Steve Vai - The Reaper Chords & Tabs

 

The Reaper Chords & Tabs

Steve Vai Chords & Tabs

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The Reaper Tab

         (Lick 1)             (Lick 2)
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-8-------------------------------5------------------------------------|
|-7b9--5-7-------5-7-5--------5b7---8-7-5-7-5-----5---6---7-5----------|
|----------7-5-7-------7-6-5------------------7-5---7---7-----7-6-5----|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
          
    (Lick 3, Pinch Harmonics)      
                  ~                                  ~
|---------[7]-[8]------------5-----------------------------------------|
|-----[8]------------------5---8-5-8-5-------5-------------------------|
|-[9]------------------5-7-------------7-5-7---7-5---------------------|
|-----------------7-/7-----------------------------7-5-*---------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                 * = slide up and down the neck
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/s/steve_vai/the_reaper_tab.html ]
|--------------------------------------|
|-----5----------------12b14-8S9S10----|
|-7b9---7b9r=5-7-5---------------------|
|------------------7-5-----------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|

Main Melody
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10------9-----3----7------5----0--10S=9S==5S=12----24b26r*===|
|-12b14--11b13--5b7--9b11---7b9--4-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
*Actually a pinched harmonic on the 12th fret, B string bent and released a
whole step.

The next part (the fast part) goes somewhat like this
High E String:
|--17 trill 20 -----||(t)22p17h20p17||---||(t)24p17h20p17||

The first of those 3 repeated licks involese tapping the 20th [8th] fret
(I do it an octave lower on my strat 'cause i only have 21 frets) with
your index finger (right hand) and pulling off to the 17th [5th] fret.
Then, with your pinky of the left hand hammer-on to 20 [8] and pull off
to 17 [5]. So, you are tapping and hammering on the same note. This allows
u to get it faster than usual. Then you move your right hand up 2 frets and
do that one 4-5 times and then move it up 2 more frets (just the right
hand still) and do that only 1-2 times. Sorry for the long explination,
but it's complicated.

I'll work on finishing this later
   STEVE ROCKS!
               edge@wi.rr.com
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