Iron Maiden - Still Life tab

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From: caladan@maths.tcd.ie (Edmund Breslin)

                         Still Life
                 by Iron Maiden(Harris/Murray)
        Transcribed by Eddie Breslin(caladan@maths.tcd.ie)

INTRO:

Gtr II (Adrian)
I'll show the picking pattern for the three chords used in
the backing to the solo. I'll show the chord changes with the
solo.
Played with a 3/4 time feel.
   A(m)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||----------14------14--------------14------14---------------------||------14------14------14------14------14------14---etc-----------||--12----------------------12-------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||---------10------10-------------10------10-----------------------||-----10------10------10-----10------10------10---etc-------------||--8----------------------8---------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||----------12-------12--------------12------12--------------------||------12------12-------12------12------12------12---etc----------||--10-----------------------10------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gtr I (Dave): with Phaser and Delay A(m) F|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||--7-s/-9-hold------9b(10)r9-hold---7h9p7--7s\5--4s/5s\4-hold-----||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A(m)|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||----5p4--(s\)2-hold--------------4h5--7s/9-hold--9b(10)r9-hold---||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------12--13--15-15b(17)---r15-----15p13h15~------||--7s/9--10--12-s/14----------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A(m) F|-----------------------------------------------------------------||--13h15p13--12s\10-s/12-s\10----8h10p8---5h8p5-------------------||------------------------------------------------7b(9)r7p5-7------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A(m) |-----------------------------------------------------------------||-(8)---------------------15b(17)-r15-b(17)~----15b(16.5)-r15-----||--7b(9)r7p5------------------------------------------------------||-------------7~--------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G A(m)|-------------------------------------------------------15b(17)~--||--15--13--15b(17)--15~------------13h15p13--12-------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
"Quiet" bit with "Take a Look..."I'll try and show the basic idea. Finger the open Am and try tofollow the melody by lifting your finger on 2nd string. Then pickthe Fmaj7 chord anyway you want. Am|-------------------------------------------------||----------------0--------1--------0--------------||-------2-----------2--------2--------2-----2-----||----2-----2-----------------------------------2--||-0-----------0--------0--------0--------0--------||-------------------------------------------------|
Fmaj7 G A A G|--------0-------0------------------------------------------------||----------1-------1------1------------------8-s/-10--10-s\-8-----||-------------2------2-------2-----2---------7-s/-9---9--s\-7-----||----3-----------------3--------3---------------------------------||--3--------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Oh! They drain my strength away...: C/G|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||--5--------------------------------------------------------------||--5--------------------------------------------------------------||--3--------------------------------------------------------------||--3--------------------------------------------------------------|
Main Verse Riff: Similar idea to the previous part except you follow the melody on the 3rd string. When muting the strings and strumming between the parts shown lift your 3rd or 4th finger off the 3rd string, i.e. don't hold the melody notes down,just keep the A power chord fingered. Play the extended notes with upstrokes to emphasise the melody. A(m)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||--2---------4-(2)---5-(2)---4-(2)---2-----2----------------------||--2---------2-------2-------2-------2-----2----------------------||--0--x-x-x--0--x-x--0--x-x--0--x-x--0--x--0----------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F G A G|--1--------------------------------------------------------------||--1---------------------Gtr II plays---8-s/-10--10-s\-8----------||--2------------------------------------7-s/-9---9--s\-7----------||--3--------------------------------------------------------------||--3--------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------7--/--9---9--\--7---------||---------------------------------------5--/--7---7--\--5---------||------------------------Gtr I plays----5--/--7---7--\--5---------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Sometimes Gtr II plays:
|----------------------------------------1------------------------||---------5-------6-----8-----10---------1------8-s/-10--10-s\-8--||--2------4--xxx--5-xxx-7-xxx-9----------2------7-s/-9---9--s\-7--||--2-------------------------------------3------------------------||--0--xxx--------------------------------3------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
C/G Oh! They drain my strength away...
CHORUS:Both Guitars. A (G) A F C |-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||--2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------||--2--p0--2----3----5-----------------5---4-----------------------||--0------0----3----3--------0----3-----------5----3----(0)-------||-----------------------------------------------------------------| Night - mare-res
A (G) A F C|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||--2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------||--2--p0--2----3----5------------------5----4~--------------------||--0------0----3----3--------0----3-------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------| Spirits call me -ing
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||--2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------||--2--p0--2----3----5------------------5----4---------------------||--0------0----3----3--------0----3--------------5----3----0------||-----------------------------------------------------------------| Night mare-ares
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||--2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------||--2--p0--2----3----5---------------------5-----4~----------------||--0------0----3----3---------0-----3-----------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------| They won't leave be -me
