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Highly Strung Tab

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Song Structure

Main Riff
Verse I
Chorus I
Main Riff (only played once, the last 2 parts of it)
Verse II
Chorus II
Solo I
Solo II
Solo III
Solo IV
Bridge
Chorus III
Main Riff (played twice but it's the last 2 parts repeated and no chords at the end)
Ending


Main Riff

Orianthi (right channel)

------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
---------------------55-------------------------|
---------3-----------55----------3--------------|
-5---3h5---5-5-3---3-33--5---3h5---5-5-3--------|
---5-------------5---------5-------------5-3-3~-|

Vai (left channel)

-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|
---------3-----------------------3-------------------|
-5---3h5---5-5-3---3-----5---3h5---5-3---------------|
---5-------------5---------5-----------5-3-1h3~-1h3~-|

Orianthi (right channel)

------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------6----|
---------------------55----------------------7--|
---------3-----------55----------3---3h5/7------|
-5---3h5---5-5-3---3-33--5---3h5---5------------|
---5-------------5---------5--------------------|

Vai (left channel)

------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------6----|
---------------------------------------------7--|
---------3-----------------------3---3h5/7------|
-5---3h5---5-5-3---3-----5---3h5---5------------|
---5-------------5---------5--------------------|

Orianthi (right channel)

----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
---------------------55-----------------------------|
---------3-----------55----------3------------------|
-5---3h5---5-5-3---3-33--5---3h5---5-5---3----------|
---5-------------5---------5-----------5---5-3-3-3~-|

Vai (left channel)

---------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------|
---------3-----------------------3-----------------------|
-5---3h5---5-5-3---3-----5---3h5---5-5---3---------------|
---5-------------5---------5-----------5---5-3-1h3~-1h3~-|

Orianthi (right channel)

-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------6-----|
---------------------55----------------------7~~-|
---------3-----------55----------3---3h5/7-------|
-5---3h5---5-5-3---3-33--5---3h5---5-------------|
---5-------------5---------5---------------------|

Vai (left channel)

-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------6-----|
---------------------------------------------7/--|
---------3-----------------------3---3h5/7-------|
-5---3h5---5-5-3---3-----5---3h5---5-------------|
---5-------------5---------5---------------------|

Both

-------|
-------|
-------|
-5-5-3-|
-5-5-3-|
-3-3-1-|


Verse I

(0:23)

Orianthi (right channel)

-----------------------------------|
-9^-6-6---6-8-6-9^-----------------|
--------5--------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|
-----------------------------------|

Vai (left channel)

-------------------------------------|
-------------------9^-6-6------------|
--------------------------7-5--------|
------------------------------7-5----|
----------------------------------5--|
-------------------------------------|

(0:27)

Orianthi (right channel)

---------------------------------------|
--/15----------13----------------------|
------14-12-14----14~------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------|

Vai (left channel)

---------------------17^*-13---------13----|
-----------------------------15-13------15-|
-----------------------------------14------|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|

(0:31)

Orianthi (right channel)

------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
-9-------------10-------------------|
---10-12-10-12----------------------|
-----------------12-----------------|
------------------------------------|

Vai (left channel)

-------------------------------------|
---------------------8---------------|
-----------------------9-10-9-7----7-|
--------------------------------10---|
-------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------|

(0:35)

Orianthi (right channel)

-------------------8-12----12-15-17^~-------------|
-----------6-8--10------13------------------------|
--------/7----------------------------------------|
----3-5-------------------------------------------|
-/5-----------------------------------------------|

Vai (left channel)

--------------------8-12-15/17-20p18p17-20p18p17-20~-|
-------------6-8-10----------------------------------|
-----------7-----------------------------------------|
-------3-5-------------------------------------------|
-----5-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|


Chorus I

(0:44)

Orianthi (right channel)

-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-9/10-9----11/12-11----------7/8-7-------------------|
--------10----------12----12-------8-10/12-10-8---10-|
-----------------------12-----------------------8----|

