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Instructional video from which most notation is modeled after:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YprRD1WRq7A&index=15&list=PLGdZ-WIFLq2KMinSmrMQeuFPMchZ6AhV7

This is, in my opinion, the most accurate, easiest, and best sounding guitar tab I've found for this song.

-Most recent changes by: wesf24

Artist: Avenged Sevenfold
Song:   This Means War
Album: Hail To The King

Tuning: Drop D (D A D G B E)

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| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| d   Dive

************************************


[Intro Rhythm]
                 
                  x x x x x                     x x
E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------5------------|
D|--5-------------5-5-5-5-5---1---------5-------8-7--|
A|--5(let ring)---5-5-5-5-5---1(ring)---3(ring)-8-7--|
D|--5-------------5-5-5-5-5---1-----------------8-7--|
           
              x x x x x               x x x x x x x x x 
E|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|--5---------5-5-5-5-5---0-------3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
A|--5(ring)---5-5-5-5-5---0(ring)-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
D|--5---------5-5-5-5-5---0-------3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|


[Intro Lead]  X 4

E|-----------------------------------------------|           E|-----------------|
B|----11----------10----------11----13-13-11-10--|           B|-8/10-10~(ring)--|
G|-12----12-12-12----12-12-12----12--------------|           G|-----------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|           D|-----------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------| last time A|-----------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|           D|-----------------|


[Riff]  X 2

                     x
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|--0----------------0-0-----------5----0----------------|
A|--0--8-8-6h8p6-5~--0-0-8-8-6h8p6---5~-0--8-8-6h8p6-5~--|
D|--0----------------0-0----------------0----------------|

               x x x
E|------------------------           E|----------|
B|------------------------           B|----------|
G|--5-x-7-x-8-------------           G|----------|
D|--5-x-7-x-8--0-0-0-1/3--           D|--1-------|
A|--3-x-5-x-6--0-0-0-1/3-- last time A|--1(ring)-|
D|-------------0-0-0-1/3--           D|--1-------|


[Verse] X 2

      xxx xxx   xx               xxx xxx   xx
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--0-000-000-0-00-------------0-000-000-0-00----------5------|
A|--0-000-000-0-008-8-6h8p6-5~-0-000-000-0-008-8-6h8p6---5~---|
D|--0-000-000-0-00-------------0-000-000-0-00-----------------|


[Pre-Chorus]

      xxxx xx   xxxx xx   xxxx xx
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------| 
D|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-5-------7-8--|
A|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-5(ring)-7-8--|
D|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-5-------7-8--|

      xxxx xx   xxxx xx   xxxx xx
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------| 
D|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-1-------3-1--|
A|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-1(ring)-3-1--|
D|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-1-------3-1--|


[Chorus]
 
E|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-8-8--|
A|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-8-8--|
E|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-8-8--|
 
E|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|------------------5-5-5-5----------|
D|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-5-5-5-5-7-7-8-8--|
A|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-7-7-8-8--|
E|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---------7-7-8-8--|


[Chorus Lead]  X 2

E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|----11----------10----------11----13-13-11-10--|
G|-12----12-12-12----12-12-12----12--------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|


[Riff] X 2

                     x
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--0----------------0-0-----------5-----0----------------|
A|--0--8-8-6h8p6-5~--0-0-8-8-6h8p6---5~--0--8-8-6h8p6-5~--|
D|--0----------------0-0-----------------0----------------|

               x x x
E|------------------------           E|----------|
B|------------------------           B|----------|
G|--5-x-7-x-8-------------           G|----------|
D|--5-x-7-x-8--0-0-0-1/3--           D|--1-------|
A|--3-x-5-x-6--0-0-0-1/3-- last time A|--1(ring)-|
D|-------------0-0-0-1/3--           D|--1-------|


[Verse] X 2

      xxx xxx   xx               xxx xxx   xx
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--0-000-000-0-00-------------0-000-000-0-00----------5-----|
A|--0-000-000-0-008-8-6h8p6-5~-0-000-000-0-008-8-6h8p6---5~--|
D|--0-000-000-0-00-------------0-000-000-0-00----------------|


[Pre-Chorus]

      xxxx xx   xxxx xx   xxxx xx
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------| 
D|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-5-------7-8--|
A|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-5(ring)-7-8--|
D|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-5-------7-8--|

      xxxx xx   xxxx xx   xxxx xx
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------| 
D|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-1-------3-1--|
A|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-1(ring)-3-1--|
D|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-1-------3-1--|


[Chorus]
 
E|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-8-8--|
A|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-8-8--|
E|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-8-8--|
 
E|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|------------------5-5-5-5----------|
D|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-5-5-5-5-7-7-8-8--|
A|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-7-7-8-8--|
E|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---------7-7-8-8--|


[Chorus Lead]  X 4

E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|----11----------10----------11----13-13-11-10--|
G|-12----12-12-12----12-12-12----12--------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|


[Solo Rhythm]

      xx xx     xx xx     xx xx               x x x
E|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------5-x-7-x-8-------------|
D|--0-00-00-1-0-00-00-1-0-00-00-3--5-x-7-x-8--0-0-0-1/3--|
A|--0-00-00-1-0-00-00-1-0-00-00-3--3-x-5-x-6--0-0-0-1/3--|
E|--0-00-00-1-0-00-00-1-0-00-00-3-------------0-0-0-1/3--|

      xxxx xx   xxxx xx   xxxx xx
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-5-------7-8--|
A|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-5(ring)-7-8--|
E|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-5-------7-8--|

      xxxx xx   xxxx xx   xxxx xx
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------| 
D|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-1-------7-8--|
A|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-1(ring)-7-8--|
E|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-1-------7-8--|


