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Band:  Iron Maiden
Album: Powerslave
Song:  Flash of the Blade

Copyright (c)  (EMI) (1984)
Version 1.0 - (16/11/05)



.  - 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

Tunning E A D G B E

 Intro/Main Riff
 
  h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h     h   h     h
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-8p0-8p0-8p0-8p0-10p0-10p0-10p0-10p0-|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|
  Rpt 2 X Before drums enter.
  Rpt 2 X with drums.

  h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h     h   h     h
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-8p0-8p0-8p0-8p0-10p0-10p0-10p0-10p0-|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|
  h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-8p0-8p0-8p0-8p0-5p0-5p0-5p0-5p0-|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|Rpt


Verse

 [---------------------PM------------------------]
E-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------|
D-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
A-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
E-------------------------------------------------|

 [---------------------PM------------------------]
E-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------|
D-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4\3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
A-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2\1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
E-------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------|
B----------------------|
G---------------2--(2)-|
D---------------2--(2)-|
A---------3-0---0--(0)-|
E-1-0-3-0-----3--------|

 Rpt above Riffs

 Chorus


E---------------------------------------------------0--|
B---------------------------------------------------0--|
G-7--(7)--7\6/7-/9--(9)--9\8/9-\5--(5)--5\4/5----------|
D-7--(7)--7\6/7-/9--(9)--9\8/9-\5--(5)--5\4/5-----2----|
A-5--(5)--5\4/5-/7--(7)--7\6/7-\3--(3)--3\2/3-5\4-2----|
E---------------------------------------------3\2-0----| Rpt


  h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h     h   h     h
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-8p0-8p0-8p0-8p0-10p0-10p0-10p0-10p0-|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|
  h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-8p0-8p0-8p0-8p0-5p0-5p0-5p0-5p0-|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|Rpt

 Rpt Verse and Chorus

 Mid section

  Guitar 1

E[-5p0-5-7--8--7--5p0-5p0-5-7--8--7--5p0-7p0--7--8--10-8--7--0-|
B[-------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-------------------------------------------------------------|
A[-------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
 [
E[-8p0-8-10-12-10-8p0-8p0-8-10-12-10-8p0-10p0-10-12-13-12-10-0-|
B[-------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-------------------------------------------------------------|
A[-------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 3
 [ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~                       ~~~~
E[-------------------------------------------------------------|
B[----------------------------------------5--5--5--5-----------|
G[-2-----------------/4-------------------------------7-5-4----|
D[-------------------------------------------------------------|
A[-------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 1

E[-5p0-5-7--8--7--5p0-5p0-5-7--8--7--5p0-7p0--7--8--10-8--7--0-|
B[-------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-------------------------------------------------------------|
A[-------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
 [
E[-8p0-8-10-12-10-8p0-8p0-8-10-12-10-8p0-10p0-10-12-13-12-10-0-|
B[-------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-------------------------------------------------------------|
A[-------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 3
 [ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~                       ~~~~
E[-------------------------------------------------------------|
B[----------------------------------------5--5--5--5-----------|
G[-2-----------------/4-------------------------------7-5------|
D[--------------------------------------------------------6----|
A[-------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 1

E[-5p0-5-7--8--7--5p0-5p0-5-7--8--7--5p0-7p0--7--8--10-8--7--0-|
B[-------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-------------------------------------------------------------|
A[-------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
 [
E[-8p0-8-10-12-10-8p0-8p0-8-10-12-10-8p0-10p0-10-12-13-12-10-0-|
B[-------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-------------------------------------------------------------|
A[-------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 3
 [                         h    h                       
E[------------5-------0----5----8----5-8-12-12-12-12-10\8------|
B[------5-------------------------------------------------9----|
G[-5-----------------------------------------------------------|
D[-------------------------------------------------------------|
A[-------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-------------------------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 1

E[-5p0-5-7--8--7--5p0-5p0-5-7--8--7--5p0-7p0--7--8--10-8--7--0-10-8-7-8-8-7-5-0-|
B[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
 [
E[-8p0-8-10-12-10-8p0-8p0-8-10-12-10-8p0-10p0-10-12-13-12-10-0-1312101212-108-0-|
B[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 3
 [                         h    h             
E[------------5-------0----5----8----5-8-12-------------------------------------|
B[------5------------------------------------15-13-12-\10-12--------------------|
G[-5---------------------------------------------------------10-9-7-\5-4-3------|
D[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 4
E[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B[----------------------------------------13--12--------------------------------|
G[-----------------------------------------------14-12--10\9--------------------|
D[-----------------------------------------------------------12-109--7-5-7------|
A[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E[------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


