Testament – Confusion Fusion tab

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CONFUSION FUSION
As recorded by Testament
(From the 1989 Album PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH)

Transcribed by John Tapella
	

Music by Testament

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Untitled'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Untitled'

Intro Q=180 4/4 Gtr I W H Q E E H H E E E E Q E E|----------|---------x-x-|------x\----|-xSx-x----------||----------|-------------|------------|----------------||----------|-------------|------------|----------------||----------|-------------|------------|----------------||----------|-------------|------------|------------3-3-||----------|-------------|------------|----------------|
F#5 Gtr I +W +W +W +W|------------|------------|------------|--------||------------|------------|------------|--------||------------|------------|------------|--------||------------|------------|------------|--------||-(3)--------|-(3)--------|-(3)--------|-(3)----||------------|------------|------------|--------|
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| Gtr II| <| W W +W +W|------------|------------|------------|--------||------------|------------|------------|--------||------------|------------|------------|--------||------------|--4---------|-(4)--------|-(4)----||------------|------------|------------|--------||------------|--2---------|-(2)--------|-(2)----|
Main Riff (C°7) E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|------------------------|--------------------------||------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------8-11-|-(11)----------------8-11-||-------------7-10-------|---------------7-10-------||-------6--9-------------|---------6--9-------------||--5-8-------------------|------8-------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|------------------------|--------------------------||---------------------13-|-(13)------------------13-||---------------11-14----|-----------------11-14----||---------10-13----------|-----------10-13----------||----9-12----------------|------9-12----------------||-11---------------------|--------------------------|
+E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|-------------------------||--------------------------|-10-13-10----------------||-(11)----------------8-11-|----------11--8----------||---------------7-10-------|----------------10--7----||---------6--9-------------|-----------------------9-||------8-------------------|-------------------------|
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| +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|-11-14-11----------------||-(13)------------------13-|----------13-------------||-----------------11-14----|-------------14-11-------||-----------10-13----------|-------------------13-10-||------9-12----------------|-------------------------||--------------------------|-------------------------|
+E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|--------------------------||--------------------------|--------------------------||---------------------8-11-|-(11)----------------8-11-||---------------7-10-------|---------------7-10-------||--(9)----6--9-------------|---------6--9-------------||------8-------------------|------8-------------------|
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| +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|--------------------------||-----------------------13s|==10-------------------13-||-----------------11-14----|-----------------11-14----||-(10)------10-13----------|-----------10-13----------||------9-12----------------|------9-12----------------||--------------------------|--------------------------|
+E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|-------------------------||--------------------------|-10-13-10----------------||-(11)----------------8-11-|----------11--8----------||---------------7-10-------|----------------10--7----||---------6--9-------------|-----------------------9-||------8-------------------|-------------------------|
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| +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|-11-14-11----------------||-(13)------------------13-|----------13-------------||-----------------11-14----|-------------14-11-------||-----------10-13----------|-------------------13-10-||------9-12----------------|-------------------------||--------------------------|-------------------------|
+E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|---------------------------||--------------------------|---------------------------||---------------------8-11-|-(11)-----------------8-11-||---------------7-10-------|----------------7-10-------||--(9)----6--9-------------|----------6--9-------------||------8-------------------|-------8-------------------|
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| +E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|---------------------------||-----------------------13-|-(13)\------------------13-||-----------------11-14----|------------------11-14----||-(10)------10-13----------|------------10-13----------||------9-12----------------|-------9-12----------------||--------------------------|---------------------------|
+E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|-------------------------||--------------------------|-10-13-10----------------||-(11)----------------8-11-|----------11--8----------||---------------7-10-------|----------------10--7----||---------6--9-------------|-----------------------9-||------8-------------------|-------------------------|
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| +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|-11-14-11----------------||-(13)------------------13-|----------13-------------||-----------------11-14----|-------------14-11-------||-----------10-13----------|-------------------13-10-||------9-12----------------|-------------------------||--------------------------|-------------------------|
G#5 D5 G#5 D5 12/8 9/8 E E E E E E E E E E E E H +H E|---------------------------10-|-(10)-------(10)\---------||--------------------7----8----|---8---------(8)\---------||-------------5-7--8---9-------|---9---------(9)\---------||------4-6--7------------------|------------------------4-||-6--6-------------------------|--------------------------||------------------------------|--------------------------|
