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Iced Earth tabs

The Pierced Spirit guitar tab

Iced Earth:  The Pierced Spirit

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

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Date last modified:  April 27, 2003
  
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Tuning: Eb

Riff 1 (Acoustic)

Guitar 1           x3
eb|-1-----1---1-----|---------------------------|
Bb|---1-----3---1---|-0-1---0-0-0-1---0-1---0-0-|
Gb|-----2---------2-|-----2---------2-----2-----|
Db|-----------------|---------------------------|
Ab|-----------------|---------------------------|
Eb|-----------------|---------------------------|
                   x3
eb|-1-----1---1-----|-----------------------------------|
Bb|---1-----3---1---|-0-1---0-0-0-1---0-1---0-0---0---1-|
Gb|-----2---------2-|-----2---------2-----2-------------|
Db|-----------------|-----------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------|-----------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------|-----------------------------------|

Guitar 2                                                     
eb|-1-0-0h1-----0----1-0-0h1-----0---|
Bb|---------3~----0----------3~----0-|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|

eb|-1-0-0h1-----0---------------------0-|
Bb|---------3~----3-----------------0---|
Gb|-----------------2/4~--2----2--------|
Db|-------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|


Riff 2 (Acoustic)

Guitar 1
eb|---------0---------------0-------|
Bb|-1-----1---1-----0-----0---0-----|
Gb|---0---------0-----0---------0---|
Db|-----2---------2-----2---------2-|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|
   "Gaze upon me now..."
eb|---------0-----------------------|
Bb|-------0---0-1---0---------0-----|
Gb|-2-------------2---1---------1---|
Db|---0-----------------0---0-----0-|
Ab|-----0-----------------2---------|
Eb|---------------------------------|
   "Desperate soul for all time..."

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


Play Riff 1
Play Riff 2  w/ this for the last bar:  

Ending:
eb|---------0---------------------------|
Bb|-----------0-1---0--------------0----|
Gb|-2-------------2----1--------------1-|
Db|---0-------------------0-----0-------|
Ab|-----0--------------------2----------|
Eb|-------0-----------------------------|

eb|-------|
Bb|--1p0--|
Gb|-(2)---|
Db|-(2)---|
Ab|--0----|
Eb|-------|


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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