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'The nomad' by Iron maiden 

Album - Brave new world

Transcribed by Adam Scott 21st August 2003

This tab is my own version of 'The nomad'.
I got inspired by a tab which 
appeared on various websites.
The slow solo is copied and 
corrected from the transcription I saw.
None of the solos here as i can't tab them.HA!

Riff A

e -----------------------------
B -----------------------------
G -----------------------------
D --------9/10\9---- 9-----9---
A --------7/8 \7-----7-----7---
E 0-0-0-0--------0-0---0-0-----

e -----------------------------
B -----------------------------
G -----------------------------
D --------9/10\9---7-----7-----
A --------7/8 \7---5-----5-----
E 0-0-0-0-------0-0--0-0-------

e -----------------------------
B -----------------------------
G -----------------------------
D --------9/10\9-----9-----9---
A --------7/8 \7-----7-----7---
E 0-0-0-0--------0-0---0-0-----

e -----------------------------
B -----------------------------
G -----------------------------
D --------9/10\9---------------
A --------7/8 \7-----10-----7--
E 0-0-0-0--------0-0-8--0-0-5-- end riff A

This riff Comes to a standstill 
the second time around. The riff above
becomes-

e -----------------------------
B -----------------------------
G -----------------------------
D -------9/10\9----------------
A -------7/8 \7-stop-----------
E 0-0-0-0----------------------

The riff below is played over Riff A
It goes something like this

fill A

e -----------------------------
B 12-12-12-12---13p12-12-10-12-
G -----------------------------
D -----------------------------
A -----------------------------
E -----------------------------

e -----------------------------
B 12-12-12-12-13p12-12-10------
G -----------------------------
D -----------------------------
A -----------------------------
E ----------------------------- x8

I would say that this is a 
simplified version of the riff 
but i read a tab which transcribes
this as the riff below.

e -----------------------------------------------
B ----0---0---0---0---0----------0---0---0---0---
G --4---4---5---4---2---4------4---4---5---4---2- 
D -----------------------------------------------
A -----------------------------------------------
E ----------------------------------------------- 

I am not sure which is right because 
the riff above is hard to play fast. 
You should try both and find out 
which you think is right.

Riff B

e ----------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------
D --------4--4--4----------4--2--2--------------
A 2-2-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2-2-2--0--0--------------
E ----------------------------------------------

e ----------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------------------------
G ----------------------------------------------
D --------4--4--4----------4--5-----------------
A 2-2-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2-2-2--3--7--------------
E -------------------------------5-------------- 

Riff A played here twice
'
Riff C the weird 'Ah,Ah,Ah,Ah!' bit

e -----------------------------
B -----------------------------
G -----------------------------
D --4--------------------------
A --2-4-5-4--------------------
E ----2-3-2--------------------

Riff D is played with the Riff C

e -----------------------------
B --12-------------------------
G -----11-12-11~---------------
D -----------------------------
A -----------------------------
E -----------------------------

Riff A plays ..again.

But this time has this riff 
played on top of it by one of the axemen.

Riff E

e -----------------------------
B -12h13-12----12~-------------
G ----------14-----------------
D -----------------------------
A -----------------------------
E -----------------------------

e -----------------------------
B -12h13-12----15-13-12----12~-
G ----------14----------14-----
D -----------------------------
A -----------------------------
E -----------------------------

e -----------------------------
B -12h13-12----15-13-12--------
G ----------14----------14-----
D -----------------------------
A -----------------------------
E -----------------------------

The riff above is the way it is 
played just before it goes into the verse

Then into power chords for the verses

'like a ... ' 
 
e -----------------------------
B -----------------------------
G --4------2---4------7--------
D --4--4---2---4--4---7--------
A --2--4---0---2--4---5--------
E -----2----------2------------

Riff A and E played for the prechorus ( Nomad...)

Then it just repeats itself until the chorus.
 
e ----------------------------- 
B -----------------------------
G --9------5-----7-------------
D --9------5-----7-------------
A --7------3-----5-----fill 1--
E -----------------------------
                                      
e -----------------------------
B -----------------------------
G -9-------5-------------------
D -9-------5-----7-------------
A -7-------3-----7-----fill 1--
E ---------------5------------- 

The two riffs above played twice in through this order.
 
fill 1 is played by a different guitar 
It is played between the two riffs above.

e -----------------------------
B -----------------------------
G -----------------------------
D --4-5-7-7-5-4-2~-------------
A -----------------------------
E -----------------------------

e -----------------------------
B -----------------------------
G -----------------------------
D --2--------------------------
A --2--let it sound------------
E --0--------------------------

The riff below is not right but its a good start

e -------------------------------------------------------------
B -------------------------------------------------------------
G --------------------------5---5---5---5--------2---2---2---2-
D ------2---2---2---------5---5---5---5--------2---2---2---2---
A ----2---2---2---2-----3--------------------0-----------------
E --0----------------------------------------------------------

e -----------------------------
B -----------------------------
G -----------------------------
D -----2---2---2---------------
A ---2---2---2---2-------------
E -0---------------------------

This riff backs the greatest slow solo ever !
Also the riff above turns into chords as 
the backing guitar goes distorted.

