Megadeth - Skull Beneath The Skin tab

Band- Megadeth
Song- Skull Beneath The Skin

Tuning: 1/4 step down


Intro (Picking speeds up throughout)e|-----2-5p2-------3-6p3-------4-7p4-------5-8p5---|B|---4-------4---5-------5---6-------6---7-------7-|G|-5-----------6-----------7-----------8-----------|D|-------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
e|-----6-9p6--------7-10p7--------8-11p8-------9-12p9---|B|---8-------8----9--------9---10--------10--11------11-|G|-9-----------10------------11------------12-----------|D|------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----10-13p10------11-14p11------12-15p12------13-16p13---|B|---12--------12--13--------13--14--------14--15--------15-|G|-13------------14------------15------------16-------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----14-17p14------15-18p15------16-19p16------17-20p17---|B|---16--------16--17--------17--18--------18--19--------18-|G|-17------------18------------19------------20-------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----18-21p18------19-22p19------20-23p20-24\-|B|---20--------20--21--------21--22-------------|G|-21------------22------------23---------------|D|----------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------|D|-9--------9--------9--------9------------|A|-7--------7--------7--------7------------|E|-0--------0--------0--------0--------X\\-|
Riff 1e|---------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------|D|-9--------------7-9---------------10-9-|A|-7-7-8-9-10-8-9-5-7--7-8-9-10-8-9--8-7-|E|---5-6-7--8-6-7------5-6-7--8-6-7------|
x3e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|--------------7-9---------------10-9-|A|-7-8-9-10-8-9-5-7--7-8-9-10-8-9--8-7-|E|-5-6-7--8-6-7------5-6-7--8-6-7------|
e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-7h8p7--7-7h8p7--7-8h9p8--8-8h9p8--8-|A|------10-------10-------11-------11--|E|-------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-9h10p9--9-9h10p9--9-10h11p10--10-10h11p10--10-|A|-------12--------12----------13-----------13---|E|-----------------------------------------------|
Riff 2 (Solo Rhythm)e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|-----4---5-------------4-------|A|-----2---3-----5-------2-----3-|E|-0-0---0---0-0-3-0-0-0---0-0-1-| * * * * * * * * * *
Solo (MUstaine)e|-17p12--12-12-12-17p12--12-17p12-17p12--12-|B|------15--------------15--------------15---|G|-------------------------------------------| ---|D|-------------------------------------------| |A|-------------------------------------------| |E|-------------------------------------------| |
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e|-16p12--12-12-12-16p12--12-16p12-16p12--12-| |--> Play 3xB|------15--------------15--------------15---| |G|-------------------------------------------| |D|-------------------------------------------| ---|A|-------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------|
e|-17p12--12-12-12-17p12--12-17p12-17p12--12-|B|------15--------------15--------------15---|G|-------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------|
e|-16p12--12------------------------------------|B|------15---15p12--12--------------------------|G|----------------14---14p12--12----------------|D|--------------------------14---14p12----------|A|------------------------------------14p12-11~-|E|----------------------------------------------|
End Solo
Riff 2a x3e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|-----4---5-------------4-------|A|-----2---3-----5-------2-----3-|E|-0-0---0---0-0-3-0-0-0---0-0-1-|
* * * * * * * * * *e|--------------------------------|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|-----4---5-------------4--------|A|-----2---3-----5-------2-----3/-|E|-0-0---0---0-0-3-0-0-0---0-0-1/-|
* * * * * * * * * * x3e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|-9-----9---------9-----9---------|A|-7-----7---------7-----7---------|E|---000---0-0-0-0---000---0-0-0-0-|
*** * * * * *** * * * *e|----------------------|B|----------------------|G|----------------------|D|-9-----9---------4----|A|-7-----7---------2--3-|E|---000---0-0-0-0----1-| *** * * * *
Riff 3e|------------------------------|B|------------------------------|G|------------------------------|D|-10\9-x-x-9-x-x-x-7-x---------|A|--8\7-x-x-7-x-x-x-5-x-8-x-9-x-|E|----------------------6-x-7-x-|
