Van Halen - Mean Street tab

Van Halen - Mean Street

First of all this is very advanced stuff so be prepared. There are a lot of brief notes
the intro for obvious reasons. The intro makes this song what it is. I cant even play
right. Having said that this tab is quite accurate & will help a lot Im sure. Yes It 
me a good while to tab this so please rate etc. Thanks! Contact me at:
rattlehead.coolio@hotmail.com

Tablature Legend:
t     - tap
x     - muted note
h     - hammer-on
p     - pull-off
H     - Harmonic
~     - Vibrato
PM|-| - Palm-Mute
t~    - tremolo
d     - dive-bomb
?(?)  - Bend(to whatever is in the brackets)
/     - Slide up
\     - Slide Down
*     - Brief Note
X\    - Pick Slide

Intro:

e|-12t---------12t-------------12t---------12t------------|B|-12t---------12t-------------12t---------12t------------|G|--------------------------------------------------------|D|-----x-----x-----x---------x-----x-----x-----x----------|A|-----x-----x-----x---------x-----x-----x-----x----------|E|-----x-12t-x-----x-12t-12t-x-----x-12t-x-----x-12t-12t--|*This is done by tapping the 12th fret of both the high e & B strings together with thefinger & then slapping the strings with the left hand (denoted by x) & then tapping12th fret of the low E string with the thumb, slapping the strings with the left hand & on. This bar is played about 6 times.
e|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-------12tp5-------------------------------h7--|A|-12tp5-------10tp5-12tp5-----------------------|E|-------------------------12t-12t-12t-12tp5-----|*This is done by a bunch of taps & pull-offs. Then a hammer-on of the 7th fret of the D string.
H H H H He|---------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------|G|------------------4p0-4-5--------------------------|D|-------12tp5p0-5-----------5h7-12t-7-11t-------h7--|A|-12tp5---------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------12tp5-----|* H are natural harmonics created at the fret.
e|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-------12tp5-------------------------------h7--|A|-12tp5-------10tp5-12tp5-----------------------|E|-------------------------12t-12t-12t-12tp5-----|
H H H H He|---------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------|G|------------------4p0-4-5--------------------------|D|-------12tp5p0-5-----------5h7-12t-7-11t-------h7--|A|-12tp5---------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------12tp5-----|
e|-----------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------|D|-------12tp5-------------------------------h7--|A|-12tp5-------10tp5-12tp5-----------------------|E|-------------------------12t-12t-12t-12tp5-----|
H H H H H H H He|-------------------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------------------|G|------------------4p0-4-5------------------------------------|D|-------12tp5p0-5------------5h7-12t--11t--10t--11t--12t--p0--|A|-12tp5-------------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------------------|
H H H H He|------------------------------------|B|------------------------------h5p0--|G|------------------------------h5p0--|D|------------------------------------|A|-h7--10t--11t--12t--12t--14t--------|E|------------------------------------|
H H H H H H H He|------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-h7-19tp5-17t-h7-19tp5-17t-h7-19tp5-17t-h7-19t-h5h7p5\4~-(4)--d~~~~~~~--|G|-h7-19tp5-17t-h7-19tp5-17t-h7-19tp5-17t-h7-19t-h5h7p5\4~-(4)--d~~~~~~~--|D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Pre-Verse:
e|--------------------------------------------|B|----------------------------------0---------|G|-5--------5---------------5-------0---------|D|-5-7-7--5---7-7----5h7p5--5-7-7---0---------|A|-----------------7--------------7-----------|E|--------------------------------------------|PM|-------------------------------------------|
*Softly palm-Mute H H H H H H H He|-----------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------5----------12-------|G|-5--------5---------------5--------------5---7-------12----|D|-5-7-7--5---7-7----5h7p5--5-7-7---5--5-----7---12----------|A|-----------------7--------------7--------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------------|PM|----------------------------------------------------------|*Softly palm-Mute
e|---------------------------------------------------------|B|---------------------------------------------------------|G|-5------------------------5-------5----------------------|D|-5-7-7--5-x-7-7----5h7p5--5-7-7-5---7-7-5-5-5-5----------|A|-----------------7------------------------------7-7-7----|E|---------------------------------------------------------|PM|---------------------------------||---------------------|*Softly palm-Mute & then full palm mute at the gap of the palm Mute.
e|-------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------|G|-5--------------------x-x-x-x-x-x-x--5-----|D|-5-7-7--5-x-7-7----5--x-x-x-x-x-x-x--5-----|A|-----------------7----x-x-x-x-x-x-x--------|E|-------------------------------------------|PM|------------------------------------------|*Softly palm-Mute*A type of phaser is used (denoted by x) & this is done by rubbing the strings overbridge pick-up.
