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Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love Tab


Van Halen - Ain't talkin' 'bout love   - transcribed by Gary Chapman 
====================================
 
/  = slide 
^  = hammer/pull
w  = quickly hit the whammy bar
b  = bend
X  = noise 
~  = vibrato
< >= natural harmonic
 
Intro:
 
E ----------0-1-----3----------------
B ------1-------1(1)--3--------------  Repeat 4 times.  On the second time 
G --------2-------2------------------  through, play note in parentheses ()
D ----2------------------------------
A --0---------------------3~----2-3--
E ----------------------3------------
   |<--- palm muted ---->|
 
 
 
  (with ~310ms slap-back delay)
E -------------------------------------------------------w---w---w---
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0-----1-1/3-3/5-5^8--
G --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
D --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
A --0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0--------------------------
E ----------------------0--------------------------------------------
 
E ----------------------------------0------------------------------
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0------------w-w---
G --2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0-----8(b)9--9-9\--
D --2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0------------------
A --0-0-0-0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0------------------------
E ------------0---------0------------------------------------------
 
Verse:
 
E ----------1---3--------------------
B ------1-------3--------------------
G --------2-----0--------------------
D ----2------------------------------
A --0---------------------3~----2-3--
E ----------------------3------------
 
 
I heard the news baby, ....
                       Yeah you may ...
want, baby.  But I got ....
 
(pick slide)
Oh yeah !
 
 
Chorus:
 
E -------------------------------------------------------------------
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0--------------------
G --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
D --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
A --0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0---------------3~----2-3--
E ------------0---------0-------------------------------0------------
 
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.....
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.  ....
 
 
Verse 2:
 
You know you're semi-good ....
You think you're really c....
 
(pick slide)
my friend.
 
(chorus, incl. following lick)
 
        E ----------w-w----w-w---
        B --7(b)8---8-8-(b)9-10--
        G -----------------------
        D -----------------------
        A -----------------------
        E -----------------------
 
Solo: 
 
       let open E ring 
                                        
E -------0----0----------------------0---------------------------0--
B ------10---10--10-12~-------------10---12-12-12-13-13-13-12\-8----
G -9-12------------------------9-12---------------------------------
D ------------------------------------------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        |<-- very fast -->|
 
E -------0----0--------0--------------------------------------------
B ------10---12--13---15---13--15/17--17/20---17^20^17--17^20^17----
G -9-12---------------------------------------------------------20--
D ------------------------------------------------------------------
A ------------------------------------------------------------------
E ------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
E ----------------------------------------------------
B --17^20^17--17^20^17--17----------------------------
G ----------20--------20--19(b)21-19--0(whammy dive)--
D ----------------------------------------------------
A ----------------------------------------------------
E ----------------------------------------------------
 
(chorus)
 
Bridge:
 
  (clean sound)
E -----------1---3---------------------
B ------1------1---3-------------------
G --------2----------0-----------------
D ----2--------------------------------
A --0------------------------3~----2-3-
E -------------------------3-----------
 
  I've been to the edge...
  down.  You know I ....
  friends there baby.  ....
  around.  So if you ....
 
E ---------------------------------------------------------------------
B --X--X-------<5>------<12>--------X--X---<5>---------<7>-----<12>----
G --X--X-----<5>----<7>-------------X--X-----<5>--------------------0--
D --X--X---<5>----------------------X--X-------<5>--<7>----------------
A --X--X----------------------------X--X-------------------------------
E --X--X----------------------------X--X-------------------------------
 
  bleed for it baby. gotta ....
 
E --------------------------------------------------
B --X--X-------<5>--<5>-------------X--X-------<5>--
G --X--X-----<5>--------<5>---------X--X-----<5>----
D --X--X---<5>----------------------X--X---<5>------
A --X--X----------------------------X--X------------
E --X--X----------------------------X--X------------
 
  bleed baby  hey  ....
 
E -------------------------------------------------------w---w---w---
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0-----1-1/3-3/5-5^8--
G --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
D --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
A --0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0--------------------------
E ----------------------0--------------------------------------------
                                                         
Ain't talkin' 'bout love.....
 
E ----------------------------------0--------------------------------
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----------0--------------------
G --2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
D --2-2-2-2-----0-------------------2-0-2-------0--------------------
A --0-0-0-0---------------3~----2-3-0---------------------3~----2-3--
E ------------0---------0-------------------0-0--------0-------------
 
Ain't talkin' 'bout love....
 
Ain't talkin' 'bout love, .....
 
 
E --17-17-17-17-17-17-17\-
B ------------------------
G ------------------------
D ------------------------
A ------------------------
E ------------------------
 
Don't make ...
 
Ain't gonna ....
 
