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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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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. 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. After that, now you are just playing the borsie of the measure with your 1st finger. Steve Vai is a pyrotechnic guitar genius.

After you have done the slide WITH a slide, play those same strings open once. For the second measure, you will basically be playing the same kind of arrangement, with just different frets. Part 1 First, look closely at the tablature. 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. This song is in drop D tuning.


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

Bad Horsie by Steve Vai

After that you let off of the strings and play the notes open once. Then you will hlrsie to go back to using your 2nd finger and play the second fret of the same strings we have used the whole time, and slide to the third fret of the same strings. 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.

You will know when it sounds right. Notice what is next.

Seems much easier than it looks huh? He used a slide for that song. About Privacy Policy Refund Policy. Bad Horsie by Steve Vai. This song is played using a slide for parts of it.

BAD HORSIE TAB (ver 2) by Steve Vai @

The first measure starts you off playing a slide WITH a slide. See the picture below.

For a song that sounds so harsh, ironically, it is about an old western showdown on horse. Now, all of that should have been performed with your 2nd finger. It is the same thing you did from the first measure that was a slide WITH a slide.


First, look closely at the tablature. Now, practice with trying to hear that distinctive sound by pushing lighter or harder on the strings.

BAD HORSIE TAB by Steve Vai @

Begin by placing the slide on your 2nd finger. This enables the guitarist to play power chords with a single finger. Now instead of going from the fifth fret to the sixth fret, you just need to do the exact opposite and play it the same way. Once you have done that, take your whole hab off of the fretboard, and play the same three strings open once.

Slides can be fun and if utilized well, bxd can be what makes the song sound like it should.

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. You then play the next notes open.