Misc Unsigned Bands - Andy James - Flight Of Icarus tab

Artist : Andy James
Song title : Flight of Icarus
From his second solo album In the Wake of Chaos (2007)
Tabbed by Samuel Welshans (thegodphreaker)
Type : guitar tab
What part : whole Song
Tab difficulty : advanced

Watch this video on YouTube if you want to hear it :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWmLT4rEvss

Download the backing track for this song :
http://www.mediafire.com/?mebwy4t3dl8tiyc

Guitar tuning is 6string E standard 440. (EADGBe)

Tableture key:

X = mute string
S = shift slide
s = legato slide
h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
t = tap
b = bend
r = release the bend down to its original pitch
pr = pick the bend at the apex and then release the bend down to its original pitch
v = vibrato
PM = palm mute
\ = slide down to an indefinite point on the neck
U = picking - upstroke
D = picking - downstroke
P = denotes special picking for section (if it exists)

WARNING: This is a very, VERY difficult song... but it is also very beautiful and sounds amazing.
This guy is like a fucking shred robot from outer space. Good luck playing this!

Gtr 1 (Andy James)Intro p1 - Octave Chords with the third and fifth string, mute the fourth string.e|----------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------|G|-7------10-S-14------14-S-10-10-10-S-9--|D|-X------X--S-X-------X--S-X--X--x--S-X--|A|-5------8--S-12------12-S-8--8--8--S-7--|E|----------------------------------------|P|-D------D----D-------D----D--U--D----D--|Let ring ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tail-end 1e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-5-S-7-----8--7--8--s-5-5-S-7-7-7-S-9-9-9-S-10-10-10-S-12-12-12----------|D|-X-S-X-----X--X--X--s-X-X-S-X-X-X-S-X-X-X-S-X--X--X--S-X--X--X-----------|A|-3-S-5-----10-9--10-s-3-3-S-5-5-5-S-7-7-7-S-8--8--8--S-10-10-10----------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|P|-D---D-----D--D--U----D-D---D-U-D---D-U-D---D--U--D----D--U--D-----------|
(Repeat intro p1)
Tail-end 2e|------------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-10-10--12-12---9-9--10-10--14-14-S-19-22-21--17-17-S-19--19------|D|-X--X---X--X----X-X--X--X---X--X--S-X--X--X---X--X--S-X---X-------|A|-8--8---10-10---7-7--8--8---12-12-S-17-20-19--15-15-S-17--17------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------|P|------------------------------------------------------------------|
All downpicked Let ring ~~~~~~~~1st Verse (bar one verse one)e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|----------------7--------10-10-----7h9p7----7----------------------------|D|---------7-8-10---10-8-7-----------------10---8-7-10-7-8----7------------|A|-10-9-10-------------------------------------------------10---8----------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|All alternated picked, play it with a 'swing feel'- accent the downstrokes
e|----------------------------------17-22----------------------------------|B|-------------------------15-17-18----------------------------------------|G|----------------------14-------------------------------------------------|D|-------------12-14-15----------------------------------------------------|A|----------12-------------------------------------------------------------|E|-10-12-13----------------------------------------------------------------|All alternate picking, starting and ending with a downstroke
D minor arpeggioe|-22p17-------17---------------------------|B|-------18-------18------------------------|G|----------19-------19-14-19p14----14-15v--|D|-------------------------------15---------|A|------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------|P|-U-----U--U--U--U-------------------------|U Alternate pick after the up sweeps
e|----------17----13----15----13s12----------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------13-------------------------------------|G|-15-14-15----15----15----15----------12s10-------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|Alt picking
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-11p10-------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------12p10-9h10p9----9-------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------12---10s12-------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|Alt picking
D minor string skipping arpeggioe|-------10h13-13p10----10----------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-10h14-------------14----14p10----10s9--------------------------------|D|-------------------------------12------10-------------7-h8p7----7-----|A|------------------------------------------12-8s7----8--------10---8p7-|E|-------------------------------------------------10-------------------|Alternate & sweep-pick
(Repeat the first bar of the first verse up to the first 8 7 after the trill on the D string in the second measure and then play this tail-end to finish the verse instead of going on with 10 7 8...)
Verse tail-end and end-verse tapping licke|--------------------------------------t17p13h15-t20p15h17-|B|----------------------------t17p13h15---------------------|G|-12-9-10----9-----t14p10h12-------------------------------|D|---------12---10v-----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------|
