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Still Life  Iron Maiden

Still Life
by Iron Maiden(Harris/Murray)
Transcribed by Eddie Breslin(caladan@maths.tcd.ie)
INTRO:
Gtr II (Adrian)
I'll show the picking pattern for the three chords used in
the backing to the solo. I'll show the chord changes with the
solo.
Played with a 3/4 time feel.
[A(m)]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |----------14------14--------------14------14---------------------|
 |------14------14------14------14------14------14---etc-----------|
 |--12----------------------12-------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

[F]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |---------10------10-------------10------10-----------------------|
 |-----10------10------10-----10------10------10---etc-------------|
 |--8----------------------8---------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

[G]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |----------12-------12--------------12------12--------------------|
 |------12------12-------12------12------12------12---etc----------|
 |--10-----------------------10------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr I (Dave): with Phaser and Delay
[A(m)] [F]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--7-s/-9-hold------9b(10)r9-hold---7h9p7--7s\5--4s/5s\4-hold-----|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

[A(m)]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |----5p4--(s\)2-hold--------------4h5--7s/9-hold--9b(10)r9-hold---|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

[G]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------12--13--15-15b(17)---r15-----15p13h15~------|
 |--7s/9--10--12-s/14----------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

[A(m)] [F]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--13h15p13--12s\10-s/12-s\10----8h10p8---5h8p5-------------------|
 |------------------------------------------------7b(9)r7p5-7------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

[A(m)]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-(8)---------------------15b(17)-r15-b(17)~----15b(16.5)-r15-----|
 |--7b(9)r7p5------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------7~--------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

[G] [A(m)]  
 
 |-------------------------------------------------------15b(17)~--|
 |--15--13--15b(17)--15~------------13h15p13--12-------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

"Quiet" bit with "Take a Look..."
I'll try and show the basic idea. Finger the open Am and try to
follow the melody by lifting your finger on 2nd string. Then pick
the Fmaj7 chord anyway you want.
[Am]  
 
 |-------------------------------------------------|
 |----------------0--------1--------0--------------|
 |-------2-----------2--------2--------2-----2-----|
 |----2-----2-----------------------------------2--|
 |-0-----------0--------0--------0--------0--------|
 |-------------------------------------------------|

[Fmaj7] [G] [A] [A] [G]  
 
 |--------0-------0------------------------------------------------|
 |----------1-------1------1------------------8-s/-10--10-s\-8-----|
 |-------------2------2-------2-----2---------7-s/-9---9--s\-7-----|
 |----3-----------------3--------3---------------------------------|
 |--3--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Oh! They drain my strength away...:
[C/G]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--5--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--5--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--3--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--3--------------------------------------------------------------|

Main Verse Riff:
Similar idea to the previous part except you follow the melody
on the 3rd string. When muting the strings and strumming between
the parts shown lift your 3rd or 4th finger off the 3rd string,
i.e. don't hold the melody notes down,just keep the A power chord
fingered. Play the extended notes with upstrokes to emphasise the
melody.
[A(m)]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--2---------4-(2)---5-(2)---4-(2)---2-----2----------------------|
 |--2---------2-------2-------2-------2-----2----------------------|
 |--0--x-x-x--0--x-x--0--x-x--0--x-x--0--x--0----------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

[F] [G] [A] [G]  
 
 |--1--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--1---------------------Gtr II plays---8-s/-10--10-s\-8----------|
 |--2------------------------------------7-s/-9---9--s\-7----------|
 |--3--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--3--------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------7--/--9---9--\--7---------|
 |---------------------------------------5--/--7---7--\--5---------|
 |------------------------Gtr I plays----5--/--7---7--\--5---------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Sometimes Gtr II plays:
 
 |----------------------------------------1------------------------|
 |---------5-------6-----8-----10---------1------8-s/-10--10-s\-8--|
 |--2------4--xxx--5-xxx-7-xxx-9----------2------7-s/-9---9--s\-7--|
 |--2-------------------------------------3------------------------|
 |--0--xxx--------------------------------3------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

[C/G]Oh! They drain my strength away...
CHORUS:
Both Guitars.
[A] [(G)] [A] [F] [C]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------|
 |--2--p0--2----3----5-----------------5---4-----------------------|
 |--0------0----3----3--------0----3-----------5----3----(0)-------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Night - mare-res
[A] [(G)] [A] [F] [C]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------|
 |--2--p0--2----3----5------------------5----4~--------------------|
 |--0------0----3----3--------0----3-------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Spirits call me
-ing
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------|
 |--2--p0--2----3----5------------------5----4---------------------|
 |--0------0----3----3--------0----3--------------5----3----0------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Night mare-ares
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--2--p0--2----5--------------------------------------------------|
 |--2--p0--2----3----5---------------------5-----4~----------------|
 |--0------0----3----3---------0-----3-----------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

