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Communion and the Oracle  Symphony X

COMMUNION AND THE ORACLE (Bassline)
As recorded by Symphony X
(From the 2001 Album V - THE NEW MYTHOLOGY SUITE)
Transcribed by Luca Abete
Music by Symphony X
Gtr I (D G C F) - 'Bass'
Intro
Q=127
21/8
Gtr I
Wx4
 
 |--------|
 |--------|
 |--------|
 |--------|

1. 2.
10/8 11/8
Q E E Q +E E E E Q E E Q E E E E E Q E E E E E E E E E
 
 ||----------------------|----------------------||-----------------------|
 ||o----4-2-4--(4)-------|----4-2-4--------2---o||----4-2-4-------2------|
 ||o-----------------2-4-|-------------2-4---4-o||------------2-4---4-2--|
 ||--2-------------2-----|-2---------2----------||-2--------2------------|

1. 2.
[5/4] Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E E E E E E E
 
 ||----------------------|----------------------||---------------------|
 ||o----3-1-3------------|----3-1-3------------o||----3-1-3-5-6-\1-1-3-|
 ||o-------------1-(1)-3-|-------------------1-o||---------------------|
 ||--1---------1---------|-1---------1-4-(4)----||-1-------------------|

1. 2.
Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E Q E E E E
 
 ||----------------------|----------------------||--------------------|
 ||o----3-1-3------------|----3-1-3------------o||----3-1-3--5-6-5-3--|
 ||o-------------1-(1)-3-|---------------------o||--------------------|
 ||--1---------1---------|-1---------1-4-(4)-3--||-1------------------|

[4/4] W [3/4] +H. [4/4] Wx6
 
 |----------|----------||--------|
 |----------|----------||--------|
 |-5--------|-(5)------||--------|
 |----------|----------||--------|

5/4 2/4 7/8 6/8
E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S Q Q E S S E S S E E E E E E E E E
 
 |-------------------------------|-------|-------------------|---------------|
 |-------------------------------|-------|-------------------|---------------|
 |-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-----------3---|
 |-------------------------------|-4--4--|-------------------|-2-2-4-4-4-----|

[5/4] E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S [2/4] Q Q [4/4] E S S E S S Q E E
 
 |-------------------------------|-------|--------------------|
 |-------------------------------|-------|----------------8-6-|
 |-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1------|
 |-------------------------------|-4--4--|--------------------|

[7/4] Q. E Q. E +E E H Q. E Q. E +E E E E E E
 
 |--------------------------|------------------------------|
 |-4----4-6----3-(3)-3-4----|------------------------------|
 |--------------------------|-------------------/6-4-3-----|
 |--------------------------|-2----2-4----6-(6)--------6-4-|

Q. E Q. E +E E Q. E
 
 |-------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------|
 |--------------------------/4---|
 |-2----2-4----1-(1)-1-2---------|

5/4 9/8
Q. E Q. Q. Q. Q. Q.
 
 |------------------|----------------|
 |-4----4-3----1----|-3----4----6----|
 |------------------|----------------|
 |------------------|----------------|

Verse 1 1:29
12/8 5/8 12/8 5/8
Q. +Q E Q. +Q E Q. E E Q. +Q E Q. +Q E Q. E E
 
 |-------------------------|----------|-------------------------|------------|
 |-8----(8)----8----(8)----|-6--------|-------------8----(8)----|-6----------|
 |-----------8-----------8-|----------|-----------8-----------8-|------4-3---|
 |-------------------------|------6-4-|-6----(6)----------------|------------|

12/8 5/8 12/8 6/8
Q. +Q E Q. +Q E Q. E E Q. +Q E E E E E E E Q. E E E
 
 |-------------------------|----------|-------------------------|-------------|
 |-------------8----(8)----|----------|-------------8-8-8-8-----|-------------|
 |-----------8-----------8-|--------3-|-----------8-----------8-|--------6----|
 |-6----(6)----------------|-4----4---|-6----(6)----------------|-4----4---4--|

5/4 5/8 5/4 5/8
[E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]  
 
 |---------------------|-----------|---------------------|-----------|
 |---------------------|-----------|---------------------|-------2-1-|
 |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2---2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-----|
 |---------------------|-------4---|---------------------|-----------|

5/4 5/8 5/4 6/8
[E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]  
 
 |---------------------|-----------|---------------------|-----4---4----|
 |---------------------|-----------|---------------------|---4---4---3--|
 |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2---2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2------------|
 |---------------------|-------4---|---------------------|--------------|

