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Iron Maiden – Fear Of The Dark

Fear Of The Dark

Any fan of Iron Maiden remembers hearing Fear Of The Dark live at Donnington for the first time. It was a bonus track on a Greatest Hits album that me and my mate went halves for as teenagers. Fast, technical and emotive playing. Enough to make an aspiring guitar playing like myself at that age, really knuckle down and get better on the instrument.

What Are We Learning To Play?

Below is a video of what you will be able to play by the end of this post. 

Ukulele Tabs

As you can see in the video, I’m using my first finger to barre the bottom two strings for the opening notes. This is going to make it much easier to play. That way you can use your other fingers to just hit the notes further up the fretboard. You can apply this principle to most parts of the song.

A |-5-5-----5-5-7-7-8-8-7-7-5-5-7---|-3-3-----3-3-5-5-7-7-5-5-3-3-7-3-|
E |-----5-5-----------------------5-|-----3-3-------------------------|
C |---------------------------------|---------------------------------| x2
G |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

A |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E |-5-5-----5-5-7-7-8-8-7-7-5-5-7---|-3-3-----3-3-5-5-7-7-5-5-3-3-7-3-|
C |-----4-4-----------------------4-|-----2-2-------------------------|
G |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

A |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E |-5-5-----5-5-7-7-8-8-7-7-5-5-7---|-1-1-----1-1-3-3-5-5-3-3-1-1-5-1-|
C |-----4-4-----------------------4-|-----0-0-------------------------|
G |---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

A |---5--7-8--10-8-7------------------8-5-|----5--7-8--10-8-7------|
E |-5----------------8-----8---6--6-8-----|--5----------------8----|
C |----------------------7---7------------|------------------------|
G |---------------------------------------|------------------------|

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