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"THE ATTITUDE SONG" STEVE

VAI
As hea rd on FLEX-ABLE ( EPI C)
*
Music by Steve Vai Transcribed by Andy Aledort

Intro (0:01)
M o d era te ly q= 120

N.C.
Riff 8 _____- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -,

:~_,_j h
Rif.JA _________ _____ ___________ ____ ______ ,

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Gtrs. I and 2 (play 7 times) P.H. __ _

1
V---, 1 P.M -- -- ------- - --, P.IL 5- 42i

T~ ld , -- 4-- 3- (o2t 5- - 4-- 3 -< o2][ 5- - 4-- 3


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f reverse I_ I I :::! I I I :I I I I I I I :::i L..J
* Artificial ..pi11cl," harmoni cs

Bass Fig . I a - - - - 1 (repeal prev. bw) (play 7 times) Bass Fig. I b . ,

Five.:uringarr. for Jour-.,tring.

c c# 0

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y
Gtrs. 3 and 4 1 r I

hold bend while apply i11


gfi' e1ba11dtap.
Gtrs. I and 2
6 -- 7
~-f-1I T-- 1- 1 I
I -- . -
-, 6 --
~-- 7z v

Bass
Bass Fig. 2 end Bass Fig. 2
5 5 5

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3
I I
3
I I
4 --
I
5
I

8
Cm c# o

N.C. E5 Gtrs.
11 Girs. I and 2 ,,.-.. 1-4 ,.--..-,_ ,.--..-,_
---=-,--
13"-s12
10 ,..,,,,.,_
1 10
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10,..<12- 12- 12 '-:10- 10- 12
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Bass

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1
"THE ATTITUDE SONG"
[IDco
:32)
Gtr . 3 N.C. 0
TP
14 (p ick slides)
24 - 23 - 22
-
--1 6 f ~~ F.: ~ ~
x,
x ,
L__J
I ~
Gtrs. I and 2 P.M. _ _ _ TP = tap string w/pick al specified f ret.
1
..,
- '7 Sf

- 4- - 4- 3 - 4-- 3 -( 0)-i- - 4- 3 --( 0rl- - 4- 3 --( ))-i- 5 -- 4 -- 3--( 0)-i

Bass plays Bass Fig. la eight limes (see bar l}

c C# D
Gtr. 3 Gtrs. 3 and 4
20 ( pick sl ides)

f,- ~'
,.,. ~ "' - u---
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u-
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11
- - I~
0 '-<;---- ' ...
L....J ~ L I J
P.H . _____
P.H. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - I 1

.. ,.
. . . . . ,-- z7
~ s -- 4 -- 3 ----< 0~ S-- 4 -- 3----< 0~
-
J

S -- 4
-
r

t I I -I I I I -I L....J
Bass plays Bass Bass plays Bass Fig. 2 twice (see bar 6)
Fig. Jb (see bar 5)
c#o

c c#o D
Gtrs . 3 and 4
27

~(0 :58)
N.C.
Gtrs. J and 2 play Riff A
(see bar 1)
Gtrs. 1 and 2 play Riff B three times (see bar 3)

Bass plays Bass Fig. la eigh t times (see bar 1)

2
"THE ATTITUDE SONG"
Im(1:05)
E GS F#5
Gtrs. 3-5
37

,~-'----O '------ Q
' -,,9)------- ------.----- ------------ ------ en_d_B_a_~_s _F~~~~J
1-"ii---------+- ---1
1- --------- - ---1- -~'1--- 4- ~'f- -- --------- - --- -- -l

-2 -2 -2 snap
v 'f V\
E N C.(F#S) GS F#s E GS
m N.C.(F#S)

Pull B,siring off side of fretbot,rd , ca using it 10 lay across


high E String .

