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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

FRANK (Bassline)
As recorded by Steve Vai
(From the 1999 Album THE ULTRA ZONE)

Transcribed by Frank Nijs (franks)
	

Music by Steve Vai

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Bass'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Simulated effects for Gtr II in guitar section'
Gtr III (B E A D G) - 'Bass (5 string)'

 Intro
  Q=124
 6/4
                    Gtr I
  Wx3               H.      H     E  E    H.       +H     E E
|----------------||--------------19s17-|-17-------(17)----------|
|----------------||--------------------|------------------3s2---|
|----------------||--------------------|------------------------|
|----------------||--------------------|------------------------|


  H    +E  E Q   Q   Q     +H      E  E  E  E  Q   Q
|---------------10s=12--|-(12)------------------------||
|-----------------------|-----------------------------||
|-1----(1)----------10--|-(10)----10-10-10-10-10--10--||
|------------1----------|-----------------------------||


 Main Theme
  H    Q  Q  H      H    Q  H.        H    Q  Q   H       H    Q  H.
|------5-----5----|-----------------|-------------------|---------------|
|-----------------|-3-------5-------|-------------3-----|---------------|
|-3-------3-------|-----------------|-1-----------------|-1-------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|---------1--(1)----|---------1-----|


  Q.   E q  E E H      H.      Q.   Q.
|--------5--5---5----|-------------------|
|------5------5------|---------5---------|
|-3------------------|-3-----------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|


  Q.   E q  H.        H    Q  H    Q
|--------3----------|------3------------||
|------3----3-------|---------3---------||
|-1-----------------|-1-----------------||
|-------------------|-------------------||


 Variation
  H    Q  H.        Q  Q  Q  Q.   E Q     H.      H    Q    W.
|-----------------|----5-----5----5s7\--|-----------------|-------|
|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|-------|
|-1-------1-------|-3-------------------|-1-------1-------|-3-----|
|-----------------|---------------------|--------------1--|-------|


  H.      H    Q    Q.   +E   Q  Q  E E Q
|-----------------|-------------------------|
|--------------3--|-------------------------|
|-1-------1-------|-3----(3)\----3--5-7-7\--|
|-----------------|-------------------------|


  E E Q  Q  H.        Q.   Q.   Q  E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------|--------------5-3-2-0----|
|-0h1----0--1-------|------0------------------|
|-------------------|-1---------3-------------|


  Q.   Q.   H    E E   Q.   Q.   Q  E E E E
|--------------------|----------------------|
|----------------5-3-|--------------5-3-2-0-|
|------0-------------|------0---------------|
|-1---------3--------|-1---------3----------|


  H.      H.        Q   H     H.
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----5-----------||
|---------0-------|-----------------||
|-1---------------|-3--(3)----------||


                                   Main Theme
  W              H    a W           H    q  Q.   E E E   H    Q  H    E E
|--------------|------5s7--------||---------5------5---|--------------------|
|--------------|-----------------||------5-------5---5-|------5-------5s3---|
|--------------|-----------------||-3------------------|-3------------------|
|--------------|-----------------||--------------------|---------3----------|


  H.      Q  Q  Q    E E E E E E E E E E Q    E Q.   q  Q   a  E E Q
|------------------|---------3--------------|--------5--5--(5)s7-7-9--|
|------------------|-------3---3------------|-------------------------|
|-1----------------|-1-1-1------------------|-3-3---------------------|
|---------1--1--1--|-------------1---1-1-1--|-------------------------|


  E E E E E E H    Q    H.      H.
|---------------------|-----------------|
|------------------5--|-----------------|
|-3-3-3-3-7s5---------|-1---------------|
|-------------3-------|---------1-------|
|
| Gtr II
| W                     W
|---------------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|-----------------|
|---------------------|-----------------|


   H.                             q          H
|----------------------------------------------------------||
|----------------------------------------------------------||
|--1-------------------------------------------------------||
|---------------------------------1------------------------||
|
|                                                    ~~~
|  E   E   E  S      +S   +E   E  E  S  S a  E  a E  Q
|----------------------------------------------------------||
|-10h=11-----11b13==(11)r(11)------------------------------||
|-10-(10)-10-10b12==(10)r(10)-10-10------------------------||
|-10h=12--12-12b14==(12)r(12)-10-10------------------------||
|-----------------------------------12s10-8s10-------------||
|----------------------------------------------10s8-[8]----||


 Variation
  W.              E E E e E  E  a  Q   E E  Q
|---------------|--------------10h12--10-9------|
|---------------|---5---5---12-------------10\--|
|-1-------------|-3---3-------------------------|
|---------------|-------------------------------|


  Q.   Q.   H.        H    Q   H.
|-------------------|----------------|
|-------------------|----------------|
|-1---------1-------|-3----3\--------|
|-------------------|----------------|


  H.      H.        H     E  E H.
|-----------------|------/5\---5\------|
|-----------------|----------5---------|
|-1-------1-------|-3------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|


  H    Q  Q  H      Q.   Q.   Q  E E E E
|-----------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------|--------------5-3-2-0----|
|-1-------1-------|------0------------------|
|-----------------|-1---------3-------------|


