Dream Theater - The Killing Hand Chords & Tabs

 

The Killing Hand Chords & Tabs

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The Killing Hand Bass Tab

   
Band- Dream Theater
Song- The Killing Hand

 I  The Observance
   Q=120       H.=HQ=80   Q=120
  4/4
   Gtr I
   Wx15          W           H     Q.    E    +W
||-------------|----------||------<5>-------|--------|
||-------------|----------||------------<5>-|-(5)----|
||-------------|----------||----------------|--------|
||-------------|----------||-3--------------|--------|


                                   |-3-|                           |-3-|
  H     Q.    E    +H     +Q   +E  S S S   E E Q  H      H    Q  E S S S
|------<5>-------|-----------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|------------<5>-|-(5)----(5)--(5)-------|-------------|-------------------|
|----------------|-----------------------|-------------|-------------------|
|-3--------------|-----------------3-3-3-|-3-3---------|-----------3-3-3---|


                          |-3-|         |-3-|                    |-3-|
  E E Q  H      H    Q  E S S S   E E E S S S E E Q    H    Q  E S S S
|-------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
|-------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
|-------------|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|
|-3-3---------|-----------3-3-3-|-3-3---3-3-3-3-3----|-----------3-3-3-|


                                                 ~~
        |-3-|                    |-3-|                                  |-3-|
  E E E S S S E E Q    H    Q  E S S S   E E Q   H       +E   +H.       S S S
|--------------------|-----------------|--------12----|-(12)-(12)\------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|--------------|-----------------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|--------------|-----------------------|
|-3-3---3-3-3-3-3----|-----------3-3-3-|-3-3----------|-----------------3-3-3-|


          ~~~
                |--3--|
  E E Q   Q.    S  S  S    E  Q   Q   E  +Q
|--------12-------12-14-|-15-14--12------------|
|--------------12-------|------------15-(15)\--|
|-----------------------|----------------------|
|-3-3-------------------|----------------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E Q  E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------5--3h5--|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3--3-3---------|


                                       3/4              4/4
  Q  E E Q  E E    E  E  +Q    +H       E  E  E E E  E   H    +E   E  +Q
|---------------|-10------------------|----------------|----------<5>-(5)---|
|-------------8-|----10-(10)--(10)----|------12-----10-|--------------------|
|---------------|---------------------|---10------8----|--------------------|
|-3--3-3-3--3---|---------------------|-8-------6------|-3----(3)-----------|


  +W           H    +E   E  +Q     +W
|-(5)--------|-------------------|------------|
|------------|----------<5>-(5)--|-(5)--------|
|------------|-------------------|------------|
|------------|-3----(3)----------|------------|


                     7/8
  H    +E   E  +Q     +H     +Q   +E
|----------<5>-(5)--|-(5)----(5)--(5)---|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-3----(3)----------|-------------------|


 4/4
                                                             ~~
  W          +H     +Q   Q    W          +H     +Q     Q     W
|----------|----------------|----------|------------------|-------|
|----------|----------------|----------|------------------|-------|
|----------|-------------5--|----------|-------------/13--|-12----|
|-5--------|-(5)----(5)-----|-3--------|-(3)----(3)-------|-------|


