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Pestilence - "Testimony" Guitar Tab

Plain Text Version
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Updated: 2009-01-07 01:38:21

 

By:

MetalThrashingMad

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Co-authored by:

SuNioj0369

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Important note
This tab is available online because we obtained explicit permission from Pestilence or their label.


#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#Unless specified otherwise, this is NOT an official tab from the band members.#
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

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|==============================================================================|
|                                    TESTIMONY                                 |
|                            As recorded by Pestilence                         |
|                 (From the 1991 Album TESTIMONY OF THE ANCIENTS)              |
|                      Copyright (c) 1991 Roadrunner Records                   |
|                                                                              |
|  Tabbed by MetalThrashingMad with corrections by SuNioj0369                  |
|                                                                              |
|  Email - MTM - Thrasher502@hotmail.com                                       |
|                                                                              |
|  Version - 1.0 - Decemeber 31, 2008                                          |
|                                                                              |
|  Song written by Pestilence                                                  |
|                                                                              |
|  Tuning - All guitars are in standard - E A D G B e                          |
|                                                                              |
|                   ________________________________________                   |
|                  |                                        |                  |
|                  |                 KEY:                   |                  |
|                  |                                        |                  |
|                  | _ = Palm mute       _3_                |                  |
|                  |                    |   | = triplet     |                  |
|                  |         2                              |                  |
|                  |       /   \__  = dive or return        |                  |
|                  |                   this many steps      |                  |
|                  | wb = whole step    above/below fretted |                  |
|                  |              bend                note  |                  |
|                  |                                        |                  |
|                  | < > = natural harmonic    ~ = vibrato  |                  |
|                  |                         \              |                  |
|                  |    /\/\ = vibrato        \ = dive with |                  |
|                  |            with bar       \      bar   |                  |
|                  |________________________________________|                  |
|                                                                              |
|                                                                              |
| * The natural harmonics on the 7th frets done in the intro are fretted       |
|   directly in the center of the fret, not near the 7th fret wire             |
|   like a normal harmonic.                                                    |
|                                                                              |
| * Note the given values for the tremelo dive/returns are relative to         |
|   the initial harmonic picked.                                               |
|                                                                              |
|==============================================================================|

 Riff 1 - 0:00 x5

|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-5-5-3-3-|
  _______________________________   _______________________________


 Tremelo wank under riff 1 - 0:00 - 0:07
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------_1_------------_1_--------|------_1_------------------------|
|-----/-----\--------/-----\------|----/-----\---------1/2----------|
|-<7>/-------\------/-------\-----|---/-------\------/-----\--------|
|-<7>---------\----/---------\----|--/---------\----/-------\__-----|


|---------------------------------|----------------2----------------|
|---------------------------------|--<3>\--------/------\-----------|
|-------_1_-----------------------|------\--/\--/--------\----------|
|-----/-----\------1/2------------|-------\/--\/----------\---------|
|-<7>/-------\---/-----\----------|---------------------------------|
|-<7>---------\-/-------\/\/\/\/--|---------------------------------|
                            ^
                           (^unintelligible)
 Riff 2 - 0:22 x4
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------3-3---------|---------------------3-3---------|
|-5-5-5-5---------5-5-------------|-5-5-5-5---------5-5-------------|
|---------2-2-2-2---------2-2-2-2-|---------2-2-2-2---------2-2-2-2-|
  _______________________________   _______________________________


 0:34
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------9----------|---------------------------------|
|------------10---11------11--10--|-8-------------------------------|
|----10--11-----------------------|----11--10--8--------------------|
|-8-------------------------------|----------------11---10---8---7--|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-5-5-3-3-|
   _______________________________   _______________________________


|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------------------9----------|---------------------------------|
|------------10---11------11--10--|-8-------------------------------|
|----10--11-----------------------|----11--10--8---10\--------------|
|-8-------------------------------|-------------------\-------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------12----------|---------------------------------|
|------------13---14------14--13--|-11------------------------------|
|----13--14-----------------------|----14--13--11--13\--------------|
|-11------------------------------|-------------------\-------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-5-5-3-3-|
  _______________________________   _______________________________


  Repeat riff 1 - 0:42 x5
  Repeat riff 2 - 0:56 x4


1:08
 Riff 3 x2                      Riff 4 x2
|---------------------|        |----------------------|
|---------------------|        |----------------------|
|---------------------|        |----------------------|
|---------------------|        |----------------------|
|-7---------7---------|        |-6---------6----------|
|----0-3-0-----0-3-0--|        |----0-3-0-----0-3-0---|
     _____     _____                _____     _____


 Repeat riff 3 x2
 Repeat riff 4 x2
 Repeat riff 3 x2
 Repeat riff 4 x2
 Repeat riff 3 x2
 Repeat riff 4 x2

