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D G C F A D
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

COMMUNION AND THE ORACLE (Bassline)
As recorded by Symphony X
(From the 2001 Album V - THE NEW MYTHOLOGY SUITE)

Transcribed by Luca Abete
	

Music by Symphony X

Gtr I (D G C F) - 'Bass'

 Intro
  Q=127
 21/8
  Gtr I
  Wx4
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|


                         1.                      2.
   10/8                  11/8
    Q  E E Q  +E  E E E   Q  E E Q  E E E E E     Q  E E E E E E E E E
||----------------------|----------------------||-----------------------|
||o----4-2-4--(4)-------|----4-2-4--------2---o||----4-2-4-------2------|
||o-----------------2-4-|-------------2-4---4-o||------------2-4---4-2--|
||--2-------------2-----|-2---------2----------||-2--------2------------|


                         1.                      2.
   5/4
    Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E Q  E E +E  E     Q  E E E E E  E E E
||----------------------|----------------------||---------------------|
||o----3-1-3------------|----3-1-3------------o||----3-1-3-5-6-\1-1-3-|
||o-------------1-(1)-3-|-------------------1-o||---------------------|
||--1---------1---------|-1---------1-4-(4)----||-1-------------------|


                         1.                      2.
    Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E Q  E E +E  E     Q  E E Q  E E E E
||----------------------|----------------------||--------------------|
||o----3-1-3------------|----3-1-3------------o||----3-1-3--5-6-5-3--|
||o-------------1-(1)-3-|---------------------o||--------------------|
||--1---------1---------|-1---------1-4-(4)-3--||-1------------------|


 4/4        3/4         4/4
  W          +H.         Wx6
|----------|----------||--------|
|----------|----------||--------|
|-5--------|-(5)------||--------|
|----------|----------||--------|


 5/4                             2/4     7/8                 6/8
  E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S   Q  Q    E S S E S S E E E   E E E E E E
|-------------------------------|-------|-------------------|---------------|
|-------------------------------|-------|-------------------|---------------|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-----------3---|
|-------------------------------|-4--4--|-------------------|-2-2-4-4-4-----|


 5/4                             2/4     4/4
  E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S   Q  Q    E S S E S S Q  E E
|-------------------------------|-------|--------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------|----------------8-6-|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1------|
|-------------------------------|-4--4--|--------------------|


 7/4
  Q.   E Q.   E +E  E H      Q.   E Q.   E +E   E E E E E
|--------------------------|------------------------------|
|-4----4-6----3-(3)-3-4----|------------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------/6-4-3-----|
|--------------------------|-2----2-4----6-(6)--------6-4-|


  Q.   E Q.   E +E  E Q.    E
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|--------------------------/4---|
|-2----2-4----1-(1)-1-2---------|


 5/4                9/8
  Q.   E Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.   Q.
|------------------|----------------|
|-4----4-3----1----|-3----4----6----|
|------------------|----------------|
|------------------|----------------|


 Verse 1  1:29
 12/8                      5/8        12/8                      5/8
  Q.   +Q   E Q.   +Q   E   Q.   E E   Q.   +Q   E Q.   +Q   E   Q.   E E
|-------------------------|----------|-------------------------|------------|
|-8----(8)----8----(8)----|-6--------|-------------8----(8)----|-6----------|
|-----------8-----------8-|----------|-----------8-----------8-|------4-3---|
|-------------------------|------6-4-|-6----(6)----------------|------------|


 12/8                      5/8        12/8                      6/8
  Q.   +Q   E Q.   +Q   E   Q.   E E   Q.   +Q   E E E E E E E   Q.   E E E
|-------------------------|----------|-------------------------|-------------|
|-------------8----(8)----|----------|-------------8-8-8-8-----|-------------|
|-----------8-----------8-|--------3-|-----------8-----------8-|--------6----|
|-6----(6)----------------|-4----4---|-6----(6)----------------|-4----4---4--|


 5/4                   5/8         5/4                   5/8
  E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E
|---------------------|-----------|---------------------|-----------|
|---------------------|-----------|---------------------|-------2-1-|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2---2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-----|
|---------------------|-------4---|---------------------|-----------|


