Metal Church - Metal Church tab

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METAL CHURCH
As recorded by Metal Church
(From the 1985 Album METAL CHURCH)

Transcribed by Ryan Cooper (coopman@nfdc.net)


Music by David Wayne, Kurdt Vanderhoof, and Craig Wells

Gtr I (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'Rhythm 1'
Gtr II (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'Rhythm 2'
Gtr III (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'Lead Guitar'

 Intro
  Moderate Rock Q=101
                         C#5          G5                       C#5
 4/4
  Gtrs I, II
  Wx5          H    Q  E S S     Q.    E  +H        +H..       S S
|------------|---------------||------------------|------------------|||------------|---------------||o-----------------|-----------------o|||------------|---------------||------------------|------------------|||------------|-----------6-6-||--6----12-(12)----|-(12)--------6-6--|||------------|-----------4-4-||o-4----10-(10)----|-(10)--------4-4-o|||------------|---------------||------------------|------------------||
G5 F#5 C#5 Q. E +H +H H W +W|-----------------|---------------|----------|--------|||-----------------|---------------|----------|--------|||-----------------|---------------|----------|--------|||-6----12-(12)----|-(12)----11----|-6--------|-(6)----|||-4----10-(10)----|-(10)-----9----|-4--------|-(4)----|||-----------------|---------------|----------|--------||
G5/D C#5 Gtr I \0.25___/ Q. E +Q +E +E +H.. S S|-------------------------|----------------||-------------------------|----------------||------0-(0)--(0)-----(0)-|-(0)------------||-6----0-(0)--(0)-----(0)-|-(0)--------6-6-||-4-----------------------|------------4-4-||-------------------------|----------------|
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| Gtr II| \0.25___/| Q. E +Q +E +E +H.. S S|-------------------------|----------------||-------------------------|----------------||------0-(0)--(0)-----(0)-|-(0)------------||-6----0-(0)--(0)-----(0)-|-(0)--------6-6-||-4-----------------------|------------4-4-||-------------------------|----------------|
G5/D N.C. Q. E +H +E E E E +H|---------------|------<5>---------------------||---------------|-----------<5>----------------||------0-(0)----|-(0)------------<7>--(<7>)----||-6----0-(0)----|-(0)--------------------------||-4-------------|------------------------------||---------------|------------------------------|
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| Q. E +H +E E E E +H|---------------|-----<12>---------------------||---------------|----------<12>----------------||------0-(0)----|-(0)-----------<12>-(<12>)----||-6----0-(0)----|-(0)--------------------------||-4-------------|------------------------------||---------------|------------------------------|
C#5 G5/D F#5 C#5 Q. E +H +H Q.. S H.. E|----------------|----------------|-------------||----------------|----------------|-------------||-------0-(0)----|-(0)----6-----6-|-6-----------||-\6----0-(0)----|-(0)----4-----6-|-6-----------||-\4-------------|--------4-----4-|-4---------0-||----------------|----------------|-------------|
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| Q. E +H +H Q.. S W|----------------|----------------|-------------||----------------|----------------|-------------||-------0-(0)----|-(0)----------6-|-6-----------||-\6----0-(0)----|-(0)----4-----6-|-6-----------||-\4-------------|--------4-----4-|-4-----------||----------------|--------2-------|-------------|
W +W +W|------------|------------|--------||------------|------------|--------||------------|------------|--------||------------|------------|--------||--4---------|-(4)--------|-(4)----||------------|------------|--------|
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| +W +W +W|------------|------------|--------||------------|------------|--------||-(6)--------|-(6)--------|-(6)----||-(6)--------|-(6)--------|-(6)----||-(4)--------|-(4)--------|-(4)----||------------|------------|--------|
N.C.(C#5) D5C#5 Gtrs I, II PM--------------------------------| |----6----| |----6----| |----6----|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E E|-----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------||-------------------------------------7-6-||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-4-||-----------------------------------------|
C5C#5 PM--------------------------------| |----6----| |----6----| |----6----|
E E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-5-6---------------------------------------||-3-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---||-------------------------------------------|
C#5 D5C#5 PM--------------------------| |-3-| |----6----| |----6----|
E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E E|-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------||-6-------------------------------7-6-||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-4-||-------------------------------------|
C5C#5 PM--------------------------------| |----6----| |----6----| |----6----|
E E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||-5-6--------------------------------------||-3-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--||------------------------------------------|
1st Verse C#5 D5C#5 PM--------------------------| |-3-| |----6----| |----6----|
E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E E||--------------------------------------|||o-------------------------------------|||--------------------------------------|||--6-------------------------------7-6-|||o-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-4-|||--------------------------------------|
C5C#5 PM--------------------------------| |----6----| |----6----| |----6----|
E E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S 4x|------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------o|||------------------------------------------|||-5-6--------------------------------------|||-3-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-o|||------------------------------------------||