    ~~~~               ~~~~~~~~~~
   +H      +Q    Q     W
|-------------------|-----------|
|-------------------|-----------|
|-(12)----(12)------|-10--------|
|---------------10--|-----------|


 ~~~~~~
   +H      +Q    Q     H     +Q    +Q     H    H
|-------------------|-------------------|-----------|
|-------------------|-10----(10)--(10)S=|=7---------|
|-(10)----(10)--13--|-------------------|------8----|
|-------------------|-------------------|-----------|


   ~~                                         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   H     +E   E  E  E    +H      +Q     Q     W           +H      +Q    Q
|------------15s14s12-|-(12)----(12)-------|-----------|--------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------|-----------|--------------------|
|-10----(10)----------|---------------/13--|-12--------|-(12)----(12)-------|
|---------------------|--------------------|-----------|---------------10---|


                                                                        |-3-|
   H     +E   E  E  E    +H      +Q    Q     W           H     Q   +E   S S S
|------------12s14s15-|-(15)----(15)------|-12--------|------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------15--|-----------|-12----10--(10)\--------|
|-10----(10)----------|-------------------|-----------|------------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|-----------|-----------------3-3-3--|


            <
                                    |-3-|
    E E Q   H       +H     +Q   +E  S S S
||---------<5>----|-(5)----(5)--(5)-------|
||o---------------|-----------------------|
||o---------------|-----------------------|
||--3-3-----------|-----------------3-3-3-|


          <
                                  |-3-|
  E E Q   H       +H     +Q   +E  S S S
|---------------|-------------------------||
|--------<5>----|-(5)----(5)--(5)--------o||
|---------------|------------------------o||
|-3-3-----------|-----------------5-5-5---||


         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                |-3-|                                 |-3-|
  E E Q  H      +H     +Q   +E  S S S   E E Q  H      +H     +Q   +E  S S S
|-------------|-----------------------|-------------|-------------------------|
|--------5----|-(5)----(5)--(5)-------|--------7----|-(7)----(7)--(7)---------|
|-------------|-----------------------|-------------|-------------------------|
|-3-3---------|-----------------3-3-3-|-3-3---------|-----------------3-3-3---|


         ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~
                                |-3-|
  E E Q  H      +H     +Q   +E  S S S   E E Q    H       +H       Q   Q
|-------------|-----------------------|---------------|--------------------|
|--------8----|-(8)----(8)--(8)-------|--------/13----|-(13)---------------|
|-------------|-----------------------|---------------|---------/11s=/8\---|
|-3-3---------|-----------------3-3-3-|-3-3-----------|--------------------|


 3/4              4/4
  E  E  E E E  E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|------12-----10-|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|---10------8----|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-8-------6------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  E E Q  E E   E E E E E E E E
|-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5------5------|---------5-5------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|----3-3----3-3-|-3-3-3-3-----3-5--|


                                       II  Ancient Renewal
                                     Q=100
                       3/4             4/4
   E  E  +Q    +H       E E E E E  E    W          W
|-10------------------|--------------||----------|------|
|----10-(10)--(10)----|-----8-----10-||-5--------|-5----|
|---------------------|---6-----8----||----------|------|
|---------------------|-4-----6------||----------|------|


  W          H    H      W          W          W
|----------|-5---------|----------|----------|------|
|-5--------|------7----|-5--------|-3--------|-5----|
|----------|-----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|-----------|----------|----------|------|


  H    H      E S S S E. E S S S E.   E S S S E. E S S S S E   H    Q  +E  S S
|-5---------|-----------------------|------------------------|-----------------|
|------7----|---------5-------------|---------5--------------|------6--(6)-8-6-|
|-----------|--------------------5--|----------------------5-|-3---------------|
|-----------|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3----|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3---|-----------------|


       |-3-|
  H    S S S S S S S S S   E S S S E. E S S S E.
|------8-7-5-------------|-----------------------|
|-5----------8-7-5-------|---------5-------------|
|------------------8-6-5-|--------------------5--|
|------------------------|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3----|


  E S S S E. E S S S S E   H     Q  E E
|------------------------|------10--8----|
|---------5--------------|------------8--|
|------------------------|---------------|
|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3-5-|-6-------------|


                         III The Stray Seed
                       $
  H     S  S E  S  S E    E S S S E. E S S S E.   E S S S E. E S S S S E
|------12-10-8---------||-----------------------|------------------------|
|-7------------12-10-8-||---------5-------------|---------5--------------|
|----------------------||--------------------5--|----------------------5-|
|----------------------||-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3----|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3---|


                         |-3-|
  H    Q  +E  S S   H    S S S S S S S S S
|-----------------|------8-7-5-------------|
|------6--(6)-8-6-|-5----------8-7-5-------|
|-3---------------|------------------8-6-5-|
|-----------------|------------------------|


  E S S S E. E S S S E.   E S S S E. E S S S S E
|-----------------------|------------------------|