 5/4                   5/8         5/4                   6/8
  E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E
|---------------------|-----------|---------------------|-----4---4----|
|---------------------|-----------|---------------------|---4---4---3--|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2---2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2------------|
|---------------------|-------4---|---------------------|--------------|


 Breakdown 2:00
 7/4
  H    Q.   E +Q   Q.   E   H    Q.   E +Q   H
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-6----4------------------|-6----4----------------|
|-----------7-(7)--6----6-|-----------7-(7)--6----|


                           4/4
  H    Q.   E +Q   Q.   E   H.      E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|-------------------------|-8-------8-8-|-8-----------------|
|-6----4----------------8-|-------------|-------------------|
|-----------7-(7)--6------|-------------|---6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|


 Verse 2  2:14
 5/4
  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E Q  E E +E  E
|----5-3-5------------|----5-3-5------------|
|-------------1-(1)-3-|-------------1-(1)-0-|
|-3---------3---------|-3---------3---------|
|---------------------|---------------------|


  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E E E E   E  E  E
|----5-3-5------------|----5-3-5-7-8-/10-10-10--|
|-------------1-(1)-3-|-------------------------|
|-3---------3---------|-3-----------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------|


  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E Q  E E +E  E
|----5-3-5------------|----5-3-5------------|
|-------------1-(1)-3-|-------------1-(1)-0-|
|-3---------3---------|-3---------3---------|
|---------------------|---------------------|


  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E E E E E  E  E
|----5-3-5------------|----5-3-5-7-8---------|
|-------------1-(1)-3-|--------------8-10----|
|-3---------3---------|-3-----------------10-|
|---------------------|----------------------|


  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E Q  E E +E  E
|----5-3-5------------|----5-3-5------------|
|-------------1-(1)-3-|-------------1-(1)-0-|
|-3---------3---------|-3---------3---------|
|---------------------|---------------------|


  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E E E E E E E
|----5-3-5------------|----5-3-5-2-3-2-----|
|-------------1-(1)-3-|----------------3-5-|
|-3---------3---------|-3------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|


 Guitar Solo 2:43
  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   E E E E Q  E E +E  E
|---------------------|----------------------|
|----6-4-6------------|-----6-4-6------------|
|-------------2-(2)-4-|--------------2-(2)-1-|
|-4---------4---------|-4----------4---------|


  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E E E E E E E
|---------------------|----------------------|
|----6-4-6------------|----6-4-6-4-----------|
|-------------2-(2)-4-|------------6-5-4-----|
|-4---------4---------|-4----------------7---|


                                                                   4/4
  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   W
|---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|------|
|----6-4-6------------|----6-4-6------------|----6-4-6------------|------|
|-------------2-(2)-4-|-------------2-(2)-1-|-------------2-(2)-4-|------|
|-4---------4---------|-4---------4---------|-4---------4---------|-4----|


 3/4        4/4
  +H.        +W           +E  e e e e e e e
|----------|------------|-------------------|
|----------|------------|-------------------|
|----------|------------|-------------------|
|-(4)------|-(4)--------|-(4)-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|


 Verse 3  3:07
 12/8                      5/8        12/8                      5/8
  Q.   +Q   E Q.   +Q   E   Q.   E E   Q.   +Q   E Q.   +Q   E   Q.   E E
|-------------------------|----------|-------------------------|------------|
|-8----(8)----8----(8)----|-6--------|-------------8----(8)----|-6----------|
|-----------8-----------8-|----------|-----------8-----------8-|------4-3---|
|-------------------------|------6-4-|-6----(6)----------------|------------|


 12/8                      5/8        12/8                      6/8
  Q.   +Q   E Q.   +Q   E   Q.   E E   Q.   +Q   E E E E E E E   Q.   E E E
|-------------------------|----------|-------------------------|-------------|
|-------------8----(8)----|----------|-------------8-8-8-8-----|-------------|
|-----------8-----------8-|--------3-|-----------8-----------8-|--------6----|
|-6----(6)----------------|-4----4---|-6----(6)----------------|-4----4---4--|


 5/4                   5/8         5/4                   5/8
  E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E
|---------------------|-----------|---------------------|-----------|
|---------------------|-----------|---------------------|-------2-1-|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2---2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-----|
|---------------------|-------4---|---------------------|-----------|


