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Speed of Light
Stratovarius
Tabbed by: Evan Curtis
evan_tc@hotmail.com

Okay so I have kind of fixed this up a bit, since I tabbed it out around three years ago.
Most of the song is relatively simple, with the exception of the first run.
The jump from G1 to D9 is pretty tough at that speed, so if you want you could just
	play the 6431 as (11)986.
The other jumps are equally as difficult, so I've tabbed out an alternate way to play.
Also, I apologize for the spacing, but Jari's playing style incorporates so many sixteenth
	notes that the tab would be very large and hard to read otherwise. 

Guitar plays first
Intro (play twice)
G|------------------------------------------------6431------------|
D|111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111----986486436431|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Intro (ending; play immediately after the intro)
G|------------------------------------|
D|--------------------8---6---4---3---|
A|98648642----------------------------|
E|--------(11)9769764-----------------|

*ALT scale pattern for the run 
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|11-9-8-6-9-8-6-4-8-6-----------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------9-8-11-9-8-6-9-8-6-4-8-6----------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------9-7-11-9-7-6-9-7-6-4-|

Verse (verses 1 and 2)
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1--------------------------------|
A|---------------------------2-2-2-2-2-22-22-2-2-2-2-4-------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------4---|

Verses (cont.)
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1-1-1--1--------------------------------|
A|---------------------------2-2-2-2-2-22-22-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

Verses (cont.)
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|333333333333333344444444444444445555555555555555|
E|------------------------------------------------|

Verses (cont.)(after each verse the guitar has a short fill) 
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|11111111111111111111111111111111----------------------------0000-----------|
A|--------------------------------2222222222222222----22221111---------------|
E|------------------------------------------------4444-----------------------|

Chorus (cont.)
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|11111111111111111111111111111111----------------------------0---|
A|--------------------------------2222222222222222----2---1-------|
E|------------------------------------------------4---------------|

Fill (before guitar and piano duet)
G|----|
D|--1-|
A|1---|
E|----|

Guitar and piano duet (play this part twice)
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|1111111111111111------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------44444444444444441111111111111111|
E|----------------4444444444444444--------------------------------|

Guitar and piano duet (cont.)
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|1111111111111111|
E|----------------|

Guitar solo (play this part four times)
G|--------------------------------| 
D|1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-----------------|
A|------------------------2-2-2-2-|
E|----------------4-4-4-4---------|

Guitar solo (cont.) 
G|------------------------------------------------11111111--------|
D|11111111111111111111111-111111111111111111111111--------33333333|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar solo (cont.)(play this part five times)
G|----------------|
D|1111111111111111|
A|----------------|
E|----------------|

Fill (before chorus) (guitar finishes solo first)
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|6---4---2---1---6---4---2---1---6-------4-------2-------1-------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

Chorus (two choruses this time around)
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|11111111111111111111111111111111----------------------------0000-----------|
A|--------------------------------2222222222222222----22221111---------------|
E|------------------------------------------------4444-----------------------|

Chorus (cont.)
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|11111111111111111111111111111111----------------------------0---|
A|--------------------------------2222222222222222----2---1-------|
E|------------------------------------------------4---------------|

Ending
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------0---------------------------0-------1-----------------------|
A|----2---1---------------2-------1---------------------------------------|
E|4---------------4-------------------------------------------------------|

Ending (cont.) (after guitar fill)
G|-----|
D|--1--|
A|1----|
E|-----|

            
            
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teachingmyself 50 May 07, 2003 08:00 PM

Aight this is teachingmyself, I wrote the tab, and I found a few mistakes

In the third part of the verses, there should be another four notes (second fret on the A string)

The fill and ending should be first fret on the A string, not fourth fret.

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teachingmyself 50 May 15, 2003 08:00 PM

The above corrections have been made.

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