N.C.
Gt r. 3 plays Fill 2
Gtr.,. I and 2
43 , --- , .- - ,
;:::::~a= 2a= ~a= ~a:( W::~a= ~a= ~a= ~a= ~a= ~a= ~a:(~a)::~a= ~a= ~a-1--------- ------------ -....,
..,
I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I

Bass -- --
l------ 9~ 9)- 9- 9- A9
------ 7-< ?r 7- 7- 7-~---- 6~~)- ~- 6- 6,------ 5- (Sr 5- 5- S-
1------- -1--1--1---1--1-- s s s,--+---1--1----11--1--1- 4 4 4 --t---i--i----11--i-- ;?s- 3 -~
~ ?--- l_J I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I

Gtr.,. 1-3 _, _, _,
45 21-"<'"
----------- --~ -- v --- v ~ t~ --- ---
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----,,-=, 1~c== 1a=11ao 1ar= l=fl~E rnc 1~=n~ u E 1= 13
14l====16:::\16t=l:161-- 1s~ 18 151- 19=\1!1
7=\.
19 18- 18

Bass

I
47 16 rn- .J- 19 . 11

U= 1~= 1= 1L 1,- 1,- i 6- 16 16- 16!#- 16- Jl::12-_ 15


_- 12::u _-15
_- 1z= rn--- 1i~ rn= 12::q2.._ _ __.,::
~ 19- 19- 18- 18- 21 -- 12 -- 18 8-- 18
18-- 21-
19- 21
19-- 16
18-- 16
18-- 19
19-- 1,-
1 - 18
18-- 18
18-- 19- 18- 19- 21- 19- 18- 19
:z.1 21- 18- 19- 21- 19-J- 19~ 19 II

1---1,--1,--1, --1 ,--1 ,--1 ,--1,--,,1- 2,1- 2,1- 19- 19- 2,1- ~ -1-,-t-,-'-t--,-i,r- -t,- +,--1-,-1-,-1,-+,--i,r--tJ -+ l--+ L-+ J-+I---- -"
5 5

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11

l::::d I
On reco rding. bass pla ys open
low B s tring on Five ..string Bass.

Fill/ (1:16) Fill 2 (1:18)


Gtrs . 3 and 4

3
"THE ATTITUDE SONG"
00 (1:30)

Gtrs. I and 2 play Riff A (see bar I) Gtrs. I and 2 play Riff B three times (see bar 3)
I I
(play 3 times) ----------- ------- ---------- ,

Bass plays Bass Fig. la eight tim es (see bar I) Bass plays Bass Fig. I b (see bar 5)
[El(142) Girs. anti Bas~play all a vailabl e E's ;,, a
"chao1icfre11z
y" across these seven beats.
N.C.

~-+--i-- 7- 6- 5-- - ~ '------ ~


'---+---+--1-+ --+--1--~-'---+-~-h-!-+- -+--l--+-l--l-+-'-l--fo-l--+-+-l- ~-+,--+---'--+-l--+- ~ ~ ti - j - y

(Bass 1acet) Dep ress bar befo re striking 1101e.

w.lbar
112 P.H.. ________ ________ - - - - ..... ................................
1
60 f'.. ---....:l---- ~ ~ ~
l- 5- 3- 0- 5- 3- -s ~7 ~ - - 3-( 3)-( 3)- 5-( )-( )- 7-( 7)-( 7)- 8- 7
6-( 6~ 2~ 2}-( 2)- 0 4-( 4)-f. 4 9 7 -I
2
I l J t I- I J L.......J I I I I I I I I I
L......d I I I I I I

[Q)< l :59)
w/1,a,

12--1--- -...,..- .e..,,.,.---J- +."'",- -- -tt -- --- 12; 14


1---1--1--+---,+-+---l--+ - +- -+--+--l--+--+--+-- -l- -+--+-l-
11.:,..<12-- s r 11

70 ~M
---- ----------- ------ ----- ----- ------------------------------------ -- 1

3 3 J 3 Gtr. 2 3 3 3 3

v----- 1 w/bar
-1
v-
-1
v
I
v
7- 7- 7- 8- 8- 8

3 3 3

Gtr . I v-----, v-----, w/bar


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v
I
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v
14

