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Nile - Kheftiu Asar Butchiu tab

Band:  Nile
Album: In Their Darkened Shrines
Song:  Kheftiu Asar Butchiu



.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - Trill

Tunning: A E A D F# B


Intro: hit this

|---|
|---|
|---|
|---|
|-7-|
|-5-|
|---|

Then play           ____________________  ___________  _________
                                     1,3|           2|         4|
|------------------|-----------------|--------------|------------|
|------------------|-----------------|--------------|------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-10---10/12---|-10---10--9-|
|------------------|-----------------|--8----9/10-7-|--8----8--7-|
|------------------|-8h9p8\6-6h8p6\5-|------------5-|------------|
|-0000000000000000-|-----------------|----0---------|----0-------|
  ................                        .              .


Riff A1:        Riff A2:

|------------|  |-----------------|
|------------|  |-----------------|
|------------|  |-----------------|
|------------|  |-----------------|
|-1-0--3-4-3-|  |-----------------|
|-1-0--3-4-3-|  |-11110000--3-4-3-|
  . .  . . .      ........  . . .


Riff A3:
               x3
|----------------|-------------|
|----------------|-------------|
|----------------|-------------|
|-8---8/10-10/11-|-8---8/10-10-|
|-6---6/-8--8/-9-|-6---6/-8--8-|
|---0------------|---0---------|
    .                .


Riff B:

|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|------------------|
|------------------|------------------|-5555666699998888-|
|-6666666644443333-|-4444333311110000-|------------------|
  ................   ................

|----------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-66667777999910101010-|-6h7p6-----------|-77776666---------|
|----------------------|--------99889988-|---------55556666-|
|----------------------|-----------------|------------------|


|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-9------------------|
|---3-444433331111-0-|
      ............ .


Riff A4:
                                x3
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|------8h9p8h9p8-|-6-5--8h9p8h9p8-|
|-1-0------------|----------------|
  . .


Lead Fill:

|-------------------------------|
|------------------------10<11>-|
|------------7<8>-10<11>--------|
|-6<7>-9<10>--------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|


Riff C:

|--------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------------|----------------------------|
|-7------------------|-7/8\7----------------------|
|-5------------6/7\6-|-5/6\5--------1-0-3/4\3-6-7-|
|---0031004300-6/7\6-|-------003100-1-0-3/4\3-6-7-|
    ..........               ......


Riff D:

|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|----------6xx6xx6-6-|
|--------------------|----------4xx4xx4-4-|
|-000000000000000000-|-00000000-----------|
  ..................   ........


Solo Backing 1:

|------------------|------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------|------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------|------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------|------------------|-------------------------|
|-6----------------|------------------|----------8--------------|
|-6555555555555555-|-5555555555555555-|-66665555-8-556655555555-|
   ...............   ................   ........   ............

|---------|
|---------|
|-4/6-----|
|-1/4-----|
|-1/4-----|
|-1/4-----|


Solo Backing 2:

               x3
|----------------|-------------|
|----------------|-------------|
|----------------|-------------|
|----------------|---------5-6-|
|----------------|---------3-4-|
|----------------|---------3-4-|
|-11110000-3-4-3-|-1---0---3-4-|
  ........ . . .   .   .


Solo Backing 3: not sure about this one, drowned out by drums

|------------------|------------------|----------------------|
|------------------|------------------|----------------------|
|------------------|------------------|-----7----6----7----7-|
|------------------|------------------|-----7----6----7----7-|
|-5555555555555555-|-5555555555555555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555--|
|------------------|------------------|----------------------|
  ................   ................   .... .... .... ....


Solo Backing 4:

|-----------|---------------------------------------|---------|
|-----------|----------------------------9-10-12-13-|-~~~~----|
|-----------|------------------7-8-10-11------------|---------|
|-----------|---------6-7-9-10----------------------|-------0-|
|-8h9p8-6-5-|-5-6-8-9-------------------------------|-------0-|
|-----------|---------------------------------------|-------0-|
              . . . . . . .  . . .  .  . .  .  .  .

Hold that last chord for another bar


Before I tab out the solo it's worth making a few points.  First,
its a really difficult solo! And second, some parts are barely
audible and hard to tab accurately.  I think my attempt will give
somebody a good head start to tabbing a better version or a loose
version to thrash along to the CD with.


