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Relient K - I Am Understood?

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Song: I Am Understood?
Artist: Relient K
Album: Two Lefts etc.
Track: 10
Written by: Matt Thiessen
Copyright 2003 Gotee Records
Tabbed by: Josiah - guitarvibe55@yahoo.com

Ok this is like the coolest song ever. It rocks my face off especially
the screaming outro. Well this is an accurate tab but if you have any
questions or comments email me at guitarvibe55@yahoo.com alright? thanks

First verse (acoustic part):

Bm    Bm/G     D    A   (4X)

First verse (electric part) and all other verses: just use some basic
strum pattern
e--------------------
B--------------------
G--4---------7-------
D--4----5----7----7--
A--2----5----5----7--
E-------3---------5--
   B5   G5   D5   A5

At the end of the verse hold out the A5 for another measure

Chorus: the song changes from 4/4 to 6/8 time here so its a tricky
transition so i put how to count it off above the tab to match the
strum pattern
                             
   123456123456123456123456123456123456123456123456
e---------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------------
G--7-77777-7777------------4-44444-4444-------------
D--7-77777-77775-55555-55554-44444-44444-44447-7777-
A--5-55555-55555-55555-55552-22222-22224-44447-7777-
E--------------3-33333-3333------------2-22225-5555-
   D5          G5          B5          F#5   A5

After the chorus play this:
e-------------------
B-------------------
G--7777xxxx7777xxxx-
D--xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-
A--5555xxxx5555xxxx-
E-------------------   then go into the next verse


At the end of the 2nd verse when you're holding out the A5, guitar 2 plays:
e-----------------
B-----------------
G--14-\\6--7--9---
D--x--\\x--x--x---
A--12-\\4--5--7---
E-----------------

Play chorus again

Bridge: this is played with a mild distortion/delay effect
e-------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------
G------0----0----0----0----0----0-----------
D---0h4--0h4--0h4--0h4--0h4--0h4---0h4-5p4--
A-----------------------------------------5-
E--2--------------0----2----------2---------   play three times

After that play this: (x means palm mute that note)
e-------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------------
G----0--0-0--0--0-0--0--0-0--0--0-0--0--0-0--0--0-0--0--0-0---------
D-----------------------------------------------------------7-7-7-7-
A--22-22-2---------55-55-5-00-00-0-22-22-2---------55-55-5--7-7-7-7-
E----------33-33-3-------------------------33-33-3----------5-5-5-5-
   xx xx x xx xx x xx xx x xx xx x xx xx x xx xx x xx xx x 

Play 3rd verse

Here's one part in the 3rd verse that drops to clean delay guitar:
e-------------------------------
B-------------------------------
G----0-------0-------0-------0--
D---4-------4-------4-------4---
A--5-------5-------5-------5----
E-------------------------------

Finish the 3rd verse, play the chorus

After the last chorus play this: (careful-this is one tricky tab to read!)

e--xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-
B--3333xxxx3333xxxx3333xxxx3333xxxx-
G--2222xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-
D--0000xxxx0000xxxx0000xxxx0000xxxx-
A--xxxxxxxx0000xxxx1111xxxxxxxxxxxx-
E--xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx3333xxxx-  play it 2 1/2 times
   D       D/A     D/Bb    G

Outro: (the noise has broken my defense...)

Bb5    G5    D5    A5   (play a lot of times)

When he starts repeating "let me embrace salvation" hold the D5 for a while

End:
e-----------------
B------------7----
G--3----5----7----
D--3----5----7----
A--1----3----5----
E-----------------
   Bb5  C5   D

Chords used:

Bm       x2443x
Bm/G     3x443x
D        x5777x
A        5776xx
Bb5      x133xx
G5       355xxx
D5       x577xx
A5       577xxx


Alright i think thats everything if you want to know anything email me
at guitarvibe55@yahoo.com. thanks       ~ Josiah

Comments about this tab

jesuslova - 2004-06-11

um i think that number one the bridge is played on an acoustic

and number two it's easier to just play
e-------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------
G------0----0----0----0----0----0------0-----
D-----4----4----4----4----4----4-----4---4--
A---5----5----5-----5----5----5-----5------5-
E--2--------------0----2----------2---------

than

e-------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------
G------0----0----0----0----0----0-----------
D---0h4--0h4--0h4--0h4--0h4--0h4---0h4-5p4--
A-----------------------------------------5-
E--2--------------0----2----------2---------
and i believe that's the way they do it on the cd too


punkrox102 - 2004-08-05

the acoustic bridge should be:
e-------------------------------------
b-------------------------------------
g----0---0----0---0----0---0---0--------
d---4---4---4---4-----4---4---4--4------
a--2---2---2--2------2---2---2----2----- play through 2x or 3x then start
E-0-----------------0--------------------
*
playing it again and stop at the *


_Ed_ - 2005-02-09

I think the first verse (acoustic) should be
Bm: 799777
Bm/G: 355333 (G)
D:101212101010
A:577555


JasonD - 2005-03-10

I realize that there are like 4 people saying different things for the bridge, but they all don't sound like the cd. I think I've figured it out, I don't know where people are getting the first note as the 2nd fret on E ... but it doesn't sound right at all. Tell me what you think of this:

e|-----------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------
G|--------0-----0-----0-------0-------0-----0-------0--------
D|------4-----4-----4-------4-------4-----4-------4---5p4----
A|----5-----5-----5-------5-------5-----5-------5---------5--
E|--0-------------------3-------0-------------0--------------


RelientRocks - 2005-04-18

This is the bridge.Matt is picking around a Gmajor7 chord.
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------0-----0-----0-----0-------0-------0--------0-----|
D|-----4-----4-----4-----4-------4-------4-------4----4---|
A|---5-----5-----5-------------5-------5-------5--------5-|
E|-0-------------------0-----3-------3-------3------------|


apete45 - 2005-07-01

the tab before this is pretty close...except a for a few minor adjustments that most of you all have probably already figured out

E|-------------------------------------|
B|------0---0---0---0---0---0------0---|
G|-----4---4---4---4---4---4---4-4--4--|
D|----5---5---5-------5---5---5------5-|
A|---0-----------0---3-----------------|
E|-------------------------------------|


apete45 - 2005-07-01

hey my bad i made a typo it should be...

E|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|------0---0---0---0---0---0------0---|
D|-----4---4---4---4---4---4---4-4--4--|
A|----5---5---5-------5---5---5------5-|
E|---0-----------0---3-----------------|


j3susfreak - 2005-08-05

RELIENT K RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


rkfan4 - 2005-11-25

whats the strumming pattern?


lonlaser - 2006-12-14

in the chorus, it sounds like there is a second guitar playing the chords up one octave, does anybody else hear that?


Switchfoot_ - 2007-01-27

Super Tab!I agree with apete45,but other than that,super !


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