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 1PM-------------------------------||--------------------------------||-------------------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----------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
~~~|----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----||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------||----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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|----------------------------------------------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----||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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|-------------------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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