Marty Friedman - It's The Unreal Thing


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05-17-2006, 06:05 AM
Does anyone have tabs for this? or links? I figured out the beginning part but too lazy and no time to decypher everything. I know its in the key of C (not too sure, but that's the closest i got so far using minor penta, minor and harmonic minor), and whenever i tried to concentrate to decode it, i just ramble and improvise over the song :wtf: . 'preciate ur help thx.

Btw MARTY ROCKS in his new album ! he really did a great job putting together cool and touching melodic riffs. Proof that you dont need to play really fast to be really good :liplick:

05-17-2006, 04:55 PM

I've been wanting a tab for that too, it's one of my favorite Marty songs.

05-17-2006, 08:55 PM
Meh, im still trying to put together the pieces, its not a hard of a song actually IMO, but the melody has some tricky part, which is f'kin awesome... Plus i got the vid where he did a demo on boss GT8 so that i got the rough idea on what he did :D

And well, i think almost all of his songs are great, Novocaine Kiss, Salt In The Wound, etc but yeah, i've been listening to - It's The Unreal Thing - for quite a number of times, just cant get enough of it...

05-19-2006, 06:46 PM
Yeah, an excellent song without a doubt. I had it as a myspace song for a while. Now I have Sacrifice Unto Sebek by Nile. \m/

Friedman's Corazon de Santiago = pwn
So melodic it's ridiculous. I love all of his songs I've heard, but Forbidden City, Corazon de Santiago, and The Unreal Thing are my faves.

05-19-2006, 08:58 PM
Haha im so proud.

I dont know why, just cause i showed you that song it makes me happy. Just to spread the word of good music i suppose.

05-19-2006, 09:18 PM
Heh, 0-7-2 is pretty kool, you know what it means dontcha?

05-20-2006, 05:18 PM
Heh, 0-7-2 is pretty kool, you know what it means dontcha?

masturbation in Japanese???

05-20-2006, 09:03 PM
^Yep, fo sho.

It is a sweet song. A lot harder than it sounds too.

And w00t for PooKoo showing me one of the best songs in history.


05-21-2006, 03:23 AM
lol, and marty said its just wanking and has little melody in it, more techniques :D ...

Btw, Corazon De Santiago Ptab is up. I spotted some mistakes on the 1st part of the song... :rolleyes:

06-08-2006, 02:06 PM
lol, and marty said its just wanking and has little melody in it, more techniques :D ...

Btw, Corazon De Santiago Ptab is up. I spotted some mistakes on the 1st part of the song... :rolleyes:

I tabbed that nukkah. I was bored...

And it was my first tab, so bleh...

Tis not a great tab, but oh well, good enough for me, especially when I was obsessed with the song.

06-09-2006, 12:37 AM
:haha ^

06-09-2006, 12:53 AM
yeah. tis funny that you mentioned it.

It's all good, I realize it's crappy.

06-09-2006, 12:59 AM
Heh, take it easy, at least u made an effort to tab it :cheers:

Now im so f'kin bz that i've no time to learn his songs so i stopped the Corazon till the ending of the distortion-less part. Havent gotten thru the whole thing actually. Still waiting for the Unreal thing and Nasty Machine (now im diggin this one too much, especially the mid-ending part, all the a-la chinese scale and the chunk, boy the GT-8 have good chunk..)

06-09-2006, 01:02 AM
Hmmmm, I haven't heard it. I don't have MFS unfortunately.

06-09-2006, 01:05 AM
Its really good actually. And do you DL the other songs? :rolleyes:

06-11-2006, 09:02 AM
i have cacophony(which has marty in it for all you noobs)- go off
with jason becker
they are both flippin awesome

06-11-2006, 03:49 PM
Its really good actually. And do you DL the other songs? :rolleyes:
Actually, PooKoo uploaded 2 songs a while back (Corazon and Novacaine Kiss)

I dled The Unreal Thing after hearing it on his myspace.

0-7-2 I have a powertab of.

06-12-2006, 03:04 AM
ic >_>

06-12-2006, 04:02 PM
I plan on eventually buying it. And I'm definitely buying Loudspeaker.

06-13-2006, 04:43 AM
:cheers: just $15 on amazon

06-13-2006, 06:43 AM
Yep that's where I'm going to get it.

06-18-2006, 10:31 PM
so nobody has the tab for its the unreal thing

06-19-2006, 01:34 AM
Patience is virtue, if you dont have the patient, then make your own tab, its in the key of C minor :cheers:

06-22-2006, 09:49 AM
i also think it is in drop C tuning

06-22-2006, 11:00 PM
Its in standard tuning, key is in C minor....

06-23-2006, 05:40 AM
Jewel is good too nice melody and nice progression

06-23-2006, 05:57 AM
unreal thing is wicked im trying to tab some parts of it but it's very unearthy sounding

06-23-2006, 04:14 PM
Its in standard tuning, key is in C minor....
Yeah, but it's definitely on a 7 string.

06-23-2006, 05:41 PM
Nastymachine > all of them

06-25-2006, 10:09 AM
Yeah, but it's definitely on a 7 string.
You kiddin' me? I dont think its a 7-string, you can get a lot of crazy fx from the GT-8 and maybe it also has a pitch shifter or somesort. Last time Marty did some tv interviews and boss demos and he only used a 6 string, the Ibanez MTM1 and the SZ720FM mainly.

06-25-2006, 12:03 PM
If it's on a standard tuned 6 string, it HAS to have a pitch shifter. Tis too low not to...

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06-25-2006, 12:09 PM
Or maybe Detuned?

06-25-2006, 12:40 PM
Right back where we started.

06-25-2006, 11:16 PM
Correct me if im wrong but he rarely uses a 7-string and uses standard tuning as his base. Maybe he shifted the pitch for once and loop it so that he could solo over it. I also kinda think that he uses drop-C, hmm...

This' a vid i found frm u-tube, the audio-video synchronization might not be great but, you'll get the idea. 1st song is Nasty Machine (half way) and the 2nd one is Its The Unreal Thing, both using the Ibanez SZ720FMTK, Boss GT-8 and live through the PA system.

I tried to do what he did in that vid and i got this. Figure out the strumming pattern, im lazy to tab it, its a rough idea and i dont have my electric wif me rite now, so i dunno which order it goes...



i dunno codes, meh~

06-26-2006, 05:39 AM
the low chord in te beginning riff which is played twice is like this: