Beat It - Michael Jackson
00:00 / 00:00
Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
The opening and chorus guitar riff, doubled by the bass:

Guitar tuned 1/2 step down (D# G# C# F# A# D#)

[Main Riff/Intro]
D#|-----|-----------------|-----------------|
G#|-----|-----------------|-----------------|
C#|-----|-----------------|-----------------|
F#|-----|--------5-2----4-|---2-------------|
A#|-----|------2----------|-----5---5-------|
D#|---0-|(0)-3------------|---------------0-|

D#|-----------------|-------------|
G#|-----------------|-------------|
C#|-----------------|-------------|
F#|--------5-2----4-|---2---------|
A#|------2----------|-----5-------|
D#|(0)-3------------|-------------|

[Intro Lead Riff]
D#|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|
G#|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|
C#|--x---x-x-12--x-x-12---9-------x-x-|-11---x-x-11---7-------|
F#|--x---x-x-12--x-x-12---9-------x-x-|-12---x-x-12---7-------|
A#|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|
D#|-----------------------------------|-----------------------|

[Verse Riff]
E5 D5
D#|------------------|-------------|
G#|------------------|-------------|
C#|--x-9-9---9---x-7-|-7---7-------|
F#|--x-9-9---9---x-7-|-7---7-------|
A#|--x-7-7---7---x-5-|-5---5-------|
D#|------------------|-------------|

E5 D5
D#|-----------------|-------------|
G#|-----------------|-------------|
C#|-x-9-9---9---x-7-|-7---7-------|
F#|-x-9-9---9---x-7-|-7---7-------|
A#|-x-7-7---7---x-5-|-5---5-------|
D#|-----------------|-------------|

C5 D5
D#|-----------------|-------------|
G#|-----------------|-------------|
C#|-x-5-5---5---x-7-|-7---7-------|
F#|-x-5-5---5---x-7-|-7---7-------|
A#|-x-3-3---3---x-5-|-5---5-------|
D#|-----------------|-------------|

E5 D5
D#|-----------------|------------------|
G#|-----------------|------------------|
C#|-x-9-9---9---x-7-|-7---7------------|
F#|-x-9-9---9---x-7-|-7---7------------|
A#|-x-7-7---7---x-5-|-5---5------------|
D#|-----------------|------------------|


*********************************************

|(n) Ghost note
| x dead note

*********************************************
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
(Gtr 1) (E A D G B E) - 'Steve Lukather - main riff w/dist'
(Gtr 2) (E A D G B E) - 'Rhythm w/dist'
(Gtr 3) (E A D G B E) - 'Clean electric'
(Gtr 4) (E A D G B E) - 'Eddie Van Halen - Lead w/dist'

[Intro]
4/4
(Gtr 1)
e|----------|-------------|----------------------|------------------|
B|--13 bars-|-------------|----------------------|------------------|
G|--synth---|-------------|----------------------|------------------|
D|--intro---|-------------|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-0--0-------|
A|----------|-------------|-------2--------------|------------------|
E|----------|-----------0-|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0--|

(Riff A)
e|----------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|----------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|----------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-0-----------|--------------5-----2----(2)-2h4---|
A|-------2--------------|-------------------|------------2----------------------|
E|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0---|-(0)---3---------------------------|

(Gtr 2)
~~
W
e|----------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|----------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|----------------------|-------------------|-----------12------12--------------|
D|----------------------|-------------------|-----------12------12-14-----------|
A|----------------------|---------------x-x-|--x--x-x-x------14----14-------x-x-|
E|----------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------|
D|-(4)-2----0------0-------------|
A|-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------0---|

~~~~
e|-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------4-|
D|-12------12-12-(12)--(12)\-----|
A|-12--x-x-12-12-(12)--(12)\-----|
E|-------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|------------5----2----(2)-2h4---|-(4)-2-----------------------|
A|----------2---------------------|----------5------------------|
E|-(0)-3--------------------------|-----------------------------|

~~ ~~~~
e|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|
G|-12------12-----12--------------|-----------------------------|
D|---------12-----12-14-----------|-12------12-12-(12)--(12)\---|
A|-----x-x------x----14-------x-x-|-12--x-x-12-12-(12)--(12)\---|
E|--------------------------------|-----------------------------|

[Verse]
(Gtr 2)
e|-----------------|--------------|----------------|-----------------|
B|o----------------|--------------|----------------|-----------------|
G|----9-9---9----7-|-7---7--------|---9-9---9----7-|-7---7--------5--|
D|----9-9---9----7-|-7---7--------|---9-9---9----7-|-7---7--------5--|
A|o----------------|--------------|----------------|-----------------|
E|-----------------|--------------|----------------|-----------------|

(Rhythm fig 1)
e|----------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
B|----------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
G|-5---5--------7-|-7---7--------|---9-9---9----7-|-7---7--------|
D|-5---5--------7-|-7---7--------|---9-9---9----7-|-7---7--------|
A|----------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|
E|----------------|--------------|----------------|--------------|

(w/Rhy Fig 1)
(Gtr 3)
PM-----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
D|---2-0-2-0-2---2-|-0-2-0-2-4-2-0-2-|---2-0-2-0-2---2-|-0-2-0-2-4--2-0-2-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

(Gtr 1)
PM---------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
B|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
G|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
D|---2-0-2-0--2---2-|-0-2-0-2-4-2-0-2-|---2-0-2-0-2---2-|-0-2-0-2--------|
A|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
E|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------0-|

[Chorus]
(Gtr 1)
e|----------|-------------|----------------------|------------------|
B|--13 bars-|-------------|----------------------|------------------|
G|--synth---|-------------|----------------------|------------------|
D|--intro---|-------------|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-0--0-------|
A|----------|-------------|-------2--------------|------------------|
E|----------|-----------0-|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0--|

(Riff A)
e|----------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------------|
B|----------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------------|
G|----------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------------|
D|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-0-----------|--------------5-----2----(2)-2h4---|
A|-------2--------------|-------------------|------------2----------------------|
E|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0---|-(0)---3---------------------------|

(w/Riff A)
(Gtr 3)
e|-------------------------|----------------------|
B|-12----12---12---12------|-12----12---12---12---|
G|-------------------------|----------------------|
D|--9-----9----9----9------|--9-----9----9----9---|
A|-------------------------|----------------------|
E|-------------------------|----------------------|

(Rhy Fig 2)
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-12----12---12---12------|-12----12---12----12-----|
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|--9-----9----9----9------|--9-----9----9-----9-----|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

(Gtr 1)
e|----------------------|-----------------|
B|----------------------|-----------------|
G|----------------------|-----------------|
D|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-0--0------|
A|-------2--------------|-----------------|
E|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0-|

e|----------------------|----------------|
B|----------------------|---------------o|
G|----------------------|----------------|
D|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-0--------|
A|-------2--------------|---------------o|
E|-(0)-3----------------|----------------|

(Rhy Fig 3) (x2)
e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
B|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
G|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
E|---0-0---0----0-|-0---0--------0-|---0-0---0----0-|-0---0--------0-|

(w/Rhy Fig 1)
(Gtr 3)
PM-----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
D|---2-0-2-0-2---2-|-0-2-0-2-4-2-0-2-|---2-0-2-0-2---2-|-0-2-0-2-4--2-0-2-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

(Gtr 1) (x2)
PM---------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
B|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
G|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
D|---2-0-2-0--2---2-|-0-2-0-2-4-2-0-2-|---2-0-2-0-2---2-|-0-2-0-2--------|
A|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
E|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------0-|

(Gtr 2)
~~ ~~~~
e|-------------------------|------------------------|
B|-------------------------|------------------------|
G|-------12-----12---------|-12-----12--------------|
D|-------12-----12-14------|-12-----12-14-(14)------|
A|---x-x------x----14--x-x-|------x----14-(14)------|
E|-------------------------|------------------------|

~~ ~~~~
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-------12-----12---------|-12-----12---------------|
D|-------12-----12-14------|-12-----12-14-(14)-------|
A|---x-x------x----14--x-x-|------x----14-(14)-------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

~~ ~~~~ ~~
e|-------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|
G|-------12-----12---------|-12-----12--------------|-------12-----12---------|
D|-------12-----12-14------|-12-----12-14-(14)------|-------12-----12-14------|
A|---x-x------x----14--x-x-|------x----14-(14)------|---x-x------x----14--x-x-|
E|-------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|

(Gtr 4)
\4____/
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|--------------0-----0-----(0)h2b3==|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

(Gtr 2)
~~~~
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|-12-----12-------------------------|
D|-12-----12-14-----(14)-------------|
A|------x----14-----(14)-------------|
E|-----------------------------------|

