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SOULS OF BLACK
As recorded by Testament
(From the 1990 Album SOULS OF BLACK)

Transcribed by B. Johnson
	

Words and Music by Testament
Arranged by Testament

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Eric Peterson'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Alex Skolnick'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Slide'

Intro Heavy Metal Q.=134 12/8 Gtr I Wx4|--------||--------||--------||--------||--------||--------|
Gtr II 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|-------------------------------|----------------------------||--------12---11----------------|----------------------------||------9----9-----------12---11-|----9---9---7---------------||----9----------------9----9----|------9---9---7--7--------7-||-7--------------7-10-----------|-7-----------------10-9-9---||-------------------------------|----------------------------|
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| Gtr I| W. H. H.|-------------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------------|----------------------------||-------------------------------|----------------------------||-2-----------------------------|-5------------4-------------||-0-----------------------------|-3------------2-------------|
----| 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|---------------------------------|------------------------------||--------12---11------------------|------------------------------||------9----9------------12----11-|--------9---9-8-9-------------||----9-----------------9-----9----|------9---9-------9-9---------||-7--------------7--10------------|-7--7-----------------10-9----||---------------------------------|------------------------------|
| | ~~ PM---------|
| H. Q. +q E H. E E E E E E|---------------------------------|------------------------------||---------------------------------|------------------------------||---------------------------------|------------------------------||-------------------------------5-|-5----------------------------||-2--------------7-------(7)------|------------------------------||-0-----------------------------3-|-3------------2-2-2-2--2-2----|
Gtrs I, II PM--| PM--| PM--|
E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E|-------------------------|------------------------||-------11--10-------8--7-|------------------------||-------------------------|-------8--9-------------||--------8---7-------5--4-|------------------------||-------------------------|-------6--7---5---3---2-||-0-0-0--------0-0-0------|-0-0-0------7---5---3---|
PM--| PM--| PM--| PM--| PM
E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E|-------------------------|---------------------------||-------11--10-------8--7-|---------------------------||-------------------------|-------8--9----------------||--------8---7-------5--4-|---------------------------||-------------------------|-------6--7---5-4----------||-0-0-0--------0-0-0------|-0-0-0------0-3-2-5p3h5----|
PM--| PM--| PM--|
E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E|-------------------------|------------------------||-------11--10-------8--7-|------------------------||-------------------------|-------8--9-------------||--------8---7-------5--4-|------------------------||-------------------------|-------6--7---5---3---2-||-0-0-0--------0-0-0------|-0-0-0------7---5---3---|
PM--| PM--| PM--| PM--| PM
E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E|-----------------------|---------------------------||-----------------------|---------------------------||-------7--6-------4--3-|---------------------------||-------8--7-------5--4-|-------4--5-----------5----||-----------------------|-------6--7---5-4-----3----||-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0-0-0------0-3-2-5p3------|
Gtr III PM--------------------|
E E E E E E E E E E E E Q E Q. Q. Q.|-------------------------|----------------------||-------------------------|----------------------||-------------------------|----------------------||-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--2-----------14\---||-------------------------|----0-----------12\---|
Gtrs I, II PM--| PM--| ~~
E E E Q. Q. Q. E E E Q Q. E Q.|----------------------|----------------------||----------------------|----------------------||----------------------|----------------------||----------------------|----------3----6------||-------5----7----5----|-------5--1----4-5----||-0-0-0-3----5----3----|-0-0-0-3--------------|
PM--| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ E E E Q. Q. Q. Q. +Q E +Q. Q.|----------------------|-------------------------||----------------------|-------------------------||-----------------7----|-6----(6)--5-(5)---------||------------3---------|-------------------3-----||-------5----1----5----|-4----(4)--3-(3)---1-----||-0-0-0-3--------------|-------------------------|
PM--| PM--|
E E E Q. Q. Q. E E E Q E E E E Q.|----------------------|-----------------------||----------------------|-----------------------||----------------------|-----------------------||----------------------|----------3---6---7\---||-------5----4----5----|-------5--1---4---5\---||-0-0-0-3----5----3----|-0-0-0-3---------------|
9/8 PM--| PM--|
E E E Q. Q. Q. Q. E E E Q.|----------------------||------------------||----------------------||------------------||-----------------7----||------------------||------------3---------||------------7\----||-------5----1----5----||-4----------5\----||-0-0-0-3--------------||------0-0-0-------|
1st, 2nd Verses 12/8 PM--| PM--| ~~ E E E Q. Q. Q. E E E Q Q. E Q.||-----------------------|----------------------|||o----------------------|----------------------|||-----------------------|----------------------|||-----------------------|----------3----6------|||o-------5----4----5----|-------5--1----4-5----|||--0-0-0-3----5----3----|-0-0-0-3--------------|
PM--| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ E E E Q. Q. Q. Q. +Q E +Q. Q.|----------------------|-------------------------||----------------------|-------------------------||-----------------7----|-6----(6)--5-(5)---------||------------3---------|-------------------3-----||-------5----1----5----|-4----(4)--3-(3)---1-----||-0-0-0-3--------------|-------------------------|
