Cathedral – Midnight Mountain tab

                               CATHEDRAL
                           MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN
               From their '93 album 'The Ethereal Mirror'

Tabbed by:  Jason Mathie
            Mathie@unixg.ubc.ca

Here's the best song from 'The Ethereal Mirror', in my opinion.

Comments:

I will only use the necessary strings for each riff, so be careful to
make sure you're playing on the right strings.

There's lots of little guitar licks I didn't tab, because they would
drive me crazy to try to arrange.  If you really want to play the song
exactly as it sounds on the CD, it's up to you to memorize every little
detail.

Guitars are tuned to C.  Hope you have phat strings.  Garry Jennings
and Adam Lehan are the guilty parties on this album, I don't know
which guitarist plays which part.

Notation explanation: +1/2 |b15r-p13~| This means to prebend up one semitone at fret 15, |---------| pick the note, release the bend, pull off to the 13th |---------| fret, and play some vibrato.
Generally one dash is a sixteenth note in length. So ---- is one beat. Sometimes there's a lot of double digit fret positions or notation symbols so I have to stretch it out more. When that happens I'll use the usual method of writing the note lengths underneath each note. q=quarter (1 beat) e=eighth (1/2 beat) s=sixteenth (1/4 beat) Uppercase signifies a rest. I've put in the lyrics again, although I know a couple of the lines are not quite right, I can't understand exactly what Lee is saying. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Tempo: 140 bpm
Intro /== Left Gtr only ================\Eb |----------4---9-|6---------------|/11---9---8-----|4---------------|Bb |----------4---9-|6---------------|/11---9---8-----|4-------------6-|F |2-----4---2---7-|4---------------|/9----7---6---x-|2-------------4-|C |0-----2---------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Eb |----------4---9-|6---Oh--yeah!---|/11---9---4-----|Bb |----------4---9-|6---------------|/11---9---4-----|F |2-----4---2---7-|4---------------|/9----7---2-----|C |0-----2---------|----------------|--------------x-|
+1/2 +1/2 +1/2 +1/2C |b15r-p13-b15r-p13-b15r-p13|-b15r-p13--------------|----------------|G |--------14-------14-------|14-------14-14-12-14-12|14p12h14~--RGtr-|Eb |--------------------------|-----------------------|----------------|Bb |--------------------------|------------11-9--11-9-|11p9-h11~--LGtr-|F |--------------------------|-----------------------|----------------|C |--------------------------|-----------------------|----------------|
| e+s s e e+s s e e+s s |e e+s s e e e e e |s s q | | | | |Eb |--------------------------|-----------------------|----Ooooh-------|Bb |6-------------------------|---------------------4-|6-------------4-|F |6-------------------------|---------------------2-|4-------------2-|C |4-------------------------|-----------------------|----------------|
G |----------------|----Come-on-now-|-----/7---5-----|Eb |------4---------|----------------|6-4-------------|Bb |6\----2---------|4-6-6-----------|----6---------4-|F |4\------------6-|2-4-4-----------|--------------2-|C |--------------4-|----------------|----------------|
G |----------------|----------------|----------------|-----/7---5-----|Eb |----------------|------4---------|----------------|6-4-------------|Bb |6-------------4-|6\----2---------|4-6-6-----------|----6---------4-|F |4-------------2-|4\------------6-|2-4-4-----------|--------------2-|C |----------------|--------------4-|----------------|----------------|
Riff A /=== 1,3 ========================\G ||---------------|----------------|--------------|-----/7---5------||Eb ||*--------------|------4---------|--------------|6-4-------------*||Bb ||--6----------4-|6\----2---------|4-6-6---------|----6---------4--||F ||*-4----------2-|4\------------6-|2-4-4---------|--------------2-*||C ||---------------|--------------4-|--------------|-----------------||
/=== 2 ==========================\/=== 4 ==========================\C |--------------|RGtr-/14--12-----||----------------|---------------||G |--------------|LGtr-/7---5-----*||----------------|--------------*||Eb |--------------|6-4--------------||----------------|---------------||Bb |4-6-6---------|----6---------4--||4-6-6\\\\\\\\---|-----rest------||F |2-4-4---------|--------------2-*||2-4-4\\\\\\\\---|--------------*||C |--------------|-----------------||----------------|---------------||
Play Riff A with lyrics: Sliding down a mountain Dusk turns into day The antidote of elation Lifeless masses wake Jaws of suxiety open A vampire luring me A fatal invitation Sight hazing from me
Riff B /=== 1 ======================\G ||--7----10-------|---------/12--10---|7----10-------|-------------||Eb ||*-6----9--------|---------/11--9----|6----9--------|------------*||Bb ||--4----7--------|---------/9---7----|4----7--------|----7-4------||F ||*-------------7-|9p7h9--------------|------------4-|7p4---------*||C ||----------------|-------------------|--------------|-------------|| q+e h e s s s S+E q q+e q+e h e e e e e+q Q
/=== 2 ===========================\G |7----10---------|----------------|Eb |6----9----------|----------------|Bb |4----7----------|----7---------4-|F |----------------|7h9---9-------2-|C |--------------9-|----------------| q+e h e e e e e+q E e
Play Riff B with lyrics: Oh midnight mountain I require Inner re-location Back to pinnacles high Play Riff A with lyrics: Drowning in empty forces Sinking in banal I crave the isolation Of eventide when perception climbs I just need the injection A dose to boost my flight A sonic blast of moonlight Nucleus ignites Play Riff B with lyrics (leaving out the last chord): Oh midnight mountain I'm revived Stimulus transcending Back to pinnacles high
