------------------------------------------------
E  --------------4----------6------------------------------------

e  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
b  -----------6-7-6---------6-7-6----------6-7-6------------6----6-------------
g  --------6-------------6--------------6---------------7-----7----------------
d  -------------------------------------------------8--------------------------
a  ----4-----------------------------------------------------------------------
E  --------------------4-------------6-----------------------------------------

End of Chorus:

e  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
b  --------------------------------------------------------------------------
g  ----6-6---6-6---6-6---6-6-----6---6---------------------------------------
d  ----6-6---6-6---6-6---6-6-----6---6---------------------------------------
a  ----4-4---3-3---4-4---3-3-----4---3---------------------------------------
E  --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Play verse and chorus again

then play verse without stacato on the forward motion part
at the end.  At the very end of the sang there is that piano part.
which is really catchy.  I play the piano also so if you would like 
the sheet music or a midi of it I already have one made so just send
me your e-mail and I'll send it to you as fast as i can. 

I transcribed the piano part for the guitar just for fun.
  					        / Bass part or second guitar\
e  ----------------------------9------------|----------------------------------
b  --------9------6--7--9---------9--7--6---|----------------------------------
g  ----6-------6-----------6----------------|----------------------------------
d  -----------------------------------------|----------------------------------
a  -----------------------------------------|----4-----------------------------
E  -----------------------------------------|-------4---6--2-------------------

SORRY to everyone who was screwed up on my last tab It was my first tab so...
If you have any other tab request please e-mail me. THANKS!

There you go!
God Bless,

Comments about this tab

bc2skaterpunk - 2004-08-20

dude that was awesome rock on

guitarsticks22 - 2004-11-21

that rocked JO!

jsoccer - 2004-12-26


mmggppmgp - 2005-01-08

wait im wondering... when u said mute the d string is does it mean i have to mute it with my left hand or right hand???

mmggppmgp - 2005-01-08

nvm.. dude i like the piano thingy

Praise4Christ - 2005-03-18

Hi, I'm trying to teach myself how to play the guitar. someone explained how to do the tabs but i still don't get it. could you help me with that? Thanks!

righttorock89 - 2005-03-27

its really easy praise4christ...
G|-1------1-- these are the strings the top one is the 1st and the bottom
D|-2------2-- is the 6th string. the numbers that are on the bars are the
A|-2------2-- fret you play when there are numerbers played at the same time
E|-0--3-2-0-- its usualy a cord. they play from left to right..
i hope this helped. good luck!

any questions about it e-mail me @

God bless,

Praise4Christ - 2005-04-18

THanks! I think i have it! a friend of mine is letting me borrow a TON of stuff to help also, So i almost have it down. THanks for the HELP! GOD BLESS!

thechadisgreat - 2005-04-20

the end of chorus actually goes like:


Strummin4Him22 - 2005-06-06

What is a stacato.


BaysideBoy - 2005-11-09

If you havent figured out what stacoto is yet, It's when you leave a short space between each note.
Ex: DahDahDahDah-(Regular) (Sorry about the "Dah" stuff, I also
Dah,Dah,Dah,Dah-(Stacoto) play the Trombone. Dah=strum)
Think short space(Really short!)
Hope this helped,
God Bless,

Down In Flames - 2005-11-15

about the end what you have is perfect

The-Guy - 2007-10-19

First line is right(except for one note, the second time it stays on 6, not up to 8 again), but second line is


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