Stratovarius - Speed Of Light tab

SPEED OF LIGHT
As recorded by Stratovarius
(From the 1995 Album EPISODE)

Words by Timo KotipeltoMusic by Timo Tolkki
Transcribed by Jorge Carrillo (Lead_guitar666@hotmail.com)


   Intro
    Fast Rock Q=165
   4/4
    Gtr I
    PM|    PM|            PM---
    S S Q  S S S  S S S E S S
||----------------------------|||o---------------------------|||----------------------------|||------9------9h10p9-7-9-----|||o-7-7----7-7------------7-7-|||----------------------------|
---| PM--------------------------| PM|
S S Q S S S S S S S S S S S S Q S S S S S S Q|--------------------------------|-------------------------||--------------------------------|-------------------------||--------------------------------|-------------------------||-----9------7-7-----------------|-----9------9h10p9-7-9---||-7-7----7-7-----10-10-9-9-10-10-|-7-7----7-7--------------||--------------------------------|-------------------------|
1.,2.,3. 4. S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|---------------------------------------||--------------------------------------||--------------------------------------o||--------------------------------------||-7-------------------------------------||-7------------------------------------||---10-9-7-10-9-7----9-7------7---------||---10-9-7-10-9-7----9-7------7--------||-----------------10-----10-9---10-9-7-o||-----------------10-----10-9---10-9-7-||---------------------------------------||--------------------------------------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S Q Q Q Q|--------------------------------------|-------------|||--------------------------------------|-------------|||--------------------------------------|-------------|||--------------------------------------|-------------|||-10-9-7----9-7------7-----------------|-------------|||--------10-----10-8---10-8-7-10-8-7-5-|-7--5--3--2--||
Verse W +W W +H Q Q|----------|------------|----------|--------------||----------|------------|----------|--------8-----||----------|------------|----------|--------7-----||----------|------------|-5--------|-(5)----5--7--||-2--------|-(2)--------|-3--------|-(3)-------5--||-0--------|-(0)--------|----------|--------------|
W +W W +W|----------|------------|----------|--------|||----------|------------|----------|--------|||----------|------------|----------|--------|||-9--------|-(9)--------|-5--------|-(5)----|||-7--------|-(7)--------|-3--------|-(3)----|||-0--------|-(0)--------|----------|--------||
Bridge PM------------------------| PM------------------------|
E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-------------------------------|-------------------------------||-------------------------------|-------------------------------||-------------------------------|-------------------------------||-7-----------------------------|-7-----------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-||-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
PM------------------------|
E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S H H|-------------------------------|-----------||-------------------------------|-----------||-------------------------------|-----------||-9-----------------------------|-9----7----||-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-7----5----||-------------------------------|-----------|
W W W|----------|----------|----------||----------|----------|----------||----------|----------|----------||-5--------|-7--------|-7--------||-3--------|-4--------|-5--------||----------|----------|----------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S E S|----------------------------15-17-19s20-------|||-------------------15-17-19-------------------|||----------14-16-17----------------------------|||-14-16-17-------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------||
Verse 2 W +W W +H Q Q|----------|------------|-------------------|------------------||----------|------------|-------------------|-----------8------||----------|------------|-------------------|-----------7------||-9--------|-(9)--------|-5-----------------|-(5)-------5---7--||-7--------|-(7)--------|-3-----------------|-(3)-----------5--||----------|------------|-------------------|------------------|
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| Gtr II| W W H Q +Q Q Q Q Q|----------|------------|-------------------|------------------||----------|------------|-------------------|------------------||----------|------------|------14b16r=(14)--|-12---11--12--14--||----------|------------|-------------------|------------------||----------|------------|-------------------|------------------||----------|------------|-------------------|------------------|
W +W W +W|-----------|-------------|----------|--------|||-----------|-------------|----------|--------|||-----------|-------------|----------|--------|||--9--------|--(9)--------|-5--------|-(5)----|||--7--------|--(7)--------|-3--------|-(3)----|||--0--------|--(0)--------|----------|--------||
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| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| W +W W W|-----------|-------------|----------|--------|||-----------|-------------|----------|--------|||-12--------|-(12)--------|----------|--------|||-----------|-------------|----------|--------|||-----------|-------------|----------|--------|||-----------|-------------|----------|--------||
Bridge PM------------------------| PM------------------------|
E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-------------------------------|-------------------------------||-------------------------------|-------------------------------||-------------------------------|-------------------------------||-7-----------------------------|-7-----------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-||-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
PM------------------------|
E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S H H|-------------------------------|-----------||-------------------------------|-----------||-------------------------------|-----------||-9-----------------------------|-9----7----||-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-7----5----||-------------------------------|-----------|
W W W|----------|----------|----------||----------|----------|----------||----------|----------|----------||-5--------|-7--------|-7--------||-3--------|-4--------|-5--------||----------|----------|----------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S E S|----------------------------15-17-19s20-------|||-------------------15-17-19-------------------|||----------14-16-17----------------------------|||-14-16-17-------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------||
Chorus PM| PM| PM--- S S Q S S S S S S E S S||----------------------------|||o---------------------------|||----------------------------|||------9------9h10p9-7-9-----|||o-7-7----7-7------------7-7-|||----------------------------|
---| PM-------------------|
S S Q S S S S S S S S S S W Q Q Q Q|--------------------------------|----------|--------------|||--------------------------------|----------|-------------o|||--------------------------------|----------|--------------|||-----9------7-7-----------------|-5--------|----------1---|||-7-7----7-7-----10-10-9-9-10-10-|-3--------|-0--3--2-----o|||--------------------------------|----------|--------------||
