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Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24

After listening over and over, I found there are actually 4 guitars.
GTR 1 has the high leads,
GTR 2 usually has the same as GTR 1, only lower.
GTR 3 does the haunting 5-0-0-5 part throughout the entire song.
GTR 4 actually has the instrument part throughout the entire song, with 
violins, bells, piano, etc.... but it's EXTREMELY quiet.
GTR 3 and 4 aren't all that important, therefore i didn't tab them.

KEY:
^ After a note (12^)= Bend up 1/2 step
~ = Tremello and hold out a little bit longer
CRESC. = Crescendo (slowly louder)
X = Mute
x like 3x= Repeat 3 Times (1x, do only Once, duh!)
\ = Slide Down
/ = Slide up
h = Hit (accent)
(fret #) = This fret Note is Optional (But sounds better)

STANDARD TUNING

acoustic intro (clean)
0:00 10x
e-----------------------------
B--------8-7---------8-7------
G-----h9~---------h9~---------
D---9----------9--------------
A-----------------------------
E-----------------------------

The cello part (put into guitar or Bass)
0:06 1st time
D--------9-9-7-----------------7-9~~~~~
A---7-7--------10-9-7-5-7-9-10---------
E--------------------------------------

0:16 x2
D-------9-9-7---------------------
A---7-7-------10-9-7-5-7~~~~~~~---
E---------------------------------

AT THE END.... GUITAR ENDS ON Fret 9 of D, cello ENDS on D

HEAVY DISTORTION!
  0:32  0:44  0:52
D--h2~~~~h2~~~~h2-------------------
A--h2~~~~h2~~~~h2-(GOT THE POINT?)--
E--h0~~~~h0~~~~h0-------------------

0:32 Haunting Part, THROUGHOUT entire song.
e---------------------------------------
B--5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-ETC....
G---------------------------------------

GTR 1: EVEN DURING THE HIGHER PART @ 1:00 GIVES NICE CHORD EFFECT
0:56 x4
e--3-2-3-0---3-2-3-0--------
B---------------------------
G---------------------------

GTR 2:
1:00 x2
e--7-5-7-3---7-5-7-3--------
B--------------------------
G--------------------------

1:04
e--12-h12-12-10------------------------------7-----------
B---------------13-12-h12-12-10-8-h10--10-10---8-h5-5-5--
G--------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------

1:08
e-----------------5-7-5~-------------------5-7-5~----
B------------7-8--------8-------------7-8--------8---
G--------8-9---------------------8-9-----------------
D--9-11--------------------9-11----------------------
A----------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------

e------------------------------------------------
B-----------7-8-----------7-8-----------7-8------
G-------8-9-----------8-9-----------8-9----------
D--9-11----------9-11----------9-11--------------
A------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------

e---------------5-7-9-11-12^~--OPTIONAL:--(24)--during 12-
B-----------7-8-------------------------------------------
G-------8-9-----------------------------------------------
D--9-11---------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------

1:19  
GTR:1 1x ONLY at 1:19
e---------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------
G--9-9-9-7------------------------------
D----------10-9-10~ 9-7-9^-7-5-5-4-2----
A---------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------

GTR: 2 Higher riff 2x During 1:19 Also
1:19 2x 2nd time, use power chord at end, not 5th D fret!!
e--12-12-12-10---------------------------------
B--------------13-12^-12-10-12^-10-8-8-7-5~~~~~
G----------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------h2-NOT-5-
A-----------------------2nd time ONLY:  h2------
E---------------------------------------h0------

1:30 Fade Power Chord during Haunting Part
The power chord is left over from the above section.
e-------------------------------------------------
B-----5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-5--etc.... louder till 2:04
G--------------------------------CRESC. Slowly----
D--(h2)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----------------------------
A--(h2)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----------------------------
E--(h0)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~----------------------------

2:09
GTR 1: 3x
e--12^-10--------     e--12^-10--8^--7--
B---------13^-12-  OR B-----------------
G----------------     G-----------------

GTR 2: 2x 2:13 to be exact
G--9---7---5---4----------------------
D--9---7---5---4----------------------
A--7---5---3---2----------------------
E-(7)-(5)-(3)-(2)---------------------

2:21 The Decent and PARTIAL Ascent
e--12-h12-12-10------------------------------7-----------
B---------------13-12-h12-12-10-8-h10--10-10---8-h5-5-5--
G--------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------

e-----------------5-7-5~-------------------5-7-5~--------
B------------7-8--------8-------------7-8--------8-------
G--------8-9---------------------8-9-----------------STOP!!!
D--9-11--------------------9-11--------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------


2:29 After Violin's Lead at 2:28, This comes in
don't try unless you have a 24 fret guitar (listen closely for this)
e----------------------------------------/22^~-24^~~~
B---------------------------------------/------------
G--12--11h12-9---------16\12\------16^~/-------------
D----------------------------\14^~/------------------
A--------------------------------(Smoothly)----------
E----------------------------------------------------

