Iron Maiden - Be Quick Or Be Dead tab

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                               BE QUICK OR BE DEAD
                           As recorded by Iron Maiden
                     (From the 1992 Album FEAR OF THE DARK)

Words and Music by Bruce Dickinson & Janick Gers
Transcribed by /\X/\M

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Untitled'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Untitled'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Untitled'

Main Riff Q=246 4/4 Gtrs I, II W H Q E E +Q E E Q E E|----------|-------------|-----------------||----------|-------------|-----------------||----------|-------------|-----------------||----------|-------------|------5p0-0--1p0-||----------|-------------|-----------------||----------|-----------3-|-(3)-------------|
E E E E Q E E +Q E E Q E E|----------------|-------------------||----------------|-------------------||----------------|-------------------||-3p0-1p0-0--0---|------5p0-0--1p0---||----------------|-------------------||--------------3-|-(3)---------------|
E E E E Q. E +Q E E Q E E|----------------|-----------------||----------------|-----------------||----------------|-----------------||-3p0-1p0--------|------5p0-0--1p0-||---------3------|-----------------||--------------3-|-(3)-------------|
E E E E Q E E +Q E E Q E E E E E E Q. E|----------------|-----------------|----------------|||----------------|-----------------|----------------|||----------------|-----------------|----------------|||-3p0-1p0-0--0---|------5p0-0--1p0-|-3p0-1p0--------|||----------------|-----------------|---------3------|||--------------3-|-(3)-------------|--------------3-||
Pre-Verse +Q E E Q E E E E E E Q E E +Q E E Q E E E E E E Q. E|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||------5p0-0--1p0-|-3p0-1p0-0--0---|------5p0-0--1p0-|-3p0-1p0--------||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|---------3------||-(3)-------------|--------------3-|-(3)-------------|--------------3-|
+Q E E Q E E E E E E Q E E +Q E E Q E E E E E E Q E E|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|||------5p0-0--1p0-|-3p0-1p0-0--0---|------5p0-0--1p0-|-3p0-1p0--------|||-----------------|----------------|-----------------|---------3--1p0-|||-(3)-------------|--------------3-|-(3)-------------|----------------||
Verse $ PM--------------------------------------------------|
E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E Q. E +H||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|---------------|||o-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|---------------|||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|---------------|||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-7----8-(8)----|||o-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-5----6-(6)----|||--1h3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|---------------|
PM----------------------------------|
E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E Q. E +H Q. E +H|-------------------|-------------------|---------------|----------------|||-------------------|-------------------|---------------|---------------o|||-------------------|-------------------|---------------|----------------|||-------------------|-------------------|-3----5-(5)----|-8----8-(8)-----|||-------------------|-------------------|-1----3-(3)----|-6----5-(5)----o|||-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|---------------|----------------||
Pre-Chorus PM------------------------------------- E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E||--------------------|-------------------|||o-------------------|-------------------|||--------------------|-------------------|||--5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|||o-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|||--------------------|-------------------|
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E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E|-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------||-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|--------------------||-1-1-1-1-(1)-1-1-1-|-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3--||-------------------|-1-1-1-1-(1)-1-1-1--|
PM------------------------------------------------------|
E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E Q. E +Q Q|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|||-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------o|||-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|||-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|-8----8-(8)--8---|||-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-(1)-1-1-1-|-6----5-(5)--6--o|||-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------||
Chorus q a Q Q E E Q a Q Q E E Q a Q Q E E Q E E E E E E|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||----5s7--5--0---|----3s5--3--0---|----1s3--1--0---|----1-1-1p0------||----------------|----------------|----------------|------------3----||-3------------3-|--------------3-|--------------3-|--------------3--|
Q a Q Q E E Q a Q Q E E Q a Q Q E E Q E E E E E E|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||----5s7--5--0---|----3s5--3--0---|----1s3--1--0---|----1-1-1p0------||----------------|----------------|----------------|------------3----||--------------3-|--------------3-|--------------3-|--------------3--|
To Coda Gtr III W W W H a H a|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|||----------------|----------------|----------------|--------10s7s======10--|||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------||
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| Gtrs I, II| Q a Q Q E E Q a Q Q E E Q a Q Q E E Q E E E E E E|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------------|||----5s7--5--0---|----3s5--3--0---|----1s3--1--0---|----1-1----1p0---------|||----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------3-3-----|||--------------3-|--------------3-|--------------3-|-----------------1-----||