[Guitar Solo]
(w/Rhy Fig 1)
(Gtr 3)
PM-----------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
B|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
D|---2-0-2-0-2---2-|-0-2-0-2-4-2-0-2-|---2-0-2-0-2---2-|-0-2-0-2-4--2-0-2-|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
E|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|

(Gtr 1) (x2)
PM---------------------------------------------------------|
e|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
B|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
G|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
D|---2-0-2-0--2---2-|-0-2-0-2-4-2-0-2-|---2-0-2-0-2---2-|-0-2-0-2--------|
A|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
E|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------0-|

(Gtr 4)
~~~~~ T
e|----------------------------|----------------------------|
B|----------------------------|----------------------------|
G|-(2)b4==(2)-----(2)r(2)s7---|-(7)-7(14)-----(7)s9-9(14)--|
D|----------------------------|----------------------------|
A|----------------------------|----------------------------|
E|----------------------------|----------------------------|

T T T T
|------5------| |------6-------|
e|------------15p10h14-15p14p12p==10h14-15p14p12p10h14-15p|
B|--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-(9)s==14-----------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

T T ~~~
|---------7----------| |---------7----------|
e|-14p12p10-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------h14---15p14p12p10h14-15p14p==12p10-(10)h12h13p12----(12)s=|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----5-----| |------6-------|
e|------------------12h19p15p12----12-------------12----|
B|-19------12-15h19-------------19-12-19p15p12h15----19p|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

|---------7---------|
e|----------12------------12-----------------------------------------------|
B|-15p12h15------19p15p12----12---------------------15b17==(15)r(15)p12h===|
G|------------------------------14b15==(14)r(14)p12------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

\2.5_______
T T
e|----------------19s22--------------------------------------------------|
B|-15-19s22p15p12-------15p12--------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------14b15==(14)-(14)r(14)p12-0-(0)-(0)----(0)-|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

/ \1/
e|------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------|
G|-(0)-(0)---[9]b11==(9)r(9)p7h9-(9)p7-(7)--|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------|

e|-----------------------------------------------|
B|------3b5==(3)-(3)r(3)p0h3b5==(3)r(3)p0-3b5====|
G|-(7)\------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|=(3)rp0-3b5==(3)r(3)p0--------------------------|
G|-----------------------[2]b4==([2])--([2])r-(2)s|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

