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COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION
As recorded by MEGADETH
(From the 1992 Album COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION)

Transcribed by DoomMaker (DoomMaker@Chello.hu)
	

Words and Music by Dave Mustaine, Dave Ellefson, Nick Menza & Marty Friedman
Arranged by MEGADETH

Amadd9
x 0 7 5 0 0

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Rhythm Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Rhythm Guitar'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Clean Guitar'
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'Solo Guitar'
Gtr V (E A D G B E) - 'Solo Guitar'
Gtr VI (E A D G B E) - 'Clean Guitar 2'

 Intro
  Moderate Rock Q=126
  A5            F5             (G5)                  F5 E5       A5
 4/4
  Gtrs I, II
          PM|            PM------------------------|
H. E E H. E E E E E E E E E E E E E E +Q E E|-------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------------||-------------|--------------|-----------------|--------------------||-2-----------|-10-----------|-----------------|-----10-9-(9)----2--||-2-----------|-10-----------|-----------------|-----10-9-(9)----2--||-0-------2-3-|--8-------2-3-|-------------2-3-|------8-7-(7)--3-0--||-------------|--------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|-3-3----------------|
+W +W|-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------||-(2)---------------|-(2)---------------||-(2)---------------|-(2)---------------||-(0)---------------|-(0)---------------||-------------------|-------------------|
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| Gtr III| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------||-------------------|-------------------||-----0-0-0-0-0-2s3s|==8--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-||-------------------|-------------------|
+W +W|-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------||-(2)---------------|-(2)----------------||-(2)---------------|-(2)----------------||-(0)---------------|-(0)----------------||-------------------|--------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------||-------------------|--------------------||--5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------7-7-7-7\-||-------------------|--3--3-3-3----------|
> +W +W|---------------------|---------------------||---------------------|---------------------||-(2)-----------------|-(2)-----------------||-(2)-----------------|-(2)-----------------||-(0)-----------------|-(0)-----------------||---------------------|---------------------|
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| E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E S S E|---------------------|---------------------||---------------------|---------------------||---------------------|---------------------||-------------------7-|---------------------||--0--0-0-0-0-3s5h7---|--8--8-8-8-8-8-7-8-7-||---------------------|---------------------|
+W W|----------------------|------------------|||----------------------|------------------|||-(2)------------------|-2----------------|||-(2)------------------|-2----------------|||-(0)------------------|-0----------------|||----------------------|------------------||
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| E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E E E|----------------------|------------------|||----------------------|------------------|||----------------------|------------------|||--------------------2-|------------------|||--5--5-5-5-5-5\-3h5---|---------7-7-7-7--|||----------------------|-3-3-3-3----------||
Verse A5 F D G5 E Gtrs III, VI W W W H H||-----------|-1--------|-2--------|-3----0-----||||o----------|-1--------|-3--------|-3----0----o||||--2--------|-2--------|-2--------|-0----1-----||||--2--------|-3--------|-0--------|-0----2-----||||o-0--------|----------|----------|-----------o||||-----------|----------|----------|------------||
A5 F5 D5 G5 E5 Gtrs I, II H. Q W W H H|-------------|-----------|----------|-----------||-------------|-----------|----------|-----------||-2-----------|-10--------|-7--------|------9----||-2-----------|-10--------|-7--------|-5----9----||-0-------3/--|--8--------|-5--------|-5----7----||-------------|-----------|----------|-3---------|
A5 F5 D5 G5 E5 H. Q W W H H|------------|-----------|----------|-----------|||------------|-----------|----------|-----------|||-2----------|-10--------|-7--------|------9----|||-2----------|-10--------|-7--------|-5----9----|||-0-------3--|--8--------|-5--------|-5----7----|||------------|-----------|----------|-3---------||
Pre-Chorus A5 F5 (G5) F5 E5 PM| PM------------------------|
H. E E H. E E E E E E E E E E E E E E +Q E E|-------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------------|||-------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------------|||-2-----------|-10-----------|-----------------|-----10-9-(9)------|||-2-----------|-10-----------|-----------------|-----10-9-(9)------|||-0-------2-3-|--8-------2-3-|-------------2-3-|------8-7-(7)--3---|||-------------|--------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|-3-3-------------3-||
