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Sonata Arctica - My Selene tab

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* SONATA ARCTICA - MY SELENE (From the ALBUM: RECKONING NIGHT) *
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Music and Words By: Sonata Arctica/Jani Liimatainen
Transcribed By: Jan Lazur
Days tabbed: 27.,29.1.2005
email: janny1985@zoznam.sk

Please mail me if you can find mistakes!

Jani plays with 7-strings guitar tuned in dropped eb
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   /0:01 Intro                                                                   1.     2.
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--/12~--10~--12~------------------10~--------------------------------7------|-7-10-|--------|
Gb|*-----------------11~--7-9~--11~-------------9~---7~---6~----7~--9~-----9~-*|------|-7-6----|
Db|*--------------------------------------12~---------------------------------*|------|-----9~-|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|--------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   /0:25 Pre-Verse 1                                                                    
V
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------7---------------------------------------|-----4-|
Db|-4------------------------4-----------------5---4------------------------4--2-------|---4---|
Ab|-2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-----2--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2--2--0--6--5-|-2-----|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------4--3---------|
    *  * * * * *  * * * * *  *  * * * * *  * *     *  * * * * *  * * * * *  *  *  *  *

   erse 1a (clean)
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-3--------------3--------------3-----------------3---------------3--------------3-----------|
Gb|----4---4----------4---4----------0---0--------2----2---2------4----4---4---------4-----4---|
Db|------4-------5------5-------2------2--------2--------2------4--------4-------5-----5-------|
Ab|------------5--------------2---------------0---------------2----------------5---------5---0-|
Eb|----------3--------------0------------------------------------------------3-----------------|


                                    /0:44 Verse 1b (clean)
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----3----------------0-------0-|-------3-------------3--------------3--------------3-------|
Gb|---2---2-----2------2-------2---|-----4----4---4---------4---4----------0---0-----2----2---2|
Db|-2---------2------4-------4-----|---4--------4------5------5-------2------2-----2--------2--|
Ab|---------0------0-------0-------|-2---------------5--------------2------------0-------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------3--------------0----------------------------|
  |                                                                                      
     |
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------dist. on-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-2.-gtr.------------------------|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
Db|-------------2--4---4---4---4---|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2|
Ab|-------------0--4---4---4---4---|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2--0-0-0-0-0-0-0|
Eb|----------------2---2---2---2--------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3--0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------|
                    *   *   *   *      * *   * *      * *   * *      * *   * *      * *  
* *


Eb|----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------3--------------3---------------3---------------2---------|
Gb|-----4----4---4---------4-----4-----2---2-----2-----2---2-----2-|
Db|---4--------4-------5-----5-------2---------2-----2---------2---|
Ab|-2----------------5---------5---0---------0-----0---------0-----|
Eb|----------------3-----------------------------------------------|
  |                                                                |/0:57 Pre-Chorus
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
Gb|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|----------------2----------|
Db|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--5-5-5-5-5-5-5---2-2-2-2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|-2----4----5----2----2----4|
Ab|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-5-5-5---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|-2----4----5----0----2----4|
Eb|----------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-------------------------------------0----2----3---------0----2|
      * *   * *      * *   * *       * *   *         * *   *

               /1:03 Chorus 1
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------2----|*-4----7---------4--------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-5----2----|*-4----7----7----4----2---------2-------2-4---------4-------4-5---------5-------|
Ab|-5----0----|--2----5----7----2----2---------2-------2-4---------4-------4-5---------5-------|
Eb|-3----------------------5---------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
                                       * * * *   * * *     * * * *   * * *     * * * *   ** *

                                   /1:29         /1:36 Verse 2
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|-------------|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------*-|--Pre-Verse--|--Verse-1-(2-gtrs)-In-1a-2.gtr-plays-one-time-|
Db|-5-7-----------------------7-*-|-------------|-------------------------each-chord-from-1b---|
Ab|-5-7-----------------------7---|-------------|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------------------------------------|
        * * * * * * * * * * *

   /2:01 Pre-Chorus 2   /2:07 Chorus 2               /2:36 Bridge
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------|----------------|-----------|------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----Pre-Chorus-----|-----Chorus-----|-4---------|*-----------4---------4-------4-----4-----|
Db|--------------------|----------------|-4---------|*-5----4----4---------4-------4-----4-----|
Ab|--------------------|----------------|-2---------|--5----4----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------3----2----------------------------------|
                                                                   * * * *   * * *   * * 
 * *

