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How The Story Ends Tab

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Megadeth:How The Story Ends
Big Bozz (brain_eatin_zombie@live.com)

Tuning: Standard

My Favorite Song from the new album enjoy!

Riff 1
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|------4------------5-------|
A|-2----2-------2----3-------|
E|-0--0----0-00-0--0----0-00-|
      *    * **    *    * **
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|------4-------2----------------|
A|-2----2---2---0---5-4----------|
E|-0--0---0-0-0---0-3-2--2-2-2-2-|
      *   *   *   *      * * * *
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|------4-------------5-------|
A|-2----2-------2-2-2-3-------|
E|-0--0----0-00-0-0-0----0-00-|
      *    * ** * * *    * **
1st ending:
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|------4-------2----------------|
A|-2----2---2---0---5-4----------|
E|-0--0---0-0-0---0-3-2--2-2-2-2-|
      *   *   *   *      * * * *

2nd ending:
e|---------------------------|
B|---------------------------|
G|---------------------------|
D|------4-------2------------|
A|-2----2---2---0---5-4------|
E|-0--0---0-0-0---0-3-2--2-2-|
      *   *   *   *      * *


Riff 2
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-5h7--5h7------2----5h7--5h7------2----|
E|----------0000-0--0----------0000-0--0-|
            ****               ****
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-5h7--5h7------2----5h7--5h7------2----|
E|----------0000-0--0----------0000-0--0-|
            ****               ****
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-2h3--2h3------5--5-3h5--3h5------7--7-|
E|----------0000-3--3----------0000-5--5-|
            ****               ****
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|-5h7--5h7------2----5h7--5h7----9--8--7-|
E|----------0000-0--0----------00-7--6--5-|
            ****               **


Riff 3
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-7------2----5h7--5h7------2----|
E|---0000-0--0----------0000-0--0-|
     ****               ****
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-5h7--5h7------2----5h7--5h7------2----|
E|----------0000-0--0----------0000-0--0-|
            ****               ****
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-2h3--2h3------5--5-3h5--3h5------7--7-|
E|----------0000-3--3----------0000-5--5-|
            ****               ****
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|-5h7--5h7------2----5h7--5h7----6--5--4-|
E|----------0000-0--0----------00-7--6--5-|
            ****               **

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|--------------------9--------------|
A|-10------2----9h10----10------2----|
E|----0000-0--0------------0000-0--0-|
      ****                 ****
e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------9--------------------9--------------|
A|-9h10----10------2----9h10----10------2----|
E|------------0000-0--0------------0000-0--0-|
              ****                 ****
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-5h7--5h7------5--5-7h9--7h9------7--7-|
E|----------0000-3--3----------0000-5--5-|
            ****               ****
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|-------9--------------------9---------------|
A|-9h10----10------2----9h10----10----6--5--4-|
E|------------0000-0--0------------00-7--6--5-|
              ****                 **


Riff 4
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|------------4-5--------------------------------------|
A|-2----------2-3--3-3-3-3-5-5----------5-3----------5-|
E|-0--0-0-0-0--------------3-2--2-2-2-2-2-1--1-1-1-1-3-|
      * * * *      * * * *      * * * *      * * * *
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|------------4-5------------------------------------|
A|-2----------2-3--3-3-3-3-5-5----------5-3----------|
E|-0--0-0-0-0--------------3-2--2-2-2-2-2-1--1-1-1-1-|
      * * * *      * * * *      * * * *      * * * *

Guitar 2 (Let e/B string notes ring over preceding chord)
e|----0---------0---------0---------0------|
B|-------0---------0---------0---------0---|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|---------4-5-----------------------------|
A|-2-------2-3-------5-5-------5-3-------5-|
E|-0-----------------3-2-------2-1-------3-|

e|----0---------0---------0---------0----|
B|-------0---------0---------0---------0-|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------4-5---------------------------|
A|-2-------2-3-------5-5-------5-3-------|
E|-0-----------------3-2-------2-1-------|



