Iron

Iron - Maiden - Still Life guitar tab

INTRO:

Gtr II (Adrian)

I'll show the picking pattern for the three chords used in

the backing to the solo. I'll show the chord changes with the

solo.

Played with a 3/4 time feel.

A(m)

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------14------14--------------14------14---------------------|

|------14------14------14------14------14------14---etc-----------|

|--12----------------------12-------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

F

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------10------10-------------10------10-----------------------|

|-----10------10------10-----10------10------10---etc-------------|

|--8----------------------8---------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

G

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------12-------12--------------12------12--------------------|

|------12------12-------12------12------12------12---etc----------|

|--10-----------------------10------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr I (Dave): with Phaser and Delay

A(m) F

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--7-s/-9-hold------9b(10)r9-hold---7h9p7--7s\5--4s/5s\4-hold-----|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

A(m)

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|----5p4--(s\)2-hold--------------4h5--7s/9-hold--9b(10)r9-hold---|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

G

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------12--13--15-15b(17)---r15-----15p13h15~------|

|--7s/9--10--12-s/14----------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

A(m) F

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--13h15p13--12s\10-s/12-s\10----8h10p8---5h8p5-------------------|

|------------------------------------------------7b(9)r7p5-7------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

A(m)

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-(8)---------------------15b(17)-r15-b(17)~----15b(16.5)-r15-----|

|--7b(9)r7p5------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------7~--------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

G A(m)

|-------------------------------------------------------15b(17)~--|

|--15--13--15b(17)--15~------------13h15p13--12-------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

"Quiet" bit with "Take a Look..."

I'll try and show the basic idea. Finger the open Am and try to

follow the melody by lifting your finger on 2nd string. Then pick

the Fmaj7 chord anyway you want.

Am

|-------------------------------------------------|

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

|-------2-----------2--------2--------2-----2-----|

|----2-----2-----------------------------------2--|

|-0-----------0--------0--------0--------0--------|

|-------------------------------------------------|

Fmaj7 G A A G

|--------0-------0------------------------------------------------|

|----------1-------1------1------------------8-s/-10--10-s\-8-----|

|-------------2------2-------2-----2---------7-s/-9---9--s\-7-----|

|----3-----------------3--------3---------------------------------|

|--3--------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Oh! They drain my strength away...:

C/G

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--5--------------------------------------------------------------|

|--5--------------------------------------------------------------|

|--3--------------------------------------------------------------|

|--3--------------------------------------------------------------|

Main Verse Riff:

Similar idea to the previous part except you follow the melody

on the 3rd string. When muting the strings and strumming between

the parts shown lift your 3rd or 4th finger off the 3rd string,

i.e. don't hold the melody notes down,just keep the A power chord

fingered. Play the extended notes with upstrokes to emphasise the

melody.

A(m)

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--2---------4-(2)---5-(2)---4-(2)---2-----2----------------------|

|--2---------2-------2-------2-------2-----2----------------------|

|--0--x-x-x--0--x-x--0--x-x--0--x-x--0--x--0----------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

F G A G

|--1--------------------------------------------------------------|

|--1---------------------Gtr II plays---8-s/-10--10-s\-8----------|

|--2------------------------------------7-s/-9---9--s\-7----------|

|--3--------------------------------------------------------------|

|--3--------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------7--/--9---9--\--7---------|

|---------------------------------------5--/--7---7--\--5---------|

|------------------------Gtr I plays----5--/--7---7--\--5---------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Sometimes Gtr II plays:

|----------------------------------------1------------------------|

|---------5-------6-----8-----10---------1------8-s/-10--10-s\-8--|

|--2------4--xxx--5-xxx-7-xxx-9----------2------7-s/-9---9--s\-7--|

|--2-------------------------------------3------------------------|

|--0--xxx--------------------------------3------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

C/G

Oh! They drain my strength away...

CHORUS:

Both Guitars.

A (G) A F C

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|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------|

|--2--p0--2----3----5-----------------5---4-----------------------|

|--0------0----3----3--------0----3-----------5----3----(0)-------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Night - mare-res

A (G) A F C

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------|

|--2--p0--2----3----5------------------5----4~--------------------|

|--0------0----3----3--------0----3-------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Spirits call me

-ing

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------|

|--2--p0--2----3----5------------------5----4---------------------|

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

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Night mare-ares

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------|

|--2--p0--2----3----5---------------------5-----4~----------------|

|--0------0----3----3---------0-----3-----------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

They won't leave be

-me

BREAK:

Gtr I:

D C D E F

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------3--5--3h5p3---------------------|

|-------------4--5-----------------------------5--4---------------|

|--7--5--7----2--3------------------------------------------------|

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

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Play with upstroke

| |

A G A G A

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--2--0--2----0--2------------------------------------------------|

|--2--0--2----0--2--------------5----4----------------------------|

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

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr II:

D C D E F A G A G A

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------10--8---10--8---10--------------------|

|---------------------------9---7---9---7---9---------------------|

|--7--5--7----9--10---------7---5---7---5---7----------5--4-------|

|--5--3--5----7--9-------------------------------0--3-------5-3-0-|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

THE HARMONY:

I'll just show the notes, move between notes with hammers

and pulls wherever it feels natural.

