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Rage - Solitary Man tab

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Band : Rage
Album : Trapped! (1992)
Song : Solitary Man

Like every song of Rage, U've got to tune
your guitar 1/2 step down.

This is one of the songs that made me love Rage!
It is really simple but has a lot of Energy!

/ : side up
\ : slide down
nh: Natural Harmonic


INTRO
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|9--9--9-9-------|----------------|9--9--9---------|----------------|
|9--9--9-9-------|----------------|9--9--9---------|10-10-10--9-----|
|7--7--7-7-------|----------------|7--7--7---------|10-10-10--9-----|
|----------------|7-8-10-8-7------|----------------|8--8--8---7-----|
Take care to pick each note.


VERSE
There are two ways to plays the rythm :
Many played it like this
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|9--9--9-9-------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|9--9--9-9-------|----------------|9--9--9-9-------|----------------|
|7--7--7-7-------|----------------|9--9--9-9-------|----------------|
|----------------|7-8-10-8-7------|7--7--7-7-------|7-8-10-8-7------|

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
and spiros plays it like this
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|9--9--9-9-------|----------------|4--4--4-4-------|----------------|
|9--9--9-9-------|----------------|4--4--4-4-------|----------------|
|7--7--7-7-------|7\6\5\4\3\2-----|2--2--2-2-------|2/3/4/5/6/7-----|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Keep on picking up and down quicly while sliding up or down (tremolo)
If U can, try to put an accent on the 7th 5th 3rd and 2nd fret.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


PRE-CHORUS
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|9---------------|12--12--10--9--10\7--------------|
|9---------------|12--12--10--9--10\7--------------|
|7---------------|10--10--8---7--8 \5--------------|
"Hey,            don't look for me no more..."

                                    h    h    h    h   h
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|4---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|4---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|2---------------|----------------|2-0--3-0--4-0--5-0-6-0-7---------|
"'Cos I won't be comming home!"


CHORUS
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|7---------------|----------------|
|2-------5-------|7-------7-------|----------------|
|2-------5-------|5-------7-------|----------------|
|0-------3-------|--------5-------|5-5-3-0---------|
"I'm just a Solitary Man, ..."

SOLO
I won't make a transcription of the solo, cos this is not the most important
In this type of song, each guitar player has to follow his feeling and make
is own solo.
So, here the rythmic part
                     |<~~~~ nh ~~~~~~>|
|----------------|   |----------------|
|----------------|   |----------------|
|----------------|   |----7-5---------|
|------/8-8------|3x |--7-----5-------|
|------/8-8------|   |7---------5-----|
|0-0-0-/6-6------|   |------------5---|
                     (Feels like Satriani isn't that far away ;=) ...)


END OF SOLO
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|----------------|----------------|
|9---------------|12--12--10-----7|
|9---------------|12--12--10-----7|
|7---------------|10--10--8------5|


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