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War Machine Tab

version 3
version 3

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Tuned down 1/2-step



Key:
/    = slide up
\    = slide down
b    = bend (whole step)
b^   = bend (1/2 step)
b^^  = bend (1 1/2 steps)
pb   = pre-bend
r    = release-bend
t    = tap with righthand finger
h    = hammer-on
p    = pull-off
~    = Vibrato
*    = Natural Harmonic
#(#) = Trill
**   = Artificial Harmonic
x    = Dead notes (no pitch)
P.M. = Palm mute (- -> underneath indicates which notes)
(\)  = Dive w\bar
(/)  = Release w\bar
Tp   = Tap w\plectrum





Rhythm Fig. 1
                                                     
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|--0--7----0--5----0--7----0--7--0--3~---5-----|


                                                 
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|--0--7----0--3----0--5----0--5--0--3~---5-----|




Rhythm Fig. 2
                                                 
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------3----3-----|
Gb|-----------------------------------0----2-----|
Db|-----------------------------------0----0-----|
Ab|-----------------------------------x----------|
Eb|--0--7----0--5----0--7----0--7--0--3----------|




Rhythm Fig. 3
                                         
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|--2---------------------------------2---------|
Ab|--2---------------------------------2---------|
Eb|--0---------------------------------0----3~---|


                                              
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--2--2-----2------------2----x--2-------------|
Db|--2--2-----2------------2----x--2-------------|
Ab|--0--0-----0------------0----x--0-------------|
Eb|--------3----------------------------3~-------|


                                              
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|--2--2-----2------------2----x--2-------------|
Ab|--2--2-----2------------2----x--2-------------|
Eb|--0--0--3--0------------0----x--0----3~-------|


                                              
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--2--2-----2------------2----x--2-------------|
Db|--2--2-----2------------2----x--2-------------|
Ab|--0--0-----0------------0----x--0-------------|
Eb|--------3----------------------------3~-------|




End 1
                                                 
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--4--4--4--4----4--4--4----4--4--4------------|
Db|--4--4--4--4----4--4--4----4--4--4--2---------|
Ab|--2--2--0--2----2--0--2----2--0--2--2---------|
Eb|------------------------------------0----3~---|



End 2
                                             
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--4---------4---------4-----------------------|
Db|--4---------4---------4-----------------------|
Ab|--2------2--0------0--------------------------|
Eb|----------------------3------3--2-------------|




Rhythm Fig. 4
                                                 
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------|
Eb|--0--7----0--5----0--7----0--7--0--3----5-----|


                                                 
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------7-----|
Db|-----------------------------------5----7-----|
Ab|-----------------------------------5----5-----|
Eb|--0--7----0--3----0--5----0--5--0--3----------|


                                       
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--9-------------------------------------------|
Db|--9-------------------------------------------|
Ab|--7-------------------------------------------|
Eb|--0-------------------------------------------|


                                       
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--2-------------------------------------------|
Db|--2-------------------------------------------|
Ab|--0-------------------------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------------|


                                       
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|--5-------------------------------------------|
Ab|--5-------------------------------------------|
Eb|--3-------------------------------------------|


                                               
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|--3-------------------2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
Ab|--3-------------------2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
Eb|--1-------------------0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--|


                                             
Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--7\------------9\-----2------11\-----4-------|
Db|--7\-----5------9\-----2------11\-----4-------|
Ab|--5\-----5------7\-----0------9\------2-------|
Eb|---------3------------------------------------|





Solo
                    
Eb|----------------------------------------x-15~----17~---(18)-------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------------x---------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------------------x---------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--x\--------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--x\--------------0(\)--------------------------------------------|
   Pick scrapes



Eb|--pb15----r15-----15b-----15-14-12--------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------15-12--------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------14-12--------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------14-12--------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------14-12-10(\)--|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|




Eb|--17b-----17b-17b-17b-17b-17b-17b-17b-17b-17b-r17-----------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------------17b^^---r17~----|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
     Hold bend - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - >




Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--17p15---15--17------17p15--17-----17p15--17-----17p15--17-------|
Gb|--------16--16-------------16------------16------------16---------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|




Eb|--15b~----15p12---------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------15p12---------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------14p12---14-12----14b-14b-14b-14b-14b-14b-14-|
Db|------------------------------------14----------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|




