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                                   EMPTY WORDS
                              As recorded by Death
                         (From the 1995 Album SYMBOLIC)

Words and Music by Chuck Schuldiner
Transcribed by James Williams (Inverted) and David Williams (Warlock)

Gtr I (D G C F A D) - 'Chuck Schuldiner'
Gtr II (D G C F A D) - 'Bobby Koelble'
Gtr III (D G C F A D) - 'Chuck Schuldiner (Clean)'

Intro Melotic Metal Q=100 4/4 Gtr III 4x||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||||------9-----9---9-|----12------(12)-|-----9-----9---7-|---10---9----(9)---||||----7-----7-------|-----------------|---7-----7-------|-------------------||||o-0-----8-----7---|-10--------------|-0-----8-----5---|-8----7-----------o||||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
Verse Moderate Metal Q=121 $ C5B5G5G#F5 C5B5G5G#5 C5B5G5G#E5 Gtr I PM~~~~~~~~~ PM| ~
|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------||--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------||--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------||--------------|----------------|--------------|-3s5-5s6-5----||-3-2-----3----|-3-2------------|-3-2-----2----|--------------||-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|--------------|
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| Gtr II| PM PM| ~|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------||--------------|----------------|--------------|-6s8-8s9-8----||--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------||-5-4----------|-5-4------------|-5-4----------|--------------||-3-2-5-6-3----|-3-2-5-6----(6)-|-3-2-5-6-2----|--------------||-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|--------------|
C5B5G5G#F5 C5B5G5G#5 C5B5G5G#E5 PM~~~~~~~~~ PM| ~~|--------------|----------------|--------------|---------------||--------------|----------------|--------------|---------------||--------------|----------------|--------------|---------------||--------------|----------------|--------------|-3s5-5s6--8----||-3-2-----3----|-3-2------------|-3-2-----2----|---------------||-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|---------------|
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| PM PM| ~~|--------------|----------------|--------------|---------------||--------------|----------------|--------------|-6s8-8s9-11----||--------------|----------------|--------------|---------------||-5-4----------|-5-4------------|-5-4----------|---------------||-3-2-5-6-3----|-3-2-5-6----(6)-|-3-2-5-6-2----|---------------||-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|---------------|
C5B5G5G#F5 C5B5G5G#5 C5B5G5G#E5 PM~~~~~~~~~ PM| ~|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------||--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------||--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------||--------------|----------------|--------------|-3s5-5s6-5----||-3-2-----3----|-3-2------------|-3-2-----2----|--------------||-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|--------------|
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| PM PM| ~|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------||--------------|----------------|--------------|-6s8-8s9-8----||--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------||-5-4----------|-5-4------------|-5-4----------|--------------||-3-2-5-6-3----|-3-2-5-6----(6)-|-3-2-5-6-2----|--------------||-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|--------------|
Pre Chorus Q=124 A5 E5 A5 F5 C#5 G#5 PM---------| ~||-----------|----------|-------------------------|-----------------------||||o----------|----------|---------------10-9h10p9-|----13-12-10-9--------o||||-----------|----------|--------10-9-7-----------|-10------------10-9----||||--7--------|-2--------|-10-9-7------------------|-----------------------||||o-7--------|-2--------|-------------------------|----------------------o||||--5--------|-0--------|-------------------------|-----------------------||
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||-----------|----------|-------------------------|-----------------------||||o----------|----------|-------------------------|----------------------o||||-----------|----------|-------------------------|--6--------------------||||--7--------|-2--------|--7--------3-------------|--6----------6---------||||o-7--------|-2--------|--7--------3-------------|--4----------6--------o||||--5--------|-0--------|--5--------1-------------|-------------4---------||
A5 E5|----------|------||----------|------||----------|------||-7--------|-2----||-7--------|-2----||-5--------|-0----|
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|----------|------||----------|------||----------|------||-7--------|-2----||-7--------|-2----||-5--------|-0----|
A5 F5 T T T T|-19p15p13p12-19p15p13p12-19p15p13p12-19p15p13p12-||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
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|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||--7-----------------------3----------------------||--7-----------------------3----------------------||--5-----------------------1----------------------|
C#5 G#5 T T|-19p15p13p12-19p15p13p12-20b22===(20)r==||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------|
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|----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||--6-------------------------------------||--6-----------------------6-------------||--4-----------------------6-------------||--------------------------4-------------|
A5 E5 ~~~~~~~|-20-20-20-20s19-19-19s17-13-13s12-12-|-12s10-10-10s12-12-12-(12)--(12)\-||-------------------------------------|----------------------------------||-------------------------------------|----------------------------------||-------------------------------------|----------------------------------||-------------------------------------|----------------------------------||-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
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|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------||-------------------------------------|----------------------------------||-------------------------------------|----------------------------------||--7----------------------------------|--2-------------------------------||--7----------------------------------|--2-------------------------------||--5----------------------------------|--0-------------------------------|
A5 F5 C#5 G# ~|-----------|-----------||-----------|-----------||-----------|-6---------||-7----3----|-6---------||-7----3----|-4---------||-5----1----|------4----|
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|-----------|-----------||-----------|-----------||-----------|-6---------||-7----3----|-6----6----||-7----3----|-4----6----||-5----1----|------4----|
