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Spiral Architect  Black Sabbath

BLACK SABBATH
SPIRAL ARCHITECT
WRITTEN BY IOMMI/BUTLER/WARD/OSBOURNE
Tune your guitar down 1 and 1/2 semitones to play this song.
[E] [-] [C#]  
[A] [-] [F#]  
[D] [-] [B]  
[G] [-] [E]  
[B] [-] [G#]  
[E] [-] [C#]  
I have been trying to find this tab on the internet for months so i figured i would work
out myself and post it for anyone interested!!
Here is Spiral Architect by Black Sabbath!
INTRO:
Let all notes ring. Play each bar four times.
 
 |----0---|----0---|----8---|--------------|
 |---6-6--|---8-8--|---6-6--|----0-----0---|
 |--7---7-|--9---9-|--7---7-|---6-6---4-4--|
 |-0------|-0------|-0------|--7---7-5---5-|
 |--------|--------|--------|-0-----0------|
 |--------|--------|--------|--------------|

Opening Riff (in the begining he plays this (1) then he switches to the riff below (2))
[(1)] F#5 B5 (played mostly on the upbeat)
 
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------|
 A:--7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------------------------------|
 E:--5----------------------------------------------------------------|

[(2)] F#5 B Major (played mostly on the upbeat)
 
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------|
 G:----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------|
 D:--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------|
 A:--5----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:--7----------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge:
When he is playing the opening riff he throughs in this really awesome lick!
 
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:--7--10-9-7-9-7----7---------------------7-------------------------|
 A:----------------10---10-8-10-8-7-8-7-8-7-5-------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then back to the opening riff for a little
Then he plays the Bridge once more, opening the Main Riff
( Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/black_sabbath/spiral_architect_tab_ver_4.html )
Main Riff:
[B5] [F#5] [A5G#5] [B5]  
 
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:--7-7-7----5-4-7-7-7-7---------------------------------------------|
 A:--5-5-57-7-3-2-5-5-5-5---------------------------------------------|
 E:-------5-5---------------------------------------------------------|

Then he throughs in another kind of Bridge Riff, leading back to the Opening Riff.
Bridge:
 
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:--7--7-10--10-9--9-8--8-7------------------------------------------|
 D:--7--7-10--10-9--9-8--8-7------------------------------------------|
 A:--5--5-8---8--7--7-6--6-5------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

(This could possibly sound better if it was appegiated, depends on what you want.
i arppegiate it ;))
After playing these riffs in certain combinations, he plays this really sweet lick that
possibly be considered the "solo". Here it is. On the record the violin plays it but
are the notes on the guitar.
Solo:
 
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:----------------------------------------10--9-----10--12--10-12----|
 A:------8--10------12--10------8--10--12---------12------------------|
 E:--10---------10----------10----------------------------------------|

This is the trickiest part of the song. he plays the notes as triplets. the best
i have found to play this is on each triplet do the folowing: pull-off the first two notes and
slide to the third. do this four all four triplets.
play 2x
 
 e:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 B:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 G:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 D:--12-10-9-10-9-7-9-7-5-7-5-3-0-------------------------------------|
 A:-------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E:-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Then back to the opening riff.
The original recording has ALOT of orchestra in the background which plays most of the
riffs. it is better to listen to the reunion cd version which is 100% Sabbath to learn
i say this because thats where i learned this tab from!
Thats pretty much it!!! have fun and let the Sabbath consume you!

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