~~~~~
e|-------------12--------------12-15b17==(15)r---12----|
B|----------------15b17==(15)r-12-------------------12-|
G|-16-----7s13-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------|

~~~~~~~~~ T
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------15h18p13-|
G|-14b16==(14)r(14)p12-14---(14)-(14)\------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

T T T T T T T T T
|------5------| |------6-------| |--------7---------| |---------7----------|
e|-15h18p12------------15h18p12-----------15h18p12----------15h18p12---------h13-17p==|
B|------------15h18p12----------15h18p12-----------15h18p12----------15p==12----------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

T T
|3-| |3-|
e|-10-17p10-17p10s==8------0---------12----|
B|-------------------------0-15b17==(15)r--|
G|--------------------9s14-----------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP
e|-12---14---15-----17-|-17---19---19--22b24==(22)-----|
B|---------------------|-------------------------------|
G|---------------------|-------------------------------|
D|---------------------|-------------------------------|
A|---------------------|-------------------------------|
E|---------------------|-------------------------------|

[Outro/Chorus]
(w/Riff A)
TP TP ~~~~
e|-(22)---(22)---(22)----------|-(22)r------------------|
B|-----------------------------|------------------------|
G|-----------------------------|---------19--(19)\------|
D|-----------------------------|-------x----------------|
A|-----------------------------|------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|------------------------|

(w/Riff A)
(Gtr 3)
e|-------------------------|----------------------|
B|-12----12---12---12------|-12----12---12---12---|
G|-------------------------|----------------------|
D|--9-----9----9----9------|--9-----9----9----9---|
A|-------------------------|----------------------|
E|-------------------------|----------------------|

(Rhy Fig 2)
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-12----12---12---12------|-12----12---12----12-----|
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|--9-----9----9----9------|--9-----9----9-----9-----|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

(Gtr 1)
e|----------------------|-----------------|
B|----------------------|-----------------|
G|----------------------|-----------------|
D|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-0--0------|
A|-------2--------------|-----------------|
E|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0-|

e|----------------------|----------------|
B|----------------------|---------------o|
G|----------------------|----------------|
D|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-0--------|
A|-------2--------------|---------------o|
E|-(0)-3----------------|----------------|

(w/Riff A)
(Gtr 3)
e|-------------------------|----------------------|
B|-12----12---12---12------|-12----12---12---12---|
G|-------------------------|----------------------|
D|--9-----9----9----9------|--9-----9----9----9---|
A|-------------------------|----------------------|
E|-------------------------|----------------------|

(Rhy Fig 2) (x2)
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|
B|-12----12---12---12------|-12----12---12----12-----|
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D|--9-----9----9----9------|--9-----9----9-----9-----|
A|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

(Gtr 1)
e|----------------------|-----------------|
B|----------------------|-----------------|
G|----------------------|-----------------|
D|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-0--0------|
A|-------2--------------|-----------------|
E|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0-|

e|----------------------|----------------|
B|----------------------|---------------o|
G|----------------------|----------------|
D|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-0--------|
A|-------2--------------|---------------o|
E|-(0)-3----------------|----------------|



************************************

| (n) Ghost note
| h Hammer-on
| x Dead note
| ~ Vibrato
| b Bend
| p Pull-off
| tp Tremolo picking

************************************
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
main riff
e-----------------------------------------------------------------|
b-----------------------------------------------------------------|
g-----------------------------------------------------------------|
d---------------5--2--2h4--2--0--0--------------------------------|
a-----------2-----------------------------------------------------|
e---0---3---------------------------------------------------------|

e----------------------------------------------------------------|
b----------------------------------------------------------------|
g----------------------------------------------------------------|
d--------------5--2--2h4--2--0-----------------------------------|
a-----------2----------------------------------------------------|
e---0---3--------------------------------------------------------|
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
BEAT IT
As recorded by Micheal Jackson and Eddie Van Halen

Words and Music by Micheal Jackson


E5 D5 C5
x 7 9 9 x x x 5 7 7 x x x 3 5 5 x x

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr 1'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr 2'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Gtr3'

Intro
Q=137
Em D Em
4/4
Gtrs I, II
Wx12 H Q E E +E E E E Q +E a E +E E q q E E
|-------------|-------------|----------------------|-----------------|
|-------------|-------------|----------------------|-----------------|
|-------------|-------------|----------------------|-----------------|
|-------------|-------------|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-----------|
|-------------|-------------|-------2--------------|-------5--5------|
|-------------|-----------0-|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0-|


D Em D
Gtr I
~~~~~~
+E E E E Q +E a E +E E q Q E S S S S S S E S S E E +E S S
|-----------------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------x-x-x-|--x--x-x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)---x-x--|
|---------5-2--(2)-2h4--|-(4)-2-------x-x-x-|--x--x-x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)---x-x--|
|-------2---------------|-------5-----------|----------------------------------|
|-(0)-3-----------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|
|
| Gtr II
| W H. E E +E E E E Q +E a E
|-----------------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------|--------------5----2---(2)-2h4----|
|-----------------------|-------------------|------------2---------------------|
|-----------------------|---------------0---|-(0)---3--------------------------|


Em
\1___/
~
|---3----|
E S S E E +E +E +E Q
|------------------------------|
|--7--x-x-7--------------------|
|--7--x-x-7-7-(7)--(7)-(7)-----|
|-----------7-(7)--(7)-(7)-----|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|
| +E E q q E E
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|-(4)-2------------------------|
|---------5----5---------------|
|----------------------------0-|


