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Chameleon tab

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#------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------#
 This file is the author's own work and represents
 their interpretation of the song. You may only use
 this file for private study, scholarship, or research.
#------------------------------------------------------|
#------------------------------------------------------|
              CHAMELEON - Herbie Hancock
#--------------------------------------------------|
#------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------|
 This file is the author's own work and represents
 their interpretation of the song. You may only use
 this file for private study, scholarship, or research.
#--------------------------------------------------#

Tablature by Steven Jouanny.
Email:knucmo@yahoo.co.uk

Bass by Paul Jackson

[Main riff] (x 43)
G|----------------------------------------6---|
D|-------------6--8--------------------8------|
A|------------------------3-4-5-6-------------|
E|-3-4-5-6------------------------------------|

[Breakdown riff]
G|-8h10-8--8-6--6h8-6------------------|
D|--------------------8-6--------------|
A|-------------------------4-----------|
E|----------------------------6--------|

[Main riff] (x 48)
G|----------------------------------------6---|
D|-------------6--8--------------------8------|
A|------------------------3-4-5-6-------------|
E|-3-4-5-6------------------------------------|

Variation on [Main Riff] (x 1) at 7:00
G|---------------------------5--8------|
D|-----------6--8----------------------|
A|--------------------4-5-6------------|
E|--1-4-5-6---------6------------------|

[Breakdown riff]
G|-8h10-8--8-6--6h8-6------------------|
D|--------------------8-6--------------|
A|-------------------------4-----------|
E|----------------------------6--------|

Here are the notes preceding the Breakdown Riff in this section:

G|--6--8-------9--11--|
D|--------------------|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|

This is repeated three times with the preceding notes.

And then:

G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|----------4---4---4-----------|
E|---4-5-6----6---6---6---------|

You can just play ghost notes for the C# on the A string if you want.

(x 24)

Jackson here has a basic riff that he constantly varies in th
is section and I do not have the time to put in all the variations he uses so I'll give 
the basic riff:

G|-----------------8h10---6h8-------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|-6----66-7-8-9--------------------|

[Breakdown riff]
G|-8h10-8--8-6--6h8-6------------------|
D|--------------------8-6--------------|
A|-------------------------4-----------|
E|----------------------------6--------|

Breakdown Riff with preceding notes (x 1)

Then:

(Bear in mind the odd rhythms for these parts: the slower section is in 3/4 I think).
G|--6--8------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------6--5-----------------------|
E|----------2-----5------------4---6-x-6---6-x-6--|

G|--------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------|
A|4-x-4--4-x-4---------------654-x-4--4-x-4---|
E|--------------6-x-6--6-x-6------------------|

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-2-----5------3----------------2-----3------4--|
E|------------------4-----6----------------------|

G|-6--445-6-------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|------------1--1---1-1-1--4--4--4-4--4--1-1--1|
E|----------------------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------------------|
D|----------6---6---6-------------------------|
A|-1-1--4-4---4---4--4--2-----5-----3---------|
E|----------------------------------------4---|

G|-------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------33-3-44-5-6-----------------|
A|-------2-----3---4--4----------------------------|
E|-6--------------------------------6-4-5-6--6--6--|

G|-------------6----------------------6---6-------|
D|-----------6--6-------------------6---6----6----|
A|-4--4--4-4-------1--1-1--1----6-4--------4------|
E|------------------------------------------------|

G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|2-----5-----3------------------2-----5-------|
E|-------------------4-----6-------------------|

You know the drill,

[Breakdown riff]
G|-8h10-8--8-6--6h8-6------------------|
D|--------------------8-6--------------|
A|-------------------------4-----------|
E|----------------------------6--------|

************************************

| x  Dead note
| h  Hammer-on

************************************

You may feel that the song has sped up, and indeed it has going
into Bernie's solo on the saxophone.  Main riff to close it out.

Some parts might be out, I'll revise them in case they are.
Give me an email at: knucmo@yahoo.co.uk
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RoseWater 10 Sep 06, 2006 12:53 PM

You shithead, that's Bass Guitar.

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RobertiusB 10 Jun 21, 2008 09:44 PM

^^Agreed

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matttassiello 58 May 28, 2014 04:40 PM

they say truths, but it doesn't mean it's not awesome on guitar

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