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Aftershock Tab

Aftershock (TAB) 


Tabbed BY: James Norton

Here is part one of my Aftershock tab, today's lesson is the intro 
(tapped harmonics and the wicked flanger riff) the tab here goes up 
untill the first vocals (you know "Oh Yeah!")
   
AFTERSHOCK
By Van Halen
>From the Album Balance

****************************************************************************

Intro (hold chord and tap fret indicated in parenthesis )
Let all notes ring in the first part of intro

----------------------------------|-------------------------------|--0(12)-|
----------------------------------|-------------------------------|--0(12)-|
------------------0(12)-----------|----------------0(12)----------|--------|
-------------2(14)-----2(14)------|-----------2(14)-----2(14)-----|--------|
--------2(14)---------------1(13)-|------2(14)---------------1(13)|--------|
--0(12)---------------------------|-0(12)-------------------------|--------|

----------------------------------|-------------------------------|--0(12)-|
----------------------------------|-------------------------------|--0(12)-|
------------------0(12)-----------|----------------0(12)----------|--------|
-------------2(14)-----2(14)------|-----------2(14)-----2(14)-----|--------|
--------2(14)---------------1(13)-|------2(14)---------------1(13)|--------|
--0(12)---------------------------|-0(12)-------------------------|--------| 

****************************************************************************

Intro (2)
this goes down as one of my favorite Ed licks, it kicks ass, esp through 
a flanger.
-------------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
-------------------------|--------------------|---------------------|
-------------0--------0--|--------0-----------|-------0--------0----|
-----------2--------2----|------2-----------0-|-----2--------2------|
---------2------2-1------|--1-0-----------0---|---2------2-1--------|
-------0-----------------|-----------3b(1/2)--|-0-------------------|
pm------------------------------|               pm-----------------|



---------------------------|----------------------|-----------------------|
---------------------------|----------------------|-----------------------|
--------0------------------|---------0---------0--|-------0---------------|
------2--------------------|-------2---------2----|-----2---2----------0--|
--1-0---------------0t(2)--|-----2-------2-1------|-1-0--------------0----|
-------------3b(1/2)-------|---0------------------|-----------3b(1/2)-----|
                    ^^^^^     pm-------------------------|
                    trill

-------------------------|----------------------------------------|
-------------------------|----------------------------------------|
--------0--------0-------|----------------------------------------|
------2--------2------2--|----------------------------------0-----|
----2------2-1------1-0--|------------------------0-------2-------|
--0----------------------|---7\5\2b(1/2)-3--3b(F)---5b(F)---------|
pm-----------|

------------------0--------|--3--2---0-|-3--3--3--2----0---------|
------------------0--------|--3--3---0-|-3--3--3--3----0---------|
---------0-2b(F)-----2p0---|--0--2---2-|-0--0--0--2----2---------|
-------2-----------------2-|--0--0---2-|-0--0--0--0----2---------|
--5b(F)--------------------|---------0-|---------------0---------|
---------------------------|-----------|-3--3--3-------------0---|
                         (Flanger off)

***************************************************************************
Key to terms used

3b(1/2)  Bend third fret up 1/2 tone
5b(F)    Bend fifth fret up a whole tone
0t(2)    Trill (hammer and pull of second fret quickly)
7\5      slide down from seventh to fifth fret
pm       Palm Mute
2(14)    Fret second fret, tap on the fourteenth fret

**************************************************************************
Part two coming soon!



TAB: :"Aftershock" by Van Halen
Album: Balance

Tabber: Stephen Yorke

This is the rest of the song after the intro part (when the drums
come in) which has been submitted by another tabber.
This is a great VH song that goes down as one of the best.