D
~~~~~~ ~~~~~~
S S S S E S S E E +E S S E S S E E +Q +E E
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|---------------------------------|--7--x-x-7----------------||
|--x--x-x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)---x-x-|--7--x-x-7-7-(7)--(7)\----||
|--x--x-x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)---x-x-|-----------7-(7)--(7)\----||
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|
| +E E E E Q +E a E +E E q H
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|---------------------------------|--------------------------||
|--------------5----2---(2)-2h4---|-(4)-2--------------------||
|------------2--------------------|---------5----------------||
|-(0)---3-------------------------|--------------------------||


Verse
E5 D5 E5 D5
E E Q Q E E Q Q H E E Q Q E E
||----------------|------------|---------------|
||o---------------|------------|---------------|
||----9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|
||----9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|
||o---7-7--7----5-|-5--5-------|---7-7--7----5-|
||----------------|------------|---------------|


C5 D5
Q Q H E E Q Q E E Q Q H
|------------|---------------|-----------|
|------------|---------------|-----------|
|-7--7-------|---5-5--5----7-|-7--7------|
|-7--7-------|---5-5--5----7-|-7--7------|
|-5--5-------|---3-3--3----5-|-5--5------|
|------------|---------------|-----------|


E5 D5 E5 D5
E E Q Q E E Q Q H E E Q Q E E
|---------------|------------|---------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|
|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|
|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|
|---7-7--7----5-|-5--5-------|---7-7--7----5-|
|---------------|------------|---------------|


E5 D5
Q Q H E E Q Q E E Q Q H
|------------|---------------|------------|
|------------|---------------|------------|
|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|
|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|
|-5--5-------|---7-7--7----5-|-5--5-------|
|------------|---------------|------------|


C5 D5 E5 D5
E E Q Q E E Q Q H E E Q Q E E Q Q Q E E
|---------------|------------|---------------|--------------||
|---------------|------------|---------------|--------------||
|---5-5--5----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7---------||
|---5-5--5----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7---------||
|---3-3--3----5-|-5--5-------|---7-7--7----5-|-5--5---------||
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------0-||


Chorus
Em D Em D
+E E E E Q +E a E +E E q q E E +E E E E Q +E a E
|----------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-----------|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|
|-------2--------------|-------5--5------|-------2--------------|
|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0-|-(0)-3----------------|


Em D Em
+E E q Q E E +E E E E Q +E a E +E E q q E E
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-(4)-2-----------|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2------------|
|-------5---------|-------2--------------|-------5--5-------|
|---------------0-|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0--|


D Em D
+E E E E Q +E a E +E E q Q E E +E E E E Q +E a E
|----------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------|----------------------|
|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2-----------|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|
|-------2--------------|-------5---------|-------2--------------|
|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0-|-(0)-3----------------|


Em D Em
+E E q q E E +E E E E Q +E a E +E E q Q Q
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------||
|-----------------|----------------------|-----------------o||
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------||
|-(4)-2-----------|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2------------||
|-------5--5------|-------2--------------|-------5---------o||
|---------------0-|-(0)-3----------------|------------------||


Bridge
E5 D5
E e q q e e q q H E e q q e e q q H
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|
|---0-0--0----0-|-0--0-------|---0-0--0----0-|-0--0-------|


E5
E e q q e e q q H E e q q e e
|---------------|------------|---------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|
|---0-0--0----0-|-0--0-------|---0-0--0----0-|


D5 D5
Gtr I
q q H E e q q e e q q H
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|-0--0---------|---0----0------0-------0---|--0------0-----------|
|
| Gtr II
| ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~
| W E S S E S S E E +E S S E S S E E +Q Q
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-----|
|--------------|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-----|
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|
|--------------|---------------------------|---------------------|


E5 D5 E5
E e q q e e q q H E e q q e e
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---0----0------0-------0---|--0------0-----------|---0----0------0-------0---|
|
| ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~
| E S S E S S E E +E S S E S S E E +Q Q E S S E S S E E +E S S
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-----|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|
|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-----|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------|---------------------------|


G
W W
G
q q H E e q q e e
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|--0------0-----------|---0----0------0-------0---|
|
| G
| ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~
| E S S E E +Q Q E S S E S S E E +E S S
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-----|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|
|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-----|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-x-x-|
|---------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------|---------------------------|


E
tr I
q q H
| |
o /

tr III
\7___/
Q a +Q +E E E E
|------------------------------||
|------------------------------||
|----0---(0)----(0)h=1s=2s3b4==||
|------------------------------||
|------------------------------||
|------------------------------||
|
|tr II
| ~~~~~~~
| E S S E E +Q Q
|------------------------------||
|------------------------------||
|-12-x----x--12--9--(9)--------||
|-12-x----x--12--9--(9)--------||
|------------------------------||
|------------------------------||


Guitar Solo
E5 D5
Gtrs I, II
E E Q Q E E Q Q H
| | | | | |
/ / / / / /

Gtr III
T T
+H +E +E Q +E E +Q +E E Q
|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-(3)-------(3)r(3)s7---|-(7)-7(14)-(7)--(7)s9-9(14)--|
|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------------------|


E5 D5
E E Q Q E E
| | | |
/ / / /

T T T T T
|--3--| |--3--|
+Q S S S S S S S S S S S S T T T T
|----------15p10h14-15p14p12p10h14-15p14p12p10h14-15p14p=|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-(9)---12-----------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|


D5
Q Q H
| |
/ /

T T
|--3--| |--3--|
S S S T T T T S S S S S E E Q
|-12p10--------------------------------------------|
|-------14h15p14p12p10h14h15-14p12p10h14s=15p=12---|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


C5 D5
E E Q Q E E
| | | |
/ / / /

|--3--| |--3--|
+E E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|--------------------12h19p15p12-----12----------12-----|
|-(12)/-----12h15h19-------------h19----19p15p12----19p=|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


D5
Q Q H
| |
/ /

T
|-------6-------|
S S S S S S S S a +E +S S a +E +S +S S S
|----------12--------12----------------------------------------------------|
|-15p12h15----h19-17----12---------------------15b17==(15)-(15)r(15)p12-15-|
|--------------------------14b16==(14)r(14)p12-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|


E5 D5
E E Q Q E E
| | | |
/ / / /

\5___
+S S S S S S a +E +S S E Q
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-(15)-/15p12-x-15p12-----------------------------|
|---------------------14b16==(14)-(14)r14p12p=0---|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|


D5
Q Q H
| |
/ /

/ \1___/
+S +E. a +E +S S E a +T T S +Q
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-(0)-(0)-[9]b11==(9)r(9)p7h9-9---(9)-9p7-(7)--|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|


E5 D5
E E Q Q E E Q Q H
| | | | | |
/ / / / / /

\2 / \1___/
|-3--|
E a E +S S S S S S S S +E E S S a +S +S +E E E a +H
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|---3s5-(5)-3p0h3--h5-3p0h3-(3)-5p|=3-0-5---(5)-(5)-(5)p3p0--------------|
|-2-------------------------------|-------------------------[2]b4-(2)----|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------------------------------|


E5 D5
E E Q Q E E
| | | |
/ / / /

+E E E a +E S S a +E +E. S
|------------12------------12-----15b17==(15)--(15)r---12-|
|---------------15b17-(15)-----12-------------------------|
|-(2)/--/12-----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|


Q Q H
| |
/ /

~~ T
S a +S S S H S S S S
|---------------------------------------|
|-12----------------------------15p8h13-|
|----14b16-(14)-14-12-14----------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|


