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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
from : m.m.molenaar@student.utwente.nl


                SET THE WORLD AFIRE
                
                     MEGADETH

        from the album : So far, so good,... so what!

play triplets

  riff A                                                      
G||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D||o--9---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A||o--7---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E||-------000-000-000-|-000-000-000-000-|-000-000-000-000-|
          pm--------------------------------------------|
cnts: 1   2&& 3&& 4&&   1&& 2&& 3&& 4&&   1&& 2&& 3&& 4&&


 |-1,2,3-------------------|-4---------
                end riff A |     
G|------------------------||------------------|
D|---------/10-/10-/10---o||---------7---8----|
A|----------/8--/8--/8---o||---------5---6----|
E|-000-000----------------||-000-000----------|
  pm-----| sl  sl  sl       pm-----|
c: 1&& 2&&   3(&)&(4)&(&)    1&& 2&& 3   4


guitar 1 plays 4 times riff A

guitar 2 :
                                                                      play 4x
G||--------------|---------------------|------------|------------------||
D||o--9\---------|-------/10-/10-/10---|-9\---------|---------7---8---o||
A||o--7\----2----|(2)-----/8--/8--/8---|-7\----2----|(2)------5---6---o||
E||---------0----|(0)------------------|-------0----|(0)---------------||
       sl                sl  sl  sl       sl
cnts: 1 (2) 3 (4) (1) (2)  3(&)&(4)&(&)  1 (2) 3 (4) (1) (2)  3   4

                      |-1,2,3--------------|-4--------
  riff B                                   |            end riff B
G||-------------------|-------------7-7---||-------------------|
D||o--xxx---------9-9-|-xxx---------5-5--o||-xxx-12-12-xxx-7-7-|
A||o--xxx-----557-7-7-|-xxx-----557------o||-xxx-10-10-xxx-5-5-|
E||-------567---------|-----567-----------||-------------------|
      pm--------|  *    pm--------|  *      pm-|   *  pm-|  *     
cnts: 1&& 2&& 3&& 4 &   1&& 2&& 3&& 4 &      1&&  2  & 3&& 4 &      
                                                                    
                   *: play straight eights


play riff B 4 times


                     |-1,2,3------------|-4----------
                                        |
G||------------------|-----------------||-------------|-----------|
D||o--9--------------|----------------o||--------9----|-(9)-------|
A||o--7--765-10--765-|-9--765-8-------o||-9--765-7----|-(7)-------|
E||-----------8------|-7------6--567---||-7-----------|-----------|
        pm-|    pm-|     pm-|   pm-|        pm-|
cnts: 1  2&&  3  4&&   1  2&& 3  4&&      1  2&& 3 (4)   free time

end triplets part


riff C
G||---7---------------|---10-9---7----p------|-7---------------|
D||o--5-----9-----7---|----8-7---5---2-0--p--|-5-----9-----7---|
A||o--------7-----5---|------------------2-0-|-------7-----5---|
E||-----0-0---0-0---0-|-0------0---0---------|---0-0---0-0---0-|
       pm-|  pm-|   pm--|     pm  pm            pm-|  pm-|  pm
cnts: 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1  & 2 & 3 & 4 + & +   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


                play 6x         
          end riff C
G|-----------------||     
D|----------------o||
A|---9---8---7----o||
E|-0-7-0-6-0-5-----||
  pm  pm  pm
c: 1 & 2 & 3 & (4)

  riff D1                     end riff D1
G|--------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|--------------------|-----------------|-7-7-7-----------|
A|-10-10-10-9-9-9-5-5-|-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-8-8-8-7-7-|
E|--8--8--8-7-7-7-3-3-|-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-------6-6-6-5-5-|
   pm---------------------------------------------------|
c:  1  &  2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

                       riff D2                     end riif D2    
G|-------------------|--------------------|-----------------|
D|---9-9-9-----------|--------------------|-------------4-4-|
A|-7-7-7-7-10-10-9-9-|-10-10-10-9-9-9-5-5-|-5-5-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|-5--------8--8-7-7-|--8--8--8-7-7-7-3-3-|-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
   pm-------------------------------------------------|
c: 1 & 2 &  3  & 4 &    1  &  2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


