Guitar Tab - "Eruption" by Van Halen

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Eruption - Van Halen

This is the tab for the album version of Eruption. Enjoy! It's a tough one!

Legend:
~ = vrabrato
p = pull off
b = bend
r = release note from bend
h = hammer on
+ = tap
w = whammy bar
/ = slide
/X = pick slide
pm = palm mute
(ps) = pick squeel or pinch harmonic
DB = dive bomb
/-\ = slide up and back down the neck quickly on that string

Effects To Use:
- Reverb
- Phaser
- Slight Delay
- Compressor

ok lets get started first you have to tune your guitar down half a step so the
tuning is

Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

             <-------PM-------->
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------5-8p5p0-8p5p0-8p5p0-8p5p0-8p5p0-8p5p0-8p5p0--|
G-----2----------5-7b(ps)r-p5-7----------------------------------------------|
D--/X-2------5-7-------------------------------------------------------------|
A--/X-0--3/7-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----5-8p5---5--------------------------------------------------------------|
G--7-------7---7-5--4h5h7p5p4---4h5h7p5p4---4h5h7p5p4---4h5h7p5p4-----------|
D-----------------------------7-----------7-----------7-----------7---------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E------------------------------------------------------0--0-----------------|
B---------------------------------------------------2--3--3-----------------|
G--4------------------------------------------------2--0--2-----------------|
D----7-6-5-4----------------------------------------2--0--0-----------------|
A------------7-6-5-3~--/-\------0w-0w-0w-0w-0w-0w---0--0--------------------|
E----------------------------0w------------------------3--------------------|

E-------17-----17-17----17-17-----17-17---------17-20-21----20p17-----------|
G--/20-----20b------20b-------20b-------20b--20----------19-----------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E------17-----17--20brp17---------------------------------------------------
B--19b----20b-------------20-17-20brp17----20brp17----20brp17----20brp17----
G---------------------------------------19---------19---------19---------19- cont.
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------|
20brp17----20brp17----17-|
--------19---------19----|
-------------------------|
-------------------------|
-------------------------|

E--------------------17-20-------------17-20--17h20p17/14h15p14
G--------16-18-20-21----------17h20----------------------------
B--12/18-------------------17-------17-------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------- cont.
A--------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------

--------------------------------------|
-17p14----14--------------------------|
-------17----18b-14-18b-18b-----------|
--------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------|
-----------------------------0DB------|

This is the part where he starts tremolo picking (very fast)

E-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-16-16-16-16-16-16-19-19-19-19-19-19-17-17-17-17-14-14-14-14-|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-17-17-17-17-14-14-14-14-16-16-16-16-12-12-12-12-12-12-16-16-16-16-16-16-19-19-19-|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E-19-19-19-17-17-17-17-14-14-14-14-17-17-17-17-14-14-14-14-16-16-16-16-12-12-12-12-|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E--12-12-14-14-10-10-12-12-9-9-10-10/7-7-9-9/5-5-7-7/3-3-5-5/1-1-3-3-1-1-1-1-1-1---|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E--1h3p1p0-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------5p3p0------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------------------5p2p0-----------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------0wwwwww--------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------6---5-
G--------------------5p0-------------5p0-----------
D------5h7-7-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-7-7-----7/8---8--- cont.
A--/7----------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
7p0-5--9h11p9h11p9h11p9h11p9h11p9h11p9~~--------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------5p4----
D--------------------5p0--------------5p0-------7p6 cont.
A------5h7-7-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-7-7------7--------
E--3/7---------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|
---9h11p9h11p9h11p9h11p9h11p9h11p9~~------------|
------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------6p5------
G--------------------5p0-------------5p0-----7p0-5
D------5h7-7-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-7-7-------------- cont.
A--3/7--------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------|
-8p0-7-------------------------------------------|
-------9h11p9h11p9/7h9p7h9p7/5h7p5h7p5/4h6p4h6p4-|
-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------|

here is the tapping part

   +     +     +     +     +     +     +     +     +      +      +      +
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-9p2h5-9p2h5-9p2h5-9p2h5-9p2h5-9p2h5-9p2h5-9p2h5-10p2h5-10p2h5-10p2h5-10p2h5--------|
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-10p2h5-10p2h5-10p2h5-10p2h5-10p4h7-10p4h7-10p4h7-10p4h7-10p4h7-10p4h7-10p4h7-10p4h7|
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-12p4h7-12p4h7-12p5h9-12p5h9-12p5h9-12p5h9-12p5h9-12p5h9-12p5h9-12p5h9-12p5h9-------|
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--13p5h8-13p5h8-13p5h8-13p5h8-13p5h8-13p5h8-13p5h8-13p5h8-15p5h8-15p5h8-15p7h10-----|
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   +       +       +       +       +       +       +       +       +
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--15p7h10-15p7h10-15p7h10-15p7h10-15p7h10-15p7h10-15p7h10-17p7h10-17p7h10-----------|
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   +       +       +       +       +       +       +       +       +        +
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--17p9h12-17p9h12-17p9h12-17p9h12-17p9h12-17p9h12-17p9h12-17p9h12-17p12h15-17p12h15-|
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   +        +        +       +       +        +        +        +        +
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-17p11h14-17p10h13-17p9h12-17p9h12-17p12h15-17p12h15-17p11h14-17p10h13-17p9h12-17p9h12|
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   +        +        +       +       +       +       +       +      +       +
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--15p10h13-15p10h13-15p9h12-15p9h12-15p8h11-15p8h11-15p7h10-15p710-13p8h11-13p8h11--|
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   +       +       +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-13p7h10-13p7h10-13p6h9-13p6h9-13p5h8-13p5h8-12p4h7-12p4h7-12p4h7-12p4h7-12p4h7-----|
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--12p4h7-12p4h7-12p4h7-12p5h8-12p5h8-12p5h8-12p5h8-12p5h8-12p5h8-12p5h8-12p5h8------|
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
   +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-12p4h7-12p4h7-12p4h7-12p4h7-12p4h7-12p4h7-12p4h7-12p4h7-12p5h8-12p4h7-12p5h8-12p4h7|
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +      +
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---12p5h8-12p4h7-12p5h8-12p4h7-12p5h8-12p4h7-12p5h8-12p4h7-12p5--------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------/-\--0--|

So there it is people my "Eruption" tab. This song is awesome hope you can
all play it and i hope this tab helps because i could never find a good tab
for this song.

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