Bridge Gtrs I, II +W +W W +W|------------|------------|----------|------------||------------|------------|----------|------------||------------|------------|----------|------------||------------|------------|----------|------------||-(3)--------|-(3)--------|-5--------|-(5)--------||-(1)--------|-(1)--------|-3--------|-(3)--------|
W +W W +W 3x||-----------|------------|----------|---------||||o----------|------------|----------|--------o||||-----------|------------|----------|---------||||-----------|------------|----------|---------||||o-3--------|-(3)--------|-5--------|-(5)----o||||--1--------|-(1)--------|-3--------|-(3)-----||
Q. E +H Q. E +H Q. E +Q Q|---------------|---------------|----------------||---------------|---------------|----------------||---------------|---------------|----------------||-3-------------|-5-------------|-3--------------||-1----3-(3)----|-3----5-(5)----|-1----3-(3)--5--||------1-(1)----|------3-(3)----|------1-(1)--3--|
+W Q. E +H Q. E +H|------------|---------------|---------------||------------|---------------|---------------||------------|---------------|---------------||------------|-3-------------|-5-------------||-(5)--------|-1----3-(3)----|-3----5-(5)----||-(3)--------|------1-(1)----|------3-(3)----|
Q. E +Q Q +W +W W W|----------------|------------|------------|----------|-------|||----------------|------------|------------|----------|-------|||----------------|------------|------------|----------|-------|||-3----5-(5)--7--|-(7)--------|-(7)--------|-8--------|-10----|||-1----3-(3)--5--|-(5)--------|-(5)--------|-6--------|--8----|||----------------|------------|------------|----------|-------||
Main Riff Q E E Q E E E E E E Q E E +Q E E Q E E||----------------|----------------|-----------------|||o---------------|----------------|-----------------|||----------------|----------------|-----------------|||-----5p0-0--1p0-|-3p0-1p0-0--0---|------5p0-0--1p0-|||o---------------|----------------|-----------------|||--3-------------|--------------3-|-(3)-------------|
1.,2.,3. 4. D.S. al Coda E E E E Q. E E E E E Q E E|-----------------||------------------|||----------------o||------------------|||-----------------||------------------|||-3p0-1p0---------||-3p0-1p0----------|||---------3------o||---------3--1p0---|||--------------3--||------------------||
Guitar Solo & Gtr III a W +W|--------------------|----------------||--------------------|----------------||-10s12--------------|-(12)-----------||--------------------|----------------||--------------------|----------------||--------------------|----------------|
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| Gtrs I, II| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q Q Q|--------------------|----------------||--------------------|----------------||--------------------|----------------||-----5----3-(3)--5--|--(5)--3--5--3--||-----3----3-(3)--3--|--(3)--3--3--3--||--------------------|----------------|
E E E E E S S E E E E E E Q +S E.|-------------------------|-----------------------||-8h13p8----11p=10p8----8-|-----------------------||--------10----------10---|-11p=10p8----8--(8)-7--||-------------------------|----------10-----------||-------------------------|-----------------------||-------------------------|-----------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q H|-------------------------|-----------------------||-------------------------|-----------------------||-------------------------|-----------------------||-5-------3-(3)-------5---|-(5)----8----8---------||-3-------3-(3)-------3---|-(3)----6----6---------||-------------------------|-----------------------|
+E S S E E E S S S S E E S S S S E E S S S S E|-----------------------------|------------------------------||-----------------------------|------------------------------||-(7)h8p7----7-----7h8p7----7-|-----7h8p7----7----7h8p7----7-||---------10---10--------10---|-10--------10---10-------10---||-----------------------------|------------------------------||-----------------------------|------------------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q Q Q|-----------------------------|------------------------------||-----------------------------|------------------------------||-----------------------------|------------------------------||--5---------3-(3)-----5------|-(5)-----3-------5-----3------||--3---------3-(3)-----3------|-(3)-----3-------3-----3------||-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-3--|
E S S S S E E S S E E E E E E E +H|--------------------------------|---------------------||--------------------------------|---------------------||-----7h10p7----7-----7h8p7----7-|---------------------||-10---------10---10--------10---|--7-----7-10-(10)----||--------------------------------|-----10--------------||--------------------------------|---------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q H|--------------------------------|---------------------||--------------------------------|---------------------||--------------------------------|---------------------||--5------------3-(3)-----5------|-(5)-----------------||--3------------3-(3)-----3------|-(3)----8------6-----||--------------------------------|--------6------4-----|
|--3--| |-3--| |-3--| |3-|
E +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q E|----------------8-----8-8-8-|------------------------8----||--------------8----8--------|-11p=8-11p8----8-8-8-11-8----||-10b12==(10)r---------------|------------10------------10-||----------------------------|-----------------------------||----------------------------|-----------------------------||----------------------------|-----------------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q Q Q|----------------------------|-----------------------------||----------------------------|-----------------------------||----------------------------|-----------------------------||--5-------------3-(3)---5---|-(5)------3------5------3----||--3-------------3-(3)---3---|-(3)------3------3------3----||----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-3--| |--3--|