Q=116 Gtrs I, II PM----| ~ PM----------------------| ~ PM------------|||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||||o----------------------------|----------------------------o||||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||||o--------------------6-7-6-4-|--------------------5-6-5-3-o||||--5-7-8-7-6--5-7-8-7---------|-4-6-7-6-5--4-6-7-6----------||
F5||-----------------------------|||o----------------------------|||-----------------------------|||------------------3----------|||o-----------------3----------|||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--0-0-0-0-|
1. 2. G5 G#5 G5 ~~~|------------------------||-------------------------||-----------------------o||-------------------------||------------------------||-------------------------||---------5----------6---||---------5---------------||---------5----------6--o||---------5----------[6]--||-0-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-0-4---||-0-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-0------|
PM----| ~ PM----------------------| ~ PM------------|||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||||o----------------------------|----------------------------o||||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||||o--------------------6-7-6-4-|--------------------5-6-5-3-o||||--5-7-8-7-6--5-7-8-7---------|-4-6-7-6-5--4-6-7-6----------||
F5||-----------------------------|||o----------------------------|||-----------------------------|||------------------3----------|||o-----------------3----------|||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--0-0-0-0-|
1. 2. G5 G#5 G5 ~~~|------------------------||-------------------------||-----------------------o||-------------------------||------------------------||-------------------------||---------5----------6---||---------5---------------||---------5----------6--o||---------5----------[6]--||-0-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-0-4---||-0-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-0------|
Q=112 E5 F5 D5 G5 E5F5 3/4 5/8 Gtr I|-----------|----------||-----------|----------||-----------|----------||-----------|----------||-----------|----------||-----------|----------|
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| Gtr II|-----------|----------||-----------|----------||-----------|----------||-9--10--7--|-12--9-10-||-7---8--5--|-10--7--8-||-----------|----------|
E5 F5 D5 G5 E5 F5 3/4 5/8 PM----------------------------------||--------------------------|-----------------------||--------------------------|-----------------------||--------------------------|-----------------------||--------------------------|-----------------------||--------------------------|-----------------------||---0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|
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|--------------------------|-----------------------||--------------------------|-----------------------||--------------------------|-----------------------||-9-------10-------7-------|-12-------9-----10-----||-7--------8-------5-------|-10-------7------8-----||--------------------------|-----------------------|
E5 F5 D5 3/4 Gtr I T T T||--12p7p4h7p4h7p4h7-13p7p4h7p4h7p4h7-10p7p4h7p4h7p4h7-|||o----------------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------------------|||o----------------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------------------|
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| Gtr II||-----------------------------------------------------|||o----------------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------------------|||---9---------------10----------------7---------------|||o--7----------------8----------------5---------------|||-----------------------------------------------------|
G5 E5 F5 5/8 T T T|-15p7p4h7p4h7p4h7-12p7p4h7p4h7-13p7p4h7p4h7---|||---------------------------------------------o|||----------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------|||---------------------------------------------o|||----------------------------------------------||
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Chorus Fast Metal Q=160 To Coda E5 C/E 4/4 Gtrs I, II PM------------| PM----| ~ ~ ~ ~ 4x
||------------------------|---------------|-------------|-------------||||o-----------------------|---------------|-------------|------------o||||------------------------|---------------|-------7-----|-------------||||---9--------------------|-10------------|-5-------5---|-7-----9-----||||o--7--------------------|--7------------|---3---------|---5-----7--o||||--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------0-0-0-0-|-------------|-------------||
Solo - Schuldiner Gtr I ~ ~|----------------------------------|---------------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------------||----------------------------------|-7-------------------------------||-7---------------------------9h10-|---------------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
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| Gtr II|----------------------------------|---------------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------------||----------------------------------|---------------------------------||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-||----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
C5 C5 C5 D5 D5 D5 ~~ ~~|--------------------------------|------------------------------------||-12-----------------------12h13-|------------------------------------||--------------------------------|-10-------------------(10)-14-16-17-||--------------------------------|------------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
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|--------------------------------|------------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------------------------||----------5---------5------5----|----------7---------7----------7----||--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3----|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5---5--5----||--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-16-14-16-14-12----12-14-12-14-16-14-16-17-16-17-||----------------15-------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
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|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-||-------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------15----15-17-15-17-19-||-15----15-17-15-17-18-17-18----18----------------||----17-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
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|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1-||-------------------------------------------------|
C5 C5 C5 D5 D5 D5|-15b17====================15r-17h19h20-|-20b22===========================||---------------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
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|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------------|---------------------------------||--------------5---------5---------5----|--------------7---------7-----7--||--3-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3---3--3----|--5-----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--||---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|-20---------------20---------------|-20---------------20-------20r---22b24====||-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
