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Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 20:24:48 +0200
From: Fredrik Nilsson 
Subject: i/iced_earth/watching_over_me.tab

Iced Earth - Watching over me (Solo)
Album: Something Wicked this Way Comes

Key: Eb-Minor
Tabbed by: Fredrik Nilsson (onkel_nilsson@hotmail.com)

Scales used: Mostly Eb-Aeolian however the beginning and the fast
part utilizes the Db Mixolydian (same notes other position read
up on modal theory if you don't know about the 'modes' of music).
F-Locrian, Gb-Ionian Ab-Dorian are used as well however many times
(in this tab at least) it's easier to look at it as the
Eb-Minor (Eb-Aeolian) played on the bright E and the H string.

Tuning: This song is played 1/2 step down (Eb) however this tab is in
standard tuning (E). So if your playing 1/2 step down (as you should do
since the chords would be pretty awkward otherwise) play everything
one step up. My guitar was in standard tuning and I didn't bother to
tune ;)

Notation:	/ 	- 	slide
		/p	-	slide and pick the note
		b 	- 	bend
		~ 	- 	vibrato
		h/p	-	hammer on / pull off
			-	don't repick keep the bend
		sb	-	slow bend

Comments: I don't think that this tab should have that many errors
however I'm not entirely sure about the fast part it sounds quite
alright in my ears however I didn't have any "slower" plugin to
Winamp so distinguishing all the separate notes was quite a pain.

If you find any errors, have any comments, a tab request or anything
just mail me...

I don't think that he's using legato (not using picking but more
left hand techniques such as slides, hammer ons and pull offs) as
much as I do especially not on the last part of the opening
(after the pedal point lick) however I find that it's got a nice
ring to it so... whatever...

General tips: As with all learning try to get it steady before you get
it fast. Try to get the general feel of the solo and then play it without 
the music at a BPM where you can (comfortably) play this piece.
Increase the tempo gradually until you can play everything (including the 
fast part) perfect without any missed notes... after that try to improvise 
your own solo using the scales I mentioned.

I haven't written any fingerings however (for beginners only) it is
extremely imporant that you utilize your pinky especially on the pedal
point lick.

The tab:

Opening:				   |-------Pedal point------
E |------------------------------------------------------------------|
H |------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------------------------------11----13----15--|
D |---------------------------11-11-11-13~--11-15-11----11----11-----|
A |------------------11----13----------------------------------------|
E |-9~/p11~-13~/p14~----14-------------------------------------------|

   ------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------|
H |-12----14----14/16-14h16/18-16h18-18b19~--------------------------|
G |------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |----11----11------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------|

Fast part:
E |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
H |-14b16~-14b16-14b16-14-11-------------------------------------------|
G |--------------------------13b15-13-11-13-11-10h11p10----11----------|
D |-----------------------------------------------------13----13-11b13~|
A |--------------------------------------------------------------------|
C |--------------------------------------------------------------------|

Closer:
E |----14-------16----16b18---16b18-16-14-16---14-16-18-16-1818b20--|
H |-14----14-14----14------------------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------|

E |-18b20-18-16-18-16-14/13-14~---13-14-16--18-16-19-18-19/21-19h21--|
H |------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------|

Hard to tab these bends good, listen to the song to get the feeling
E |-21b23-21b23-21b23-21b23-21b23~----21sb22~--21sb23~---------------|
H |------------------------------------------------------------------|
G |------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |------------------------------------------------------------------|

Hope you enjoy, after all it was quite a labourious 40 minutes ;)
// Fredrik