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CLOSER
tanscribed by John Vettese (spex49d@prodigy.com)
as recorded on NIN's album The Downward Spiral

-There is alot more going on in this song than what I have transcribed. Most of it is synth, but I know that alot of the synth is changed to guitar when Trent preforms it with his live band so I transcribed it for guitar and bass. To have it sound exactly like it does on the album, you'd need 4 guitars (all with effects processers), two drum sets, and a bass. I'm assuming that you have one or maybe two guitars (and if you're in a band, a bass) so that's all I transcribed it for. Also I'm just posting the main riffs. You can figure out how many times to play them.

x=deaden
/=slide
~=vibrato

INTRO (drums...I don't play drums, sorry)

1ST VERSE (bass w/wah pedal)
1:----5---------3-------5--------3--0--------
2:-------------------------------------3--0--
3:-3-----x--3-3----x-3-----3--3--------------
4:-------------------------------------------

1ST CHORUS (clean bass and one clean guitar)
Bass
1:---------------
2:---------------
3:------x-1-x-2--
4:-1-------------

Guitar
1:------1-----------
2:------------------
3:------------------
4:-3--------3---4---
5:-3----------3---4-
6:-1--1---1---------

2ND VERSE (bass w/wah pedal, one guitar w/chorus pedal, one clean guitar)
Bass
(Same as 1st verse)

Guitar 1 (w/chorus pedal)
1:----------------------------3~~~/12~~~-
2:-5~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~-6~~~~~~~-------------
3:---------------------------------------
4:---------------------------------------
5:---------------------------------------
6:---------------------------------------

Guitar 2 (clean)
1:----------------------------3333-4444--
2:-5555555555555555-66666666-------------
3:---------------------------------------
4:---------------------------------------
5:---------------------------------------
6:---------------------------------------

2ND CHORUS (clean bass and two clean guitars)
Bass
(Same as 1st Chorus)
Guitar 1
(Same as 1st Chorus)
Guitar 2
1:--------------------------------
2:----------------------4----4----
3:----2----3--3--5------5----5----
4:----3----5--5--6----------------
5:--------------------------------
6:--------------------------------

INTERLUDE (clean bass, one guitar w/chorus pedal, one guitar w/distortion pedal)
Bass
1:---------------------------
2:---------------------------
3:---------------------------
4:-0-0-0-1-------------------
Guitar 1 (w/chorus pedal)
(same as 2nd Verse)
Guitar 2 (w/distortion pedal, after a few repetitions)
1:------------------------------
2:------------------------------
3:--------6-5-------------------
4:-2--2-3-6-5--6-7--6-8--6-5-4--
5:-2--2-3-4-3--6-7--6-8--6-5-4--
6:-0--0-1------4-5--4-6--4-3-2--

PRE-OUTRO (clean bass, one guitar w/chorus pedal, one guitar w/wah pedal)
Bass
(same as interlude)
Guitar 1 (w/chorus pedal)
(same as 2nd Verse)
Guitar 2 (w/wah pedal)
1:-----------------------
2:-----------------------
3:-----------------------
4:-3----3----3----1-3-1--
5:---3---------3---------
6:---------4-------------

OUTRO (bass w/wah pedal, two guitars w/chorus pedals)
Bass (w/wah pedal)
1:---------------------------8-
2:-10--8--10--8-8--10--8-10----
3:-----------------------------
4:-----------------------------

Guitar 1 (w/chorus pedal)
(same as 2nd verse)
Guitar 2 (w/chorus pedal, after a few repetitions)
1:-----------------------------------------------------------
2:-----------------------------------------------------------
3:-----------------------------------------------------------
4:-5~~~-3~~~~~~~-3~~~-2~~~~~~~-1~~~----------------3~~~~~~~~-
5:----------------------------------5~~~~~~~-1-1-0-----------
6:-----------------------------------------------------------

then, by itself

1:-------------------------------------------------------------------
2:-------------------------------------------------------------------
3:-12~~~-10~~~~~~~-10~~~-9~~~~~~~--------------------------10~~~~~~~-
4:--------------------------------13~~~-12~~~~~~~-13-13-12-----------
5:-------------------------------------------------------------------
6:-------------------------------------------------------------------

THE END!!!


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