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Submitted by: guitarbmee

artist: switchfoot
album: nothing is sound
song: stars

so I figured this out the morning this cd came out... I've only figured out
the main riff, but I'll get the rest up another time. enjoy!

drop d tuning


first part of the intro (the part before it gets fully heavy)
I'll just tab the four lowest strings since that's all it uses:

g|------6-7-----11------9-----13/16\14-----6-7-----11------9---9-9-9-
d|0-0-0-x-x-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-0-0-x--x--x--0-0-x-x-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-0-x-x-x-
a|0-0-0-4-5-0-0-9-0-0-0-7-0-0-11/14\12-0-0-4-5-0-0-9-0-0-0-7-0-7-7-7-
D|0-0-0-----0-0---0-0-0---0-0----------0-0-----0-0---0-0-0---0-------
play that once, then: (it's just adding one chord at the very start)
g|--6---6-7-----11------9-----13/16\14-----6-7-----11------9---9-9-9-
d|0-x-0-x-x-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-0-0-x--x--x--0-0-x-x-0-0-x-0-0-0-x-0-x-x-x-
a|0-4-0-4-5-0-0-9-0-0-0-7-0-0-11/14\12-0-0-4-5-0-0-9-0-0-0-7-0-7-7-7-
D|0---0-----0-0---0-0-0---0-0----------0-0-----0-0---0-0-0---0-------


do that ^^^ three times... those riffs might not use the two octave notes, 
maybe justthe lower of the two, but either way sounds fine. i'm pretty sure 
that they only use the lower octave for the heaviest part of the intro...
that's when it gets really tough 
(i'm guessing they use two guitars but it's possible with one).
this is also what they play for all the other times you hear the riff:
g|------------------------------------------------------------------
d|0-2-0-----0-2---0-2-5---0-2--------0-2-0-----0-2---0-2-5----------
a|0-2-0-4-5-0-2-9-0-2-5-7-0-2-11/14\12-2-0-4-5-0-2-9-0-2-5-7--7-7-7-
D|0-2-0-----0-2---0-2-5---0-2--------0-2-0-----0-2---0-2-5----------
in the intro, they play that ^^^ twice, but other parts only once, then other
parts twice again... just listen to the song to figure it out.

i'll get the other parts of the song up here some other time... enjoy one of
the coolest riffs EVER!!! feel free to comment and correct.

~Ben A.K.A. guitarbmee

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