King Diamond - The Trial Chords & Tabs

 

The Trial Chords & Tabs

King Diamond Chords & Tabs

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The Trial Tab

   
King Diamond's The Trial (Chambre Ardente) on the album The Eye.
Very good song.  Has a lot of spirit, tempo changes and diff'rent rhythm.
Relativelay easy to play, so if you're a beginner and want to play
a King Diamond Song, this is the best song to learn (you'll improve
many skills in trying to play it)!


That's Rhythm 1
E |---------------|-----------------|---------------|--------------|
B |---------------|-----------------|---------------|--------------|
G |---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----4------5-|
D |---------------|-----------------|---------------|---3------4---|
A |---------2---1-|-----------------|---------2---1-|-2------3-----|
E |-0-0-000---0---|-0-0-000-3-0-2(B)|-0-0-000---0---|--------------|
    PM----/  PM     PM----/   PM      PM----/  PM     Let Ring---/

Here's Rhythm 2 (The same as 1 but with a slight variation on the last bar)
E |---------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
B |---------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
G |---------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
D |---------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
A |---------2---1-|-----------------|---------2---1-|----------------2-|
E |-0-0-000---0---|-0-0-000-3-0-2(B)|-0-0-000---0---|-0-3-2-0-2-0-235--|
    PM----/   PM    PM-----/ PM       PM----/   PM   PM    PM  PM---/

When King Diamond begins to sing, play Rhythm 1 then (Rhythm 3) :
E |--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
B |--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------8--|
G |--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------7--|
D |-------8------|-------8---8--|-------8------|-------8---5--|
A |-------7------|-------7---8--|-------7------|-------7------|
E |-000000--0-0--|-000000--0-6--|-000000--0-0--|-000000--0----|

After that, play the rhythms above in that order : Rhythm 2, 1, 3, 1.

Now for the first solo :
     T H P    T H P      T H P             T H P   T H P              P
E |--/\/\/\---/\/\/\--|--/\/\/\--------|--/\/\/\---/\/\/\-|-----------/\---|
B |-12-5-8-5-12-5-8-5-|-12-5-8-5-......|-15-5-8-5-15-5-8-5|-....-17--19-17-|
G |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
D |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
E |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
  | (*) There's a little more "12 5 8 5" than written!
  |
E |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
B |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
G |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
D |--------------sl.--|----------------|-------------sl.--|------sl.-----3-|
A |-------------4/ 5--|-------------3--|-------------4/ 5-|------4/5-----3-|
E |-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3-|-0-0--2/3--0--1-|
    PM--------/         PM--------/      PM--------/        PM/      PM
                   P
E |---------------/\--|-17-------------|-21-19-17-21-19-17|.....------21-22|
B |-20--------19-20-19|----------------|---\/\/----\/-\/--|----------------|
G |-------------------|----------------|---P-P-----P---P--|----------------|
D |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
E |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
  |                                     (*)Again, There's more 21 19 17 than
  |                                                                 written!
E |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
B |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
G |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
D |--------------sl.--|----------------|-------------sl.--|------sl.-----3-|
A |-------------4/ 5--|-------------3--|-------------4/ 5-|------4/5-----3-|
E |-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3-|-0-0--2/3--0--1-|
    PM--------/         PM--------/      PM--------/        PM/       PM
By the way, I'll call the rhythm under the first solo : RHYTHM 4

And Here's the 5th Rhythm played 3 times (The last time, play only the 2 first
bars) 
E |-----------------|-----------------|-------------|-------------|
B |-----------------|-----------------|-----------8-|-----------8-|
G |-----------------|-----------------|-----------7-|-----------7-|
D |-----------------|-----------------|-----------5-|-----------5-|
A |-----------------|-----------------|-------------|-------------|
E |-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-0---|-0-0-0-0-0---|
    PM------------/   PM------------/   PM------/     PM------/
          (*) Take Care of that G5 chord, I find it very hard to do. Here's a
          tip : upstrike it!  If you still are unable to strike it in time,
          try to take it on the A string at fret 10, it's easier but doesn't
          sound the same.

