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

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