TAB Notes:
                                                                                                                                               
----5h8--- Hammeron                                           
----5p8--- Pulloff                        
----5/8--- Slide Up                 
----5\8--- Slide Down                     
----5~---- Vibrato
||------|| Repeat         
||*----*||                
||*----*||                
||------||                    

 
 (0:36) Fig.1                                                                
0-----------------3--3--2--0---||--0-----------------3--3--2-----
0-----------------3--3--3--3---||--0-----------------3--3--3-----
0-----------------2--2--2--2--*||--2--------------2--2--2--2-----
2-----------2--2--------------*||--2-----------2--2--------------
2-----2--5~----2---------------||--0-----2--5~----0--------------
0--------------0---------------||--------------------------------
                                                                

                       End Fig. 1                            
0--0-----------------3--3--2--0--||--0-----------0---------------
3--0-----------------3--3--3--3--||--0-----------0---------------
2--0-----------------2--2--2--2--||--5-----------6---------------
---2-----------2--2--------------||--5-----------7---------------
---2-----2--5~----2--------------||--3-----------4---------------
---0--------------0--------------||------------------------------
                                                                 

  P.M--------------                   Verse 1/ Fig. 2       
0-----------------------3--3--2--0--||-----0---------------------
0-----------------------3--3--3--3--||-----0---------------------
7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--2--2--2--2--||-----0---------------------
7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--------------||-----2---------------------
5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--------------||-----2---------------------
------------------------------------||-----0---------------------
                                                                 

                                                                 
------------------------3--3--2--0--0----------------------------
------------------------3--3--3--3--0----------------------------
------------------------2--2--2--2--0----------------------------
---------------2--------------------2----------------------------
2--5--5--2--------------------------2-----------2--5--5--2-------
------------0-----0--0--------------0-----------------------0----
                                                                 

                                                                 
---------3--3--2--0--0-----------------------------------3--3----
---------3--3--3--3--0-----------------------------------3--3----
---------2--2--2--2--2--------------------------2--2-----2--2----
2--2-----------------2-----------2--5--5--2-----------2----------
---------------------0-----------------------0-------------------
------0----------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 

                                         End Fig 2           
2--0--0-------------------------------3--3--2--0--||-------------
3--3--0-------------------------------3--3--3--3--||-------------
2--2--0-------------------------------2--2--2--2--||-------------
------2--------------------------9\---------------||-------------
------2-----------2--5--5--2-----7\---------------||-------------
------0-----------------------0-------------------||-------------
                                                                 

(1:26) Interlude                                                        
0-----------0-----------0-------------------------0--------------
0-----------0--------------0----------------------0--------------
5-----------7--------2--------2--2--2--4--4-------5--------------
5-----------7--------2--------2--2--2--4--4-------5--------------
3-----------5--------0--------0--0--0--2--2-------3--------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 

   P.M. --              P.M. -----                                     
-------------------------------------------------3--3--2--0------
------------------------------------8p7----------3--3--3--3------
7--7--7--7--7-----------9--9--9--9-------9--9\---2--2--2--2------
7--7--7--7--7-----------9--9--9--9----------9\-------------------
5--5--5--5--5-----------7--7--7--7----------7\-------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 

  (1:40)   Verse 2 Fig .2        (2:08) Bridge                     
||-----------------------------||-----0-----------0--------------
||-----------------------------||-----0-----------0--------------
||-----------------------------||-----5-----------7--------------
||-----------------------------||-----5-----------7--------------
||-----------------------------||-----3-----------5--------------
||-----------------------------||--------------------------------
                                                                 

P.M.------                         P.M.-                           
------------0-----------------------------0----------------------
---------------0--------------------------0----------------------
---2--2--2--------2--2--2--4--4-----4--4--5--------8--7----------
---2--2--2--------2--2--2--4--4-----4--4--5--------8--7-----8--7-
---0--0--0--------0--0--0--2--2-----2--2--3--------6--5-----8--7-
------------------------------------------------------------6--5-
                                                                 

                                   (2:22) Chorus / Fig. 1      
---------------------3--3--2--0--||------------------------------
---------------------3--3--3--3--||------------------------------
------7-----------7--2--2--2--2--||------------------------------
---5--7-----------7--------------||------------------------------
---5--5-----------5--------------||------------------------------
---3-----------------------------||------------------------------
                                                                 

        (2:37) Post Chorus       P.M.----        P.M.------          
------||--0-----------0--------0-----------0---------------------
------||--0-----------0--------0-----------0---------------------
------||--5-----------6-----------6--6--6--7-----7--7--7--7------
------||--5-----------7-----------7--7--7--7-----7--7--7--7------
------||--3-----------4-----------4--4--4--5-----5--5--5--5------
------||---------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 

