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Against the Wind  Stratovarius

As recorded by Stratovarius
(From the 1994 Album FOURTH DIMENSION)
Transcribed by StrungOut219
Words and Music by Stratovarius
Gtr I (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'Gtr. I'
Gtr II (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'Gtr. II'
Gtr III (D# G# C# F# A# D#) - 'Gtr. III'
Intro
Q=135
[E5]  
[4/4] Gtr I
S S S S E S S E. S +E E S S S S E S S E. S +E E
 
 ||---------------------------|-------------------------------|
 ||o--------------------------|-------------------------------|
 ||---------------------------|-------------------------------|
 ||----------------9--7-(7)-9-|---------------/12--10-(10)----|
 ||o-2-2-2-2-2----------------|-2-2-2-2-2------------------12-|
 ||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|

S S S S E S S E. S +E E E. S +E E E. S +E E
 
 |--------------------------|------------------------------||
 |--------------------------|-----------------------------o||
 |--------------------------|------------------------------||
 |---------------9--7-(7)-9-|-/12--10-(10)-9-\7--9-(9)-10--||
 |-2-2-2-2-2----------------|-----------------------------o||
 |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------|------------------------------||

Full Band
S S S S E S S E. S +E E S S S S E S S E. S +E E
 
 ||---------------------------|-------------------------------|
 ||o--------------------------|-------------------------------|
 ||---------------------------|-------------------------------|
 ||----------------9--7-(7)-9-|---------------/12--10-(10)----|
 ||o-2-2-2-2-2----------------|-2-2-2-2-2------------------12-|
 ||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|

S S S S E S S E. S +E E E. S +E E E. S +E E
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------------||
 |--------------------------|-------------------------------o||
 |--------------------------|--------------------------------||
 |---------------9--7-(7)-9-|-/12--10-(10)-9-\7--9-(9)-10----||
 |-2-2-2-2-2----------------|-------------------------------o||
 |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------------|--------------------------------||

[B5] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
W +Q +Q Q +E E W +H Q +E E
 
 |---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
 |-10b12=========|=(10)--(10)r---7b9r===(7)--5-|--4--------|--(4)---------------|
 |---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|---------4b5r=(4)-2-|
 |---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
 |---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
 |---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|

|
| Gtr II
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| W +Q +Q Q +E E W +H Q +E E
 
 |---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
 |-14b16=========|=(14)--(14)r-----------------|-----------|--------------------|
 |---------------|--------------14b16r=(14)-12-|-11--------|-(11)----8b9r=(8)-6-|
 |---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
 |---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
 |---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|

|
| Gtr III
| W +H Q +E E W +H Q +E E
 
 |---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
 |---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
 |---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|
 |--4------------|--(4)------------------------|--4--------|--(4)---------------|
 |--2------------|--(2)----------2b3r===(2)--0-|--2--------|--(2)----2b3r=(2)-0-|
 |---------------|-----------------------------|-----------|--------------------|

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~
W +H Q +E E W
 
 |----------|----------------------|----------|
 |----------|---------7b8r===(7)-5-|-4--------|
 |-4--------|-(4)------------------|----------|
 |----------|----------------------|----------|
 |----------|----------------------|----------|
 |----------|----------------------|----------|

|
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~
| W +H Q +E E W
 
 |----------|----------------------|----------|
 |-4--------|-(4)----10b12r=(10)-8-|-7--------|
 |----------|----------------------|----------|
 |----------|----------------------|----------|
 |----------|----------------------|----------|
 |----------|----------------------|----------|

|
| W +H Q +E E W
 
 |----------|----------------------|----------|
 |----------|----------------------|----------|
 |----------|----------------------|----------|
 |-4--------|-(4)------------------|-4--------|
 |-2--------|-(2)-----2b3r===(2)-0-|-2--------|
 |----------|----------------------|----------|

S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
 
 |-20--19-17----19-17-------17-----------------------|
 |-----------20-------20-19----20-19-17-20-19-17-----|
 |-----------------------------------------------20--|
 |---------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------|

|
|~~~~~
| +W
 
 |---------------------------------------------------|
 |-(7)-----------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------|

|
| +W
 
 |---------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------|
 |-(4)-----------------------------------------------|
 |-(2)-----------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------------|

Verse
[E5]  
 
 PM----| PM------------| PM----| PM------------|

S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
 
 ||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
 ||o---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
 ||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
 ||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
 ||o-5h7---------5h7-----------------|-5h7---------5h7------------------|
 ||------0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|

[A5]  
 
 PM----| PM------------|

S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S W
 
 |---------------------------------|----------|
 |---------------------------------|----------|
 |---------------------------------|-2--------|
 |---------------------------------|-2--------|
 |-5h7---------5h7-----------------|-0--------|
 |-----0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|----------|

[C5]  
 
 PM----------------------------|

S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
 
 |-----------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------|
 |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|
 |-----------------------------------|

[E5]  
 
 PM----------------------------| PM----| PM------------|

S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
 
 |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
 |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5h7---------5h7-----------------|
 |---------------------------------|-----0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

1. 2.
 