e|-t22p20p17-----------------------------------------h17h20t22p20p17-|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------t20p19p17---------------------h17h19t20-----------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------t24p20p17-h17h20t24---------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------|B|-20b22----17-18-20-17b18-18pr17-----|G|-------19-----------------------19v-|D|------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------|B|-------------------17----17h18p17----17-------|G|----------------17----19----------19----19p17-|D|-------14h17s19-------------------------------|A|----15----------------------------------------|E|-17-------------------------------------------|Sweep and alternate pick
e|-------h17h20t22p20p17-------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------|G|-17h19-----------------19p17h19t22p19p17-------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------20p17h20t24p20p17-|E|-----------------------------------------------------------|(end verse)
Choruse|---------12----8----10----8------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------|G|-10p9h10----10---10----10---10p9-12-9h10----9--------10---9s10-|D|---------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------12---10-8s7----7------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------17----13---------------------------|B|----------------15----15----15------------------------|G|----------10s14----------------14s10-14----10---------|D|-------14-------------------------------12----12------|A|----12-------------------------------------------12s8-|E|-10---------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------|B|--------------------------|G|-12-10-9h10p9----9--------|D|--------------12---10s12v-|A|--------------------------|E|--------------------------|
e|-------------------------------12b13r12-12h13p12-----20s22-|B|-13----13s15-13-15-------------------------------15v-------|G|-------------------14s12-10-12-----------------------------|D|----12-----------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Tapping arpeggioe|-h17h20t22p20p17------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------h19p17h19t22p19p17-----------------|D|----------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------h20p17h24p20p17-|E|----------------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------h17h20t22p20p17------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------20b22----17-18-20-17b18-18pr17-----|G|-h19p17h19t22p19p17-----------------------19-----------------------17v-|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Accelerando tapping back up
e|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------|G|-19S14-17S12-14S10-9h10p9-----------|D|--------------------------12-10-12v-|A|------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------| PM---These are shift slides. Don't forget to pick every note after sliding to it.
e|--------------------------------------------13h15h17-|B|-----------------------------------13h15h17----------|G|--------------------------10h12h14-------------------|D|-----------------10h12h14----------------------------|A|---------8h10h12-------------------------------------|E|-8h10h12---------------------------------------------|
C major extended arpeggioe|-15p12-----------------h12h15h17t20-20s22--------------------------------|B|------h13------------13-------------------20b22-18s20-17b18-17h18p17-----|G|---------h12-------12------------------------------------------------19v-|D|------------h14--14------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------15--------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|Sweep-picking
2nd Verse (Repeat the first verse up to the D minor string skipping arpeggio, then play the following)
Verse 2 variatione|----------10-13-10-13-17-13-------------10h13h17t20p17p13s12h15t22p15p12-|B|----------------------------15p13-13h15----------------------------------|G|----10-14----------------------------------------------------------------|D|-12----------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Continue down C major arpeggioe|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-13----------------------------------------------------------------------|G|----12-12s9-------------------------------10-s-12-s-10-\-----------------|D|------------10----------------------------10-s-12-s-10-\-----------------|A|---------------12-10-8s7-h8h10p8p7-7h8h10--------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------| Double stop legato slide(s) Downpick first stop onlyVerse 2, variation 2
(Repeat the first bar of the first verse up to the first 8 7 after the trill on the D string in the second measure and then play the following)
e|------------------12-8----15-10----17-13----20-15----|B|-----------------------10-------13-------15-------17-|G|-12-9----14-10---------------------------------------|D|------10-------12------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------|Alt picking
e|-22-22-17h20p17----17--------------------------------------------|B|----------------22----20-20-17h18p17----17-----------------------|G|-------------------------------------19----19-17-19s21-17----19v-|D|----------------------------------------------------------19-----|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|Alt picking
e|--------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------|G|-17-----------------------------------|D|----19-17-19s17--15-17-19-15----------|A|-----------------------------17v-\----|E|--------------------------------------|(end verse 2, variation 2)
