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MEGADETH
"The Threat is Real"
From the album "Dystopia" (2016)

Tuning: D G C F A D
Tempo: 156 bpm


[Intro Riff]

    S S S  S S S  S S S  S S S  S  S S  S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
C|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|-12-0-0-12-0-0-13-0-0-13-0-0-13-12-0-13-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
D|----------------------------------------|----------------------------------|

    S S S  S S S  S S S  S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
D|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-12-0-0-12-0-0-13-0-0-13-0-0-7-6-5-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
D|-------------------------------------|---------------------------------|


[Lead Guitar Intro]

                                       |-3--| |--3--|    |-3--|  |--3--|
   E. E. E H      +Q   E E E S S E E   Q Q  Q Q  Q  Q    Q  Q Q  Q  Q  Q
D|--------------|--------------------|----------------|-------9-10-12-13--|
A|--------------|--------------------|--------8-10-11-|-10-11-------------|
F|--------------|----------6-7-6---6-|-7-9-10---------|-------------------|
C|-7--7--5-7----|-(7)--7-8-------8---|----------------|-------------------|
G|--------------|--------------------|----------------|-------------------|
D|--------------|--------------------|----------------|-------------------|


    |--3--|  |--3--|   |-3--| |-3-|                     |-3-| |-3-| |-3-| |-3-|
    Q  Q  Q  Q  Q  Q   Q  Q Q Q Q Q   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
D|-12-13-12-10-12-10-|-9-10-9-6-9-6-|-5-6---5---------|-------------------------|
A|-------------------|--------------|-----8---6-8-5-6-|---5---------------------|
F|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|-7---6-7---6-------------|
C|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|---------8---7-8-5-7---5-|
G|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|---------------------8---|
D|-------------------|--------------|-----------------|-------------------------|


[Verse]

   E  S S S E  S E  S S S E  S   E  S S S E  S E  S S S E  S
D|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
F|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
C|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0--0-|-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0--0-|


[Chorus]

     a E. a E. Q  S S S S E    E. E. Q  S S S S E  3x
D||--------------------------|---------------------||
A||o-------------------------|--------------------o||
F||--------------------------|---------------------||
C||--3/4--3/4--3-------------|---------------------||
G||o-1/2--1/2--1-------------|-5--7--2------------o||
D||-----------------0-0-0-0--|-3--5--0----0-0-0-0--||

                           2/4
   a E. a E. Q  S S S S E   Q  Q
D|------------------------|-------|
A|------------------------|-------|
F|------------------------|-------|
C|-3-4--3-4--3------------|-------|
G|-1-2--1-2--1------------|-5--7--|
D|----------------0-0-0-0-|-3--5--|


[Solo after first Chorus]

  4/4
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S   S  S S S S S  S S S  S S S  S  S  S S
D|-12-13-12-10-12-10-------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A|-------------------13-12-12-13-12-10-------------|----------------------------------------|
F|-------------------------------------13-14-13-10-|-9-10-9-7-9-7---------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|--------------10-9-9-10-9-7-------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|----------------------------11-12-11-8--|
D|-------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   W
D|---------------------------------|-------------|
A|---------------------------------|-------------|
F|---------------------------------|-------------|
C|---------------------------------|-------------|
G|-7-8-7-5-7-5---------------------|-------------|
D|-------------8-7-7-8-7-5-4-5-4-1-|-0\\\--x\\\--|
                                    whammy bar dive and pick slide

                      |-3--|
   H      E E.  E.    Q  Q Q S S S S S S S S
D|------------------|---------------------------|
A|-8b10-----6---5---|-6--5-4-4-5-4-1-4-5-4-1----|
F|------------------|---------------------------|
C|------------------|---------------------------|
G|------------------|---------------------------|
D|------------------|---------------------------|

   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    W
D|-----------------4-4-4-5-5-7-8-8-|-------------------12-12-13-13-13-16-16-16-13-13-|-12----|
A|-4-4-4-5-5-5-6-6-----------------|-13-13-13-14-14-14-------------------------------|-------|
F|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|-------|
C|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|-------|
G|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|-------|
D|---------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|-------|


[Rhythm under Dave's Solo]

