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"ACESHIGH" Iron Maiden

As heard on Powerstave (CAPITOL)


Words and Music by Steven Harris Transcr ibed by Jeff Perrin

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14

G5111

C5

,.... xxx

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14

14

Mode rate ly q = 162


N.C.(F#5)

F51

05/A

)()()()(

14

114

(05)

(ES)

Gtr. 2 (elec. w/dist.)


RiffAJ
P.M .1
_ _____

- =...

end Riff A/

P.M .

(repeat previous measure)


I

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Gtr. I (elec. w/dist.)


Riff A
P.M. ____

Bass

end Riff A

- - ,

P.M. __ _____

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11
11
11
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*repeat previous chord

(F#5)

(05)

(ES)

Gtr. 1 plays Riff A twice (see meas . 1)


Gtr. 2 plays Riff Al twice (see mea s. I)

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1
1
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(F#5)

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(05)

(ES)

Gtr. 2
P.M . ___

Gtr. I

P.M. ___

P.M.

P .M. _____

slower

___

P.M. ___

____

slower

9-

Bass

-- --- ---

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Copyright

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1984 by Iron Maiden Holdings lt d . A ll Right s in the World A dm inistered by Zomba Music Publishers Ltd .
All Rights in the United Statesand Ca.nadaAdministered by Zomba Enterprises. Inc .
International Copyr ight Secured. AU Righ ts Reserved . Reprinted by Perm ission of Hal Leonard Corpotat ioo.

"ACESHIGH"
[ID(0:24)
Fast J =252
(G)

(F)

N.C.(Am)

13

11

Verses (0:40. 2:50)

I. There
2. Move

goes
In

the

siren
fire

warns
main

of
stream

air

at

that
the

the

to

al

bombers

ES

F#S

Gsx

Asx11

Gsx

F#S

ES

Gsx

F#S

05

Then

comes

the

sending

burst

the
and

guns

off

sound
sharp

al

Let

then

tum

away

ES

F#S

Gsx

ASXII

Gsx

F#S

ES

Gsx

F#S

raid

F#S

05

17 Gtrs. I and 2

Bass
Bass Fig. 1

flak

05

21 Gtrs. I and 2
g'

7'

Bass plays Bass Fig. I three times simile (see meas. 17)

25

29

scramble
'round
spin

we've
to

ASXII

F#S

got

to

get

come
ES

In

behind

Gsx

F#S

allt>orne

for
over

the

ES

F#S

Gsx

Got
Move

to
to

get

up

their

blind

for
sides

the
and

coming
fire

In

attack
again

ES

F#S

Gsx

ASXII

Gsx

F#S

ES

Gsx

F#S

Out
Roll

Gsx

them

F#S

05

05
7

05

"ACESHIGH"
~
Bandits

In

AS

B5

cockpit
eight

o'

and
clock

start
move

up
In

the
behind

engine

at

cs

05

cs

85

AS

cs

85

G5111

the

Fie

us
G5111

85

33 Gtrs. I and 2

Bass
end Bass Fig. 2

Bass Fig. 2

1-,o=-.-------

mow
Ten

AS

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--4 ------..t<--

all
ME109's
B5

the

--~----

05

no
out
A5

85

C5

4-

time
of

to
the

sun

C5

85

G5

waste

37 Gtrs. I and 2
7

, 4)-4---~

....,,.
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there's

wheelblocks

C5

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f.

Bass plays Bass Fig. 2 three times (see meas. 33)

Gathering
cendlng
41

A5

speed

85

as

head
Spitfires

down

our

85

A5

cs

2:

i=tJ)=:=~

we

and

turning

C5

05

cs

s3 4 s)=:=4
3
2

runway

the
ti

face

them

85

G5111

85

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I
Got

to

Heading
45

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airborne
fOI'

before
I

It's

too

late

them

press

down

my

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cs

05

cs

85

AS

cs

85

GS

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85

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(m

get
straight

AS

Pre-choruses

(1.) Running
Rumlng
(2.) Rolling
Rolling

(1:09, 3:18)

flying
flying
diving
diving

scrambling
scrambling
turning
turning

N.C.(E5)
49

Gtrs. I ~nd 2

Bass

i::+J)==~

G5111

I~!

!~

"ACESHIGH"

(1.
)1=~:
(2.)

tumIng
tumIng
tumIng
tumIng

Rolling
Rolling

dMng
diving
diving
diving

going

In

again

going

In

again

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1- -----~--'-+ll
10 -+-.....- -fll

