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#----------------------------------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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

                                   EMPTY WORDS
                              As recorded by Death
                         (From the 1995 Album SYMBOLIC)

Words and Music by Chuck Schuldiner
Transcribed by James Williams (Inverted) and David Williams (Warlock)

Gtr I (D G C F A D) - 'Chuck Schuldiner'
Gtr II (D G C F A D) - 'Bobby Koelble'
Gtr III (D G C F A D) - 'Chuck Schuldiner (Clean)'

 [Intro]
     Melotic Metal Q=100
    4/4
     Gtr III
                                                                             4x
e|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
B|o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||
G|------9-----9---9-|----12------(12)-|-----9-----9---7-|---10---9----(9)---||
D|----7-----7-------|-----------------|---7-----7-------|-------------------||
A|o-0-----8-----7---|-10--------------|-0-----8-----5---|-8----7-----------o||
E|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||


[Verse]
  Moderate Metal Q=121
  $
  C5B5G5G#F5     C5B5G5G#5        C5B5G5G#E5
  Gtr I
                     PM~~~~~~~~~      PM|                ~
e|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
B|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
G|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|----------------|--------------|-3s5-5s6-5----|
A|-3-2-----3----|-3-2------------|-3-2-----2----|--------------|
E|-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|--------------|
 |
 | Gtr II
 |                    PM               PM|                ~
e|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
B|--------------|----------------|--------------|-6s8-8s9-8----|
G|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
D|-5-4----------|-5-4------------|-5-4----------|--------------|
A|-3-2-5-6-3----|-3-2-5-6----(6)-|-3-2-5-6-2----|--------------|
E|-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|--------------|


   C5B5G5G#F5     C5B5G5G#5        C5B5G5G#E5
                      PM~~~~~~~~~      PM|                 ~~
e|--------------|----------------|--------------|---------------|
B|--------------|----------------|--------------|---------------|
G|--------------|----------------|--------------|---------------|
D|--------------|----------------|--------------|-3s5-5s6--8----|
A|-3-2-----3----|-3-2------------|-3-2-----2----|---------------|
E|-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|---------------|
 |
 |                    PM               PM|                 ~~
e|--------------|----------------|--------------|---------------|
B|--------------|----------------|--------------|-6s8-8s9-11----|
G|--------------|----------------|--------------|---------------|
D|-5-4----------|-5-4------------|-5-4----------|---------------|
A|-3-2-5-6-3----|-3-2-5-6----(6)-|-3-2-5-6-2----|---------------|
E|-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|---------------|


   C5B5G5G#F5     C5B5G5G#5        C5B5G5G#E5
                      PM~~~~~~~~~      PM|                ~
e|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
B|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
G|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|----------------|--------------|-3s5-5s6-5----|
A|-3-2-----3----|-3-2------------|-3-2-----2----|--------------|
E|-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|--------------|
 |
 |                    PM               PM|                ~
e|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
B|--------------|----------------|--------------|-6s8-8s9-8----|
G|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
D|-5-4----------|-5-4------------|-5-4----------|--------------|
A|-3-2-5-6-3----|-3-2-5-6----(6)-|-3-2-5-6-2----|--------------|
E|-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|--------------|


[Pre-Chorus]
     Q=124
     A5         E5         A5        F5              C#5         G#5
                            PM---------|                              ~
e|-----------|----------|-------------------------|-----------------------||
B|o----------|----------|---------------10-9h10p9-|----13-12-10-9--------o||
G|-----------|----------|--------10-9-7-----------|-10------------10-9----||
D|--7--------|-2--------|-10-9-7------------------|-----------------------||
A|o-7--------|-2--------|-------------------------|----------------------o||
E|--5--------|-0--------|-------------------------|-----------------------||
 |
e|-----------|----------|-------------------------|-----------------------||
B|o----------|----------|-------------------------|----------------------o||
G|-----------|----------|-------------------------|--6--------------------||
D|--7--------|-2--------|--7--------3-------------|--6----------6---------||
A|o-7--------|-2--------|--7--------3-------------|--4----------6--------o||
E|--5--------|-0--------|--5--------1-------------|-------------4---------||


   A5         E5
e|----------|------|
B|----------|------|
G|----------|------|
D|-7--------|-2----|
A|-7--------|-2----|
E|-5--------|-0----|
 |
e|----------|------|
B|----------|------|
G|----------|------|
D|-7--------|-2----|
A|-7--------|-2----|
E|-5--------|-0----|


