Iron Maiden - Flash Of The Blade tab

Band:  Iron Maiden
Album: Powerslave
Song:  Flash of the Blade

Copyright (c)  (EMI) (1984)
Version 1.0 - (16/11/05)

Transcribed By: Steve
Email:          stephen.elvidge1@ntlworld.com


.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - Trill

Tunning E A D G B E

 Intro/Main Riff
 
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