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Hot For Teacher Tab

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It'd be hard to put it all, but ill put a few parts of it that are cool...

Intro:

A string: -0-3-7-12-7-3-  (four x)  -0-5-9-12-9-5-  (four x)

   - play the indicated patterns tapping on the A string:  use the 1st
     and 4th fingers for the notes on frets 3 & 7 and 5 & 9 and tap the
     note on the 12th fret with the right hand finger....

Play same exact pattern as before on the D string but end with the tapped note
   (youll have to listen to it to get the jist...)

G str: -0-3-7-12-7-3-0-3-7-12-7-3-0-5-9-12-9-5-0-5-9-12-9-5--| (two times but
   end with the last tapped note ----------------------------|
   - again, tap the notes on the 12th fret..

high E -12-7-12-8-7-12-5-------------------------------------------------|
                       B: -12-8-7-5--------------------------------------|
                                   G: -12-8-7-5--------------------------|
                                               D: -12-8-7-5--------------|
                                                           A: -12-8-7-5--|
this lick is a fretboard pattern that is the same on each string down the
neck..  tap the notes on the 12th fret and pull off the rest..  work your way
from the high E string down to the A string..

------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-2----5-4----5-4----2\1-2------10-7-4----1-2-1/2----5-4--5-4-2\1------------2-|
-2----5-4----5-4----2\1-2------10-7-4----1-2-1/2----5-4--5-4-2\1--2-2-2-2-2-2-|
------------------------------------------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-0-|
-2-----------------------2----------------------2-----------------0-0-0-0-0---|

listen to it for tempo... at each f# played on the low E string, play it in
eighth notes until the next chord....  the \ denotes a slide.... this carries
you into the main theme to the song which is based on the A chord .....dont
have time to put it in but see if u can figure it out...  it uses pulloffs
at the 5th fret of G str first time and pull offs from 3rd fret to open on the
A str when it kicks in....   have fun..  Rob

Van Halen - Hot For Teacher    - transcribed by Gary Chapman
===========================

Key:

+   = tapped note
X\  = pick slide
x   = hit string for percussive noise
^   = hammer/pull
/   = slide
~   = vibrato
w~  = whammy vibrato
<>  = natural harmonic
/// = high-speed picking

---

Intro:

(I've deliberately left out hammer/pull notation because they are too
obtrusive in such numbers.  I've given an example of what to do)

             +            +            +            +
E ---------------------------------------------------------|
B ---------------------------------------------------------|
G ---------------------------------------------------------|
D ---------------------------------------------------------|
A -X\--0^3^7-12^7^3^0^3^7-12-7-3-0-3-7-12-7-3-0-3-7-12-7-3-|
E ---------------------------------------------------------|

         +            +            +            +
E ---------------------------------------------------|
B ---------------------------------------------------|
G ---------------------------------------------------|
D ---------------------------------------------------|
A -0-5-9-12-9-5-0-5-9-12-9-5-0-5-9-12-9-5-0-5-9-12-9-|
E ---------------------------------------------------|

   +        +            +            +            +
E --------------------------------------------------------|
B --------------------------------------------------------|
G --------------------------------------------------------|
D -12-0-3-7-12-7-3-0-3-7-12-7-3-0-3-7-12-7-3-0-3-7-12-7-3-|
A --------------------------------------------------------|
E --------------------------------------------------------|

        +            +            +
E ---------------------------------------|
B ---------------------------------------|
G ---------------------------------------|
D -0-5-9-12-9-5-0-5-9-12-9-5-0-5-9-12-9~-|
A ---------------------------------------|
E ---------------------------------------|
   +      +            +            +            +            +            +
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G -12-3-7-12-7-3-0-3-7-12-7-3-0-5-9-12-9-5-0-5-9-12-9-5-0-3-7-12-7-3-0-3-7-12-|
D ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
             +
E -----------------|
B -----------------|
G -7-3-0-5-9-12-9~-|
D -----------------|
A -----------------|
E -----------------|

   +      +          +          +          +
E -12-5-8-12-8-7-5---------------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------8-12-8-7-5----------------------------------------------|
G ----------------------------8-12-8-7-5---------------------2-------------|
D ---------------------------------------8-12-8-7-5----------2-------------|
A ---------------------------------------------------8-7-5-0-0-------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E -------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G ----------------5--4-------1--2--1-/2--1/2-------------------------------|
D ----------------5--4-------1--2--1-/2--1/2-------------------------------|
A -------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -2-2--2-2--2-2-----------2-------------------2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2/-|

