Search tabs:
Browse artists: 0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
/ Joe Satriani / Flying in a Blue Dream (1989) / Flying in a Blue Dream guitar tab

Joe Satriani's Flying In A Blue Dream Tablature
Title : Flying In A Blue Dream
Album : Flying In A Blue Dream
Artist : Joe Satriani
Tabbed by : Frank A. Taylor frank@lsds.com


This tab was requested by Yasir 
One of the best solo guitar pieces you're ever likely to hear IMHO and also
very hard to put into little squiggles on your computer screen so take this
as my disclaimer and my I am Scum and so on because remember the notes you
read here are just rough guides for your hands, always listen to the music
and close your eyes and feel the feeling and then you can put you hands to
use.

Enjoy!


Notes:
The top guitar plays the one 'C' note for a long time but the guitar is
cranked
up to high volume and sustain and Joe seems to be moving abot physically in
front of the amp creating different feedback notes as he moves, fading in
and
out. Very hard to get but give it a try. The approximate feedback pitches
are
below the top bar.
The bottom guitar is tuned (from low to high) C F C F A C which is open F
tuning. I've just put the intro chords but I'll add all the chords later if
requested.

P   -   Pull-off: Place both fingers on the notes to be sounded. Strike the
        first note and without picking, pull the finger off to sound the
second
        (lower) note.
H   -   Hammer-on: Strike the first (lower) note, then sound the higher note
        with another finger by fretting it withot picking.
P.M.-   Palm-Mute: The note is partially muted by the right hand lightly
        touching the string(s) just before the bridge.
/   -   Slide: Strike the first note and then slide the same fretted finger
        up or down to the second note. Example: 2/4 is to slide from the 2nd
        fret up to the 4th and the fourth fret note is played.
        2/(4) is to slide from the 2nd fret up to the fourth fret, the 4th
        fret is not played.
        2/ means to slide from the 2nd fret up the neck of the guitar to an
        indefinite point. 9/ means to slide from the 9th fret down also to
        an indefinite point.
~~  -   Vibrato: The string is vibrated by rapidly bending and releasing the
        note with the left hand or tremolo bar.
X   -   Muffled strings: A percussive sound is produced by laying the left
hand
        across the strings withouu depressing them and striking them with
the
        right hand.
t   -   Tremolo bar: The pitch of the note or chord is dropped or raised a
        specified number of steps using the tremolo bar.
        Example: 7 t< 3 indicates to play the 7th fret and then lower the
        note to the same pitch as the note on the 3rd fret. 3 t< 0 would be
a
        dive bomb. 5 t> 7 would be to raise the pitch to the 7th fret.
sh  -   Semi-Harmonic: The note is fretted normally and a harmonic is
produced
        by adding the edge of the thumb or the tip of the index finger on
the
        right hand to the normal pick attack. High volume or distortion will
        allow for a greater variety of harmonics.
harm -  Natural harmonic: Strike the note while the left hand lightly
touches
        the string over the fret indicated.
T    -  Tapping: Hammer ('tap') the fret indicated with the right hand index
        or middle finger and pull off to the note fretted by the left hand.
X>Y   - Strike note X and bend up to Y. The string is hit when Y is reached.
X>(Y) - Strike note X and bend up to Y.
        Example: 5>(7)>(5) indicates a bend from the 5th fret up to the 7th
        fret and then released back to the 5th. The string is only hit once.
        3>(3.5)>(3) would indicate a blues bend and release which is a small
        very common bend. It's not a one fret bend but half of that.
        If you get confused, basically () notes aren't picked.
rake  - Drag the pick across the strings with a single downward or upward
        motion.

vibrato with trem bar
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E|-------|---------|--------------------|---------|
B|-------|---------|--------------------|---------|
G|-------|---------|--------------------|---------|
D|-------|---------|--------------------|---------|
A|--3----|--(3)----|--(3)---------------|--(3)----|
E|-------|---------|--------------------|---------|
 |  C        E                              C
 |
 |                  let ring-----------------]
E|-------|---------|-----------7--7--7--|--7----|  Repeat the last 2 bars
B|-------|---------|-----------9--9--7--|--7----|  11 times.
G|-------|---------|-----------9--9--7--|--7----|  Call it Rhythm 1
D|-------|---------|--------7-----------|-------|
A|-------|---------|-----7--------------|-------|
E|-------|---------|--0-----------------|-------|


