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Steve Vai - 7 String Demo Song tab

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7-STRING GUITAR DEMO
As recorded by Steve Vai

Transcribed by Julien777
	

Music by Steve Vai
Arranged by Steve Vai

B
0 2 2 1 x x x
	
Dsus2
3 x 0 0 2 3 0
	
A5
x x 0 2 2 x x

Gtr I (B E A D G B E) - 'Steve'

  Freely Q=160
 4/4
  Gtr I
                      ~~                                     ~~
  W          E E E E  Q  E E    E      +S   +S  E E E E  a   Q
|----------:-----------------:----------------------------------:
|----------:-----------------:----------------------------------:
|----------:-----------------:----------------------------------:
|----------:-----------------:----------------------------------:
|----------:-----------------:----------------------------------:
|----------:-------9s11------:-11b12==(11)r(11)-9---9-9-(9)s11--:
|----------:-0---x-------0-0-:----------------------------------:


           ~~                                          ~
  E E E E  Q  E E    S     +E. E  a  E  a  E  a  E  a  Q
|-----------------:----------------------------------------:
|-----------------:----------------------------------------:
|-----------------:----------------------------------------:
|-----------------:----------------------------------------:
|-----------------:----------------------------------------:
|-------9s11------:-11b12r(11)-9-(9)s7-(7)s9-(9)s4-(4)s2---:
|-0---x-------0-0-:----------------------------------------:


           ~~                                  ~~~~~
  e E E E  Q  E E    E      +S   +S  E E Q     Q
|-----------------:--------------------------------:
|-----------------:--------------------------------:
|-----------------:--------------------------------:
|-----------------:--------------------------------:
|-----------------:--------------------------------:
|-------9s11------:-11b12==(11)r(11)-9---9--/[11]--:
|-0---x-------0-0-:--------------------0-----------:


      PM
                                                    |-3-|
  E E E   E  +E  E E  E    E   a  E  a   E   a  E E S S S  a  E  a  E
|-----------------------:-----------------------------------------------:
|-----------------------:-----------------------------------------------:
|-----------------------:-----------------------------------------------:
|-----------------------:-----------------------------------------------:
|-----------------------:-----------------------------------------------:
|-------/11-(11)-----11-:-14-(14)s9-(9)s11-(11)s9p7-7h9p7-(7)s4-(4)s2---:
|-0---0----------0-0----:-----------------------------------------------:


           ~~                                ~~~~~           ~~
  E E E E  E   E  E E    E  S  S  E E  Q     Q     E E E  E  Q  E  E
|---------------------:--------------------------:-------------------:
|---------------------:--------------------------:-------------------:
|---------------------:--------------------------:-------------------:
|-------------13------:-13s14s13-11---11---/13---:-------11s13----16-:
|---------------------:--------------------------:-------------------:
|-------9s11-(11)-----:-11s12s11--9----9--/[11]--:--------9s11----14-:
|-0---0-----------0-0-:-------------0------------:-0---0--------0----:


    a   E   a   E   a   E E E  a   E   a  E  a  E
|-------------------------------------------------:
|-------------------------------------------------:
|-------------------------------------------------:
|-(16)s11-(11)s13-(13)s11---9-(9)s11-(11)s6-(6)s4-:
|-------------------------------------------------:
|-(14)s=9--(9)s11-(11)s=9---7-(7)s=9--(9)s4-(4)s2-:
|-------------------------0-----------------------:


            ~~                                                   ~
  E E E  E  Q   e E    a  E   a   E   a   E E  a  E   a   E   a  Q
|-------------------|-----------------------------------------------:
|-------------------|-----------------------------------------------:
|-------------------|-----------------------------------------------:
|-------11s13--13---|-13s14-(14)s13-(13)-11---11s13-(13)s11-(11)s9--:
|-------------------|-----------------------------------------------:
|--------9s11--11---|-11s12-(12)s11-(11)--9----9s11-(11)s=9--(9)s7--:
|-0---0-----------0-|-----------------------0-----------------------:


