Blind Guardian - Mr Sandman tab

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                                   MR. SANDMAN
                          As recorded by Blind Guardian
                    (From the 1996 Album THE FORGOTTEN TALES)

Words by Pat Ballrad

Music by Pat Ballard
Arranged by Blind Guardian


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Keyboard 1'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Ac Guitar 1'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Marcus Siepen'
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'André Olbrich'

Intro (keys) Q=125 4/4 Gtr I E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q|-------13-17-15-13-------|-------15-18-17------||----15-------------15----|----16---------------||-15-------------------15-|-17------------------||-------------------------|-----------------15--||-------------------------|---------------------||-------------------------|---------------------|
E E E E E E E E E E E E H|-------13-17-15-13-------|-------15-18-17----||----15-------------15----|----16-------------||-15-------------------15-|-17----------------||-------------------------|-------------------||-------------------------|-------------------||-------------------------|-------------------|
Soft Theme Gtr II ~~~ S S S S S S E S S S S S S S a S|-6-------6---------------------------||-----6---------10-10-8-10---8---8-10-||--------------------------x---x------||---x---x-----------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|
~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ +Q Q S S S S S S S S H +Q. S S|-------------------------------|------------------||-(10)-----10-11-8-10----8------|------------6h7---||---------------------10---8-10-|-7----(7)---------||-------------------------------|------------------||-------------------------------|------------------||-------------------------------|------------------|
~ ~ W H S S S S S S S a S W|----------|------6-6---6-----------|------||-8--------|----------8-----8---7-8-|-6----||----------|------------------------|------||----------|--------------x---x-----|------||----------|------------------------|------||----------|------------------------|------|
~~ S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S H|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------||-10-11-8-10----8------------------------|-----------------------------||------------10---8-10-7-8----7----------|-10-11------------10h11-10---||--------------------------10---8-10-7-8-|-------13-15-10--------------||----------------------------------------|-----------------------------||----------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~ H S S S S S S S a S +Q Q S S S S S S S S H +Q. S S|----------------------------|-------------------------------|----------------||------10-10-8-10---8---8-10-|-(10)-----10-11-8-10----8------|------------6h7-||----------------------------|---------------------10---8-10-|-7----(7)-------||-----------------x---x------|-------------------------------|----------------||----------------------------|-------------------------------|----------------||----------------------------|-------------------------------|----------------|
~ ~ W H S S S S S S S a S Q S S S S S S S S S S S S|----------|------6-6---6-----------|----6------------------------||-8--------|----------8-----8---6-8-|-7------7---6---4---3---1----||----------|------------------------|-----------------------------||----------|--------------x---x-----|-----------------------------||----------|------------------------|-----------------------------||----------|------------------------|-----------------------------|
Gtr I W|----------------------------------||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||----------------------------------|
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| Gtr II| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-6-----------6---8----------------||-----6---8-----------6---8---10---||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||----------------------------------||----------------------------------|
Bridge (Keys) H E E E E E E E E E E E E|----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|----------15-13-11-------||----------------------------17-19-|-------15----------12----||-------------------------20-------|----17----------------13-||----------------------------------|-18----------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------|
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| S S S S S S S S E E Q W|----------------------------------|-------------------------||-11---------8-8-10-10-11----------|-------------------------||------10-10-----------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------|
Eb5 E E E E H E E E E E E E E|------------------|-------------------------||----9-13-16-15----|----------15-13-11-------||-10---------------|-------15----------12----||------------------|----17----------------13-||------------------|-18----------------------||------------18----|-------------------------|
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| Gtr III| W W|------------------|-------------------------||------------------|-------------------------||------------------|--3----------------------||------------------|--1----------------------||------------------|-------------------------||------------------|-------------------------|
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| Gtr IV| W W|------------------|-------------------------||------------------|-------------------------||------------------|-------------------------||------------------|-------------------------||------------------|-------------------------||------------------|-------------------------|
Hard Theme F5 Bb5 Eb5 Gtr II E E E E H H S S S S S S S a S|------------------|---------10--10-8-10---8---8-10--||----9-13-16-15----|---------------------------------||-10---------------|---------------------------------||------------------|---------------------x---x-------||------------------|---------------------------------||------------18----|---------------------------------|
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| H H W|------------------|---------------------------------||------------------|---------------------------------||--5---------------|-3-------------------------------||--3---------------|-1-------------------------------||-------------8----|---------------------------------||-------------6----|---------------------------------|
