Iron

Iron - Maiden - Dream Of Mirrors guitar tab

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INTRO RIFF

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For this bit, a second guitar plays the pairs of A5 chords too.

e |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

b |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

g |-2---2-------4-5-4---------------|-2---2-------4-5-4-------7--------|

D |-2---2---------------5-----------|-2---2---------------5------------|

A |-0---0-------------------5-------|-0---0----------------------------|

E |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

e |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

b |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

g |-2---2-------4-5-4---------------|-------------------------5---3----|

D |-2---2---------------5-----------|-----------------7---5------------|

A |-0---0-------------------5-------|-5---3---5---3--------------------|

E |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

At this point, the second guitar plays A5 and lets it ring while the first

guitar plays this riff clean (sounds very Egyptiany)...

e |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

b |---------------------------------|------------------------------8---|

g |---------9---------9h10p9-7-9----|---------9------9h10p9-7-9-10-----|

D |-7---7-7-------------------------|-7---7-7--------------------------|

A |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

E |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

e |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

b |---------------------------------|------------------------------8---|

g |---------7-------7h9p7---7-------|---------9------9h10p9-7-9-10-----|

D |-5---5-5---------------10--------|-7---7-7--------------------------|

A |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

E |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

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VERSE RIFF

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The second guitar plays a load of open A string notes to follow the

bass line, a bit like this:

.

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A |-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0--|

E |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

And the lead guitar...?

e |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

b |---------5h6p5-----------3h5p3---|----------------------------------|

g |---------------7---------------5-|---------5h7p5-----------4h5p4----|

D |---------------------------------|---------------7---------------5--|

A |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

E |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

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PRE-CHORUS RIFF

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This is clean before "The dream is true..." and it has bags of bass and

distortion before "I ONLY DREAM IN BLACK AND WHITE!!!". But both are

the same simple riff. A second guitar plays the chords in full (ie not

picking a melody) in the background.

e |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

b |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

g |---------------------------------|---------7-------7-------7--------|

D |---------3---------------3-------|-----7-------7-------7------------|

A |-----3-------3-------3-------3---|-5---------------------------7----|

E |-1---------------1---------------|-----------------------------0----|

F5 D5 E5 (x3)

e |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

b |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

g |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

D |---------3---------------3-------|---------5---------------5--------|

A |-----3-------3-------3-------3---|-----5-------5-------5-------5----|

E |-1---------------1---------------|-3---------------3----------------|

F5 G5

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CHORUS A ("The dream is true...")

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The background guitar plays simple chords of Ami, Cmaj, Gmaj then Ami,

Fmaj, Gmaj.

e |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

b |-----------------1---------------|----------------------------------|

g |---------2---------------2-------|---------5------------------------|

D |-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-----5-------------------5--------|

A |-0-------------------------------|-3-------------------5------------|

E |---------------------------------|-------------3--------------------|

Ami C5 G5 (x3)

e |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

b |-----------------1---------------|----------------------------------|

g |---------2---------------2-------|---------2------------------------|

D |-----2-------2-------2-------2---|-----3-------------------5--------|

A |-0-------------------------------|-3-------------------5------------|

E |---------------------------------|-------------3--------------------|

Ami Fmaj G5

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CHORUS B ("I ONLY DREAM IN BLACK AND WHITE!! I ONLY DREAM 'CAUSE...")

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This is the fun bit. Just totally killing your guitar and amp and

genearlly overdoing it with the distortion pedal and bass (thus A5 is

played on EAD instead of ADg) with crappy power chords. Ironically, in

the words of Austin Power(chord)s: "YEAH, BABY!!!"

e |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

b |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

g |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

D |-7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|-3-------3-3-5-------5---5---5----|

A |-7---7---7---7---7---7---7---7---|-3-------3-3-5-------5---5---5----|

E |-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5---|-1-------1-1-3-------3---3---3----|

(x3)

e |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

b |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

g |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

D |-3---3---3---3-------3---3---3---|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5----|

A |-3---3---3---3-------3---3---3---|-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5----|

E |-1---1---1---1-------1---1---1---|-3---3---3---3---3---3---3---3----|

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INTERLUDE BREAK

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Eventually, there's an interlude break part (that's the bit where the

tempo is increased and Niko's awesome nodding-dog drumming kicks in).

Well, here's all the parts tabbed, in order of appearance.

Riff 1:

e |-5h7p5-7-7---5-------5-|-3h5p3-5-5---3-------3-|

b |-----------------6-----|-----------------5-----|

g |-----------------------|-----------------------|

D |-----------------------|-----------------------|

A |-----------------------|-----------------------|

E |-----------------------|-----------------------|

(x2) (x2)

with second guitar playing power chords: A5... G5... A5... F5, G5...

also during the vocal bits ("Lost... in a dream of mirrors...")

Riff 2:

This one is very, very fast... Bruce does some vocal "whoas" over this

occasionally.

e |-3h5p3---5-------7-7-5-5-3-3-----|

b |-------6---------------------6-6-|

g |---------------------------------|

D |---------------------------------|

A |---------------------------------|

E |---------------------------------|

and, then there's the solo... no way am I tabbing it. I'm not that

amazing. But you can just adlib some stuff in key Cmaj (Ami) over

the second guitar's A5... G5... A5... F5, G5...

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OUTRO RIFF

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This is right at the end. The tempo slows down during it.

e |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

b |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

g |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

D |---------9-10-9-7---------9------|---------9-10-9-7---------9vvvvvv-|

A |-0---0------------0---0----------|-0---0------------0---0-----------|

E |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

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