|---------5-------------|---------5--------------|
|--------------------5--|------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3----|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3-5-|


        To Coda
  H     Q  E E   H     S  S E  E E   W
|------10--8---|------12-10-8------|----------|
|------------8-|-7------------12-8-|----------|
|--------------|-------------------|-6--------|
|-6------------|-------------------|----------|


  W          E S S S E. E S S S E.
|----------|--------------------------|
|----------|---------5----------------|
|-5--------|--------------------5-----|
|----------|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-------|


  E S S S E. E S S S S E   W          W          E S S S E. E S S S E.
|------------------------|----------|----------|------------------------|
|---------5--------------|----------|----------|---------5--------------|
|----------------------5-|-6--------|-8--------|--------------------5---|
|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3---|----------|----------|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-----|


                                                      D.S. al Coda
   T         T         T         T         T         T        ~~
   T T T  T  T T T  T  T T T  T  T T T  T  T T T  T  T T T  T Q
|-15p7h8h10-15p7h8h10-14p7h8h10-14p7h8h10-12p7h8h10-12p7h8h10-7\--||
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------------------------------||


  &
                 |-3-|
  H     S  S  E  E E E   W
|------12-10-----------|------|
|-7----------12-10-7-8-|------|
|----------------------|-6----|
|----------------------|------|


  W          E S S S E. E S S S E.   E S S S E. E S S S S E   W
|----------|-----------------------|------------------------|------|
|----------|---------5-------------|---------5--------------|------|
|-5--------|--------------------5--|----------------------5-|-6----|
|----------|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3----|-3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3-3---|------|

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/d/dream_theater/the_killing_hand_btab.html ]
              IV  Thorns
           Q=160
  W            E S S E S S E S S E S S   E S S E S S E S S E S S
|----------||--------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------||o-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-8--------||o-------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------||--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|


                                          3/4
  S S S S Q  +E  S S Q     Q.    Q.   Q     Q   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  4x
|-----------------------|----------------|-----17-17-------15-15--------||
|-----------------------|-------------8--|-----------------------------o||
|-----------------------|-11----10-------|-11--------15-15-------15-15-o||
|-8-8-8-8-8--(8)-8-8-8--|----------------|------------------------------||


                                     2/4               4/4
                                      |--3--| |--3--|
  E  E  E  E E  E    E E  E E  E  E   E  E  E E  E  E   W
|-----------------|-----------------|-8---------------|------|
|-----------------|-10-8------------|---12-10-9-10-12-|------|
|---------10-8----|------11-8-10-11-|-----------------|------|
|-8-10-11------11-|-----------------|-----------------|------|


    E S S E S S E S S E S S   E S S E S S E S S E S S   S S S S Q  +E  S S Q
||--------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------|-----------------------|
||--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8--(8)-8-8-8--|


                  3/4
   Q.    Q.   Q     Q   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|----------------|-----17-17-------15-15--------||
|-------------8--|-----------------------------o||
|-11----10-------|-11--------15-15-------15-15-o||
|----------------|------------------------------||


 4/4
   E E Q  H       H     +Q    +E   E
|--------------|----------------------|
|-10-----------|----------------------|
|--------------|-11----(11)--(11)-11--|
|--------------|----------------------|


   E E Q  H      H    H       E E H     Q     E E H     Q
|--------------|-----------|---------------|----------------|
|--------------|-8----9----|-10------------|----------------|
|-12-----------|-----------|-----------10--|-11--------11---|
|--------------|-----------|---------------|----------------|


   E E H     Q    H    H        S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------|-----------||----------------------------------|
|---------------|-8----9----||o---------------------------------|
|-12--------12--|-----------||o-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|---------------|-----------||----------------------------------|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------o||
|------------------------------------o||
|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----||


  E S S E S S E S S E S S   E S S E S S E S S E S S   S S S S Q  +E  S S Q
|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8--(8)-8-8-8---|


                  3/4                           4/4
   Q.    Q.   Q     Q   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    W           +W
|----------------|-----17-17-------15-15-------|-----------|---------|
|-------------8--|-----------------------------|-15--------|-(15)----|
|-11----10-------|-11--------15-15-------15-15-|-13--------|-(13)----|
|----------------|-----------------------------|-----------|---------|


  V  Exodus
   Q=115
                                         ~~~~~~~~~~
   W          +W            W            H     +Q    +Q
||----------|------------|-10--------|---------------------|
||----------|------------|--8--------|---------------------|
||-3--------|-(3)--------|-----------|-/10----(10)--(10)\--|
||----------|------------|-----------|---------------------|


  Q   H.        +W           W           W
|----<5>------|-(5)--------|-8--------|-10----|
|-------------|------------|----------|-------|
