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Dream Theater
"The Gift of Music"
From the album "The Astonishing" (2016)

Standard Tuning

  Clean intro
   Q=161
  4/4
   E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
e|----------0-------|-------0---------|---------0-------|---------------0--|
B|--------0---0-----|-----0---0-------|-------0---0-----|-----------0------|
G|------9-------9---|---7-------7---7-|-----2-------2---|---7---6----------|
D|---11-------------|-9-----------9---|---4-------------|-5---5---5---5----|
A|-0--------------0-|-----------------|-0-------------0-|------------------|
E|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

                                                         w/distortion
   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
e|---------0-------|---------------0-|---------0-------|-----------------|
B|-------0---0-----|---8---7---0-----|-------0---0-----|-----------------|
G|-----9-------9---|-----------------|-----7-------7-7-|-----------------|
D|---7-------------|-9---9---9---9---|---4-----------4-|-----------------|
A|-0-------------0-|-----------------|-0---------------|---------5-4---2-|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---0-2-3-----3---|


[0:12]
  7/4
   S S S S E  S S E  S S S S E  S S E  S S E  S S E
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9------9----------7------6------4---------|
D|---------9------9----------7------7------7------7--|
A|-0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0-0--|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

   S S S S E  S S E  S S S S E  S S E  S S  E  S S  E
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9------9----------7------6------12------11-|
D|---------9------9----------7------7------12------12-|
A|-0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-----0-0----|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

   S S S S E  S S E  S S S S E  S S E  S S E  S S E
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9------9----------7------6------4---------|
D|---------9------9----------7------7------7------7--|
A|-0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0-0--|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

  4/4
   S S S S E S S E S S S S E   +E  E E E E E E E
e|---------------------------|-------------------|
B|---------------------------|-------------------|
G|---------9-----9---------7-|-(7)---------------|
D|---------9-----9---------7-|-(7)---------------|
A|-0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0-0-0---|-----------5-4---2-|
E|---------------------------|-----0-2-3-----3---|


[0:23] [Verse]

  7/4
   S S S S E  S S E  S S S S E  S S E  S S E  S S E
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9------9----------7------6------4---------|
D|---------9------9----------7------7------7------7--|
A|-0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0-0--|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

   S S S S E  S S E  S S S S E  S S E  S S E  S S E
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9------9----------7------6------4---------|
D|---------9------9----------7------7------7------7--|
A|-0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0-0--|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

  4/4
   H    H      +W
e|-3----3----|-(3)----|
B|-3----3----|-(3)----|
G|-4----4----|-(4)----|
D|-5----5----|-(5)----|
A|-5----5----|-(5)----|
E|-3----3----|-(3)----|

  7/4
   S S S S E  S S E  S S S S E  S S E  S S E  S S E
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9------9----------7------6------4---------|
D|---------9------9----------7------7------7------7--|
A|-0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0-0--|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

   S S S S E  S S E  S S S S E  S S E  S S E  S S E
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9------9----------7------6------4---------|
D|---------9------9----------7------7------7------7--|
A|-0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0-0--|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

  4/4
   H    H      H    H
e|-0----0----|-2---------|
B|-0----0----|------3----|
G|-0----0----|-----------|
D|-2----2----|-----------|
A|-2----2----|-----------|
E|-0----0----|-----------|

[0:40]
  7/4
   H.      +W           H.      +W
e|--------------------|----------------|
B|-5-------(5)--------|-2-------(2)----|
G|-5-------(5)--------|-2-------(2)----|
D|-5-------(5)--------|-2-------(2)----|
A|-3-------(3)--------|-0-------(0)----|
E|--------------------|----------------|

  4/4
   W          W          W          W
e|-3--------|-5--------|-1--------|-1----|
B|-3--------|-3--------|-1--------|-1----|
G|-0--------|-2--------|-2--------|-2----|
D|-0--------|-0--------|-3--------|-3----|
A|-2--------|----------|-3--------|-3----|
E|-3--------|----------|-1--------|-1----|

  [0:52]
  7/4
   S S S S  E S S  E S S S S E S S E S S E S S E
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|---------10-----10---------8-----7-----5-------|
G|----------9------9---------7-----7-----7-----7-|
D|-0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-0-|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