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|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1--1--1-----1-||-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
C5 C5 C5 D5 D5 D5 ~~|-(22)-----(22)r====(22)-20---19-17------|---------------------------------||-------------------------------------20-|-18---17-------------------------||----------------------------------------|-----------19-17---16S==14-------||----------------------------------------|---------------------------------||----------------------------------------|---------------------------------||----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
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|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------||----------------------------------------|---------------------------------||----------------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------5--------------5-------5-|------------7------------7-----7-||---3--3-3---3--3-3---3---3-3--3--3-3--3-|--5-5--5-5--5--5-5--5-5--5-5-5-5-||----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
~~ ~|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-14---16---16------------------7-----|--------9------------10-----9h10p9---||------------------------7h9h10-------|-7h9h10-------7h9h10-----------------||-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
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|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1--1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-||-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
C5 C5 C5 D5 D5 D5 ~~~ ~|---------------------------------|-------------------------------||---------------------------------|-------------------------------||-(9)---------9---10---9-7---9h10p|=9p7---------------------------||---------------------------------|-----10---9-7-------------(7)--||---------------------------------|-------------------------------||---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
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|---------------------------------|-------------------------------||---------------------------------|-------------------------------||---------------------------------|-------------------------------||-----------5----------5-----5----|----------7---------7------7---||--3--3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3----|-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5---||---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Q=180 A5 E5 9/8 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~||-------------------------|------------------|||o-13-12-10-12---(12)-----|-(12)--------(12)-|||-------------------------|------------------|||-------------------------|------------------|||o------------------------|------------------|||-------------------------|------------------|
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||-------------------------|------------------|||o------------------------|------------------|||-------------------------|------------------|||-------------------------|------------------|||o--7-----------------(7)-|---2----------(2)-|||---5-----------------(5)-|---0----------(0)-|
F5 G5 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~|----------------10-----|-----------------|||-13-12-10-12-13--------|-12--------(12)-o|||-----------------------|-----------------|||-----------------------|-----------------|||-----------------------|----------------o|||-----------------------|-----------------||
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|-----------------------|-----------------|||-----------------------|----------------o|||-----------------------|-----------------|||-----------------------|-----------------|||--3----------------(3)-|--5---------(5)-o|||--1----------------(1)-|--3---------(3)--||
Q=176 E5 F5 ~~ ~~||-------------------------|----------------|||o-12h13p12----(12)-12h13-|-10--------(10)-|||-------------------------|----------------|||-------------------------|----------------|||o------------------------|----------------|||-------------------------|----------------|
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||-------------------------|----------------|||o------------------------|----------------|||-------------------------|----------------|||-------------------------|----------------|||o--2-----------(2)-------|--3---------(3)-|||---0-----------(0)-------|--1---------(1)-|
G5 F5 ~~ ~~|------------------------|-10--------(10)---|||-12h13p12----(12)-12h13-|-----------------o|||------------------------|------------------|||------------------------|------------------|||------------------------|-----------------o|||------------------------|------------------||
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|------------------------|------------------|||------------------------|-----------------o|||------------------------|------------------|||------------------------|------------------|||--5-----------(5)-------|--3---------(3)--o|||--3-----------(3)-------|--1---------(1)---||
E5 F5 Gtr I||---------------|----------------|||o--------------|----------------|||---------------|----------------|||--9--------(9)-|-10--------(10)-|||o-7--------(7)-|--8---------(8)-|||---------------|----------------|
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| Gtr II||---------------|----------------|||o--------------|----------------|||---------------|----------------|||---------------|----------------|||o-2--------(2)-|--3---------(3)-|||--0--------(0)-|--1---------(1)-|
1. 2. G5 F5 F5|----------------|-----------------||----------||----------------|----------------o||----------||----------------|-----------------||----------||-12--------(12)-|-10--------(10)--||--10------||-10--------(10)-|--8---------(8)-o||---8------||----------------|-----------------||----------|
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|----------------|-----------------||----------||----------------|----------------o||----------||----------------|-----------------||----------||----------------|-----------------||----------||--5---------(5)-|--3---------(3)-o||---3------||--3---------(3)-|--1---------(1)--||---1------|
Chorus Q=160 D.S. al Coda & E5 C/E 4/4 Gtrs I, II PM------------| PM----| ~ ~ ~ ~ 9x
||------------------------|---------------|-------------|-------------||||o-----------------------|---------------|-------------|------------o||||------------------------|---------------|-------7-----|-------------||||---9--------------------|-10------------|-5-------5---|-7-----9-----||||o--7--------------------|--7------------|---3---------|---5-----7--o||||--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------0-0-0-0-|-------------|-------------||
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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