Breakdown 2:00
[7/4] H Q. E +Q Q. E H Q. E +Q H
 
 |-------------------------|-----------------------|
 |-------------------------|-----------------------|
 |-6----4------------------|-6----4----------------|
 |-----------7-(7)--6----6-|-----------7-(7)--6----|

H Q. E +Q Q. E [4/4] H. E E E E E E E E E E
 
 |-------------------------|-------------|-------------------|
 |-------------------------|-8-------8-8-|-8-----------------|
 |-6----4----------------8-|-------------|-------------------|
 |-----------7-(7)--6------|-------------|---6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|

Verse 2 2:14
[5/4] Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E Q E E +E E
 
 |----5-3-5------------|----5-3-5------------|
 |-------------1-(1)-3-|-------------1-(1)-0-|
 |-3---------3---------|-3---------3---------|
 |---------------------|---------------------|

Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E E E E E E E
 
 |----5-3-5------------|----5-3-5-7-8-/10-10-10--|
 |-------------1-(1)-3-|-------------------------|
 |-3---------3---------|-3-----------------------|
 |---------------------|-------------------------|

Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E Q E E +E E
 
 |----5-3-5------------|----5-3-5------------|
 |-------------1-(1)-3-|-------------1-(1)-0-|
 |-3---------3---------|-3---------3---------|
 |---------------------|---------------------|

Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E E E E E E E
 
 |----5-3-5------------|----5-3-5-7-8---------|
 |-------------1-(1)-3-|--------------8-10----|
 |-3---------3---------|-3-----------------10-|
 |---------------------|----------------------|

Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E Q E E +E E
 
 |----5-3-5------------|----5-3-5------------|
 |-------------1-(1)-3-|-------------1-(1)-0-|
 |-3---------3---------|-3---------3---------|
 |---------------------|---------------------|

Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E E E E E E E
 
 |----5-3-5------------|----5-3-5-2-3-2-----|
 |-------------1-(1)-3-|----------------3-5-|
 |-3---------3---------|-3------------------|
 |---------------------|--------------------|

Guitar Solo 2:43
Q E E Q E E +E E E E E E Q E E +E E
 
 |---------------------|----------------------|
 |----6-4-6------------|-----6-4-6------------|
 |-------------2-(2)-4-|--------------2-(2)-1-|
 |-4---------4---------|-4----------4---------|

Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E E E E E E E
 
 |---------------------|----------------------|
 |----6-4-6------------|----6-4-6-4-----------|
 |-------------2-(2)-4-|------------6-5-4-----|
 |-4---------4---------|-4----------------7---|

Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E Q E E +E E [4/4] W
 
 |---------------------|---------------------|---------------------|------|
 |----6-4-6------------|----6-4-6------------|----6-4-6------------|------|
 |-------------2-(2)-4-|-------------2-(2)-1-|-------------2-(2)-4-|------|
 |-4---------4---------|-4---------4---------|-4---------4---------|-4----|

[3/4] +H. [4/4] +W +E E E E E E E E
 
 |----------|------------|-------------------|
 |----------|------------|-------------------|
 |----------|------------|-------------------|
 |-(4)------|-(4)--------|-(4)-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|

Verse 3 3:07
12/8 5/8 12/8 5/8
Q. +Q E Q. +Q E Q. E E Q. +Q E Q. +Q E Q. E E
 
 |-------------------------|----------|-------------------------|------------|
 |-8----(8)----8----(8)----|-6--------|-------------8----(8)----|-6----------|
 |-----------8-----------8-|----------|-----------8-----------8-|------4-3---|
 |-------------------------|------6-4-|-6----(6)----------------|------------|

12/8 5/8 12/8 6/8
Q. +Q E Q. +Q E Q. E E Q. +Q E E E E E E E Q. E E E
 
 |-------------------------|----------|-------------------------|-------------|
 |-------------8----(8)----|----------|-------------8-8-8-8-----|-------------|
 |-----------8-----------8-|--------3-|-----------8-----------8-|--------6----|
 |-6----(6)----------------|-4----4---|-6----(6)----------------|-4----4---4--|

5/4 5/8 5/4 5/8
[E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]  
 
 |---------------------|-----------|---------------------|-----------|
 |---------------------|-----------|---------------------|-------2-1-|
 |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2---2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2-----|
 |---------------------|-------4---|---------------------|-----------|

( Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/symphony_x/communion_and_the_oracle_btab_ver_3.html )
5/4 5/8 5/4 6/8
[E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]  
 
 |---------------------|-----------|---------------------|-----4---4----|
 |---------------------|-----------|---------------------|---4---4---3--|
 |-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2-2-2---2-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-2------------|
 |---------------------|-------4---|---------------------|--------------|

Breakdown 3:37
[7/4] H Q. E +Q Q. E H Q. E +Q H
 
 |-------------------------|-----------------------|
 |-------------------------|-----------------------|
 |-6----4------------------|-6----4----------------|
 |-----------7-(7)--6----6-|-----------7-(7)--6----|

H Q. E +Q Q. E [4/4] W E E +H.
 
 |-------------------------|----------|------------|
 |-------------------------|-8--------|------------|
 |-6----4----------------8-|----------|------------|
 |-----------7-(7)--6------|----------|-6-6-(6)----|

Bridge 3:51
[7/4] Q E E E E +E E +E E Q. E
 
 |-------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------|
 |-3--3-3-1-1-(1)--------------x-|
 |----------------4-(4)-4-3------|

Q E E E E +E E +E E H Q Q E E E E +E E Q. E
 
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-3--3-3-1-1-(1)--------------|-3--3--1-1-1--------------5-|
 |----------------4-(4)-4-3----|-------------4-(4)-4-3------|

[4/4] H.. E E E a H. H.. E a E E H.
 
 |-------------|---2-(2)s4-------||-----------4-|-(4)s3---------|
 |-5-----------|-----------------||-------------|-------4-------|
 |-----------5-|-----------------||-------------|---------------|
 |-------------|-3---------------||-2-----------|---------2-----|

Pre-Chorus 4:09
5/4 2/4 7/8 6/8
E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S Q Q E S S E S S E E E E E E E E E
 
 |-------------------------------|-------|-------------------|--------------|
 |-------------------------------|-------|-------------------|--------------|
 |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----5-----4--|
 |-------------------------------|-5--5--|-------------------|-3-3---5-5----|

[5/4] E S S E S S E S S E S S E S S [2/4] Q Q [4/4] E S S E S S Q E E
 
 |-------------------------------|-------|--------------------|
 |-------------------------------|-------|--------------------|
 |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-0-|
 |-------------------------------|-5--5--|--------------------|

Chorus 4:20
[7/4] Q. E Q. E +E E H Q. E Q. E +E E E E E E
 
 |--------------------------|------------------------------|
 |--------------------------|------------------------------|
 |--------------------------|-------------------/5-7---7---|
 |-3----3-5----2-(2)-2-3----|-3----3-5----7-(7)------7---7-|

Q. E Q. E +E E Q. E
 
 |------------------------------|
 |------------------------------|
 |--------------------------/5--|
 |-3----3-5----2-(2)-2-3--------|

5/4 9/8
Q. E Q. Q. Q. Q. Q.
 
 |------------------|----------------|
 |-5----5-4----2----|-4----5----7----|
 |------------------|----------------|
 |------------------|----------------|

Guitar Solo 2 4:35
[5/4] Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E Q E E +E E
 
 |----7-5-7------------|----7-5-7------------|
 |-------------5-(5)-7-|-------------3-(3)-2-|
 |-5---------5---------|-5---------5---------|
 |---------------------|---------------------|

Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E E E E E +Q
 
 |----7-5-7------------|----7-5-7-/9-10-12-(12)\----|
 |-------------5-(5)-7-|----------------------------|
 |-5---------5---------|-5--------------------------|
 |---------------------|----------------------------|

Q E E Q E E E E Q E E Q E E E E
 
 |----7-5-7----------|----7-5-7----------|
 |-------------5-5-7-|-------------3-3---|
 |-5---------5-------|-5---------5-----3-|
 |-------------------|-------------------|

Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E E E E E E E
 
 |----7-5-7------------|----7-5-7-4-5-4------|
 |-------------5-(5)-7-|----------------5-5--|
 |-5---------5---------|-5-------------------|
 |---------------------|---------------------|

Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E Q E E +E E
 
 |---------------------|---------------------|
 |----3-1-3------------|----3-1-3------------|
 |-------------1-(1)-3-|-------------------1-|
 |-1---------1---------|-1---------1-4-(4)---|

Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E E E E E E E
 
 |---------------------|-----------------------|
 |----3-1-3------------|----3-1-3-/5-6-8-6-5---|
 |-------------1-(1)-3-|-----------------------|
 |-1---------1---------|-1---------------------|

Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E Q E E +E E
 
 |---------------------|---------------------|
 |----3-1-3------------|----3-1-3------------|
 |-------------1-(1)-3-|---------------------|
 |-1---------1---------|-1---------1-4-(4)-3-|

Q E E Q E E +E E Q E E Q E E +E E
 
 |---------------------|-----------------------|
 |----3-1-3------------|----3-1-3--------------|
 |-------------1-(1)-3-|-------------1-(1)-3---|
 |-1---------1---------|-1---------1-----------|

Pre-Chorus 5:13
[3/4] H. +H. +H. +H.
 
 ||----------|----------|----------|----------|
 ||o---------|----------|----------|----------|
 ||o-4-------|-(4)------|-(4)------|-(4)------|
 ||----------|----------|----------|----------|

1.
H. +H. +H. +H.
 
 |---------|----------|----------|---------||
 |---------|----------|----------|--------o||
 |-0-------|-(0)------|-(0)------|-(0)----o||
 |---------|----------|----------|---------||

2.
H. +H. H. H.
 
 |---------|----------|---------|-------|
 |---------|----------|---------|-------|
 |-2-------|-(2)------|-3-------|-5-----|
 |---------|----------|---------|-------|

Chorus 5:39
E E +E E Q E E +E E Q E E +E E E E E E +E E E E
 
 |--------------|--------------|---------------|---------------|
 |--------------|--------------|---------------|---------------|
 |-----------7--|-3-3-(3)-3-5--|-----------2-3-|-5-5-(5)-5-3-5-|
 |-0-0-(0)-0----|--------------|-3-3-(3)-3-----|---------------|

E E +E E Q E E +E E E E E E +E E E E E E E E E E
 
 |--------------|---------------|-----------5---||-------------|
 |--------------|---------------|---------------||-------------|
 |-6-6-(6)-6-6--|-----------5---|-3-3-(3)-3---3-||-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
 |--------------|-6-6-(6)-6---6-|---------------||-------------|

E E +E E Q E E +E E Q E E +E E E E E E +E E E E
 
 |--------------|--------------|---------------|---------------|
 |-4-4-(4)-4-4--|--------------|---------------|---------------|
 |--------------|-5-5-(5)-5-7--|-----------4-5-|-7-7-(7)-7-5-7-|
 |--------------|--------------|-5-5-(5)-5-----|---------------|

E E +E E Q E E +E E E E E E +E E E E [4/4] E E E E E E E E W
 
 |--------------|---------------|-----------7---|-----------------|------|
 |--------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|------|
 |-8-8-(8)-8-8--|-----------7---|-5-5-(5)-5---5-|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-4----|
 |--------------|-8-8-(8)-8---8-|---------------|-----------------|------|

Outro 6:04
10/8 11/8 7/4
H. +H +H. +H +E Wx4
 
 |----------------|---------------------|--------|
 |----------------|---------------------|--------|
 |----------------|---------------------|--------|
 |-2-------(2)----|-(2)------(2)----(2)-|--------|

[5/4] Q E E E +E E E +E E H. +H
 
 ||-------------------------|----------------|
 ||o----4-2-4-(4)-----------|----------------|
 ||o----------------2-(2)-4-|----------------|
 ||--2------------2---------|-2-------(2)----|

4/4 12/8
+W Q. Q. Q. Q E
 
 |------------|----------------------|
 |------------|----------------------|
 |------------|----------------2--4--|
 |-(2)--------|-2----4----5----------|

[4/4] W +H. E E [11/4] W. +H. +H
 
 |----------|--------------|-------------------------------|
 |----------|----------4-2-|-------------------------------|
 |----------|--------------|-5-------------(5)------(5)----|
 |-2--------|-(2)----------|-------------------------------|

6/8 11/4 6/8
Q. Q. W. +H. +H Q. Q.
 
 |------------||-------------------------------|------------|
 |-----------o||-------------------------------|------------|
 |-2---------o||-------------------------------|-2----------|
 |------0-----||-2-------------(2)------(2)----|------0-----|

[7/4] W +H. +W +H. Wx6
 
 |-------------------|---------------------|------------------||
 |-------------------|---------------------|------------------||
 |-------------------|---------------------|------------------||
 |-2--------(2)------|-(2)--------(2)------|------------------||

H.=H Q=40
W H. [4/4] W H H [2/4] H
 
 |------------------|----------|-----------|------*|
 |------------------|----------|-----------|------*|
 |------------------|----------|-----------|------*|
 |------------------|----------|-----------|------*|

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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