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Thoughts Without Words    Shadows Fall



Band: Shadows Fall
Album: The Art Of Balance
Song:  Thoughts Without Words

Transcribed By: Shaun Secaur


.  - palm mute           /  - slide up to
\\  - slide down to       ~  - vibrato
h  - hammer on           b  - Bend
p  - pull off            Suffixes for bend
t  - tap                 f  - full bend    h - half bend
ph - pinched harmonic    q  - quarter bend t - tap bend
*  - see comment         ^  - Hold bend    r release bend
x  - Stuccatto           ~  - vibrato bend
,  - slight palm mute    () - ghost note, sustained note
"  - tremolo note         - Trill

Guitarists=Jonathan Donais, Matthew Bachand
Tuning-Drop C (Low To High) C,G,C,F,A,D

Intro Riff
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|------432-77----432-77-------One-Guitar--------|
|---320210-55-320210-55--2222222222222222-------|
|---320-------320--------2222222222222222-------|
    ...       ...        ................

Riff 1
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------ph------------------------|
|-----------------------------------h--h--3~~----------------------|
|------432-77-------------432-77---56-35----------432-77-----------|
|---320210-55---5--565-320210-55---------------320210-55---5--565--|
|---320-------00-00----320-------00------------320-------00-00-----|
    ...       .. ..    ...       ..            ...       .. ..
                        |-----------------------|
                        |-----------------------|
                        |-----------------------|Gtr.
                        |------------h--h-3-----| 2
                        |-----------56-35-------|
                        |---------00------------|


Riff 2
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|----7--8--5--2--33-------------------------|
|----5--5--3--0--11-------------------------|
|--00-00-00-00-00---------------------------|
   .. .. .. .. ..
Repeat Riff 1 and 2 then,
Riff 3
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|--------77-5/8--5/7------------------------|
|--5-1-0-55-3/6--3/5-----|Triplets|---------|
|--5-1-0--------------000-666-666-666333----|
                      ... ... ... ......

|---------------------------------------------|
|-----------------hp----hp---hp--hp-----------|
|---------------101210-9109-797-575-75--------|
|---77-5/8--5/7-----------------------875-----|
|---55-3/6--3/5--------------------------878--|
|---------------------------------------------|

Chorus Riff(s)
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|Gtr.
|-----------------------------------------1210-108-|1
|-----8\\7--5-57--35--23----10121312--1012----------|
|--0008\\7-05057-035-023-000--------00----0----0----|
   ...    . .   .   .   ...        ..    .    .

		       |---------------------------|
		       |---------------------------|
		       |---------------------------|Gtr.
		       |-------------87-75---------|2
		       |---78108--78---------------|
		       |000-----00--0--0-----------|
			...     ..  .  .

|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-----------------------3-------|
|-----8\\7--5-57--35--23-1--1-3--|
|--0008\\7-05057-035-023----1-3--|


Repeat Riffs 1,2, and 3
Fill (1:50)
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|-------ph---------------------|
|-3----(3~)-------Let ring-----|
|-1-1-31--1-31-0---------------|
|---1-----1----0---------------|


Bridge
Part A
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|Gtr.
|----hp3--p-------------------------------| 1
|---353--53--5-----3/5555/6666\\333-3530---|
|--0-------56-6530-3/5555/6666\\333-3530---|
                      ..   ..   ..
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|Gtr.
|-----------------------------------------| 2
|--0--(let ring)-------------------3530---|
|--0-------------------------------3530---|
Part B
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|Gtr.
|----hp3--p------------------------5/7----| 1
|---353--53--5-----3/5555/6666\\333-3/5----|
|--0-------56-6530-3/5555/6666\\333--------|
                      ..   ..   ..
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|Gtr.
|----------------------------------5/7----| 2
|--0--(let ring)-------------------3/5----|
|--0--------------------------------------|

Then Both guitars play both parts together

(Under Solo)
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|--0---------------3/5555/6666\\333----|
|--0-0000000000000-3/5555/6666\\333----|
     .............    ..   ..   ..

Then
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|----hp3--p-----------------------------------------------|
|---353--53--5-----3/5555/6666\\333-3530-------------------|
|--0-------56-6530-3/5555/6666\\333-3530-0000000000000000--|
                      ..   ..   ..      ................

Under Second Solo
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|------432-77----------|x7
|---320210-55---5--565-|
|---320-------00-00----|

Then
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|----7--8--5-----------|
|----5--5--3--7--88----|
|--00-00-00-0070088----|

Riff 3
Chorus
Solo                                                 h p
|-----------------------------------h-p--13fb-15fb-131513---|
|-----13------------p--p-----13fb-101310-----------------15-|
|--12hb-^121212rb-109109------------------------------------|
|------------------------1212-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------17202017------------------17202017-------20fb20fb|
|--------181820--------202018------181820--------202018---------|
|--171719--------------------171719-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------|
|--15---13-------p--------------hp------------|
|----12fb-12rb-1210--p----ph--7575-5-h--------|
|------------------121012(12)-----7-57-53-----|
|----------------------------------------55---|
|---------------------------------------------|

With Part A of Bridge Riff
|-------ph---------------------------------|
|-----h-6-p--------------------------------|
|---757--75-h5-----------------------------|
|----------56-653-3/5555/6666\\333-3530-----|
|--------------------..---..---..----------|
|------------------------------------------|
                          *
|-------------------------15-t1915t19t1913t1913t1912t1912t1910t1910-|
|--17fb-17fb-17fb-17fb-17fb-----------------------------------------|
|----^^**ABSURD bar-like bends^^------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

*=tap with edge of pick
**=Sounds like bar, but Jonathan uses a guitar without one,I believe,
 so bend like crazy.

|--10hb-8----------hp-----hp-hp-hp-hp-------------------------|
|--------------hp-575-hp-686696686696-10hb-13fb-10hb-13fb-----|
|----------hp-575----575--------------------------------------|
|---------585-------------------------------------------12~~--|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|

|--20fb^20^20^20rb-17-18-18fb-18-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------19-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------1920~~-----------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

(Really Not Sure About These Next two bars....)
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------182022-|
|--------------------------------------171921171921-------|
|--------------1719201917--------171920-------------------|
|--171920171920----------201917---------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

|-------182022222018----------------------------------|
|-182022------------222018201817----------------------|
|-------------------------------1917------------------|
|-----------------------------------201917--171920~~--|
|-----------------------------------------20----------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|

Then Play Riff 3 and Chorus

Ending
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------5------------------3-2-----------------|
|--0----------00--0330----------0-5-1-1-0-3---------------|
|--0--0000000000--0-30-00000000-0-5-1-----3---------------|
      ........    . .   ........

|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------5------------------3-2---------5-3-2---|
|--0----------00--0330----------0-5-1-1-0-3-0-5-1-3-1-0---|
|--0--0000000000--0-30-00000000-0-5-1-----3-0-5-1---------|



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