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Tab: Janet Jackson - BLACK CAT

BLACK CAT
As recorded by Janet Jackson
From the 1989 Album RHYTHM NATION 1814)
Tablature (Tab) for Guitar
Transcribed by Frank Nijs
Words and Music by Janet Jackson


E5

0 2 2 x x x



Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Cat's noises'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Rhythm guitar'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Clean guitar'
Gtr IV (E A D G B E) - 'Solo guitar'
Gtr V (E A D G B E) - 'Clean solo'


 Cat's growling
  Moderate Rock Q=116
  N.C.
 4/4
  Gtr I
          \4/ \4/ /1\
  S S S S E   E   Q    +Q      W
|---------------------------||----------|
|---------x-------x----(x)--||----------|
|---------x---x---x----(x)--||----------|
|-x-x-x-x-x---x---x----(x)--||----------|
|---------x---x---x----(x)--||----------|
|---------------------------||----------|


                        Gtr II
  W          W          H    E a E  Q
|----------|----------|-------------------||
|----------|----------|-------------------||
|----------|----------|-------------------||
|----------|----------|-------------------||
|----------|----------|--------x----------||
|----------|----------|--------x-3s12\----||


   Intro
    Em
                PM                   PM            PM  PM
    E     +E  E E  Q   E  E    +E  E E  E      +E  E E E
||---------------------------|---------------------------|
||o--------------------------|---------------------------|
||---------------------------|---------------------------|
||----------------[5]--------|---------[5]b5.5-(5)-------|
||o-5b5.5-(5)-7--------7-[5]-|-(5)-7-----------------7---|
||--------------0------------|-------0-------------0---0-|


  ~    PM                       ~~
  Q  E E  E      +E  E E   E E  H     a   E  S S
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|
|--------[5]b5.5-(5)-----|-------------------x-x--|
|-5--7---------------7---|-----/7----(7)s12\-x-x--|
|------0---------------6-|-5-3--------------------|


  Em
              PM                          PM            PM|   PM
  E     +E  E E  E      +E  E  E    +E  E E  E      +E  S S E E
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|---------------[5]b5.5-(5)-------|---------[5]b5.5-(5)---------|
|-5b5.5-(5)-7---------------7-[5]-|-(5)-7-------------------7---|
|-------------0-------------------|-------0-------------0-0---0-|


  ~    PM                       ~~
  Q  E E  E      +E  E E   E E  H     a   Q
|------------------------|-----------------------||
|------------------------|----------------------o||
|------------------------|-----------------------||
|--------[5]b5.5-(5)-----|-----------------------||
|-5--7---------------7---|-----/7----(7)s12\----o||
|------0---------------6-|-5-3-------------------||


   1st, 2nd Verses
    $
    E5
    Q  Q  E E Q    Q  Q  H      Q  Q  E E Q    Q  Q  Q  E S S  3x
||---------------|------------|--------------|-----------------||
||o--------------|------------|--------------|----------------o||
||---------------|------------|--------------|-----------------||
||--2-------2----|-2----------|-2-------2----|-2----------x-x--||
||o-2-------2----|-2----------|-2-------2----|-2----------x-x-o||
||--0-------0----|-0----------|-0-------0----|-0---------------||


  E5
  Q  Q  E E Q    Q  Q  H      Q  Q  E E Q    Q  Q  Q  a  Q
|--------------|------------|--------------|-----------------||
|--------------|------------|--------------|-----------------||
|--------------|------------|--------------|-----------------||
|-2-------2----|-2----------|-2-------2----|-2---------------||
|-2-------2----|-2----------|-2-------2----|-2---------------||
|-0-------0----|-0----------|-0-------0----|-0--------7s12\--||


 Pre-Chorus
  B5                          A5
  Q  Q  E E Q    Q  Q  H      Q  Q  E E Q    Q  Q  E E E E
|--------------|------------|--------------|---------------|
|--------------|------------|--------------|---------------|
|-4-------4----|-4----------|-2-------2----|-2-------------|
|-4-------4----|-4----------|-2-------2----|-2-------------|
|-2-------2----|-2----------|-0-------0----|-0-------------|
|--------------|------------|--------------|-------5-5-3-5-|


                                                    To Coda
  B5                          A5
                                                         ~
  Q  Q  E E Q    Q  Q  H      Q  Q  E E Q    E E E E E E Q
|--------------|------------|--------------|----------------||
|--------------|------------|--------------|----------------||
|-4-------4----|-4----------|-2-------2----|----------------||
|-4-------4----|-4----------|-2-------2----|----------------||
|-2-------2----|-2----------|-0-------0----|-----0-1-2---7--||
|--------------|------------|--------------|-3-3-------0----||