                                               3/4
  Q.   Q.   Q  E E E E   Q.   Q.   Q  E E E E   H.        H.        H.
|----------------------|----------------------|---------|---------|-------||
|--------------5-0-5-3-|--------------5-3-2-0-|---------|---------|-------||
|------0---------------|------0---------------|---------|-0-------|-------||
|-1---------3----------|-1---------3----------|-1-------|---------|-3-----||


 Break
 6/4
  Gtr III
  Wx2              H.      H.
|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-3-------1-------|
|----------------|-----------------|


  H    E   E  Q   E  E  E  E    Q   E  E  +W
|--------(11)----------11----|-12--12-14-(14)----||
|----------------12s14----12-|-------------------||
|----------------------------|-------------------||
|----------------------------|-------------------||
|-3--------------------------|-------------------||


 Guitar Solo
  W        +Q.   E   W        Q  Q    W.
|------------------|----------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|------------------|----------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|------------------|-1--------1-----|-----------------------------------------------|
|-3--------(3)---5-|----------------|-1---------------------------------------------|
|------------------|----------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|
|                                     Gtr II
|                                                                               \1___
| W                  W                H.       Q    +E    +S       +S    +E    +E
|------------------|----------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|------------------|----------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|------------------|----------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|------------------|----------------|---------<7>--(<7>)-(<7>)b8==(<7>)r(<7>)-(<7>)-|
|------------------|----------------|-----------------------------------------------|
|------------------|----------------|-----------------------------------------------|


    W          +Q.   E     H.         H    +Q     W.
|----------------------|--------------3----(3)s=|=1-----|
|----------------------|------------------------|-------|
|----------------------|---1--------------------|-------|
|---3----------(3)-----|------------------------|-------|
|----------------------|------------------------|-------|
|
|                          |
|  +W.                    +Q    Q  W              W
|----------------------|------------------------|-------|
|----------------------|------------------------|-------|
|----------------------|------------------------|-------|
|-(<7>)----------------|-(<7>)------------------|-------|
|----------------------|------------------------|-------|
|----------------------|------------------------|-------|


  H.        H                        +E   +E        W.
|----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-----------5------------------------(5)--(5)\-|-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-3--------------------------------------------|----1--------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|
|                                                   \1_____________________\2_______________
| H.        Q.     +S         +S     +Q            +E     +Q.      +E     +E     +H.
|----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|---------<12>---(<12>)b13==(<12>)r(<12>)------|-(<12>)-(<12>)---(<12>)-(<12>)-(<12>)------|
|----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|


   a    Q.     Q.    Q.    Q   +E     Q.                  E   q        Q    Q    Q
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
|-14h==15-----14----12--------------|-------------------------5----------------------------|
|-------------------------15--(15)\-|----------------------------------2---------2---------|
|-----------------------------------|-3-------------------3--------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|---------------------------------------0--------------|
|
|       |
|      +H.           H.               Q    S       +S     E   Q       +H        +E    +E
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
|----(<12>)-------------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----<5>b10==(<5>)r-<5>-<7>b9===(<7>)-----(<7>)r(<7>)-|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------------------------|


   H                         E   E   H        E   E   H    q  H    E E
|----------------------------5----------------------|------------------|
|---------------------------------------------7-----|------0-------5-5-|
|--3------------------------------------------------|------------------|
|------------------------------------5--------------|-1-------3--------|
|---------------------------------------------------|------------------|
|
|                            \1_______________|
|  E   +S       +S    +Q     Q      +H       +E   E   W
|---------------------------------------------------|------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|------------------|
|-<7>-(<7>)b9==(<7>)r(<7>)--------------------------|------------------|
|---------------------------<7>----(<7>)----(<7>)---|------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|------------------|


  Q.   E E E Q  E E Q     H                        E E H    E E
|----------------------|------------------------------------7-7--|
|--------6----------5--|-----------------------------------------|
|----------------------|--5--------------------------6-5---------|
|-4----4-----3--3-3----|-----------------------------------------|
|----------3-----------|---------------------------4-------------|
|
| W                       E   +S       +S    +Q    W
|----------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|----------------------|-<7>-(<7>)b8==(<7>)r(<7>)----------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------------------------|


  Q.                E  e    E              H           E  E
|-------------------5--5-------------------------------4-(4)-|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3----------------------------------------2-----------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|                                                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~
| E.  S       +Q       E   +S       +S    +Q     +H
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|----<5>b10==(<5>)r---<5>-(<5>)b6==(<5>)r(<5>)--(<5>)--------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|


    H.         E   E E E   Q                Q    H      e    E    H
|--------------9---7-6------------------|---------------9----------------|
|----------------------9---7------------|---6----------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|--------7-----------------------|
|---0-----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                          ~~
|  +H.        +H          +E    +E         +H.         +E    E    H
|---------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
|-(<5>)------(<5>)-------(<5>)-(<5>)b7==|=(<5>)-------(<5>)r-x/----------|
|---------------------------------------|--------------------x/----------|
|---------------------------------------|--------------------x/-<17>\----|


