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Vacant  Dream Theater

VACANT
As recorded by Dream Theater
(From the 2003 Album TRAIN OF THOUGHT)
Words by James LaBrie
Music by John Myung and Jordan Rudess
Transcribed by Daniel Pacheco
Gtr I (B E A D G B E) - \'Untitled\'
Gtr II (B E A D G B E) - \'Untitled\'
Bass Intro
Q=100
[C#m] [B]  
[6/4] Gtr I
W +H W +H
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-2--------(2)----|-1--------(1)----|
 |-4--------(4)----|-2--------(2)----|
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|

|
| Gtr II
| W H W H
 
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|
 |-----------------|-----------------|

[C#m]W +H [B]W +H
 
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |-2-----------(2)-------|-1-----------(1)-------|
 |-4-----------(4)-------|-2-----------(2)-------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |-2-----------(2)-------|-0-----------(0)-------|

|
| > >
| ~~~~~ ~~~~~
| E Q W +E E Q W +E
 
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |---/6--7-----------(7)-|---/7S=6-----------(6)-|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|

[C#5/A]E Q Q. E E E Q. [G#m]E Q Q. E E E Q.
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |----------------6---------|----4-----------4---------|
 |----6--4------6---4-------|----4--2------4---2-------|
 |-0----------0-------------|-2----------2-------------|
 |--------------------------|-4----------4-------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

|
| > >
| ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~
| E Q W +E E Q W +E
 
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |---/6--4--------------(4)-|---/4--2--------------(2)-|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

[F#m]E E +H [E]E E E Q. [D#m]Q Q Q Q. Q.
 
 |-------------------------|-----------------------|
 |-------------------------|-----------------------|
 |----2-(2)-------1---1----|--------6---6----5-----|
 |----4-(4)-------2--------|-----4------6----------|
 |------------------2-4----|-4---------------------|
 |-2-----------0-----------|------------4----------|
 |-------------------------|-----------------------|

|
| < < >
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| H. H. H. H.
 
 |-------------------------|-----------------------|
 |-------------------------|-----------------------|
 |-------------------------|-----------------------|
 |-------------------------|-----------------------|
 |-------------------------|-----------------------|
 |-2-----------0-----------|-----------/4----------|
 |-------------------------|-4---------------------|

Verse
[C#m]H. Q E E Q [B]H E E H +E E
 
 |---------------------|----------------------------|
 |-------------9----9--|------12---12--------(12)---|
 |-1-------6---8----9--|-9-------9--9---------(9)---|
 |-2--------------6----|-6----------6---------(6)---|
 |-4--------------4----|-2--------------------------|
 |---------------------|--------------------------4-|
 |-2-------------------|----------------------------|

|
| <
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| W +H W +H
 
 |---------------------|----------------------------|
 |---------------------|----------------------------|
 |---------------------|----------------------------|
 |---------------------|----------------------------|
 |---------------------|----------------------------|
 |---------------------|-7-------------(7)\\---------|
 |-2----------(2)------|----------------------------|

[C#m]H +E E Q Q Q [B]H. Q Q Q
 
 |------------9-------9--|-7---------------------|
 |----------------9------|---------9-------------|
 |------------9---6---9--|-8-------8----8--------|
 |-2----(2)--------------|-6-------9----9---9----|
 |-4----(4)-4------------|-------------11--11----|
 |-----------------------|---------7-------11----|
 |-2----(2)--------------|--------------9---4----|

|
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| W +H H. H.
 
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------|
 |-----------------------|-7-------4-------------|
 |-2-------------(2)-----|-----------------------|

[A] H. Q Q Q [E]H E E [E/C#]Q Q Q
 
 |--------------------|---------------------|
 |----------10--------|---------------------|
 |--------------------|-9-----6-8-9---6-----|
 |-11--------7--------|------------------6--|
 |-12-----------------|-----------4---------|
 |--5--------2--4--5--|-0-------------------|
 |--------------------|-----------2---------|

|
| <
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| H. Q Q Q H. H.
 