| | PM-------------------|
| Q. Q. Q. Q. E E E E E E E E E|------------------------------|--------------------------||------------------------------|--------------------------||---------------8--------------|--------------------------||--------7------6------7-------|---7--7-7-7---7---7-7-7-7-||-6------5-------------5-------|---5--5-5-5---5---5-5-5-5-||-4----------------------------|--------------------------|
G#5 D5 G#5 D5 Fm 12/8 E E E E E E E E E E E E W.|---------------------------10-|--------------------------------------||--------------------7----8----|--9-----------------------------------||-------------5-7--8---9-------|-10-----------------------------------||------4-6--7------------------|--------------------------------------||-6--6-------------------------|--------------------------------------||------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
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| Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. +Q +E +Q +E +Q.|------------------------------|--------------------------------------||------------------------------|--------------------------------------||---------------8--------------|--------------------------------------||--------7------6------7-------|--------------------------------------||-6------5-------------5-------|--8----(8)b9===(8)r(8)b9===(8)r(8)----||-4----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
4/4 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ +W +W +W +H. Q|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------||-([10])--------|-([10])--------|-([10])--------|-([10])---------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------11\--||---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------|
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| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| +W +W +W Q H Q|---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------||---(8)---------|---(8)---------|---(8)---------|----------------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|---------11\----/11\--|
(C°7) E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|-----------------------|--------------------------||-----------------------|--------------------------||------------------8-11-|-(11)----------------8-11-||------------7-10-------|---------------7-10-------||------6--9-------------|---------6--9-------------||---8-------------------|------8-------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|-----------------------|--------------------------||--------------------13-|-(13)------------------13-||--------------11-14----|-----------------11-14----||--------10-13----------|-----------10-13----------||---9-12----------------|------9-12----------------||-----------------------|--------------------------|
+E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|-------------------------|||--------------------------|-10-13-10----------------|||-(11)----------------8-11-|----------11--8----------|||---------------7-10-------|----------------10--7----|||---------6--9-------------|-----------------------9-|||------8-------------------|-------------------------||
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| +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|-11-14-11----------------|||-(13)------------------13-|----------13-------------|||-----------------11-14----|-------------14-11-------|||-----------10-13----------|-------------------13-10-|||------9-12----------------|-------------------------|||--------------------------|-------------------------||
+E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|--------------------------||--------------------------|--------------------------||---------------------8-11-|-(11)----------------8-11-||---------------7-10-------|---------------7-10-------||--(9)----6--9-------------|---------6--9-------------||------8-------------------|------8-------------------|
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| +E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|--------------------------||-----------------------13-|-(13)------------------13-||-----------------11-14----|-----------------11-14----||-(10)------10-13----------|-----------10-13----------||------9-12----------------|------9-12----------------||--------------------------|--------------------------|
+E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|-------------------------||--------------------------|-10-13-10----------------||-(11)----------------8-11-|----------11--8----------||---------------7-10-------|----------------10--7----||---------6--9-------------|-----------------------9-||------8-------------------|-------------------------|
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| +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|-11-14-11----------------||-(13)------------------13-|----------13-------------||-----------------11-14----|-------------14-11-------||-----------10-13----------|-------------------13-10-||------9-12----------------|-------------------------||--------------------------|-------------------------|
G#5 D5 G#5 D5 12/8 9/8 E E E E E E E E E E E E H +H E|---------------------------10-|-(10)-------(10)\---------||--------------------7----8----|---8---------(8)\---------||-------------5-7--8---9-------|---9---------(9)\---------||------4-6--7------------------|------------------------4-||-6--6-------------------------|--------------------------||------------------------------|--------------------------|
| | PM-------------------|
| Q. Q. Q. Q. E E E E E E E E E|------------------------------|--------------------------||------------------------------|--------------------------||---------------8--------------|--------------------------||--------7------6------7-------|---7--7-7-7---7---7-7-7-7-||-6------5-------------5-------|---5--5-5-5---5---5-5-5-5-||-4----------------------------|--------------------------|
G#5 D5 G#5 D5 Fm 12/8 E E E E E E E E E E E E W.|---------------------------10-|--------------------------------------||--------------------7----8----|--9-----------------------------------||-------------5-7--8---9-------|-10-----------------------------------||------4-6--7------------------|--------------------------------------||-6--6-------------------------|--------------------------------------||------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