Vai (left channel)

----------------------------------------------------------------|
-12/13-12-----14/15-14------------------------------------------|
----------12-----------14----14--14/15-14-----------------------|
--------------------------14--------------15-17/19-17-15----17--|
---------------------------------------------------------15-----|
----------------------------------------------------------------|

(0:52)

Orianthi (right channel)

-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-16/17-16----18/19-18--------21-22-21/22-21----|
----------17----------19-/21----------------22-|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

Vai (left channel)

--------------------------17-18/-/17-15------|
-/17-15----17/18-17---------------------17---|
--------16----------18/19--------------------|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|

(0:59)

(both playing the same thing here, only Vai adds the ghost note)

-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-13h15-15-13h15-15-13h15-15-15^~-15h17-17-15h17-17-15h17-17-17^~-|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|

-----------------------------------------------------------(22)--|
-18h20-20-18h20-20-18h20-20-20^~-20h22-22-20h22-22-20h22-22-22^~-|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse II

(1:17)

Orianthi (right channel)

---------------------------------------------|
-15^-15-13-----------------------------------|
-----------14-12-10-12~~---------------------|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|

Vai (left channel)

-------------------------^17p15-15-13----^13~-|
--------------------------------------15------|
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|

(1:21)

Orianthi (right channel)

------------------------------------------------------|
-18^-17-15----18^-------------------------------------|
-----------17----------17----17~----------------------|
-----------------19-17----19--------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|

Vai (left channel)

--------------------------------15^-15^-15^-15-13----|
--------------------------------------------------15-|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|

(1:25)

(There is a pick scratch here on both guitars that I'm not tabbing
first one scratches up the fretboard, second goes down it, both on
the first string.)

Orianthi (right channel)

---------(scratch)----------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|

Vai (left channel)

----------------------------(scratch)---------|
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------|

(1:28)

(there is a ton of tremolo on both ends during this part)

Orianthi (right channel)

-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-5h7p5---5h7p5---7h8p7---7h8p7---9h10p9----9h10p9----|
-------8-------8-------9-------9--------12--------12-|
-----------------------------------------------------|

Vai (left channel)

-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-8h10p8---8h10p8---10h11p10----10h11p10----12h13p12----12h13p12----|
--------8--------8----------12----------12----------14----------14-|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|

(1:30)

Orianthi (right channel)

--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
-9-10-10-13-10-12-12-14-12-14-14-15-15-17---|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|

Vai (left channel)

--------------------------------------------|
--12-13-13-15-13-15-15-17-15-17-17-18-18-20-|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|

(1:33)

Orianthi (right channel)

--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
-19-21-21-22-21-22-21-21-21h22~-------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|

Vai (left channel)

-17-19-19-20-19-20-19-19-19h20~-------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------|


Chorus II

(need a 24 fret guitar to play Vai's part here)

(1:37)

Orianthi (right channel)

-----------------------------------------------------|
-12/13-12----14/15-14--------------------------------|
----------12----------14-14/16-14~-(14)/15-14^-14----|
--------------------------------------------------15-|
-----------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|

Vai (left channel)

-19/20-19----21/22-21-17-17h19-17-(17)/18-18-17----|
----------20------------------------------------18-|
---------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------|

(1:42)

Orianthi (right channel)

----------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------17-16----18/19-18----------21~-22-22-21-----|
-17/19-17-15----17--------17----------19-19/21--------------22~-|
-------------15-------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------|

Vai (left channel)

-------------------19/20-19-----21/22-21----------24~-24^-24------|
-20/22-20-18----20----------20~----------22-22/24------------24^~-|
-------------17---------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------|

(1:50)

(both play this part, identical to the first chorus ending)

-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-13h15-15-13h15-15-13h15-15-15^~-15h17-17-15h17-17-15h17-17-17^~-|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|

-----------------------------------------------------------(22)--|
-18h20-20-18h20-20-18h20-20-20^~-20h22-22-20h22-22-20h22-22-22^~-|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Solo I