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 |--------------------|---------------------|
 |--------------------|---------------------|
 |--------------------|---------------------|
 |--------------------|---------------------|
 |-----------2--4--5--|-0-------------------|
 |--------------------|-----------2---------|

[D#m] Q. E E E Q Q Q [G#m]Q. E E E H +E E
 
 |-------------5--------|-------------------------|
 |--7--------7-7--------|-------------------------|
 |--6------6------------|--------6-8-5----(5)-----|
 |-------7-----------4--|-6----6------------------|
 |--4-------------4-----|-3-----------------------|
 |----------------2--5--|-4-------------------4---|
 |--4-------------------|-------------------------|

|
| >
| ~~ ~
| W H Q. E E E H +E E
 
 |----------------------|-------------------------|
 |----------------------|-------------------------|
 |----------------------|-------------------------|
 |----------------------|--------4S6S7----(7)-6---|
 |----------------------|------6------------------|
 |----------------------|-4-----------------------|
 |-/4-------------------|-------------------------|

[C#m] Q. E E E Q Q Q [B]H. Q. Q E
 
 |--------------9------9--|-7-------12-------------|
 |--------------9---9--9--|-7-------12----12-------|
 |-----------1------9-----|---------------11-------|
 |---------2--------------|----------------------6-|
 |--4----4----------------|-2----------------------|
 |------------------------|------------------------|
 |--2---------------------|-0----------------------|

|
| > <
| ~~~
| H. +H. H. H +E E
 
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 |------------------------|------------------------|
 |------------------------|------------------------|
 |-/6----------(6)--------|-4--------4-------(4)-6-|
 |------------------------|------------------------|
 |------------------------|------------------------|
 |------------------------|------------------------|

[C#m] Q. E E E Q Q Q [B]H. Q. E Q
 
 |--9---------4---12--11---9---|-7----------------------|
 |--9-------5------9---7---5---|-4----------4-----------|
 |--------------6--9---8---6---|------------1----4------|
 |-----------------------------|-------------------6----|
 |-----------------------------|-------------------6----|
 |-----------------------------|-------------------7----|
 |-----------------------------|------------------------|

|
| < <
| ~~
| Q +W +Q Q. E. E. H.
 
 |-----------------------------|------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|------9--8--------------|
 |-/6---(6)---------------(6)--|------------9-----------|
 |-----------------------------|------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|------------------------|

[F#m/A]H E E Q Q Q [C#m/E]H. [C#m]H.
 
 |---------------------|-----------------|
 |----------7----------|-9-------5-------|
 |-2----7-9-7----------|-6-------6-------|
 |-4-------------------|-6-------6-------|
 |-0-------------------|-7-------4-------|
 |----------2---4---5--|-0---------------|
 |---------------------|---------2-------|

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| >
| ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~
| W +H H. H.
 
 |---------------------|-----------------|
 |---------------------|-----------------|
 |---------------------|-----------------|
 |-7-----------(7)-----|-----------------|
 |---------------------|-----------------|
 |---------------------|-0---------------|
 |---------------------|---------2-------|

D# G#m
Q. E E E Q Q Q H E E Q Q E E
 
 |-------------14----------|--------------4--------------|
 |-----------------14------|------------4-----4----------|
 |--2------8-----------14--|-13-------6---5--------5-----|
 |--4----7---7-------------|-------------------------2---|
 |--6----------------------|--6--------------------------|
 |-------------------------|--4----------------------0---|
 |--4----------------------|-----------------------------|

|
| >
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| W H Q. Q. Q. Q.
 
 |-------------------------|-----------------------------|
 |-------------------------|-/7----5------4-----7--------|
 |-------------------------|-----------------------------|
 |-------------------------|-----------------------------|
 |-------------------------|-----------------------------|
 |-------------------------|-----------------------------|
 |-/4----------------------|-----------------------------|

[A]H +E E Q Q Q [Eadd9] H +E E Q E E E E
 
 |------------7---7---9--|--4-------(4)---7-----7------|
 |------------5---5---5--|--5-------(5)---5-----5------|
 |-6----(6)-------6---6--|--------------4-4---4----4---|
 |-7----(7)-7-----7------|--4-------(4)------------2---|
 |-0----(0)--------------|--7-------(7)----------------|
 |-----------------------|---------------------------0-|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------------|

|
| >
| ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| W +H Q. Q. Q. Q.
 
 |-----------------------|-----------------------------|
 |-5-------------(5)-----|-/7----5--------------5------|
 |-----------------------|----------------4------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------------|
 |-----------------------|-----------------------------|

[A] H E E Q E E E E [G#m]H +E E Q Q Q
 
 |------------12---12---12---|-7-----(7)---7----------|
 |------------10---10---12---|-7-----(7)---5--4-------|
 |--6-------4---------6----4-|-9-----(9)-2-4--4--4----|
 |--7-----7------------------|-------------------6----|
 |--0------------------------|------------------------|
 |---------------------------|------------------------|
 |---------------------------|------------------------|

|
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| H. H. H. Q Q Q
 
 |---------------------------|------------------------|
 |-/5------------------------|-------------4----------|
 |-------------2-------------|-4--------------4--1----|
 |---------------------------|------------------------|
 |---------------------------|------------------------|
 |---------------------------|------------------------|
 |---------------------------|------------------------|

