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Frank Zappa - How Could I Be Such A Fool tab

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                           HOW COULD I BE SUCH A FOOL
              As recorded by Frank Zappa (The Mothers of Invention)
                        (From the 1966 Album FREAK OUT!)

Words and Music by Frank Zappa
Transcribed by Travis (twistoftrav)

Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Piano'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Vibes'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Guitar (Clean)'

 Intro
  Q=110
  C/E
 3/4
  Gtr III
  e E e E e E   e E e E e E   e E e E e E   e E e E e E
|-8---8---8---|-8---8---8---|-8---8---8---|-8---8---8---||
|-8---8---8---|-8---8---8---|-8---8---8---|-8---8---8---||
|-9---9---9---|-9---9---9---|-9---9---9---|-9---9---9---||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------||
|
| Gtr II
| W             W             W             H       E E
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-----------8-||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------||
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------||


 Verse
                                  Em
  e E e E  e  E   e E e E  e  E   e E e E  e  E   e E e E  e  E
|-8---8----8----|-8---8----8----|-7---7----7----|-7---7----7----|
|-8---8----8----|-8---8----8----|-8---8----8----|-8---8----8----|
|-9---9----9----|-9---9----9----|-9---9----9----|-9---9----9----|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|
| H       +e  E   H       +e  E   H       +e  E   H       +e  E
|-8-------(8)---|-8-------(8)-8-|-7-------(7)---|---------------|
|-------------8-|---------------|-------------8-|-------------6-|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-9-------(9)---|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|


  Bb/D                            Dm
  e e e e  e  e   e e e e  e  e   e e e e  e  e   e e e e  e  E
|-6---6----6----|-6---6----6----|-5---5----5----|-5---5----5----|
|-6---6----6----|-6---6----6----|-6---6----6----|-6---6----6----|
|-7---7----7----|-7---7----7----|-7---7----7----|-7---7----7----|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|
| H       +e  E   H       +e  E   H       +e  E   H       +e  E
|-6-------(6)---|-6-------(6)-6-|-5-------(5)---|---------------|
|-------------6-|---------------|-------------6-|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-7-------(7)-8-|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|


  Cm+5                            Cm
  e e e e  e  e   e e e e  e  e   e e e e  e  e    e e e e   e  e
|-4---4----4----|-4---4----4----|-3---3----3----|--3---3-----3----|
|-4---4----4----|-4---4----4----|-4---4----4----|--4---4-----4----|
|-5---5----5----|-5---5----5----|-5---5----5----|--5---5-----5----|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|
| H       +e  E   H       +e  E   H       +e  E    H        +e  E
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-9-------(9)---|-9-------(9)-9-|-8-------(8)---|-----------------|
|-------------8-|---------------|-------------8-|---------------7-|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-10-------(10)---|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|


  G/B                             F/A            G/B
  e e e e  e  e   e e e e  e  E   e  e e e e E   e  e e e e E
|-3---3----3----|-3---3----3----|-1----1---1---|-3----3---3---||
|-3---3----3----|-3---3----3----|-1----1---1---|-3----3---3---||
|-4---4----4----|-4---4----4----|-2----2---2---|-4----4---4---||
|---------------|---------------|--------------|--------------||
|---------------|---------------|--------------|--------------||
|---------------|---------------|--------------|--------------||
|
| H       +e  E   H       +e  E   Q.     E E E   H.
|---------------|---------------|--------------|--------------||
|-8-------(8)---|-8-------(8)-7-|-6------6-8-9-|-8------------||
|-------------7-|---------------|--------------|--------------||
|---------------|---------------|--------------|--------------||
|---------------|---------------|--------------|--------------||
|---------------|---------------|--------------|--------------||


 Pre-Chorus
  C                                Em
  Gtrs II, III
   E E E  E e E    E E E  E E  E   E  E  E  E e E   E  E  E  E e E
|---------------|----------------|------(8)---7---|------(8)---7---|
|-----------8---|-----------8-10-|-------8--------|-------8--------|
|----7-9-10-----|----7-9-10------|-9--------9-----|-9--------9-----|
|-10------------|-10-------------|---10-----------|---10-----------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|


