Van Halen - Top Of The World tab

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SONG NAME top of the world - Band Name Van halen
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Tabbed by: swordshredder
Email: bobman1102@aol.com

Tuning: EADGBe

Since no-one else on here had a whole
Tab on this, I made one J it might be rough in places,
Especially the interlude.

Intro:Palm mute all the single notes.e|-0-----0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0-----0---0-----------------------------|B|-5-5-5-4-5-5-2-2-2-5-5-4-4-5-0-0-0-5-5-5-4-5-5-----------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|D|-------------------------------------------------4-4--2-2------------------|A|-------------------------------------------------2-2--0-0---2--------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------0--------------|
e|-0-----0-----0-----0---0-----0-----0-----0---0----------------------------|B|-5-5-5-4-5-5-2-2-2-5-5-4-4-5-0-0-0-5-5-5-4-5-5----------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------pickslide\------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
The second guitar is doing this natural harmonic. If you’re byYourself, I wouldn’t recommend doing this. Turn volumeUp slowly for it.e|-volume down-24h-volume-up-------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Kick in:e|-------------------------------9-7\--5-5-3-5~5p4p0---------------------|B|-------------------------------7-7\3-5-3------------17b19r18b19r17~----|G|--6-6-------2----------------------------------------------------------|D|--6-6--4-4—-2-letring--------------------------------------------------|A|--4-4--2-2--0---------0-0-0--------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|Pm: -----
Verse: (palm mute the single notes again)e|------------5-------------------------0-0-0-5------------------------|B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-----5-5-5-5-5-5-4-5-5------------------------|G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------0--------------------0----------------------|
e|------------5-------------------------------------------------------------|B|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4---5-5-5-5-5-5-5-----------------------------------|G|-------------------------------------------6-6---4-2----------------------|D|-------------------------------------------6-6---4-2----------------------|A|-----------------------------------------4-4-4-2-2-0----------------------|E|------------------------0-------------------------------------------------|
Prechoruse|---------0-0-0-----------------------5-4-2---2-4-5--5-4-2-2------------|B|---------4-5-5--4-5-2-2--------------5-4-2---2-4-5--5-4-2-2-pickslide\-|D|-------2-------------------7-------------------------------------------|A|-----2---------------------7-------------------------------------------|E|-0-0-0---------------------5-4-2-0-------------------------------------|Pm -----
e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|A|--3-----------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----6-5--6---------------------------------------------------------|
Chorus:e|-------0-------0-0----0---0--0--0-----0--------------------------------|B|-------5-5-5-4---2--5-5-4h—5-0--5-4-4-5-5\---2-3p2--7-8-7\-------------|G|---------------------------------------------2-2----6-6-6\-------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--0--------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-------0-------0-0----0---0--0--0-----0--------------------0------------|B|-------5-5-5-4---2--5-5-4h—5-0--5-4-4-5-5\-----------------0------------|G|-----------------------------------------------4-4-4-4-2----------------|D|-----------------------------------------------4-4-4-4-2----------------|A|-----------------------------------------------2-2-2-2-0----------------|E|--0---------------------------------------------------------------------|
Afterchorus: (yeah cant think of what to call it!) To do the pinch harmonics you pinch them at different areas.e|-----0----------------------------------------------------------|B|-----5-5-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-4-----------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------9ba.h.r-9ba.h.9a.hr----------|D|------------------------------------------------------=---------|A|------------------0---------------------------------------------|E|--0----------------------------0--------------------------------|
e|-----0----------------------------------------------------------|B|-----5-5-5-5-5-5----5-5-5-5-4-----------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------pickslide\-------9-7---------|D|--------------------------------------------------2-----9~------|A|------------------0---------------------------------------------|E|--0----------------------------0--------------0-3---------------|
Go to prechorus, after that chorus. In the backgroundThis is being played. this goes on for the rest of the song. evh is putting these notes together:e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--17-----19--15--------------------------------------------------------|G|------16---------------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Interlude: the chords were hard to hear, so this will be rough.Play this a couple times:e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------9-7------------9-9----------------------------------------------|G|---------9---7----------9-----9------------------------------------------|D|---7---7-9------7--7-7--9---9--------------------------------------------|A|---7-7---9-----7---7-7--9-------9----------------------------------------|E|---5-----7---------5----7---------7--------------------------------------|
This is the bit where he says upside down.e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|----7--9--9--11-------------------------------------------------------|A|----7--9--9--11-------------------------------------------------------|E|----5--7--7--9--------------------------------------------------------|
Wah solo:Here evh is messing with whammy and wah. Just shoveYour wah up really high. It doesn’t matter about notes.e|----18b~---------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------10---------------------------------------------|G|------------9-7-9-9~--9----9-7-9~-------------------11p911b11p9-7v-----|D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------3wb/-5wb/-7wb/----------------------|
e|---------------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------11----------------------------------------------|G|----9-7-9-9~-9----9-7-9~---19p1719b19p1715~--------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Turn wah off.e|--8-----7-----8-----14b-14p11-11--8-----7-----8-----------------|B|--8-7-5-8-7-5-8-7-7---------------8-7-5-8-7-5-8—----------------|G|--------------------------------------------------5hw.b---------|D|--------------------------------------------------------7h-5hwb-|A|----------------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|--8-----7-----8-----14b-14p11-11--8-----7-----8---------|B|--8-7-5-8-7-5-8-7-7---------------8-7-5-8-7-5-----------|G|--------------------------------------------------------|D|--------------------------------------------------------|A|--------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------|
Fast scale up here.e|--------------------------------------------10h12-15wb-12-10-12~----|B|-----------------------------------11h12h14-------------------------|G|---------------------------11h12h14---------------------------------|D|------------------11h12h14------------------------------------------|A|----------11h12h14--------------------------------------------------|E|--10h11h12----------------------------------------------------------|
Go back to chorus.Fill during outro:e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-pickslide\-9a.h-------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------\\\---6-4-2---------------------------------------|A|----------------------\\---4-2-0---------------------------------------|E|-------------------0---------------------------------------------------|
Fade out. | / Slide up | \ Slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ Vibrato | a.h artificial/ pinch harmonic | x Mute note | h natural harmonic | wb push whammy bar down and back up. (not too much) | h harmonic | wb\ push whammy bar down | db dive bomb | wb\ pre press the wammy bar down, play the note, raise wambar
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