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Aftershock   Van Halen






Date: Thu, 13 Jul 1995 11:48:23 -0400 (EDT)


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

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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)

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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

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Part two coming soon!

			James 5149 1/2 (M-O-O-N, that spells James, laws yes)

jnorton@u.washington.edu
http://weber.u.washington.edu/~jnorton/james.html


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