                                        |- rythm fig.A----------------------|
 riff E
G||-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D||o------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A||o--2---3-----3-3-2-|-----3-----3---3-|-----3-----3-3-2-|-----3-----3---3-|
E||---0-x-1-r-0-1-1-0-|-r-0-1-r-0-1-r-1-|-r-0-1-r-0-1-1-0-|-r-0-1-r-0-1-r-1-|
       pm    pm          pm    pm          pm    pm          pm    pm
cnts: 1 & 2(&)3 & 4 &  (1)& 2(&)3 &(4)&  (1)& 2(&)3 & 4 &  (1)& 2(&)3 &(4)&


                                                        1st time fill 1                    
                                                        2nd time fill 2
                                                                     play 2x  
                                                                   end riff E 
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||
A|-----3-----3-3-2-|-----3-----3---3-|-----3-----3-3-2-|(2)---------------o||
E|-r-0-1-r-0-1-1-0-|-r-0-1-r-0-1-r-1-|-r-0-1-r-0-1-1-0-|(0)-r--------------||
    pm    pm          pm    pm          pm    pm          
c:(1)& 2(&)3 & 4 &  (1)& 2(&)3 &(4)&  (1)& 2(&)3 & 4 &  (1)(&)(2) (3) (4)


fill 1:                                      fill 2:
e|--------------12-15-12-------------|       e|--------------------|
B|-----------12----------12----------|       B|--------------------|
G|--------12----------------12-------|       G|--------------------|
D|-----14----------------------------|       D|--------------------|
A|-7/---------------------------7----|       A|-(2)----x\\\\\\\\\--|
E|-----------------------------------|       E|-(0)-r--------------|
        rake-----------------|                          pick scrape
c: 1    2  +  &  +  3  +  &  + (4)           c: (1)(&) 2  (3)  (4)


 riff F                  |-triplets------------|
G|---------------------|--------------------------|---------------------|
D|---------------------|-11---9---7---9---7---6---|---------------------|
A|-2222-2222-5555-5555-|--9---7---5---7---5---4---|---------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------------|-5555-5555-8888-8888-|
   PM----------------|                              pm----------------|
C: 1+&+ 2+&+ 3+&+ 4+&+    1(&)&(2)&(&)3(&)&(4)&(&)  1+&+ 2+&+ 3+&+ 4+&+


   |-triplets-----------|                                 end riff F
G|-------------------------|--------------------|------------------|
D|-------------2---4---5---|----------------4---|--------10---9-7--|
A|-9---7---5---0---2---3---|----------------2---|-4---7---8---7-5--|
E|-7---5---3---------------|-3333-3333-3333-----|-2---5---8---7----|
                             pm-----------|
c: 1(&)&(2)&(&)3(&)&(4)&(&)  1+&+ 2+&+ 3+&+ 4     1   2   3   4 &


G||------------------------|-------------------|----------------------|
D||o-----------------------|-------------------|----------------/10---|
A||o--9--------------/10---|-9---------7---2---|-9---------------/8---|
E||---7-77-7777-7777--/8---|-7-77-7777-5---0---|-7-77-7777-7777-------|
                     sl        pm----|                          sl
cnts: 1 &+ 2+&+ 3+&+   4     1 &+ 2+&+ 3   4     1 &+ 2+&+ 3+&+   4

                    play 2x
G|---------------------||
D|--------------------o||
A|-9---------7---2----o||
E|-7-77-7777-5---0-----||
     pm----|
c: 1 &+ 2+&+ 3   4


repeat riff F

                                         |-triplets-|
G|-----------------|-----|-----|----------------------|
D|-----------------|--%--|--%--|----------------------|
A|-9---------------|-----|-----|-9--------9---8---7---|
E|-7-r-------------|-----|-----|-7-r------7---6---5---|
c: 1(&) (2) (3) (4)              1(&) (2) 3(&)&(4)&(&)

