kumbaworld
For the love of god
Vai, Steve
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: Bjoern Winkler

"For The Love Of God" as recorded by Steve Vai
Tab: as heard by Bj"orn Winkler

Send corrections, additions etc to: bwinkler@stud.uni-frankfurt.de
Send flames to: satan@hell.com
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Play this part
3 times, then play:

e:-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:--------------------------15b(17)rb(15)p12---------------15--------------|
G:---------14--14b(16)~~~~--------------------12--14b(16)~~~~~~rb(14)~~~~--|
D:-----12------------------------------------------------------------------|
A:/14----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Bend it up here, then pause, then
|| re-bend it here:
\/ \/
e:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B:-15b(17)rb(15)p12----------------------------------------------------------|
G:-------------------12--12b(14)---14rb(12)--12~~~~--/12--11--9------/9~~~~--|
D:---------------------------------------------------------------12----------|
A:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E:---------------------------------------------------------------------------|


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For The Love of God
Steve Vai



Neck Pick up
||-----------------------|-------------------------------||---------------------
||------------10--10/12--|--17\15--12--8--10/12--15p10---||--17\15--12--8-------
||*--------7-------------|------------------------------*||---------------------
||*---7/9----------------|------------------------------*||---------------------
||-----------------------|-------------------------------||---------------------
||-----------------------|-------------------------------||---------------------


Bridge Pick UB2 B2 Rb2
------------------------------------|--------------------|----------------------
10/12--12--12\10--10--7-------------|-----------10---10--|---15------15--12-----
-------------------------9--7--7/9--|--------7-----------|----------------------
------------------------------------|---7/9--------------|----------------------
------------------------------------|--------------------|----------------------
------------------------------------|--------------------|----------------------


b2 B2 b2rb2b2rb2 B2
---------------|-------------------|-------------------------10-----------------
8---10--15p10--|----------10---10--|---15--------12--8---10------10--15p10------
---------------|-------7-----------|--------------------------------------------
---------------|--7/9--------------|--------------------------------------------
---------------|-------------------|--------------------------------------------
---------------|-------------------|--------------------------------------------


B2 Rb2 Ph B2 B2 Rb2 Ph Ph B2
|-------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------
|---10--10---10--8---10----~~~---15------12-------15p10---10--|---15--15--------
|--------------------------------------------14---------------|-----------12----
|-------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------


B2 Hold bendrb2 Ph Ph Ph
------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------
------------------------------------5/8p7-------------|--10/15--15\12--12\10----
-14---14--14-------14---14---14~~~---------9--7--7/9--|-------------------------
------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------
------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------
------------------------------------------------------|-------------------------



--------------------|----------------------------------------------|------------
10\8--8/12----------|/15--15\12--12\10--10\8--8/12--12-------------|--15\12-----
------------9\7--7--|-----------------------------------7/9\7/9\7--|------------
--------------------|----------------------------------------------|------------
--------------------|----------------------------------------------|------------
--------------------|----------------------------------------------|------------


B2 Rb2
------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------
\10--10/12--10\8/12--10\8/12--------------|---15---15--15/17\15--15/17\15-------
------------------------------9\7/9\7--7--|-------------------------------------
------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------
------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------
------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------


Wb Wb vib Trill
---------------1\12--10--10/12--12---8--|---17-----14---------------------------
12h13p12\10\8--1312--10--10-12--12---8--|--------------15-----------------------
----------------------------------------|------------------14\-11h12------------
----------------------------------------|-----------------------------14p12-----
----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------
----------------------------------------|---------------------------------------


Wb UP
--------------------------------|--19--17--15-------------------------|---------
--------------------------------|--------------19--17--19p15---15-----|---------
--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|---------
--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|--7------
14\9--7--9--7--9--10--9\7/9/17--|-------------------------------------|---------
--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|---------


B2 Hold BendPh Ph Ph B2 Rb2 B2 B2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------10---10---10--10---10---10---10---15---15---15--12-----------------------
----7------------------------------------------------------14--12---14----------
/9------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Wb Slow B5 Rb5 up & down with Wb B2 B2
--------|----------------------------------------------12--------------15-------
-15-----|--------10---10---10----------------------15------15p12----------------
--------|-----7----------------------------------------------------14-----------
--------|--9--------------------------------------------------------------------
--------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
--------|-----------------------------------------------------------------------


B2 Rb2 B2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
15----------------12h13p12--------------------------13p12-----------------------
-----14-p12---14------------15--14--13--12--14--15---------15p14p12------12-----
---------------------------------------------------------------------14---------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Wb B2 B2 B2 Rb2
------------------|----------12-------------------------------------------------
------------------|---15~~~------15p12---15-------------------------------------
12h14--12--14p-0--|---------------------------14------12------12~~~-------------
------------------|---------------------------------------14---------14--12-----
------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------
------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------


