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King Diamond's The Trial (Chambre Ardente) on the album The Eye.
Very good song.  Has a lot of spirit, tempo changes and diff'rent rhythm.
Relativelay easy to play, so if you're a beginner and want to play
a King Diamond Song, this is the best song to learn (you'll improve
many skills in trying to play it)!
That's Rhythm 1
A chord diagramE MajorE |---------------|-----------------|---------------|--------------|
A chord diagramBB |---------------|-----------------|---------------|--------------|
A chord diagramG+G |---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----4------5-|
A chord diagramD MajorD |---------------|-----------------|---------------|---3------4---|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |---------2---1-|-----------------|---------2---1-|-2------3-----|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-0-0-000---0---|-0-0-000-3-0-2(A chord diagramBB)|-0-0-000---0---|--------------|
    PM----/  PM     PM----/   PM      PM----/  PM     Let Ring---/

Here's Rhythm 2 (The same as 1 but with a slight variation on the last bar)
A chord diagramE MajorE |---------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
A chord diagramBB |---------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
A chord diagramG+G |---------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |---------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |---------2---1-|-----------------|---------2---1-|----------------2-|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-0-0-000---0---|-0-0-000-3-0-2(A chord diagramBB)|-0-0-000---0---|-0-3-2-0-2-0-235--|
    PM----/   PM    PM-----/ PM       PM----/   PM   PM    PM  PM---/

When King Diamond begins to sing, play Rhythm 1 then (Rhythm 3) :
A chord diagramE MajorE |--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A chord diagramBB |--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------8--|
A chord diagramG+G |--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------7--|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-------8------|-------8---8--|-------8------|-------8---5--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------7------|-------7---8--|-------7------|-------7------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-000000--0-0--|-000000--0-6--|-000000--0-0--|-000000--0----|

After that, play the rhythms above in that order : Rhythm 2, 1, 3, 1.

Now for the first solo :
     T H P    T H P      T H P             T H P   T H P              P
A chord diagramE MajorE |--/\/\/\---/\/\/\--|--/\/\/\--------|--/\/\/\---/\/\/\-|-----------/\---|
A chord diagramBB |-12-5-8-5-12-5-8-5-|-12-5-8-5-......|-15-5-8-5-15-5-8-5|-....-17--19-17-|
A chord diagramG+G |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
  | (*) There's a little more "12 5 8 5" than written!
  |
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramBB |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramG+G |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |--------------sl.--|----------------|-------------sl.--|------sl.-----3-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------------4/ 5--|-------------3--|-------------4/ 5-|------4/5-----3-|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3-|-0-0--2/3--0--1-|
    PM--------/         PM--------/      PM--------/        PM/      PM
                   P
A chord diagramE MajorE |---------------/\--|-17-------------|-21-19-17-21-19-17|.....------21-22|
A chord diagramBB |-20--------19-20-19|----------------|---\/\/----\/-\/--|----------------|
A chord diagramG+G |-------------------|----------------|---P-P-----P---P--|----------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
  |                                     (*)Again, There's more 21 19 17 than
  |                                                                 written!
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramBB |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramG+G |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |--------------sl.--|----------------|-------------sl.--|------sl.-----3-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------------4/ 5--|-------------3--|-------------4/ 5-|------4/5-----3-|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3-|-0-0--2/3--0--1-|
    PM--------/         PM--------/      PM--------/        PM/       PM
By the way, I'll call the rhythm under the first solo : RHYTHM 4

And Here's the 5th Rhythm played 3 times (The last time, play only the 2 first
bars)
A chord diagramE MajorE |-----------------|-----------------|-------------|-------------|
A chord diagramBB |-----------------|-----------------|-----------8-|-----------8-|
A chord diagramG+G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------7-|-----------7-|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-----------------|-----------------|-----------5-|-----------5-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-----------------|-----------------|-------------|-------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-0---|-0-0-0-0-0---|
    PM------------/   PM------------/   PM------/     PM------/
          (*) Take Care of that A chord diagramG5G5 chord, I find it very hard to do. Here's a
          tip : upstrike it!  If you still are unable to strike it in time,
          try to take it on the A chord diagramA augmentedA string at fret 10, it's easier but doesn't
          sound the same.

Rhythm 6 (2 times):
A chord diagramE MajorE |------------|------------|------------|---------------|
A chord diagramBB |------------|------------|------------|---------------|
A chord diagramG+G |---------3--|---------3--|---------5--|---4-------3---|
A chord diagramD MajorD |---------3--|---------3--|---------5--|---4-------3---|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |---------1--|---------1--|---------3--|---2-------1---|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-0-00000----|-0-00000----|-0-00000----|-0-------0-----|
    PM-----/     Pm-----/     PM-----/     PM      PM
(*) There's lot of tremolo bar-harmonic-reverb-echo effect over this part.