  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
B|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
G|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
A|--(3)----|--(3)----|--(3)----|--(3)----|--(3)----|--(3)----|--(3)----|
E|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
         D       G  E C               B  G       D     C


   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
B|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
G|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
D|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
A|--(3)----|--(3)----|--(3)----|--(3)----|--(3)----|--(3)----|--(3)----|
E|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|---------|
                           G  C              G                   C

    ~~~~                                                             ~~~~~
E|---------------------|-------------------------|----------------|--------
B|---------------------|-------------------------|----------------|--------
G|--------7/(9)--9--9--|--9/(11)---11---11/(12)--|--12/(14)---12--|--(12)--
D|---------------------|-------------------------|----------------|--------
A|--(3)----------------|-------------------------|----------------|--------
E|---------------------|-------------------------|----------------|--------

   ~~~~~~~~~~~~
E--------|-------------------------------------|----------------------------
B--------|-------------------------------------|----------------------------
G--(12)--|--(12)----7/(9)---(9)/(11)---9/(11)--|--9/(11)---9/(11)--11/(12)--
D--------|-------------------------------------|----------------------------
A--------|-------------------------------------|----------------------------
E--------|-------------------------------------|----------------------------

                        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                             ~~~~
E------|-------------|----------|--------------------------------|--------
B--12--|--(12)-------|----------|---------11/(13)--13---13/(15)--|--15----
G------|---------12--|--(12)----|--(12)--------------------------|--------
D------|-------------|----------|--------------------------------|--------
A------|-------------|----------|--------------------------------|--------
E------|-------------|----------|--------------------------------|--------

                   ~~~~~~
E-----------15--|--15------13---18--|--(18)--
B--16--16-------|-------------------|--------
G---------------|-------------------|--------
D---------------|-------------------|--------
A---------------|-------------------|--------
E---------------|-------------------|--------


        P    H  P    H  P    H  P
E--(18)--15--------------------------|--12--12/(14)--12/(14)--|
B------------18--15------------------|------------------------|
G--------------------17--15----------|------------------------|
D----------------------------17--15--|------------------------|
A------------------------------------|------------------------|
E------------------------------------|------------------------|
  Put your right hand behind your left hand to damp strings. Those are
  non-picked hammer-ons.

                                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E|--14---14---14/(15)--19--|--15--|--(15)----|--(15)----21--21--22--|
B|-------------------------|------|----------|----------------------|
G|-------------------------|------|----------|----------------------|
D|-------------------------|------|----------|----------------------|
A|-------------------------|------|----------|----------------------|
E|-------------------------|------|----------|----------------------|


    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E|--22----|--(22)----22/(19)--19--20--|--20------(20)---|--(20)--|--(20)--|
B|--------|---------------------------|-----------------|--------|--------|
G|--------|---------------------------|-----------------|--------|--------|
D|--------|---------------------------|-----------------|--------|--------|
A|--------|---------------------------|-----------------|--------|--------|
E|--------|---------------------------|-----------------|--------|--------|


  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E|--(20)--|--(20)--------|--(20)--------|--(20)-------------------|
B|--------|--------------|--------------|-------------------------|
G|--------|--------------|--------------|-------------------------|
D|--------|--------------|--------------|-------------------------|
A|--------|--------------|--------------|-------------------------|
E|--------|--------------|--------------|-------------------------|
 |
 |                                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~    P.M.--------]
E|--------|--------------|--------------|-------------------------|
B|--------|--------------|--------------|-------------------------|
G|--------|--------------|--------------|-------------------------|
D|--------|--------------|--------------|-------------------------|
A|--------|----------X/--|--3----(3)----|--(3)-----3--3--3--3--3--|
E|--------|--------------|--------------|-------------------------|


  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E|--(20)----------------------|--(20)t<0-------------------|
B|----------------------------|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|
 |
 | P.M.---]  sh~~~~~  sh~~~~~~~~~~~~~   sh~~~~
E|----------------------------|-------------------------7--|
B|----------------------------|----------------------------|
G|----------------------------|----------------------------|
D|----------------------------|----------------------------|
A|--3--3--3--3---------3------|--(3)-----3------(3)/-------|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|


        P  P  H      H  H  P  P  H  H  P  P        P    H  H          P  P
E|--(7)--5--3--7---3--5--7--5--3--5--7--5--3/2---3--2/3--5--7--|--(7)--5--3-
-
B|-------------------------------------------------------------|------------
-
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|------------
-
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|------------
-
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|------------
-
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|------------
-

     P  H  H   P  P  H  P  H    P            H  P  P
E---------------------------------------|--------------
B--7--3--5--7---5--3--7--3--5----7---3--|--5--7--5--3--
G---------------------------------------|--------------
D---------------------------------------|--------------
A---------------------------------------|--------------
E---------------------------------------|--------------

     P  P  P  H  P  P  H  H        P     P  P        H      P  P     P  P
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| B-----------------------------5---------------------------------------------
| G--7--6--5--4--7--5--4--5--7-----7--5--------------4--5---7--5--4-----------
| D--------------------------------------7--5--4--7------------------5--4--2--
| A---------------------------------------------------------------------------
| E---------------------------------------------------------------------------
|

      H          Harm         ~~~~~    P  H  H           H  H  P  P