Eb|--------------15b---15p14p12--------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------15-14-12-----------------------------|
Gb|--0-----------------------------------15-14-12----14b---14-14b----|
Db|-----------------------------------------------14-----------------|
Ab|-----10b----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|




Eb|---------------------15b---r15p12p0-15b---r15p12p0---17b-r17p15-x-|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--14-14b---14-14b~------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|




Eb|--22b~------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------7-----8------9-----10----11-----12---12*-(\)-(/)--|
Gb|----------------9b~---10b~---11b~--12b~--13b~---14b~--------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|




Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--(\/)-(\/)-(\/)-(\/)-(\/)----------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|





Outro solo

Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------15b~-------------|
Gb|--2b~-----(\/)-(\/)-(\/)-----------------0(\)---------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------0(\)------------------------------------|



Eb|--------------15b~------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--12----------------------------------12b--12b^^--12-14-12-10(12)-|
Gb|-----14p12------------------------9-------------------------------|
Db|-----------14------------------7----------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------0--------------------------------------|



Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|--12b^^--10(12)-(\)--12b^--10(12)-(\)---12b^^--10(12)-(\)---------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|



Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--0(/\)-----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------x(\)--------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------x(\)--------------------------------------------------|
                     Whammy bar noise



WAR MACHINE
Gene Simmons, Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance

[Rhy. Fig 1] (2x)
[Rhy. Fig 2]

[Rhy. Fig 3 w/ End 1]
Wanna bite the hand that feeds me
Wanna turn the tides
Set the demons free and watch 'em fly
[Rhy. Fig 3 w/ End 2]
Strike down the one who leads me
I'm gonna take his place
Gonna vindicate the human race

[Rhy. Fig 1]
Better watch out
'Cause I'm a war machine
[Rhy. Fig 2]
Better watch out
'Cause I'm a war machine

[Rhy. Fig 3 w/ End 1]
Take the reins of power and seize them
Draw the battle lines
Armageddon's just a matter of time
[Rhy. Fig 3 w/ End 2]
Tear down the voice of reason
Let the arrows fly
Your freedom's just a state of mind, yeah

[Rhy. Fig 1] (2x)
Better watch out
'Cause I'm a war machine
You better watch out
'Cause I'm a war machine

[Solo over Rhy. Fig 1 (x)]
[Rhy. Fig 4]

[Rhy. Fig 1] (2x)

[Rhy. Fig 1] (2x)
You better watch out
'Cause I'm a war machine
You better watch out
'Cause I'm a war machine

[Rhy. Fig 1 (7x) w/ Outro solo]
Better watch out
'Cause I'm a war machine
I'm a war machine
I'm a war machine ...
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CinderellaFan14 231 Apr 01, 2012 01:20 AM

It's about time someone made a comment for this killer, flawless tab! Thanks so much, fellow member of the KISS ARMY! 5 STARS! *****

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Thurisaz 140 Jul 04, 2015 04:05 AM

Great tab, but I'm pretty sure that the first bar in Rhythm 3 is actually the end of Rhythm 2. Look at the end of Ending 1: The E5 to G with vibrato takes the place of the same E5 to G with vibrato at the end of bar 1 in Rhythm 3. The second bar of Rhy 3 should be the beginning of that riff because of how it cycles back around after Ending 1.

Basically like this:

Rhythm Fig. 2

Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------3----3-----|
Gb|-----------------------------------0----2-----|
Db|-----------------------------------0----0-----|
Ab|-----------------------------------x----------|
Eb|--0--7----0--5----0--7----0--7--0--3----------|

Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|--2---------------------------------2---------|
Ab|--2---------------------------------2---------|
Eb|--0---------------------------------0----3~---|

Rhythm Fig. 3

Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--2--2-----2------------2----x--2-------------|
Db|--2--2-----2------------2----x--2-------------|
Ab|--0--0-----0------------0----x--0-------------|
Eb|--------3----------------------------3~-------|


Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------------------|
Db|--2--2-----2------------2----x--2-------------|
Ab|--2--2-----2------------2----x--2-------------|
Eb|--0--0--3--0------------0----x--0----3~-------|


Eb|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|----------------------------------------------|
Gb|--2--2-----2------------2----x--2-------------|
Db|--2--2-----2------------2----x--2-------------|
Ab|--0--0-----0------------0----x--0-------------|
Eb|--------3----------------------------3~-------|

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