   S S S S  E S S  E S S S S E S S E S S E S S E
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|---------10-----10---------8-----7-----5-------|
G|----------9------9---------7-----7-----7-----7-|
D|-0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-0-|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

  4/4
   W          H    H
e|----------|-----------|
B|-5--------|-7----8----|
G|-5--------|-5----5----|
D|-5--------|-----------|
A|-3--------|-----------|
E|----------|-----------|

  7/4
   S S S S  E S S  E S S S S E S S E S S E S S E
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|---------10-----10---------8-----7-----5-------|
G|----------9------9---------7-----7-----7-----7-|
D|-0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-0-|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

   S S S S  E S S  E S S S S E S S E S S E S S E
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|---------10-----10---------8-----7-----5-------|
G|----------9------9---------7-----7-----7-----7-|
D|-0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-0-|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

  4/4
   W          W
e|----------|------|
B|-1--------|-1----|
G|-2--------|-2----|
D|-2--------|-2----|
A|-0--------|-0----|
E|----------|------|


[1:08] [Piano chords]

   Q=78
   W          W          W          W
e|----------|----------|----------|------|
B|-3--------|-6--------|-3--------|-6----|
G|-4--------|-7--------|-4--------|-7----|
D|-5--------|-7--------|-5--------|-7----|
A|-5--------|-5--------|-5--------|-5----|
E|-3--------|----------|-3--------|------|

   W           W           W
e|----------|-----------|-------|
B|-5--------|--3--------|--3----|
G|-5--------|--3--------|--3----|
D|-5--------|--3--------|--5----|
A|-3--------|--1--------|--5----|
E|----------|-----------|--3----|


 [1:29] Lead Guitar
  Q=107
                                              |-3-| |-3-|
   Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    W          H    E E E E E E
e|-------------|----------3--|----------|------------------|
B|-------------|-3--5--6-----|----------|------------------|
G|-3--2--3--5--|-------------|-2--------|-1----------------|
D|-------------|-------------|----------|------2-3---2-----|
A|-------------|-------------|----------|----------5---3-5-|
E|-------------|-------------|----------|------------------|

  [1:39]
   Q=161
  7/4
   S S S S E  S S E  S S S S E  S S E  S S E  S S E
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9------9----------7------6------4---------|
D|---------9------9----------7------7------7------7--|
A|-0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0-0--|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

   S S S S E  S S E  S S S S E  S S E  S S E  S S E
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9------9----------7------6------4---------|
D|---------9------9----------7------7------7------7--|
A|-0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0-0--|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

  4/4
   W          Q  H.
e|----------|----------|
B|-3--------|----3-----|
G|-4--------|-2--4-----|
D|-5--------|-0--5-----|
A|-5--------|-0--5-----|
E|-3--------|-3--3-----|

  7/4
   S S S S E  S S E  S S S S E  S S E  S S E  S S E
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9------9----------7------6------4---------|
D|---------9------9----------7------7------7------7--|
A|-0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0-0--|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

   S S S S E  S S E  S S S S E  S S E  S S E  S S E
e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9------9----------7------6------4---------|
D|---------9------9----------7------7------7------7--|
A|-0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0-0-0----0-0----0-0----0-0-0--|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

  4/4
   W          E E E E E E E E
e|----------|-----------------|
B|-0--------|-----------------|
G|-0--------|-----------------|
D|-2--------|---2-5---2-------|
A|-2--------|-4-----4---1-4---|
E|-0--------|---------------3-|

    [1:56]
    W          +H     H      W          +W
e|-----------|-------------|----------|---------|
B|--3--------|-(3)----6----|-5--------|-(5)-----|
G|--3--------|-(3)----7----|-5--------|-(5)-----|
D|--5--------|-(5)----7----|-5--------|-(5)-----|
A|--5--------|-(5)----5----|-3--------|-(3)-----|
E|--3--------|-(3)---------|----------|---------|

    W           W            W          +W
e|-----------|-------------|----------|---------|
B|--3--------|--1----------|-5--------|-(5)-----|
G|--3--------|--2----------|-5--------|-(5)-----|
D|--5--------|--3----------|-5--------|-(5)-----|
A|--5--------|--3----------|-3--------|-(3)-----|
E|--3--------|--1----------|----------|---------|

