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Die to Live  Steve Vai

As recorded by Steve Vai
(From the 1995 Album ALIEN LOVE SECRETS)
Transcribed by Adrian Wong
Words by - Music by Steve Vai
Arranged by Steve Vai
Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Guitar 1'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Guitar 2'
Intro
Q=128
[7/4] Gtr I
PM
Q E E +H E E E E E E Q E Q Q +E E E E E Q
 
 |---------------0-----------|----------------------0-----------|
 |------2-(2)------0---------|------2-----------------0---------|
 |------2-(2)--------2---2s4-|------2-------------------2s4-/4--|
 |----2-2-(2)----------2-----|----2-2---------------------------|
 |-0-------------------------|-0---------()-------------|
 |---------------------------|----------------------------------|

PM
Q E E +H E E E E E E
 
 |---------------0-------------|
 |------2-(2)------0-----------|
 |------2-(2)--------2---2s4---|
 |----2-2-(2)----------2-------|
 |-0---------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|

PM|
Q E Q Q E E E E E Q
 
 |----------------------------||
 |------2--------2h3p2--------||
 |------2--------------4-2-2--||
 |----2-2---------------------||
 |-0----------------------||
 |----------------------------||

[-] PM
Q E E +H E E E E E E Q E Q Q E E E E E Q
 
 |---------------0-----------|-----------------------------|
 |------2-(2)------0---------|------2--------2h3p2-3s7-\5--|
 |------2-(2)--------2---2s4-|------2----------------------|
 |----2-2-(2)----------2-----|----2-2----------------------|
 |-0-------------------------|-0-----------------------|
 |---------------------------|-----------------------------|

PM
Q E E +H E E E E E E
 
 |---------------0-----------|
 |------2-(2)------0---------|
 |------2-(2)--------2---2s4-|
 |----2-2-(2)----------2-----|
 |-0-------------------------|
 |---------------------------|

Q E Q Q E E S S S S E Q Q E E +H E E E E E E
 
 |--------------------------------|---------------0------------|
 |------2--------2h3-2h3p2p0------|------2-(2)------0----------|
 |------2--------------------2-2--|----2-2-(2)--------2---2s4--|
 |----2-2-------------------------|-0-----------------0-0------|
 |-0--------------------------|----------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|----------------------------|

Q E Q Q E E E E E Q
 
 |------0---------------------|
 |------2---------------------|
 |----2----------2-4-2-2s9-9--|
 |-0--------------------------|
 |------------------------|
 |----------------------------|

PM|
Q E Q +Q E E E E E E E Q E Q Q E E E E E Q
 
 |----------------------------|----------------------------|
 |------2--(2)--2h3p2---------|------2--------2-5-2--------|
 |------2--(2)--------4-4-4s6-|------2--------------4s2-2--|
 |----2-2--(2)----------------|----2-2---------------------|
 |-0--------------------------|-0----------------------|
 |----------------------------|----------------------------|

Q +E Q +Q E E E E E E E Q. Q Q +E E E E E E E
 
 |--------------------0---------|-------------------------------------------|
 |--------3--(3)--------1-------|------2------------------------------|
 |--------0--(0)----------0-----|------2------------------------------------|
 |----------------5s3-------2p0-|------2---------------------------------------|
 |-3--(3)-----------------------|-0---------()----------------------|
 |------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|

Q +E Q +Q E Q +Q E E
 
 |--------0--(0)-------------------|
 |--------1--(1)--12-10--(10)------|
 |--------0--(0)--12-10--(10)--9s7-|
 |----------------12-10--(10)------|
 |-3--(3)----------------------7s5-|
 |-1--(1)--------------------------|

[-]  
Q E Q +Q Q E E E Q [4/4] Q +E Q +E Q
 
 |-----------------------------||------------------|
 |-------2--(2)----------------||--------3--(3)-2--|
 |-9\----2--(2)----------------||------------------|
 |-------2--(2)--4b5r=4p2---0--||------------------|
 |-7\--0------------------4----||------------------|
 |-----------------------------||-3--(3)-----------|

Q +E E Q Q Q +E Q +E Q
 
 |----------------|---------------0----|
 |----------------|--------2--(2)------|
 |-4--(4)-2-4s=6--|--------------------|
 |----------------|--------------------|
 |----------------|--------------------|
 |----------------|-2--(2)-------------|

