Testament – The Ritual tab

TESTAMENT:

The Ritual

from the album The Ritual
Lyrics by Chuck Billy, Eric Peterson, Alex Skolnic and Del James
Music by Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick

Tabbed by Juhani Moilanen
E-mail corrections to: amoilane@hotmail.com

There is lot of things here that doesn't sound right to me so
if you have better ideas to the verse section, let me know...



Intro: (Figure A)

Gtr. 1 ("clean")|----------------7------------------7-----|-----0---7----------------0------------|----7-------------------7--------||----------------7-----7------------7-----|------------7--------------------------|----7-----7-------------7--------||----------------7------------------------|---------------7-----------------------|----7----------------------------||---------------------------10p8----------|---------------------------------------|----------------10p8-------------||-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------||-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
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|Gtr. 2 ("clean")|Let chords ring throughout|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------0--3---------------0--3------|-----------0--3---------------0--3-----|-----------0--3-----------0-3----||---------5--------5---------5--------5---|--------5--------5---------5--------5--|--------5--------5------5-----5--||------4------------------4---------------|-----4------------------4--------------|-----4----------------4----------||---2------------------2------------------|--2------------------2-----------------|--2-----------------2------------||-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------------10-----------------------|--------7----------------------7----|----0-----7------------0-------||---------------------------------10-------------|--------7----------7-----------7----|-------------7------7----------||---------------------------------11-------------|--------7---------------------------|----------------7--------------||------------------------------------------------|------------------------10p9--------|-------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|-------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
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Gtr 4 (w/dist.) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ P.M. on 6th & 5th string|---0-----7------------------------7-----|--------------------10-------------------|--------------------------------------||---------7----------7-------------7-----|--------------------------10------10-----|--------------------------------------||---------7------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|--------------------------------------||-----------------------10--9------------|-----------------------------------------|--------9-----7-----------------------||----------------------------------------|-------------------------------10/12\-0--|-----9-----9----9---10-9-7h9----9---7-||----------------------------------------|--10----------------------------------0--|--7---------------7----------10---8---|
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P.H.~~|-------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||-----------9-----7--------------------------9------------11--|--------9-----7-------------------------------------||--------9-----9-----9-----10--9----9h10h12-----11h12h14------|-----9-----9-----9-----10----9--7--9------9-----7---||-----7-----------------7-------------------------------------|--7-----------------7-----------------10-----8------|
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P.M.------||-------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||-------5\4----4-----4-----------------------4----------------|---4-----------4-------------------4----------5-----||-------5\4----4-----4-----------------------4----------------|---4-----------4-------------------4----------5-----||--------------------2-----------------------2----------------|---2-----------2-----------2--2----2----------------||-------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|
P.M.--| P.M. P.M. b+½ r|-------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||--------12------10-----------------11-----(11)---|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||-----9------12------12-----13------12-----(12)---|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||--7--------------------10------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|-
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| ~~~~~~~~~ Both gtrs.|-------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------|----------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------|--------------------------------6-||---5\4-------------------------------------------|--4------4---------4-----------5--|-4--------4--------4------------5-||---5\4---------------------------------------x\--|--4--4-4-4---4--4--4--4--4--4--5--|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4---5-||-----------5---------------------(5)---------x\--|--2--2-2-2---2--2--2--2--2--2--3--|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2---3-||-------------------------------------------------|-----2-2-----2--2-----2--2--2-----|----2--2-----2--2-----2--2--2-----|
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Verses Gtr 2 (Gtr. 1 repeats fig. A simile)
1. Say hello... I've go to go... The ritual calls to me 2. Revelation .... 3. Say good bye...|-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------||------------0--3---------------0--3------|-----------0--3---------------0--3-----|-----------0--3-----------0-3----||---------5--------5---------5--------5---|--------5--------5---------5--------5--|--------5--------5------5-----5--||------4------------------4---------------|-----4------------------4--------------|-----4----------------4----------||---2------------------2------------------|--2------------------2-----------------|--2-----------------2------------||-----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Screams twist in harmony.... Blinding lights reveal...