53Gtr. I

Gtr. 2

Bass
~--t--+-,---

[ru

Chorus

~~~~~-,-,-

----

-----+--

--

~----

-+-10 - 9-

(1:24,3:32)

Run

Live

fly

Fly

live
die

Do
Won't

ES

cs

to
to
or
you
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(play4 rimes)
,

let nng _______________

57 Gtrs. I and 2

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g1,_ _

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----

----o-o

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L...J
(play 4 times)

(4th time on 2nd chorus) skip ahead to outro (II

run

Live

fly

Fly

live

Aces

hlstl
GS

to
to

Eb5

FS

Gtr. 3 plays Fill I second time (see below)


_ - - - - - - - _ _ _ _ _

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(p/ay4 times)

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(play 4 times)

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Bass substitutes Bass Fill I fourth time


(see below)

Fill I (1:42,3:49)

nuttcr w/bar

dive w/bar

Bass Fill I (1:52,3:59)

(FS)

Ii 1 I I I I I I
3 - 3-3-3-3-,L7d

pitch: 0 G

"ACESHIGH"
[!]

(1:53)

05/A

N.C.(AS)
P.M. _____

65

_____

A5
P.M. _ _ - _______

P.M.
1 ~~~~~

..,_..._~ __,.~..._~

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3~2~0
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P.M .

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I
Bass Fig. 3

05/A
P.M. _ ________

69

- ,

7 ~--,;

1---1-~---1 ~-1- ~-'-

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A5

P.M.
~~-1---

~~

3~2~0
~ 0~5 ~---1 ~--'-+-~
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5~---!~~
-'-+--~-+-~

P.M. ______

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+----'~

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P.M. >

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I
end Bass Fig. 3

@] 1st Guitar Solo (2:07)


F51

A5

Gtrs. I and 2
Rhy. Fig. I

Bass
Bass Fig. 4

GS 111

"ACESHIGH"
cs

AS

DS

end Rhy. Fig. 1

AS
Gtrs . 1 and 2 repeat Rhy. Fig. 1 (see meas. 73)

81 G~
~8~5

7--~

0~

5~

8--~

0~

5~0~7~5~0~8--

--~

5~

0 ~7~ --

.--0~7~5~0~7~5

5~

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3
3
Bass repeats Bass Fig. 4 (see meas . 73)

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rw
f+~------------Ir=r ='II
~m

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0221

AS

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_4
- 11--:
2
3

cs

DS

run

....___.____.

er,

......_____.

lli] 2nd Guitar Solo

(2:21)

BS
89

c...- 15 - 12 -0-15

-14 - 0 -15

-12 - -0 -15

- 14 - 0 - 15 -12 - 0 - 15 - - 14 - 0-15
I

I
I

Gtrs. I and 2
Rhy. Fig. 2

I ( 4
I \2/

Bass Fig. 5

-I

LJ

LJ

3.
0 .
0 .

- 12 - 0 - 15 - 14 - 0-0-0--i

~
I

- 9 --

5--5-5-(5)-5

LJ

P.M.
I

x.

.I

9 - 9 - 9-9

-o-t-15

P.M.

'a .

ft

Bass
9--9-9-(9)-9-9

- 12 -0-15-14

I
P.M.

---------~~-

AS

GS

Gtr. 4 (elec. w/dist.)

t2\ .

2 .
0 .

~==I

- 5 ,.....7-t-.7

--

7 -7-

7-7-7-----j

LJ

LJ

"ACESHIGH"
ES

05

B5
S3

widev ib.

slight P.M .~ - - ,

12 -0-

10 -0-8-

0 - 10 -0

8-0-7-0-8-

0 -7-0

5 -0-7-

0 - 8 -0-

7- 0

6)

end Rhy. Fig. 2

end Bass Fig. 5

~__..-9-9

-9 - 9- 9-~

7~~.i-~~~~-='--~

~~~

-i.-~~~

---l -+-'--+-

--+ --l

AS

GS

85

Gtrs. I and 2 repeat Rhy. Fig. 2 (see meas. 89)


~4
~

97

,-=-

n -,

Bass repeats Bass Fig. 5 (see meas. 89)

ES

05

B5

(let ring into next meas.)


slight P.H.

101 slight P.H. -

'---

- - ,

3 ---'

'---

full

P.H. - - ,

P .H.

3 ---'

pitch: Gt

'---

3 ___,

Cf

Al

full

;_~

[TI(2:35)
N.C.(AS)
Gtrs. I and 2
105
P.M. - - - - - - - - - ,

LJ
P I~
Bass plays Bass Fig. 3 twice (see meas. 65)

AS

05/A
P.M.

P.M. - - - - - - - - - ,

P.M.

(2nd time) go back to verse [g

05/A

109

P.M.- - - - - - - - - ,

AS

P.M.

P.M. - - - - - - - - - ,

"ACESHIGH"
CT]Outro

(4:00)

N.C.(Am)

(F)

(G)

Gtr. 2

113 ~

N-----

--_,....=-~~c::.~

---i--5~-5~
~...-------i~ +--,1---+--+5
1-----'-

-----5 -'---

_,....=-~------i-

-----

--

1/4

Gtr. I

(play 3 times)

Moderately Slow
(F)

(Am)

117
l-- ----5-' --4-5

J =108
(G5)
slower - - - - - - - - - ,

-,"=-~~C::.~-4-5---5
-4 - 5-4 ~---- l-- ---+-

--+-51----~5-'

--4-5-4

- 5- 4

1/4

slower - - - - - - - - - ,

slower - - - - - - - - - ,

Fr ee Tim e (4:18)
(Am)

A5

Gtr. 3

121
'- 8'

6-8-6

~5

t::t::::::
3

I
I
I

6-

-5

r.,..

7-9 - 7~5 ---4

7 --5

I
I
I

I
I

bd:::d
3

Gtr. 2

------------ - -------- --

~7
Gtr. I

trem. pick _ __ _ __________

1r

5~

n
I
I

,.1./

---- --------------------

--- - -

7, -

_________

___________

__ _______

_ ________

Bass

1'
'J

'--5

,.

'

:'

,.,
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Gtr . 4

'--9

..
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I
I

II

7~5 -I
I

I
I

7
I

7--5--5
1
I

- 5-7 -

7 - 5--7-57
LLJ
L.LJ
3

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7--t--.7

LJ

r.,..
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7,

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2
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II

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