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

OVERTURE
As recorded by Savatage
(From the 1995 Album DEAD WINTER DEAD)

Transcribed by Johannes Margraf
        



Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Distorted Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Orchestration (Keyboards)'

 Intro
  Q=110
                 D5
 4/4
  Gtr I
                                                                    PM
  H..        E    W                        +H..                     E
|--------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------|--7----------------------|-(7)------------------------|
|--------------|--7----------------------|-(7)------------------------|
|--------------|--5----------------------|-(5)----------------------5-|
|------------5-|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
| H..        E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E    E  E  E E  E  S S  E
|--------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------|-15----14----12----14----|-10------12----9-10-10-9----|
|-----------12-|----12----12----12----12-|------12----12-----------12-|
|--------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|--------------|-------------------------|----------------------------|


  D5
                                                     PM
   W                        +H..                     E
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--7----------------------|-(7)---------------------------|
|--7----------------------|-(7)---------------------------|
|--5----------------------|-(5)----------------------5----|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|
|  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E    E  E  E E  E  S S  E
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-15----14----12----14----|-10------12----9-10-10-9-------|
|----12----12----12----12-|------12----12-----------12----|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|


  D5
                                                     PM
   W                        +H..                     E
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|--7----------------------|-(7)------------------------|
|--7----------------------|-(7)------------------------|
|--5----------------------|-(5)----------------------5-|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|
|  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E    E  E  E E  E  S S  E
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-15----14----12----14----|-10------12----9-10-10-9----|
|----12----12----12----12-|------12----12-----------12-|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|


  D5
   W                        +W
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--7----------------------|-(7)-------------------------|
|--7----------------------|-(7)-------------------------|
|--5----------------------|-(5)-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|
|  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E   E  E  E E  E  S S  E
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-15----14----12----14----|-10-----12----9-10-10-9------|
|----12----12----12----12-|-----12----12-----------12---|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|


 riff 1
  Eb5       D5 C5 D5    Eb5       D5 C5 D5
   q   Q.    S  S  q     q   Q.    S  S  q
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|--8---8-----7--5--7--|--8---8-----7--5--7--|
|--6---6-----5--3--5--|--6---6-----5--3--5--|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|
|  q   Q.    S  S  q     q   Q.    S  S  q
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|-15--15----14-12-14--|-15--15----14-12-14--|
|-13--13----12-10-12--|-13--13----12-10-12--|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|


  Eb5       D5 C5 D5    Eb5       D5 C5 D5
   q   Q.    S  S  q     q   Q.    S  S  q
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|--8---8-----7--5--7--|--8---8-----7--5--7----|
|--6---6-----5--3--5--|--6---6-----5--3--5----|
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|
|  q   Q.    S  S  q     q   Q.    S  S  q
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|-15--15----14-12-14--|-15--15----14-12-14----|
|-13--13----12-10-12--|-13--13----12-10-12----|
|---------------------|-----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|


   riff 2                              riff 3
    Eb5   D5                 C5 G5      Eb5   D5                 C5 A5
     H     H       +H      E  E  q       H     H       +H      E  E  Q
||--------------|--------------------||-------------|-------------------|
||o-------------|-------------------o||-------------|-------------------|
||---8-----7----|--(7)-----7--5------||--8-----7----|--(7)-----7--5-----|
||---8-----7----|--(7)-----7--5--5---||--8-----7----|--(7)-----7--5--7--|
||o--6-----5----|--(5)-----5--3--5--o||--6-----5----|--(5)-----5--3--7--|
||--------------|----------------3---||-------------|----------------5--|
|
|    H     H       +H      E  E  q       H     H       +H      E  E  Q
||--------------|--------------------||-------------|-------------------|
||o-16----15----|-(15)----15-13-----o||-16----15----|-(15)----15-13-----|
||--15----14----|-(14)----14-12-12---||-15----14----|-(14)----14-12-14--|
||--13----12----|-(12)----12-10-12---||-13----12----|-(12)----12-10-14--|
||o-------------|---------------10--o||-------------|---------------12--|
||--------------|--------------------||-------------|-------------------|


                  riff 4
  Eb5   D5         Bb5A5G5E5 G5       A5   E5
 5/4              4/4
   H     H.        Q  E E Q  Q    +E  Q.   H      +W           +H     H
|----------------|--------------|---------------|------------|-------------|
|----------------|--------------|---------------|------------|-------------|
|--8-----7-------|--------------|---------------|------------|-------------|
|--8-----7-------|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7----2----|-(2)--------|-(2)---------|
|--6-----5-------|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7----2----|-(2)--------|-(2)---------|
|----------------|-6--5-3-0--3--|-(3)-5----0----|-(0)--------|-(0)---------|
|
|  H     H.        Q  E E Q  Q    +E  Q.   H      +W           +W
|----------------|--------------|---------------|------------|-------------|
|-16----15-------|--------------|---------------|------------|-------------|
|-15----14-------|--------------|---------------|------------|-------------|
|-13----12-------|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7----2----|-(2)--------|-(2)---------|
|----------------|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7----2----|-(2)--------|-(2)---------|
|----------------|-6--5-3-0--3--|-(3)-5----0----|-(0)--------|-(0)---------|