            ~~                                                    ~~~~~
  E E E  E  Q   E   a   E     a   E   a   E   a   E   a   E   a   Q  Q
|-------------------------:----------------------------------------------:
|-------------------------:----------------------------------------------:
|-------------------------:----------------------------------------------:
|-------11s13--13-(13)s14-:-(14)s16-(16)s14-(14)s13-(13)s14-(14)s11--9---:
|-------------------------:----------------------------------------------:
|--------9s11--11-(11)s12-:-(12)s14-(14)s12-(12)s11-(11)s12-(12)s=9--7---:
|-0---0-------------------:----------------------------------------------:


           ~~                                     ~~
  E E E E  Q  E E    E   a   S   a   S E E E  a   Q   E
|-----------------:-------------------------------------:
|-----------------:-------------------------------------:
|-----------------:-------------------------------------:
|-----------------:-------------------------------------:
|-----------------:-------------------------------------:
|-------9s11------:-11-(11)s12-(12)s11-9---9-(9)s11-----:
|-0---0-------0-0-:----------------------------------16-:


             ~~~~~~~                         ~~
    E  E  E  E   E    E  E  E    E  E  E  E  H
|-----------------------------:-------------------:
|-----------------------------:-17-------17s19----:
|--------------------------18-:-------16----------:
|-----------14-(14)-/18-16----:-------------------:
|-----14-16-----14------------:----19-------------:
|-/16-------------------------:-------------------:
|-----------------------------:-------------------:


           ~~                                   ~~
                                       |--3--|
  E E E E  Q  E E     E     E E E   E  S  S  S  Q
|-----------------:-------------------16-----------:
|-----------------:---------------/16----16--------:
|-----------------:-------------------------16-----:
|-----------------:----------------------------14--:
|-----------------:--------------------------------:
|-------9s11------:-/11b12r11-9--------------------:
|-0---0-------0-0-:--------------------------------:


           ~~                                     ~
  E E E E  E  E  E  E     E      +E  E  E E  a  E Q
|---------------------:--------------------------------:
|---------------------:--------------------------------:
|---------------------:--------------------------------:
|---------------------:--------------------------------:
|---------------------:--------------------------------:
|-------9s11-11-\9s11-:-[11]b12r(11)p9h11p9-(9)s7-7----:
|-0---0---------------:--------------------------------:


           ~~                                          ~
  E E E E  E  E E E     E  E   a  E  E   a   E  E   a  Q
|-------------------:-------------------------------------:
|-------------------:-------------------------------------:
|-------------------:-------------------------------------:
|-------------------:-/13-----------11-(11)s13------------:
|-------------------:-----11-(11)s9------------11-(11)s9--:
|-------9s11-11-----:-------------------------------------:
|-0---0-----------0-:-------------------------------------:


                |--3--|
  E E E  E   E  S  S  S  E  E
|----------/19-16--------------:
|-----------------17-----------:
|--------------------18----18--:
|-----------------------16-----:
|------------------------------:
|-------11---------------------:
|-0---0------------------------:


                             |--3--|
   a  E   a   E   a   S   S  S  S  S  E  E   a   E   a  E
|---------------------------------------------------------:
|---------------------------------------------------------:
|-18s14-(14)s11-(11)s13-/16-13----------------------------:
|------------------------------14-------------------------:
|---------------------------------16----16-(16)s11-(11)s9-:
|------------------------------------14-------------------:
|---------------------------------------------------------:


    ~~~
                |--3--|
    Q  E E   E  S  S  S  E  E
|----------/19-16--------------:
|-----------------17-----------:
|--------------------18----18--:
|-----------------------16-----:
|-/11--9-----------------------:
|------------------------------:
|--------0---------------------:


                             |--3--|
   a  E   a   E   a   S   S  S  S  S  E  E  +E   E
|--------------------------------------------------:
|--------------------------------------------------:
|-18s14-(14)s11-(11)s13-/16-13---------------------:
|------------------------------14------------------:
|---------------------------------16---------------:
|------------------------------------14-16-(16)s11-:
|--------------------------------------------------:


