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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

AGAINST THE WIND
As recorded by Stratovarius
(From the 1994 Album FOURTH DIMENSION)

Transcribed by StrungOut219
        

Words and Music by Stratovarius

Gtr I (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'Gtr. I'
Gtr II (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'Gtr. II'
Gtr III (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'Gtr. III'

   Intro
    Q=135
    E5
   4/4
    Gtr I
    S S S S E S S E. S +E  E   S S S S E S S   E.  S  +E   E
||---------------------------|-------------------------------|
||o--------------------------|-------------------------------|
||---------------------------|-------------------------------|
||----------------9--7-(7)-9-|---------------/12--10-(10)----|
||o-2-2-2-2-2----------------|-2-2-2-2-2------------------12-|
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|


  S S S S E S S E. S +E  E     E.  S  +E  E  E. S +E   E
|--------------------------|------------------------------||
|--------------------------|-----------------------------o||
|--------------------------|------------------------------||
|---------------9--7-(7)-9-|-/12--10-(10)-9-\7--9-(9)-10--||
|-2-2-2-2-2----------------|-----------------------------o||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------|------------------------------||


   Full Band
    S S S S E S S E. S +E  E   S S S S E S S   E.  S  +E   E
||---------------------------|-------------------------------|
||o--------------------------|-------------------------------|
||---------------------------|-------------------------------|
||----------------9--7-(7)-9-|---------------/12--10-(10)----|
||o-2-2-2-2-2----------------|-2-2-2-2-2------------------12-|
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|


  S S S S E S S E. S +E  E     E.  S  +E  E  E. S +E   E
|--------------------------|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------|-------------------------------o||
|--------------------------|--------------------------------||
|---------------9--7-(7)-9-|-/12--10-(10)-9-\7--9-(9)-10----||
|-2-2-2-2-2----------------|-------------------------------o||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------|--------------------------------||


  B5
                                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   W               +Q    +Q     Q      +E   E    W           +H     Q    +E  E
|---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|-10b12=========|=(10)--(10)r---7b9r===(7)--5-|--4--------|--(4)---------------|
|---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|---------4b5r=(4)-2-|
|---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|                                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|  W               +Q    +Q     Q      +E   E    W           +H     Q    +E  E
|---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|-14b16=========|=(14)--(14)r-----------------|-----------|--------------------|
|---------------|--------------14b16r=(14)-12-|-11--------|-(11)----8b9r=(8)-6-|
|---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|
| Gtr III
|  W               +H           Q      +E   E    W           +H     Q    +E  E
|---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|--4------------|--(4)------------------------|--4--------|--(4)---------------|
|--2------------|--(2)----------2b3r===(2)--0-|--2--------|--(2)----2b3r=(2)-0-|
|---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|


  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                   ~
  W          +H      Q      +E  E   W
|----------|----------------------|----------|
|----------|---------7b8r===(7)-5-|-4--------|
|-4--------|-(4)------------------|----------|
|----------|----------------------|----------|
|----------|----------------------|----------|
|----------|----------------------|----------|
|
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                   ~~~~~~~~~~
| W          +H      Q      +E  E   W
|----------|----------------------|----------|
|-4--------|-(4)----10b12r=(10)-8-|-7--------|
|----------|----------------------|----------|
|----------|----------------------|----------|
|----------|----------------------|----------|
|----------|----------------------|----------|
|
| W          +H      Q      +E  E   W
|----------|----------------------|----------|
|----------|----------------------|----------|
|----------|----------------------|----------|
|-4--------|-(4)------------------|-4--------|
|-2--------|-(2)-----2b3r===(2)-0-|-2--------|
|----------|----------------------|----------|


   S   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-20--19-17----19-17-------17-----------------------|
|-----------20-------20-19----20-19-17-20-19-17-----|
|-----------------------------------------------20--|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|
|~~~~~
| +W
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-(7)-----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|
| +W
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-(4)-----------------------------------------------|
|-(2)-----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|


   Verse
    E5
        PM----|     PM------------|       PM----|     PM------------|
    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||o---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
||o-5h7---------5h7-----------------|-5h7---------5h7------------------|
||------0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|


                                    A5
      PM----|     PM------------|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   W
|---------------------------------|----------|
|---------------------------------|----------|
|---------------------------------|-2--------|
|---------------------------------|-2--------|
|-5h7---------5h7-----------------|-0--------|
|-----0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|----------|


  C5
  PM----------------------------|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
|-----------------------------------|


