I'm Alive

Kiss


I¥M ALIVE (from the KISS CD "ASYLUM") -------------------- 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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