Rhythm 7 :
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------------|-----------|------------|---------|
A chord diagramBB |-------------|-----------|------------|---------|
A chord diagramG+G |-------------|-----------|------------|-------5-| <-- Very weird sounding
A chord diagramD MajorD |-------------|-----------|------------|-----4---|     chord, I love it!
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------------|-----------|------------|---3-----|     King Diamond's a
A chord diagramE MajorE |-2222--00300-|2222-------|2222--00300-|-2-------|     genius!
    PM/   PM-------/         PM/   PM--/   Let Ring

Rhythm 8, 2 times (King sings : "La Reymie is touching her....":
A chord diagramE MajorE |------------------|----------------|-----------------|------------|
A chord diagramBB |------------------|----------------|-----------------|------------|
A chord diagramG+G |------------------|----------------|-----------------|------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |------7----7--8---|-7----7--8--5---|------7----7--8--|-3---2---5--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |------7----7--8---|-7----7--8--5---|------7----7--8--|-3---2---5--|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-5--5-5--5-5--6--5|-5--5-5--6--3---|-5--5-5--5-5--6--|-1---0---3--|
    PM-/   PM       PM    PM            P--/    PM

Now play Rhythm 7, 8 (again 2 times), 7.

Rhythm 9 (played 4 times)          Rhythm 10 (played 4 times w/ lick)
A chord diagramE MajorE |---------------|-------------|  |---------|----------|
A chord diagramBB |---------------|-------------|  |---------|----------|
A chord diagramG+G |---------------|-------------|  |-9--7--5-|--4--5--7-|
A chord diagramD MajorD |---------------|-------------|  |-9--7--5-|--4--5--7-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-2-2-----------|-------------|  |-7--5--3-|--2--3--5-|
A chord diagramE MajorE |------5-5--3-3-|--2-2--3--5--|  |---------|----------|

Here's the lick played 2 times over Rhythm 10
A chord diagramE MajorE |---H-H----------H--P----|------------|----------------H--P---|-----------|
A chord diagramBB |--/\-/\---15----/\-/\---|------12----|---H-H---12----/\-/\---|-----------|
A chord diagramG+G |-12-13-14------12-14-12-|-11------11-|--/\-/\-------12-14-12-|-----------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |------------------------|------------|-12-13-14--------------|-13---14---|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |------------------------|------------|-----------------------|-----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |------------------------|------------|-----------------------|-----------|

Now play Rhythm 9 four times and then Rhy. 10 four time with this other lick:
A chord diagramE MajorE |---------|--------|---------|-------|---------|--------|---------|-------|
A chord diagramBB |-8--7--5-|----5-7-|-8--7----|-------|-8--7--5-|----5-7-|-8--7----|-------|
A chord diagramG+G |---------|--7-----|---------|-------|---------|--7-----|---------|-------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |---------|--------|-------5-|(5)----|---------|--------|-------7-|(7)----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |---------|--------|---------|-------|---------|--------|---------|-------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |---------|--------|---------|-------|---------|--------|---------|-------|

The main solo part:
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|
A chord diagramBB |-------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|
A chord diagramG+G |-------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------      |
A chord diagramE MajorE |-0-(Pull down the trem bar an release it. Do it as heavy as possible 8-) |
  |
  |
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramBB |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramG+G |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |--------------sl.--|----------------|-------------sl.--|------sl.-----3-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------------4/ 5--|-------------3--|-------------4/ 5-|------4/5-----3-|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3-|-0-0--2/3--0--1-|
    PM--------/         PM--------/      PM--------/        PM/       PM

A chord diagramE MajorE |-17--------15-17-15|-17(A chord diagramBB)----------|-15-13------------|----------------|
A chord diagramBB |---------------\/--|----------------|--\/--------------|----------------|
A chord diagramG+G |----------------P--|----------------|---P--------------|----------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
  |
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramBB |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramG+G |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |--------------sl.--|----------------|-------------sl.--|------sl.-----3-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------------4/ 5--|-------------3--|-------------4/ 5-|------4/5-----3-|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3-|-0-0--2/3--0--1-|
    PM--------/         PM--------/      PM--------/        PM/       PM

