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Iced Earth tabs

The Path I Choose guitar tab

Iced Earth:  The Path I Choose

transcribed by:  Russ Elton (webmaster@abysslord.com)
     edited by:  Brian van Maurilk (bmvst7@pitt.edu)


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Date last modified:  April 21, 2003
  
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Tuning: Eb

Intro 
                                   x2
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|-0-000-0-000-000-0-000-0-000-000-|
    * *** * *** *** * *** * *** ***
                   x2                x2
eb|-----------------|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-7-777-7-777-777-|-5-555-5-555-555-|
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|
    * *** * *** ***   * *** * *** ***
                   x2                x2
eb|-----------------|-----------------|
Bb|-----------------|-----------------|
Gb|-----------------|-----------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------|
Ab|-8-888-8-888-888-|-7-777-7-777-777-|
Eb|-----------------|-----------------|
    * *** * *** ***   * *** * *** ***  

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-3-333-3-333-333-5-555-5-555-555-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
    * *** * *** *** * *** * *** *** 
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-2-222-2-222-222-2-222-2-222-222-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
    * *** * *** *** * *** * *** *** 
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|-3-333-3-333-333-5-555-5-555-555-|
Eb|---------------------------------|
    * *** * *** *** * *** * *** *** 
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|-2-222-2-222-222-2-222-2-222------|
Eb|-----------------------------//\\-|
    * *** * *** *** * *** * *** 


Riff 1
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|---------7--7-----12-12-9\--------------|
Ab|-2-------5--5-7-8-10-10-7\--2-----2-----|
Eb|-0----00--------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-|
         **      * *             * *   * *     
  "During the last rays..."
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|-3----3------2-----2--------------|
Eb|-1-00-1--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--5-4-3-2-|
      **    * *   * *   * *  * * * *    


Riff 2
eb|---------------------------3---|
Bb|-----------------------------3-|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|
Ab|--4----------4--5--------------|
Eb|--2----------2--3--------------|
   "Temptation befell me..."


Riff 3                                         x2
eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------7---------10----101010-|
Ab|----------------------5----5555--8--0--8-8-8-|
Eb|-00000000000000000000------------------------|
    ********************      ****     *
                              "This is the path..."

Riff 4
eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|------10-------------9------10-------9-7------|
Ab|-------8--------7-10---------8--7-10-----10-8-|
Eb|-0-000----0-000--------0-000------------------|
    * ***    * ***        * ***    

Riff 5
eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------|
Db|-------2-----3-----2-----0-----2-----3-----2p0-|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-0-000---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-----|
    * ***   * *   * *   * *   * *   * *   * *

eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|-------0-----2-----3-----2-----0-------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------3-----2-|
Eb|-1-111---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1---|
    * ***   * *   * *   * *   * *   * *   * *

Play Riff 4
Play Riff 5

Riff 6
Guitar 1
eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------|
Ab|-9---11---12---12p11p9\-7---9---10---10p9p7/-|
Eb|---9----9----9------------7---7----7---------|
      *  * *  * *            * * *  * *

Guitar 2
eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-11--13--14--14p13p11\-9---11---12---12p11p9/-|
Db|---11--11--11------------9----9----9----------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
       *   *   *            *    *    *


Riff 6a (Solo Rhythm)
eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------------|
Ab|-9---11---12---12p11p9\-7---9---10---10p9p7/-|
Eb|---9----9----9------------7---7----7---------|
      *  * *  * *            * * *  * *

Solo
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 7
Guitar 1
eb|----------------7p6-----|----------------6p5-----|
Bb|------------7p6-----7p6-|------------6p5-----6p5-|
Gb|------------------------|------------------------|
Db|-8--------8--(8)--------|-7--------7--(7)--------|
Ab|-6-66-6-6-6--(6)--------|-5-55-5-5-5--(5)--------|
Eb|------------------------|------------------------|
      ** * *                   ** * *

Guitar 2
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|


                          
Riff 8 (Solo Rhythm)
eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|------8----8-8-------8--8-10-8-|
Ab|-6666-6--6-6-6--6666-6--6--8-6-|
Eb|-------------------------------|
    ****    *      ****    *  *     
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|------7----7-7-------7-----7-7-5-7-|
Ab|-5555-5--5-5-5--5555-5--55-5-5-3-5-|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
    ****    *      ****    ** * * * * 

