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Phantom Of The Opera (By IRON MAIDEN)
 
Phantom of the Opera
               by Iron Maiden(Harris)
             Transcribed by Eddie Breslin
      (caladan@maths.tcd.ie)(ebreslin@unix1.tcd.ie)

I've transcribed the album version (from Iron Maiden),
but wherever overdubs and the like are concerned I've
used the live arrangement.(And that's why Gtr II is
referred to as Adrian).

INTRO:
                                             repeat 3x
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|------4--4h5p4-----7--4-----5--4-----------------------|
|--5h7-----------5--------5--------5--4--5--7-----------|
|----------------------------------------------2~-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

THEN (RIFF C-during verses)
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|------4--4h5p4-----7--4-----5--4------------------|
|--5h7-----------5--------5--------5--4--5--7------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

   Gtr II:
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------12-12-12-------|
|--4-4-4--5-5-5--7-7-7--9-9-9--12-12-12--14-14-14-----------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


|--------------15p-12------15p-12------15p-12-----etc-------------|
|--15-15-15------------12----------12----------12-----------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Gtr I:
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------7-7-7--8-8-8--12-12-12--13-13-13--15-15-15-------|
|--7-7-7--9-9-9---------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


|--------------19p-15------19p-15------19p-15-----etc-------------|
|--17-17-17------------17----------17----------17-----------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

THEN repeat the following several times.
   Gtr I (Dave)
   Em                                           G      D
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------7-----------------|
|-----------------------------------------------5------7----------|
|--7-7-7--10-7-7--7-7-7--10-7-7--7-7-7--10-7-7--5------5----------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Gtr II 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------7-------------------|
|--2-2-2--5-2-2--2-2-2--5-2-2--2-2-2--5-2-2---5-----7-------------|
|---------------------------------------------5-----5-------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Then both guitars                                      repeat 3x
   F#m                         Gm
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--4-4-4--7-4-4--4-4-4--7-4-4--5-5-5--8-5-5--5-5-5--8-5-5---------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

THEN RIFF A:
I'll just show the strong beats, listen for strumming.
   Em      B(m)    C       D
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|--9--9----4--4----5--5----7--7---------------|
|--9--9----4--4----5--5----7--7---------------|
|--7--7----2--2----3--3----5--5---------------|
|---------------------------------------------|

RIFF B: (Gtr I)
   Em                                          D
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------7--7--7------------|
|--7-7-7--10-7-7--7-7-7--10-7-7--7-7-7-10-7-7--5--5--5------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

   Gtr II
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------7--7--7--------------|
|--2-2-2--5-2-2--2-2-2--5-2-2--2-2-2--5-2-2--5--5--5--------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

The verses are made up of RIFF A, RIFF B and RIFF C.

        RIFF C - RIFF B - RIFF C - RIFF B

        RIFF A - RIFF B - RIFF A - RIFF B

4/4 Section (Keep Your Distance...)
Listen for the muting. At the end of the section just
play the first part before going into the solo.
   E(m)                                        D repeat 2x
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--------9-----------9-----------9--------9----7--------|
|-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----------9----7--------|
|--7-----------7-----------7--------7-----7----5--------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
Then
   D                       C
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--------7-----------7-----------5-----------5----------|
|-----7-----7-----7-----7-----5-----5-----5-----5-------|
|--5-----------5-----------3-----------3----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

   E(m)                                       D
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--------9-----------9-----------9-------9----7---------|
|-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----9----7---------|
|--7-----------7-----------7-------------7----5---------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

RHYTHM FOR SLOW SOLO:
Basically just the following chords picked adlib.
   C                  Em                 F         G
|-----------0------------------0----------------------------------|
|--------------1------------------0---------1---------3-----------|
|--------0--------0------------------0---------2---------4--------|
|-----2---------------------2-------------------------------------|
|--3---------------------2----------------------------------------|
|---------------------0------------------1---------3--------------|

   Em
|-----0-----0-------------|
|----0---------0----------|
|---0-------------0-------|
|--2-----2----------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
       ^ Finish on Em chord here.

