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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)]  
 
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 ----------14------14--------------14------14---------------------
 ------14------14------14------14------14------14---etc-----------
 --12----------------------12-------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 

[F]  
 
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 ---------10------10-------------10------10-----------------------
 -----10------10------10-----10------10------10---etc-------------
 --8----------------------8---------------------------------------
 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 

[G]  
 
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 ----------12-------12--------------12------12--------------------
 ------12------12-------12------12------12------12---etc----------
 --10-----------------------10------------------------------------
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Gtr I (Dave): with Phaser and Delay
[A(m)] [F] 
 
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 --7-s/-9-hold------9b(10)r9-hold---7h9p7--7s\5--4s/5s\4-hold-----
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[A(m)] 
 
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 ----5p4--(s\)2-hold--------------4h5--7s/9-hold--9b(10)r9-hold---
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[G]  
 
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 ---------------------12--13--15-15b(17)---r15-----15p13h15~------
 --7s/9--10--12-s/14----------------------------------------------
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[A(m)] [F] 
 
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 --13h15p13--12s\10-s/12-s\10----8h10p8---5h8p5-------------------
 ------------------------------------------------7b(9)r7p5-7------
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[A(m)]  
 
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 -(8)---------------------15b(17)-r15-b(17)~----15b(16.5)-r15-----
 --7b(9)r7p5------------------------------------------------------
 -------------7~--------------------------------------------------
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[G] [A(m)]  
 
 -------------------------------------------------------15b(17)~--
 --15--13--15b(17)--15~------------13h15p13--12-------------------
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"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--------------------------------------------------------------
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Oh! They drain my strength away...:
[C/G]  
 
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 --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]  
 
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 --2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------
 --2--p0--2----3----5-----------------5---4-----------------------
 --0------0----3----3--------0----3-----------5----3----(0)-------
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Night - mare-res
[A] [(G)] [A] [F] [C]  
 
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 --2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------
 --2--p0--2----3----5------------------5----4~--------------------
 --0------0----3----3--------0----3-------------------------------
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Spirits call me
-ing
 
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 --2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------
 --2--p0--2----3----5------------------5----4---------------------
 --0------0----3----3--------0----3--------------5----3----0------
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Night mare-ares
 
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 --2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------
 --2--p0--2----3----5---------------------5-----4~----------------
 --0------0----3----3---------0-----3-----------------------------
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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]  
 
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
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 --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]  
 
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
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 --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-----
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
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 -----------------------------------------------------------------
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 --13p10-----15p10-----13p10-----15p10-----13p10------------------
 --------10--------10--------10--------10--------10----13--13~----
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
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 ------18b(20)--(20)--(20)--(20)--(20)--(20)r(19)--
 --15----------------------------------------------
 --------------------------------------------------
 --------------------------------------------------
 --------------------------------------------------
 --------------------------------------------------
 --18p17p15------15-----------------------------------------------
 ------------18------18p17p15------15-----------------------------
 ------------------------------17------17p15--17b(19)r17-p15------
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Bend, Tap, release tap, release bend and pull off.
 
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
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 --12b(14)-T-15-p(14)r12-p10----12b(14)-T-17-p(14)r12-p10---------
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
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 --17b(18)-(18)--18p17p15-----15----------------------------------
 --------------------------17-----17p15p14------14----------------
 -------------------------------------------17------17p15p14------
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
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 ------14--15p14p12----12h14p12--14~------------------------------
 --17-------------------------------------------------------------
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Solo 2: (Dave)E minor
 
 ---------------------------------------------
 ---------------------------------------------
 --2b(4)--2b(4)--2b(4)r2-p0-------------------
 ----------------------------2~---------------
 ---------------------------------------------
 ---------------------------------------------
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
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 --0h2p0h2p0h2p0h2p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h4p0h4p0h5p0h5p0--7~~---------
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
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 --12h15p12h15p12h15p12------12h15p12--12h15p12h15p12h15p12-------
 ------------------------14---------------------------------------
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
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 -----------------------------------------------------------------
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 ------12---------------------14b(15)--slowly release or----------
 --14------12h14p12h14p12-----14b(16)--drop with T-bar------------
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
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 ------15b(17)-------12--15p12p0--15p12p0--15p12p0--15p12p0-------
 --12-------------12----------------------------------------------
 -----------------------------------------------------------------
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 --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-------------------------------
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 --14h15p14h15p14h15--------------------15b(17)----
 ---------------------17p15h17~-----12-------------
 --------------------------------------------------
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Trill and drop with T-bar
 
 --12h15p12h15p12h15-etc--------------------------12\-------------
 -------------------------------------------------12\-------------
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