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Van Halen - Beats Workin'
From 'A Different Kind of Truth'
Tuning: Eb
Tabbed by jjhand

I heard this online and it had some great tone so hope you like it. 
Please rate or comment. Thanks.

Intro (slow) 
eb|-------------|-----------|-----0--------|
Bb|-------------|-----------|-----0--------|
Gb|-------------|-7---------|-0------------|
Db|-2-----------|-7---------|-7------------|
Ab|-2-----------|-5---------|-4------------|
Eb|-0-----------|-----------|--------------|

|-------------|-----------|-----0--------|--------------|
|-------------|-----------|-----0--------|--------------|
|-------------|-7---------|-0------------|--ps\\\\\\\\\-|
|-2-----------|-7---------|-7------------|--------------|
|-2-----------|-5---------|-4------------|--------------|
|-0-----------|-----------|--------------|--------------|

|-------------|-----------|-----0--------|--------------|-------------|
|-------------|-----------|-----0--------|--------------|-------------|
|-------------|-7---------|-0------------|--------------|-------------|
|-2-----------|-7---------|-7------------|--------------|-2-----------|
|-2-----------|-5---------|-4------------|--------------|-2-----------|
|-0-----------|-----------|--------------|-0\_(-6)/-----|-0-----------|

random picking/sliding at end of intro





Pre-Verse/Chorus Riff - played 2x

|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-9---------7-------|----9--------------|-9---------7------|-7tr9----0\_(-5)/-|
|-9----9----7-------|----9--------7-----|-9----9----7------|------------------|
|-7----9----5-----10|h11------------7-9-|-7----9----5------|------------------|
|------7------------|---------8h9-------|------7-----------|------------------|




Verse Riff - * is pinch harmonic

|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|---------*-*-------|
|-2---------------2-|-----------------|-2---------------2-|-4b6r4-2-4-4-0tr2--|
|-2---------------2-|-----------------|-2---------------2-|-------------------|
|-0---------------0-|-----------------|-0---------------0-|-------------------|
|------2------0-2---|----3-2-0----2-0-|------2------0-2---|-------------------|
              PM_                 PM_               PM_

|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----5-------------|
|-2---------------2-|-----------------|-2---------------2-|-4b6---6r4-2tr4----|
|-2---------------2-|-----------------|-2---------------2-|-------------------|
|-0---------------0-|-----------------|-0---------------0-|-------------------|
|------2------0-2---|----3-2-0----2-0-|------2------0-2---|-------------------|
              PM_                 PM_               PM_



Verse, Pt 2

|-----------------------|-------------------|---------------|----------------|
|-----------------------|-8-----7------ps\\-|----------ps\\-|----------------|
|-7--------7--7--7------|-------------------|-7-------------|----------------|
|-7--------7--7--7--8/9-|---9-9---9-9-------|-7-------------|----------------|
|-5--------5--5--5------|-------------------|-5-------------|-5--4-2---------|
|-----------------------|-------------------|---------------|--------3-1b2---|
  "Beats   workin'    

|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-----5------------|
|-2---------------2-|-----------------|-2---------------2-|-4b6---6r4-2h4p2--|
|-2---------------2-|-----------------|-2---------------2-|------------------|
|-0---------------0-|-----------------|-0---------------0-|------------------|
|------2------0-2---|----3-2-0----2-0-|------2------0-2---|------------------|
              PM_                 PM_               PM_



PreChorus-

|----------------------|
|----------------------|
|---4-----4-4---4------|
|----------------------|
|-2-----0--------------|
|-------------3-----2/-|


Chorus - just like before, but end is different
|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-9---------7-------|----9--------------|-9---------7------|-7tr9----0\_(-5)/-|
|-9----9----7-------|----9--------7-----|-9----9----7------|------------------|
|-7----9----5-----10|h11------------7-9-|-7----9----5------|------------------|
|------7------------|---------8h9-------|------7-----------|------------------|

|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|------------------|------------------|
|-9---------7-------|----9--------------|-9---------7------|----9--7--7~------|
|-9----9----7-------|----9--------7-----|-9----9----7------|----9--7--7~------|
|-7----9----5-----10|h11------------7-9-|-7----9----5----10|h11---------------|
|------7------------|---------8h9-------|------7-----------|------------------|



