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Iron Maiden - Revelations Guitar Tab

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Song: Iron Maiden - Revelations
Author: Eddie Breslin (caladan@maths.tcd.ie)
Type: Guitar
Album: Piece Of Mind
Track no: 2

Author Comments

Copyright

This tab is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.


Tab

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INTRO:
Play the open C chord part by strumming evenly up and down
through the chord rather than explicity picking the single 
notes.
     G     A     G     A          C
||----------------------------------------------------------------|
||--------------------------------1-let ring----------------------|
||---------2-----------2----------0----2-p-0--let ring------------|
||---------2-----------2----------2------------2--let ring--------|
||---------0-----------0----------3------------3--let ring--------|
||---3-----------3------------------------------------------------|

     C     D      repeat 3x             G   A   G
|-------------------------||----------------------------|
|-------------------------||----------------------------|
|----5-----7--------------||----------------2-----------|
|----5-----7--------------||----------------2-----------|
|----3-----5--------------||----------------0-----------|
|-------------------------||------------3-------3-------|

RIFF A:
Oh! God of earth and alter...
   A            F             G              A            G
|--------------(1)---(1)------3-----3-----------------------------|
|--------------(1)---(1)------3-----3-----------------------------|
|--2----2-------2-----2-------4-----4--------2----2---2-----------|
|--2----2-------3-----3-------5-----5--------2----2---2-----------|
|--0----0-------3-----3-------5-----5--------0----0---0-----------|
|---------------1-----1-------3-----3---------------------3~------|
                                    |
At the end of the verse stay on the G chord before going into harmony.

BASSLINE:
The bass mirrors the guitar riff except when the vocals enter
he plays:
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------3-------------3-------------3-------------------------|
|--5--5---5------1--1---1------3--3---3------5--5---5--3----------|


HARMONY:
Gtr III: (Bruce) (RHYTHM 1)
   Am                         F(maj7)
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--------1------------1-------------1------------1------|
|-----------2------------2-------------2------------2---|
|-----2------------2-------------3------------3---------|
|--0------------0-------------3------------3------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

   C                           Gadd4/B
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--------1------------1--------------1------------1-----|
|-----------0------------0--------------0------------0--|
|-----2------------2--------------0------------0--------|
|--3------------3--------------2------------2-----------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr I: (Dave)

|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------6-5h6p5---------|
|-9--7--9~----10--9--7~----9--7--5---4----------------7-5-7p5-|
|---------------------------------------7--5------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|

Gtr II: (Adrian)
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|--10--8--10~----10--8--6~---8--6--5------------------|
|--------------------------------------7--5--4--------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
                          repeat 2x
|-----------------------------------|
|--10--8h10p8---6--5--6p5-----------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|

Then
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--13--12--13~----13--12--10~----------13-------------------------|
|----------------------------------12------12~---10--9--7---------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------|
|--10--8h10p8----6--5--6p5----------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|

RIFF B(i):
Play with upstrokes
      |            |
   A  G  A      A  G  A          G    D      F      G
|--------------------------------3-----------1------3-------------|
|--------------------------------3-----------1------3-------------|
|--2--0--2------2--0--2----------4----7------2------4-------------|
|--2--0--2------2--0--2----------5----7------3------5-------------|
|--0-----0------0-----0----------5----5------3------5-------------|
|--------------------------------3-----------1------3-------------|

RIFF B:
Play with upstrokes
      |                      |                       |
   A  G  A                A  G  A                 A  G
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--2--0--2----------------2--0--2-----------------2--0------------|
|--2--0--2--2--2--2--2----2--0--2--2--2--2--2-----2--0------------|
|--0-----0--0--0--0--0----0-----0--0--0--0--0-----0---------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

   G           D            F          G
|--3------------------------1----------3------|
|--3------------------------1----------3------|
|--4-----------7---7--7-----2----------4------|
|--5---5--5----7---7--7-----3---3--3---5------|
|--5---5--5----5---5--5-----3---3--3---5------|
|--3---3--3-----------------1---1--1---3------|

VERSES:

PLAY RHYTHM 1 (Both Guitars). Dave sticks fairly close to the
picking pattern but Adrian varies it sligthly. Dave's guitar has a
phaser on it and Adrians is chorused.
At the end of the verses in place of the Gsus4 chord of RHYTHM 1
slide up and down the bottom E string to cover up turning on the
distortion.