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| ~~~~~~~| W Q Q +H|------------------|-5b9--6--(6)---------------------||------------------|------4--(4)---------------------||------------------|---------------------------------||------------------|---------------------------------||------------------|---------------------------------||------------------|---------------------------------|
D5 G5 C5 G5 F#5 ~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ +H S S S S S S S S H Q. S S W|-(10)-----------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------||----------15-16-13-15----13-------|-------------------|-----------------------||----------------------15----14-15-|-12----12----15h16-|-17--------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
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| W W H. S S S S|----------------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------||---2------------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------||---0------------------------------|-------------------|--5--------------------||----------------------------------|--5----------------|--3--------5-------4---||----------------------------------|--3----------------|-----------3-------2---|
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| ~~| W W H Q Q|---4b8----------------------------|-------------------|-----------9pb15r======||---2b6----------------------------|--8----------------|-----------------------||----------------------------------|--0----------------|-----------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------|
F5 Bb5 C5 D5 ~~~ H S S S S S S S a S W|------------------------------------|------------------||-------16-16----16------------------|------------------||-------------17----------17---15-17-|-15---------------||------------------------------------|------------------||------------------------------------|------------------||-------------------x--------x-------|------------------|
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| W H. S S S S|------------------------------------|------------------||------------------------------------|------------------||------------------------------------|--------------2---||------------------------------------|--3-------5---0---||-3----------------------------------|--1-------3-------||-1----------------------------------|------------------|
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| ~~| H. Q +W|-8-----------------6pb12r===========|=(6)--------------||------------------------------------|------------------||------------------------------------|------------------||------------------------------------|------------------||------------------------------------|------------------||------------------------------------|------------------|
Eb5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-------------------------------------------------||-15-16-13-15----13-------------------------------||-------------15----14-15-12-14----12-------------||-------------------------------15----13-15-12-13-||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
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| W|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||--3----------------------------------------------||--1----------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
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| W|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
B5 Bb5 Eb5 S S S S S S S S H H S S S S S S S a S|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------|---------15--15-13-15---13---13-15-||-15-16-------------15h16-15----|-----------------------------------||-------18-20-15-16-------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------|----------------------x----x-------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
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| H H W|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------|-3---------------------------------||--4-----------------------3----|-1---------------------------------||--2-----------------------1----|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
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| ~~~~~~~| W Q Q +H|-------------------------------|-5b9--6--(6)-----------------------||-------------------------------|------4--(4)-----------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
D5 +Q Q S S S S S S S S|-------------------------------------||-(15)------15-16----15----13---------||-----------------17----15----14-15---||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|
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| W|-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||---2---------------------------------||---0---------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|
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| W|---4b8-------------------------------||---2b6-------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|
G5 C5 G5 F#5 ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~ H +Q. S S W|--------------------|------------------||--------------------|------------------||--------------15h16-|-17---------------||-17----(17)---------|------------------||--------------------|------------------||--------------------|------------------|
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| W H. S S S S|--------------------|------------------||--------------------|------------------||--------------------|------------------||--------------------|--5---------------||--5-----------------|--3-------5---4---||--3-----------------|----------3---2---|
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| W W|--------------------|------------------||--------------------|------------------||--------------------|------------------||--------------------|------------------||--------------------|------------------||--------------------|------------------|
F5 H S S S S S S S a S|----------------------------------------||-----------16-16----16------------------||-----------------17----------17---15-17-||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||------------------------x-------x-------|