                                                         /3:01 Guitar Solo (change 
to ne
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Gb|---4-----4-----4---------4-----4-----4-----4-----4-*-|-------------------------16h18-19~--17|
Db|---4-----4-----4---------4-----4-----4-----4-----4-*-|-------------------16-17--------------|
Ab|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---|-17-17----16-17-19--------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------19-----------------------------|
    *   * *   * *   * * * *   * *   * *   * *   * *

   ck position)                       (pickup back to bridge position)
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------17~-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-~16~-------------19~---18~-----------------------------------------------------7-9-10------|
Db|-------17~--------------------19~----------------------------------------7-8-10--------8-10-|
Ab|------------------------------------------5-7-------5-7-8/-7-8-10-7-8-10--------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------5-7-8-----5-7-8-----------------------------------------|
                                     pm........................................................


Eb|---------------------------------------10-12-13~----------12-13-15~----------15h17p15-------|
Bb|---------------------10-12-13-10-12-13-----------12-13-15-----------15-17-18----------18-17~|
Gb|----9-10-12--9-10-12------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-12-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    ..|


Eb|-13-12-10-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------13-12-10-13-12-10------------------------------8h10p8-----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------12-10-12-10-9---------7-9-10--------10-9-7-9-7------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------12-10----------------------------10-8--7-5--------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------8-7-5--|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                     p.m.......................................

               /3:14 Interlude
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-7-5-------|-4-4---4-4--4-4----4-4---4-4--4-4----4-4---4-4--4-4----4-4---4-4--4-4-----------|
Eb|-----8-7-5---2-2---2-2--2-2----2-2---2-2--2-2----2-2---2-2--2-2----2-2---2-2--2-2----5-5---5|
   ........ Bb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------3-3---3|
            .  p.m.............................................................................


Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------2-2---2-2--2-2----2-2---2-2|
Eb|-5--5-5----5-5---5-5--5-5----5-5---5-5--5-5----5-5---5-5--5-5----0-0---0-0--0-0----0-0---0-0|
Bb|-3--3-3----3-3---3-3--3-3----3-3---3-3--3-3----3-3---3-3--3-3-------------------------------|
    ...........................................................................................

                                              /3:34 Bridge a
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------|*------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------|*-2h4--------------------------------------------|
Ab|--2-2----2-2---2-2--2-2----2-2---2-2--2-2-|--------------------------2h4--0h2---------------|
Eb|--0-0----0-0---0-0--0-0----0-0---0-0--0-0-|------2-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2----------2-2-2-2--2-2-2|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    ........................................|       p.m................|         p.m...........

                                                                             /3:47 
b
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------------*|------------------|
Db|--------------2h4----------------------------------------------------5--*|------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------2h4--0h2-----------------------3---|------------------|
Eb|-2-2-2--2-2-2-----2-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2----------2-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-------|-0h2--------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------0-0-0-0--0-0-|
    ............|    p.m................|         p.m................|            p.m..........


Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3---|
Eb|----------------------------------------0h2---------------------------------------------1---|
Bb|-0--0-0-3h5--3h5-0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0------0-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-3h5--3h5-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-----|
    ......|         p.m..................|     p.m................|         p.m...........|

   /3:53        /3:59 Harmony solo
Eb|--------------14----------------14-----------------------14----------------14----15---------|
Bb|------------|----15-14----14-15----15-14--------------------15-14----14-15-------------17---|
Gb|--Bridge-a--|*---------16----------------16-14-16-----------------16----------16----16----16|
Db|------------|*------------------------------------18-16-------------------------------------|
Ab|------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                            1.
Eb|-14---------14----------------14------------------------14----------------14----------------|
Bb|-------15~-----15-14----14-15----15-14-----------------|---15-14----14-15-------17----15----|
Gb|----16---------------16----------------16-14-16-------*|---------16----------16----16----16-|
Db|------------------------------------------------18-16-*|------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                 2.
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-14----12~--|---------------------------------------------------------------17-19--20~------|
Gb|----16------|---------------------------------------------16-18-19-16-18-19-----------------|
Db|------------|-----------14-16----------16-17-19--16-17-19-----------------------------------|
Ab|------------|--14-16-17-------16-17-19------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   /4:12 Pre-Chorus 3   /4:19 Chorus 3   /4:44 Chorus 4
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------|----------------|------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----Pre-Chorus-----|-----Chorus-----|*-7----10----------7----------------------------------|
Db|--------------------|----------------|*-7----10----10----7----5---------5---------5---7-----|
Ab|--------------------|----------------|--5----8-----10----5----5---------5---------5---7-----|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------8----------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-|
                                                                   * * * *   * * * *   * 
 * *