 Chorus
  Em
              PM                          PM            PM  PM
  E     +E  E E  E      +E  E  E    +E  E E  E      +E  E E E
|---------------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------[5]b5.5-(5)-------|---------[5]b5.5-(5)-------|
|-5b5.5-(5)-7---------------7-[5]-|-(5)-7-----------------7---|
|-------------0-------------------|-------0-------------0---0-|


              PM                       ~~
  E     +E  E E  E      +E  E E   E E  H     a   E  S S
|-------------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------[5]b5.5-(5)-----|-------------------x-x---|
|-5b5.5-(5)-7---------------7---|-----/7----(7)s12\-x-x---|
|-------------0---------------6-|-5-3---------------------|


  Em
              PM                          PM      PM  PM
  E     +E  E E  E      +E  E  E    +E  E E S S E E E E
|---------------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------[5]b5.5-(5)-------|---------5h7p5-------|
|-5b5.5-(5)-7---------------7-[5]-|-(5)-7-----------7---|
|-------------0-------------------|-------0-------0---0-|


                              D.S. al Coda
              PM                       ~~~
  E     +E  E E  E      +E  E E   E E  H.
|-------------------------------|-------------||
|-------------------------------|-------------||
|-------------------------------|-------------||
|---------------[5]b5.5-(5)-----|-------------||
|-5b5.5-(5)-7---------------7---|-----/7------||
|-------------0---------------6-|-5-3---------||


 Breakdown
  &
  Em
  Gtr II
   ~~~
  +W                +W
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|-(7)-------------|-(7)-----------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|
|
| Gtr III
|  q   q  E e E E    E  E E E +E  E E E
|-----------------|---------------------|
|---------8-------|---------8-(8)-------|
|--7---9--7-9---7-|-----9---7-(7)---9---|
|--7---9----9---7-|-----9-----------9---|
|-----------------|---------------7-----|
|-----------------|---------------------|


                Gtr IV
                                    \6
  +H.         E  E     +H          +E     E  E  E
|-------------------|-----------------------12--------|
|-------------------|-------------------/12----15b17==|
|---------------<3>-|-(<3>)-------(<3>)---------------|
|-------------------|---------------------------------|
|-(7)---------------|---------------------------------|
|-------------------|---------------------------------|
|
|  q   q  E e E  E      E   E E E  +E     E  E  E
|-------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------8---------|-----------8--(8)----------------|
|--7---9--7-9----7--|-------9---7--(7)-------9--------|
|--7---9----9----7--|-------9----------------9--------|
|-------------------|---------------------7-----------|
|-------------------|---------------------------------|


 1st Guitar Solo
  E5
  Gtr II
    Q   Q               E   E  Q
    |                       |
    /                       /

                        ~~~~~~~
   +Q.     +T   +T   S  E  +Q     +E
|--------------------------------------|
|-(15)----(15)r(15)p12h15-(15)---(15)\-|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|


  Q           Q              H                      Q      Q      E E       Q
  |                                                 |               |
  /                                                 /               /

     |--3--|  |3-|  |--3--|
  E  S  S  S  E  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  E     E    Q      S  E.  Q     a   Q
|---------14-17p16p15p14----14-------15-17b19-15-|-17b19--15--------------------|
|-x----15----------------17----15s17-------------|-----------17--17---(17)s20\--|
|---16-------------------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------|


  E5
  Q   Q          H                      Q  Q          E         E   Q
  |                                     |                       |
  /                                     /                       /

                                                                    ~~~~
  E E E  E      +E   +S  S  S  S S  S   Q  S S  E     S      S  S S Q
|-------------------------------------|--------10b12-------------------|
|-0s4s8-10b12==(10)r(10)p8-10-10-8-10-|-8------------10pb12r10r10-8----|
|-------------------------------------|----9-7----------------------9--|
|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|--------------------------------|


   Q         Q           H
   |
   /

 ~~~~~                   ~~
  +E  +E     S  S  S  S  Q   +E     E
|---------------------------------------|
|--------------10-10-10-----------------|
|-(9)-(9)\-/11----------11--(11)\-/11\--|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|


  E5
    Q                  Q            E            E     Q
    |                                            |
    /                                            /

    S  S  S      +S   +S   S  S  S  S      +S    S  S  S  S  S  S
|-----------------------------------------------12----------------|
|-----12-14b15==(14)r(14)p12-14-12-15b17==(15)r----15-12----12----|
|-/12----------------------------------------------------15----15-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


   Q           Q                H
   |
   /

                                ~~~~
   S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S      +Q    Q
|----------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------||
|-12h16p12h16p12h16-12h14b16==(14)-------||
|----------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------10\--||


 2nd Guitar Solo
  E5
  Q      Q           E  E Q            Q        Q           H
  |                     |              |
  /                     /              /

