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***************************************************************
* SONATA ARCTICA - LETTER TO DANA (From the album: ECLIPTICA) *
***************************************************************
 Music and Words By: Sonata Arctica

Transcribed By: Niclas Buss
Days tabbed: 1.4.2000
email: nbuss@ironmaiden.com 

Please mail me if you can find mistakes!

-----------------------------------------

 Tune down 1/2 step!

  Clean Sound
E------0----------3----------0-----------3------------0---------3----------0-------|
B--------0----------3----------1-----------2------------0---------3----------1-----|
G----------0----------4----------0-----------3------------0---------4-----------0--|
D----------------------------------2-\0--------0----------------------------------2|
A-----------------------5-3-------------------------------------------5-3----------|
E--0-----------3-----------------------------------0---------3---------------------|

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

		   end Intro   Verse 1
E----------------0----------||-------0--------3-----------0-----------------3------|
B-1------------1---1--------||----------0-------2-----------0----------3------3----|
G---0~-------0-------0~~----||--------------------3-----------0----------0------0--|
D----------2----------------||-------------0--------0-----------2------------------|
A--------3------------------||-----------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------||---0---------------------0-----------/3--------------|

E-------------------0-------------0--------------------0---------------------3-----|
B-----1---------------0-------------1----1---------------0-------------3--------3--|
G-------2---------------0--------------2----2--------------0-------------0---------|
D---------2---------------2--------------------2--------------2~~------------------|
A--0--------0-----------------0----------------------------------------------------|
E---------------0---------------------------------\0----------------3--------------|

E----------3-----/3p2-------------0-------------3---------0----------------------3-|
B------------2--------3--------------0------------2---------0-----------3----------|
G--0-----------3--------2~~-------------------------3---------0-----------0--------|
D-------0----------------------------------/0-------------------2-------------0----|
A----------------------------------------2-----------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------0------------------------0------------/3-------------|

E-----------------------0----------0-------------------0---------------------3-----|
B-3--------1--------------0----------1----1--------------0-----------3----------3--|
G----0-------2--------------0-----------2----2-------------------------0-----------|
D--------------2--------------------------------2--------------------------0-------|
A-------0--------0--------------0----------------------------2~--------------------|
E-------------------0------------------------------\0-------------3----------------|

			    Two Guitars:
E-------------2--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------3---3---3~~---|------------10-----/12-10h12p10-------------------------|
G-0-------2-------2-------|---9-11-12-----12---------------12--9--11-12-11~~--\9-11|
D------\0-----------------|------------------------------------5---------7---------|
A-------------------------|---------2-----------5--------------3---------5---------|
E-----------------------------------0-----------3----------------------------------|

				    Three Guitars:
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----10-----/12-10h12p10-------------8-10-12--13-12--/15-13h15p13--12--8--10-12-10|
G-12-----12---------------12---9~~----9-11-12--14-12--/16-14h16p14--12--9--11-12-11|
D------------------------------5~~--------------------------------------5---------7|
A--2----------5----------------3~~----------2-----------5---------------3---------5|
E--0----------3-----------------------------0-----------3--------------------------|

						Verse 2
E-----------------------------------------------Guitar-enters-at-<1:59)------------|
B~~--8-10-12--13-12--/15-13h15p13-\12--8~~----|------------------------------------|
G~~--9-11-12--14-12--/16-14h16p14-\12--9~~----|------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------5~~----|--------x--\-----/9-----7---9-------|
A----------2-----------5---------------3~~----|--------x---\----/7-----5---7---\-5-|
E----------0-----------3-------------------------------------------------------\-3-|

					      Chorus
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------|-------7--------------------7---------|
D---------9-----------9-----------5/7~~-----|--9----5----5----7-----9----5----5----|
A----7----7-----7-----7----\-5----3/5~~-----|--7---------3----5-----7---------3----|
E----5----------5----------\-3-----------------------------------------------------|

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

			   Guitar Solo 1
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------|-------------10--12-b(13)--r12--10h12p10----10~~---------|
G------------------------|--/9--11-12------------------------------12--------------|
D--9----\7---7---7---7---|--------------------------------------------------0~~----|
A--7----\5---5---5---5---|------------------------------------------------------5/7|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-slight---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--A.H----------------------------------------------------------/9--7-9-7----------|
D---4~-5\4--/5b(7)--r5-4-5~~--/-9--9h10-9-7-9--9--9h10-9-7-7~--------------9~--7-7b|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

