Megadeth - Insomnia Chords & Tabs

 

Insomnia Chords & Tabs

Megadeth Chords & Tabs

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Insomnia Tab

   
Band- Megadeth
Song- Insomnia

Tuning: Standard


Intro (with heavy flanger)
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|-7--(7)b8-------------------0h5\4~~-|
D|-7--(7)b8----5-----------5----------|
A|-------------3----7-5--0-3----------|
E|------------------5-3---------------|

e|---------------------------|
B|-------------/11-11\-------|
G|---------------------------|
D|-2----------------------2--|
A|-0----------------------0--|
E|---------------------------|


Intro pt.2 (Violin arranged for guitar)
e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-7~---/8--5--/7----8--7--5-7-8-7-5-7-8-7-5-7~--|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|


Intro pt.2 (Sitar arranged for guitar, let first
chord ring through the next 3 notes)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-7----8--5--7--------7--7--8--5--7-|
A|-0-------------------0-------------|
E|-----------------------------------|


Riff 1
e|--------------------------|
B|--------------------------|
G|--------------------------|
D|-7-7--8-5-7----7-7--8-5-7-|
A|-0-0--0-0-0----0-0--0-0-0-|
E|--------------------------|
   "I'm running..."
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-7-7--8-5-7----5----4-3-3-3-|
A|-0-0--0-0-0----3----2-1-1-1-|
E|----------------------------|
   "Something's..."


Riff 2 (with flanger)
e|---12-12--------12-12--------12-12--------12-12-|
B|---h.-h.--------h.-h.--------h.-h.--------h.-h.-|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|-5--------5-4-3--------3-4-5--------5-4-3-------|
  "I hear a voice..."
e|----------------------------------------------|
B|-------12-12--------12-12--------12-12--------|
G|-------h.-h.--------h.-h.--------h.-h.--------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------5-4-3-|
E|-5-6-7--------7-6-5--------5-6-7--------------|
   "But the loudest..."


Riff 3              x3
e|-------------------|
B|-------------------|
G|-------------------|
D|-2----4----5----7--|
A|-0----2----3----5--|
E|-------------------|
   "Insomni, omni..."
e|--------------|
B|--------------|
G|--------------|
D|-2----4----7--|
A|-0----2----5--|
E|--------------|
   "Insomni, omni..."
e|------------------------|
B|------------------------|
G|------------------------|
D|-7----6-5----4-3--3-3-3-|
A|-5----4-3----2-1--1-1-1-|
E|------------------------|
   "...turn out the lights..."


Play Riff 1  "I can't sleep..."

Riff 1a
e|--------------------------|
B|--/violin\----------------|
G|-/--------\---------------|
D|-7-7--8-5-7----7-7--8-5-7-|
A|-0-0--0-0-0----0-0--0-0-0-|
E|--------------------------|
   "I'm twisting and..."
e|----------------------------|
B|--/violin\------------------|
G|-/--------\-----------------|
D|-7-7--8-5-7----5----4-3-3-3-|
A|-0-0--0-0-0----3----2-1-1-1-|
E|----------------------------|
   "...the madness..."


Play Riff 2  "The whole house..."
Play Riff 3  "Insomni, omni,..."


Lead into next section:
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-7-7--8-5-7------7-7--8-5-7-|
A|-0-0--0-0-0------0-0--0-0-0-|
E|----------------------------|


Riff 4 (Solo Rhythm)
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-0-1-2-3-0-4-5-0-6-7-8-9-0-10-11-12~-|

e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-1-2-3-0-4-5-0-6-7-8-9-0-10-11-12-|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/m/megadeth/insomnia_tab_ver_6.html ]
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-0-1-2-3-0-4-5-0-6-7-8-9-0-10-11-12~-|

e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|
E|-11-10-9-0-8-7-0-6-5-4-3-0-2-1-0-|


Solo (Mustaine)
e|--------------------10-12-13~~~--13p10-12--(12)~~\-|
B|-9~~~----9-10-12-13--------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------|
B|----------------12-13~~----13p10-12~~~-|
G|----------13-14------------------------|
D|-12-14-15------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-10----10p7-9~~--------------------|
D|-------------------10----10p7-9~~~-|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------15-17-18~~--18p15-17~~~~-|
G|-5/7--7/13~~~~----13-14-16-17--------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------16-17-19-20-20b22--20b22--20b22~~~-|
B|-17-18------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|-17--17--17----------17----16--16----17--17----16--16--------|
B|-18--18--18--20--18--18----17--17----18--18----17--17--(17)\-|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------|
B|-10~~~~----[long hold]-|
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-----------------------|
E|-----------------------|

End Solo

Interlude

Play Riff 3  "Insomni, omni..."

There's a lot of BS production at the end, if you want a
harmony guitar, play this:
e|------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------|
D|-19-19--20-17-19----19-19--20-17-19-|
A|--0--0---0--0--0-----0--0---0--0--0-|
E|------------------------------------|


Ending:
Guitar 1
e|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|
D|-7-7--8-5-7----5----4-3-3-3-|
A|-0-0--0-0-0----3----2-1-1-1-|
E|----------------------------|

Guitar 2
e|---------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------|
D|-19-19--20-17-19----5----4-3-3-3-|
A|--0--0---0--0--0----3----2-1-1-1-|
E|---------------------------------|

Final time
Both guitars:
e|-------------|
B|-------------|
G|-------------|
D|-7-7--8-5-7--|
A|-0-0--0-0-0--|
E|-------------|



Notation:

10^        = bend a quarter step.
10b11      = bend a half step.
10b12      = bend a full step.
10b12r10   = bend and release.
[10]12     = pre-bend.
[10]12r10  = pre-bend and release.
{14}       = pick the 14th fret while holding the most
             previous bend.
<17>       = touch the string above the 17th fret while
             previous note(s) is(are) still ringing.

10b13*     = tremolo bar bend, from the 10th fret to the 13th fret.
7d4*       = tremolo bar dive, from the 7th fret to the 4th fret.
12~*       = tremolo bar vibrato.

x   =  mute with fret-hand
*   =  palm mute
X\\ =  pick slide
h   =  hammer-on
p   =  pull-off
~   =  vibrato
t   =  finger tap
/   =  slide up
\   =  slide down
h.  =  natural harmonics
a   =  artificial harmonics
(9) =  ghost note
tm  =  trem picking
tr  =  trill
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