C#5 G5/D Gtr I \0.25___/ Q. E +E +E +Q +H.. E|-------------------------|---------------||-------------------------|---------------||------0-(0)-----(0)-(0)--|-(0)-----------||-6----0-(0)-----(0)-(0)--|-(0)--------x\-||-4-----------------------|------------x\-||-------------------------|---------------|
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| Gtr II| \0.25___/| Q. E +E +E +Q +H.. E|-------------------------|---------------||-------------------------|---------------||------0-(0)-----(0)-(0)--|-(0)-----------||-6----0-(0)-----(0)-(0)--|-(0)--------x\-||-4-----------------------|------------x\-||-------------------------|---------------|
C#5 G5/D N.C. Q. E +H +E E E E +H|---------------|----------------------------||---------------|------<5>-------------------||------0-(0)----|-(0)-------<5>--------------||-6----0-(0)----|-(0)-----------<5>-(<5>)----||-4-------------|----------------------------||---------------|----------------------------|
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| Q. E +H +E E E E +H|---------------|----------------------------||---------------|-----<12>-------------------||------0-(0)----|-(0)------<12>--0---(0)-----||-6----0-(0)----|-(0)------------0---(0)-----||-4-------------|----------------------------||---------------|----------------------------|
C#5 G5 F#5 C#5 Q. E +H +H Q.. S W +W|------------------|------------------|----------|--------||------------------|------------------|----------|--------||------------------|----------------6-|-6--------|-(6)----||-\6----12-(12)----|-(12)----11-----6-|-6--------|-(6)----||-\4----10-(10)----|-(10)-----9-----4-|-4--------|-(4)----||------------------|------------------|----------|--------|
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| Q. E +H +H Q.. S W +W|------------------|------------------|----------|--------||------------------|------------------|----------|--------||--------0--(0)----|--(0)-----------6-|-6--------|-(6)----||-\6-----0--(0)----|--(0)-----4-----6-|-6--------|-(6)----||-\4---------------|----------4-----4-|-4--------|-(4)----||------------------|----------2-------|----------|--------|
2nd Verse N.C.(C#5) D5C#5 Gtrs I, II PM--------------------------| |-3-| |----6----| |----6----|
E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E E||--------------------------------------|||o-------------------------------------|||--------------------------------------|||--6-------------------------------7-6-|||o-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-4-|||--------------------------------------|
C5C#5 PM--------------------------------| |----6----| |----6----| |----6----|
E E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S 6x|------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------o|||------------------------------------------|||-5-6--------------------------------------|||-3-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-o|||------------------------------------------||
Chorus C#5E5C#5 B5 C#5 E5A5 C#5E5C#5 B5 C#5 E5A5 Q E E +E E S E. Q E E +H Q E E +E E S E. Q E E +H||--------------------|---------------|-------------------|----------------||||o-------------------|---------------|-------------------|---------------o||||--------------------|---------------|-------------------|----------------||||--6--9-6-(6)-4-4S6--|-6--9----------|-6--9-6-(6)-4-4S6--|-6--9-----------||||o-4--7-4-(4)-2-2S4--|-4--7-7-(7)----|-4--7-4-(4)-2-2S4--|-4--7-7-(7)----o||||--------------------|------5-(5)----|-------------------|------5-(5)-----||
C#5 D5C#5 PM--------------------------| |-3-| |----6----| |----6----|
E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E E||--------------------------------------|||o-------------------------------------|||--------------------------------------|||--6-------------------------------7-6-|||o-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-4-|||--------------------------------------|
C5C#5 PM--------------------------------| |----6----| |----6----| |----6----|
E E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------o|||------------------------------------------|||-5-6--------------------------------------|||-3-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-o|||------------------------------------------||
3rd Verse C#5 D5C#5 PM--------------------------| |-3-| |----6----| |----6----|
E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E E||--------------------------------------|||o-------------------------------------|||--------------------------------------|||--6-------------------------------7-6-|||o-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-5-4-|||--------------------------------------|
C5C#5 PM--------------------------------| |----6----| |----6----| |----6----|
E E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S 4x|------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------o|||------------------------------------------|||-5-6--------------------------------------|||-3-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-o|||------------------------------------------||
Chorus C#5E5C#5 B5 C#5 E5A5 C#5E5C#5 B5 C#5 E5A5 Q E E +E E S E. Q E E +H Q E E +E E S E. Q E E +H||--------------------|---------------|-------------------|----------------||||o-------------------|---------------|-------------------|---------------o||||--------------------|---------------|-------------------|----------------||||--6--9-6-(6)-4-4S6--|-6--9----------|-6--9-6-(6)-4-4S6--|-6--9-----------||||o-4--7-4-(4)-2-2S4--|-4--7-7-(7)----|-4--7-4-(4)-2-2S4--|-4--7-7-(7)----o||||--------------------|------5-(5)----|-------------------|------5-(5)-----||
Bridge N.C. Gtr I S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E||-----------------------------------------------|||o----------------------------------------------|||--13-14-13-11-13-11----------------11-13-14-13-|||--------------------14-13-11-13-14-------------|||o----------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------------|