(Vai repeats that one part during the whole solo)

Orianthi (right channel)

(2:00)

---------------------------/12-12-------10-10---------|
-12~-10h12p10----12---------------12-12-------10-10/p-|
--------------12----9-/(2)----------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------|

(2:05)

--------------------------------------|
-10^-10-8-----8^----------------------|
----------9-7-7^-(9)------------------|
---------------------7/9-7-5-----5----|
-----------------------------7-5---7~-|
--------------------------------------|

(2:07)

----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
----X5-X5-X5-X7-X8-8-7~--5---7/9~-|
-X7------------------------7------|
----------------------------------|

(2:10)

------------------------|
--------------------5---|
----5---5---5-7-5-7---7-|
-X7---7---7-------------|
------------------------|
------------------------|

(2:12)

------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
-/9^-/11^-/12^-/14^-/16^-16^-16^~~--|
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|
------------------------------------|


Vai (left channel)

-----------------|
-----------------|
---------------7-|
---7---5---7-----|
-5---5---5---5---|
-----------------|

Solo II

(Orianthi repeats that one part during the whole solo)

Vai (left channel)

(2:16)

-------------------------13^----|
-14^-14-13-15~~-15-13-15-----15-|
--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|
--------------------------------|

(2:20)

--------------------------------------------------------|
-13h15p13h15-13-15-13-12~-/12-13-12---------------------|
------------------------------------13-13-15-12^~~/10~~-|
--------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------|

(2:24)

--------------------------------------|
-11^/12~-11-------------11------------|
------------12-10-10-12----12-10-12^~-|
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|

(2:26)

----------------------------------------|
-13-11---------------13-11--------------|
-------12-10-10h12~--------12-10-10h12~-|
----------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------|

(2:28)

------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
-(12)/------------------------------------------|
-------9h10p9h10p9h10p9h10p9h10p9h10p9h10p9h10p-|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|

(2:29)

-------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------|
-10-8-10p8h10p8-8/10-8-10-8----------|
----------------------------10-8/10~-|


Orianthi (right channel)

-------------|
-------------|
-----0-----0-|
-----5-----3-|
-5-5---5-5---|
-------------|


Solo III

(Vai repeats that one part during the whole solo)

Orianthi (right channel)

(2:32)

---------------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------15--------|
--------------------------------------14-16-17-16-14-14/16----16/14~-|
-----------------14-16^17v16-14-16-17--------------------------------|
-7-9-10-9~-7/14~-----------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|

(2:37)

-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-14-12-14-14^-14v-12-------12~-----------------|
---------------------14-12-----14-12----12-14~-|
-------------------------------------14--------|
-----------------------------------------------|

(2:41)

-18^1818^1818^1818^1818V1818V18V-18^-17-15-|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|

(2:44)

---------19-----17-------------19-----17-------------19-----17-------------19-----17----|
-1717-20----20-----20--1717-20----20-----20--1717-20----20-----20--1717-20----20-----20-|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(2:46)

-------17---------------------------------------------------|
-20-20----20-17-17----------------20------------------------|
-------------------19-16-16-19/21---------------------------|
-------------------------------------19^/17-------19----17~-|
--------------------------------------------19-19----19-----|
------------------------------------------------------------|


Vai (left channel)

-----------------|
-----------------|
---------------7-|
---7---5---7-----|
-5---5---5---5---|
-----------------|

Solo IV

(Orianthi repeats that one part during the whole thing)

(This solo has a ton of tremolo acrobatics, as one would expect)

Vai (left channel)

(2:49)

--------------------------------------|
------------------6~~6~6~6~6~6~-------|
-7^v~-7^~-7^~-7^~--------------7~5~7~-|
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|

(2:53)

-----13~------------------------------|
-/15~---15~---------------------------|
------------7~-5~---------------------|
------------------8~-7~-5~------------|
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|

(2:55)

