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Phantom of the Opera

Year: 1980 - Album: Route 666

  		 
Transcribed by Eddie Breslin 
      ([email protected])([email protected]) 
 
I've transcribed the album version (from Iron Maiden), 
but wherever overdubs and the like are concerned I've 
used the live arrangement.(And that's why Gtr II is 
referred to as Adrian). 
 
INTRO: 
                                             repeat 3x 
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|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|------4--4h5p4-----7--4-----5--4-----------------------| 
|--5h7-----------5--------5--------5--4--5--7-----------| 
|----------------------------------------------2~-------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
 
THEN (RIFF C-during verses) 
|--------------------------------------------------| 
|--------------------------------------------------| 
|------4--4h5p4-----7--4-----5--4------------------| 
|--5h7-----------5--------5--------5--4--5--7------| 
|--------------------------------------------------| 
|--------------------------------------------------| 
 
   Gtr II: 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------------------------------------------------12-12-12-------| 
|--4-4-4--5-5-5--7-7-7--9-9-9--12-12-12--14-14-14-----------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
 
|--------------15p-12------15p-12------15p-12-----etc-------------| 
|--15-15-15------------12----------12----------12-----------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
   Gtr I: 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|----------------7-7-7--8-8-8--12-12-12--13-13-13--15-15-15-------| 
|--7-7-7--9-9-9---------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
 
|--------------19p-15------19p-15------19p-15-----etc-------------| 
|--17-17-17------------17----------17----------17-----------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
THEN repeat the following several times. 
   Gtr I (Dave) 
   Em                                           G      D 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------7-----------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------5------7----------| 
|--7-7-7--10-7-7--7-7-7--10-7-7--7-7-7--10-7-7--5------5----------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
   Gtr II  
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------------7-------------------| 
|--2-2-2--5-2-2--2-2-2--5-2-2--2-2-2--5-2-2---5-----7-------------| 
|---------------------------------------------5-----5-------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
Then both guitars                                      repeat 3x 
   F#m                         Gm 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--4-4-4--7-4-4--4-4-4--7-4-4--5-5-5--8-5-5--5-5-5--8-5-5---------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
THEN RIFF A: 
I'll just show the strong beats, listen for strumming. 
   Em          C       D 
|---------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------------| 
|--9--9----4--4----5--5----7--7---------------| 
|--9--9----4--4----5--5----7--7---------------| 
|--7--7----2--2----3--3----5--5---------------| 
|---------------------------------------------| 
 
RIFF B: (Gtr I) 
   Em                                          D 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|----------------------------------------------7--7--7------------| 
|--7-7-7--10-7-7--7-7-7--10-7-7--7-7-7-10-7-7--5--5--5------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
   Gtr II 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------------------------------------------7--7--7--------------| 
|--2-2-2--5-2-2--2-2-2--5-2-2--2-2-2--5-2-2--5--5--5--------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
The verses are made up of RIFF A, RIFF B and RIFF C. 
 
        RIFF C - RIFF B - RIFF C - RIFF B 
 
        RIFF A - RIFF B - RIFF A - RIFF B 
 
4/4 Section (Keep Your Distance...) 
Listen for the muting. At the end of the section just 
play the first part before going into the solo. 
                                           D repeat 2x 
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|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------9-----------9-----------9--------9----7--------| 
|-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----------9----7--------| 
|--7-----------7-----------7--------7-----7----5--------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
Then 
   D                       C 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------7-----------7-----------5-----------5----------| 
|-----7-----7-----7-----7-----5-----5-----5-----5-------| 
|--5-----------5-----------3-----------3----------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
 
                                          D 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|--------9-----------9-----------9-------9----7---------| 
|-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9-----9----9----7---------| 
|--7-----------7-----------7-------------7----5---------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
 
RHYTHM FOR SLOW SOLO: 
Basically just the following chords picked adlib. 
   C                  Em                 F         G 
|-----------0------------------0----------------------------------| 
|--------------1------------------0---------1---------3-----------| 
|--------0--------0------------------0---------2---------4--------| 
|-----2---------------------2-------------------------------------| 
|--3---------------------2----------------------------------------| 
|---------------------0------------------1---------3--------------| 
 
   Em 
|-----0-----0-------------| 
|----0---------0----------| 
|---0-------------0-------| 
|--2-----2----------------| 
|-------------------------| 
|-------------------------| 
       ^ Finish on Em chord here. 
 
