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Symphony X - The Bird-serpent War Cataclysm tab

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THE BIRD-SERPENT WAR / CATACLYSM
As recorded by Symphony X
(From the 2000 Album V)

Transcribed by Linus "Mr.Gul" Abrahamson
	

Words and Music by Romeo, Pinnella

Gtr I (D G C F A D) - 'Michael'
Gtr II (D G C F A D) - 'Romeo'

 Intro
  Q=127
  Bb5
 4/4
  Gtr I
  PM------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
|-----------------|-----------------|


  Bb5          A5        Bb5          A5  N.C.
 5/4                    6/4
    PM| ~~~~~~ PM----|     PM| ~~~~~~ PM----------------|
  E E E E +Q   E E E E   E E E E +Q   E E S S S S S S S S
|----------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------4-3-1-----------|
|-3------------2-2-2-2-|-3------------2---------4-3-1-----|
|-1-1-1-4-(4)--0-0-0-0-|-1-1-1-4-(4)--0-0-------------4-3-|
|----------------------|----------------------------------|


  Bb5          A5        Bb5          A5  N.C.
 5/4                    6/4
    PM| ~~~~~~ PM----|     PM| ~~~~~~ PM
                                          |----6----| |----6----|
  E E E E +Q   E E E E   E E E E +Q   E E S S S S S S S S S S S S
|----------------------|------------------------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------------------------------|
|----------------------|------------------4p3p1-------------------|
|-3------------2-2-2-2-|-3------------2---------4p3p1-4p3p1-------|
|-1-1-1-4-(4)--0-0-0-0-|-1-1-1-4-(4)--0-0-------------------4p3p1-|
|----------------------|------------------------------------------|


    F#5       N.C.
   5/4
      PM------|~~~~~~~        PM|       PM|
                      |-3-|       |-3-|
    E S S S S  E  +E  S S S E S S S S S S S
||------------------------------------------|
||o-----------------------------------------|
||------------------------------------------|
||------------------------------------------|
||o-4-----------------------------2h3p2-----|
||--2-2-2-2-2-[5]-(5)-2h5p2-1-4-5-------5-4-|


  F#5       N.C.
    PM------|~~~~~~~        PM|       PM|
                    |-3-|       |-3-|
  E S S S S  E  +E  S S S E S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------o||
|-------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------||
|-4-----------------------------2h3p2------o||
|-2-2-2-2-2-[5]-(5)-2h5p2-1-4-5-------5-4---||


  F#5           F#5           F#5           F#5   B5C5
 3/8
    PM|           PM|           PM|
        |-3-|         |-3-|         |-3-|
  E S S S S S   E S S S S S   E S S S S S   E S S S S
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-----------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-----------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-----------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------4s5-|
|-4-----------|-4-----------|-4-----------|-4-----2s3-|
|-2-0-0-3p2p0-|-2-0-0-6p3p0-|-2-0-0-3p2p0-|-2-0-0-----|


    F#5         F#5         F#5         F#5   B5C5
   6/4
      PM|         PM|         PM|
          |-3-|       |-3-|       |-3-|
    E S S S S S E S S S S S E S S S S S E S S S S
||------------------------------------------------|
||o-----------------------------------------------|
||------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------4s5-|
||o-4-----------4-----------4-----------4-----2s3-|
||--2-0-0-3p2p0-2-0-0-6p3p0-2-0-0-3p2p0-2-0-0-----|


  F#5         F#5       N.C.
    PM|         PM----------------------------|
        |-3-|
  E S S S S S E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|------------------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------------o||
|------------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------------||
|-4-----------4---------2-4-1-4---4---4---4---4-o||
|-2-0-0-3p2p0-2-2-2-2-2---------3---2---0---3----||


    F#5         F#5   B5C5            F#5         F#5   B5C5  G5
   4/4
      PM|         PM|     PM|           PM|         PM|
          |-3-|               |-3-|         |-3-|
    E S S S S S E S S S S S S S S S   E S S S S S E S S S S S E.
||----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
||o---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
||----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
||--------------------4s5-----------|-------------------4s5-------|
||o-4-----------4-----2s3-----------|-4-----------4-----2s3---5---|
||--2-0-0-3p2p0-2-0-0-----0-0-3p2p0-|-2-0-0-6p3p0-2-0-0-----x-3---|