  E  E   E   E       Q.      E         E   +E   S  S  S  S  Q   +E        E
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------15b17==|=(15)r(15)------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|-(15)-(15)-12----14-14-12--(12)b12.5-12-|
|-----------[5]b5.5----------------|--------------14------------------------|
|---[5]-[7]---------[5]------------|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------|----------------------------------------|


   Q           Q           E     E    Q
   |                             |
   /                             /

   |---3---|
   E   E   E   E   E      +E     E    E   S  S
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------14b16==(14)r-<12>------------|
|-14-[14]-14-[14]-------------------[14]-14-12-|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|


  E5
   Q           Q         H
   |
   /

                     ~~~~~~~
   S  S  S  S  S  S  E  +Q    E  S  T  T
|----------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------8-10h12-|
|----------------------------------------|
|-14-12----------------------------------|
|-------14-13-12-------------(0)---------|
|----------------15-12-(12)--------------|


   Q                      Q                      E          E          Q
   |                                                        |
   /                                                        /

   T     T          T     T          T     T          T     T
   T  T  T  T  T T  T  T  T  T  T T  T  T  T  T  T T  T  T  T  T  T T  S      +S   +S   S
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-20p12-20p12p10p8-19p12-19p12p10p8-17p12-17p12p10p8-17p12-17p12p10p8-15b17==(15)r(15)p12---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


  E5
  Q           Q        H
  |
  /

                       ~~~~~~~~~~~~
  S  S  S  S  S  S  E  E  +E   +E    E
|------------------14--------------------|
|---------12----------15-(15)-(15)-------|
|---12h14----14p12-----------------(11)\-|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|


  Q           Q              E     E     Q             Q        Q         H
  |                                |                   |
  /                                /                   /

                                                                    ~~~~~~~~~~
  S  S  S  S  S  S  S     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S    E     E  E   E    +Q.      +E
|---------------------------------------------------|-17b19-------------------------------||
|---16-15-12----12-------------------------------12-|-------15-17-[17]-([17])---([17])\---||
|------------15----14b15-14-12----14----12-14-15----|-------------------------------------||
|------------------------------14----14-------------|-------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||


 Interlude
  Em
                                       ~~
  W               S   E.    E  E   E   E  E  E
|---------------|---/12------------------------|
|---------------|----------12s10---------------|
|---------------|----------------/12-----------|
|---------------|---------------------14-14s12s|
|---------------|------------------------------|
|---------------|------------------------------|
|
| Gtr III
|           PM                               PM
| q  q  E e E E   E      E  E  E  +E   E  E  E
|---------------|------------------------------|
|-------8-------|--------------8--(8)----------|
|-7--9--7-9---7-|--------9-----7--(7)-----9----|
|-7--9----9---7-|--------9----------------9----|
|-----------7---|----------------------7-----7-|
|---------------|------------------------------|


   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   H       H
|-------------------------|---------------|
|-------------------------|---------------|
|-------------------------|---------------|
|-14s12s14s12s14s12s14s12s|=0-------------|
|-------------------------|---------------|
|-------------------------|---------------|
|
|                                ~~
|  q     q     E  e  E  E   E E  H     Q
|-------------------------|---------------|
|--------------8----------|---------------|
|--7-----9-----7--9-------|---------------|
|--7-----9--------9-------|---------------|
|-------------------------|-----/7--------|
|-----------------------6-|-5-3-----------|


  Em
                                                               \3
  W               W                   W               H        H
|---------------|-------------------|---------------|-----------------||
|---------------|-------------------|---------------|-----------------||
|---------------|-------------------|---------------|---------<5>-----||
|---------------|-------------------|---------------|-----------------||
|---------------|-------------------|---------------|-----------------||
|---------------|-------------------|---------------|-----------------||
|
|           PM                    PM                       ~~
| q  q  E e E E   E E E E +E  E E E   q  q  E e E E   E E  H       Q
|---------------|-------------------|---------------|-----------------||
|-------8-------|-------8-(8)-------|-------8-------|-----------------||
|-7--9--7-9---7-|---9---7-(7)---9---|-7--9--7-9-----|-----------------||
|-7--9----9---7-|---9-----------9---|-7--9----9-----|-----------------||
|-----------7---|-------------7---7-|---------------|-----/7----------||
|---------------|-------------------|-------------6-|-5-3-------------||


 Pre-Chorus
  B5                          A5
  Gtr II
  Q  Q  E E Q    Q  Q  H      Q  Q  E E Q    Q  Q  E E E E
|--------------|------------|--------------|---------------|
|--------------|------------|--------------|---------------|
|-4-------4----|-4----------|-2-------2----|-2-------------|
|-4-------4----|-4----------|-2-------2----|-2-------------|
|-2-------2----|-2----------|-0-------0----|-0-------------|
|--------------|------------|--------------|-------5-5-3-5-|


