Symphony X - The Bird-serpent War Cataclysm tab

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THE BIRD-SERPENT WAR / CATACLYSM
As recorded by Symphony X
(From the 2000 Album V)

Transcribed by Linus "Mr.Gul" Abrahamson
	

Words and Music by Romeo, Pinnella

Gtr I (D G C F A D) - 'Michael'
Gtr II (D G C F A D) - 'Romeo'

 Intro
  Q=127
  Bb5
 4/4
  Gtr I
  PM------------------------------|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-||-----------------|-----------------|
Bb5 A5 Bb5 A5 N.C. 5/4 6/4 PM| ~~~~~~ PM----| PM| ~~~~~~ PM----------------|
E E E E +Q E E E E E E E E +Q E E S S S S S S S S|----------------------|----------------------------------||----------------------|----------------------------------||----------------------|------------------4-3-1-----------||-3------------2-2-2-2-|-3------------2---------4-3-1-----||-1-1-1-4-(4)--0-0-0-0-|-1-1-1-4-(4)--0-0-------------4-3-||----------------------|----------------------------------|
Bb5 A5 Bb5 A5 N.C. 5/4 6/4 PM| ~~~~~~ PM----| PM| ~~~~~~ PM |----6----| |----6----|
E E E E +Q E E E E E E E E +Q E E S S S S S S S S S S S S|----------------------|------------------------------------------||----------------------|------------------------------------------||----------------------|------------------4p3p1-------------------||-3------------2-2-2-2-|-3------------2---------4p3p1-4p3p1-------||-1-1-1-4-(4)--0-0-0-0-|-1-1-1-4-(4)--0-0-------------------4p3p1-||----------------------|------------------------------------------|
F#5 N.C. 5/4 PM------|~~~~~~~ PM| PM| |-3-| |-3-|
E S S S S E +E S S S E S S S S S S S||------------------------------------------|||o-----------------------------------------|||------------------------------------------|||------------------------------------------|||o-4-----------------------------2h3p2-----|||--2-2-2-2-2-[5]-(5)-2h5p2-1-4-5-------5-4-|
F#5 N.C. PM------|~~~~~~~ PM| PM| |-3-| |-3-|
E S S S S E +E S S S E S S S S S S S|-------------------------------------------|||------------------------------------------o|||-------------------------------------------|||-------------------------------------------|||-4-----------------------------2h3p2------o|||-2-2-2-2-2-[5]-(5)-2h5p2-1-4-5-------5-4---||
F#5 F#5 F#5 F#5 B5C5 3/8 PM| PM| PM| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
E S S S S S E S S S S S E S S S S S E S S S S|-------------|-------------|-------------|-----------||-------------|-------------|-------------|-----------||-------------|-------------|-------------|-----------||-------------|-------------|-------------|-------4s5-||-4-----------|-4-----------|-4-----------|-4-----2s3-||-2-0-0-3p2p0-|-2-0-0-6p3p0-|-2-0-0-3p2p0-|-2-0-0-----|
F#5 F#5 F#5 F#5 B5C5 6/4 PM| PM| PM| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
E S S S S S E S S S S S E S S S S S E S S S S||------------------------------------------------|||o-----------------------------------------------|||------------------------------------------------|||--------------------------------------------4s5-|||o-4-----------4-----------4-----------4-----2s3-|||--2-0-0-3p2p0-2-0-0-6p3p0-2-0-0-3p2p0-2-0-0-----|
F#5 F#5 N.C. PM| PM----------------------------|
|-3-| E S S S S S E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|------------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------------o|||------------------------------------------------|||------------------------------------------------|||-4-----------4---------2-4-1-4---4---4---4---4-o|||-2-0-0-3p2p0-2-2-2-2-2---------3---2---0---3----||
F#5 F#5 B5C5 F#5 F#5 B5C5 G5 4/4 PM| PM| PM| PM| PM| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
E S S S S S E S S S S S S S S S E S S S S S E S S S S S E.||----------------------------------|-----------------------------|||o---------------------------------|-----------------------------|||----------------------------------|-----------------------------|||--------------------4s5-----------|-------------------4s5-------|||o-4-----------4-----2s3-----------|-4-----------4-----2s3---5---|||--2-0-0-3p2p0-2-0-0-----0-0-3p2p0-|-2-0-0-6p3p0-2-0-0-----x-3---|
F#5 F#5 N.C. PM| PM------------| PM--------------------------------| |-3-| |-3-| |----6----| |----6----|
E S S S S S E 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|||-------------------------------|---------------------------------------------|||-------------------------------|-2h4p2-------------5-4-2---------------------|||-4-----------4-----------------|-------5-4-2-5-4-2-------5-4-2-5-4-2--------o|||-2-0-0-3p2p0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-------------------------------------3-2-0---||
Verse 1 N.C. 3/4 S e S S S S S S e S S e S S S S S S e S||----------------------|---------------------|||o---------------------|---------------------|||----------------------|---------------------|||------------6---------|-----------3---------|||o-3-5-5---5---5---5-5-|-3-5-5---5---5---5-5-|||----------------------|---------------------|
4/4 PM--------| ~ S e S S S S S S e S S e S +S S S S S S S S S S E|---------------------|--------------------------------|||---------------------|-------------------------------o|||---------------------|--------------------------------|||-----------6---------|--------------------------------|||-3-5-5---5---5---5-5-|-3-5-5-(5)-----3---------------o|||---------------------|-----------4-5---5-4-3-1-3-4-3--||
