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

DOWN FOR LIFE
As recorded by Testament
(From the 1999 Album THE GATHERING)

Transcribed by BOTE
	

Words by Chuck Billy Music by Eric Peterson, Chuck Billy

C5III
x 3 5 5 x x
	
Eb5
x 6 8 8 x x
	
E5open
0 2 2 x x x
	
E5VII
x 7 9 9 x x

F5
1 3 3 x x x
	
F5VIII
x 8 10 10 x x
	
F5III
x x 3 5 6 x
	
F5I(type 2)
1 3 x x x x

G5III
3 5 5 x x x
	
A5
x 0 2 2 x x
	
A5V
5 7 7 x x x
	
Bb5
6 8 8 x x x

Bb5I
x 1 3 3 x x
	
Bbsus4
x 1 1 3 x x

Gtr I (Db Gb B E Ab Db) - 'Eric Gtr. 1'
Gtr II (Db Gb B E Ab Db) - 'Eric Gtr. 2'
Gtr III (Db Gb B E Ab Db) - 'Pickslide Gtr.'

 Intro
  Q=210
  E5    F5    E5      F5              E5    F5    E5      BbA5      Bb5
 4/4
  Gtr I
    PM|   PM|   PM--|   PM|             PM|   PM|   PM--|     PM  PM
  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 Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|---8S7---7---8--|
|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6--|
|
| Gtr II
|                                                             PM  PM
| E E Q   H         H       E E E E   E E Q   H         E E E E E E Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-2---------------|-----------------|-2---------------|---8S7---7---8--|
|-0---------------|---------3S5-5h6-|-0---------------|---6S5-5-5-5-6--|


  E5    F5    E5      F5              E5    F5    E5
  Gtrs I, II
    PM|   PM|   PM--|   PM|             PM|   PM|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   W
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------|
|-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|------|
|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0---|------|


    E5    F5    E5      F5              E5    F5    E5      BbA5      Bb5
      PM|   PM|   PM--|   PM|             PM|   PM|   PM--|     PM  PM
    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 Q
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|---8S7---7---8---o||
||--0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6----||


   1st & 2nd Verse
    E5    F5    E5      F5              E5    F5    E5      BbA5      Bb5
      PM|   PM|   PM--|   PM|             PM|   PM|   PM--|     PM  PM
    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 Q
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||o-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|---8S7---7---8---|
||--0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6---|


  E5    F5    E5      F5              E5    F5    E5      BbA5      Bb5
    PM|   PM|   PM--|   PM|             PM|   PM|   PM--|     PM  PM
  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 Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|---8S7---7---8--|
|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6--|


  E5    F5    E5      F5              E5    F5    E5      BbA5      Bb5
    PM|   PM|   PM--|   PM|             PM|   PM|   PM--|     PM  PM
  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 Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|---8S7---7---8--||
|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6--||


 Pre-Chorus
      A5Bb5 A5Bb5   A5Bb5 A5Bb5 BbA5      A5Bb5 A5Bb5   A5Bb5 BbC5    Bb5
  PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM      PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM
  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 E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----2S3---2S3---|-2S3---2S3---3S2-|-----2S3---2S3---|-2S3---3S5---5S3-|
|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-0S1-0-1S0-|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-1S3-0-3S1-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


      A5Bb5 A5Bb5   A5Bb5 A5Bb5   A5      A5Bb5 A5Bb5   A5Bb5 BbC5    Bb5
  PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM      PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM
  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 E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-----2S3---2S3---|-2S3---2S3---3S2-|-----2S3---2S3---|-2S3---3S5---5S3--||
|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-0S1-0-1S0-|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-1S3-0-3S1-o||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||


 Chorus
  E5open                        F5VIII                          Bb5IF5
  Gtr II
  Q   Q   H         H       Q    Q    W                 H       E E Q
  |                              |                              |   |
  /                              /                              /   /

  Gtr I
  PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM      PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E  Q    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|---------3------|
|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5-1---3--|
|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-1--|


                                F5    E5
  Gtrs I, II
  PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM      PM   PM   PM
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E  Q    Q  E Q  E Q    W
|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|------||
|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|------||
|-----------------|-------------10--|--------------|------||
|-----------------|-------------10--|-2----2----2--|------||
|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-2----2----2--|------||
|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0----0----0--|------||


   3rd Verse
    E5    F5    E5      F5              E5    F5    E5      BbA5      Bb5
      PM|   PM|   PM--|   PM|             PM|   PM|   PM--|     PM  PM
    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 Q    3x
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|---8S7---7---8---o||
||--0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6----||


   Pre-Chorus
        A5Bb5 A5Bb5   A5Bb5 A5Bb5   A5      A5Bb5 A5Bb5   A5Bb5 BbC5    Bb5
    PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM      PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM
    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 E
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
||------2S3---2S3---|-2S3---2S3---3S2-|-----2S3---2S3---|-2S3---3S5---5S3---||
||o-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-0S1-0-1S0-|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-1S3-0-3S1--o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||