  F#5         F#5                 N.C.
    PM|         PM------------|         PM--------------------------------|
        |-3-|                     |-3-|             |----6----| |----6----|
  E S S S S S E S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------------o||
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------|-2h4p2-------------5-4-2---------------------||
|-4-----------4-----------------|-------5-4-2-5-4-2-------5-4-2-5-4-2--------o||
|-2-0-0-3p2p0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-------------------------------------3-2-0---||


   Verse 1
    N.C.
   3/4
    S e S S S S S S e S   S e S S S S S S e S
||----------------------|---------------------|
||o---------------------|---------------------|
||----------------------|---------------------|
||------------6---------|-----------3---------|
||o-3-5-5---5---5---5-5-|-3-5-5---5---5---5-5-|
||----------------------|---------------------|


                       4/4
                                        PM--------| ~
  S e S S S S S S e S   S e S +S  S S S S S S S S S E
|---------------------|--------------------------------||
|---------------------|-------------------------------o||
|---------------------|--------------------------------||
|-----------6---------|--------------------------------||
|-3-5-5---5---5---5-5-|-3-5-5-(5)-----3---------------o||
|---------------------|-----------4-5---5-4-3-1-3-4-3--||


    N.C.
   3/4
    S e S S S S S S e S   S e S S S S S S e S
||----------------------|---------------------|
||o---------------------|---------------------|
||----------------------|---------------------|
||------------5---------|-----------2---------|
||o-2-4-4---4---4---4-4-|-2-4-4---4---4---4-4-|
||----------------------|---------------------|


                       4/4
                                        PM--------| ~
  S e S S S S S S e S   S e S +S  S S S S S S S S S E
|---------------------|--------------------------------||
|---------------------|-------------------------------o||
|---------------------|--------------------------------||
|-----------5---------|--------------------------------||
|-2-4-4---4---4---4-4-|-2-4-4-(4)-----2---------------o||
|---------------------|-----------3-4---4-3-2-0-2-3-2--||


   Chorus
    E5        F#7add4      G5        A5
   3/4       4/4          3/4
    H.        Q  H.        H.        H.
||----------|----0-------|---------|--------||
||o---------|----0-------|---------|-------o||
||----------|----3-------|---------|--------||
||--2-------|-4----------|-5-------|-7------||
||o-2-------|-4----------|-5-------|-7-----o||
||--0-------|-2----------|-3-------|-5------||


  B5     C5         N.C.
 4/4
                    ~~~~~~~      PM-------------
  Q  +E. S +H       Q  +E. S +S  S S S S S S S
|-----------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------------|
|-4--(4)-5-(5)----|------------------2-5-4---2-|
|-4--(4)-5-(5)----|-1--(1)-2-(2)-4-5-------4---|
|-2--(2)-3-(3)----|----------------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------------|


 ---------------------------------------|
                  |----6----| |----6----|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-----------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-----------------5-4-2-------------------||
|-5-1-4-2---------------5-4-2-5-4-2-------||
|---------0-3-2-0-------------------3-2-0-||
|-----------------------------------------||


   Verse 2
    B5          B5    E5F5            B5          B5    E5F5  C5
   4/4
      PM|         PM|     PM|           PM|         PM|
          |-3-|               |-3-|         |-3-|
    E S S S S S E S S S S S S S S S   E S S S S S E S S S S S E.
||----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
||o---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
||--------------------4s5-----------|-------------------4s5-------|
||--4-----------4-----2s3-----------|-4-----------4-----2s3---5---|
||o-2-0-0-3p2p0-2-0-0-----0-0-3p2p0-|-2-0-0-6p3p0-2-0-0-----x-3---|
||----------------------------------|-----------------------------|


  B5          B5
    PM|         PM------------|
        |-3-|
  E S S S S S E S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-4-----------4-----------------|
|-2-0-0-3p2p0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-------------------------------|


  N.C.
        PM--------------------------------|
  |-3-|             |----6----| |----6----|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|----------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------o||
|-2h4p2-------------5-4-2----------------------||
|-------5-4-2-5-4-2-------5-4-2-5-4-2----------||
|-------------------------------------3-2-0---o||
|----------------------------------------------||


