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Mahavishnu Orchestra – The Dance of Maya

This is Mahavishnu Orchestra's The Dance of Maya from their debut album, the Inner
Flame. I have noticed that there is not a good tab of this song available on the net, so I
to figure it out for myself and share it for those who wish to learn this song. I have
tabbed the strange guitar part that is prevailent throughout the first 2 minutes. I have
tabbed either the guitar, keyboard or violin solos, which i may or may not get around
In the time being, i have tabbed all the way to the familiar bluesy part at around 2:30
in. I am 100% certain that it is completely accurate except for the descending chords
occur during the climax after the intense build up of McLaughin's guitar. These
seem to work out fine, but if you think there is something wrong, don't hesitate to let
know. My email is speedmetalman@hotmail.com. I am not certain if this tab will come out
and neat, and I am not about to spend a good chunk of time retabbing it all using the
template when I can just paste it. If it doesn't look presentable however, email me
I can give you my Microsoft Word version which looks fine. You can also paste this into
own Microsoft Word. Andale Mono is a good text for guitar tabs, and that is what I used.
bars are not intended to represent real bars in the music, i just put them in to better 
what i was doing while figuring it out. Enjoy.


Legend:
v - vibrato
bhr - half step bend/ return
bf - full step bend
/ - slide upwards from below
\ - slide downwards from above

w/ lots o’ wah:
E|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|---------|
B|-----3-|-----3-|-------2-|-----1-|-----0-|---------|
G|---1---|---0---|-----0---|-------|-------|-------2-|
D|-------|-------|---------|---3---|---3---|-----0---|
A|-------|-------|---0-----|-------|-------|---------|
E|-0-----|-4-----|-4-------|-2-----|-3-----|-3-1-----|

Note: When beginning the theme again at the first bar underneath, there is an addition
an open A note. It may not sound right, but if you listen very carefully to the song, it
in fact there.
E|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|---------|
B|-----3-|-----3-|-------2-|-----0-|-----0-|-------3-|
G|---1---|---0---|-----0---|-------|-------|-----0---|
D|-------|-------|---------|---2---|---3---|---------|
A|---0---|-------|---0-----|-------|-------|---------|
E|-0-----|-4-----|-4-------|-1-----|-3-----|-3-4-----|

E|-------|-----3-|---------|-----1-|-----0-|-------|
B|-----2-|-------|-------7-|-------|-------|-----3-|
G|---0---|---5---|-----5---|---3---|---3---|---0---|
D|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|-------|
A|-0-----|-4-----|-4-5-----|-2-----|-3-----|-1-----|
E|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|-------|

E|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|---------|
B|-----3-|-----3-|-------2-|-----1-|-----0-|-------3-|
G|---1---|---0---|-----0---|-------|-------|-----0---|
D|-------|-------|---------|---3---|---3---|---------|
A|-------|-------|---0-----|-------|-------|---------|
E|-0-----|-4-----|-4-------|-2-----|-3-----|-3-4-----|

E|-------|-----0-|---------|-----2-|-------|--------4-|
B|-----2-|-------|-------4-|-------|-----6-|----------|
G|---0---|---2---|-----2---|---4---|---4---|-----6----|
D|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|----------|
A|-0-----|-1-----|-1-2-----|-3-----|-4-----|-4-5------|
E|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|----------|

Guitar/ Keys (playing all of these notes are only possible with a keyboard, so i
playing everything except those on the high E string when playing with a guitar):

E|-12-|-11-|-10-|-9-|-8-|
B|-9--|-8--|-7--|-6-|-5-|
G|-7--|-6--|-5--|-4-|-3-|
D|-6--|-5--|-4--|-3-|-2-|
A|-7--|-6--|-5--|-4-|-3-|
E|----|----|----|---|---|

E|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|---------|
B|-----3-|-----3-|-------2-|-----1-|-----0-|---------|
G|---1---|---0---|-----0---|-------|-------|-------2-|
D|-------|-------|---------|---3---|---3---|-----0---|
A|-------|-------|---0-----|-------|-------|---------|
E|-0-----|-4-----|-4-------|-2-----|-3-----|-3-1-----|