E E E E E E E E +S E. +H +E +E Q|-----8-8--------8-----------11b13==|=(11)-----(11)r(11)-13b15===||-----8-8-11p8---8-----8-(8)--------|----------------------------||-10---------------10---------------|----------------------------||-----------------------------------|----------------------------||-----------------------------------|----------------------------||-----------------------------------|----------------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q H|-----------------------------------|----------------------------||-----------------------------------|----------------------------||-----------------------------------|----------------------------||--5-----------3---(3)----5---------|--(5)--8----8---------------||--3-----------3---(3)----3---------|--(3)--6----6---------------||-----------------------------------|----------------------------|
+Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-(13)r--13-11s10--11p10----|-10-------------------||------------------------11-|-----11---------------||---------------------------|--------10s8----8p7---||---------------------------|-------------10-----8-||---------------------------|----------------------||---------------------------|----------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q Q Q|---------------------------|----------------------||---------------------------|----------------------||---------------------------|----------------------||---5--------3-(3)-----5----|-(5)-----3----5---3---||---3--------3-(3)-----3----|-(3)-----3----3---3---||---------------------------|----------------------|
|-3-| |--3--|
E E E E E E E E E E E E Q +H a|-----------------------|-----------------------|||-----------------------|-----------------------|||-7h8p7----7------------|-----------------------|||-------10---10p=7----7-|-----------------------|||------------------10---|-10p=7-----------------|||-----------------------|-------10-8--(8)s===3--||
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| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q H|-----------------------|-----------------------|||-----------------------|-----------------------|||-----------------------|-----------------------|||-5--------3-(3)----5---|-(5)-------------------|||-3--------3-(3)----3---|-(3)------8---6--------|||-----------------------|----------6---4--------||
Solo Continues Gtr I H. +Q +W|------------------------|-----------------||-15-----------(15)b18===|=(15)r-----------||------------------------|-----------------||------------------------|-----------------||------------------------|-----------------||------------------------|-----------------|
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| Gtr II| H. +Q +W|------------------------|-----------------||-18-----------(18)b22===|=(18)r-----------||------------------------|-----------------||------------------------|-----------------||------------------------|-----------------||------------------------|-----------------|
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| Gtr I| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q Q Q|------------------------|-----------------||------------------------|-----------------||------------------------|-----------------||--7----5-(5)----7-------|--(7)---5--7--5--||--5----5-(5)----5-------|--(5)---5--5--5--||------------------------|-----------------|
E E E E E E E E H. E E|-15--13-12-10-13--12-10----|-10-----------10-11-||------------------------13-|--------------------||---------------------------|--------------------||---------------------------|--------------------||---------------------------|--------------------||---------------------------|--------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E H. Q|-18--17-15----17--15-------|--------------------||-----------18--------18-17-|-18-----------------||---------------------------|--------------------||---------------------------|--------------------||---------------------------|--------------------||---------------------------|--------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q H|---------------------------|--------------------||---------------------------|--------------------||---------------------------|--------------------||--7---------5-(5)-----7----|-(7)--10--10--------||--5---------5-(5)-----5----|-(5)---8---8--------||---------------------------|--------------------|
Gtr III |--3--| |-3-| |-3-| |--3--|
E E E E S S E Q S S S S Q E E E E E S S S S S. T|-10h11p10---------------------------|--------------------------------------||----------10-11p10-11p=10-----------|--------10-11-13-10-11p10-11p10-13p11-||--------------------------9h10p9h10p|==9--12-------------------------------||------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
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| Gtrs I, II| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q Q Q|------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||--7-----------5----(5)----7---------|-(7)-----5--------7--------5----------||--5-----------5----(5)----5---------|-(5)-----5--------5--------5----------||------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
\0.25/ \0.25/ \2 |--3---| |----3----| |--3--| |---3----| |-3-|
E E E S S E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q|---------------------------------------|--------------------------------||-10------------------------------------|--------------------------------||-----12p10h12p10-12--10-12-9------11-9-|-10--8-10-7------9-7-8-6-8-6----||---------------------------------------|--------------------------------||---------------------------------------|--------------------------------||---------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q H|---------------------------------------|--------------------------------||---------------------------------------|--------------------------------||---------------------------------------|--------------------------------||--7---------5----(5)-------7-----------|-(7)------5----------3----------||--5---------5----(5)-------5-----------|-(5)------3----------1----------||---------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
