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Wheels of Confusion  Black Sabbath

BLACK SABBATH "Wheels of confusion" (from "Vol.4", 1972)
by Michiel Hautus, 1 January 2001
h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
8b9 = bend 8th fret half a note
8b10 = bend 8th fret whole note
b9 = bend 8th fret half a note and strike just after bending
8b9r8 = bend 8th fret half a note and release to first position
~ = vibrato
~~ = much vibrato
/ = slide up
\ = slide down
( ) = is played now and then
INTRORIFF guitar 1
 
 E ---------------------------|---------------------------|
 B ---------------------------|-6h7~--------------|
 G ---------------------------|---------------------------|
 D -7h8b9~--b9-5-7--7h8b9~-\--|---------------------------|
 A ---------------------------|---------------------------|
 E ---------------------------|---------------------------|

COMMENT: in second bar: play about eight notes, beginning on the 7th fret,
while bending up half a note with creating some artificial harmonics and then release
to first position
INTRORIFF guitar 2, light distortion, let ring
[Em] [Em] [Em] [add9] [Em] 
 
 E -------0-----|-------0-----|-------2-----|-------0-----|
 B -----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|
 G ---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|
 D -2-----------|-2-----------|-2-----------|-2-----------|
 A -------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
 E -------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|

MAINRIFF
[B5]  
 
 E --------------------|
 B --------------------|
 G -4--4-4--4-4-4------|
 D -4--4-4--4-4-4------|
 A -2--2-2--2-2-2------|
 E (2)-------------2h5-| 

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

RIFF B, let ring
[A] [A/G#] [A/G]  
 
 E ------------------------|
 B ------------------------|
 G ------------------1-1---|
 D -----2-----2----------2-|
 A ---4-----4--------------|
 E -5-----4-----3----------|

INTERLUDE A
[A/E]  
 
 E ------------------------------|
 B ---------------------------2--|
 G ---------------------------2--|
 D ---------------------------2--|
 A ------------------------------|
 E -2--2-0-2--2(0)2--2(0)-0h2----|

INTERLUDE B
E5, F#5 F#7
 
 E ---------------------|
 B -------------------5-|
 G -4/6-6-6\4-4-4/6-6-6-|
 D -2/4-4-4\2-2-2/4-4-4-|
 A ---------------------|
 E ---------------------|

INTERLUDE C, let single notes ring in first bar
[F#7]  
 
 E -------------------------|-------------------------|
 B -7p5------7p5------7p5---|-------------------------|
 G -----6-6------6-6------6-|-6-----------------------|
 D -------4--------4--------|---4~--------------------|
 A -------------------------|-------------------------|
 E -------------------------|-------------------------|

INTERLUDE D (sirens: descending tone from F#)
[F#5] [F#4] [F#] [F#5] [F#4] [F#] 
 
 E -------------------------|-------------------------|
 B -------------------------|-------------------------|
 G ------6--4--3------------|------6--4--3h4-3--------|
 D -2/4--4--4--4------------|-2/4--4--4--4---4--------|
 A -------------------------|-------------------------|
 E -------------------------|-------------------------|

[F#5] [F#4] [F#] [A4] [A4] [Ab4] [F#4] [F#] [B4] [F#] 
| first time | second time |
 
 E -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 B -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 G ------6--4--3h4-3--4-/7~-|------7--6--4--3-------.-|------/9~--------3-------|
 D -2/4--4--4--4---4--4-/7~-|------7--6--4--4-------.-|------/9~------4---------|
 A -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|
 E -------------------------|-------------------------|-------------------------|

INTERLUDE E guitar 1
F#5 A5 B5,C#5 B5,C5 B5,C5 A5
 
 E --------------------------------|
 B --------------------------------|
 G ------2--4/6-4--4/5-4~-4/5-4--2-|
 D -4-4--2--4/6-4--4/5-4~-4/5-4--2-|
 A -4-4--0--2/4-2--2/3-2~-2/3-2--0-|
 E -2-2----------------------------|

INTERLUDE E guitar 2 INTERLUDE E guitar 3
 
 E -----------------------| E ------------------------------|
 B -/7~~-5----------------| B -/19~~-17---------------------|
 G --------6-4~~---2--4-2-| G ----------18-16~~---14--16-14-|
 D -----------------------| D ------------------------------|
 A -----------------------| A ------------------------------|
 E -----------------------| E ------------------------------|

OUTRO guitar 1, clean, with reverb or delay effect
1st,2nd and 4th time | 3th time |
 
 E ---3---5---7---5---3--|---2---3---5---3---2--|
 B ----------------------|----------------------|
 G ----------------------|----------------------|
 D ---5---7---9---7---5--|-0-4-0-5-0-7-0-5-0-4--|
 A ----------------------|----------------------|
 E -0---0---0---0---0----|----------------------|

OUTRO guitar 2, tune down low E to D!!
D5 E5 D5 D5/A etc.
 
 E --------------------------|------------------------------|
 B --------------------------|------------------------------|
 G ------------2-------------|----------------2-------------|
 D -0-2------0-0-2--2-2------|-2--0--0-0----0-0-2--2-2------|
 A -0-2------0-0-2--2-2------|-2--0--0-0----0-0-2--2-2------|
 D -0-2------0---2--2-2------|-2--0--0-0----0---2--2-2------|
 E --------------------------|------------------------------|
 B --------------------------|------------------------------|
 G --------------------------|----------------2-------------|
 D -2--2-2-------2--2-2------|-2--0--0-0----0-0-2--2-2------|
 A -2--2-2-------2--2-2------|-2--0--0-0----0-0-2--2-2------|
 D -2--2-2---0-7~2--2-2------|-2--0--0-0----0---2--2-2------|

OUTRO guitar 3 (guitar 4 plays the same thing an octave higher)
 
 E ---------------------------|---------------------------|
 B ---------------------------|---------------------------|
 G ---------------------------|---------------------------|
 D -------------5-------------|-----------5---------------|
 A -/7--7-7~--5---/7--7-7~--7-|--5--5-5~----5-/7--7-7~----|
 E ---------------------------|---------------------------|

CONTINUING OUTRO guitar 5 (play last lick more times)
 
 E -12-----12--12----12--15p12----15p12----|-12-----12--12--------------------12----|
 B -15b17-b17-b17--------------15-------15-|-15b17-b17-b17--------------------15b17-|
 G ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 D ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 A ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 E ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 E -10-----10--10--------------------10----|-12-----12--12----12--15p12----15p12----|
 B -13b15-b15-b15--------------------13b15-|-15b17-b17-b17--------------15-------15-|
 G ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 D ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 A ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
 E ----------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

followed by solo in Em
More tabs (Samson, Rollins Band, Kiss, Paradise Lost, Motörhead, Ilse Delange):
http://ourworld-top.cs.com/HAUTUS/index.htm

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