Still life

Iron Maiden


Still Life by Iron Maiden(Harris/Murray) Transcribed by Eddie Breslin(caladan@maths.tcd.ie)
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 |-----------------------------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------------------------| |--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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