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Panama

Van Halen


Here's Panama by Van Halen... THE WHOLE THING (Well most of it anyway)
Transcribed by Eric Larson (larsoe@rpi.edu)
I figured this out with my own two ears, so I'm sure it's not perfect, but I tried to come as close as I could. This is a great song to learn. The chord progressions are classic. The solo I found hard to notate, I give the basics, fill in the rest with your own improvisation. I should be posting Drop Dead Legs soon, another awesome tune! Perhaps someone could post some stuff off their latest album???
Intro:
E Esu4 B E E B D Dsu4 A --------------------------------|-------------------------|- -9----10-----7------9------10-7-|-7-----8-----7-----------|- -9-----9-----8------9-------9-8-|-7-----7-----8-----------|- -9-----9-----9------9-------9-9-|-7-----7-----9-----7\\\--|- -7-----7------------7-------7---|-5-----5-----------O\\\--|- ---O-O---O-O---O-O----O-O-------|---O-O---O-O-------------|- PM (all open E's) DB (Dive Bomb - Hit the Twang Stick) E Esu4 B E E B D Dsus4 A --------------------------------|-------------------------| -9----10-----7------9------10-7-|-7-----8-----7-----------| -9-----9-----8------9-------9-8-|-7-----7-----8-----------| -9-----9-----9------9-------9-9-|-7-----7-----9-----####--| -7-----7------------7-------7---|-5-----5-----------####--| ---O-O---O-O---O-O----O-O-------|---O-O---O-O-------------| PS (Pick-Slide) Pre-Verse: C#min B/Bsu4 A |-0---------------------------------------------|- |-5------------------4-5-4--4\2--2-2------------|- |-6------------------4-4-4--4\2--2-2------------|- |-6------------------4-4-4--4\2--2-2--4^h^4~~~~-|- |-4------4-4-4-4-4-4----------------------------|- |-----------------------------------------------|- $ AH ($ = strum & let ring) C#min B/Bsu4 A B [---------Riff #1------------] -4---------------------------------------------O-----O-----5----5-----5-----| -5--4---4-5--------4-5-4--4\2--2-2---------------4-----4-----4----4-----4---| -6----6------------4-4-4--4\2--2-2---------4-------4-----4-----4----4-----4-| -6-----------------4-4-4--4\2--2-2---------4--------------------------------| -4-----------------------------------O-O-O-2--------------------------------| ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| [---Harmonics----]
Chorus: E A D A D A G E A D A D A G E A D A D A G |-------------------------|------------------------|------------------------| |--------3-X---3----------|--------3-X---3---------|--------3-X---3---------| |-----2--2-X-2-2-2--------|-----2--2-X-2-2-2-------|-----2--2-X-2-2-2-------| |-2---2--O-X-2-O-2--------|-2---2--O-X-2-O-2-------|-2---2--O-X-2-O-2-------| |-2---O----X-O---O--------|-2---O----X-O---O-------|-2---O----X-O---O-------| |-O-O--------------3/5\3~~|-O-O--------------3/5\3~|-O-O--------------3/5\3~| (Uh!) (Hey yeah!....) (Uh Huh!)
-------------------------| --------3-X---3----------| -----2--2-X-2-2-2--------| -2---2--O-X-2-O-2--------| -2---O----X-O---O--------| -O-O--------------3/5\3~~|
Verse1: D E E A D D E Asu2
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------O---| |-3-------------------------------5---------------------------------------O---| |-2-----------------------------9-6-7------------------7-7-9----------O-O-2-\/| |-O---2-------------------------9-7-7------------------7-7-9----------O-O-2-\/| |-----2-------------------------7---5------------------5-5-7--------------O---| |-----O------O-O-O-O-O--------------------(O)-(O)-(O)--------(O)-(O)----------| Jump Back What's that sound Here she comes..... Hot shoe.. $ PS
Bridge: F# C#min (arpegiate chord) |-O----------------------|-O---------------|---------------------------|------| |-O----O-----O-----O-----|-5---------------|---------------------------|------| |-3------3-----3-----3---|-6---------------|-\-------------------------|-riff-| |-4--------4-----4-----4-|-6---------------|-\-------------------------|--#1--| |-4----------------------|-4---------------|----5-------3------------2-|------| |-2----------------------|-----------------|------6-5~----4-5~--2~-O---|------| $(Dont you know she...) $(You lose a....)
Chorus
Verse 2 (basically the same as the first)
Solo:
---------------|-------7-----7-7--------------|-----------------|-------------| ---------------|-----7-------7-7--------------|---H-T-P--H------|-------------| ---------------|-9^F-----9^F------9^F^9^F\~/--|-6-9-11-6-9- %5x-|-9^F^9^F~~~~~| ---------------|------------------------------|-----------------|hold this----| -3~-O----O-----|------------------------------|-----------------|bend for next| ------3~---3~~-|------------------------------|-----------------|-part -------| ..ah oh) WB = Whammey Bar % = repeat ^F = Bend Full Step H = Hamer-On T = Tap P = Pull-Off
------------------------------------------------------------------------------| ---------T----P----T----P----T----P----T----P----T----P-----------------------| -(9^F~)--14-(9^F)--12-(9^F)--14-(9^F)--16-(9^F)--14-(9^f^9~~)--7-7^WB--7-9-7~~| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------| ------------------------------------------------------------------------------| (release 9th bend here) ^ (bend up ^ with whammey bar)
-------------------------------| -------------------------------| -7^F-7-----7^F~----------------| -------9-7------9-8-7----------| ----------------------9-8-7----| ----------------------------10-|
Break? (I dunno what ya' call this part!) 'The Reach down between my legs part' :)
|------------------------------------------------------------------|-- |------------------------------------------------------------------|-- |------------------------------------------------------------------|-- |---H--P-----------------H--P------------------H--P----------------|-- |-/9-10-9----7^F^7-----/9-10-9----9~--(9~)---/9-10-9---9~----------|-- |---------10--------7~---------10-----10-------------10---10-10/12-|--
--------------O-------| --------------O-------| --------------2-------| The rest of this is basically the same, ---H--P-------3-------| He throws some chords in there that you -/9-10-9------3-------| should be able to figure out. ---------10---1-------| $ (Arpegiate Chord)
That's about it, It's 2:30 am, I'm beat. :O *yawn* I don't feel like double checking this any mistakes should be obvious; If it sounds wrong, It's a mistake!






















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