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                      CONTROL DENIED - WHAT IF...?    
                      From the Album THE FRAGILE ART OF EXISTENCE          
                      Copyright 1999 Nuclear Blast
  
                      Version 2.0 - April 2000                                    

Transcription Done by: Kerry Vick (control_denied@hotmail.com)
Corrections Done by: Manuel Caldas (manuelcm@yahoo.com)


Notation: When two guitars are listed play all guitars simultaneously.
          b = bend              / = slide up            a.h. = artificial
          bf= bend full         br= bend release               harmonic
          h = hammer-on         \ = slide down          n.h. = harmonic       
          p = pull-off          . = palm mute(pm)          t = tapping
          " = tremolo picking   > = abrupt stop            ~ = vibrato


Tuning = D (D,G,C,F,A,D)

Bass Intro/Pick Scrape

 Riff A
|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------8--|GTRS I
|--------9-8--------|--------9-8---------6--|  & II
|-6-7-6--7-6--9-10--|-6-7-6--7-6--9-10------|
|-4-5-4-------7--8--|-4-5-4-------7--8------|

Play Riff A three and 1/2 times

 Riff B.1
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|GTR I
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----7------------7------7------|-----7------------7--------7-|
|-0-0---h8-8~--0-0---h8-8---8-7~-|-0-0---h8-8~--0-0---h8-8-7-5-|
  . .          . .                 . .          . . 
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--\9~~-------9--11--12--11--9------9\11~~----9--7--7\9--9~~---|GTR II
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--\7~~-------7---9--10---9--7------7\-9~~----7--5--5\7--7~~---|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|


 Riff B.2
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|GTRS I
|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|  & II
|-----7------------7------7------|-----7------------7--------7-|
|-0-0---h8-8~--0-0---h8-8---8-7~-|-0-0---h8-8~--0-0---h8-8-7-5-|
  . .          . .                 . .          . . 

Play Riff B.1 one time
Play Riff B.2 three times

 Riff C
|---------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|------------------|
|---------------------|------------------|GTRS I
|---------------------|-555--------------|  & II
|-777-555-666-2222222-|-333-555-66666666-|
|-555-333-444-0000000-|-----333-44444444-|
  ... ... ... ......   ... ... ........

 Riff C - Fill 1 (play one time, echo 3 times)
|------12----12\15----------|
|---10-------------15----17-|
|-9-------------------14----|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|


 Riff D
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|GTRS I
|-------------------------------------------------------------|  & II
|-7--------------7--------------6--------------6--------------|
|-5-444444444444-5-444444444444-4-000000000000-4-000000000000-|
  > ............ > ............ > ............ > ............


Play Riff C two times
Play Riff D two times
Play Riff C two times
Play Riff D two times


 Riff E - Solo 1(Chuck)
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|GTRS I
|-2----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|  & II
|-2----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-0--------------------------------------------|
       . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 


Play Riff E four times

 Riff F - Bridge
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|GTR I
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-7-8-7-5------7--8-7-5------7-8-7-5------5-----------|
|---------8-7-----------8-7----------8-7----8-7-5-3-1-|

|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|GTR II
|--------------9-10-9-7-------------------------------|
|----------------------10-9--7-8-7-5------5-----------|
|------------------------------------8-7----8-7-5-3-1-|

Play Riff F one time

 Riff G - Solo 2(Shannon)
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|GTRS I
|-------------55-5----------|  & II
|-22-----2-2--33-3-22222222-|
|-00-000-0-0----------------|
  .. ... . .  .. . ........

Play Riff G eight times

 Riff H
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|GTRS I
|-------------------------------------------------|  & II
|-22-----2-2--22-----2-2--22-----2-2--7-8-7-5-----|
|-00-000-0-0--00-000-0-0--00-000-0-0----------8-7-|
  .. ... . .  .. ... . .  .. ... . .   

 continuation of Riff H
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|GTRS I
|-----------------------------------------------6-|  & II
|-22-----2-2--22-----2-2--22-----2-2--7-8-5-7-8---|
|-00-000-0-0--00-000-0-0--00-000-0-0--------------|
  .. ... . .  .. ... . .  .. ... . .  

Play Riff H three times

Play Riff B.2 four times
Play Riff C two times
Play Riff D two times
Play Riff C two times
Play Riff D two times
END.

            
            
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