Q E E E E E E Q +E Q +E Q Q +E E E E Q Q E E +Q E E
 
 |----------------|------------------|----------3-5-3--|-----------------|
 |-0--------------|------------------|-1--(1)---1-3-1--|------9-(9)--7-9-|
 |------2-4s2-2-2-|--------2--(2)-0--|----------0---0--|------9-(9)--7-9-|
 |----------------|------------------|----------3-5-3--|------9-(9)--7-9-|
 |----------------|------------------|-----------------|-2--7------------|
 |----2-----------|-1--(1)-----------|--------1--------|-0---------------|

E +E Q Q Q Q +E E +E E +E E H +E E E E
 
 |-------------------|--------------------------|------------0-0-||
 |-9----(9)-7--9-----|--------12-(12)-10-(10)-9s|=7----(7)-7-5-5-||
 |-9b10r(9)-7--9-----|--------11-(11)--9--(9)-9s|=7----(7)-7-----||
 |-9----(9)-7--9-----|--------13-(13)-11-(11)-9s|=7----(7)-7-----||
 |-------------------|--------------------------|----------------||
 |----------------7--|-0--(0)-------------------|----------------||

[7/4] PM
Q E Q E Q E E E E E E Q E Q E Q E E E E Q
 
 |-----------------0-----------|-----------------0----------|
 |------14--17p12----0---------|------12--10h17----0--------|
 |---------------------2---2s4-|---------------------2s4-4--|
 |----2------------------2-----|----2-----------------------|
 |-0---------------------------|-0--------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------|

Q E Q E S S E E E E E E E
 
 |----9-9--12-12s14s12-0-------------|
 |-----------------------0-----------|
 |----6-6---9--9s11s=9-----6h9h11p9--|
 |-2---------------------------------|
 |-0-----------------------4h7h=9p7--|
 |-----------------------------------|

Q Q E E E E E E S +S E Q Q +E Q E Q E E E E Q
 
 |-----------------------0----------------|-------------------0----------|
 |----14b15r=14p12---------0--------------|--------14--17p12----0--------|
 |-----------------14h21------------------|-----------------------6h9-4--|
 |----------------------------------------|-0--(0)-----------------------|
 |-0-------------------------4b5r(4)p2p0--|------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------|------------------------------|

Q +E E E E Q E S S E E E E
 
 |--------12-12s10s14--14-14s15s14s10-14s12--|
 |--------12-12s10s14--14-14s15s14s10-14s12--|
 |-------------------------------------------|
 |-0--(0)------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------|

Q E E +E S S E E Q E E E S S
 
 |-----------------------------0---------|
 |------14-(14)p12p10------------0-------|
 |--------------------11-13s9------------|
 |----2----------------------------------|
 |-0-------------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------4p2p0-|

Q +E E +E Q E E E E E E E Q +E E +E Q E E E E E E E
 
 |--------------------------------------|------------------------0----------|
 |--------------------14-14-12-14s12-10-|--------12-(12)-12--------1--------|
 |--------4-(4)p2--14-14-14-14-14s12-12-|--------12-(12)-12----------0------|
 |-2--(2)-4-(4)p2--14-------------------|--------12-(12)-12--5s3-------2-0--|
 |-0--(0)-------------------------------|--------10-(10)-10-----------------|
 |--------------------------------------|-8--(8)----------------------------|

Q +E Q Q +E E E E E E E
 
 |---------------------------------------------|
 |--------2------------------------------|
 |--------2------------------------------------|
 |--------2---------------------------------------|
 |-0--(0)------()----------------------|
 |------------------------------------------------|

Q +E Q +Q E Q +Q E E [4/4] Q E E +E E Q
 
 |--------0--(0)-------------------|------------------|
 |--------1--(1)--12-10--(10)------|---------------3--|
 |--------0--(0)--12-10--(10)--9s7-|-9\----2-(2)---2--|
 |----------------12-10--(10)------|-------2-(2)---2--|
 |-3--(3)----------------------7s5-|-7\--0-0-(0)-0----|
 |-1--(1)--------------------------|------------------|

+Q E E E E Q E E E E +E E Q +H. Q
 
 |----------0------|-----0---------5--|-(5)---------||
 |-(3)--3-----3----|-------0-(0)---3--|-(3)---------||
 |-(2)----2--------|-------------2-0--|-(0)---------||
 |-(2)-------------|---2-----------0--|-(0)---------||
 |-----------------|------------------|-------------||
 |--------------7p=|=2----------------|-------------||