A chord diagramE MajorE |------------------|-----------|------------------|--H--P---------------|
A chord diagramBB |------------------|-------9---|-10-9-------9-10--|--/\/\-----H-P-------|
A chord diagramG+G |------------------|--11-9--11-|------11--11------|-9-11-9--9-/\/\------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |--------9--11-9-12|11---------|--------12--------|-------11-9-11-9--9--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-9-12-11-12-------|-----------|------------------|----------------12-9-|
A chord diagramE MajorE |------------------|-----------|------------------|---------------------|
  | PM-----------------/
  |
A chord diagramE MajorE |------------------|-----------|------------------|---------------------|
A chord diagramBB |------------------|-----------|------------------|---------------------|
A chord diagramG+G |------------------|-----------|------------------|-------------sl.-----|
A chord diagramD MajorD |------------------|-----------|------------------|-----------4 /  5----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |------------------|-----------|------------------|-----------2 /  3----|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-2----2---2---2---|-2--2-2-2--|-2----2---2---2---|-2----2--------------|
(*) The Rhythm is played in a regular pattern and 2 times
(don't let the spaces between the 2's fool you!)
            P    H P
A chord diagramE MajorE |sl.-----/\---/\-/\-|---P---------|-------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-/14--12-10--9-10-9|--/\---------|---------H-P----------H-P------------|
A chord diagramG+G |-------------------|-11-9--9-11--|--H-H---/\-/\--H--H--/\-/\--H--H-----|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-------------------|-----11------|-/\-/\--9-11-9-/\/\--9-11-9-/\/\-----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------------------|-------------|-9-11-12------9-11-12------9-11-12---|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------------------|-------------|-------------------------------------|
                                      PM-------------------------------/

A chord diagramE MajorE |----------H--P--------------|
A chord diagramBB |--H--H---/\-/\---------9-10-|
A chord diagramG+G |-/\-/\--9-11-9----9-11------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-9-11-12-------12-----------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |----------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |----------------------------|
   PM--------------------/

Now the harmony part :                                               sl.
A chord diagramE MajorE |---------|---------|--------|------|---------|---------|-9--7-5-|-5/9----|
A chord diagramBB |----5--7-|-5---sl.-|--------|------|----5--7-|-5--7--8-|--------|--------|
A chord diagramG+G |-7--6--7-|-6--6 /7-|----6---|-6----|-7--6--7-|-6--7--9-|-11-9-7-|-7/11---|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-9-------|----7 /9-|-9--7-7-|-8----|-9-------|---------|--------|--------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |---------|---------|-10---9-|------|---------|---------|--------|--------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |---------|---------|--------|------|---------|---------|--------|--------|
Over These Chords :
    A chord diagramB5B5       A chord diagramA5A5        A chord diagramG5G5        A chord diagramF#5F#5   A chord diagramB5B5        A chord diagramA5A5         A chord diagramG5G5      F#5.....
                                                                    PM-----/
    A chord diagramD5D5   A chord diagramC#5C#5

Repeat Rhythm 9 (4 times), 10 (4 times), 9 (4 times), 10 (4 times)

Now The Last Solo played over Rhythm 4 (2 times)
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------|-17......15...14...12....|-19-15-12--------20-15-12--------|
A chord diagramBB |-------|----(Tremolo picking)----|--\/-\/--17-13-12-\/-\/--20-13-12|
A chord diagramG+G |-------|--pick as fast as U can)-|--T--P----\/-\/---T--P-----\/-\/-|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-------|-------|---------|-------|----------T--P-------------T--P--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |-------|-------|---------|-------|---------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |-------|-------|---------|-------|---------------------------------|

A chord diagramE MajorE |-19-15-12--------17-15-12--------|19-15-12---------20-15-12---------|
A chord diagramBB |---\/\/--17-13-12-\/-\/--17-15-12|-\/-\/--17-13-12--\/-\/--20-13-12-|
A chord diagramG+G |---T--P---\/-\/----T-P----\/-\/--|-T--P----\/--\/---T---P---\/--\/--|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-----------T-P------------T---P--|----------T--P-------------T--P---|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

A chord diagramE MajorE |--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB |-----------------------------------12-|
A chord diagramG+G |-Some Special Tremolo bar-------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD |-And slide and pick scrap effect!-----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA |--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE |--------------------------------------|

Now play Rhythm 5 (3 times, the last time play only the 2 first bar)
then play rhythm 6 till the end (With my band, I play this rhythm 4 times
and finish with an open A chord diagramE MajorE string pattern like : 0-0--000-0  )

If you have any comments, tablature of other King A chord diagramD MajorD songs and you don't know
to whom give them or if you have transcribed this song and you think that it
is more accurate than me (it will certainly is!), then Email me at the address
above.  I'll be glad to read your letters.
                        Hope that my transcription bring some help!
                                -Steve Begin
                                sbegin@autoroute.net

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