Testament - The Ballad Chords & Tabs

 

The Ballad Chords & Tabs

Testament Chords & Tabs

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The Ballad Tab

   
  -Downloaded from Fatal's Testament page-
-Http://Testament.cjb.net-
        -email: fatal@netc.pt-


The ballad by Testament from Practice what you preach album

* harmonic ~~ vibrato / slide 
/fb full bend /hb\ half bend & release 
p pull off h hammeron


|--0--0--|-------------------4-----0-----0h2-|-------4----0----0h2-0--0--------|
|--5--3--|-----2-----2---------2-----2-------|--2------2----2------5--3--------|
|--6--4--|.------3-----3---3-----3-----------|----4----------------6--4-------.|
|--7--5--|.--4-----4-----4-------------4-----|-4----5----4---4-----7--5-2h4h6-.|
|--------|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--------|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------2-5-4-2-------------------|
|-------------------1-3-4-5~~(1)----1-----5-------4-3-1-3-1~~--------|
|-4------------1-2-4-------------2----4--4-------------------2-2/6-4-|
|---4-----1h2h4------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------9p--7p5---------------------------------------------|
|-----------4-5-7--------9p7p5-5--7-5h7--4h5p4-2----------------------|
|------3-4-5------------------------------------4-3-1-----------------|
|-2-4-6----------------------------------------------4-2-1------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------4-2-1-------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------4-2-0--|

  guitar 1
|-11h12p11p9--------------------------------------------------|
|-----------12p11p9-11h12p11p9--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------11p9p8-9h11p9p8-----------------|
|--------------------------------------------11p9p8-9h1p9p8---|
|----------------------------------------------------------11-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
| guitar 2                                                    |
|----------0----------------------0---------------------------|
|---0--------0-0---0----0-0--0-----------0------0-------------|
|-----3-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------2-----------------------2-----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0-----------------------------------------------------------|

  guitar 1
|----12*----0h4h6h7-6-4--------------------|
|-12*------------------5-/7-5/7-5/7--------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
| guitar 2                                 |
|--------0---------0-----------------------|
|------------0-----------------------------|
|-1---1----------1----1-1-1-1---1----------|
|------------------------------------4-----|
|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|

|-18hb--16-16~~--16-14------------------------------------------------------14---|
|---------------------17-14----------------------------------14--16-14-17-16--17-|
|--------------------------16-15--------------15--15-13-16-15--16----------------|
|-------------------------------16-14-13-16-14--16-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-16-14-18-16-14---------------------------------------------------12--------------------|
|---------------17-16-14--------------------------------------14-16--16/hb\--------------|
|-----------------------16-15-13---15/-(16)13---------13-15-16--------------x-13/hb\15---|
|-------------------------------14---------------14-16--------------------------------16-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|----------13h14h16--13-----------------------|
|--13h14h16--------16--13h14--13--------------|
|---------------------------16--14h16p14-14---|

  guitar 1
|------------------------------2-0-0h2-----------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----11/3--9----9/11---11\----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------10-9-7--------------|
|-----9/11--7----7/9----9\---------------------10-9-7--------|
|----------------------------------------------------10-7----|
| guitar 2                                                   |
|------0-------0---------------------------------------------|
|--------0--------------------------2----------2--0-0--------|
|-1-1------1------1-1-1-1---1----------3---------------------|
|------------------------------4--4-------4------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|

Clean part under lyrics - repeat as needed

  guitar 1
|----------------------------9--10--9--7-------7--8--7--5------7--5------0---3-|
|------------------3-------7--7---7--7--7-----6-6--6--6--6---6--6-------8--3---|
|---------------0-0-0-0-0-7-7--7---7--7--7---7---5--5--5--5-5-5--5-----9----4--|
|--------------2---------2------------------7--------------7---------10---5----|
|------------------------------------------5-----------------------------------|
|-10h12-------0----------------------------------------------------------------|
| guitar 2                                                                     |
|------0----------0-------2-0-------0------1-0--1--0-1-0h1p0-----0-0-----------|
|-----0-0--------0-0-----3-3-3------3-----3-3-3--3----------1-0-1-1-1----------|
|----0---0-0----0---0-0-4-----4---4------------2--2------------------0--0------|
|---2-----0----2---------------4-4-4-----0-----------------------------2--0----|
|-------------------------------2------------------------------0------3----2---|
|-0-----------0----------------------------------------------------------3--3--|

solo(interlude)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------8-7-5-----|
|----------------------------------------------------------6-5-6-8-----8-5--|
|---3---------------------------------7---------------7\--------------------|
|-----4---------5-7-7/hb\p5-7-5-7h9----9-7-7h9--9-9-9-----------------------|
|-------5---/7--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0-------3-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------5\---------------|
|--------------------------------------5\\--------------|
|-7/fb\p5------------------5---5-7p5h7-5\\--------------|
|--------7p5-7~~--7p5-5h7p5--7-----------\--------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

"the games are played with your life on the line..." [repeat as needed]
|---0----0-0--|---0--------0-|------|---0-------|
|---0----0-0--|---3--------3-|---6--|---1--1--0-|
|---0----0-0--|---4--7--4--4-|---7--|---2--0--0-|
|---2----2-2--|-4-4--7--4--4-|-7-7--|---2--2--0-|
|---2----2-2--|-2----5--2--2-|-5-5--|-0-0--4--2-|
|-0----0------|--------------|------|---------0-|

end with:           h------------|
|-----5---------|---------------------|
|-----5---------|---------------------|
|-----5---0--0--|---5-----------------|
|-----7---2--0--|-----4-----5--4------|
|-----7---3--2--|-------3-------------|
|-5---5------3--|-0-------3-----------|
 