-13p10p8-13p10p8-15p10p8-15p10p8-13p10p8-13p10p8-15p10p8-15p10p8-13p10p8-13p10p8-10-13-10-8-10~-|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(2:59)

-13-11h13p11-11h13p11p10---------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------13------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------/13-12-13-15-13--------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------15-----------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------15-14-15-17-15-14-----------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------15~15~15~-|

Orianthi (right channel)

-------------|
-------------|
-----0-----0-|
-----5-----3-|
-5-5---5-5---|
-------------|


Bridge

(These parts go back and forth like the verses)

(3:09)

Orianthi (right channel)

-/10~--------------------------|
-----12-10----10---------------|
-----------12----11-9-7--------|
------------------------9-7----|
----------------------------5~-|
-------------------------------|

(3:12)

Vai (left channel)

---------------------5-7-10~-|
-----------8---5-7-8---------|
---------7---7---------------|
---5-7-9---------------------|
-7~--------------------------|
-----------------------------|

(3:14)

Orianthi (right channel)

-/14~12-------------------------|
--------13-12-10-7/8------------|
---------------------7-5--------|
-------------------------9-7----|
-----------------------------9~-|
--------------------------------|

(3:16)

Vai (left channel)

--------------7--------7-9-10-12-13~-|
-------7-8-10---7-8-10---------------|
---7-9-------------------------------|
-9~----------------------------------|
-------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------|

(3:18)

Orianthi (right channel)

-13~10-------------10-------------------------------|
-------13-11-11-13----13----------------------------|
-------------------------/12-10--10-----------------|
------------------------------------12-10-----------|
------------------------------------------13-12-11~-|
----------------------------------------------------|

(3:20)

Vai (left channel)

-------------------------------10-13-------10-13-15~-|
-------------------------11-13-------13-11-----------|
---------8-10-12-8-10-12-----------------------------|
----8-10---------------------------------------------|
-10~-------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------|

(3:22)

Orianthi (right channel)

-15~-(15)p12-----------12------------------------|
-------------15--13-15----15-13------------------|
--------------------------------12-9-------------|
-------------------------------------12-10-------|
-------------------------------------------12-10-|
-------------------------------------------------|

(3:24)

(These parts are played at the same time)

Orianthi (right channel)

---------------------8h10p8------------10h12p10-------------12h15p12-------------|
-----8h10p8-----8/10--------10-8-10/13----------13-10-13/15----------15-13-15/17-|
-7/9--------9-7------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

-15h17p15-------17/19~-|
----------17-15--------|
-----------------------|
-----------------------|
-----------------------|
-----------------------|

Vai (left channel)

-12-------------12-15-12----------15-17-------------17-19-----------17-19-22-19-|
----15-12-13-15----------14-15-17-------17-17-18-20--------20-17-20-------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

----19-20-22-22-19-19-------19-22-|
-20-------------------20-18-------|
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|
----------------------------------|


Chorus III

(3:31)

Orianthi (right channel)

-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|
-16/17-16----18/19-18--------20-21-20/21-20----|
----------17----------19-/20----------------21-|
-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------|

Vai (left channel)

---------------------------17-18/-18-15----|
-/17-15----17/18-17---------------------17-|
--------16----------18-/19-----------------|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------|


Ending

(4:00)

Orianthi (right channel)

---------------------------------------------------------------------|
-13p10p8-13p10p8-13p10p8-13p10p8-13p10p8-13p10p8-13p10p8-13p10p8-15/-|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|

Vai (left channel)

-13p10p8-13p10p8-13p10p8-13p10p8-13p10p8-13p10p8-13p10p8-13p10p8-17/-|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
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FIORANO wrote on February 4 2010, 10:48 am

YeAh! thanks for uploading this great tab, this is great!

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80smetalfreke wrote on February 11 2010, 10:16 pm

Holy shit man you tabbed the whole thing thank you sooo much 5 stars all the way.

This should take a few months.

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Scythuz wrote on February 21 2010, 03:14 am

Awesome tab, i really wish there was a guitar pro version now tho :P

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