Bridge riff Tail-end 1, play second time Tail-end 2, play fourth time TE1 TE2e|--------------------------------------x4|-----------|--------------------|B|----------------------------------------|-----------|--------------------|G|-----7-s-8-----5------------------------|-----------|--------------------|D|-7-7-X-s-X-X-X-X--7-7------X-X----------|-----------|--------X-X---------|A|-5-5-5-s-6-3-3-3--5-5-8s10-X-X-10s11----|-----------|-8-s-10-X-X-10-s-12-|E|-5-5--------------5-5-8s10-X-X-10s11----|-----------|-6-s-8--X-X-8--s-10-|P|-D-D-D-----D-U-D--D-D-D----D-U-D--------|-----------|--------------------|
PM- PM- Bb C C D Play last 4 slide chords 1 step sharp For TE1 Solo
Super fast opening rune|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------12-13-15-13-12----------------12-13-15-13-12-13-15-13-12-|E|-15-13-12-13-15----------------15-13-12-13-15----------------------------|All alternate picked! Holy sh*t!Slightly PM on the bottom three strings (EAD)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------12-14-15-14-12-15-14-12-14-15---|D|----------------12-14-15-14-12-15-14-12-14-15---------------------------------|A|-12-13-15-13-12---------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------13-15-17-15-13-15-17-20-17-15-17-20-17-15-|B|-13-15-17-15-13-17-15-13-15-17-------------------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|Whole run is alternate picked
x4 x4 x4e|-20-22-20-17-----------22-25-22-20-----------20-22-20-17----------|B|-------------20-17-----------------22-20-----------------20-17----|G|------------------------------------------------------------------|D|------------------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------|All alternate picked...25= that little piece of wood behind fret 24
x2 x2e|-18-20-18-17-----------17-18-17-15----------|B|-------------20-17-----------------18-15----|G|--------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
RUN OF DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!
e|-22-20-18----18-20-22-20-18-17----17-18-20-18-17-15----15-17-18----------|B|----------22-------------------20-------------------18-------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|ALL alternate picked, no legato...very fast, like 200 bpm, easily
e|-17-15-13----13-15-12-15-13-12----12-13-15--13-12-10----10-12-13---------|B|----------17-------------------15--------------------13------------------|G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|"Cram as many notes in as possible" ~Shredmaster Andrew James, SR.
e|-12-10-8---------------8-10-12-------------------------------------------|B|---------11-10-8-10-11---------11-10-8-------------8-10-11---------------|G|---------------------------------------10-9-7-9-10-----------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-9-10-12-10-9------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------12-10-8-7-8-10-8-7-----------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------10-8-7-8-10-8-7-------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------10-8-6v-----------------|Lightly palm mute the bottom three strings (EAD)
x4 x4 x2e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-14-12-10-----------17-14-12------------19-17-14-------------------------|D|----------12p10--------------14p12---------------17p14-------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|Alt picking - Start with upstrokes.
x2 x2 x2e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-21-19-17-----------22-19-17-----------24-22-19--------------------------|D|----------19p17--------------19p17--------------22p19--------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|Alt picking - Start with upstrokes. MEGA SHRED LICK!
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-20b22-20b22----17-18-20-17b18-18pr17------------------------------------|G|-------------19-----------------------19----17-19----17------------------|D|-----------------------------------------19-------19----19s17-15---------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------17------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------17h18p17-------------------------------------------------|G|----------17-19----------19p17-------------------------------------------|D|-15-17-19----------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
x6 (alternate with these on 2,4,6)e|-----------------------20p17---------------------------------------------|B|-18p17----------20p17----------------------------------------------------|G|-------19p17-------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D minor pentatonic x4 x4e|-12-13-12-10---------13-15-13-10---------17-15-13----------------13-15-17---|B|-------------13-10---------------13-12------------17-15-13-15-17------------|G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
All alternated picked x4e|-15-17-20-17-15----------15-17-20----|-17-20-22-20-17--------------------|B|----------------17-15-17-------------|-----------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------|---------------22-19-17-19-22------|D|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
(repeat chorus) (repeat bridge riff x8) End with some heavy rakes or scratches XXX on all strings and two of those D5 power chords Melt your face. Done.
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