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KEEPING THE BLADE
                        As recorded by Coheed and Cambria
(From the 2005 Album GOOD APOLLO, I'M BURNING STAR IV - VOLUME ONE: FROM FEAR THROUGH THE EYES OF MADNESS)

Music by Coheed and Cambria
Transcribed by sprinklerthief

Gtr I (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'strings arr. for gtr.'
Gtr II (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'piano arr. for gtr.'
Gtr III (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'piano arr. for gtr.'
Gtr IV (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'strings arr. for gtr.'
Gtr V (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'strings arr. for gtr.'

 Intro
  Slowly Q=70
  N.C.
 4/4
  Gtr I
   H..       E   W           H..       E   W
|-10---------7-|-9--------|-10---------7-|-9----||
|--------------|----------|--------------|------||
|--------------|----------|--------------|------||
|--------------|----------|--------------|------||
|--------------|----------|--------------|------||
|--------------|----------|--------------|------||


 Second Stage Theme
  (F#m)
  Gtr I
   W
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|  H                 +E   E        +S   E.
|------------------------------------------|
|-17----------------(17)-14-------(14)-15--|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|
| Gtr III
|  S  S  E  S  S  E   E.     T  T   Q
|------------------------------------------|
|-20-19-------19---------------------------|
|-------19-19----18--18-----18-19----------|
|----------------------------------21------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|


                                                   (C#)
   <
   E     +Q.                 Q.                E    W
|--9-----(9)-----------------------------------7-|-------------------------------------|
|---------------------------10-------------------|--7----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|
|  E.         S  +E      E  +S   E.        +Q       H..                              E
|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------14-(14)-----------------------------|-17-------------------------------14-|
|-16--------------------14-(14)-16--------(16)---|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|
|  S   S  E       S   S  E   E.      T  T   Q       S    S  E  S  S  E  E.  T  T  Q
|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-20--19-------------19--------------------------|-20---19-------19--------------------|
|--------19------19-----18--18------18-19--------|---------19-19----18-18--18-19-------|
|------------------------------------------21----|-------------------------------21----|
|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


                                         (F#m)
    W                                     W
|--------------------------------------|-14---------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|---9----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|
|  +E      E  +E      E  +H               H                 +E   E        +S   E.
|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-(14)----15-(15)----------------------|-17----------------(17)-14-------(14)-15--|
|--------------------16-(16)-----------|------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|
|   S   S  E   S   S  E   E.  T  T  Q     S  S  E  S  S  E   E.     T  T   Q
|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|--20--19---------19-------------------|-20-19-------19---------------------------|
|---------19--19-----18--18--18-19-----|-------19-19----18--18-----18-19----------|
|----------------------------------21--|----------------------------------21------|
|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|


   H                        H
|-17-----------------------15------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|
|  E.        S  +E      E  +S   E.        +Q
|----------------------------------------------|
|-----------14-(14)----------------------------|
|-16-------------------14-(14)-16--------(16)--|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|
|  S   S  E      S   S  E   E.      T  T   Q
|----------------------------------------------|
|-20--19------------19-------------------------|
|--------19-----19-----18--18------18-19-------|
|-----------------------------------------21---|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|


  (C#)
   H..                              E
|-10-------------------------------12-|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|
|  H..                              E
|-------------------------------------|
|-17-------------------------------14-|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|
|  S    S  E  S  S  E  E.  T  T  Q
|-------------------------------------|
|-20---19-------19--------------------|
|---------19-19----18-18--18-19-------|
|-------------------------------21----|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|


                                         H=H
                                         (Fm)
                                        6/4
    W                                    W.
|---9----------------------------------|-------||
|--------------------------------------|-------||
|--------------------------------------|-------||
|--------------------------------------|-------||
|--------------------------------------|-------||
|--------------------------------------|-------||
|
|                                        >
|  +E      E  +E      E  +H              W.
|--------------------------------------|-------||
|-(14)----15-(15)----------------------|-7-----||
|--------------------16-(16)-----------|-4-----||
|--------------------------------------|-4-----||
|--------------------------------------|-2-----||
|--------------------------------------|-------||
|
|                                        >
|   S   S  E   S   S  E   E.  T  T  Q    W.
|--------------------------------------|-------||
|--20--19---------19-------------------|-7-----||
|---------19--19-----18--18--18-19-----|-4-----||
|----------------------------------21--|-------||
|--------------------------------------|-------||
|--------------------------------------|-------||


 Interlude
  Faster Q=78
  N.C.
 4/4
  Gtrs I, IV                         Gtr I
                                       >
   E  E  E E  E E  E  E    Q.    +S   +S  H         W
|----------9-10-9----14-|-12----(12)-(12)---------|-----------------|
|-12----12--------12----|-------------------------|-----------------|
|----11-----------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
|
|                                         Gtrs IV, V
|  W                       H              E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|---------------7-|
|-----------------------|-----------------4---4-6-|-4---4-6-7-6-4---|
|-----------------------|-------------------4-----|---4-------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|-----------------|


                              |-3-|
   H.      Q     Q.    S S Q  E E E   Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|---------------------|-------------|
|-10-------7--|-12----10-8-7--8-7-5-|----5--------|
|-------------|---------------------|-7-----6-----|
|-------------|---------------------|----------7--|
|-------------|---------------------|-------------|
|-------------|---------------------|-------------|


                   5/4
            Gtr Gtrs I, IV
             >
  H.      S +S  E   Q  Q  Q  Q  Q
|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|----------------||
|-5-------5-(5)-7-|-4--2--0--------||
|-----------------|----------4-----||
|-----------------|----------------||