HARMONY:
   Gtr I: (Dave)(He really does pick every note!)
   BAR 1
|--19--15------19--15------19--15------19--15-----------|
|----------17----------17----------17----------17-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
   BAR 2
|--17--14------17--14------17--14------17--14-----------|
|----------15----------15----------15----------15-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
   BAR 3
|--15--12------15--12------15--12------15--12-----------|
|----------13----------13----------13----------13-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
   BAR 4(i)
|--17--14------17--14------17--14------17--14-----------|
|----------15----------15----------15----------15-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

When drums enter (fully) BAR 4 changes to:
   BAR 4(ii)
|--12--12--12--12--12--12--14--14--14--14--14--14-------|
|--13--13--13--13--13--13--15--15--15--15--15--15-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

   BAR 4(iii) Fill 1
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--13--12------13--12------15--13--12--13--12-----------|
|----------14----------14----------------------14-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

   BAR 4(iv) Fill 2
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--13--12------13--12------13--12------15--13--12-------|
|----------14----------14----------14-------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr II(Adrian):
   BAR 1
|--19p-15------19p-15------19p-15------19p-15-----------|
|----------17----------17----------17----------17-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
   BAR 2
|--17p-14------17p-14------17p-14------17p-14-----------|
|----------15----------15----------15----------15-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
   BAR 3
|--15p-12------15p-12------15p-12------15p-12-----------|
|----------13----------13----------13----------13-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
   BAR 4
|--17p-14------17p-14------17p-14------17p-14-----------|
|----------15----------15----------15----------15-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

When drums enter (fully) Adrian changes to:
   BAR 1
|--15p-12------15p-12------15p-12------15p-12-----------|
|----------12----------12----------12----------12-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

   BAR 2
|--14p-10------14p-10------14p-10------14p-10-----------|
|----------10----------10----------10----------10-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

   BAR 3
|--12p-8-----12p-8-----12p-8-----12p-8------------------|
|---------8---------8---------8---------8---------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

   BAR 4
|--8--8--8--8--8--8--10--10--10--10--10--10-------------|
|--8--8--8--8--8--8--10--10--10--10--10--10-------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

   BAR 4(iii) Fill 1
|----------------------7--------------------------------|
|--10--8--7--10--8--7-----10--8--10--8--7---------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

   BAR 4(iv) Fill 2
|--------------------------------7----------------------|
|--10--8--7--10--8--7--10--8--7-----10--8---------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

 RIFF D:
 Listen for strumming and muting. You can vary the chord
 positions here adlib till you get the right sound.
   E(m)      G        A(m)    C    B(m)
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--4---------7--------9---------------------------------|
|--2---------5--------7-------5----4--------------------|
|--2---------5--------7-------3----2--------------------|
|--0----------------------------------------------------|

 RIFF E:
 More or less the same riff as riff D except it's changed
 from triplets to straight timing.
   E(m)                                 G
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------7---------------|
|--9---9-9--9---9-9--9---9-9--9p7-7-7---5---------------|
|--7---7-7--7---7-7--7---7-7--7---7-7---5---------------|
|--0----------------------------------------------------|

   A(m)            C     D
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|--9--------------------------------|
|--7---------------5-----7----------|
|--7---------------3-----5----------|
|-----------------------------------|

HARMONY:
 Gtr II:(Adrian)

|--------------------------------------------------------7--------|
|--------------------------8------8p-7--8~---7h-8p-7--8-----8~----|
|--9p-7--9~----7h-9p-7--9-----9~----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--8p-7--8~---7h-8p-7--8--7------------------8--7-----10--8--7----|
|----------------------------9~---9p-7-9--7--------9------------9-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

  Gtr I: (Dave)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------10------------------------------15-------|
|-12p11-12~-11h12p11--12-----12~--16p14-16~--14h16p14-16----16~---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------12-10----13-12-10----|
|--16p14-16~-14h16p14-16-14--12~--12p11-12~-11-------12----------12-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

The remainder of the song is made up the previous riffs. It should
be easy enough to follow.
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