Megadeth – Reckoning Day tab

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RECKONING DAY
As recorded by Megadeth
(From the 1994 Album YOUTHANASIA)

Transcribed by /\X/\M
	

Words by Dave Mustaine & David Ellefson Music by Dave Mustaine & Marty Friedman

A5
5 7 7 x x x
	
C5
8 10 10 x x x
	
F5
x 8 10 10 x x
	
D5
x 5 7 7 x x

E5
x 7 9 9 x x

Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Gb) - 'Untitled'
Gtr II (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Gb) - 'Untitled'
Gtr III (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Gb) - 'Untitled'
Gtr IV (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Gb) - 'Untitled'
Gtr V (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Gb) - 'Acoustic'

   Intro
    Moderate Rock Q=120
   4/4
    Gtrs I, II
    PM----|   PM----|   PM|            PM------------|
S S S S E S S S S E S S E +H S S S S S S S S 4x||----------------------------|-------------------------||||o---------------------------|------------------------o||||----------------------------|-------------------------||||----------7---------6-----5-|-(5)---------------------||||o---------7---------6-----5-|-(5)--------------------o||||--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---|--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||
Verse PM----| PM----| PM| PM------------|
S S S S E S S S S E S S E +H S S S S S S S S 4x||----------------------------|-------------------------||||o---------------------------|------------------------o||||----------------------------|-------------------------||||----------7---------6-----5-|-(5)---------------------||||o---------7---------6-----5-|-(5)--------------------o||||--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---|--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--||
PM----| PM----| PM| PM------------|
S S S S E S S S S E S S E +H S S S S S S S S 4x||----------------------------|-------------------------||||o---------------------------|------------------------o||||----------4---------3-----2-|-(2)---------------------||||----------4---------3-----2-|-(2)---------------------||||o---------------------------|------------------------o||||--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2---2-2---|--------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--||
PM----| PM----| PM| PM------------|
S S S S E S S S S E S S E +H S S S S S S S S 4x||----------------------------|-------------------------||||o---------------------------|------------------------o||||----------5---------7-----4-|-(4)---------------------||||----------5---------7-----4-|-(4)---------------------||||o-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---|--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-o||||----------------------------|-------------------------||
Q E S S E E E E Q E S S E E E E Q E S S E E E E|------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------||------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------||------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------||------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------||-2----------2---0-|-2----------2----0-----|---2--------------2------0----||-0----0-2-3---2---|-0----0-2-3---2--------|---0-----0-2---3------2-------|
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| Gtr III| ~~~~| W H Q E E +H +Q +E. S|------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------||------------------|----------------17b20==|=(17)--------(17)r==(17)---15-||------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------||------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------||------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------||------------------|-----------------------|------------------------------|
Chorus Q E S S E E E E Q E S S Q E S S|----------------------------------||-------------------------||----------------------------------||-------------------------||----------------------------------||----------------5--------||----------------------------------||--7-------5h==7-5----7p5-||--2--------------2-----------0----||--7-------5h==7------7p5-||--0----0-2---3---------2----------||--5----------------------|
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| ~~ ~~~| H +E S S S S S S Q. +E H|----------------------------------||-------------------------||-17--------(17)-------15----------||-------------------------||----------------14-16----16-14-12-||-14-----(14)\------------||----------------------------------||-------------------------||----------------------------------||-------------------------||----------------------------------||-------------------------|
Q E S S Q Q Q E S S Q E S S Q E S S Q Q 3x|----------------||--------------------|-----------------|||----------------||o-------------------|----------------o|||-7--------------||-----------5--------|-7---------------|||-7----7p5-------||--7----5h7-5----7p5-|-7----7p5--------|||------7p5-8--7--||o-7----5h7------7p5-|------7p5-8--7--o|||----------8--7--||--5-----------------|----------8--7---||
Verse PM----| PM----| PM| PM---------------
S S S S E S S S S E S S E +H S S S S S S S S|---------------------------|------------------------||---------------------------|------------------------||---------------------------|------------------------||---------7---------6-----5-|-(5)--------------------||---------7---------6-----5-|-(5)--------------------||-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---|--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
-------| PM----| PM| PM------------|
S S S S E S S S S E S S E +H S S S S S S S S|---------------------------|-------------------------||---------------------------|-------------------------||---------------------------|-------------------------||---------7---------6-----5-|-(5)---------------------||---------7---------6-----5-|-(5)---------------------||-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---|--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
PM------| PM-----| PM| PM----------------------
S S S S E S S S S E S S E +H S S S S S S S S|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------||---------------7--------------6---------5-|-(5)---------------------------------------------||---------------7--------------6---------5-|-(5)---------------------------------------------||--0--0--0--0-------0-0--0--0--------0-0---|--------------------------0----0---0--0--0-0-0-0-|
