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Death tabs for Symbolic

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Death : Symbolic
                              ----------------
                      from the album 'Symbolic' (1995)
                         Tabbed by Antti Leiviska
                           amok@linux.muhos.fi

 Hey all Death-fans!
 *******************

Here's the tab for the opening song from the latest Death album
Symbolic. The solo isn't tabbed because I can't play it :(
If someone has the solo, please e-mail it to me, I would
appreciate it.

I included timing and I think it is pretty correct. The palm-muted
section in Rhy.Fig.2 is a real killer for your picking hand, so'
practice it first slowly with a metronome gradually increasing
tempo. This helps your learning a lot. And play the ending of
Rhy.Fig.4 and Rhy.Fig.6 with downstrokes.

Send feedback, corrections and additions to amok@linux.muhos.fi.
  Have fun!

     Chuck Schuldiner - guitar and vocals
     Kelly Conlon - bass
     Gene Hoglan - drums
     Bobby Koelble - guitar

🏷Legend:
-------
p.m. = palm muting
7~~  = vibrato
p.h. = pinch harmonic
n.h. = natural harmonic
7p5  = pull-off
5p7  = hammer-on
/    = slide up
\    = slide down
X    = percussive noise from a left-hand muted string
^    = short notes (staccato)

Tune down 1 whole step (low to high: A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramC majorC A chord diagramFF A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramD MajorD)
The song starts in 4/4.

Rhy.Fig.1 (play 7 times)

    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &   1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
D-|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
F-|-9-----------------------9-----|-----------------9-------------|
C-|-9-----------------------9-----|-----------------9-------------|
G-|-7-----------8~~~--------7-----|---------8~~~----7-----------8-|
D-|-----0---0-------------------0-|-0---0---------------0---0-----|
        p.m..                   p.m......               p.m..

                      end Rhy.Fig.1
   1   &    2   &   3   &   4   &
            guitar 2
D-|---------------------10--------|
A-|-------------10----------------|
F-|---------12------12------12--10|
C-|-------------------------------|
G-|-(8~~~)------5-----------3-----|
D-|---------3-------3---1-------1-|
            guitar 1

            (Guitar 2 plays the higher notes only in 2nd time and ends
            vibrating 4th string/9th fret note [A chord diagramA augmentedA in this tuning] )

Rhy.Fig.2 (play 6 times)
    Faster
    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &     1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
D-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
C-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G-|-----------------9---10----------|-----------------12--10--9---10--|
D-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|
    p.m............         p.m......................

                                                          end Rhy.Fig.2
    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &     1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
D-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
C-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
G-|-----------------9---10----------|---------9---10--9---7-----------|
D-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-----------------8~~~----|
    p.m............         p.m..............

Rhy.Fig.3 (play 6 times)
    Half-time feel
    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &   1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
D-|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
F-|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
C-|-6-----------------------7-----|-6------------------------------|
G-|-6-----------------------------|---------7~~~-------------------|
D-|-4-----------------------------|--------------------------------|

                                                       end Rhy.Fig.3
    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &   1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
D-|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
F-|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
C-|---------7---------------7-----|-6------------------------------|
G-|---------7---------------------|---------7-------6~~~-----------|
D-|-5-5-5-5-5---------------------|--------------------------------|
    pm.....       (6th time p.h......................)


Rhy.Fig.4 (play four times)
    Slightly faster
    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &   1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
D-|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A-|-----6-------6-------5-------5-|--------------------------------|
F-|-----5-------5-------4-------4-|--------------------------------|
C-|-----3-------3-------2-------2-|-3p2p0--------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------|---------3~~~----2~~~-----------|
D-|-0---------------0-------------|-------------------------4~~~---|
    p.m.           p.m.
                                                       end Rhy.Fig.4
    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &   1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
D-|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A-|-----6-------6-------5-------5-|--------------------------------|
F-|-----5-------5-------4-------4-|--------------------------------|
C-|-----3-------3-------2-------2-|--------------------------------|
G-|-------------------------------|-3-------2-----------3---2------|
D-|-0---------------0-------------|-----4-------3---1-----------3--|
    p.m.           p.m.             p.m..........................


Rhy.Fig.5
    Slightly slower                                    end Rhy.Fig.5
    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &   1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
D-|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
F-|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
C-|-2-----------------------------|(2)-----------------------------|
G-|-2-----------------------------|(2)-----------------------------|
D-|-0-----------------------------|(0)-----------------------------|


Rhy.Fig.6  (one bar, play 14 times)
    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
D-|-------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------|
F-|-------------------------------|
C-|-------------------------------|
G-|-3-------2-----------3---2-----|
D-|-----4-------3---1-----------3-|
    p.m..........................


Rhy.Fig.7 (under Chuck's solo, play 6 times)
    guitar 1                                           end Rhy.fig.7
    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &   1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
D-|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
F-|-------------------------------|-------------7-------9----------|
C-|-4-----------------------------|-3-----------7-------9----------|
G-|-4-----------------------------|-3-----------5-------7----------|
D-|-2-----------------------------|-1------------------------------|
  |
  | guitar 2 (overdub)
D-|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
F-|-------------------------------|-------------7-------9----------|
C-|-4-----------------------------|-3------------------------------|
G-|-4-----------------------------|-3-----------5-------7----------|
D-|-2-----------------------------|-1------------------------------|


Rhy.Fill 1 (6/4)
    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &   5   &   6   &
D-|-----------------------------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------------------------|
F-|-----------------------------------------------|
C-|-----------------5---------------3-------------|
G-|-----2---------------3-----------3-------------|
D-|-0-------------------------------1-------------|
        ^               ^


Rhy.Fig.8 (4/4, play 6 times)
    Faster
    1   2   3   4  | 1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4  | 1   2   3   4
D-|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
A-|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
F-|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
C-|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
G-|-5--------------|-4---------------|----------------|-----------------|
D-|-----2-2-2-2-2-2|-----2-2-2-2-2-2-|-3---2-2-2-2-2-2|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|
        p.m........      p.m........       p.m.........................

                                                            End Rhy.Fig.8
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    1   2   3   4  | 1   2   3   4     1   2   3   4  | 1   2   3   4
D-|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
A-|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
F-|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
C-|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
G-|-5---2-2-2-2-2-2|-4---------------|-2--------------|-----------------|
D-|----------------|-----5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----3-3-3-3-3-3|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
        p.m........      p.m........       p.m.........................

    Slower
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    1   &   2   &   3   &   4   &
D-|-------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------|
F-|-------------------------------|
C-|-------------------------------|
G-|-7-----------------------------|
D-|-----4~~~--------3~~~----------|

Play Rhy.Fig 1 five times
Play Rhy.Fig 2 six times
Play Rhy.Fig 3 six times
Play Rhy.Fig 4 four times
Play Rhy.Fig 5
Play Rhy.Fig 6 until fade out


     amok@linux.muhos.fi
     'Arbeit macht fleisch' - Carcass

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