    F#5         F#5         F#5         F#5   B5C5
   6/4
      PM|         PM|         PM|
          |-3-|       |-3-|       |-3-|
    E S S S S S E S S S S S E S S S S S E S S S S
||------------------------------------------------|
||o-----------------------------------------------|
||------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------------------4s5-|
||o-4-----------4-----------4-----------4-----2s3-|
||--2-0-0-3p2p0-2-0-0-6p3p0-2-0-0-3p2p0-2-0-0-----|


  F#5         F#5       N.C.
    PM|         PM----------------------------|
        |-3-|
  E S S S S S E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|------------------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------------o||
|------------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------------||
|-4-----------4---------2-4-1-4---4---4---4---4-o||
|-2-0-0-3p2p0-2-2-2-2-2---------3---2---0---3----||


   Bridge
    N.C.
   7/8                 4/4
    PM----------------------------------------|
    e e e e e S S S S   S S e e e e S S S S S S  4x
||--------------------|--------------------------||
||o-------------------|-------------------------o||
||--------------------|--------------------------||
||--------------------|--------------------------||
||o-------------------|-------------------------o||
||--3-3-3-3-3-3-6-5-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-6-5-3-2-5--||


   Instrumental
    Eb5F5      G5
    Gtr II
                \0.5/
                ~~~~~~~~~~~
    E.  S  +E   E      +H
||----------------------------|
||o---------------------------|
||--8--10-(10)-12-----(12)----|
||----------------------------|
||o---------------------------|
||----------------------------|
|
|   Gtr I
|   E.  S  +E   E      +H
||----------------------------|
||o---------------------------|
||----------------------------|
||--8--10-(10)-12-----(12)----|
||o-6---8--(8)-10-----(10)----|
||----------------------------|


 1.,2.,3.                    4.
  C5 D5    Eb5                C5 Bb5   Ab5
           \0.5/                       \0.5/
           ~~~~~~~~~~                  ~~~~~~~~~~
  E. S +E  E     +H           E. S +E  E     +H
|------------------------||-|-8--6-(6)-4-----(4)----||
|-----------------------o||-|-x--x-----x------------||
|-5--7-(7)-8-----(8)-----||-|-5--3-(3)-1-----(1)----||
|------------------------||-|-----------------------||
|-----------------------o||-|-----------------------||
|------------------------||-|-----------------------||
|
| E. S +E  E     +H           E. S +E  E     +H
|------------------------||-|-----------------------||
|-----------------------o||-|-----------------------||
|------------------------||-|-----------------------||
|-5--7-(7)-8-----(8)-----||-|-5---------------------||
|-3--5-(5)-6-----(6)----o||-|-3--8-(8)-6-----(6)----||
|------------------------||-|----6-(6)-4-----(4)----||


 Guitar Solo
  N.C.
  Gtr I
  E. S +E E +H                  E.     S +E   E   +H
  |  |  | |  |                  |      |  |   |    |
  o  o  / o  /                  o      o  /   o    /

  Gtr II
  ~~                  PM-----------------|      ~~~~~~
                |-3-|
  H         +E  S S S S S S S   S  S S S  S S S S +H
|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
|-6---------(6)-4h6p4---------|--------------------------|
|---------------------6-5-4---|---------------5----------|
|---------------------------7-|-4--7-6-4--2-4---4-(4)----|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------|


  E.          S   +E        E       +H
  |           |    |        |        |
  o           o    /        o        /

  T T T T T T T T  T T T  T T T T T  T T T T  T T T  T T T T T T T T T
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------8p4h6h8-9p6h8h9-|
|---------------------------7p4h6h7--9p6h7h9-11p7h9h11-----------------|
|-7p4h6h7-9p6h7h9-11p7h9h11--------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|


   E.             S    +E          E         +Q                     Q
   |              |     |          |          |                     |
   o              o     /          o          /                     o