                                                                                  /5:10 Ending
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------*|*------------|
Db|-----7---------7---8---------8---------8----10-------------------10-------10-*|*------------|
Ab|-----7---------7---8---------8---------8----10-------------------10-------10--|--5----------|
Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--6-8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8--8------5----------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------3--3-3-3-3-|
    * *   * * * *   *   * * * *   * * * *    *    *  *  *  *  *  *     *  *       pm...........
                                         3x
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
Bb|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------||
Gb|----------------------------------------*-|-----------------------------------------the-end.||
Db|-------------------------------------8--*-|-------------------------------------------------||
Ab|-----------------5-------------------8----|--5--------------------------5-------------------||
Eb|-5--5-5-5--5-5---5----------------5--6----|--5----------5--5-5-5--5-5---5----------5--------||
Bb|-3--3-3-3--3-3---3--3-3--3-3--3-3-3----------3--3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3---3--3-3-3-3-3--------||
    ......................................|    pm.......................................|

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Rhythm Guitar during Intro

Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|*-4----7---------4--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|*-4----7----7----4----2---------2---------2---4---------4---------4---5---------5---------5-|
Ab|--2----5----7----2----2---------2---------2---4---------4---------4---5---------5---------5-|
Eb|------------5---------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
                           * * * *   * * * *   *   * * * *   * * * *   *   * * * *   * * **

Eb|----------------------------||
Bb|----------------------------||
Gb|---------------------------*||
Db|---7-------------------7---*||
Ab|---7-------------------7----||
Eb|-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--||
    *   * * * * * * * * *   *


Rhythm Guitar during Guitar Solo
Eb|--------------------------||
Bb|--------------------------||
Gb|-5-----------7-----7------||
Db|-5-----7-----7-----7------||
Ab|-3-----7-----5-----5------||
Eb|-------5------------------||


Rhythm Guitar during Harmony Solo                        3x
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Gb|*------------------------------------------------------7-*|---------------------------------|
Db|*-4------------------------------4---------------------5-*|-4------------------------------4|
Ab|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2--2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-----|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2--2-2-2-2--2|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    p.m.................................................|      p.m.............................

Eb|-----------------||
Bb|-----------------||
Gb|-----------------||
Db|-----------------||
Ab|--2-2-2-2-2------||
Eb|-----------------||
    ..........|


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=TABLATURE EXPLANATION=
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* = palm mute

A.H. = Artificial Harmonic

pm..| = Palm mute

h = hammer on

p = pull off

/ = slide up

\ = slide down

~ = Vibrato

b() = Bend

x\ = Pick Slide

--------|
--------|
---12---| = Tremolo pick
----/---|
----/---|
----/---|

---.---|
--12---| = Staccato
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-------|
-------|

|     |
|     |
|*   *| = repeat from * to *
|*   *|
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LYRICS:
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Nocturnal poetry:
Dressed in the whitest silver you'd smile at me
Every night I wait for my sweet Selene

But still...

Solitude's upon my skin
A Life that's bound by the chains of reality
Would you let me be your Endymion?

I would
Bathe in your moonlight and slumber in peace
Enchanted by your kiss in forever sleep

But until we unite
I live for that night
Wait for time
Two souls entwine

In the break of new dawn
My hope is forlorn
Shadows they will fade
But I'm always in the shade
Without you...

Serene and silent sky
Rays of moon are dancing with the tide
A perfect sight, a world devine

And I...

The loneliest child alive
Always waiting, searching for my rhyme
I'm still alone in the dead of night


Silent I lie with a smile on my face
Appearance deceives and the silence betrays

As I wait for the time
My dream comes alive
Always out of sight
But never out of mind

And under waning moon
Still I long for you
Alone against the light
Solitude am I

In the end I'm enslaved by my dream
In the end there's no soul who'd bleed for me

Hidden from daylight I'm sealed in my cave
Trapped in a dream that is slowly turning to nightmare,
Where I'm all alone
Venial is life when you're but a dream,
The book is still open the pages as empty as me

[SOLO]

I cling to a hope that's beginning to fade
Trying to break the desolation I hate

But until we unite
I live for that night
Wait for time
Two souls entwine

In the break of new dawn
My hope is forlorn
We will never meet
Only Misery and me

This is my final call
My evenfall
Drowning into time
I become the night

By the light of new day
I'll fade away
Reality cuts deep
Would you bleed with me
My Selene?
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