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Steve Vai - Freak Show Excess tab

Freak show excess
Transcribbed by: Max La Menace

In the solo 2 the tremolo bar never go up (above your tuning) so sometimes, you have to
the tremolo bar down before playing the note and then you pick it and you go up with the
we will see it). I didn't write the big solo at the end because it isn't important for 
song ( he improvised I think so you can do what you want there!)

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

intro grrr...

Intro
|-----||------------------------------------------------||
|-----||------------------------------------------------||
|-----||*----------------------------------------------*||
|-----||*-2---2-x-2---2--------------2-x-2---2-x-x-x-x-*||
|-----||--0---0-x-0---0--------------0-x-0---0-x-x-x-x--||
|-14\-||----3-------3---0-3b-0-3-0-3-------3------------||


fig 1
||---------------------|-------------------------------------|-----------------7/-|-9h10p9s7h9p7--------------------------------||
||-------------------8-|-8s10s7h8p7--------------------------|--------------------|--------------10-8-/12-10-10-10s8-6----------||
||*------------6-7-9---|------------9-7-9s11p9-9-------------|-----------6-7-9----|------------------------------------9-7-7h9-*||
||*-\7-5b6r5-7---------|-------------------------\9-7------7-|-7-5b6r5-7----------|--------------------------------------------*||
||---------------------|------------------------------10-9---|--------------------|---------------------------------------------||
||---------------------|-------------------------------------|--------------------|---------------------------------------------||


fig.2                                                           PM--|
|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------15------------------|-----------------------------10-|
|-12-[11b12r11]----10------------12-|-7-9-7s9s6h7p6-------------6----|
|---------------------12-11trill----|---------------8-7-5-7--8-------|
|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|

                                 ~~
|-----------------------------------|-12-[12]p10-12-10--------------------------------|
|-15-[14b15r14]---------------------|------------------13-11----------13b14-11--------|
|---------------15-14h15p14s12-14---|------------------------12-10-10----------12-----|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------|

repeat fig.1 x1  (no two bars)

fig.2 x1


fig.3                                                           T          T          T
|-13h15p13-------------------------------------------------8h12h15p12p8h12h15p12p8h12h15p12p8-|
|----------15p13-15p13----15s10-8s6-6s8s6-------------8-10------------------------------------|
|----------------------14-----------------7-5---5s7h9-----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------7-----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-13p10h13p10----10----------------------------------|
|-------------13----13-10----10----10----------------|
|-------------------------12----12----12-10----------|
|-------------------------------------------12-10----|
|-------------------------------------------------13-|
|----------------------------------------------------|


end 1
PM-------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|-------------------5------8-----|
|-----------2---2-6------6-------|
|--------2-----------------------|
|----0-4-------------------------|
|--0-----------------------------|

fig.3 with end 2

end 2

|-------------7-7--9-9--20-20--20-20--20-20--10-10-10-10--10-10-10-10-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10--10-10-10-10--10\--|
|----------6---------------------------------10-10-10-10--10--10-10-10-10--10--10-10-10-10-10--10--10-10-10-10--10\--|
|--------7-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---0-4--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-0------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


fig 4.  clean
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|-----3p0-----5-------3p0-----5-|-----3p0-----5--------3p0-----5--|
|-0h5-----0h4-----0h5-----0h4---|-0h5-----0h4-----0h1------0h4----|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------------|

solo

|-----------------------------------21-21s10-9-------------10----------|
|--15s10--10s14-17s14-/17-15-14s17-------------11-10-11-10----11-10----|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------12-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-18--(18)------------------------18---(18)----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----22b23p20----20-23p22h23p22-20----22s23p22p20-18-20-18-------------------------------------/15p14h15p14-|
|-------------22-------------------------------------------21p19-19s22p21h22p21-19-21s19-18-19--------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------14s17s15s(14)-----------------------------------------------14-15-|
|-15-14-15----------------15-14-15-14-----------------------------14-15-------|
|-------------------------------------17-14-----------------14-17-------------|
|-------------------------------------------17-13----13--17-------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------17--------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10-----------10----------10----------10----------11----------11----------11-------11-------|
|----14b15r14-----13b15r13----14b15r14----13b15r13----15b16r15----14b16r14----15b16----15b16-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-11-------------------11-14-15b17r15p14-11-14-11p10-[11p10]-------------10-------|
|----14b16r14r14r14-14---------------------------------------13h14-14b15----13b14-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                       ~~~
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10-------10-------------------------11s15h17-15s14-15-17-19b21r19-17-17b18r17b18r17-|
|----13b14----13b14b16======r[14b16]--------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                                               ~~~
|----------------------------------------15b17----------------15-17-16b17b18---|
|-18r17-15-14-15-17-18b20-17-15-14-15-18-------18-15-14-15-18------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


fig 5.
|----------------------------------------------------|
|-18b21r18p17-18p17-18-18s21s18-18s21s18-18s21s18p17-|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------|
|-18b22r18p17-18p17-18-18s22s18-18s22s18-18s22s18p17-|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|

|-18b20r18p17-18p17-18-18s20s18-18s20s18-18s20s18p17-|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|

|-18b22r18p17-18p17----------|
|-------------------20-19b20-|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|

