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How The Story Ends Tab

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                                       How the Story Ends - Megadeth
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Tabbed by: Chris Rizzo

Email: chrisrizzo@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard tuning. Dave Mustaine said on the MD forum that all songs are
standard tuning.

Special Note: Riffs Only

Riff 1: x2

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-----4----------2-----5----------2-----4---------------------------------|
A|-2-----2----------2-----3----------2-----2--2---7-5-4----------------------|
E|-0---0-----0--0-0-0---0-----0--0-0-0---0----0---5-3-2---2-2-2-2------------|
       x     x  x x     x     x  x x     x                x x x x

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-2-----4----------------5----------2-----4---------------------------------|
A|-2-----2----------------3----------2-----2--2---7-5-4----------------------|
E|-0---0-----0--0-0-0-0-0-----0--0-0-0---0----0---5-3-2---2-2-2-2------------|
       x     x  x x x x x     x  x x     x                x x x x

Riff 2: Verse

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5h7-5h7----2-----5h7-5h7----2-----5h7-5h7----2-----5h7-5h7----2-----------|
E|----------0-0---0----------0-0---0----------0-0---0----------0-0---0-------|
            x     x          x     x          x     x          x     x

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2h3-2h3----5-----3h5-3h5----7-----5h7-5h7----2-----5h7-5h7--9-8-7---------|
E|----------3-3---3----------5-5---5----------0-0---0----------7-6-5---------|
            x     x          x     x          x     x
            
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5h7-5h7----2-----5h7-5h7----2-----5h7-5h7----2-----5h7-5h7----2-----------|
E|----------0-0---0----------0-0---0----------0-0---0----------0-0---0-------|
            x     x          x     x          x     x          x     x

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2h3-2h3----5-----3h5-3h5----7-----5h7-5h7----2-----5h7-5h7--5-4-3---------|
E|----------3-3---3----------5-5---5----------0-0---0----------7-6-5---------|
            x     x          x     x          x     x
            
            
Example Picking Variation on Riff 2:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5h7-5h7----------2-----5h7-5h7----------2-----5h7-5h7----------2----------|
E|----------0-0-0-0-0---0----------0-0-0-0-0---0----------0-0-0-0-0--etc.----|
            x x x x     x          x x x x     x          x x x x

Chorus:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------4-5----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2------------2-3----3-3-3-3-5-4------------4-3------------3---------------|
E|-0----0-0-0-0----------------3-2----2-2-2-2-2-1----1-1-1-1-1---------------|
        x x x x        x x x x        x x x x        x x x x

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------4-5----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-2------------2-3----3-3-3-3-5-4------------4-3----------------------------|
E|-0----0-0-0-0----------------3-2----2-2-2-2-2-1----1-1-1-3-1---------------|
        x x x x        x x x x        x x x x        x x x x x

Interlude 1:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5h7-5h7-----------5h7-5h7-----------5h7-5h7-----------5h7-5h7---9-8-7-----|
E|---------0-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0---------0-7-6-5-----|
           x x x x x         x x x x x         x x x x x         x

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------7-8-9-----------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------7-8-9-----------|
A|-5h7-----------5h7-5h7-----------5h7-5h7-----------5h7-5h7-5-6-7-----------|
E|-----0-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-0---------5-6-7-----------|
       x x x x x         x x x x x         x x x x x

Return to verse.


Interlude 2: Eastern sounding ???

I haven't tabbed this yet. Stay tuned.


Solo riff:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------1~--------------|
A|-7-6-7-----------------------------------------3---2~--1-2----3-2~---------|
E|-------0-0-0-7-0-8~--7-8--0-0-3-0-2~--1-2--0-0---0-------------------------|
         x x x   x          x x   x          x x   x

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-----|
A|-7-6-7-----------------------------------------3---2~--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----|
E|-------0-0-0-7-0-8~--7-8--0-0-3-0-2~--1-2--0-0---0-------------------------|
         x x x   x          x x   x          x x   x     x x x x x x x x

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-8-9------------------------------------------------5----4---3-4-8--5-4--|
A|-7-6-7--------9---10--9-10--------5---4---3-4---------3----2---1-2-6--3-2--|
E|----------0-0-7-0-8---7-8-----0-0-3-0-2---1-2-----0-0----0-----------------|
            x x   x             x x   x             x x    x

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-9-8-9------------------------------------------------5--------------------|
A|-7-6-7--------9---10--9-10--------5---4---3-4---------3----9\--------------|
E|----------0-0-7-0-8---7-8-----0-0-3-0-2---1-2-----0-0----0-7\--------------|
            x x   x             x x   x             x x    x

Riff following solo:

4x

e|----------------|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------|--------------------------4--------------------------5----|
A|-------------2--|--------------------------2--------------------------3----|
E|-1-1-0-0-0-0-0--|--1-1-3-3-1-1-0-0-0-0-0-0----1-1-3-3-1-1-0-0-0-0-0-0------|
   x x x x x x       x x x x x x x x x x x x    x x x x x x x x x x x x
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------5-4-3-------------------------------------------------|
E|-1-1-3-3-1-1-0-0-0-0-3-2-1-------------------------------------------------|
   x x x x x x x x x x

Riff following final verse: ???

Not tabbed yet.


| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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Galen38 wrote on September 23 2009, 04:02 pm

Very nice tab, you still need to do that riff that starts at 3:40. Otherwise its excellent and sounds right on. 4/5

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nostrovia wrote on September 29 2009, 01:57 am

Thanks Galen38. I'll try to update the tab with the additional part ASAP. I've just updated by This Day We Fight tab, and Bodies tab.

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Firering56 wrote on October 9 2009, 04:31 pm

This is good, My rythem guitarist could use this. (As well as I)

I will defenatly stay tuned for the rest of it.
4/5

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