Verse I: H (x4)e|-----------------------------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------------|A|-3p0-0----3p0-0--------3p0-0----3p0-0----------------------|E|--------3--------0-3~---------3---------3-3-3-3p0-0-0-0----|PM |-------------------|
Chorus I:
e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-----------5-----------------------7-------------|D|-----------5-----------------------7-------------|A|-3p0-0-0-0----3p0-0-3/5--3p0-0-0-0----3p0-0-3/5--|E|-------------------------------------------------|
e|----------------------------------------------------|B|-----------6-----------------------10---------------|G|-----------5------10-12------------9-----X\---------|D|------------------10-12------------------X\---------|A|-3p0-0-0-0----0-0-8--10--3p0-0-0-0-------X\---------|E|---------------------------------------------12~----|
e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-----------5----------------------7---7-7--------|D|-----------5----------------------7---7-7--------|A|-3p0-0-0-0----3p0-0-3/53p0-0-0-0----------------|E|-------------------------------------------/15\--|
e|-------------------------------|B|----3--------------------------|G|----2--------------------------|D|-2--0----------------------9---|A|-0------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7---|E|--------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0---|
Verse II: same as Verse I Chorus II:
e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-----------5-----------------------7-------------|D|-----------5-----------------------7-------------|A|-3p0-0-0-0----3p0-0-3/5--3p0-0-0-0----3p0-0-3/5--|E|-------------------------------------------------|
e|---------------------------------------1-3-3-1~---|B|-----------6-----------------------10-------------|G|-----------5------10-12------------9--------------|D|------------------10-12---------------------------|A|-3p0-0-0-0----0-0-8--10--3p0-0-0-0----------------|E|--------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-----------5----------------------7---7-7--------|D|-----------5----------------------7---7-7--------|A|-3p0-0-0-0----3p0-0-3/53p0-0-0-0----------------|E|-------------------------------------------/15\--|
e|--------|B|----3---|G|----2---|D|-2--0---|A|-0------|E|--------|
Bridge: (x4)e|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|B|-8/10--10-----------------------|-8/10--10-----------------------|G|-x/x---x---------------7p5------|-x/x---x----------------12/14---|D|-5/7---7-----12/14--14-----7p5--|-5/7---7-----12/14--14--10/12---|A|----------10-10/12--12----------|----------10-10/12--12----------|E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Solo:
H H H H H H H He|-------------------------------------------------|B|-------------------------------------------------|G|-7(9)-(9)-(9)-(9)-(9)-(9)-(9)-(7)~~~-5---7p5-----|D|---------------------------------------7-----7~--|A|-------------------------------------------------|E|-------------------------------------------------|
H H H He|----5-8-6-5----7-10-8-7----------------------|B|---5----------7---------10-8-7-------8-7-8~--|G|--5----------9-----------------9-8-7---------|D|-8-------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------|
e|-----19-17-15-14-17-15-14----15-14--------------------|B|-/15----------------------15-------17-15-14-----------|G|--------------------------------------------17-15-14--|D|------------------------------------------------------|A|------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|-15(16)-(16)-12-15(16)-(16)-12-15(16)-(16)-12-15(16)-(16)-12------------|D|-------------------------------------------------------------15t~~~~~~--|A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| mess with the whammy here |e|-15(17)(15)-13-15-|-15p12h15p12h15p12h15p12h15p12-|--|B|-----------------------------------------------------|G|-----------------------------------------------------|D|-----------------------------------------------------|A|-----------------------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------15t~~\---|B|-------------------------------------15t~~\---|G|-------------------12----12h15p12-------------|D|-15-12----12h15p12----15----------15----------|A|-------15-------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------| End Solo
Verse III: Same as Verse I Chorus III: Same as Chorus I Interlude:
volume swells (x4)e|-----------------------------------------|B|-----------------------------------------|G|-5-------------------7-------------------|D|-5-------------------7-------------------|A|-----------------------------------------|E|-----------------------------------------|
Outro: *For the next part add strumming of the open A string with the swells of the interlude. Heres an outro riff used:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|-3(3)------5(5)-6-(6)--8-(8)-10(10)-11(11)-------13(13)-14(14)-15(15)-------------|G|-5(7)~~~~~~7(9)~8(10)~10(12)~12(14)~13(15)~~~~~~~15(17)~16(18)~17(19)-20(22)~~~~--|D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
*The rest is just a lot of tremolo that fades out! Is it me or does the outro sound similar to that infamous part of Guns N' Roses' Rocket you know th one!;) Enjoy or else!
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