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| Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. +Q +E +Q +E +Q.|------------------------------|--------------------------------------||------------------------------|--------------------------------------||---------------8--------------|--------------------------------------||--------7------6------7-------|--------------------------------------||-6------5-------------5-------|--8----(8)b9===(8)r(8)b9===(8)r(8)----||-4----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Bridge D#5 E7 C#5 D5 D#5 E7 C#5 D5 6/4 E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-----8---8-------7---7---|-----8---8-------7---7---||---8---8---8---6---6---6-|---8---8---8---6---6---6-||-6-----------7-----------|-6-----------7-----------||-------------------------|-------------------------|
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| PM-------------------------------------------------| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-8---8---8---9---6---7---|-8---8---8---9---6---7---||-6---6---6---7---4---5---|-6---6---6---7---4---5---||-------------------------|-------------------------|
D#5 E7 C#5 D5 D#5E5 F5 F#5 G5 A#5 E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-----8---8-------7---7---|-------------------------||---8---8---8---6---6---8-|-8--9--10--11--12--15\---||-6-----------7-----------|-6--7---8---9--10--13\---||-------------------------|-------------------------|
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| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q|-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------||-8---8---8---9---6---7---|-8--9--10--11--12--15\---||-6---6---6---7---4---5---|-6--7---8---9--10--13\---||-------------------------|-------------------------|
G#5 G#°/D G#5 E7 G#5 E G#5 D#7 G#5 G#°/D G#5 E PM| PM PM| PM PM| PM PM| PM PM| PM PM| PM E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------||-----------4-----------7-|-----------4-----------6-|-----------4---------4----||-----6---6-------6---6---|-----6---6-------6---5---|-----6---6-------6-----6--||---6---5-------6---7-----|---6---5-------6---6-----|---6---5-------6---7------||-4-----------4-----------|-4-----------4-----------|-4-----------4------------|
| | PM----------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E Q|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------||-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------||-6-6-6-5-5---6-6-6-7-7---|-6-6-6-7-7---6-6-6-6-6---|-6-6-6-5-5---6-6-6-7-7----||-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
G#5 E G#5 D# E G#5 EmB5 F#5G5 G#5 E5 N.C.E5/B PM| PM PM| PM PM----| PM------|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q Q Q E E E E E E Q Q Q|-------------------------|----------------------|------------------------|||-------------------------|----------------------|------------------------|||-----------7-------------|-------------4--------|-------------4----------|||-----6---6-------6---5-8s|=6-6-6-6-6---4--4--5--|-6-6-6-6-6-2----5/--9---|||---6---7-------6---6-----|---7-7-6-6---2--4--5--|-6-6-6-6-6-2-2------7---|||-4-----------4-----------|-----------0----2--3--|----------------3/--7---||
| | PM----------------| PM------| PM------|
| E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E Q Q Q E E E E E E Q Q Q|-------------------------|----------------------|------------------------|||-------------------------|----------------------|------------------------|||-------------------------|-------------4--------|-------------4----------|||-------------------------|---6-6-6-6-6-4--4--5--|-6-6-6-6-6-2----5/--9---|||-6-6-6-7-7---6-6-6-6-----|---7-7-6-6-5-2--4--5--|-6-6-6-6-6-2-2------7---|||-------------------------|----------------2--3--|----------------3/--7---||
G#5 E5 N.C.E5/B G#5 E5B5 F#5G5 G#5 E5C#5E5/D#5/A# Gtrs I, II PM--------| PM--------| PM------|
E E E E E E Q Q Q E E E E E E Q Q Q E E E E E E Q Q Q||------------------------|----------------------|-----------------------||||o-----------------------|----------------------|----------------------o||||--------------4---------|-------------4--------|-----------------------||||--6-6-6-6-6-2----5/--9--|-6-6-6-6-6-2-4--4--5--|-6-6-6-6-6-2-6--9--8---||||o-6-6-6-6-6-2-2------7--|-6-6-6-6-6-2-2--4--5--|-6-6-6-6-6-2-4--7--6--o||||-----------------3/--7--|----------------2--3--|-------------4--7--6---||
G#5 D5 G#5 D5 12/8 9/8 Gtr I E E E E E E E E E E E E H +H E|---------------------------10-|-(10)-------(10)\---------||--------------------7----8----|---8---------(8)\---------||-------------5-7--8---9-------|---9---------(9)\---------||------4-6--7------------------|------------------------4-||-6--6-------------------------|--------------------------||------------------------------|--------------------------|
| | Gtr II | PM-------------------|
| Q. Q. Q. Q. E E E E E E E E E|------------------------------|--------------------------||------------------------------|--------------------------||---------------8--------------|--------------------------||--------7------6------7-------|---7--7-7-7---7---7-7-7-7-||-6------5-------------5-------|---5--5-5-5---5---5-5-5-5-||-4----------------------------|--------------------------|
G#5 D5 G#5 D5 Fm 12/8 E E E E E E E E E E E E W.|---------------------------10-|--------------------------------------||--------------------7----8----|--9-----------------------------------||-------------5-7--8---9-------|-10-----------------------------------||------4-6--7------------------|--------------------------------------||-6--6-------------------------|--------------------------------------||------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
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| Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. +Q +E +Q +E +Q.|------------------------------|--------------------------------------||------------------------------|--------------------------------------||---------------8--------------|--------------------------------------||--------7------6------7-------|--------------------------------------||-6------5-------------5-------|--8----(8)b9===(8)r(8)b9===(8)r(8)----||-4----------------------------|--------------------------------------|
