Cathedral - Midnight Mountain Chords & Tabs

 

Midnight Mountain Chords & Tabs

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Midnight Mountain Tab

   
                               CATHEDRAL
                           MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN
               From their '93 album 'The Ethereal Mirror'

Tabbed by:  Jason Mathie
            Mathie@unixg.ubc.ca

Here's the best song from 'The Ethereal Mirror', in my opinion.

Comments:

I will only use the necessary strings for each riff, so be careful to
make sure you're playing on the right strings.

There's lots of little guitar licks I didn't tab, because they would
drive me crazy to try to arrange.  If you really want to play the song
exactly as it sounds on the CD, it's up to you to memorize every little
detail.

Guitars are tuned to C.  Hope you have phat strings.  Garry Jennings
and Adam Lehan are the guilty parties on this album, I don't know
which guitarist plays which part.

Notation explanation:
   +1/2
  |b15r-p13~|  This means to prebend up one semitone at fret 15,
  |---------|  pick the note, release the bend, pull off to the 13th
  |---------|  fret, and play some vibrato.

Generally one dash is a sixteenth note in length.  So ---- is one beat.
Sometimes there's a lot of double digit fret positions or notation 
symbols so I have to stretch it out more.  When that happens I'll use
the usual method of writing the note lengths underneath each note.
q=quarter (1 beat)    e=eighth  (1/2 beat)   s=sixteenth (1/4 beat)
Uppercase signifies a rest.

I've put in the lyrics again, although I know a couple of the lines 
are not quite right, I can't understand exactly what Lee is saying.
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Tempo: 140 bpm

Intro
   /== Left Gtr only ================\
Eb |----------4---9-|6---------------|/11---9---8-----|4---------------|
Bb |----------4---9-|6---------------|/11---9---8-----|4-------------6-|
F  |2-----4---2---7-|4---------------|/9----7---6---x-|2-------------4-|
C  |0-----2---------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Eb |----------4---9-|6---Oh--yeah!---|/11---9---4-----|
Bb |----------4---9-|6---------------|/11---9---4-----|
F  |2-----4---2---7-|4---------------|/9----7---2-----|
C  |0-----2---------|----------------|--------------x-|

    +1/2     +1/2     +1/2      +1/2
C  |b15r-p13-b15r-p13-b15r-p13|-b15r-p13--------------|----------------|
G  |--------14-------14-------|14-------14-14-12-14-12|14p12h14~--RGtr-|
Eb |--------------------------|-----------------------|----------------|
Bb |--------------------------|------------11-9--11-9-|11p9-h11~--LGtr-|
F  |--------------------------|-----------------------|----------------|
C  |--------------------------|-----------------------|----------------|
   | e+s  s e e+s  s e e+s  s |e e+s  s e  e  e  e  e |s  s  q         |
   |                          |                       |                |
Eb |--------------------------|-----------------------|----Ooooh-------|
Bb |6-------------------------|---------------------4-|6-------------4-|
F  |6-------------------------|---------------------2-|4-------------2-|
C  |4-------------------------|-----------------------|----------------|

G  |----------------|----Come-on-now-|-----/7---5-----|
Eb |------4---------|----------------|6-4-------------|
Bb |6\----2---------|4-6-6-----------|----6---------4-|
F  |4\------------6-|2-4-4-----------|--------------2-|
C  |--------------4-|----------------|----------------|

G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|-----/7---5-----|
Eb |----------------|------4---------|----------------|6-4-------------|
Bb |6-------------4-|6\----2---------|4-6-6-----------|----6---------4-|
F  |4-------------2-|4\------------6-|2-4-4-----------|--------------2-|
C  |----------------|--------------4-|----------------|----------------|

Riff A                               /=== 1,3 ========================\
G  ||---------------|----------------|--------------|-----/7---5------||
Eb ||*--------------|------4---------|--------------|6-4-------------*||
Bb ||--6----------4-|6\----2---------|4-6-6---------|----6---------4--||
F  ||*-4----------2-|4\------------6-|2-4-4---------|--------------2-*||
C  ||---------------|--------------4-|--------------|-----------------||

