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Band- Iced Earth
Song- Star Spangled Banner
Album- The Glorious Burden

Tuning: Eb

Lots of harmony here so I'll try to break it up so it's easy to follow.


Section 1:  0:00-0:34

Guitar 1
eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------4----|
Ab|-2--------2--------2--------2----|
Eb|-0--------0--------0-------------|

eb|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|----------4----------------------|
Ab|-2--------2--------2-------(2)---|
Eb|-0-----------------0-------(0)---|

eb|-----------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------|
Db|---------6----6--6-------4---------|
Ab|-2----6--4----3--4-------2----2----|
Eb|-0-----~--------------2~---------4-|

eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------4-----------------------|
Ab|-2--------2----4-6-7--7--------2--|
Eb|-0-----------------------7--4--0--|

Guitar 2
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------9-7-------------|
Gb|---------------9--------9-----------|
Db|-9--6----6--9--------------6--8--9--| ---|
Ab|------7-----------------------------|    |
Eb|------------------------------------|    |
                                            |--> Play 2x
eb|------------------------------------|    |
Bb|-----9--7---------------------------|    |
Gb|----------9--8----6-8-9--9----------|    |
Db|-9-9------------------------9--6----| ---|
Ab|---------------------------------7--|
Eb|------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|----------------------16-14-12-----------|
Bb|-12----------12-17-------------------12--|
Gb|----13----13-------------------13-15-----|
Db|-------14--------------------------------| --------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|         |
Eb|-----------------------------------------|         |
                                                      |--> Play 2x
eb|-------16--14-12------------------------------|    |
Bb|-12-12-----------16----14-16-17--17--12-------|    |
Gb|----------------------------------------13----|    |
Db|-------------------------------------------14-| ---|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|

Guitar 4 (Comes in the second time)
eb|----------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------9---14-14-14--------------|
Gb|-9-9-9-----9----------------13--11-9-8--|
Db|--------9-------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-8-8-13--11-13h14p13-11----11-11-13-13-9--------|
Db|------------------------------------------9-----|
Ab|---------------------------------------------7~-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|


End section 1


Section 2  0:35-0:52

Guitar 1
eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------4----6----6-----4----4--------4--|
Ab|-2----2----2----3----4-----2----1-----1--2--|
Eb|-0----0----------------------------4--------|

Guitar 2
eb|-----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------|
Gb|-13-13-13--14--16--16----14-13-----13--14--14--|
Db|-------------------------------16--------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-14--13--------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------16-14--13----11-13-14--6--8--9----9-9-9-|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|-16-16-16--17--19--19----17-16-----16--17--17--|
Bb|-------------------------------19--------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------|

eb|-17--16-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------19-17--16----14-16-17--9--11--12----12-12-12-|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 4
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-12-12-12--14--17--17----16-14-12--14--16\13-13--|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------|

eb|-------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-13-13-14--14--14--12----12-12-11----12----------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------14~-13~-11~-|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------|

End section 2


Section 3  0:53-End

NOTE: Ending blends into beginning of "Declaration Day", so the
last notes are denoted as ghost notes.

Guitar 1
eb|------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------|
Db|---------6-------4----------4----4--|
Ab|-2----6--4----2--0--------1-2----2--|
Eb|-0--------------------4-5-----------|

eb|-------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------4------------|
Ab|-2----2--------2--------2--------(2)-|
Eb|-0----0--------0-----------------(0)-|

Guitar 2
eb|---------------------|
Bb|---------------------|
Gb|---------------------|
Db|---------------------|
Ab|-7--7--7-6--4--4--4--|
Eb|---------------------|

eb|----------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|
Ab|-9--12-11-9-7--7----9\7--6--|
Eb|----------------------------|

eb|---------------------|
Bb|---------------------|
Gb|---------------------|
Db|------------------9--|
Ab|-----7----9-11-12----|
Eb|-7-7-----------------|

eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|-7--9--11----12-9----(7)--|
Eb|--------------------------|

Guitar 3
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------|
Db|-14--14--14-13-11--11--11--|
Ab|---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|-16--19-18-16-14-14----16\14--13--|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|----------------------16--|
Db|-------14----16-18-19-----|
Ab|-14-14--------------------|
Eb|--------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-14--16--18----19-16----(14)-|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

Guitar 4
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|-17--17--17-16-14--14--14--|
Gb|---------------------------|
Db|---------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------|

eb|-----17---------------------------|
Bb|-19-----21-19-17-17----19\17------|
Gb|------------------------------20--|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|

eb|-------------------17--19--|
Bb|-------17----19-21---------|
Gb|-16-16---------------------|
Db|---------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------|

eb|---------------17------------|
Bb|-17--19--21-------19----(17)-|
Gb|-----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|

Guitar 5
eb|---------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------|
Gb|-13--13--13-11--9---9---9--|
Db|---------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------|

eb|----------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------|
Gb|-14--18-16-14-13-13----14\13--11--|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------|
Bb|----------------------17--|
Gb|-------13----14-16-18-----|
Db|-13-13--------------------|
Ab|--------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------|

eb|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------|
Gb|-13--14--16----18-14----(13)-|
Db|-----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------|



Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill

            
            
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slipknotrox 20 Nov 23, 2008 06:21 AM

great tab!

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