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BEFORE THE VISION
As recorded by Iced Earth
(From the 1992 Album NIGHT OF THE STORMRIDER)

Transcribed by Patrick Kane
	

Words and Music by Jon Schaffer

Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Rhythm (Jon)'
Gtr II (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Lead (Randy)'
Gtr III (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Harmony (Randy)'

   Intro
    Q=156
    Am
   4/4
    Gtr I
    E  E E E E  E E E   E  E E E E  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||-----------0--------|----------0--------|---------0-------|---------0--------|||o-1-----------1-----|-1-----------1-----|-1---------1-----|-1---------1------|||-----2----------2---|----2----------2---|---2---------2---|---2---------2----|||-------2----------2-|------2----------2-|-----2---------2-|-----2---------2--|||o--------0----------|--------0----------|-------0---------|-------0----------|||--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|
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| Gtr II| Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E H H H H||--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|-8-------5--------|||o-5------8-5------5-|-------------------|---------5-------|------------------|||--------------------|-7------5-4------5-|-----------------|------------------|||--------------------|-------------------|-7---------------|------------------|||o-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|||--------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|
G E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|----------3--------|----------3--------||-4-----------4-----|-4-----------4-----||----5----------5---|----5----------5---||------5----------5-|------5----------5-||--------3----------|--------3----------||-------------------|-------------------|
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| Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E|-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------||--------4--------4-|-5------4--------7-||-5--------5--------|----------7--------||-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------|
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| Gtr III| H Q. E H Q. E|-------------------|-------------------||-4--------4------4-|-3--------3------3-||-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|---------3--------|----------3--------|||-4----------4-----|--4---------4-----o|||---5----------5---|----5---------5----|||-----5----------5-|------5---------5--|||-------3----------|--------3---------o|||------------------|-------------------||
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| H H H H|------------------|-11-------8--------|||---------8--------|------------------o|||-8----------------|-------------------|||------------------|-------------------|||------------------|------------------o|||------------------|-------------------||
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| H Q. E H H|------------------|-------------------|||-4-------4------4-|--3-------3-------o|||------------------|-------------------|||------------------|-------------------|||------------------|------------------o|||------------------|-------------------||
Verses I, II $ Em E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E||------------0---------|---------0-------|||o-0-----------0-------|-0---------0-----|||------0---------0-----|---0---------0---|||--------2---------2---|-----2---------2-|||o---------2-----------|-------2---------|||----------------------|-----------------|
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| H.. S S W||----------------------|-----------------|||o-7---------------7h8-|-5---------------|||----------------------|-----------------|||----------------------|-----------------|||o---------------------|-----------------|||----------------------|-----------------|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|------------0-------|---------0--------|||-0------------0-----|-0---------0-----o|||----0-----------0---|---0---------0----|||------2-----------2-|-----2---------2--|||---------2----------|-------2---------o|||--------------------|------------------||
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| Q. Q. Q W|--------------------|------------------|||-8------10----------|-----------------o|||----------------7---|-9----------------|||--------------------|------------------|||--------------------|-----------------o|||--------------------|------------------||
Chorus Em E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E||----------------0--------|-------------0--------|||o---0-------------0------|--0------------0------|||-------0-------------0---|-----0------------0---|||---------2-------------2-|-------2------------2-|||o------------2-----------|----------2-----------|||-------------------------|----------------------|
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| Q. Q. Q Q. Q. Q||-------------------------|----------------------|||o----------<12>-----19---|----------------------|||--<12>-------------------|-19--------------19---|||-------------------------|---------19-----------|||o------------------------|----------------------|||-------------------------|----------------------|
D.S. E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|------------0-------|--------------0---------|||---0----------0-----|----0-----------0------o|||------0---------0---|--------0---------0-----|||--------2---------2-|----------2---------2---|||----------2---------|------------2----------o|||--------------------|------------------------||
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| W +W|--------------------|------------------------|||-<12>---------------|-(<12>)----------------o|||--------------------|------------------------|||--------------------|------------------------|||--------------------|-----------------------o|||--------------------|------------------------||
Outro Em E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E W +W|---------------0--------|-------------0--------|-^2--------|--(2)----*||---0-------------0------|--0------------0------|-^0--------|--(0)----*||------0-------------0---|-----0------------0---|-^0--------|--(0)----*||--------2-------------2-|-------2------------2-|-^2--------|--(2)----*||------------2-----------|----------2-----------|-----------|---------*||------------------------|----------------------|-----------|---------*|
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| Q. Q. Q Q. Q. Q W +W|------------------------|----------------------|-24--------|-(24)----*||----------<12>-----19---|----------------------|-----------|---------*||-<12>-------------------|-19--------------19---|-----------|---------*||------------------------|---------19-----------|-----------|---------*||------------------------|----------------------|-----------|---------*||------------------------|----------------------|-----------|---------*|
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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