    W          +H     H      W          +W
e|-----------|-------------|----------|---------|
B|--3--------|-(3)----6----|-5--------|-(5)-----|
G|--3--------|-(3)----7----|-5--------|-(5)-----|
D|--5--------|-(5)----7----|-5--------|-(5)-----|
A|--5--------|-(5)----5----|-3--------|-(3)-----|
E|--3--------|-(3)---------|----------|---------|

   W          W          W          W
e|----------|----------|----------|------|
B|-8--------|-8--------|-4--------|-1----|
G|-8--------|-8--------|-5--------|-2----|
D|-8--------|-8--------|-5--------|-3----|
A|-6--------|-6--------|-3--------|-3----|
E|----------|----------|----------|-1----|

[2:18] [Solo]

   Q  Q  Q  S S  S S   H    E E  E E    E E  E  S  S E E E  E   +Q    E Q  E E E
e|-------------------|---------------|------------------------|-------------------|
B|-------------------|---------------|------------------------|------10-----------|
G|-----------------7-|-9--------11---|-12---11h12p11-9-7-9-/9-|-(9)-----7--6-7-9--|
D|----------7-9-10---|--------9----9-|----9-------------------|-------------------|
A|-------------------|---------------|------------------------|-------------------|
E|-------------------|---------------|------------------------|-------------------|

   +Q    Q    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    E     Q.      E  E  E  E
e|-----------------15-19-24-19-15----|-14b15-14b15---12-14-15-12-|
B|--------------17----------------17-|---------------------------|
G|-(9)--[9]--16----------------------|---------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|---------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|---------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|---------------------------|

    E  E  S S  S S  S S  S S Q     E E  E E  E  E  E  E
e|-14---------------------------|-10-9-------------------|
B|----15-12-0-14-0-12-0-10-0-8--|------10------------10--|
G|------------------------------|---------9--------------|
D|------------------------------|-----------12-11-12-----|
A|------------------------------|------------------------|
E|------------------------------|------------------------|

    +H      S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
e|---------------------15-17-15-14-|-12----------------------------------------------|
B|-(10)-------------15-------------|----13----13-------------------------------------|
G|---------14-16-17----------------|-------12----12----------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|----------------14----14----14-16-14----14-16-17-|
A|---------------------------------|-------------------15----15----------15----------|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|

    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  H
e|-------------------15-17-20----|
B|----------15-17-19-------------|
G|-14-16-17----------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|

   |------6-------|  |------6-------|  |------6-------|  |------6-------|
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
e|-17-12----------12-15-12----------12-14-12----------12-15-12----------12-|
B|-------13----13----------13----13----------13----13----------13----13----|
G|----------14----------------14----------------14----------------14-------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    Q   Q.    E  E  E
e|-19-17-------------------------------|-----------------17-|
B|-------20-17----20-17----------------|--------------20----|
G|-------------19-------19-16----------|-----19----19-------|
D|----------------------------19-17----|--------------------|
A|----------------------------------19-|-17-----------------|
E|-------------------------------------|--------------------|

    Q   E  Q   Q   E       +Q.    S  S  H
e|-19--20-19------13b15-|-(13)---13-12-13----|
B|------------20--------|--------------------|
G|----------------------|--------------------|
D|----------------------|--------------------|
A|----------------------|--------------------|
E|----------------------|--------------------|

   |------6------|  |-----6------|  |-----6------|  |-----6------|
   S  S  S  S  S S  S  S  S S  S S  S  S  S S  S S  S  S  S S  S S   W
e|------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
B|-12-13-12-10------------------------------------------------------|------|
G|-------------12-9-10-12-10-9--------------------------------------|------|
D|-----------------------------12-9-10-12-10-9----------------------|------|
A|---------------------------------------------12-8-10-12-10-8------|------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------12-8-|-8----|

[2:44] It Gets Weird (time signatures not accurate, corrections welcome)

    12/8                      15/8
     E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E   4x
e||--------------------------|---------------------------------||
B||o-------------------------|--------------------------------o||
G||--------------------------|---------------------------------||
D||----------2-----0-2-------|---------2-------0-2-------------||
A||o---2-3-2---2-3-----2-3---|---2-3-2---2-3-2-----3-2-3------o||
E||--0---------------------3-|-0-------------------------2-3---||