|--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|-------------------------------15-17-15----------------------------||----------------------15-17-19----------19-17-15-------------------||----------14-16-17-19----------------------------17-16-14----------||-14-16-17-------------------------------------------------17-16-14-||-------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E E E E H|--------------|||--------------|||-------9------|||---9---9------|||---9---7------|||---7----------||
Solo part 1 Gtr I S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S||------------------------------------------------|||o---------10-12-10---------13-12-10-12-10-------|||--9-11-12----------12-11-9----------------12-11-|||------------------------------------------------|||o-----------------------------------------------|||------------------------------------------------|
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| Gtr II| PM---------------------------------------------| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S||------------------------------------------------|||o-----------------------------------------------|||------------------------------------------------|||------------------------------------------------|||o-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-|||------------------------------------------------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|----------10-12-10----------13-12-10-12-10--------||-10-12-13----------13-12-10----------------13-12--||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------|
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| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||----------12-14-12----------16-14-12-14-12-------||-12-14-16----------16-14-12----------------16-14-||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
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| PM----------------------------------------------| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-||-------------------------------------------------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S E S|----------------10-------10-11-12s14-15--------|||-------10-12-13----12-13----------------------o|||-11-12-----------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------o|||-----------------------------------------------||
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| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-----------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------o|||-----------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------o|||--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-7-7-7--||
|--------5--------| |--------5--------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S Q|-------------------------------------------------14-15-17-------|||-----------------------------------15---17-15-17----------------|||---------14---16---17-14-16---17--------------------------------|||-16-17----------------------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------------------------||
| | PM----------------------------------------------------------|
| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|----------------------------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------------------------|||----------------------------------------------------------------|||--7----7----7----7-----7----7----7----7-----7--7--7--7--7-7-7-7-||
Solo part 2 TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q|-----------------|-------------19--||-------------17--|-16--19--17------||-----18----------|-----------------||---------18------|-----------------||-16--------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
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| W H H|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------||--6--------------|-----------------||--6--------------|--7-------9------||--4--------------|--7-------9------||-----------------|--5-------7------|
~~ |--3--| |--3--|
Q. E +Q E +E E E E E E E H|-16----16pb17r(16)--16pb17r(16)-|-14-16-14----------------||--------------------------------|----------17-16-14-16----||--------------------------------|-------------------------||--------------------------------|-------------------------||--------------------------------|-------------------------||--------------------------------|-------------------------|
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| W H H|--------------------------------|-------------------------||--------------------------------|-------------------------||--6-----------------------------|--9----------------------||--6-----------------------------|--9-----------------9----||--4-----------------------------|--7-----------------9----||--------------------------------|--------------------7----|
S S S S T S T T S T S S T T T T T T S S S|----------------------------------------------------------------||----------19h21h22p21p19----------------------------------------||-18h20h21----------------21p20s17h18h20p18p17p16h17p16-------16h||-------------------------------------------------------18h19----||----------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------|
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| W|----------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------||--6-------------------------------------------------------------||--6-------------------------------------------------------------||--4-------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------|
T S T T S T S S S S T T S S +S S S S S|-------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------||-17h18p16h18p16h18p17p16-------------------------------------||-------------------------19p18h19p18p16------------16h18h19p=||----------------------------------------18-(18)-19-----------||-------------------------------------------------------------|
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| H H|-------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------||--7-----------------------------9----------------------------||--7-----------------------------9----------------------------||--5-----------------------------7----------------------------|
T T T T S S S S S S S S S S S S T T T T|-------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------16-------16h18h20p18h20-||-18h19p18h19p18p16----------16h18h19----18h19----------------||-------------------19p18h19----------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------|
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| W|-------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------||--6----------------------------------------------------------||--6----------------------------------------------------------||--4----------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S T T T T T T T T|-------------------------------------------------------------|||-17h19h21p19p17-------------17h19h21p19p17----------17h19h21-|||----------------20p18-18h20----------------20p18h20----------|||-------------------------------------------------------------|||-------------------------------------------------------------|||-------------------------------------------------------------||
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| H H|-------------------------------------------------------------|||-------------------------------------------------------------|||-------------------------------------------------------------|||--2-----------------------9----------------------------------|||--2-----------------------9----------------------------------|||--0-----------------------7----------------------------------||