And here it is....

e ------------------------------------------------------------
B ------------------------------------------------------------
G-------------11-12-11--11-12-12---11-12---------11--12--11---
D -14ring-14------------------------------14--14--------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------

e ------------------------------------------------------------
B ------------------------------------------------------------
G --11-12-12-ring---------------------------------------------
D ------------------------------------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------

e ------------------------------------------------------------
B -------------------------------------------12---------------
G ----------------------11-12-11-12/14-12-12----12------------
D -9 slide 14-ring--14-----------------------------14---------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------

e ------------------------------------------------------------
B ------------------------------------------------------------
G ------11-12-11-11-12----------------------------------------
D --14------------------14~-----------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------

e ------------------------------------------------------------
B ----------------------------12------------------------------
G ------11-12-11-12/14-12--12----12--------11-12-11-12-11-----
D --14------------------------------14--14--------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------

e ------------------------------------------------------------
B ------------------------------------------------------------
G --12-11-----------------------------------------------------
D ---------14--12---14----------------------------------------
A -----------------------14~----------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------

Backing guitar goes distorted when riff F is played.

e -------------------------------
B -------------------------------
G ------16-16-16-14-16-16-16-----       x3
D ---14--------------------------
A -------------------------------               riff F
E -------------------------------
 
fill B

e ------------------------------------------------------------
B ------15----------------------------------------------------
G ---17----17-16-14-------------------------------------------
D ------------------17-16-17----------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------


Fill C

e ------------------------------------------------------------
B ---------15-------------------------------------------------
G -----17-----17-16--14-16-16-16------------------------------
D ------------------------------------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------

Fill C kicks when riff F repeats.
The Fill C is played once and then 
the axeman goes back to the Fill B.
It is quite hard to explain but 
listen to the song to see the slight variation.

e ------------------------------------------------------------
B ------------------------------------------------------------
G --------11-12-11-12/14-12-12--11-12----------11-12-11-12-11-
D ---14~-------------------------------14---14----------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------

e ------------
B ------------
G ---12-------
D -------14---
A ------------
E ------------

e ------------------------------------------------------------
B -----------------------------------------12-----------------
G -------------11-12--14-12---11-12/14--14----14--12-11--12---
D --14~-----14------------------------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------

e ----------
B ----------
G ---12-----
D ----------
A ----------
E ----------

Riff G

e --12-12-12----------------12-12-12--------------------------
B -----------15-13-12-13-12-----------15-13-12-13-12----------
G ------------------------------------------------------------
D ------------------------------------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------

e ---------------------
B --------------12-13~-
G -----14-12-14--------
D ---------------------
A ---------------------
E ---------------------

e -12-12-12---------------------------------------------------
B -----------15-13-12-13-12-----------12-13-12-----12---------
G ---------------------------14-12-14----------14-------------
D ------------------------------------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------ 

e ------------------------------------------------------------
B ------------------------------------------------------------
G ------------------------------------------------------------
D --14--12--14-14-11--12-14-12-11-12--------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------ 

end Riff G

Riff G is played twice

e ------------------------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------12--------------------------
G ----------11-12-11-12-14-12-12------12----------------------
D --14~--14-------------------------------14------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------

e ------------------------------------------------------------
B ------------------------------------------------------------
G ------11-12-11-12-----16-16-14-16-16-16-16-14-16------------
D --14--------------14----------------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------

Riff repeats

And that is it. It's a bit complicated to 
look at but it comes together if you listen to the song.
Just go back to playing the verse chords, 
then the chorus,and Riff A with 
Riff E played over the top.

It ends with an E5 (below) and a cut down riff E (bottom).

e -----------------------------
B -----------------------------
G -----------------------------
D --2--------------------------
A --2--let it sound------------
E --0--------------------------

e -----------------------------
B -12h13-12----12~-------------
G ----------14-----------------
D -----------------------------
A -----------------------------
E -----------------------------

Just figure out the song structure for yourself.
Other tabs coming soon

- Out of the silent planet
- some of the songs off the new album!

Oh yeah, and its my first 
tab so don't blame me if its a little crappy!
(Rate it on the website please!)

Have fun!!
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