                                    E5
  PM----------------------------|       PM----|     PM------------|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5h7---------5h7-----------------|
|---------------------------------|-----0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  1.                              2.
      PM----|     PM|   PM|           PM----|     PM--------------|
  S S S S S S S S S S E S S E     S S S S S S S S S S  S S S  S S S
|------------------------------||-----------------------------------||
|-----------------------------o||-----------------------------------||
|------------------------------||-------------------------------7-9-||
|---------------------5-----5--||------------------------7-9-10-----||
|-5h7---------5h7-----3-----3-o||-5h7---------5h7-7-9-10------------||
|-----0-0-0-0-----0-0---0-0----||-----0-0-0-0-----------------------||


 Pre-Chorus
  B5                              C5
  W          +H        Q    E E   W          +H        Q    E E
|----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|
|----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|
|----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|
|-4--------|-(4)----------------|-5--------|-(5)----------------|
|-2--------|-(2)-------2b3--2-0-|-3--------|-(3)----------------|
|----------|--------------------|----------|-----------2b3--2-0-|
|
| Gtr II
| ~                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| W           Q    E E H          W           Q     Q  Q    Q
|----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|
|-7--------|--7b8r=7-5-7--------|-8--------|--8b10--8--7----5---|
|----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|
|----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|
|----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|
|----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|


  B5                              C5         D5
  W          +H        Q    E E   W          W
|----------|--------------------|----------|------||
|----------|--------------------|----------|------||
|----------|--------------------|----------|------||
|-4--------|-(4)----------------|-5--------|-7----||
|-2--------|-(2)-------2b3--2-0-|-3--------|-5----||
|----------|--------------------|----------|------||
|
| ~                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| W           Q    E E H          W          W
|----------|--------------------|----------|-5----||
|-7--------|--7b8r=7-5-7--------|-8--------|------||
|----------|--------------------|----------|------||
|----------|--------------------|----------|------||
|----------|--------------------|----------|------||
|----------|--------------------|----------|------||


   Chorus
    G5         D5         A5         E5         G5         D5
    W          W          W          W          W          W
||-----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------|
||o----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------|
||-----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------|
||-----------|-7--------|-2--------|----------|----------|-7----|
||o-5--------|-5--------|-0--------|-2--------|-5--------|-5----|
||--3--------|----------|----------|-0--------|-3--------|------|


  1.                         2.
                ~
  Q  Q  Q  Q    W            Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|-----------||-------------|
|-------------|----------o||-------------|
|-------------|-----------||-------------|
|-------------|-----------||-------------|
|----------6--|-7--------o||----------6--|
|-8--5--7-----|-----------||-8--5--7-----|


  ~          ~            ~
  Q  +E  S S Q  +E  S S   H    +H
|-----------------------|--------------||
|-----------------------|--------------||
|-----------------------|--------------||
|-----------------------|--------------||
|-7--(7)-7-7-7--(7)-7-7-|-7----(7)\----||
|-----------------------|--------------||


 Guitar Solo
   ~~~~~             ~~~~~~~~~
              |-----3-----|
   H.         E     +E   +E
|----------------------------|
|-17b19------17b19r(17)-(17)-|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|


 ~~~~~~
              |--3--|  |--3--|              |--3--|  |--3--|
   +Q    +E   S  S  S  S  S  S  T  T  T  T  S  S  S  S  S  S
|------------14-15-18p15p14S12h15p14p12----------15p14p12-15p==|
|-(17)--(17)----------------------------15-14-12---------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|


   |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|              |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  T  T  T  T  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-14p12----------15p14p12h14p12----------------------------------------------|
|-------15-14-12----------------15-14-12----14p12----------15p14p12h14p12----|
|----------------------------------------15-------15-14p12----------------15-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


                           ~~~~~~~~~~~~
   |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  +E   +H
|-----------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-14-12p11h12p11--------------------------||
|----------------14-12-11-----------------||
|-------------------------13-(13)-(13)----||
|-----------------------------------------||


                 ~~
                          |--3--|
   Q.       +E   Q   +E   S  S  S
|------------------------10-11-14-|
|-13b15====(13)r13--(13)----------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|


            T
         |--3--|  |--3--|  |-3--|            |--3--| |-3--|  |-3--|
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S S  S  T T  T  T S  S  S S  S S  S  S S
|-14p11p10h17p14p11p10h11p10S8h11p10p8---------11p10p8h10p8----------|
|--------------------------------------11-10-8--------------11-10-8--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


   |-3--|  |-3--| |-3--| |-3-|  |-3--|      |-3-|  |-3-|
   S  S S  S  S S S  S S S S S  S  S S S S  S S S  S S S
|-11p10p8------------------------------------------------|
|---------11-10p8p7-10-8p7-----11p10p8-8p7--------10p8p7h|
|--------------------------8p7-------------10p8p7--------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|


