The big, Bad Horsie Solo. I’ve seen a lot of requests for this song and I decided that I might as well tab it, since summer’s here and there’s really nothing else to. Free printable and easy tab ver. 2 for song by Vai Steve – Bad Horsie. Tab ratings , diagrams and lyrics. Choose and determine which version of Bad Horsie chords and tabs by Steve Vai you can play. Last updated on

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You can use the audio clip below to tune your low E string to D for drop D tuning.

After that, now you are just playing the end of the measure with your 1st finger. After that you let off of the strings and play the notes open once. He used a slide for that song. Start by playing the last note of the first measure in the beginning of the second measure open notes on the same strings you used from the beginning. About Privacy Policy Refund Policy. After you have done the slide WITH a slide, play those same strings open once.

Then you will go to the third fret of the same strings, back to the second fret, and then open one last time to finish yorsie measure. Then you go back to what you just did on the seventh fret, but this time slide it to the tenth fret instead of the ninth fret. Then you will want to go back to using your 2nd finger and play the second fret hoesie the same strings we have used the whole time, and slide to the third fret of the same strings.


You will know when it sounds right.

Bad Horsie

You would think bsd would have gone back to the roots of most music and played out a few simple but catchy chords and would have been done. Notice what is next. Bad Horsie by Steve Vai.

Steve Vai is a pyrotechnic guitar fab. See the picture below. Here is where you will notice that the song is changing a bit on you. First, look closely at the tablature.

Part taab First, look closely at the tablature. You will need to perform this slide doing the same thing that you did when you started the riff, except this time you go from the seventh fret to the ninth fret on the same strings.

What you will want to do is slide it to the sixth fret on all of the same strings. Slides can be fun and if utilized well, they can be what makes the song sound like it should.

Bad Horsie by Steve Vai

If you cannot find an actual slide around your house, you hirsie find a glass bottle about the size of a beer bottle or an old-style coke bottle glass of course. It is the same thing you did from the first measure that was a slide WITH a slide. Once you have done that, take your whole hand off of the fretboard, and play the same three strings open once.

The trill is all on the tenth fret of the same strings, so when you play the tenth fret, play it as fast as you can of course in time with the songand then slide down the neck.

BAD HORSIE Tab – Steve Vai | E-Chords

Now, all of that should have been performed with your 2nd finger. To tune your guitar to drop D tuning, first make sure your tuned to standard tuning. This song is in drop D tuning. Part 2 For the second measure, you will basically be playing the same kind of arrangement, with just different frets. For the second measure, you will basically be playing the same kind of arrangement, with just different frets.


Bad Horsie by Steve Vai Difficulty: This song is played using a slide for parts of it. In drop D tuning the low E string is tuned down one whole step to D. Now instead of going from the fifth fret to the sixth fret, you just need to do the exact opposite and play tav the same way.

Seems much easier than it looks huh? Play the same strings as you have from the beginning, and go from the second to the third fret, lift off your finger and play that once, then go back to the second fret. Immediately after you do that you will want to barely accent that third fret one more time and then when going up the neck, lift off of your fingers and strike the strings once more lightly to the open position.

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This enables the guitarist to play power chords with a single finger. Begin by placing the slide on your 2nd finger. You then play the next notes open. If your favorite band uses drop D tuning and you want to experiment with this tuning, by all means do so.