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The Scorpion tab

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Author
Band- Megadeth
Song- The Scorpion

Tuning: Standard


Riff 1
Guitar 1
e|-0h7-------0h7-------0h7----|
B|-----8---------8---------8--|
G|--------9---------9---------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

e|-0h6-------0h6-------0h6---|
B|-----7---------7---------7-|
G|--------9---------9--------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

Guitar 2 (Comes in later)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-3-3----2-0-----2--------4----(4)\-|
E|-h-h--------3-2-0--------2----(2)\-|

e|-----------------------|
B|-----------------------|
G|-----------------------|
D|-9-9-------------------|
A|-7-7--------4----(4)\--|
E|-0-0--------2----(2)\--|


Riff 1a
Guitar 1
e|-0h7-------0h7-------0h7----|
B|-----8---------8---------8--|
G|--------9---------9---------|
D|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|

e|-0h6-------0h6-------0h6---|
B|-----7---------7---------7-|
G|--------9---------9--------|
D|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

Guitar 2 (Clean)
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------|
D|-------5-2-5-2--------4-2-4-2-|
A|-----2--------------1---------|
E|-0-3------------0-2-----------|

NOTE: Keyboard plays above an octave higher
if you want to create a harmony on guitar.


Riff 1b (Distortion)
e|-----------------|
B|-----------------|
G|-----------------|
D|---5---2---4-----|
A|-3---0---2---5-4-|
E|-------------3-2-|
               * *


Riff 2
e|--------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|-2--4-4--x-x--x-x-x-x--2--4-5--x-x--x-x-x-x-|
E|-0--2-2--x-x--x-x-x-x--0--2-3--x-x--x-x-x-x-|
   "My life..."
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------1-------4-------|
A|-5--4-2--x-x--x-x-x-x--2--1-0--5--4-3~-|
E|-3--2-0--x-x--x-x-x-x------------------|
   "...that feeds my thirst..."



Riff 3 (Solo Rhythm)
e|------------------------------|
B|------------------------------|
G|------------------------------| ----|
D|------------------------------|     |
A|-2--2-0-2-3-2-0-2--2-0-2-3--0-|     |
E|------------------------------|     |
                                      |--> Play 3x
e|------------------------------|     |
B|------------------------------|     |
G|------------------------------|     |
D|------------------------------| ----|
A|-2--2-0-2-3-2-0-2-3--0-2-3--0-|
E|------------------------------|


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

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|----------------4p2p0----------------|
D|---------------------4p2p0-----------|
A|-2--2-0-2-3-2-0-----------3p2p0------|
E|-------------------------------3p2p0-|


Solo (Mustaine)
e|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|
G|-----------7b8-----------|
D|----------------7~-------|
A|---------9---------------|
E|-7~--7~-------------X\\--|

e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-10p9p7-10p9p7---------------------------|
A|---------------10p9p7-10p9p7-9p7p6-9p7p6-|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|-8p7p5-8p7p5-7~~--[turn pickup off and on rapidly]-|

e|--------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------16----19-----|
G|---------------8---/11---14----16-------14----16\-|
D|-----9-----------7-----9----13----16--------------|
A|--------9-----------------------------------------|
E|-7~-------8~--------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------|
B|-7h10p7-7h10p7-----------------------------|
G|---------------8h11p8-8h11p8---------------|
D|-----------------------------9h12p9-9h12p9-|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|--------------------------|
A|-9h12p9-9h12p9------------|
E|---------------7~~----X\\-|

End Solo



Riff 4
e|-----0-------------------------------------------|
B|-----0-------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------7/9\--5--------------------------|
A|-2--(2)--x-x--x-5/7\--3--3-3-3-3-3-3-2-0-2-3-2-0-|
E|-0--(0)--x-x--x----------------------------------|
                           * * * * * * * * * * * *
   "As I climb onto..."