C5 D5
E E Q Q E E
| | | |
/ / / /

T T T T T T T T
|-3--| |-----6------| |-----6------| |------6------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-15p8h12---------15p8h12---------15p8h12---------15p8h12p10h17p|
|---------15p8h12---------15p8h12---------15p8h12---------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|


Q Q H
| |
/ /

T T
S S S S Q E E Q
|-10h17p10h17p10-------0--12-------|
|----------------------0--15b17----|
|-----------------/12--------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|


E5 D5
E E Q Q E E Q Q H
| | | | | |
/ / / / / /

TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP
Q Q Q. E Q Q E Q.
|-12----14---15------17--|-17---19---19-21b24=====||
|------------------------|------------------------||
|------------------------|------------------------||
|------------------------|------------------------||
|------------------------|------------------------||
|------------------------|------------------------||


Outro
Em D Em D
TP ~~
+H. +E +E +E E Q H W
|-(21)----------(21)---(21)-|-(21)r----------------||-----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------||o----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------||-----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------||-----------------------|
|---------------------------|-------x\-------------||o----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------||-----------------------|
|
| Gtrs I, II
| E E E E Q +E a E +E E q q E E +E E E E Q +E a E
|---------------------------|----------------------||-----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------||o----------------------|
|---------------------------|----------------------||-----------------------|
|----------5-2---(2)-2h==4--|--(4)--2--------------||----------5-2--(2)-2h4-|
|--------2------------------|----------5---5-------||o-------2--------------|
|---0--3--------------------|--------------------0-||--(0)-3----------------|


Em D Em
Gtrs I, II
+E E q Q E E +E E E E Q +E a E +E E q q E E
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|----------------------|------------------|
|-(4)-2-----------|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2------------|
|-------5---------|-------2--------------|-------5--5-------|
|---------------0-|-(0)-3----------------|---------------0--|


D Em
+E E E E Q +E a E +E E q q E E 4x
|----------------------|------------------||
|----------------------|-----------------o||
|----------------------|------------------||
|---------5-2--(2)-2h4-|-(4)-2------------||
|-------2--------------|-------5--5------o||
|-(0)-3----------------|---------------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
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Opening:
E:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
B:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
G:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
D:-----|-------4-1-----3-|--1--------------|-------4-1-----3-|--1----------||
A:-----|-----1-----------|-----4--4--------|-----1-----------|-----4-------||
E:--0--|---3-------------|---------------0-|---3-------------|-------------||

Verse 1: E:-----------------------------------|--------------------||
B:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------||
G:--x-x-----12-12---9-------------x--|-11-11---------7--|| Repeat--|| 1x
D:--x-x-----12-12---9-------------x--|-12-12---------7-------------||
A:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------||
E:-----------------------------------|-----------------------------||
They told him, “Don’t you ever come around here.
(You better run, you better do what you can.)
E:---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------||
G:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------||

Don’t wanna see your face you better disappear.”
(Don’t wanna see no blood, don’t be a macho man.)
E:---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------||
G:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------||

The fire’s in their eyes and their words are really clear,
(You wanna be tough, better do what you can)
E:---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------||
G:--x-4-4---4----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-4-4---4----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-2-2---2----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------||

So beat it, just beat it.
(So beat it. But-cha wanna be bad, just . . .)
E:---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------||
G:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------||

Chorus:
E:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
B:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
G:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
D:-----|-------4-1-----3-|--1--------------|-------4-1-----3-|--1----------||
A:-----|-----1-----------|-----4--4--------|-----1-----------|-----4-------||
E:--0--|---3-------------|---------------0-|---3-------------|-------------||
(Repeat above progression throughout the whole chorus.)

Beat it! Beat it!
No one wants to be defeated.
Showin’ how funky, strong is your fight,
It doesn’t matter, who spoke up right, just beat it.
Just beat it.
Just beat it.
Just beat it. Oooo!

Verse 2:
(Same tab progression as verse 1)

They’re out to get you, better leave while you can.
Don’t wanna be a boy, you wanna be a man.
You wanna stay alive, better do what you can,
So beat it. Just beat it. Hmph!

You hafta show them that your really not scared,
You’re playin’ with your life, this ain’t no truth or dare.
They’ll kick you, then they beat you, then they’ll tell you it’s fair, so beat it.
But-cha wanna be bad just . . .

Chorus:
E:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
B:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
G:-----|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------||
D:-----|-------4-1-----3-|--1--------------|-------4-1-----3-|--1----------||
A:-----|-----1-----------|-----4--4--------|-----1-----------|-----4-------||
E:--0--|---3-------------|---------------0-|---3-------------|-------------||
(Repeat above progression throughout the whole chorus.)

Beat it! Beat it!
No one wants to be defeated.
Showin’ how funky, strong is your fight,
It doesn’t matter, who spoke up right, just . . .
Beat it! Beat it!
No one wants to be defeated.
Showin’ how funky, strong is your fight,
It doesn’t matter, who spoke up right, just
Beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it. (Repeat when necessary)

Pre-solo:
E:-------------|-------------||
B:-------------|-------------||
G:--11-11---8--|--11-11---8--|| Repeat 4x
D:--11-11---8--|--11-11---8--||
A:-------------|-------------||
E:-------------|-------------||

Rhythm guitar during solo:
E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
G:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----|--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||


E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
G:--x-4-4---4----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-4-4---4----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-2-2---2----|-4-4---4----|--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||


E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
G:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----|--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||


E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
B:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
G:--x-4-4---4----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
D:--x-4-4---4----|-6-6---6----|--x-8-8---8----|-6-6---6----||
A:--x-2-2---2----|-4-4---4----|--x-6-6---6----|-4-4---4----||
E:---------------|------------|---------------|------------||
(Repeat chorus *multiple times* to fade)
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE--------------------------------#
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#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.#
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------#
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Author/Artist: Michael Jackson
Title: Beat It

r release bend
p.m. palm mute
h hammer on
p pull off
v vibrato
() Bass



Tuning (eb A D G B E), (eb, D) Down ~ 10%
Live 1/2 Step Down Tuning (eb ab db gb bb eb)
Key: (E + D) -> (E + A) or (D + C#)



----|-------------------------------------------------------|
----|-------------------------------------------------------|
----|-------------------------------------------------------|
----|-------------------------------------------------------|
----|-----------9-6--6/8-6-------------------9-6--6/8-6-----|
----|-0----3--7------------10--10---0---3--7------------10--|


Intro/Chorus



----|-----------------------------------------------------|--|
----|-----------------------------------------------------|--|
----|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-11--x-x-11--8---x-x-10--x-x-10--6--\--|--|
----|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-11--x-x-11--8---x-x-11--x-x-11--6--\--|2x|
----|-----------------------------------------------------|--|
----|-----------------------------------------------------|--|


Intro





----|-----------------------|--|-----------------------|
----|-----------------------|--|-----------------------|