  H    q  H     Q     H    q  Q  E E E E
|------7------------|------7-------------|
|--------------(7)--|----------------7-6-|
|-5-----------------|-5------------------|
|---------5---------|---------5--5-5-----|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|
| W                   W
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|


   H                            q        Q            E E q
|-------------------------------5----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------5--------------|
|--3---------------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------3------------3-3----------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|  E      +S    +S     E   E    E   E   +E       +H          +S    +s
|-<7>b8==(<7>)r(<7>)-<12>------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------<7>-<12>---------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------<7>-(<7>)b9==(<7>)-------(<7>)r(<7>)--|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------|


   E       E          E   E    q                H            Q
|---------------------5---x-------------------------------------|
|------------------------------3----------------5---------------|
|--3-------3----------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|
|                                                       ~~~~~~
|  E      +S    +S    E   E    E        +E     +Q      +H
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-<5>b7==(<5>)r(<5>)-<7>-----<12>b14==(<12>)r(<12>)--(<12>)-----|
|------------------------<7>------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|


    e       E Q     W                                      W
|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|---3-------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|
|                                                     /0______\3.5__________/2.5____/2_________
|   H              +H.         +E     +S     +S           +Q      +W             E      +S    +S
|-<12>pb15=======(<12>)r=====(<12>)-(<12>)-(<12>)b14==|=(<12>)--(<12>)----------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------------<5>---(<5>)-(<5>)|
|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|


    W                                           W
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------||
|
|          \7_________________/6.5____/3.5_____________\7           |
|  +Q     +W           +E    +S      +S        +Q     +W           +Q
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------||
|-(<5>)--(<5>)--------(<5>)-(<5>)---(<5>)---|-(<5>)--(<5>)--------(<5>)--||
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------||


 Main Theme
  H    Q  Q  H      H    Q  Q.   E Q    H.      H.        H.      H.
|---------5--5----|-------------------|-----------------|---------------|
|------5----------|---------5------5--|-----------------|---------------|
|-3---------------|-3-----------------|-1---------------|-1-------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|---------1-------|---------1-----|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|---------------|


  H     Q   Q   E E Q    Q.   E Q  H    Q
|-----------5--/7-7-9--|--------5----------|
|------(5)-------------|------5----5----5--|
|-3--------------------|-3-----------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------|


  Q.   E Q  H.        E E E E E E H.
|--------3----------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-------|
|------3----3-------|-------------3-----|
|-1-----------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|


 Variation
  H    Q  H.        H    E E Q  E E Q
|-----------------|----------5--7-7-9--|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-1-------1-------|--------3-----------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|-1------------------|


  Q  E E +E  E E E Q  Q    H.      H.
|------------------------|---------------|
|------------------------|---------------|
|-1--1-1-(1)-1-1-1-1--1--|---------------|
|------------------------|---------------|
|------------------------|-1-------------|


  Q  Q  E E H.        H    E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|----------5-3---------|
|-------------------|--------5-----5-3-2---|
|-1---------1-------|-3------------------3-|
|---------1---------|----------------------|
|-------------------|----------------------|


  H    E E H.        Q.   Q.   Q  E E E E
|----------3-------|-------------------------|
|--------3---------|--------------5-2--------|
|-1----------------|------0-----------5-3----|
|------------------|-1---------3-------------|
|------------------|-------------------------|


                                                                3/4
  Q.   Q.   Q  E E Q    Q.   Q.   Q  E E E E   H.      H.        H.
|---------------------|----------------------|-----------------|-------||
|--------------5-3-5--|--------------5-3-2---|-----------------|-------||
|------0--------------|------0-------------5-|---------0-------|-------||
|-1---------3---------|-1---------3----------|-1---------------|-3-----||
|---------------------|----------------------|-----------------|-------||


 Outro (Free Time)
 6/4
                                Gtr II
  W              W              Q  E  E   +E       +E     E       +E    +E    E   E   +E
|--------------|--------------|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------|--------------|------<5>-(<5>)b6==(<5>)r--------------------------------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------------------<5>pb7==(<5>)r(<5>)-<7>--------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------------------------------------------<7>-(<7>)b9==|
|--------------|--------------|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------|--------------|---------------------------------------------------------------|


                                                 \1____
   +H        E       +E    +Q     +E    E   E   +E
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------<7>pb9==(<7>)r(<7>)--(<7>)----------------|
|-(<7>)----(<7>)----(<7>)-(<7>)--(<7>)-----<7>-(<7>)--|
|--------------------------------------<7>------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|


   +Q.      E    +Q          +E      Q          +E     +Q
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------<12>pb14===(<12>)r(<12>)--|
|-(<7>)---<12>-(<12>)b14===(<12>)r---------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|


    +Q       Q       Q      +H.              +W.                +W          H
|-----------------------------------------|-----------------|--------------------*|
|----------<12>---(<12>)--(<12>)b14=======|=(12)------------|-(<12>)-------------*|
|-(<12>)--(<12>)--(<12>)--(<12>)b14-------|-(12)------------|-(<12>)-------------*|
|------------------<12>---(<12>)b14-------|-(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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