Solo part 3 PM------------------------------------------|
W|-19----------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-|| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
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| PM| PM| PM----| S S Q S S E E E S S|-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||-------16----------------16----14----16----------||--x--x--------------x--x--------------------x--x-||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
PM----------| PM--| PM--------------| PM------------------------------|
+Q. E H S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-(19)------------(19)\----------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||---8--8--8-8-8-8---8---8--8-8--8-8--8-8-8-8-|-9-9--9-9-9-9-9-9--9-9--9-9--9-9-9-9-|| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
| |------| PM--| PM------| PM| PM|
| S S Q S S E E E S S S S Q S S E E E S S|--------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------16---------------16---14---16-------|-----16-----------16---14---16-------||---x--x------------x---x----------------x-x-|-x-x----------x-x----------------x-x-||--------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
PM---------------------------------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
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| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| H H|------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||-14---------------------------------------||-------------------------16---------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|---------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--12--12-12-12-|-8-8--8-8-8-8-8-8--8-8--8-8--8-8-8-8-|
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| PM| PM| ~~~~ PM| PM| PM|| S S Q S S E E Q S S Q S S E E E S S|---------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||-------------------------------------[17]----------|-------------------------------------||-------16----------------16----14------------------|-----16-----------16---14---16-------||--x--x--------------x--x---------------------------|-x-x----------x-x----------------x-x-||---------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S H H H H|-------------------------------------|----------------|-------------------|||-------------------------------------|----------------|-------------------|||-------------------------------------|----------------|-------------------|||-------------------------------------|----------------|-------------------|||-------------------------------------|--9--------9----|-----9--------9----|||-9-9--9-9-9-9-9-9--9-9--9-9--9-9-9-9-|--7--------7----|-----7--------7----||
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| PM| PM| PM| ~~| S S Q S S E E E S S H a H a H a H|-------------------------------------|----------------|----------17s19----|||-------------------------------------|----------------|-17s19-------------|||-----16-----------16---14---16-------|-------18s20----|-------------------|||-x-x----------x-x----------------x-x-|-16-------------|-------------------|||-------------------------------------|----------------|-------------------|||-------------------------------------|----------------|-------------------||
Solo part 4 |------6-------| |------6-------| |------6-------| |------6-------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-19-17-15----15-19-15-------------15-------------------------15-17-15----||----------19----------19-17-17-19----19-17-15-17-19-17----17----------19-||-------------------------------------------------------19----------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------6--------| |--------6--------| |------6-------| |------6-------|
S S S T T S S S T S T S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-17-19-20-19p17----17-15-17s19-19s17-17-------------19-19-------17-19-20-19-17----||----------------19----------------------19-17-16-17-------19-18-------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------6-------| |------6-------| |------6-------| |------6-------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-------------------------------------------------------------------------||----17-19-17-------------17-17-------------------------------------------||-19----------19-17-17-19-------19-17-16-16-16-17s19-17-16-18-19-17-16-17-||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
S S T T S S S T T S S S T T S S S T T S|---------------------------------------------------------------||-17-19-17----------17------------------------------------------||----------19-17-19----19-17-16-17-19-17-16----16-17-16---------||-------------------------------------------19----------19-16---||---------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------|
Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q H H H H|-----------------|-----------------|-------------|-------------|||-12--10----------|-12--10----------|-12----10----|-------------|||---------12--11--|---------12--11--|-------------|-12----11----|||-----------------|-----------------|-------------|-------------|||-----------------|-----------------|-------------|-------------|||-----------------|-----------------|-------------|-------------||
Out-Chorus PM| PM| PM--- S S Q S S S S S S E S S||----------------------------|||o---------------------------|||----------------------------|||------9------9h10p9-7-9-----|||o-7-7----7-7------------7-7-|||----------------------------|
---| PM-------------------|
S S Q S S S S S S S S S S W Q Q Q Q 4x|--------------------------------|----------|--------------|||--------------------------------|----------|-------------o|||--------------------------------|----------|--------------|||-----9------7-7-----------------|-5--------|----------1---|||-7-7----7-7-----10-10-9-9-10-10-|-3--------|-0--3--2-----o|||--------------------------------|----------|--------------||
Q Q Q Q H H H H|-------------|-----------|-----------||-------------|-----------|-----------||-------------|-----------|-----------||----------1--|-----------|------1----||-0--3--2-----|-0----3----|-2---------||-------------|-----------|-----------|
TP TP TP TP W W W W|----------|----------|----------|----------||----------|----------|----------|----------||----------|----------|----------|----------||-9--------|-9--------|-9--------|-9--------||-7--------|-7--------|-7--------|-7--------||-0--------|-0--------|-0--------|-0--------|
W +W +W +W|----------|------------|------------|--------||----------|------------|------------|--------||----------|------------|------------|--------||-9--------|-(9)--------|-(9)--------|-(9)----||-7--------|-(7)--------|-(7)--------|-(7)----||-0--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-(0)----|
|--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|-------------------------------15-17-15----------------------------||----------------------15-17-19----------19-17-15-------------------||----------14-16-17-19----------------------------17-16-14----------||-14-16-17-------------------------------------------------17-16-14-||-------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E E E E H|--------------*||--------------*||-------9------*||---9---9------*||---9---7------*||---7----------*|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
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