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BATTERY by Metallica
From the album "Master of Puppets"


There's about half a dozen guitar parts on the intro where Jaymz
layered acoustics, steel strings, spanish guitars and god knows what else.
One acoustic plays riff  1 and the rest of the layered guitars play along
the lines of riff 2 (I Think)

 
[Acoustic Riff 1]

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


[Acoustic Riff 2]

e|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
G|--4--5--------4-----------4--5-----|--4--5--------------------5--4---------
D|--------7--------------------------|--------7-----5------------------------
A|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------


[Acoustic Riff 2b]

e|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
G|--4--5--------4-h5-p4-----4--5-----|--4--5--------------------5--4---------
D|--------7--------------------------|--------7-----5------------------------
A|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------


Start with Acoustic Riff 1 once and then while that keeps playing Gtr II plays

 Riff 2  Riff 2b Riff2  Riff2

Then the electrics come crashing in:-

    E5                E5 E5 F5         Gmaj7                     G5
e|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
G|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------
D|--2-----------------2--2--3--------|--5-----------------5--5--5------------
A|--2-----------------2--2--3--------|--5-----------------5--5--5------------
E|--0-----------------0--0--1--------|--2-----------------2--2--3------------

While 2 other electrics play Riffs 2 and 2b
This continues for several bars and then

    E5    B5    G5   F#/Eb
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|--------4--------------------------|
D|--2-----4-----5-----4--------------|
A|--2-----2-----5-----6--------------|
E|--0-----------3--------------------|


[Verse]

Riff 3                        Bb5    A5                               Em  F#/Eb
e|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
G|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------8--8--7--|-----------------------------5--5--4
A|-----------------------------8--8--7--|-----------------------------7--7--6
E|--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0--6--6--5--|--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0---------
           ---t---     ---t---                    ---t---     ---t---

    Em                        Bb5    A5   F#5    G5         Ab5
e|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
G|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
D|--5--------------------------8--8--7--|--4-----5-----5-----6---------------
A|--7--------------------------8--8--7--|--4-----5-----5-----6---------------
E|--------0--0--0-----0--0--0--6--6--5--|--2-----3-----3-----4---------------
           ---t---     ---t---

Play this twice but on the second time at the % play this
    A#5      A5       A5       A5
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|--8--------7--------7--------7--------|
A|--8--------7--------7--------7--------|
E|--6--------5--------5--------5--------|

Then Fill 1 and into the verse

Fill 1 E5    G5    A5       F5 F5 F#/Eb 
e|--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------|
D|-----2-----5-----7--------------4-----|
A|-----2-----5-----7--------3--3--6-----|
E|-----0-----3-----5--------1--1--------|


Riff 3
e|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
G|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
D|-----------------------------8--8--7--|-----------------------------5--5--4
A|-----------------------------8--8--7--|-----------------------------7--7--6
E|--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0--6--6--5--|--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0---------
           ---t---     ---t---                    ---t---     ---t---
     Lashing out  the action                Returning   the   reaction


e|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
B|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
G|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
D|--4--------------------------8--8--7--|--4-----5-----5-----6---------------
A|--6--------------------------8--8--7--|--4-----5-----5-----6---------------
E|--------0--0--0-----0--0--0--6--6--5--|--2-----3-----3-----4---------------
           ---t---     ---t---
     Weak are ripped  and  torn   away

Lashing out the action, returning the reaction
Weak are ripped and torn away
Hipnotizing power, crushing all that cower
Battery is here to stay

With Fill 1

E5                             C5
Smashing through the boundrys, lunacy has found me
             F5 F5 F#/Eb
Cannot stop the battery

Riff 3


With Fill 1

E5                      C5
Pounding out agression, turned into obsession
             F5 F5 F#/Eb
Cannot stop the battery

Riff 3 (first 2 bars)

E5              B5      G5          F#/Eb
Cannot kill the family, battery has grounded me

Riff 3 (first 3 bars)|
                     |
Bb5 F5 E5            |          Play this several
Bat-ter-y            |      times and then back to the next verse


[Outro]

        Repeat lots             Last time
e|--------------------------|------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------|------------------------------------------------
G|--3--4--3--4--3-----------|--3--4--3--4--3--4--3--4------------------------
D|--3--4--3--4--3--4--3-----|--3--4--3--4--3--4--3--4--------4--3--3--3--3--2
A|--1--2--1--2--1--4--3-----|--1--2--1--2--1--2--1--2--------4--3--3--3--3--2
E|-----------------2--1-----|--------------------------------2--1--1--1--1--0

verses

Crushing all decievers, mashing non-believers
Never ending potency
Hungry violence seeker, feeding off the weaker
Breeding on insanity

Chorus

Circle of destruction, hammer comes crushing
Powerhouse of energy
Whipping up a fury, dominating flurry
We create the battery



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

| (n)  Ghost note
| h    Hammer-on
| p    Pull-off

************************************
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guitarman47 962 wrote on September 4 2005, 12:00 am

its actually:
e-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
B-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
G-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
D-|-----------------------------8--8--7--|-----------------------------5--5--4
A-|-----------------------------8--8--7--|-----------------------------7--7--5
E-|--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0--6--6--5--|--0-----0--0--0-----0--0--0---------
---t--- ---t--- ---t--- ---t---

Em Bb5 A5 F#5 G5 Ab5
e-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
B-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
G-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
D-|--5--------------------------8--8--7--|--4-----5--------6---------------
A-|--7--------------------------8--8--7--|--4-----5--------6---------------
E-|--------0--0--0-----0--0--0--6--6--5--|0-2---0-3--------4---------------

trust me i have the book. plus the triplits are actually 16th notes

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guitarman47 962 wrote on September 4 2005, 12:00 am

also insted of the 4 6 in the end of the intro its 4 on a and 2 on d. like this:

E
B
G
D 2
A 4
E

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