Misc Unsigned Bands - Andy James - Flight Of Icarus tab

Artist : Andy James
Song title : Flight of Icarus
From his second solo album In the Wake of Chaos (2007)
Tabbed by Samuel Welshans (thegodphreaker)
Type : guitar tab
What part : whole Song
Tab difficulty : advanced

Watch this video on YouTube if you want to hear it :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWmLT4rEvss

Download the backing track for this song :
http://www.mediafire.com/?mebwy4t3dl8tiyc

Guitar tuning is 6string E standard 440. (EADGBe)

Tableture key:

X = mute string
S = shift slide
s = legato slide
h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
t = tap
b = bend
r = release the bend down to its original pitch
pr = pick the bend at the apex and then release the bend down to its original pitch
v = vibrato
PM = palm mute
\ = slide down to an indefinite point on the neck
U = picking - upstroke
D = picking - downstroke
P = denotes special picking for section (if it exists)

WARNING: This is a very, VERY difficult song... but it is also very beautiful and sounds amazing.
This guy is like a fucking shred robot from outer space. Good luck playing this!

Gtr 1 (Andy James)
Intro p1 - Octave Chords with the third and fifth string, mute the fourth string.
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|-7------10-S-14------14-S-10-10-10-S-9--|
D|-X------X--S-X-------X--S-X--X--x--S-X--|
A|-5------8--S-12------12-S-8--8--8--S-7--|
E|----------------------------------------|
P|-D------D----D-------D----D--U--D----D--|
Let ring ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Tail-end 1
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5-S-7-----8--7--8--s-5-5-S-7-7-7-S-9-9-9-S-10-10-10-S-12-12-12----------|
D|-X-S-X-----X--X--X--s-X-X-S-X-X-X-S-X-X-X-S-X--X--X--S-X--X--X-----------|
A|-3-S-5-----10-9--10-s-3-3-S-5-5-5-S-7-7-7-S-8--8--8--S-10-10-10----------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
P|-D---D-----D--D--U----D-D---D-U-D---D-U-D---D--U--D----D--U--D-----------|

(Repeat intro p1)

Tail-end 2
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10-10--12-12---9-9--10-10--14-14-S-19-22-21--17-17-S-19--19------|
D|-X--X---X--X----X-X--X--X---X--X--S-X--X--X---X--X--S-X---X-------|
A|-8--8---10-10---7-7--8--8---12-12-S-17-20-19--15-15-S-17--17------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
P|------------------------------------------------------------------|
All downpicked                                              Let ring
                                                            ~~~~~~~~
1st Verse (bar one verse one)
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------7--------10-10-----7h9p7----7----------------------------|
D|---------7-8-10---10-8-7-----------------10---8-7-10-7-8----7------------|
A|-10-9-10-------------------------------------------------10---8----------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
All alternated picked, play it with a 'swing feel'- accent the downstrokes

e|----------------------------------17-22----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------15-17-18----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------14-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------12-14-15----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------12-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-10-12-13----------------------------------------------------------------|
All alternate picking, starting and ending with a downstroke

D minor arpeggio
e|-22p17-------17---------------------------|
B|-------18-------18------------------------|
G|----------19-------19-14-19p14----14-15v--|
D|-------------------------------15---------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|
P|-U-----U--U--U--U-------------------------|U Alternate pick after the up sweeps

e|----------17----13----15----13s12----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------13-------------------------------------|
G|-15-14-15----15----15----15----------12s10-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Alt picking

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11p10-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------12p10-9h10p9----9-------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------12---10s12-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Alt picking

D minor string skipping arpeggio
e|-------10h13-13p10----10----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10h14-------------14----14p10----10s9--------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------12------10-------------7-h8p7----7-----|
A|------------------------------------------12-8s7----8--------10---8p7-|
E|-------------------------------------------------10-------------------|
Alternate & sweep-pick

(Repeat the first bar of the first verse up to the first 8 7 after the trill on the D 
string in the second measure and then play this tail-end to finish the verse
instead of going on with 10 7 8...)

