Nile – Kheftiu Asar Butchiu tab ver. 2

Band:  Nile
Album: In Their Darkened Shrines
Song:  Kheftiu Asar Butchiu



.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - Trill

Tunning: A E A D F# B


Intro: hit this

|---||---||---||---||-7-||-5-||---|
Then play ____________________ ___________ _________ 1,3| 2| 4||------------------|-----------------|--------------|------------||------------------|-----------------|--------------|------------||------------------|-----------------|-10---10/12---|-10---10--9-||------------------|-----------------|--8----9/10-7-|--8----8--7-||------------------|-8h9p8\6-6h8p6\5-|------------5-|------------||-0000000000000000-|-----------------|----0---------|----0-------| ................ . .
Riff A1: Riff A2:
|------------| |-----------------||------------| |-----------------||------------| |-----------------||------------| |-----------------||-1-0--3-4-3-| |-----------------||-1-0--3-4-3-| |-11110000--3-4-3-| . . . . . ........ . . .
Riff A3: x3|----------------|-------------||----------------|-------------||----------------|-------------||-8---8/10-10/11-|-8---8/10-10-||-6---6/-8--8/-9-|-6---6/-8--8-||---0------------|---0---------| . .
Riff B:
|------------------|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------|------------------||------------------|------------------|-5555666699998888-||-6666666644443333-|-4444333311110000-|------------------| ................ ................
|----------------------|-----------------|------------------||----------------------|-----------------|------------------||----------------------|-----------------|------------------||-66667777999910101010-|-6h7p6-----------|-77776666---------||----------------------|--------99889988-|---------55556666-||----------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|--------------------||--------------------||--------------------||--------------------||-9------------------||---3-444433331111-0-| ............ .
Riff A4: x3|----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------||------8h9p8h9p8-|-6-5--8h9p8h9p8-||-1-0------------|----------------| . .
Lead Fill:
|-------------------------------||------------------------10<11>-||------------7<8>-10<11>--------||-6<7>-9<10>--------------------||-------------------------------||-------------------------------|
Riff C:
|--------------------|----------------------------||--------------------|----------------------------||--------------------|----------------------------||-7------------------|-7/8\7----------------------||-5------------6/7\6-|-5/6\5--------1-0-3/4\3-6-7-||---0031004300-6/7\6-|-------003100-1-0-3/4\3-6-7-| .......... ......
Riff D:
|--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|----------6xx6xx6-6-||--------------------|----------4xx4xx4-4-||-000000000000000000-|-00000000-----------| .................. ........
Solo Backing 1:
|------------------|------------------|-------------------------||------------------|------------------|-------------------------||------------------|------------------|-------------------------||------------------|------------------|-------------------------||-6----------------|------------------|----------8--------------||-6555555555555555-|-5555555555555555-|-66665555-8-556655555555-| ............... ................ ........ ............
|---------||---------||-4/6-----||-1/4-----||-1/4-----||-1/4-----|
Solo Backing 2:
x3|----------------|-------------||----------------|-------------||----------------|-------------||----------------|---------5-6-||----------------|---------3-4-||----------------|---------3-4-||-11110000-3-4-3-|-1---0---3-4-| ........ . . . . .
Solo Backing 3: not sure about this one, drowned out by drums
|------------------|------------------|----------------------||------------------|------------------|----------------------||------------------|------------------|-----7----6----7----7-||------------------|------------------|-----7----6----7----7-||-5555555555555555-|-5555555555555555-|-5555-5555-5555-5555--||------------------|------------------|----------------------| ................ ................ .... .... .... ....
Solo Backing 4:
|-----------|---------------------------------------|---------||-----------|----------------------------9-10-12-13-|-~~~~----||-----------|------------------7-8-10-11------------|---------||-----------|---------6-7-9-10----------------------|-------0-||-8h9p8-6-5-|-5-6-8-9-------------------------------|-------0-||-----------|---------------------------------------|-------0-| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hold that last chord for another bar Before I tab out the solo it's worth making a few points. First, its a really difficult solo! And second, some parts are barely audible and hard to tab accurately. I think my attempt will give somebody a good head start to tabbing a better version or a loose version to thrash along to the CD with. Solo:
|--t----------t----------t------------||-15p11p9p8-15p11p9p8-15p11p9p8-------||------------------------------8------||-------------------------------8-----||--------------------------------8p5\-||-------------------------------------|
|15161516151615161915161516151615-|16181516151615161516191516151618-||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|151615161815161516-13111011131516|181615131110--------------1018bf-||---------------------------------|------------11----------11-------||---------------------------------|--------------12------12---------||---------------------------------|----------------12--12-----------||---------------------------------|------------------13-------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-21bh-182021bh-182021bh-182021bh-1820-||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|
