The Spirit Carries On - Dream Theater
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Acoustic guitar enter after keyboard intro, play each chord a few times.
listen to song for correct picking.

_______________ ____________________________________
| x2 | x2 |
| | |
e|---|---|-3-|-5-|---|---|-3-|-----|---|---|-0-|-----|-3-|-5-|---|---|---|---|-3-|-5-|
B|-7-|-7-|-3-|-5-|-7-|-7-|-3-|-7-7-|-7-|-7-|-0-|-3-2-|-3-|-5-|-7-|-7-|-7-|-7-|-3-|-5-|
G|-7-|-7-|-4-|-6-|-7-|-7-|-4-|-7-7-|-7-|-7-|-1-|-2-2-|-4-|-6-|-7-|-7-|-7-|-7-|-4-|-6-|
D|-7-|-7-|-5-|-7-|-7-|-7-|-5-|-7-7-|-7-|-7-|-2-|-2-2-|-5-|-7-|-7-|-7-|-7-|-7-|-5-|-7-|
A|-5-|-9-|-5-|-7-|-5-|-9-|-5-|-5-4-|---|-0-|-2-|-0-0-|-5-|-7-|-5-|-4-|---|-0-|-5-|-5-|
E|---|---|-3-|-5-|---|---|-3-|-----|-7-|---|-4-|-----|-3-|-5-|---|---|-7-|---|-3-|-5-|


Second guitar
e|--------|-----------|------------|---------------|
B|--------|-2-3-5-8-7-|-10b-7------|---------------|
G|--4b-4--|-----------|-------9-7--|-6b------------|
D|--------|-----------|------------|----7--7-------|
A|--------|-----------|------------|---------7-7-5-|
E|--------|-----------|------------|---------------|

distortion part
e|-------|---|---|-----|---------|---------------|
B|-------|---|---|-----|---------|---------------|
G|--7--5-|---|---|-----|---------|---------------|
D|--7--4-|-9-|-9-|---7-|---------|-----------4---|
A|--5--5-|-7-|-6-|---5-|-5---7-2-|-5---2-5-4-2---|
E|-------|---|---|-3---|---2---0-|---2-0---------|


[Solo]

full half half half
e|-------------------------------------10----10--------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------10hb----10----10rb--7h8p7p5--5b-3--8-h10p8p7-------|
G|--9hb-*9-9(rb)p7-------7-9-9b-7----------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------9--/9-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

ok, here what you need to do is bend the note hold it, then pinch it, then
release
it while pulling of to the next note.

half half half half half half
e|-------------------------------------------------------7---------------------------|
B|-*7b---------------7----------------------------7-7------10p7----7-----------------|
G|-----7------7-9-9b---7-8b-p7-------7-------7-9b-----9b--------9b---9p7-------------|
D|-------7--9------------------9p7-9---9--/9-----------------------------9-----------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

full half full then a step and an half
e|------7-9-10-9b--------------------------------------------------------10-14-13----|
B|--10b------------10---10-----10-12-12b-12b-12----------12-----------12-------------|
G|--------------------9------9------------------------11-----------11----------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------12-----------12-------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------14-----------14----------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

full half
e|------18----20----20hb-20(rb)p18-18------------14--17-15-14------------------------|
B|--/18----18----18-------------------17b-----15--------------17-15-14---------------|
G|-----------------------------------------14--------------------------16-14-12------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Well about that scale running after the small D arrpeg im not sure at all,
its
something similar, if you figure it out let me know.

full full
e|-------------------------------------------14-15-17-------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------15----------15----17b-17b-15-17-----------|
G|----------------------------------12-14----------------14-------------------------|
D|-16-14-12----------------12-14-18-------------------------------------------------|
A|----------16-14-12-14-16----------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------16-17-19-/24------------------------------7----------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------7---------7-10-----------------|
G|--13-14-15-----------------------9(b)p7-9v-7-7---7-9---9-7-9--------/9-11-12-11-----|
D|-----------------------------------------------9------------------------------------|
A|-----------11-12-14-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------10--17-15-14-----------------17-----15----14----------|
B|-----------12-----------12-14--------------17-15-14-15--14-----12----10-------------|
G|--------11-----------11----------------------------------------------------12-11----|
D|-----12-----------12----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--14-----------14-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

ok again, im this B minor arrpeg is just a guess


e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-12-----------------------------------------------------------------12h14h15--------|
G|-14b--------------------------------------9h11h12----------11h12h14-----------------|
D|----------------------------------9h11h12---------11h12h14--------------------------|
A|------------7h9h10---------7h8h10---------------------------------------------------|
E|-----7h9h10--------7h8hh10----------------------------------------------------------|

in this part petrucci shows some of his good hammering technique, this is a
fast
run wih similar technique as in metropolis 1, only this one is shorter and
faster

e|-------17--------------------------19------19------19----19-21-22b-19---------------|
B|--17hb----17(rb)p15-----19-22-22hb----22hb----22hb----22----------------------------|
G|--------------------16--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

play 2 times play 4 times play this bend section a few times
e|-19-21-22#-|-22#-21#-19#-------------|--------|--------------------------------------|
B|-----------|-------------22#-20#-19#-|-----19-|----19-20-22-20-19-20-19----19--------|
G|-----------|-------------------------|-21b----|-21----------------------21----21-19--|
D|-----------|-------------------------|--------|--------------------------------------|
A|-----------|-------------------------|--------|--------------------------------------|
E|-----------|-------------------------|--------|--------------------------------------|
this part is mostly fast unhuman picking, i divided it to sections so pay
attention.

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|-18~--16~---11b-11--9b-9--6b-6--|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|


[Ending Solo]

half half full full
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-14b-14-10----14b-14-10----10b--10b--10p8p7-8-7-8-10-14--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------12-----------12-------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

half half full full
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-14b-14-10----14b-14-10----10b--10b--10rb-8-10-10-12-14--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------12-----------12-------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

half half full full
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-14b-14-10----14b-14-10----10b--10b--10p8p7-8-7-8-10-14--|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------12----------12--------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|

half half full full
e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|-14b-14-10----14b-14-10----10b--10b--10rb-8-10-8-8-7-----|
G|----------------------------------------------------7-7--|
D|-----------12-----------12-------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------|


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|* pinched note
|hb hold bend
|rb release bend
|/ slide to note
|h hammer on
|p pull off
|# stirke this note alot of times real fast!
|v vibrate

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Song info
The Spirit Carries On
Dream Theater
2001
  • Rock
  • Hard Rock
  • Progressive Metal
  • Symphonic Rock
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