Styx - Pieces Of Eight tab

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Repeat the above a few times while the Piano is playing. Then play:
Am Ame||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B||-------1-0-------|-------1-0-------|---0-1-0---------|-----------------|G|4o----2-------2---|-----2-----------|-2-------0-------|-----------------|D|4o--2-----------2-|---2-------------|-----------4-5-5-/-9~~~--------7\5-|A||-0---------------|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|E||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Am Ame||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B||-------1-0-------|-------1-0-------|---0-------------|-----------------|G|4-----2-------2---|-----2-----------|-2-------0-------|-----------------|D|4---2-----------2-|---2-------------|-----------4-5-5-/-9~~~--------7\5-|A||-0---------------|-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|E||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
Am Am G G (let ring)e||-------------0---|-------------0---|-------------3---|-3~--------------|B||---------1-----1-|---------1-----1-|---------3-----3-|-3~--------------|G|4-----2-----2-----|-----2-----2-----|-----0-----0-----|-0~--------------|D|4-------2---------|-------2---------|-------0---------|-0~--------------|A||-0---------------|-0---------------|-----------------|-2~--------------|E||-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-3~--------------|
Am Am Ge||-------------0---|-------------0---|-------------3---|-----------------|B||---------1-----1-|---------1-----1-|---------3-----3-|-----------------|G|4-----2-----2-----|-----2-----2-----|-----0-----0-----|-----------------|D|4-------2---------|-------2---------|-------0---------|-----0-----------|A||-0---------------|-0---------------|-----------------|-2-3-------------|E||-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------|-----------------|
Am G F F (let ring)G Ce||-------------0---|-------------3---|-------------1---|-1~--------------|B||---------1-----1-|---------3-----3-|---------1-----1-|-1~--------------|G|4-----2-----2-----|-----0-----0-----|-----2-----2-----|-2~------------5-|D|4-------2---------|-------0---------|-------3---------|-3~----------5-5-|A||-0---------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3~----------5-3-|E||-----------------|-3---------------|-1---------------|-1~----------3---|
A5 G5 F5 Ge||-----------------|-------------3~--|B||-----------------|-------------3~--|G|4-----------------|-------------0~-o|D|4-7------5--------|-3-----------0~-o|A||-7------5--------|-3-----------2~--|E||-5------3--------|-1-----------3~--|
Chorus (All PowerChords) F5 G5 C5 Pieces... F5 G5 C5 The search... F5 G5 A5 G5 F5 Don't... ...gold F5 G5 C5 Pieces... F5 G5 C5 Can't ... F5 G5 A5 G5 F5 Don't... ...stone Bridge
e||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G|4-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|D|4-7~-----7--------|-----------------|---------------2-|-----------------|A||----------10-8-7-|-5~-----3-2~-----|-----3-------3---|-3-5.5-3-5---3-2-|E||-----------------|---------------3-|-5.5---5---5-----|-----------------|
Interlude (Bass and Guitar play the same staccato notes)
e||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G|4-----------2-2---|-----------------|-----2-----------|-----------------|D|4---------2----2--|-0---------------|------2--------2-|-3-2-0-----------|A||-0---0-3-------3-|---3-2-0--0------|-0-----3-0---0---|-------3-2-0-----|E||-----------------|---------3-3-1-0-|-----------------|------------3-1-0|
e||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|B||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|G|4-----------2-2---|-----------------|-----2-----------|-----------------|D|4---------2----2--|-0---------------|------2--------2-|-3-2-0---3---5---|A||-0---0-3-------3-|---3-2-0--0------|-0-----3-0---0---|---------3---5---|E||-----------------|---------3-3-1-0-|-----------------|---------1---3---|
Guitar 2 Over Solo
e||-----------------|-----------------|B||-----------------|-----------------|G|4-5---------------|-----------------|D|4-5------7-7-7--3-|-5---------------|A||-3------7-7-7--3-|-5---------------|E||--------5-5-5--1-|-3---------------|
Solo (tab expanded for clarity)
e||---------------------|---------------------|B||---------------------|---------------------|G|4---------------------|---------b-----------|D|4-----------5---7-9---|-10-12-12-14-12-10-9-|A||-----2-3-5---------7-|---------------------|E||-3-5-----------------|---------------------|
e||---------------------|---------------------|B||---------------------|---------------------|G||--h--p-------r-------|-----1212-12-14-12---|D||-9-10-9----9-10--10~-|-1212----------------|A||--------12-----------|---------------------|E||---------------------|---------------------|
e||-12--b--r------------|---h--p--------b---r-|B||---15(17)15-13-12----|-12-13-12----12(13)--|G|4---------------------|----------14---------|D|4---------------------|---------------------|A||---------------------|---------------------|E||---------------------|---------------------|
e||-----b----r----------|---------------------|B||-(12)-(13)-(12)------|---------------------|G||---------------------|-14-12-10-9-9--------|D||---------------------|---------------------|A||---------------------|---------------------|E||---------------------|---------------------|
