Iced Earth - A Question Of Heaven tab

Iced Earth:  Question Of Heaven

transcribed by:  Russ Elton (vicelton@yahoo.com)

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THE MOST UPDATED VERSION OF THIS SONG AT:

                          The Frozen Palace
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Date last modified:  01/03/02
  
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Tuning: Eb

Riff 1 (Acoustic) x2 x2 x2eb|-------7-------|-------5-------|-------3-------|------------------|Bb|---------0-----|---------0-----|---------3-----|------------------|Gb|-----------0---|-----0-----0---|-----0-----0---|-------0----------|Db|-----5-------5-|---4---------4-|---2---------2-|-----0------------|Ab|---7-----------|-5-------------|-3-------------|---2--------0-----|Eb|-0-------------|---------------|---------------|-3--------2---3-2-| "The time is close now..."
Riff 2 (distortion)Guitar 1eb|-------------------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------------------------|Db|--------9--9--------9--9--------7--7--------7--7-|Ab|--------7--7--------7--7--------5--5--------5--5-|Eb|-0-0000------0-0000------0-0000------0-0000------| * **** * **** * **** * ****
eb|------------------------------------------|Bb|------------------------------------------|Gb|--------------------------------0---------|Db|--------5--5--------7--7------0-----------|Ab|--------3--3--------5--5----2-------0-----|Eb|-0-0000------0-0000-------3-------2---3-2-| * **** * **** * * * * * * * *
Guitar 2 x2eb|--------------------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------------------|Gb|--------------------------------------------|Db|-2----4--5---------2--4-----------5--4--5-4-|Ab|------------5------------3----5-------------|Eb|--------------------------------------------|
Riff 3eb|--------------------------|Bb|--------------------------|Gb|--------------------------|Db|--------------------------|Ab|--------2----------2----3-|Eb|-000000-0---000000-0-00-1-| ****** ****** ** "What exactly is the meaning of this..."
Play Riff 2 Play Riff 3 "Lord I pound..." Play Riff 3
Lead into the acoustic parteb|-----------|Bb|-----------|Gb|-----------|Db|-----------|Ab|--------2--|Eb|-000000-0--| ******
Acoustic part (listen to song for strumming pattern)
Lead into next section:eb|---0---|Bb|---0---|Gb|---0---|Db|---2---| Ab|---2---|Eb|---0---|
Riff 4eb|---0---|Bb|---0---|Gb|---0---|Db|---2---| Ab|---2---|Eb|---0---| "I did what I thought was right..."
eb|---3---|Bb|---0---|Gb|---0---|Db|---0---| Ab|---2---|Eb|---3---| "All for the love of my life..."
eb|---2---|Bb|---3---|Gb|---2---|Db|---0---|Ab|-------|Eb|-------| "I know it's sad but..."
eb|---0---|Bb|---0---|Gb|---0---|Db|---2---| Ab|---2---|Eb|---0---| "...true..."
Repeat Riff 4 til distortion kicks in.
After first break, guitar 2 plays this:eb|---------------------------------0-------------------|Bb|---8----8--------8----8--------7---7--------8----8---|Gb|-9---9----9----7---7----7----7-------7----9---9----9-|Db|-----------------------------------------------------|Ab|-----------------------------------------------------|Eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
End acoustic part
Riff 5 (distortion)eb|------------------------------------------|Bb|------------------------------------------|Gb|------------------------------------------|Db|-----------------------7-----7------------|Ab|-2-----2----5-----5----5-5-5-5----2-----2-|Eb|-0-0-0-0----3-3-3-3---------------0-0-0-0-| * * * * * * * *
Soloeb|------------------------------------------|Bb|------------------------------------------|Gb|-----------------------7------------------|Db|----9--10---9-7------9---10-9-7-9--10-9-7-|Ab|--7---7---------7--7----------------------|Eb|------------------------------------------|
eb|--------------------------------------------|Bb|--------------------------------------------|Gb|--------------------------------------------|Db|-10-9--------2-4-5-/7-5-4--5-4----4---------|Ab|------9--9\--------------------7----7-5-7~~-|Eb|--------------------------------------------| a
eb|------------------------------------------------|Bb|----10-12-13-12--12-13-12-10--------10-12-13-12-|Gb|--9--------------------------12---9-------------|Db|------------------------------------------------|Ab|------------------------------------------------|Eb|------------------------------------------------|
eb|-------10-10---------------------|Bb|-12-13-------13-12-----10-12-10~-|Gb|--------------------12-----------|Db|---------------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------|
eb|---------------------------------------------|Bb|--12-10--------------------------------------|Gb|--------11~--9--12p11p9-11^-11----9----------|Db|-------------------------------12------7-9---|Ab|------------------------------------10-----7-|Eb|---------------------------------------------|
End solo
Riff 5aeb|-------------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------------------|Db|-----------------------7-----7----7-9-9----|Ab|-2-----2----5-----5----5-5-5-5----5-7-7--2-|Eb|-0-0-0-0----3-3-3-3----------------------0-|
* * * * * * "My spirit begins to rise..."eb|-----------------------------------------------------|Bb|-----------------------------------------------------|Gb|-----------------------------------------------------|Db|-----------------------7-----7----7-9-9-----7-9-9----|Ab|-2-----2----5-----5----5-5-5-5----5-7-7--2--5-7-7--2-|Eb|-0-0-0-0----3-3-3-3----------------------0---------0-| * * * * * * "Now all I want is to die..."
Play Riff 5 [song fades out with this]
Outro leadeb|---------------------------------------------------------|Bb|---12-----12-/15-13-12----13-12-10----10-----------------|Gb|-9------9--------------------------12-------12-11-9----9-|Db|----------------------------------------------------12---|Ab|---------------------------------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------|
This lick is done on the live version, improvise your own, this is closeeb|------------------------------------------------------|Bb|------------------------------------------------12-12-|Gb|-12p11p9--9~\----9-11-12~--12p11p9--9~\----9-11-12-12-|Db|--------12----12------------------12----12------------|Ab|------------------------------------------------------|Eb|------------------------------------------------------|
eb|---------------------------|Bb|-/10---------------/10-10\-|Gb|-----12-12--11--12---------|Db|-------------a-------------|Ab|---------------------------|Eb|---------------------------|
eb|--------------------------------------------|Bb|-/12-12\-/13-13\-/12-12-12~--12h13p12--12~~-|Gb|-------------------------------------14-----|Db|--------------------------------------------|Ab|--------------------------------------------|Eb|--------------------------------------------|
notation: ^ = bend [ ^ = half, ^^ = whole, etc. ] ^r = bend and release x = mute with fret-hand * = mute with palm-hand X\\ = pick slide h = hammer-on p = pull-off ~ = vibrato t = tap-on / = slide up \ = slide down h. = harmonics a = artificial harmonic (9) = ghost note tm = trem picking tr = trill
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