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I'm Alive   Kiss











I¥M ALIVE (from the KISS CD "ASYLUM")
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Transcribed by Emil Ortenmark, emil@kissasylum.com

Standard tuning

Comments: Plenty of 80¥s style Paul riffs here. Rhy. Fig 3¥s overall shape
and note choice has turned up in several places before and the sliding
fourths figure at the end of Rhy. Fig 1 is also an oldie but a goodie.
It is technically rather demanding to keep up with the string skipping,
muting and sliding at this tempo (it is fast!) so watch out.
Key:
/    = slide up
\    = slide down
b    = bend (whole step)
b^   = bend (1/2 step)
b^^  = bend (1 1/2 steps)
pb   = pre-bend
r    = release-bend
t    = tap with righthand finger
h    = hammer-on
p    = pull-off
~    = Vibrato
*    = Natural Harmonic

**   = Artificial Harmonic
x    = Dead notes (no pitch)
P.M. = Palm mute (- -> underneath indicates which notes)
(\)  = Dive w\bar
(/)  = Release w\bar
Tp   = Tap w\plectrum


Rhythm Fig. 1 (P.M. on 6th)
                                                               
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------3-------------3--3--3--5---------|
G|--2------------4-------------2-------------2--2--2--4---------|
D|--2------------4----------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----2-2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-2--------------------|
                                                               
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------3--------------------------------|
G|--2------------4-------------2-----------------7\6-4-7/9------|
D|--2------------4-------------------------------7\6-4-7/9------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----2-2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-2-2-2----------------|

Rhythm Fig. 2 (P.M. on 6th)
                                                               
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------3-------------3--3--3--5---------|
G|--2------------4-------------2-------------2--2--2--4---------|
D|--2------------4----------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----2-2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-2--------------------|
                                                               
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------3---------------------------------|
G|--2------------4------------2---------------7\6-4-6/7-7/9-----|
D|--2------------4----------------------------7\6-4-6/7-7/9-----|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----2-2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2----2-2-2-2-2-2-2------------------|

Rhythm Fig. 3 (P.M. on 6th)

E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------3-------------3--3--3--5---------|
G|--2------------4-------------2-------------2--2--2--4---------|
D|--2------------4----------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----2-2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-2--------------------|
                                                      
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------3---------3--3--3----------------|
G|--2------------4-------------2---------2--2--2----------------|
D|--2------------4----------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----2-2-2-2-2-----2-2-2-2-2----------------------------------|


Rhythm Fig. 4 (Slight P.M. on 6th)
                                                            
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----7----7----5----4-----------7----5---/10----5----5h7------|
E|--0-----0----0----0----0-3~--0-----0----0-----0----0----------|
                                                      
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------3-------3-------3---------------|
G|------------------------------2---2---2---2---2--2------------|
D|------------------------------0---2---0---2---0--2------------|
A|-----7----7----5----4-------------0-------0------0------------|
E|--0-----0----0----0----0-3~-----------------------------------|
                                                           
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----7----7----5----4-----------7----5---/9----5----5h7-------|
E|--0-----0----0----0----0-3~--0-----0----0----0----0-----------|
    
                                                 
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------3-------3-------3---------------|
G|------------------------------2---2---2---2---2---------------|
D|------------------------------0---2---0---2---0---------------|
A|-----7----7----5----4-------------0-------0-------------------|
E|--0-----0----0----0----0-3~-----------------------------------|


Rhythm Fig. 5
                                              
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--4/5-------4/5---------5/7-------5/7-------------------------|
D|--4/5-------4/5---------5/7-------5/7-------------------------|
A|--2/3-------2/3---------3/5-------3/5-------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                 
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--4/5-------4/5---------5/7-----------------8-----------------|
D|--4/5-------4/5---------5/7-----------7--9--------------------|
A|--2/3-------2/3---------3/5-----6--8--------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


Rhythm Fig. 6
                                                      
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------2----4------------------2--------2------2-----------|
A|------4-----------3--4--------4------2-3-4----3-4-------------|
E|--2-----------------------2-----------------------------------|
                                                  
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------3-------3-------3-------------------|
G|--------------------------2---2---2---2---2--2----------------|
D|----------2----4----------0---2---0---2---0--2----------------|
A|------4-----------3--4--------0-------0------0----------------|
E|--2-----------------------------------------------------------|
Rhythm Fig. 7
                                             
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9------6/7-------7/9-----6/7-----7/9-------------------10~--|
D|--9------6/7-------7/9-----6/7-----7/9------------9--12-------|
A|--7------4/5-------5/7-----4/5-----5/7-----8--11--------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
                    < - - 2x - - >

                                               
Rhythm Fig. 8
                                                             
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------3-----5-----------------3-----5--5--5-----------|
G|--2-----4-----2-----4-----2-----4-----2-----4--4--4-----------|
D|--2-----4-----------------2-----4-----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff 1                                             

E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------4*(\)---------------4*(\)--|
D|-----------------------------------------------x(/)-----------|
A|--x-(/)----------------------------------------x(/)-----------|
E|--x-(/)-------------------------------------------------------|

    Start with bar down and release    Gradual
Riff 2

E|--12------12--------------------------------------------------|
B|--15b~----15b~------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
Intro solo

