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/ KISS / Lick It Up (1983) / Exciter guitar tab

EXCITER (from the KISS CD "LICK IT UP")
--------------------

Transcribed by Emil Ortenmark, emil@kissasylum.com

Standard tuning

Comments: The open E-string during the first part of Rhy. Fig 1 is actually
natural harmonics. To get that sound, slide your left index finger along the
string (just resting it on the string as when playing natural harmonics)
from the 12th fret down to the 5th fret and back up again in time. It should
take 8 pick strokes either way. On beat one you should be at the 12th fret, at
beat three you should be at the 5 th fret and so on. The solo might not be
entirely accurate. There is an extreme amount of delay on that guitar and it
is hard to figure out what is played and what is generated by the delay.

Key:
/    = slide up
\    = slide down
b    = bend (whole step)
b^   = bend (1/2 step)
b^^  = bend (1 1/2 steps)
pb   = pre-bend
r    = release-bend
t    = tap with righthand finger
h    = hammer-on
p    = pull-off
~    = Vibrato
*    = Natural Harmonic
#(#) = Trill
**   = Artificial Harmonic
x    = Dead notes (no pitch)
P.M. = Palm mute (- -> underneath indicates which notes)
(\)  = Dive w\bar
(/)  = Release w\bar
Tp   = Tap w\plectrum



Rhythm Fig. 1

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------5------------7--|
D|-------------------------------------------5------------7--|
A|-------------------------------------------3------------5--|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0------0-0-0-0----|
   < - - - - - - - 3x - - - - - - >  P.M. ->      P.M. ->



Rhythm Fig. 2 (P.M. on 6th throughout)

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------2~-------------------------3~-----|
D|-------------------------2~-------------------------3~-----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-----0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--------|



E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------2~----------5------------7--------|
D|-------------------------2~----------5------------7--------|
A|-------------------------------------3------------5--------|
E|--0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-----0-0-0-0------0-0-0-0----------|




Rhythm Fig. 3 (P.M. on 6th throughout)

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------1----------3----------------------|
G|--2------------------2-------2-/4-------4------------------|
D|--2--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--0--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
                       Let ring - - - - - - >


E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------12~-------------------------3-----|
D|-------------------------12~-------------------------3-----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------1-----|
E|--0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-------|



E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------1----------3----------------------|
G|--2------------------2-------2-/4-------4------------------|
D|--2--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--0--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
                       Let ring - - - - - - >


E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------12~-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------12~-------------------------5-----|
A|-----------------------------------------------------5-----|
E|--0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0------0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-3-----|





Rhythm Fig. 4

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|--5------------------------/9------7-----------------------|
D|--5------------------------/9------7------------------5----|
A|--3------------------------/7------5------------------5----|
E|------------------------------------------------------3----|



E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|--5------------------------/9------7-----------------------|
D|--5------------------------/9------7-----------------------|
A|--3------------------------/7------5-----------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------7~--5~--3~--2~----|



Rhythm Fig. 5 (P.M. on 6th throughout)

E|--7--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--8--------------------------10----------------------------|
G|--9--------------------------11----------------------------|
D|--9--------------------------12----------------------------|
A|--7--------------------------12----------------------------|
E|-------0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-------0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0---|



E|--7--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--8--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9----------------------------------5------------7--------|
D|--9----------------------------------5------------7--------|
A|--7----------------------------------3------------5--------|
E|-------0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------0-0-0-0----------|



Rhythm Fig. 6 (Let ring)

E|--------------------------------0--------------------------|
B|---------------------2--------------2----------------------|
G|--4----------------------2--------------2------------------|
D|--4--------------------------2-----------------------------|
A|--2--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
   < - - - - - - - - - - 4x - - - - - - - - - >



E|--------------------------------3--------------------------|
B|--3------------------5--------------5----------------------|
G|--2----------------------5--------------5------------------|
D|--0--------------------------5-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
   < - - - - - - - - - - 2x - - - - - - - - - >


E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|--3-------------3-------------3-------------3-------5------|
D|--3-------------3-------------3-------------3-------5------|
A|--1-------------1-------------1-------------1-------3------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|



E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|--2-2-2-0-0-0----------------------------------------------|
E|--------------3-3-3-2-2-2-1--------------------------------|
    Light P.M. - - - - - ->



Rhythm Fig. 7 (P.M. throughout)

