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Xanadu Tab

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[intro riff]
e|--12-------11---------12------11--------|
B|-----10-12----9--10------10-12---9--10--|
G|9-------------------9-------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

[main theme]
e|--0-|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|--0-|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|--4-|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|--2-|-0-------4-2-0---0---------------|----------------------------------|
A|--2-|---4-2-0-------4---4-2-0->-4-2-0-|----------------------------------|
E|0---|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

long scale after main theme
e|----------------------------------------------------------------0-|----------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------0-|----------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------4-|----------|
D|0-------4-2-0---2-0-----0---------------------------------------2-|----------|
A|--4-2-0-------4-----4-2---4-2-0-4-2-0---2-0-----0-------------2-2-|----------|
E|--------------------------------------4-----4-2---4-2-0-4-2-0---0-|----------|

[chord work]
First time- guitar, percussion and synth come in
2nd-bass comes in
3rd-full drums kit, synth fades out

e|---5--2--0--0---|
B|9--7--4--2--0---|
G|9--7--4--2--4---|
D|9--7--4--2--5---|
A|7--5--2--0--5---|
E|------------3---|

[Fourth time]
e|---5-2-0----0-----0-------0---0-----------0----0-0-0-|
B|-9-7-4-2--2----0-------0-------0-----------0---0-0-0-|
G|-9-7-4-2-2---4-------3-----1-----1-----------1-4-3-6-|
D|-9-7-4-2-----5-----4-------2-----------2-------5-3-7-|
A|-7-5-2-0-----5-----4-------2---------2---------5-2-7-|
E|-------------3-----2-------0-------0-----------3-2-5-|

e|-------0-----------0------0-0-0-|
B|---------0-----------0----0-0-0-|
G|-----------1-----------1--4-3-8-|
D|-----2-----------2--------5-4-9-|
A|---2-----------2----------5-4-9-|
E|-0-----------0------------3-2-7-|

Progression during lyrics ('To seek...')

e|0-0-------0---|-0-0-------0---|--------------------------------------|
B|0-0-----0---0-|-0-0-----0---0-|--------------------------------------|
G|1-3---3-------|-8-6---6-------|--------------------------------------|
D|2-4-4---------|-9-7-7---------|--------------------------------------|
A|2-4-----------|-9-7-----------|--------------------------------------|
E|0-2-----------|-7-5-----------|--------------------------------------|

In between '..Paradise' and 'I had heard..'

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

Then the chord sequence during 'I have heard...' etc. Here I've pinned
down all chords, for it's not all repetition.

E G A G E B A G A   E B A G A E G A G E|

The second one runs from 'I scaled the frozen...'

E G A G E B A G A   E B A G A E G A G E| E G

and going over in the picking passage.

e|------------------0-----------|-------------------0------------------|
B|----3-------3-------3---------|-----3-------3-------3----------------|
G|--2---0---2---0-------0-------|-------0-------0-------0--------------|
D|0-----------------------------|---7-------7--------------------------|
A|--------1-------3-------------|-5---------------3--------------------|
E|------------------------3-2-0-|---------6---------------3-2-0--------|

Two versions here, the first one is how Alex plays it, the second
one just a different fingering. See what suits you best.

[Solo:]
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------17!--19!--19->-(21)!--21->-(22)!--------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|0->-(2)--0->-(2)-----------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------_--------|
G|-----9-11->-(13)-(13)->-11!------11-11-9-11->-(13)-(13)->-11-9----9!-|
D|9-11------------------------9-11-------------------------------11----|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|7-6-4-------------------------------------11->-(12)->-11-9!----------|
D|------7-5-4-5-4------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------7-5-4-0----------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------2->-(3)-(3)->-2-0----------------------------|

e|------------------------12-------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|9->-(11)--9->-(11)->-9!----------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-15-12----12-|-15->-(17)-15-15-15-15-14-12----------------------------|
B|-------15----|-----------------------------15-14-12-------------------|
G|-------------|--------------------------------------14-13-12----------|
D|-------------|-----------------------------------------------14-13-12-|
A|-------------|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------|--------------------------------------------------------|
 [two times]
                                               _        _
e|-----------|------------------------_------12-15----12-15----|-------|
B|-----------|---------------_------12-15----------15-------15-|-------|
G|-----------|---------_---12-14----------14-------------------|-------|
D|-----------|---_---12-14-------14----------------------------|-------|
A|14-13-12---|-12-14-------------------------------------------|-------|
E|---------15|-------------------------------------------------|-------|

e|---------------------------------------17->-(19)-(19)->-17-17-15->-14-|
B|17->-(19)--17->-(19)-17-17->-(19)->-17--------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------|-----2-------------0-------------3----------------1---------|
B|17-15->-|-------3-------------1-------------3------------1-----------|
G|--------|---2--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------|-0---------------2------------------------------------------|
A|--------|---------------0---------------5--------------3-------------|
E|--------|-----------------------------3--------------1---------------|

e|-------------------------16-|-0------|
B|-17--------------17---------|-0------|
G|-------16------------16-----|-4------|
D|---14-----------------------|-2------|
A|----------14----------------|-2------|
E|----------------------------|-0------|


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Explanation on used symbols:

|  - A pair of these indicate a part of music, not the usuals bars.
:  - Indicates that a part is to be repeated. This may be ommited, you should
     hear it too.
_  - Indicates a hammer-on or pull-off (You should know which is appropriate)
>  - Indicates a bend-up or down or a slide. With a bend, the note to bend to
     is between '(' and ')'. Use the whammy for a downbend. With a slide, the
     follow-up note is the one to be slid to.
!  - Indicates vibrato.
^  - Indicates harmonics. Is printed below the note.

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Lydian_Mode 40 Aug 22, 2006 12:11 PM

good job, but a bit confusing to follow

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Kevin67 20 Jul 18, 2007 03:04 PM

I don't think so

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orange_juice 61 Feb 12, 2008 01:21 PM

its good but it doesnt sound right when u play along with the acctaul song
i think the guitar in the song is tuned up a fraction of a step

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