King Diamond - Shapes Of Black tab

King Diamond:  Shapes Of Black

transcribed by:  Rami Nuotio     :  midiamond@sci.fi
                 Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com

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Tuning: Standard


Riff 1Guitar 1e|-----------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------|D|-------------------7---------------|A|-5-7-8-5~--(5)\------8-7-5~--(5)\--|E|-----------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------|D|-7-9-10-7--(7)\----7-10-9-7--(7)\----7-9-10-|A|-5-7--8-5--(5)\-------8-7-5--(5)\----5-7--8-|E|--------------------------------------------|
Guitar 2e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|--------------------9----------------|D|-7-9-10-7~--(7)\------10-9-7~--(7)\--|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------|D|------7------------10-7---------------------|A|-8-10---8--(8)\---------10-8--(8)\----5-7-8-|E|--------------------------------------------|
Riff 2e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|----------7------------------7-|A|-5--8--7----8-7-5--8--7--7-8---|E|-------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|----------5--------------------5--5--------------|D|-5--5--7----7-5-6--------5--7-------7-5-8--------|A|----------------6-----------------------8--------|E|----------------4-----------------------6----X\\-|
Riff 2aGuitar 1e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|----------7------------------7-|A|-5--8--7----8-7-5--8--7--7-8---|E|-------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------|D|-7-10--9--14-10-9-7--10--9-------7-|A|-5--8--7--12--8-7-5---8--7--7--8---|E|-----------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|G|----------5--------------------5--5--------|D|-5--5--7----7-5-6--------5--7-------7-5-8--|A|----------------6-----------------------8--|E|----------------4-----------------------6--|
Guitar 2 x2e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|----------7------------------7-|A|-5--8--7----8-7-5--8--7--7-8---|E|-------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|G|----------5--------------------5--5--------|D|-5--5--7----7-5-6--------5--7-------7-5-8--|A|----------------6-----------------------8--|E|----------------4-----------------------6--|
Riff 3 x2e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------|D|---7----7-7-8-8----8-8-10-10----10-10-8-8----8-8-|A|-5-5----5-5-5-5----5-5--5--5-----5--5-5-5----5-5-|E|-------------------------------------------------|
Riff 4e|-----------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------|D|---7----------7---8-8----------8---|A|-5-5-5-5-55-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-55-5-5-5-|E|-----------------------------------|
* * ** * * * * ** * *e|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------|D|-10-10----------10---8-8----------8---|A|--5--5-5-5-55-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-55-5-5-5-|E|--------------------------------------| * * ** * * * * ** * *
Play Riff 3Play Riff 4 Solo Rhythm, end with:e|-----|B|-----|G|-----|D|--7--|A|--5--|E|-----|
Solo (Wead)e|--------------------------------|B|-10-8h10p8------10-8------10----|G|-----------10~-------10~-----10-|D|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------|B|-11-10h11p10----11-10h11p10----10-11-|G|-------------12-------------12-------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------|B|-13~-11----13-11-----13----|G|--------14-------14-----14-|D|---------------------------|A|---------------------------|E|---------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------10-12-|B|-11-10h11p10----11-10h11p10----10-11-13-------|G|-------------12-------------12----------------|D|----------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------|
e|-13-12h13p12----13-12h13p12----12-13-|B|-------------15-------------15-------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|-15-13h15p13----15-13h15p13----13-15-|B|-------------17-------------17-------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|-17-15h17p15----17-15h17p15----15-17-|B|-------------18-------------18-------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|-17b18----(18)-15---------|B|------------------18-17~--|G|--------------------------|D|--------------------------|A|--------------------------|E|--------------------------|
Harmony Guitare|-------------------|B|----------17-18-20-|G|-15-17-19----------|D|-------------------|A|-------------------|E|-------------------|
e|-17-15h17p15----17-15h17p15----15-17-|B|-------------18-------------18-------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|-18-17h18p17----18-17h18p17----17-18-|B|-------------20-------------20-------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|-20-18h20p18----20-18h20p18----18-20-|B|-------------22-------------22-------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
End Solo
Riff 2be|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|----------5--------------------5--5--------------|D|-5--5--7----7-5-6--------5--7-------7-5-8--------|A|----------------6-----------------------8--------|E|----------------4-----------------------6----X\\-|
Play Riff 2a Solo Rhythm
Solo (La Rocque)e|-15b17--(17)r15-15p13-13-|B|-------------------------|G|-------------------------|D|-------------------------|A|-------------------------|E|-------------------------|
e|-12-13-15-12-13----12----------------|B|----------------15----14-15~---(15)\-|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------|B|-[8]10r8p5-6--5h6p5----6-5~-----------|G|--------------------7--------6--------|D|-------------------------------7----5-|A|--------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------|
e|-----------------5--|B|-6--5h6p5------6----|G|----------7---------|D|--------------------|A|--------------------|E|--------------------|
End Solo
Riff 5 (Guitars basically trade off)Guitar 1e|---------------------|B|---------------------|G|-10----9--------(9)--|D|---------------------|A|---------------------|E|---------------------|
Guitar 2e|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|-[silent]----10----9--|D|----------------------|A|----------------------|E|----------------------|
e|---------------------|B|---------------------|G|-(9)--------10----9--|D|---------------------|A|---------------------|E|---------------------|
e|------|B|------|G|--10--|D|------|A|------|E|------|
Notation: 10^ = bend a quarter step. 10b11 = bend a half step. 10b12 = bend a full step. 10b12r10 = bend and release. [10]12 = pre-bend. [10]12r10 = pre-bend and release. {14} = pick the 14th fret while holding the most previous bend. <17> = touch the string above the 17th fret while previous note(s) is(are) still ringing. 10b13* = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret. 7d4* = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 12~* = tremolo bar vibrato. x = mute with fret-hand * = palm mute X\\ = pick slide h = hammer-on p = pull-off ~ = vibrato t = finger tap / = slide up \ = slide down h. = natural harmonics a = artificial harmonics (9) = ghost note tm = trem picking tr = trill
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