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Empty Words Chords & Tabs

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Empty Words Tab

   
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                                   EMPTY WORDS
                              As recorded by Death
                         (From the 1995 Album SYMBOLIC)

Words and Music by Chuck Schuldiner
Transcribed by James Williams (Inverted) and David Williams (Warlock)

Gtr I (D G C F A D) - 'Chuck Schuldiner'
Gtr II (D G C F A D) - 'Bobby Koelble'
Gtr III (D G C F A D) - 'Chuck Schuldiner (Clean)'

   Intro
    Melotic Metal Q=100
   4/4
    Gtr III
                                                                            4x
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||
||------9-----9---9-|----12------(12)-|-----9-----9---7-|---10---9----(9)---||
||----7-----7-------|-----------------|---7-----7-------|-------------------||
||o-0-----8-----7---|-10--------------|-0-----8-----5---|-8----7-----------o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||


 Verse
  Moderate Metal Q=121
  $
  C5B5G5G#F5     C5B5G5G#5        C5B5G5G#E5
  Gtr I
                     PM~~~~~~~~~      PM|                ~
|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|-3s5-5s6-5----|
|-3-2-----3----|-3-2------------|-3-2-----2----|--------------|
|-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|--------------|
|
| Gtr II
|                    PM               PM|                ~
|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|-6s8-8s9-8----|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
|-5-4----------|-5-4------------|-5-4----------|--------------|
|-3-2-5-6-3----|-3-2-5-6----(6)-|-3-2-5-6-2----|--------------|
|-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|--------------|


  C5B5G5G#F5     C5B5G5G#5        C5B5G5G#E5
                     PM~~~~~~~~~      PM|                 ~~
|--------------|----------------|--------------|---------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|---------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|---------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|-3s5-5s6--8----|
|-3-2-----3----|-3-2------------|-3-2-----2----|---------------|
|-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|---------------|
|
|                    PM               PM|                 ~~
|--------------|----------------|--------------|---------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|-6s8-8s9-11----|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|---------------|
|-5-4----------|-5-4------------|-5-4----------|---------------|
|-3-2-5-6-3----|-3-2-5-6----(6)-|-3-2-5-6-2----|---------------|
|-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|---------------|


  C5B5G5G#F5     C5B5G5G#5        C5B5G5G#E5
                     PM~~~~~~~~~      PM|                ~
|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|-3s5-5s6-5----|
|-3-2-----3----|-3-2------------|-3-2-----2----|--------------|
|-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|--------------|
|
|                    PM               PM|                ~
|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|-6s8-8s9-8----|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
|-5-4----------|-5-4------------|-5-4----------|--------------|
|-3-2-5-6-3----|-3-2-5-6----(6)-|-3-2-5-6-2----|--------------|
|-----3-4-1----|-----3-4----(4)-|-----3-4-0----|--------------|


   Pre Chorus
    Q=124
    A5         E5         A5        F5              C#5         G#5
                           PM---------|                              ~
||-----------|----------|-------------------------|-----------------------||
||o----------|----------|---------------10-9h10p9-|----13-12-10-9--------o||
||-----------|----------|--------10-9-7-----------|-10------------10-9----||
||--7--------|-2--------|-10-9-7------------------|-----------------------||
||o-7--------|-2--------|-------------------------|----------------------o||
||--5--------|-0--------|-------------------------|-----------------------||
|
||-----------|----------|-------------------------|-----------------------||
||o----------|----------|-------------------------|----------------------o||
||-----------|----------|-------------------------|--6--------------------||
||--7--------|-2--------|--7--------3-------------|--6----------6---------||
||o-7--------|-2--------|--7--------3-------------|--4----------6--------o||
||--5--------|-0--------|--5--------1-------------|-------------4---------||


  A5         E5
|----------|------|
|----------|------|
|----------|------|
|-7--------|-2----|
|-7--------|-2----|
|-5--------|-0----|
|
|----------|------|
|----------|------|
|----------|------|
|-7--------|-2----|
|-7--------|-2----|
|-5--------|-0----|


  A5                      F5
   T           T           T           T
|-19p15p13p12-19p15p13p12-19p15p13p12-19p15p13p12-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|--7-----------------------3----------------------|
|--7-----------------------3----------------------|
|--5-----------------------1----------------------|


  C#5                     G#5
   T           T
|-19p15p13p12-19p15p13p12-20b22===(20)r==|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|--6-------------------------------------|
|--6-----------------------6-------------|
|--4-----------------------6-------------|
|--------------------------4-------------|


  A5                                    E5
                                                           ~~~~~~~
|-20-20-20-20s19-19-19s17-13-13s12-12-|-12s10-10-10s12-12-12-(12)--(12)\-|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--7----------------------------------|--2-------------------------------|
|--7----------------------------------|--2-------------------------------|
|--5----------------------------------|--0-------------------------------|


