When Light Fades The Truth Is Revealed Prog-Rock/Art Rock

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When Light Fades The Truth Is Revealed

C# minor / 130bpm

Description

This song has a 4 distinct parts that all have different moods. Sections B, C, and D all use the same chord progression which ties them together. Section Chas a heavy guitar providing a rhythmic "gallop" which does not change pitch through the section. Its used like a drone in the arrangement so that it modifies the chords played over it. .

Section D is a crescendo. Layers of vocals should be added help build the crescendo that the guitars and drums are setting up. The crescendo should overwhelm the heavy chugging guitar.

Notes for Vocalists

I dont have any particular vocal style or melodies in mind (except for the ending) so you would be free to try a few different things to see what works. As stated above Section D (the ending) is a crescendo and I'd like layers of vocals. Again nothing concrete so you free to be creative. Section D is repeats its chord progression 4 times. So one suggestion I could offer would to start a vocal line at the beginning of Section D and it runs to the end. Then when the progression starts for the second time start another that harmonizes or compliments the first and it too runs to the end. Then when the progression starts for the 3rd time add another vocal, and on the 4th another vocal.

You could also do something like have the first vocal be mono, and the subsequent ones be double tracked for stereo. So you would be adding two tracks each iteration. So you'd have something like 7 tracks at the end. If you were feeling overly creative you could even subdivide the progression and start new vocal lines half way through. Its all up to how creative you want to be.

Structure

00:00 - 00:40    Section A

00:40 - 01:22    Section B

01:22 - 02:03    Section C

02:03 - 02:37    Section A

02:37 - 03:20    Section B

03:20 - 04:00    Section C

04:00 - 05:05    Section D

Note: The guitar is actually tuned to C# standard, this is tabbed in E standard because I am too lazy to do the transposition.

Section A - Heavy guitar

This is the just the chords, I didn't notate any rhythms or any of the connecting runs.

   D7      C7       E3   D3    C#3  C3    Am  Gm  Am6/F#  D   E5 
e |-------|--------|---------------------|--------5------|--------
B |-------|--------|---------------------|--------5------|--------
G |-------|--------|---------------------|5---4---5------|--------
D |10-----|9-------|---------------------|7---5---4------|4---2---
A |-9-----|7-------|10----9----7----7----|7---5----------|5---2---
E |10-----|8-------|12---10----9----8----|---------------|5---0---

Section B - Guitar chords

Just main chords, no rhythms or connecting runs. 

   Bm   D    Am   Em
e |----|----|----|----
B |----|----|----|----
G |----|----|----|----
D |----|----|----|----
A |5---|-9--|3---|2---
E |7---|10--|5---|0---

Section C

   Bm                     D7                     Am                     Em                     Bm                     D7                     Am                     Em
Chuggy guitar
e |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
D |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
A |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
E |333-3-333-3-3333333-3-|333-3-333-3-3333333-3-|000-0-000-0-0000000-0-|000-0-000-0-0000000-0-|333-3-333-3-3333333-3-|333-3-333-3-3333333-3-|000-0-000-0-0000000-0-|000-0-000-0-0000000-0-|

Acoustic guitar
e |777-7-777-7-7777777-7-|555-5-555-5-5555555-5-|555-5-555-5-5555555-5-|777-7-777-7-7777777-7-|777-7-777-7-7777777-7-|555-5-555-5-5555555-5-|555-5-555-5-5555555-5-|777-7-777-7-7777777-7-|
B |777-7-777-7-7777777-7-|555-5-555-5-5555555-5-|555-5-555-5-5555555-5-|888-8-888-8-8888888-8-|777-7-777-7-7777777-7-|555-5-555-5-5555555-5-|555-5-555-5-5555555-5-|888-8-888-8-8888888-8-|
G |777-7-777-7-7777777-7-|777-7-777-7-7777777-7-|555-5-555-5-5555555-5-|999-9-999-9-9999999-9-|777-7-777-7-7777777-7-|777-7-777-7-7777777-7-|555-5-555-5-5555555-5-|999-9-999-9-9999999-9-|
D |999-9-999-9-9999999-9-|777-7-777-7-7777777-7-|777-7-777-7-7777777-7-|999-9-999-9-9999999-9-|999-9-999-9-9999999-9-|777-7-777-7-7777777-7-|777-7-777-7-7777777-7-|999-9-999-9-9999999-9-|
A |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
E |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|

