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Face in the Sand   Iron Maiden



Artist:	Iron Maiden
Album:	Dance of Death
Song:	Face in the Sand
Tabbed By: John Alkire
 
Standard Tuning
 
This is an under rated track off of the DoD album. 
I have not tabbed the entire song, just the main parts 
to get you going. All of you experts out there can figure 
out the solo's. Another great track that has acoustic melody and 
symphony feel to make Maiden better than ever before! It is a shame
that they are not playing this on their DoD 2003 World Tour!
 
INTRO: Acoustic/Clean..There are other ways to play this, but this
                       was the easiest for me!
|----------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------
|---------7-5 4--------4--------------------7-5 4--------4-------
|-9-7-99---------5--7-----7--5 4-5---9-7-9---------5--7-----7~---
|----------------------------------------------------------------
|----------------------------------------------------------------
 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------7-5 4--------4--------------------------------------------------
-9-77-9---------5--7-----7--5 4-5--5-7-5--7-9-7--5 4------5-4-----5-4----
------------------------------------------------------5~-------7-------5-
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-5-4----5-4----5-4-----5-4-----5-4------5-4----5-4----5-4-----5-4-------
-----3------5-------7-------3-------5~------7-------5------3-------5----
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
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--------------------4-------|
-5-4-----5-4-----5-----7~---|
------7-------3-------------|
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INTRO :(Cont.)Next is the background orchestra sound with 
guitars switching to distortion playing special effects 
using natural harmonics.  Listen to the track for timing and
appropriate frets.
|----------------------------------------------12------------|
|----------------------------------------------12------------|
|------------Ect.--5--------7--------9---------12-(Dive)-----|
|-------------------------5-(Bar)--7-(Bar)--9-(Bar)---12------------|
|---------------------------------3--------5--------7-----------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Now the music kicks in full gear and I have tabbed the 
melody that coincides with the symphony sound. It repeats 
throughout the song!
|---------------------------|
|o-------------------------o|
|---------------------------|
|----------7~-----6~--------|
|o--9h7p9-----9------7 9~--o|
|---------------------------|
 
Pre-Chorus: Here is the pre-chorus line "I wait for the sign, 
they tell the truth. This repeats through the song.
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---4---7/--5/--4---7/--5/--4---7/--5/--4---4 --5 --7 ----|
|---4---7/--5/--4---7/--5/--4---7/--5/--4---4 --5 --7 ----|
|—--2---5/--3/--2---5/--3/--2---5/--3/--2---2 --3 --5 ----|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
 
Chorus: "So I watch and I wait, and I pray for an answer." 
|-----------------------------------------|
|o------------------------------8h7------o|
|---9 --12/--5 --7/--2—-5 --7--------8~---|
|---9 --12/--5 --7/--2—-5 --7-------------|
|o--7 --10/--3 --5/--0—-3 --5------------o|
|-----------------------------------------|
 
Solo: I will leave this up to you professionals out there!
 
Interlude: Somewhere here but this is wrong!
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-7~--9--11/12-11--7~---7--9--11/12---7~---(X 2)-|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
 
Back to the main Chorus using the same chords and ends with 
natural harmonics!
 
That's it dudes!! Great track! All suggestions are welcome!
 
 Key:

~ - Vibrato
  - Slide down
/ - Slide up
h - Hammer-on
p - Pull-off
 - Natural Harmonics


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