E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------5(7)-(\)---------/12(\/)(\/)-7h10p7h10p7h10--|
G|--6**(\)------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
                       Gradual
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------(/)14(\)---(/)16\-------14-17p14(\)---|
G|--6h9p6h9p6h9-----------(/)14(\)---(/)16\---/16---------------|
D|--------------7(\)--------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


E|----------------17-------14-17p14----14-----------------------|
B|--17b----14h17b----17~------------17----17-14h17p14----14-----|
G|----------------------------------------------------16----16--|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--14h16p14----14----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------16----16-14h16p14----14----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------16----16-14\12~------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

Solo

E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------2---------------------------------12-----14-----|
G|--------------4b---2(4)---4*(\)------4*(/)~-----14b~---16b~---|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--2**(\)------------------------------------------------------|


E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--16h19p16h19p16\14h16p14\11h14p11\9h11p9\7h9p7\4h7p4\2h4p2~--|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----2-5p2--------2-5p2---------------------------------------|
G|--4b-------4p2-4b-------4p2-4**(\)----------4p2---2-4p2---2---|
D|------------------------------------------4-----4-------4-----|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
   Semi-harm. - - - - - - - >
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------14p12-14b^^----17b^^^--------|
G|--4b**------11h14p11----11-14/16------------------------------|
D|---------------------14---------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                  Bend two whole-steps

E|----------------------14-17p14-16p14----14--------------------|
B|--17b^^^r17~-------------------------17----17p16p14----14-16--|
G|----------------------------------------------------17--------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
             Wide vib.

E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--17p14-16p14----14------------------------16-----------------|
G|--------------17----17p16p14-16---14-16/18----18-17-16-18p16--|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


E|-----------------------------14-17p14----14-17b-r17--14-------|
B|----------------------/14-17----------17----------------17----|
G|--14-16-14b-r14~--\-------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


E|--14-17b-r17--14----14-17b-17r--14----14-17p14-16p14----14----|
B|-----------------17----------------17----------------17-------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


E|--17p14-16p14----14---14---16---17--19--21--24~---------------|
B|--------------17----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
                        Tremolo pick - - - >   Very wide with bar


E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--x\--------x\------------------------------------------------|
E|--x\--------x\------------------------------------------------|
    Pick scrapes

Outro solo

E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------/10b--r10-7h10p7~----------------17b-17p14-17p14--|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--(/)7--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
                              With bar

E|-------------------------------------------------17b-r17~-----|
B|-----14-------------------------------------------------------|
G|--16----17p16-14(\)-14h16p14(\/)(\)---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


E|--19b------------------------------r19\----------14----17p14--|
B|----------------------------------------------14----14--------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
    Bend and release with vib. ad lib

E|-----14-------------------------------------------------------|
B|--17----17-14h17p14----14-------19----------------------------|
G|--------------------16----16/18----18p16-14b-r14~-------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|


E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--7h10p7\5h7p5\2h5p2------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------2h4p2-2b**-r2~---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
                                     Fade out
I'M ALIVE
Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick, Desmond Child

[Intro: drums only]
[Riff 1]
Oh, let's get 'em, boys 
[Rhy. Fig 1 w/ Intro solo] 
[Rhy. Fig 3]

[Rhy. Fig 4]
Too many women, I've got too little time 
I keep on tryin' 
Man, if it kills me I know that I'll go 
Dead, stiff, and smilin' 

[Rhy. Fig 5]
Oh, don't need no doctor puttin' me to bed 
Give me the nurse and I'll make sure that she's fed 
Don't need no doctor giving me pills 
I'm hot enough to give you chills 

[Rhy. Fig 1]
Livin' life for love, I'm alive, I'm alive 
[Rhy. Fig 3]
I can't get enough (I can't get enough) 
Get it right (right) I'm alive 

[Rhy. Fig 4]
Take a look in the Book of Love, man it's understood 
Right to the letter 
One pretty girl makes you feel pretty good 
Two's even better 

[Rhy. Fig 5]
Oh, I learned my lesson, my golden rule 
You know I made the teachers stay after school 
Don't look for reasons, don't waste my time 
I've got the goods to make you mine 

[Rhy. Fig 1]
Livin' life for love, I'm alive, yeah, I'm alive 
[Rhy. Fig 3]
I can't get enough (I can't get enough) 
Get it right (right) I'm alive 

[Rhy. Fig 6 w/ Solo and Riff 2] (2x)
You know baby, you make my heart beat, alright 

[Rhy. Fig 1] 
[Rhy. Fig 2]

[Rhy. Fig 7]
Don't need no doctor 
Take a look at the Book of Love, man it's understood 
It ain't a crime to feel this good, no 

[Rhy. Fig 1]
Livin' life for love, I'm alive, yeah, I'm alive 
I can't get enough (can't get enough) 
Get it right (right) I'm alive 
Sing it 

[Rhy. Fig 8 w/ Outro solo]
Livin' life, livin' life for love, I'm alive, I'm alive 
I can't get enough (can't get enough) 
Get it right I'm alive (I'm alive) 
Livin' life for love (livin' life for love) 
Livin' life for love (I'm alive) 
Livin' life for love, (yeah, can't get enough) 
Livin' life for love (I'm alive, whoo) 
Livin' life for love 



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