Verse tail-end and end-verse tapping lick
e|--------------------------------------t17p13h15-t20p15h17-|
B|----------------------------t17p13h15---------------------|
G|-12-9-10----9-----t14p10h12-------------------------------|
D|---------12---10v-----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-t22p20p17-----------------------------------------h17h20t22p20p17-|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------t20p19p17---------------------h17h19t20-----------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------t24p20p17-h17h20t24---------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|-20b22----17-18-20-17b18-18pr17-----|
G|-------19-----------------------19v-|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------17----17h18p17----17-------|
G|----------------17----19----------19----19p17-|
D|-------14h17s19-------------------------------|
A|----15----------------------------------------|
E|-17-------------------------------------------|
Sweep and alternate pick

e|-------h17h20t22p20p17-------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-17h19-----------------19p17h19t22p19p17-------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------20p17h20t24p20p17-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
(end verse)

Chorus
e|---------12----8----10----8------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10p9h10----10---10----10---10p9-12-9h10----9--------10---9s10-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------12---10-8s7----7------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------17----13---------------------------|
B|----------------15----15----15------------------------|
G|----------10s14----------------14s10-14----10---------|
D|-------14-------------------------------12----12------|
A|----12-------------------------------------------12s8-|
E|-10---------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|-12-10-9h10p9----9--------|
D|--------------12---10s12v-|
A|--------------------------|
E|--------------------------|

e|-------------------------------12b13r12-12h13p12-----20s22-|
B|-13----13s15-13-15-------------------------------15v-------|
G|-------------------14s12-10-12-----------------------------|
D|----12-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

Tapping arpeggio
e|-h17h20t22p20p17------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------h19p17h19t22p19p17-----------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------h20p17h24p20p17-|
E|----------------------------------------------------|


e|--------------------h17h20t22p20p17------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------20b22----17-18-20-17b18-18pr17-----|
G|-h19p17h19t22p19p17-----------------------19-----------------------17v-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Accelerando tapping back up

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-19S14-17S12-14S10-9h10p9-----------|
D|--------------------------12-10-12v-|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|
                            PM---
These are shift slides. Don't forget to pick every note after sliding to it.

e|--------------------------------------------13h15h17-|
B|-----------------------------------13h15h17----------|
G|--------------------------10h12h14-------------------|
D|-----------------10h12h14----------------------------|
A|---------8h10h12-------------------------------------|
E|-8h10h12---------------------------------------------|

C major extended arpeggio
e|-15p12-----------------h12h15h17t20-20s22--------------------------------|
B|------h13------------13-------------------20b22-18s20-17b18-17h18p17-----|
G|---------h12-------12------------------------------------------------19v-|
D|------------h14--14------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------15--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Sweep-picking

2nd Verse

(Repeat the first verse up to the D minor string skipping arpeggio,
then play the following)

Verse 2 variation
e|----------10-13-10-13-17-13-------------10h13h17t20p17p13s12h15t22p15p12-|
B|----------------------------15p13-13h15----------------------------------|
G|----10-14----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-12----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Continue down C major arpeggio
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-13----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----12-12s9-------------------------------10-s-12-s-10-\-----------------|
D|------------10----------------------------10-s-12-s-10-\-----------------|
A|---------------12-10-8s7-h8h10p8p7-7h8h10--------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                            Double stop legato slide(s)
                                            Downpick first stop only
Verse 2, variation 2

(Repeat the first bar of the first verse up to the first 8 7 after the trill on the D 
string in the second measure and then play the following)

e|------------------12-8----15-10----17-13----20-15----|
B|-----------------------10-------13-------15-------17-|
G|-12-9----14-10---------------------------------------|
D|------10-------12------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
Alt picking

e|-22-22-17h20p17----17--------------------------------------------|
B|----------------22----20-20-17h18p17----17-----------------------|
G|-------------------------------------19----19-17-19s21-17----19v-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------19-----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Alt picking

e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|-17-----------------------------------|
D|----19-17-19s17--15-17-19-15----------|
A|-----------------------------17v-\----|
E|--------------------------------------|
(end verse 2, variation 2)