Riff 9 (Solo Rhythm)
eb|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------|
Db|------8------8----8-------8------10-8-|
Ab|-6666-6-6666-6-66-6--6666-6-6666--8-6-|
Eb|--------------------------------------|
    ****   ****   **    ****   **** 
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|------7------7----7-------7----7-7-5-7-|
Ab|-5555-5-5555-5-55-5--5555-5-55-5-5-3-5-|
Eb|---------------------------------------|
    ****   ****   **    ****   ** * * * *

Solo
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|

End Solo



Riff 10
Guitar 1
eb|-----------------------|
Bb|-----------------------|
Gb|-----------------------|
Db|--8--------8---------8-|
Ab|--6--------6---------6-|
Eb|-----------------------|

Guitar 2
eb|-----11-10-----------------------|
Bb|------------11-12-11-------------|
Gb|---------------------11-10-------|
Db|-13------------------------13-12-|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|----8-7-----------------|
Db|---------8-9-8----------|
Ab|-6--------------9-8-6-5-|
Eb|------------------------|


Riff 11
eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------3-2-|
Db|-2-----------3--------2------------3------3-2-|
Ab|-0-0-0-3p2p0-1--/12\--0--0-0-3p2p0-1--1-1-----|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
                                         * *            

Riff 12
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-7---------------------------|
Eb|-5-5-555-555-555-555-555-555-|
      * *** *** *** *** *** ***
eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|------------------------|
Ab|-8-7---------------10-8-|
Eb|-6-5-5-555-555-555--8-6-|
        * *** *** ***

Riff 12a
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-7---------------------------|
Eb|-5-5-555-555-555-555-555-555-|
      * *** *** *** *** *** ***
   "Forced power..."
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------|
Db|---------------------------|
Ab|-8-7---------------10-8--8-|
Eb|-6-5-5-555-555-555--8-6--6-|
        * *** *** ***

Riff 13
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|--------3-2-------0-2-|
Ab|-2------3-2-------0-2-|
Eb|-0-0000------0000-----|
      ****      ****
eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|------3-----------------|
Ab|------3--2-22-0-2-0-----|
Eb|-0000---------------3-3-|
    ****    * ** *   * * *
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|--------3-2-------0-2-|
Ab|-2------3-2-------0-2-|
Eb|-0-0000------0000-----|
      ****      ****
eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-0-0-000-000-000-000-000-000-|
    * * *** *** *** *** *** *** 

Play Riff 12a  "The chosen one..."

Riff 13a
eb|----------------------|
Bb|----------------------|
Gb|----------------------|
Db|--------3-2-------0-2-|
Ab|-2------3-2-------0-2-|
Eb|-0-0000------0000-----|
      ****      ****
eb|------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|
Gb|------------------------|
Db|------3-----------------|
Ab|------3--2-22-0-2-0-----|
Eb|-0000---------------3-3-|
    ****    * ** *   * * *

Riff 13b
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|--------10-9---------7-9-|
Ab|-2-------8-7---------5-7-|
Eb|-0-0000------0-000-0-----|
      ****      * *** *
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|------10-----------------|
Ab|-------8--2-22-0-2-0-----|
Eb|-0000----------------3-3-|
    ****     * ** *   * * *
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|--------10-9---------7-9-|
Ab|-2-------8-7---------5-7-|
Eb|-0-0000------0-000-0-----|
      ****      * *** *
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|------10-----------------|
Ab|-------8--2-22-0-2-0-----|
Eb|-0000----------------3-0-|
    ****     * ** *   * * *

Play Riff 2   "Temptation befell me..."
Play Riff 3   "This is the path..."

Riff 14           x2
eb|----------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|----------------|--------------------------------|
Gb|-4--4--4------5-|-7--7--7--7-5-7--4--4--4------5-|
Db|-4--4--4--2-4-5-|-7--7--7--7-5-7--4--4--4--2-4-5-|
Ab|-2--2--2--0-2-3-|-5--5--5--5-3-5--2--2--2--0-2-3-|
Eb|----------------|--------------------------------|


Riff 14a                   x2
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-4-----4-----4---------5-|
Db|-4-----4-----4-----2-4-5-|
Ab|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-3-|
Eb|-------------------------|
      * *   * *   * *        
eb|--------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-7-----7-----7-----7-5-7--4-----4-----4---------5-|
Db|-7-----7-----7-----7-5-7--4-----4-----4-----2-4-5-|
Ab|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-5--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-3-|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------|
      * *   * *   * *          * *   * *   * *

[song fades out]

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
  development and support by
dmitry ivanov