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Band:  As I Lay Dying
Album: frail words collapse
Song:  the beginning

Copyright (c)  Metal Blade 2003
Version 1.0 - (DATE)

Transcribed By: Jeremy D. Brown (mostly)
Completion and corrections by: Steven Germain


.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note        <> - Trill

It should be pretty accurate.  For timing and whatnot, just listen to the CD.  Enjoy


Tuning Drop D down one step

opening riff played 4 times:
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------10--------10-----|
|-14-14-14p12p10-12-12-12p10p9 10 9----9--------------10--------10--|
|-----------------------------------12---12-10-8-8-------8-8------8-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                         repeat this part 2 times:
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-888888888888--101010101010--777777-------9-9/10---9-9/10----------|
|-888888888888--101010101010--777777-------7-7/8----7-7/8-----------|
|-888888888888--101010101010--777777----00--------00-------000000000|
                                        ..        ..       .........

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-8-10-7------------------------------------------------------------|
|-8-10-7------------------------------------------------------------|
|-8-10-7------------------------------------------------------------|

  galloping rhythym played 2 times:
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|0------------------------------------------------------------------|
|0-000-000-000-000-000-000-000--------------------------------------|
   ... ... ... ... ... ... ...


  Played 2 times:
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|8-8-7h8-7-8-7h8--0---0------0------0------0------------------------|
|8-------7--------0---0------0------0------0------------------------|
|8-------7--------0-0-0 0000-0-0000-0-0000-0------------------------|
                  . . . .... . .... . .... .

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------10-10h12p10--10--10h12p10-8---|
|14-14-14p12p10-12-12-12p10p9-10-9---9---------------------10-----------------|
|----------------------------------12--12-10-8-8------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-(5)-8-7h8-7-8-7h8-8-8h10-8-7-8-7----5-8-7h8-7-8-7h8-8-8-7h8-8h10-8-7-8-7---|
|-(5)-------7-------8--------------10-5-------7-------8-------------------10-|
|-(5)-------7-------8-----------------5-------7-------8----------------------|

  Twice:
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0----------2----------3----------5-----7p5---7-------------------|
|-0-00-00000-2-00-00000-3-00-00000-5-00------8---8-7---------------|
|-0-00-00000-2-00-00000-3-00-00000-5-00---------------------------|
    .. .....   .. .....    .. .....    ..


|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5-8-7h8-7-8-7h8-8-8h10-8-7-8-7----5-8-7h8-7-8-7h8-8-8-7h8-8h10-8-7-8-7---|
|-5-------7-------8--------------10-5-------7-------8-------------------10-|
|-5-------7-------8-----------------5-------7-------8----------------------|

4x:
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---7-5/7---7-5/7-8-0-8-7h8-10-0-10--7-7-7--------------------------|
|-0-5-3/5-0-5-3/5-8-0-8-7h8-10-0-10--7-7-7--------------------------|
|-0-------0-------8-0-8-7h8-10-0-10--7-7-7--------------------------|

2x
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-888888888888--101010101010--777777-------9-9/10---9-9/10----------|
|-888888888888--101010101010--777777-------7-7/8----7-7/8-----------|
|-888888888888--101010101010--777777----00--------00-------000000000|
                                        ..        ..       .........
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-888888888888-10~--------------------------------------------------|
|-888888888888-10~--------------------------------------------------|
|-888888888888-10~--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5-8-7h8-7-8-7h8-8-8h10-8-7-8-7----5-8-7h8-7-8-7h8-8-8-7h8-8h10-8-7-8-7---|
|-5-------7-------8--------------10-5-------7-------8-------------------10-|
|-5-------7-------8-----------------5-------7-------8----------------------|

4x:
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---7-5/7---7-5/7-8-0-8-7h8-10-0-10--7-7-7--------------------------|
|-0-5-3/5-0-5-3/5-8-0-8-7h8-10-0-10--7-7-7--------------------------|
|-0-------0-------8-0-8-7h8-10-0-10--7-7-7--------------------------|

            
            
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theoldwizard 31 Jul 17, 2007 01:51 PM

Sounds good to me, good job.

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Alpha_Wolf 268 Nov 09, 2008 10:17 AM

The intro sounds kind of like The Trooper.

Lol.

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IbanezKid 370 10 Feb 09, 2009 10:19 AM

first riff starts off at fret 12

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