CANDLEMASS - THE TALE OF CREATION
From the Album TALES OF CREATION
Copyright 1989 Music For Nations

Version 2.0 - October 1997
First Transcription by: TALAL DAGHESTANI
Corrections and Additions by: RICHARD BROADHEAD II()
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. - palm mute / - slide up to
- slide down to ~ - vibrato
h - hammer on b - bend
p - pull off Suffixes for bend
t - tap with finger f - full bend h - half bend
* - see comment fh - bend 1.5 steps
ph - pinched harmonic ~ - vibrato bend
(#) - pick # while in bend
Tuning: Eb(Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Bb,Eb) every string down half a step
RIFF A
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|-2-2--76--3--65--3----------|
|-0-0--54--1--43--1----------|
. .
PLAY RIFF A 10 TIMES
RIFF B(bass notes doubled by synth)
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|--------10-9-10-9-----------|
|-7-9-10-8--7-8--7-----------|
|-5-7-8----------------------|
PLAY RIFF B 2 TIMES
PLAY RIFF A 8 TIMES
PLAY RIFF B 2 TIMES
RIFF C(doubled by synth)
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|------/9-10-9-10-9-------------|
|-7-10---------------10---------|
PLAY RIFF C 2 TIMES
RIFF D(doubled by synth)
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-----/7-8-7-8-7----------------|
|-5-8------------8--------------|
PLAY RIFF D 2 TIMES
PLAY RIFF C 2 TIMES
PLAY RIFF D 2 TIMES
RIFF E
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|-2---7-6---10-9-10-9-7-6-3-2-3----|
|-0---5-4---8--7-8--7-5-4-1-0-1----|
PLAY RIFF E 4 TIMES
PLAY RIFF A 10 TIMES
PLAY RIFF B 2 TIMES
PLAY RIFF C 2 TIMES
PLAY RIFF D 2 TIMES
PLAY RIFF C 2 TIMES
PLAY RIFF D 2 TIMES
PLAY RIFF E 4 TIMES
Riffs under solo
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------| x4
|------------------------------|
|--5-6-1-/4-------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------| x2
|--5-6-1-/4-------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------| x2
|------------------------------|
|--5-6-1-/4-------------------|
end of riffs under solo
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----10--8h10p8h10p8--------------------|
|----5-4h5p4h5p4---3--------------|--10-----------------10-8---------------|
|--7-------------7---3------------|--------------------------10--6~--------|
|-----------------------5~--------|----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----10--8h10p8h10p8--------------------|
|----5-4h5p4h5p4---3--------------|--10-----------------10-8----7bh~-------|
|--7-------------7---3------------|--------------------------10------------|
|-----------------------5~--------|----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
/--not a 100, but sure damn close!!! --
|---------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------8h9h11p9p8---8bh~---|
|-7bf~(7)-9~---9-7-10-|-----------------7h8h10----------h10-------|
|---------------------|-------7h8h10p8p7--------------------------|
|---------------------|-7h8h10------------------------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-------t----t----t--------------------|---------------------|
|*15bf-(20)-(18)-(16)-16bf-13bf~-13bf~-|---------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-14h16p14-14-13~-----|
|--------------------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------------------------|---------------------|
* bend 15 up to 17 and tap 22,20,18 while bent
|-t17p13p12p10-t17p13p12p10-t17p13p12p10-t17p13p12p10-t18p15p13p11-
|------------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------------------------
-t18p15p13p11-t18p15p13p11-t18p15p13p11-t13p10p8p6-t13p10p8p6-t13p10p8p6-
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
-t13p10p8p6-t21p18p16p14-t21p18p16p14-t21p18p16p14-t21p18p16p14-|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
t *whammy a step up
|-20bf~-20-17-20bfh~-20-17-*20bf-p17---------------19------------|
|-------------------------------------18-20-22-18--19------------|
|--------------------------------------------------harmonics-----|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
*tap 20th fret with finger and bend note while tapped up 1 step. Then
release the tap while having a finger position at the 17th fret, but make
sure when you release the tap finger you also release the bend.
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|----8-7h8p7h8p7----6-------------|----15bf-15----------------------|
|-10-------------10---------------|-18---------18-16----------------|
|---------------------10-7--------|------------------*17bfh~--------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
* use whammy bar for bend and vibrato
|----8-7h8p7h8p7----6-------------|----15bf-15----21bf-21-19-21bf~--|
|-10-------------10---------------|-18---------18-------------------|
|---------------------10-7--------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
PLAY RIFF A 10 TIMES
PLAY RIFF B 2 TIMES
PLAY RIFF A 8 TIMES
PLAY RIFF B 2 TIMES
PLAY RIFF C 2 TIMES
PLAY RIFF D 2 TIMES
PLAY RIFF C 2 TIMES
PLAY RIFF D 2 TIMES
PLAY RIFF E 4 TIMES
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------| GUITAR 1 KEEPS PLAYING
|----------------------------------------| THIS TILL IT FADES OUT
|-5~---5~-3~-5~--1~--0~--8~-7~-8~-7~-3~--|
Guitar 2
|----------------------------|
|------------5-3-5-3h5p3-----|
|-5-4-5-2-1--------------4~--|
|----------------------------| x8
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|

Guitar 3
|-12-10-12------------13bf-13-13bf-13-12--|
|----------13(*13bf~)---------------------|
|-----------------------------------------| x5
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
* pull note up a full step and vibrato with whammy bar
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