\0.5/ \1____/ \1/ a Q. E +E a +E +Q H a E Q E|---------------------13---(13)-(13)p=|=10------17---17p15---18b20==||-11-----11p==10-(10)-----------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q Q Q|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------------|-----------------------------||---------7----5--(5)-------------7---|-(7)--5--------7----5--------||---------5----5--(5)-------------5---|-(5)--5--------5----5--------||-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
+H +E +E E E +H +E a E E E|-(18)-----(18)r(18)-17-15-|-(15)------(15)-(15)h17p15p13-||--------------------------|------------------------------||--------------------------|------------------------------||--------------------------|------------------------------||--------------------------|------------------------------||--------------------------|------------------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q H|--------------------------|------------------------------||--------------------------|------------------------------||--------------------------|------------------------------||---7----5--(5)-------7----|--(7)--10---10----------------||---5----5--(5)-------5----|--(5)---8----8----------------||--------------------------|------------------------------|
|--3--| |---3---| |--3---| |--3---| |--3--| |--3--|
E E E E E E +E E E Q a E E E E E E +E S S E E E|-15p13-15p13p12h==13-(13)p12-----------|----------------------------------------||-----------------------------15p13s=10-|-13p=11h13p11p10---------------11p10----||---------------------------------------|-----------------12-(12)p10h12-------12-||---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------||---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------||---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q Q Q|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------||---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------||---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------||--7-------------5-----(5)--------7-----|-(7)--------5---------7---------5-------||--5-------------5-----(5)--------5-----|-(5)--------5---------5---------5-------||---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|--3--| |---3---| |--3---| |--3--|
E E E E E E E E E E E E S S S S S S S S E E Q|----------------------------15h18p15-15-|-18p=15----15h18p15----15h18p15-18b20====|||-------15h16p15------16h=18-------------|--------17----------17-------------------|||-15h17------------17--------------------|-----------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------||
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| Q. E +Q Q +Q Q H|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|||--7-------------5----(5)--------7-------|-(7)-----------5-----------3-------------|||--5-------------5----(5)--------5-------|-(5)-----------3-----------1-------------|||----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------||
Pre-Chorus +W +W||--(18)-----------------|-(18)r-----------------|||o----------------------|-----------------------|||-----------------------|-----------------------|||-----------------------|-----------------------|||o----------------------|-----------------------|||-----------------------|-----------------------|
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| PM------------------------------------------| E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E||-----------------------|-----------------------|||o----------------------|-----------------------|||-----------------------|-----------------------|||----5--5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|---5---5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|||o---3--3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|---3---3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|||-----------------------|-----------------------|
W W|-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------|
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| E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E|-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------||-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|--------------------||-1-1-1-1-(1)-1-1-1-|-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3--||-------------------|-1-1-1-1-(1)-1-1-1--|
Gtrs I, II PM------------------------------------------------------|
E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E +E E E E Q. E +Q Q|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|||-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------o|||-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|||-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-(5)-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|-8----8-(8)--8---|||-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-(3)-3-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-(1)-1-1-1-|-6----5-(5)--6--o|||-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------||
Out-Chorus q a Q Q E E Q a Q Q E E Q a Q Q E E Q E E E E E E|----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||----------------|----------------|----------------|-----------------||----5s7--5--0---|----3s5--3--0---|----1s3--1--0---|----1-1-1p0------||----------------|----------------|----------------|------------3----||-3------------3-|--------------3-|--------------3-|--------------3--|
Q a Q Q E E Q a Q Q E E Q a Q Q E E Q E E E E E E W|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|------*||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|------*||----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|------*||----5s7--5--0---|----3s5--3--0---|----1s3--1--0---|----1-1-1p0-----|------*||----------------|----------------|----------------|------------3---|------*||--------------3-|--------------3-|--------------3-|--------------3-|------*|
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 *************************************************************************************** * Generated using Power Tab Editor by Brad Larsen - http://powertab.guitarnetwork.org * ***************************************************************************************
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