How To Play Transylvania By Iron Maiden

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Transylvania Guitar Lesson

Released on the album Iron Maiden on 14 April 1980 in the UK. Transylvania is a instrumental track and features Dave Murray and Dennis Stratton on guitars.

Transylvania was released on the album Iron Maiden which is the eponymous debut studio album by Iron Maiden. It was released on 14 April 1980 in the United Kingdom by EMI Records and in the United States by Harvest and Capitol Records. The North American version included the song “Sanctuary”, previously released in the UK as a non-album single. In 1998, along with the rest of the band’s pre-1995 releases, Iron Maiden was remastered with “Sanctuary” added in all territories (but 2015 digital releases and all vinyl reissues use original tracklisting around the globe). It is the band’s only album to feature guitarist Dennis Stratton.

This was also the only studio album with guitarist Dennis Stratton, who, having been brought in as a last-minute placement, was dismissed due to “musical differences” after the band’s European tour in support of Kiss. Suspicions were first raised during Iron Maidens recording, when Stratton added Wishbone Ash-esque harmony guitars and backing vocals reminiscent of Queen to “Phantom of the Opera“, of which the rest of the band immediately disapproved and had removed. Although Stratton stated that he was not “trying to push the band in a new direction”, Harris commented that it “really pointed up the difference between Den and us”, after which he began to notice that “Dennis was so much more into playing stuff like “Strange World” than he was “Iron Maiden” or “Prowler“, because it was more slow, melodic … when he was soloing on one of the heavier songs, it wasn’t with quite the same passion”.

Here are the tabs for Dave Murray’s guitar parts:Iron Maiden - Transylvania - Dave Murray

Here are the tabs for Dennis Stratton’s guitar parts:

Iron Maiden - Transylvania - Adrian Smith