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| Gtr III| ~~ ~~~~~ ~~| S S S S +Q S S S S Q S S S S S S S S E +E Q|------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------|-------12----12----------------------------------||-------12--------------------14-----------|----------------15-14-12-14b16r==(14)---12-------||-12h14----14-(14)\-----11s14----14-14-----|-12s14----14-------------------------------------||------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
----------| PM------| PM|
S S S S E S S S S E S S E|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||--------------7--------------6------------5------||--------------7--------------6------------5------||--0--0--0--0-----0--0--0--0--------0-0-----------|
| | |----3----|
| S S S S E S S S S S S E E E|-------------------------------------------------||----------------------------12-------------------||-------------12-------------12----12---14---15---||-------------12-12-13-14-14----14----------------||-12-13-14-14-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
PM----------------------------------------- +H S S S S S S S S|----------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------||-(5)------------------------------------------------------------||-(5)------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------0----0-----0----0----0----0-----0----0----|
| | ~~~~~ | |----3----| |--------6---------| |--------6---------|
| E E S S Q S S S S S S S S S S S S|--------12h15-15b17--15-12--------------------------------------||-12--15----------------------15-12---------x-12-----------------||-----------------------------------14---12--------14-12---------||--------------------------------------------------------14---12-||----------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------|
--------| PM----| PM| PM------------|
S S S S E S S S S E S S E +H S S S S S S S S|----------------------------|--------------------------||----------------------------|--------------------------||----------4---------3-----2-|--(2)---------------------||----------4---------3-----2-|--(2)---------------------||----------------------------|--------------------------||--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2---2-2---|---------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
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| W +W|----------------------------|--------------------------||----------------------------|--------------------------||-11-------------------------|-(11)---------------------||----------------------------|--------------------------||----------------------------|--------------------------||----------------------------|--------------------------|
PM----| PM----| PM| PM------------|
S S S S E S S S S E S S E +H S S S S S S S S 3x||----------------------------|-------------------------||||o---------------------------|------------------------o||||----------4---------3-----2-|-(2)---------------------||||----------4---------3-----2-|-(2)---------------------||||o---------------------------|------------------------o||||--2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2---2-2---|--------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--||
PM----| PM----| PM| PM------------|
S S S S E S S S S E S S E +H S S S S S S S S 4x||----------------------------|-------------------------||||o---------------------------|------------------------o||||----------5---------7-----4-|-(4)---------------------||||----------5---------7-----4-|-(4)---------------------||||o-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---|--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-o||||----------------------------|-------------------------||
Q E S S E E E E Q E S S E E E E|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------||-2----------2---0-|-2----------2---0-||-0----0-2-3---2---|-0----0-2-3---2---|
Gtrs I, II Q E S S E E E E|----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||--2------------------------2----0-------||--0--------0----2-----3------2----------|
| | Gtr III | ~~~~~ ~~~~~ | |---3---| |--3--|
| Q. S S S Q. S S S|----------12-------------------12-------||-15b17-------15---12-15b17--------15-12-||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------|
Chorus Q E S S E E E E Q E S S Q E S S|------------------------------------------------------||------------------------||------------------------------------------------------||------------------------||------------------------------------------------------||---------------5--------||------------------------------------------------------||--7--------5h7-5----7p5-||--2-----------------------------------2----------0----||--7--------5h7------7p5-||--0-------------------0----2--3-------------2---------||--5---------------------|
| | |---3----| |----3-----| |----3-----| |---3---|
| E E E E E E E E E E E E Q +Q H|-15b17-15-12------------------------------------------||------------------------||-------------15b17-15---12----------------------------||------------------------||-----------------------------14b16-14---12------------||------------------------||-------------------------------------------14-12------||------------------------||---------------------------------------------------14-||-12--(12)\--------------||------------------------------------------------------||------------------------|
1.,2. 3. Q E S S Q Q Q E S S Q E S S Q E S S Q Q Q E S S Q Q|----------------||--------------------|-----------------||--------------------||----------------||o-------------------|----------------o||--------------------||-7--------------||-----------5--------|-7---------------||-7------------------||-7----7p5-------||--7----5h7-5----7p5-|-7----7p5--------||-7----7p5-----------||------7p5-8--7--||o-7----5h7------7p5-|------7p5-8--7--o||------7p5-8-----7---||----------8--7--||--5-----------------|----------8--7---||----------8-----7---|
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| W W W H E S S E E|----------------||--------------------|-----------------||--------------------||----------------||o-------------------|----------------o||--------------------||----------------||--------------------|-----------------||--------------------||----------------||--------------------|-----------------||--------------------||----------------||o-------------------|----------------o||------------3h5-3-2-||----------------||--------------------|-----------------||--------------------|