E|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|---------|
B|-----3-|-----3-|-------2-|-----0-|-----0-|-------3-|
G|---1---|---0---|-----0---|-------|-------|-----0---|
D|-------|-------|---------|---2---|---3---|---------|
A|---0---|-------|---0-----|-------|-------|---------|
E|-0-----|-4-----|-4-------|-1-----|-3-----|-3-4-----|

E|-------|-----3-|---------|-----1-|-----0-|-------|
B|-----2-|-------|-------7-|-------|-------|-----3-|
G|---0---|---5---|-----5---|---3---|---3---|---0---|
D|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|-------|
A|-0-----|-4-----|-4-5-----|-2-----|-3-----|-1-----|
E|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|-------|

E|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|---------|
B|-----3-|-----3-|-------2-|-----1-|-----0-|-------3-|
G|---1---|---0---|-----0---|-------|-------|-----0---|
D|-------|-------|---------|---3---|---3---|---------|
A|-------|-------|---0-----|-------|-------|---------|
E|-0-----|-4-----|-4-------|-2-----|-3-----|-3-4-----|

E|-------|-----0-|---------|-----2-|-------|--------4-|
B|-----2-|-------|-------4-|-------|-----6-|----------|
G|---0---|---2---|-----2---|---4---|---4---|-----6----|
D|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|----------|
A|-0-----|-1-----|-1-2-----|-3-----|-4-----|-4-5------|
E|-------|-------|---------|-------|-------|----------|

Guitar/ Keys (playing all of these notes are only possible with a keyboard, so i
playing everything except those on the high E string when playing with a guitar):

E|-12-|-11-|-10-|-9-|-8-|
B|-9--|-8--|-7--|-6-|-5-|
G|-7--|-6--|-5--|-4-|-3-|
D|-6--|-5--|-4--|-3-|-2-|
A|-7--|-6--|-5--|-4-|-3-|
E|----|----|----|---|---|

Guitar/ Violin:
E|-20v-|-19-15----18v-|-20v-|-20bhr-|-16v-|-18v-|-18bhr-|
B|-----|-------17-----|-----|-------|-----|-----|-------|
G|-----|--------------|-----|-------|-----|-----|-------|
D|-----|--------------|-----|-------|-----|-----|-------|
A|-----|--------------|-----|-------|-----|-----|-------|
E|-----|--------------|-----|-------|-----|-----|-------|

E|-14v-|-15v-|-/20v-|-19-15----18v-|-18bhr-|-14v-|-15v-|
B|-----|-----|------|-------17-----|-------|-----|-----|
G|-----|-----|------|--------------|-------|-----|-----|
D|-----|-----|------|--------------|-------|-----|-----|
A|-----|-----|------|--------------|-------|-----|-----|
E|-----|-----|------|--------------|-------|-----|-----|

E|-12---|-11---|-10---|--9---|-8----|
B|-15bf-|-14bf-|-13bf-|-12bf-|-11bf-|
G|------|------|------|------|------|
D|------|------|------|------|------|
A|------|------|------|------|------|
E|------|------|------|------|------|

Then on to the familiar blusy part, but I am certain you can figure it out on your own.
solos contained during this bluesy part are not tabbed, sorry for the disappointment.
I will get around to it some time soon. If you really want it, just email me. That's it
now, hope you enjoyed.
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wayne71 wrote on July 3 2010, 10:13 pm

pretty good tab but i learned a little differently,this way it gives the overall tone a little more bite and peice like this deserves a lot of bite.

e-x--
b-x--
g------7-------7-------6------5-----4-------2
d----6-------5-------5------3-----3-------0
a--------------------------------------------
E-0-------4------4-5------2-----3-----3-1

i think you get the idea,the hole intro is played on these 3 strings all the way up the neck as it ascends towards the end.awesome song, awesome guitarist.all of mclaughlins stuff is awesome

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Lewah69 wrote on February 16 2014, 05:47 am

@wayne71: Agreed your fret positions are much better as in the original posted tab, where there is to much gap like (E0 to G1). Picking notes with skipping over two strings feels very uncomfortable.

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