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Iced Earth tabs

The Reckoning guitar tab

Iced Earth:  The Reckoning (Don't Tread On Me)

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

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Date last modified:  03/11/04
  
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Tuning: Eb

Riff 1
Guitar 1
eb|-----7---8-----------------|
Bb|-------7------------7-8----|
Gb|------------------------9--|
Db|-9------(9)------9-----(9)-|
Ab|-7------(7)------7-----(7)-|
Eb|-0------(0)------0-----(0)-|

Guitar 2 (Comes in later)
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-------------999--------------101010-|
Ab|-7-777-7-777------7-777-7-777--------|
Eb|-------------------------------------|
    * *** * *** ***  * *** * ***  * * *
   "Destiny's called us..."
eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|-------------999--777--------999-9-|
Ab|-7-777-7-777----------101010-----a-|
Eb|-----------------------------------|
    * *** * *** ***  ***  * * * ***
   "This it's for blood..."



Riff 2
eb|------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------|
Ab|-5/7-----5/7---8-8-8--5/7-----5/7---8-8-8-|
Eb|-5/7-0-0-5/7-0-8-8-8--5/7-0-0-5/7-0-8-8-8-|
        * *     * * * *      * *     * * * *
eb|------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|-5/7-----5/7----------8--7--5-|
Eb|-5/7-0-0-5/7-0-8-8-8--8--7--5-|
        * *     * * * *


Riff 3
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------5------------------|
Ab|-5-7777-7-7777-7-77---7777-7-7777-7-77-|
Eb|---------------------------------------|
      ****   ****   **   ****   ****   **
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|--------------------5-----7-------|
Ab|-5-7777-7-7777-7-77---875---------|
Eb|----------------------------7-5-3-|
      ****   ****   **   ***   * *

Harmony guitar
eb|---------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------4------------------|
Db|-4-5555-5-5555-5-55---5555-5-5555-5-55-|
Ab|---------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------|
      ****   ****   **   ****   ****   **
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------4-----5-------|
Db|-4-5555-5-5555-5-55---754---------|
Ab|----------------------------5-4-2-|
Eb|----------------------------------|
      ****   ****   **   ***   * *



Play Riff 2   "You went too far this time..."
Play Riff 1   "Destiny's called us..."
Play Riff 2   "The hour's close at hand..."
Play Riff 1   "Destiny's called us..."
Play Riff 3   w/o harmony guitar

Ending chord to riff 3:
eb|-----|
Bb|-----|
Gb|-----|
Db|-----|
Ab|--2--|
Eb|--0--|


Interlude:

Guitar 1 (Clean)
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-----9-------9-------9-------9---|
Ab|---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-|
Eb|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|-----10-------10-------10-------10---|
Ab|---7----7---7----7---7----7---7----7-|
Eb|-0--------0--------0--------0--------|
    * *  * * * *  * * * *  * * * *  * *
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-----9-------9-------9-------9---|
Ab|---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-|
Eb|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-----7-------7-------7-------7---|
Ab|---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7-|
Eb|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Guitar 2 (Clean with reverb)
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|-----9----(9)--------10----(10)--|
Ab|---7---------------7-------------|
Eb|-0---------------0---------------|

eb|-------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------|
Db|-----9----(9)--------7----(7)--|
Ab|---7---------------7-----------|
Eb|-0---------------0-------------|


The following guitars come in later:

Guitar 3 (Fades in, harmony guitar in () )
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|-(11)------(12)------(11)------(9)--|
Db|---9--------10---------9--------7---|
Ab|------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------|


Guitar 4
eb|-------------------------|
Bb|---10-12----------10-13--|
Gb|-9--------------9--------|
Db|-------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------|

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


End interlude


Play Riff 3
Play Riff 2   "If it was up to me..."
Play Riff 1   "Destiny's called us..."

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



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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