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Bangkok Tabs (ver.1)

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                "Bangkok" by Steve Vai

(final cadenza section only)



    Hammer/pull  ^
    Don't pick  ( )
    Vibrato      ~~~~
    Downstroke   D
    Upstroke     U


Loosely.

            B 1/2               ~~~~  *
e--------18-------(18)^16------------(13)-^7^9^11^13--^7^9^11^13-------
b--------------------------19-16---------------------------------------
g--/16-----------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      *-(silent r.h. tap)  ~~~~~~
e-(13)^7^9^11^13-(13)^11^9^7--------13\9-8^7---/11-11-11---------------
b----------------------------12-12-------------------------------------
g----------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------

(sweep picking)

      ~~~~~D  D  D  B 1/2      U  D  D  D   U    U  D  D  D  U ~~~~~
e----------------13-------(13)----------13-18^13----------13-----------
b--/16--------16---------------16----16----------16----16----16--------
g----------16---------------------16----------------16-----------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------
               [repeat...........]x5
  D  D  D  U   D  D  D  U     U
e-------13-----------13-18^13------------13-18^13^18^13----------------
b----16----16-----16----------16------16-------------------------------
g-16-----------16------------------16----------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------

e-------13-19^13^19^13-------13-18^13^18^13-------13-19^13^19^13-------
a----16-------------------16-------------------16----------------------
g-16-------------------16-------------------16-------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------

e-------18-21^18------
b----20----------20---
g-18------------------   Diminished pattern
d---------------------
a---------------------
d---------------------




The diminished pattern is repeated one fret down on the sixth repeat.
It continues chromatically down in this way until the highest note
reaches 13th fret, high E string.  This tope note then spells out
these frets really quickly:-

14,13,14,13,14,15,16,17,18.

Then, 
    F Phrygian-dominant
e---14^18^14-13^18^14--------------------------------------------------
b---------------------14^18^14-13^14^13--------------------------------
g---------------------------------------15^17^15-14^15^14--------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------
a----------------------------------------------------------------------
d----------------------------------------------------------------------

This part is hard suss out...  
                                      F# Major
e----------------------------------------------------------------------
b----------------------------------------------------------------------
g----------------------------------------------------------------------
d--16-15-14------------------------------------------------------------
a-----------15-13-12-15-13-12-------------------13-14-16-13-14-16------
d----------------------------14-13-12-13-14-16-------------------------

e-----------------------------------------------
b-----------------------------------------------
g-----------------------------------------------   Etc.
d-----------13-15-16-16-15-13-------------------
a--13-14-16-------------------16-14-13-13-14-16-
d-----------------------------------------------



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