B2 Rb2 B2 rb2 Ph
-----------|-----------------------------|--------------------------------------
-----------|-----------------------------|--------------------------------------
-----------|--19\14p12------14---12------|--12------14---12---12--14---16\14----
-----------|------------14---------------|------14------------------------------
14\12--10--|-----------------------------|--------------------------------------
-----------|-----------------------------|--------------------------------------


Ph Ph B2 Rb2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-16\14---16\14p12------14---12------12\11---------------------------------------
-------------------14----------------------14p12-------------------14--12-------
--------------------------------------------------14\12p10----------------------
------------------------------------------------------------12p10---------------


Wb B2 Hold Bend Rb2 B3
-----------------------------------|---17---17--17--17~~~------17p15---19-------
--------------------------------0--|--------------------------------------------
--------------------------------0--|--------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------------
14--12---------------------12------|--------------------------------------------
--------14\12--10--12--12----------|--------------------------------------------


Rb3 B1
-19--19p17----------|-----------------------------------------------------------
------------20--20--|--15--15h20--19--19--17\15--15/17--17--17--15\12--12/------
--------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------
--------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------
--------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------
--------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------


Wb B2 Rb2
-----------------10--12--14--15--17/19/22--22-----|---------------17---17p15----
14--12-------12-----------------------------------|-----------x-----------------
---------14------------------------------------x--|--0-----x--------------------
--------------------------------------------------|-----x-----------------------
--------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------
--------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------


Wb for next bit
17~~~---15----------------------------------------------------------------------
------------17~~~--15h17~~~--15h17~~~--15/17\15~~~------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------16--14--12--------14\12-----
----------------------------------------------------------------0/17------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Stop Wb Tremelo Pick
-------------------------------------------------|-----------------------12-----
--------------------------------12h15------------|---------------12--15---------
14~~~--12--14~~~--12~~~--14~~~-------------------|---12--12--14-----------------
-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------


Stop Tp B2 B2 B2 Very Fast With Wah Wah
14--15--17--19---22--24---24---24---24\|---14--14--14--14h19p14h19p14--14-------
---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------
---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------
---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------
---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------
---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------



14------------------14--14h19p14--14--14h19p14--14--14h19p14--19----------------
----19p15p14h15p14------------------------------------------------15h19p15------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



-----14--|----------14h19p14------14h19p14h19p14--19p14------------14h19p14-----
p14------|------19------------19-------------------------17p15h17---------------
---------|--18------------------------------------------------------------------
---------|----------------------------------------------------------------------
---------|----------------------------------------------------------------------
---------|----------------------------------------------------------------------



------------19p14-------------|--13--------------13h19p13-------------13--19----
17--15--17---------17--15-----|------17--13--17------------17--13h17------------
---------------------------12/|-------------------------------------------------
------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------
------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------



13-------------13--19p13-------------13--19p13--------------|--13h19p13---------
----17--13h17-------------17--13h17-------------17--13--17--|------------17-----
------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------
------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------
------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------
------------------------------------------------------------|-------------------



------------------13h19p13-------------13h19p13----------------------13h19------
13h17p13------17------------17--13h17------------17--13----------17-------------
----------17---------------------------------------------16--16-----------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



p13--------|--22p17-------------17--19--17-------------17--22p17----------------
-----17p13/|---------20--17h20--------------20--17h20-------------20--17h20-----
-----------|--------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------|--------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------|--------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------|--------------------------------------------------------------------



17--19p17------17--22p17--------------17h19p17------17h22p17-------------17-----
-----------20-------------20--17--20------------22------------20--17h20---------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



19p17--15p12--15p12-------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------12--15p12h15p12--------------------------12h15p12--12------
--------------------------------------14p12h14p12------12h14--------------------
---------------------------------------------------14---------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


BF
15p12--|--17p15------17--17p15------22p17---------------------22p17-------------
-------|---------17-------------17---------20--17h22--20--17---------20---17----
-------|------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------|------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------|------------------------------------------------------------------------
-------|------------------------------------------------------------------------


Bf Bf Bf Bf Bf
------------22p17-----------------------22p17-----------------------------------
22--20--17---------20---17--22--20--17----------22---22--22--20p17---22---22----
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Bf Bf BF B2
17-------------------17---------------|--22\12-------------------------12-------
----20p17---22---22------20--17---22--|---------15p12--------------15-----------
--------------------------------------|----------------14p12--------------------
--------------------------------------|-----------------------14----------------
--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------
--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------