 Repeat riff 1 - 1:36 x5
 Repeat riff 2 - 1:58 x4


 2:10
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-6\---/-\--/-(punch-tremelo-senselessly-)--------------------------|
|---\_/---\/----------------------|---------------------------------|
|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------4-4---------|---------------------4-4---------|
|-6-6-6-6---------6-6-------------|-6-6-6-6---------6-6-------------|
|---------3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3-|---------3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3-|
  _______________________________   _______________________________


|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|----1.5--------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-9/-----\------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------\-----------------------|---------------------------------|
|----------\--(more-wobbling)-----|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|------------0\-(dive and wobble)-|
|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------4-4---------|---------------------4-4---------|
|-6-6-6-6---------6-6-------------|-6-6-6-6---------6-6-------------|
|---------3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3-|---------3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3-|
  _______________________________   _______________________________


|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----------------11\/\/\/\/------|-----------------12\/\/\/\/------|
|-13\/\/\/\/----------------------|-13\/\/\/\/----------------------|
|------^--------------^-----------|---------------------------------|
|---(half-step-dips-with-tremelo)-|---------------------------------|
|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------4-4---------|---------------------4-4---------|
|-6-6-6-6---------6-6-------------|-6-6-6-6---------6-6-------------|
|---------3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3-|---------3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3-|
  _______________________________   _______________________________


|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------/10---12---10-------|-------------/9---10---9\--------|
|---------------------------------|-------------------------\-------|
|-0\-dive-------------------------|-0\-dive-------------------------|
|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------4-4---------|---------------------4-4---------|
|-6-6-6-6---------6-6-------------|-6-6-6-6---------6-6-------------|
|---------3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3-|---------3-3-3-3---------3-3-3-3-|
  _______________________________   _______________________________


  Sweep 1 x4 - 2:22                    Sweep 2 x4 - 2:25
|-------------8h12p8--------|      |------------8h12p8--------|
|-----------10------10------|      |----------10------10------|
|----------9----------9-----|      |---------9----------9-----|
|--------10------------10---|      |-------10------------10---|
|------12----------------12-|      |-8-8-12----------------12-|
|-12-12---------------------|      |--------------------------|
|                                  |
|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
|---------------------------|      |--------------------------|
|-2-------------------------|      |-3------------------------|
|-2-------------------------|      |-3------------------------|
|-0-------------------------|      |-1------------------------|


 Repeat sweep 1 x4
 Repeat sweep 2 x4


  Sweep 3 x4 - 2:33                      Sweep 4 x4 - 2:36
|--------------13h17p13---------|      |---------------13h17p13---------|
|------------15--------15-------|      |-------------15--------15-------|
|----------14------------14-----|      |-----------14------------14-----|
|--------15----------------15---|      |---------15----------------15---|
|------17--------------------18-|      |-13-13-17--------------------17-|
|-17-17-------------------------|      |--------------------------------|
|                                      |
|-------------------------------|      |--------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|      |--------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|      |--------------------------------|
|-7-----------------------------|      |-8------------------------------|
|-7-----------------------------|      |-8------------------------------|
|-5-----------------------------|      |-6------------------------------|


 Repeat sweep 3 x4
 Repeat sweep 4 x4


    __3__                __3__
   |     |              |     |
|-15h19p15----------14-14h17p14-------------|
|----------17----17-------------15----15-17-|
|-------------15-------------------14-------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|


 2:46 - solo
|-13~~~--13h14p13----13-14h16p14p13--|----------------------------------------|
|-----------------16-----------------|-16p14p13h14h16-14-13----------13-------|
|------------------------------------|----------------------15-13-11----15wb--|
|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|
|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3--2-2-2-2--5-5-5-5-|--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---2-2-2-2---5-5-3-3-|
  __________________________________    _____________________________________


|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------1/2---------------|--/<3>--/\/\/\/\/bar-vibrato-----|
|--------------/---\--------------|-/--^----------------------------|
|-<12>\-------/-----\-------------|-pre-dive------------------------|
|------\_1.5_/-------\------------|----and-pick---------------------|
|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-2-2-2-2-5-5-3-3-|
  _______________________________   _______________________________


 Repeat riff 1 x5 - 2:52
 Repeat riff 3 x4 - 3:08

 Repeat riff 3 x2 - 3:20
 Repeat riff 4 x2
 Repeat riff 3 x2
 Repeat riff 4 x2
 Repeat riff 3 x2
 Repeat riff 4 x2
 Repeat riff 3


  Riff 3 slightly different - 3:41
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------|--------------6--5---|
|-7---------7---------|-7---------7---------|
|----0-3-0-----0-3-0--|----0-3-0------------|
     _____     _____       _____


 Repeat riff 4 x2


 Finish
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------6------|
|---------------------3-3---------|---------------------3-3--6------|
|-5-5-5-5---------5-5-------------|-5-5-5-5---------5-5------5------|
|---------2-2-2-2---------2-2-2-2-|---------2-2-2-2-----------------|
  _______________________________   _______________________

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