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King Diamond - Insanity tab

King Diamond:  Insanity

transcribed by:   Russ Elton    :  webmaster@abysslord.com
                  Jordan B.     :  sansamppsa1@hotmail.com

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Date last modified:  March 18, 2005

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Tuning:  EBEABe [2nd, 3rd, 4th strings tuned a whole step up]
or you can tune down to DADGAD with a capo on the 2nd fret.

The leads, however, were notated in standard tuning.

Intro (Steel acoustic):
e|-------7-----7---------7-----7---|
B|-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----8-|
A|---7---------------7-------------|
E|-0---------0-----0---------0-----|
B|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|-------5-----5---------5-----5---|
B|-----7---7-----7-----7---7-----7-|
A|---4---------------4-------------|
E|-0---------0-----0---------0-----|
B|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|



Riff 1 (Steel acoustic, Solo Rhythm)
e|-------7-----7---------7-----7---|
B|-----8---8-----8-----8---8-----8-|
A|---7---------------7-------------|
E|-0---------0-----0---------0-----|
B|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|-------5-----5---------5-----5---|
B|-----7---7-----7-----7---7-----7-|
A|---4---------------4-------------|
E|-0---------0-----0---------0-----|
B|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|-------7-----7---------5---5---|
B|-----5---5-----5-----5-------5-|
A|---3---------------3-----------|
E|-0---------0-----0-------0-----|
B|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|-------5-----5---------3-----3---|
B|-----3---3-----3-----3---3-----3-|
A|---3---------------3-------------|
E|-0---------0-----0---------0-----|
B|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|-------7-----7---------5---5---|
B|-----5---5-----5-----5-------5-|
A|---3---------------3-----------|
E|-0---------0-----0-------0-----|
B|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

e|-------5-----5---------3-----3---|
B|-----3---3-----3-----3---3-----3-|
A|---3---------------3-------------|
E|-0---------0-----0---------0-----|
B|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|


Solo over Riff 1 (Nylon acoustic)
e|----------12-15-12-14~---------------12-15-12-14~---------|
B|-12~---12---------------10-10~----12----------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------12-12~-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

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

e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------13-13-12-12-|
G|-12-14-12~--11h12p11----11-------------|
D|---------------------14----------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

(Harmony guitar plays top notes)       
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-11-11-7-7---9--9-5-5--7-7--4-4-5-5-2-2-4-4-0-0--4h5p4p2-4~-|
D|-12-12-9-9--10-10-7-7--9-9--5-5-7-7-4-4-5-5-2-2--5h7p5p4-5~-|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

End solo and Riff 1



Riff 2
e|-----0----------0-----0-------|
B|-------0----------0-----0-----|
A|-5-------5--5-------------5---|
E|-5----------5---------------5-|
B|-0-0--------0-0-----0---------|
E|------------------------------|

e|-----0----------0-----0-------|
B|-------0----------0-----0-----|
A|-4-------4--2-------------2---|

E|-5----------2---------------2-|
B|-0-0--------0-------0---------|
E|------------------------------|


Riff 3 (Steel acoustic)
e|-----------0---------------0-------------------------------------|
B|-------3-----0---------3-----0---------3---0-----------3---0-----|
A|-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-------0-------0---|
E|---2---------------0---------------2-----------2---2-----------2-|
B|-3-------3-------2-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------0---------------0-------------------------------------|
B|-------3-----0---------3-----0---------3---0-----------3---0-----|
A|-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-------0-------0---|
E|---2---------------0---------------2-----------2---2-----------2-|
B|-3-------3-------2-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------0---------------0-------------2-|
B|-------3-----0---------3-----0---------0---|
A|-----0---------0-----0---------0-----0-----|
E|---2---------------0---------------2-------|
B|-3-------3-------2-------2-------0---------|
E|-------------------------------------------|


Solo over Riff 3 (Nylon acoustic)
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|--7--9--11--6--9--6--6h7~---|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|--7--11--7--6--9--6--6h7~----|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

e|----------------------------|
B|--7--8--10--5--5------------| Harmony guitar
G|--7--9--11--6--7--6--6h7~---| on top
D|------------------7--7h9~---|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|


Riff 4 (Steel acoustic)           x2
e|-7------5---12---10----8---7--7--|
B|-7------5---12---10---10---9--9--|
A|-6------4---11----9----8---7--7--|
E|-0----0-0-0--0-0--0-0--0-0-0--0--|
B|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|


Riff 5 (Steel acoustic)                          x2
e|--------0------------0------------0-------------|
B|------0---0--------0---0--------0---0-----------|
A|----9-------9----9-------9----9-------9---9---5-|
E|-12-----------11-----------10-----------9---7---|
B|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

Play Riff 4
Play Riff 3   Solo Rhythm

Solo (Nylon acoustic, Harmony notes on top)
e|----------------------------|
B|--7--8--10--5--5------------|
G|--7--9--11--6--7--6--6h7~---|
D|------------------7--7h9~---|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|--7--10--7--5--5-------------|
G|--7--11--7--6--7--6--6h7~----|
D|------------------7--7h9~----|
A|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

e|----------------------------|
B|--7--8--10--5--5------------|
G|--7--9--11--6--7--6--6h7~---|
D|------------------7--7h9~---|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|


Play Intro    Solo Rhythm
Play Riff 1   Solo Rhythm

Solo (Distortion)        
e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-11--(11)b12----------7-9~~----11--(11)b12--(12)b14--(14)r11-|
D|--------------9~----9----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12~---------------------------------------------------------|
G|------11-12-9~----11~--9-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------12-9~---10-------9------------------|
A|------------------------------------12-9----10-----------7~--|
E|-----------------------------------------------12--7-3-5-----|

End solo

Play Riff 3   Solo Rhythm

Solo (Distortion)

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------/9-6-6h7~-|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|-5--7--9--4--7--4-4h5~----5--9--5--4------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-------------------6~~-|
D|-----------------------|
A|-5--7--9--4--7--4------|
E|-----------------------|


End solo


Ending (Steel acoustic)
e|---------0-------|
B|-------0---0-----|
A|-----1-------1---|
E|---3-----------3-|
B|-0---------------|
E|-----------------|

e|-------0----------0----------0------------|
B|-----7----------7----------7--------------|
A|---8----------8----------8----------------|
E|-0----------0----------0-------[fade out]-|
B|------------------------------------------|
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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