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Author
Andrew Zara 3,653
Band- Megadeth
Song- Vortex

Tuning: Standard

Intro (slight wah effect)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----4-----3-----2h3p2p0-2-0-------|
A|-2-2---2-2---2-2-------------3-2-0-|
E|-----------------------------------|
   * *   * *   * *
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----4-----3-----3p2p0-3p2p0-------------|
A|-2-2---2-2---2-2-------------3p2p0-3p2p0-|
E|-----------------------------------------|
   * *   * *   * *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----4-----3-----2h3p2p0-2-0-------|
A|-2-2---2-2---2-2-------------3-2-0-|
E|-----------------------------------|
   * *   * *   * *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-2---------5-4-2-5---------7-5-4-|
E|---0-1-2-3---------2-3-4-5-------|
     * * * *         * * * *


Riff 1
Guitar 1 (slight wah effect)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----4-----3-----2h3p2p0-2-0-------|
A|-2-2---2-2---2-2-------------3-2-0-|
E|-----------------------------------|
   * *   * *   * *
e|-----------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----4-----3-----3p2p0-3p2p0-------------|
A|-2-2---2-2---2-2-------------3p2p0-3p2p0-|
E|-----------------------------------------|
   * *   * *   * *
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----4-----3-----2h3p2p0-2-0-------|
A|-2-2---2-2---2-2-------------3-2-0-|
E|-----------------------------------|
   * *   * *   * *
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-2---------5-4-2-5---------7-5-4-|
E|---0-1-2-3---------2-3-4-5-------|
     * * * *         * * * *

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

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|-2---------5-4-2-5---------7-5-4-|
E|---0-1-2-3---------2-3-4-5-------|
     * * * *         * * * *


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-|
   * *   *       * * * * * * * * * *



Riff 5 (Solo Rhythm, 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------7-5----5-7--0-2-0-|
E|------0-5-3--0-3-5--------|
        * *    * *    * * *


Riff 6 (Solo Rhythm)
                    x3
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-6-----------------|
A|-4--------5------7-|
E|------5-4-3----3---|
        * *      * *
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------------|
D|-6-----------|
A|-4--------5--|
E|------5-4-3--|
        * *

Play Riff 5 again but use this the last time:
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-4---------------5------|
A|-2------7-5------3----8-|
E|------0-5-3--0-3----3-6-|
        * *    * *    *

Solo (Friedman)
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------7~~----------------------|
D|-/9~--9-9-9-9~----9-9-9-9-9-7-------9-7---7h9-7----------|
A|------------------------------9---------9-------9\5------|
E|----------------------------------------------------7~~\-|
        * * *       * * * * * * *
e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-/9~--9-7---[7]9r7b9--9-7-9-7--------------------------|
A|----------9-------------------9-0-7\5-/9\7p5-7-5-------|
E|-------------------------------------------------7-5h7-|

e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-----7-------------------------------------------|
G|-----7--------7^---------------------------7---7-|
D|-/9-------9~--------9-9-9-9-7---7h9-7~~----7---7-|
A|------------------------------9----------9---9---|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
                      * * * * * *          *
e|-------------------9h10-9p7-9p7--7-12p7-10p7-9p7---|
B|-----------9b10~~--------------10---------------10-|
G|-[9]10r9p7-----------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|-7-7--------------------------------------------|
B|-----7-10p7-9p7----7-8p7----7-------------------|
G|----------------10-------10---10p9-7---9---7~~--|
D|-------------------------------------9---9------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------10-11-12-12b14--12b14-12b14-|
B|------10-12-10-11-12-----------------------------|
G|-/11---------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|

e|-12b14r12b14-12p10---------------9---9b10-|
B|--------------------12b14r12b14----9------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|-16/21--16---------------------------|
B|------17------17----14-12------------|
G|-----------18----13-------14-13-12~~-|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|-14b16-{14}-(16)r14p12-14b15~-{14}--(15)r14p12-|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------|
B|-14--(14)b17r14--12^-----------------|
G|---------------------[11]13r11-------|
D|-------------------------------14~~~-|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|
                            x2
e|---------------------------|-------|
B|---------------------------|-------|
G|-9h10p9p7-----9h10p9p7-----|--9~~--|
D|----------9-9----------9-9-|-------|
A|---------------------------|-------|
E|---------------------------|-------|

e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-------9h10h12/14h15h17p15-14h15p14--14h15h17-|
G|-6h7h9-----------------------------16---------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|

e|-14-17-14-16----14--------14--------14-------|
B|-------------17----17b19-----17b19-----17b19-|
G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|

e|-17-----{17}----19-----{19}{19}{19}{19}----------------|
B|-20b22--{20}----22b24------------------{22}-(24)r22-19-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-22p19----22p19----22p19----22b24~~--22p19-18-24-19-|
B|-------22-------22-------22-------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-23-22p19--22p19-------------------------19-19-|
G|---------21-----21-[21]24r21p19----19-21-------|
D|--------------------------------21-------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------19-19-22-22b24~~~\-|
B|----------19h20p19-20h21h22-20h22--------------------|
G|-22p21h22--------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

End solo


Riff 7
Guitar 1
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|-------------------------------------2-------5-|------|
D|-------4-------3-3-1-1-3-----2-0-----2---5-7-5-|--7\--|
A|---4-------4---3-3-1-1-3---2-----2---0---5-7---|--7\--|
E|-2---2---2---1-----------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|---------------------------------------------5--|-----|
D|-------4-------3-3-1-1-3-----2-0-----7~--5-7----|--7\-|
A|---4-------4---3-3-1-1-3---2-----2--------------|-----|
E|-2---2---2---1-----------0---------0------------|-----|
   *   *   *   *           * *       *


Ending solo
e|------------------------------------------|
B|-12b14r12-12~~--10b12r10-10~~--9b10r9-9~~-|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|------------------|
B|-9b10~~--------13-|
G|---------12-14----|
D|------------------|
A|------------------|
E|------------------|

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

e|-----------------------|
B|-13-15b17r15p13--------|
G|----------------14~~~\-|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

End solo


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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