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/ Iron Maiden / Piece Of Mind (1983) / The Trooper guitar tab

From: Edmund Breslin 

                       The Trooper
               by Iron Maiden(Steve Harris)
     Transcribed by Eddie Breslin(caladan@maths.tcd.ie)
                (Solo's copied and edited)

INTRO AND OUTRO:
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------5--------|
|--(7)--7--7-5-----5--5--5-3-----3--3--3-1-----5---5--7---|
|--------------7-------------5-------------3--------------|

The above riff is played four times. The last note in the measure
is the first note of the next one. That's why the first note above
is in brackets. Adrian Smith used to play this note as a pinch
harmonic.

On repeat 3 and 4 Dave harmonises with:
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|--(5)--5--5-4-----4--4--4-2-0---2--2--2-0-----4-5-4--5---|
|--------------7---------------------------3--------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|

MAIN RIFF:

Guitar I (Dave)
|------------------7----------------------------------------|
|--8--7h8p7h8p7h8-----8--7h8p7h8p7h8--8-----------8---------|
|----------------------------------------9--9~--7---7--9~---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

Guitar II (Adrian)
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------7--------------------------------------|
|--9--7h9p7h9p7h9-----9--7h9p7h9p7h9--9---------------------|
|---------------------------------------10-10~--9-10-9-10~--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

Janick Gers plays the above part on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings
between frets 2-5. Try both and see what you think.

BASSLINE:

The bass is mainly just E and C as follows, except for before the
second verse he goes to D for one cycle.
This is the bassline for most of the song.
I'll just show the basic notes. Listen for the strum pattern.
|---------------------------------|----------|-----------|
|----------5--------------5-------|---5------|---5-------|
|--7-----5---5---7------5---5---3-|-5---5--5-|-5---5--7--|
|---------------------------------|----------|-----------|
                                       ^
                               Before 2nd Verse only

VERSE:

The following riff goes with all the verses. Listen for the
16th note strumming and the rests at the start of the first verse.
The G chord denoted below is an inversion of a G5 (power chord).
It should be played with an upstroke i.e. the G note first while
the D power chords should be played with down strokes.
For the C5 I've shown the open E note on the sixth string in
brackets. This is sometimes played whether by accident or design.
It gives the 1st inversion of a C major triad.

    E5      D  G  D   E5          D  G  D   C5          D  G  D
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---9-------7--5--7---9---9-------7--5--7---5---5-------7--5--7---|
|---7-------5--5--5---7---7-------5--5--5---3---3-------5--5--5---|
|---0---------------------0--------------------(0)----------------|

CHORUS:

The chorus is really just D to E (implied minor) but between the
singing Dave strums a pattern on the second fret. This is done
with the pad of the first finger and lifted up where necessary.
Once again, listen for the strumming.

    Oh, Oh,...          Oh 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---7-------------------------------------------------------------|
|---7-------------------9-----------------------------------------|
|---7-------------------9-----------------------------------------|
|---5-------------------7-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------0-----------------------------------------|

Guitar II (Dave)
|---2-------------------------------------------------------------|
|---3-------------------------------------------------------------|
|---2-------------------9-----------------------------------------|
|---0-------------------9---2----2-0-2----2-0-2----2-0-2----------|
|---0-------------------7---2----2-0-2----2-0-2----2-0-2----------|
|---------------------------0----0---0----0---0----0---0-etc------|


RHYTHM FOR SOLO'S:

Each rhythm is repeated four times. The chords given are the ones
implied by the solo and the rest of the song.

Gtr II E(m)-D-B(m)-C-D (Solo 1)   Gtr I A(m)-G-Em-F-G (Solo 2)
|--------------------------------|--------(3)---0-----(1)----3----|
|--------(7)---------(5)----(7)--|---------3----0------1-----3----|
|---9-----7-----4-----5------7---|---2-----4----0------2-----4----|
|---9-----7-----4-----5------7---|---2-----5----2------3-----5----|
|---7-----5-----2-----3------5---|---0-----5----2------3-----5----|
|--(0)---------------------------|--------------0-----(1)---------|

             
Solo 1: Adrian Smith
   E5                             D5
|------------12--------12--------------------------|
|--15b(17)---15b(17)---15b(17)--r15--12---15~~~----|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

           B5                                   C5        D5
|------15b(17)~-----15--12-----------------------------------|
|--12--------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------15--14--12-----------------------|
|---------------------------------------14b(16)-r14--12------|
|--------------------------------------------------------14--|
|------------------------------------------------------------|

