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A Pleasant Shade of Grey: Pt. 1    Fates Warning



A PLEASANT SHADE OF GRAY--FATES WARNING
from 1997's "A Pleasant Shade of Gray" album
Metal Blade
Lyrics and music by Jim Matheos

Transcribed by Eric Schlelein
email eric@u.arizona.edu

My transcription of this brilliant song is far from perfect.
The rhythm parts are the absolute best I could do, and I'm
fairly proud of how the solos came out.  It would be a waste
of time to try to learn this song without the album because
most of the parts are horribly syncopated, so do yourself a
favor and go buy it.  Plus, the record store's probably out
of Hanson.

I've given the rhythm figures according to each part of the
song; don't get confused by the many "rhythm figure 1"s there
are about.

Enjoy.


Part I (1:53):

[free time]

e---2------9------8--------|--9-----8--5--4--2---------------|
B---2---------10-----5--2--|----10-----------------------2---|
G---5----------------------|--------------------------5------|
D---4----------------------|-----------------------4---------|
A---4----------------------|--------------------4------------|
E---2-------------------2--|-----------------2---------------|

e-----9------8--------|--9-----8--5--4--2---------------|
B--------10-----5--2--|----10-----------2---------------|
G---------------------|-----------------5---------------|
D---------------------|-----------------4---------------|
A---------------------|-----------------4---------------|
E------------------2--|-----------------2---------------|

[4/4 time]

e--------------------------|----------------------------|
B--------------------------|----------------------------|
G--------------------------|----------------------------|
D---4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4-|---4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4---|
A--------------------------|----------------------------|
E--------------------------|----------------------------|

        -->Repeat this cadence through 7 more bars, then,

e--------------------------|
B--------------2-----------|
G-----------5--------------|
D--------4--------4--4--4--|
A-----4--------------------|
E--2-----------------------|

        -->Seven more bars of the cadence, and then back to
                free time with

e---2---|
B---2---|
G---5---|
D---4---|
A---4---|
E---2---|


So where do we begin, and what else can we say?
When the lines are all drawn, what should we do today?



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