 5/4                   5/8         5/4                   6/8
  E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E
|---------------------|-----------|---------------------|-----4---4----|
|---------------------|-----------|---------------------|---4---4---3--|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2---2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2------------|
|---------------------|-------4---|---------------------|--------------|


 Breakdown 3:37
 7/4
  H    Q.   E +Q   Q.   E   H    Q.   E +Q   H
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|
|-6----4------------------|-6----4----------------|
|-----------7-(7)--6----6-|-----------7-(7)--6----|


                           4/4
  H    Q.   E +Q   Q.   E   W          E E +H.
|-------------------------|----------|------------|
|-------------------------|-8--------|------------|
|-6----4----------------8-|----------|------------|
|-----------7-(7)--6------|----------|-6-6-(6)----|


 Bridge 3:51
 7/4
  Q  E E E E +E  E +E  E Q.   E
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-3--3-3-1-1-(1)--------------x-|
|----------------4-(4)-4-3------|


  Q  E E E E +E  E +E  E H      Q  Q  E E E E +E  E Q.   E
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-3--3-3-1-1-(1)--------------|-3--3--1-1-1--------------5-|
|----------------4-(4)-4-3----|-------------4-(4)-4-3------|


 4/4
  H..       E   E E  a  H.         H..       E    a  E E H.
|-------------|---2-(2)s4-------||-----------4-|-(4)s3---------|
|-5-----------|-----------------||-------------|-------4-------|
|-----------5-|-----------------||-------------|---------------|
|-------------|-3---------------||-2-----------|---------2-----|


 Pre-Chorus 4:09
 5/4                             2/4     7/8                 6/8
  E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S   Q  Q    E S S E S S E E E   E E E E E E
|-------------------------------|-------|-------------------|--------------|
|-------------------------------|-------|-------------------|--------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----5-----4--|
|-------------------------------|-5--5--|-------------------|-3-3---5-5----|


 5/4                             2/4     4/4
  E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S   Q  Q    E S S E S S Q  E E
|-------------------------------|-------|--------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------|--------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-0-|
|-------------------------------|-5--5--|--------------------|


 Chorus 4:20
 7/4
  Q.   E Q.   E +E  E H      Q.   E Q.   E +E   E E E E E
|--------------------------|------------------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------/5-7---7---|
|-3----3-5----2-(2)-2-3----|-3----3-5----7-(7)------7---7-|


  Q.   E Q.   E +E  E Q.    E
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|--------------------------/5--|
|-3----3-5----2-(2)-2-3--------|


 5/4                9/8
  Q.   E Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.   Q.
|------------------|----------------|
|-5----5-4----2----|-4----5----7----|
|------------------|----------------|
|------------------|----------------|


 Guitar Solo 2  4:35
 5/4
  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E Q  E E +E  E
|----7-5-7------------|----7-5-7------------|
|-------------5-(5)-7-|-------------3-(3)-2-|
|-5---------5---------|-5---------5---------|
|---------------------|---------------------|


  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E E  E  E  E  +Q
|----7-5-7------------|----7-5-7-/9-10-12-(12)\----|
|-------------5-(5)-7-|----------------------------|
|-5---------5---------|-5--------------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------------|


  Q  E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E Q  E E E E
|----7-5-7----------|----7-5-7----------|
|-------------5-5-7-|-------------3-3---|
|-5---------5-------|-5---------5-----3-|
|-------------------|-------------------|


  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E E E E E E E
|----7-5-7------------|----7-5-7-4-5-4------|
|-------------5-(5)-7-|----------------5-5--|
|-5---------5---------|-5-------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|


  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E Q  E E +E  E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|----3-1-3------------|----3-1-3------------|
|-------------1-(1)-3-|-------------------1-|
|-1---------1---------|-1---------1-4-(4)---|


  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E E  E E E E E
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|----3-1-3------------|----3-1-3-/5-6-8-6-5---|
|-------------1-(1)-3-|-----------------------|
|-1---------1---------|-1---------------------|


  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E Q  E E +E  E
|---------------------|---------------------|
|----3-1-3------------|----3-1-3------------|
|-------------1-(1)-3-|---------------------|
|-1---------1---------|-1---------1-4-(4)-3-|