Chorus N.C. E S S E E S S E E E|------------------------------||------------------12-13----12-||---14-14-14-14-14--4--5-12--4-||----7--7--7--7--7--------5----||------------------------------||------------------------------| E S S E E S S E E E
$ E S S E E S S E S S E E S S E E S S E E E|--------------------------------|------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------12-13----12-||---14-14-14---14-12----12-------|---14-14-14-14-14--4--5-12--4-||----7--7--7----7--5-15--5-15-14-|----7--7--7--7--7--------5----||---------------------8-----8--7-|------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------------------| E S S E E S S E S S E E S S E E S S E E E
E S S E E S S E S S E|--------------------------------||--------------------------------||---14-14-14---14-12----12-------||----7--7--7----7--5-15--5-15-14-||---------------------8-----8--7-||--------------------------------| E S S E E S S E S S E
E S S E E S S E E E E S S E E S S E S S E|------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------12-13----12-|---------------------------------||---14-14-14-14-14--4--5-12--4-|---14-14-14---14-12----12--------||----7--7--7--7--7--------5----|----7--7--7----7--5-15--5-15-14--||------------------------------|---------------------8-----8--7--||------------------------------|---------------------------------| E S S E E S S E E E E S S E E S S E S S E
E S S E E S S E E E|------------------------------||------------------12-13----12-||---14-14-14-14-14--4--5-12--4-||----7--7--7--7--7--------5----||------------------------------||------------------------------| E S S E E S S E E E
E S S E E S S E S S E E S S E E S S E E E|--------------------------------|------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------12-13----12-||---14-14-14---14-12----12-------|---14-14-14-14-14--4--5-12--4-||----7--7--7----7--5-15--5-15-14-|----7--7--7--7--7--------5----||---------------------8-----8--7-|------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------------------| E S S E E S S E S S E E S S E E S S E E E
E S S E E S S E S S E|--------------------------------||--------------------------------||---14-14-14---14-12----12-------||----7--7--7----7--5-15--5-15-14-||---------------------8-----8--7-||--------------------------------| E S S E E S S E S S E
E S S E E S S E E E E S S E E S S E S S E|------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------12-13----12-|---------------------------------||---14-14-14-14-14--4--5-12--4-|---14-14-14---14-12----12--------||----7--7--7--7--7--------5----|----7--7--7----7--5-15--5-15-14--||------------------------------|---------------------8-----8--7--||------------------------------|---------------------------------| E S S E E S S E E E E S S E E S S E S S E
E S S E E S S E E E|------------------------------||------------------12-13----12-||---14-14-14-14-14--4--5-12--4-||----7--7--7--7--7--------5----||------------------------------||------------------------------| E S S E E S S E E E
To Coda E S S E E S S E S S E S S S S E S S S S E S S S S|--------------------------------|-5---------------------------||--------------------------------|---8-6-5---6-5-------5-------||---14-14-14---14-12----12-------|-2-------7-----7-6-----7-6---||----7--7--7----7--5-15--5-15-14-|---5-3-2---3-2-----8-2-----8-||---------------------8-----8--7-|---------5-----5-4-1---5-4-1-||--------------------------------|-----------------------------| E S S E E S S E S S E S S S S E S S S S E S S S S
Gtrs IV, V ~~~ E S S S S E Q Q +H H H H|---------------------|-------------|-----------|||---------------------|--------5----|-8---------|||---7-6---------------|-------------|-7----7----|||-7-----8-7-5----7b9r=|=(7)----7----|-5----4----|||---5-4-1-----7-------|-------------|-----------|||-5-------5-3-0--5b7r=|=(5)---------|-----------|| E S S S S E Q Q +H H H H
Verse A5 F5 D5 G5 E5 Gtrs I, II H. Q W W H H|-------------|-----------|----------|-----------||-------------|-----------|----------|-----------||-2-----------|-10--------|-7--------|------9----||-2-----------|-10--------|-7--------|-5----9----||-0-------3/--|--8--------|-5--------|-5----7----||-------------|-----------|----------|-3---------|
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| Gtrs IV, V| W W W W|-------------|-----------|----------|-----------||-5-----------|--6--------|-7--------|-----------||-------------|-----------|----------|-----------||-2-----------|--3--------|-4--------|-----------||-------------|-----------|----------|-----------||-------------|-----------|----------|-----------| W W W W
