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Pantera tabs for Message in blood (Ver. 3)

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                             MESSAGE IN BLOOD by Pantera
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Tabbed by: Macejko

Not many tabs for this out there, and even fewer are correct so I tried to give
it a go. Tuning, as with most of the Pantera songs is STANDARD 1/4 step down
(or just adjust the pitch of track in some audio software).
Tuning: 1/4 step down


Riff # 1:

e|---------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-8s7----8s7---8s7---8s7---8s7---7s6---6s5---5s4----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-6s5----6s5---6s5---6s5---6s5---5s4---4s3---3s2----|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----5-----4-----3--|
        .     .     .     .     .     .     .     .


Riff # 2:

e|------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3-333-333-3-333-333-3-333-333-3-333-333--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-1-111-111-1-111-111-1-111-111-1-111-111--|
   . ... ... . ... ... . ... ... . ... ...


Chorus riff:

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------5-4---4-5---5-4---4-5---5-4------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-5-5-3-2---2-3---3-2---2-3---3-2-5-3--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-3-3-----3-----4-----3-----4-----3-1--|
   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------4-3---3-4---4-3---3-4---4-3------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-5-5-2-1---1-2---2-1---1-2---2-1------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-3-3-----2-----3-----2-----3-----/19~-|
   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     .     .     .     .

Bridge riff:
e|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------------------------x-4-----x-4------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-5-5-5-5-|4|~-----------------------------x-4-x-6-x-4-x-6--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3-3-3-3-----5-5-5-5-5s10---4-4-4-4|3|~-3-----x-6-----x-6--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-------------3-3-3-3-3s8----2-2-2-2-----1------------------|
   . . . .     . . . . PPP    . . . .     .

...finish with:
      e|----------|
      A chord diagramBB|----------|
      A chord diagramG+G|----------|
      A chord diagramD MajorD|-1--------|
      A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3---0w --|
      A chord diagramE MajorE|-----2w --|

Accents in the verse are:
e|------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3--|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-1-1---1-1---1-1---1-1--|


Verse riff:
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-1---------|1|h4------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-3-3-3-3-3------1---------|1|h4-4--------|2|h3-3-----3-3--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------3-3-3-3-3-------2-2-2-2-2------1-1-1-1-1--|
     . . . .        . . . .         . . . .        . .

... and finish verse with:
e|-------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-8s7---7s6---6s5---5s4---------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-6s5---5s4---4s3---3s2---------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----6-----5-----4-----3--/3~--|
       .     .     .     .


SOLO:
This is not note to note, this is how I play it and sounds accurate,
maybe it will help you:

PART I (3:12-3:20):
e|-16b(17)--16pb(17)~-16pb(17)~-----16pb(17)~-16pb(17)~-----|
A chord diagramBB|------------------------------18~---------------------17~-|
A chord diagramG+G|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------|

e|-16pb(17)~-16pb(17)~--------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------16~--|16|pbr(17)-15~w ---------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------10~-9~-|9|-8~|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------|

PART II (3:20-3:28):
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----10br(11)----8----10br(11)----8-------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-8~-----------10---8-----------10---8~-----10-----10br(11)-8--------|11|-|11|---|10|-|10|-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------------10----10~------------10-8-------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-------------------------------------------------------------------9----------8-----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

PART III (3:28-3:36):
e|--------------------------------------------------------------10h12h13p12p10-|
A chord diagramBB|-10~-12----------------------------------------10h11h13p11p10----------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-10~-12-10b(11)-------------------9h10h12p10p9-------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------12~--9h10h12p10p9--------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-15-13-12-13-12s13-17-15-13-15-13----18~-15-------18~-15-------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------------------------17--------18-17--------18-17-|
A chord diagramG+G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|--20b(22)-20-18-17-17h1817----17---------|
A chord diagramBB|---------------------------20----20b(22)~|
A chord diagramG+G|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-----------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-----------------------------------------|

PART IV (3:36-3:44):
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|------------------9-9-7-7-6-6---------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-|7|br--5---7---5-------------7br-5------------------------------14-12-11-|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------7---7---------------------7-----------12-10-9-14-12-10----------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------12-10-9---------------------------|
                                          .  .  .  .  . .  .  .  .  .  .  .

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-14-12-11-13-11-10-14-12-11-15-13-12-16-14-13-17-15-14-18-16-15-19-17-16-20-18-17-|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .

PART V (3:44-3:52):
e|-------18~------------20------20~------------21~----------|
A chord diagramBB|-19b~------19pbr-19b~----19pb-----19pbr-19b~-------{3}w --|
A chord diagramG+G|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|----------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramE MajorE|----------------------------------------------------------|


Riff after solo:

e|----------------------------|                    e|----------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|----------------------------|                    A chord diagramBB|----------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----------------------------|                    A chord diagramBB|----------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-------3---5-6-5-3---3------|  and 2 frets up ?  A chord diagramD MajorD|-------5---7-8-7-5---5------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-5-5-3-1-5-3s4s4-1-5-1-3-4--|                    A chord diagramA augmentedA|-7-7-5-3-7-5s6s5-3-7-3-5-6--|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3-3-1---3---------3---1-2--|                    A chord diagramE MajorE|-5-5-3---5---------5---3-4--|
   .   .   .         .   .                            .   .   .         .   .


Ending riff:
e|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramD MajorD|-----------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-5-6--3-333-333-3-333-333|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-3-4--1-111-111-1-111-111|
   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    . ... ... . ... ...

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramBB|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A chord diagramG+G|----------------------------------8-888-777-6-666-555-4-444-333-----|
A chord diagramD MajorD|----------------------------------6-666-555-4-444-333-2-222-111-----|
A chord diagramA augmentedA|-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-3-5-5-5-6--------------------------------6-5-|
A chord diagramE MajorE|-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-1-3-3-3-4--------------------------------4-3-|
   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . ... ... . ... ... . ... ...

SONG STRUCTURE:

Riff # 1

Riff # 2

Chorus riff (2x)

Bridge riff (4x)

Accents (2x)

Verse riff (4x)

Chorus riff (2x)

Bridge riff (2x)

Accents (2x)

Verse riff (4x)

Chorus riff (2x)


SOLO

Riff after solo (4x) - 2 frets up (2x) - back down (2x)

Riff # 1

Riff # 2


Chorus riff (2x)

Riff # 2 (1/2)

Ending riff (1/2)

Riff # 2 (2/2)

Ending riff (2/2)

************************************
| .   palm mute
| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| s   slide
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| br  Bend release
| pb  Pre-bend
| ||  Pinch harmonics
| {}  Dimebag squeal technique
| w   whammy bar (? = pull up)
| PP  alternative picking

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