Riff 5
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-5h7--5h7-----------5h7--5h7-----------|
E|----------0-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0-0-|
            * * * * *          * * * * *
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-5h7--5h7-----------5h7--5h7---9--8--7-|
E|----------0-0-0-0-0----------0-7--6--5-|
            * * * * *          *
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|-7-----------5h7--5h7-----------|
E|---0-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0-0-|
     * * * * *          * * * * *
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-5h7--5h7-----------5h7--5h7---4--5--6-|
E|----------0-0-0-0-0----------0-4--5--6-|
            * * * * *          *


Play Riff 2  Skip the first three notes.
Play Riff 3


Riff 4a
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|------------4-5--------------------------------------|
A|-2----------2-3--3-3-3-3-5-5----------5-3----------5-|
E|-0--0-0-0-0--------------3-2--2-2-2-2-2-1--1-1-1-1-3-|
      * * * *      * * * *      * * * *      * * * *

Guitar 2
e|----0---------0---------0---------0------|
B|-------0---------0---------0---------0---|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|---------4-5-----------------------------|
A|-2-------2-3-------5-5-------5-3-------5-|
E|-0-----------------3-2-------2-1-------3-|



Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------------|
G|-----0-----------0-------0---|
D|---2-----4-----2-------1---1-|
A|---------------------2-------|
E|-0-----0-----0-----0---------|
   * *   * *   * *   * *
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------------|
G|-----0-----------0-------0---|
D|---2-----4-----2-------2---2-|
A|---------------------3-------|
E|-0-----0-----0-----0---------|
   * *   * *   * *   * *
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------0-----------------|
G|-----0-----------0-------0---|
D|---2-----4-----2-------1---1-|
A|---------------------2-------|
E|-0-----0-----0-----0---------|
   * *   * *   * *   * *

Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-----0-----0-----0-----0-------0-|
D|---2-----4-----2-----0-----0-----|
A|-3-----5-----3-------------------|
E|-------------------3-----2---1---|
   * *   * *   * *   * *   *   *
Guitar 2
e|-------------------------|
B|-----0-----0---1-0-------|
G|---0-----2------------2--|
D|-2-----4-----2-----------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|
   * *   * *   *

Solo (Acoustic, Mustaine)
e|------------------------------------------|
B|-------12---------------------------------|
G|-12h14------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|-----------10-10p9-12p10----10p9-12p10----|
E|-------------------------11------------0--|

e|----------------------------|
B|-12h13p12--------------12\--|
G|-----------14--12--14-------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

e|-----2----5--3--2--3--5-----------------------|
B|---1------------------------------------------|
G|-2--------------------------------11-------12-|
D|-------------------------------------13-10-h.-|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Riff 7 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-7-6-7-------------------------|
E|-------0-0-7-0-8~--7-8-0-0-3-0-|
         * *   *         * *   *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-------------------------6~------|
E|-2~--1-2-0-0-8-0-7~--6-7-----8-7-|
           * *   *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-7~--6-7-------------------------|
E|---------0-0-7-0-8~--7-8-0-0-3-0-|
           * *   *         * *   *
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|-----------------9----------------|
E|-2~--1-2-0-0-8-0-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
           * *   *    * * * * * * *
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-9-8-9--------------------------|
A|-7-6-7-----9---10--9-10-----5---|
E|-------0-0-7-0--8--7--8-0-0-3-0-|
         * *   *          * *   *
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|------------------------8-------|
A|-4--3-4-----10---9--8-9-6--10-9-|
E|-2--1-2-0-0--8-0-7--6-7-----8-7-|
          * *    *
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-9-8-9--------------------------|
A|-7-6-7-----9---10--9-10-----5---|
E|-------0-0-7-0--8--7--8-0-0-3-0-|
         * *   *          * *   *
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|-4--3-4-----10---9--(9)\--|
E|-2--1-2-0-0--8-0-7--(7)\--|
          * *    *


