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Rage Against The Machine, Bulls On Parade Tabs (ver.4)

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Bulls On Parade Tabs (ver.4)

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                (Live)
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		BULLS ON PARADE (LIVE) - Rage Against the Machine
	     From the 2003 album LIVE AT THE GRAND OLYMPIC AUDITORIUM
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Tuning: Standard
The album version of this song is played in Half-Step down tuning. Live, the
song is played in standard tuning, but on the same frets as the album version.

If you watch the concert, you'll see that Tom is doing volume swells in the intro solo,
Jesus, I don't see how it's possible to do volume swells reasonably well. I've included
different versions on how to do the intro solo, but I think Version 1 sounds better.

Intro Solo (Version 1)
0:43 - 1:26                1:02
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------2-----------2--6--------|
D|---2-----0--2-----------0--2--|
A|------------------------------|
E|---0--0--0--0-----0--0--0--0--|

   1:03                         1:21
e|---------------------------------|
B|--3--2---------------------------|
G|--------2--4--------2------------|
D|-----------------2-----2--0----2-|
A|---------------------------------|
E|--0--0--0--0-----0--0--0--0----0-|

Main Riff
1:28 - 1:49
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------| x8
D|--4---4-4---4-4----|
A|-------------------|
E|----2-----2-----2--|

Intro Solo (Version 2)
0:43 - 1:26                0:54
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------h4--------------|
A|------h2---------------h2-----------------|
E|--h2-------h0-----h2-------------h0---h2--|

     1:02               1:12             1:19
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|----h7--h6----h2---h4------------------------|
A|----------------------------h2---------------|
E|-----------------------h2--------h0----h2~~--|

Main Riff
1:28 - 1:49
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------| x8
D|--4---4-4---4-4----|
A|-------------------|
E|----2-----2-----2--|

This next part is played with a wah-wah pedal. Just stomp the wah
along to the beat of the song. You'll need to get the timing just right.

Intro bridge (with wah)
1:48 - 2:10
         What's up Los Angeles!
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------| x8
D|-4-4-xx-4-4--xxxxxx--|
A|-4-4-xx-4-4--xxxxxx--|
E|-2-2-xx-2-2--xxxxxx--|

Verse
2:10 - 2:35
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------| x4
D|-----------------------------|
A|------0---20-----------------|
E|--0-2---------0-2--20---0-1--|

Tom Morello himself has said that he sometimes adds a 'dissonant note' in
the chorus. The dissonant note is basically a note out of the scale. For
example, the entire song Bulls on Parade is based on F#. So, any note out
of the scale of F# would be considered dissonant. Also, add some 'chuggas',
or muted notes in between.

Chorus
2:35 - 2:56
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------| x4
D|--444--4--444--4--444--4--44444-4---|
A|--xxx--x--xxx--x--xxx--x--xxxx0-x---|
E|--022--2--022--2--022--2--0220--2---|

Second verse
2:58 - 3:19
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------| x4
D|-------------------------------|
A|------0---2000-----------------|
E|--0-2-----------0-2--20---0-1--|

Second chorus
3:18 - 3:43
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------| x4
D|--444--4--444--4--444--4--44444-4---|
A|--xxx--x--xxx--x--xxx--x--xxxx0-x---|
E|--022--2--022--2--022--2--0220--2---|

Bridge (with wah)
3:43 - 3:54
e|------------------|
B|------------------|
G|--44-xx-44-xxxxxx-| x4
D|--xx-xx-xx-xxxxxx-|
A|--22-xx-22-xxxxxx-|
E|------------------|

Solo
3:54 - 4:15
It's impossible to write a tablature for Tom's solo in Bulls on Parade, because there is
a single picked note in it; rather, he scratches the stings with the palm of his left
while with his right he is using the pickup selector. All you need to play the solo is 
guitar with two pickups and two volume knobs, one for each pickup. Put the volume of one
to 0, while the other pickup at 10. Now, rub your left hand's palm on the strings over 
pickups, all the while alternating between pickups. In order for the scratching to be 
adequately, use a whammy pedal set up 2 octaves.

The rest of the song is just the intro bridge and the intro riff:

Intro bridge (again, with wah)
4:15 - 4:48
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------| x12
D|-4-4-xx-4-4--xxxxxx--|
A|-4-4-xx-4-4--xxxxxx--|
E|-2-2-xx-2-4--xxxxxx--|

Intro riff (again)
4:48 - 5:17
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------| x8
D|-4----4-2----4-4----|
A|--------------------|
E|---2------2------2--|

Enjoy!

| x  Mute note
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