The bold is what im clueless about.

N.C.
E E E E +E +E Q +W +W +H.. a E
||-----------------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|
||o----------------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|
||-----0-0---------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|
||--11-----9-(9)-(9)s12--|-(12)--------|-(12)--------|-(12)-------------|
||o----------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------7s9--|
||-----------------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|

I searched but can't find what they mean. Are those just open string plucks on the A and B strings? Thats what im assuming but I don't understand why they just say 0?

Also if anyone can let me know what the N.C., E, +E, and +W, +H, a E are above the tab would be nice too but i might be thatd be amazing.
Quote by supersac
the two os means repeat
and the E nd W and what not above it are timing W=whole note
E-eight note
H-half note

And to add to this, the +E and +W means the notes are tied (so the note the note is held for the duration of the all the note lengths (if that makes sense?))

and the 'aE' i assume means acciaccatura (spelling?) which is basically a really quick note. In this case, it's the 7th fret on the A string.

And N.C. means "no chord".
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One more thing if ya don't mind

E E E E +E +E Q +W +W +H.. a E
||-----------------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|
||o----------------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|
||-----0-0---------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|
||--11-----9-(9)-(9)s12--|-(12)--------|-(12)--------|-(12)-------------|
||o----------------------|-------------|-------------|-------------7s9--|
||-----------------------|-------------|-------------|------------------|

what do parenthesis indicate? Also there is these in the song <7>
what are those lol?

Oh and this

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'elec 1 (Ben Gibbard)'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Elec 2 (Chris Walla)'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Acoustic (Ben Gibbard)'
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'Dist 1'
Gtr V (E A D G B E) - 'Dist 2'

Intro
Q=156
N.C.
4/4
Gtrs I, III
Wx7 H.. a E
|------------||---------------||
|------------||---------------||
|------------||---------------||
|------------||---------------||
|------------||-----------7s9-||
|------------||---------------||

I don't understand why it says Whole note x 7 if there are no notes indicated to play.

heres a link of the tab im referring to if it helps~!
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/d/death_cab_for_cutie/we_laugh_indoors_tab.htm?rated&view_on&comm#com_4419701

I also can't get the beginning to sound right when i play 11,00 like the tab says as the opening. I feel like the two o's on the A and B strings i thought meant open plucks sounded better. Can anyone help me get this right. Heres a link to the actual song -

I don't expect any help on the song but if you can please at least help answer my first two questions :P thanks!!
Last edited by antbalsamo at Apr 21, 2011,
Quote by antbalsamo

what do parenthesis indicate?

Also there is these in the song <7>
what are those lol?

I don't understand why it says Whole note x 7 if there are no notes indicated to play.

Parenthesis = hold note (let ring)

<> = natural harmonic

Wx7 = 7 time whole note (seven bars of silence in this case)
Quote by emmerhoofd
Parenthesis = hold note (let ring)

<> = natural harmonic

Wx7 = 7 time whole note (seven bars of silence in this case)

AHHH thank you! u da best.

Whats a natural harmonic though? How does it differ from regular harmonics?? ... Hmmm
A regular harmonic that youre thinking of probably is a natural harmonic. Its the harmonic you achieve by pressing your finger lightly against the string over a fret without fretting a note (usually over the 12th, 7th, or 5th frets). As opposed to a pinch harmonic, which uses the pick to achieve the harmonic while fretting a note.
Quote by Mean Mr Mustard
A regular harmonic that youre thinking of probably is a natural harmonic. Its the harmonic you achieve by pressing your finger lightly against the string over a fret without fretting a note (usually over the 12th, 7th, or 5th frets). As opposed to a pinch harmonic, which uses the pick to achieve the harmonic while fretting a note.

oooo you so smart thank you sensei