Solo (Broderick) 147  51
e|-----------------15-------------------------------|
B|-[16]17r16b17~------17-----[13]14r13~----------13-|
G|-----------------------15----------------12-15----|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------|
B|-13b14~---14----------|
G|-------------15-11----|
D|-------------------14-|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|

e|-14p11------------11h14t17p14/17p14------------14h17t20p17/-|
B|------12--------12-----------------16--------16-------------|
G|--------14-11h14---------------------17-14h17---------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-19~--15-19----19----19----------15-18----15-------|
B|------------17-------------------------17-------17-|
G|------------------16----15~----0-------------17----|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|
                                 *
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-15----------------------|
D|----16----------------16-|
A|-------16----------16----|
E|----------18-14-18-------|

e|----------------------------------------------14h17/-|
B|-------------------------------------------16--------|
G|-------------------------14h16p14----14h16-----------|
D|----------------------16----------16-----------------|
A|----14-18p14----14h18--------------------------------|
E|-17----------17--------------------------------------|

e|-19p15-------15----------------------------------|
B|-------17-------17-------17----------------------|
G|----------16-------16-------16-------16----------|
D|----------------------17-------17p14----17p14h16-|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-17p12-------12-------------------------------12-|
D|-------14-------14-------14----------------14----|
A|----------15-------15-------15----------15-------|
E|----------------------15-------15-12h15----------|

e|-------------------------------------12h14-12p9-|
B|----------------------------------14------------|
G|-15p11----------------------11h15---------------|
D|-------14p11----------11h14---------------------|
A|-------------13----13---------------------------|
E|----------------14------------------------------|

e|-14p11------11-14p11--11h14h17p14p11------11h14h17t20p17p14-|
B|------12--12--------12--------------13--13------------------|
G|--------14----------------------------14--------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-19p15--------------------15h19t24p19p15-|
B|------17----------------17---------------|
G|--------16------------16-----------------|
D|----------17--------17-------------------|
A|------------19-14h19---------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|----15h19t24p19p15h19-t22p19p15h19-|
B|-17--------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|-20p15---------------------------------------|
B|------17----------------17----------------17-|
G|--------17------------17--17------------17---|
D|----------17--------17------17--------17-----|
A|------------19-15h19----------19-15h19-------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|-20p15----19p15----|
B|-------17-------17-|
G|-------------------|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

e|-18p14--------------------14-18p14--14-----14p12-------|
B|------14----------------14--------14-----14-----14--14-|
G|--------15------------15---------------15---------15---|
D|----------16--------16---------------------------------|
A|------------16-13h16-----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-12-14-15-12/15-17p15-|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|

e|-19-17-15--------------------------------------------------|
B|----------19-17-15-----------------------------------------|
G|-------------------17-16-14--------------------------------|
D|----------------------------17-16-14-----------------------|
A|-------------------------------------17-15-14--------------|
E|----------------------------------------------17-15-14-12~-|

End Solo


Riff 8
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|--------2---------------3--------|
E|-200000----202320200000---202320-|
   ******    ************   ******
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|--------2-------------5--4--3-|
E|-200000----2023202000-3--2--1-|
   ******    **********


Play Riff 4a


Riff 9                        x3
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|------/5----4----------------|
D|-2----/5----4----5----4-5-7--|
A|-2---------------5----4-5-7--|
E|-----------------------------|
                        * *
e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|------/5----4----------------|
D|-2----/5----4----5----4-5-3--|
A|-2---------------5----4-5-3--|
E|-----------------------------|
                        * *


Play Riff 1

Final time play:
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|------4-------2-------------------|
A|-2----2---2---0---5-4--4-5---4-2--|
E|-0--0---0-0-0---0-3-2--2-3-0-2-0--|
      *   *   *   *          *


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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Chaz1987 wrote on February 13 2010, 09:26 pm

oh my god. can you actually play brodericks solo?

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Mustaine75 wrote on July 19 2010, 03:55 pm

Love it. I didn't find any noticeable mistakes. If you have any other Megadeth songs i'd love to see them.

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carltyler wrote on February 17 2011, 02:17 pm

this song looks so good could've come out of the tab book its self.

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