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HILL OF THE SKULL
As recorded by Joe Satriani
From the 1988 Album SURFING WITH THE ALIEN
Music by Joe Satriani
Transcribed by Joe Satriani

          E5                   G5                   D5                   A5
      0 2 2 x x x          3 5 5 x x x          x 5 7 7 x x          5 7 7 x x x

          B5                    B                   F5                   F#5
      7 x 4 4 x x          7 6 4 x x x          1 3 3 x x x          2 4 4 x x x

      E5(type 2)               C5                   G/B                  G/C
      0 2 2 4 5 x          x 3 5 5 x x          x 2 5 4 x x          x 3 5 4 x x

      E5(type 3)              E7/Ab                B5II                   F
      0 2 2 4 x x          4 x 2 4 3 x          x 2 4 4 x x          1 3 3 2 1 x

         E5VII                  E
      0 7 9 9 x x          0 2 2 1 0 0

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Joe Satriani'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Joe Satriani'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Joe Satriani'
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'Joe Satriani'

 Theme
  Slow Rock Q=60
  E5    G5      G/C      D5      A5        G5          B5     B
 4/4
  Gtr I
   H     H       H        H       H         H            H    H
   |     |       |        |       |         |            |    |
   /     /       /        /       /         /            /    /

  Gtr II
   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~      ~~~~~~~~~~~       ~~           ~~~
   H     H       Q.    E  H       Q.    E   Q   E  E     W
|-------19----|-19----20-17----|-17----19\-15--------|-/19---------|
|-17----------|----------------|---------------19-17-|-------------|
|--------4----|--4-----5--2----|--2-----4------------|--/4---------|
|--2----------|----------------|------------5---4--2-|-------------|
|-------------|----------------|---------------------|-------------|
|-------------|----------------|---------------------|-------------|
2 GUITARS

  E5     G5       G/C      F5
    H      H       H        H
    |      |       |        |
    /      /       /        /

                                 \1____
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    H      H       Q.    E  Q   +Q
|--------/19----|-19----20-17--(17)---|
|-\17-----------|---------------------|
|---------/4----|--4-----5--2---(2)---|
|--\2-----------|---------------------|
|---------------|---------------------|
|---------------|---------------------|


  F#5            A5             B5    B    A5
    H             H              H    Q.   E
    |             |              |    |    |
    /             /              /    /    /

    |
                                 ~~
   +E  E    E  E  Q.     S  S    W
|-(17)-x/-/18----17----/19-20-|-19-----------|
|------x/-----19--------------|--------------|
|--(2)-----/3-----2-----/4--5-|--4-----------|
|------x/------4--------------|--------------|
|------x/---------------------|--------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------|


  G5               F5             E5(type 2)      D5
    H               H               H               H
    |               |               |               |
    /               /               /               /

                           \1_______/
    ~~~~            ~~~                             ~~~
   +Q    E a  E     Q.    +E       +E  E  E  a  E   Q    E  S  S
|-(19)--19---22b24-17----(17)---|-(17)---15-15s19-\14--/17-15-14-|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--(4)---4-4s=9-----------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------7-----(7)---|--(7)----5--5s=9--\4---/7--5--4-|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|--------------------------------|


  C5    G/A5     B5        B
   Q.   E H        H        H
   |    | |        |        |
   /    / /        /        /

   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
   W               H        H
|--------------|-/22b24----22b23----|
|-17-----------|--------------------|
|--------------|--------------------|
|--------------|--------------------|
|--7-----------|--/7--------6-------|
|--------------|--------------------|


  E5(type 3)E7/Ab               A5      C5
    H         H                   H       H
    |         |                   |       |
    /         /                   /       /

    ~~~~~~                        ~~~~
    H        +E    E  E     E    +H      +E   a  E a  E     E
|-/22b24----(22)-----20b22-20-|-(20)----(20)---------19b20-19-|
|----------------/17----------|--------------17s15------------|
|--------------------/7-----5-|--(5)-----(5)-------4S=5-----4-|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--/7--------(7)--/7----------|---------------7s=5------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------------|


  B5II    C5                      F     B5II
    H       H                      H      H
    |       |                      |      |
    /       /                      /      /

    ~~~~                           ~~
   +H      +E   a  E a  E     E    H     +E   a  E   E     E
|-(19)----(19)---------17b19-17-|-17----(17)--------15b17-15-|
|--------------15s13------------|------------13s12-----------|
|--(4)-----(4)-------2s=4-----2-|--2-----(2)-----------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------/7-----5-|
|---------------5s=3------------|-------------3s=2-----------|
|-------------------------------|----------------------------|


