Can anyone identify what song this music notation belongs to

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I was looking through an old high school yearbook, the kind where every senior gets their own page and they can put whatever they want on it- pictures, quotes, etc.

This one senior's page had an interesting "quote"- it was some musical notation, and under it, it said "Steve Vai." I thought that was clever.

Anyway, I would love to know what song this is from, and specifically what part of the song. The yearbook was published in probably the spring of 1989, and the page probably would have to have been submitted to the school I'm guessing in late 1988. Anyone know what it could be? Thanks!

Here's a link to a picture of the notation (sorry for the low quality phone shot):
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I'm about 100% sure it's Vai transcribing Zappa's music...

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That's not Zappa, that's an excerpt from Call it Sleep by Steve Vai. You can hear this section from 2:22 to 2:36 here:

I hope it helps!
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