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King Diamond - Shapes Of Black tab

King Diamond:  Shapes Of Black

transcribed by:  Rami Nuotio     :  midiamond@sci.fi
                 Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com

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Date last modified:  June 29, 2007

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Tuning: Standard


Riff 1
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-------------------7---------------|
A|-5-7-8-5~--(5)\------8-7-5~--(5)\--|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|-7-9-10-7--(7)\----7-10-9-7--(7)\----7-9-10-|
A|-5-7--8-5--(5)\-------8-7-5--(5)\----5-7--8-|
E|--------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|--------------------9----------------|
D|-7-9-10-7~--(7)\------10-9-7~--(7)\--|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|------7------------10-7---------------------|
A|-8-10---8--(8)\---------10-8--(8)\----5-7-8-|
E|--------------------------------------------|


Riff 2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|----------7------------------7-|
A|-5--8--7----8-7-5--8--7--7-8---|
E|-------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|----------5--------------------5--5--------------|
D|-5--5--7----7-5-6--------5--7-------7-5-8--------|
A|----------------6-----------------------8--------|
E|----------------4-----------------------6----X\\-|


Riff 2a
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|----------7------------------7-|
A|-5--8--7----8-7-5--8--7--7-8---|
E|-------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-7-10--9--14-10-9-7--10--9-------7-|
A|-5--8--7--12--8-7-5---8--7--7--8---|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|----------5--------------------5--5--------|
D|-5--5--7----7-5-6--------5--7-------7-5-8--|
A|----------------6-----------------------8--|
E|----------------4-----------------------6--|

Guitar 2                        x2
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|----------7------------------7-|
A|-5--8--7----8-7-5--8--7--7-8---|
E|-------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|----------5--------------------5--5--------|
D|-5--5--7----7-5-6--------5--7-------7-5-8--|
A|----------------6-----------------------8--|
E|----------------4-----------------------6--|



Riff 3                                            x2
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|---7----7-7-8-8----8-8-10-10----10-10-8-8----8-8-|
A|-5-5----5-5-5-5----5-5--5--5-----5--5-5-5----5-5-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


Riff 4
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---7----------7---8-8----------8---|
A|-5-5-5-5-55-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-55-5-5-5-|
E|-----------------------------------|
       * * ** *   *     * * ** *   *
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-10-10----------10---8-8----------8---|
A|--5--5-5-5-55-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-55-5-5-5-|
E|--------------------------------------|
         * * ** *    *     * * ** *   *


Play Riff 3
Play Riff 4  Solo Rhythm, end with:
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|--7--|
A|--5--|
E|-----|


Solo (Wead)
e|--------------------------------|
B|-10-8h10p8------10-8------10----|
G|-----------10~-------10~-----10-|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-11-10h11p10----11-10h11p10----10-11-|
G|-------------12-------------12-------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|-13~-11----13-11-----13----|
G|--------14-------14-----14-|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------10-12-|
B|-11-10h11p10----11-10h11p10----10-11-13-------|
G|-------------12-------------12----------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-13-12h13p12----13-12h13p12----12-13-|
B|-------------15-------------15-------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-15-13h15p13----15-13h15p13----13-15-|
B|-------------17-------------17-------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-17-15h17p15----17-15h17p15----15-17-|
B|-------------18-------------18-------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-17b18----(18)-15---------|
B|------------------18-17~--|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

Harmony Guitar
e|-------------------|
B|----------17-18-20-|
G|-15-17-19----------|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

e|-17-15h17p15----17-15h17p15----15-17-|
B|-------------18-------------18-------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-18-17h18p17----18-17h18p17----17-18-|
B|-------------20-------------20-------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-20-18h20p18----20-18h20p18----18-20-|
B|-------------22-------------22-------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 2b
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|----------5--------------------5--5--------------|
D|-5--5--7----7-5-6--------5--7-------7-5-8--------|
A|----------------6-----------------------8--------|
E|----------------4-----------------------6----X\\-|


Play Riff 2a  Solo Rhythm


Solo (La Rocque)
e|-15b17--(17)r15-15p13-13-|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|

e|-12-13-15-12-13----12----------------|
B|----------------15----14-15~---(15)\-|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------|
B|-[8]10r8p5-6--5h6p5----6-5~-----------|
G|--------------------7--------6--------|
D|-------------------------------7----5-|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|-----------------5--|
B|-6--5h6p5------6----|
G|----------7---------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|

End Solo


Riff 5 (Guitars basically trade off)
Guitar 1
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|-10----9--------(9)--|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

Guitar 2
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|-[silent]----10----9--|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|

e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|-(9)--------10----9--|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

e|------|
B|------|
G|--10--|
D|------|
A|------|
E|------|


Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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