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Epica tabs for The skeleton key

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Tuning: Drop A chord diagramA augmentedA (A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA augmentedA A chord diagramD MajorD A chord diagramF#F# A chord diagramBB)

You can play the rhythm with a 6-string guitar in Drop A, but you need a 7-string guitar to play the solo!


Riff 1:

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-6----5-------------5----------------------6---6--------5----------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-6----5----3--------5----4----3------------6---6--------5----4----3------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-4----3----3--------3----4----3------------4-3-4--------3----4----3------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------3-------------4----3------------------------------4----3-----/-15---------|


Riff 2:

e|------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-6-0-0--6-0-0--6-0-0--6-0-6-7-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-6-0-0--6-0-0--6-0-0--6-0-6-7-| x4
 pm         x x


Riff 3:
  1. & 3.                                 2.
e|---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|*--------------------------------------|----------------------------------------*|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|*--------------------------------------|----------------------------------------*|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-5-1-1---5-1-1---5-1-1---5-1-1---------|-5-0-0---5-0-0---5-0-0---5-0-1-5---------|
 pm          x x                                     x x


Chorus 1:

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------3-----------------------------------666-------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3--------6--------1--------3--------3--------6--------1--------666-------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3--------6--------1--------1--------3--------6--------1--------444--4444-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3--------6--------1-----------------3--------6--------1-------------4444-|
                                                                  xx   xxxx

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------3--------6--------------------------6--------6666-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3--------6--------1--------3--------6--------3--------1--------6--------6666-|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3--------6--------1--------1--------4--------3--------1--------4--------4444-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3--------6--------1--------------------------3--------1----------------------|
                                                                           xxx


Riff 1:

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-6----5-------------5----------------------6---6--------5----------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-6----5----3--------5----4----3------------6---6--------5----4----3------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-4----3----3--------3----4----3------------4-3-4--------3----4----3------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------3-------------4----3------------------------------4----3-----/-15---------|


Riff 3:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-5-1-1---5-1-1---5-1-1---5-1-1---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5---5-5-5-|
 pm          x x                   x x x   x x x   x x x   x x x

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------5-5-5--5-5-5---5-5-5--5-5-5p0-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-5-0-0---5-0-0---5-0-0---5-0-1---5-5-5--5-5-5---5-5-5--5-5-5p0-|
 pm          x x                   x x x  x x x   x x x  x x x x


Chorus 1:

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------3-----------------------------------666-------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3--------6--------1--------3--------3--------6--------1--------666-------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3--------6--------1--------1--------3--------6--------1--------444--4444-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3--------6--------1-----------------3--------6--------1-------------4444-|
                                                                  xx   xxxx

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------3--------6--------------------------6--------6666-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3--------6--------1--------3--------6--------3--------1--------6--------6666-|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3--------6--------1--------1--------4--------3--------1--------4--------4444-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3--------6--------1--------------------------3--------1----------------------|
                                                                           xxx


Bridge:

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------2------5------------------------5------3---------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-0--------3---2---2------5---2----0-------3---2---5------3---------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-0------003---2---0------3---2--220-----003---2---3------1----1111-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-0------003---2--------------2--220-----003---2---------------1111-|
          xx                      xx      xx                    xxxx

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------2------5-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-0--------3---2---2------5---2----1------5---1---3-----------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-0------003---2---0------3---2--221----115---1---3-----------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-0------003---2--------------2--221----115---1---3-----------------|
          xx                      xx     xx

(Piano)

(Riff 1)


Rhythm during Solo:

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------2------5-------------------------5--------3----8---|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-0--------3---2---2------5---2----0--------3---2---5------333--888---|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-0------003---2---0------3---2--220------003---2---3------111--666---|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-0------003---2--------------2--220------003---2---------------------|
          xx                      xx       xx               xx   xx


Solo:

e|--------------------------------------------10--h12p10p0-8--p10p8p0-8-5-7-8-10-7-8-10-/12--|
A chord diagramBB|-----------8-/10------10--12--13-----12--13------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-/5--7--8----------9--------------9--------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----12--14--15-----/14--15--17--19p17p0h15--15h17p15p0h14--15p14p0-17b---17~---|
A chord diagramBB|-12-------------12-------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------17---19---19b----17-19~----15----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-/17---------------------------------15------15-------------------12--15-13----13--15--15b---|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------16------16--------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------17------17--/12--13--15-----------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus 2:

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------3-----------------------------------666-------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3--------6--------1--------3--------3--------6--------1--------666-------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3--------6--------1--------1--------3--------6--------1--------444--4444-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3--------6--------1-----------------3--------6--------1-------------4444-|
                                                                  xx   xxxx

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------------------------------------333------6--666--66--------------------6--------6666-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3-----------6-----------1-----------333------6--666--663----3----1----1----6--------6666-|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3--3--3--3--6--6--6--6--1--1--1--1--111------4--444--443--333--331--111--114--------4444-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3--3--3--3--6--6--6--6--1--1--1--1---------------------3--333--331--111--11--------------|
      x  x  x     x  x  x     x  x  x  xx          xx   xx   xx   xx   xx   xx         xxx

e|--------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|--------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------------5555------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------5555------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------33336665--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-6-0-6--000-6-0-3-5-6-5-3-5--6-0-6--000-----6665--| x4
          xxx                         xxx


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| /  Slide up
| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| b  Bend
| x  Palm muting
| ~  Vibrato

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ⓘ Guitar tab for 'The Skeleton Key' by Epica, a symphonic metal band formed in 2003 from Reuver, Netherlands. Epica is known for their smooth metal music.

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