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Ride The Lightning

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Ride The Lightning

Year: 1984 - Album: Ride the Lightning

	  		  
Tuning Normal ( E  A G )  
  
x=Couldn't find the note but it is there.  
  
|--------7-----8------------------7--------------------------------------|  
|--------7-----8-----------10-----------------------7--------------------|  
|--------------------------7------9-----------9-----------------x-----9--|  
|---------------------------------------------7-----9--------------------|  
|---------------------------------------------------------------5-----7--|  
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|  
 Start bit. May be two guitars. Can be approximated by playing the lower  
of the notes if need be. The bass can be approximated with open E (E|--0--)  
  
|-----------------------------|  
|-----------------------------|  
|-----------------------------|  
|-7/8--------7/8--------------|  
|-7-8--------7-8--------------|  
|-5-6--0--0--5-6--0--0--0--0--|  
 After start bit.  
  
|----------------------------------------------|  
|----------------------------------------------|  
|-6--------5--4--------6-----------------------|  
|-6--------5--4--------6-----7--7--7--7--7--7--|  
|-4--------3--2--------4-----7--7--7--7--7--7--|  
|----------------------------5--5--5--5--5--5--|  
 Chorus  
  
|---------------------------------------------|  
|---------------------------------------------|  
|----------------5----------------------------|  
|----------------5-----------------5-7-----7--|  
|-2--------------3-----------------5-7-----7--|  
|-0--------0--3--------------0--2--3/5-----5--|  
 Middle/Backing in solo.  
  
|-------------------------------------------------------------|  
|-------------------------------------------------------------|  
|-------------------------------------------------------------|  
|-9--8--7--------------------------------5-----------------5--|  
|-7--6--5-----4-----3--------------------5-----------------5--|  
|----------6-----5-----4-----0--0--0--0-----0--0--0--0--0-----|  
 Just before "oh God help me, OH please god help me"  
  
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|  
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|  
|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|  
|-------------5--------------------|--------5--------5--------5-4--|  
|-4--2--4--7--3-----4--2--4--7--2--|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--32--|  
|-2--0--2--5--------2--0--2--5--0--|-------------------------------|  
 A riff close to the end.  
-----------------------------   MetallicA   ----------------------------------  
For Whom The Bell Tolls  
-----------------------  
Transcription by Tim Scott  
Edited by Brant Stoner  
  
                          Rhythm A  
D|-4--4-----4--4----||--(2)-----------(2)--4--4-----4--4------||  
A|-4--4-----4--4----||--(2)-----------(2)--4--4-----4--4------||  
E|-2--2-----2--2----||--(0)-----------(0)--2--2-----2--2------||  
  
(Lead over Rhythm transcribed for guitar...4x w/Rhythm A and 4x w/Rhythm B)  
  
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------------------------  
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------------------------  
|-Z----------------|-----------------|-------------------------------------  
|----12--11--10--9-|-------12--------|-------------------------------------  
|------------------|10--9------------|-------------------------------------  
|------------------|-----------10-(9)|-------------------------------------  
  
Rhythm B                     8x  
G||-------------|-----------------||----------------------------------3-  
D||-(2)---------|(2)--4-----4----x||--2-5-4-3-2-5-4-3-|-2-5-4-3-2-4-5-3-  
A||-(2)---------|(2)--4-----4-----||--2-5-4-3-2-5-4-3-|-2-5-4-3-2-4-5-1-  
E||-(0)---------|(0)--2--x--2--x--||--0-3-2-1-0-3-2-1-|-0-3-2-1-0-2-3---  
  
4x                         Rhythm C  
G||------------|-----------|-||------------|----------|------------|----Z--  
D||(2)---------|(2)--------|-||-(2)--------|(2)-------|(5)---------|-5-----  
A||(2)---------|(2)--------|-||-(2)--------|(2)-------|(5)---------|-5-----  
E||(0)---------|(0)--------|-||-(0)--------|(0)-------|(3)---------|-3-----  
  
                                          2x  
G||---Z---Z--|----------------------|----------|-------------||  
D||----------|(2)---------|(2)------|(5)-------|(10)--(7)----||  
A||----------|(2)---------|(2)------|(5)-------|(10)--(7)----||  
E||----------|(0)---------|(0)------|(3)-------|(-8)--(5)----||  
  
Rhythm D  
D||--2------5--2------7---|--2------5--8--4--|-2------5--2------7-|  
A||--2------5--2------7---|--2------5--8--4--|-2------5--2------7-|  
E||--0-0-0--3--0-0-0--5---|--0-0-0--3--6--2--|-0-0-0--3--0-0-0--5-|  
  
  
             2x   Rhythm C      2x   Rhythm D  2x  
G||--------3------||------------------|-------------||---------|--------|  
D||-2------3-4-3--||------------------|-------------||-(2)-----|(2)-----|  
A||-2------1-4-3--||------------------|-------------||-(2)-----|(2)-----|  
E||-0-0-0----2-1--||------------------|-------------||-(0)-----|(0)-----|  
  
D||(2)-------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|(2)--------|(9)-------||  
A||(2)-------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|(2)--------|(9)-------||  
E||(0)-------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|(0)--------|(7)-------||  
  
Rhythm  C    2x  Rhythm D  2x                       (slower..till fade)  
D||----------------|------------||--2--4-4--2--4-4-5-5--||--------------------  
A||----------------|------------||--2--4-4--2--4-4-5-5--||--------------------  
E||----------------|------------||--0--2-2--0--2-2-3-3--||--------------------  
  
I'm not sure if the notation is absolutely correct -- I wrote this down  
a while ago.  Z = rests.  Parentheses around chords signify half/whole note  
notation...  


		  

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