Riff 4 ending chord leading into next section:
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|-----|
A|--2--|
E|--0--|


Play Riff 1
Play Riff 1a
Play Riff 1b
Play Riff 2   "My self..."
Play Riff 3   Solo Rhythm

Solo (Mustaine)
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------7b8-----|
D|---------------------------------7h9-a----9~-|
A|---------------------7h10p7-9h10-------------|
E|-7~--7~--7h10p7-9h10-------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|-9-10-7-9--------------------|
A|----------10-7-9-10-7-9------|
E|------------------------10-7-|

e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-9----7--------------------------------------------------|
A|-----10---9-7----7-9-7-------------------------------------|
E|--------------10-------10-7~--[turn pickup off/on rapidly]-|

e|----------------------------------------------12-|
B|-------------------------------12----------13----|
G|----------------------------12----12-14-16-------|
D|------13~----13h16p13-15-16----------------------|
A|-/14~--------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------|
B|-15--(15)^p12-------|
G|---------------14~--|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|

e|-11p8-------11p8------------14p11-------14p11-----------|
B|-----10--10-----10---(10)/-------13--13------13---(13)/-|
G|-------11---------11-(11)/---------14----------14-(14)/-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|-17p14-------17p14------------20p17-------20p17-----|
B|------16--16------16---(16)/-------19--19------19---|
G|--------17----------17-(17)/---------20----------20-|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|

B|-20~----[long hold]----------------|
G|-21~--------------------------16~--|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 4   "As I climb onto..."



Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm)                          x3
e|-----2---------------------------------------|
B|-----2---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|----------------9/11\----------------4-------|
A|-4--(4)--x-x--x-7/-9\--3tr4----0h2h3---3-2-0-|
E|-2--(2)--x-x--x------------------------------|

e|-----2---------------------------------------------|
B|-----2---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------9/11\--------------4---------------|
A|-4--(4)--x-x--x-7/-9\--3tr4--0h2h3---3-2-0-3-2-0---|
E|-2--(2)--x-x--x----------------------------------3-|



Solo (Mustaine)
e|----------------------------------------------------|
B|-14tm--(14tm)--(14tm)-------------------------------|
G|-----------------------[18]r16~--16~--16~--16~--16~-|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------14------------14-------------|
B|---------14--17p14-----14--17p14-----14-|
G|-14-16b18---------16b18---------16b18---|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|-17p16p14------------|
D|----------16-14------|
A|----------------15~~-|
E|---------------------|

e|-17t14p12p9h14p12p9-17t14p12p9h14p12p9-|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|-17t14p12-19t14p12-17t14p12p9h14p12p9-|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------|
B|-13tr14----------------------|
G|--------14tr15---------------|
D|---------------15tr16--------|
A|----------------------15tr16-|
E|-----------------------------|

e|-------14------15------15------16------16------|
B|-17p14---17p14---18p15---18p15---19p16---19p16-|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-17------17------18-----18------19------19-------|
B|---20p17---20p17---21p18---21p18---22p19---22p19-|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-20------20------21------21------22-|
B|---23p20---23p20---24p21---24p21----|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|-22b24~~----(24~)----(24~)----(24~)----|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

While holding bend, hit the 24th fret, which is bent
to 26, then release 24th fret to original position and hold
e|-(24~)----(24~)----{24}--(26)r24~~--|
B|----------------[string noise]------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

e|--------------------|
B|-22~--20~--19~--17~-|
G|--------------------|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|

e|-------------------------|
B|--20b22~--20~--19~--18~\-|
G|-------------------------|
D|-------------------------|
A|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 4   "As I climb onto..."
Play Riff 2   "My lies..."

Riff 2 ending chord leading into next section:
e|-----|
B|-----|
G|-----|
D|-----|
A|--2--|
E|--0--|


Play Riff 1
Play Riff 1a


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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Tasman 10 Nov 06, 2007 01:30 AM

5 - great!

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Trogdor8freebir 10 Mar 31, 2010 09:19 AM

Awsome job, last solo is crazy!

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