E ---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B ---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G -10\--7--4---1--2--1/2----------------------------5--4-4-------1--2--1-/2--|
D -10\--7--4---1--2--1/2----------------------------5--4-4-------1--2--1-/2--|
A ---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-----------2--------------|

E ---------------|
B ---------------|
G -4--4---4----5-|
D -4--4---4----2-|
A -4--4---4----0-|
E -0--0---0------|


Main riff (clean):

E -----------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------------|
G -5---5^2---2---5---5^2-2---5^2-----------5--8\7---2--|
D -2---2-----2---2---2---2---2-------------5--8\7---2--|
A ---------------------------------0^5^6^7-------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------|
  (repeat clean riff x 3)
  "Oh wow man... wait a second, man - whaddaya think the teacher's gonna
   look like this year ?"
  "My butt, man !"

E ---------------------------------------|
B ---------------------------------------|
G -5---5^2---2---5---5^2-2---5---5^2---0-|
D -2---2-----2---2---2---2---2---2-----0-|
A ---------------------------------------|
E ---------------------------------------|
                                      "Ohhhh !"


Main riff (distorted):

E ------------------------------------------------|
B ------------------------------------------------|
G -2----------2----------2-----------------5--8\7-|
D -2----------2----------2-----------------5--8\7-|
A -0---3-3-0--0---3-3-0--0---3-0---0^5^6^7--------|
E ------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1:

(with distorted riff)
T-t-teacher stop that screamin', teacher don't you see ?
Don't wanna be no uptown fool.
Maybe I should go to hell, but I'm doing well.

E ------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B --------------------------------------------8--7--5---------------------------|
G -2----------2----------2-----------------5--8--7--5--7------------------------|
D -2----------2----------2-----------------5--8--7--5--7------------------------|
A -0---3-3-0--0---3-3-0--0---------0-5^6^7--------------------------------------|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   Teacher needs to see me after school.                I think of the


E -------------------------------------------------------------------------10-|
B ----------------------------------------------------------12--10----12-x-10-|
G -------------------------13--12--10--12-------------------12--10----12-x-10-|
D -------------------------13--12--10--12-------------------12--10----12-x----|
A ---X\-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  education that I missed.                  But then my homework was never


E ----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -12-x-12\-----------------------10------9-------8---7---6---5---4---5-|
G -12-x-12\---------------10------9-------8-------7---6---5---4---3---4-|
D -12-x-12\-----------8---8---7---7---6---6---5---5---4---3---2---1---2-|
A ----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------|

  quite like this.                                                I got it


Chorus:

(with distorted riff)
bad, got it bad, got it bad - I'm hot for teacher.
I've got it bad, so bad - I'm hot for teacher.

(with clean riff)
"Hey, I heard you missed us, we're back !"
"I brought my pencil !"
"Gimme something to write on, man !"

Verse 2:

(with distorted riff)
I heard about your lessons, but lessons are so cold.
I know about this school.
Little girl from cherry lane, how can you be so bold ?

E ---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B ------------------------------------------8--7--5--------------------------|
G -2---------2---------2-----------------5--8--7--5--7----------<7><7>-------|
D -2---------2---------2-----------------5--8--7--5--7-----------------<7>---|
A -0---3-3-0-0---3-3-0-0---------0-5^6^7-------------------------------------|
E ---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

   How did you know that golden rule ?                   I think of all the

E --------------------------------------------------------------------10------|
B ------<7>----------------13--12--10--12-----------------------------10---12-|
G --<7>---------<7>--------13--12--10--12-----------------------------10---12-|
D ----------<7>------------13--12--10--12----------------------------------12-|
A ------------------------------------------------------X\--------------------|
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

  education that I missed.                  But then my homework was never

E ---10------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -x-10---12\--------------11------10------9-------8---7---6---5---4---5-|
G -x-10---12\--------------10------9-------8-------7---6---5---4---3---4-|
D -x------12\----------8---8---7---7---6---6---5---5---4---3---2---1---2-|
A -----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------|

  quite like this.                                                  Got it


Chorus:

(with distorted riff)
bad, got it bad, got it bad - I'm hot for teacher.
I've got it bad, so bad - I'm hot for teacher.

