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"Frame by Frame" from the King Crimson album "Discipline"
Fripp Guitar Part (essentials)
Transcribed by Reginald Hunt


The song begins with Fripp playing a rapid 1/16-note riff repeated many times:

-------------|-------------|-------------| then after 32 measures of 4/4 he shifts up to-----4-6-4---|-4-7-------7-|-------------|
---------------|---------------|---------------| after 16 measures of 4/4 he shifts up to------7-9-7----|-7-10-------10-|---------------|
-------------| -------------|-------------| -------------|-----5-7-5---| for 2 measures of 4/4 then -----6-8-6---| for 2 measures of 4/4.-5-8-------8-| -6-9-------9-|-------------| -------------|-------------| -------------|
********************************************************************************************** The next pattern (F# minor) is:
---------------| ---------------|-------------|---------2-----| ---------2-----|---------2---|-2---4-----4---| for 2 times then -2---4-----4---|-2---4-----4-| for 7 times---4---4-----4-| (if this is the 3rd ---4---4-----4-|---4---4-----| then ---------------| go round, make it 6 times) ---------------|-------------|---------------| ---------------|-------------|
---------------| ---------2-----| -2---4-----4---| again for 5 times then ---4---4-----4-| (if this is the 3rd ---------------| go round, jump to +++Coda+++ after 5 times) ---------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------4------|---------4------|---------4------|---------4------|-2---4------4---|-2---4------4---|-1---4------4---|-1---4------4---|---3---3------3-|---3---3------3-|---3---3------3-|---3---3------3-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Note that Fripp plays the above 13/8 pattern against Belew's 14/8 pattern giving an "echo" effect that ceases after the 7 repeats. ********************************************************************************************** The next pattern (A minor) is:
---------------| ---------5-----| -5---7-----7---| for 8 times then ---7---7-----7-| ---------------| ---------------|
------------8------|------10-----------|-9-----------------|---10----10---10---|-----------------0-|-------------------|
----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|---------5------|---------7------|---------7------|---------7------|-5---7------7---|-5---7------7---|-4---7------7---|-4---7------7---|---6---6------6-|---6---6------6-|---6---6------6-|---6---6------6-|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
Now return to the beginning and play it all again (but play the first rapid pattern only 16 times). ********************************************************************************************** ++++++++++ +++Coda+++ ++++++++++
---------------| ---------5-----| -5---7-----7---| for 4 times then ---7---7-----7-| ---------------| ---------------|
-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||---5-7-5---5-7-5---5-7-5---5-7-5---5-7-5---5-7-5-|| for 4 times-7-------7-------7-------7-------7-------7-------||-------------------------------------------------||-------------------------------------------------||
Although I've seen Fripp play the last riff this way:
--------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------||-7-10-12-10-7-10-12-10-7-10-12-10-7-10-12-10-7-10-12-10-||--------------------------------------------------------||--------------------------------------------------------||
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