HARMONY: 
   Gtr I: (Dave)(He really does pick every note!) 
   BAR 1 
|--19--15------19--15------19--15------19--15-----------| 
|----------17----------17----------17----------17-------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
   BAR 2 
|--17--14------17--14------17--14------17--14-----------| 
|----------15----------15----------15----------15-------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
   BAR 3 
|--15--12------15--12------15--12------15--12-----------| 
|----------13----------13----------13----------13-------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
   BAR 4(i) 
|--17--14------17--14------17--14------17--14-----------| 
|----------15----------15----------15----------15-------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
 
When drums enter (fully) BAR 4 changes to: 
   BAR 4(ii) 
|--12--12--12--12--12--12--14--14--14--14--14--14-------| 
|--13--13--13--13--13--13--15--15--15--15--15--15-------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
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|-------------------------------------------------------| 
 
   BAR 4(iii) Fill 1 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|--13--12------13--12------15--13--12--13--12-----------| 
|----------14----------14----------------------14-------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
 
   BAR 4(iv) Fill 2 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|--13--12------13--12------13--12------15--13--12-------| 
|----------14----------14----------14-------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
 
Gtr II(Adrian): 
   BAR 1 
|--19p-15------19p-15------19p-15------19p-15-----------| 
|----------17----------17----------17----------17-------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
   BAR 2 
|--17p-14------17p-14------17p-14------17p-14-----------| 
|----------15----------15----------15----------15-------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
   BAR 3 
|--15p-12------15p-12------15p-12------15p-12-----------| 
|----------13----------13----------13----------13-------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
   BAR 4 
|--17p-14------17p-14------17p-14------17p-14-----------| 
|----------15----------15----------15----------15-------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
 
When drums enter (fully) Adrian changes to: 
   BAR 1 
|--15p-12------15p-12------15p-12------15p-12-----------| 
|----------12----------12----------12----------12-------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
 
   BAR 2 
|--14p-10------14p-10------14p-10------14p-10-----------| 
|----------10----------10----------10----------10-------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
 
   BAR 3 
|--12p-8-----12p-8-----12p-8-----12p-8------------------| 
|---------8---------8---------8---------8---------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
 
   BAR 4 
|--8--8--8--8--8--8--10--10--10--10--10--10-------------| 
|--8--8--8--8--8--8--10--10--10--10--10--10-------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
 
   BAR 4(iii) Fill 1 
|----------------------7--------------------------------| 
|--10--8--7--10--8--7-----10--8--10--8--7---------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
 
   BAR 4(iv) Fill 2 
|--------------------------------7----------------------| 
|--10--8--7--10--8--7--10--8--7-----10--8---------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
 
 RIFF D: 
 Listen for strumming and muting. You can vary the chord 
 positions here adlib till you get the right sound. 
         G            C     
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|--4---------7--------9---------------------------------| 
|--2---------5--------7-------5----4--------------------| 
|--2---------5--------7-------3----2--------------------| 
|--0----------------------------------------------------| 
 
 RIFF E: 
 More or less the same riff as riff D except it's changed 
 from triplets to straight timing. 
                                    G 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------| 
|---------------------------------------7---------------| 
|--9---9-9--9---9-9--9---9-9--9p7-7-7---5---------------| 
|--7---7-7--7---7-7--7---7-7--7---7-7---5---------------| 
|--0----------------------------------------------------| 
 
               C     D 
|-----------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------| 
|--9--------------------------------| 
|--7---------------5-----7----------| 
|--7---------------3-----5----------| 
|-----------------------------------| 
 
HARMONY: 
 Gtr II:(Adrian) 
 
|--------------------------------------------------------7--------| 
|--------------------------8------8p-7--8~---7h-8p-7--8-----8~----| 
|--9p-7--9~----7h-9p-7--9-----9~----------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|--8p-7--8~---7h-8p-7--8--7------------------8--7-----10--8--7----| 
|----------------------------9~---9p-7-9--7--------9------------9-| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
  Gtr I: (Dave) 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|------------------------10------------------------------15-------| 
|-12p11-12~-11h12p11--12-----12~--16p14-16~--14h16p14-16----16~---| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
|-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|----------------------------------------------12-10----13-12-10----| 
|--16p14-16~-14h16p14-16-14--12~--12p11-12~-11-------12----------12-| 
|-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
|-------------------------------------------------------------------| 
 
The remainder of the song is made up the previous riffs. It should 
be easy enough to follow. 

	  

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