Van Halen - Unchained Chords & Tabs

 

Unchained Chords & Tabs

Van Halen Chords & Tabs

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Unchained Tab

Author/Artist: Van Halen
Title: Unchained
Album: Fair Warning


-2--3------------------------------------
-3--3----------------3--4-3----5--6-5----
-2--2----------------3--3-3----5--5-5----
-0--0----------------3--3-3----5--5-5----
-----------------------------------------
------0x-0x-0x-0x-0x--------0x--------0x-

-2--3----------------5--6-5-------------
-3--3----------------6--6-6---6-5-------
-2--2----------------5--5-5---5-5-------
-0--0-----------------------0-5-5-------
----------------------------------------
------0x-0x-0x-0x-0x--------------0x-0x-


Now for the verse. Repeat this twice.....

------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------10-10---8----
----------------------3------5--------------------/7-------9---7--
--------------------3----------5----------------------------------
-3-5----3-------3/5-----5-/7-------3-5----3-----------------------
-----0x---0x-0x------------------------0x---0x-0x-----------------

..and then go onto this for the "blue-eyed murder in a sapphire dress"
part.....

--------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
-7-7----7\5/7------7-7---7\5/7-------9-9---9\7/9-----9-9------------
-5-5----5\3/5------5-5---5\3/5-------7-7---7\5/7-----7-7------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------
-----3--------3-1------3-------3-/5------5-------5-3-----3/5-4-3-1--

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/v/van_halen/unchained_tab_ver_5.html ]
Now for the solo. Whammied notes are signified with w's, tapped
notes with t's. The 5^ note is an artificial harmonic created with the
thumb of your picking hand. Gaze skyward, whisper a quick prayer to
the gods of rock and roll, and attempt this. :

-------22w20-----------------------------------------------
-20w18-----------------------------------------------------
-----------------t12p5h7t12p5h7t12p5h7t125b7r5p3p0-5^-p3p0-
-------------3/5-------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------

13p10-13p10-13p10--13p10-13w12b15-12-13-14-15p14p12----------12-------
----------------------------------------------------15-13b14----13----
-------------------------------------------------------------------14-
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------


-17-15-b17r15b17r15----19-17-20-19-20b22r20b22--
--------------------17--------------------------
------------------------------------------------
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Don't worry, I can't play it like Eddie does, either.
All that's really left of the song is the interlude near the end (C'mon,
Dave, give us a break!) I didn't bother tabbing out the whole thing
because there isn't much to it, but basically it starts with Eddie
sliding up to a G#...

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-/10--
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...then playing a smooth descending thing, then playing around with
these two shapes (pluck 'em with your fingers)....

-3- -2-
-3- -3-
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...then he moves down to these shapes:

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-5- -7-
-5- -5-
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