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| Gtr II| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E||-----------------------------------------------|||o----------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------------|||--11-12-11--9-11--9-----------------9-11-12-11-|||o-------------------11--9-----9-11-------------|||--------------------------12-------------------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E|-----------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------o|||-13-14-13-11-13-11----------------11-13-14-13--|||-------------------14-13-11-13-14--------------|||----------------------------------------------o|||-----------------------------------------------||
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| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E|-----------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------o|||-----------------------------------------------|||-11-12-11--9-11--9-----------------9-11-12-11--|||-------------------11--9-----9-11-------------o|||-------------------------12--------------------||
Guitar Solo F#5 G#5 Gtr III |----6----| |----6----|
H Q E +E S S S S S S S S S S S S s s s s E E|----------------------|-------------------------------------||----------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------6b8-(6)-|-6p4-6p4---4-6p4---------------------||----------------------|---------6-------6p4-6p4-------------||----------------------|-------------------------6-5-4-4-----||----------------------|---------------------------------7-4-|
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| Gtrs I, II| Q. E +Q Q W|----------------------|-------------------------------------||----------------------|-------------------------------------||----------------------|-------------------------------------||----------------------|-------------------------------------||-4----6-(6)\----------|-------------------------------------||-2----4-(4)\----------|-------------------------------------|
F#5 A5 |----3-----|
H E S S E +E E|-------------20-17-20b22r(20)-17-||---------------------------------||---------------------------------||---------------------------------||---------------------------------||---------------------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q|---------------------------------||---------------------------------||---------------------------------||---------------------------------||-4----7-(7)\---------------------||-2----5-(5)\---------------------|
T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T +T T T +T T T T T T|----17----17-20p17-20p17----17-19h20p19p17------------17------------17-----------||-20----20----------------20------------------------------20b22-(20)----20p17-----||-------------------------------------------19b21-(19)------------------------19--||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
+S +S +E-------------------------|
17b18r(17)b20==(17)r(17)-|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
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| W|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F#5 G#5 +E. S Q Q Q|-------------------16-----||-(17)\-------------19b21--||--------------------------||--------------------------||--------------------------||--------------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q|--------------------------||--------------------------||--------------------------||--------------------------||---4-------6-(6)\---------||---2-------4-(4)\---------|
|--------6--------| |--3--|
S S S S S S E E E E +S S E. +S|-16-19-16-------16-19-16----------------------------------||----------19b21----------19-16------------19-19-----(19)\-||-------------------------------18b20-(18)----18pb20-(18)\-||----------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------|
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| W|----------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------|
F#5 A5 H Q Q +H +Q +Q|--------------------|------------------||--------------8-----|-(8)----(8)--(8)--||--------------7b9===|=(7)----(7)r=(7)--||--------------------|------------------||--------------------|------------------||--------------------|------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q W|--------------------|------------------||--------------------|------------------||--------------------|------------------||--------------------|------------------||-4----7-(7)\--------|------------------||-2----5-(5)\--------|------------------|
F#5 G#5 F#5 A5 Gtr I Q. E +Q Q W Q. E +H +W|-----------------|----------|---------------|----------------||-----------------|----------|---------------|----------------||-----------------|----------|---------------|----------------||-----------------|----------|---------------|----------------||-4----6-(6)\-----|----------|-4----7-(7)----|-(7)------------||-2----4-(4)\-----|----------|-2----5-(5)----|-(5)------------|
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| Gtr II| Q. E +Q Q W Q. E +H +E E E E H|-----------------|----------|---------------|----------------||-----------------|----------|---------------|----------------||-----------------|----------|---------------|----------------||-----------------|----------|---------------|-----7-5-4------||-4----6-(6)\-----|----------|-4----7-(7)----|-(7)-------7----||-2----4-(4)\-----|----------|-2----5-(5)----|-(5)------------|
Harmony Interlude N.C. Gtr I S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E||-----------------------------------------------|||o----------------------------------------------|||--13-14-13-11-13-11----------------11-13-14-13-|||--------------------14-13-11-13-14-------------|||o----------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------------|
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| Gtr II| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E||-----------------------------------------------|||o----------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------------|||--11-12-11--9-11--9-----------------9-11-12-11-|||o-------------------11--9-----9-11-------------|||--------------------------12-------------------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E 4x|-----------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------o|||-13-14-13-11-13-11----------------11-13-14-13--|||-------------------14-13-11-13-14--------------|||----------------------------------------------o|||-----------------------------------------------||
