Dream Theater - As I Am Chords & Tabs

 

Dream Theater Chords & Tabs

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As I Am Tab

   
Transcribed by J. Keller
x_hellfire_x@hotmail.com

This is my first time tabbing a dream theater song!! :-D haha!
I Wanted to get this out as fast as possible, so i didnt have time to do the
solo, which would take me a Very long time to figure it all out so... ;o

6 string guitar is used for this song

Tuning from low to high:
C F B E G C

Key:
pm   - palm mute
a/h  - artificial harmonic
^    - bend
~    - vibrato
/    - slide up
\    - slide down


C|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----5----5----------5----5---------5----5----------5----5----|
E|-----4----3----------4----3---------4----3----------4----3----|
B|-2---------------2--------------2---------------2-------------|
F|-2---------------2--------------2---------------2-------------|
C|-0------0--------0------0-------0------0--------0------0------|

              
C|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
F|----7---7----------7---7----------7---7-----------7---7-------|
C|-0----0---6~----0----0---6~^----0----0---6~----0----0---6^----|

     [--pm--]     pm
C|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-2--2--2--2--7-----7------7------7--5-------------------------|
C|-0--0--0--0-----0-----6~-----5~-----3-------------------------|

      [-----------pm-----------]         [-----------pm-----------]
C|----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------
F|-2--------------------------------------------------------------------
C|-0--0--0--0--13-12-10-13-12-10-13--12--0--0--0--13-12-10-13-12-10-12--

[-------------pm-------------]        [---------pm--------]     [---pm--
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------5-5-5--3-3-3--2----------
-0--0--0--0--13-12-10-13-12-10-13-12--0--0--0--3-3-3--1-1-1--0--0--0--0-


----pm-----------]         [-----------pm-----------]     [--------pm---
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-13-12-10-13-12-10-13--12--0--0--0--13-12-10-13-12-10-12--0--0--0--0--13

--pm----------]         [--------pm--------]
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------5-5-5--8-8-8--2-----------------|
-12-10-13-12-10-13--12--0--0--0--3-3-3--6-6-6--0-----------------|


C|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-2----------------0-----3-----2--------------------------------|
C|------3-----2-----------------------3-----2-----0--------------|

  *last part of verse*
C|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-2----------------0-----3-----2--------------------------------|
C|------3-----2-----------------------3-----2-----1--------------|

       [pm]                              a/h            [pm]
C|----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------
F|-2---------5---2-----4---2-----3---/5-4-3~--0--2--2---------5---2-----
C|-0---0--2--3------3--2------2--1------------------0---0--2--3------3--

                                                                  a/h
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------0-----------0-----------0---------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------5--5---------------------------------------------------
-4---2-----3--3--3--3--2-----------5-----2-----4-----2-----3--/5-4-3~---
-2------2--1--1--------0-----0--2--3--------3--2--------2--1------------


-----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------0-----------0-----------0------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------5--5------------|
-0--2--2-----------5-----2-----4-----2-----3--3--3--3------------|
-------0-----0--2--3--------3--2--------2--1--1------------------|

     [--pm--]     pm
C|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-2--2--2--2--7-----7------7------7--5-------------------------|
C|-0--0--0--0-----0-----6~-----5~-----3-------------------------|

      [-----------pm-----------]         [-----------pm-----------]
C|----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------
F|-2--------------------------------------------------------------------
C|-0--0--0--0--13-12-10-13-12-10-13--12--0--0--0--13-12-10-13-12-10-12--

[-------------pm-------------]        [---------pm--------]     [---pm--
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------5-5-5--3-3-3--2----------
-0--0--0--0--13-12-10-13-12-10-13-12--0--0--0--3-3-3--1-1-1--0--0--0--0-


----pm-----------]         [-----------pm-----------]     [--------pm---
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-13-12-10-13-12-10-13--12--0--0--0--13-12-10-13-12-10-12--0--0--0--0--13
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/d/dream_theater/as_i_am_tab.html ]
--pm----------]         [--------pm--------]
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------5-5-5--8-8-8--2-----------------|
-12-10-13-12-10-13--12--0--0--0--3-3-3--6-6-6--0-----------------|


C|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-2----------------0-----3-----2--------------------------------|
C|------3-----2-----------------------3-----2-----0--------------|