E-Bow root
e |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
B |12--------------------|15------------------13|10------------------8-|5-------------------8-|12--------------------|15------------------13|10------------------8-|5-------------------7-|
G |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
D |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
A |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
E |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|

E-Bow melody
e |10--------------------|5---------------------|8---------------------|10--------------------|14--------------------|14--------------------|12--------------------|15--------------------|
B |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
G |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
D |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
A |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
E |----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|----------------------|
   D(3)                   A(5)                   C(3)                   D(7)                   F#(5)                  F#(3)                  E(5)                   G(5)                      

   A                      C                      G                      D                      A                      C                      G                      D
   F#                     A                      E                      B                      F#                     A                      E                      B
   D                      F#                     C                      G                      D                      F#                     C                      G
   B                      D                      A                      E                      B                      D                      A                      E
   v                      VII                    iv                     i                      v                      VII                    iv                     i
 

Section D Outro

Chuggy
   Bm       D7       Am       Em
e |--------|--------|--------|--------
B |--------|--------|--------|--------
G |--------|--------|--------|--------
D |--------|--------|--------|--------
A |2-------|2-------|2-------|2-------
E |0-------|0-------|0-------|0-------
    
Acoustic    
e |7-------|5-------|5-------|7-------
B |7-------|5-------|5-------|8-------
G |7-------|7-------|5-------|9-------
D |9-------|7-------|7-------|9-------
A |--------|--------|--------|--------
E |--------|--------|--------|--------

Tremolo    
e |7-------|10------|5-------|7-------|7-------|10------|17------|19------
B |7-------|10------|5-------|5-------|7-------|10------|17------|17------
G |--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------
D |--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------
A |--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------
E |--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------

Cocteau     
e |--------|--------|--------|--------
B |--------|--------|--------|--------
G |--------|--------|--------|--------
D |--------|--------|--------|--------
A |--------|--------|12------|--------
E |7-------|11------|--------|12------

Ebow Root     
e |--------|--------|--------|--------
B |12------|15------|10------|7-------
G |--------|--------|--------|--------
D |--------|--------|--------|--------
A |--------|--------|--------|--------
E |--------|--------|--------|--------

Ebow Melody 1     
e |--------|--------|--------|--------
B |--------|--------|--------|--------
G |7-------|14------|12------|16------
D |--------|--------|--------|--------
A |--------|--------|--------|--------
E |--------|--------|--------|--------

Ebow Melody 2    
e |14------|10------|12------|7-------|14------|10------|12------|19------
B |--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------
G |--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------
D |--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------
A |--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------
E |--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------
   
  A        C         G        D                      
  F#       A         E        B                       
  D        F#        C        G                       
  B        D         A        E                        
  v        VII       iv       i  

 

C# minor
B       C#      D#      E       F       G#      A   
G#      A       B       C#      D#      E       F   
E       F       G#      A       B       C#      D#  
C#      D#      E       F       G#      A       B   
i       iid     III     iv      v       VI      VII


Em 
D       E       F#      G       A       B       C
B       C       D       E       F#      G       A   
G       A       B       C       D       E       F#  
E       F#      G       A       B       C       D   
i       iid     III     iv      v       VI      VII

Additional Information

Genre Prog-Rock/Art Rock Key C# minor BPM 130.0

Collaboration started October 15, 2019 by rhythmicdevil
Last upload 11 days ago


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Effective on Oct 15, 2019


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rhythmicdevil Steven Wright
Marietta GA USA
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tbase2000 Tony Hill
Perry Florida USA