|-21bh-202120182018171817151715-13bh-r-||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------------------||--------------------|-----910121012131213151315161516-||--------------78108-|-1011----------------------------||-------6797910------|---------------------------------||-568689-------------|---------------------------------||--------------------|---------------------------------|
x4|-13--1315bh----r-----|------------891198-----------||---16----------------|-------91012------12109------||---------------------|-781011----------------11108-||---------------------|-----------------------------||---------------------|-----------------------------||---------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------------1312-||-----------------------|-----131210-----91012101213-----||--------11108----78108-|-1011------11108----------------||-6797910-----1097------|--------------------------------||-----------------------|--------------------------------||-----------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|19p15------------18p15----------18||9------891191112-181615-12119|-----15--------15-----15------15--||-131210----------------------|-------16----15---------16--15----||-----------------------------|---------1715-------------17------||-----------------------------|----------------------------------||-----------------------------|----------------------------------|
|/22~~~~~~~~----|--------------------------||---------------|--------------------91112-||------------10-|-87----------781011-------||---------------|---109767910--------------||---------------|--------------------------||---------------|--------------------------|
t t t t t t t t|21p16p1521p16p1521p16p1520p16p15-|20p16p1520p16p1521p16p1521p16p15-||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
t|-21p16p15-------------81113-|-91112111214121415141517-||-----------------91012------|-------------------------||-------------7810-----------|-------------------------||----------679---------------|-------------------------||----------------------------|-------------------------||----------------------------|-------------------------| ..... ... .
x6|-22181918191819181918191819181918-|---------------------10-||----------------------------------|-------------------10---||----------------------------------|-----------------11-----||----------------------------------|-12~~~~~~~~~~~-12-------||----------------------------------|------------------------||----------------------------------|------------------------|
|-------10h13p10----------10h15p10-----|-------------||-----10--------10------10--------10---|-------------||---11------------11--11------------11-|-------------||-12----------------12-----------------|-12~~~~~~~~--||--------------------------------------|-------------||--------------------------------------|-------------|
The part immediately after the solo consists of a few parts based on one theme. For ease in writing the song structure, I've split this part into 4 seperate riffs Riff E1:
|------------------|-------------------||------------------|-------------------||------------------|-------------------||------------------|-------------------||------------------|-/55555555---------||-0000000000000000-|----------11113333-| ................ ........
Riff E2:
|------------------|------------------|--------------||------------------|------------------|------8-10----||------------------|------------------|-10-7------10-||------------------|------------------|------5--7----||-5555555566665555-|------------------|--8-5-------8-||------------------|-3333333300000000-|--------------| ................
Riff E3:
|------------------|------------------|--------------||------------------|------------------|------8-10----||------------------|------------------|-10-7------10-||------------------|------------------|------5--7----||-5555555566665555-|-/8---6---5-------|--8-5-------8-||------------------|------------------|--------------|
Riff E4:
|------------------|--------------||------------------|------8-10----||------------------|-10-7------10-||------------------|------5--7----||------------------|--8-5-------8-||-0000000000000000-|--------------| ................
Riff F: x2|------------------|------------------|--------------------||------------------|------------------|--------------------||------------------|------------------|--------------------||------------------|---------6-7-9-10-|--------------------||------------------|-5-6-8-9----------|-8h9p8-6-5-6-5------||-0000000000000000-|------------------|---------------10-9-| ................
Outro: (those are 10's) ___________________ __________________ 1,5| 2,4,6,8||----------------------|--------------------|-------------------||----------------------|--------------------|-------------------||----------------------|----------9/10-10-9-|-------------------||----------------------|----------7/-8--8-7-|-------------------||----------------------|----------7/-8--8-7-|------5-7-8-11-8-7-||-77771010101088888888-|-77777777-7/-8--8-7-|-7777-5-7-8-11-8-7-| .................... ........ .... . . . . . .
_______________ 3,7||----------------||----------------||----------------||------9-------9-||------7-------7-||------7-------7-||-8888-7--8888-7-| .... ....
Ending:
|--------------------||--------------------||--------------------||--------------------||-7---6--------------||-7---6-----------\--||-7---6-----------\--|
Song Structure: Intro Riff A1 (x3) Riff A2 (x8) Riff A3 Riff B Riff A2 (x4) Riff A4 Lead Fill Riff C (x2) Riff A2 (x8) Riff D __ Solo Backing 1 | Solo Backing 2 (x2) | Riff C (x2) | Solo played over Solo Backing 2 (x2) | this section Solo Backing 3 | Solo Backing 4 __| Riff E1 (x2) Riff E2 Riff E1 (x2) Riff E3 Riff E1 (x3) Riff E4 Riff E1 (x2) Riff E3 Riff E1 (x3) Riff E4 Riff E1 (x2) Riff E3 Riff A1 (x8) Riff A2 (x4) Riff A4 (x8) (first 4 w/out harmony) Riff A3 (x4) Riff F Outro Ending It should be all be there. Any comments or corrections are welcome. END
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