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L...:I
3~ 3):r" 5-{ S>r" 7
LJ . LJ
1 - 1- ~-1- ~- ~- 1
3 3 3

4
"THE ATTITUDE SONG"
Gtrs. l- 3 1n w/oor

9==~i~l1
F___(l1~ I w/bar w/bar + 112
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-1:rn_,_H=\H U=\liAl~Al~ M= l1
77. 15 -: - 11 :[ 11E 14 :=[ 14 I]'14tf 14E 10- 1
.:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 1

IR] (2:35)

w/bar *w/bar
Glrs. 1 and 2 p lay Riff B
32 times (see bar 3)
81

Bass plays Bass Fig. la twen ty fo ur times (see bar I)

I I
11.l- 11 /- 11 -J---1---1--11-~~----1- --+- ~
20 - 20- 201- --<--+

Gtr.3 c c# D c C# D
Gtrs. J .and 4
10 7 w/bar (s lack)
} 11--,-+- 11 ----J- s ---J- s ---J- s 9 10
~
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i-..-- 20 -- 20- - 11-t-- 11 -- 11 ,. ' 11 - - 11- - 11
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I I I I I I I I
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Gtrs. I and 2
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13
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Bass F ig. 3___________________ ________________ __ _____ _____ _________ ___


Bass 1

..... 5 --- 5 --- 5 ,.


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4- 5 -j

5
"THE ATTITUDE SONG"
Gtrs. 3 and 4 c c#D
112
!!L2 19 22 -20-19 . 15 -
15----:-:f 14 - - 19 -- 15 f\
20 -- 20 22 -20-19 17 -- 15
19 21 ., .,
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I I I I I I I 1 - ~-f- 14 - - 14- - 14 16 -(16)-14 -j
- 14
T T
I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I
6
repea t p rev. heal
6 5
I
LU
3 Lf-- bLJ
Gtrs . I and 2 I I I I 112
1- 17
15 -- 15
14 11-15 -14 f
17 15 13 11L1- 11- >- 11
a-:d-a-- /- - 9 - 10,-- 19- 19----;;;j 11 --
20 - - 19
22 -- 19 f\
14 -16 ., ., ., ., 17- ,- 17 - ,- 17 19-(19)-17-j
17
I I I I I I I I I I

6 6
I I

5
I
LU
3
LL bLJ
Bass plays Bass Fig . 3 /Wice (tee bar 108)

[I](3:10)
N.C.(E7
)
Gtr. 2

Bass

y- t;j

Ctr. 3 play s Fill 3 I N.C.


I I (wlbao kwards whammy
116 _)_
12 - 16 - 12 16 -12 - 12 -12 __)__ J- 12 - 16 - 12-- 12- 16 - 12 -- 17'(17
bar cffcc1s)
II
15 15 - I- t- 15 - >- 15---;:- 1- 15 15 15 15
1- 13- 14 I I I ., I I 13- 14 ...
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II
9- 13 - 9-:-::t- 13- 9-- 9 9- 13 - 9 ~ !;1- 13 - !1 14 ~14
1 .,. 12 -f-f- 12 -f- 12 -+-+- 12 ,-
'I" 12 r
II
- 11 - 12 11 - 12 II
I I I I
5 - 4 -1- 3 - 4- 5
I I I I I I I I I
bLJ b..J I
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7
--

0
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9 --- 9-( 9

- 4- - 5~5)', I

Fill 3 (3:14)
I
Gtr 3
15- 21 - 15- J- 21-16 -- 15 _J__ 15 t 16 - ~1- 16 -- 16 - 21 - 16 --
J.
22 -(~2 >-n
!-i--+-18
._,. ... - 19
19 19 19-- 19 .
. 19
18- 19
19 19 19 ..
II
II
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