Interlude A5 C5 Gtrs I, II W W | | / /
Gtr III \1/ \1/ H +Q. E Q. +E +E +Q E|-----------------------------|----------------------------||-----------------------------|----------------------------||-----------------------------|----------------------------||-----------------------------|----------------------------||-0--------------(0)--------2S|=7-------(7)--(7)-(7)-----7-||-----------------------------|----------------------------|
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| Gtr IV| \1/ \1/ \1/| Q +E +E +Q Q W|-----------------------------|----------------------------||-----------------------------|----------------------------||-----------------------------|----------------------------||-----------------------------|----------------------------||-0----(0)--(0)--(0)-----2----|-3--------------------------||-----------------------------|----------------------------|
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| Gtr V| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------8-----------|---------------8------------||-----------10--------10------|---------10-------10--------||-------9----------------9----|-------9---------------9----||---10---------------------10-|----10-------------------10-||-----------------------------|----------------------------||-----------------------------|----------------------------|
F5 D5 W W | | / /
\1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ Q. +E +Q E S S Q +E +E +E +Q +E|-------------------------------|--------------------------------||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||-5-------(5)--(5)-----3h===5p3-|-2---(2)--(2)--(2)-(2)----(2)---||-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
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| H. Q W|-------------------------------|--------------------------------||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||-8--------------------7--------|-5------------------------------||-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|---------------8---------------|-----------4----8---7---4-------||---------10--------10----------|---7-----------------------5----||-------9--------------9--------|-7----7-------------------------||----10--------------------10---|--------------------------------||-------------------------------|--------------------------------||-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D C B H. E E W | | | | o / o o \1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ |--3---|
Q. +E +Q. E Q. +E +Q +H|------------------------|-----------------------------||------------------------|-----------------------------||------------------------|-----------------------------||------------------------|-----------------------------||-5------(5)--(5)------3-|-2------(2)--(2)----(2)------||------------------------|-----------------------------|
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| \1/ \1/| Q. +E +H W|------------------------|-----------------------------||------------------------|-----------------------------||------------------------|-----------------------------||------------------------|-----------------------------||-5------(5)--(5)--------|-2---------------------------||------------------------|-----------------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------0---------|--------------0--------------||---------6--------6-----|---------3--------3----------||-7----7-------------7---|-4----4------------------4---||----7-----------------7-|----4----------------------4-||------------------------|-----------------------------||------------------------|-----------------------------|
F5 E5 W W | | / / \1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ |------3-------|
Q. +E +Q +Q +Q H +E E E E|--------------------------------------|---------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------7-5-4-||--------------------------------------|---------------------||-8--------(8)--(8)-----(8)----(8)-----|-7---------(7)-5-3-2-||--------------------------------------|---------------------|
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| \1/| W H +E E E E|--------------------------------------|---------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------------||-8------------------------------------|-7---------(7)-5-3-2-||--------------------------------------|---------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E E E E S S E E E E|----------------8---------------------|---4---4h5p=4--------||----------10--------10----------------|-----3---------6-5-3-||--------9-------------------9---------|-4-------------------||-----10----------------------------10-|---------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------------|
A5 C5 W W | | / /
\1/ \1/ H +Q. E Q. +E +E +Q E|-------------------------|--------------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------------||-0---------(0)-------2S==|=7-----------(7)--(7)-(7)-----7-||-------------------------|--------------------------------|
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| H +Q. S S S E. +Q +Q. E|-------------------------|--------------------------------||-------------------------|------------------------------8-||-------------------------|-7h9-----(9)------(9)-----------||-7---------(7)-------7h9-|--------------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|------------8------------|-------------------8------------||--------10-----10--------|-------------10-------10--------||------9-----------9------|----------9----------------9----||---10---------------10---|------10---------------------10-||-------------------------|--------------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------------|
F5 D5 W W | | / /
\1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ Q. +E +Q E S S Q +E +E +E +Q +E|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------------------------||-5-------(5)--(5)--------3h=====5p==3-|-2---(2)--(2)--(2)-(2)----(2)----||--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
| | \1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ | |---3---| |---3----|