e||---------------------|---------------------|B||---------------------|---------------------|G|4----------9---b------|---b-----b-----b-----|D|4-12-10-12---12-(14)--|-12(14)12(14)12(14)--|A||---------------------|---------------------|E||---------------------|---------------------|
e||---------------------|---------------------|B||---------------------|---------------------|G||-------------p-------|---------------------|D||-12-10-9---10-9-9-9--|---------------------|A||---------------------|-12-10-8-------------|E||---------------------|---------8-10-8~-----|
Play Chorus Again. Fills over Chorus (tab expanded for clarity)
e||-----------------b--r|------------b--3--p-h|B||--------------3-5-6--|-5~--------5-6---5-3-|G|4-----------4~--------|---------------------|D|4-----2-3-5-----------|---------------------|A||-3-5-----------------|---------------------|E||---------------------|---------------------|
e||---------------------|---------------------|B||-5~----3----h-p---b-r|----------------p----|G|4---------5-4-5-4-2-4-|-2~------------2-0-0-|D|4---------------------|---------------------|A||---------------------|---------------------|E||---------------------|---------------------|
|--x4--|e||------------------h-r|---------------------|B||-----------------5-6-|-5~------------------|G|4-0---0-2p0000--------|-------------5-4-5-7-| Listen to the recording.D|4---------------------|---------------------|A||---------------------|---------------------|E||---------------------|---------------------|
e||---------------------|---------------------|B||---------------------|-5~---------r--------|G|4-------------5-4-5-7-|-----------9(7)-7-7~-|D|4-5~------------------|---------------------|A||---------------------|---------------------|E||---------------------|---------------------|
Tablature Explanation: NT = Nashville Tuning is when the low E, A, D & G strings are replaced with lighter gauge strings and tuned one octave higher than normal. | = bar separating measures ~ = vibrato x = percussive note with no pitch; muted note . = staccato; mute the note immediately after striking it h = hammer p = pull s = slide (used when \ or / don't fit) ^ = bend string up to indicated pitch/fret shown in parenthesis () r = release bend (string/fret may be indicated) t = fret board tap (not many of these with Rush) / = slide up \ = slide down x/ = pick slide up x\ = pick slide down <5> = natural harmonic (lightly touch the string at fret indicated) [5] = artificial harmonic (use thumb to follow through the pick attack) (5) = note sustained from previous measure o =\ repeat sign o =/ DC = "Da capo" - means "from the head", when you see these initials you go back to the beginning of the piece of music. DS = "Dal segno" - means "from the sign", go back in the tabulature only as far as the (%) sign. Coda = A passage at the end of a movement or composition that brings it to a formal close. Al Coda = means "to the tail", tells you that you must go to the end section which starts with the Coda sign (+). RF = repeat and fade rit = "ritardando" - Gradually slowing in tempo; retarding. Other pertinent information: Tuning: Standard [EADGBe]. Key signature: C Effects: Chord Chart Below for major chords Tablature Format: This Tablature is based on the format indicated below.
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 <--Quarter note beat locations 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 <--Eighth note beat locations <--Effects/Misc Line D C G/B <--Chord Line e e e q q e e e e q e e e <--Note Duration Line (table below)|-----2-----------|-----------------| <---|High E string|-------3---------|-----------------| <---|B string|---2-------2---0-|-----0-------0---| <---|G string|-0---------------|---2-------0---0-| <---|D string|-----------------|-3-----2---------| <---|A string|-----------------|-----------------| <---|E string
Effects/Misc Line: Provides effects information, number of repeats, etc. Chord Line: Provides the chord name for the chords used in the tab below. Note Duration Line: Provides the "value" of each note, e.g., whole, half, quarter, etc. Note Duration Designator Table: w = Whole note h = Half note q = Quarter note H = Dotted half note Q = Dotted Quarter note s = Sixteenth note e = Eighth note S = Dotted sixteenth note E = Dotted eighth note + = Duration exceeds 2 measures t = Thirty-second note T = Dotted thirty-second note Notes with two designations immediately adjacent to each other have durations added (e.g., he = half note + eigth note, etc.) String lines: Represent the strings of a guitar. The tab is laid out as if you placed a right handed guitar on your lap, string side up. A vertical line character "|" represents a bar between measures. A dash "-" represents each string. The numbers indicate which fret should be fingered to sound the note. The first space after every bar is a blank space that is almost never used. Quarter notes are separated by 3 dashes, eighth notes are separated by 1 dash. In an effort to make the ASCII tab look as much like tab in a music book, the notes are spaced out as accurately as possible. In the event the notes will not fit into the format shown above, the tab will be expanded (usually only required for solos). I didn't tab this whole tab myself, but have tested it on my guitar and it is fine. I also made a few of what I believe to be the neccessary corrections.
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