PM--| PM--|
E E E Q. Q. Q. E E E Q E E E E Q.|----------------------|-----------------------||----------------------|-----------------------||----------------------|-----------------------||----------------------|----------3---6---7\---||-------5----4----5----|-------5--1---4---5\---||-0-0-0-3----5----3----|-0-0-0-3---------------|
9/8 PM--| PM--|
E E E Q. Q. Q. Q. E E E Q.|----------------------||------------------||----------------------||------------------||-----------------7----||------------------||------------3---------||------------7-----||-------5----1----5----||-4----------5-----||-0-0-0-3--------------||------0-0-0-------|
Chorus 12/8 PM--| PM--| PM PM PM Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------------|------------------------||-----------------------|------------------------||-----------------------|------------------------||-8--9------------------|------------------------||-6--7-------8--7-------|-4--5---1---1p0---5-----||------0-0-0-6--5-0-0-0-|-2--3-0---0-----0-3-5p0-|
PM--| PM--| PM PM| PM Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------------|--------------------------||-----------------------|--------------------------||-----------------------|--------------------------||-8--9------------------|--------------------------||-6--7-------8--7-------|-4--5---4-------4-7-4-----||------0-0-0-6--5-0-0-0-|-2--3-3-----3-6-------6---|
PM--| PM--| PM PM PM Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------------|------------------------||-----------------------|------------------------||-----------------------|------------------------||-8--9------------------|------------------------||-6--7-------8--7-------|-4--5---1---1p0---5-----||------0-0-0-6--5-0-0-0-|-2--3-0---0-----0-3-5p0-|
PM--| PM----------------------------|
Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------------|----------------------------||-----------------------|----------------------------||-----------------------|----------------------------||-8--9------------------|----------------------------||-6--7-------8--7-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----||------0-0-0-6--5-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----|
1. PM--| PM--| PM--|
E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E|-------------------------|------------------------||-------11--10-------8--7-|------------------------||-------------------------|-------8--9-------------||--------8---7-------5--4-|------------------------||-------------------------|-------6--7---5---3---2-||-0-0-0--------0-0-0------|-0-0-0------7---5---3---|
PM--| PM--| PM--| PM--| PM
E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E|-----------------------|---------------------------||-----------------------|---------------------------||-------7--6-------4--3-|---------------------------||-------8--7-------5--4-|-------4--5----------------||-----------------------|-------6--7---5-4-----3----||-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0-0-0------0-3-2-5p3------|
PM--| PM--| PM--|
E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E|-------------------------|------------------------||-------11--10-------8--7-|------------------------||-------------------------|-------8--9-------------||--------8---7-------5--4-|------------------------||-------------------------|-------6--7---5---3---2-||-0-0-0--------0-0-0------|-0-0-0------7---5---3---|
PM--| PM--| PM
2:3 2:3 E E E Q E E E E Q E Q. Q. E E E E|-----------------------|---------------------|||-----------------------|--------------------o|||-------7--6-------4--3-|---------------------|||-------8--7-------5--4-|-2-------------------|||-----------------------|-2-----------8-7-5--o|||-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0-----------6-5-3---||
Guitar Solo 2. Gtr II T ~~~~~~~~~~ H. Q. E E E E a Q +E E E Q. +E E E|--------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||------------------------8-||-10b12-10pb12==[22]--([22])r10p8-10----(10)-8-10-||----------------------9---||-------------------------------------------------||--------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||--------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||--------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
| | Gtr I | PM---------| PM-----|
| E E E E E E Q Q Q Q. E E E Q. Q.|--------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||--------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||--------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||--------------------------||-----------------------------------------3-------||-7--7-7-7-7-7-8---7---5---||--2-------------------------------5------1-------||-5--5-5-5-5-5-6---5---3---||--0---------------------0----0-0--3--------------|
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ E Q +Q. Q. E E E|--------------------------------||-8----------------------------8-||----9--(9)-----[21]-----(9)-9---||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------|
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| PM| PM| PM|| Q. E E E E E E E E E|--------------------------------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||--------------------------------||-2------2--------2-------2------||-0------0--0-0---0--0-0--0--0-0-|
~~~ E Q +E E E Q. +E E E|------------------------------------------||-10b12-10pb12===(10)r10p8-10----(10)-8h10-||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------|
| | PM----|
| Q. E E E Q. Q.|------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------||----------------------------------3-------||--2------------------------5------1-------||--0---------------0---0-0--3--------------|
|-3--|