----|-----------------------|--|-----------------------|
----|-----------------------|2x|-----------------------|
----|-13-13--13--11-11--11--|--|-9--9---9---11-11--11--|
----|----12--12-----10--10--|--|----8---8------10--10--|


Verse




----|----------------------|
----|----------------------|
----|----------------------|
----|----------------------|
----|----------------------|
----|(0-0--0----0-0--0)----|


Interlude



----|----------------------|
----|----------------------|
----|-x-x-11--x-x-11--8--\-|
----|-x-x-11--x-x-11--8--\-|
----|----------------------|
----|----------------------|


Interlude





---|---------------16-b17r16-b17r16-b17-16-----------------13-11-11h13-11-----|
---|---------------------------------------5-v-v--------------------------14--|
---|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
---|------8vv/11vv------------------------------------------------------------|
---|-----------------------------------------------18/20----------------------|
---|-3-/----------------------------------------------------------------------|


Solo Live Version 1/2 Step Down Tuning




-----11h13-11-------11h13-----------------------------------------------------|
-13-----------14-13-------14-11--12brp13p11--14brp13p11-12-11-11--12--11v/----|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|




--------------18-14-11-13-11-13-11----------11h13----------13p11----11--------|
-11-13-14--16----------------------11-14-11-------11-14-11-------11----11-----|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|




------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
---9b10r9-9b10-7-10b11r10--10-11-13/--16p14-14-16p14-10b-11-r10-9-7-----------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------4-b-5-r-4-|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|





-----21b22r21---------------------------------------------------------7/21br--|
--------------------------------2/4-4-2---2-2/4-2---2b/4-2---2b/4-2-----------|
----------------------------------------3---------3--------3--------3---------|
-4-/--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--------------16-18-16/18-16v\------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|





-----11-8/11-11-9-15b16v-11---------------------------------14----------------|
----------------------------10-9b10vv-9p7-9-v-v-v\-16p14-14----16p14-14-16-14-|
-6/8--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|




-14-------------------------------14--------9h11p9h11p9b10----------10b11v-v--|
----16-16p14----16-16p14----14-14----16p14\-----------------------0-----------|
-------------16----------16---------------------------------------0-----------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------14/18-------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|




-v-11-11-11r10-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-17-17-17-17-17-17-|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|




-17-17-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-19-20b21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21-21b22-22-22-22-22---|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------|





-22-22r20--21-21-21-----------|-----------------------------------------------|
------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
--------------------17-\------|-----------------------------------------------|
------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
BEAT IT
As recorded by Michael Jackson
(From the 1983 Album THRILLER)

Words and Music by Michael Jackson


E5 D5 C5
x 7 9 9 x x x 5 7 7 x x x 3 5 5 x x

Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - '(elec. w/dist.)'
Gtr II (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - '(elec. w/dist.)'
Gtr III (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - '(Eddie Van Halen)'
Gtr IV (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb) - 'Gtr. 2 (dist. off)'

Intro
Moderately Q=132
N.C.(Em) (D)
4/4
Gtr I
1/2 step down
~~
Wx13 H Q E E +E E E E Q. a E
|-------------|-------------|--------------------|
|-------------|-------------|--------------------|
|-------------|-------------|--------------------|
|-------------|-------------|---------5-2----2h4-|
|-------------|-------------|-------2------------|
|-------------|-----------0-|-(0)-3--------------|


(Em) (D) (Em)
Gtrs I, II
~~
+E E q q E E +E E E E Q. a E H Q E S S
|-----------------|--------------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|---------------x-x-|
|-(4)-2-0--0------|---------5-2----2h4-|-(4)-2-0-------x-x-|
|-----------------|-------2------------|-------------------|
|---------------0-|-(0)-3--------------|---------------0---|
+E E q Q E E


(D) (Em)
Gtr II
PM-----| PM| ~ PM| PM|
S S S S E S S E Q S S E S S E E +Q +E E
|-------------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------------|--7------7--------------|
|--x--x-x-x-12-x-x-12--9----x-x-|--7--x-x-7-7-(7)--(7)s3s|
|--x--x-x-x-12-x-x-12--9----x-x-|-----x-x---7-(7)--(7)S3S|
|-------------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------------|------------------------|
|
| Gtr I
| ~~~
| +E E E E Q. a E +E E q q E E
|-------------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------------------|------------------------|
|--------------5----2-----2h4---|-(4)-2---0----0---------|
|------------2------------------|------------------------|
|-(0)---3-----------------------|----------------------0-|


(D)
PM| PM| ~ PM| PM| ~~~~~~
e S S E S S E Q S S E S S E E +Q. +E
|-----------------------------|------------------------||
|-----------------------------|--7------7--------------||
|-12--x-x-12-x-x-12--9----x-x-|--7--x-x-7-7-(7)---(7)\-||
|-12--x-x-12-x-x-12--9----x-x-|-----x-x---7-(7)---(7)\-||
|-----------------------------|------------------------||
|-----------------------------|------------------------||
|
| ~~~
| +E E E E Q. a E +E E q H
|-----------------------------|------------------------||
|-----------------------------|------------------------||
|-----------------------------|------------------------||
|------------5----2-----2h4---|-(4)-2---0--------------||
|----------2------------------|------------------------||
|-(0)-3-----------------------|------------------------||


Verses
$
E5 D5 E5 D5
Gtr I
E E q q E E q q H E E q q E E q q H
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|
|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|
|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|
|---7-7--7----5-|-5--5-------|---7-7--7----5-|-5--5-------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|


C5 D5 E5 D5
E E q q E E q q H E E q q E E q q H
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|
|---5-5--5----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|
|---5-5--5----7-|-7--7-------|---9-9--9----7-|-7--7-------|
|---3-3--3----5-|-5--5-------|---7-7--7----5-|-5--5-------|
|---------------|------------|---------------|------------|


E5 D5 E5 D5
Gtr IV
PM----------------------------------------------------------------|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|---2-0-2-0-2---2-|-4-2-0-2-4-2-0-2-|---2-0-2-0-2---2-|-4-2-0-2-4-2-0-2--|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|
| Gtr I
| E E q q E E q q H E E q q E E q q H
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|---9-9---9-----7-|-7---7-----------|---9-9---9-----7-|-7---7------------|
|---9-9---9-----7-|-7---7-----------|---9-9---9-----7-|-7---7------------|
|---7-7---7-----5-|-5---5-----------|---7-7---7-----5-|-5---5------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|


C5 D5 E5 D5 (Em)
Gtr I
PM--------------------------------------------------------|
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|---2-0-2-0-2---2-|-4-2-0-2-4-2-0-2-|---2-0-2-0-2---2-|-4-2-0-2---------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------0--||
|
| E E q q E E q q H E E q q E E q q H
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|---5-5---5-----7-|-7---7-----------|---9-9---9-----7-|-7---7-----------||
|---5-5---5-----7-|-7---7-----------|---9-9---9-----7-|-7---7-----------||
|---3-3---3-----5-|-5---5-----------|---7-7---7-----5-|-5---5-----------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||


Chorus
(D) (Em)
Gtr I
~~
+E E E E Q. a E +E E q q E E
||---------------------|-----------------|
||o--------------------|-----------------|
||---------------------|-----------------|
||----------5-2----2h4-|-(4)-2-0--0------|
||o-------2------------|-----------------|
||--(0)-3--------------|---------------0-|


(D) (Em)
~~
+E E E E Q. a E +E E q Q E E
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|---------5-2----2h4-|-(4)-2-0---------|
|-------2------------|-----------------|
|-(0)-3--------------|---------------0-|


(D) (Em)
~~~
+E E E E Q. a E +E E q q E E
|------------------------|--------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------|
|----------5--2------2h4-|-(4)-2--0---0-------|
|--------2---------------|--------------------|
|-(0)-3------------------|------------------0-|
|
| Gtr IV
| q q q q q q q q
|------------------------|--------------------|
|-12----12---12---12-----|-12----12--12--12---|
|--x-----x----x----x-----|--x-----x---x---x---|
|--9-----9----9----9-----|--9-----9---9---9---|
|------------------------|--------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------|