Verse 2 - Similar to Verse 1

PreChorus/Chorus - Same thing as before


Solo

|-----------------|------------------------|---------------|------------10~~~-|
|-----------------|----------------------8-|-8TP-----8-5---|-8-7h8p7----------|
|-7~~~----7\6-0h6-|-7-6h7p6----------------|-------------7-|---------7--------|
|-----------------|---------7---5h7p5-0----|---------------|------------------|
|-----------------|------------------------|---------------|------------------|
|-----------------|------------------------|---------------|------------------|

|------------------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------|-13-13~~-------|------------------|
|-10-10-10-10-10-8-7-/10-|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
|------------------------|-10-10~~---------|-----------11--|-12PH~~~~~~\___---|
|------------------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
  slowly dive and vibrato the last note



After short Fuzz Bass Solo (3:16) -

|-----|---------|--------------|----------|---------------|---------|---------|
|-----|---------|--------------|----------|---------------|---------|-10--9-10|
|-----|-9-------|-----11--9h11p|9~--------|---------------|-9-------|---------|
|-7/9-|---------|--------------|----------|-7--6-7-/9--7/9|---------|---------|
|-----|---------|--------------|----------|---------------|---------|---------|
|-----|---------|--------------|----------|---------------|---------|---------|


|-12------------------|---------------|-----------------------|play 5x w/ wah-|
|-12------------------|---------------|-----------------------|---------------|
|-----999-7h9p7-6h7p6-|---------------|-0h9-0h7h9-0h7h9p7p0h9-|--0h7h9p7p0----|
|---------------------|-7--6-7-9PH~---|-----------------------|---------------|
|---------------------|---------------|-----------------------|---------------|
|---------------------|---------------|-----------------------|---------------|


|------------|---------------|---------------|-------------|
|------------|---------------|------7TP-9TP--|-10TP-12TP---|
|------------|---------------|-9TP-----------|-------------|
|-9TP\_--9---|-7p5h7-5\/\/-0-|---------------|-------------|
|------------|---------------|---------------|-------------|
|------------|---------------|---------------|-------------|


|-10TP-12TP-10-12TP-10-12-|-15-14-12-12~~--x\-|
|-------------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------|



Last Chorus - play 3x
|-------------------|--------------------|------------------|-----------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|------------------|-----------------------|
|-9---------7-------|--------------------|-9------------9-9-|-11-11-12-12-11-9h11p9-|
|-9----9----7-----6-|-7-6-7-9--7h9p7-6---|-9----9----7------|-----------------------|
|-7----9----5-------|------------------7-|-7----9----5------|-----------------------|
|------7------------|--------------------|------7-----------|-----------------------|


Outro (play 2x) 
|------------|-----------------|---------------|----------------15TP-|
|------------|-----------------|---------------|-12TP-15TP-17TP------|
|----9--7--9-|-11---9--11-14\12|-(12)-11-12-14-|----------------12TP-|
|------------|-----------------|---------------|-9TP--12TP-14TP------|
|----7--5--7-|-9----7--9--12\10|-(10)--9-10-12-|---------------------|
|-0----------|-----------------|---------------|---------------------|



Ending - Play Intro Chords with feedback at end


KEY
************************************

| /    slide up
| \    slide down
| h    hammer-on
| p    pull-off
| ~    vibrato
| PH   pinch harmonic
| x    Mute note
| PM   Palm Mute
| b    Bend
| r    Bend release
| tr   trill (hammer-on, pull-off repeated)
| TP   Tremelo Picking
| \_   whammy bar dive to lower note, pitch drop shown in ()
| ps\\ pick scrape
 
************************************

            
            
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CinderellaFan14 251 Apr 06, 2012 09:01 AM

Love the entire new Van Halen album! This guitar tab is just flawless! Thanks so much! 5 stars!

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dash123 10 Jan 20, 2013 03:28 PM

e x lent keep them coming

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