 PM----| PM| PM| PM----| PM--------------|

S S S S S S S S S S E S S E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
 
 |------------------------------||-----------------------------------||
 |-----------------------------o||-----------------------------------||
 |------------------------------||-------------------------------7-9-||
 |---------------------5-----5--||------------------------7-9-10-----||
 |-5h7---------5h7-----3-----3-o||-5h7---------5h7-7-9-10------------||
 |-----0-0-0-0-----0-0---0-0----||-----0-0-0-0-----------------------||

Pre-Chorus
[B5]W +H Q E E [C5]W +H Q E E
 
 |----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|
 |----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|
 |----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|
 |-4--------|-(4)----------------|-5--------|-(5)----------------|
 |-2--------|-(2)-------2b3--2-0-|-3--------|-(3)----------------|
 |----------|--------------------|----------|-----------2b3--2-0-|

|
| Gtr II
| ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| W Q E E H W Q Q Q Q
 
 |----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|
 |-7--------|--7b8r=7-5-7--------|-8--------|--8b10--8--7----5---|
 |----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|
 |----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|
 |----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|
 |----------|--------------------|----------|--------------------|

[B5]W +H Q E E [C5]W [D5]W
 
 |----------|--------------------|----------|------||
 |----------|--------------------|----------|------||
 |----------|--------------------|----------|------||
 |-4--------|-(4)----------------|-5--------|-7----||
 |-2--------|-(2)-------2b3--2-0-|-3--------|-5----||
 |----------|--------------------|----------|------||

|
| ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| W Q E E H W W
 
 |----------|--------------------|----------|-5----||
 |-7--------|--7b8r=7-5-7--------|-8--------|------||
 |----------|--------------------|----------|------||
 |----------|--------------------|----------|------||
 |----------|--------------------|----------|------||
 |----------|--------------------|----------|------||

Chorus
[G5]W [D5]W [A5]W [E5]W [G5]W [D5]W
 
 ||-----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------|
 ||o----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------|
 ||-----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|------|
 ||-----------|-7--------|-2--------|----------|----------|-7----|
 ||o-5--------|-5--------|-0--------|-2--------|-5--------|-5----|
 ||--3--------|----------|----------|-0--------|-3--------|------|

1. 2.
~
Q Q Q Q W Q Q Q Q
 
 |-------------|-----------||-------------|
 |-------------|----------o||-------------|
 |-------------|-----------||-------------|
 |-------------|-----------||-------------|
 |----------6--|-7--------o||----------6--|
 |-8--5--7-----|-----------||-8--5--7-----|

~ ~ ~
Q +E S S Q +E S S H +H
 
 |-----------------------|--------------||
 |-----------------------|--------------||
 |-----------------------|--------------||
 |-----------------------|--------------||
 |-7--(7)-7-7-7--(7)-7-7-|-7----(7)\----||
 |-----------------------|--------------||

Guitar Solo
~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~
 
 |-----3-----|

H. E +E +E
 
 |----------------------------|
 |-17b19------17b19r(17)-(17)-|
 |----------------------------|
 |----------------------------|
 |----------------------------|
 |----------------------------|

~~~~~~
 
 |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |--3--|

+Q +E S S S S S S T T T T S S S S S S
 
 |------------14-15-18p15p14S12h15p14p12----------15p14p12-15p==|
 |-(17)--(17)----------------------------15-14-12---------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |--3--|

S S S S S S S S S T T T T S S S S S S S S S S S S
 
 |-14p12----------15p14p12h14p12----------------------------------------------|
 |-------15-14-12----------------15-14-12----14p12----------15p14p12h14p12----|
 |----------------------------------------15-------15-14p12----------------15-|
 |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
 |--3--| |--3--| |--3--|

S S S S S S S S S +E +H
 
 |-----------------------------------------||
 |-----------------------------------------||
 |-14-12p11h12p11--------------------------||
 |----------------14-12-11-----------------||
 |-------------------------13-(13)-(13)----||
 |-----------------------------------------||

~~
|--3--|
Q. +E Q +E S S S
 
 |------------------------10-11-14-|
 |-13b15====(13)r13--(13)----------|
 |---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|

T
 
 |--3--| |--3--| |-3--| |--3--| |-3--| |-3--|

S S S S S S S S S S S T T T T S S S S S S S S S
 
 |-14p11p10h17p14p11p10h11p10S8h11p10p8---------11p10p8h10p8----------|
 |--------------------------------------11-10-8--------------11-10-8--|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-3--| |-3--| |-3--| |-3-| |-3--| |-3-| |-3-|

S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
 
 |-11p10p8------------------------------------------------|
 |---------11-10p8p7-10-8p7-----11p10p8-8p7--------10p8p7h|
 |--------------------------8p7-------------10p8p7--------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------------|

~~~~~~
|-3-| |-3-|
S S S S S S S S E +H
 
 |--------------------------||
 |-8p7----------------------||
 |-----8p7p5----------------||
 |-----------8p7p5-4-(4)----||
 |--------------------------||
 |--------------------------||

