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Band- Megadeth
Song- Countdown To Extinction

Tuning: Standard


Riff 1
Guitar 1 (Distortion)
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-2----4-5-10----4-5-------------|
A|-0----2-3--8----2-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|--------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-|
        * *       * * * * * * * *
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4-5-----10-9----5-2-[let ring]-|
A|-2-3-6-6--8-7----3-0------------|
E|-----4-4------------------------|
   * * * *

Guitar 2 (Bass, arranged for clean guitar)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/5-5/7-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------7-7-7-7-|
E|-----------------3-3-3-3---------|

e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-------------------7-------------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-3/5-5h7---8-8-8-8-8-8-7h8-7-|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|--5-5-5-5-5-5-3h5-7---------7-7-7-7-|
E|--------------------3-3-3-3---------|



Riff 2 (Clean)
e|-----------1---------2---------------0----|
B|-----------1---------3---------------0----|
G|-2---------2---------2---------0-----1----|
D|-2---------3---------0---------0-----2----|
A|-0---------3---------0---------x-----2----|
E|-----------1-------------------3-----0----|
   "Endangered..."
e|-----------1---------2---------------0----|
B|-----------1---------3---------3-----0----|
G|-2---------2---------2---------0-----1----|
D|-2---------3---------0---------0-----2----|
A|-0---------3---------0---------x-----2----|
E|-----------1-------------------3-----0----|
   "The stage is set..."



Riff 3 (Distortion)
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-2----5/-10----(10)\-7----(7)\------/9--(9)\-|
A|-0----3/--8-----(8)\-5----(5)\-5----/7--(7)\-|
E|-------------------------------3-------------|
   "Technology..."


Riff 4
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-2----4-5-10----4-5-------------|
A|-0----2-3--8----2-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E|--------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-|
        * *       * * * * * * * *
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|-4-5-----10-9----5---|
A|-2-3-6-6--8-7----3---|
E|-----4-4-----------3-|
   * * * *
                "The hunt..."


Riff 5
Guitar 1 (Play 4x)
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|---777---7-9-10-----9----777---7--------------|
A|-0-----0---------10----0-----0---10-8--10-8-7-|
E|----------------------------------------------|
   *     *               *     *
       "All are gone..."

Guitar 2 (Play 4x)
e|----555---5-7-8----7----555---5------------|
B|-----------------8--------------8-6--8-6-5-|
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-(0)---(0)-----------(0)---(0)-------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|
    *     *             *     *

Guitar 3
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----0--------0--------0--------0------0-|
D|---------------------2--------4------2---|
A|---3--------2------3--------5------3-----|
E|-5--------3------------------------------|

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

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


Riff 5a
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-5------------------------------------------------|
A|-----8-7-5--8-7-5-4----7-5-4------5-4---------------|
E|--------------------6--------6-5------6-5-3---0--/6-|
   "...countdown to extinction..."

Guitar 2
e|-5--------------------------------------------------|
B|---8-6-5----6-5--------5----------------------------|
G|---------7------7-6------7-6------7-6---------------|
D|--------------------8--------8-7------8-7-5------/8-|
A|----------------------------------------------7-----|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-14---10----9\--------------|
A|-12----8----7\----5---------|
E|------------------3----0-/6-|


Demo version of segue into next verse:
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------5-7-8-|
A|---4-5-7---5-7-8--------|
E|-0-------0--------------|
   *       *
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------8-7-5-|
A|---8-7-5---7-5-4--------|
E|-0-------0--------------|
   *       *
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|------------------5-7-8-|
A|---4-5-7---5-7-8--------|
E|-0-------0--------------|
   *       *
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|----------------------|
A|---8-7-5---7-5-4---7--|
E|-0-------0-------6-5--|
   *       *


Original studio version of segue into next verse:
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|--0----(0)----(0)----(0)--|
E|--------------------------|

Guitar 2 (Guitar 3 plays notes in () )
e|--------------------------------|
B|-------(5)--(3)--(3)------------|
G|-------(5)--(4)--(2)--(9)--(10)-|  Last two chords blend in
D|--------7----5----4-------------|  with next verse
A|-----------------------7-----8--|
E|--------------------------------|


Play Riff 3  "Tell the truth..."
Play Riff 4  "So courageous..."
Play Riff 5  "All are gone..."
Play Riff 5a "Countdown to..."


Riff 5b (Solo Rhythm)
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|-3----2----0----0----|
E|-5----3----2----1--3-|

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


Solo (Friedman)                x3
e|------------------------------|
B|--5-5~---7-7~---5-5~---7-7~---|
G|--5-5~---7-7~---5-5~---7-7~---|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------|
B|--5-5~---7-7~---5-7b8r7b8r7~---(7)\-|
G|--5-5~---7-7~---5-7b8r7b8r7~---(7)\-|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

End solo



Riff 6 (Clean)
Guitar 1
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|---2-3-2-/7---------2-3-2-/7-------|
A|-0----------7----------------7-----|
E|--------------8-7-3------------8-5-|
   "One hour..."

e|----0--3-3/5-3---------------------0------|
B|----3----------5p3\1---------1-3h4---\3-1-|
G|----2----------------------2--------------|
D|----0-------------------/3----------------|
A|----0-------------------------------------|
E|-2--2-----------------1-------------------|
   "...of life form..."

e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|---2-3-2-/7---------2-3-2-/7--------|
A|-0----------7-----2----------7------|
E|--------------8-6--------------10-7-|
   "..face of the..."

e|----------------------------3--|
B|--------------------------3----|
G|------------------------5------|
D|---2-3-2-/7-----------4--------|
A|-3----------7--5\---5----------|
E|-------------------------------|
              "...and the rate..."

Guitar 2
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-0------------3-2--------------3-0-|
E|------------------3----------------|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|----3------------------------------------|
G|----2------------------------------------|
D|----0------------------------------------|
A|----0------------------------------------|
E|-2--2-----------------1----------------3-|

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

e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|-3----6\5-3-5-|
E|--------------|



Riff 7 (Distortion)
Guitar 1
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|-2----5/-10----(10)\-7----(7)\------/9--(9)\-|
A|-0----3/--8-----(8)\-5----(5)\-5----/7--(7)\-|
E|-------------------------------3-------------|

Guitar 2                                            x2
e|------|--------------------------------------------|
B|------|--5---------5-----------5---------6-5--8-10-|
G|------|----7---------7-----------7--5-4------------|
D|--7~--|-------5-7-------7p5------------------------|
A|------|---------------------8----------------------|
E|------|--------------------------------------------|
                                                          x2
e|-12------------12--------------12-----------13-12--15-17-|
B|----15------------15--------------15--13-12--------------|
G|--------12-14---------14p12------------------------------|
D|---------------------------15----------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar 3                                           x4
e|------|--8-7-------8-7---------8-7--5----5-4--7-5-|
B|------|-------5-6-------6p5-----------8-----------|
G|------|---------------------7---------------------|
D|--7~--|-------------------------------------------|
A|------|-------------------------------------------|
E|------|-------------------------------------------|


Ending for above harmony on Demo version:
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|-6-5----10-8----10-9----12-10----6-5--------|
G|----------------------------------------5-0-|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|-6-5------------10-9----12-10----6-5--------|
G|---------5-4----------------------------5-0-|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|



Play Riff 5  "All are gone..."
Play Riff 5a "Countdown to..."

Add this chord to the ending of Riff 5a:
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|-----|
A|--7--|
E|--5--|


Ending (Acoustic)
e|----------0--|
B|--------0----|
G|------5------|
D|----7--------|
A|--0----------|
E|-------------|



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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