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Belly Dancer Tab

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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
*************************************************************************


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--|--------------------------------------|

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