2:36 The Decent and Ascent again
e--12-h12-12-10------------------------------7-----------
B---------------13-12-h12-12-10-8-h10--10-10---8-h5-5-5--
G--------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------

e-----------------5-7-5~-------------------5-7-5~----
B------------7-8--------8-------------7-8--------8---
G--------8-9---------------------8-9-----------------
D--9-11--------------------9-11----------------------
A----------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------

e------------------------------------------------
B-----------7-8-----------7-8-----------7-8------
G-------8-9-----------8-9-----------8-9----------
D--9-11----------9-11----------9-11--------------
A------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------

e---------------5-7-9-11-12^~--OPTIONAL:--(24)--during 12-
B-----------7-8-------------------------------------------
G-------8-9-----------------------------------------------
D--9-11---------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------

2:48
GTR 1:
e--24^~--24^~--24^~--24^~--24^~--24^~--24^~--24^~
B------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------

GTR 2:
e--12^~--12^~--12^~--12^~--12^~--12^~--12^~--12^~
B------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------

2:55 Just an easy slide, but i could be wrong, in that case,
     this part is god awfully hard if i am.
4x
e--------------
B--------------
G--16\4-4/16---

Finally, The end, Useless if you dont have 24 fret neck, 
but you can drop it down an octive.
3:03 GTR 1:
e--h15---h17---h19---h22---h24^~~~~--h24--
B----X---h15---h17---h20---h24^~~~~--h24--
G--h16------------------------------------

GTR 2:
G---h9---h7----h5----h4------------------
D---h9---h7----h5----h4----h2~~~~----h2--
A---h7---h5----h3----h2----h2~~~~----h2--
E---(0)--(0)---(0)---(0)---h0~~~~----h0--

Then the Haunting part at the very end.
3:12 Fade out 
e-----------------------------------
B--5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-5 etc...
G-----------------------------------


Tablature Copyright 2002, Abel M. Silveira OLDABE1@hotmail.com
"Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24" Copyright 1994 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
All Rights Reserved

Comments about this tab

dartony3 - 2004-06-13

Nice job putting that piece together. It is definately not an easy song to pick out with all the different guitars.


MJ_Avalanche - 2004-08-06

Good job. We played this arrangement this past Christmas before service. It was tough, but it's verrrry satisfying if you pull it off, so. Everyone go learn it now. :D


jackie henderso - 2004-10-18

Great. My three cousins and I have been playing guitars basically all ouor lives but just recently began practicing and playing together as a group. This is a great site. I wish it had a few more songs on it but love the sit. Keep up the good work


ImOnFire - 2004-12-06

Your an expert tabber...:D Great work...this is my favorite version of this song!


jagsoccer90 - 2004-12-16

Great tab. That song is awesome. Some of the parts you could have made easier by going down a string... Like when you put:

e-7573-

It is easier (at least for me) to play:

e-757---
b----8--

Just saying. But anyway amazing tab. I have been sitting on my accoustic (my electric is broken) trying to figure out the rest of god rest ye merry gentlemen... A.D.D. But still this is probly the longest I have staye on one tab without getting bored. (Once again A.D.D.) Well bye. Peace, Love, and Jesus.


7thDayBassman - 2005-02-19

This song is sweet and the tab is awesome but i dont kno where the haunting part fits in, if someone could tell me thatd be kool. Im actaully a bassist but i can play guitar alright to and this is byfar one of the funnest songs to play.


fadedguitarist - 2005-12-01

awesome tab... i give it a 5!
one note bugs me though between 1:00 and 1:04. I haven't heard the song in a while but it seems like instead of
E-------7----------
B-10-10---8-h5-5-5-
it should be
E-------7-----------
B-10-10---10-h5-5-5-

but like I say, I haven't heard the song in a while and the rest of the tab is awesome so I'm probably wrong... keep tabbin'


all_for_jesus - 2006-04-04

Great job dude, I saw a tab similar to yours but it just wasn't quite as accurate. The only TSO song i have been able to tab is First Snow and I don't know how i did becuase no one leaves feedback. Our worship band at church plays TSO songs at christmas time for our christmas eve service, we hope to play this one next time. keep rocking


Basshammer2000 - 2006-04-07

I just was looking around on this site, I CANT BELIEVE THEY ACTUALLY HAVE THIS BAND, CAUSE THIS BAND ROCKS!!

yes i am wacked


schecterpunk127 - 2006-05-04

I think you've got the "haunting part" wrong. You wrote it like this:

B--5-0-0-5-0-0-5-0-5-0-0-5-0-0-5-ETC....

But if you listen closely, or if you can slow the song down 50%, it sounds more like this...

E---------------------------------
B--5-0-55-00-5-0-55-00-ETC........

Or.

E---------------------------------
B--5-55-00-5-55-00-ETC............

Well...that's just how I play it.

But anyway, the tab you did was great. Almost exactly how I play it...


wildcat4189 - 2006-11-26

wow great tab! does anyone know what type of effec tso is using besides distortion?


bseg - 2006-12-04

Great job on the tab. Some parts may have easier ways to play them, but yours are still correct. The end part you are referring to is not a slide, and it is extremely difficult to play. I dont know if they are using anything special other than distortion...maybe a touch of reverb.


Guitardude9 - 2007-02-21

Nice. I like this song a lot. Good job on the tab


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