                                                    |-3--|             |-3--|           |--3--|
   E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S  Q Q  Q     Q   Q   Q Q  Q    Q   Q  Q Q  Q
D|-------------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-------------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
F|-------------------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
C|-9-----------------------------|-----------------12-9-11--|---------12-9-11-|---------9-10-11-|
G|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-10-7--9--|-11--11--10-7--9-|-11--11--7--8--9-|
D|-------------------------------|--------------------------|--9---9----------|--9---9----------|


[Dave's Solo]

    |---3----|  |--3--|    |--3--|  |--3--|
    Q     Q  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q  Q  Q
D|----------------------|-------------------|
A|----------------------|-------------------|
F|-12b14-12r12-12-12-12-|-12-12-12-12-12-12-| Gradually release bend over two bars
C|----------------------|-------------------|
G|----------------------|-------------------|
D|----------------------|-------------------|

              |-3--|             |--3--|
   S  E.  Q   Q Q  Q   S  E.  Q  Q  Q  Q
D|-------------------|-------------------|
A|-9-----------------|-9-----------------|
F|-9---------12-9-11-|-9---------9-10-11-|
C|---11--11--12-9-11-|---11--11--9-10-11-|
G|-------------------|-------------------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|

                           |----6----|                           |----6----|
   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
D|-5-3-0-------5-3-0-------5-3-0-------|-5-3-0-------5-3-0-------5-3-0-------|
A|-------5-3-0-------5-3-0-------5-3-0-|-------5-3-0-------5-3-0-------5-3-0-|
F|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

              |-3--|             |--3--|
   S  E.  Q   Q Q  Q   S  E.  Q  Q  Q  Q
D|-------------------|-------------------|
A|-9-----------------|-9-----------------|
F|-9---------12-9-11-|-9---------9-10-11-|
C|---11--11--12-9-11-|---11--11--9-10-11-|
G|-------------------|-------------------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|

    |--3--|     |--3--|     |--3--|     |--3--|     |--3--|
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
D|-12-15-12----12-17-12----12-15-12----12-17-12----12-15-12----12-|
A|----------15----------15----------15----------15----------15----|
F|----------------------------------------------------------------|
C|----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

    |--3--|     |--3--|     |--3--|     |--3--|     |--3--|
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
D|-12-15-12----12-17-12----12-15-12----12-17-12----12-15-12----12--|
A|----------15----------15----------15----------15----------15-----|
F|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

              |-3--|             |--3--|
   S  E.  Q   Q Q  Q   S  E.  Q  Q  Q  Q
D|-------------------|-------------------|
A|-9-----------------|-9-----------------|
F|-9---------12-9-11-|-9---------9-10-11-|
C|---11--11--12-9-11-|---11--11--9-10-11-|
G|-------------------|-------------------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|


    |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
D|-17-15-12----------17-15-12-17-15-12----------17-15-12-17-15-12----------|
A|----------17-15-12-------------------17-15-12-------------------17-15-12-|
F|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
D|-17-15-12----------17-15-12-17-15-12----------17-15-12-17-15-12-----------|
A|----------17-15-12-------------------17-15-12-------------------17-15-12--|
F|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

              |-3--|             |--3--|
   S  E.  Q   Q Q  Q   S  E.  Q  Q  Q  Q
D|-------------------|-------------------|
A|-9-----------------|-9-----------------|
F|-9---------12-9-11-|-9---------9-10-11-|
C|---11--11--12-9-11-|---11--11--9-10-11-|
G|-------------------|-------------------|
D|-------------------|-------------------|

    |--3---|  |-3--|    |-3--| |-3--|   |-3--|  |-3--| |--3--| |-3--|
    E    E E  E E  E    E E  E E  E E   E  E E  E E  E E  E  E E  E E
D|---------9--------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-------9---12-9-------9-------------|-------------------------------|
F|-11b13----------11b13---9-11-9------|-9----9------------------------|
C|-------------------------------11-9-|---11---11-9----9--------------|
G|------------------------------------|-------------11---11-10-9------|
D|------------------------------------|--------------------------12-9-|

   |-3--|  |-3--| |-3--|  |-3--| |-3--|  |-3--| |-3--|  |-3--|
   S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-9-12-9----9-14-9----9-12-9----9-14-9----9-12-9----9-14-9----|
F|--------11--------11--------11--------11--------11--------11-|
C|-------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|

   |-3--|  |-3--| |-3--|  |-3--| |-3--|  |-3--| |-3--|  |-3--|
   S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S S  S
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-9-12-9----9-14-9----9-12-9----9-14-9----9-12-9----9-14-9-----|
F|--------11--------11--------11--------11--------11--------11--|
C|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|