A5 F5 D5 G5 E5 Gtrs I, II H. Q W W H H 3x||--------------|-----------|----------|------------||||o-------------|-----------|----------|-----------o||||--2-----------|-10--------|-7--------|------9-----||||--2-----------|-10--------|-7--------|-5----9-----||||o-0-------3/--|--8--------|-5--------|-5----7----o||||--------------|-----------|----------|-3----------||
Pre-Chorus A5 F5 (G5) F5 E5 PM| PM------------------------|
H. E E H. E E E E E E E E E E E E E E +Q E E|-------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------------|||-------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------------|||-2-----------|-10-----------|-----------------|-----10-9-(9)------|||-2-----------|-10-----------|-----------------|-----10-9-(9)------|||-0-------2-3-|--8-------2-3-|-------------2-3-|------8-7-(7)--3---|||-------------|--------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-----|-3-3-------------3-||
Chorus N.C. E S S E E S S E E E|------------------------------||------------------12-13----12-||---14-14-14-14-14--4--5-12--4-||----7--7--7--7--7--------5----||------------------------------||------------------------------| E S S E E S S E E E
E S S E E S S E S S E E S S E E S S E E E|--------------------------------|------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------12-13----12-||---14-14-14---14-12----12-------|---14-14-14-14-14--4--5-12--4-||----7--7--7----7--5-15--5-15-14-|----7--7--7--7--7--------5----||---------------------8-----8--7-|------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------------------| E S S E E S S E S S E E S S E E S S E E E
E S S E E S S E S S E|--------------------------------||--------------------------------||---14-14-14---14-12----12-------||----7--7--7----7--5-15--5-15-14-||---------------------8-----8--7-||--------------------------------| E S S E E S S E S S E
E S S E E S S E E E E S S E E S S E S S E|------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------------12-13----12-|---------------------------------||---14-14-14-14-14--4--5-12--4-|---14-14-14---14-12----12--------||----7--7--7--7--7--------5----|----7--7--7----7--5-15--5-15-14--||------------------------------|---------------------8-----8--7--||------------------------------|---------------------------------| E S S E E S S E E E E S S E E S S E S S E
E S S E E S S E E E|------------------------------||------------------12-13----12-||---14-14-14-14-14--4--5-12--4-||----7--7--7--7--7--------5----||------------------------------||------------------------------| E S S E E S S E E E
E S S E E S S E S S E E S S E E S S E E E|--------------------------------|------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------12-13----12-||---14-14-14---14-12----12-------|---14-14-14-14-14--4--5-12--4-||----7--7--7----7--5-15--5-15-14-|----7--7--7--7--7--------5----||---------------------8-----8--7-|------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------------------| E S S E E S S E S S E E S S E E S S E E E
E S S E E S S E S S E E S S E E S S E E E|--------------------------------|------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------12-13----12-||---14-14-14---14-12----12-------|---14-14-14-14-14--4--5-12--4-||----7--7--7----7--5-15--5-15-14-|----7--7--7--7--7--------5----||---------------------8-----8--7-|------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------------------| E S S E E S S E S S E E S S E E S S E E E
E S S E E S S E S S E E S S E E S S E E E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|------------------12-13----12---||---14-14-14---14-12----12-------|---14-14-14-14-14--4--5-12--4---||----7--7--7----7--5-15--5-15-14-|----7--7--7--7--7--------5------||---------------------8-----8--7-|--------------------------------||--------------------------------|--------------------------------| E S S E E S S E S S E E S S E E S S E E E
E S S E E S S E S S E|--------------------------------||--------------------------------||---14-14-14---14-12----12-------||----7--7--7----7--5-15--5-15-14-||---------------------8-----8--7-||--------------------------------| E S S E E S S E S S E
S S S S E S S S S E S S S S E S S S S E Q Q|-5---------------------------|----------------------|||---8-6-5---6-5-------5-------|----------------------|||-2-------7-----7-6-----7-6---|---7-6----------------|||---5-3-2---3-2-----8-2-----8-|-7-----8-7-5----7b9r==|||---------5-----5-4-1---5-4-1-|---5-4-1-----7--------|||-----------------------------|-5-------5-3-0--5b7r==|| S S S S E S S S S E S S S S E S S S S E Q Q
Guitar Solo 1 N.C. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ +W +W W W|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|---------------||-----------------|-----------------|---------------|---------------||-----------------|-----------------|---------------|---------------||-(7)-------------|-(7)-------------|---------------|---------------||-----------------|-----------------|---------------|---------------||-(5)-------------|-(5)-------------|---------------|---------------|| +W +W W W