[Solo Lead]
   
               (Whammy)
   +        +    b     d          b     d          b     d     
E|--------|-13-|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|-15-----|----|-11-11-9-10-9-10--11-11-9-10-9-10--11-11-9-10-9-10---|
G|--------|----|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|--------|----|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|--------|----|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|--------|----|-----------------------------------------------------|

   b                                              b+
E|----------------------------------------------|--------|
B|-11-10----------------------------------------|--------|
G|------10--13-10-----10------------------------|-7------|
D|--------12-----12-12----7-----7---------------|-7------|
A|---------------------------8----8--4----5-----|--------|
E|----------------------------------------------|--------|

   b+
E|--------|-------------13-12-------------------------------|
B|--------|----------15-------15-11-------------------------|
G|-14-----|-------14----------------14-13-12----------12-14-|
D|-12-----|----12----------------------------15-12-15-------|
A|--------|-12----------------------------------------------|
E|--------|-------------------------------------------------|
 
E|-------13-15-17-15-13-----------------------------------13-17-20-17-13---------------------|
B|----15----------------15-11---------------------------15--------------15-------------------|
G|-14-------------------------14-13-12----------------14------------------14-----------------|
D|-------------------------------------14-12----12--15----------------------15-14-13-12------|
A|-------------------------------------------13----------------------------------------15-12-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                     b              b
E|----------------|---------|-----------|
B|-16---18-15-----|--15-----|-----------|
G|----------------|-----14--|-14-15-15--|
D|----------------|---------|-----------|
A|----------------|---------|-----------|
E|----------------|---------|-----------|

 
E|-----------------------------13--11-----11--11-11-13-15--|
B|-----------------13------------------15------------------|
G|-15-14-12-14--15----15-14-15-----------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

   b
E|-15-17--15--15-17-18--18-18--17-14-17-15-14-------------------------------|
B|------15------------17---------------------17-15-16-15-----15-17-18-17-15-|
G|------------------------------------------------------14-15---------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Instrumental Rhythm]

                  x x x x x                     x x
E|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------5------------|
D|--5-------------5-5-5-5-5---1---------5-------8-7--|
A|--5(let ring)---5-5-5-5-5---1(ring)---3(ring)-8-7--|
D|--5-------------5-5-5-5-5---1-----------------8-7--|
      
              x x x x x               x x x x x x x x x 
E|------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|--5---------5-5-5-5-5---0-------3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
A|--5(ring)---5-5-5-5-5---0(ring)-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
D|--5---------5-5-5-5-5---0-------3---3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|


[Instrumental Lead]

E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|----11----------10----------11----13-13-11-10--|
G|-12----12-12-12----12-12-12----12--------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|


[Verse] X 2

      xxx xxx   xx               xxx xxx   xx
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--0-000-000-0-00-------------0-000-000-0-00----------5-----|
A|--0-000-000-0-008-8-6h8p6-5~-0-000-000-0-008-8-6h8p6---5~--|
D|--0-000-000-0-00-------------0-000-000-0-00----------------|


[Pre-Chorus]

      xxxx xx   xxxx xx   xxxx xx
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------| 
D|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-5-------7-8--|
A|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-5(ring)-7-8--|
D|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-5-------7-8--|

      xxxx xx   xxxx xx   xxxx xx
E|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------| 
D|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-1-------3-1--|
A|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-1(ring)-3-1--|
D|--1-1111-11-5-5555-55-0-0000-00-1-------3-1--|


[Chorus]
 
E|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-8-8--|
A|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-8-8--|
E|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-8-8--|
 
E|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|------------------5-5-5-5----------|
D|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-5-5-5-5-7-7-8-8--|
A|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-3-3-3-7-7-8-8--|
E|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---------7-7-8-8--|


[Chorus Lead]  X 4

E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|----11----------10----------11----13-13-11-10--|
G|-12----12-12-12----12-12-12----12--------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|


[Riff] X 2

                     x
E|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--0----------------0-0-----------5-----0----------------|
A|--0--8-8-6h8p6-5~--0-0-8-8-6h8p6---5~--0--8-8-6h8p6-5~--|
D|--0----------------0-0-----------------0----------------|

               x x x
E|------------------------           E|----------|
B|------------------------           B|----------|
G|--5-x-7-x-8-------------           G|----------|
D|--5-x-7-x-8--0-0-0-1/3--           D|--1-------|
A|--3-x-5-x-6--0-0-0-1/3-- last time A|--1(ring)-|
D|-------------0-0-0-1/3--           D|--1-------|


[Outro]
 
E|---------|
B|---------|
G|---------|
D|--3-1-0--|
A|--3-1-0--|
E|--3-1-0--|



************************************

| x  Dead note
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up
| ~  Vibrato

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7SynysterxGates 81 Aug 27, 2013 11:42 AM

Not bad man, get the solo down and you got it! Thanks for getting this up so quickly! 4*

+1 reply
Mars Sevenfold 241 Aug 28, 2013 12:11 AM

Thanks man .. I Love This Song .. This Means War became my favourite song .. =) .. Thanks for tabbed it quickly ..

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jordon.chamberl 66 Aug 28, 2013 10:50 AM

working on the solo right now... thanks guys

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