   A5                      F5
    T           T           T           T
e|-19p15p13p12-19p15p13p12-19p15p13p12-19p15p13p12-|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
 |
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|--7-----------------------3----------------------|
A|--7-----------------------3----------------------|
E|--5-----------------------1----------------------|


   C#5                     G#5
    T           T
e|-19p15p13p12-19p15p13p12-20b22===(20)r==|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|
 |
e|----------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|
G|--6-------------------------------------|
D|--6-----------------------6-------------|
A|--4-----------------------6-------------|
E|--------------------------4-------------|


   A5                                    E5
                                                            ~~~~~~~
e|-20-20-20-20s19-19-19s17-13-13s12-12-|-12s10-10-10s12-12-12-(12)--(12)\-|
B|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
 |
e|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|--7----------------------------------|--2-------------------------------|
A|--7----------------------------------|--2-------------------------------|
E|--5----------------------------------|--0-------------------------------|


   A5   F5     C#5  G#
                    ~
e|-----------|-----------|
B|-----------|-----------|
G|-----------|-6---------|
D|-7----3----|-6---------|
A|-7----3----|-4---------|
E|-5----1----|------4----|
 |
e|-----------|-----------|
B|-----------|-----------|
G|-----------|-6---------|
D|-7----3----|-6----6----|
A|-7----3----|-4----6----|
E|-5----1----|------4----|


    Q=116
    Gtrs I, II
    PM----| ~  PM----------------------| ~  PM------------|

e||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
B||o----------------------------|----------------------------o||
G||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
D||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
A|o--------------------6-7-6-4-|--------------------5-6-5-3-o||
E||--5-7-8-7-6--5-7-8-7---------|-4-6-7-6-5--4-6-7-6----------||


                     F5
e|-----------------------------|
B|o----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|------------------3----------|
A|o-----------------3----------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--0-0-0-0-|


   1.                        2.
           G5         G#5            G5
                                                 ~~~
e|------------------------||-------------------------|
B|-----------------------o||-------------------------|
G|------------------------||-------------------------|
D|---------5----------6---||---------5---------------|
A|---------5----------6--o||---------5----------[6]--|
E|-0-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-0-4---||-0-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-0------|


    PM----| ~  PM----------------------| ~  PM------------|
e||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
B||o----------------------------|----------------------------o||
G||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
D||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
A||o--------------------6-7-6-4-|--------------------5-6-5-3-o||
E||--5-7-8-7-6--5-7-8-7---------|-4-6-7-6-5--4-6-7-6----------||


                     F5
e|-----------------------------|
B|o----------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|
D|------------------3----------|
A|o-----------------3----------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--0-0-0-0-|


   1.                        2.
           G5         G#5            G5
                                                 ~~~
e|------------------------||-------------------------|
B|-----------------------o||-------------------------|
G|------------------------||-------------------------|
D|---------5----------6---||---------5---------------|
A|---------5----------6--o||---------5----------[6]--|
E|-0-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-0-4---||-0-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-0------|


   Q=112
   E5 F5  D5   G5  E5F5
  3/4         5/8
   Gtr I
e|-----------|----------|
B|-----------|----------|
G|-----------|----------|
D|-----------|----------|
A|-----------|----------|
E|-----------|----------|
 |
 | Gtr II
e|-----------|----------|
B|-----------|----------|
G|-----------|----------|
D|-9--10--7--|-12--9-10-|
A|-7---8--5--|-10--7--8-|
E|-----------|----------|


  E5      F5       D5        G5       E5    F5
 3/4                        5/8
             PM----------------------------------|

e|--------------------------|-----------------------|
B|--------------------------|-----------------------|
G|--------------------------|-----------------------|
D|--------------------------|-----------------------|
A|--------------------------|-----------------------|
E|---0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|
 |
e|--------------------------|-----------------------|
B|--------------------------|-----------------------|
G|--------------------------|-----------------------|
D|-9-------10-------7-------|-12-------9-----10-----|
A|-7--------8-------5-------|-10-------7------8-----|
E|--------------------------|-----------------------|


