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Rift
From: Eric Berman (ericbe@microsoft.com)
Nicholas Lloyd SM 1997"  <netmail!nxlloyd@minerva.cis.yale.edu>
Kevin Gardner < code@wam.umd.edu>

Intro riff (repeat a lot and throughout the song where there are G chords)

    /S                  /S
E|-----------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------|
G|------0-0-0-0-0-0----------0-0----0-0----------|
D|-4-5-----------------4-5-----------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

Some useful chords
Eb/G F/A  C   E   D   G   F   C#
---  --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
-4-  -6- -5- -9- -7- -3- -1- -6-
-3-  -5- -5- -9- -7- -4- -2- -6-
-5-  -7- -5- -9- -7- -5- -3- -6-
---  --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
---  --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

G9->F#9/G->G9  G                                Eb/G
Last night,     in the moments my thoughts were adrift
                                      G
And coasting a terrace, approaching a rift
                                           Eb/G
Through which I could spy several glimpses beneath
                                             F/A
Of a darkness the light from above could not reach

                                        Eb/G
I spied wings of reason, herself taking flight
                                  F/A
And upon yonder precipice saw her alight
                                       Eb/G
And glared back at me one last look of dismay
                                              G
As if she were the last one she thought I'd betray

(Second verse same chords as the first)
So much the better I said to myself
And drawing quite close to the top of the shelf
I struggled with destiny upon the ledge
And gasped when defeated he slipped off the edge

And silence contagious in moments like these
Consume me and strengthen my will to appease
The passion that sparked me one terrible night
And shocked and persuaded my soul to ignite

Chords for guitar solo 1:
G Eb/G G Eb/G F/A Eb/G F/A Bb Eb Bb Eb Ab
G Eb/G Em7 Eb/G F/A Eb/G F/A Bb Eb Bb Eb Ab

Guitar solo 1: (chords indicate overall tonality)

Notation like 7/9 means slide to 9th fret quickly from the 7th.  The 7th fret notation is played ever so briefly.

G
-15-----------------------------------
-18b----------------------------------
------------7------------7------------
-----\5--------7/9--7-5-----7/9--7-5--
--------------------------------------
--------------------------------------
finger      1  3    3 1   1 3    3 1

Eb/G
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------
-----5-5-5-----5-7-(7)\8-7-5-----8-7-5--
-6-6---------6----------------6---------
----------------------------------------
finger       2 1 3 3     3 1  2  3 3 2

G
------15-----------------------------
------18b----------------------------
------------7----------7-------------
-\5-----------7/9--7-5-----7/9--7-5--
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------

Eb/G
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------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------
-----5-5-5-----5-7-(7)\8-7-5-----8-7-5----
-6-6---------6----------------6---------6-
------------------------------------------

F/A
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---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------
---7-7-7-----8\10-8-7---8\10-8-7-------
-8---------8----------8----------8-----
---------------------------------------
finger     2 2    2 1 2 2    2 1 2

Eb/G
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------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------
-----5-5-5-----5-7-(7)\8-7-5-----8-7-5----
-6-6---------6----------------6---------6-
------------------------------------------

F/A
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---------------------------------------
---7-7-7-----8\10-8-7---8\10-8-7-------
-8---------8----------8----------8-----
---------------------------------------

Bb
------------------------------------
-----6---------6--------------------
-------5\7-5-------5\7-5------------
--8----------8------------8-5-------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------

Eb
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
-8--8-8-8-----8-7-5----8-7-5--------
-----------8--------8--------5------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------

Bb
------------------------------------
-----6---------6--------------------
-------5\7-5-------5\7-5------------
--8----------8------------8-5-------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------

Eb
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
-8--8-8-8-----8-7-5----8-7-5--------
-----------8--------8--------5------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------

Ab
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
----\10-8--8-7-5----8-7-5-----------
-6---------------6------------------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
G
-------------------------------------
-----15-------------15---------------
-12-----14/16-14-12-----14\16-14-12--
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------

Eb/G
-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------
----12-12-12-----12-14-15-14-12-------15-14-12---
-13-----------13----------------13-------------13
-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------

G
-------------------------------------
-----15-------------15---------------
-12-----14/16-14-12-----14\16-14-12--
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
Eb/G
-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------
----12-12-12-----12-14-15-14-12-------15-14-12---
-13-----------13----------------13-------------13
-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------

F/A
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-----------------------------------------------
----14-14-14-----14-15-17-15-14-----17-15-14---
-15-----------15----------------15-----------15
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Eb/G
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-------------------------------------------------
----12-12-12-----12-14-15-14-12-------15-14-12---
-13-----------13----------------13-------------13
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F/A
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-----------------------------------------------
----14-14-14-----14-15-17-15-14-----17-15-14---
-15-----------15----------------15-----------15
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------

Bb
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------18-15------------18--15-------------
-\15-----------17-15-------------17-15----
---------------------------------------17-
------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------

Eb
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------------------------------------------
-20--20-20-20-----20-19-17----20-19-17----
--------------20-----------20----------17-
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------------------------------------------

Bb
------------------------------------------
------18-15------------18--15-------------
-\15-----------17-15-------------17-15----
---------------------------------------17-
------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------

Eb
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------------------------------------------
-20--20-20-20-----20-19-17----20-19-17----
--------------20-----------20----------17-
------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------

Ab
-------------------------------------
-------------------------------------
----\22-20---20-19-17----20-19-17----
-18--------18---------18-------------
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-------------------------------------


------------------------------------
------------------------------------
----19-18-16-----19-18-16-----------
-17-----------17--------------------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------

