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/ Joe Satriani / Crystal Planet (1998) / Up In The Sky guitar tab

Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 11:31:56 +0100 (BST)
From: Simon Grimshaw 
Subject: s/satriani_joe/up_in_the_sky.tab

Joe Satriani: "Up in the Sky" from the album "Crystal Planet"
TABbed and generally messed up by Simon Grimshaw, helped by Rob Howard.
Date: 30/4/98

This is the first track from Joe's new album... fairly simple really,
unless you want to play the solo note for note.   Use a load of
distortion, give the EQ a bit of a scooped out look, and have a single
echo following a crotchet behind.

Here we go...

  natural harmonics............|
  Riff A                     end

e--12----7-------5--12-------5------|----------------------------------
B---12----7-----5----12-----5-------|----------------------------------
G----12----7---5------12---5--------|----------------------------------
D-------------5-----------5---------|----------------------------------
A-----------------------------------|----------------------------------
E-----------------------------------|----------------------------------

  Repeat Riff A a few times (four if I remember rightly), then...

  Riff B

e------------------------------------------------|--------------------
B------------------------------------------------|--------------------
G--9--9-----------------------7-7-7----------9---|--------------------
D--9--9---------7-x-x-9-x-x-9-------9p7------9---|--------------------
A--7--7--10-x-x-------------------------10-7-7---|--------------------
E------------------------------------------------|--------------------



e-----------------------------|--------------------------------------
B-----------------------------|--------------------------------------
G-----------------------------|--9--9-----------------------7-7-9p7--
D--------7-x-x-9-x-x-9p7------|--9--9---------7-x-x-9-x-x-9----------
A--10-x-x----------------7-7--|--7--7--10-x-x------------------------
E-----------------------------|--------------------------------------


                                 end Riff B

e-------------|----------------------------|---------------------------
B-------------|----------------------------|---------------------------
G---------9-9-|----------------------------|---------------------------
D--9p7----9-9-|--------7-x-x-9-x-x---------|---------------------------
A------10-7-7-|--10-x-x------------9/7~~~--|---------------------------
E-------------|----------------------------|---------------------------

Don't stop!   Straight into...
  Riff C                                          end Riff C
    .5                              .5
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|--
B--7br-7---------------------------7br-7--------------------------|--
G---------10p9p7-------------------------10p9p7-------------------|--
D----------------9-9-----9-7-9------------------7-7---9-7-9-------|--
A------------------------------7-7---------------------------7-7--|--
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|--

Repeat Riff C, then Riff A repeats but one octave up...


e------------------------------10-10-10-------------------------
B-------------10-x-x-12-x-x-12----------12p10-------------------
G--9-9-12-x-x---------------------------------12-9-9~~~---------
D---------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------



e------------------------------|
B---------10-x-x-12-x-x--------|
G--12-x-x---------------9\7-7--|
D------------------------------|
A------------------------------|
E------------------------------|

The next two bars follow the same pattern, then Joe blows us away with
his musical inventiveness (sarcasm, sorry; I couldn't compose it) by
repeating Riff C one octave up, which I play as...

    .5
e--14br-14--------------------------------------------------------|--
B-----------18p17p15----------------------------------------------|--
G--------------------16-16----14h16-------------------------------|--
D-----------------------------------14-14-------------------------|--
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|--
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|--


    .5
e--14br-14--------------------------------------------------------|--
B-----------18p17p15----------------------------------------------|--
G--------------------14-14----14h16-------------------------------|--
D-----------------------------------14-14-------------------------|--
A-----------------------------------------------------------------|--
E-----------------------------------------------------------------|--

I think he repeats this Riff one more time, then hits an E barre chord
for about four bars or so, it's either x799xx or x799(10)x I can't
decide at the moment.   Then (cool bit coming!)...

  Riff D

e--12--12-10--10-12--7--7---/17--17-15--15-14--12--10--12--------|--
B----------------------------------------------------------------|--
G---9---9--7---7--9--4--4---/14--14-12--12-11---9---7---9--------|--
D----------------------------------------------------------------|--
A----------------------------------------------------------------|--
E----------------------------------------------------------------|--


                                                  end Riff D

e--12--12-10--10-12--7--7----3--3-5--5-7--5----------------------|--
B---------------------------------------------3-5/7-7\5----------|--
G---9---9--7---7--9--4--4----0--0-2--2-4--2----------------------|--
D---------------------------------------------0-2/4-4\2----------|--
A----------------------------------------------------------------|--
E----------------------------------------------------------------|--

This bit repeats in a similar way (the different bit is where he goes up
for the high A - the second time it doesn't go down below E at 12th
fret, but heads back up again).
Then Riff A reappears.
Add solo here -->
At the end of the solo, something akin to this happens:

  natural harmonics.......|
e--12----7---7--5--4--3.2-----------|
B--12----7---7--5--4--3.2-----------|
G--12----7---7--5--4--3.2-----------|
D-----------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------|

Then it's back to Riff B, off to Riff D, which this time Joe rounds
off with an ascending scale of those octave things, with some fast
strumming at the end; play some more natural harmonics (I think!) only
descending this time, then out to Riff A and a huge E chord at the end!
Phew!


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
Crystal Planet tabs
01Up in the Sky tabbass tab
02House Full of Bullets tabbass tab
03Crystal Planet tabbass tab
04Love Thing tabbass tab
06Lights of Heaven tabbass tab
07Raspberry Jam Delta-V tabbass tab
08Ceremony tabbass tab
10Secret Prayer tabbass tab
11A Train of Angels tabbass tab
12A Piece of Liquid tabbass tab
14Time tabbass tab
15Z.Z.'s Song tabbass tab

 

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