  A5   F5     C#5  G#
                   ~
|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|-6---------|
|-7----3----|-6---------|
|-7----3----|-4---------|
|-5----1----|------4----|
|
|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|-6---------|
|-7----3----|-6----6----|
|-7----3----|-4----6----|
|-5----1----|------4----|


    Q=116
    Gtrs I, II
    PM----| ~  PM----------------------| ~  PM------------|
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
||o----------------------------|----------------------------o||
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
||o--------------------6-7-6-4-|--------------------5-6-5-3-o||
||--5-7-8-7-6--5-7-8-7---------|-4-6-7-6-5--4-6-7-6----------||


                    F5
||-----------------------------|
||o----------------------------|
||-----------------------------|
||------------------3----------|
||o-----------------3----------|
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--0-0-0-0-|


  1.                        2.
          G5         G#5            G5
                                                ~~~
|------------------------||-------------------------|
|-----------------------o||-------------------------|
|------------------------||-------------------------|
|---------5----------6---||---------5---------------|
|---------5----------6--o||---------5----------[6]--|
|-0-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-0-4---||-0-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-0------|


    PM----| ~  PM----------------------| ~  PM------------|
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
||o----------------------------|----------------------------o||
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
||o--------------------6-7-6-4-|--------------------5-6-5-3-o||
||--5-7-8-7-6--5-7-8-7---------|-4-6-7-6-5--4-6-7-6----------||


                    F5
||-----------------------------|
||o----------------------------|
||-----------------------------|
||------------------3----------|
||o-----------------3----------|
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--0-0-0-0-|


  1.                        2.
          G5         G#5            G5
                                                ~~~
|------------------------||-------------------------|
|-----------------------o||-------------------------|
|------------------------||-------------------------|
|---------5----------6---||---------5---------------|
|---------5----------6--o||---------5----------[6]--|
|-0-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-0-4---||-0-0-0-0-3--0-0-0-0------|


  Q=112
  E5 F5  D5   G5  E5F5
 3/4         5/8
  Gtr I
|-----------|----------|
|-----------|----------|
|-----------|----------|
|-----------|----------|
|-----------|----------|
|-----------|----------|
|
| Gtr II
|-----------|----------|
|-----------|----------|
|-----------|----------|
|-9--10--7--|-12--9-10-|
|-7---8--5--|-10--7--8-|
|-----------|----------|


  E5      F5       D5        G5       E5    F5
 3/4                        5/8
             PM----------------------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|---0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-|
|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|
|-9-------10-------7-------|-12-------9-----10-----|
|-7--------8-------5-------|-10-------7------8-----|
|--------------------------|-----------------------|


    E5               F5               D5
   3/4
    Gtr I
     T                T                T
||--12p7p4h7p4h7p4h7-13p7p4h7p4h7p4h7-10p7p4h7p4h7p4h7-|
||o----------------------------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------------------------|
||o----------------------------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------------------------|
|
|   Gtr II
||-----------------------------------------------------|
||o----------------------------------------------------|
||-----------------------------------------------------|
||---9---------------10----------------7---------------|
||o--7----------------8----------------5---------------|
||-----------------------------------------------------|


  G5               E5           F5
 5/8
   T                T            T
|-15p7p4h7p4h7p4h7-12p7p4h7p4h7-13p7p4h7p4h7---||
|---------------------------------------------o||
|----------------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------o||
|----------------------------------------------||
|
|----------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------o||
|----------------------------------------------||
|-12----------------9-----------10-------------||
|-10----------------7------------8------------o||
|----------------------------------------------||

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   Chorus
     Fast Metal Q=160
To Coda
     E5                     C/E
   4/4
     Gtrs I, II
          PM------------|         PM----|     ~     ~       ~     ~
                                                                      4x
||------------------------|---------------|-------------|-------------||
||o-----------------------|---------------|-------------|------------o||
||------------------------|---------------|-------7-----|-------------||
||---9--------------------|-10------------|-5-------5---|-7-----9-----||
||o--7--------------------|--7------------|---3---------|---5-----7--o||
||--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------0-0-0-0-|-------------|-------------||


 Solo - Schuldiner
  Gtr I
  ~                                  ~
|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-7-------------------------------|
|-7---------------------------9h10-|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|


           C5        C5    C5               D5        D5        D5
   ~~                               ~~
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-12-----------------------12h13-|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|-10-------------------(10)-14-16-17-|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|
|----------5---------5------5----|----------7---------7----------7----|
|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3----|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---5---5--5----|
|--------------------------------|------------------------------------|


|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-16-14-16-14-12----12-14-12-14-16-14-16-17-16-17-|
|----------------15-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|
|-------------------------------------------------|


|----------------------------15----15-17-15-17-19-|
|-15----15-17-15-17-18-17-18----18----------------|
|----17-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1--1-|
|-------------------------------------------------|