						     Guitar Solo 2
E----------------------10-10b(12)-r10-----/14~~---------------14~~---12h14---------|
B--------------8-10-12----------------12----------|-------14-----------------15-14-|
G--------7---9------------------------------------|--/11---------------------------|
D(r9)-r-------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E------------------------------------------------------------/5p4------------------|
B-15~--14b(15)-r14-\12-10--h12--\9~---10-\-7~---------------------5----/7----------|
G-----------------------------------------------6~------------------4------7~~---9b|
D--------------------------------------------------10-9-7--------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------9------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------7----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
G(11)-----\9p6----------------------|----------------------------------------------|
D--------------9p7-6h7----9-7-9~~---|--9----9--\-7-----7--\-5----------------9----9|
A----------------------9~-----------|--7----7--\-5-----5--\-3----2-----2-----7----7|
E----------------------------------------------------------------0-----0-----------|

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

             Guitar Solo 3
E----------------------------------------------------------------10~---------------|
B----------|--/8-----/8---10--b(11)-r10-\8--------------------11------13--11-\10---|
G----------|------7------------------------10--------------10--------------------12|
D--9-9-9---|----------------------------------12p10~---/12-------------------------|
A--7-7-7---|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E------------/15~--18b(20)~-r18-\17-18~------15/17-18-17-b(18)-r17-p15-------------|
B---------15-------------------------------15-.--.--.--.---------------18p15h18-/20|
G-11-/12---------------------------------15----------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

					 Chorus (2)
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B~---|-----------------|---------------|-------------------------------------------|
G----|--Keyboard-Solo--|----Verse-3----|-------------------------------------------|
D----|-----------------|--(No-Guitar)--|--x\------------8----10---------------8~~--|
A----|-----------------|---------------|--x\--5----8----6-----8-----5----8----6~~--|
E---------------------------------------------3----6----------------3----6---------|

										x3
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------|*----------------------------------------*|
D------------8----10--------------8~~---|*------------8---10--------------8----8--*|
A--5----8----6----8-----5----8----6~~---|---5----8----6----8----5----8----6----6---|
E--3----6---------------3----6--------------3----6--------------3----6-------------|

E----------------------------------------------||
B----------------------------------------------||
G----------------------------------------------|| end
D------------8----10----------------8~~--------||
A--5----8----6----8-----5-----8-----6~~--------||
E--3----6---------------3-----6----------------||

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Rhtythm Guitar during Guitar Solo 1     x2
E--------------------------------------------||
B--------------------------------------------||
G*-------7-------------------7--------------*|| end
D*--9----5----5----7----9----5----5----5----*||
A---7---------3----5----7---------3----3-----||
E--------------------------------------------||

  Rhythm Guitar During Guitar Solo 2
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------------||
G--6-------------------6-------------------6-------------------6------------------|| end
D--4----7----2----4----4----2----9---------4----7----2----4----4----2----9----9---||
A-------5----0----2---------0----7----9---------5----0----2---------0----7----7---||
E-------------------------------------7-------------------------------------------||

  Rhythm Guitar during Guitar Solo 3
E-----------------------------------------------------------------||
B-----------------------------------------------------------------||
G----------------------------------/7---7-------------------------|| end
D--------------3-----5---5----7----/5---5--------------3---/-7----||
A--5-----3-----1-----3---3----5-------------\-3---3----1---/-5----||
E--3-----1----------------------------------\-1---1---------------||

  Rhythm Guitar during Keyboard Solo
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------Two-Guitars....|-------------------------------Two|
G---------------------------------7------4-4--2-----------------------------------7|
D--/-9----7----5----4----2---/4-2----5-7----------/-9----7----5----4----2----/4-2--|
A--/-7----5----3----2----0--------5------2-3--5---/-7----5----3----2----0---------5|
E------------------------------------3-5-------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-Guitars......|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------4-5-4-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--5-7-------7-----------/-5--4--2---------/-5--4--2---------/-5--4--2---/-7~~---7~|
A------2-3-2----\-2~~----/-3--2--0---2~~---/-3--2--0---2~~---/-3--2--0---/-5~~---5~|
E--3-5-------5--\-0~~----------------0~~---------------0~~-------------------------|

E-------------||
B-------------||
G-------------|| end
D~---9~~--\---||
A~---7~~--\---||
E-------------||

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=======================
=TABLATURE EXPLANATION=
=======================

A.H. = Artificial Harmonic

pm..| = Palm mute

h = hammer on

p = pull off

/ = slide up

\ = slide down

~ = Vibrato

b() = Bend

x\ = Pick Slide

--------
--------
---12--- = Tremolo pick
----/---
----/---
----/---

---.---
--12--- = Staccato
-------
-------
-------

|     |
|     |
|*   *| = repeat from * to *
|*   *| 
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Harker 10 Feb 11, 2006 04:23 PM

niclas, u really like sonata don't you? :)

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Dratzu 10 Nov 02, 2008 07:47 AM

Dang...Awesome dude
Love this song
Nice job
And teh solo
ooooohhhh
Teh solo X3
well w/e
good job

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-Jake95- 10 Feb 04, 2009 10:34 AM

Mint, but like, that chord that vaugley resembles a D, is it not meant to be one? it sounds wierd played like how you tabbed it, good job on the harmony parts tho :)

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