   /=== 2 ==========================\/=== 4 ==========================\
C  |--------------|RGtr-/14--12-----||----------------|---------------||
G  |--------------|LGtr-/7---5-----*||----------------|--------------*||
Eb |--------------|6-4--------------||----------------|---------------||
Bb |4-6-6---------|----6---------4--||4-6-6\\\\\\\\---|-----rest------||
F  |2-4-4---------|--------------2-*||2-4-4\\\\\\\\---|--------------*||
C  |--------------|-----------------||----------------|---------------||

Play Riff A with lyrics:

  Sliding down a mountain
  Dusk turns into day
  The antidote of elation
  Lifeless masses wake
  Jaws of suxiety open
  A vampire luring me
  A fatal invitation
  Sight hazing from me

Riff B                                   /=== 1 ======================\
G  ||--7----10-------|---------/12--10---|7----10-------|-------------||
Eb ||*-6----9--------|---------/11--9----|6----9--------|------------*||
Bb ||--4----7--------|---------/9---7----|4----7--------|----7-4------||
F  ||*-------------7-|9p7h9--------------|------------4-|7p4---------*||
C  ||----------------|-------------------|--------------|-------------||
       q+e   h     e  s s s S+e q   q+e   q+e   h      e  e e e e+q  Q
 
   /=== 2 ===========================\
G  |7----10---------|----------------|
Eb |6----9----------|----------------|
Bb |4----7----------|----7---------4-|
F  |----------------|7h9---9-------2-|
C  |--------------9-|----------------|
    q+e  h        e  e e e e+q   e e

Play Riff B with lyrics:

  Oh midnight mountain
  I require
  Inner re-location
  Back to pinnacles high

Play Riff A with lyrics:
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/c/cathedral/midnight_mountain_tab.html ]
  Drowning in empty forces
  Sinking in banal
  I crave the isolation
  Of eventide when perception climbs
  I just need the injection
  A dose to boost my flight
  A sonic blast of moonlight
  Nucleus ignites

Play Riff B with lyrics (leaving out the last chord):

  Oh midnight mountain
  I'm revived
  Stimulus transcending
  Back to pinnacles high

Riff C   (let these chords ring)
G  |--------------7-|----------------|--------------10|----------------|
Eb |6-----4---------|--4-------------|9-----7---------|--7-------------|
Bb |6-----6---6-----|------------6---|9-----9---9-----|------------9---|
F  |4---4-4-----4---|----------------|7---7-7-----7---|----------------|
C  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

G  |--------------5-|----------------|------10--------|----------------|
Eb |4-----2---------|--2-------------|9-7---------9---|7---------------|
Bb |4-----4---4-----|------------4---|9---9-----------|7---------------|
F  |2---2-2-----2---|----------------|7---------------|5---5---5---5h7-|
C  |----------------|----------------|----------------|--7---7---7-----|

Play Riff C

Riff D1
Eb |6---------------|----------------|6---------------|----------------|
Bb |6----/5-4-----7-|7---------------|6----/5-4-----4-|2---------------|
F  |4----/5-4-----7-|7-------5---5h7-|4----/5-4-----4-|2-------5---5h7-|
C  |-----/3-2-----5-|5-----7---7-----|-----/3-2-----2-|0-----7---7-----|

Riff D2
Eb |6-------------9-|9---------------|6-----3-3-----3-|----------------|
Bb |6-----8-8-----9-|9---------------|6-----3-3-----3-|2---------------|
F  |4-----8-8-----7-|7-------7---7h9-|4-----1-1-----1-|2-------7---7h9-|
C  |------6-6-------|------9---9-----|----------------|0-----9---9-----|

Eb |8-------------11|11--------------|8---------------|----------------|
Bb |8-----1010----11|11--------------|8-----1010----4-|4-----4-4-----4-|
F  |6-----1010----9-|9-------7---7h9-|6-----1010----4-|4-----4-4---x-2-|
C  |------8-8-------|------9---9-----|------8-8-----2-|2-----2-2---x---|

