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King Diamond:  The Ritual

transcribed by:  Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com

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Date last modified:  October 27, 2003

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Tuning: Standard


Riff 1
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-9----9----9----9----12-12-11-12-|
A|-7----7----7----7----10-10--9-10-|
E|---------------------------------|

e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-3----3----3----3---------8---|
A|-1----1----1----1----/6-9---6-|
E|------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-9----9----9----9----12-12-11-12-|
A|-7----7----7----7----10-10--9-10-|
E|---------------------------------|

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

Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-12----12----12----12----12--12-|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-10----10----10----10----10--10-|
E|--------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-10----10----10----10----10--10-|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--8-----8-----8-----8-----8---8-|
E|--------------------------------|

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

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



Riff 2
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-7-------7-10---------7-10---|
E|---000-0------8-000-0------8-|
     *** *        *** *
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------7-10---7-10---6-9-|
E|-000-0------8------7-----|
   *** *
             "I can't speak..."
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-7-------7-10---------7-10---|
E|---000-0------8-000-0------8-|
     *** *        *** *
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|-------7-10---4-7---2-5-|
E|-000-0------5-----3-----|
   *** *
             "I'm in shock..."


Riff 3
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|---------------5---4---3-|
E|-0-000-0-0-0-0-3-0-2-0-1-|
   * *** * * * *   *   *
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|---------------5---4-5-7-|
E|-0-000-0-0-0-0-3-0-2-3-5-|
   * *** * * * *   *
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|---------------5---4---3-|
E|-0-000-0-0-0-0-3-0-2-0-1-|
   * *** * * * *   *   *
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|---------------5---4-----|
A|---------------3---2-5-4-|
E|-0-000-0-0-0-0---0---3-2-|
   * *** * * * *   *


Riff 3a (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|---------------5---4---3-|
E|-0-000-0-0-0-0-3-0-2-0-1-|
   * *** * * * *   *   *
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|---------------5---4-5-7-|
E|-0-000-0-0-0-0-3-0-2-3-5-|
   * *** * * * *   *
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|---------------5---4---3-|
E|-0-000-0-0-0-0-3-0-2-0-1-|
   * *** * * * *   *   *
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|---------------5---4--|
A|---------------3---2--|
E|-0-000-0-0-0-0---0----|
   * *** * * * *   *


Solo (Wah pedal)
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-9~--8----------12-11--------|
D|-------10-9~----------10-9~--|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-9~--8-12-11~----12-11-9-8~--|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------|
B|-------------------12-11---------|
G|-12~--11-------------------------|
D|---------14-13~----------14-13~--|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------12-11~----12-11---------|
G|-12~--11-----------------12-11~--|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
End Solo



Riff 4                    x2
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|---------------3---4---3-|
A|---------------3---4---3-|
E|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---1---1---|
   * * * * * * *   *   *
  "Human skulls..."
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|----------------7---8---7-|
A|----------------7---8---7-|
E|-/5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5---5---|
    * * * * * * *   *   *
  "A strange symbol..."
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------8-7-5-------|
E|-5-5-5-5-5-5-------8-7-5-|
   * * * * * *
  "...on the wall..."     x2
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------|
D|---------------3---4---3-|
A|---------------3---4---3-|
E|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---1---1---|
   * * * * * * *   *   *
  "Black candles..."



Riff 5
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-7--------10--------10--------10--|
E|-5---------8---------7---------6--|
  "In the gloomy light..."
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|-10--------10--------10--------10--------10--|
E|--7---------8---------7---------6---------7--|
  "Oh, what is it for?"



Play Riff 4   "In glass jars..."



Riff 6
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-7--------10--------12--------15--------14--10-|
E|-5---------8--------10--------13--------12---8-|
  "I hear the Master's voice..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-7--------10--------0--------2--|
E|-5---------8--------1--------0--|
  "I'm feeling strange..."



Riff 3b (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-------------------------| -----|
D|---------------5---4---3-|      |
A|-0-000-0-0-0-0-3-0-2-0-1-|      |
E|-------------------------|      |
   * *** * * * *   *   *          |
e|-------------------------|      |
B|-------------------------|      |
G|-------------------------|      |
D|---------------5---4-5-7-|      |
A|-0-000-0-0-0-0-3-0-2-3-5-|      |
E|-------------------------|      |
   * *** * * * *   *              |--> Play 2x
e|-------------------------|      |
B|-------------------------|      |
G|-------------------------|      |
D|---------------5---4---3-|      |
A|-0-000-0-0-0-0-3-0-2-0-1-|      |
E|-------------------------|      |
   * *** * * * *   *   *          |
e|-------------------------|      |
B|-------------------------|      |
G|---------------5---4-----|      |
D|---------------3---2-5-4-| -----|
A|-0-000-0-0-0-0---0---3-2-|
E|-------------------------|
   * *** * * * *   *

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|---------------------------10--|
D|-3--------5--------7--------7--|
A|-1--------3--------5--------5--|
E|-------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-3--------5--------5-----------|
A|-1--------3--------0--------3--|
E|----------------------------4--|



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

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

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

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

End Solo



Play Riff 6   "I hear the Master's voice..."


Riff 7
Guitar 1
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-8--------8--------8--------8--------|
A|-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-|
E|-------------------------------------|
      * * *    * * *    * * *    * * *
                  "In panic..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-7--------7--------7--------7--------|
A|-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5-5-|
E|-------------------------------------|
      * * *    * * *    * * *    * * *
  "...kick the shelf..."
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-8--------8--------8--------8--------|
A|-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6--6-6-6-|
E|-------------------------------------|
      * * *    * * *    * * *    * * *
      "One of them..."
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------------|
D|-7--------6--|
A|-5--------4--|
E|-------------|
   "...above to the floor..."

Guitar 2
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-11------------(11)-------------10-8-|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|--9-------------(9)--------------8-6-|
E|-------------------------------------|

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

e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|-11--------13--15----13-11--|
D|----------------------------|
A|--9--------11--13----11--9--|
E|----------------------------|

e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|-10-------10--|
D|--------------|
A|--8--------8--|
E|--------------|



Play Riff 2    "Red!  Oh so red!"
Play Riff 3
Play Riff 3a   Solo Rhythm

Solo (Wah pedal)
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-9~--8----------12-11--------|
D|-------10-9~----------10-9~--|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-9~--8-12-11~----12-11-9-8~--|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------|
B|-------------------12-11---------|
G|-12~--11-------------------------|
D|---------14-13~----------14-13~--|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------12-11~----12-11---------|
G|-12~--11-----------------12-11~--|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
End Solo


Play Riff 4   "Demon skull..."
Play Riff 5   "I feel a sting..."
Play Riff 4   Solo Rhythm

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

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

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

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

End Solo


Play Riff 6   "I hear the Master's voice..."
              "He lures away my soul..."
Play Riff 1   "As well as hell..."



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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