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Apocryphon Tab

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Artist: The Sword
Song:  Apocryphon
Album: Apocryphon

Tabbed by: Jamie Hough
E-mail: Message my account if you have any comments/corrections/are lonely

Tuning: Drop C (CGCFAD)

Hi everyone, just thought Id quickly blast out this tab as noone has put one up yet.
This is such a great song to play along to and I think Ive got the main parts more or less
right. I look forward to when someone gets this up in Guitar Pro but for now I've done 
this and hope it passes the time for some of you!

INTRO
(0:06 - 0:26)
D|--2-------------5-5--3-3--3-3--|
A|--3 (let ring)--3-3--3-3--4-4--|
F|-------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------|

D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
F|-----------------------------------|
C|--5/7-7---5/7-7---3/5-5---3/5-3----|
G|--3/5-5---3/5-5---1/3-3---1/3-1----|
C|-----------------------------------|

(0:26 - 0:39)
One guitar then does this:
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
C|--0-000000-0-000000-0-000000-0-etc----|
    x xxxxxx x xxxxxx x xxxxxx x

And the other comes in and harmonises/rings over the top with this:
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------------|
C|--7--------7----------7--------7-------|
G|--5--------5----------5--------5-etc---|
C|---------------------------------------|

AWESOME RIFF
(0:39 - 0:53) - Play around with this if on your own or with another guitarist. I like
to play the final few notes of each riff as chords, but I think the recorded version is
just the single string throughout much of this.
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------(7)-(5)-(7)-(5)------------------(7)-(5)-(7)-----|
G|----5-3-5-3-5/10-8--5---3---5---3----5-3-5-3-5/10-8--5---3---5------|
C|--0--------------------------------0--------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------------------7-5---------------|
C|-------------------(7)-(5)-(7)-(5)---7-7-7/5-5----5-3--5-7----------|
G|----5-3-5-3-5/10-8--5---3---5---3----5-5-5/3-3---------3-5----------|
C|--0-----------------------------------------------------------------|

(0:53 - 1:00)
This bit again:
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
C|--0-000000-0-000000-0-000000-0-etc----|
    x xxxxxx x xxxxxx x xxxxxx x

VERSE
(1:00 - 1:26) Palm Mute the Opens
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--5/7-7---------5/7-7----------3/5-5----------3/5-5------------|
G|--3/5-5---------3/5-5----------1/3-3----------1/3-3------------|
C|--------000000--------000000---------000000---------000000-----|

Finish with this:
D|-----------------|
A|-----------------|
F|------------5----|
C|--3-5-2-----3----|
G|--1-3-0----------|
C|-----------------|

CHORUS
(1:26 - 1:52)
There are a few little differences at the end of each 4 bars as follows:
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------|
C|----7-5-7-----7-5-7-5----7-5-7----7-5-12-10------------|
G|----5-3-5-----5-3-5-3----5-3-5----5-3-10-8-------------|
C|--0---------0-----------0--------0---------------------|

D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------|
C|----7-5-7----7-5-7-5-----------------------------------|
G|----5-3-5----5-3-5-3-----------------------------------|
C|--0--------0-----------7----6--5-3---------------------|

D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------|
C|----7-5-7---7-5-7-5----7-5-7----------5-3--------------|
G|----5-3-5---5-3-5-3----5-3-5------3-5------------------|
C|--0--------0----------0--------5-7---------------------|

(Funk up the last 4 notes with palm mutes etc this time)
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------------------------|
C|----7-5-7----7-5-7-5-----------------------------------|
G|----5-3-5----5-3-5-3-----------------------------------|
C|--0--------0-----------7----6--5-3---------------------|

(1:52 - 1:59)
This bit again:
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
C|--0-000000-0-000000-0-000000-0-etc----|
    x xxxxxx x xxxxxx x xxxxxx x

VERSE
(1:59 - 2:39)
Same again as already tabbed but the intro bit is layered over the top too. Also at
around the 2:26 mark the open palm mutes are not played.

MIDDLE 8 (Sort of)
(2:39 - 3:05)
This bit is all very 'ringy' - listen for timings etc
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
F|---------------------|
C|--12---8---7--10-----|
G|--12---8---7--10-----|
C|--12---8---7--10-----|

Then the second guitar joins with this. I'm not 100% sure of this bit to be honest,
sounds a little out of key at points but I cant get it right - it works but it does need re-doing.
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
F|---------------------|
C|--14---10--9--12-----|
G|--12---8---7--10-----|
C|---------------------|

AWESOME RIFF
(3:05 - 3:31)
This has already been tabbed previously but there is a slight variation on the last few
bars (starting at 3:20) as follows:
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|--------------12--10-----------------------------12-10---------------|
C|---------------------(7)-(5)-(7)-(5)--------------------(7)-(5)-(7)--|
G|----5-3-5-3-5/10--8---5---3---5---3----5-3-5-3-5/10--8---5---3---5---|
C|--0----------------------------------0-------------------------------|

D|--------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------13-------------|
F|--------------12--12^-----12--10------|
C|---------------------------------12---|
G|----5-3-5-3-5/10----------------------|
C|--0-----------------------------------|

CHORUS
(3:31 - 3:58)
Same again - slight changes but just listen for them

SOLO/OUTRO
(3:58 - 4:26)
One guitar does this for a while:
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------|
C|--10-/7-7------7/5-5--------------|
G|--8--/5-5--x3--5/3-3--------------|
C|----------------------------------|

The other guitar is twiddling around with something like this (sorry Im terrible at solos)
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------15-14-12-15-15^-15-|
F|--12-(lots of bending)-10----------------12-----------------------------|
C|-------------------------12--12-15-12-15---15-12-10---------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(4:26 - 4:56)
The remainder of the track is the verse riff

There it is, sorry about the lack of solo but I truly suck at them. Have fun with this
one, its another great song from the Sword and I'll try and get some more form the new
album up ASAP.

Any comments or whatever please leave in the box and dont forget to rate!
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elric80 wrote on January 4 2013, 01:53 pm

Nice tab, cheers. Please consider giving a shot to The Veil of Isis. I've tried, but my ear still sucks (besides, my guitar is in Eb, and can't downtune more than that).

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EkkyDethrax wrote on January 6 2013, 01:42 pm

This is pretty good. But it's wrong tuning.

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jamie_hough wrote on January 7 2013, 06:45 pm

Yeah I saw them live the other night and they play it in C Standard. Bit gutted to be honest I thought I nailed it (mostly). Either way this still sounds right so I suppose it doesnt really matter. But if you want to you can play it in C standard and 2 frets up from everything here. There are a few bits that I now know are wrong and will tab them out soon unless someone else beats me to it...

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