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#1 Post by Benjammin105 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:35 pm

Did anyone ever finish transcribing this song. If there's ever a full version of the tab then I promised myself that I would take a crack at it.

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#2 Post by slash89 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:08 pm

No there are no fully tabbed versions of the song, sorry..

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#3 Post by lydian2000 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:27 pm

http://video.google.fr/videoplay?docid= ... how+excess

and theres a guy called bakerman who transcribed a part of it in pdf..try a forum search by author.. 8)

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#4 Post by beyondthenotes712 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:19 am

slash89 wrote:No there are no fully tabbed versions of the song, sorry..
There's is an entire Real Illusions band score on ebay from Japan that is quite accurate.

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#5 Post by SPQR » Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:03 am

RI tab book should be released pretty soon like

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#6 Post by Benjammin105 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:57 am

Yeah, I'm gonna wait for it to be released over here. I've got a Guitar Center about 10 minutes away. I would like to play songs from that whole CD so the book would be cool. But if anyones got Freak Show Excess I wanna do that one first.




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#7 Post by lydian2000 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:47 pm

by the way I'd be curious to know how many here are actually capable to play the full tone bend with his index finger ("there is no other way to get that sound") even with my current of strings which are 4months old(i know)=very loose, i'm still not capable of doing that with my index(I feel like its gonna break), I don't have the necessary strength even after more than 12 years of playing..... :?

its' at 4:07

http://video.google.fr/videoplay?docid= ... how+excess

anyone...?

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#8 Post by Cleggy » Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:00 pm

Theres a chap on here, Miketmv92 who did a bit saying hed finish it but never did.

http://vai.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=2 ... ht=#231184
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#9 Post by Benjammin105 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:51 pm

Thats cool thanks. I'm going to try to learn all of this here.






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#10 Post by lydian2000 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:09 am

lydian2000 wrote:by the way I'd be curious to know how many here are actually capable to play the full tone bend with his index finger ("there is no other way to get that sound") even with my current of strings which are 4months old(i know)=very loose, i'm still not capable of doing that with my index(I feel like its gonna break), I don't have the necessary strength even after more than 12 years of playing..... :?

its' at 4:07

http://video.google.fr/videoplay?docid= ... how+excess

anyone...?
I insist...

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#11 Post by Cleggy » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:11 am

Easy peasy that bend!


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#12 Post by lydian2000 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:10 am

Cleggy2005 wrote:Easy peasy that bend!


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l :shock: :shock: :lol:

so ALL of you here can bend a whole tone with your index finger???

Funny though, i've never seen anyone else do that in hundred of amateur solos i've seen on youtube...maybe outta luck obviously..

a whole tone..with index finger....i'm amazed of how bad i suck then
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#13 Post by PNicholson_RGT » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:46 am

They're easy once you get the practice under your fingers - like most things with the guitar.

Very rarely do you have to do a full tone bend with your index finger (as conventional music - ex. blues bends, are done on the third finger, supported by your index and/or middle finger).

These bends Vai does in this song are done to create that feel of a hanging note found in eastern playing. The pitch we are reaching with our index finger on the bend is two frets up which is the note he frets with his third finger. To play it smoothly the ring finger plays the desired pitch 2 frets up, followed by the bend that is played with the index finger (for the smoothest approach).


e ----------------------------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------5-----8~~~-------------
G ----------------------------6---7------------------------------
D ----7----5-(7)-5----7------------------------------------------
A -----------------------------------------------------------------
E -----------------------------------------------------------------

Hope you can understand any of this - I'm tired while writing this!
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#14 Post by leigh01 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:12 pm

That bend isn't too bad with your index all I don I let my index finger fall and add some vibrato onto it and it sounds the same,My teacher once told me though not to bend too much with one finger because it can give you some kind on tendon sprain.

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#15 Post by lydian2000 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:09 pm

PNicholson_RGT wrote:They're easy once you get the practice under your fingers - like most things with the guitar.

Very rarely do you have to do a full tone bend with your index finger (as conventional music - ex. blues bends, are done on the third finger, supported by your index and/or middle finger).

These bends Vai does in this song are done to create that feel of a hanging note found in eastern playing. The pitch we are reaching with our index finger on the bend is two frets up which is the note he frets with his third finger. To play it smoothly the ring finger plays the desired pitch 2 frets up, followed by the bend that is played with the index finger (for the smoothest approach).


e ----------------------------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------5-----8~~~-------------
G ----------------------------6---7------------------------------
D ----7----5-(7)-5----7------------------------------------------
A -----------------------------------------------------------------
E -----------------------------------------------------------------

Hope you can understand any of this - I'm tired while writing this!
thanx mate i know typing these are a pain in the neck...its just I have never used my index for a bend at least certainly not for a whole tone(like for example to "bluesify"the minor third towards a major third in the blues box first position on the G string-hope that makes sense)
on top of that as u mention it leigh i did get some tendon pain a few month s ago with my index as a result of improper warmup( i think) it'll be a while before I get that one under my fingers..well you learn everyday! ( and me who thought I had "the bends area" mostly covered over the years!)

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