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21st Century Schizoid Man Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Subject: King Crimson - 21st_Century_Schizoid_Man.tab
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King Crimson : 21st Century Schizoid Man    transcription by Dennis Montgomery
						 warlock@halloween.EBay.Sun.COM

I used 3 versions of Schizoid Man to transcribe this:
  1) Studio : _In the Court of the Crimson King_
  2) Live : Providence disc from the amazing new _Great Deceiver_ boxed set
		(also the same version originally released on _USA_)
  3) Live : My *Alltime Favourite* version from _Earthbound_

NOTES: 	1) Standard bar chords unless otherwise noted
	2) This transcription isn't rigidly Beginning -> End.  I'll write it by
		section then assume knowledge of repeating parts...


First the chords:
The main chordal riff in 4/4:
1   2       3     4|1  2  3  4
C   A# C D# A#  C  |F   F#   G

Alternate used before vox:
1   2       3     4  1  2    3 4
C   A# C D# F   G   |13---14---15---|
            |16*--17*--18-----------| *Bend each 1 whole step
            |-----------------------|
            |-----------------------|
            |-----------------------|
            |-----------------------|

Vocal Section Chord from hell:
  Interpretations of this chord are legendary, this one sounded best to me:
		x
		8
		8
		10
		10
		8
		Cat's foot etc...

Exit main chordal riff:
F F# G : Repeat 6 times, increase tempo then...


Unison run section 1 (rhythm sorta notated by the 1-2-3-4)

 1       2     3       4      1       2     3     4
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------4-5-6---------------|--------4-5-6-------------|
|5-5-5-5-------5-5-5-5-4-3---|5-5-5-5-----------3---3-4-|
|--------------------------5-|--------------4-5---5-----|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|

|----------------------------|------------------6---6-7-|
|--------4-5-6---------------|--------4-5-6-7-8---8-----|
|5-5-5-5-------5-5-5-5-4-3---|5-5-5-5-------------------|
|--------------------------5-|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------------------|

 1       2     3      4       1       2     3             4
|----------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------|--------------/tri\--/tri\--/tri\--/tri\-|
|--------3-4-5---------------|--------3-4-5-0-3-3--0-3-3--0-3-3--0-3-3-|
|5-5-5-5-1-2-3-5-5-5-5-4-3---|5-5-5-5-1-2-3----------------------------|
|3-3-3-3-------3-3-3-3-2-1-0-|3-3-3-3----------------------------------|
|--------------------------3-|-----------------------------------------|
Play chords loose and sloppy 	tri=triplets


Unison run section 2 (rhythm sorta notated by the 1-2-3-4)

 1        2        3        4         1        2        3        4
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|11-------11-------11----------------|11-------11-------11----------------|
|---11-12----11-12----11-12-11-10----|---11-12----11-12----11-12-11-10----|
|---------------------------------13-|---------------------------------13-|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------10-|11-------11-------11----------------|
|12-------12-------12-------11-12----|---11-12----11-12----11-12-11-10----|
|---13-15----13-15----13-15----------|---------------------------------13-|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------|----|
|11-------11-------11---------------------|
|---11-12----11-12----11-12-11-10---------| Vibrato and Feedback like a Madman
|---------------------------------13-\-/--|then you're on your own...
|-----------------------------------------| ...for this is the Solo from Hell :)
|------------------------------------|----|

...And speaking of hell, here are the inhumanly fast parts...

Fast1*
|--------------------------------------------3-|
|------------------------/tri\-------3---3-6---|
|----------------3---3-5-3-5-3---3-5---5-------|
|--------3---3-5---5-----------5---------------|
|--1-3-5---5-----------------------------------|
|3---------------------------------------------|
*The rhythm is correct so if you play the triplet at the indicated time
  (and allow 1 note length) you should be dead on.
   The notes themselves are pretty close but open to interpretation...

Fast2**
|--------------------------------------------3---------------|
|------------------------/tri\-------3---3-6---2-1-----------|
|----------------3---3-5-3-5-3---3-5---5------------3-0------|
|--------3---3-5---5-----------5-------------------------3-0-|
|--1-3-5---5-------------------------------------------------|
|3-----------------------------------------------------------|
**Same as * except last 7 notes are definitely correct

Fast3
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|--------3-0-7-0-5-0-3-0-5-0-7-0-----------|
|--1-3-5-------------------------3-0-------|
|3-----------------------------------4-3-1-|
|------------------------------------------|

Mute1
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|--------3-0-7-0-5-0-3-0-5-0-7-0-3-0-------|
|--1-3-5-----------------------------4-3-1-|
|3-----------------------------------------|

Stop & Go
|----1-----1-|----1-------|----1-3-------------|----1-3-------------|
|1-3---1-3---|1-3---3-2-1-|1-3-----2-1---------|1-3-----2-1---------|
|------------|------------|------------3-0-----|------------3-0-----|
|------------|------------|----------------3-0-|----------------3-0-|
|------------|------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|------------|------------|--------------------|--------------------|

The order for the inhumanly fast section:
  Fast1, Fast2, Fast3, Fast1, Stop&Go, Mute1, Mute1, Fast3, Fast1, Stop&Go

Then back into the unison runs, vox, and opening chords.  By the time the song
 ends you should have either achieved enlightenment or neurotic breakdown :)
  One thing's for sure, if you make it all the way through, you're well on
   your way to becoming a 21st Century Schizoid Man...Have fun!
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thylacine wrote on August 13 2004, 12:00 am

The fast bits are so impossible to play! But great job on the tab...

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kmaster 1337 wrote on November 6 2005, 04:33 pm

it will take me a while to master some of this

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lavaxtris1 wrote on May 6 2010, 03:34 pm

the chord played during the vocals is Eb/C (Cm7???)
im prtty sure.

e-6--
A-4--
D-3--
G-5--
B-3--
E----

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