------------------------------------
------------------------------------
----19-18-16-----19-18-1619---/21--
-17-----------17--------------------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------

------------------------------------
-17---17-15-14-----17-15-14-17-/19--
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------
------------------------------------

-14--14--14-12-11--16-14-12---16-14-12-
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-17-16-14---19-17-16---21-19-17---22-21-19-/12
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Transition riff:
Bm  Bm7/A Em7/G C#half-dim C#dim F#7 Cdim B Ahalf-dim Adim  
E7/D C#m Bm7 Fdim A/E D/E E


Piano solo:
C E C D C D G C G C F 

Transition riff (same as before, only down 3 half steps):
E Abm Abm/Gb E6 E6b5 Edim
Eb7 Adim Ab F#dim Ab7 (<--again, I'm not sure about this)
C#7/B Bbm Abm Ddim F#/C# B/C# C#

Guitar solo 2:
A C# A B A B E A E A D C# 

C#7->C->G7   G (same as earlier verses)
So much      the better I said to myself
And drawing quite close to the top of the shelf
I struggled with destiny upon the ledge
And gasped when defeated he slipped off the edge

And silence contagious in moments like these
Consume me and strengthen my will to appease
The passion that sparked me one terrible night
(And shocked and persuaded my soul to ignite)x5

Outtro:
G Eb C Bb Bbm Eb Db Dbm
(speed up)       (fast rising chromatic....)
F# E Ab Gb Bb Ab C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C
C


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Transcribed by David Salvo <GoalieBoy3@aol.com> 
This is the ending riff to Rift before the "ahhhhhhhhhhhh"

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--4p2p0--4p2p0--3p2p0--3p2p0--5p3p2--5p3p2--7p5p3--7p5p3--6p5p3--6p5p3--8p6p5
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------12p11p9--13p11p9-
G--10p8p6--10p8p6--9p8p6--9p8p6--11p9p8--11p9p8--13p11p9------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------

E----------------------------------------------------------------------
B--13p11p9--14p13p11--14p13p11--15p13p11--15p13p11--16p15p13--16p15p13-
G----------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------

FAST!                                                            RAPID!

E----------------------------------------16p14p12--17p15p13--18p16p14-
B--17p15p13--18p16p14--19p17p15--20p18p16-----------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------

RAPID!

E--19p17p15--20p18p16--21p19p17--22p20p18--23p21p19--24!!!!!-----
B----------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------
Aaah...


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Second guitar solo in Rift
Transcribed by Andrew!

(/) Slide Up (\) Slide Down (h) Hammer On (p) Pull Off (b) Bend (r) Release

This is fast.... very fast...

E|-----------|-----------|----------------|--------------------------|---------------------------|
B|-----------|-----------|----------------|--------------------------|---------------------------|
G|\6---/15---|(15)-------|16b18-16b18-----|16b18r16--14h16p14--14\13-|13----------------------13-|
D|-----------|-----------|----------------|------------------16------|----15-15---------15-15----|
A|-----------|-----------|----------------|--------------------------|-----------16-16-----------|
E|-----------|-----------|----------------|--------------------------|---------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|-------------------14-17p14-17-17p14----|
G|15-15p13----15-15p13----15-15p13----15-15\14----|14---------------14------------------14-|
D|---------15----------15----------15-------------|----14--------14------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|--------14/16---------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

Sounds like Trey messes up in this bar. This gives
the same idea though when played up to speed.
E|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
B|17-17p14----17-17p14----17-17p14----17----------|-----------------16-16--19|
G|---------14----------14----------14----14-14/16-|16---------16-16----------|
D|------------------------------------------------|-----16-16----------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|--------------------------|

E|--------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
B|19------19-19p16----19-19p16----19---\16----|-----17---17-17p14----17-17p14----16-16p14----|
G|-----------------16----------16-------------|14-----------------14----------14----------14-|
D|--------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|

E|---------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
B|17-17p14----16-16p14----17-17p14----16-------|--------19-19p16----19-19p16----19-19p16----|
G|---------14----------14----------14----14/16-|16--16-----------16----------16----------16-|
D|---------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|

E|------------------------------------------------|16-16p12----14-14p12----16-16p12----17-17p12----|
B|19-19p16----19-19p16----19-19p16----19-19p16----|---------12----------12----------12----------12-|
G|---------16----------16----------16----------16-|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|

E|16-16p12----14-14p12----16-16p12----14-14-------|17-17p12----17-17p12----17-17p12----17-17p12----|
B|---------12----------12----------12-------14-14-|---------14----------14----------14----------14-|
G|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|

E|17-17p12----17-17p12----17-17p12----17-17-------|19-19p16----19-19p16----19-19p16----17-17p16----|
B|---------14----------14----------14-------14/17-|---------17----------17----------17----------17-|
G|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|

E|19-19p16----17-17p16----19-19p16----17-17-------|21-21p17----19-19p17----21-21p17----22-22p17----|
B|---------17----------17----------17-------17----|---------17----------17----------17----------17-|
G|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|

E|21-21p17----19-19p17----21-21p17----19-19-------|22-22p17----22-22p17----22-22p17----22-22p17----|
B|---------17----------17----------17-------19----|---------19----------19----------19----------19-|
G|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|

E|22-22p17----22-22p17----22--------\-------------|------------|------------|
B|---------19----------19-------------------------|------------|------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|6-----------|(4)---------|
D|------------------------------------------------|6-----------|(6)---------|
A|------------------------------------------------|4-----------|(4)---------|
E|------------------------------------------------|------------|------------|