-----------------------------------------------------------|--------------------
15p12------------------------------------------------------|--12h13p12----------
-------14p12---------12~~~---------------------------------|------------15------
--------------14p12---------14p12--------------------------|--------------------
-----------------------------------14p12p10----------------|--------------------
---------------------------------------------12p10--10/12--|--------------------



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
12-------------12h14p12------12-----------------12h14p12------12----------------
----15p14--15------------15------15--14--12h14------------15------15--14--12----
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


B2 Rb2
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------12h14----------12------12h13p12-------12----------12h14p12------12------
14--15---------12--15------15------------15-----------15------------15----------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


B2 Rake
--------------------------------------||----------------||-------|--------------
--------12------12h13p12--------------||---12-----------||---15--|------10------
15--14------15------------15--16--14--||*------15--14--*||-------|---9----------
--------------------------------------||*--------------*||-------|--------------
--------------------------------------||----------------||-------|--------------
--------------------------------------||----------------||-------|--------------


Rake Rake
7--10-----------------7--10------------------7--10------------------7--10-------
-------8/10\8-----10---------8/10\8------10---------8/12\8------10---------8----
---------------9----------------------9----------------------9------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Rake Rake Rake
---------------7--10------------------7--10------------------7--10--------------
/12\8------10---------8/15\8------10---------8/15\8------10---------8/17\8------
--------9----------------------9----------------------9-------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Rake Rake Rake Rake
--------7--10------------------7--10------------------7--10----------|----------
----10---------8/17\8------10---------8/19\8------10---------8/19\8--|----------
-9----------------------9----------------------9---------------------|---9------
---------------------------------------------------------------------|----------
---------------------------------------------------------------------|----------
---------------------------------------------------------------------|----------


Rake Rake Rake Rake
----7--10/22---19--------------|----------7--10/22---19--------------|----------
10-----------------20----------|------10-----------------20----------|----------
-----------------------21------|---9-------------------------21------|---9------
---------------------------19--|---------------------------------19--|----------
-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|----------
-------------------------------|-------------------------------------|----------


Rake Rake Rake
----7--10/22---19--------------|----------7--10/22---19-------------------------
10-----------------20----------|------10-----------------20----------15---------
-----------------------21------|---9-------------------------21-----------------
---------------------------19--|---------------------------------19------14-----
-------------------------------|------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------|------------------------------------------------


Rake B2
--------14--17\10---7----------------------------|---------------------7--------
----15-----------------8-------------------------|--4--2/4--8/10---10-----10----
16------------------------9-----9\4p2------------|------------------------------
-----------------------------7---------4p2-------|------------------------------
--------------------------------------------4p2--|------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------|------------------------------


B2
-------------------------------------------------------------|------------------
8--7h8p7-----------------------------------------------------|--15~~~--15p12----
----------9p7--6h7p6h7/9\4---4~~~--7p5p3---------------------|------------------
------------------------------------------7p5p3--------------|------------------
-------------------------------------------------5p3/5--5\3--|------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------|------------------


Palm Mute all this bit
-------------------------------------------|------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------|------------------------------------
15--14p12--11------------------------------|------------------------------------
---------------12--------------------------|------------------------------------
-------------------12----------------------|------------------10p9--------------
-----------------------14\12--10--7--5--3--|---10--9--10--12--------12--10------



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------9--------------9--10--12--10--9--10--12--14----
------------9------9--9--10--12-----12--10--12----------------------------------
p8--10--12-----12---------------------------------------------------------------



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------12--13--12--13--15------
11--12--11----------------------11--12------11--12--14--------------------------
------------14--12--10--12--14----------14--------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Stop PM B2 Hold B2 Rb2 B2
------14h15--17------17---17--17--17--17--17--17---22-------------------22------
/-17-------------------------------------------------------19-------22----------
---------------------------------------------------------------20---------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Wb B2 Nh B2 rb2 B2
p17----------------17---17~~~~~~------------------------------------------------
---------------15--------------------------22---------19-----------22--22-------
----------/16----------------------12--7------------------20---22------22-------
-----------------------------------12--7----------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Pull on Bar Wb
----------|----------------12--14--15/22--22--22~~~--|--22---------19-----------
----------|-----15~~~--12----------------------------|-----------------20\17----
----------|------------------------------------------|--------------------------
----------|------------------------------------------|--------------------------
----------|------------------------------------------|--------------------------
----------|------------------------------------------|--------------------------


B2 Rb2 B2 Wah on Trill Trill
12h17p12-----------------------------15h17--15---12h15--12----------------------
-----------17---17---17---------17--------------------------12h15--12--15h17----
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------