BREAK:Gtr I: D C D E F|-----------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------3--5--3h5p3---------------------||-------------4--5-----------------------------5--4---------------||--7--5--7----2--3------------------------------------------------||--5--3--5----2--3------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Play with upstroke | | A G A G A|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||--2--0--2----0--2------------------------------------------------||--2--0--2----0--2--------------5----4----------------------------||--0-----0-------0----0----3--------------5----3----0-------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gtr II: D C D E F A G A G A|-----------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------10--8---10--8---10--------------------||---------------------------9---7---9---7---9---------------------||--7--5--7----9--10---------7---5---7---5---7----------5--4-------||--5--3--5----7--9-------------------------------0--3-------5-3-0-||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
THE HARMONY: I'll just show the notes, move between notes with hammers and pulls wherever it feels natural. The approximate bassline is shown aswell.
Gtr I: (Dave) A|--------------------------------------------------||--------------5--6--5-------------------5---------||--5--4--5--7-----------7----5--4--5--7------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------|
F G A A G|-----------------------------------------------------------------||--12--13---10--12---8--10---6--8---5--6------5-------------------||------------------------------------------7------5--7---5--4-----||--------------------------------------------------------------5--||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Gtr II: A|---------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------||-----------4--5--7--5--4-----------4--5------||--7--5--7-----------------7--5--7------------||---------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------|
F G A A G|-------------------------------------------------------||--5--6-----5-------------------------------------------||--------7-----5--7--4--5-----4-------------------------||--------------------------7-----5--7-----5-------------||--------------------------------------8-----8--7--3----||-------------------------------------------------------|
RHYTHM FOR SOLO'S: Listen for strumming and muting.Solo 1: D E F A G F|--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--7-------9-7-----10-7----14------12------10------||--5--xxx--7-5xxx--8--5xx--12--xx--10--xx--8-------||--------------------------------------------------|
Solo 2: E F# Ab B A G|--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||------------------------------11-------9-------7--||--9-------11-9------13-9------9--------7-------5--||--7--xxx--9--7-xxx--11-7-xxx--9--xxx---7--xxx--5--||--------------------------------------------------|
ENDING:Play with upstrokes | | A G A G A|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||--2---0--2----0--2-----------------------------------------------||--2---0--2----0--2-----------------------------------------------||--0------0----x--0-----------------------------------------------||--------------3--------------------------------------------------| Now we rest in peace.
SOLO'S: Transcribing solo's is not my strong point but you should the main ideas from the following. These are the album solo's. Some of fast licks, especially Dave's are more approximations than anything else. Solo 1: (Adrian)D minor
|---------5-----------------------------------||-------------5b(7)-r5------------------------||--7~--------------------7p5--7---------------||--------------------------------5--3---------||--------------------------------------5~-----||---------------------------------------------|
|-------10---------10--13p10-----15p10-----13p10-----15p10--------||--s/10----13----10----------10--------10--------10--------10-----||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--13p10-----15p10-----13p10-----15p10-----13p10------------------||--------10--------10--------10--------10--------10----13--13~----||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|------18b(20)--(20)--(20)--(20)--(20)--(20)r(19)--||--15----------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------|
|--18p17p15------15-----------------------------------------------||------------18------18p17p15------15-----------------------------||------------------------------17------17p15--17b(19)r17-p15------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Bend, Tap, release tap, release bend and pull off.|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||--12b(14)-T-15-p(14)r12-p10----12b(14)-T-17-p(14)r12-p10---------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||--17b(18)-(18)--18p17p15-----15----------------------------------||--------------------------17-----17p15p14------14----------------||-------------------------------------------17------17p15p14------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||------14--15p14p12----12h14p12--14~------------------------------||--17-------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Solo 2: (Dave)E minor
|---------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------||--2b(4)--2b(4)--2b(4)r2-p0-------------------||----------------------------2~---------------||---------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||--0h2p0h2p0h2p0h2p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h4p0h4p0h5p0h5p0--7~~---------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||--12h15p12h15p12h15p12------12h15p12--12h15p12h15p12h15p12-------||------------------------14---------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||------12---------------------14b(15)--slowly release or----------||--14------12h14p12h14p12-----14b(16)--drop with T-bar------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|------15b(17)-------12--15p12p0--15p12p0--15p12p0--15p12p0-------||--12-------------12----------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--15p12h15p12h15--15p12p0--------------------||---------------------------15b(17)-----------||---------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------|
|------------14h15p14-----14--15p14h15p14h15p14---------||--15-s/-17------------17------------------------17p15--||-------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------17b(19)--17b(19)--17b(19)r17-||--17b(19)-r17-p15--17~----------15-------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--14h15p14h15p14h15--------------------15b(17)----||---------------------17p15h17~-----12-------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------|
Trill and drop with T-bar|--12h15p12h15p12h15-etc--------------------------12\-------------||-------------------------------------------------12\-------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|
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