To Coda
(D) (Em)
~~~
+E E E E Q. a E +E E q Q E E
|------------------------|----------------------||
|------------------------|---------------------o||
|------------------------|----------------------||
|----------5--2------2h4-|-(4)-2--0-------------||
|--------2---------------|---------------------o||
|-(0)-3------------------|------------------0---||
|
| q q q q q q q q
|------------------------|----------------------||
|-12----12---12---12-----|-12----12--12--12----o||
|--x-----x----x----x-----|--x-----x---x---x-----||
|--9-----9----9----9-----|--9-----9---9---9-----||
|------------------------|---------------------o||
|------------------------|----------------------||


D.S. al Coda
(D) (Em) (D)
Gtr I
~~ ~~
+E E E E Q. a E +E E q q E E +E E E E Q. a E +E E q H
|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|----------------||
|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|----------------||
|--------------------|-----------------|--------------------|----------------||
|---------5-2----2h4-|-(4)-2-0--0------|---------5-2----2h4-|-(4)-2-0--------||
|-------2------------|-----------------|-------2------------|----------------||
|-(0)-3--------------|---------------0-|-(0)-3--------------|----------------||


Interlude
&
(E5)
E E q q E E q q H E E q q E E q q H
||----------------|------------|---------------|-------------||
||o---------------|------------|---------------|------------o||
||----------------|------------|---------------|-------------||
||----------------|------------|---------------|-------------||
||o---------------|------------|---------------|------------o||
||----0-0--0----0-|-0--0-------|---0-0--0----0-|-0--0--------||


Gtr III
W W
||--------------------------|---------------------|
||o-------------------------|---------------------|
||--------------------------|---------------------|
||--------------------------|---------------------|
||o-------------------------|---------------------|
||--------------------------|---------------------|
|
| Gtr II
| PM| PM| ~ PM| PM| ~~~~~~
| E S S E S S E Q S S E S S E E +Q Q
||--------------------------|---------------------|
||o-------------------------|---------------------|
||----x-x-12-x-x-12-9---x-x-|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-----|
||----x-x-12-x-x-12-9---x-x-|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)-----|
||o-------------------------|---------------------|
||--------------------------|---------------------|
|
| Gtr I
| E E q q E E q q H
||--------------------------|---------------------|
||o-------------------------|---------------------|
||--------------------------|---------------------|
||--------------------------|---------------------|
||o-------------------------|---------------------|
||----0----0------0-----0---|--0------0-----------|


\3___\7____/0___________
W H E +Q S S
|-------------------------|------------------------------------||
|-------------------------|-----------------------------------o||
|-------------------------|--------------0---(0)----0h==2b3====||
|-------------------------|------------------------------------||
|-------------------------|-----------------------------------o||
|-------------------------|------------------------------------||
|
| PM| PM| ~ PM| PM| ~~~~~~~
| E S S E S S E Q S S E S S E E +Q Q
|-------------------------|------------------------------------||
|-------------------------|-----------------------------------o||
|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9---x-x-|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)--------------------||
|---x-x-12-x-x-12-9---x-x-|-12-x-x-12-9-(9)--------------------||
|-------------------------|-----------------------------------o||
|-------------------------|------------------------------------||
|
| E E q q E E q q H
|-------------------------|------------------------------------||
|-------------------------|-----------------------------------o||
|-------------------------|------------------------------------||
|-------------------------|------------------------------------||
|-------------------------|-----------------------------------o||
|---0----0------0-----0---|--0------0--------------------------||


Guitar Solo
E5 D5
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~
+E +Q. +E +E Q +E Q. +E E Q
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|-(2)b4==(2)----(2)r(2)s7---|-(7)-7(14)----(7)s9-9(14)--|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|
| Gtr I
| E E q q E E q q H
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------9--9---9--------7-|--7--------7---------------|
|---------9--9---9--------7-|--7--------7---------------|
|---------7--7---7--------5-|--5--------5---------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|


E5 D5
~~~~ T T T T
|-----5-----| |------6-------|
+E. S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|------------15p10h14-15p14p12p10h14-15p14p12p10h14-15p|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|-(9)s==12---------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|
| E E q q E E
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|-----9----9-----------9-----------------------7-------|
|-----9----9-----------9-----------------------7-------|
|-----7----7-----------7-----------------------5-------|
|------------------------------------------------------|