[Rhythm under Kiko's Solo]

                      |--3--|  |--3--|
   Q  Q  S S S E. E   Q  Q  Q  Q  Q  Q
D|------------------|-------------------|
A|------------------|-------------------|
F|------------------|-------------------|
C|-------7-5---5--7-|-------------------|
G|-7--7------7------|-7--5--7--7--8--5--|
D|-5--5-------------|-5--3--5--5--6--3--|


[Kiko's Solo] (corrections welcome)

         |--3--|  |--3--|    |--3--|  |--3--|
   H     E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  H
D|-------------------------|----------15-17-20-20b22----|
A|-------------------------|-------17-------------------|
F|-------------------11-12-|-14-18----------------------|
C|-------------12-14-------|----------------------------|
G|-12----12-16-------------|----------------------------|
D|-------------------------|----------------------------|

                          |--3--|  |--3--|
   +Q    E  H        E    E  E  E  E  E  E  H
D|-(20)--17-22b24----20-|-18-17-18----17-------------|
A|----------------------|----------20----20-20b22~~~-|
F|----------------------|----------------------------|
C|----------------------|----------------------------|
G|----------------------|----------------------------|
D|----------------------|----------------------------|


   E  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S S  S
D|---17-18-17-15-------15-------15-------------|-------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------18-17----18-17----18-17-17-18-|-17-15-------------------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------------------|-------17-15-14-17-15-14----15-14-------14-------|
C|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------17-------17-15----17-15-|
G|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|

    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  Q.
D|-------------------------------------------------|-13-15-17-13-15-13-12-------12--------|
A|-------------------------------------------13-14-|----------------------15-13----14~~~--|
F|-------------------------------------13-14-------|--------------------------------------|
C|-------14-------14-------------13-14-------------|--------------------------------------|
G|-17-15----17-15----17-15-16-17-------------------|--------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

                      |-3-|
   E  S  S  Q  H      Q Q Q H
D|------------------|--------------|
A|---10/11\10--5~~--|-5-6-8-6b8~~~-|
F|------------------|--------------|
C|------------------|--------------|
G|------------------|--------------|
D|------------------|--------------|

   E  S  S  Q  Q    Q     +Q    E  E  E  Q.
D|---------------------|-------------------------|
A|---10/11\10--5~~/14~~|-(14)--14-15-17-15b17~~~-|
F|---------------------|-------------------------|
C|---------------------|-------------------------|
G|---------------------|-------------------------|
D|---------------------|-------------------------|

    S  S  S  S  S S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  H
D|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|-15-17-20-15-17-x-17-17-------------------------|-------------------------------|
F|------------------------14-15-14-14-14----12----|-------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------14----14-|-14-14-11-12-14-12-11----------|
G|------------------------------------------------|----------------------14-12~~~-|
D|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------|

                                                                           |--3--|  |--3--|
    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  E  E  E  E  E    E    S  W
D|-------------------------------------------17----|----15-------17-------17S21----21S22----22-|-22b24~~~|
A|-------17-------15-------17-------18-------------|-------------------------------------------|---------|
F|-14-14----14-14----14-14----14-14----14-14----14-|-14----14-14----14-14-------18-------19----|---------|
C|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|---------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|---------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|---------|


[Repeat Verse and Chorus]


[After Final Chorus]

   S S S E. S S S E. S S S S   S S S E. S S S E. S S S S
D|---------------------------|---------------------------|
A|---------------------------|---------------------------|
F|---------------------------|---------------------------|
C|-7-5---5--5-3---3--3-2---3-|---------------------------|
G|-----7--------5--------3---|-7-5---5--6-4---6--3-2---2-|
D|---------------------------|-----7--------6--------3---|

   W          +W           S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
D|----------|------------|----------------------------------|
A|----------|------------|----------------------------------|
F|----------|------------|----------------------------------|
C|----------|------------|----------------------------------|
G|-2--------|-(2)--------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|
D|-0--------|-(0)--------|----------------------------------|

   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   q  Q  H
D|---------------------------------|------------*|
A|---------------------------------|------------*|
F|---------------------------------|-2----------*|
C|---------------------------------|-2----------*|
G|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0----------*|
D|---------------------------------|------------*|



**********************************************************************************************************

Duration Legend

W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

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Tablature Legend

 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

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