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Hear About It Later Guitar Tab


This is a complete tab for Van Halen's "Hear About it Later." Greg J. Musi 
already did a great tab for the intro, so I just left his part as is, and
then 
took over where he left off.
 
Van Halen - "Hear About it Later"
from Fair Warning
Transcribed by Greg J. Musi 
Here is the intro...
                                           
                                           let
ring-------------------------}
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------2-----------4-----------------------------------------0-----------|
D-|-----2-----------2------------------5------------4-----------------4-------|
A-|-0-----------0-----------0-----/5--------0---5--------------------------5--|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    *Clean tone w/flanger.      slide
                                   
                                   let ring---------------------}               
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------2-----------4-----------------0---------------0-------------------|
D-|-----2-----------2------------------4-----4-----------------4--------------|
A-|-0-----------0-----------0------5------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                               
                                                let
ring--------------------}                               
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------2-----------4-----------------------------------------0-----------|
D-|-----2-----------2------------------5------------4-----------------4-------|
A-|-0-----------0-----------0-----/5--------0---5--------------------------5--|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                              
                                   let ring---------------------}                                            
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------2-----------4-----------------0---------------0-------------------|
D-|-----2-----------2------------------4-----4-----------------4--------------|
A-|-0-----------0-----------0------5------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                               
           let ring-------------------}          let
ring---------------------}                         &! nbsp;                                 
E-|-------------0-------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------0----------------------------------------0--------------2---2-----3|
D-|--------------------2--------3--(3)-----------3-----3--------1-------------|
A-|----3--------------------------------2--3--------------3-------------------|
E-|-3--------------------------------------------------------1----------------|
                                                                             
                let ring-----}              let
ring--------------------------                                                 
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------0---------------0-------|
G-|-2-----------3-------------------------------2---------2-------2------2----|
D-|-----3---3-------1-----------------------5-----------------5-------------5-|
A-|---------------------1---------------5-------------------------------------|
E-|-------------------------1---3---5-----------------------------------------|
                                                                              
    -----------}       let ring-----}                                                                           
E-|-0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|-----0---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------2^0--------------------0------------------------------------------|
D-|----------------------------3----------------------------------------------|
A-|------------------------3-------------2---3---x----------------------------|
E-|--------------------3------------------------------------------------------|
            pull off                                                           
                                                                              

This is where my version takes over:
 
"Hear About it Later"
tabbed by Aaron Goldman
aaronlg@hotmail.com 
 
v = wide vibrato with bar
\\ = dive with bar
. = palm muted
# = tremelo picked
 
after the clean-toned intro above, there are two guitars, both
distorted. the 
lead guitar plays:
 
E|-5---5--5--5--5------5---------------------
B|-8b--8b-8b-8b-8br\-5-8b-5-7-5-7-5----------
G|------------------------5-7-5-7-5-5vv------
D|----------------------------------7vv-5\\--
A|-------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------
 
E|-8----8----8-------------------------------------
B|-11b--11b--11br-----10---7-----------------------
G|-----------------/9----9---7---------------------
D|-----------------------------10vv-7-5-4-5--4-----
A|---------------------------------------------7-5-
E|-------------------------------------------------
 
while the rhythm plays:
 
*Rhy. Fig 1*
 
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------2-----------4-----------------------------------------0-----------|
D-|-----2-----------2------------------5------------4-----------------4-------|
A-|-0-----------0-----------0-----/5--------0---5--------------------------5--|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                 slide                    
                                   
                                   let ring---------------------}               
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------2-----------4-----------------0---------------0-------------------|
D-|-----2-----------2------------------4-----4-----------------4--------------|
A-|-0-----------0-----------0------5------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

*End Rhy. Fig 1*
                                                                               
                                                let
ring--------------------}                      &n! bsp;        
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------2-----------4-----------------------------------------0-----------|
D-|-----2-----------2------------------5------------4-----------------4-------|
A-|-0-----------0-----------0-----/5--------0---5--------------------------5--|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                                             
                                   let ring---------------------}                                            
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|---------2-----------4-----------------0---------------0-------------------|
D-|-----2-----------2------------------4-----4-----------------4--------------|
A-|-0-----------0-----------0------5------------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
VERSE:
Lead guitar takes a break, while rhythm guitar plays:

