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ZOOT ALLURES

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Frank Zappa
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transcribed by Howard Wright
Howard@jmdl.com

I think there's already a version of this at OLGA. My tab is quite
similar in terms of the notes used, but the strings and fret numbers
I use are quite different. I think this way it's a lot easier to play
it so you can leave the notes to sustain a little.
This is based more on the live versions of the track than the studio
version.
There's one bit which is quite hard to pull off using just one guitar
- if you have a bass and a guitar you can split the part up to make it
work, but if you're just playing on your own it's a bit tricky so
I've transcribed an alternative part for these shapes - It just uses an
alternative shape for the same chord - it isn't exactly what's on the
record, but it works well and is nice and easy to play.
For this bit I've used curly brackets { to indicate the alternative
lines of TAB - the top line is the 'true' line, the bottom line is
the easier one.

/
\
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p

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slide up
slide down
hammer on
pull off

let notes sustain ........
E---------------------6--6-------------------------/7--5-------B----------4h5-4------7--7--------------4h5-4------/8--6-------G--------6-------6----6--6------------6-------6----/7--5-------D------6--------------6--6----------6--------------/7--5-------A---0-----------------------------0----------------/7--5-------E---------------------------------------------------------------

E-------------------6--6--------------------------------------B---------4h5-4-----7--7------------------7-6-9-7-6-----------G-------6-------6---6--6--------------6-8-----------8-6-------D-----6-------------6--6--------6-8-9-------------------------A---0-------------------------6-------------------------------E-------------------0--0--------------------------------------^^^^^^
play this using the first finger
to bar across the 6th fret, then you
can use the tip of the first finger
to dampen the A string

E------4---4---4------------2---2---2---------------------B------6---6---6------------4---4---4---------------------G------6---6---6------------4---4---4---------------------D--0---0---0---0------------2---2---2---------------------A---------------------------2---2---2---------------------E---------------------\0----0---0---0---------------------E---4----7-----11----7------4-----------------------------B---5----9-----12----9------6-----------------------------G---4----9-----11----9------6-----------------------------D---4----7-----11----7------4-----------------------------A---4----7-----11----7------4-----------------------------E--------------0------------------------------------------E---4----7-----11----7------4-----------------------------B---5----9-----12----9------6-----------------------------G---4----9-----11----9------6-----------------------------D---4----7-----11----7------4-----------------------------A---4----7-----11----7------4-----------------------------E--------------0------------------------------------------{
{E----------------------------------------------------------{B-----4---4--4------------6-----------------7--------------{G-----4---4--4------------6-----------------7--------------{D-----4---4--4--------6---6-------------7---7--------------{A-----2---2--2------4-----4-----------5-----5--------------{E--\0-----0--0----2-------2---------3-------3--------------{
{
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
{
these are a bit of a stretch, so you could try
{
the other voicing of the same chord I've transcribed below.
{
You can't get the same three notes leading up to the
{
chords, but it's easier to get the chord shape.
{
{E--------------------------6------------------7--------------{B-----4--4--4--------------6------------------7--------------{G-----4--4--4---------6----6-------------7----7--------------{D-----4--4--4-------6------6-----------7------7--------------{A-----2--2--2-----9--------9--------10--------10-------------{E--\0----0--0------------------------------------------------{

E--------------------------------------------------------B---/12--12--12--12--5--5--7--7--7h8p7-------------------G---/12--12--12--12--5--5--7--7--7-----------------------D---/12--12--12--12--5--5--7--7--7h9p7-------------------A--------------------------------------------------------E--------------------------------------------------------{

{E------------------4----7-----11----7------4----------{B----------9-------5----9-----12----9------6-----------{G----------9-------4----9-----11----9------6-----------{D-------9--9-------4----7-----11----7------4-----------{A-----7----7-------4----7-----11----7------4-----------{E---5------5------------------0------------------------{
{
{E-----------9-----4----7-----11----7------4----------{B-----------9-----5----9-----12----9------6-----------{G-------9---9-----4----9-----11----9------6-----------{D-----9-----9-----4----7-----11----7------4-----------{A--12-------12----4----7-----11----7------4-----------{E----------------------------0------------------------{

E-----4----7-----11----7------4-----------------------------B-----5----9-----12----9------6-----------------------------G-----4----9-----11----9------6-----------------------------D-----4----7-----11----7------4-----------------------------A-----4----7-----11----7------4-----------------------------E----------------0------------------------------------------{
{E------------------------------------------------------------{B-----4---4--4------------6-----------------7----------------{G-----4---4--4------------6-----------------7----------------{D-----4---4--4--------6---6-------------7---7----------------{A-----2---2--2------4-----4-----------5-----5----------------{E--\0-----0--0----2-------2---------3-------3----------------{
{
{
{E--------------------------6------------------7--------------{B-----4--4--4--------------6------------------7--------------{G-----4--4--4---------6----6-------------7----7--------------{D-----4--4--4-------6------6-----------7------7--------------{A-----2--2--2-----9--------9--------10--------10-------------{E--\0----0--0-------------------------------------------------

E-----------------------------------------------------------B---/12--12--12--12--5--5--7--7--7h8p7----------------------G---/12--12--12--12--5--5--7--7--7--------------------------D---/12--12--12--12--5--5--7--7--7h9p7----------------------A-----------------------------------------------------------E-----------------------------------------------------------{
{E------------------------------------6--6-------------7--7-----{B----------9---------------4h5-4-----7--7-------------8--8-----{G----------9-------------6-------6---6--6-------------7--7-----{D-------9--9-----------6-------------6--6-------------7--7-----{A-----7----7---------0---------------6--6-------------7--7-----{E---5------5----------------------------------------------------

{
{
{E-----------9-----------------------6--6-------------7--7-----{B-----------9-------------4h5-4-----7--7-------------8--8-----{G-------9---9-----------6-------6---6--6-------------7--7-----{D-----9-----9---------6-------------6--6-------------7--7-----{A--12-------12------0---------------6--6-------------7--7-----{E-------------------------------------------------------------{

Then he launches off on one of his little solos.........
Just groove on G/A for 15 or twenty minutes .......