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BLACK SABBATH "Wheels of confusion" (from "Vol.4", 1972)

by Michiel Hautus, 1 January 2001

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
8b9 = bend 8th fret half a note
8b10 = bend 8th fret whole note
b9 = bend 8th fret half a note and strike just after bending
8b9r8 = bend 8th fret half a note and release to first position
~ = vibrato
~~ = much vibrato
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
( ) = is played now and then
cursive = let chords ring

INTRORIFF guitar 1

E ---------------------------|---------------------------|
B ---------------------------|-6h7~--<7b8r7~>------------|
G ---------------------------|---------------------------|
D -7h8b9~--b9-5-7--7h8b9~-\--|---------------------------|
A ---------------------------|---------------------------|
E ---------------------------|---------------------------|

COMMENT: <7b8r7~> in second bar: play about eight notes, beginning on the 7th fret,
while bending up half a note with creating some artificial harmonics and then release
to first position

INTRORIFF guitar 2, light distortion

   Em            Em            Em add9       Em

E -------0-----|-------0-----|-------2-----|-------0-----|
B -----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|
G ---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|
D -2-----------|-2-----------|-2-----------|-2-----------|
A -------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
E -------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

MAINRIFF

  B5

E --------------------|
B --------------------|
G -4--4-4--4-4-4------|
D -4--4-4--4-4-4------|
A -2--2-2--2-2-2------|
E (2)-------------2h5-|

RIFF A

E --------------------------------|
B --------------------------------|
G --------------------------------|
D -------------2------------------|
A -2-----4-------4---4------------|
E ---5-2---5-2-----5---5--5-2-5-2-|

RIFF B

   A     A/G#  A/G

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

INTERLUDE A

                            A/E

E ------------------------------|
B ---------------------------2--|
G ---------------------------2--|
D ---------------------------2--|
A ------------------------------|
E -2--2-0-2--2(0)2--2(0)-0h2----|

INTERLUDE B

   E5, F#5              F#7

E ---------------------|
B -------------------5-|
G -4/6-6-6\4-4-4/6-6-6-|
D -2/4-4-4\2-2-2/4-4-4-|
A ---------------------|
E ---------------------|

INTERLUDE C

   F#7

E -------------------------|-------------------------|
B -7p5------7p5------7p5---|-------------------------|
G -----6-6------6-6------6-|-6-----------------------|
D -------4--------4--------|---4~--------------------|
A -------------------------|-------------------------|
E -------------------------|-------------------------|

INTERLUDE D     (sirens: descending tone from F#)

      F#5 F#4 F#                F#5 F#4 F#

E -------------------------|-------------------------|
B -------------------------|-------------------------|
G ------6--4--3------------|------6--4--3h4-3--------|
D -2/4--4--4--4------------|-2/4--4--4--4---4--------|
A -------------------------|-------------------------|
E -------------------------|-------------------------|

       F#5 F#4 F#      A4        A4 Ab4 F#4 F#              B4      F#

                           |              first time |             second time |
E -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G ------6--4--3h4-3--4-/7~-|------7--6--4--3-------.-|------/9~--------3-------|
D -2/4--4--4--4---4--4-/7~-|------7--6--4--4-------.-|------/9~------4---------|
A -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

INTERLUDE E guitar 1

   F#5  A5 B5,C#5 B5,C5 B5,C5  A5

E --------------------------------|
B --------------------------------|
G ------2--4/6-4--4/5-4~-4/5-4--2-|
D -4-4--2--4/6-4--4/5-4~-4/5-4--2-|
A -4-4--0--2/4-2--2/3-2~-2/3-2--0-|
E -2-2----------------------------|

INTERLUDE E guitar 2          INTERLUDE E guitar 3

E -----------------------|      E ------------------------------|
B -/7~~-5----------------|      B -/19~~-17---------------------|
G --------6-4~~---2--4-2-|      G ----------18-16~~---14--16-14-|
D -----------------------|      D ------------------------------|
A -----------------------|      A ------------------------------|
E -----------------------|      E ------------------------------|

OUTRO guitar 1, clean, with reverb or delay effect

   1st,2nd and 4th time |             3th time |
E ---3---5---7---5---3--|---2---3---5---3---2--|
B ----------------------|----------------------|
G ----------------------|----------------------|
D ---5---7---9---7---5--|-0-4-0-5-0-7-0-5-0-4--|
A ----------------------|----------------------|
E -0---0---0---0---0----|----------------------|

OUTRO guitar 2, tune down low E to D!!

  D5 E5   D5 D5/A etc.

E --------------------------|------------------------------|
B --------------------------|------------------------------|
G ------------2-------------|----------------2-------------|
D -0-2------0-0-2--2-2------|-2--0--0-0----0-0-2--2-2------|
A -0-2------0-0-2--2-2------|-2--0--0-0----0-0-2--2-2------|
D -0-2------0---2--2-2------|-2--0--0-0----0---2--2-2------|

E --------------------------|------------------------------|
B --------------------------|------------------------------|
G --------------------------|----------------2-------------|
D -2--2-2-------2--2-2------|-2--0--0-0----0-0-2--2-2------|
A -2--2-2-------2--2-2------|-2--0--0-0----0-0-2--2-2------|
D -2--2-2---0-7~2--2-2------|-2--0--0-0----0---2--2-2------|

OUTRO guitar 3 (guitar 4 plays the same thing an octave higher)

E ---------------------------|---------------------------|
B ---------------------------|---------------------------|
G ---------------------------|---------------------------|
D -------------5-------------|-----------5---------------|
A -/7--7-7~--5---/7--7-7~--7-|--5--5-5~----5-/7--7-7~----|
E ---------------------------|---------------------------|

CONTINUING OUTRO guitar 5 (play last lick more times)

E -12-----12--12----12--15p12----15p12----|-12-----12--12--------------------12----|
B -15b17-b17-b17--------------15-------15-|-15b17-b17-b17--------------------15b17-|
G ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

E -10-----10--10--------------------10----|-12-----12--12----12--15p12----15p12----|
B -13b15-b15-b15--------------------13b15-|-15b17-b17-b17--------------15-------15-|
G ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
D ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
A ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

followed by solo in Em


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