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| Gtrs IV, V| ~~ ~ ~~ ~ ~~ ~ ~~ ~| E Q. E Q E E Q. E Q E E Q. E Q E E Q. E Q E|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|---------------||--5--5----7-7--7-|--5--5----7-7--7-|-5-5----7-7--7-|-5-5----7-7--7-||--5--5----7-7--7-|--5--5----7-7--7-|-5-5----7-7--7-|-5-5----7-7--7-||-----------------|-----------------|---------------|---------------||-----------------|-----------------|---------------|---------------||-----------------|-----------------|---------------|---------------|
Gtrs IV, V ~~ ~ ~~ ~ ~~ ~ E Q. E Q E E Q. E Q E E Q. E Q E Q +Q +Q. E|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------------|||-5-5----7-7--7-|-5-5----7-7--7-|-5-5----7-7--5-|-7b8r=(7)b8r=(7)s==5-|||-5-5----7-7--7-|-5-5----7-7--7-|-5-5----7-7--5-|-7b8r=(7)b8r=(7)s==5-|||---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------------|||---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------------|||---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------------||
Interlude N.C. Gtrs III, VI E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q E E E E S S E a Q E E E E E E|-----------------|-----------------|----0-3s5-3-------|------------------||-----------------|-----------------|----3-------5s3p1-|-1h3----1-3s5-3-1-||-----------------|-----------------|----2-------------|------2-----------||---2-3-2s7-------|---2-3-2s7-------|------------------|------------------||-0---------7-----|-----------7---0-|------------------|------------------||-------------8-7-|-3-----------8---|-2----------------|------------------|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E S S E E E E E E E S S E E E E E H|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|---------3----|||-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-------3------|||-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----5--------|||---2-3-2s7-------|---2-3-2s7---------|---2-3-2s7---------|---4----------|||-----------7---1-|-2---------7-5-3-2-|-3---------7-6p5p3-|-5------------|||-------------8---|-------------------|-------------------|--------------||
Guitar Solo 2 N.C. Gtr IV Q E E +Q E E +Q E E +Q S S E|-----------------|---------------------||----5------------|------5--------------||------7-(7)------|--------7-(7)--------||-7-----------5-7-|-(7)-----------7p5---||-----------------|-------------------8-||-----------------|---------------------|
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| Gtr V| Q E E +Q E E +Q E E +Q S S E|----8-7-(7)------|------8-7-(7)--------||-------------5-6-|-(6)-----------6p5---||-----------------|-------------------7-||-7---------------|---------------------||-----------------|---------------------||-----------------|---------------------|
+Q E E +Q E E +Q E E +Q E E|-------------------|---------------------||------5------------|------6-5-(5)--8-10--||--------7-(7)--5-4-|-(4)-----------------||-------------------|---------------------||-(8)---------------|---------------------||-------------------|---------------------|
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| +Q E E +Q E E +Q E E +Q E E|------8-7-(7)--5---|------5--------7--5--||-----------------8-|-(8)----9-(9)--------||-(7)---------------|---------------------||-------------------|---------------------||-------------------|---------------------||-------------------|---------------------|
+Q E E +Q E E +Q E E +Q S S E|--------------------|---------------------||-(10)--5------------|------5--------------||---------7-(7)------|--------7-(7)--------||----------------5-7-|-(7)-----------7p5---||--------------------|-------------------8-||--------------------|---------------------|
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| +Q E E +Q E E +Q E E +Q S S E|--(5)--8-7-(7)------|------8-7-(7)--------||----------------5-6-|-(6)-----------6p5---||--------------------|-------------------7-||--------------------|---------------------||--------------------|---------------------||--------------------|---------------------|
+Q E E +Q E E +Q E E +Q E E|-------------------|---------------------||------5------------|------6-5-(5)--8-10--||--------7-(7)--5-4-|-(4)-----------------||-------------------|---------------------||-(8)---------------|---------------------||-------------------|---------------------|
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| +Q E E +Q E E +Q E E +Q E E|------8-7-(7)--5---|------5--------7--5--||-----------------8-|-(8)----9-(9)--------||-(7)---------------|---------------------||-------------------|---------------------||-------------------|---------------------||-------------------|---------------------|
+Q E E +Q E E +Q E E +Q S S E|-------12----------------|-------12-------------------||-(10)-----15-(15)--------|----------15-(15)-----------||-------------------12-14-|-(14)--------------14p12----||-------------------------|-------------------------15-||-------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------|----------------------------|
