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Trans Siberian Orchestra - A chord diagramAA Last Illusion
Written by Paul O'Neill, Robert Kinkel, and Jon Oliva
from Beethoven's Last Night
Transcribed by Sterling Bond


-This song is an abosolutely amazing guitar song that has three
really great styles in it.  It starts out with a basic somewhat
simple classical style then goes into hella fast metal and comes
alltogether in a big finale breakdown power surge type moment
with 'Ode to Joy.' Good luck with this, it can be extremely
difficult at some parts.
-I tune this to dropped D chord diagramDD just for the ending but other than that,
you only use the low E chord diagramEE string for 1 note, so changing the tuning
isn't necessary (except maybe for guitar II).
-About the 2nd guitar part: I definately hear a heavily distorted
guitar note held out behind the main part, but i can't tell if it's
chords or notes or how it's tuned... maybe you can. E chord diagramEE-mail me
any suggestions or  comments (shogunwarrior@gmail.com)

e|---------0---3-------------------5---5---3---8---3-1h3p1-p0h1p0|
B|-1-------------0---0-1h3p1---1---------------------------------|
G|---0---0---0-----0-----------------5---5---5-------------------|
D|-----2---------------------2-----7-------5-----5-3------------2|
A|-3-------------2---------3-----3-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

0:08
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------12-14-12-----------------------------------|
D|-----------12-14-15----------15-14-12--------------------------|
A|-12--14-15----------------------------15-14-12-----------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------11-12-10-----------------------------------|
D|-----------10-12-14----------14-12-10--------------------------|
A|-10--12-14----------------------------14-12-10-----------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

  this part's questionable		   rit........
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------9-10-9---------------------------------------|
D|----------8-10-12--------12-10-8-----------5-------------------|
A|-8--10-12------------------------12-10-8-7---3-3----2~~~-------|
E|----------------------------------------------------0~~~-------|

0:28 (.....fast.....)
   |_____________________________________________|x3
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-14-13-12-11-10-15-14-13-14-13-12-11-10-11-12-13-14~~~~--------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
   |_____________________________________________|x3
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-14-13-12-11-10-15-14-13-14-13-12-11-10-11-12-13-14~~~~--------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

   |____________________________|x3 (metal squeal stuff)
e|-----12~~-12-11-10-9-8-9-10-11--12~-12~-12--12-12-12-----------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-(9)---------------------------9---9---9---9-------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
play the last three lines twice, try to pinch some of the high Es
the 2nd time through to give it another octave... it's tough...

1:28
there's another guitar here but it just plays a palm muted A chord diagramAA on
quarter notes for a long time... you can try filling in spaces
with the A chord diagramAA but then you won't get the full hold of the chords...
Guitar II (p.m.):
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-til end of phrase-------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

This part may be wrong because i hear another note in the chord
that I can't figure out, but it may be a violin. Please submit
suggestions.
Guitar I: repeat 4 times
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-6/7--6/7---7-7-7-6/7--6/7--6/7--7/6/5/3~~~~~~~----------------|
A|-6/7--6/7---7-7-7-6/7--6/7--6/7--7/6/5/3~~~~~~~----------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

   |____________________________|x3 (metal squeal stuff)
e|-----12~~-12-11-10-9-8-9-10-11--12~-12~-12--12-12-12-----------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-(9)---------------------------9---9---9---9-------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

   |_____________________________________________|x3
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-14-13-12-11-10-15-14-13-14-13-12-11-10-11-12-13-14~~~~--------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
   |_____________________________________________|x3
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-14-13-12-11-10-15-14-13-14-13-12-11-10-11-12-13-14~~~~--------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

   |____________________________|x3   rit.............
e|-----12~~-12-11-10-9-8-9-10-11--12~-12~-12--12-12-12-----------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-(9)---------------------------9---9---9---9-------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

2:47
There are 2 guitars here, too (I think). The 2nd part is written
after the first. It's just power chords but the effect is really nice.
Guitar I:
BIG sound... hold it out and LOUD
e|-7~~-9----7-9/10/9~---7-9/10-9-7-5-7-0-------------------------|
B|------10-----------10------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-//9~~-10-12-12~~\10\9~h10p9\7-5-5-5-7-9-7~~-9-10-11-12~~~-----|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------//17-15~-14-14-22-19-------19---------------|
B|-/14-12-10~-//17-15~-14-14--------------------22-21----21-19----19-21|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------21------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------|

					x3|______________________|
e|-------------------------//17-15~-14-14-22-19-------19---------|
B|-15~-14-14--//17-15~-14-14--------------------22-21----21-19---|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------21|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------19-21~~~---------------------------|
B|-19----------------19-21-22------------------------------------|
G|----21-19-18-19-21---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Now I guess you join Guitar II or take over Guitar II with the
chords |A chord diagramAA, E chord diagramEE, Gb chord diagramGbGb, D chord diagramDD, E|. Like I said at the beginning, I like to
play the song in dropped D chord diagramDD so i can hit the low D chord diagramDD power chord,
but it's not a major part of the song.

Guitar II (@2:47):
Listen to it and you'll figure out the rythms. I'm not sure if
it's dropped D chord diagramDD or single notes or what but somehow i hear a lower-
than-E chord diagramEE Db chord diagramDbDb at the beginning... Do what you want. Here are the chords:
E chord diagramEE, E chord diagramEE, E chord diagramEE, Db chord diagramDbDb, Gb chord diagramGbGb, (B chord diagramBB,) E chord diagramEE, A chord diagramAA, G chord diagramGG, Gb chord diagramGbGb, D chord diagramDD, E chord diagramEE, E chord diagramEE, E chord diagramEE, A chord diagramAA, A chord diagramAA, D chord diagramDD, E chord diagramEE, A chord diagramAA, A chord diagramAA, D chord diagramDD,
E chord diagramEE, E chord diagramEE, E chord diagramEE, |A chord diagramAA, E chord diagramEE, Gb chord diagramGbGb, D chord diagramDD, E|x10 D chord diagramDD, E chord diagramEE, D chord diagramDD, E chord diagramEE.....

Just for fun, the violin soli after you quit:
e|-9--9--9-10-12--12--11-9------------------------9--10--10--10-9-----|
B|-------------------------12-10-12-10--10--10-12-----------------12--|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

After the voices stop singing, I can hear a really vague and soft tap
solo or synth background part or something.  Either way, if you like
to improv, you've got a good 16 bars to solo here however you like to.
You've got the chords, so this is your part. Have fun and enjoy.

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