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Hold at All Costs guitar tab

Iced Earth:  Hold At All Costs

transcribed by: Russ Elton (webmaster@abysslord.com)

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Tuning: Eb


Riff 1 (12 string acoustic)
eb|------0-------------0--------|
Bb|---------0-------------0-----|
Gb|-----------2----2--------2---|
Db|----2-------------2--------2-|
Ab|-0---------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

eb|-------1------------------------|
Bb|----------1---1-------1---------|
Gb|-----2------2-------0---------0-|
Db|-3----------------2---------0---|
Ab|----------------3---------2-----|
Eb|------------------------3-------|



Riff 2 (Distortion)
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------| --|
Ab|-7----------------------------------|   |
Eb|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-555-5-5-5-5-5-5-555-|   |
       * * * * * * *** * * * * * * ***     |
eb|----------------------------|           |--> Play 2x
Bb|----------------------------|           |
Gb|----------------------------|           |
Db|----------------------------| ----------|
Ab|---------------------10--5--|
Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-5-555-5-5--8--3--|
    * * * * * * *** * *

eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|-3----------------------------------|
Eb|-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-111-1-1-1-1-1-1-111-|
       * * * * * * *** * * * * * * ***
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|---------------------10--5--|
Eb|-1-1-1-1-1-1-111-1-1--8--3--|
    * * * * * * *** * *
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------|
Ab|-7----------------------------------|
Eb|-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-555-5-5-5-5-5-5-555-|
       * * * * * * *** * * * * * * ***
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|---------------------10--5--|
Eb|-5-5-5-5-5-5-555-5-5--8--3--|
    * * * * * * *** * *


Riff 3
Guitar 1
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|-5-7-7--7---------------7-5-|
Eb|-3-5-5--5------------33-5-3-|
    * * *               ** * *
eb|-------------------|
Bb|-------------------|
Gb|-------------------|
Db|-------------------|
Ab|-3--------10----5--|
Eb|-1---------8----3--|

Guitar 2
eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|---5--7--/10--9-7----------5--7--/10--9-7--5-|
Ab|-7-----------------------7-------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|-12--10-9----10-9-7-9---------------|
Db|-----------------------10--9--10-7--|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|-12--10--14--12--14~--|
Db|----------------------|
Ab|----------------------|
Eb|----------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|---4--5--/9--7-5----------4--5--/9--7-5--4--|
Db|-5----------------------5-------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-12--10-8----10-8----8-------------|
Gb|------------------10----9--7--9-5--|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

eb|----------------------|
Bb|-12--10--13--12--13~--|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|----------------------|
Ab|----------------------|
Eb|----------------------|


Play Riff 2   "Down below's the carnage..."
Play Riff 3   "We'll know what..."


Riff 4
Guitar 1
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|-7--------------------------------|
Eb|-5-555555555555555555555555555555-|
      ******************************
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-3----------------10--------5--------|
Eb|-1-11111111111111--8-888888-3-333333-|
      **************    ******   ******


Orchestra part arranged for guitar:                x2
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-17-15-13-15-17-15-13-15-17-15-13-15-17-15-13-15-|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-18-17-15-13-18-17-15-13-18-17-15-13-18-17-15-13-|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|

eb|-17-15-13-15-17-15-13-15-19-17-15-17-19--17--|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|



Riff 5
Guitar 1
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|------------------5-4-------|
Db|---5-7\------5-7-------7-7--|
Ab|-7---------7----------------|
Eb|----------------------------|
    * *       * *
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------8--6--5-----|
Gb|-------7-5--4-4----4-----------5--|
Db|---5-7-----------7----------------|
Ab|-7--------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|
    * *

Guitar 2
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------9------------|
Db|----9-10\-------9-10----12--10-10--|
Ab|-10----------10--------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
     *           *
eb|------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------12-10--9-9-----9--9--------------|
Db|----9-10-------------12-------12--10------|
Ab|-10-----------------------------------12--|
Eb|------------------------------------------|


Play Riff 2   "Wave after wave..."
Play Riff 3   "We'll know what..."


Ending:

Guitar 1
eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|-5-7-7--7---------------7-5-|
Eb|-3-5-5--5------------33-5-3-|
    * * *               ** * *
  "...stay the course..."
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|-3--------5--3--10--5--7--|
Eb|-1--------3--1---8--3--5--|
  "...we so love..."

Guitar 2
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|-12--10-9----10-9-7-9---------------|
Db|-----------------------10--9--10-7--|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|

eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|-12--10--14--12--14~--|
Db|----------------------|
Ab|----------------------|
Eb|----------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-12--10-8----10-8----8-------------|
Gb|------------------10----9--7--9-5--|
Db|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------|

eb|----------------------|
Bb|-12--10--13--12--13~--|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|----------------------|
Ab|----------------------|
Eb|----------------------|


Song ends with gunfire leading into "High Water Mark".


Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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