Riff C (let these chords ring)G |--------------7-|----------------|--------------10|----------------|Eb |6-----4---------|--4-------------|9-----7---------|--7-------------|Bb |6-----6---6-----|------------6---|9-----9---9-----|------------9---|F |4---4-4-----4---|----------------|7---7-7-----7---|----------------|C |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G |--------------5-|----------------|------10--------|----------------|Eb |4-----2---------|--2-------------|9-7---------9---|7---------------|Bb |4-----4---4-----|------------4---|9---9-----------|7---------------|F |2---2-2-----2---|----------------|7---------------|5---5---5---5h7-|C |----------------|----------------|----------------|--7---7---7-----|
Play Riff C
Riff D1Eb |6---------------|----------------|6---------------|----------------|Bb |6----/5-4-----7-|7---------------|6----/5-4-----4-|2---------------|F |4----/5-4-----7-|7-------5---5h7-|4----/5-4-----4-|2-------5---5h7-|C |-----/3-2-----5-|5-----7---7-----|-----/3-2-----2-|0-----7---7-----|
Riff D2Eb |6-------------9-|9---------------|6-----3-3-----3-|----------------|Bb |6-----8-8-----9-|9---------------|6-----3-3-----3-|2---------------|F |4-----8-8-----7-|7-------7---7h9-|4-----1-1-----1-|2-------7---7h9-|C |------6-6-------|------9---9-----|----------------|0-----9---9-----|
Eb |8-------------11|11--------------|8---------------|----------------|Bb |8-----1010----11|11--------------|8-----1010----4-|4-----4-4-----4-|F |6-----1010----9-|9-------7---7h9-|6-----1010----4-|4-----4-4---x-2-|C |------8-8-------|------9---9-----|------8-8-----2-|2-----2-2---x---|
Play Riff D1 2x Play Riff D2 with lyrics: Screaming at doleful skies Absorbing all my sighs Responding to my cries Downcast a thunder of reprise
Bass solo pattern - with random gtr noises (play once)Eb |----------------|----------------|----------on-a--|landslide..-----|Bb |6---------------|--------------4-|6---------------|--------------4-|F |4---------------|--------------2-|4---------------|--------------2-|C |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Eb |----------------|----------------|---------it-was-|out-of sight----|Bb |6---------------|--------------4-|6---------------|----------------|F |4---------------|--------------2-|4---------------|----------------|C |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Then LeftGtr plays Riff C while the RightGtr plays the following:play legatoC |9---------------|----11h12-11p9--|9/12~-----------|--------12-12-14|G |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|Eb |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|Bb |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|F |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|C |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
C |14---------13p12|----------------|12--------------|10-----10--10h12|G |----------------|12--------------|----------------|-----12--12-----|Eb |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|Bb |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|F |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|C |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Play Riff D1 2x Play Riff D2 with lyrics (leaving out the last chord): Won't let the next sunrise Signal my landslide From ecstatic highs I'm on top of their demise
Then this intro reprise, featuring a little speed change:Eb |----------4---9-|6---------------|/11---9---8-----|4---------------|Bb |----------4---9-|6---------------|/11---9---8-----|4---------------|F |2-----4---2---7-|4---------------|/9----7---6---x-|2---------------|C |0-----2---------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Eb |----------4---9-|6---Oh--yeah!---|/11---9---4-----|Bb |----------4---9-|6---------------|/11---9---4---6-|F |2-----4---2---7-|4---------------|/9----7---2---6-|C |0-----2---------|----------------|--------------4-|
Tempo change to 110 bpmEb |----------------|Bb |6---------\\\\\-|F |6---------\\\\\-|C |4---------\\\\\-|
Riff E1Bb |------------7~~-|----------------|F |79-99-99-97-----|79-99-99-97-----|C |-----------9----|-----------97~~-|harm . .. .. . . .. .. .
Play Riff E1 2x (2nd time scream 'Can you FEEL the GROOVE!') RightGtr plays Riff E1 2x while LeftGtr plays a quick solo
Riff E2Bb |------------7b8-|----------------|F |79-99-99-97-----|79-99-99-97-----|C |-----------9----|-----------97\5-|harm . .. .. . . .. .. .
Play Riff E2 2x
Riff F1Eb |----------2-4---|---------22------|Bb |4\2-4\2---2-4---|4\2-4\2--22--22--|F |4\2-4\2---0-2---|4\2-4\2--00--22--|C |2\0-2\0---------|2\0-2\0------00--|
Play Riff F1 2x (2nd time scream 'Let's f**k it up!')
Riff F2Eb |----------------|----------------|Bb |4-------7-----4-|6-----7-9---11--|F |4-----6-7-----2-|4-----5-7---9---|C |2-----4-5-------|----------------|
Play Riff F2 Play Riff E1 2x
Play:Bb |------------7b9-|----------------|------------7b9-|------------7---|F |79-99-99-97-----|79-99-99-97-----|79-99-99-97-----|79-99-99-97\7---|C |-----------9----|-----------97\5-|-----------9----|------------5---|
harm . .. .. . . .. .. . . .. .. . . .. .. . Groovin' all nightBb |----------------|----------------|F |------rest------|------rest------|C |----------------|----------------|
Play Riff F1 2x Play Riff F2
End on:Bb |4\\\\\----------|F |4\\\\\----------|C |2\\\\\----------|-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Wow, there's a lot of fun riffs in that song. Now I'm working on a tune from Morbid Angel's 'Formulas Fatal..' album E-mail me with any concerns, questions, requests, corrections...
Mathie@unixg.ubc.ca
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