4/4 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ W +W +W +H. Q|-------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------||-------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------||-[10]--------|-([10])--------|-([10])--------|-([10])---------------||-------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------||-------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------11\--||-------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------|
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| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| W +W +W Q H Q|-------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------||-------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------||-------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------||-------------|---------------|---------------|----------------------||---8---------|---(8)---------|---(8)---------|----------------------||-------------|---------------|---------------|---------11\----/11\--|
Main Riff (C°7) E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|-----------------------|--------------------------||-----------------------|--------------------------||------------------8-11-|-(11)----------------8-11-||------------7-10-------|---------------7-10-------||------6--9-------------|---------6--9-------------||---8-------------------|------8-------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E|-----------------------|--------------------------||--------------------13-|-(13)------------------13-||--------------11-14----|-----------------11-14----||--------10-13----------|-----------10-13----------||---9-12----------------|------9-12----------------||-----------------------|--------------------------|
+E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|--------------------------|||--------------------------|-10-13-10-----------------|||-(11)----------------8-11-|----------11--8-----------|||---------------7-10-------|----------------10--7-----|||---------6--9-------------|-----------------------9--|||------8-------------------|--------------------------||
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| +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|-11-14-11-----------------|||-(13)------------------13-|----------13--------------|||-----------------11-14----|-------------14-11--------|||-----------10-13----------|-------------------13-10--|||------9-12----------------|--------------------------|||--------------------------|--------------------------||
E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E||-------------------------|--------------------------|||o------------------------|--------------------------|||--------------------8-11-|-(11)----------------8-11-|||--------------7-10-------|---------------7-10-------|||o--9----6--9-------------|---------6--9-------------|||-----8-------------------|------8-------------------|
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| E E E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E||-------------------------|--------------------------|||o---------------------13-|-(13)------------------13-|||----------------11-14----|-----------------11-14----|||--10------10-13----------|-----------10-13----------|||o----9-12----------------|------9-12----------------|||-------------------------|--------------------------|
+E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|---------------------------|||--------------------------|-10-13-10-----------------o|||-(11)----------------8-11-|----------11--8------------|||---------------7-10-------|----------------10--7------|||---------6--9-------------|-----------------------9--o|||------8-------------------|---------------------------||
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| +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------|-11-14-11------------------|||-(13)------------------13-|----------13--------------o|||-----------------11-14----|-------------14-11---------|||-----------10-13----------|-------------------13-10---|||------9-12----------------|--------------------------o|||--------------------------|---------------------------||
G#5 D5 G#5 D5 12/8 9/8 E E E E E E E E E E E E H +H E|---------------------------10-|-(10)-------(10)\---------||--------------------7----8----|---8---------(8)\---------||-------------5-7--8---9-------|---9---------(9)\---------||------4-6--7------------------|------------------------4-||-6--6-------------------------|--------------------------||------------------------------|--------------------------|
| | PM-------------------|
| Q. Q. Q. Q. E E E E E E E E E|------------------------------|--------------------------||------------------------------|--------------------------||---------------8--------------|--------------------------||--------7------6------7-------|---7--7-7-7---7---7-7-7-7-||-6------5-------------5-------|---5--5-5-5---5---5-5-5-5-||-4----------------------------|--------------------------|
G#5 D5 G#5 D5 Fm 12/8 E E E E E E E E E E E E W.|---------------------------10-|--------------------------------------*||--------------------7----8----|--9-----------------------------------*||-------------5-7--8---9-------|-10-----------------------------------*||------4-6--7------------------|--------------------------------------*||-6--6-------------------------|--------------------------------------*||------------------------------|--------------------------------------*|
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| Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. +Q +E +Q +E +Q.|------------------------------|--------------------------------------*||------------------------------|--------------------------------------*||---------------8--------------|--------------------------------------*||--------7------6------7-------|--------------------------------------*||-6------5-------------5-------|--8----(8)b9===(8)r(8)b9===(8)r(8)----*||-4----------------------------|--------------------------------------*|
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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