|-3-----------|-(3)--------|----------|-------|
|-------------|------------|----------|-------|
  W             +W


                              1.
                                            ~~~~~~~~~~
    Q   H.        +W            W           H     +Q    +Q
||-----<5>------|-(5)--------|-10--------|---------------------||
||o-------------|------------|--8--------|--------------------o||
||o-3-----------|-(3)--------|-----------|-10----(10)--(10)\--o||
||--------------|------------|-----------|---------------------||
    W             +W


  2.
   Q   E  E  +H        W            W          +W
|-----12s14-(14)----|-----------||-----------|--------|
|-13----------------|-15--------||o----------|--------|
|-11----------------|-13--------||o-3--------|-(3)----|
|-------------------|-----------||-----------|--------|


  1.                             2.
                ~~~
   W            H     +H           Q   E  E  +H        Q   Q   Q   Q
|-10--------|------------------||-----12s14-(14)----|-----12s=13--------|
|--8--------|-----------------o||-13----------------|-15----------------|
|-----------|-/10----(10)\----o||-11----------------|-13----------13\---|
|-----------|------------------||-------------------|-------------------|


  Q   E   E  +H       Q   Q   +H        +W             E E Q  H
|-------------------|----10--(10)----|-(10)--------||--------------|
|----<5>------------|-----8---(8)----|--(8)--------||o-------------|
|-3------<3>-(3)----|----------------|-------------||o-3-3---------|
|-------------------|----------------|-------------||--------------|


            1.                                 2.
                          ~~~~~~~~~~
  W           W           H     +Q    +Q        W           W
|----------|-10--------|---------------------||-8--------|-10----|
|----------|--8--------|--------------------o||-6--------|--8----|
|----------|-----------|-10----(10)--(10)\--o||----------|-------|
|----------|-----------|---------------------||----------|-------|


                               1.
                                             ~~~~~~~~~~
    E E Q  H      E E Q  H       W           H     +Q    +Q
||--------------|-------------|-10--------|---------------------||
||o-------------|-------------|--8--------|--------------------o||
||o-3-3---------|-3-3---------|-----------|-10----(10)--(10)\--o||
||--------------|-------------|-----------|---------------------||


  2.
   Q   E  E  +H        Q   Q   Q   Q
|-----12s14-(14)----|-----12s=13-------|
|-13----------------|-15---------------|
|-11----------------|-13----------10\--|
|-------------------|------------------|


    W          S S S S S S S S S  S  S  S  +Q
||-----------|---------------5--------------------|
||o-7--------|-7h8p7p5-5h7h8----------------------|
||o-5--------|-----------------8h10h12s13-(13)\---|
||-----------|------------------------------------|


         ~~            ~~~
   H     H      H      H       E  E  E  E  +E   E E  E
|-12----14----|-9-----------|------------------10-9----|
|-10----------|-7-----------|----------12-(12)------12-|
|-------------|------/13----|----13-12-----------------|
|-------------|-------------|-10-----------------------|


 1.
   |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  Q
|----------------------------10-12-14-------14-17-19\----|
|-------------------10-12-14----------15-17--------------|
|----------10-12-13--------------------------------------|
|-10-12-13-----------------------------------------------|


          ~~~~~~~             ~~~~~~~
   Q   E  E  +H        Q   E  E  +H
|-------------------|--------------------||
|-15--17s19-(19)----|-17--19s20-(20)----o||
|-------------------|-------------------o||
|-------------------|--------------------||


 2.                                                      Q=145(8=s8)
                                                ~~~~~~~~           ~~~~~~~
   |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  +Q       Q   E  E  +H
|----------------------------------14--------------------|-------------------|
|-15h17p15-14-------14h15p14-15-17-------------12-(12)\--|-15--17s19-(19)----|
|-------------17-15-------------------12-13-15-----------|-------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|-------------------|


                      6/4
          ~~~~~~~
                           |-3-| |-3-|              |-3-| |-3-|
   Q   E  E  +H        E E E E E q q q E E Q    E E E E E q q q E E Q
|-------------------||------------------------|------------------------|
|-17--19s20-(20)----||------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------||------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------||-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|


      |-3-| |-3-|              |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E q q q E E Q    E E E E E q q q E E Q
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--|
|------------------------|------------------------|


         |--3--|  |--3--|
   E  E  E  E  E  q  q  q  E  E  Q
|-----------------------------------|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|


         |--3--|  |--3--|
   E  E  E  E  E  q  q  q  E  E  Q
|-----------------------------------|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|


         |--3--|  |--3--|                 |-3-| |-3-|
   E  E  E  E  E  q  q  q  E  E  Q    E E E E E q q q E E Q
|-----------------------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------|
|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------|


      |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E E E q q q E E Q    W        H      W        H
|------------------------|---------------|---------------*|
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|---------------|---------------*|
|------------------------|---------------|---------------*|
|------------------------|---------------|---------------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

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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