               C5        C5       C5                   D5        D5    D5
|-15b17====================15r-17h19h20-|-20b22===========================|
|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|
|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------------5---------5---------5----|--------------7---------7-----7--|
|--3-----3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3---3--3----|--5-----5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|---------------------------------------|---------------------------------|


   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|-20---------------20---------------|-20---------------20-------20r---22b24====|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|
|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1--1--1--1-----1-|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------|


                C5            C5      C5             D5           D5     D5
                                                                   ~~
|-(22)-----(22)r====(22)-20---19-17------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------20-|-18---17-------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|-----------19-17---16S==14-------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------5--------------5-------5-|------------7------------7-----7-|
|---3--3-3---3--3-3---3---3-3--3--3-3--3-|--5-5--5-5--5--5-5--5-5--5-5-5-5-|
|----------------------------------------|---------------------------------|


             ~~                                                         ~
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-14---16---16------------------7-----|--------9------------10-----9h10p9---|
|------------------------7h9h10-------|-7h9h10-------7h9h10-----------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
|--0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-|-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1--1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-|
|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|


            C5         C5    C5              D5        D5    D5
   ~~~                                         ~
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-(9)---------9---10---9-7---9h10p|=9p7---------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----10---9-7-------------(7)--|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-----------5----------5-----5----|----------7---------7------7---|
|--3--3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-3-3-3-3----|-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--5---|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------|


    Q=180
    A5                       E5
   9/8
              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
||-------------------------|------------------|
||o-13-12-10-12---(12)-----|-(12)--------(12)-|
||-------------------------|------------------|
||-------------------------|------------------|
||o------------------------|------------------|
||-------------------------|------------------|
|
||-------------------------|------------------|
||o------------------------|------------------|
||-------------------------|------------------|
||-------------------------|------------------|
||o--7-----------------(7)-|---2----------(2)-|
||---5-----------------(5)-|---0----------(0)-|


  F5                      G5
                           ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|----------------10-----|-----------------||
|-13-12-10-12-13--------|-12--------(12)-o||
|-----------------------|-----------------||
|-----------------------|-----------------||
|-----------------------|----------------o||
|-----------------------|-----------------||
|
|-----------------------|-----------------||
|-----------------------|----------------o||
|-----------------------|-----------------||
|-----------------------|-----------------||
|--3----------------(3)-|--5---------(5)-o||
|--1----------------(1)-|--3---------(3)--||


    Q=176
    E5                       F5
           ~~                 ~~
||-------------------------|----------------|
||o-12h13p12----(12)-12h13-|-10--------(10)-|
||-------------------------|----------------|
||-------------------------|----------------|
||o------------------------|----------------|
||-------------------------|----------------|
|
||-------------------------|----------------|
||o------------------------|----------------|
||-------------------------|----------------|
||-------------------------|----------------|
||o--2-----------(2)-------|--3---------(3)-|
||---0-----------(0)-------|--1---------(1)-|


  G5                       F5
         ~~                 ~~
|------------------------|-10--------(10)---||
|-12h13p12----(12)-12h13-|-----------------o||
|------------------------|------------------||
|------------------------|------------------||
|------------------------|-----------------o||
|------------------------|------------------||
|
|------------------------|------------------||
|------------------------|-----------------o||
|------------------------|------------------||
|------------------------|------------------||
|--5-----------(5)-------|--3---------(3)--o||
|--3-----------(3)-------|--1---------(1)---||


    E5             F5
    Gtr I
||---------------|----------------|
||o--------------|----------------|
||---------------|----------------|
||--9--------(9)-|-10--------(10)-|
||o-7--------(7)-|--8---------(8)-|
||---------------|----------------|
|
|   Gtr II
||---------------|----------------|
||o--------------|----------------|
||---------------|----------------|
||---------------|----------------|
||o-2--------(2)-|--3---------(3)-|
||--0--------(0)-|--1---------(1)-|


                   1.                  2.
  G5               F5                  F5
|----------------|-----------------||----------|
|----------------|----------------o||----------|
|----------------|-----------------||----------|
|-12--------(12)-|-10--------(10)--||--10------|
|-10--------(10)-|--8---------(8)-o||---8------|
|----------------|-----------------||----------|
|
|----------------|-----------------||----------|
|----------------|----------------o||----------|
|----------------|-----------------||----------|
|----------------|-----------------||----------|
|--5---------(5)-|--3---------(3)-o||---3------|
|--3---------(3)-|--1---------(1)--||---1------|


   Chorus
     Q=160
D.S. al Coda
    &
     E5                     C/E
   4/4
     Gtrs I, II
          PM------------|         PM----|     ~     ~       ~     ~
                                                                      9x
||------------------------|---------------|-------------|-------------||
||o-----------------------|---------------|-------------|------------o||
||------------------------|---------------|-------7-----|-------------||
||---9--------------------|-10------------|-5-------5---|-7-----9-----||
||o--7--------------------|--7------------|---3---------|---5-----7--o||
||--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------0-0-0-0-|-------------|-------------||


Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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