  12/8                      15/8
   E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E
e|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|---------4-----2-4-------|---------4-------2-4-----------|
A|---3-5-3---3-5-----3-5---|---3-5-3---3-5-3-----5-3-5-3---|
E|-0---------------------3-|-0---------------------------3-|

  7/4                           6/4                      4/4
   E E E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E Q  E E E   S S S S Q  S S S S Q
e|-----------------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------------|------------------------|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------------|----------------------4-|------------5-4-3-2-1--|
D|---------2-----------5-------|---------2----------3---|-5-4-3-2-1-------------|
A|---2-3-2---2-3-2-4-5---5-4-2-|---2-3-2---2-3-1--4-----|-----------------------|
E|-0---------------------------|-0----------------------|-----------------------|

  9/8
   S S S S E  S S S S E  S S S S E
e|----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------3-5--|
G|------------------1-2--2-4-5------|
D|-------0-2--0-2-3-----------------|
A|-0-2-3----------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

[3:17]
  4/4                             10/4
   Q.   Q.   Q    +E  Q.   Q  Q    H    Q.   H    Q.   Q  Q  Q
e|--------------|----------------|-------------------------------|
B|--------------|----------------|-------------------------------|
G|--------------|----------------|-------------------------------|
D|--------------|----------3-----|-6--------------3--------------|
A|-7---------5--|-(5)---------4--|------8--------------4---------|
E|------6-------|-----4----------|-----------9------------5--4---|

  [3:24]
  6/4                                           7/4
   Q.   E Q.   Q  Q.     Q.   E Q.   Q  S S Q    Q  H    E E Q.   Q.
e|---------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
B|---------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
G|---------------------|-----------------------|------------------------|
D|---------------------|--------2----4--4-5-0--|------------------------|
A|-------------2--0----|-3----5----------------|-2--3----0--------------|
E|-0----2-3------------|-----------------------|-----------3-2----3-----|

  6/4
   Q.   E Q.   Q  Q.     Q  E Q.   E Q.   S S S S
e|---------------------|--------------------------|
B|---------------------|--------------------------|
G|---------------------|--------------------------|
D|---------------------|----------------------2-5-|
A|-------------2--0----|-----------2-3----3-5-----|
E|-0----2-3------------|-1--3-5-------------------|

  4/4
   Q.   Q  Q.     E E Q.   Q.
e|--------------|----------------|
B|--------------|----------------|
G|--------------|----------------|
D|--------------|----------------|
A|-5----2--3----|----------------|
E|--------------|-5-3-1----0-----|

  [3:39]
  6/4
   E E E  E E E E E E  E E E   E E  E E E  E  E S  S  S S  E  E  E
e|---------------------------|----------------------------------17----|
B|-----8-10-8-------8-10-8-7-|--------8----------------------15-------|
G|------------9--------------|-9-7------9---------------9-11----------|
D|---9------------9----------|-----10-----10----9-10-12---------------|
A|-7------------7------------|---------------10-----------------------|
E|---------------------------|----------------------------------------|

  7/4
    E  E  E  S  S  E  S  S  S  S  E  E  E  E  E  E  S  S
e|-15----12----------12----------------------------------|
B|----15----15-13-------15-13-12-------------------------|
G|----------------12-------------14-12-11-12-------------|
D|-------------------------------------------12----------|
A|----------------------------------------------14-14-15-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

  6/4
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
e|-------------------------------------------------15-17----------15-17-19-|
B|----------------------------------------15-17-19-------15-17-19----------|
G|-------------14-16-17----------14-16-17----------------------------------|
D|----14-16-17----------14-16-17-------------------------------------------|
A|-17----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    Q.    E  Q   E  Q.    S  S  S  S
e|-20----19-17-----------------------|
B|--------------20-17----------------|
G|-----------------------16-17-19-16-|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

 7/4
   |--3--|  |-----3-----|
   Q  Q  Q  Q  S  S  E  Q  E  E  Q   S  S  S  S
e|-----------------------------------------17-19-|
B|-------19-20-19-20-19--------------17-20-------|
G|----19----------------21-19-17-----------------|
D|-19----------------------------19--------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

    E  E  E  Q.    E  H.      E
e|-20-19-17-------22-24---------*|
B|----------20------------------*|
G|------------------------------*|
D|------------------------------*|
A|------------------------------*|
E|------------------------------*|

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


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

| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| p    Pull-off
| b    Bend
| /    Slide up 

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