They won't leave be
-me
BREAK:
Gtr I:
[D] [C] [D] [E] [F]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------3--5--3h5p3---------------------|
 |-------------4--5-----------------------------5--4---------------|
 |--7--5--7----2--3------------------------------------------------|
 |--5--3--5----2--3------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Play with upstroke
| |
[A] [G] [A] [G] [A]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--2--0--2----0--2------------------------------------------------|
 |--2--0--2----0--2--------------5----4----------------------------|
 |--0-----0-------0----0----3--------------5----3----0-------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr II:
[D] [C] [D] [E] [F] [A] [G] [A] [G] [A]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------10--8---10--8---10--------------------|
 |---------------------------9---7---9---7---9---------------------|
 |--7--5--7----9--10---------7---5---7---5---7----------5--4-------|
 |--5--3--5----7--9-------------------------------0--3-------5-3-0-|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

THE HARMONY:
I'll just show the notes, move between notes with hammers
and pulls wherever it feels natural.
The approximate bassline is shown aswell.
Gtr I: (Dave)
[A]  
 
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------5--6--5-------------------5---------|
 |--5--4--5--7-----------7----5--4--5--7------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|

[F] [G] [A] [A]  
 [G]
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--12--13---10--12---8--10---6--8---5--6------5-------------------|
 |------------------------------------------7------5--7---5--4-----|
 |--------------------------------------------------------------5--|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr II:
[A]  
 
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |-----------4--5--7--5--4-----------4--5------|
 |--7--5--7-----------------7--5--7------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|

[F] [G] [A] [A] [G]  
 
 |-------------------------------------------------------|
 |--5--6-----5-------------------------------------------|
 |--------7-----5--7--4--5-----4-------------------------|
 |--------------------------7-----5--7-----5-------------|
 |--------------------------------------8-----8--7--3----|
 |-------------------------------------------------------|

RHYTHM FOR SOLO'S: Listen for strumming and muting.
Solo 1:
[D] [E] [F] [A] [G] [F]  
 
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |--7-------9-7-----10-7----14------12------10------|
 |--5--xxx--7-5xxx--8--5xx--12--xx--10--xx--8-------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|

Solo 2:
[E] [F#] [Ab] [B] [A] [G]  
 
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |------------------------------11-------9-------7--|
 |--9-------11-9------13-9------9--------7-------5--|
 |--7--xxx--9--7-xxx--11-7-xxx--9--xxx---7--xxx--5--|
 |--------------------------------------------------|

ENDING:
Play with upstrokes
| |
[A] [G] [A] [G] [A]  
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--2---0--2----0--2-----------------------------------------------|
 |--2---0--2----0--2-----------------------------------------------|
 |--0------0----x--0-----------------------------------------------|
 |--------------3--------------------------------------------------|

Now we rest in peace.
SOLO'S:
Transcribing solo's is not my strong point but you should the
main ideas from the following. These are the album solo's.
Some of fast licks, especially Dave's are more approximations
than anything else.
Solo 1: (Adrian)D minor
 
 |---------5-----------------------------------|
 |-------------5b(7)-r5------------------------|
 |--7~--------------------7p5--7---------------|
 |--------------------------------5--3---------|
 |--------------------------------------5~-----|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |-------10---------10--13p10-----15p10-----13p10-----15p10--------|
 |--s/10----13----10----------10--------10--------10--------10-----|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--13p10-----15p10-----13p10-----15p10-----13p10------------------|
 |--------10--------10--------10--------10--------10----13--13~----|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |------18b(20)--(20)--(20)--(20)--(20)--(20)r(19)--|
 |--15----------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |--18p17p15------15-----------------------------------------------|
 |------------18------18p17p15------15-----------------------------|
 |------------------------------17------17p15--17b(19)r17-p15------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Bend, Tap, release tap, release bend and pull off.
 
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--12b(14)-T-15-p(14)r12-p10----12b(14)-T-17-p(14)r12-p10---------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--17b(18)-(18)--18p17p15-----15----------------------------------|
 |--------------------------17-----17p15p14------14----------------|
 |-------------------------------------------17------17p15p14------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |------14--15p14p12----12h14p12--14~------------------------------|
 |--17-------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Solo 2: (Dave)E minor
 
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |--2b(4)--2b(4)--2b(4)r2-p0-------------------|
 |----------------------------2~---------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--0h2p0h2p0h2p0h2p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h3p0h4p0h4p0h5p0h5p0--7~~---------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--12h15p12h15p12h15p12------12h15p12--12h15p12h15p12h15p12-------|
 |------------------------14---------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |------12---------------------14b(15)--slowly release or----------|
 |--14------12h14p12h14p12-----14b(16)--drop with T-bar------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |------15b(17)-------12--15p12p0--15p12p0--15p12p0--15p12p0-------|
 |--12-------------12----------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--15p12h15p12h15--15p12p0--------------------|
 |---------------------------15b(17)-----------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |------------14h15p14-----14--15p14h15p14h15p14---------|
 |--15-s/-17------------17------------------------17p15--|
 |-------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------------|
 |------------------------------------17b(19)--17b(19)--17b(19)r17-|
 |--17b(19)-r17-p15--17~----------15-------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |--14h15p14h15p14h15--------------------15b(17)----|
 |---------------------17p15h17~-----12-------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------------|

Trill and drop with T-bar
 
 |--12h15p12h15p12h15-etc--------------------------12\-------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------12\-------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------------------------------|


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