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Still Life (By IRON MAIDEN)
 
From: caladan@maths.tcd.ie (Edmund Breslin)

                         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--7s5--4s/5s4-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--12s10-s/12-s10----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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