     E5               F5               D5
    3/4
     Gtr I
      T                T                T
e|--12p7p4h7p4h7p4h7-13p7p4h7p4h7p4h7-10p7p4h7p4h7p4h7-|
B|o----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|o----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|
 |
 |   Gtr II
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
B|o----------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------|
D|---9---------------10----------------7---------------|
A|o--7----------------8----------------5---------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|


   G5               E5           F5
  5/8
    T                T            T
e|-15p7p4h7p4h7p4h7-12p7p4h7p4h7-13p7p4h7p4h7---||
B|---------------------------------------------o||
G|----------------------------------------------||
D|----------------------------------------------||
A|---------------------------------------------o||
E|----------------------------------------------||
 |
e|----------------------------------------------||
B|---------------------------------------------o||
G|----------------------------------------------||
D|-12----------------9-----------10-------------||
A|-10----------------7------------8------------o||
E|----------------------------------------------||


[Chorus]
     Fast Metal Q=160
To Coda
     E5                     C/E
   4/4
     Gtrs I, II
          PM------------|         PM----|     ~     ~       ~     ~
                                                                      4x
e|------------------------|---------------|-------------|-------------||
B|o-----------------------|---------------|-------------|------------o||
G|------------------------|---------------|-------7-----|-------------||
D|---9--------------------|-10------------|-5-------5---|-7-----9-----||
A|o--7--------------------|--7------------|---3---------|---5-----7--o||
E|--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------0-0-0-0-|-------------|-------------||


[Solo - Schuldiner]
   Gtr I
   ~                                  ~
e|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|-7-------------------------------|
D|-7---------------------------9h10-|---------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |
 | Gtr II
e|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
E|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|


            C5        C5    C5               D5        D5        D5
    ~~                               ~~
e|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|-12-----------------------12h13-|------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|-10-------------------(10)-14-16-17-|
D|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
 |
e|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|----------5---------5------5----|----------7---------7----------7----|
A|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3----|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5---5--5----|
E|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|


e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-16-14-16-14-12----12-14-12-14-16-14-16-17-16-17-|
D|----------------15-------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
 |
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


e|----------------------------15----15-17-15-17-19-|
B|-15----15-17-15-17-18-17-18----18----------------|
G|----17-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------|
 |
e|-------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------|
A|--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1-|
E|-------------------------------------------------|


                C5        C5       C5                   D5        D5    D5
e|-15b17====================15r-17h19h20-|-20b22===========================|
B|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |
e|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------------5---------5---------5----|--------------7---------7-----7--|
A|--3-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3---3--3----|--5-----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
E|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e|-20---------------20---------------|-20---------------20-------20r---22b24====|
B|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
 |
e|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
A|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1--1--1-----1-|
E|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|


                 C5            C5      C5             D5           D5     D5
                                                                    ~~
e|-(22)-----(22)r====(22)-20---19-17------|---------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------20-|-18---17-------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|-----------19-17---16S==14-------|
D|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |
e|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|---------------5--------------5-------5-|------------7------------7-----7-|
A|---3--3-3---3--3-3---3---3-3--3--3-3--3-|--5-5--5-5--5--5-5--5-5--5-5-5-5-|
E|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|


              ~~                                                         ~
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|-14---16---16------------------7-----|--------9------------10-----9h10p9---|
D|------------------------7h9h10-------|-7h9h10-------7h9h10-----------------|
A|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
 |
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|--0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1--1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-|
E|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


             C5         C5    C5              D5        D5    D5
    ~~~                                         ~
e|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|-(9)---------9---10---9-7---9h10p|=9p7---------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|-----10---9-7-------------(7)--|
A|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
 |
e|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|-----------5----------5-----5----|----------7---------7------7---|
A|--3--3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3----|-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5---|
E|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|


     Q=180
     A5                       E5
    9/8
               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e|-------------------------|------------------|
B|o-13-12-10-12---(12)-----|-(12)--------(12)-|
G|-------------------------|------------------|
D|-------------------------|------------------|
A|o------------------------|------------------|
E|-------------------------|------------------|
 |
e|-------------------------|------------------|
B|o------------------------|------------------|
G|-------------------------|------------------|
D|-------------------------|------------------|
A|o--7-----------------(7)-|---2----------(2)-|
E|---5-----------------(5)-|---0----------(0)-|