  Bb                          Dm
  E E E E e E   E E E E E E   E E  E  E e E   E E  E  E e E
|-------------|-------------|-----(6)---5---|-----(6)---5---|
|---------6---|---------6-8-|------6--------|------6--------|
|---5-7-8-----|---5-7-8-----|-7-------7-----|-7-------7-----|
|-8-----------|-8-----------|---8-----------|---8-----------|
|-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|


  Ab                          Cm
  E E E E e E   E E E E E E   E E  E  E e E   E E  E  E e E
|-------------|-------------|-----(4)---3---|-----(4)---3---|
|---------4---|---------4-6-|------4--------|------4--------|
|---3-5-6-----|---3-5-6-----|-5-------5-----|-5-------5-----|
|-6-----------|-6-----------|---6-----------|---6-----------|
|-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|
|-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------|


  G                                                   Fm            G
   E   E   E   E   E   E     E   E   E   E   E   E     Q.   E E E   H    E E
|-----------------(1)-(3)-|-(4)-(3)-(1)-------------|-------------|----------||
|---------(3)-(4)--3---4--|--6---4---3--(4)-(3)-----|-------------|----------||
|-(4)-(5)--4---5----------|--------------5---4--(5)-|-(4)-------3-|----------||
|--5---6------------------|----------------------6--|--5----5-6---|-5------3-||
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------|----------||
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------|----------||


   Chorus
    Bm7/G
    Gtr III
      H.             +H.             +H.             +H.
||--^17-----------|-(17)----------|-(17)----------|-(17)-----------||
||o-^15-----------|-(15)----------|-(15)----------|-(15)----------o||
||--^16-----------|-(16)----------|-(16)----------|-(16)-----------||
||--^17-----------|-(17)----------|-(17)----------|-(17)-----------||
||o---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------o||
||----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------||
|
|   Gtr II
|     H     +E  E     e  e Q.   E     e  e Q.   E     e  e Q.   E
||----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------||
||o---------------|---5--5--------|---5--5--------|---5--5--------o||
||--------------4-|-------------4-|-------------4-|-------------4--||
||----2-----(2)---|---------------|---------------|----------------||
||o---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------o||
||----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------||


    H.             +H.             +H.             +H.
|-^17-----------|-(17)----------|-(17)----------|-(17)----------||
|-^15-----------|-(15)----------|-(15)----------|-(15)----------||
|-^16-----------|-(16)----------|-(16)----------|-(16)----------||
|-^17-----------|-(17)----------|-(17)----------|-(17)----------||
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||
|
|   H     +E  E     e  e Q.   E     e  e Q.   E     e  e Q.   E
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||
|---------------|---5--5--------|---5--5--------|---5--5--------||
|-------------4-|-------------4-|-------------4-|-------------5-||
|---2-----(2)---|---------------|---------------|---------------||
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||


 Bridge
  C/F                           C/F
  Gtr III     Gtrs II, III      Gtr III     Gtrs II, III
    H.         E  E E E  E  E     H.         E  E E E  E  E
|-^-8-------|-10----8---------|-^-8-------|-10----8---------|
|-^-8-------|----10---8-10----|-^-8-------|----10---8-10----|
|-^-9-------|--------------10-|-^-9-------|--------------10-|
|-^10-------|-----------------|-^10-------|-----------------|
|-^-8-------|-----------------|-^-8-------|-----------------|
|-----------|-----------------|-----------|-----------------|


                            Q=100     Q=80Q=75
                  Gtr II
  W        W        e e e e e e   e e e e e e
|--------|--------|-------------|-------------||
|--------|--------|-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-8-8-8-8-8-8-||
|--------|--------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-||
|--------|--------|-------------|-------------||
|--------|--------|-------------|-------------||
|--------|--------|-------------|-------------||


