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Megadeth:  Vortex  

transcribed by: Russ Elton      (vicelton@yahoo.com) 

Date last modified:  3/08/01
  
PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE 
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU

Tuning: Standard

Riff 1 (slight wah effect)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----4-----2-----2h3p2p0-2-0-------|
A|-2-2---2-2---2-2-------------3-2-0-|
E|-----------------------------------|
   * *   * *   * * 
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----4-----2-----3p2p0-3p2p0-------------|
A|-2-2---2-2---2-2-------------3p2p0-3p2p0-|
E|-----------------------------------------|
   * *   * *   * * 
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----4-----2-----2h3p2p0-2-0-------|
A|-2-2---2-2---2-2-------------3-2-0-|
E|-----------------------------------|
   * *   * *   * * 
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------2-----|
A|-2---------5-4-2-5-----------5-4-|
E|---0-1-2-3---------2-3-4-5-------|
     * * * *         * * * * 

Guitar 2 plays these chords under Riff 1:
e|--------------------|
B|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
D|-4------------------|
A|-2--------5----7----|
E|----------3----5----|


Riff 2
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4----7-------------------------|
A|-2----5----5--------------------|
E|-----------3----2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|
                  * * * * * * * * 
  "Internal combustion..."
e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|-4----7---12--------------------|
A|-2----5---10--------------------|
E|----------------2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|
                  * * * * * * * * 
  "Multiple personalities..."


Play Riff 1   "...falling rain...."
Play Riff 2   "As medieval as Merlin..."
Play Riff 1   but use this ending:
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-2---------5-4-2-5---------------|
E|---0-1-2-3---------2-3-4-5-4-3-2-|
     * * * *         * * * * * * *

Riff 3
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----2-----0---1---1-----1p0-----|
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0---0-0-----3p0-|
   * *   * *   *   *   * *     
  "A telestic message..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------5---|
D|-------------------------3---3---|
A|-----2-----0---1---1-----1-------|
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0---0-0---------|
   * *   * *   *   *   * *
  "...written in torment..."     
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-----2-----0---1---1-----1p0-----|
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0---0-0-----3p0-|
   * *   * *   *   *   * *     
  "Howl out the dirges..."

First ending
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-------------------------3--|
A|-----2-----0---1---1-----1--|
E|-0-0---0-0---0---0---0-0----|
   * *   * *   *   *   * *     
  "..horns of Jericho..."

Second ending
e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|----------------------|
D|---------------3---3--|
A|-----2-----0---1---1--|
E|-0-0---0-0---0--------|
   * *   * *   *     
  "The jewels of a crown..."


Riff 4
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------7-----------------|
D|-----2h3p2---2-3/7---7-5---5h6p5-----|
A|-2-5-------5-------------8-------8-5-|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----5-----------------------------|
A|---------3h4p3---------------------|
E|-3-3---3-------6-3-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|
   * *   *           * * * * * * * * 

Solo Rhythm:

Riff 5 (Play 2x)      x3
e|---------------------|
B|---------------------|
G|---------------------|
D|-4--------7----------|
A|-2----0-2-5----0-2-0-|
E|---------------------|
        * *      * * * 
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-4------------------------|
A|-2----0-2-5------7--0-2-0-|
E|----------3--0-3-5--------|
        * *    * *    * * * 

Riff 6              x4
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-6-----------------|
A|-4--------5------6-|
E|------5-4-3----3---|
        * *      * * 

Play Riff 5  but use this the last time:
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-4---------------5----4-|
A|-2----0-2-5------3----2-|
E|----------3--0-3----0---|
        * *    * *    *

End Solo Rhythm

Solo
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

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

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

End solo


Riff 7
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-----7-----5-------6--------5-------5-|
A|---7-----7-----6-------6------5-------|
E|-5-----5-----4---4---4----3-----3-3---|
   * *   * *   *   *   *    *     * *            Ending
e|-----------------------------------------------|------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|------|
G|---------------------------------------------5-|------|
D|-------4-------3-3-1-1-3-------------7~--5-7-5-|--7\--|
A|---4-------4---3-3-1-1-3-----7-5-7---7~--5-7---|--7\--|
E|-2---2---2---1-----------0-0-------0-----------|------|
   *   *   *   *           * *       *

Guitar 2
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-----7-----5-------6--------5-------5-|
A|---7-----7-----6-------6------5---5---|
E|-5-----5-----4---4---4----3-----3-----|
   * *   * *   *   *   *    *     * *             Ending
e|------------------------------------------------|-----|
B|------------------------------------------------|-----|
G|------------------------------------------------|-----|
D|-------4-------3-3-1-1-3-------------7~--5-7-10-|--7\-|
A|---4-------4---3-3-1-1-3-----7-5-7--------------|-----|
E|-2---2---2---2-----------0-0-------0------------|-----|
   *   *   *   *           * *       *

Ending solo
e|------------------------------------------|
B|-12b13r12-12~~--11b12r11-10~~--9b10r9-9~~-|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|--------------8-|
B|-9b10~~--8-10---|
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|

e|-16b17r16-16~~--14b15r14-14~~--13~~--12~~-|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|----12h13p12---------------------------|
B|-13----------13------------------------|
G|----------------14b17r14b17r14b17r14~~-|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

End solo


Notation:

10b12      = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret.
10b12r10   = pick the 10th fret, then bend to the 12th fret,
             then release to the 10th fret.
[10]12r10  = bend to the 12th fret from the 10th fret, pick,
             then release to the 10th fret.
10b12 [14] = pick the 14th fret while holding the previous bend.

10b15*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 15th fret.
7d2*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 2nd 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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demonofthenight 91 Aug 04, 2007 08:10 AM

Nice solo

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DuskAndDarkness 10 Sep 17, 2013 06:09 PM

It could be just me, but this sounds better in the intro
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----4-----3-----2h3p2p0-2-0-------|
A|-2-2---2-2---2-2-------------3-2-0-|
E|-----------------------------------|

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daddn 10 Sep 25, 2013 05:55 AM

And the last Riff is:

Riff 7
Guitar 1
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-----7-----6-------6--------5-------5-|
A|---7-----7-----6-------6------5-------|
E|-5-----5-----4---4---4----3-----3-3---|
* * * * * * * * * *

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