[2/2]  
 
 |-3-| |--3--| |--3--|

Q E E E E E E E E E
 
 |----------------------------|
 |-------------------------13-|
 |-------------------12-12----|
 |-------------10-10----------|
 |---------8-8----------------|
 |-----6-6--------------------|

|
| Gtr II
| W
 
 |----------------------------|
 |-10-------------------------|
 |-10-------------------------|
 |-10-------------------------|
 |--8-------------------------|
 |--6-------------------------|

Q E +E Q S S E E Q. Q E S S
 
 |--15---10-(10)-----------|------------------------|
 |----------------------13-|-15-17----17s=15-13h15h=|
 |--------------------x----|------------------------|
 |------------------x------|------------------------|
 |-------------------------|------------------------|
 |-------------------------|------------------------|

|
| +W W
 
 |-------------------------|------------------------|
 |-(10)--------------------|--5---------------------|
 |-(10)--------------------|--5---------------------|
 |-(10)--------------------|--9---------------------|
 |--(8)--------------------|--7---------------------|
 |--(6)--------------------|--5---------------------|

~~~
 
 |--3---| |--3--| |3-| |--3--| |--3--|

E E E E E E Q E Q Q E S S E E E E E E
 
 |-----------------------------|----------------------15----|
 |-17p=13----------13----------|----------16-15-13----------|
 |--------16-14h16----16p14----|--------x----------15----13s|
 |-----------------------------|------x---------------------|
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------|

|
| +W W
 
 |-----------------------------|----------------------------|
 |-(5)-------------------------|-8--------------------------|
 |-(5)-------------------------|-8--------------------------|
 |-(9)-------------------------|-8--------------------------|
 |-(7)-------------------------|-6--------------------------|
 |-(5)-------------------------|-4--------------------------|
 |--3---| |--3--|

E E E E E E E Q S S
 
 |--------------------------------|
 |--------13----------11-8--------|
 |-12-----------------------7s5s==|
 |-----13----12-10----------------|
 |-----------------11-------------|
 |--------------------------------|

|
| +W
 
 |--------------------------------|
 |-(8)----------------------------|
 |-(8)----------------------------|
 |-(8)----------------------------|
 |-(6)----------------------------|
 |-(4)----------------------------|

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~
W +Q. E E +S S Q E E E E E E Q
 
 |----------|----------------------|-------------------|
 |----------|----------------------|---0h9h12-9s8------|
 |-7--------|-(7)-----5b6r(5)p3----|--------------10---|
 |----------|-------------------5--|-------------------|
 |----------|----------------------|-------------------|
 |----------|----------------------|-------------------|

|
| W +W W
 
 |-3--------|-(3)------------------|-3-----------------|
 |-3--------|-(3)------------------|-0-----------------|
 |-3--------|-(3)------------------|-4-----------------|
 |-7--------|-(7)------------------|-5-----------------|
 |-5--------|-(5)------------------|-4-----------------|
 |-3--------|-(3)------------------|-------------------|

~~~~
+E E E E Q S S S S Q S S S S Q S S S S
 
 |------10------------------|-----------------------|
 |--------------------------|-----------------------|
 |-(10)----10s12s6----------|------------7h=9p0h7h9-|
 |------------------5p0-----|-0--7p0h5h7------------|
 |----------------------0h4-|-----------------------|
 |--------------------------|-----------------------|

|
| +W W
 
 |--(3)---------------------|-----------------------|
 |--(0)---------------------|-5---------------------|
 |--(4)---------------------|-5---------------------|
 |--(5)---------------------|-5---------------------|
 |--(4)---------------------|-5---------------------|
 |--------------------------|-----------------------|

Q S S S S S S E Q
 
 |-----------------10s12s10-10--|

|-10h==12p0h10h12-10s12s10-10--|
 
 |------------------------------|
 |------------------------------|
 |------------------------------|
 |------------------------------|

|
| +W
 
 |------------------------------|
 |-(5)--------------------------|
 |-(5)--------------------------|
 |-(5)--------------------------|
 |-(5)--------------------------|
 |------------------------------|
 |--3---| |--3--| |--3--|

