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Miss America tab

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#--------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#- File created with Instab -http://www.pconline.com/~smcarey/instab.html -#
#--------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Author/Artist: Styx
Title: Miss America
Album: The Grand Illusion
Transcribed by: J. Chitty
Email: 08jchidester@davis.k12.ut.us

One of my favorite riffs of all time. I have the solo
here too. Remember, I will take requests for songs
(if I like them), so if you have any tabs you want me
to write, just email me at the address at the top.

If you want to play the intro synth on the guitar,
check out ‘s tab.

Just for fun, I’ve put which guitar equals which of
Styx’s guitarists plays that part. This is how it 
was at least when I saw them in concert.

Guitar 1= James Young
Guitar 2= Tommy Shaw

Guitars come in at {0:22}
INTRO (Guitars 1 and 2)(clean)(reverb)
e|-----------0-----------------------------------------0------------------|
B|-----------0---------------------0-------------------0------------------|
G|-----------0------------0-----------0---------0------0------------------|
D|--------4--4---------4--------4------------5---------5------------------|
A|-----2-----2------2--------2------------3--------3---3------------------|
E|--0--------0------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              
e|------------0------------------------0----------------------------------|
B|----------------0--------------------0----------------------------------|
G|--------0----------0------------0----0----------------------------------|
D|-----5----------------------5--------5----------------------------------|
A|--3---------------------4------------4----------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              
e|-------------------------------0-------2---------------------2----------|
B|-------------------------------------------3---------------------0------|
G|----0--------------0-------2-------2-----------2---------2--------------|
D|----5----------5-------0-----------------------------1------------------|
A|-4-----4---4--------------------------------------0---------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              
e|----------5-------------8-----------------------------------------------|
B|--------------4-------------------------4-------------------------------|
G|------5----------------------7---------------5--------------------------|
D|-/4---------------7----------------4------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              
e|-----------------------------------------0-------+12+-------------------|
B|---------------------------0-----------0-------+12+---------------------|
G|------------------0-----0-----0-----0--------+12+-----------------------|
D|---------2-----4-----4-----------4--------------------------------------|
A|------2-----2-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-0----------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse/Main Riff (Guitar 2)(Distortion)                                                             
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------x-5--7-------------------------------------|
D|------------------2-5-2v-----x-5--7-------------------------------------|
A|-7p5--7----------------------x-3--5-------------------------------------|
E|---------0--3--0---------------3--5-------------------------------------|
                                                                             
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------x-7--5-------------------------------------|
D|------------------2-5-2v-----x-7--5-------------------------------------|
A|-7p5--7----------------------x-5--3-------------------------------------|
E|---------0--3--0---------------5--3-------------------------------------|
                                                                              
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------x-5--7-------------------------------------|
D|------------------2-5-2v-----x-5--7-------------------------------------|
A|-7p5--7----------------------x-3--5-------------------------------------|
E|---------0--3--0---------------3--5-------------------------------------|
                                                                              

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----4----4---4-4--------------------------------------------------------|
G|----4----4---4-4--------------------------------------------------------|
D|----4----4---4-4-----5--7-----------------------------------------------|
A|-2--2----2---2-2-----5--7-----------------------------------------------|
E|------------------0--3--5-----------------------------------------------|
 
                                                                             
CHORUS (Guitars 1 and 2)(Distortion)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------6-------------------------------------------------|
D|----9---9-9--x-10--9--7-------9---9-9--x-9--7--5------------------------|
A|----9---9-9--x-10--9--7-------9---9-9--x-9--7--5------------------------|
E|----7---7-7--x-8---7--5-------7---7-7--x-7--5--3------------------------|
                                                                              
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|---------------9------6--4---------|
D|----9---9-9--x-10--9--7--5—-7~-----|
A|----9---9-9--x-10--9--7--5—-7~-----|
E|----7---7-7--x-8---7--5--3—-5~-----|
  