SAMPLE BASSLINE:

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--7--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------5--7--8------5--7--3-----------3--5--3--2-----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------(3)--(0)-------|


|-----------------------------------5--7--5--4--------------------|
|--7--------------5--7--5-----------------------5-----------------|
|-----5--7--8--------------------------------------7--------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Finish verse with;
|--5--7--5--4-------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|

CHORUS:

   A          G      A           C   D          F      G
|-----------------------------------------------1------3----------|
|-----------------------------------------------1------3----------|
|--2----2--2---------2----2--2-------7----------2------4----------|
|--2----2--2---------2----2--2-------7----------3------5----------|
|--0----0--0---------0----0--0---3---5----------3------5----------|
|-------------3~--------------------------------1------3----------|

BASSLINE:
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------3---5--5-5-3---------------------|
|--5----5--5--3------5----5--5----------------5-3--1---3----------|

After second chorus RIFF B(i), RIFF B

RHYTHM FOR SOLO'S: (Solo's at end of post)
   A  Gsus4/D A            A (G) A
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5-----5--5--5--5--5--5--5----5--5--|
|--7--5--7--7--7--7--7-----7--5--7--7--7--7--7----7--5--|
|--7--5--7--7--7--7--7-----7--5--7--7--7--7--7----7--5--|
|-(5)---------------------------------------------------|

   D        C        B         A
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|
|--7--------5--------4---------2----|
|--5--0--0--3--0--0--2---------0----|
|-----------------------------------|

AFTER SOLO:
Dave plays:
   A    G    C    D     F     G     C     A
|-------3---------------1-----3---------------|
|-------3---------------1-----3---------------|
|--2----4----5----7-----2-----4-----5-----2---|
|--2----5----5----7-----3-----5-----5-----2---|
|--0----5----3----5-----3-----5-----3-----0---|
|-------3---------------1-----3---------------|

Adrian Plays:
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|---------7--5~---------------------2--0----------------|
|--5-h-7---------7--5--------3-h-5--------3---0---------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------2--------------|
|---------3--2~---------------------3----0--------------|
|--1-h-3---------3--1--------1-h-3----------------------|


THEN DAVE HARMONISES WITH:
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--2-h-4--5--4~--2--------------------------------------|
|-------------------2--------2-h-3--5--3--2-------------|
|--------------------------------------------3----------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|---------2---------------------------------------------|
|--3-h-5-----5--3--0----------2-h-3--5--3~--------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


Then RIFF B, RIFF A, RHYTHM 1.

ENDING:
Play through RHYTHM 1 and play
   Am
|--------------0------------------------------|
|-----------1---------------------------------|
|--------2------------------------------------|
|-----2---------------------------------------|
|--0------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|

BASS PLAYS:
|--------2------------------------------------|
|-----2-----2---------------------------------|
|--0-----------0------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|

SOLO 1: (Dave)

|-------------------------s/7--7h8p7------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------8h10p8----------------------|
|--7b(9)r7-p5--7~-s--------------------------7h9p7--7b(9)r7p5-7~-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


|-----s/12--15-hold--15p13p12---------------------------|
|------------------------------15b(17)r15-p13-----------|
|----------------------------------------------14~------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


|--15--15p13p12--15p13p12--15p13p12--15--15p13p12-----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------13-------------|
|------------------------------------------------------14~-s-----|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


|-----------------------20--20--20-----------20-------------------|
|----------17--20b(22)--------------20b(22)------20b(22)~---------|
|----s/19---------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


|----------20b(22)--20b(22)r20-p17-----------20--20p19p17---------|
|--20--17---------------------------20b(22)-----------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


|--20p19p17--20p19p17--20p19p17-----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------20p17--20p19p17--20p19p17--------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--20p19p17--20b(22)--20p18p17--20p18p17----------------|
|-----------------------------------------19b(21)-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|--17--19--17--19b(20)--19--17----------------|
|--17--19--17--19b(20)--19--17--19~-----------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|

SOLO 2: (Adrian)

|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------PH----------------------------|
|-------------------------7b(9)----7--5-----------------|
|--5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p5-----------------7~-------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|--5b(7)------------------------------------------------|
|---------7--5------------------------------------------|
|---------------7-s-5-p3--------------s/5--7~~---------|
|--------------------------5~---------------------------|


|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------0h5b(7)~----5b(7)--7--7p5-------s/9--s/12--s/14------|
|-----0h5h7-----------------------------7~------------------------|
|--7--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


|-----------15----------------------------------------------------|
|--15b(17)------15b(17)r15-p13------------13-s-------------------|
|-------------------------------14~----14-------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


|----------------------------17-----------------17----------------|
|--s/-17--20--20p17--20b(22)-----20p17--20b(22)-----20b(22)~------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


|----------------------17-----------17-----------17---------------|
|-----20--20--20b(22)------20b(22)------20b(22)------20b(22)------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


|--17~--h20p17h19p17------17h20p17h19p17------17h20p17h19p17------|
|---------------------20------------------20----------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


|-----17h20p17--20b(22)--20b(22)--20b(22)--20b(22)~~--------------|
|--20-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Copyright Eddie Breslin (caladan@maths.tcd.ie)
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