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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..

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--|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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..

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-2----5-4----5-4----2\1-2------10-7-4----1-2-1/2----5-4--5-4-2\1------------2-|
D|-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-|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-0-|
E|-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
===========================


[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|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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

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

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kirkhammett1988 234 wrote on September 14 2005, 12:00 am

Slipkorn good job the tab is awsome and correct!

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kirkhammett1988 234 wrote on September 14 2005, 12:00 am

slipinkorn*

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Ibanez_Brent 240 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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