Vai Steve – Viv Woman tab

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Subject: TAB: Viv Woman/Steve Vai

After the overwhelming response (uhmmm, just 4 but that's enough!), here is
what I figured out of Viv Woman, out of the Steve Vai Flex-able. I tried what I
could, but not having a W/B I'm afraid I could not get it all correctly
(especially the solo). Any feedback (suggestions, errors, appreciation, flames)
is highly welcome!

C. Tirabassi
email: ctirabas@vmprofs.estec.esa.nl
  or   ctirabas@estec.bitnet

Some notes for the technically oriented:

On the intro I think Steve plays bended F# and not G# as I show.
I also suspect he is bending (ouch) the G# to the B at the intro end, instead
of my suggested A# to B bend. They both sound good, so pick your choice.
On the solo I show with the * notes which are repeatedly bended and
pinched. I'm afraid a correct transcription is impossible here, so just listen
to the CD.
I did not figure out the trumpets parts, but they should be easy enough.
I'm planning soon to put together a drum/bass/trumpets base
on my sequencer, so I will have to work them out as well. Drop me a note
in a couple of weeks to check if I were not lazy enough to don't it..

I play the guitar thru my Boss SE-70, pre-eq to cut a bit bass and middle and
boost high, overdrive with low gain, eq. to boost even more the distorted high,
stack simulator, room reverb with a bit of delay L/R to give some spaciousness.
If you have a Boss SE-70 start with the presetted 70' Rock patch and trim it
to your taste.

Have Fun!

This TAB transcription was created using TAB MASTER version 1.0
by Ofir Zwebner.

Viv Woman
---------
By Steve Vai

Intro

Guitar 1 w. bridge pick-upe:-----------------------------------------------&B:-----------------------------------------------&G:-----------------------------------------------&D:-----------------------------------------------&A:-----------------------------------------------&E:-0--2--0--4--4--4--0--2--0--4b(5)--b(5)--b(5)~-&
e:----------------------------------------------&B:----------------------------------------------&G:----------------------------------------------&D:----------------------------------------------&A:----------------------------------------------&E:-0--2--0--4--4--4--0--2--0-6b(7)--b(7)--b(7)~-& Repeat 3 times
Main Riff
Guitar 1&2e:------------------------------------------------&B:---------------------10\12-12/10-10-7--7--7--9--&G:-------9-----9--9--9--9\11-11/9--9--9--9--9--9--&D:-------9--9--9--9--9----------------------------&A:-------7--7-------------------------------------&E:-l(0)-------------------------------------------&
e:----------------------------------------------&B:----------------------9--9--7--9--7--5--5--5/-&G:-------9-----9--9-----9--9--7--9--7--5--7--7/-&D:-------9--9--9--9--9--------------------------&A:-------7--7--------7--------------------------&E:-l(0)-----------------------------------------&
e:---------------------------------------------&B:---------------------10\12-12/10-7--7--7--9--&G:-------9-----9--9--9--9\11-11/9--9--9--9--9--&D:-------9--9--9--9--9-------------------------&A:-------7--7----------------------------------&E:-l(0)----------------------------------------&
e:------------------------------------------------------------------&B:----------------------7\9--9--7--9--9/7--5--5--9/7--5--5--9/7--5--&G:-------9-----9--9-----7\9--9--7--9--9/7--7--7--9/7--7--7--9/7--7--&D:-------9--9--9--9--9----------------------------------------------&A:-------7--7--------7----------------------------------------------&E:-l(0)-------------------------------------------------------------&
e:--0----------------------------------------------&B:--5----------------------------------------------&G:--7----------------------------------------------&D:-------------------------------------------------&A:-----*-------------------------------------------&E:-----*-------------------------------------------& Rub the pick's edge against the low strings
Repeat Main Riff up two frets (i.e. 1 tone down) Solo (uhmmm, approximately..) >e:-------------19w(14)-w(19)--16w(14)-w(16)-14-12------------------------14--&B:-------------17w(12)-w(17)----------------------14-14b(15)-b(14)-12--------&G:--------------------------------------------------------------------14-----&D:---------------------------------------------------------------------------&A:---------------------------------------------------------------------------&E:---------------------------------------------------------------------------& Just go for it!
e:--------------------------------------------------------------&B:--------------------------------------------------------------&G:14/13-13b(14)-b(13)-b(14)-b(13)/9-----------------------------&D:-----------------------------------11/9-----------------------&A:-----------------------------------------12\14w(12)-w(14)-12/-&E:----------------------------------------------------------12/-&
e:--------------------------------------------&-----------------------------&B:--------------------------------------------&-----------------------------&G:-2*-----------------------------------------&-----------------------------&D:--------------------------------------------&-----------------------------&A:--------------------------------------------&---------------9--w(7)\5~----&E:--------------------------------------------&--0w(-7)-w(0)--------------0-& * bend it and pinch harmonics several times
e:--------0--0--0--0-----&--------------15-19-15----14----&B:--------0--0--0--0-----&-----------------------------15-&G:-2\4--2\4--4--4--4--9*-&-9w(2)--w(9)-----------14-------&D:-----------------------&--------------------------------&A:-----------------------&--------------------------------&E:-----------------------&--------------------------------&
e:------------------------------------------------&B:------------------------------------------------&G:------------------------------------------------&D:-----------------11/9--7--9--7/6----------------&A:----9w(7)--w(9)-------------------7-----------7-&E:-7-----------------------------------7--9--10---&
e:--------------------9--12-------------------------------------------------&B:-----------------10-------12----------------------------17-21-19-17-------&G:---------7--9/11-------------11-11-13-14-18-21-18-16-18-------------18-21-&D:-6--7/9-------------------------------------------------------------------&A:--------------------------------------------------------------------------&E:--------------------------------------------------------------------------&
e:---------------------------------&----&B:---------------------------------&----&G:18-16-13-16-13-11-16-11-16-11-16-&-11/&D:---------------------------------&----&A:---------------------------------&----&E:---------------------------------&----&
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