(Guitar 1 only)(phaser or flanger effect)

  1st chorus ending      2nd & 3rd chorus ending  4th chorus ending
e|-----5~-----------5~--|----0~------------0~----|----0~-----0~-------0~--|
B|5~---------0---0~-----|--------0~--------------|-------0~-----0~--------|
G|----------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
D|----------------------|7~-------------7~-------|7~----------------------|
A|----------------------|------------------------|----------7------7~-----|
E|----------------------|------------------------|------------------------|


BRIDGE/KEYBOARD SOLO (Guitars 1 and 2)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--/-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-----------------------|
D|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--/-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7-----------------------|
A|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--/-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-8~--6---8~--6---8--6-----10~--8---10~--8---10--8-----------------------|
A|-8~--6---8~--6---8--6-----10~--8---10~--8---10--8-----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-12v--10---12v--10---12--10----9~---------------------------------------|
A|-12v--10---12v--10---12--10----9~---------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
      
                                                                        
GUITAR SOLO (Guitar 1 does solo)(Guitar 2 does main riff)
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--3/13------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------12------------/7--9-9b10r9-7v--------------14b16r14vv-----------|
D|-------------14\--------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------*0~-----------------------------|
                                          *(-5 1/2)(++)                                     

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------14-b15r14b15r14--------------------------------|
G|--12h14p12------14--12---14-b15r14b15r14---12h14p12------14------12-----|
D|------------14---------------------------------------14------14---------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              
e|-------12---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------12--15b17vv-\---7---------7--10p7----------------------------|
G|-14b16------------------------9b11v----------9b11r9p7-7/9v--9v-9v-\--/9\|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------12b15v------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--/9-----------14p12----------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------14p12v---14p12--------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------14-------------------12--14-----------|
E|--------------------------------------15v--12v---15-12------------------|
                                                                           
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------12--14b16r14p12-14b16-*0--------------------------------------|
D|--12--14----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                  *(-1 1/2)(++)                                    

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--15b17vv---12h15p12-----15------12--15--12--15b17vv--------------------|
G|---------------------14------14-----------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              
e|-17---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------17--20p17------------------------------------|
G|----19b21--16------16v----------------19b21vvv--------------------------|
D|---------------19-------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


SONG ORDER

Intro		1x (Both Guitars)
Main Riff	3x (Guitar 2)
Chorus	1x (Both Guitars)
Main Riff	2x (Guitar 2)
Chorus	1x (Both Guitars)
Bridge	1x (Both Guitars)
Guitar Solo	1x (Guitar 1-solo)(Guitar 2 main riff 2x under solo)
Chorus	1x (Both Guitars)
Main Riff	2x (Guitar 2)
Chorus	1x (Both Guitars)
Bridge      1x (Both Guitars, 1ST STANZA OF BRIDGE ONLY!!!)
Main Riff   ** (Guitar 2 repeats first 2 stanzas of Main Riff until end)

                                                                            
| /      slide up
| \      slide down
| //     slide up to infinity
| \\     slide down to infinity
| h      hammer-on
| p      pull-off
| b      bend
| ^      microbend
| v      vibrato
| <>     harmonic
| x      Mute note
| ~      let ring
|(+1/2)  up (+)or down (-)on whammy bar, number is how much (1/2=1 fret)
|(++)    release whammy bar to original position after pushing down
|(--)    release whammy bar to original position after pulling up
|(5)     Ghost note (you don’t have to play it, but it sounds okay)


            
            
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septic squid 97 Jul 05, 2007 08:58 PM

thank you for this. wow thank you.

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Black Vista 10 Oct 18, 2008 09:29 AM

really good

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MusicMan24 1,124 Feb 12, 2010 04:20 PM

Its easier to play the main riff like this

e|----------------------|
B|----------------------|
G|------------------7-5-|
D|2p0h2-----2h5p2-x-7-5-|
A|----------------x-5-3-|
E|-----0-3-0------x-----|


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