Solo [guitar 2 repeats back clean part as needed]

  guitar 1
|--------12-14-15-14-12-/14---12-------------7-9-10-9-7-5h6--5------------|
|------12-----------------------15-12~~----/7-----------------7-7~~~~-----|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| guitar 2                                                                |
|------0-----------------------2--0---------------0--------1---3-----1----|
|-----0----------------------3--3--3--------------3------3---3---3----3---|
|----0---------------------4---------4-------4---------------------2---2--|
|---2----------------------------------4---4---4--------0-----------------|
|----------------------------------------2--------------------------------|
|-0-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/t/testament/the_ballad_tab_ver_3.html ]
 guitar 1
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------6-------------5/----------5------------------------------|
|----5-7---7-----------5/----------5-----------5-7/9~~---7-9/12~~-|
|-5/7--------7p5/7~~---5/----7~~---5---7~~------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
| guitar 2                                          |
|-0-1-0h1p0------------0---0------------------------|
|-----------1-0------1---1-----1--------------------|
|---------------------------------0------0----------|
|--------------------------------------2-------0----|
|-----------------0------------------3-----------2--|
|--------------------------------------------3-----3|

 guitar 1
|--------------------------------7-10/fb----10-7--------------------|
|----------10-11-12-10/fb~~---/7----------------10------------------|
|------9-12---------------------------------------9/hb\p7-9-7~~-----|
|-9h12---------------------------------------------------9-9--------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

 guitar 1
|---5-8-7-5/----------------------------8--------------6--------3---------|
|--6--------8/fb\6-8-6-8-8/fb\-8-8/fb-----8/fb~~~~--/10-8------3----------|
|-------------------7------------------------------------9----4--2/3~~~~--|
|---------------------------------------------------------10-5------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

from now its just riffs with distortion:

|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4--4--4--4--4--4-|-7--7-7-7---777-777-777-7-7777--|
|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2--2--2--2--2-|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2--2--2--2--2-|-5--5-5-5---555-555-555-5-5555--|
|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0--0--0--0--0--0-|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
     . . .  . . .  .  .  .  .  .         . . .  . . .  .  .  .  .  .         . .     ... ... ...   ....

end with (2guitars)

|----------------8--------------------------|
|-------------------6---------------3-------|
|----------------------9---------4----------|
|----------------5----5---10--5-------------|
|-7--7-7-7--7777-3----3---5--5--5-----------|
|-5--5-5-5--5555----------3--3--3-----------|
     . .    ....      .   .  .

"ive been robbed, i've been used..." part
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|----------4--------7--------6--------5-4---------|
|-2--------2--------5--------4--------3-2-5-------|
|-0---------------------------------------3-------|
                                      . . .

Part with the lead fill
|---------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-4-------4-------4-------4-|-----2-------2-------2-------2------|
|-4-------4-------4-------4-|-----2-------2-------2-------2------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2--|
    . . .   . . .   . . .     . .   . . .   . . .   . . .   . . 

lead fill
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|-7-----9-7\5----Feedback------7--7h8p7----9-7\5-----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------14h15p14----------------|
|-7-----8-7\5----17-A.h.--7h8p7--------------7h8p7p5----0--|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

Solo
|-12t7p5p0h7-12t7p5p0h5-|-----------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-12t7p5p0h7-12t7p5p0h5-|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|
|---x2------------------|-----------------------|--12t7p5p0h5h7---|
|-----------------------|--x2-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------|--x4-------------|
(back guitar: E5           B5                     D5

|------------------------------------7------------5----------------------|
|--------------------------------7-----7--------------5----5-------------|
|-------------------------------7-7------7~~-----7---7--7----------------|
|--------------9----9----------9----------------7---------7---7~~p.h.~~--|
|-0h2p0---7-10---10---10-7~~---------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
(back guitar:A5  C5-B5-A5    |after repeat until mentioned

|----8-7-5-----17-14-14----------14--16--17--16--17-16-14--------|
|---x-------------------17/fb~~---------------------------x------|
|--x-------------------------------------------------------13~~--|
|-x---------4----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
              |F#5               E5         
|-(14)---------------------------------------------------------------14-17--16--14----------|
|-----14-----------------------------------------------------------14---------------17/fb~~-|
|-------14--13-14------------------------------------------------14-------------------------|
|---------15-----16-14-16-14-----------------------------------16---------------------------|
|---------------------------16-17-14-16----------------------16-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------------17-16-14p.h.~~---14h17-------------------------------|
                                                        F#5

|-14-16-17-19/fb--19/fb~~-------12h17---14-12---------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------15-------------14-15h17p15p14-15p14----------------|
|--------------------------x\------------------13---13-14-15--------------------16-12-12-14-12--|
|--------------------------x\\------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------\------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|-11h14p11--9/fb\p11--9/fb\p11--9/fb\p11p9\7-9-6-|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|
                                                                                    p.h.
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------7-9-10-9-7-9-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------7-9-10-------------|
|-7p6-------------------------------------------6/1&hb\6-------6-7-9-------------------|
|-----9-9p7-9p7------------------------6-7-9-6-7----------6-7-9------------------------|
|---------------9/1&hb\--x--5-7-9-5-7-9------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-10-9----------9--12--9--------------------9h12p9----------------9h14p9--------------|
|-----12-9-10-12---------(11)------------------------------------x------19------------|
|-----------------------------9----------10-------(11)---------10---------(11)--------|
|-------------------------------x-----11-------------(11)----11---------------11------|
|---------------------------------11---------------------9-12-------------------9p.h.-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

lead fill again
|----------------------------------14h15p14----------------|
|-7-----8-7\5----17-A.h.--7h8p7--------------7h8p7p5----0--|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

and end with main (and first to appear) distortion riff 

typed by fatal, scan supllied by tabbin' virtuoso eric vanover :)
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