                        |-1,3------------------|-2,4-----------------|
                                               |                     |
G||---------------------|---------------------||--------------------||
D||o--------------------|----------2---/5-4--o||----------2-2-/5---o||
A||o-------4--------5---|------4---0-0-/3-2--o||------4---0-0-/3---o||
E||---0000-2---0000-3---|-0000-2--------------||-0000-2-------------||
      pm-|     pm-|       pm-|      pm sl        pm-|        sl
cnts: 1+&+ 2   3+&+ 4     1+&+ 2   3 &  4 &      1+&+ 2   3 &  4


                        |-1,3------------------|-2,4-----------------|
                                               |                     |
G||---------------------|---------------------||--------------------||
D||o--------------------|----------5---/8-7--o||----------5-5-/8---o||
A||o-------7--------8---|------7---3-3-/6-5--o||------7---3-3-/6---o||
E||---0000-5---0000-6---|-0000-5--------------||-0000-5-------------||
      pm-|     pm-|       pm-|      pm sl        pm-|        sl
cnts: 1+&+ 2   3+&+ 4     1+&+ 2   3 &  4 &      1+&+ 2   3 &  4


                                             play 4x
G||-----------------------|-----------------------||
D||o----------------------|----------------------0||
A||o----------------------|----------------------0||
E||---2222-2222-3333-3333-|-2222-2222-5555-5555---||


 guitar 1 play riff C 2x
 guitar 2                             play 7x
G|-----------------||---------------------||
D|-----------------||o-------------------o||
A|-4---4-------4---||o------4-------4----o||
E|-2---2---r---2---||---r---2---r---2-----||
c: 1   2  (3)  4       (1)  2  (3)  4


guitar 1&2 play riff C 4 times


play riff D2


play riff E


play riff E 1st 6 bars + 5 times rhytm fig.A


play 2 times riff D1

                                                          
G|-7---------------|-----------------|-7----------------|-------------|
D|-5-----9-----7---|---------7/9-----|-5-----9---7/9----|-(9)---------|
A|-------7-----5---|---9-----5/7-----|-------7---5/7----|-(7)---------|
E|---0-0---0-0---0-|-0-7-0-0-----0-0-|---0-0---0--------|-------------|
    pm-|  pm-|   pm--|  pm-| sl pm-|    pm-|  pm  sl
c: 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4      free time


explanation:

   tablature:
        pm--|   : palm mute
        h       : hammer on
        p       : pull off
        (..)    : let previous note ring
        r       : rest
        %       : repeat previous bar

   counts:
        1,2,... : quarter note
        &       : 8th note
        +       : 16th note
        (..)    : count, don't strike
    at triplet part:
        &       : 12th note
        +       : 24th note


+-----------------------------------------------+
| Marcel Molenaar                               |
| e-mail : m.m.molenaar@student.utwente.nl      |
| 26/4/95                                       |
+-----------------------------------------------+


            
            
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1JamesAdrian1 10 Aug 14, 2002 08:00 PM

Riff F sounds a little off this sounds better

G|------------------------
D|------------5555-5555---
A|-2222-2222--------------
E|------------------------

G|-6--5----------------
D|-4--3--6--9--7--6----
A|-------4--7--5--4----
E|---------------------

G|------------------------
D|------------------------
A|-0000-0000--3333-3333---
E|------------------------

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

G|---------------------------------
D|----------------4--2-----10--9\7-
A|----------------2--0--4---8--7\5-
E|-3333-3333-3333-------2----------

G|------------------------
D|-4--------------5-------
A|-2-22-2222-2222-3-------
E|------------------------

G|------------------------
D|-4---------2---5--------
A|-2-22-2222-0-4-3--------
E|-------------2----------

G|----------------5-------
D|-4--------------3-------
A|-2-22-2222-2222---------
E|------------------------

There are more small things I would correct but im too lazy, great tab overall, helped to figure out how i used to play it.

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guitar kid13 10 Mar 03, 2012 02:11 PM

its really played this way

G|-----------5--5--5--5/4---------------------------
D|-----------3--3--3--3/2---------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------

G|----5--5--5--5/4------2--3--4------5--5--5--5/4---
D|----3--3--3--3/2------0--1--2------3--3--3--3/2---
A|------------------2-------------2-----------------
E|------------------0-------------0-----------------

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