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FRANK ZAPPA
Blessed Relief
From "The Grand Wazoo" 1972

This is a nice tune, i'm amazed no one bothered tabbing it out before.

**FINGERING NOTE**
A few chord voicings ive used require the use of your fretting hand's thumb
for bass notes: C11/Bb, Gadd9/B, Bbmaj7

Intro

C/Bb                 C11/Bb               C/Bb           C11/Bb
--0---------------0--0---------------------0-------------------------|
----8------------8-----6-6-6----------6------8----------8--------6---|
------9---------9------------5-------7---------9--------9-------5----|
--------10----10--------------8-----8------------10----10------8-----|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------6------6------------6-------------------6-------6--------|
                                *                           *       Thumb


Theme 1

--8p5--5--3--3--5-----------------------------------|
-------------------5--3~~~-3---------------3--6--3--|
------------------------------5--5---2--5-----------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|

--8p5--5--3--3--5-----------------------------------|
--------------------5--3--3-3-------------3--6p3--3-|
------------------------------5--5--2--5------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------------|
-6-5-6~~-8-6-8~~~-10~~~11p10p8-10--11--13~~~-|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|

---------------------------------------------|
-6-5-6~~-8-6-8~~~-10~~~11p10p8-10--11--13~~~-|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------|

-----------------------------------------|
----8-10-11-8-10-------------------------|
-10--------------7~~~-7-5~~~-5-3~~~~3-0--|
-----------------------------------------| Repeat 3x
-----------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------|

Theme 2

 Gadd11
-----10-------------10-----------------------------------|
----12---12~~-10-12----12~~----12------------------------|
---12-----------------------12----12-12~~~~9-12-9-9~~~---|
--10-----------------------------------------------------|
-10------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------|

 Fadd11
------8---------/15-12-12----/15-12-12-----------------------------|
----10---10~~~8------------------------15-13p12--------------------|
---10----------------------14-------------------14-12p10-9---------|
--8--------------------------------------------------------12p10p9-|
-8-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------|

Solo
Zappa and the boys take turns soloing over this 2-chord jazz vamp

Eadd11          Gadd9/B
---7----------------7---------|
---9----------------8---------|
---9----------------7---------|
---7----------------7---------|
---7--------------------------|
---0----------------7---------|
                    *        Thumb

Mini Bridge (6:05)

 C/A                              Bbmaj7
---0--------0------0------0-------5-5--5-5--5-5--5-5---|
----8------8-8----8-8----8-8------6-6--6-6--6-6--6-6---|
-----9----9---9--9---9--9---9-----7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7---|
------10-10----10-----10-----10---7-7--7-7--7-7--7-7---|
-0------0----------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------6--------------------|
                                  *                    Thumb

*Then repeat Themes 1 & 2
**The outro uses the same chord progression as the intro

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mercedesisbenz 262 Dec 22, 2008 06:02 AM

--0-----------------------------|
----8--------------6------------|
------9------------7------------|
--------7----------5------------|
----------10\8-----8------------|
--------------------------------|
youre close but missing a note

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mercedesisbenz 262 Dec 22, 2008 06:04 AM

sorry for posting twice but the correction is for the intro and your pinky should start on the 10th fret and the rest of your fingers should sort of naturally fit into place. slide down and hold the shape.

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John Uriel 1,056 Aug 29, 2010 12:41 PM

The Chords for the main theme are (I think)

Fmaj7 Gm7 Am7 Bbmaj7
Fmaj7 Gm7 Am7 Bbmaj7

Bbmaj7 Am7 Gm7 C7
Bbmaj7 Am7 Gm7 C7
Bbmaj7 Am7 Gm7 C7
Bbmaj7 Am7 Gm7 C7

The other theme (I think)is Gm7 to Fmaj7

and the solos are

(F#m7 Emaj7) x 4
(Gm7 Fmaj7) x 2

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