                          (2:44) Solo                              
-----0---------0--------||---------------------------------------
-----0---------0--------||--------9--10-----9--9-----7--7--------
-----8---------9--------||-----9---------------------------------
-----9---------9--------||--9------------------------------------
-----6---------7--------||---------------------------------------
------------------------||---------------------------------------
                                                                 

 [A second guitar plays rythmn overtop]                          
-------------------------------------------7---------------------
---9p7-----------5--5---------------9--10-----9p7--7--7----------
---------------------------------9-------------------------------
------------------------------9----------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 

                          (2:58) Post Solo                         
----------------------||--------------3--2-----------------------
----------------------||--------------------3--0-----------------
----------------------||-----------------------------------------
----------------------||--5-----------------------2--------------
----------------------||--5--------0--------------2-------0--3---
----------------------||--3--------2--------------0--------------
                                                                 

                                                                 
---------------------3------------3--2--------0------------------
------------------------2/3\2-----------3--0--0------------------
---0--------0---------------------------------0------------------
2--------4--------5---------------------------2------------------
------5-----------5------------2--------------2------------------
------------------3------------0--------------0------------------
                                                                 

Harmonics ---------------------------------                  
-----------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------12--12--12--12--12--12----------------------
--------------------------------------------------------7--------
---------------7--7--------------------------7----------7--------
---------7--7--------------------------------7----------5--------
---7--7--------------------------------------5-------------------
                                                                 

----------------------                                      
-----------------------------------------------------------------
12--12--12--12--12--12-------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------7----------------------------------------
------------------------7----------------------------------------
------------------------5----------------------------------------
                                                                 
Whammy bar dive,sqeal,solo(Don't ask)                            
              (Solo is over chorus and interlude figs.)
||-------------------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------------------------------------------------||
||-------------------------------------------------------------||


  Fast alternate picking on each note 
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
4--7--9--7--9--11--12--11--12--14--16--11--12--11--9--7--11------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                 
---------------------------------------------------||------------
---------------------------------------------------||------------
7--9-----4--7--9--7--9--11--12--14--12--11--9--7---||------------
---------------------------------------------------||------------
---------------------------------------------------||------------
---------------------------------------------------||------------
                                                                                                                              

(3:44) Post Solo                                                 
-----------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------
9--9-----12--12/14--14/17--5--5/7--7--9--9-----12--12/17--17-----
9--9-----12--12/14--14/17--5--5/7--7--9--9-----12--12/17--17-----
7--7-----10--10/12--12/15--3--3/5--5--7--7-----10--10/15--15-----
-----------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 

                                                                 
-------------------------||--------------------------------------
-------------------------||--------------------------------------
/16--12--12--12/11--11--*||-----4--------------------2-----2-----
/16--12--12--12/11--11--*||-----4--------------------2-----2-----
/14--10--10--10/9---9----||-----2--------------------0-----0-----
-------------------------||--------------------------------------
                                                                 

        P.M.--                          (4:05) Chorus Fig. 1                         
--------------------------3--3--2--0--||-------------------------
--------------------------3--3--3--3--||-------------------------
2--2h4--4--4--4--4--4--4--2--2--2--2--||-------------------------
2--2h4--4--4--4--4--4--4--------------||-------------------------
0--0h2--2--2--2--2--2--2--------------||-------------------------
--------------------------------------||-------------------------
                                                                 

                       (4:20) Post Chorus                      
---------------------||--0-----------0-----------------0---------
---------------------||--0-----------0--------------0--------0---
---------------------||--5-----------7-----------2--------2-----2
---------------------||--5-----------7-----------2---------------
---------------------||--3-----------5-----------0---------------
---------------------||------------------------------------------
                                                                 

      P.M.                                                           
----------------------0--------0--0--0-----0--------0--||--------
----------------------0--------0--0--0-----0--------0--||--------
-2--2-----4-----------5--------7--7--7-----8--------9--||--------
-2--2-----4-----------5--------7--7--7-----9--------9--||--------
-0--0--2--2-----------3--------5--5--5-----6--------7--||--------
-------------------------------------------------------||--------
                                                                 

(4:32) Solo 3 (C,D,D#,E)          End with intro riff          
------------------------------||-------------------------------||
------------------------------||-------------------------------||
------------------------------||-------------------------------||
------------------------------||-------------------------------||
------------------------------||-------------------------------||
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