• Song:

    Flux

  • Artist:

    Bloc Party

  • Album:

    Flux EP

None of the tabs I saw of this seemed right so I figured I'd have a crack.


INTRO/CHORUS

Synth and Guitar 1 (Gordy/Kele)


e|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------||
E|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-||

If you tremolo pick this and turn the tone down a bit you can get a similar sort of
to that on the record...or you can spend a ridiculous amount of money on a Korg synth. I
Kele must use some sort of tremelo effect as when they play live he only picks each note 
the synth is the dominant part anyway.

Guitar 2 (Russell)


e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------||
G|13-13-13-13-13-13-13-13-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-||
D|------------------------------------------------||
A|------------------------------------------------||
E|------------------------------------------------||

I'm not entirely sure about the alteration from playing the E on the 21st fret the first
to playing it on the 9th the second time through. It is most likely that Russel is
a pitch shifter or POG to add the higher octave. Once more though, this is the version 
we people without stupid amounts of money to spend on pedals.


VERSE


Synth/Guitar 1

e|------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------||
G|------------------------------------||
D|------------------------------------||
A|------------------------------------||
E|9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-12-12-12-12-5-5-5-5-||

Same rhythm as the intro. The Pre-Chorus is just the 9th fret on the E string.


Guitar 2
(This is only played in the second verse)

e|---------------------------------19----------19-||
B|---------19----------19-------------------------||
G|18-20-21----18-20-21----18-20-21----18-20-21----||
D|------------------------------------------------||
A|------------------------------------------------||
E|------------------------------------------------||

This is repeated throughout the second verse. Russell slowly brings the tone up on a wah.

If that is too awkward you can play it in a couple of other ways.

e|---------------------------------19----------19-||
B|---16-17-19----16-17-19----16-17-------16-17----||
G|18----------18----------18----------18----------||
D|------------------------------------------------||
A|------------------------------------------------||
E|------------------------------------------------||


e|---------------------------------19----------19-||
B|14-16-17-19-14-16-17-19-14-16-17----14-16-17----||
G|------------------------------------------------||
D|------------------------------------------------||
A|------------------------------------------------||
E|------------------------------------------------||

BRIDGE


It just sounds like everything holds the C# (9th fret on the E string) however Russell
picks an E (2nd fret on the D string) and slides up into the final chorus towards the end
the bridge.


The final chorus sounds as though Russell throws in a few changes possibly. You can try
out, all you need to know is that it's in E major.
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