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| +Q E E +Q E E +Q E E +Q S S E|--(5)---8--7--(7)--------|--------8--7--(7)-----------||--------------------5--6-|--(6)---------------6p=5----||-------------------------|--------------------------7-||-------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------|----------------------------|
+Q E E +Q E E +Q E E +Q E E|-------12----------------|-------13-12-(12)--15-17--||----------15-(15)--13-12-|-(12)---------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------||-(15)--------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------|
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| +Q E E +Q E E +Q E E +Q E E|--------8--7--(7)---5----|--------5-----------7--5--||-----------------------8-|--(8)------9--(9)---------||--(7)--------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|--------------------------|
+Q E E +Q E E|-(17)--12----------------||----------15-(15)--------||-------------------12-14-||-------------------------||-------------------------||-------------------------|
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| +Q E E +Q E E|--(5)---8--7--(7)--------||--------------------5--6-||-------------------------||-------------------------||-------------------------||-------------------------|
+Q E E +Q S S E +Q E E +Q E E|-------12-------------------|-------12-----------------||----------15-(15)-----------|----------15-(15)--13-12--||-(14)--------------14p12----|--------------------------||-------------------------15-|-(15)---------------------||----------------------------|--------------------------||----------------------------|--------------------------|
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| +Q E E +Q S S E +Q E E +Q E E|--------8--7--(7)-----------|--------8--7--(7)---5-----||--(6)---------------6p=5----|-----------------------8--||--------------------------7-|--(7)---------------------||----------------------------|--------------------------||----------------------------|--------------------------||----------------------------|--------------------------|
Chorus N.C. Gtrs I High Strings, Guitar II Low Strings W E S S E E S S E E E|-------------------------||---------------------------------||-------------------------||---------------------12-13----12-||-------------------------||------14-14-14-14-14--4--5-12--4-||-------------------------||-------7--7--7--7--7--------5----||-------------------------||---------------------------------||-------------------------||---------------------------------|| E S S E E S S E E E
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| Gtr IV| +Q E E +Q E E +W|-------13-12-(12)--15-17-||-(17)----------------------------||-(12)--------------------||---------------------------------||-------------------------||---------------------------------||-------------------------||---------------------------------||-------------------------||---------------------------------||-------------------------||---------------------------------|
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| Gtr V| +Q E E +Q E E +W|--------5-----------7--5-||--(5)----------------------------||--(8)------9--(9)--------||---------------------------------||-------------------------||---------------------------------||-------------------------||---------------------------------||-------------------------||---------------------------------||-------------------------||---------------------------------|
D.S. al Coda E S S E E S S E S S E|------------------------------------||------------------------------------||------14-14-14---14-12----12--------||-------7--7--7----7--5-15--5-15-14--||------------------------8-----8--7--||------------------------------------|| E S S E E S S E S S E
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| +W|-(17)-------------------------------||------------------------------------||------------------------------------||------------------------------------||------------------------------------||------------------------------------|
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| +W|--(5)-------------------------------||------------------------------------||------------------------------------||------------------------------------||------------------------------------||------------------------------------|
H.=H & Amadd9 2/4 4/4 Gtrs I, II Gtr VI S S S S E S S S S E S S S S E S S S S E Q Q +Q Q E E E E H
|-5---------------------------|---------------------|---------|---------0----*||---8-6-5---6-5-------5-------|---------------------|---------|-------0------*||-2-------7-----7-6-----7-6---|---7-6---------------|---------|-----5--------*||---5-3-2---3-2-----8-2-----8-|-7-----8-7-5----7b9r=|=(7)-----|---7----------*||---------5-----5-4-1---5-4-1-|---5-4-1-----7-------|---------|-0------------*||-----------------------------|-5-------5-3-0--5b7r=|=(5)-----|--------------*| S S S S E S S S S E S S S S E S S S S E Q Q +Q Q
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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