 Out-Chorus
  Dramatic Tempo Q=115
  C                                Em
  Gtrs II, III
   E E E  E e E    E E E  E E  E   E  E E E e E   E  E E E e E
|---------------|----------------|----------7---|----------7---|
|-----------8---|-----------8-10-|------8-------|------8-------|
|----7-9-10-----|----7-9-10------|-9------9-----|-9------9-----|
|-10------------|-10-------------|---10---------|---10---------|
|---------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|
|---------------|----------------|--------------|--------------|


  Bb                          Dm
  E E E E e E   E E E E E E   E E E E e E   E E E E e E
|-------------|-------------|---------5---|---------5---|
|---------6---|---------6-8-|-----6-------|-----6-------|
|---5-7-8-----|---5-7-8-----|-7-----7-----|-7-----7-----|
|-8-----------|-8-----------|---8---------|---8---------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|


  Ab                          Cm
  E E E E e E   E E E E E E   E E E E e E   E E E E e E
|-------------|-------------|---------3---|---------3---|
|---------4---|---------4-6-|-----4-------|-----4-------|
|---3-5-6-----|---3-5-6-----|-5-----5-----|-5-----5-----|
|-6-----------|-6-----------|---6---------|---6---------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|


  G                                                   Fm            G
   E   E   E   E   E   E     E   E   E   E   E   E    E E E E E E   H    E E
|-----------------(1)-(3)-|-(4)-(3)-(1)-------------|-------------|----------|
|---------(3)-(4)--3---4--|--6---4---3--(4)-(3)-----|-----------3-|----------|
|-(4)-(5)--4---5----------|--------------5---4--(5)-|-------3-5---|-4--------|
|--5---6------------------|----------------------6--|-3-5-6-------|--------3-|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------|----------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|-------------|----------|


  Q=80
  Em
  Gtr I
   H.        +H.        +H.        +H.
|----------|----------|----------|--------|
|-!0-------|-(0)------|-(0)------|-(0)----|
|-!0-------|-(0)------|-(0)------|-(0)----|
|-!2-------|-(2)------|-(2)------|-(2)----|
|-!2-------|-(2)------|-(2)------|-(2)----|
|-!0-------|-(0)------|-(0)------|-(0)----|
|
| Gtr III
|  W          W          W          W
|----------|----------|----------|--------|
|----------|----------|----------|--------|
|----------|----------|----------|--------|
|----------|----------|----------|--------|
|----------|----------|----------|--------|
|----------|----------|----------|--------|


  +H.             +H.
|----------|--------------------------------------|
|-(0)------|------(0)-----------------------------|
|-(0)------|------(0)-----------------------------|
|-(2)------|------(2)-----------------------------|
|-(2)------|------(2)-----------------------------|
|-(0)------|------(0)-----------------------------|
|
|                                         |-3-|
|  W         a    +E  a    +E. e a    +E  S S S S
|----------|--------------------------------------|
|----------|--------------------------------------|
|----------|-------------------2-2pb3r(2)p0-------|
|----------|-5pb6r(5)-5pb6r(5)--------------2p0---|
|----------|------------------------------------2p|
|----------|--------------------------------------|


  +H.                     +H.
|-----------------------|--------
|-(0)-------------------|-(0)----
|-(0)-------------------|-(0)----
|-(2)-------------------|-(2)----
|-(2)-------------------|-(2)----
|-(0)-------------------|-(0)----
|
|                  ~~~~~~~~~~~
|  |-3-|
|  S S S a E a E a Q.     +H.
|-----------------------|--------
|-----------------------|--------
|-----------------------|--------
|--------0h2-0h2-0h2----|-(2)----
|--0h2p0----------------|--------
|-----------------------|--------


  +H.        +H     Q
|----------|-----------*|
|-(0)------|-(0)-------*|
|-(0)------|-(0)-------*|
|-(2)------|-(2)-------*|
|-(2)------|-(2)-------*|
|-(0)------|-(0)-------*|
|
|  W          W
|----------|-----------*|
|----------|-----------*|
|----------|-----------*|
|----------|-----------*|
|----------|-----------*|
|----------|-----------*|


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

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

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


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