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 E E E E E E E E E E E E|-8h11p8---------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------||--------10p8p7-8h10p8p7-----------------------------------|----------------------------------------||------------------------9p8----8h9p8----------------------|----12-12-12S11-11-11S14-14-14S12-12----||----------------------------10-------10p9p7-9h10p9p7------|----------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------10p9-|-7--10-10-10S=9--9--9S12-12-12S10-10----||----------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
| | PM--| PM---| PM--| PM---|
| Q. E E E E E E E E E Q. E E E Q. Q E|----------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------||-4-------------4---------------4------------4-------------|----------------------------------------||-2-------------2------2---2----2---2----2---2----2----2---|-2---------2--------5--------4----------||----------------------------------------------------------|-0---------0--0--0--3--------2-----3----|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------------|-----------------------------||-12S17-17-17S16-16-16S14-14-14S12-12-|-12S11-11-11S8-8-8S5-5-5S4-4-||-------------------------------------|-----------------------------||-10S15-15-15S14-14-14S12-12-12S10-10-|-10S=9--9--9S6-6-6S3-3-3S2-2-||-------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
| | PM------------|
| Q. E E E E E E Q. Q E E E E Q E E E E|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------------|-----------------------------||-------------------------------------|--7--------------8-----------||--5--------5--------5--------5-------|-----------------------------||--3--------3--3--3--3--3--3--3-------|--5-----0----0-0-6---0---0-0-||--3----------------------------------|-----------------------------|
Q. S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|-------5h6p5p3-----5h6p5p3-----5h6p5p3-----||---------------5p3---------5p3---------5p3-||-4-----------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-2-----------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------|
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| Q E E E E Q. Q.|-------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-9-----------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------||-7---0-----0---0---5-----------4-----------||-------------------3-----------2-----------|
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |-3--|
a Q. E E E Q. S S S E E Q. Q. +Q E E E E|-------------------------------|-----------------------------15-17-||-3h5----5h7h8S12----8h12p8-7-8-|--------------------------15-------||-------------------------------|-9----[21]-----([21])--------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
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| PM--| PM| PM| PM|| Q. E E E Q. Q. Q. E E E E E E E E E|-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||--------------------3----------|-----------------------------------||---2-----------5----1----------|-2------2---------2--------2-------||---0----0-0-0--3---------------|-0------0--0-0----0---0-0--0--0--0-|
~~~ E Q +E E E Q E E E S S|-17b19-17pb19--(17)-17p15-17---15-17b19-17pb19---------||-----------------------------------------------12------||--------------------------------------------------12---||-------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------|
| | PM----|
| Q. E E E Q. Q.|-------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------3-------------------||--2------------------------5-------1-------------------||--0--------------0---0--0--3---------------------------|
T T S S S E T T S S S E T T S S S E T T S S S E|-17h18p17p15-------17h18p17p15-------17h18p17p15-------17h18p17p15-------||-------------17----------------17----------------17----------------17----||----------------16----------------16----------------16----------------15-||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| | PM---| PM---| PM---|
| Q. E E E E E E E E E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||--4-----------------4-----------------4-----------------4----------------||--2-----------------2--------2-----2--2--------2-----2--2--------2-----2-||-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
~~~ Q. E E E E E E E Q S S S S S S E E E Q. +Q.|---------------------------------|-----------------12-15-14-12-----------------------||----------------14S12------------|--------------12-------------[15]b17-----([15])----||-12-------------14S12----14--12--|-----------12--------------------------------------||-------14p12----------14---------|--------14-----------------------------------------||-------------14------------------|-12--15--------------------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|
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| PM---| PM| PM|| Q. E E E Q. Q. Q. E E E E E E Q.|---------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------||-----------------5--------4------|--5------------------5---------5------------5------||--2------------------------------|--5------------------3--3--3---3-----3-3----3------||--0-----0--0--0--3--------2------|--3------------------------------------------------|
E E E E. S E E E E a E E E|-12-----------------------------------------||----15-12-----------------------------------||----------[14]p==12----14-12----------------||--------------------14-------14-------------||--------------------------------14s12-10----||-----------------------------------------12-|
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| Q E E E E Q E E E E|--------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------||--7---------------------8-------------------||--------------------------------------------||--5-----0------0-----0--6-----0--------0--0-||--------------------------------------------|
~~~~ PM---------------|
Q. E S S E S S S S S S S S S S S S|----------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------16h18h19--||------------------------------14h16h17-16h17h19-----------||---------10-12h14h15-14h16h17-----------------------------||-[12]-----------------------------------------------------|