The approximate bassline is shown aswell.

Gtr I: (Dave)

A

|--------------------------------------------------|

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

|--5--4--5--7-----------7----5--4--5--7------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

F G A A G

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--12--13---10--12---8--10---6--8---5--6------5-------------------|

|------------------------------------------7------5--7---5--4-----|

|--------------------------------------------------------------5--|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr II:

A

|---------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------|

|-----------4--5--7--5--4-----------4--5------|

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

|---------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------|

F G A A G

|-------------------------------------------------------|

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

|--------7-----5--7--4--5-----4-------------------------|

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

|--------------------------------------8-----8--7--3----|

|-------------------------------------------------------|

RHYTHM FOR SOLO'S: Listen for strumming and muting.

Solo 1:

D E F A G F

|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

|--7-------9-7-----10-7----14------12------10------|

|--5--xxx--7-5xxx--8--5xx--12--xx--10--xx--8-------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

Solo 2:

E F# Ab B A G

|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------11-------9-------7--|

|--9-------11-9------13-9------9--------7-------5--|

|--7--xxx--9--7-xxx--11-7-xxx--9--xxx---7--xxx--5--|

|--------------------------------------------------|

ENDING:

Play with upstrokes

| |

A G A G A

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--2---0--2----0--2-----------------------------------------------|

|--2---0--2----0--2-----------------------------------------------|

|--0------0----x--0-----------------------------------------------|

|--------------3--------------------------------------------------|

Now we rest in peace.

SOLO'S:

Transcribing solo's is not my strong point but you should the

main ideas from the following. These are the album solo's.

Some of fast licks, especially Dave's are more approximations

than anything else.

Solo 1: (Adrian)D minor

|---------5-----------------------------------|

|-------------5b(7)-r5------------------------|

|--7~--------------------7p5--7---------------|

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

|--------------------------------------5~-----|

|---------------------------------------------|

|-------10---------10--13p10-----15p10-----13p10-----15p10--------|

|--s/10----13----10----------10--------10--------10--------10-----|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--13p10-----15p10-----13p10-----15p10-----13p10------------------|

|--------10--------10--------10--------10--------10----13--13~----|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|------18b(20)--(20)--(20)--(20)--(20)--(20)r(19)--|

|--15----------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

|--18p17p15------15-----------------------------------------------|

|------------18------18p17p15------15-----------------------------|

|------------------------------17------17p15--17b(19)r17-p15------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Bend, Tap, release tap, release bend and pull off.

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--12b(14)-T-15-p(14)r12-p10----12b(14)-T-17-p(14)r12-p10---------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--17b(18)-(18)--18p17p15-----15----------------------------------|

|--------------------------17-----17p15p14------14----------------|

|-------------------------------------------17------17p15p14------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|------14--15p14p12----12h14p12--14~------------------------------|

|--17-------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Solo 2: (Dave)E minor

|---------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------|

|--2b(4)--2b(4)--2b(4)r2-p0-------------------|

|----------------------------2~---------------|

|---------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--0h2p0h2p0h2p0h2p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h4p0h4p0h5p0h5p0--7~~---------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--12h15p12h15p12h15p12------12h15p12--12h15p12h15p12h15p12-------|

|------------------------14---------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|------12---------------------14b(15)--slowly release or----------|

|--14------12h14p12h14p12-----14b(16)--drop with T-bar------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|------15b(17)-------12--15p12p0--15p12p0--15p12p0--15p12p0-------|

|--12-------------12----------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--15p12h15p12h15--15p12p0--------------------|

|---------------------------15b(17)-----------|

|---------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------|

|------------14h15p14-----14--15p14h15p14h15p14---------|

|--15-s/-17------------17------------------------17p15--|

|-------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------17b(19)--17b(19)--17b(19)r17-|

|--17b(19)-r17-p15--17~----------15-------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--14h15p14h15p14h15--------------------15b(17)----|

|---------------------17p15h17~-----12-------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|

Trill and drop with T-bar

|--12h15p12h15p12h15-etc--------------------------12\-------------|

|-------------------------------------------------12\-------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

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