Coheed And Cambria - Keeping The Blade tab version 1

KEEPING THE BLADE
                        As recorded by Coheed and Cambria
(From the 2005 Album GOOD APOLLO, I'M BURNING STAR IV - VOLUME ONE: FROM FEAR THROUGH THE EYES OF MADNESS)

Music by Coheed and Cambria
Transcribed by sprinklerthief

Gtr I (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'strings arr. for gtr.'
Gtr II (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'piano arr. for gtr.'
Gtr III (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'piano arr. for gtr.'
Gtr IV (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'strings arr. for gtr.'
Gtr V (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'strings arr. for gtr.'

 Intro
  Slowly Q=70
  N.C.
 4/4
  Gtr I
   H..       E   W           H..       E   W
|-10---------7-|-9--------|-10---------7-|-9----|||--------------|----------|--------------|------|||--------------|----------|--------------|------|||--------------|----------|--------------|------|||--------------|----------|--------------|------|||--------------|----------|--------------|------||
Second Stage Theme (F#m) Gtr I W|------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------|
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| Gtr II| H +E E +S E.|------------------------------------------||-17----------------(17)-14-------(14)-15--||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------|
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| Gtr III| S S E S S E E. T T Q|------------------------------------------||-20-19-------19---------------------------||-------19-19----18--18-----18-19----------||----------------------------------21------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------|
(C#) < E +Q. Q. E W|--9-----(9)-----------------------------------7-|-------------------------------------||---------------------------10-------------------|--7----------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
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| E. S +E E +S E. +Q H.. E|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||------------14-(14)-----------------------------|-17-------------------------------14-||-16--------------------14-(14)-16--------(16)---|-------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
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| S S E S S E E. T T Q S S E S S E E. T T Q|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-20--19-------------19--------------------------|-20---19-------19--------------------||--------19------19-----18--18------18-19--------|---------19-19----18-18--18-19-------||------------------------------------------21----|-------------------------------21----||------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
(F#m) W W|--------------------------------------|-14---------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||---9----------------------------------|------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
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| +E E +E E +H H +E E +S E.|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-(14)----15-(15)----------------------|-17----------------(17)-14-------(14)-15--||--------------------16-(16)-----------|------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
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| S S E S S E E. T T Q S S E S S E E. T T Q|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||--20--19---------19-------------------|-20-19-------19---------------------------||---------19--19-----18--18--18-19-----|-------19-19----18--18-----18-19----------||----------------------------------21--|----------------------------------21------||--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
H H|-17-----------------------15------------------||----------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------|
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| E. S +E E +S E. +Q|----------------------------------------------||-----------14-(14)----------------------------||-16-------------------14-(14)-16--------(16)--||----------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------|
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| S S E S S E E. T T Q|----------------------------------------------||-20--19------------19-------------------------||--------19-----19-----18--18------18-19-------||-----------------------------------------21---||----------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------|
(C#) H.. E|-10-------------------------------12-||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|
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| H.. E|-------------------------------------||-17-------------------------------14-||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|
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| S S E S S E E. T T Q|-------------------------------------||-20---19-------19--------------------||---------19-19----18-18--18-19-------||-------------------------------21----||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|
H=H (Fm) 6/4 W W.|---9----------------------------------|-------|||--------------------------------------|-------|||--------------------------------------|-------|||--------------------------------------|-------|||--------------------------------------|-------|||--------------------------------------|-------||
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| >| +E E +E E +H W.|--------------------------------------|-------|||-(14)----15-(15)----------------------|-7-----|||--------------------16-(16)-----------|-4-----|||--------------------------------------|-4-----|||--------------------------------------|-2-----|||--------------------------------------|-------||
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| >| S S E S S E E. T T Q W.|--------------------------------------|-------|||--20--19---------19-------------------|-7-----|||---------19--19-----18--18--18-19-----|-4-----|||----------------------------------21--|-------|||--------------------------------------|-------|||--------------------------------------|-------||
Interlude Faster Q=78 N.C. 4/4 Gtrs I, IV Gtr I > E E E E E E E E Q. +S +S H W
|----------9-10-9----14-|-12----(12)-(12)---------|-----------------||-12----12--------12----|-------------------------|-----------------||----11-----------------|-------------------------|-----------------||-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------||-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------||-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
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| Gtrs IV, V| W H E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------||-----------------------|-------------------------|---------------7-||-----------------------|-----------------4---4-6-|-4---4-6-7-6-4---||-----------------------|-------------------4-----|---4-------------||-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------||-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
|-3-| H. Q Q. S S Q E E E Q Q Q Q|-------------|---------------------|-------------||-10-------7--|-12----10-8-7--8-7-5-|----5--------||-------------|---------------------|-7-----6-----||-------------|---------------------|----------7--||-------------|---------------------|-------------||-------------|---------------------|-------------|