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| Q E E E E E E E E E E|----------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------||---9------------------------------------------------------||----------------------2-----------------------------4-----||---7---0-----0-----0--0-----5-----4-----------------2-----||----------------------------3-----2-----5p====3-----------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S|----------------------------------------------19h20s22----------19h20h22-||-------------------------------------17h20s22----------17h20s22----------||----------16h18h19----------16h18h19-------------------------------------||-16h17h19----------16h17h19----------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| | PM---------------------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E E E E E E E E E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||--3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3----||--1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1----||-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Q. +Q. +H.|-22b24----(22)b24---(22)b24---------|||------------------------------------|||------------------------------------|||------------------------------------|||------------------------------------|||------------------------------------||
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| Gtr III| Q E Q. Q. Q.|------------------------------------|||------------------------------------|||------------------------------------|||--3---------------------------------|||--1-----2---------------------14\---|||--------0---------------------12\---||
3rd Verse Gtr I PM--| PM--| ~~
E E E Q. Q. Q. E E E Q Q. E Q.|----------------------|----------------------||----------------------|----------------------||----------------------|----------------------||----------------------|----------3----6------||-------5----4----5----|-------5--1----4-5----||-0-0-0-3----5----3----|-0-0-0-3--------------|
PM--| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ E E E Q. Q. Q. Q. +Q E +Q. Q.|----------------------|-------------------------||----------------------|-------------------------||-----------------7----|-6----(6)--5-(5)---------||------------3---------|-------------------3-----||-------5----1----5----|-4----(4)--3-(3)---1-----||-0-0-0-3--------------|-------------------------|
PM--| PM--|
E E E Q. Q. Q. E E E Q E E E E Q.|----------------------|-----------------------||----------------------|-----------------------||----------------------|-----------------------||----------------------|----------3---6---7\---||-------5----4----5----|-------5--1---4---5\---||-0-0-0-3----5----3----|-0-0-0-3---------------|
9/8 PM--| PM--|
E E E Q. Q. Q. Q. E E E Q.|----------------------||------------------||----------------------||------------------||-----------------7----||------------------||------------3---------||------------7-----||-------5----1----5----||-4----------5-----||-0-0-0-3--------------||------0-0-0-------|
Chorus 12/8 PM--| PM--| PM PM PM Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------------|------------------------||-----------------------|------------------------||-----------------------|------------------------||-8--9------------------|------------------------||-6--7-------8--7-------|-4--5---1---1p0---5-----||------0-0-0-6--5-0-0-0-|-2--3-0---0-----0-3-5p0-|
PM--| PM--| PM PM| PM Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E Q E E E E E E|-----------------------|-------------------------||-----------------------|-------------------------||-----------------------|-------------------------||-8--9------------------|-------------------------||-6--7-------8--7-------|-4--5----------4-7-4-----||------0-0-0-6--5-0-0-0-|-2--3-0----3-6-------6---|
PM--| PM--| PM PM PM Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------------|------------------------||-----------------------|------------------------||-----------------------|------------------------||-8--9------------------|------------------------||-6--7-------8--7-------|-4--5---1---1p0---5-----||------0-0-0-6--5-0-0-0-|-2--3-0---0-----0-3-5p0-|
PM--| PM----------------------------|
Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E|-----------------------|----------------------------|||-----------------------|----------------------------|||-----------------------|----------------------------|||-8--9------------------|----------------------------|||-6--7-------8--7-------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----|||------0-0-0-6--5-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----||
PM--| PM--| PM--|
E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E|-------------------------|------------------------||-------11--10-------8--7-|------------------------||-------------------------|-------8--9-------------||--------8---7-------5--4-|------------------------||-----7-------------------|-------6--7---5---3---2-||-5s9----------0-0-0------|-0-0-0------7---5---3---|
PM--| PM--| PM--| PM--| PM
E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E|-----------------------|---------------------------||-----------------------|---------------------------||-------7--6-------4--3-|---------------------------||-------8--7-------5--4-|-------4--5----------------||-----------------------|-------6--7---5-4----------||-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0-0-0------0-3-2-5p3h5----|
PM--| PM--| PM--|
E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E Q E E E E E E E|-------------------------|------------------------||-------11--10-------8--7-|------------------------||-------------------------|-------8--9-------------||--------8---7-------5--4-|------------------------||-7-7-7-------------------|-------6--7---5---3---2-||-0-0-0--------0-0-0------|-0-0-0------7---5---3---|
PM--| PM--|
E E E Q E E E E Q E Q E Q. H.|-----------------------|-----------------*||-----------------------|-----------------*||-------7--6-------4--3-|-----------------*||-------8--7-------5--4-|-9---------------*||-----------------------|-7---------------*||-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0---------------*|
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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