Bridge riff                                Tail-end 1, play second time
                                           Tail-end 2, play fourth time
                                           TE1         TE2
e|--------------------------------------x4|-----------|--------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
G|-----7-s-8-----5------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
D|-7-7-X-s-X-X-X-X--7-7------X-X----------|-----------|--------X-X---------|
A|-5-5-5-s-6-3-3-3--5-5-8s10-X-X-10s11----|-----------|-8-s-10-X-X-10-s-12-|
E|-5-5--------------5-5-8s10-X-X-10s11----|-----------|-6-s-8--X-X-8--s-10-|
P|-D-D-D-----D-U-D--D-D-D----D-U-D--------|-----------|--------------------|
             PM-            PM-                         Bb  C      C    D
                                            Play last
                                         4 slide chords
                                           1 step sharp
                                              For TE1
Solo

Super fast opening run
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------12-13-15-13-12----------------12-13-15-13-12-13-15-13-12-|
E|-15-13-12-13-15----------------15-13-12-13-15----------------------------|
All alternate picked! Holy sh*t!
Slightly PM on the bottom three strings (EAD)

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------12-14-15-14-12-15-14-12-14-15---|
D|----------------12-14-15-14-12-15-14-12-14-15---------------------------------|
A|-12-13-15-13-12---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


e|-------------------------------13-15-17-15-13-15-17-20-17-15-17-20-17-15-|
B|-13-15-17-15-13-17-15-13-15-17-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Whole run is alternate picked

                     x4                    x4                    x4
e|-20-22-20-17-----------22-25-22-20-----------20-22-20-17----------|
B|-------------20-17-----------------22-20-----------------20-17----|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|
All alternate picked...25= that little piece of wood behind fret 24

                     x2                    x2
e|-18-20-18-17-----------17-18-17-15----------|
B|-------------20-17-----------------18-15----|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

RUN OF DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!

e|-22-20-18----18-20-22-20-18-17----17-18-20-18-17-15----15-17-18----------|
B|----------22-------------------20-------------------18-------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
ALL alternate picked, no legato...very fast, like 200 bpm, easily

e|-17-15-13----13-15-12-15-13-12----12-13-15--13-12-10----10-12-13---------|
B|----------17-------------------15--------------------13------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
"Cram as many notes in as possible" ~Shredmaster Andrew James, SR.

e|-12-10-8---------------8-10-12-------------------------------------------|
B|---------11-10-8-10-11---------11-10-8-------------8-10-11---------------|
G|---------------------------------------10-9-7-9-10-----------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-10-12-10-9------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------12-10-8-7-8-10-8-7-----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------10-8-7-8-10-8-7-------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------10-8-6v-----------------|
Lightly palm mute the bottom three strings (EAD)

                   x4                x4                  x2
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-14-12-10-----------17-14-12------------19-17-14-------------------------|
D|----------12p10--------------14p12---------------17p14-------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Alt picking - Start with upstrokes.

                  x2                 x2                  x2
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-21-19-17-----------22-19-17-----------24-22-19--------------------------|
D|----------19p17--------------19p17--------------22p19--------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Alt picking - Start with upstrokes. MEGA SHRED LICK!

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-20b22-20b22----17-18-20-17b18-18pr17------------------------------------|
G|-------------19-----------------------19----17-19----17------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------19-------19----19s17-15---------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------17------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------17h18p17-------------------------------------------------|
G|----------17-19----------19p17-------------------------------------------|
D|-15-17-19----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
               x6 (alternate with these on 2,4,6)
e|-----------------------20p17---------------------------------------------|
B|-18p17----------20p17----------------------------------------------------|
G|-------19p17-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

D minor pentatonic
                    x4                  x4
e|-12-13-12-10---------13-15-13-10---------17-15-13----------------13-15-17---|
B|-------------13-10---------------13-12------------17-15-13-15-17------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
All alternated picked
                                                                      x4
e|-15-17-20-17-15----------15-17-20----|-17-20-22-20-17--------------------|
B|----------------17-15-17-------------|-----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|---------------22-19-17-19-22------|
D|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|

(repeat chorus)
(repeat bridge riff x8)
End with some heavy rakes or scratches XXX on all strings
and two of those D5 power chords

Melt your face.
Done.
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