Vai Steve - Whispering A Prayer Chords & Tabs

 

Whispering A Prayer Chords & Tabs

Vai Steve Chords & Tabs

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Whispering A Prayer Tab

This version is tabbed from the live version on The Infinite Steve Vai cd collection.

/ = slide
~ = vibrato
* = pinch harmonic
h = hammer on      p = pull off

The first part of a song is played over a low E drone note.
Take note that this first part may have been played over a fretless guitar, which is the
reason for all the slides...do what you can, listening to this song.

E |------------------------------------------------------------------------*2/7/2-----------------|
B |--------------------------------------7-5/4--5-4/2-2~---7-5/4--5-4/2-2~---------4/5/4-2/4--0-0-|
G |---------4~~~----------4~~-6/8/4~~~------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-----4-2-----------4-2-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |--/2------------/2-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                                [this section sounds awesome, but has a lot of delay
                                                 and is hard to figure out, so I didn't do it]
E |--7~~/6/7-4-2-0-2--0---------------------------21~~~
B |------------------------2/4-------------------------
G |----------------------------4~--1/4-----------------
D |-------------------------------------4~~------------
A |----------------------------------------------------
E |----------------------------------------------------


That part ends with this, and the main melody begins thusly:
Remember, this is probably played with a slide guitar, so slide up to EVERY NOTE and use vibrato!

E |-19~~~-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------12---9--7-5-7---9---7-5-7--9--5--0------12---9---7-5-7--9---7-5-7--9--7-5-5~~~-|
G |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/v/vai_steve/whispering_a_prayer_tab_ver_2.html ]
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |--/16~-12-12--7-5-7--9----14-12-10-9-7~~--5-7-12/14/12--9--7-5-7--9---7-5-7--9--7-5-5~~~-|
G |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Next, the drums come in...play the main melody again.

Then:

E |---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |--7--14--12-11-12~---9-7-9~--7-5--------10/12--10~~---10--12--16--17-|
G |---------------------------------6~~6-7------------------------------|
D |---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Next is the main melody an octave higher:


E |--19--16---------------------------------------------------19-21/19--16/14/16------------|
B |----------19-17-19--21---19-17-19--21--17---------------------------------------19-17-19-|
G |------------------------------------------16~~-18-16-14/16-------------------------------|
D |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                                   (do this hammer on/pull off 
                                thing a bunch of times, quickly)
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B |-21--19-17-19--21--19-17-16/17~~--16h17p16h17p16--14-16-14--16-14-12--11/12----|
G |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

There's more, but Steve starts to go wild on his fretless about here, and I'm tired. Enjoy!
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