E|-----------------------------------------------|----------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------|----------------------
G|-----------------------------------------------|----------------------
D|--4--5--2---2---2----2>(4)>(2)-----------------|----------------------
A|-----------------------------------------------|-----2--3--5--3--2/3--
E|-----------------------------------5--2--3--4--|--5-------------------


     P  P     P  P     H  P  H  H  P  P        P  P     P  P
E--------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------|
A--7--5--3-----------2--3--2--3--5--3--2/3---7--5--3-----------|
E-----------5--3--2-----------------------------------5--3--2--|


      H  H  H  P  P  H  H              P  P  H            H  H  P  P
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G|----------------------------------------------------4/5--7--9--7--5/4--
D|--------------------------2--4--5--7--5--4--5---7----------------------
A|--0--2--3--5--3--2--3--5-----------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------


     P  P          H     H  P  P  H     H      H    P  P  H  H
E----------------------|--------------------------------------------
B----------------------|--------------3--5---5--7/8--7--5--7--8/10--
G----------------4--5--|--7--5--4--5--------------------------------
D--7--5--4---5---------|--------------------------------------------
A----------------------|--------------------------------------------
E----------------------|--------------------------------------------


     H  H   P  P      P  P    H   H      H  H   P  P     H  H
E--7--8--10--8--7----------------------7--8--10--8--7--|--8--10--
B------------------10--8--7/8--10--12------------------|---------
G------------------------------------------------------|---------
D------------------------------------------------------|---------
A------------------------------------------------------|---------
E------------------------------------------------------|---------


   T                    P    T
E--14/15/14/15/14/15/14--10--14/15/14--(14)/-------|--------------
B--------------------------------------------------|--13t>16t<13--
G--------------------------------------------------|--------------
D--------------------------------------------------|--------------
A--------------------------------------------------|--------------
E----------------------------------------------X/--|--------------
  Tap and slide with the pick!



                      H   P                    P      ~~~~
E--11------11--15--11--15--11/10------|-------------------------------|
B------15-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
G---------------------------------12/-|--/7-----------------7--8--10--|
D-------------------------------------|------8--5---------------------|
A-------------------------------------|------------6--8---------------|
E-------------------------------------|-------------------------------|


               ~~~~~~
E|-------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------|
G|--10---(10)>(12)-----10>(12)>(10)/8/14/15--|
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|


              +       +       +       +       +
         P   H   P   H   P   H   P   H   P   H   P   H             ~~~~~~
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|----------
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|----------
G|--(15)--12--14--12--14--12--14--12--14--12--14--12--14t<13t>--|->(15)----
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|----------
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|----------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|----------

     ~~~~~       P           P       P       P
E-----------------------------------------------------|------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------|------------------
G--t<(14)---(14)--12------16--12--16--12----------16--|--(16)>(17)>(16)--
D---------------------16------------------16--12------|------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------|------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------|------------------


          P   P                   P
E-----------------------------------------------------|--------------------
B-----------------------------------------------------|--------------------
G--12--16--14--12-------------------------------------|--------------------
D------------------12/4---5--7--5--4-----4------------|--------------------
A-------------------------------------7-----7--(7)>9--|--(9)>(7)--5--X--3--
E-----------------------------------------------------|--------------------
                                                ^ 7th Fret prebent to 9th
                                                and let down slowly.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~   Harm.           P.M.  ~~~~     ~~~~  P.M.-]   ~~~~
E-----------|------------------------------------|-----------------------
B-----------|------------------------------------|-----------------------
G-----------|------------------------------------|-----------------------
D-----------|--------2.4t<~~~~~~~----------------|------------7----------
A--2>(3)----|--(2)-------------------10----9-----|--(9)---10-------9-----
E-----------|------------------------------------|-----------------------
                      ^Hit the harmonic and then dip the trem bar
                       slightly while applying vibrato.

   P.M.-]               P.M.-]                 P.M.
E-------------------------------|-------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------|-------------------------------------------
G---------------------------8---|--8>(9)----9---12---11>(12)----12---X--16--
D------9----8>(8.5)--9---9------|-------------------------------------------
A--10---------------------------|-------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------|-------------------------------------------


                           P.M.--------]
E-----------------|-------------------15---X--14--14>(15)>(14)--15--
B-----------------|--------16>(17)----------------------------------
G--15>(16)----16--|--X--X-------------------------------------------
D-----------------|-------------------------------------------------
A-----------------|-------------------------------------------------
E-----------------|-------------------------------------------------


                                                  ~~~~~~
E--17>(19)--|--(19)>(17)---15-----------------------------|
B-----------|------------------17>(19)>(17)>(20)>(17)-----|
G-----------|---------------------------------------------|
D-----------|---------------------------------------------|
A-----------|---------------------------------------------|
E-----------|---------------------------------------------|


                                                                  H
E|-----19--15----------19--15----------19--15----------19--|--15----------
B|--X----------19--15----------19--15----------19--15------|------19--15--
G|---------------------------------------------------------|--------------
D|---------------------------------------------------------|--------------
A|---------------------------------------------------------|--------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------|--------------


           H                  P