     T           T           T           T           T
|-17h22p17p15h17h20p17p15h17h22p17p15h17h20p17p15h17h22p17p15h17-20b22r20b21-pb22p17--------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------20-18-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

           T     T              T     T              T     T           T           T
     T           T
|-15h17p15h20p18h20p18p15h17p15h20p18h20p18p15h17p15h20p18h20p18p17p15-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------20p19p17p15-------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------19p17p15p14-------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------19p17p15p14-------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------19p16-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


fig.6
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-18b19r18---------------18b20r18----------------17b18r17-----------------------------------|
|----------19-17-19-17-------------19-17-19-17-------------19-17-19-17----17p14----------14--|
|----------------------19----------------------19----------------------19-------18-15-18-----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                                         
~~~
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-18b19r18---------------18b20r18----------------20b22r20-18----18--------------------------|
|----------19-17-19-17-------------19-17-19-17----------------19----19-17-19-17--------------|
|----------------------19----------------------19-------------------------------19-17--------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------20-17--|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-18b19r18---------------18b20r18----------------17b18r17-----------------------------------|
|----------19-17-19-17-------------19-17-19-17-------------19-17-19-17----17p14----------14--|
|----------------------19----------------------19----------------------19-------18-15-18-----|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-18b19r18---------------18b20r18----------------20b22r20-18----18-------15b17r15--------15-------|
|----------19-17-19-17-------------19-17-19-17----------------19----19-17----------17-14-----17-14-|
|----------------------19----------------------19--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-13b15b13-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------14-12-14-12----12b14r12-----------------------------------------|
|----------------------15----------15-12-15-12----12b14r12-----------------|
|----------------------------------------------15-----------15-12-15-12----|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------16-|

|-----------------------------------13-|
|----------------------13-------15-----|
|----------13-------13-------12--------|
|----12-15-------15-------12-----------|
|-------------13-----------------------|
|-15-----------------------------------|

fig. 7
|------------------18-20-20b22-18----18-------|-----------------18-20-20b22-18----18---------|
|--21b23--21-20-21----------------21----21-20-|-21b23--21-20-21----------------21----21-20---|
|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|

|-----------------18-20-20b22-18----18----18-20b22-18----18----18-20b22-18----18----18-21b23r21p18-|
|-21b23--21-20-21----------------21----21-------------21----21-------------21----21----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/s/steve-vai/87722.html ]
												          ~~~
|----18----18-21b23r21p18----18----18-21b23r21p18----18----18-21b23r21p18----18----18-23b25--|
|-21----21----------------21----21----------------21----21----------------21----21-----------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

fig.8A         PM              PM                 PM                 PM-|
|-----||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----||--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----||-----9--------7-x-----9-----------x-----9--------7------------------|
|-----||-----9--------7-x-----9-----------x-----9--------7------------------|
|-----||-----7--------5-x-----7--5-5-4----x-----7--------5--5/7\5/7\5-------|
|-13\-||-0-7----5-5-7-----0-7----------3----0-7----5-5-7--------------5-3-0-|


Solo 2  with wah-wah

      /1\  /1    \1   /1   \1   /1           ~~~ \1   /1        \1/                \0.5  
         ~~~
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------10--------10-13b15----|
|---12---12---p10---12--p10---12===b13p10pb11-------12===p10-12-----b14r12-12----12--------------12-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


    /1       /1\        \0.5/  \0.5/          /1
                              \0.5
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-15------15-----p12--14-------------p12h14-15===p14-12h14h15p14-12h14h15p14-12h14h15p14-12h14h15p14-12h14h15p14-12h14h15-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

    /0.5 ~~~     \\\   /0.5        \1           ~~~                                     ~~~
|-12----------h15\-|---------15-----------14--------/18s16-14h16p14s12-14-12p11---------------------|
|------------------|-16---------16-----------14--------------------------------12p1111======h12----|
|------------------|------------------16---------------------------------------------------------13-|
|------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
fig.8B  PM              PM                 PM                 PM-|
||--------------------------------------------------------------------||
||--------------------------------------------------------------------||
||-----9--------8-x-----9-----------x-----9--------8------------------||
||-----9--------8-x-----9-----------x-----9--------8------------------||
||-----7--------6-x-----7--6-6-3----x-----7--------6--6/7\6/7\6-------||
||-0-7----6-6-8-----0-7----------3----0-7----6-6-8--------------6-3-0-||


|-/17h18p17p15----15-------15s11---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------17----17p16-------14-12-14-12----14s10------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------14-------12p9-12-98s9s6-6---6s4s6s4-6s4-3-4p3-[4p3]-[4p3]-1-3p1h3p1-3p1--|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|--------------|
|--------------|
|--------------|
|-1------------|
