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Radiohead: guitar tab and chords for Kid A, Kid A



		 Kid A - Radiohead
		-------------------


			From the album "Kid A"

			Transcribed by Howard Wright
			howardw (at) jmdl (dot) com


Not your typical guitar song this one, though two of the main 
ideas (parts A and B below) work very well on guitar. Almost 
the entire song is made up of just three parts: the "musicbox"
theme from the beginning of the song, and parts A and B.

I've written the "musicbox" part out in tablature - with a bit
of practice it can be played on one guitar, though it's easier
if it's broken up into two parts with one guitar playing the
lower notes.

I've written out the song structure below in terms of three
main parts.


Music box:
-----------

E--------------10--8---8------13----12--12--12----------10---
B------------------11--11--10-----------11--------13----10---
G------12--10--10-----------------------12--------12---------
D------12--------------10------------------------------------
A--13------12--------------------10-----10-----------10------
E------------------10------13------------------13------------

                                             ^
                                            ^^^
There's also a note at the 18th fret (top E string) with this note
at the 12th fret. If you're playing this part on one guitar this
is too much to reach, but if you split part across two guitars
you can play this bit with the high note as:


E----12--18----------10---
B----11--17----13----10---
G----12--------12---------
D-------------------------
A----10-----------10------
E-----------13------------



part A:
--------

E-----------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------
D---3-3---5-5---8--8-----7-7-------7-7---5-5----
A-----------------------------------------------
E---5-5---6-6---10-10----8-8-------8-8---6-6----



part B:
--------

E---3-3---3-3--3-3--3-3-------3-3---3-3-----3-3----5-5-----
B----------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------
D---5-5---3-3-----------------5-5---3-3--------------------
A-----------------------------7-7---------5-5----------3-3-
E---6-6---5-5---------1-1-----6-6---5-5--------1-1---------


(top string notes optional - or can be played by a second guitar)


Bass bit:
----------

G-------------------------------
D-------------------------------
A--1-3-3-3-3-3---1-3-3-3-3-3-3--  
E-------------------------------


Song structure:
----------------

Musicbox x 2
Part A x 4 (musicbox continues)
Part A x 2 (+ musicbox + vocals)
Part B x 2 (no vocals)
Musicbox x 2 (+ vocals + drums)
Part A x 2 (+ musicbox + vocals + drums)
Part B x 4 (+ vocals + intermittent drums)
Bass bit x 2 (+ drums)
Synth chords (+ drums)
Musicbox x 4 (3rd synth chord fades in)
Musicbox x 2 (+ vocals + 4th synth chord fades in)
Bass bit x 4 (+ musicbox + drums + synth)



When the synth chords first comes in, the first two chords 
played are:

E  A  D  G  B  E       E  A  D  G  B  E
x  8  8  12 10 8       x  8  8  10 8  8
 
    Fadd2add4              Fsus2add4

The top notes of the first chord fade in first, then the lower 
notes, then the second chord fades in. 

The 3rd synth "chord" is:

E  A  D  G  B  E
x  x  x  17 x 17


and the 4th chord is:

EADGBE
x331xx

Fsus4



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