 Twin Guitar solo

  Guitar 1
   D                       E             C            
E[---------------------------------------9-7----------------------------|
B[--------5-3---/8-7-5------------7-5--------10-9--8-7-------7-----7-8--|
G[------------4--------7--------------6----------------7\5-7---5-7------|
D[-5-4---------------------7-6------------------------------------------|
A[-----5-----------------------7----------------------------------------|
E[----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2                                                     ~~~~
E[---------------7-5--------------5-4---1210-9--7-----------------------|
B[--------8-7--------8-7--------------5-----------8-7---8-7-------------|
G[-4-2--------7------------6-4------------------------7-----7--5--------|
D[-----4-----------------------6----------------------------------------|
A[----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E[----------------------------------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 1
   D
E[-----------------------|
B[--------5-3---8-7-5----|
G[------------4-------7--|
D[-5-4-------------------|
A[-----5-----------------|
E[-----------------------|
 [Guitar 2
E[--------------7-5------|
B[-------/8-7-------8-7--|
G[-4-2--------7----------|
D[-----4-----------------|
A[-----------------------|
E[-----------------------| Rpt

  Guitar 1                                    ~~~~
   E                       C
E[--------------9-7--------------------------10---|
B[--------7-5--------10-9--8-7-------7-----7------|
G[------------6----------------7\5-7---5-7--------|
D[-7-6--------------------------------------------|
A[-----7------------------------------------------|
E[------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2                                   ~~~~
E[--------5-4---1210-9--7-------------------12b---|
B[------------5-----------8-7---8-7---8-7---------|
G[-6-4------------------------7-----7-----7-------|
D[------6-----------------------------------------|
A[------------------------------------------------|
E[------------------------------------------------|

  Guitar 1
  D
E[------------------------|
B[--------5-3---/8-7-5----|
G[------------4--------7--|
D[-5-4--------------------|
A[-----5------------------|
E[------------------------|
 [Guitar 2                                                     
E[---------------7-5------|
B[--------8-7--------8-7--|
G[-4-2--------7-----------|
D[-----4------------------|
A[------------------------|
E[------------------------|

  Guitar 1
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-2---2-4-5p4-2---2---2-4-5p4-2---4---4/5-7p5\4---7\5-4-5-5-4-----|
D[---2-----------2---2-----------2---2-----------2-------------2---|
A[---------------------------------------------------------------2-|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B[---------5---------------5-------3---3/5/6\5-3---6-5-3-5-5-3-1---|
G[-5---5/7---7-5---5---5/7---7-5-----------------------------------|
D[---2-----------2---2-----------2---2-----------2---------------2-|
A[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 3
E[-5----(5)----8-----(8)------1212121210-8-------7-------(7)-------|
B[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|


  Guitar 1
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-2---2-4-5p4-2---2---2-4-5p4-2---4---4/5-7p5\4---7\5-4-5-5-4-----|
D[---2-----------2---2-----------2---2-----------2-------------2---|
A[---------------------------------------------------------------2-|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B[---------5---------------5-------3---3/5/6\5-3---6-5-3-5-5-3-1---|
G[-5---5/7---7-5---5---5/7---7-5-----------------------------------|
D[---2-----------2---2-----------2---2-----------2---------------2-|
A[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 3
E[-5----(5)----8-----(8)------1212121210-8-------------------------|
B[------------------------------------------------9------(9)-------|
G[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|



  Guitar 1
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-2---2-4-5p4-2---2---2-4-5p4-2---4---4/5-7p5\4---7\5-4-5-5-4-----|
D[---2-----------2---2-----------2---2-----------2-------------2---|
A[---------------------------------------------------------------2-|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B[---------5---------------5-------3---3/5/6\5-3---6-5-3-5-5-3-1---|
G[-5---5/7---7-5---5---5/7---7-5-----------------------------------|
D[---2-----------2---2-----------2---2-----------2---------------2-|
A[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 3
E[-8--12--12-----8--12----17-----13-12--2222222221-20-16----(16)---|
B[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|


  Guitar 1
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G[-2---2-4-5p4-2---2---2-4-5p4-2---4---4/5-7p5\4---7\5-4-5-5-4-----|
D[---2-----------2---2-----------2---2-----------2-------------2---|
A[---------------------------------------------------------------2-|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 2
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B[---------5---------------5-------3---3/5/6\5-3---6-5-3-5-5-3-1---|
G[-5---5/7---7-5---5---5/7---7-5-----------------------------------|
D[---2-----------2---2-----------2---2-----------2---------------2-|
A[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 [Guitar 3
E[-8--12--17-----12-17----20-----17-15--22220-191715---------------|
B[--------------------------------------------------181715131210---|
G[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A[-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E[-----------------------------------------------------------------|

 Rpt Chorus 2 X

  h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h     h   h     h
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-8p0-8p0-8p0-8p0-10p0-10p0-10p0-10p0-|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|
  h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h   h
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-7p0-8p0-8p0-8p0-8p0-5p0-5p0-5p0-5p0-|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|Rpt

E-----|
B-----|
G-7---|
D-7---|
A-5---|
E-----|


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Got Metal? 10 Jul 17, 2008 08:36 PM

Great Tab! but the fill at the end of the verse is


---------------------------------
--------------------2------------
--------------------2------------
--------------------0------------
-----------3p0-------------------
-1p0--3p0-------3----------------

im 99% sure

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padgea7x 50 Sep 05, 2008 10:05 AM

very good tab
better than the other 1
bter laid out

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Guns N' Chains 273 Mar 01, 2013 02:52 PM

Awesome Tab. Very easy to follow and read. Well done!

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