   F5                      G5
                            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
e|----------------10-----|-----------------||
B|-13-12-10-12-13--------|-12--------(12)-o||
G|-----------------------|-----------------||
D|-----------------------|-----------------||
A|-----------------------|----------------o||
E|-----------------------|-----------------||
 |
e|-----------------------|-----------------||
B|-----------------------|----------------o||
G|-----------------------|-----------------||
D|-----------------------|-----------------||
A|--3----------------(3)-|--5---------(5)-o||
E|--1----------------(1)-|--3---------(3)--||


     Q=176
     E5                       F5
            ~~                 ~~
e|-------------------------|----------------|
B|o-12h13p12----(12)-12h13-|-10--------(10)-|
G|-------------------------|----------------|
D|-------------------------|----------------|
A|o------------------------|----------------|
E|-------------------------|----------------|
 |
e|-------------------------|----------------|
B|o------------------------|----------------|
G|-------------------------|----------------|
D|-------------------------|----------------|
A|o--2-----------(2)-------|--3---------(3)-|
E|---0-----------(0)-------|--1---------(1)-|


   G5                       F5
          ~~                 ~~
e|------------------------|-10--------(10)---||
B|-12h13p12----(12)-12h13-|-----------------o||
G|------------------------|------------------||
D|------------------------|------------------||
A|------------------------|-----------------o||
E|------------------------|------------------||
 |
e|------------------------|------------------||
B|------------------------|-----------------o||
G|------------------------|------------------||
D|------------------------|------------------||
A|--5-----------(5)-------|--3---------(3)--o||
E|--3-----------(3)-------|--1---------(1)---||


     E5             F5
     Gtr I
e|---------------|----------------|
B|o--------------|----------------|
G|---------------|----------------|
D|--9--------(9)-|-10--------(10)-|
A|o-7--------(7)-|--8---------(8)-|
E|---------------|----------------|
 |
 |   Gtr II
e|---------------|----------------|
B|o--------------|----------------|
G|---------------|----------------|
D|---------------|----------------|
A|o-2--------(2)-|--3---------(3)-|
E|--0--------(0)-|--1---------(1)-|


                    1.                  2.
   G5               F5                  F5
e|----------------|-----------------||----------|
B|----------------|----------------o||----------|
G|----------------|-----------------||----------|
D|-12--------(12)-|-10--------(10)--||--10------|
A|-10--------(10)-|--8---------(8)-o||---8------|
E|----------------|-----------------||----------|
 |
e|----------------|-----------------||----------|
B|----------------|----------------o||----------|
G|----------------|-----------------||----------|
D|----------------|-----------------||----------|
A|--5---------(5)-|--3---------(3)-o||---3------|
E|--3---------(3)-|--1---------(1)--||---1------|


[Chorus]
     Q=160
D.S. al Coda
    &
     E5                     C/E
   4/4
     Gtrs I, II
          PM------------|         PM----|     ~     ~       ~     ~
                                                                      9x
e|------------------------|---------------|-------------|-------------||
B|o-----------------------|---------------|-------------|------------o||
G|------------------------|---------------|-------7-----|-------------||
D|---9--------------------|-10------------|-5-------5---|-7-----9-----||
A|o--7--------------------|--7------------|---3---------|---5-----7--o||
E|--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------0-0-0-0-|-------------|-------------||



************************************

| (n)  Ghost note
| ~    Vibrato
| h    Hammer-on
| p    Pull-off
| b    Bend
| [n]  Artificial harmonic (Pinch harmonic)
| r    Release
| PM   palm mute
| s    slide

************************************

            
            
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Rob the Tipton 141 Dec 26, 2005 07:20 AM

||--12p7p4h7p4h7p4h7-13p7p4h7p4h7p4h7-10p7p4h7p4h7p4h7-|
||o----------------------------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------------------------|
||o----------------------------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------------------------|

Should be on the B string and 4h7 should be 5h8. Otherwise this tab is freakin good.

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Warheart1188 121 Aug 13, 2009 02:14 PM

There's mistakes but it's a decent tab

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kakeakeai 10 May 15, 2010 07:54 AM

Intro is slightly off should read like this

||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||
||------9-----9---9-|9s12--------(12)-|-----9-----9---7-|7s10------9----(9)-||
||----7-----7-------|-----------------|---7-----7-------|-------------------||
||o-0-----8-----7---|---10------------|-0-----8-----5---|---8----7---------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||

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