Song: The Becoming

Band: Nine Inch Nails
Composed By: Trent Reznor

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THE BECOMING
As recorded by Nine Inch Nails
(From the 1994 Album THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL)



    

Transcribed by scott666
	

Words and Music by Trent Reznor



    

Gtr I (D A D G B E) - 'Synth'
Gtr II (D A D G B E) - 'Guitar 1'
Gtr III (D A D G B E) - 'Guitar 2'

   Intro
    Q=150
    N.C.
   4/4        3/4       4/4        2/4
    Gtr I
    W          H.        W          H     8x
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||
||o----------|---------|----------|------o||
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||
||o----------|---------|----------|------o||
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||


   Verse
    $
   4/4        3/4       4/4        2/4
    W          H.        W          H     8x
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||
||o----------|---------|----------|------o||
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||
||o----------|---------|----------|------o||
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||


   Chorus
                                  D.S.
   4/4        3/4       4/4        2/4
    W          H.        W          H     4x
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||
||o----------|---------|----------|------o||
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||
||o----------|---------|----------|------o||
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||


   Bridge
    G5            F5            C5                Bb5
   3/4
    Gtr II
    E E E E E E   E E E E E E    E  E  E  E E e    E  E  E  E E E
||--------------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||o-8-8-8-8-x-x-|-6-6-6-6-x-x-|-13-13-13-13-x-x-|-11-11-11-11-x-x-|
||--7-7-7-7-x-x-|-5-5-5-5-x-x-|-12-12-12-12-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|
||--5-5-5-5-x-x-|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|--8--8--8--8-x-x-|
||o-5-5-5-5-x-x-|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|--8--8--8--8-x-x-|
||--5-5-5-5-x-x-|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|--8--8--8--8-x-x-|


  F5            C5                F5
  E E E E E E    E  E  E  E E e   E E E E E E   E E E E E E
|-------------|-----------------|-------------|--------------||
|-6-6-6-6-x-x-|-13-13-13-13-x-x-|-6-x-x-6-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-o||
|-5-5-5-5-x-x-|-12-12-12-12-x-x-|-5-x-x-5-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x--||
|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|-3-x-x-3-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x--||
|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|-3-x-x-3-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-o||
|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|-3-x-x-3-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x--||


   Verse
    G5            F5            C5                Bb5
    E E E E E E   E E E E E E    E  E  E  E E E    E  E  E  E E E

||--------------|-------------|-----------------|------------------|
||o-8-8-8-8-x-x-|-6-6-6-6-x-x-|-13-13-13-13-x-x-|-11-11-11-11-x-x--|
||--7-7-7-7-x-x-|-5-5-5-5-x-x-|-12-12-12-12-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x--|
||--5-5-5-5-x-x-|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|--8--8--8--8-x-x--|
||o-5-5-5-5-x-x-|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|--8--8--8--8-x-x--|
||--5-5-5-5-x-x-|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|--8--8--8--8-x-x--|


  F5            C5                F5
  E E E E E E    E  E  E  E E E   E E E E E E   E E E E E E

|-------------|-----------------|-------------|--------------||
|-6-6-6-6-x-x-|-13-13-13-13-x-x-|-6-x-x-6-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-o||
|-5-5-5-5-x-x-|-12-12-12-12-x-x-|-5-x-x-5-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x--||
|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|-3-x-x-3-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x--||
|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|-3-x-x-3-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-o||
|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|-3-x-x-3-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x--||


   Interlude
    N.C.
   4/4        3/4       4/4        2/4
    W          H.        W          H     4x
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||
||o----------|---------|----------|------o||
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||
||o----------|---------|----------|------o||
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||


   Chorus
   4/4        3/4       4/4        2/4
    W          H.        W          H     4x
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||
||o----------|---------|----------|------o||
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||
||o----------|---------|----------|------o||
||-----------|---------|----------|-------||


  D5 F5      G5D5     F5  G5F5  G5F5              G5D5     F5
 4/4                 3/4              4/4                 2/4
  Gtr III
  PM------------------------------|       PM-------------------------|
  q  S S S S E q.     S S E S S E q    Q  S S S S E q.     S S E S S E
|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|--------------|
|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|--------------|
|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|--------------|
|-0--3-3-3-3-5-0----|-3-3-5-3-3-5-3--|----3-3-3-3-5-0----|-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
|-0--3-3-3-3-5-0----|-3-3-5-3-3-5-3--|----3-3-3-3-5-0----|-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
|-0--3-3-3-3-5-0----|-3-3-5-3-3-5-3--|----3-3-3-3-5-0----|-3-3-3-3-3-3--|


       F5      G5D5     F5  G5F5  G5F5              G5D5     F5
   4/4                 3/4              4/4                 2/4
       PM---------------------------|       PM-------------------------|
    Q  S S S S E q.     S S E S S E q    Q  S S S S E q.     S S E S S E  3x
||--------------------|----------------|-------------------|--------------||
||o-------------------|----------------|-------------------|-------------o||
||--------------------|----------------|-------------------|--------------||
||-----3-3-3-3-5-0----|-3-3-5-3-3-5-3--|----3-3-3-3-5-0----|-3-3-3-3-3-3--||
||o----3-3-3-3-5-0----|-3-3-5-3-3-5-3--|----3-3-3-3-5-0----|-3-3-3-3-3-3-o||
||-----3-3-3-3-5-0----|-3-3-5-3-3-5-3--|----3-3-3-3-5-0----|-3-3-3-3-3-3--||


   Outro
    G5            F5            C5                Bb5
   3/4
    Gtr II
    E E E E E E   E E E E E E    E  E  E  E E E    E  E  E  E E E

||--------------|-------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||o-8-8-8-8-x-x-|-6-6-6-6-x-x-|-13-13-13-13-x-x-|-11-11-11-11-x-x-|
||--7-7-7-7-x-x-|-5-5-5-5-x-x-|-12-12-12-12-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|
||--5-5-5-5-x-x-|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|--8--8--8--8-x-x-|
||o-5-5-5-5-x-x-|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|--8--8--8--8-x-x-|
||--5-5-5-5-x-x-|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|--8--8--8--8-x-x-|


  F5            C5                F5
  E E E E E E    E  E  E  E E E   E E E E E E   E E E E E E  8x
|-------------|-----------------|-------------|--------------||
|-6-6-6-6-x-x-|-13-13-13-13-x-x-|-6-x-x-6-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-o||
|-5-5-5-5-x-x-|-12-12-12-12-x-x-|-5-x-x-5-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x--||
|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|-3-x-x-3-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x--||
|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|-3-x-x-3-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-o||
|-3-3-3-3-x-x-|-10-10-10-10-x-x-|-3-x-x-3-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x--||



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Interscope / Nothing/Interscope Song Duration on Album: 5:31 Album Duration: 01:05:08

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