  E5(type D5                     C5     G/A5
    H       H                      Q.   E   H
    |       |                      |    |   |
    /       /                      /    /   /

                                   ~~~~
   +H      +E     E a  E     E    +H       +E   a  E  E     E
|-(15)----(15)/-------20b22-20-|-(20)-----(20)-------19b20-19-|
|---------------\17------------|---------------19s17----------|
|-------------------5s=7-----5-|--(5)------(5)--------5-----4-|
|--(5)-----(5)-----------------|------------------------------|
|----------------/7------------|------------------\7----------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|


  B5      B                   C5           D5
    H       H                  H             H
    |       |                  |             |
    /       /                  /             /

                                    \2.5/
                                             ~~~~
   +H      +E    E  a  E  E    Q   +Q       +Q    a  E  E
|-(19)----(19)--------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------17s19-17-|-17--(17)-----(17)--17s19-17-|
|--(4)-----(4)-\16----------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------2s=4--2-|--2---(2)------(2)---2s=4--2-|
|---------------\2----------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------|-----------------------------|


                                                            Trem. Bar FX
                                     H.=H                 Free Time Q=63
  E5VII        D5              C5            B5II            E
    H          H                 H           H                W
    |          |                 |           |                |
    /          /                 /           /                /

         \2/       \1/   \1/          \2/        \2/   \7     \2.5/
    ~~~~~~~~~~                   ~~~~~~~~~~~                  ~~~~~~
   +Q    H         E     E      +Q    H          E    +E      W
|-------22b24----------------|-------22b24================||===========|
|-(17)------------17b19-17---|-(17)-------------19---(19)-||-17--------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------||-----------|
|--(2)---7-------------------|----------------------------||-----------|
|------------------9-----7---|--(7)---7----------9----(9)-||--7--------|
|----------------------------|----------------------------||-----------|


  Gtr III
                 \1.5/   \1.5/   \1.5/   \1.5/   \1.5/   \1.5/         \1.5/   \1.5/   \1.5/   \1.5/   \1.5/
                 |-------3-------|               |----------3----------|               |-------3-------|
  a a  Q.       +S      +S      +S      +E      +S      +S            +S      +E      +S      +S      +S
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------:
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------:
|-----<2>------(<2>)---(<2>)---(<2>)---(<2>)---(<2>)---(<2>)---------(<2>)---(<2>)---(<2>)---(<2>)---(<2>)---:
|---x--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------:
|-x----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------:
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------:
|
| Gtr IV
|                /2______________________\2.5____________________/
|      Q    E   +E                      +E.                     +S            +Q
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------:
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------:
|----------<2>-(<2>)-------------------(<2>)-------------------(<2>)---------(<2>)---------------------------:
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------:
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------:
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------:


         \1____/0____\2.5__________|           \1.5___/    \7____/0___
                             ~~~~~
   |--3--|
   S   S S     E    +E      +E    +E          +E      E   +S    +S
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------<2>--(<2>)---(<2>)-(<2>)-------(<2>)---<2>-(<2>)-(<2>)-|
|--------x-----------------------------------------------------------|
|------x-------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|  /1__________\1                  \4/         \7
|                                  ~~~~~~~~~~
|  E          +Q            +E     S    +S    +Q.
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-<4>--------(<4>)---------(<4>)--<2>--(<2>)-(<2>)-------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


   \7                  \1.5/   \1.5  \1/   \3.5____/3____________\7
   E.            +S    E.     +S     E.   +S      +E    +E      +W
|------------------------------------------------------------:----------*|
|------------------------------------------------------------:----------*|
|-<2>-----------(<2>)-<3>----(<3>)--<4>--(<4>)---(<4>)-(<4>)-:-(<4>)----*|
|------------------------------------------------------------:----------*|
|------------------------------------------------------------:----------*|
|------------------------------------------------------------:----------*|
|
|  /1\  /2___\7                      \2/           \7
|  S   +S   +Q.                      Q            +Q            +W
|------------------------------------------------------------:----------*|
|------------------------------------------------------------:----------*|
|------------------------------------------------------------:----------*|
|------------------------------------------------------------:----------*|
|------------------------------------------------------------:----------*|
|--0---(0)--(0)----------------------0------------(0)--------:--(0)-----*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths


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