  Q  E E Q  E E +E  E   Q  E E Q  E E +E  E
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|----3-1-3------------|----3-1-3--------------|
|-------------1-(1)-3-|-------------1-(1)-3---|
|-1---------1---------|-1---------1-----------|


   Pre-Chorus 5:13
   3/4
    H.        +H.        +H.        +H.
||----------|----------|----------|----------|
||o---------|----------|----------|----------|
||o-4-------|-(4)------|-(4)------|-(4)------|
||----------|----------|----------|----------|


                      1.
  H.        +H.        +H.        +H.
|---------|----------|----------|---------||
|---------|----------|----------|--------o||
|-0-------|-(0)------|-(0)------|-(0)----o||
|---------|----------|----------|---------||


  2.
  H.        +H.        H.        H.
|---------|----------|---------|-------|
|---------|----------|---------|-------|
|-2-------|-(2)------|-3-------|-5-----|
|---------|----------|---------|-------|


 Chorus 5:39
  E E +E  E Q    E E +E  E Q    E E +E  E E E   E E +E  E E E
|--------------|--------------|---------------|---------------|
|--------------|--------------|---------------|---------------|
|-----------7--|-3-3-(3)-3-5--|-----------2-3-|-5-5-(5)-5-3-5-|
|-0-0-(0)-0----|--------------|-3-3-(3)-3-----|---------------|


  E E +E  E Q    E E +E  E E E   E E +E  E E E    E E E E E E
|--------------|---------------|-----------5---||-------------|
|--------------|---------------|---------------||-------------|
|-6-6-(6)-6-6--|-----------5---|-3-3-(3)-3---3-||-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|--------------|-6-6-(6)-6---6-|---------------||-------------|


  E E +E  E Q    E E +E  E Q    E E +E  E E E   E E +E  E E E
|--------------|--------------|---------------|---------------|
|-4-4-(4)-4-4--|--------------|---------------|---------------|
|--------------|-5-5-(5)-5-7--|-----------4-5-|-7-7-(7)-7-5-7-|
|--------------|--------------|-5-5-(5)-5-----|---------------|


                                                4/4
  E E +E  E Q    E E +E  E E E   E E +E  E E E   e e e e e e e e   W
|--------------|---------------|-----------7---|-----------------|------|
|--------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|------|
|-8-8-(8)-8-8--|-----------7---|-5-5-(5)-5---5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4----|
|--------------|-8-8-(8)-8---8-|---------------|-----------------|------|


 Outro 6:04
 10/8             11/8                  7/4
  H.      +H       +H.      +H     +E    Wx4
|----------------|---------------------|--------|
|----------------|---------------------|--------|
|----------------|---------------------|--------|
|-2-------(2)----|-(2)------(2)----(2)-|--------|


   5/4
    Q  E E E +E  E E +E  E   H.      +H
||-------------------------|----------------|
||o----4-2-4-(4)-----------|----------------|
||o----------------2-(2)-4-|----------------|
||--2------------2---------|-2-------(2)----|


 4/4          12/8
  +W           Q.   Q.   Q.   Q  E
|------------|----------------------|
|------------|----------------------|
|------------|----------------2--4--|
|-(2)--------|-2----4----5----------|


 4/4                       11/4
  W          +H.      E E   W.            +H.      +H
|----------|--------------|-------------------------------|
|----------|----------4-2-|-------------------------------|
|----------|--------------|-5-------------(5)------(5)----|
|-2--------|-(2)----------|-------------------------------|


 6/8           11/4                            6/8
  Q.   Q.       W.            +H.      +H       Q.   Q.
|------------||-------------------------------|------------|
|-----------o||-------------------------------|------------|
|-2---------o||-------------------------------|-2----------|
|------0-----||-2-------------(2)------(2)----|------0-----|


 7/4
  W        +H.        +W         +H.        Wx6
|-------------------|---------------------|------------------||
|-------------------|---------------------|------------------||
|-------------------|---------------------|------------------||
|-2--------(2)------|-(2)--------(2)------|------------------||


                                     H.=H   Q=40
                    4/4                    2/4
  W        H.        W          H    H      H
|------------------|----------|-----------|------*|
|------------------|----------|-----------|------*|
|------------------|----------|-----------|------*|
|------------------|----------|-----------|------*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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