Q +E E E E E E E E E
 
 |-11--(11)-------11-14-17-14----14-|
 |-11--(11)----12-------------16----|
 |----------12----------------------|
 |----------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------|

|
| W
 
 |--3-------------------------------|
 |--0-------------------------------|
 |--6-------------------------------|
 |--5-------------------------------|
 |--6-------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------|

~~~~~ ~~
 
 |----3----|

E +S E +S E +S Q E. Q. +E E E E E E
 
 |---------------------------------------------||-17b19---(17)r16h17p16p====14----|
 |-16b19r(16)-16b19r(16)-16b19r(16)-16b19------||------------------------------17-|
 |---------------------------------------------||---------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------14--||---------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------------------14--||---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------||---------------------------------|

|
| +W H Q +Q
 
 |-(3)-----------------------------------------||---------------------------------|
 |-(0)-----------------------------------------||---------------7-------(7)-------|
 |-(6)-----------------------------------------||---------------7-------(7)-------|
 |-(5)-----------------------------------------||---------------7-------(7)-------|
 |-(6)-----------------------------------------||---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------------------||--0------------------------------|
 |--3--| |--3--|

E E E E E E +E S S E E
 
 |----------12----------------------------|
 |-15-12-15----12-14b15==(14)-14r12-------|
 |----------------------------------14-14-|
 |----------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------|

|
| W
 
 |----------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------|

E E E S +S E E E E E E E E E E E E
 
 |------------------------------------|------------------------------|
 |--------12--------------------------|------------------------------|
 |-13--14----13pb14r(13)--------------|------------------------------|
 |-----------------------16--14-12-14-|-11b12-12-10b11-11-8b9-10-7-7-|
 |------------------------------------|------------------------------|
 |------------------------------------|------------------------------|

|
| Q. E +H W
 
 |------------------------------------|------------------------------|
 |------------9----------(9)----------|------------------------------|
 |------------9----------(9)----------|------------------------------|
 |------------9----------(9)----------|------------------------------|
 |------------------------------------|------------------------------|
 |--0---------------------------------|------------------------------|

~
Q +T T S S S E E Q S S Q E E E E E
 
 |----------------------------|-10------------12-------------|
 |-9b10r=(9)-7-------------7--|----10-12b14======12r12-10h12-|
 |-------------9p7-7--9s=7----|------------------------------|
 |----------------------------|------------------------------|
 |----------------------------|------------------------------|
 |----------------------------|------------------------------|

|
| Q. E +H W
 
 |----------------------------|------------------------------|
 |---------------7---(7)------|------------------------------|
 |---------------7---(7)------|------------------------------|
 |---------------7---(7)------|------------------------------|
 |----------------------------|------------------------------|
 |-0--------------------------|------------------------------|

[E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E]  
 
 |-------------------------------|
 |-------------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|
 |-----------------------------|
 |--------------------------------|

|
| W
 
 |-----------------------------------|
 |---9-------------------------------|
 |---9-------------------------------|
 |---9-------------------------------|
 |---7-------------------------------|
 |---0-------------------------------|

~~~ [7/4] PM
H. Q Q. Q Q +E E E E E E E
 
 |--------------||----------------------0-----------|
 |--------------||------2-----------------0---------|
 |--------------||------2-------------------2---2s4-|
 |-----------||------2---------------------2-----|
 |----------14--||-0---------()-------------|
 |--------------||----------------------------------|

|
| +W W
 
 |--------------||----------------------------------|
 |-(9)----------||----------------------------------|
 |-(9)----------||----------------------------------|
 |-(9)----------||----------------------------------|
 |-(7)----------||----------------------------------|
 |-(0)----------||----------------------------------|

Q. Q Q E E E E E Q
 
 |---------------------------------|
 |------2--------3h12p10-10h17-17--|
 |------2--------------------------|
 |------2--------------------------|
 |-0---------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|

|
| W
 
 |---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|

\0.5 \0.5
Q E Q Q +E E E E E E E Q E E E E +E +E E S S S S E E E
 
 |----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|
 |------2---------------14s12-12-10-12s14-|--------------------------------12p10h12p10p7-10-----|
 |------2---------------14s12-12-11-12s14-|---------------()--()-------------------9---|
 |----2-2---------------14s12-12-12-12s14-|-----------------------------------------------------|
 |-0---------()-------------------|-0-------------------------------------------0-|
 |----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------|

Q. E +E Q +E E E E E E E
 
 |------2-(2)--------------10s=9--9--7--9--9--|
 |------0-(0)--------------12s10-10-10-10-10--|
 |-2------------------------------------------|
 |-0------------------------------------------|
 |--------------()--------------------|
 |--------------------------------------------|

Q E Q Q E E E E E Q
 
 |---------------------------------|
 |------2----------12s10-10s17-17--|
 |----2-2--------------------------|
 |-0-------------9--9s=7--7s14-----|
 |-----------------------------|
 |---------------------------------|

\0.5/ |
PM
Q E Q E +Q E E E E E E Q E E +Q +E E +H.
 
