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Dream Theater - "As I Am"

Dream Theater As I Am

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Partial multitracks
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

Pro Keys:
Pro Guitar:
Pro Bass:

Author Notes

2019-02-08: v1 (album release)
Drums, drum animations, and tempo map by Grinnz; QA by Mazegeek999; rest by Onyxite.
Starting the album off is a bit of a "radio-friendly" song (whatever that means in the context of DT...). The song was released as a single before the album, and some fans were worried it signified a more mainstream direction, with a shorter length and comparatively little "DT wankery". Fortunately the rest of the album turned out to be not nearly as constrained :)
The major synth chord that fades in is the chord that faded out at the end of Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, continuing a pattern of album-to-album connections that extended from `Scenes from a Memory` to `Octavarium`, ending with Octavarium looping on itself. This chord is abruptly cut off by Myung's haunting bass harmonics, setting the tone for the album to come.
The lyrics are primarily a rant by Petrucci inspired by a tour DT undertook with the band Queensrÿche. A fairly standard verse-chorus structure leads to the first of many blistering guitar solos, followed by a short but fun quad-filled drum solo.
Guitar tuning: C standard (C F Bb Eb G C)
Bass tuning: 6-string with low C (C E A D G C)


Thank you! :)
February 8, 2019



Also, allow me to express my appreciation for having actual Dream Theater as the band members :D

It'll be interesting to compare and contrast this chart with the other one that's already in this database.

Sunfire Cobra
April 1, 2019

Did you guys really customize the band members to look like Dream Theater lmao