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| W|----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||-3--------------------------------------||-1--------------------------------------|
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| ~~| Q H Q|-6b12--11-------------------------------||-------13--------------12b14------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------|
G#5 Q S S S S S S S S S S S S|-------------------------------------||-------16----------------------------||--16--------16---15---13---12---10---||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|
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| W|-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||---6---------------------------------||---4---------------------------------|
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| +W|-------------------------------------||-(12)--------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|
Eb5 F5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-11-------------11---13------------------||------11---13-------------11---13---15---||-----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|
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| H H|-----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------||--3-------------------5------------------||--1-------------------3------------------||-----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|
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| W|-----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|
Bridge (keys) Eb5 Gtr I S S S S S S S S E E Q E E E E E E E E|---------------------------------|-------------------------||-16----------13-13-15-15-16------|----------15-13-11-------||-------15-15---------------------|-------15----------12----||---------------------------------|----17----------------13-||---------------------------------|-18----------------------||---------------------------------|-------------------------|
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| H. Q W|---------------------------------|-------------------------||---------------------------------|-------------------------||--3------------------------------|-------------------------||--1------------------------------|-------------------------||---------------------------------|-------------------------||---------------------------------|-------------------------|
C5 E E E E H E E E E E E E E|-------------------|-----------------------||----------11-10----|------8-11-10-8--------||-------12----------|----8-----------8------||----13-------------|-10---------------10---||-15----------------|-----------------------||-------------------|-----------------------|
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| W W|-------------------|-----------------------||-------------------|-----------------------||-------------------|-----------------------||-------------------|--5--------------------||-------------------|--3--------------------||-------------------|-----------------------|
Heavy Theme Bb5 F5 Bb5 Gtr IV \3/ \3/ \3/ \3/ \3/ \3/ E E E E H Q E E E E E E|---------------|--------------------------------------------||-----6-10-8----|-11-----11-----11---11-----11---11-----11---||---7-----------|--------------------------------------------||-8-------------|--------------------------------------------||---------------|--------------------------------------------||---------------|--------------------------------------------|
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| H H E S S S S E S S E S S E|---------------|--------------------------------------------||---------------|--------------------------------------------||---------------|--------------------------------------------||---------------|--3-------------3-----------3-----------3---||-8--------3----|--1-1-1--1---1--1----1---1--1----1---1--1---||-6--------1----|--------------------------------------------|
A5 B5 C5 C#5 Q Q Q Q|-----------------------------||-10-----12-----13-----14-----||-----------------------------||-----------------------------||-----------------------------||-----------------------------|
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| E S S E S S E S S E S S|-----------------------------||-----------------------------||-----------------------------||--2------4------5------6-----||--0-0-0--2-2-2--3-3-3--4-4-4-||-----------------------------|
D5 A5 G#5 Gtr III E S S S S E S S E E E|------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||--7-------------7-----------7-------------||--5-5-5--5---5--5----5---5--5----7----6---||---------------------------------5----4---|
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| Gtr IV| \3/ \3/ \3/ \3/ \3/ \3/| Q E E E E E E|------------------------------------------||-15-----15-----15---15-----15---15---15---||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------|
G5 C5 E S S S S E S S E S S E E S S S S E S S E S S E|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------||--------------------------------------|--5------------5-----5-----5---||--5-----------------5---------5-----5-|--3----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---||--3-----3--3--3--3--3-----3-3-3-3-3-3-|-------------------------------|
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| ~~| S S S S S S S S H W|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------||-15-16----15----13--------------------|-19b23-------------------------||-------17----15----14-15--------------|-------------------------------||-------------------------17-----------|-------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------||--------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
F5 G5 A5 Bb5 F5G5A5 E S S S S E S S E E E Q Q H H E E E E|-------------------------------|-------------|-------------------||-------------------------------|-------------|-------------------||-------------------------------|-------------|-------------------||-----------------------------2-|--3----------|----------------2--||--3------------3-------3--5--0-|--1----------|------------3-5-0--||--1--1-1--1-1--1--1-1--1--3----|-------------|------------1-3----|