                                     ~~
          |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|
    a  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|-----------------------------------19--:
|--------------------------------17-----:
|--------------------------16-16--------:
|--------------------14-14--------------:
|--------------14-14--------------------:
|-(11)s9-12-12--------------------------:
|---------------------------------------:


                                                         T        T
   |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |--3--|  |------6-------|
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|-14----19p14----19p14-------19-14h19p14----------14h19-21p19p14-----------:
|----17-------17-------17p14-------------17p14h17----------------21p17p14h=:
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------:
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------:
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------:
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------:
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------:


            T        T
   |--3--|  |------6-------|  |--3--|  |-----5-----|  |-----5-----|
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
|----14h19-21p19p14-------------14h19-21p19-21p19-21p19-21p17-21p16-:
|-17----------------21p17p14h17-------------------------------------:
|-------------------------------------------------------------------:
|-------------------------------------------------------------------:
|-------------------------------------------------------------------:
|-------------------------------------------------------------------:
|-------------------------------------------------------------------:


                     T     T     T
   |-----5-----|  |-----5-----|  |---5----|
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  E  +E      +E
|---------------------------------------------------------:
|-21p19-21p17-21p16---------------------------------------:
|-------------------21p18-21p16-21p14-21-16-(16)b18r(16)--:
|---------------------------------------------------------:
|---------------------------------------------------------:
|---------------------------------------------------------:
|---------------------------------------------------------:


   |--3--|                         |-3--|
   S  S  S  S      +S   E  E  a  E S  S S   S       +S  E
|---------------------------------------------------------:
|---------------------------------------------------------:
|-14----------------------14-14s11p9----------------------:
|----16-14---------------------------11p9-----------------:
|----------16pb18r(16)-14-----------------[11]pb14r(11)p9-:
|---------------------------------------------------------:
|---------------------------------------------------------:


                 H.=H
         ~~
           |-3-|
  E a  S S S S S E  a  E  a  E E E
|----------------------------------||
|----------------------------------||
|----------------------------------||
|----------------------------------||
|-9-9s11-9p7-----------------------||
|------------9p7h9-(9)s4-(4)s2---2-||
|------------------------------0---||


  Q=80
  Dsus2                 A5
        T                                         ~~~
               |-3-|
   H    Q      E E E    E. S S  a  S  a  S  a  S +Q   Q
|-^0-----------------||----------------------------------||
|-^3----3(15)--------||----------------------------------||
|-^2----2(14)--------||-2----2-(2)s4-(4)s2-(2)s4-(4)-----||
|-^0----0(14)--------||-2----2-(2)s4-(4)s2-(2)s4-(4)-----||
|-^0----0(14)--------||-0--0-----------------------------||
|-^x---------------0-||----------------------------------||
|-^3-----------3-2---||-------------------------------0--||


 5/4
                 \1/  \1/  \1/   \1/   \1/   \1/   \1/
                 |----3----|     |-----3-----|
  E  a  E  a  E  E    E    E     E     E     E     Q     E
|-------------------------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------------------------||
|-7-(7)s9-(9)s4-/6---/7---/9---/11---/13---/14---\13----------||
|-------------------------------------------------------------||
|-5-(5)s7-(7)s2-/4---/5---/7----/9---/11---/12---\11----------||
|-------------------------------------------------------12\---||


  Dsus2                 A5
 4/4
       \1/
               |-3-|
   Q  +Q.    E E E E    Q.   E   H            +H     H
|-^0--(0)------------||--------------------:--------------*|
|-^3--(3)------------||--------<12>pb14r===:=(12)---------*|
|-^2--(2)------------||-2------------------:--------------*|
|-^0--(0)------------||-2----x-------------:--------------*|
|-^0--(0)--------0---||-0----x-------------:--------------*|
|-^x-----------0---0-||--------------------:--------------*|
|-^3--(3)----0-------||--------------------:--------------*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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