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Iced Earth tabs

The Whistler guitar tab

Demons & Wizards:  The Whistler

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

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Date last modified:  01/17/02
  
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Tuning: Eb

Riff 1 (acoustic)
eb|-----------------------0------|
Bb|---------0----------------0---|
Gb|-------0---0---------0------0-|
Db|-----9-------9-----5----------|
Ab|---7-----------0-3------------|
Eb|-0----------------------------|
   "Beloved mother..."
eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|---------0--------------------0---|
Gb|-------0---0----------0-----0---0-|
Db|-----9-------9------9-----7-------|
Ab|---7-----------0-10-----8---------|
Eb|-0--------------------------------|
   "...guilt..."


Riff 2 (distortion)

Guitar 1                         1st, 3rd|2nd, 4th times
eb|------------------------------|-------|-------|
Bb|------------------------------|-------|-------|
Gb|------------------------------|-------|-------|
Db|------------------------------|--3/5--|--5\3--|
Ab|------------------------------|--3/5--|--5\3--|
Eb|-0-000-0-000-0-000-0-000-0-00-|-------|-------|
    * *** * *** * *** * *** * **

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

Guitar 3
eb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-10-12-13~-12~-13~-12~-10~-13-12~--10-12-13~-12~-15~--13-12~-|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------|


Play Riff 1  "Slowly they're marching..."
Play Riff 2  
Play Riff 2  only guitar 1  "A fair place..."


Riff 3 
eb|------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------|
Db|------9\-----7----5----10----7----10-7-10-|
Ab|------7\-----5----3-----8----5-----8-5--8-|
Eb|-0-00-----00---00---00----00---00---------|
    * **     **   **   **    **   **
   "All your children..."
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------|
Db|------9\-----7----5----10----12---10-9\-|
Ab|------7\-----5----3-----8----10----8-7\-|
Eb|-0-00-----00---00---00----00----00------|
    * **     **   **   **    **    **
   "Pay the price..."


Play Riff 2   only guitar 1  "Rats prepare..."
Play Riff 3   "All your children..."

Riff 2a
Guitar 1
eb|----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------------|
Db|-7-9-10~-9~~-10~-9~-7~-10-9~--7-9-10~-9~-12~--10-9~-|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
eb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-10-12-13~-12~-13~-12~-10~-13-12~--10-12-13~-12~-15~--13-12~-|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------|

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

Guitar 4 (Comes in the second time)
eb|----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-7-8-10~-8~~-10~-8~-7~-10-8~--7-8-10~-8~-12~--10-8~-|
Gb|----------------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------------|


Riff 4
eb|-----0--------------0---------|
Bb|-----0--------------0---------|
Gb|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|
Ab|-2---------3/5--2---------5\3-|
Eb|-0-------0-1/3--0-------0-3\1-|
            *                *
  "Now you know fear..."


Play Riff 2   only guitar 2
Play Riff 2   only guitar 1   "The story's told..."
Play Riff 3   "All your children..."

Song fades out with riff 3.

Ending lead
Guitar 1 
                       x2 1st ending         2nd ending
eb|---------------------|---------10h12-10~-|--12p10p8\7-10p8p7-7~-|
Bb|----1212----1010-----|-1010--------------|----------------------|
Gb|-99------99------99--|------99-----------|----------------------|
Db|---------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
Ab|---------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
Eb|---------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
    **  * * **  * * **         **         

Guitar 2 
                       x2 1st ending         2nd ending
eb|---------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
Bb|---------------------|----------8h10--8~-|--10p8p6\5---8p6p5-5~-|
Gb|-----9-9-----7-7-----|--7-7--------------|----------------------|
Db|-77------77------77--|------77-----------|----------------------|
Ab|---------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
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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