  B5                             A5
                                                            ~
  Q  Q  E E Q    Q  Q  E E E E   Q  Q  E E Q    E E E E E E Q
|--------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
|--------------|---------------|--------------|----------------|
|-4-------4----|-4-------------|-2-------2----|----------------|
|-4-------4----|-4-------------|-2-------2----|----------------|
|-2-------2----|-2-------------|-0-------0----|-----0-1-2---7--|
|--------------|---------5-7-5-|--------------|-3-3-------0----|


   Chorus
    Em
                PM                          PM            PM  PM
    E     +E  E E  E      +E  E  E    +E  E E  E      +E  E E E
||----------------------------------|---------------------------|
||o---------------------------------|---------------------------|
||----------------------------------|---------------------------|
||----------------[5]b5.5-(5)-------|---------[5]b5.5-(5)-------|
||o-5b5.5-(5)-7---------------7-[5]-|-(5)-7-----------------7---|
||--------------0-------------------|-------0-------------0---0-|


              PM                       ~~
  E     +E  E E  E      +E  E E   E E  H    Q
|-------------------------------|---------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------|
|---------------[5]b5.5-(5)-----|---------------|
|-5b5.5-(5)-7---------------7---|-----/7--------|
|-------------0---------------6-|-5-3-----------|


  Em
              PM                          PM      PM  PM
  E     +E  E E  E      +E  E  E    +E  E E S S E E E E
|---------------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------|
|---------------[5]b5.5-(5)-------|---------5h7p5-------|
|-5b5.5-(5)-7---------------7-[5]-|-(5)-7-----------7---|
|-------------0-------------------|-------0-------0---0-|


                                 1.
              PM                       ~~~
  E     +E  E E  E      +E  E E   E E  H.
|-------------------------------|-------------||
|-------------------------------|------------o||
|-------------------------------|-------------||
|---------------[5]b5.5-(5)-----|-------------||
|-5b5.5-(5)-7---------------7---|-----/7-----o||
|-------------0---------------6-|-5-3---------||


  2.
  Em
                                   Gt
  E E E E E E E E   +E   E Q  H
|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|----------------||
|---------------9-|-(9)\-----------||
|-----5---5-5---7-|-(7)\-----------||
|-5-3-------------|----------------||
|
|                                  Gt
| W                  W
|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|----------------||


 Outro
  Em
 r III
   E S S E  e  e  e  E  E    S S S  S E  E  S S E  E S  S
|-------------12----------|-12-x-----------12-x-x-12-------|
|----------12-12-14-------|-12-x-x-15---14-12-x-x-12---12--|
|-12-x-x---12----12-12\---|------x-12---12-------------12--|
|-14-x-x---14-------14\---|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------------|
|
|r V
|                                           ~~
|  W                         H              H
|-------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------5--------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------------|


  Em
  E  S  S E  e  e  e  E E    e              S  S E  e  e  E  E S S
|--------------12---------|---------------------------12-----------|
|---12-12---12-12-14------|---------------------------12-14-14-----|
|---12-12---12-12-12-12---|-12--------------x-12---12----12-12---x-|
|--------------------14---|-14--------------x-12---12-------14---x-|
|-------------------------|------------------------16--------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|
| W                          T    +T  +T  T S  S E  E  Q     Q
|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|--7b8==(7)r(7)p5------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------7--5-------5-----------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------7--------------|


   S S  e E  e  e E  E E    S S S  S  E  E  e              E     E    E
|--------------12--------|-12--------------12-------------------------------|
|-12---12---12-12---15-x-|-12-x-x-15-14-15-12-------------------14----------|
|-12---12---12-12---12-x-|-12-x-x-12-12-12----------------------12----------|
|--x--------12-----------|--------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
|
|                                           |-----3-----|
|  W                        H               S      +S   S  S  S  S  E    S
|------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------|-----------------15pb17r(15)p14----12-------------|
|------------------------|--------------------------------14----12------12--|
|------------------------|-----------------------------------------14-------|
|------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|


  Em
   e S  S E  e  e E  E E
|------------------------|
|-15---12----------------|
|-12---12---12------12---|
|-----------11-12---12---|
|--------------14--------|
|------------------------|


   e S  S  S S  S S  S  S  E E  S  S    e S  S  S S  S S H
|------------------------------------|------------------------*|
|----------------------12------------|------------------------*|
|-12-x-12-14---12---14----12---12-12-|-12-x-12-14---12--------*|
|-12-x-12-12---12---12---------12-12-|-12-x-12-12---12--------*|
|------------------------------------|------------------------*|
|------------------------------------|------------------------*|


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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