                                                                    ~~~~~
   T T T  T  T T  T  T  T  T  T  T T  T  T T  T  T  T T  T  T T  T  Q
|------------------------------------------9h11h12p11p9---------------------|
|-----------------------9h11h12p11p9h11h12--------------12p11p9-------------|
|-11p8h9h11-12p9h11h12------------------------------------------12-11b13----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   E.        S   +E    E      +H
   |         |    |    |       |
   o         o    /    o       /

                                            ~~~~~~~~
        |--3---|       |-3--|       |-3--|
   E    S  S   S  E    S  S S  E    S  S S  Q
|-------9--------------9------------9--------------|
|---------12p==9---------12p9-12b14---12p9-11b12===|
|-11b13----------11b13-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


    E.        S   +E      E      +H
    |         |    |      |       |
    o         o    /      o       /

 ~~~~~~~                                       ~
         |--3---|  |-----5-----|  |----5-----|
   +E    S  S   S  S S  S   S  S  S  S S  S  S Q
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-(11)r-------------------------------------------|
|-------12p11p==9-11p9------9h11h12p11p9----11-9--|
|----------------------11----------------11-------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|


   E.            S    +E     E      +H
   |             |     |     |       |
   o             o     /     o       /

   |-------6--------|  |----6----|   |-----6------|  |------6-------|
   S  S  S  S  S    S  S S S S S S   S S  S S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-16p12------------------------7h9-/12p9------------------------12h16-|
|-------14-------------------9-----------10------------------14-------|
|----------13--------------9----------------9-------------14----------|
|-------------14---------9--------------------11-------14-------------|
|------------------16-11-------------------------12-16----------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------|


   E.            S    +E          E          +Q                    Q
   |             |     |          |           |                    |
   o             o     /          o           /                    o

                                                 T        T        ~~
   |-------6--------|  |---------7---------|  |--------7--------|
   S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  Q
|-19p16--------------------------------11h14s17-20p17p14----------------||
|-------17--------------------------13----------------------------------||
|----------16------------------14------------------------20p17h20-18----||
|-------------18------------16h=========================================||
|------------------19-14h18---------------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------||


   Keyboard Solo
    N.C.
    E. S +E   E  +H       E. S +E   E  +H       E. S +E   E  +H
||----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
||o---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
||----------------------|-7--9-(9)-10-(10)----|---------------------|
||--7--9-(9)-10-(10)----|-x--x------x---------|-7--9-(9)-10-(10)----|
||o-x--x------x---------|-5--7-(7)--8--(8)----|-x--x------x---------|
||--5--7-(7)--8--(8)----|---------------------|-5--7-(7)--8--(8)----|


  1.                       2.
                                                 7/4
  E. S +E   E  +Q   Q      E. S +E  E +S  E. Q    +W         +H.
|-----------------------||----------------------|-------------------||
|----------------------o||----------------------|-------------------||
|-7--9-(9)-10-(10)------||-7--5-(5)-4-(4)-------|-------------------||
|-x--x------x-------6---||-x--x-----x-----7--6--|-(6)--------(6)----||
|-5--7-(7)--8--(8)-----o||-5--3-(3)-2-(2)-x--x--|-------------------||
|-------------------4---||----------------5--4--|-(4)--------(4)----||


 Outro
  N.C.
 4/4
               ~~~                  ~~~
  E. S +E   E +H       E. S +E   E +H
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------------||
|-5--5-(5)-/7-(7)----|-5--5-(5)-/7-(7)----||
|--------------------|--------------------||


               ~~~                  ~~~
  E. S +E   E +H       E. S +E   E +H
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-7--7-(7)-/9-(9)----|-7--7-(7)-/9-(9)----|
|--------------------|--------------------|


                           H.=H
                 ~~~                    ~~~
    E. S +E   E +H         E. S +E   E +H
||----------------------||--------------------|
||o--------------------o||--------------------|
||----------------------||--------------------|
||----------------------||--------------------|
||o--------------------o||--------------------|
||--3--3-(3)-/5-(5)-----||-3--3-(3)-/5-(5)----|


        \3.5___/
                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~
  E. S +Q      a +H       +W
|-----------------------|--------*|
|-----------------------|--------*|
|-----------------------|--------*|
|-----------------------|--------*|
|-----------------------|--------*|
|-3--3-(3)-----5-(5)----|-(5)----*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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