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Birds of Fire   Mahavishnu Orchestra

 
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 Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire


 


 

 
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 Tabbed by:Evil_Empire24-7


 


 Tuning:EADGBe


 


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 beware the first full mahavishnu came to ultimate guitar. please rate because


 this is my own work and it took me days to figure and hours to write it down


 and sure this is a rare tab. this song has many bends and tricks so be aware


 and it's sure a cool song.


 


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 band:mahavishnu orchestra


 album:birds of fire


 year:1973


 


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 Legend:




 +:let ring till the + is over


 h:hammer on


 p:pull off


 hb:half bend


 fb:full bend


 /22:slide from 0 till some fret


 22/:slide from some fret till the some fret


 ~~~:vibrato


 x:muted string


 


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 (Distortion)


 [++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++]  

 
 e|--------0--------0---------0----------------------------------|
 B|---0--------0----------0--------------------------------------|
 G|-----5--------5----------5------------------------------------|
 D|--4--------4----------4---------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------7-----------------------------|
 E|-4--------4----------4-------4h6------------------------------| \

 


 2x


 [++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++] [/]  

 
 e|------0--------0---------0------------------------------------|
 B|---0--------0---------0---------------------------------------|
 G|-----7--------7---------7-------------------------------------|
 D|--6--------6---------6----------------------------------------|
 A|-------------------------------7------------------------------|
 E|-6--------6---------6------6h7--------------------------------|
 e|--------------15-12-------------------------------------------|
 B|-15fb-15-15-12-----15-12-15-15fb-15-15-12---------------------|
 G|-----------------------------------------14hb14p12--12~~~~~~~~|
 D|--------------------------------------------------14----------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|------------------8fb---8-------------------------------------|
 G|-7fb-7---7-9--7-9----------9--7--------7~~~~~~~~~-------------|
 D|-------9------------------------7---9-------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 e|--------------15fb-12-----------------------------------------|
 B|-15fb-15-15-12-------15-12-15fb-15-15-12----------------------|
 G|-----------------------------------------14hb14p12---12~~~~~~-|
 D|--------------------------------------------------14----------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 e|------12------15fb-12-------------12---12#--------------------|
 B|-15fb----15-12--------15-12-15fb----15------------------------|
 G|-------------------------------------------14hb14p12---12~~~~~|
 D|-----------------------------------------------------14-------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|---------------------10fb-8-----------------------------------|
 G|-7fb-7---7-9----7-9---------9-7------7------------7fb---------|
 D|-------9------------------------7--9--------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

 


 


 (Guitar Solo)


 


 (Distortion)


 


 

 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|----5------------7-----5-------5------------------------------|
 G|--------7fb------7-7-------7fb----7fb----7fb------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------7#----------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|-0------------------------------------------------------------|
 e|------5-----5-------------------------------------------------|
 B|--------8fb---8fb-5----5-------5------------------------------|
 G|-5-7fb--------------7fb--x-7fb---7hb-4-0----------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 e|-----5------------------------7--5----------------------------|
 B|-7fb---8fb-5-----------------------7--5-----------------------|
 G|-------------0-7fb-7fb-7-4-4#------------4#-------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 e|-----------------------------------17fb-15--------------------|
 B|-15fb-15-12------17hb-17-15----------------17-15--------------|
 G|------------14-0------------16-12#----------------------------|
 D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

 


 


 ( Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/m/mahavishnu_orchestra/birds_of_fire_tab.html )


 

 
 e|-17b(1/4)----17b(1/4)-17b(1/4)--15---------------12-----------|
 B|-----------------------------------17--15\-/15fb--------------|
 G|------------------------------0-------------------------------|
 D|------------------------------0-------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

 


 


 [+]  

 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-15-12--------------------------------------------------------|
 G|-------14fb-12---12/9-9--8p7-7/4--2fb-------------------------|
 D|--------------14----------------------5-2---------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

 


 


 [+++]  

 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 D|-5-2-5-2------------------------------------------------------|
 A|---------5-2--------------------------------------------------|
 E|-------------5---hb(bend but don't pick another time)--0------|

 


 


 [++++++++++]  

 
 e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|-----------------------12-------------12---------------12-----|
 G|-1214hb-hb-fb-141214~~----141214b(1/4)--14b(1/4)1214fb--------|
 D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
 e|----------------------------------------12----------------------|
 B|---------12-----------12----------12------121512-----1215fb-----|
 G|-1412-14----1412-14-0----14p1214-0--1214--------1412-------1412-|
 D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 B|---15fb------------15--12----------15--12----------15-12--------|
 G|-0------14-0--/1214-------14-121412-------1412-1412-----1412----|
 D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 


 


 [++] [+]  

 
 e|----------------------15fb-15fb-12------------------------------|
 B|-----15-12------15-12--------------1512-------------------------|
 G|-1412------1412------------------------14fb-12------------------|
 D|----------------------------------------------1412--------------|
 A|--------------------------------------------------1412----------|
 E|------------------------------------------------------15-0------|

 


 


 [+++++] [+++++++++] [+++++++] [++++]  

 
 e|-17b(1/4)-17b(1/4)fb--17b(1/4)--17hb--15h17-7fb-----------------|
 B|------------------------------------------------20/17-----------|
 G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 e|---------------12------------10--------------12b(1/4)-------10--|
 B|-15-12h15-15fb----15-12/10-12---12hb-10---------------------10--|
 G|----------------------------------------12-9----------12fb------|
 D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|----------------------------------------------------------------|

 


 


 [++++] [++++] [+++++]  

 
 e|------------12hb-------12hb------------------------------------|
 B|----------------15-12-------15-12-10/17fb--15------------------|
 G|-16#-14-12-----------14----------------------16/0--------------|
 D|----------14---------------------------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

 


 


 [++++] [++++] [++++] [+++++++++++++]  

 
 e|---15fb---12-------17fb-15-0---17fb-15/0-----17b(3/4)----------|
 B|-------------15/13-----------15-----------15-------------------|
 G|-14-----0--------------------------------0---------------------|
 D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

 


 


 [+++] [+++++++++] [+++++++++] [++++++++++]  

 
 e|-------17b(3/4)---17b(3/4)--15---------------------17b(3/4)----|
 B|-------------------------------17-15/12------------------------|
 G|----------------------------------------14-12-9-7#-------------|
 D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

 


 


 [+++++++] [+++++++] [+++++++] [+++++++] [+++++++] [+++++++++++]  

 
 e|-17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-15------17b(3/4)-|
 B|------------------------------------------------17-15----------|
 G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

 


 


 [++++] [+++++++] [+++++++] [+++++++] [+++++++] [++++++++++++++]  

 
 e|-----17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-15------17b(3/4)------|
 B|--------------------------------------------17-15--------------|
 G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------------------------------------|

 


 


 [+++++] [+++++++] [+++++++] [+++++++] [+++++++++++]  

 
 e|-----17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)-17b(3/4)---17b(3/4)-/3------------------|
 B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 G|--------------------------------0------------------------------|
 D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
 E|---------------------------------------------------------------|


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