 Chorus
  E5open                        F5VIII                          Bb5IF5
  Gtr II
  Q   Q   H         H       Q    Q    W                 H       E E Q
  |                              |                              |   |
  /                              /                              /   /

  Gtr I
  PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM      PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E  Q    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|---------3------|
|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5-1---3--|
|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-1--|


                                F5    E5
  Gtrs I, II
  PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM      PM   PM   PM
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E  Q    Q  E Q  E Q    W
|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|------||
|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|------||
|-----------------|-------------10--|--------------|------||
|-----------------|-------------10--|-2----2----2--|------||
|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-2----2----2--|------||
|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0----0----0--|------||


   Bridge
                                  F5                              Bb5F5
    Gtrs I, II
    PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM      PM|     PM    PM      PM
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E  Q    E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q    3x
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------o||
||------------------|-------------10--|-----------------|-----------------||
||------------------|-------------10--|-----------------|---------3-------||
||o-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5-1--3---o||
||--0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0------1----||


                                F5                              Bb5F5
  Gtr I
  PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM      PM|     PM    PM      PM
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E  Q    E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------||
|-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|---------------||
|-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|---------3-----||
|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5-1--3--||
|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0------1--||
|
| Gtr II
| PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM      PM|     PM    PM      PM
| E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E  Q    E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------||
|-----------------|--------------6--|-----------------|---------------||
|-----------------|--------------5--|-----------------|---------------||
|-----4h5---4h5---|-4h5---4h5----3--|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7-----3-----||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------5-1--3--||
|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0------1--||


   4th Verse
    E5                  F5  E5   Eb5    F5       G5   F5
    Gtrs I, II
                    PM|             PM|    PM|        PM----|
    W          +Q   E E  Q  Q    Q  E E Q  E E   H    E E E E   3x
||-----------|-----------------|---------------|----------------||
||o----------|-----------------|---------------|---------------o||
||-----------|-----------------|---------------|----------------||
||--2--------|-(2)------10--9--|-8------3------|-5--------------||
||o-2--------|-(2)-------8--7--|-6------3------|-5----3-3---3--o||
||--0--------|-(0)--0-0--------|----0-0-1--1-1-|-3----1-1---1---||


    E5                            BbsusE5                    BbsE54 F5
    PM--|   PM--|     PM--|   PM|      PM--|   PM----------|    PM|
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E   E E Q  E E Q    4x
||------------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
||o-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------o||
||------------------|-------------3--|-----------------|-----3-----------||
||------------------|-------------1--|-----------------|-----1-----------||
||o-2-2-2---2-2-2---|-2-2-2---2-2-1--|-2-2-2---2-2-2-2-|-2-2-1--2-2-3---o||
||--0-0-0---0-0-0---|-0-0-0---0-0----|-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-0-0----0-0-1----||


  E5open
  Gtr I
  W          +W           +W           +W           +W           +W
  |           |            |            |            |            |
  /           /            /            /            /            /

  Gtr II                                                         Gtr III
                                                                  TP
  W          +W           +W           +W           +W            W
|----------|------------|------------|------------|------------|--------||
|----------|------------|------------|------------|------------|--------||
|----------|------------|------------|------------|------------|--------||
|-2--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|--x\----||
|-2--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|-(2)--------|--x\----||
|-0--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|--x\----||


   5th Verse
    E5    F5    E5      F5              E5    F5    E5      BbA5      Bb5
    Gtrs I, II
      PM|   PM|   PM--|   PM|             PM|   PM|   PM--|     PM  PM
    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 Q    3x
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-2-----3-----2---|---3-------------|-2-----3-----2---|---8S7---7---8---o||
||--0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3S5-5h6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6----||


   Pre-Chorus
        A5Bb5 A5Bb5   A5Bb5 A5Bb5   A5      A5Bb5 A5Bb5   A5Bb5 BbC5    Bb5
    PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM      PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM
    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 E
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
||------2S3---2S3---|-2S3---2S3---3S2-|-----2S3---2S3---|-2S3---3S5---5S3---||
||o-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-0S1-0-1S0-|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-1S3-0-3S1--o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||


 Outro
  E5open                        F5VIII                          Bb5IF5
  Gtr II
  Q   Q   H         H       Q    Q    W                 H       E E Q
  |                              |                              |   |
  /                              /                              /   /

  Gtr I
  PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM      PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E  Q    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-------------10--|-----------------|---------3------|
|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5-1---3--|
|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-1--|


                                F5    E5
  Gtrs I, II
  PM|     PM    PM      PM    PM      PM   PM   PM
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E  Q    Q  E Q  E Q
|-----------------|-----------------|--------------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|--------------*|
|-----------------|-------------10--|--------------*|
|-----------------|-------------10--|-2----2----2--*|
|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7----8--|-2----2----2--*|
|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0-----|-0----0----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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elvo86 41 Mar 31, 2012 06:40 AM

guess the main riff is downpicked. quite fast imo

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