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Submitted by: Dani_Boy

Artist: Thousand Foot Krutch
Song: Rawkfist
Album: Phenomenon
Tuning: Drop D

Okay, a little word for my defence... I know it is version number 13 and I have
already done one already, but this is after all "the tab that never dies" lol
I found out that they use some "double octaves" and a few other things that
gives a lot of flavor to the song, so I had to tab it down.

So what is a double octave? It is an extended powerchord, it is really simple,
and I made up the name myself, since I do not know what they are called :)
Example: An E5 powerchord consists of one E note, one B note and one E note an
octave higher. An "E double octave" has another B note, which is an octave
higher. So it becomes a double octave.
A|--2--| (Get it? :) )

You can also add another E in the third octave:

These techniques can be used on all powerchords and works perfectly nice for
Drop D and other drop tunings, but double octaves also work in standard if
you are good at stretching your pinky finger. Okay, enough lessons for today :)

This song uses two guitars, like all the TFK songs do. The Lead Guitar plays
only in the verses and in the "solo". I do not know if it really is a solo, but
that is what people keep calling it so I will go with that. The Rhythm Guitar
uses distortion all the way through and the Lead Guitar has a brighter, less
distorted sound. 

/ = Slide up (Slide from note to note or slide into)
h = Hammer on
p = Pull off
pb = "Pull-bend". Same as a pull-off, just bend slightly while pulling off
x = Scratching, mute strings with your fret hand to get a cool "dead" sound
b = Bend strings slightly
P.M. or ... = Palm Muting
^ = Marks where Lead Guitar plays E7#9 chord during the solo part.

  Intro: Rhythm Guitar (The hardest part lol)

  Verse 1: Rhythm Guitar (Part 1)

D|--7/9xxxx9---xxxxxxxx7/9xxxxxx5-4-0----| (At the pull-off chord, do not play 
A|--5/7xxxx10p7xxxxxxxx5/7xxxxxx5-4-0----|  the D string too hard or it will
D|-----xxxx----xxxxxxxx---xxxxxx5-4-0----|  sound bad)

  (Part 2)


  Verse 1: Lead Guitar (Natural harmonics, plays only at part 1s scratchings)

Plays only at part 1s scratchings, listen to hear when to play the different
sections. It is important that you play natural harmonics and not real tones!

  Chorus: Rhythm Guitar (This is what I think it sounds like, let chords ring)

Chorus: Rhythm Guitar (This is more of what it LOOKS like, let chords ring)

It LOOKS like he is playing something an octave higher on the video, but that
really does not sound good at all.

  Post-Chorus: Rhythm Guitar (That wonderful little riff)

  Verse 2: Rhythm Guitar (Part 1)

                               |--------| Shutter effect is added here
  (Part 2)

D|--0h2xxxx0h2xxxxxxxx0h2xxxxxx5-4-0----| You have to be really good at muting
A|--0h2xxxx0h2xxxxxxxx0h2xxxxxx5-4-0----| off the chords so that the 2s do not
D|--0h2xxxx0h2xxxxxxxx0h2xxxxxx5-4-0----| ring into the scratching part.

  Verse 2: Lead Guitar (Natural harmonics, plays only at part 1s scratchings)



Now for the fun part. Let your index finger and ringfinger take the double
octaves and let your pinky finger do the bends. The part with the hammer-ons
and pull-offs might be all straight notes. I am not really sure, since I do
most of my tabbing unplugged. Anyway, "Throw up ya Rawkfist!!!"

  Bridge: Rhythm Guitar



Here is my version of the pre-solo: (They might be playing this on the CD)

  Solo and Outro: Rhythm Guitar (Really good for practising pinky stretching)
                                            ^      ^          ^      ^

            ^      ^          ^      ^

The solo is played with hammer-ons and pull-offs: D|--7p2h5p2--|

  Solo: Lead Guitar (Plays E7#9 chord at all the markings)
G|--7--| I do not know if the base note is actually played because it sounds
D|--6--| kinda bright. They might skip it, or they put the "weight" of the
A|-(7)-| chord on the brighter string. I put the base note inside brackets.

Thats all. Sorry again about making another Rawkfist version, but I really
think these added notes make you come a lot closer to "the real thing". (And I
do not mean Coca-Cola lol) So please tell me what you think, and if this one
aint perfect, then I guess someone will just have to make another version :)
God Bless,

Comments about this tab

|)rink)v(tn|)ew - 2006-07-16

Holy Gosh, TFK does rock, kinna like this tab dude...tight, this is good enough to be the last Rawkfist Tab, hopefully...personally, i like to single guitar style but if you got two guitarists, this is the tab for them. sick tab dawg!

akaukal - 2006-07-17

*sigh* this is fine. It was totally not needed though. The combination of all the other tabs made a good one. It's pretty good, but with the lead guitar in the solo, you're missing something. It like, slides down from higher frets and then plays that chord. I don't know whether to give it a 4 or 5, so I'll wait to rate it.

ice_wiz - 2006-07-18

This is good, though, there is not a whole lot of differences from your other tab. Anyways, lets just put the Rawkfist tabbing to rest.

Dani_Boy - 2006-07-18

Thanks for the feedback, y'all! The reason I did this tab was because of the notes added to the chords, my so called "double-octaves". The pre-chorus is a good example:

Instead of:

This sounds much more like the song if you listen carefully:

This technique is also used in the second verse, bridge, pre-solo and outro. That's why I think this tab was needed. I also noticed a few details here and there, so if you check through the tab a little closer I'm sure you can find some new things. I do agree with you guys though, unless someone comes with something new and cool that nobody's noticed before, we should really put down the Rawkfist tabbing. 13 tabs should be enough... hehe

tl_guitarnut - 2006-07-18

thanks for submitting this tab!!! on the contrary to what Akoukal said, I like having a tab that has everything right so I dont have to look at all the other tabs and piece things together, keep it up :)

Te eF Kay - 2006-07-21

you might be complicating things a bit to much

Te eF Kay - 2006-07-26

if this is the most simple song TFK has ever done how come it is tabbed by
almost everyone!?!

