#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE----------------------------------# # This file 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. # #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------# IN THE DRAGON'S DEN (Bass Solo) As recorded by Symphony X (From the 1998 Album TWILIGHT IN OLYMPUS) Music by Thomas Miller Arranged by Cory Knickerbocker (cory_aglet@hotmail.com) Note: This is the crazy way I play this solo. Of course, I haven't gotten it down at the full speed of 154 BPMs yet. ;) Tuning: 1 Full Step Down (D-G-C-F) 3/4 |------6-------| |------6-------| |------6-------| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S |-------------------------------------------------------| |-17-------15-------------------------------------------| |----10h13----10h13-18p10h13-17p10h13-15p10h13-17p10h13-| |-------------------------------------------------------| + ^ + ^ + ^ + ^ + ^ + ^ 5/4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S Q |------------------------------------------------------| |-------15h17p15h17-13h17p12h17p10h17p8h17p7h17--------| |-18p10------------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------15\----| + ^ + ^ + ^ + ^ + ^ + ^ ^ Tapping Legend -------------- + - Right hand ^ - Left hand Let's closely examine this fine piece of tapping insanity. |--------6--------| |------6-------| |------6-------| S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S |-----------------------------------------------------------| |--17---------15--------------------------------------------| |-(22)-10h13-(20)-10h13-18p10h13-17p10h13-15p10h13-17p10h13-| |-----------------------------------------------------------| + ^ + ^ + ^ + ^ + ^ + ^ If you play a lot of Symphony X songs on bass, you should be somewhat familiar with this type of activity. If you have at least 22 frets and you prefer to play this segment all on one string, you can play the notes in parenthesis. S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S Q |------------------------------------------------------| |-------15h17p15h17-13h17p12h17p10h17p8h17p7h17--------| |-18p10------------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------------------15\----| + ^ + ^ + ^ + ^ + ^ + ^ ^ Welcome to Part 2! You'll start off with an all-too-familiar tap (slightly slower than the blazing fast ones in Part 1) and then move into a set of identical hammer-ons. Note that you'll want to NOT pluck the C string with your right hand, but just tap the 15th fret with your left index finger. [While you do this, get your right hand's index or ring finger (whichever you prefer) over to the 13th fret on the C string, where it will hover, waiting to strike. Leave your left hand in the 15th position and prepare your ring finger for five delightful taps on the 17th fret.] Note: The event described in the brackets must happen in a nanosecond. Tap away! It might be difficult getting the timing of the taps down, but you'll nail it eventually. Finish up with a held tap on the 15th fret of the D string, and slide down to close it up. Your left hand will be in the perfect position for it. Wow! That's a lot of text for something that flies by in a few seconds! Duration Legend --------------- Q - quarter; S - 16th Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line. Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the duration for. Tablature Legend ---------------- h - hammer-on p - pull-off \ - slide down out of note *************************************************************************************** * Generated using Power Tab Editor by Brad Larsen - http://powertab.guitarnetwork.org * ***************************************************************************************