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Belly Dancer  Joe Satriani

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Belly Dancer - by Joe Satriani - off Strange Beautiful Music (2002)
Tabbed by Daniel Cederblad 12/8/02
plz send tabs of other songs off this album to: ds_software@hotmail.com
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standard tuning EADGBE
INTRO AND VERSE:
 
 |-----------------------------------------------1-1-----
 |-----------------------------------------------1-1-----
 |-------2b3b2-0-------------5-5-5-7b8b7-5-------3-3-----
 |-------2b3b2-0-------------5-5-5-7b8b7-5-5-5-5-3-3-----
 |-5-5-5----------5-3-3-3-3--3-3-3---------3-3-3-1-1-----
 |-3-3-3----------3-1-1-1-1------------------------------

MAIN THEME: (guitar w/wah pedal) (0:15)
 
 |-------------------------------------------------------
 |---------------------------3-4-3---3-------------------
 |----------------2b3b2------------5---5-3-2-------------
 |-3-3-5~-3---3-5-------5~-------------------5-3-3-/8-5~-
 |-------------------------------------------------------
 |-------------------------------------------------------
 |-------------------------------------------------------
 |---------------------------3-4-3---3-------------------
 |----------------3-5-5~-----------5---5-3-2-------------
 |-3-3-5~-3---3-5----------------------------5-----------
 |---------------------------------------------3/5-3~----
 |-------------------------------------------------------

sliding octaves (0:43)
[Eb] [D] [C]  
 
 |-6-66666666-6/8-8-8-88888888-8/10-10-10 10-10-|--|-------
 |----------------------------------------------|--|-15t16-
 |-3-33333333-3/5-5-5-55555555-5/7--7--7--7--7--|X2|-------
 |----------------------------------------------|--|-------
 |----------------------------------------------|--|-------
 |----------------------------------------------|--|-------

this bit has an kinda arabic feel (0:56)
 
 |----------------------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------------------
 |-12h13p12p0-10p0h12-8h10p8p0-7p0h8-5h7p5p0-4h5p4p0-1h3p1p0------ X4
 |-----------------------------------------------------------3-5--
 |----------------------------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------------------------------------------

this is a tricky ascending run of pull offs and alternate picking (1:10)
 
 |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------
 |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------
 |-5p3p0---3p0-|-6p3p0---3p0-|-7p3p0---3p0-|-9p5p0---5p0-|-12p8p0---8p0-|-14p10p0----10p0-|-17p12p0----12p0-|-16p12p0----12p0--
 |-------3-----|-------3-----|-------3-----|-------5-----|--------8-----|---------10------|---------12------|---------12-------
 |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------
 |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------

octaves again, can be played as single notes for lead part (listen to cd for variations) (1:37)
 
 |---------------------------------------------------------------------
 |---------------------------------------------------------------------
 |-5/7-7-7--5-7-8-7-5-7/5-5-5------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------8/10-10-10-8-10-12-10-8-10-8-7-7-5-3-3---
 |-3/5-5-5--3-5-6-5-3-5/3-3-3------------------------------------------
 |----------------------------6/8--8--8--6-8--10-8--6-8--6-5-5-3-1-1---

now comes the tapping bit i had to slow the song down heaps to figure this one out (2:05)
 
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |-19p15-19p15p12p0-|-17p15-17p15p12p0-|-19p15-19p15p12p0-|-20p15-20p15p12p0-|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |-------x4---------|--------x4--------|--------x4--------|--------x4--------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |-19p15-19p15p12p0-|-17p15-17p15p12p0-|-19p15-19p15p12p0-|-20p15-20p15p12p0-|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |-------x2---------|--------x2--------|--------x2--------|--------x2--------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |-19p15-19p15p12p0-|-17p15-17p15p12p0-|-19p15-19p15p12p0-|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |-------x2---------|--------x2--------|--------x4--------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |-22p21-22p21p19p0-|-20p19-20p19p17p0-|-20p19-20p19p17p0-|-19p17-19p17p15p0-|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |-------x4---------|--------x4--------|--------x4--------|--------x4--------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |-17p15-17p15p14p0-|-15p14-15p14p12p0-|-17p15-17p15p14p0-|-15p14-15p14p12p0-|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
 |-------x2---------|--------x2--------|--------x2--------|--------x2--------|
 |------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|

series of trills before you switch back to main theme (2:28)
 
 |-15t18--------------------------------------------
 |-------15t18--------------------------------------
 |-------------15t17-------15t17--------------------
 |-------------------15t17-------15t17--------------
 |-------------------------------------15t17--------
 |-------------------------------------------13t15--

the crazy outro solo has this as backing (3:00)
 
 |------------------------|------------------------------
 |------(guitar 1)--------|-------(guitar 2)-------------
 |-5-5-4-4-3--------------|--5----6-----7----------------
 |-5-5-5-5-5--3-3-4-4-5-5-|---5-5--5-5---5-5-------------
 |------------3-3-4-4-5-5-|------------------------------
 |------------------------|------------------------------

sorry the outro solo is hard and i haven't figured it out at all anyway. here's the start of it (3:14)
my guitar is missing the high E so right now it is impossible for me to attempt to tab the rest!
 
 |----------------|--------------------------------------
 |----------------|--------------------------------------
 |------x4--------|--------------------------------------
 |----------------|--------------------------------------
 |----------------|--------------------------------------
 |-1/3-3-3-3/6/3--|--------------------------------------

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TAB EXPLANATION
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h = hammer on
p = pull-off
t = trill
~ = vibrato

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