Iced Earth - A Question Of Heaven Chords & Tabs

 

A Question Of Heaven Chords & Tabs

Iced Earth Chords & Tabs

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A Question Of Heaven Tab

   
Iced Earth:  Question Of Heaven

transcribed by:  Russ Elton (vicelton@yahoo.com)

FIND EVERY ICED EARTH SONG AND
THE MOST UPDATED VERSION OF THIS SONG AT:

                          The Frozen Palace
                  http://truemetal.org/icedearth/

Date last modified:  01/03/02
  
PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS TAB TO ANOTHER SITE 
WITHOUT AUTHORS' PERMISSION.  THANK YOU.

Tuning: Eb

Riff 1 (Acoustic) 
                 x2              x2              x2
eb|-------7-------|-------5-------|-------3-------|------------------|
Bb|---------0-----|---------0-----|---------3-----|------------------|
Gb|-----------0---|-----0-----0---|-----0-----0---|-------0----------|
Db|-----5-------5-|---4---------4-|---2---------2-|-----0------------|
Ab|---7-----------|-5-------------|-3-------------|---2--------0-----|
Eb|-0-------------|---------------|---------------|-3--------2---3-2-|
   "The time is close now..."


Riff 2 (distortion)
Guitar 1
eb|-------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------9--9--------9--9--------7--7--------7--7-|
Ab|--------7--7--------7--7--------5--5--------5--5-|
Eb|-0-0000------0-0000------0-0000------0-0000------|
    * ****      * ****      * ****      * ****     

eb|------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------0---------|
Db|--------5--5--------7--7------0-----------|
Ab|--------3--3--------5--5----2-------0-----|
Eb|-0-0000------0-0000-------3-------2---3-2-|
    * ****      * ****       * * * * * * * * 

Guitar 2                                      x2
eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|-2----4--5---------2--4-----------5--4--5-4-|
Ab|------------5------------3----5-------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|


Riff 3
eb|--------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|
Db|--------------------------|
Ab|--------2----------2----3-|
Eb|-000000-0---000000-0-00-1-|
    ******     ******   **
   "What exactly is the meaning of this..."

Play Riff 2
Play Riff 3   "Lord I pound..."
Play Riff 3

Lead into the acoustic part
eb|-----------|
Bb|-----------|
Gb|-----------|
Db|-----------|
Ab|--------2--|
Eb|-000000-0--|
    ******

Acoustic part  (listen to song for strumming pattern)

Lead into next section:
eb|---0---|
Bb|---0---|
Gb|---0---|
Db|---2---|   
Ab|---2---|
Eb|---0---|

Riff 4
eb|---0---|
Bb|---0---|
Gb|---0---|
Db|---2---|   
Ab|---2---|
Eb|---0---|
   "I did what I thought was right..."

eb|---3---|
Bb|---0---|
Gb|---0---|
Db|---0---|  
Ab|---2---|
Eb|---3---|
   "All for the love of my life..."

eb|---2---|
Bb|---3---|
Gb|---2---|
Db|---0---|
Ab|-------|
Eb|-------|
   "I know it's sad but..."

eb|---0---|
Bb|---0---|
Gb|---0---|
Db|---2---|   
Ab|---2---|
Eb|---0---|
   "...true..."

Repeat Riff 4 til distortion kicks in.
  
After first break, guitar 2 plays this:
eb|---------------------------------0-------------------|
Bb|---8----8--------8----8--------7---7--------8----8---|
Gb|-9---9----9----7---7----7----7-------7----9---9----9-|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------|

End acoustic part


Riff 5 (distortion)
eb|------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------7-----7------------|
Ab|-2-----2----5-----5----5-5-5-5----2-----2-|
Eb|-0-0-0-0----3-3-3-3---------------0-0-0-0-|
      * *        * *        * *        * * 
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/i/iced_earth/a_question_of_heaven_tab.html ]
Solo
eb|------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------7------------------|
Db|----9--10---9-7------9---10-9-7-9--10-9-7-|
Ab|--7---7---------7--7----------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------------------|
Db|-10-9--------2-4-5-/7-5-4--5-4----4---------|
Ab|------9--9\--------------------7----7-5-7~~-|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|
            a 
    
eb|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|----10-12-13-12--12-13-12-10--------10-12-13-12-|
Gb|--9--------------------------12---9-------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------|

eb|-------10-10---------------------|
Bb|-12-13-------13-12-----10-12-10~-|
Gb|--------------------12-----------|
Db|---------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------------------------|
Bb|--12-10--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------11~--9--12p11p9-11^-11----9----------|
Db|-------------------------------12------7-9---|
Ab|------------------------------------10-----7-|
Eb|---------------------------------------------|

End solo


Riff 5a
eb|-------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------7-----7----7-9-9----|
Ab|-2-----2----5-----5----5-5-5-5----5-7-7--2-|
Eb|-0-0-0-0----3-3-3-3----------------------0-|
      * *        * *        * * 
   "My spirit begins to rise..."
eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------7-----7----7-9-9-----7-9-9----|
Ab|-2-----2----5-----5----5-5-5-5----5-7-7--2--5-7-7--2-|
Eb|-0-0-0-0----3-3-3-3----------------------0---------0-|
      * *        * *        * * 
   "Now all I want is to die..."


Play Riff 5    [song fades out with this]


Outro lead
eb|---------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---12-----12-/15-13-12----13-12-10----10-----------------|
Gb|-9------9--------------------------12-------12-11-9----9-|
Db|----------------------------------------------------12---|
Ab|---------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------|

This lick is done on the live version, improvise your own, this is close
eb|------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------12-12-|
Gb|-12p11p9--9~\----9-11-12~--12p11p9--9~\----9-11-12-12-|
Db|--------12----12------------------12----12------------|
Ab|------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------|

eb|---------------------------|
Bb|-/10---------------/10-10\-|
Gb|-----12-12--11--12---------|
Db|-------------a-------------|
Ab|---------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------|

eb|--------------------------------------------|
Bb|-/12-12\-/13-13\-/12-12-12~--12h13p12--12~~-|
Gb|-------------------------------------14-----|
Db|--------------------------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------------------------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------|



notation:
^   =  bend [ ^ = half, ^^ = whole, etc. ]
^r  =  bend and release
x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  mute with palm-hand
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  tap-on
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonic
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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