Rhythm 6 (2 times):
E |------------|------------|------------|---------------|
B |------------|------------|------------|---------------|
G |---------3--|---------3--|---------5--|---4-------3---|
D |---------3--|---------3--|---------5--|---4-------3---|
A |---------1--|---------1--|---------3--|---2-------1---|
E |-0-00000----|-0-00000----|-0-00000----|-0-------0-----|
    PM-----/     Pm-----/     PM-----/     PM      PM
(*) There's lot of tremolo bar-harmonic-reverb-echo effect over this part.

Rhythm 7 :
E |-------------|-----------|------------|---------|
B |-------------|-----------|------------|---------|
G |-------------|-----------|------------|-------5-| <-- Very weird sounding
D |-------------|-----------|------------|-----4---|     chord, I love it!
A |-------------|-----------|------------|---3-----|     King Diamond's a 
E |-2222--00300-|2222-------|2222--00300-|-2-------|     genius!
    PM/   PM-------/         PM/   PM--/   Let Ring

Rhythm 8, 2 times (King sings : "La Reymie is touching her....":
E |------------------|----------------|-----------------|------------|
B |------------------|----------------|-----------------|------------|
G |------------------|----------------|-----------------|------------|
D |------7----7--8---|-7----7--8--5---|------7----7--8--|-3---2---5--|
A |------7----7--8---|-7----7--8--5---|------7----7--8--|-3---2---5--|
E |-5--5-5--5-5--6--5|-5--5-5--6--3---|-5--5-5--5-5--6--|-1---0---3--|
    PM-/   PM       PM    PM            P--/    PM

Now play Rhythm 7, 8 (again 2 times), 7.

Rhythm 9 (played 4 times)          Rhythm 10 (played 4 times w/ lick)
E |---------------|-------------|  |---------|----------|
B |---------------|-------------|  |---------|----------|
G |---------------|-------------|  |-9--7--5-|--4--5--7-|
D |---------------|-------------|  |-9--7--5-|--4--5--7-|
A |-2-2-----------|-------------|  |-7--5--3-|--2--3--5-|
E |------5-5--3-3-|--2-2--3--5--|  |---------|----------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/k/king_diamond/the_trial_tab.html ]
Here's the lick played 2 times over Rhythm 10
E |---H-H----------H--P----|------------|----------------H--P---|-----------|
B |--/\-/\---15----/\-/\---|------12----|---H-H---12----/\-/\---|-----------|
G |-12-13-14------12-14-12-|-11------11-|--/\-/\-------12-14-12-|-----------|
D |------------------------|------------|-12-13-14--------------|-13---14---|
A |------------------------|------------|-----------------------|-----------|
E |------------------------|------------|-----------------------|-----------|

Now play Rhythm 9 four times and then Rhy. 10 four time with this other lick:
E |---------|--------|---------|-------|---------|--------|---------|-------|
B |-8--7--5-|----5-7-|-8--7----|-------|-8--7--5-|----5-7-|-8--7----|-------|
G |---------|--7-----|---------|-------|---------|--7-----|---------|-------|
D |---------|--------|-------5-|(5)----|---------|--------|-------7-|(7)----|
A |---------|--------|---------|-------|---------|--------|---------|-------|
E |---------|--------|---------|-------|---------|--------|---------|-------|

The main solo part:
E |-------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|
B |-------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|
G |-------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|
D |-------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------------|
A |-------------------|----------------|------------------|-----------      |
E |-0-(Pull down the trem bar an release it. Do it as heavy as possible 8-) |
  |
  |
E |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
B |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
G |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
D |--------------sl.--|----------------|-------------sl.--|------sl.-----3-|
A |-------------4/ 5--|-------------3--|-------------4/ 5-|------4/5-----3-|
E |-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3-|-0-0--2/3--0--1-|
    PM--------/         PM--------/      PM--------/        PM/       PM

E |-17--------15-17-15|-17(B)----------|-15-13------------|----------------|
B |---------------\/--|----------------|--\/--------------|----------------|
G |----------------P--|----------------|---P--------------|----------------|
D |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
A |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
E |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
  |
E |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
B |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
G |-------------------|----------------|------------------|----------------|
D |--------------sl.--|----------------|-------------sl.--|------sl.-----3-|
A |-------------4/ 5--|-------------3--|-------------4/ 5-|------4/5-----3-|
E |-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-2/ 3-|-0-0--2/3--0--1-|
    PM--------/         PM--------/      PM--------/        PM/       PM