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.... thoughts that shouldn't be... The ritual calls to me... silent insanity....
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Chorus (Figure C)Gtrs. 3 & 4 ~~~~ ~~~~~|------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------------||---4-------------4------------------------|---4---------------4--------------4-------------------------------||---4-----4---4---4------4---4---4---------|---4-----4----4----4------4---4---4-------4----4-----4------------||---2-----2---2---2------2---2---2----3----|---2-----2----2----2------2---2---2-------2----2-----2------3-----|
________________________________________________________ |1.|---------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------3----|---------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------2----|---4--------------4-----------------4--------------------||---2---------------2------------2-------------0----|---4-----4---4----4-------4---4-----4--------------------||---2------2---2----2-----2--2---2---2---2----------|---2-----2---2----2-------2---2-----2--------------------||---0------0---0----0-----0--0---0---0---0----------|---------2---2------------2---2--------------------------|
__________________________________________________|2 & 3.|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|--------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------3----|--------------------------------------||---4--------------4--------------------2---------|-----------2--------------2----|--4-----------4---------4---------2---||---4----4---4-----4------4----4--------2---------|---4-------2------3-------0----|--4----4--4---4---4--4--4--4-4--4-2---||---2----2---2-----2------2----2--------0---------|---4-------0------3-------0----|--2----2--2---2---2--2--2--2-2--2-0---||--------2---2------------2----2------------------|---2--------------1------------|-------2--2-------2--2-----2-2--------|
Gtr. 3 (Gtr.4 cont. sim.)|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------||----------------------3------|---------------------------------------------------|--------------------------3-----||---------2------------2------|--4-----------4-------------4/7---7\4----4-----2---|----------2---------------2-----||--4------2------3-----0------|--4----4--4---4-----4--4-----------------------2---|---4------2------3--------0-----||--4------0------3-----0------|--2----2--2---2-----2--2----2/5---5\2----2-----0---|---4------0------3--------0-----||--2-------------1------------|-------2--2---------2--2---------------------------|---2-------------1--------------|
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Bridge (Figure D)
Gtrs 3& 4 dig in~~~~~|----------------------------|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||----------------------------|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||----------------------------|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||---4----4----3--------2-----|----2----2-----------------------|---2-------2-------------2--------------------------||---4----4----3--------2-----|----------------7---7\5---5/7----|---2---------------------2----7---7\5---5/7---------||---2----2----1--------0-----|----------------5---5\3---3/5----|---0---------------------0----5---5\3---3/5---------|
|----------------------------|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||----------------------------|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||----------------------------|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------||---4----4----3--------2-----|----2----2-----------------------|---2------------------------------------------------||---4----4----3--------2-----|----------------7---7\5---5/7----|---2--------------------------7---7\5---5/7---------||---2----2----1--------0-----|----------------5---5\3---3/5----|---0--------------------------5---5\3---3/5---------|
(Gtrs. 1 & 2 repeat fig B sim.) P.M.|-------------------------|----------------------------|---------------------------------------------||---------------------3---|------------9-\7------------|---------------------------------------------||---------------------2---|----------------------------|---9----7------6h7p6-------------------------||--4----4----3--------0---|----7/9----(9)\7--------7---|-----------------------9p7-------------------||--3----3----3------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------9p7h9-----------||--2----2----1------------|----------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
rake b+½ r ~~~~~~|---------9-----(9)p7----5------7----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------||------7-----------------------------7h10p7------------------------|---10h12---10------------------------------------||---7-----------------------------------------9p7-----9-----7------|---10h12---10------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------9-----9---------|-----------------12p10---------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------------|------------------------12\10--8------------7----||------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------10-------------|
~~~~~~~ rake ~~~~~~~~|--------------------------------7---------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------7------------------------|----------------10-------------------------------------------||-----7------------7-------7----------7h9----9---------|--7----------------------------------------------------------||--7-----9---------------------------------------------|------9--7-------------7/9-----------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Vol swells w/pedal------------------| P.M. on 5th-------| ~~~~~~~|-----7--10--9--7-----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------------------14--||--7---------------10--9--7-------------------------------|-------------------------------------13--15--13/15------------||----------------------------9--7--6----------------------|-----7-------10------12------12/14----------------------------||-------------------------------------9--7h9---7-----7h9--|--7-----------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------9-------|---------12------12------12-----------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------|