|---4s3s4/-----|
|-----------x\-|

with fig8A
         \0.5                                                               \0.5
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-6-7s9-8===s6-6-7s9p8s67s9p8s6-7s9p8s9s8s9s8s6--6-7s9-8s6s7--10-11-11s13-12=====s10-10h11-11s13p12\-10h11s13p12\-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                \0.5          T           T                        T                     
  T
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10tr9h11b13--9pb10r9--|
|-10h11-12s16-12====s10-10h12-13s18b19p12-------------------------13tr12h14b16--12pb13r12------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------13tr12h14b16--12pb14r12-------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  T                       T                       T     T     T    T     T    ~~~
|-11tr10h13b15-10pb11r10--14tr13h15b17-13pb14r13-17p15-17p15-19p17-19p17-20p19----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

with fig 8B
         ~~~
|-17pb19-----19r17p15----15----15-17-17b18p15----15-17b18p15----15-17-17b18p15----15-18b19r18p16----|
|---------------------17----17----------------17-------------17----------------17----------------17-|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                       ~~~ (with bar) ~~~ \\\         \0.5
|-18p16----18p16----18p16-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------17-------17-------17s14h16p14p12-14s12p11s9-12===============p9-------------------|

* by the bar
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


                                   ~~~
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-14p12h14p12s11h12s11s9h11-9s11b12r11s9s11s9s11b12r11s9-9s11p9h11p9h11p9s8h9p8h9s11p9p8p9s6-8p6h8b9r8b9p6h8s6p4h6p4s3-3b4r3---|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


fig 9.
                          ~
|-----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-9-8-5----12-11-9----------------------------9-|-9-8-5---12-11-9-----98-9-------------------------------9--|
|-------9----------13---------------------------|-------9---------13---------9\8-----------------------------|
|----------------------10p9--10-7---------------|--------------------------------9/10-9-10\7p6---------------|
|---------------------------------7h8-8-3s2p0---|----------------------------------------------7h8-8-3s2p0---|

                      (Maybe a keyboard here)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------12-11-12------------------------------------------------|
|-9-8-5---12-11-9--------------12\11-8h9-9-9--------------------------------9-|
|-------9---------13-------------------------9\8------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------9h10-9-10-7\6----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------7h8-8-3s2p0----|


|------------------------12-11-12------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------13\12-11h12-12-12------------------------------------------------|
|-9-8-5---12-11-9-----------------------------------12\11-8h9-9-9--------------------------------9-|
|-------9----------13---------------------------------------------9\8------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------9h10-9-10-7\6----------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------7h8-83s2p0----|


|---------------------19-18-19--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------20\19-16h17-17-13\12-11h12-12-12-----------------------------------------------|
|-9-8-5---12-11-9-----------------------------------------------12\11-8h9-9-9-------------------------------9-|
|-------9---------13----------------------------------------------------------9\8-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------9h10-9-10-7\6---------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7h8-8-3s2p0---|

|--------------------------------12-11-8------|
|--------------------12-11-8-------------12---|
|-9-8-5---12-11-9------------11---------------|
|-------9---------13--------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|


fig.10 with sustain

                                                                                         
   ~~~
|-12----------------12--------------------12----------------12-14----------------------([14])-|
|----13-12-10-12-13----13-12-10-12-13-12-----13-12-10-12-13-----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                                                         
    ~~~
|-12-14-12-----------12-14-12----------12------14-12----------12-14-16------------------([16])-|
|----------16-14--16----------16-14-16----16---------16-14-16----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|-16p14----------16-20-16h20p16----------16----20p16----------16-20-16h20p16----------16-------|
|-------17p15-17----------------19p17-19----19-------19p17-19----------------19p17-19----19----|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|----------------------------------------------16p12----------12-16-12h16p12----------12-------|
|----------------------------------------------------16-14-16----------------16-14-16----16----|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|-20p16-----------16-20p16---------16-20p16----------16-20p16----------16-|
|-------19-17h19----------19-17h19----------19-17h19----------19-17h19----|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|-------------------16p12----------12----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------16-14-16----13p9------------9--13p9------------9---|
|-------------------------------------------11--9--11---------11--9--11------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


|-21p16-21p16----21p16-21p16----21p16-21p16----21p16-21p16-----21p16----16-21p16-----16-21p16-----16-21p16-----|
|-------------20-------------20-------------20--------------20-------20----------20-----------20------------20-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                                                         
    ~~~
|-16-21p16----21p16---21p16----21p16----21-16-21-16-21-16-21-16-21-16-21-16-21-16-21-16-22b24----------(24)|
|----------20-------20------20-------20--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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