Final time:e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|---------------------------------|D|-10\9-x-x-9-x-x-x-7-x---------10-|A|--8\7-x-x-7-x-x-x-5-x-8-x-9-x--8-|E|----------------------6-x-7-x----|
Riff 4e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|--------------------11~-|D|--------9------------9~-|A|--------7---------------|E|-0--0-0----0--0-0-0-----|
* * * * * * *e|---------------------------|B|---------------------------|G|--------10~----------------|D|---------8~-----------11\--|A|-----------------------9\--|E|-0--0-0------0--0-0-0------| * * * * * * *
Play Riff 4 Solo Rhythm
Solo (Mustaine)e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|-----------------15-12-----------|D|-17-14-----------------14-11-----|A|-------16-13-----------------13~-|E|-------------15~-----------------|
e|-----6-9p6--------7-10p7---------8-11p8-------9-12p9-|B|---8-------8----9--------9----10--------10--11-------|G|-9-----------10------------11-------------12---------|D|-----------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|-----------------18-15-----------|D|-20-17-----------------17-14-----|A|-------19-16-----------------16~-|E|-------------18~-----------------|
e|-----9-12p9-------10-13p10------11-14p11------12-15p12-|B|---11-------11--12--------12--13--------13--14---------|
G|-12-----------13------------14------------15-----------|D|-------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------|B|---------------------------------|G|-18-15-----------21-18-----------|D|-------17-14-----------20-17-----|A|-------------16~-------------19~-|E|---------------------------------|
e|-----12-15p12------13-16p13------14-17p14------15-18p15-|B|---14--------14--15--------15--16--------16--17---------|G|-15------------16------------17------------18-----------|D|--------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
e|-9p6-------6-10p7--------7-11p8-------8-12p9-------9-|B|-----8---8--------9----9-------10--10-------11--11---|G|-------9------------10-----------11-----------12-----|D|-----------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------|
e|-13p10------10-14p11------11-15p12------12---12/19/-----|B|------12--12--------13--13--------14--14-[steady gliss]-|G|--------13------------14------------15------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
e|-22b24--22b24--22b24--2b24--...-|B|--------------------------------|G|--------------------------------|D|--------------------------------|A|--------------------------------|E|--------------------------------|
End Solo Play Riff 3 "Seething in agony..."
Riff 3ae|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------|D|-10\9-x-x-9-x-x-x-7-x---------10\9--9-|A|--8\7-x-x-7-x-x-x-5-x-8-x-9-x--8\7--7-|E|----------------------6-x-7-x---------| "...no one hears a sound..."
Riff 5e|-------------------------------|B|-------------------------------|G|-------------------------------|D|-0h2---2----0h2-0h2---2----2p0-|A|-0h2---2----0h2-0h2---2----2p0-|E|-----0----0---------0----0-----|
* * * * "Prepare the patient's..."e|--------------------|B|--------------------|G|--------------------|D|-5----5----5p0-4----|A|-5----5----5p0-2--3-|E|----0----0--------1-| * * "...to peel away..."
Riff 6e|------------------------|B|------------------------|G|------------------------|D|-------4---3------------|A|-------2---1-----5------|E|-00000---0---000-3-0000-| ***** * *** ****
Play Riff 5 "Now you're drawn..." Play Riff 6 "My skull beneath..."
Riff 6a (Solo Rhythm)e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|--------------------------|D|----------------9\7-------|A|-------8/9\8----7\5-----5-|E|-00000-6/7\6--0-----6h7---| ***** *
Solo (Mustaine)e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|
End Solo
Ending:e|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|G|-----------------------|D|-----------------------|A|-------8/9\8----5----2-|E|-00000-6/7\6-00-3-00-0-| ***** ** ** "My skull beneath the skin!"
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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