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Submitted by: The Real LINK23

Band: Trans Siberian Orchestra
Song: Christmas Eve (Carol of the Bells)

Standard Tuning

This song is in the key of E minor

Intro: Piano (0:00)

E---------------------------------------------------|
B---------8--7--------8--7--------8--7--------8--7--|
G------9-----------9-----------9-----------9--------|	4 times
D---9-----------9-----------9-----------9-----------|
A---------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------|

E-----------------------------------------------|
B---------8--7--------8--7--------8--7----------|
G------9-----------9-----------9-----------9~~--|
D---9-----------9-----------9-----------9-------|
A-----------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------|

Then the guitar pedals an E power chord (0:34)

E------|
B------|
G---9--|
D---9--|
A---7--|
E------|

At the same time, Bells play this (0:42):

E------------------------------------------|
B---------------12--12----10---------------|
G----9--9----------------------12--11--9---|
D------------------------------------------|	2 times
A------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------|  


Guitar (0:57):

E------------|
B--8-7-8-----|
G--------9---|
D------------| 4 times
A------------|
E------------|

E----------------|
B--12-10-12------|
G-----------12---|
D----------------| 4 times
A----------------|
E----------------|

E----12-12-12-10-----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------13-12---12-12-10------10---10-10--12--10-10---------|
G----------------------------------12-------------------------9-9-9--|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------10-12-10---------|
G---------------9-11-12-----------12-----|  2 times
D------9-11-12---------------------------|
A----------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------|


E----------------------------------------------------------------------------12~-|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------9-11-12-----------9-11-12-----------9-11-12-----------9-11-12------|
D----9-11-12-----------9-11-12-----------9-11-12-----------9-11-12---------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Guitar and Piano (1:19)

E----12--12--10-----------------------------------------------|
B----------------13--12--12--10--12--10-----------------------|
G----------------------------------------12--11--11--9--9-----|
D-------------------------------------------------------------| 2 Times
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------| 

Piano plays (1:32):

E---------------|
B---8-7-8-------|
G---------9-----| 
D---------------|	for 8 measures
A---------------|
E---------------|

Drum Break for 4 measures (1:58)

Guitar (2:10):

E---12~~--10~~--------------|
B---------------13~~--12~~--|
G---------------------------|
D---------------------------|   3 times
A---------------------------|  
E---------------------------|

Then:

E----12-12-12-10-----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------13-12---12-12-10------10---10-10--12--10-10---------|
G----------------------------------12-------------------------9-9-9--|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------10-12-10-------------------------10-12-10-------|
G---------------9-11-12-----------12------------9-11-12------------12---| 
D------9-11-12-------------------------9-11-12--------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

(2:30)

E---15-14-15-----|
B------------17--|
G----------------|  6 times
D----------------|	
A----------------|
E----------------|

Guitar and Piano (2:37)

E----12-12-12-10-----------------------------------------------------|
B----------------13-12---12-12-10------10---10-10--12--10-10---------|
G----------------------------------12-------------------------9-9-9--|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------10-12-10-------------------------10-12-10-------|
G---------------9-11-12-----------12------------9-11-12------------12---| 
D------9-11-12-------------------------9-11-12--------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|


E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------9-11-12-----------9-11-12-----------9-11-12-----------9-11-12---|
D----9-11-12-----------9-11-12-----------9-11-12-----------9-11-12------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Followed by (2:48):

E---12~~--12~~--12~~--12~~--12~~--12~~--12~~--12~~-|
B--------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------|

While the piano and ensemble plays:

E---15-14-15-----|
B------------17--|
G----------------| 
D----------------|	
A----------------|
E----------------|

At 2:56 the guitar goes into some crazy tremolo picking and sliding
You can just pedal an E Power Chord

E------|
B------|
G---9--|
D---9--|
A---7--|
E------|

End with this (3:03):

E----12~~---14~~---15~~---17~~---19~~~~-------24~-----|
B-----------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------| 

HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!

Comments about this tab

majormusic - 2005-11-28

This is tab, not chords. If you're gonna' post tab, call it tab, not chords.


majormusic - 2005-11-28

It's good, though. Good tab. I'm looking for chords though for the band at my church. They need chords.


spazboy20180 - 2006-01-09

crap man good job...i've heard this on the radio and i'm like "crap man cool song, i wish i could play it" AND NOW I CAN THANKS TO U!!!! *throws confetti :p


edgeguitarist05 - 2006-01-12

That is very well done. Nice Job, a 5.00 from me. And musicmajor why would you play this for a church service, its a christmas rock song?


ieatdirt - 2006-05-22

The tab is also from mxtabs.net


hockeyplayaz - 2006-07-04

awesome song. does ne1 know good sites for tabs? since mxtabs shut down i have been searching but nothing good came up.


ice_wiz - 2006-12-04

ultimate-guitar.com The best by a mile.


jesusfreak936 - 2007-01-04

also 911tabs.com is good


+SEAL+ - 2007-12-09

Very nice. Although you haven't marked out the pinch harmonics...you've just marked those as vibrato. And the part that you describe as "tremolo picking and sliding", I think is just shredding...really fast arpeggios.


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