T T
|--------7--------| |--------7---------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S +S E E E. +S
|-14p12p10-----------------------------------------------------|
|----------14-15p14p12p10h14-15p14p12p10-(10)-12h13p12--(12)s==|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|
| q q H
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|
|--7--------------------7--------------------------------------|
|--7--------------------7--------------------------------------|
|--5--------------------5--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|


C5 D5
|--3--| |--3--| |--3--| |--3--|
E E S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------12h19p15p12----12-------------12-------|
|-20---12h15h19-------------19----19p15p12h15----19p15p|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|
| E E q q E E
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|----5--5--------------5-----------------------7-------|
|----5--5--------------5-----------------------7-------|
|----3--3--------------3-----------------------5-------|
|------------------------------------------------------|


\1/
|--3--| |--3--| |--3---|
S S S S S S S S E +S S E +E +S S S
|-------12----------12-------------------------------------------|
|-12h15----19p15p12----12----------------15b17==(15)r(15)p12h15--|
|-------------------------14b15r(14)--12-------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|
| q q H
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|
|--7-----------------7-------------------------------------------|
|--7-----------------7-------------------------------------------|
|--5-----------------5-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|


E5 D5
\2.5___
T T
a E T T T T S S E +S +S S S +E +E
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|-19s22p15p12-19s22p15p12----------------------------------|
|-------------------------14b16==(14)r(14)p12p0-(0)-(0)----|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|
| E E q q E E
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|--------9-----------9-------------9-----------------7-----|
|--------9-----------9-------------9-----------------7-----|
|--------7-----------7-------------7-----------------5-----|
|----------------------------------------------------------|


/0______________________\1/
~~~
+E +E E +S S E +S S +Q
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-(0)--(0)-[9]b11r(9)p7h9-(9)--7-(7)--|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|
| q q H
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|--7--------7-------------------------|
|--7--------7-------------------------|
|--5--------5-------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|


E5 D5
\1 /0_____\1___/0_________
+E a E +S S S S +S S S S +E. +S
|--------------------------------------------|
|------3s5-(5)p3p0h5--(5)p3p0h5---(5)----(5)p|
|-(7)\---------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|
| E E q q E E
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------|
|--------9--9----------9---------------7-----|
|--------9--9----------9---------------7-----|
|--------7--7----------7---------------5-----|
|--------------------------------------------|


E5 D5
\1___/0________________________________________________________________________
~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~
|-3--|
S S E +E E E a a Q +E. +S e E E E S S E +E. T T
|--------------------------------------|--------12-------12----15b17-(15)---12------|
|-3p0h5---(5)p3p0----------------------|-----------15b17----12-----------------12---|
|---------------------[2]b4===(2)-(2)rs|=16-/13-------------------------------------|
|-------------------x------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|-----------------x--------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|
| q q H E E q q E E
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
|-7--------7---------------------------|------9--9--------9---------------7---------|
|-7--------7---------------------------|------9--9--------9---------------7---------|
|-5--------5---------------------------|------7--7--------7---------------5---------|
|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|


~~~~~~~~ T
E +S S Q +E. +S S S S S
|----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------15p8h13-|
|-14b15r(14)p12-14--(14)-(14)\-----------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|
| q q H
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|--7-------------7-----------------------|
|--7-------------7-----------------------|
|--5-------------5-----------------------|
|----------------------------------------|


C5 D5
T T T T T T T T T
|-----5-----| |-----6------| |-------7-------| |--------7---------|
S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-15p8h12-----------15p8h12---------15p8h12---------15p8h12---------14h17p===|
|-----------15p8h12---------15p8h12---------15p8h12---------15p==12----------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
| E E q q E E
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------5-------5---------------5----------------------------7-------------|
|---------5-------5---------------5----------------------------7-------------|
|---------3-------3---------------3----------------------------5-------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|


T T ~~~~~~~~
|3-| |3-|
E S E S E.S E E Q
|-h10-17p10-17p10s8-----0-12------|
|-------------------h9/-0-15b17===|
|-------------------h9/-----------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|
| q q H
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---7-----------7-----------------|
|---7-----------7-----------------|
|---5-----------5-----------------|
|---------------------------------|


E5 D5 (Em)
~~~~~~~ TP TP TP TP TP TP TP TP
+E E Q Q. E +Q Q +E Q.
|-(12)--12-14--15-----17-|-(17)--19--(19)-21b24======|
|-(15)r------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------|---------------------------|
|
| E E q q E E q q Q E E
|------------------------|---------------------------|
|------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------9--9---9------7-|---7----7------------------|
|--------9--9---9------7-|---7----7------------------|
|--------7--7---7------5-|---5----5------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------0-|


Out-Chorus
(D) (Em)
TP TP~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+H +E +Q. +E E H.
||--(21)-------(21)-(21)------|-(21)r----------------|
||o---------------------------|----------------------|
||----------------------------|-------x\-------------|
||----------------------------|----------19\---------|
||o---------------------------|----------------------|
||----------------------------|----------------------|
|
| ~~~~
| +E E E E Q. a E +E E q q E E
||----------------------------|----------------------|
||o---------------------------|----------------------|
||----------------------------|----------------------|
||-----------5---2--------2h4-|--(4)--2---0---0------|
||o--------2------------------|----------------------|
||---(0)-3--------------------|--------------------0-|


(D) (Em)
W W
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|
| ~~
| +E E E E Q. a E +E E q Q E E
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|--------------------|-----------------|
|---------5-2----2h4-|-(4)-2-0---------|
|-------2------------|-----------------|
|-(0)-3--------------|---------------0-|


(D) (Em)
Gtr IV
q q q q q q q q
|------------------------|--------------------|
|-12----12---12---12-----|-12----12--12--12---|
|--x-----x----x----x-----|--x-----x---x---x---|
|--9-----9----9----9-----|--9-----9---9---9---|
|------------------------|--------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------|
|
| ~~~
| +E E E E Q. a E +E E q q E E
|------------------------|--------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------|
|----------5--2------2h4-|-(4)-2--0---0-------|
|--------2---------------|--------------------|
|-(0)-3------------------|------------------0-|


(D) (Em)
q q q q q q q q 4x
|------------------------|----------------------||
|-12----12---12---12-----|-12----12--12--12----o||
|--x-----x----x----x-----|--x-----x---x---x-----||
|--9-----9----9----9-----|--9-----9---9---9-----||
|------------------------|---------------------o||
|------------------------|----------------------||
|
| ~~~
| +E E E E Q. a E +E E q Q E E 4x
|------------------------|----------------------||
|------------------------|---------------------o||
|------------------------|----------------------||
|----------5--2------2h4-|-(4)-2--0-------------||
|--------2---------------|---------------------o||
|-(0)-3------------------|------------------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
Song info
Beat It
Michael Jackson
2001
  • Rock
  • Pop Rock
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