The Nomad


'The nomad' by Iron maiden Album - Brave new world Transcribed by Adam Scott 21st August 2003 This tab is my own version of 'The nomad'. I got inspired by a tab which appeared on various websites. The slow solo is copied and corrected from the transcription I saw. None of the solos here as i can't tab them.HA! Riff A e ----------------------------- B ----------------------------- G ----------------------------- D --------9/10\9---- 9-----9--- A --------7/8 \7-----7-----7--- E 0-0-0-0--------0-0---0-0----- e ----------------------------- B ----------------------------- G ----------------------------- D --------9/10\9---7-----7----- A --------7/8 \7---5-----5----- E 0-0-0-0-------0-0--0-0------- e ----------------------------- B ----------------------------- G ----------------------------- D --------9/10\9-----9-----9--- A --------7/8 \7-----7-----7--- E 0-0-0-0--------0-0---0-0----- e ----------------------------- B ----------------------------- G ----------------------------- D --------9/10\9--------------- A --------7/8 \7-----10-----7-- E 0-0-0-0--------0-0-8--0-0-5-- end riff A This riff Comes to a standstill the second time around. The riff above becomes- e ----------------------------- B ----------------------------- G ----------------------------- D -------9/10\9---------------- A -------7/8 \7-stop----------- E 0-0-0-0---------------------- The riff below is played over Riff A It goes something like this fill A e ----------------------------- B 12-12-12-12---13p12-12-10-12- G ----------------------------- D ----------------------------- A ----------------------------- E ----------------------------- e ----------------------------- B 12-12-12-12-13p12-12-10------ G ----------------------------- D ----------------------------- A ----------------------------- E ----------------------------- x8 I would say that this is a simplified version of the riff but i read a tab which transcribes this as the riff below. e ----------------------------------------------- B ----0---0---0---0---0----------0---0---0---0--- G --4---4---5---4---2---4------4---4---5---4---2- D ----------------------------------------------- A ----------------------------------------------- E ----------------------------------------------- I am not sure which is right because the riff above is hard to play fast. You should try both and find out which you think is right. Riff B e ---------------------------------------------- B ---------------------------------------------- G ---------------------------------------------- D --------4--4--4----------4--2--2-------------- A 2-2-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2-2-2--0--0-------------- E ---------------------------------------------- e ---------------------------------------------- B ---------------------------------------------- G ---------------------------------------------- D --------4--4--4----------4--5----------------- A 2-2-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2-2-2--3--7-------------- E -------------------------------5-------------- Riff A played here twice ' Riff C the weird 'Ah,Ah,Ah,Ah!' bit e ----------------------------- B ----------------------------- G ----------------------------- D --4-------------------------- A --2-4-5-4-------------------- E ----2-3-2-------------------- Riff D is played with the Riff C e ----------------------------- B --12------------------------- G -----11-12-11~--------------- D ----------------------------- A ----------------------------- E ----------------------------- Riff A plays ..again. But this time has this riff played on top of it by one of the axemen. Riff E e ----------------------------- B -12h13-12----12~------------- G ----------14----------------- D ----------------------------- A ----------------------------- E ----------------------------- e ----------------------------- B -12h13-12----15-13-12----12~- G ----------14----------14----- D ----------------------------- A ----------------------------- E ----------------------------- e ----------------------------- B -12h13-12----15-13-12-------- G ----------14----------14----- D ----------------------------- A ----------------------------- E ----------------------------- The riff above is the way it is played just before it goes into the verse Then into power chords for the verses 'like a ... ' e ----------------------------- B ----------------------------- G --4------2---4------7-------- D --4--4---2---4--4---7-------- A --2--4---0---2--4---5-------- E -----2----------2------------ Riff A and E played for the prechorus ( Nomad...) Then it just repeats itself until the chorus. e ----------------------------- B ----------------------------- G --9------5-----7------------- D --9------5-----7------------- A --7------3-----5-----fill 1-- E ----------------------------- e ----------------------------- B ----------------------------- G -9-------5------------------- D -9-------5-----7------------- A -7-------3-----7-----fill 1-- E ---------------5------------- The two riffs above played twice in through this order. fill 1 is played by a different guitar It is played between the two riffs above. e ----------------------------- B ----------------------------- G ----------------------------- D --4-5-7-7-5-4-2~------------- A ----------------------------- E ----------------------------- e ----------------------------- B ----------------------------- G ----------------------------- D --2-------------------------- A --2--let it sound------------ E --0-------------------------- The riff below is not right but its a good start e ------------------------------------------------------------- B ------------------------------------------------------------- G --------------------------5---5---5---5--------2---2---2---2- D ------2---2---2---------5---5---5---5--------2---2---2---2--- A ----2---2---2---2-----3--------------------0----------------- E --0---------------------------------------------------------- e ----------------------------- B ----------------------------- G ----------------------------- D -----2---2---2--------------- A ---2---2---2---2------------- E -0--------------------------- This riff backs the greatest slow solo ever ! Also the riff above turns into chords as the backing guitar goes distorted. And here it is.... e ------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------------------------ G-------------11-12-11--11-12-12---11-12---------11--12--11--- D -14ring-14------------------------------14--14-------------- A ------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------ e ------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------------------------ G --11-12-12-ring--------------------------------------------- D ------------------------------------------------------------ A ------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------ e ------------------------------------------------------------ B -------------------------------------------12--------------- G ----------------------11-12-11-12/14-12-12----12------------ D -9 slide 14-ring--14-----------------------------14--------- A ------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------ e ------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------------------------ G ------11-12-11-11-12---------------------------------------- D --14------------------14~----------------------------------- A ------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------ e ------------------------------------------------------------ B ----------------------------12------------------------------ G ------11-12-11-12/14-12--12----12--------11-12-11-12-11----- D --14------------------------------14--14-------------------- A ------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------ e ------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------------------------ G --12-11----------------------------------------------------- D ---------14--12---14---------------------------------------- A -----------------------14~---------------------------------- E ------------------------------------------------------------ Backing guitar goes distorted when riff F is played. e ------------------------------- B ------------------------------- G ------16-16-16-14-16-16-16----- x3 D ---14-------------------------- A ------------------------------- riff F E ------------------------------- fill B e ------------------------------------------------------------ B ------15---------------------------------------------------- G ---17----17-16-14------------------------------------------- D ------------------17-16-17---------------------------------- A ------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------ Fill C e ------------------------------------------------------------ B ---------15------------------------------------------------- G -----17-----17-16--14-16-16-16------------------------------ D ------------------------------------------------------------ A ------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------ Fill C kicks when riff F repeats. The Fill C is played once and then the axeman goes back to the Fill B. It is quite hard to explain but listen to the song to see the slight variation. e ------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------------------------ G --------11-12-11-12/14-12-12--11-12----------11-12-11-12-11- D ---14~-------------------------------14---14---------------- A ------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------ e ------------ B ------------ G ---12------- D -------14--- A ------------ E ------------ e ------------------------------------------------------------ B -----------------------------------------12----------------- G -------------11-12--14-12---11-12/14--14----14--12-11--12--- D --14~-----14------------------------------------------------ A ------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------ e ---------- B ---------- G ---12----- D ---------- A ---------- E ---------- Riff G e --12-12-12----------------12-12-12-------------------------- B -----------15-13-12-13-12-----------15-13-12-13-12---------- G ------------------------------------------------------------ D ------------------------------------------------------------ A ------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------ e --------------------- B --------------12-13~- G -----14-12-14-------- D --------------------- A --------------------- E --------------------- e -12-12-12--------------------------------------------------- B -----------15-13-12-13-12-----------12-13-12-----12--------- G ---------------------------14-12-14----------14------------- D ------------------------------------------------------------ A ------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------ e ------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------------------------ G ------------------------------------------------------------ D --14--12--14-14-11--12-14-12-11-12-------------------------- A ------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------ end Riff G Riff G is played twice e ------------------------------------------------------------ B --------------------------------12-------------------------- G ----------11-12-11-12-14-12-12------12---------------------- D --14~--14-------------------------------14------------------ A ------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------ e ------------------------------------------------------------ B ------------------------------------------------------------ G ------11-12-11-12-----16-16-14-16-16-16-16-14-16------------ D --14--------------14---------------------------------------- A ------------------------------------------------------------ E ------------------------------------------------------------ Riff repeats And that is it. It's a bit complicated to look at but it comes together if you listen to the song. Just go back to playing the verse chords, then the chorus,and Riff A with Riff E played over the top. It ends with an E5 (below) and a cut down riff E (bottom). e ----------------------------- B ----------------------------- G ----------------------------- D --2-------------------------- A --2--let it sound------------ E --0-------------------------- e ----------------------------- B -12h13-12----12~------------- G ----------14----------------- D ----------------------------- A ----------------------------- E ----------------------------- Just figure out the song structure for yourself. Other tabs coming soon - Out of the silent planet - some of the songs off the new album! Oh yeah, and its my first tab so don't blame me if its a little crappy! (Rate it on the website please!) Have fun!!