Play Riff D1 2x
Play Riff D2 with lyrics:

  Screaming at doleful skies
  Absorbing all my sighs
  Responding to my cries
  Downcast a thunder of reprise

Bass solo pattern  -  with random gtr noises (play once)
Eb |----------------|----------------|----------on-a--|landslide..-----|
Bb |6---------------|--------------4-|6---------------|--------------4-|
F  |4---------------|--------------2-|4---------------|--------------2-|
C  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Eb |----------------|----------------|---------it-was-|out-of sight----|
Bb |6---------------|--------------4-|6---------------|----------------|
F  |4---------------|--------------2-|4---------------|----------------|
C  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Then LeftGtr plays Riff C while the RightGtr plays the following:
play legato
C  |9---------------|----11h12-11p9--|9/12~-----------|--------12-12-14|
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Eb |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
F  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
C  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

C  |14---------13p12|----------------|12--------------|10-----10--10h12|
G  |----------------|12--------------|----------------|-----12--12-----|
Eb |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Bb |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
F  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
C  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Play Riff D1 2x
Play Riff D2 with lyrics (leaving out the last chord):

  Won't let the next sunrise
  Signal my landslide
  From ecstatic highs
  I'm on top of their demise

Then this intro reprise, featuring a little speed change:
Eb |----------4---9-|6---------------|/11---9---8-----|4---------------|
Bb |----------4---9-|6---------------|/11---9---8-----|4---------------|
F  |2-----4---2---7-|4---------------|/9----7---6---x-|2---------------|
C  |0-----2---------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Eb |----------4---9-|6---Oh--yeah!---|/11---9---4-----|
Bb |----------4---9-|6---------------|/11---9---4---6-|
F  |2-----4---2---7-|4---------------|/9----7---2---6-|
C  |0-----2---------|----------------|--------------4-|
Tempo change to 110 bpm
Eb |----------------|
Bb |6---------\\\\\-|
F  |6---------\\\\\-|
C  |4---------\\\\\-|

Riff E1
Bb |------------7~~-|----------------|
F  |79-99-99-97-----|79-99-99-97-----|
C  |-----------9----|-----------97~~-|
harm . .. .. .        . .. .. .

Play Riff E1 2x  (2nd time scream 'Can you FEEL the GROOVE!')

RightGtr plays Riff E1 2x while LeftGtr plays a quick solo

Riff E2
Bb |------------7b8-|----------------|
F  |79-99-99-97-----|79-99-99-97-----|
C  |-----------9----|-----------97\5-|
harm . .. .. .        . .. .. .

Play Riff E2 2x

Riff F1
Eb |----------2-4---|---------22------|
Bb |4\2-4\2---2-4---|4\2-4\2--22--22--|
F  |4\2-4\2---0-2---|4\2-4\2--00--22--|
C  |2\0-2\0---------|2\0-2\0------00--|

Play Riff F1 2x   (2nd time scream 'Let's f**k it up!')

Riff F2
Eb |----------------|----------------|
Bb |4-------7-----4-|6-----7-9---11--|
F  |4-----6-7-----2-|4-----5-7---9---|
C  |2-----4-5-------|----------------|

Play Riff F2
Play Riff E1 2x

Play:
Bb |------------7b9-|----------------|------------7b9-|------------7---|
F  |79-99-99-97-----|79-99-99-97-----|79-99-99-97-----|79-99-99-97\7---|
C  |-----------9----|-----------97\5-|-----------9----|------------5---|
harm . .. .. .        . .. .. .        . .. .. .        . .. .. .
                  Groovin' all night
Bb |----------------|----------------|
F  |------rest------|------rest------|
C  |----------------|----------------|

Play Riff F1 2x
Play Riff F2

End on:
Bb |4\\\\\----------|
F  |4\\\\\----------|
C  |2\\\\\----------|
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Wow, there's a lot of fun riffs in that song.
 Now I'm working on a tune from Morbid Angel's 'Formulas Fatal..' album
  E-mail me with any concerns, questions, requests, corrections...

      Mathie@unixg.ubc.ca
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