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---|||-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|||-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|||-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------||
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| 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----||---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
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| 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----||---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
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| 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----||---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------||---------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------|
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| 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---|||---------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|||---------------|---------------|--------------|--------------|||---------------|---------------|--------------|--------------||
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| 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||||----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------||
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| 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)----------|||---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|||---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||
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| 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)----|
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| Gtr III| W W W W|----------|----------|----------|--------||----------|----------|----------|--------||----------|----------|----------|--------||----------|----------|----------|--------||----------|----------|----------|--------||----------|----------|----------|--------|
+H. +H.|----------|--------------------------------------||-(0)------|------(0)-----------------------------||-(0)------|------(0)-----------------------------||-(2)------|------(2)-----------------------------||-(2)------|------(2)-----------------------------||-(0)------|------(0)-----------------------------|
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| |-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)----
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| ~~~~~~~~~~~| |-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)-------*|
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| 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 *************************************************************************************** * Generated using Power Tab Editor by Brad Larsen - http://powertab.guitarnetwork.org * ***************************************************************************************
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