(note: I'm not sure if the tap harmonics are really what he's doing, only
that 
he does something of that nature to raise the octave of those
notes. Personally,
I just play the notes normally)
 
*Rhy. Fig 2*
                     tap harmonics
E|--------0-2-0-2-2--3(15)-2(14)h3p2-0(12)--------------------------
B|-3----3---------3-------------------------3(15)-------3(15)-------
G|-2--2-----------2-------------------------------2(14)-------2(14)-
D|-0----------------------------------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------
 
E|-0(12)-2(14)----------------------
B|----------------------------------
G|----------------------------------
D|-------------------------5-5-7-5--
A|---------------5---7-8-8----------
E|-------------5---5----------------
 
*End Rhy. Fig 2*
 
followed by Rhy. Fig 1, and then this:
 
                               Palm mute
E|--------0-2-0-2-2--3-2h3p2-0-.---.---0-2-----------------------
B|-3----3---------3------------3-.-3-.---------------------------
G|-2--2-----------2--------------2---2---------------------------
D|-0----------------------------------------------------5-5-7-5--
A|--------------------------------------------5---7-8-8----------
E|------------------------------------------5---5----------------
 
and then Rhy. Fig 1 once more.
 
PRECHORUS:
 
Rhythm guitar:
 
*Rhy. Fig 3*
 
E|-----------------------------0------------------0---------------------
B|---------------------------0------------------0-----------------0-----
G|-----0-----0-----2---------------------------------------2-2-2----2-0-
D|---2-----4-----4------------------2-3-3--2-------------1--------------
A|-3-----5-----5-----5------------3----------3--------------------------
E|----------------------3-1-------------------------1-3-----------------
 
   all palm muted
E|-----------------
B|-----------------
G|-----------------
D|---------------.-
A|-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-0-
E|-0-0-1-1-2-2-3---
 
*End Rhy Fig 3*
 
CHORUS: play rhy. fig 1 twice
VERSE: play rhy. fig 2, followed by rhy. fig 1
PRECHORUS: play rhy. fig 3
CHORUS: play rhy. fig 1 twice
 
BRIDGE:
 
Rhythm plays:
   palm mute                    palm mute
E|-------.-0-------------0------------------------------------------
B|-----.-1---1---------1---3-1------.-0-1--1-0-------------------3--
G|---.-0-------0------------------.-2----------2-----------------2--
D|-.-2-----------2---2----------.-2--------------------------0-2-0--
A|-3---------------3------------0----------------0-0-2-2-3-3--------
E|------------------------------------------------------------------
 
   palm mute         palm muting again
E|-.-.-.-.-.-.------------------.-.-.-.-.-.-.----
B|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-----------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----
G|-2-2-2-2-2-2--2-2-----------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2----
D|-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-.-.-.-.-.-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----
A|------------------3-3-3-2-3-----------------7\-
E|-----------------------------------------------
 
And the lead guitar returns in this section, playing:
 
                            trem picking
E|---------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------#---#--#--#--------
G|-7b~~~~-7~~-5~~----5---7~~7-/19-19b-19B*-x\--
D|----------------/7---7-------------------x\--
A|-----------------------------------------x\--
E|---------------------------------------------
 
*: in case it's unclear, you hold that bend as you tremelo pick the 19, 
and then you bend it even further while continuing to trem pick
 
GUITAR SOLO:
 
for a few bars, there is no guitar whatsoever as the drum and bass set 
up the mood or whatever. then, the lead guitar comes in with:
 
                     palm mute                               palm mute
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-------------------.-.-.--.-.-.--------------------------------------
G|-------------------9-9-9--7-7-7---9-7----------------------.--.-.-.--
D|--------------------------------------0-0------------------0--0-0-0--
A|-5---7-7-5-7-7-5----------------------------7-7-5-7-7-5br------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    T       T       T       T        T       T      T       T
E|-14p10p7-14p10p7-14p10p7-14p10p7---14p10p7-14*---14p10p7-15---
B|--------------------------------------------------------------
G|--------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------
 
*: all these tapped notes with space after them are sustained notes, so 
keep your tapping finger held down
 