[F#m] Q. E E E Q Q Q [E]Q. E E E Q Q E E
 
 |-------------------------|-------------12----9------|
 |--7------10-10-10--------|--------9-10-10---10------|
 |--7-------7--9-11--------|-9----9---------------9---|
 |-------7--7--7--4--6--7--|-6----------------------7-|
 |-------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--2-------------2--4--5--|-0------------------------|
 |-------------------------|--------------------------|

|
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| H. Q Q Q H. H.
 
 |-------------------------|--------------------------|
 |-------------------------|--------------------------|
 |-------------------------|--------------------------|
 |-/4-------------4--6--7--|-2------------------------|
 |-------------------------|--------------------------|
 |-------------------------|--------------0-----------|
 |-------------------------|--------------------------|

[F#m] Q. E E E Q Q Q [D#m]Q. E E E H.
 
 |--------------5--------|------------------|
 |-10------10---7--------|------------------|
 |--7-------7-9----------|------8---8-------|
 |-------7------4--7--7--|-7------7---6-----|
 |--------------------5--|-6----------------|
 |--2-----------2--5-----|------------------|
 |-----------------------|-4----------------|

|
|~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| H. Q Q Q H. H.
 
 |-----------------------|------------------|
 |-----------------------|------------------|
 |-----------------------|------------------|
 |-----------------------|------------------|
 |-----------------------|------------------|
 |--2-----------2--5-----|-2----------4-----|
 |--------------------3--|------------------|

Ending
[C#m]E E E Q. E E E Q. [B]E E E Q. E E E Q.
 
 |--------------4-12--------|---------------5-11-------|
 |------------5-------10----|-------------4------9-----|
 |------------6-------------|-------------4------------|
 |-2-6---7------------------|-1--7---6-----------------|
 |-4---4------4----4--------|-2----2------2----2-------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|

|
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| W +H H. Q Q Q
 
 |--------------------------|-----------------------5--|
 |--------------------------|-------------4----5-------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |--------------------------|--------------------------|
 |-2--------------(2)-------|--------------------------|

[C#m] E E E Q. E E E Q. [B]E E E Q. E E E Q.
 
 |------------------4-12---------|-----------------5-11-------|
 |-----------------------10------|--------------4-------9-----|
 |----------------6--------------|--------------4-------------|
 |--2--6---7---------------------|-1-7---6--------------------|
 |--4----4--------4----4---------|-2---2--------2-----2-------|
 |-------------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-------------------------------|----------------------------|

|
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ ~~
| +H H. E E Q Q E E H.
 
 |-(5)--------4--------------2S0-|-4---2----2-0-4-------------|
 |-------------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-------------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-------------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-------------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-------------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-------------------------------|----------------------------|

[Am6] Q. Q. E E E Q. [G#m] H. E E E Q.
 
 |------------------------|----------------7------|
 |------------------------|--------------7---5----|
 |-----------------6------|--4--------4-----------|
 |--6----4-------6---4----|--6--------------------|
 |--0---------0-----------|-----------------------|
 |------------------------|--4--------4-----------|
 |------------------------|-----------------------|

|
| < <
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| Q. H Q Q. Q. H Q Q.
 
 |------------------------|-----------------------|
 |------------------------|-----------------------|
 |------------------------|-----------------------|
 |-/6----4------/6---4----|-/4----2-----/4---2----|
 |------------------------|-----------------------|
 |------------------------|-----------------------|
 |------------------------|-----------------------|

Q=90 Q=80 Q=60
[F#m]Q. Q. [E]Q. Q. [D#m] H. Q. Q. [C#m]W +H
 
 |-0-------------------|--------------------|-----------------*|
 |------4----4----2----|--2-------2----1----|-----------------*|
 |---------------------|--------------------|-----------------*|
 |-2----1--------------|--4-------4----4----|-2--------(2)----*|
 |-----------6----4----|--------------------|-4--------(4)----*|
 |-2----2----0----0----|----------4---------|-----------------*|
 |---------------------|--4-----------------|-2--------(2)----*|

|
| < <
| ~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
| Q. Q. Q. Q. H. Q. Q. W +H
 
 |---------------------|--------------------|-----------------*|
 |---------------------|--------------------|-----------------*|
 |---------------------|--------------------|-----------------*|
 |-2----1----1---------|--------------------|-----------------*|
 |----------------4----|-/4-------4----3----|-----------------*|
 |---------------------|--------------------|-----------------*|
 |---------------------|--------------------|-2--------(2)----*|

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
<n> - 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 - <E/E./Q/Q./H/H.> = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths*********************************************************************

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