 |----------------------0-----------|------------------------------|
 |------2-----------------0---------|------2-(2)--(2)--------------|
 |------2-------------------2---2s4-|------2-(2)--(2)-0-----(0)----|
 |----2-----------------------2-----|----2------------0-----(0)----|
 |-0--------()--------------|-0---------------0-----(0)----|
 |----------------------------------|------------------------------|

Q. E +Q. E E E E E E E S S E E E +E E +Q E E E E E E
 
 |------------------0---------|-------------------------------------------------|
 |------3-(3)---------1-------|---------2-(2)-----------------------------|
 |------0-(0)-----------0-----|---------2-(2)-----------------------------------|
 |--------------5s3-------2-0-|-2h3p2---2-(2)--------------------------------------|
 |-3----3-(3)-----------------|-------0--------()-----------------------|
 |----------------------------|----------------------------------------------------|

Q E E +Q. E E E Q E E
 
 |------0-(0)----------------------|
 |------1-(1)---12-12s10-10--------|
 |------0-(0)---12-12s10-10--9s7---|
 |--------------12-12s10-10--------|
 |-3-------------------------7s5---|
 |-1--1----------------------------|

S S E E E +E E +Q E E E E E E
 
 |-------------------------------------------------|
 |----------2-(2)----------------------12-10-12s10-|
 |-9s10s9---2-(2)--------------9s14b16-------------|
 |----------2-(2)----------------------------------|
 |-7s=8s7-0--------()----------------------|
 |-------------------------------------------------|

Q. +Q +Q +Q +E E E E E Q E E +Q E E E E E S S E E
 
 |--0-------(0)---(0)---(0)---(0)---------|------0-(0)-----------------------12-----|
 |-10------(10)--(10)--(10)--(10)-1-------|------0-(0)-----15p14----------------12--|
 |-12b14---(12)--(12)--(12)--(12)---0-----|-2-----------14-------14----16s14--------|
 |------------------------------------2p0-|-2--2--------14----------14--------------|
 |----------------------------------------|-0---------------------------------------|
 |----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|

Q. E +E +Q E E E E E E E [4/4] E E E E Q Q +Q E E E E Q
 
 |-------------------------0---------|------------0--|-(0)----0---0-----|
 |-------12-(12)-(12)--------1-------|-2-----2----2--|-(2)--5---5-------|
 |-------14-(14)-(14)----------0-----|-2-----2----2--|-(2)--------------|
 |-------14-(14)-(14)--5s3-------2p0-|-2-x---2----2--|-(2)--------------|
 |-----------------------------------|-----0------0--|-(0)--------------|
 |-13--------------------------------|---------------|--------------12--|

Q=100
E E E E +E E Q +Q. +S S Q Q Q. +S S +S S S E S S S
 
 |---0--------------|---------------------||-0----(0)---------5-------------|
 |-----0------------|---------------------||-0----(0)-----------5-7-7p5-----|
 |-------2-(2)---2--|-(2)---(2)-----------||-2----(2)-7b9-(7)-----------7s==|
 |---------------0--|-(0)---(0)-----------||-2----(2)-----------------------|
 |------------------|--------------14-----||-0----(0)-----------------------|
 |-2-----------2-3--|-(3)---(3)S10-----0--||--------------------------------|

PM| PM--| ~~
|-3-| |-3-|
S S E T T S S S E E E E E E E Q E Q Q
 
 |-------------------------------|--------------------|
 |-------------------------------|--------------------|
 |-11s9-9p=7p6-------------------|--------------------|
 |-------------9-7---------------|--------------------|
 |-----------------7-9s7-5-4-5-7s|=5s==9s=4----2s=12--|
 |-------------------------------|--------------------|

S S S S +Q +H E E Q H
 
 |----------0-(0)--(0)----|-------------*|
 |----12------------------|-------------*|
 |-14----14---------------|-------------*|
 |------------------------|-x-x---------*|
 |------------------------|-x-----------*|
 |------------------------|-------------*|

Duration Legend
 
 ---------------
 W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura

+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low
melody durations appear below the staff
Tablature Legend
 
 ----------------

h - hammer-on
p - pull-off
b - bend
pb - pre-bend
r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
/\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
s - legato slide
S - shift slide
- natural harmonic
(n) - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
~ - vibrato
tr - trill
T - tap
TP - trem. picking
PM - palm muting
\n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
\n - tremolo bar down
n/ - tremolo bar up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
= - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
- volume swell (louder/softer)
x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash
Misc Legend
 
 -----------

| - bar
|| - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*| - double bar (ending)
: - bar (freetime)
$ - Segno
& - Coda
Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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