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| E E E E E E E E W +W|-------------------------------|-------------|-------------------||-18-16---15---13-15---13-11-10-|-11----------|-(11)\-------------||-------------------------------|-------------|-------------------||-------------------------------|-------------|-------------------||-------------------------------|-------------|-------------------||-------------------------------|-------------|-------------------|
Bb5 A5 C5 C#5 E S S S S E S S E S S E E S S S S E S S E E E|------------------------------|----------------------------------------------||------------------------------|----------------------------------------------||------------------------------|----------------------------------------------||-3----------3---------3-----3-|--2-----------------2-----------2----5----6---||-1-1-1--1-1-1---1---1-1-1-1-1-|--0----0-0--0----0--0----0---0--0----3----4---||------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
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| \3/ \3/ \3/ \3/ \3/| Q Q +H Q E E E E E E|------------------------------|----------------------------------------------||-------13-----(13)\-----------|-12b18-------------10---10-----10---10---10---||------------------------------|-----------12b18------------------------------||------------------------------|----------------------------------------------||------------------------------|----------------------------------------------||------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
D5 A5 G#5 E S S S S E S S E E E|----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||--7---------------7---------7-----------||--5----5--5--5-5--5--5----5-5-----7--6--||----------------------------------5--4--|
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| E. S E E E. S E E|-13b17--------------16b20---------------||---------15-15---13-----------15-15-13--||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------|
G5 D5C#5 C5 D5 E S S S S E S S E E E E S S S S E S S E E E|------------------------------------|------------------------------||------------------------------------|------------------------------||--------------------------------2---|----------------------------2-||--------------------------------0-6-|--5-------------5-----5--5--0-||--5-----------------5---------5---4-|--3----3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3--3----||--3-----3--3--3--3--3-----3-3-3-----|------------------------------|
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| ~~ ~~| S S S S S S S S H Q H E E|-17-18-15-17----15------------------|------------------------20-22-||-------------18----17-18-15---------|-----------20-----------------||------------------------------------|-22b28------------------------||------------------------------------|------------------------------||------------------------------------|------------------------------||------------------------------------|------------------------------|
Eb5 E S S S S E S S E S S E|--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--3-------------------3-----------3-----------3---||--1-----1---1--1---1--1----1---1--1----1---1--1---||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------|
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| \2/ \2/ \2/ \2/ \2/ \2/ \2/| E E E E E E E E|-22b26-23-----23-----23---23-----23---23-----23---||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------|
Bb5 E S S S S S S E S S S S S S|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||--3-----------------------5----------------------||--1-----1--1--1--1--1--1--3-----3--3--3--3--3--3-||-------------------------------------------------|
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| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-22----------22----------22----------22----------||----23----------23----------23----------23-------||-------24p22-------24p22-------24p22-------24p22-||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
Bb5 C5 E S S S S S S E S S S S S S|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||--------------------------5----------------------||--8-----1--1--1--1--1--1--3-----3--3--3--3--3--3-||--6----------------------------------------------|
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| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-22----------22----------22----------22----------||----23----------23----------23----------23-------||-------24p22-------24p22-------24p22-------24p22-||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
Bb5 E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||--8-----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1-||--6----------------------------------------------|
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| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-22-22-20-20-18-18-17-17-15-15-13-13-11-11-10-10-||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
C5 F5 E S S S S S S E S S S S S S|-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||--5----------------------------------||--3----3-3-3-3-3-3--3----------------||--------------------1----1-1-1-1-1-1-|
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| H H|-14b18-------------15b21-------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|
Bb5 E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||--3----------------------------------------------||--1-----1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1-||-------------------------------------------------|
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| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-------------13-13-17-17-15-15-13-13-------------||-------15-15-------------------------15-15-13-13-||-15-15-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
2/4 4/4 S S S S S S S S Q Q H|----------------------|-------------*||----------------------|-------------*||----------------------|-------------*||--3-------------------|--3----------*||--1----1--1--1----1---|--1----------*||----------------------|-------------*|
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| ~~| S S S S S S S S H H|-----------------13---|-18----------*||-11---13-14-15--------|-18----------*||----------------------|-------------*||----------------------|-------------*||----------------------|-------------*||----------------------|-------------*|
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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