    T      T     T      T
E|-14p10p7-14---14p10p7-12brp10*----------12-------------------------
B|-------------------------------------12----------------------------
G|---------------------------------14b-------14brp12----14-12-12br\--
D|---------------------------------------------------14--------------
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
*: do an rh tap the 12th fret as normal. then, while holding down the 12th
fret with your right hand, bend the string with your left. then you
release the bend and pull off the tapped note
 
                         palm mute
E|-----0-----------------------------------12---------------------------------
B|-----------0---------------.---7b-7b--------12-15---------------------------
G|--2b---12\---2brp0-2-----.-9-.-------9~-----------14-15-14-12----12brb^rbr*-
D|-----------------------.-9---9--------------------------------14------------
A|-----------------------7----------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
*: the second bend is made bigger with whammy bar
 
                     AH
E|-------------------------------
B|---4-----3---------------------
G|------3-----2brp0-<2brbrb>/----
D|-------------------------------
A|-------------------------------
E|-------------------------------
 
          T        T        T
E|-12h15-19p15p12-19p15p12-19p15p12--T--------T-------
B|----------------------------------19p15p12-19p15p12-
G|----------------------------------------------------
D|----------------------------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------
 
     T        T        T                              hold bend
E|--19p15p12-19p15p12-19p15p12--T--------T------------------------------
B|-----------------------------19p15p12-19p15p12---------15-------------
G|------------------------------------------------12h14b----14r-12-14---
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------
 
E|-12-14-15-15-17-15-17-17-19-17-19-19-20-19-20-20-22-20-22-22b-
B|--------------------------------------------------------------
G|--------------------------------------------------------------
D|--------------------------------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------
 
BRIDGE: both guitars basically repeat what they did the previous bridge, 
and then rhythm plays:
 
   all palm muted
E|-----------------
B|-----------------
G|-----------------
D|---------------.-
A|-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-0-
E|-0-0-1-1-2-2-3---
 
OUTRO CHORUS:
 
Rhythm guitar does nothing for a while, and lead plays the following:
 
E|-5---5--5--5--5------5---------------------
B|-8b--8b-8b-8b-8br\-5-8b-5-7-5-7-5----------
G|------------------------5-7-5-7-5-5vv------
D|----------------------------------7vv-5\\--
A|-------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------
 
E|-8----8----8------------------------
B|-11b--11b--11br-----10---7----------
G|-----------------/9----9---7--------
D|-----------------------------10vv---
A|------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------
 
        AH
E|---------------------------------
B|-----<12>-13-15-12---------------
G|---x---------------12----12-12b--
D|-x--------------------14---------
A|---------------------------------
E|---------------------------------
 
At this point, the rhythm guitar enters with Rhy. Fig 1 as the lead 
continues. I think the rhythm guitar eventually goes up an octave, 
but it's not that important.
 
E|-----20-------------------------------------------
B|-20b----20b~~~r-----------------------------------
G|--------------------14----12----------------------
D|----------------/14----12----12-12-10-10--12p10\\-
A|--------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------
 
E|-8--~~~-10---12---15b------------------------
B|-11b~~~-13b--15b-----------------------------
G|-----------------------7-7p5-5~~-------------
D|-----------------------7-7---7~~-10tr0---/7\-
A|---------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------
 
                                  palm muted
E|-5-~~~-8----10---12-----------------------------
B|-8b~~~-11b--13b--15b------------------------.---
G|----------------------7-7p5-5~~-.-.-.-.---.-5-.-
D|----------------------7-7---7~~-7-5-7-5---7---7-
A|------------------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------------
 
now, the rhythm guitar plays:
 
E|-------2-2-2-2-2--------2-2-2-2-2--------2-2-2-2-/17-----
B|-------3-3-3-3-3--------3-3-3-3-3--------3-3-3-3-/17-----
G|-x-x---2-2-2-2-2--x-x---2-2-2-2-2--x-x---2-2-2-2-/18---2-
D|-x-x-0-0-0-0-0-0--x-x-0-0-0-0-0-0--x-x-0-0-0-0-0-/19---2-
A|-------------------------------------------------/19---0-
E|-------------------------------------------------/17-----
 
while the lead plays:
 
E|-------7--------------12--------------19------------------
B|----8-----8--------13----13--------20----20----20/22------
G|-7-----------7\-12----------12\-19----------19----------2-
D|--------------------------------------------------------2-
A|--------------------------------------------------------0-
E|----------------------------------------------------------

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