  *last part of verse*
C|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-2----------------0-----3-----2--------------------------------|
C|------3-----2-----------------------3-----2-----1--------------|

       [pm]                              a/h            [pm]
C|----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------
F|-2---------5---2-----4---2-----3---/5-4-3~--0--2--2---------5---2-----
C|-0---0--2--3------3--2------2--1------------------0---0--2--3------3--

                                                                  a/h
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------0-----------0-----------0---------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------5--5---------------------------------------------------
-4---2-----3--3--3--3--2-----------5-----2-----4-----2-----3--/5-4-3~---
-2------2--1--1--------0-----0--2--3--------3--2--------2--1------------


-----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------0-----------0-----------0------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------5--5------------|
-0--2--2-----------5-----2-----4-----2-----3--3--3--3------------|
-------0-----0--2--3--------3--2--------2--1--1------------------|

      a/h        a/h        a/h            a/h        a/h        a/h    a/h
C|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-2---6~--------------5--4--3~---------2---6~--------------5--4--3~---6---|
C|-0--------0--1--2~--------------2--3--0--------0--1--2~----------------6~|

      a/h        a/h        a/h            a/h        a/h          
C|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------5-5-5-5-|
F|-2---6~--------------5--4--3~---------2---6~--------------5--4--3-3-3-3-|
C|-0--------0--1--2~--------------2--3--0--------0--1--2~-----------------|

-----*solo*-----


C|-0----0---0---0----0----10----9-----8---8---8---8---------------|
G|-0----0---0---0----0----10----9-----8---8---8---8---------------|
E|------------------------12----11----10--10--10--10--------------|
B|-2----5---4---3----2----12----11----10--10--10--10--------------|
F|-2----5---4---3----2----10----9-----8---8---8---8---------------|
C|-0----3---2---1----0--------------------------------------------|

       [pm]                              a/h            [pm]
C|----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------
F|-2---------5---2-----4---2-----3---/5-4-3~--0--2--2---------5---2-----
C|-0---0--2--3------3--2------2--1------------------0---0--2--3------3--

                                                                  a/h
------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------0-----------0-----------0---------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------5--5---------------------------------------------------
-4---2-----3--3--3--3--2-----------5-----2-----4-----2-----3--/5-4-3~---
-2------2--1--1--------0-----0--2--3--------3--2--------2--1------------


-----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------0-----------0-----------0------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------5--5------------|
-0--2--2-----------5-----2-----4-----2-----3--3--3--3------------|
-------0-----0--2--3--------3--2--------2--1--1------------------|

     [--pm--]     pm
C|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
F|-2--2--2--2--7-----7------7------7--5-------------------------|
C|-0--0--0--0-----0-----6~-----5~-----3-------------------------|

     [--pm--]     pm
C|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------2----------------------|
F|-2--2--2--2--7-----7------7------7--5--2----------------------|
C|-0--0--0--0-----0-----6~-----5~-----3--0----------------------|


Thats it, enjoy.
Any comments or corrections just email me.


Lyrics:

Don't
Tell me whats in
Tell me how to write
Dont tell me how to win this fight
Isnt your life
Isnt your right
to take the only thing thats mine
Proven over time
Its over your head
Dont try to read between the lines
Are clearly defined
Never lose sight of
somthing you believe in

Taken' in the view from the outside
Feeling like the underdog
Watching through the window, Im on the outside
Living like the underdog

Ive been trying
To justify you
In the end
I will just defy you

To those who understand
I extend my hand
To the doubtful I demand
Take me as I am

Not under your command
I know where I stand
I wont change to fit your plan
Take me as I am

Still
Running up hill
Swimming against the current
I wish I werent so fucked
Feels like im stuck
Lost in a sea of mediocrity
Slow down
Your thinking too much
Where is your soul
You can not touch
The way I Play
Or tell me what to say
Your in the way
Of all that i believe in

Taken' in the view from the outside
Feeling like the underdog
Watching through the window, im on the outside
Living like the underdog

Ive been wasting my breath on you
Open minds will decend upon you

To those who understand
I extend my hand
To the doubtful I demand
Take me as I am

Not under your command
I know where I stand
I wont change to fit your plan
Take me as I am

To those who understand
I extend my hand
To the doubtful I demand
Take me as I am

Not under your command
I know where I stand
I wont change to fit your plan
Take me as I am
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