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Elephant Talk Tabs

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                "Elephant Talk" from the King Crimson album "Discipline"
Fripp Guitar Part 


This transcription is set in standard tuning. I find it works pretty well.
The arpeggios should be played staccato. 
The "(__)" in the solo is meant to be a tie, indicating in this case 
that the 2nd note is hammered.


After Tony Levin's Stick intro, the Fripp part begins as:

(E minor Arpeggio)
 1       2       3       4
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|
-4---------------4---------------| repeated 8 times then
-------7---5---------7---5-------|
---7-----7---7-----7---7---7---7-|
-----7---------7-------------7---|


distorted chords during "A" verse vocals:

 1      2      3      4
-0---0-----------------------|
-7---7-----------------------|
-7---5-----------------------| repeated 4 times then
-0---0-----------------------|
-----------------------------|
-----------------------------|

(A minor Arpeggio)
 1       2       3       4
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|
-5-----4---2-----5---4---2-------| repeated 8 times then
---2-----2---2-----2---2---2---2-|
-----3---------3-------------3---|
---------------------------------|


same distorted chords during "B" verse vocals:

 1      2      3      4
-0---0-----------------------|
-7---7-----------------------|
-7---5-----------------------| repeated 4 times then
-0---0-----------------------|
-----------------------------|
-----------------------------|

(F# minor Arpeggio)
 1       2       3       4
---------------------------------|
-2---------------2---------------|
-------4---2---------4---2-------| repeated 8 times then
---4-----4---4-----4---4---4---4-|
-----4---------4-------------4---|
---------------------------------|


(A minor Arpeggio)
 1       2       3       4
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|
-5-----4---2-----5---4---2-------| repeated 8 times then
---2-----2---2-----2---2---2---2-|
-----3---------3-------------3---|
---------------------------------|


same distorted chords during "C" verse vocals:

 1      2      3      4
-0---0-----------------------|
-7---7-----------------------|
-7---5-----------------------| repeated 4 times then
-0---0-----------------------|
-----------------------------|
-----------------------------|

(F# minor Arpeggio)
 1       2       3       4
---------------------------------|
-2---------------2---------------|
-------4---2---------4---2-------| repeated 8 times then
---4-----4---4-----4---4---4---4-|
-----4---------4-------------4---|
---------------------------------|

The Roland Guitar Synth solo:

 1    2         3   4   1   2     3   4     1    2       3    4      1   2   3    4
||--11----------9---------|------------9-----|------------------------|-----------------9-|
||--9---------9-----------|----------9-----9-|-12-9------9--12--------|---------------9---|
||*-9-------9-------------|--------9---------|---------9--------------|-------------9-----|
||*-----------------------|------------------|------------------------|-------------------|
||------------------------|------------------|------------------------|-------------------|
||------------------------|------------------|------------------------|-------------------|


                                                      [1.                                   ]
 1    2      3     4      1       2      3    4         1    2   3       4       1  2  3  4
------------------------|-----------------------------|------------------------|------------||
------9--12-----------9-|------------4----------------|------------------7-----|-5----------||
---9---------------8----|---------4-----------------4-|-6--------------4-------|-----------*||
-----------------9------|------6------------------6-(___)------------6---------|-----------*||
------------------------|-----------------------------|------------------------|------------||
------------------------|-----------------------------|------------------------|------------||

[2.                                             ]
 1    2    3    4      1     2      3      4  
---------------------|-----9--------------------||
---5--7---------9----|---9-------9--------------||
-6-------------------|-9-------9----------------|| (end of solo) then
_)-------------------|-------9------------------||
---------------------|--------------------------||
---------------------|--------------------------||


(A minor Arpeggio)
 1       2       3       4
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|
-5-----4---2-----5---4---2-------| repeated 8 times with the "D" verse then
---2-----2---2-----2---2---2---2-|
-----3---------3-------------3---|
---------------------------------|


 1       2       3      4
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------| repeated 16 times under Belew's solo
-----4-------4-------------------| (Fripp does add slight embellishments) then 
---4---4---4---4-----------------|  
-2-------2-------0---------------|


(A minor Arpeggio)
 1       2       3       4
---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|
-5-----4---2-----5---4---2-------| repeated 8 times then
---2-----2---2-----2---2---2---2-|
-----3---------3-------------3---|
---------------------------------|


same distorted chords during "E" verse vocals:

 1      2      3      4
-0---0-----------------------|
-7---7-----------------------|
-7---5-----------------------| repeated 4 times then
-0---0-----------------------|
-----------------------------|
-----------------------------|


(F# minor Arpeggio)
 1       2       3       4
---------------------------------|
-2---------------2---------------|
-------4---2---------4---2-------| repeated 3 times then
---4-----4---4-----4---4---4---4-|
-----4---------4-------------4---|
---------------------------------|


(F# minor Arpeggio)
 1       2       
-----------------||
-2---------------||
-------4---2-----||
---4-----4---4---||
-----4-----------||
-----------------||
            
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