Interlude
[G5] ~~~~~~~~ [D5] ~~~ ~~
 
 |---3----|

Q +E S S Q Q Q Q. E Q E E
 
 ||-----------------------------|----------------------|
 ||o-12--(12)-12-13-13b15-13-12-|-10----8-10--10b12-10-|
 ||-----------------------------|----------------------|
 ||-----------------------------|----------------------|
 ||o----------------------------|----------------------|
 ||-----------------------------|----------------------|

|
| Gtr II
| W Q. E H
 
 ||-----------------------------|----------------------|
 ||o----------------------------|----------------------|
 ||-----------------------------|----------------------|
 ||-----------------------------|--7-------------------|
 ||o--5-------------------------|--5----5--6-----------|
 ||---3-------------------------|----------------------|

[E5]~~~~~~~ [B5]~ ~
 
 |---3---| |-3-|

Q +E S S Q Q Q Q S S S E Q Q
 
 |------------------------|-------------------|
 |-8--(8)-8-10-10b12-10-8-|-7--7h8p7----------|
 |------------------------|----------7----7---|
 |------------------------|------------9------|
 |------------------------|-------------------|
 |------------------------|-------------------|

|
| W W
 
 |------------------------|-------------------|
 |------------------------|-------------------|
 |------------------------|-------------------|
 |-9----------------------|-4-----------------|
 |-7----------------------|-2-----------------|
 |------------------------|-------------------|

1.
[C5]~~~~~~~ [G5]~~ ~ [A5]~~~~~~~ [D5]~~~~~~~
 
 |--3--| |-3-| |-3-|

Q +E S S Q Q Q Q. E Q E E Q +E S S Q Q Q Q +E S S Q Q Q
 
 |--------------------|---------------|------------------|-------------------||
 |-5--(5)-5-7-7b8-7-5-|---------------|------------------|--------------5-7-o||
 |--------------------|-7----5-4--5-4-|-2--(2)-2-2-2-4-5-|-7--(7)-7-7-7------||
 |--------------------|---------------|------------------|-------------------||
 |--------------------|---------------|------------------|------------------o||
 |--------------------|---------------|------------------|-------------------||

|
| W W W W
 
 |--------------------|---------------|------------------|-------------------||
 |--------------------|---------------|------------------|------------------o||
 |--------------------|---------------|------------------|-------------------||
 |-5------------------|---------------|------------------|-7-----------------||
 |-3------------------|-5-------------|-7----------------|-5----------------o||
 |--------------------|-3-------------|-5----------------|-------------------||

2.
[A5]~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [D5]~ ~~~
Q +E S S Q +E S S H +Q +E S S H +Q. E W
 
 |-----------------------|---------------------|------------/10-|-10-----||
 |-----------------------|-----------------7-7-|-7----(7)-------|--------||
 |-2--(2)-2-2-2--(2)-5-5-|--5-----(5)--(5)-----|----------------|--------||
 |-----------------------|---------------------|----------------|--------||
 |-----------------------|---------------------|----------------|--------||
 |-----------------------|---------------------|----------------|--------||

|
| W +W W +W
 
 |-----------------------|---------------------|----------------|--------||
 |-----------------------|---------------------|----------------|--------||
 |-----------------------|---------------------|----------------|--------||
 |-----------------------|---------------------|-7--------------|-(7)----||
 |-7---------------------|-(7)-----------------|-5--------------|-(5)----||
 |-5---------------------|-(5)-----------------|----------------|--------||

Out-Chorus
[G5]W [D5]W [A5]W [E5]W
 
 ||-----------|----------|----------|------|
 ||o----------|----------|----------|------|
 ||-----------|----------|----------|------|
 ||-----------|-7--------|-2--------|------|
 ||o-5--------|-5--------|-0--------|-2----|
 ||--3--------|----------|----------|-0----|

1.,2.,3.
[G5] [D5] ~
W W Q Q Q Q W
 
 |----------|----------|-------------|-------||
 |----------|----------|-------------|------o||
 |----------|----------|-------------|-------||
 |----------|-7--------|-------------|-------||
 |-5--------|-5--------|----------6--|-7----o||
 |-3--------|----------|-8--5--7-----|-------||

4. H.=H
[G5]W Q Q Q Q [A5]H E E Q [E5]W
 
 |----------|-------------|-------------|------*|
 |----------|-------------|-------------|------*|
 |----------|-------------|-------------|------*|
 |----------|-------------|-------------|-2----*|
 |-5--------|----------6--|-7-----------|-2----*|
 |-3--------|-8--5--7-----|-5----3-2-0--|-0----*|

Duration Legend
 
 ---------------
 W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura

+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low
melody durations appear below the staff
Tablature Legend
 
 ----------------

h - hammer-on
p - pull-off
b - bend
pb - pre-bend
r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
/\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
s - legato slide
S - shift slide
- natural harmonic
(n) - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
~ - vibrato
tr - trill
T - tap
TP - trem. picking
PM - palm muting
\n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
\n - tremolo bar down
n/ - tremolo bar up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
= - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
- volume swell (louder/softer)
x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash
Misc Legend
 
 -----------

| - bar
|| - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*| - double bar (ending)
: - bar (freetime)
$ - Segno
& - Coda
Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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