  Bb5A5G5E5 G5       A5   E5
  Q  E E Q  Q    +E  Q.   E Q.     +W           +W
|--------------|-----------------|------------|--------|
|--------------|-----------------|------------|--------|
|--------------|-----------------|------------|--------|
|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7----2-2----|-(2)--------|-(2)----|
|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7----2-2----|-(2)--------|-(2)----|
|-6--5-3-0--3--|-(3)-5----0-0----|-(0)--------|-(0)----|
|
| Q  E E Q  Q    +E  Q.   E Q.     +W           +W
|--------------|-----------------|------------|--------|
|--------------|-----------------|------------|--------|
|--------------|-----------------|------------|--------|
|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7----2-2----|-(2)--------|-(2)----|
|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7----2-2----|-(2)--------|-(2)----|
|-6--5-3-0--3--|-(3)-5----0-0----|-(0)--------|-(0)----|


  Bb5A5G5E5 G5       A5   E5
  Q  E E Q  Q    +E  Q.   H      +W           +H     H
|--------------|---------------|------------|-------------|
|--------------|---------------|------------|-------------|
|--------------|---------------|------------|-------------|
|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7----2----|-(2)--------|-(2)---------|
|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7----2----|-(2)--------|-(2)---------|
|-6--5-3-0--3--|-(3)-5----0----|-(0)--------|-(0)---------|
|
| Q  E E Q  Q    +E  Q.   H      +W           +H     H
|--------------|---------------|------------|-------------|
|--------------|---------------|------------|-------------|
|--------------|---------------|------------|-------------|
|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7----2----|-(2)--------|-(2)---------|
|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7----2----|-(2)--------|-(2)---------|
|-6--5-3-0--3--|-(3)-5----0----|-(0)--------|-(0)---------|


                                               riff 5a
                               Q=135
  Bb5A5G5E5 G5       A5
  Q  E E Q  Q    +E  H..         +W             E E E E E E S S S S   4x
|--------------|---------------|------------||------------------------||
|--------------|---------------|------------||o----------------------o||
|--------------|---------------|------------||------------------------||
|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7---------|-(7)--------||------------------------||
|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7---------|-(7)--------||o---2-0----------------o||
|-6--5-3-0--3--|-(3)-5---------|-(5)--------||--0-----0-3-0-2-3-2-3---||
|
| Q  E E Q  Q    +E  H..         +W             W                     4x
|--------------|---------------|------------||------------------------||
|--------------|---------------|------------||o----------------------o||
|--------------|---------------|------------||------------------------||
|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7---------|-(7)--------||------------------------||
|-8--7-5-2--5--|-(5)-7---------|-(7)--------||o----------------------o||
|-6--5-3-0--3--|-(3)-5---------|-(5)--------||------------------------||


  E E E E E E S S S S   E E E E E E S S S S
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---2-0---------------|---2-0---------------|
|-0-----0-3-0-2-3-2-3-|-0-----0-3-0-2-3-2-3-|
|
| E E E E E E S S S S   E E E E E E S S S S
|---7-5---------------|---7-5---------------|
|-5-----5-8-5-7-8-7-8-|-5-----5-8-5-7-8-7-8-|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|


  E E E E E E S S S S   E E E E E E S S S S
|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|---2-0---------------|---2-0----------------|
|-0-----0-3-0-2-3-2-3-|-0-----0-3-0-2-3-2-3--|
|
| E E E E E E S S S S   E E E E E E S S S S
|---7-5---------------|---7-5----------------|
|-5-----5-8-5-7-8-7-8-|-5-----5-8-5-7-8-7-8--|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|----------------------|


 riff 5b (harmonies)
  E E E E  E E S  S S  S   E E E E  E E S  S S  S
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|---2-0------------------|---2-0------------------|
|-0-----0--3-0-2--3-2--3-|-0-----0--3-0-2--3-2--3-|
|
| E E E E  E E S  S S  S   E E E E  E E S  S S  S
|---7-5------------------|---7-5------------------|
|-5-----5--8-5-7--8-7--8-|-5-----5--8-5-7--8-7--8-|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|
| Gtr I
| E E E E  E E S  S S  S   E E E E  E E S  S S  S
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|---9-7------------------|---9-7------------------|
|-7-----7-10-7-9-10-9-10-|-7-----7-10-7-9-10-9-10-|
|------------------------|------------------------|


  E E E E  E E S  S S  S   E E E E  E E S  S S  S
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|---2-0------------------|---2-0-------------------|
|-0-----0--3-0-2--3-2--3-|-0-----0--3-0-2--3-2--3--|
|
| E E E E  E E S  S S  S   E E E E  E E S  S S  S
|---7-5------------------|---7-5-------------------|
|-5-----5--8-5-7--8-7--8-|-5-----5--8-5-7--8-7--8--|
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|
| E E E E  E E S  S S  S   E E E E  E E S  S S  S
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|---9-7------------------|---9-7-------------------|
|-7-----7-10-7-9-10-9-10-|-7-----7-10-7-9-10-9-10--|
|------------------------|-------------------------|


 outro
  E5   E5   E5     E5   E5E5E5   E5
 9/8              7/8           4/4
  q.   q.   q.     q.   E E Q    W
|----------------|-------------|------*|
|----------------|-------------|------*|
|-9----9----9----|-9----9-9-9--|------*|
|-9----9----9----|-9----9-9-9--|-2----*|
|-7----7----7----|-7----7-7-7--|-2----*|
|----------------|-------------|-0----*|



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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