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| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E 4x|-----------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------o|||-----------------------------------------------|||-11-12-11--9-11--9-----------------9-11-12-11--|||-------------------11--9-----9-11-------------o|||-------------------------12--------------------||
2nd Solo F#5 G#5 Gtr III T T |-3-| H Q S S S S S
|-------------4h7-11p7p4-||------------------------||------------------------||------------------------||------------------------||------------------------|
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| Gtrs I, II| Q. E +Q Q|------------------------||------------------------||------------------------||------------------------||-4----6-(6)--6----------||-2----4-(4)--4----------|
T T T T T T T T |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E|-12p7p4-11p7p4-12p7p4-11p7p4-12p7p4-11p7p4-12p7p4-14\-||------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------|
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| Q Q Q Q|------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------||--6-------------6-------------6-------------6---------||--4-------------4-------------4-------------4---------|
F#5 A5 \1___/ \1___/ \1.5___/ ~~~~~~~ |--3--|
Q E E +S E +S E +S S Q.. S S S S S S S +S +E|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------||-----------------------------------|---------------------------------||-----------------------------------|-7b10----7-5-7-5-7-5---4-(4)-(4)-||-----------------------------------|---------------------------------||-------0---(0)h2---(2)h5-----(5)h7-|---------------------------------||-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q Q Q Q Q|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------||-----------------------------------|---------------------------------||-----------------------------------|---------------------------------||-----------------------------------|---------------------------------||-4-----7---(7)---------7-----------|-7-----7---7---------7-----------||-2-----5---(5)---------5-----------|-5-----5---5---------5-----------|
F#5 G#5 ~~~~~~~~~ ~ +E E Q Q Q +Q Q S +E. Q|--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------||-(4)\------------4--|-(4)--6--6b7r(6)-6--||-----------------4--|-(4)--6--6b7r(6)-6--||--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q Q Q Q Q|--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------||--4-------6-(6)--6--|--6---6--6-------6--||--2-------4-(4)--4--|--4---4--4-------4--|
F#5 A5 |--3--| |--3--|
H Q S S S S S S|-------------------------------||-------------13-12-10-12-10----||----------------------------12-||-------------------------------||-------------------------------||-------------------------------|
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| Q. E +Q Q|-------------------------------||-------------------------------||-------------------------------||-------------------------------||-4----7-(7)---7----------------||-2----5-(5)---5----------------|
|--3--| |-3--| |-3--| |----3----| |----3----|
S S S S S S S S S S +S S S +S S T T T T T +T +T|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-10-------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----11-12-11-9-11-11-9-11-11b12r(11)-9-11b12r(11)-9-------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------12-10-12-10-12b13r(12)-(12----||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
+T +T +S.----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|b13r(12)-(12)b15-(12)-|----------------------|----------------------|
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| Q Q Q Q|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--7----------------7--------------------7------------------------7----------------||--5----------------5--------------------5------------------------5----------------|
Outro H.=H F#5 G#5 F#5 E5 W W Q E E +H E E E E E E E E|-----------------|----------|----------------|--------------------||-----------------|----------|----------------|--------------------||-----------------|----------|----------------|--------------------||-----------------|----------|----------------|--9--7-5------------||-----------------|----------|----------------|---------9-7-5------||-----------------|----------|-------0-(0)----|---------------8-7--|
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| Q. E +Q Q W Q. E +H +W|-----------------|----------|----------------|--------------------||-----------------|----------|----------------|--------------------||-----------------|----------|----------------|--------------------||-----------------|----------|----------------|--------------------||-4----6-(6)\-----|----------|-4-----2-(2)----|-(2)----------------||-2----4-(4)\-----|----------|-2-----0-(0)----|-(0)----------------|
Q=85 F#5 G#5 E E E E +H W W W|------------------|-----------|----------|--------*||------------------|-----------|----------|--------*||------------------|-----------|----------|--------*||------------------|-----------|----------|--------*||------------------|-----------|----------|--------*||--5--3-2-0-(0)----|-----------|----------|--------*|
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| +W H H W +W|------------------|-----------|----------|--------*||------------------|-----------|----------|--------*||------------------|-----------|----------|--------*||------------------|-----------|----------|--------*||-(2)--------------|------4----|-6--------|-(6)----*||-(0)--------------|------2----|-4--------|-(4)----*|
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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