E--19--15----------19--15----------19--15---------20>(22)--|--17--19------
B----------19--15----------19--15----------19--X-----------|----------20--
G----------------------------------------------------------|--------------
D----------------------------------------------------------|--------------
A----------------------------------------------------------|--------------
E----------------------------------------------------------|--------------


                             ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
E--17------------------------------|--------------------------------|
B------19>(20)>(19)--(19)>20>(19)--|--(19)--------------------------|
G----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D----------------------------------|-----------12/4---(4)>(5)---X/--|
A----------------------------------|----------------------------X/--|
E----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
                 ^ Prebend and release


    P.M.--------------------------------------]
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------15--17--|
D|-------------------------------------------15--17--18--18----------|
A|-----------------------15--18--17--18--18--------------------------|
E|--/16--16--16--16--18----------------------------------------------|


                                        ~~~~~~
E|----------------------15--16--16--18--18------20>(22)--|--(20)---20--20--
B|--15--15--16--16--18-----------------------------------|-----------------
G|-------------------------------------------------------|-----------------
D|-------------------------------------------------------|-----------------
A|-------------------------------------------------------|-----------------
E|-------------------------------------------------------|-----------------


                                              H        +   +     P
E--19>(20)>(19)--|--17-----------------------------|--------------------
B----------------|------20-------------------------|--------------------
G----------------|----------19>(21)>(19)---17--19--|--(19)--(19)--16----
D----------------|---------------------------------|--------------------
A----------------|---------------------------------|--------------------
E----------------|---------------------------------|--------------------
                                                      ^ Dip the trem bar
                                                        1 tone each time


                             ~~~~~~~~~~      P   P     H   H   P   P
E-------------------------|---------------14--12--10/8--10--12--10--8/--|
B-------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
G----------19---------16--|--(16)---------------------------------------|
D--17--16------16/14------|---------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------|---------------------------------------------|
                             ^ Wide vibrato with trem bar


       H  H   P  P    H  H  P  P   H P  P  H  H  P  P          H  P  P  H
E|--/7--8--10--8--7/5--7--8--7--5-------------------------------------------
B|---------------------------------8--7--5--7--8--7--5----------------------
G|------------------------------------------------------7/4--4--5--4--2--4--
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------


     H  P              H  H  P  P                         P.M.        P.M.
E--------------|-----------------------------------------|------------------
B--3--5--3-----|-----------------------------------------|------------------
G-----------5--|--X--0--2--4--2--0-----------------------|-----3---3--------
D--------------|--------------------0t<------------------|-----3---3--------
A--------------|-----------------------------------2-----|------------------
E--------------|--------------------------------------3--|--1----------3----
                                    ^ Slow dive


      P.M.    P.M.                              H                    ~~~~
E------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------|
B--3-------3-------|--3---6-------3/5---5--|--5--6-------6-----------------|
G--3-------3-------|--3---5---X---3/5---5--|--5------X---5---5---5---5-----|
D--3-------3-------|--3---3---X---3/5---5--|--5------X---5---5-------------|
A------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------------|
E------3-------3---|-----------------------|-------------------------------|


    ~~~~                          ~~~~~~                    ~~~~~~
E|--------------------------8--|--8-------10>(12)--10>(12)--8-------|
B|-----------------------8-----|------------------------------------|
G|--(5)---7>(8)--5---/9--------|------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|------------------------------------|



E|-----------12--13--14--15--16--17--|--17>(18)--17>(18)--17>(18)--
B|--15>(16)--------------------------|-----------------------------
G|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------
D|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------
A|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------
E|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------


                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~~~  ~~~~
E----------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
B--15>(16)>(15)--------|-----------------------------------------------|
G----------------17----|--(17)--17----15----17--17--(14)>15>(14)>(15)--|
D----------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
A----------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
E----------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
                                                    ^ Pre bend, release
                                                      and re-bend.

                   sh       sh  ~~~~~~                                 ~~~~
E|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------
| B|--------------------------------------|-----------------8---X--X--8-------
| G|--14>(15)>(14)---17-------------------|------------/8---8---X--X--8-------
| D|---------------------13---------------|------------/10---------------10---
| A|--------------------------13>(15)-----|--13/0-----------------------------
| E|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------
|
                                           Hand slide


    ~~~~~         ~~~~
E|----------------------8-----12--8------8--|------------------------------
B|------------10>(12)------8---------12-----|--11--8-----------------------
G|------------------------------------------|---------10>(11)>(10)---------
D|--(10)---9--------------------------------|-----------------------10--8--
A|------------------------------------------|------------------------------
E|------------------------------------------|------------------------------


   ~~~~      ~~~~         ~~~               ~~~ ~~~ sh~~~~~
E------------------|-----------------------------------------|---------
B------------------|-----------------------------------------|---------
G------------------|-----------------------------------------|---------
D--8---------8-----|------8-------8--8------8---8---10-------|--(10)/--
A--------10--------|--10------10--------10-------------------|---------
E------------------|-----------------------------------------|---------