| H +E E E E E E Q +E +E +E +Q +E|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------------------------||-7------------(7)h9p===7s5h==7p===5---|-4---(4)--(4)--(4)-(4)----(4)----||--------------------------------------|---------------------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|---------------8----------------------|-----------4----8---7---4--------||---------10---------10----------------|---7-----------------------5-----||-------9-----------------9------------|-7----7--------------------------||----10-------------------------10-----|---------------------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------------------------||--------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D C B H. E E W | | | | o / o o \1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ |--3---|
Q. +E +Q. E Q. +E +Q +H|----------------------------|-----------------------------||----------------------------|-----------------------------||----------------------------|-----------------------------||----------------------------|-----------------------------||-5------(5)--(5)--------3---|-2------(2)--(2)----(2)------||----------------------------|-----------------------------|
| | ~~ | |--3--|
| H. E E E W|----------------------------|-----------------------------||----------------------------|-----------------------------||-7------------------5h7p==5-|-4---------------------------||----------------------------|-----------------------------||----------------------------|-----------------------------||----------------------------|-----------------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------0-------------|--------------0--------------||---------6--------6---------|---------3--------3----------||-7----7-------------7-------|-4----4------------------4---||----7-------------------7---|----4----------------------4-||----------------------------|-----------------------------||----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F5 E5 e e e e e e e e W | | | | | | | | | / / / / / / / / / \1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ \1/ |------3-------|
Q. +E +Q +Q +Q H +E E E E|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|||-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|||-------------------------------------------|---------------------7--5--4---|||-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|||-----8--------(8)--(8)-----(8)----(8)------|-----7-----------(7)-5--3--2---|||-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------||
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| \1/ \4________/ \4 \1/ \2_______/ \2| a Q. +E +Q. +E a Q. +E +Q +Q|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|||-6---6--------(6)--(6)-----------------(6)-|-9---9-------(9)-(9)---(9)-----|||-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|||-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|||-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|||-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------||
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| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------8----------------------|------------------7------------|||--------------10--------10-----------------|---------9----9------9---------|||------------9-------------------9----------|-----------7------------7------|||---------10----------------------------10--|-----9---------------------9---|||-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|||-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------||
Chorus Gtrs I, II Q E S S Q E S S Q E S S Q Q Q E S S Q E S S Q E S S Q Q|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------||-----------5--------|---7---------------|----------5--------|-7--------------||--7----5h7-5----7p5-|---7-----7p5-------|-7----5h7-5----7p5-|-7----7p5-------||--7----5h7------7p5-|---------7p5-8--7--|-7----5h7------7p5-|------7p5-8--7--||--5-----------------|-------------8--7--|-5-----------------|----------8--7--|
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| Gtr IV| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| W +W W W|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------||-10-----------------|-(10)--------------|-------------------|----------------||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------||--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|----------------|
Q E S S Q E S S Q E S S Q Q Q E S S Q E S S Q E S S Q Q|-------------------|----------------|-------------------|----------------|||-------------------|----------------|-------------------|----------------|||----------5--------|-7--------------|----------5--------|-7--------------|||-7----5h7-5----7p5-|-7----7p5-------|-7----5h7-5----7p5-|-7----7p5-------|||-7----5h7------7p5-|------7p5-8--7--|-7----5h7------7p5-|------7p5-8--7--|||-5-----------------|----------8--7--|-5-----------------|----------8--7--||
Outro PM----| PM----| PM| PM--------------- S S S S E S S S S E S S E +H S S S S S S S S||----------------------------|------------------------|||o---------------------------|------------------------|||----------------------------|------------------------|||----------7---------6-----5-|-(5)--------------------|||o---------7---------6-----5-|-(5)--------------------|||--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---|--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
-------| PM----| PM| PM------------|
S S S S E S S S S E S S E +H S S S S S S S S 4x|---------------------------|--------------------------|||---------------------------|-------------------------o|||---------------------------|--------------------------|||---------7---------6-----5-|-(5)----------------------|||---------7---------6-----5-|-(5)---------------------o|||-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---|--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---||
PM----| PM----| PM| PM----| PM----| PM| S S S S E S S S S E S S E S S S S E S S S S E S S E||----------------------------|----------------------------||||o---------------------------|---------------------------o||||----------------------------|----------------------------||||----------7---------6-----5-|---------7---------6-----5--||||o---------7---------6-----5-|---------7---------6-----5-o||||--0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0---|-0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0-0----||
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
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