N.C. 3/4 S e S S S S S S e S S e S S S S S S e S||----------------------|---------------------|||o---------------------|---------------------|||----------------------|---------------------|||------------5---------|-----------2---------|||o-2-4-4---4---4---4-4-|-2-4-4---4---4---4-4-|||----------------------|---------------------|
4/4 PM--------| ~ S e S S S S S S e S S e S +S S S S S S S S S S E|---------------------|--------------------------------|||---------------------|-------------------------------o|||---------------------|--------------------------------|||-----------5---------|--------------------------------|||-2-4-4---4---4---4-4-|-2-4-4-(4)-----2---------------o|||---------------------|-----------3-4---4-3-2-0-2-3-2--||
Chorus E5 F#7add4 G5 A5 3/4 4/4 3/4 H. Q H. H. H.||----------|----0-------|---------|--------||||o---------|----0-------|---------|-------o||||----------|----3-------|---------|--------||||--2-------|-4----------|-5-------|-7------||||o-2-------|-4----------|-5-------|-7-----o||||--0-------|-2----------|-3-------|-5------||
B5 C5 N.C. 4/4 ~~~~~~~ PM-------------
Q +E. S +H Q +E. S +S S S S S S S S|-----------------|----------------------------||-----------------|----------------------------||-4--(4)-5-(5)----|------------------2-5-4---2-||-4--(4)-5-(5)----|-1--(1)-2-(2)-4-5-------4---||-2--(2)-3-(3)----|----------------------------||-----------------|----------------------------|
---------------------------------------| |----6----| |----6----|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-----------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------|||-----------------5-4-2-------------------|||-5-1-4-2---------------5-4-2-5-4-2-------|||---------0-3-2-0-------------------3-2-0-|||-----------------------------------------||
Verse 2 B5 B5 E5F5 B5 B5 E5F5 C5 4/4 PM| PM| PM| PM| PM| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
E S S S S S E S S S S S S S S S E S S S S S E S S S S S E.||----------------------------------|-----------------------------|||o---------------------------------|-----------------------------|||--------------------4s5-----------|-------------------4s5-------|||--4-----------4-----2s3-----------|-4-----------4-----2s3---5---|||o-2-0-0-3p2p0-2-0-0-----0-0-3p2p0-|-2-0-0-6p3p0-2-0-0-----x-3---|||----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B5 B5 PM| PM------------|
|-3-| E S S S S S E S S S S S S S S|-------------------------------||-------------------------------||-------------------------------||-4-----------4-----------------||-2-0-0-3p2p0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-||-------------------------------|
N.C. PM--------------------------------| |-3-| |----6----| |----6----|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|----------------------------------------------|||---------------------------------------------o|||-2h4p2-------------5-4-2----------------------|||-------5-4-2-5-4-2-------5-4-2-5-4-2----------|||-------------------------------------3-2-0---o|||----------------------------------------------||
F#5 F#5 F#5 F#5 B5C5 6/4 PM| PM| PM| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
E S S S S S E S S S S S E S S S S S E S S S S||------------------------------------------------|||o-----------------------------------------------|||------------------------------------------------|||--------------------------------------------4s5-|||o-4-----------4-----------4-----------4-----2s3-|||--2-0-0-3p2p0-2-0-0-6p3p0-2-0-0-3p2p0-2-0-0-----|
F#5 F#5 N.C. PM| PM----------------------------|
|-3-| E S S S S S E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|------------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------------o|||------------------------------------------------|||------------------------------------------------|||-4-----------4---------2-4-1-4---4---4---4---4-o|||-2-0-0-3p2p0-2-2-2-2-2---------3---2---0---3----||
Bridge N.C. 7/8 4/4 PM----------------------------------------|
e e e e e S S S S S S e e e e S S S S S S 4x||--------------------|--------------------------||||o-------------------|-------------------------o||||--------------------|--------------------------||||--------------------|--------------------------||||o-------------------|-------------------------o||||--3-3-3-3-3-3-6-5-2-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-6-5-3-2-5--||
Instrumental Eb5F5 G5 Gtr II \0.5/ ~~~~~~~~~~~ E. S +E E +H
||----------------------------|||o---------------------------|||--8--10-(10)-12-----(12)----|||----------------------------|||o---------------------------|||----------------------------|
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| Gtr I| E. S +E E +H||----------------------------|||o---------------------------|||----------------------------|||--8--10-(10)-12-----(12)----|||o-6---8--(8)-10-----(10)----|||----------------------------|
1.,2.,3. 4. C5 D5 Eb5 C5 Bb5 Ab5 \0.5/ \0.5/ ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ E. S +E E +H E. S +E E +H|------------------------||-|-8--6-(6)-4-----(4)----|||-----------------------o||-|-x--x-----x------------|||-5--7-(7)-8-----(8)-----||-|-5--3-(3)-1-----(1)----|||------------------------||-|-----------------------|||-----------------------o||-|-----------------------|||------------------------||-|-----------------------||
