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King Crimson : 21st Century Schizoid Man    transcription by Dennis Montgomery
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I used 3 versions of Schizoid Man to transcribe this:
  1) Studio : _In the Court of the Crimson King_
  2) Live : Providence disc from the amazing new _Great Deceiver_ boxed set 
		(also the same version originally released on _USA_)
  3) Live : My *Alltime Favourite* version from _Earthbound_

NOTES: 	1) Standard bar chords unless otherwise noted
	2) This transcription isn't rigidly Beginning -> End.  I'll write it by 
		section then assume knowledge of repeating parts... 


First the chords:
The main chordal riff in 4/4:
1   2       3     4|1  2  3  4
C   A# C D# A#  C  |F   F#   G

Alternate used before vox:  
1   2       3     4  1  2    3 4
C   A# C D# F   G   |13---14---15-|
|16*--17*--18*| *Bend each 1 whole step |-------------| |-------------| |-------------| |-------------|
Vocal Section Chord from hell: Interpretations of this chord are legendary, this one sounded best to me: x 8 8 10 10 8 Cat's foot etc... Exit main chordal riff: F F# G : Repeat 6 times, increase tempo then... Unison run section 1 (rhythm sorta notated by the 1-2-3-4)
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4|----------------------------|--------------------------||--------4-5-6---------------|--------4-5-6-------------||5-5-5-5-------5-5-5-5-4-3---|5-5-5-5-----------3---3-4-||--------------------------5-|--------------4-5---5-----||----------------------------|--------------------------||----------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|------------------6---6-7-||--------4-5-6---------------|--------4-5-6-7-8---8-----||5-5-5-5-------5-5-5-5-4-3---|5-5-5-5-------------------||--------------------------5-|--------------------------||----------------------------|--------------------------||----------------------------|--------------------------|
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------||----------------------------|--------------/tri\--/tri\--/tri\--/tri\-||--------3-4-5---------------|--------3-4-5-0-3-3--0-3-3--0-3-3--0-3-3-||5-5-5-5-1-2-3-5-5-5-5-4-3---|5-5-5-5-1-2-3----------------------------||3-3-3-3-------3-3-3-3-2-1-0-|3-3-3-3----------------------------------||--------------------------3-|-----------------------------------------|Play chords loose and sloppy tri=triplets
Unison run section 2 (rhythm sorta notated by the 1-2-3-4)
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4|------------------------------------|------------------------------------||11-------11-------11----------------|11-------11-------11----------------||---11-12----11-12----11-12-11-10----|---11-12----11-12----11-12-11-10----||---------------------------------13-|---------------------------------13-||------------------------------------|------------------------------------||------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------||---------------------------------10-|11-------11-------11----------------||12-------12-------12-------11-12----|---11-12----11-12----11-12-11-10----||---13-15----13-15----13-15----------|---------------------------------13-||------------------------------------|------------------------------------||------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------||11-------11-------11----------------||---11-12----11-12----11-12-11-10----| Vibrato and Feedback like a Madman|---------------------------------13-\-/-\->then you're on your own...|------------------------------------| ...for this is the Solo from Hell :)|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
...And speaking of hell, here are the inhumanly fast parts...
Fast1*|--------------------------------------------3-||------------------------/tri\-------3---3-6---||----------------3---3-5-3-5-3---3-5---5-------||--------3---3-5---5-----------5---------------||--1-3-5---5-----------------------------------||3---------------------------------------------|*The rhythm is correct so if you play the triplet at the indicated time (and allow 1 note length) you should be dead on. The notes themselves are pretty close but open to interpretation...
Fast2**|--------------------------------------------3---------------||------------------------/tri\-------3---3-6---2-1-----------||----------------3---3-5-3-5-3---3-5---5------------3-0------||--------3---3-5---5-----------5-------------------------3-0-||--1-3-5---5-------------------------------------------------||3-----------------------------------------------------------|**Same as * except last 7 notes are definitely correct
Fast3|------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||--------3-0-7-0-5-0-3-0-5-0-7-0-----------||--1-3-5-------------------------3-0-------||3-----------------------------------4-3-1-||------------------------------------------|
Mute1|------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||--------3-0-7-0-5-0-3-0-5-0-7-0-3-0-------||--1-3-5-----------------------------4-3-1-||3-----------------------------------------|
Stop & Go|----1-----1-|----1-------|----1-3-------------|----1-3-------------||1-3---1-3---|1-3---3-2-1-|1-3-----2-1---------|1-3-----2-1---------||------------|------------|------------3-0-----|------------3-0-----||------------|------------|----------------3-0-|----------------3-0-||------------|------------|--------------------|--------------------||------------|------------|--------------------|--------------------|
The order for the inhumanly fast section: Fast1, Fast2, Fast3, Fast1, Stop&Go, Mute1, Mute1, Fast3, Fast1, Stop&Go Then back into the unison runs, vox, and opening chords. By the time the song ends you should have either achieved enlightenment or neurotic breakdown :) One thing's for sure, if you make it all the way through, you're well on your way to becoming a 21st Century Schizoid Man...Have fun!
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