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/ Iron Maiden / Powerslave (1984) / Powerslave guitar tab

From: robs@violet.berkeley.edu (Rob Schenk)
Subject: Tab: Iron Maiden "Powerslave"
Date: Tue Jun  7 10:36:55 CDT 1994

Powerslave

By Iron Maiden

Off the album, Powerslave

From Hal Leonard transcription book of
Powerslave/Somewhere in Time

Legend:
h: hammer on
p: pull off
b: bend
br: bend and release
/: slide

Intro/Verse

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---
-7-----------------------10------------------------8-7-------------------------
10
-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--8--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--6-5--5-5-5--5-5-5---5-5-5--8

-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
---5-4-5-7-5h7p5-4h5p4------------
-5----------------------6----------

Prechorus

------------------------------------------------
-5/13---9/10-9----6----5/13---9/10--9---6-----
------------------------------------------------
-2/10---6/7--6----3----2/10---6/7---6---3-----
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------

Tell me why I had to be....
Chorus

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-9--5--7--------------------------------------------------------------------
-9--5--7--------------------------------------------------------------------
-7--3--5--------------------------------------------------------------------
----------3p0-0-0-0--0-0-3p0--0-0-0-0-0-0h2-2-2-2h3-3-3-3h5-5-5-5-3-2-0-

presolo

-0----------------------------------
-0----------------------------------
-0----------------------------------
-2----------------------------------
-2----------------------------------
-0----------------------------------

(clean sound)

-----------------------------------
-----3-------3-------3------------
-------4-------4-------4----------
---4-------4-------4--------------(repeat)
-2-------2-------2-------2--0-----
-----------------------------------

guitar solo 1

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---
-5/7-5h7p5/3/2--3p2~~~--2h3p2---------------------------------------------10/12
-
--------------------------------4/2/4---6-7-9-9br-p7/6h7p6---------7-9br-7-----
--
------------------------------------------------------------9---7-9------------
---
--------------------------------------------------------------9----------------
---
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---

------------------------------------------------------------9-10-9h10p9--------
---
-10h12p10--7h10p7-----------------------------------10-12--------------12-10-12
--
-------------------9-7h9p7/6---6/4--4----------9/11----------------------------
---
------------------------------9-------------7-9--------------------------------
----
------------------------------------------9------------------------------------
-----
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----

-9-10-12-10-9h10p9------------------------------------------------10-9h10p9----
---
--------------------10---------------------------------------10-12-----------12
-10
-----------------------9/7-9br-7h9p7-6h7p6/4---------7-9/11--------------------
---
--------------------------------------------------7-9--------------------------
-----
------------------------------------------------9------------------------------
-----
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----

-12b--12bp10-9h10p9------------------------------------------------------------
----
---------------------12----------------14h15-17-15-14h15p14-----15-14h15p14----
--
--------------------------------14h16-------------------------16--------------1
6-14
--------------------------14/16------------------------------------------------
----
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----

--------------14-15-17-17br-17b-----17-15-14h15p14----14-15-17-15-14h15p14-----
-
----14-15-17-----------------------------------------17-----------------------1
7---
-16----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------

-14h15p14----------------------------------------------------7---------7-------
---
-----------17-15-14h15p14-------------------------------------10----7---10p7---
---
---------------------------16-14----------------------------------9b-----------
----
---------------------------------16-15-14/12-14p12-14p12-----------------------
--
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
----

-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-9p7-9-7---------------------------
---------9-7-9/-------------------
----------------------------------
-----------------------------------

Solo rhythm

------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------7-7-7-----2-----2-----2-2-2----
-4---4----4-4----4--4-----4--4-----5---7-7-7-----2-----2-----2-2-2----
-2-0-2--0-2-2--0-2--2--0--2--2-0--5---5-5-5-----0-----0-----0-0-0----
------------------------------------3----------------3------3-----------

Harmony interlude

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-
-------4-5-4--------------4-5-4---7/9-7~~-----7-9-7h9p7----------------4-5-4-
-5~~-7-------7-4-5~~---7-------7-----------10-----------10-7-9~~--5-7--------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-

-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------(repeat)
-----------------------------------
-7-4-5~~--------------------------
-----------------------------------

Solo outro

-------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------
-10-9----8-7---5-4------------------------
-10-9----8-7---5-4---5-2------------------
--8-7----6-5---3-2---5-2------------------
----------------------3-0------------------

Outro to song
Slave to the power of death....

----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
-5--7--------------------------------------5-7-7-7-9-----------------
-5--7--------------------------------------5-7-7-7-9-(trem picking)---
-3--5--------------------------------------3-5-5-5-7-----------------
--------3p0-0-0-0-0---0-0-3p0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------
-----------------------5/6--5/6---9/6---9-10--13--12/13/12-10--9/10/9--6/9/6--5
--
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------
----------------3--3---2/3--2/3---6/3---6--7--10---9/10/9---7---6/7/6---3/6/3--
2--
----------------3--3-----------------
-----------------------------------------------
-5-4-5-7-5-4---1--1------------------------------------------------------------
----

-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
--9/---------------------------------
--9/---------------------------------
--7/---------------------------------
-----------------------------------






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
Powerslave tabs
01Aces High tabbass tab
022 Minutes To Midnight tabbass tab
03Losfer Words (Big'Orra) tabbass tab
04Flash Of The Blade tabbass tab
05The Duellists tabbass tab
06Back In The Village tabbass tab
07Powerslave tabbass tab
08Rime Of The Ancient Mariner tabbass tab

 

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