E |------------------|-----------|------------------|--H--P---------------|
B |------------------|-------9---|-10-9-------9-10--|--/\/\-----H-P-------|
G |------------------|--11-9--11-|------11--11------|-9-11-9--9-/\/\------|
D |--------9--11-9-12|11---------|--------12--------|-------11-9-11-9--9--|
A |-9-12-11-12-------|-----------|------------------|----------------12-9-|
E |------------------|-----------|------------------|---------------------|
  | PM-----------------/
  |
E |------------------|-----------|------------------|---------------------|
B |------------------|-----------|------------------|---------------------|
G |------------------|-----------|------------------|-------------sl.-----|
D |------------------|-----------|------------------|-----------4 /  5----|
A |------------------|-----------|------------------|-----------2 /  3----|
E |-2----2---2---2---|-2--2-2-2--|-2----2---2---2---|-2----2--------------|
(*) The Rhythm is played in a regular pattern and 2 times
(don't let the spaces between the 2's fool you!)
            P    H P
E |sl.-----/\---/\-/\-|---P---------|-------------------------------------|
B |-/14--12-10--9-10-9|--/\---------|---------H-P----------H-P------------|
G |-------------------|-11-9--9-11--|--H-H---/\-/\--H--H--/\-/\--H--H-----|
D |-------------------|-----11------|-/\-/\--9-11-9-/\/\--9-11-9-/\/\-----|
A |-------------------|-------------|-9-11-12------9-11-12------9-11-12---|
E |-------------------|-------------|-------------------------------------|
                                      PM-------------------------------/
  
E |----------H--P--------------|
B |--H--H---/\-/\---------9-10-|
G |-/\-/\--9-11-9----9-11------|
D |-9-11-12-------12-----------|
A |----------------------------|
E |----------------------------|
   PM--------------------/

Now the harmony part :                                               sl.
E |---------|---------|--------|------|---------|---------|-9--7-5-|-5/9----|
B |----5--7-|-5---sl.-|--------|------|----5--7-|-5--7--8-|--------|--------|
G |-7--6--7-|-6--6 /7-|----6---|-6----|-7--6--7-|-6--7--9-|-11-9-7-|-7/11---|
D |-9-------|----7 /9-|-9--7-7-|-8----|-9-------|---------|--------|--------|
A |---------|---------|-10---9-|------|---------|---------|--------|--------|
E |---------|---------|--------|------|---------|---------|--------|--------|
Over These Chords :
    B5       A5        G5        F#5   B5        A5         G5      F#5.....
                                                                    PM-----/
    D5   C#5

Repeat Rhythm 9 (4 times), 10 (4 times), 9 (4 times), 10 (4 times)

Now The Last Solo played over Rhythm 4 (2 times)
E |-------|-17......15...14...12....|-19-15-12--------20-15-12--------|
B |-------|----(Tremolo picking)----|--\/-\/--17-13-12-\/-\/--20-13-12|
G |-------|--pick as fast as U can)-|--T--P----\/-\/---T--P-----\/-\/-|
D |-------|-------|---------|-------|----------T--P-------------T--P--|
A |-------|-------|---------|-------|---------------------------------|
E |-------|-------|---------|-------|---------------------------------|

E |-19-15-12--------17-15-12--------|19-15-12---------20-15-12---------|
B |---\/\/--17-13-12-\/-\/--17-15-12|-\/-\/--17-13-12--\/-\/--20-13-12-|
G |---T--P---\/-\/----T-P----\/-\/--|-T--P----\/--\/---T---P---\/--\/--|
D |-----------T-P------------T---P--|----------T--P-------------T--P---|
A |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------|----------------------------------|

E |--------------------------------------|
B |-----------------------------------12-|
G |-Some Special Tremolo bar-------------|
D |-And slide and pick scrap effect!-----|
A |--------------------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------|

Now play Rhythm 5 (3 times, the last time play only the 2 first bar)
then play rhythm 6 till the end (With my band, I play this rhythm 4 times
and finish with an open E string pattern like : 0-0--000-0  )

If you have any comments, tablature of other King D songs and you don't know
to whom give them or if you have transcribed this song and you think that it
is more accurate than me (it will certainly is!), then Email me at the address
above.  I'll be glad to read your letters.
                        Hope that my transcription bring some help!
                                -Steve Begin
                                sbegin@autoroute.net
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