Steve Vai - Bangkok Chords & Tabs

 

Bangkok Chords & Tabs

Steve Vai Chords & Tabs

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Bangkok Tab

   
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From: Christian Walder 
Subject: v/vai_steve/bangkok.tab
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 16:40:29 +1000

      "Bangkok" by Steve Vai

(final cadenza section only)

Transcribed by Christian Walder.


    Hammer/pull  ^
    Don't pick  ( )
    Vibrato      ~~~~
    Downstroke   D
    Upstroke     U


Loosely.

            B 1/2               ~~~~  *
e--------18-------(18)^16------------(13)-^7^9^11^13--^7^9^11^13-------|
b--------------------------19-16---------------------------------------|
g--/16-----------------------------------------------------------------|
d----------------------------------------------------------------------|
a----------------------------------------------------------------------|
d----------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                      *-(silent r.h. tap)  ~~~~~~
e-(13)^7^9^11^13-(13)^11^9^7--------13\9-8^7---/11-11-11---------------|
b----------------------------12-12-------------------------------------|
g----------------------------------------------------------------------|
d----------------------------------------------------------------------|
a----------------------------------------------------------------------|
d----------------------------------------------------------------------|

(sweep picking)
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/steve_vai/bangkok_tab.html ]
      ~~~~~D  D  D  B 1/2      U  D  D  D   U    U  D  D  D  U ~~~~~
e----------------13-------(13)----------13-18^13----------13-----------|
b--/16--------16---------------16----16----------16----16----16--------|
g----------16---------------------16----------------16-----------------|
d----------------------------------------------------------------------|
a----------------------------------------------------------------------|
d----------------------------------------------------------------------|
               [repeat...........]x5
  D  D  D  U   D  D  D  U     U
e-------13-----------13-18^13------------13-18^13^18^13----------------|
b----16----16-----16----------16------16-------------------------------|
g-16-----------16------------------16----------------------------------|
d----------------------------------------------------------------------|
a----------------------------------------------------------------------|
d----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-------13-19^13^19^13-------13-18^13^18^13-------13-19^13^19^13-------|
a----16-------------------16-------------------16----------------------|
g-16-------------------16-------------------16-------------------------|
d----------------------------------------------------------------------|
a----------------------------------------------------------------------|
d----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e-------18-21^18------|
b----20----------20---|
g-18------------------|   Diminished pattern
d---------------------|
a---------------------|
d---------------------|


The diminished pattern is repeated one fret down on the sixth repeat.
It continues chromatically down in this way until the highest note
reaches 13th fret, high E string.  This tope note then spells out
these frets really quickly:-

14,13,14,13,14,15,16,17,18.

Then,
    F Phrygian-dominant
e---14^18^14-13^18^14--------------------------------------------------|
b---------------------14^18^14-13^14^13--------------------------------|
g---------------------------------------15^17^15-14^15^14--------------|
d----------------------------------------------------------------------|
a----------------------------------------------------------------------|
d----------------------------------------------------------------------|

This part is hard suss out...
                                      F# Major
e----------------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------------------------------------------------------------------|
g----------------------------------------------------------------------|
d--16-15-14------------------------------------------------------------|
a-----------15-13-12-15-13-12-------------------13-14-16-13-14-16------|
d----------------------------14-13-12-13-14-16-------------------------|

e-----------------------------------------------|
b-----------------------------------------------|
g-----------------------------------------------|   Etc.
d-----------13-15-16-16-15-13-------------------|
a--13-14-16-------------------16-14-13-13-14-16-|
d-----------------------------------------------|

Visit MY webpage where you can hear my playing and stuff:

                    http://student.uq.edu.au/~s348858/
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