5/4 Gtr Gtrs I, IV > H. S +S E Q Q Q Q Q|-----------------|----------------|||-----------------|----------------|||-----------------|----------------|||-5-------5-(5)-7-|-4--2--0--------|||-----------------|----------4-----|||-----------------|----------------||
In Keeping Theme Faster Q=90 (B) (F#m) 4/4 Gtr I < Q +S S S S E +Q S S Q +E E E E E E
|---------------7------(7)-----5---|---------------------------||------------5-------------------8-|--7----------(7)---7-8-----||-4--(4)-6-7-----------------------|-----------------7-----7-6-||----------------------------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------|
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| Gtr IV| < < <| Q +Q S E. +Q S E. +H.|----------------------------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|-----2-------(2)-----------||-4--(4)-----------2-------(2)-----|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------|
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| Gtr V| <| H +S Q.. +S S +H..|------------------7---------------|-(7)-----------------------||----------------------------------|-----7--(7)----------------||-4------------(4)-----------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------|
(B) (F#m) Q +S S S S E +Q S S Q +E E Q Q|---------------7------(7)-----5---|-------------------------||------------5-------------------8-|--7----------(7)---------||-4--(4)-6-7-----------------------|-----------------7-7--6--||----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------|
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| < < <| Q +Q S E. +Q S E. +H.|----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-----2-------(2)---------||-4--(4)-----------2-------(2)-----|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------|
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| <| H +S Q.. +S S +H..|------------------7---------------|-(7)---------------------||----------------------------------|-----7--(7)--------------||-4------------(4)-----------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------|
(B) (F#m) Q +S S S S E +Q S S Q +E E E E E E|---------------7------(7)-----5---|---------------------------||------------5-------------------8-|--7----------(7)---7-8-----||-4--(4)-6-7-----------------------|-----------------7-----7-6-||----------------------------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------|
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| < < <| Q +Q S E. +Q S E. +H.|----------------------------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|-----2-------(2)-----------||-4--(4)-----------2-------(2)-----|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------|
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| <| H +S Q.. +S S +H..|------------------7---------------|-(7)-----------------------||----------------------------------|-----7--(7)----------------||-4------------(4)-----------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------|
(B) (F#m) Q +S S S S E +Q S S Q +E E Q Q|---------------7------(7)-----5---|-------------------------||------------5-------------------8-|--7----------(7)---------||-4--(4)-6-7-----------------------|-----------------7-7--6--||----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------|
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| < < <| Q +Q S E. +Q S E. +H.|----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-----2-------(2)---------||-4--(4)-----------2-------(2)-----|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------|
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| <| H +S Q.. +S S +H..|------------------7---------------|-(7)---------------------||----------------------------------|-----7--(7)--------------||-4------------(4)-----------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------------|-------------------------|
(B) (F#m) Q +S S S S E +Q S S Q +E E E E E E||----------------7------(7)-----5---|---------------------------|||o------------5-------------------8-|--7----------(7)---7-8-----|||--4--(4)-6-7-----------------------|-----------------7-----7-6-|||-----------------------------------|---------------------------|||o----------------------------------|---------------------------|||-----------------------------------|---------------------------|
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| < < <| Q +Q S E. +Q S E. +E E E E E E||-----------------------------------|---------------------------|||o----------------------------------|---------------------------|||-----------------------------------|-----2-------(2)-----------|||--4--(4)-----------2-------(2)-----|-------------------4-5-----|||o----------------------------------|-----------------5-----5-4-|||-----------------------------------|---------------------------|
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| <| H +S Q.. +S S +H..||-------------------7---------------|-(7)-----------------------|||o----------------------------------|-----7--(7)----------------|||--4------------(4)-----------------|---------------------------|||-----------------------------------|---------------------------|||o----------------------------------|---------------------------|||-----------------------------------|---------------------------|
(B) (F#m) Q +S S S S E +Q S S Q +E E Q Q|---------------7------(7)-----5---|--------------------------|||------------5-------------------8-|--7----------(7)---------o|||-4--(4)-6-7-----------------------|-----------------7-7--6---|||----------------------------------|--------------------------|||----------------------------------|-------------------------o|||----------------------------------|--------------------------||
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| < < <| Q +Q S E. +Q S E. +E E Q Q|----------------------------------|--------------------------|||----------------------------------|-------------------------o|||----------------------------------|-----2-------(2)----------|||-4--(4)-----------2-------(2)-----|--------------------------|||----------------------------------|-----------------5-5--4--o|||----------------------------------|--------------------------||
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| <| H +S Q.. +S S +H..|------------------7---------------|-(7)----------------------|||----------------------------------|-----7--(7)--------------o|||-4------------(4)-----------------|--------------------------|||----------------------------------|--------------------------|||----------------------------------|-------------------------o|||----------------------------------|--------------------------||
+W +W +W|-------------------|----------------|--------*||-------------------|----------------|--------*||-(6)---------------|-(6)------------|-(6)----*||-------------------|----------------|--------*||-------------------|----------------|--------*||-------------------|----------------|--------*|
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| < < <| E +Q. E +Q. E +H.. +W|-------------------|----------------|--------*||-------------------|----------------|--------*||--2--(2)-----------|----------------|--------*||-----------5-(5)---|--4--(4)--------|-(4)----*||-------------------|----------------|--------*||-------------------|----------------|--------*|
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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