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Michael Sembello - Maniac tab

Hello, this is my version of "Maniac" from Michael Stembello.
This is the standar and album song version. 

There's other versions of this song, but they are write in a half and full step down tunnig.

This tab is so easy to play and easily to remember.
I hope you enjoy it.

Drop D Tunning

Strings 
6th D
5th A
4th D
3th G
2th B
1th E

Intro

Begginin after base drums 
Clean or delay guitar effect

E-----------------------------|
B-----7-6-7-6-7-6-7-6-4-6-----|
G------4-4-4-4-6-6-6-6--------|   Repeat this many times as you think
D-----------------------------|   
A-----------------------------|
D-----------------------------|

Verse (distortion)
                                    
E------------------------------|  Lyrics say: "Just a still town girl..."
B------------------------------|              
G------------------------------|   ( A rythm guitar can play the same chord 
D-1                            |     in palm muting)
A-1   Let----ring----this      |
D-1                            |



E------------------------------|  Lyrics say: "In the real-time world..."
B------------------------------|
G-4                            |   ( A rythm guitar can play the same chord
D-4   Let----ring----this      |      in palm muting)
A-2                            |
D------------------------------|


During this verse you must repeat this couple of chords. But, when the songs says: 
"It can cut you like a knife..."

you play

          "It can cut you like a knife..."
E-------------------|
B-------------------|
G-------------------|
D-6--x-x-x--6--x-x--|  Repeat 2 times
A-6--x-x-x--6--x-x--|
D-6--x-x-x--6--x-x--|
   (p.muting)


      "...if the gift becomes..."
E-------------------|
B-------------------|
G-------------------|
D-8--x-x-x--8--x-x--|   Repeat 2 times
A-8--x-x-x--8--x-x--|
D-8--x-x-x--8--x-x--|


"...the fire, on a wire between..."
E-------------------|
B-------------------|
G-------------------|
D-9--x-x-x--9--x-x--|   Repeat 2 times
A-9--x-x-x--9--x-x--|
D-9--x-x-x--9--x-x--|


"...will and what will be..."
E--------------------|
B--------------------|
G--------------------|
D-11--x-x-x--11-x-x--|
A-11--x-x-x--11-x-x--|
D-11--x-x-x--11-x-x--|


Chorus

(This is the nice part!!!!)
Strumming all chords

"She's a maniac...      maniac...    on the floor
And she's dancing like she's never danced before
E------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------|  Play 
G---------4-4-4-4-4-4-4--6-6-6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|  
D---------4-4-4-4-4-4-4--6-6-6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|  2 times
A---------2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
D------------------------------------------------------------------|

"She's a maniac...      maniac...    on the floor
E------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------4-4-4-4-4-4-4--6-6-6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|
D---------4-4-4-4-4-4-4--6-6-6-6-6-6-6--8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8--|
A---------2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|
D------------------------------------------------------------------|

"...And she's dancing like she's never danced before
E------------------------------------------------------------------|
B------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------4-4-4-4-4-4-4--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-----------------------------|
D---------4-4-4-4-4-4-4--6-6-6-6-6-6-6--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6            |
A---------2-2-2-2-2-2-2--4-4-4-4-4-4-4--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6 Let ring   |
D---------------------------------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6            |


Basically this is the whole song.

Yo have to repeat the chords in the right time into the song, but I will let you 
the notes for the cello, and the solo of this funny song.

E-----------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------|  This is the part of the cello
D-----------------------------------------|  you only have to play 
A-----------------------------------------|  in 6th string (repeat 2 or
D--4----3--0-1-3-4-6-8-6-3---1----1--3-4--|  3 times)



Solo

E--------------------------------------16bend18--16bend(18)--14-14bend(16)-|
B----16bend18(16)--------16bend18(16)14------------------------16----------|
G--15------------15~---15--------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


I'm  working on the rest of solo. 

Thanxs
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