pb+½ r ~~~~~~~~|--18-----18----(18)--18--------14h18p14--18p14\12----12--17h12\9----9-14p9\7---7-12p7\5--------9-----------------||--------------------------------------------------12-------------11----------9-----------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
~~~~~~|--12p11h12p11p9h11p9---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------12--12-p-10p9h10p9h10----------------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------13p11p9-11p9----9----------------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------13---13p10-13p10p9--10p9p8--9---------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10--10p9---------9h11----||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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b+1 b+1 b+1 b+1 r|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--15p13--14--15-15-14-15h17---17-----17------17--------17----(17)---14h15p14p12h14p12\10h12p10\9h10p9\7h9p7\5----||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
(Gtr.3 Upstemmed notes, Gtr.4 Downstemmed notes)
Bar dips (both notes) ~~~~~ \½/ \½/ \½/ \½/ \½/ \½/ \½/|-------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------10--9------------------------------||--7---10--------7----------------------------------------6---|--7----10---------7---10--9------------------------------||--7----9---9----7----7----9---6---7-----------------5h7------|--7-----9----9----7--------------------------------------||----------11---------9---11---7---9-----9-----7h9---7h9h11---|------------11-------------------------------------------||---------------------------------------11-----9h11-----------|---------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|
P.H.|-----------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------10------14----------------||--7----10--------5---7-------------------------------------------|-7---10---------------10---10---12/15----------------||--7-----9----9-------7---7-----9---6---7--4h6p4h6--------6h7h9---|-7---9---9---6--9--9--11-----------------------------||------------11-----------9----11---7---9--6h7p6h7--7/9---7h9h10--|---------11-----11/12--------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------9/11----------|-----------------------------------------------------||-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
Gtr.3 P.H. (bothnotes) P.H. P.M. on 5th string---------------------------| ~~~~ b1/4 ~~~~~~|-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------||-----------------------------|---------------------------------------------------------|-------------14----------------||-----------------------------|------------------------------------------------------9--|--9/11-------14----------------||--8------8----7--------------|-----9--12-----11--9-----12-----11---------12-----11-----|-----------------15-------12---||--9------9----------8--------|--9---------9---------9------9------12--9------9---------|-------------------------------||------------------------10---|---------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
P.H.~~~~|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------||------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|---------------------------||---------11\9------9\7-----7\6-----6\4-----4------6h7p6p4---------------------------|---------------------------||--11h12--------11-------9-------7-------7------------------7p5p4---7p5p4------------|---------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------------7p5p4\2--|--------0-----4------------||------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|--2-----------2------------|
Rhythm slashes:E5 * P.M. on 5th----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------||--------9-----7-------------------------------------|--------9-----7---------------------7------7-------7-------||-----9-----9-----9-----10-----9--7--9------9-----7--|-----9-----9-----9-----10-----9--7-------------------------||--7-----------------7------7-----------10-----8-----|--7-----------------7------7-----------10------8-----------||----------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E (5th string 7th fret) E5 A5 G5 A5* * * * * * *|-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------||--------9-----7---------------------7-------7-------7--|-----------9-----7--------------------------------------||-----9-----9-----9-----10-----9--7---------------------|-------9------9-----9------10-----9---------------------||--7-----------------7------7-----------10-------8------|---7-------------------7--------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------------|
Repeat Bridge (Fig. D)
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|---------------------0-----------0-----0--------||-----------6------------6-----------6-----6-----||--------------7------------7-----------------7--||-----4-----------7------------7-----------------||---2---5----------------------------------------||------------------------------------------------|
End: rit.|---------------------------------------------------------------------|----\7-------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------|----/7-------------------------------------||-----------9-------7---------------------------7-----------------7---|----\9-------------------------------------||-------9-------9------9-----10--------9---7--------------7-----------|----/9-------------------------------------||---7---------------------7--------------------------10-------8-------|----\9-------------------------------------||---------------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
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