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Vai Steve - Bad Horsie tab

From: Richard J H Warren 
Date: Mon, 03 Jul 95 09:48:21 GMT
Subject: Re: REQ: Bad Horsie by Steve Vai

Yeah, this tune is UNBELIEVABLE. I reckon that it's Steve's best ever. It's
raw sounding, and has one of the coolest riffs known to man!!!! 

I'm working on it at the moment. I've figured out most of it, and I'm a 
quarter of the the way through the mind - numbingly fast solo!

The main riff, then!
(This picks up after the intro, Drums and Bass, horse, etc.)
To do this right, you need to tune to C,G,C,F,A,D (Low to high). That's
a dropped - D tuning down a whole step! I suggest you use heavy strings!
I read somewhere that he plays the riff with a slide, but if you play 
rhythmically precisely with ya finger, it seems to work!

The exclamation marks indicate bars. The x's indicate muted strumming.

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-0-0-x-x-0-0-x--0-0-x-x-0---x-!-0-0-x-x-0-0-x--0-0-x-x-10/12--12\-!   
-0-0-x-x-0-0-x--0-0-x-x-0---x-!-0-0-x-x-0-0-x--0-0-x-x-10/12--12\-!
-0-0-x-x-0-0-x--0-0-x-x-0---x-!-0-0-x-x-0-0-x--0-0-x-x-10/12--12\-!     

------------------------------!-----------------------------------!
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-5/6-5-0-2/3-0-2-3-0-2-3-2-0--!-6\5-0-2/3--0-7/9-0-7/10~~~~--10\--!
-5/6-5-0-2/3-0-2-3-0-2-3-2-0--!-6\5-0-2/3--0-7/9-0-7/10~~~~--10\--!
-5/6-5-0-2/3-0-2-3-0-2-3-2-0--!-6\5-0-2/3--0-7/9-0-7/10~~~~--10\--!

That's the main riff. I may as well post the part of the solo I've 
figured out. I'd be gratefull if anyone posts corrections\ the full
version, etc.

The bit I've worked out is where the tapping bit starts.(9th bar?!)
       t     t     t     t     t     t     t     t     t     t
-10-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-15-13-
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 t           t           t           t           t       t       t
-15-13-10-13-15-13-10-13-15-13-10-13-15-13-10-13-15-12-9-15-12-9-15
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                       t                   t
-12-9-t-------------12-15-12-9-t-----------17-12-9-----------------
------15-12-9-t----------------15-10-9-10-----------etc...---------
--------------14-11------------------------------------------------
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As I said, please correct, or if you're mad enough to try to transcribe
the solo (like me!!!) go ahead! Good luck.

WAZ
-- 
Richard J H Warren
richard@central.co.uk
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