        E5                                              D5
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------12-h15-----------12-h15----------12-h15-----------|
|--14---b(16)----------14b(16)----------14b(16)---------14b(16)--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|


|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--12-h15----------12-h15----------12-h15----------12-h15---------|
|----------14b(16)---------14b(16)---------14b(16)--------14b(16)-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

   B5
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|--12-h15----------12-h15----------12-h15---------12-h15--|
|----------14b(16)---------14b(16)--------14b(16)---------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|

                     C5          D5      E5
|-----------------------------------------15--19p15-h17p15------|
|-------------------------------------/17-------------------17--|
|--14----15--14--12--14--14--12~\-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|

                                    D5
|---15--19p15-h17p15-----15--19p15-h17p15----15--19p15-h17p15--|
|---------------------17------------------17-------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|

                              B5
|-----15--19p15-h17p15----15--19p15-h17p15------15--19p15-h17p15--|
|--17------------------17-------------------17--------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                               D5
                     C5   *With harmony(see end )
|-------20b(22)--20b(22)--20b(22)--20b(22)r20--20b(22)r20--|
|---14-----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
                                                  D5
                     E5                         Harmony ends *
|--20b(22)r20--20b(22)-----19--20--17--19-----17----------------|
|------------------------------------------20-----19h20--17~~\--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|

   B5                                  C5                  D5
|----------12----------12-----------------------------------------|
|------12------15b(17)-----15--12---------------------------------|
|--/14-----------------------------14b(16)r14--12--14--12---------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------14~~---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Solo 2: Dave Murray
  (D5)   A5                                  G5
|--------5h8p5h8p5h8p5h8p5----------------------------------|
|--5h8----------------------8p5h8p5h8p5h8p5-----------------|
|--------------------------------------------7b(9)-(9)r(8)--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

            E5                      F5   G5
|----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------5h7--|
|--7--6--5-----6--5----------------------------------|
|-----------7--------7-------------------------------|
|-----------------------6--5-------------------------|
|-----------------------------8--5~~-----------------|

   A5                                G5
|--------------5h7p5h7p5h7----------------5h7p5h7p5/7--8p7h8p7--|
|--5h7p5h7p5-----------------5h7p5h7p6h8------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|

             E5                                  F5
|----7---10b(12)--10b(12)--10b(12)--(12)r10--8--10~~--8\--|
|--10-----------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|

   G5                          A5
|-----12-----------12--15--12--15--12--12-----------12------|
|-/15-----15b(17)--------------------------15b(17)------15--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

                                  G5
|---------------------------------10h12p10------------------------|
|--13--12--13--12--12---------/10-----------10--13b(15)-HOLD BEND-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

                E5             F5      G5
|-----------------------------------------|
|--(15)\5/---NH---T-bar-------------------|
|------------12--\-(9)-/-----17b(19)~~~\--|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|

                  A5                                    G5
|--------------------------------------------------20b(22)-(22)r20-|
|-----------------------------20b(22)--(22)r20--17-----------------|
|--/17--19b(21)--(21)r19--17---------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

          E5
|--17-------------------20b(22)--20--19--17-----------------------|
|-----20b(22)-------17----------------------20b(22)---------------|
|---------------------------------------------------20b(23)-r(21)-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

   F5             D5 G5 D5
|--------------------------|
|--17\15-------------------|
|---------17--17--14--14\--|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|

Harmony for Solo 1:

|--14b(15)--14b(15)r14--14b(15)r14--14b(15)r14--14b(15)--|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|


|--12--14-----12----------------------|
|----------15----13--15--12h13--------|
|-------------------------------14~~--|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|




Iron Maiden albums
2003 Dance of Death
2000 Brave New World
1998 Virtual XI
1995 The X Factor
1992 Fear Of The Dark
1990 No Prayer For The Dying
1988 Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
1986 Somewhere In Time
1984 Powerslave
1983 Piece Of Mind
1982 The Number Of The Beast
1981 Killers
1980 Iron Maiden
Piece Of Mind tabs
01Where Eagles Dare tabbass tab
02Revelations tabbass tab
03Flight Of Icarus tabbass tab
04The Trooper tabbass tab
05Die With Your Boots On tabbass tab
06Still Life tabbass tab
07Quest For Fire tabbass tab
08Sun And Steel tabbass tab
09To Tame A Land tabbass tab

 

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