Dani_Boy - 2006-07-30

Thanks, guitarnut! (Even though you spellled akaukal wrong, lol) Nice to hear that the tab is appreciated. I love detailed tabs and I love good tabs, so please tell me if there is anything I missed. :)

I said that before didn't I? That this is one of their most simple songs. Well it is in a few ways and in a few ways it's not. It turned out to be more complicated than I thought from the beginning, that's for sure. But it's pretty simple in it's structure, and if you don't feel a need to play it perfect, then it is really easy. It's not all that hard to play, but it's pretty detailed when you take a close look. Again, the reason I did this tab was that nobody (including myself) had noticed my so called "double octaves". Listen carefully to the song and I think you'll hear them.

Thanks guys, keep telling me what you think and keep being honest :)

Te eF Kay - 2006-07-30

I am still not so sure about the chorus and verse but i'll have a listen for those double octaves!;-)

Te eF Kay - 2006-07-30

Hey Dani_Boy check out the top tabbers for some encouragement!!!

Te eF Kay - 2006-08-01

I think I am seeing your verse and chorus a different way now(it looks quite correct!)but those double octaves dont sound quite right but maybe ill get used to them to!hehe!

Dani_Boy - 2006-08-04

Don't you think I've seen the Top Tabbers before? lol Hehe, thanks for your encouragement too. I'll soon be sending in Puppet.

Te eF Kay - 2006-08-04

oh cool!!!I had a go at that but I couldnt get the right pitch for some reason but I do know its in drop B

Dani_Boy - 2006-08-05

Yup, it's Drop B. It's pretty simple, although it has a lot of variations and the intro/chrous can be a little hard. It's been lying around nearly completed in my "saved tabs folder" for a long time, I just haven't taken the time to check it and make the final touches. I'll hopefully be able to send it in today :)

Dani_Boy - 2006-08-10

I've sent in Puppet a few days ago, it just hasn't appeared yet.

tl_guitarnut - 2006-08-11


Te eF Kay - 2006-08-11

I sent in Everyone Like Me about a week ago and it still hasnt appeared!!!

Te eF Kay - 2006-08-23

hey one day I was listenin to Life FM(NZs christain radio station)and the guy was talking about something and then rawkfist started to play and the guy says
now here is Thousand Foot Krutch with.....rock fish!
and the next thing I knew I was rolling on the floor laughing!LOL!

Dani_Boy - 2006-08-27

HAHAHA!!! He said rockfish? Cool!

Ok, correction. Part 2 of the first verse ends like this:


Like the second verse ends, with "double-octaves". I know it's not a big deal maybe, but I want to be precise. Tell me what you think.

Te eF Kay - 2006-08-28

is interesting!

|)rink)v(tn|)ew - 2006-08-30

ive been playing this song over and over again so my fingers are pretty nimble and i don't know what you think about this but i like this way for the solo...cuz like i've said, it's good to playit with one guitar for those single guitar bands...instead of playing the lead E7#9 chord, combine the two


i know it looks rediculously not it but it sounds pratty much like the E7#9 chord so...what eva you want...i just em saying that they don't play the same way every time they play in-show...thats why books that have tabbature aren't solid...but hey dani-boy..awesome job and good ear. keep it up..have you heard of Red? awesome band that sound like TFK love for someone to tab some of thier songs if they even have time

Dani_Boy - 2006-08-31

The chord sounds really good, especially if you skip two or three of the darkest strings, but it's still very hard to play it all with one guitar. Thanks a lot for the variational chord!

|)rink)v(tn|)ew - 2006-09-05

not a problem. we should video ourselves playing it and start a thread and put as an attachment...i thoughts

Te eF Kay - 2006-09-07

yeah then we could see what each other looks like hehe!
by the way if you watch this music video nice and clear instead of off the internet get a dvd called X Rock Hits 2004 its christain rock(obviously)music videos and rawkfist is one of them so I'm waiting for the 2006 version cause I think Move might be on it!

Te eF Kay - 2006-09-10

ok you've nailed the chorus(yipeeeee!)!!!

Dani_Boy - 2006-09-11

hehe, I found a few corrections on the first verse. I'll post them sometime soon.

Te eF Kay - 2006-09-13

oh good cause that little thing-a-ma-bob in the first verse doesnt sound quiet right!

Te eF Kay - 2006-11-07

I think the lead guitar only plays the bass note on the solo on the 4th time.

Te eF Kay - 2006-11-14

I cannot wait until my hand is big enough to play the solo!

what_ever - 2006-11-23

Yeah, well I can t wait until whenever I get an electric guitar so I can play ANY of it properly! lol
So I haven t tried it yet, but I will eventually. :)

(rock fish... LOL!)

what_ever - 2006-11-23

hey, anyone else have "syntax problems" with apostrophes in the comments?

Te eF Kay - 2006-11-24

wellI guess I should be thankful then!!!lol!

Te eF Kay - 2006-11-26

yeah I have those syntax problems!shat are they about?

Te eF Kay - 2006-11-28

oops!spelling mistake!I meant WHAT is that about!

guitarmaster11 - 2007-12-24

i cant understand it

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