Steve Vai - Incantation tab

1st Melody; (0:00-0:41)
Listen for articulation and vibrato!
Note: ~ means use of vibrato, the width of the vibrato should be noted by
ear

Time Signature: 5/4

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~e|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|B|----------5/7--7/5--5--10p5--5-5-|----------3/5--5--5p3h5p3-3p2-----|G|-------7-------------------------|-------7----------------------4-4-|D|--7/9----------------------------|--7/9-----------------------------|A|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|E|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|
Played Solo, then accompanied, Solo, and then accompanied again. ********************************************************************** 2nd Melody; (0:41-1:24) Listen for articulation and vibrato! Note: Melody 2 is Melody 1 raised an octave. Time Signature 5/4
e|-----------12/14--14/12-12-17p12-12-----|B|--------15------------------------------|G|--14/16---------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------|
e|------------10/12-14-12p10h12p10/9-7-7--|B|---------15-----------------------------|G|--14/16---------------------------------|D|----------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------|
Played Solo, then accompanied, Solo, and then accompanied again. ********************************************************************** Rhythm Behind Solo; (1:24) Note: The 11/8 (rhythm) and 11/16 (Lead) Time Signatures are layered. Time Signature 11/8
e|--4--B|--5--G|--4--D|--6--A|--7--E|-----
Chord: E Major ********************************************************************** Solo; (1:34-1:44) Note: A very interesting rhythmic pattern of 11/16. Much more intricate than your standard 4/4. Start real slow to perfect the feel of the odd meter, especially if you lack experience performing odd-metered work, it will not sound right if you try and do it in a even meter. Time Signature 11/16
e|--------------------------------------------|B|-10h12-13-12-10-10/12-10h12-13-12-10-12/13--|G|--------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------|B|-10h12-13-12-16-13/12-10h12-13-12-16-13/12--|G|--------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------|B|-10h12-13-12-10-10/12-10h12-13-12-10-12/13--|G|--------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------|B|-10h12-13-12-16-13/12-10h12-13-12-16-13/12-|G|-------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------|A|-------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------|
Staccato or Tremolo Picking(1:44-1:49)Note: *=accent *e|-------------------------|B|-14-16-17-16-14-14-16/17-|G|-------------------------| PlayD|-------------------------| 2XA|-------------------------|E|-------------------------|
*e|-----------------------------|B|-14-16-17-6-14-20-17/16------|G|-----------------------------| PlayD|-----------------------------| 2XA|-----------------------------|E|-----------------------------|
(1:49-2:04)
e|--------------------------------------------|B|-10h12-13-12-10-10/12-10h12-13-12-10-12/13--|G|--------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
e|--------------------------------------------|B|-10h12-13-12-16-13/12-10h12-13-12-6-13/12---|G|--------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------|
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