   +      +          +          +          +
E -12-5---12-8-7-5-------------------------------------------|
B ------8----------8-12-8-7-5--------------------------------|
G ----------------------------8-12-8-7-5---------------------|
D ---------------------------------------8-12-8-7-5----------|
A ---------------------------------------------------8-7-5-0-|
E -----------------------------------------------------------|
        ^ I think he hit a wrong note here

Solo:

E -----------------------------------------------------|
B -----------------------------------------------------|
G -4(b)6~----2^4///-6///-9///-11///-13///-14///--14w~\-|
D -----------------------------------------------------|
A -----------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------|

E /14---------14----------------------14--------------------------------------|
B ----17(b)19----14^17^14-14-14^17^14----14^17^14---------14------------------|
G ------------------------------------------------16(b)18----16(b)18-16-14-16-|
D ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

              [pinched harmonics abound]
E ------------------------------------------2------2-2-----------------------|
B -14-------------------------------------2---5^2------5^2--5-5^2^0--5-5^2^0-|
G ----16w~\----2--2--2(b)3--2----2-4--(b)6-----------------------------------|
D -----------------------------4---------------------------------------------|
A ---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E ---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E ---------------------------------2--------2----------------------|
B -5-5^2^0--5-5^2^0--5-5^2^0--5(7)---5^2----2---2------------------|
G ---------------------------------------5--------4-2--4-2---2w~/\-|
D ---------------------------------------------------------4-------|
A -----------------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------------|

E -------------------------------------------14--14-------14-----14--16^14-|
B ------------------------------14--17--17(b)19-----(b)19---(b)19----------|
G -2~-4--5--6~---9--11--13--14---------------------------------------------|
D -------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A -------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E -17^14--19^14----17^14----17--16--17--16^17^16-14----14-------------|
B --------------14------14--------------------------17----17--17(b)19-|
G --------------------------------------------------------------------|
D --------------------------------------------------------------------|
A --------------------------------------------------------------------|
E --------------------------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------14--------------------------------------------------------|
B -------------------14-17^14--------------------------------------------------|
G -14^17^14--16(b)18----------16(b)18---16(b)18-(b)18-16-16-14-16---16-16-14~\-|
D -----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A -----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E -----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E -------2----------------------------------------------------------------|
B -------2---------2------------5--------7--------------------------------|
G -2(b)4---(b)4^2----2---4(b)6--7(b)9----9(b)11w~-----------------------5-|
D ---------------------------------------------------2---2----2---2-----2-|
A -------------------------------------------------\-2---2----2---2-----0-|
E -------------------------------------------------\-0---0----0---0-------|

(with clean riff)
"Oh man, I think the clock is slow..."
"I don't feel tardy"
"Class dismissed !"

(with distorted riff)
I've got it bad, got it bad, got it bad - I'm hot for teacher.

E -----------------|
B -11--12--13--14\-|
G -11--12--13--14\-|
D -11--12--13--14\-|
A -----------------|
E -----------------|
                      Ohhh !
   Oh  yes I'm hot !  Ohhh !

E ------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B -------------------3----------------------------------------------------------|
G -------------------0///--2///--4///-5///--7///-/12///-14///-16///-17///-19///-|
D -14///-------------0----------------------------------------------------------|
A --------------X\--------------------------------------------------------------|
E ------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
         Oh my god !

                     [I suspect these are
                      done with fingers on
                      alternating hands]
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B --------------------------------------------2///-----5///--7///-/14///------|
G -/21///(b)24///w~\--/18-/18-/18-/18-/18-----2///-----5///--7///-/14///----2-|
D --------------------------------------------2///-----5///--7///-/14///----2-|
A -----------------------------------------\--0///--------------------------0-|
E ----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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kirkhammett1988 wrote on September 14 2005, 12:00 am

Slipkorn good job the tab is awsome and correct!

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kirkhammett1988 wrote on September 14 2005, 12:00 am

slipinkorn*

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Ibanez_Brent wrote on November 2 2005, 10:24 am

good job. unlike quite a few van halen tabs this one is correct.

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