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 8 (P.M. on 6th throughout)

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------5-----------7-------|
D|-------------------------7~------------5-----------7-------|
A|-------------------------5~------------3-----------5-------|
E|--0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-------0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0---------|
    < - - - - - 7x - - - - - >



Rhythm Fig. 9

E|--7--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--8--------------------------10----------------------------|
G|--9--------------------------11----------------------------|
D|--9--------------------------12----------------------------|
A|--7--------------------------12----------------------------|
E|-------0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-------0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0---|
         P.M. - - - - - - - ->       P.M. - - - - - - - ->


E|--7--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--8--------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9--------------------------------------------------------|
D|--9--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--7--------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-7~---5~---3~---2~-------------|
         P.M. - - - - - - - ->


Rhythm Fig. 10

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--2-2-2-0-0-0----------------------------------------------|
A|--------------2-2-2-0-0-0----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------3---0----------------------------|


Rhythm Fig. 11

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--5-5-5-3-3-3----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------4-4-4-2-2-2-0--------------------------------|
D|------------------------------2----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|


Rhythm Fig. 12

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-----------9-------------9------------9-9---------------|
D|--9-----------9-------------9------------9-9---------------|
A|--7-----------7-------------7------------7-7---------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 1

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|--12*-----(\/)(\/)(\/)(\/)(\/)(\/)-------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------14(\)-----------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|



Riff 2

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|--12~------------------------12~---------------------------|
D|--12~------------------------12~---------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 3

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|------7~-----------------7~--------------------------------|
G|------7~-----------------7~--------------------------------|
D|------7~-----------------7~--------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|


Riff 4

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--5p3---3--------------------------------------------------|
G|------4---4-2-0---2p0---0----------------------------------|
D|----------------2-----2---2p0-----2p0---0------------------|
A|------------------------------2-0-----2---2p0--------------|
E|----------------------------------------------3-2-0-0------|



Solo 1

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--12----------------10--------14--------12-----------------|
G|--14b~--------------12b-------16b~------14b~---------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|



E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--14--------10--------15----------------13--------17-------|
G|--16b-------12b~------17b~--------------15b-------19b~-----|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|


E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--13----------------17--------13--------15-----------------|
G|--15b~--------------19b-------15b~------17b~---------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|



E|--------------------------------------------------15-------|
B|--17--------18--------17----------------18--------18b~-----|
G|--19b-------20b~------19b~--------------20b----------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|



Solo 2

E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------5\-|
A|--2~---------0-------0---------/5~-----7~------------------|
E|-----------------3-------3---0-----------------------------|




E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------2~---------------2---0------0----------|
E|------------0----3---------------------------3------3---0--|



E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-/5~-------------7-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|



Solo 3 (with massive delay)


E|--------12p10----12p10--------12p10---------12p10----------|
B|--------------12-------12-----------10b-----------10b------|
G|--14b------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
          < - - - 7x - - >


E|----------------------------------------15p12----12--------|
B|--10h-12p-10----------------15p12----12-------15-----------|
G|-------------12-14p12----12-------14-----------------------|
D|----------------------14-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|



E|--15p12----12--17b--17b--17b~----12h15-10h12---------------|
B|--------15-----------------------------------12h15-10h12---|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|



E|-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--10b---------------15b--15-12-----------------------------|
G|----------14b--14-12-------------14p12-14/------(12)-------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|


KISS albums
1998 Psycho Circus
1996 MTV Unplugged
1992 Revenge
1989 Hot In The Shade
1987 Crazy Nights
1985 Asylum
1984 Animalize
1983 Lick It Up
1982 Creatures Of The Night
1982 Killers
1981 Music from 'The Elder'
1980 Kiss Unmasked
1979 Dynasty
1978 Paul Stanley
1978 Peter Criss
1978 Ace Frehley
1977 Love Gun
1976 Rock and Roll Over
1976 Destroyer
1975 Dressed To Kill
1974 Hotter Than Hell
1974 Kiss
Lick It Up tabs
01Exciter tabbass tab
02Not For The Innocent tabbass tab
03Lick It Up tabbass tab
04Young And Wasted tabbass tab
05Gimme More tabbass tab
06All Hell's Breakin' Loose tabbass tab
07A Million To One tabbass tab
08Fits Like A Glove tabbass tab
09Dance All Over Your Face tabbass tab
10And On The 8th Day tabbass tab

 

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