                  ~~~~~~
  |-3-| |-3-|
  S S S S S S S S E +H
|--------------------------||
|-8p7----------------------||
|-----8p7p5----------------||
|-----------8p7p5-4-(4)----||
|--------------------------||
|--------------------------||


   Interlude
    G5                           D5
     ~~~~~~~~                     ~~~     ~~
                    |---3----|
     Q   +E   S  S  Q     Q  Q    Q.   E  Q   E     E
||-----------------------------|----------------------|
||o-12--(12)-12-13-13b15-13-12-|-10----8-10--10b12-10-|
||-----------------------------|----------------------|
||-----------------------------|----------------------|
||o----------------------------|----------------------|
||-----------------------------|----------------------|
|
|   Gtr II
|    W                            Q.   E  H
||-----------------------------|----------------------|
||o----------------------------|----------------------|
||-----------------------------|----------------------|
||-----------------------------|--7-------------------|
||o--5-------------------------|--5----5--6-----------|
||---3-------------------------|----------------------|


  E5                       B5
  ~~~~~~~                  ~             ~
               |---3---|      |-3-|
  Q  +E  S  S  Q     Q Q   Q  S S S E Q  Q
|------------------------|-------------------|
|-8--(8)-8-10-10b12-10-8-|-7--7h8p7----------|
|------------------------|----------7----7---|
|------------------------|------------9------|
|------------------------|-------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------|
|
| W                        W
|------------------------|-------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------|
|-9----------------------|-4-----------------|
|-7----------------------|-2-----------------|
|------------------------|-------------------|


                                       1.
  C5                   G5              A5                 D5
  ~~~~~~~              ~~     ~        ~~~~~~~            ~~~~~~~
             |--3--|                              |-3-|              |-3-|
  Q  +E  S S Q   Q Q   Q.   E Q  E E   Q  +E  S S Q Q Q   Q  +E  S S Q Q Q
|--------------------|---------------|------------------|-------------------||
|-5--(5)-5-7-7b8-7-5-|---------------|------------------|--------------5-7-o||
|--------------------|-7----5-4--5-4-|-2--(2)-2-2-2-4-5-|-7--(7)-7-7-7------||
|--------------------|---------------|------------------|-------------------||
|--------------------|---------------|------------------|------------------o||
|--------------------|---------------|------------------|-------------------||
|
| W                    W               W                  W
|--------------------|---------------|------------------|-------------------||
|--------------------|---------------|------------------|------------------o||
|--------------------|---------------|------------------|-------------------||
|-5------------------|---------------|------------------|-7-----------------||
|-3------------------|-5-------------|-7----------------|-5----------------o||
|--------------------|-3-------------|-5----------------|-------------------||


  2.
  A5                                            D5
  ~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~       ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~      ~                 ~~~
  Q  +E  S S Q  +E  S S    H     +Q   +E  S S   H    +Q.     E    W
|-----------------------|---------------------|------------/10-|-10-----||
|-----------------------|-----------------7-7-|-7----(7)-------|--------||
|-2--(2)-2-2-2--(2)-5-5-|--5-----(5)--(5)-----|----------------|--------||
|-----------------------|---------------------|----------------|--------||
|-----------------------|---------------------|----------------|--------||
|-----------------------|---------------------|----------------|--------||
|
| W                       +W                    W                +W
|-----------------------|---------------------|----------------|--------||
|-----------------------|---------------------|----------------|--------||
|-----------------------|---------------------|----------------|--------||
|-----------------------|---------------------|-7--------------|-(7)----||
|-7---------------------|-(7)-----------------|-5--------------|-(5)----||
|-5---------------------|-(5)-----------------|----------------|--------||


   Out-Chorus
    G5         D5         A5         E5
    W          W          W          W
||-----------|----------|----------|------|
||o----------|----------|----------|------|
||-----------|----------|----------|------|
||-----------|-7--------|-2--------|------|
||o-5--------|-5--------|-0--------|-2----|
||--3--------|----------|----------|-0----|


             1.,2.,3.
  G5         D5
                                      ~
  W          W          Q  Q  Q  Q    W
|----------|----------|-------------|-------||
|----------|----------|-------------|------o||
|----------|----------|-------------|-------||
|----------|-7--------|-------------|-------||
|-5--------|-5--------|----------6--|-7----o||
|-3--------|----------|-8--5--7-----|-------||


  4.                       H.=H
  G5                       A5            E5
  W          Q  Q  Q  Q    H    E E Q    W
|----------|-------------|-------------|------*|
|----------|-------------|-------------|------*|
|----------|-------------|-------------|------*|
|----------|-------------|-------------|-2----*|
|-5--------|----------6--|-7-----------|-2----*|
|-3--------|-8--5--7-----|-5----3-2-0--|-0----*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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