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Pictures In Red   King Diamond



King Diamond:  Pictures In Red

transcribed by:  Rami Nuotio     :  midiamond@sci.fi
                 Russ Elton      :  webmaster@abysslord.com

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Date last modified:  July 07, 2007

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Tuning: Standard

Rhythm is played with electric clean guitar with reverb

NOTE: For Riffs 1 and 2 one channel plays the slide shown,
the other channel just plays the top notes as a pull-off.
They switch back and forth between which one does the slide
and which one does the pull-off.

Riff 1
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----6-----5-----6-----5------6\-5-|
G|---7---7-----7-----7-----7---(7)\6-|
D|-7-------7-----7-----7-----7-(7)\6-|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------|
B|-----5-----4-----5-----4-----5p4-|
G|---6---6-----6-----6-----6-------|
D|-6-------6-----6-----6-----6-----|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----6-----5-----6-----5------6\-5-|
G|---7---7-----7-----7-----7---(7)\6-|
D|-7-------7-----7-----7-----7-(7)\6-|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|
   "In the hallway..."
e|----------------------|
B|-----5-----4-------4--|
G|---6---6-----6-----5--|
D|-6-------6-----(0)-6--|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|
   "...on the floor."


Play Riff 1   Solo Rhythm


Solo
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-12b14----(14)r12----------------------------------------|
D|------------------/12----14--15--14----(14)\-------------|
A|---------------------------------------------11----(11)/-|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------15----(15)\--9----(9)\------------|
G|-14----(14)\--------------------------8----(8)\-|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

End Solo


Play Riff 1  "I hear voices..."


Riff 2
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-------9-------8-------9-------8---------9\-8-|
G|----10---10------10------10------10----(10)\9-|
D|-10---------10------10------10------10-(10)\9-|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|
    "Go to sleep..."
e|---------------------------------|
B|-----8-----7-----8-----7-----8p7-|
G|---9---9-----9-----9-----9-------|
D|-9-------9-----9-----9-----9-----|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
    "I will tell..."
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-------9-------8-------9-------8---------9\-8-|
G|----10---10------10------10------10----(10)\9-|
D|-10---------10------10------10------10-(10)\9-|
A|----------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------|
    "I will tell you..."
e|----------------------|
B|-----8-----7-------7--|
G|---9---9-----9-----8--|
D|-9-------9-----(0)-9--|
A|----------------------|
E|----------------------|
     "...why I'm here."


Play Riff 1   "Am I dreaming..."


Ending:
e|---------------------|
B|-5p4----------5p3----|
G|-----5------------4--|
D|---------------------|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|
         "Pictures in red."


Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
#cutline#       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most 
             previous bend.
       = touch the string above the 17th fret while 
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret. 
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking


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