             H   H   P   P                H   H        P      H
E--X--15--15--17--18--17--15/13---15---12--13--15---13--12/10--13--
B------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------


      H   H   P   P              H   H   P   P             H   H   P  P
E--10--12--13--12--10------|------------------------------------------------
-
B----------------------13--|--10--11--13--11--10----------------------------
-
G--------------------------|---------------------12--12--9--10--12--10--9/7-
-
D--------------------------|------------------------------------------------
-
A--------------------------|------------------------------------------------
-
E--------------------------|------------------------------------------------
-


         H  H   P  P          H  H       H  H       sh
E------------------------------------------------|----------------------|
B------------------------------------------------|----------------------|
G--9---7--9--10--9--7----------------------------|----------------------|
D----------------------10---7--8--10---7--8--10--|----------------------|
A------------------------------------------------|----------------------|
E------------------------------------------------|--6>(8)-----------t<--|


Joe Satriani albums
2004 Is There Love in Space?
2002 Strange Beautiful Music
2000 Engines of Creation
1998 Crystal Planet
1995 Joe Satriani
1993 Time Machine
1992 The Extremist
1989 Flying in a Blue Dream
1987 Surfing With the Alien
1986 Not of This Earth
Flying in a Blue Dream tabs
01Flying in a Blue Dream tabbass tab
02The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing tabbass tab
03Can't Slow Down tabbass tab
04Headless tabbass tab
05Strange tabbass tab
06I Believe tabbass tab
07One Big Rush tabbass tab
08Big Bad Moon tabbass tab
09The Feeling tabbass tab
11Day at the Beach (New Rays from an Ancient Sun) tabbass tab
12Back to Shalla-Bal tabbass tab
13Ride tabbass tab
14Forgotten, Pt. 1 tabbass tab
15Forgotten, Pt. 2 tabbass tab
18Into the Light tabbass tab

 

1