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Secretly Cruel guitar tab

SECRETLY CRUEL (from the KISS CD "ASYLUM")
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Transcribed by Emil Ortenmark, emil@kissasylum.com

Standard tuning

Comments: This song suffers more than most from the poor production on
this album. The separation is terrible and the high frequencies are too
accentuated. Thus it is kind of hard to pick out certain things. The
problem I had with this is the chorus riff. I think it's something like
Rhy. Fig , but I won't bet the house on it. The fills that pop up here
and there are basically rock 'n' roll standards. As a brief history
lesson, most of these fills are variations on the main riff in Mr. Speed
(check out the beginning of Riff 1).


Key:
/    = slide up
\    = slide down
b    = bend (whole step)
b^   = bend (1/2 step)
b^^  = bend (1 1/2 steps)
pb   = pre-bend
r    = release-bend
t    = tap with righthand finger
h    = hammer-on
p    = pull-off
~    = Vibrato
*    = Natural Harmonic
#(#) = Trill
**   = Artificial Harmonic
x    = Dead notes (no pitch)
P.M. = Palm mute (- -> underneath indicates which notes)
(\)  = Dive w\bar
(/)  = Release w\bar
Tp   = Tap w\plectrum



Rhythm Fig. 1a

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--7/-9--9-----7/-9-----2----0--2/-4-----------------|
D|--7/-9--9-----7/-9-----2----0--2/-4-----------------|
A|--5/-7--7-----5/-7-----0----------------------------|
E|-----------0--------0----------------3p-0--0--------|



E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------3--------------|
G|--7/-9--9-----7/-9-----2----0--2/-4--0--------------|
D|--7/-9--9-----7/-9-----2----0--2/-4--0--------------|
A|--5/-7--7-----5/-7-----0----------------------------|
E|-----------0--------0----------------3--------------|



Rhythm Fig. 1b

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--7/-9--9-----7/-9-----2----0--2/-4-----------------|
D|--7/-9--9-----7/-9-----2----0--2/-4-----------------|
A|--5/-7--7-----5/-7-----0----------------------------|
E|-----------0--------0----------------3p-0--0--------|



E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|--7/-9--9-----7/-9----------------------------------|
D|--7/-9--9-----7/-9----------------------------------|
A|--5/-7--7-----5/-7----------------------------------|
E|-----------0----------------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 2a

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--5--5--6----5----6--5-------6-------5--5-----------|
G|--5--5--5----5----5--5-------5-------5--5-----------|
D|--5--5--5----5----5--5-------5-------5--5-----------|
A|--3--3-------3----3--3----3-------3-----------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--7--7--8----7----8--7-------8-------7--7-----------|
G|--7--7--7----7----7--7-------7-------7--7-----------|
D|--7--7--7----7----7--7-------7-------7--7-----------|
A|--5--5-------5----5--5----5-------5-----------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|




Rhythm Fig. 2b

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--5--5--6----5----6--5-------6-------5--5-----------|
G|--5--5--5----5----5--5-------5-------5--5-----------|
D|--5--5--5----5----5--5-------5-------5--5-----------|
A|--3--3-------3----3--3----3-------3-----------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--7--7--8----7----8---------------------------------|
G|--7--7--7----7----7----7--7--7--7--7----------------|
D|--7--7--7----7----7----7--7--7--7--7----------------|
A|--5--5-------5----5----5--5--5--5--5----------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 3

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--5--5--6----5----6--5-------6-------5--5-----------|
G|--5--5--5----5----5--5-------5-------5--5-----------|
D|--5--5--5----5----5--5-------5-------5--5-----------|
A|--3--3-------3----3--3----3-------3-----------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--7--7--8-----7--7--8--7----------------------------|
G|--7--7--7-----7--7--7--7----------------------------|
D|--7--7--7-----7--7--7--7----------------------------|
A|--5--5-----5--------5--5----------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 4a

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------12--12--12-------------|
G|--9----12--9--11--9----12----12--12--12--11\-9------|
D|--9----12--9--11--9----12----12--12--12--11\-9------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|--5----6----5----6--5----5--6--5--5/-7--------------|
G|--5----7----5----7--5----5--7--5--5/-7--7/-9--------|
D|--5----5----5----5--5----5--5--5--5/-7--7/-9--------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|




Rhythm Fig. 4b

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------12--12--12-------------|
G|--9----12--9--11--9----12----12--12--12--11--9------|
D|--9----12--9--11--9----12----12--12--12--11--9------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------7--7--7--7-----7-----------|
D|--9----9----9----9----9--7--7--7--7-----7-----------|
A|--9----9----9----9----9--5--5--5--5-----5-----------|
E|--7----7----7----7----7--------------7--------------|



Riff 1

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------12--10--9------------------------------|
G|----9--11/13-----11--9-----7/---9--9----------------|
D|----9-------------------9--7/---9--9----------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|
                                              Feedback


Riff 2

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|------10--8--7--------------------------------------|
G|-/11------9--7--9--7--------------------------------|
D|----------------9--7--------------------------------|
A|----------------------9--7--5-----------------------|
E|-------------------------------7--8~----------------|



Riff 3

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------8--7----8--7------------------|
G|----------------------7--7----7--7--7/-9------------|
D|------------------------------------7/-9------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



Riff 4

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----8--6--5----------------------------------------|
G|-/9-----7--5--7--5----------------------------------|
D|--------------7--5----------------------------------|
A|--------------------7--5--3~------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|------10--8--7--8--8--8--7--------------------------|
G|-/11------9--7--9--9--9--7--------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|------8\-7--5--8\-7--5/-7---------------------------|
D|------8\-7--5--8\-7--5/-7---------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



Riff 5

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----8--6--5----------------------------------------|
G|-/9-----7--5--7--5----------------------------------|
D|--------------7--5----------------------------------|
A|--------------------7--5~---------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------10--10\-8------------|
G|--------------------------9-11-----11\-9------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------8\-7--5--3p-2---------------|
D|------------------------8\-7--5--3p-2---------------|
A|---------------------------------------3/-5~--------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|



Riff 6

E|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----8--8--8--8\-6--6--6---/8--8--8--8/-10--10-------|
G|----9--9--9--9\-7--7--7---/9--9--9--9/-11--11-------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|




Solo

E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--/12-12-12-12-----------------------------------------------------|
G|--/12-12-12-12----14b---r14p12-14~-------2**b-----x-2---x-2---x-2--|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
   < - - 3x - - >                               Gradually release bend


E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--2p0-2p0----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------2p0-2p0--------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------2p0-------------------/14------------------------|
E|----------------------3h5-0-(\)--------------0-(\)-----------------|



E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------12b^^---x-12---x-12------|
G|--7b--r7--7b---t12----p7r--7b---t14~-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|



E|------------------------------19--18--17--17b--17------------------|
B|--x-12----r12--12b**^^-----------------------------20--20b**--20---|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|



E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--17----------------------------12-15p12-------15----15----15------|
G|------19--16-16h19~-------14b------------14b------14----14---------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                          Hold bend/let ring - - >


E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--14b^--r14p12-14---12---------------------------------------------|
G|--14b^--r14p12-14---12---------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------14---14p12----12-14~-----------------------|
A|-----------------------------------14------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
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