 In Keeping Theme
  Faster Q=90
  (B)                                (F#m)
 4/4
  Gtr I
  <
  Q  +S  S S S  E      +Q      S S    Q          +E  E E E E E
|---------------7------(7)-----5---|---------------------------|
|------------5-------------------8-|--7----------(7)---7-8-----|
|-4--(4)-6-7-----------------------|-----------------7-----7-6-|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|
| Gtr IV
| <                <                     <
| Q  +Q         S  E.      +Q         S  E.      +H.
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-----2-------(2)-----------|
|-4--(4)-----------2-------(2)-----|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|
| Gtr V
| <
| H            +S  Q..               +S  S  +H..
|------------------7---------------|-(7)-----------------------|
|----------------------------------|-----7--(7)----------------|
|-4------------(4)-----------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|


  (B)                                (F#m)
  Q  +S  S S S  E      +Q      S S    Q          +E  E Q  Q
|---------------7------(7)-----5---|-------------------------|
|------------5-------------------8-|--7----------(7)---------|
|-4--(4)-6-7-----------------------|-----------------7-7--6--|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|
| <                <                     <
| Q  +Q         S  E.      +Q         S  E.      +H.
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-----2-------(2)---------|
|-4--(4)-----------2-------(2)-----|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|
| <
| H            +S  Q..               +S  S  +H..
|------------------7---------------|-(7)---------------------|
|----------------------------------|-----7--(7)--------------|
|-4------------(4)-----------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|


  (B)                                (F#m)
  Q  +S  S S S  E      +Q      S S    Q          +E  E E E E E
|---------------7------(7)-----5---|---------------------------|
|------------5-------------------8-|--7----------(7)---7-8-----|
|-4--(4)-6-7-----------------------|-----------------7-----7-6-|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|
| <                <                     <
| Q  +Q         S  E.      +Q         S  E.      +H.
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-----2-------(2)-----------|
|-4--(4)-----------2-------(2)-----|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|
| <
| H            +S  Q..               +S  S  +H..
|------------------7---------------|-(7)-----------------------|
|----------------------------------|-----7--(7)----------------|
|-4------------(4)-----------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------|


  (B)                                (F#m)
  Q  +S  S S S  E      +Q      S S    Q          +E  E Q  Q
|---------------7------(7)-----5---|-------------------------|
|------------5-------------------8-|--7----------(7)---------|
|-4--(4)-6-7-----------------------|-----------------7-7--6--|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|
| <                <                     <
| Q  +Q         S  E.      +Q         S  E.      +H.
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-----2-------(2)---------|
|-4--(4)-----------2-------(2)-----|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|
| <
| H            +S  Q..               +S  S  +H..
|------------------7---------------|-(7)---------------------|
|----------------------------------|-----7--(7)--------------|
|-4------------(4)-----------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------|


    (B)                                (F#m)
    Q  +S  S S S  E      +Q      S S    Q          +E  E E E E E
||----------------7------(7)-----5---|---------------------------|
||o------------5-------------------8-|--7----------(7)---7-8-----|
||--4--(4)-6-7-----------------------|-----------------7-----7-6-|
||-----------------------------------|---------------------------|
||o----------------------------------|---------------------------|
||-----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|
|   <                <                     <
|   Q  +Q         S  E.      +Q         S  E.      +E  E E E E E
||-----------------------------------|---------------------------|
||o----------------------------------|---------------------------|
||-----------------------------------|-----2-------(2)-----------|
||--4--(4)-----------2-------(2)-----|-------------------4-5-----|
||o----------------------------------|-----------------5-----5-4-|
||-----------------------------------|---------------------------|
|
|   <
|   H            +S  Q..               +S  S  +H..
||-------------------7---------------|-(7)-----------------------|
||o----------------------------------|-----7--(7)----------------|
||--4------------(4)-----------------|---------------------------|
||-----------------------------------|---------------------------|
||o----------------------------------|---------------------------|
||-----------------------------------|---------------------------|


  (B)                                (F#m)
  Q  +S  S S S  E      +Q      S S    Q          +E  E Q  Q
|---------------7------(7)-----5---|--------------------------||
|------------5-------------------8-|--7----------(7)---------o||
|-4--(4)-6-7-----------------------|-----------------7-7--6---||
|----------------------------------|--------------------------||
|----------------------------------|-------------------------o||
|----------------------------------|--------------------------||
|
| <                <                     <
| Q  +Q         S  E.      +Q         S  E.      +E  E Q  Q
|----------------------------------|--------------------------||
|----------------------------------|-------------------------o||
|----------------------------------|-----2-------(2)----------||
|-4--(4)-----------2-------(2)-----|--------------------------||
|----------------------------------|-----------------5-5--4--o||
|----------------------------------|--------------------------||
|
| <
| H            +S  Q..               +S  S  +H..
|------------------7---------------|-(7)----------------------||
|----------------------------------|-----7--(7)--------------o||
|-4------------(4)-----------------|--------------------------||
|----------------------------------|--------------------------||
|----------------------------------|-------------------------o||
|----------------------------------|--------------------------||


  +W                  +W               +W
|-------------------|----------------|--------*|
|-------------------|----------------|--------*|
|-(6)---------------|-(6)------------|-(6)----*|
|-------------------|----------------|--------*|
|-------------------|----------------|--------*|
|-------------------|----------------|--------*|
|
|  <        <          <
|  E  +Q.   E +Q.      E  +H..         +W
|-------------------|----------------|--------*|
|-------------------|----------------|--------*|
|--2--(2)-----------|----------------|--------*|
|-----------5-(5)---|--4--(4)--------|-(4)----*|
|-------------------|----------------|--------*|
|-------------------|----------------|--------*|


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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