 
(solo)
 
E -------------------------------------------------------------------
B --1-----1-----0-------------------1-----1-----0--------------------
G --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
D --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
A --0-----0---------------3~----2-3-0-----0---------------3~----2-3--
E ------------0---------0-------------------------------0------------
 
                   Hey ! Hey ! Hey ....
                  
E -------------------------------------------------------------------
B --1-----1-----0----w---w----w-----1-----1-----0--------------------
G --2-----2-----0----5--/8--/10\----2-----2-----0--------------------
D --2-----2-----0-------------------2-----2-----0--------------------
A --0-----0-------------------------0-----0---------------3~----2-3--
E ------------0-----------------------------------------0------------
 
                   Hey ! Hey ! ....
                  
E --------------------------------
B --1-----1-----0-----------------
G --2-----2-----0------5---5---5--  (4 times)
D --2-----2-----0------5---5---5--
A --0-----0------------3---3---3--
E ------------0-------------------
                     Hey ! Hey ! Hey!
E -------------------------------------------0----------------------------------
B ----------5----------------1---------------1------------------------1-------8-
G --2---4---5----------------2---4-----------2---4---5----------------2---4---7-
D --2---4---5----------------2---4/----------2---4---5----------------2---4---9-
A --0---2---3-----------3-2--0---2-----------0---2---3-----------3-2--0---2---7-
E ------------/12\--0^3-------------0(dive)------------/12\--0^3----------------
 
E ----------7\-
B ----------7\-
G ----------7\-
D ----------6\-
A ----------7\-
E --0(dive)----
 
---

Mr.Scary (Gary Chapman)
-------------------------





Ain't_Talkin'_'Bout_Love 
      by Van Halen		(what I remember anyway)

Transcribed by Eric Larson 

The main riff goes something like this:

(Palm-Muted of course)

Am		  G
----------O-1-----3---------------|
------1-------1-----3------------.|
--------2-------O-----O-----------|
----2----------------------------.|
--O---------------------3^~~-2-3--| (the ^~~ means do afunkey bend/vibrato)
----------------------------------|
			AH		(Artificial Harmonic)

Then he does something like this after that and for the chorus:

----------------------------------------------------------
---------3------------------------3-----------------------
-2-X-2-X-O----------------2-X-2-X-O-------/5-5/7-7/9-9/12-  ('/' = slide)
-2-X-2-X-O----------------2-X-2-X-O-----------------------
-O-X-O-X-X------3^~~-2-3--O-X-O-X-X-----------------------
---------3--3-3-------------------3--3-3------------------
   F   F    P P AH          F   F    P P		    (F = Finger Mute
							     P = Palm Mute)

The verses I believe are like the main riff only not muted, just let the notes
ring.

I don't even have a tape of the song anymore so I can't figure out the solo...
I forgot it, sorry. The solo is pretty simple though.... Well I'll write down
what I THINK it sort of sounds like.... perhaps someone would like to mail me
a tape?? (I'd be happy to figure out the rest of the songs if someone would :)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------10---10-10-12--------10---12-13-12--------------10---12-13-13/15--13-15-
-9-12-----------------9-12---------------12\9---9-12--------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

--------|
-15^~~~-|  I'm sure this last part isn't right but it fits......
--------|   Man, I gotta get this CD as soon as I get some cash,
--------|    this is such a kickin' tune!!!
--------|   As a matter-o-fact, this was the first song I ever learned!!!
--------|

The sound Eddie gets is the result of a good flange sound and I assume a 
Marshall cranked up to eleven!


From: Bradley W Zimmerman 
Subject: TAB: Ain't talkin' 'bout Love

"Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" (Van Halen)
intro:
Am         F     G
---------0-1-----3--------------
-----1-------1-----3------------
-------2-------0-----0----------
---2----------------------------
-0-------------------0-3b*-2-3--
--------------------------------
                          *pinch harmonic

Chorus: Am (x0221x)
        G  (3x000x)

verse
Am       F    G
---------1----3----------------
-----1-----1--3----------------
-------2------0----------------
---2---------------------------
-0----------------0-3--2-3-----
-------------------------------

I'll try to post the solo later.....
Check y'all

                                        -Raphrat

  



From: caton@eniware.it (Stefano Picciolo)
Subject: TAB: Ain't talkin' 'bout love (Van Halen)
Date: 10 Dec 95 13:01:22 CET

Another version of this famous riff:

e---------------------------------------------------------------||
B---------------------------------------------------------------||
G--------------------10-----12(h)-------------------------------||
D-----10------14-15-----12-------12(h)--------------------------||
A---7------12---------------------------0--3-(a.h.)-2--3-(a.h.)-||
E-5-------------------------------------------------------------||


Stefano Picciolo


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