Solo:

|--t----------t----------t------------|
|-15p11p9p8-15p11p9p8-15p11p9p8-------|
|------------------------------8------|
|-------------------------------8-----|
|--------------------------------8p5\-|
|-------------------------------------|


|15161516151615161915161516151615-|16181516151615161516191516151618-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


|151615161815161516-13111011131516|181615131110--------------1018bf-|
|---------------------------------|------------11----------11-------|
|---------------------------------|--------------12------12---------|
|---------------------------------|----------------12--12-----------|
|---------------------------------|------------------13-------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|


|-21bh-182021bh-182021bh-182021bh-1820-|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|


|-21bh-202120182018171817151715-13bh-r-|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|


|--------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------|-----910121012131213151315161516-|
|--------------78108-|-1011----------------------------|
|-------6797910------|---------------------------------|
|-568689-------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------------------|

                                                  x4
|-13--1315bh----r-----|------------891198-----------|
|---16----------------|-------91012------12109------|
|---------------------|-781011----------------11108-|
|---------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------------|


|-----------------------|---------------------------1312-|
|-----------------------|-----131210-----91012101213-----|
|--------11108----78108-|-1011------11108----------------|
|-6797910-----1097------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------------------|


|-----------------------------|19p15------------18p15----------18|
|9------891191112-181615-12119|-----15--------15-----15------15--|
|-131210----------------------|-------16----15---------16--15----|
|-----------------------------|---------1715-------------17------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------------|


|/22~~~~~~~~----|--------------------------|
|---------------|--------------------91112-|
|------------10-|-87----------781011-------|
|---------------|---109767910--------------|
|---------------|--------------------------|
|---------------|--------------------------|

  t       t       t       t         t       t       t       t
|21p16p1521p16p1521p16p1520p16p15-|20p16p1520p16p1521p16p1521p16p15-|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

   t
|-21p16p15-------------81113-|-91112111214121415141517-|
|-----------------91012------|-------------------------|
|-------------7810-----------|-------------------------|
|----------679---------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------|
           ..... ... .

                                 x6
|-22181918191819181918191819181918-|---------------------10-|
|----------------------------------|-------------------10---|
|----------------------------------|-----------------11-----|
|----------------------------------|-12~~~~~~~~~~~-12-------|
|----------------------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------------------|------------------------|


|-------10h13p10----------10h15p10-----|-------------|
|-----10--------10------10--------10---|-------------|
|---11------------11--11------------11-|-------------|
|-12----------------12-----------------|-12~~~~~~~~--|
|--------------------------------------|-------------|
|--------------------------------------|-------------|


The part immediately after the solo consists of a few parts based on one theme.  
For ease in writing the song structure, I've split this
part into 4 seperate riffs


Riff E1:

|------------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-/55555555---------|
|-0000000000000000-|----------11113333-|
  ................            ........


Riff E2:

|------------------|------------------|--------------|
|------------------|------------------|------8-10----|
|------------------|------------------|-10-7------10-|
|------------------|------------------|------5--7----|
|-5555555566665555-|------------------|--8-5-------8-|
|------------------|-3333333300000000-|--------------|
                     ................


Riff E3:

|------------------|------------------|--------------|
|------------------|------------------|------8-10----|
|------------------|------------------|-10-7------10-|
|------------------|------------------|------5--7----|
|-5555555566665555-|-/8---6---5-------|--8-5-------8-|
|------------------|------------------|--------------|


Riff E4:


|------------------|--------------|
|------------------|------8-10----|
|------------------|-10-7------10-|
|------------------|------5--7----|
|------------------|--8-5-------8-|
|-0000000000000000-|--------------|
  ................


Riff F:
                 x2
|------------------|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|---------6-7-9-10-|--------------------|
|------------------|-5-6-8-9----------|-8h9p8-6-5-6-5------|
|-0000000000000000-|------------------|---------------10-9-|
  ................


Outro: (those are 10's)
                        ___________________  __________________
                                        1,5|            2,4,6,8|
|----------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
|----------------------|--------------------|-------------------|
|----------------------|----------9/10-10-9-|-------------------|
|----------------------|----------7/-8--8-7-|-------------------|
|----------------------|----------7/-8--8-7-|------5-7-8-11-8-7-|
|-77771010101088888888-|-77777777-7/-8--8-7-|-7777-5-7-8-11-8-7-|
  ....................   ........             .... . . .  . . .

_______________
             3,7|
|----------------|
|----------------|
|----------------|
|------9-------9-|
|------7-------7-|
|------7-------7-|
|-8888-7--8888-7-|
  ....    ....


Ending:

|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|-7---6--------------|
|-7---6-----------\--|
|-7---6-----------\--|


Song Structure:

Intro
Riff A1        (x3)
Riff A2        (x8)
Riff A3
Riff B
Riff A2        (x4)
Riff A4
Lead Fill
Riff C         (x2)
Riff A2        (x8)
Riff D
                      __
Solo Backing 1          |
Solo Backing 2 (x2)     |
Riff C         (x2)     | Solo played over
Solo Backing 2 (x2)     | this section
Solo Backing 3          |
Solo Backing 4        __|

Riff E1        (x2)
Riff E2
Riff E1        (x2)
Riff E3
Riff E1        (x3)
Riff E4
Riff E1        (x2)
Riff E3
Riff E1        (x3)
Riff E4
Riff E1        (x2)
Riff E3

Riff A1        (x8)
Riff A2        (x4)
Riff A4        (x8) (first 4 w/out harmony)
Riff A3        (x4)
Riff F
Outro
Ending


It should be all be there.  Any comments or corrections are
welcome.

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