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| E. S +E E +H E. S +E E +H|------------------------||-|-----------------------|||-----------------------o||-|-----------------------|||------------------------||-|-----------------------|||-5--7-(7)-8-----(8)-----||-|-5---------------------|||-3--5-(5)-6-----(6)----o||-|-3--8-(8)-6-----(6)----|||------------------------||-|----6-(6)-4-----(4)----||
Guitar Solo N.C. Gtr I E. S +E E +H E. S +E E +H | | | | | | | | | | o o / o / o o / o / Gtr II ~~ PM-----------------| ~~~~~~
|-3-| H +E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S +H|-----------------------------|--------------------------||-----------------------------|--------------------------||-6---------(6)-4h6p4---------|--------------------------||---------------------6-5-4---|---------------5----------||---------------------------7-|-4--7-6-4--2-4---4-(4)----||-----------------------------|--------------------------|
E. S +E E +H | | | | | o o / o /
T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T|----------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------8p4h6h8-9p6h8h9-||---------------------------7p4h6h7--9p6h7h9-11p7h9h11-----------------||-7p4h6h7-9p6h7h9-11p7h9h11--------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E. S +E E +Q Q | | | | | | o o / o / o
~~~~~ T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T Q|------------------------------------------9h11h12p11p9---------------------||-----------------------9h11h12p11p9h11h12--------------12p11p9-------------||-11p8h9h11-12p9h11h12------------------------------------------12-11b13----||---------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E. S +E E +H | | | | | o o / o / ~~~~~~~~ |--3---| |-3--| |-3--|
E S S S E S S S E S S S Q|-------9--------------9------------9--------------||---------12p==9---------12p9-12b14---12p9-11b12===||-11b13----------11b13-----------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------|
E. S +E E +H | | | | | o o / o / ~~~~~~~ ~ |--3---| |-----5-----| |----5-----|
+E S S S S S S S S S S S S S Q|-------------------------------------------------||-(11)r-------------------------------------------||-------12p11p==9-11p9------9h11h12p11p9----11-9--||----------------------11----------------11-------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
E. S +E E +H | | | | | o o / o / |-------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|-16p12------------------------7h9-/12p9------------------------12h16-||-------14-------------------9-----------10------------------14-------||----------13--------------9----------------9-------------14----------||-------------14---------9--------------------11-------14-------------||------------------16-11-------------------------12-16----------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E. S +E E +Q Q | | | | | | o o / o / o T T ~~ |-------6--------| |---------7---------| |--------7--------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S Q|-19p16--------------------------------11h14s17-20p17p14----------------|||-------17--------------------------13----------------------------------|||----------16------------------14------------------------20p17h20-18----|||-------------18------------16h=========================================|||------------------19-14h18---------------------------------------------|||-----------------------------------------------------------------------||
Keyboard Solo N.C. E. S +E E +H E. S +E E +H E. S +E E +H||----------------------|---------------------|---------------------|||o---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|||----------------------|-7--9-(9)-10-(10)----|---------------------|||--7--9-(9)-10-(10)----|-x--x------x---------|-7--9-(9)-10-(10)----|||o-x--x------x---------|-5--7-(7)--8--(8)----|-x--x------x---------|||--5--7-(7)--8--(8)----|---------------------|-5--7-(7)--8--(8)----|
1. 2. 7/4 E. S +E E +Q Q E. S +E E +S E. Q +W +H.|-----------------------||----------------------|-------------------|||----------------------o||----------------------|-------------------|||-7--9-(9)-10-(10)------||-7--5-(5)-4-(4)-------|-------------------|||-x--x------x-------6---||-x--x-----x-----7--6--|-(6)--------(6)----|||-5--7-(7)--8--(8)-----o||-5--3-(3)-2-(2)-x--x--|-------------------|||-------------------4---||----------------5--4--|-(4)--------(4)----||
Outro N.C. 4/4 ~~~ ~~~ E. S +E E +H E. S +E E +H|--------------------|--------------------|||--------------------|--------------------|||--------------------|--------------------|||--------------------|--------------------|||-5--5-(5)-/7-(7)----|-5--5-(5)-/7-(7)----|||--------------------|--------------------||
~~~ ~~~ E. S +E E +H E. S +E E +H|--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------||--------------------|--------------------||-7--7-(7)-/9-(9)----|-7--7-(7)-/9-(9)----||--------------------|--------------------|
H.=H ~~~ ~~~ E. S +E E +H E. S +E E +H||----------------------||--------------------|||o--------------------o||--------------------|||----------------------||--------------------|||----------------------||--------------------|||o--------------------o||--------------------|||--3--3-(3)-/5-(5)-----||-3--3-(3)-/5-(5)----|
\3.5___/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ E. S +Q a +H +W|-----------------------|--------*||-----------------------|--------*||-----------------------|--------*||-----------------------|--------*||-----------------------|--------*||-3--3-(3)-----5-(5)----|-(5)----*|
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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