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Frankenstein Tab

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Transcribed by Steven Parker

Edgar Winter Group

"Frankenstein"


Comments:
I have tabbed the song to the best of my ability. Understand that the song is primarily played on
keyboard with guitar and horn sections coming in and out throughout the song. I have picked the most
predominate sounds to tab. They should allow a guitarist to play a good rendition of the song without
too much loss in quality. For the best results the song should be played with a WAH PEDAL. Especially
during the tapping part directly after the drum solo. Listen to the song to get the rhythm of each
part and please forgive me for missing a few notes here and there. The bulk of the song is here as well
as the elusive conclusion to the drum solo. I spent days listening to the song to get that part. It
is still not entirely perfect but it is pretty freakin close. Also understand that to play this on
guitar requires a lot of time and effort since the song is not meant for guitar alone. Also if you
want to play the noise part after the tapping just quickly turn the knobs up and down on a flanger
to simulate the sounds heard on the album. Thanks and enjoy.


E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G------------------3---------------------------3h5p3----3------------------------3------------------|
D----5-5-3-5--5-5--3----5-5-3-5-----------3h5---------5----5vvvv---5-5-3-5--5-5--3----5-5-3-5-------|
A----5-5-3-5--5-5--1----5-5-3-5-----3h5----------------------------5-5-3-5--5-5--1----5-5-3-5-------|
E----3-3-1-3--3-3-------3-3-1-3------------------------------------3-3-1-3--3-3-------3-3-1-3-------|

E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------slight bend on third fret----------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------1---3p1---1-----3-3h4p3p1---1vvv-----------------------------------------------|
E---3/12\3-----1-2-3---3-----3-----------------3----------------------------------------------------|

E------/6---------------horn section----------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------6b7b6------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------b55p3---3------3-5-5h6p5p3----3vvv\-----------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------5-----/5--------------5----------------------1---3p1---1-----3-3h4p3p1---1--|vvv
A----bend 5th fret before picking------------------------------1-2-3---3-----3-----------------3----|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E--------------------------------------------------(-5b6b5--5b6b5--5h6p5p3--5b6b5--5h6p5p3--5b6b5----|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------3----5p3---3--5-5h6p5p3----3vvv-----------------played with octave------------------------|
D---3-4-5----5------5---------------5----------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E---5h6p5p3vvv-)--repeat this one time---------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------3----------------5p3----------------------|
D-------------------------------------------5-5-3-5---5-5--3--5-5-3-5-----------5p3------------------|
A-------------------------------------------5-5-3-5---5-5--1--5-5-3-5---------------5-4-3\1----------|
E-------------------------------------------3-3-1-3---3-3-----3-3-1-3-----------------------3vvv-----|

E-------------------------------------8bbbbbbb9b8p6---6----------------------------------------------|
B-----------------3---------------------------------8---8v-6h8p6----6--------------------------------|
G-----------------3-----------------------------------------------7---7v----5b65p3-------------------|
D---5-5-3-5--5-5--1--5-5-3-5--------slow bend up, hold and quiet release-----------------------------|
A---5-5-3-5--5-5-----5-5-3-5---------------best to use slight whammy bar at peak---------------------|
E---3-3-1-3--3-3-----3-3-1-3-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------6h8p6h8p6h8p6h8p6h8p6h8p6h8p6-|
G-----3----------------------------------------------3---3h5p3--5h7p5--------------------------------|
D---5---5--5p3---3----------------------------3---3----5---------------------------------------------|
A--------------5---5-4-3\1----------1---1-3/5---5----------------------------------------------------|
E--------------------------3vv--1-3---3--------------------------------------------------------------|

E--8b9-6--6-10b11--11b12--11p10p8----8---------------------------------------------------------------|
B-------8-------------------------10---10-8h10p8---8-------------------------------------------------|
G------------------------------------------------9---9\---7b8-8b7p5----5-----------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------7----7---5h7p5---5---------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------7---7-6-5\3-------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5vvv--|

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B---------funky rhythm-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------3-4-5-----------------3-4-5------------------3-4-5------------------3-4-5--------|
A-------1-2-3-----------------1-2-3------------------1-2-3------------------1-2-3--------------------|
E---3-3-------0-1-2-------3-3-------0-1-2--------3-3-------0-1-2--------3-3-------0-1-2--------------|

E---horn section------------------------------------------------------------------------10\8---------|
B---------------------------------------------------------------10\8------------8-10-11--------------|
G------------------------------------------5\3----------7-9-10-------9---7-8-10----------------------|
D-------------------7\5-------------5-7-8--------7-8-10----------------------------------------------|
A-----------5-7-8-------7-----5-6-7------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---5-6-8--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------/5----------3-------------------------------------------------15b16-|
G-----2h3p2----3h5p3----5h7p5-------5------5-------3-----5-----7------9-------10------12----12-------|
D---5-------5---------7-----------------/7------/5----/7----/8----/10-----/12-----/14-----14---------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------6/8-----------------------------------------6/8-------------|
G----------------------3---3---5p3--7p5----------------------------3---3---5p3--7p5------------------|
D----------------3---3---5-----------------------------------3---3---5-------------------------------|
A------1---1-3/5---5-------------------------------1---1-3/5---5-------------------------------------|
E--3-3---3-------------------------------------3-3---3-----------------------------------------------|

E------------------------------------------3----5----7------8------9------11-----12-----drum solo ---|
B------------------------------------------6b7--8b9--10b11--11b12--12b13--14b15--15b16---------------|
G-----------------3v----------------3v---------------------------------------------------------------|
D--5-3-5----5-3-5-----5-3-5---5-3-5------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--------3v-----------------3v-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Note on tapping notation: ex. t10t3h5h6p5p3 The sound is generated by tapping the open B string on
the 10 fret. So the pattern is open, 10 fret, open, 10 fret, hammeron 3 to 5 to 6, pull off 6 to 5 to
3.The note that is tapped is actually tapped twice during each sequence, once by itself and once before
the hammerons. It is done really fast so it blends together.Other tapping parts are as they normally
would be. The actual tab would read 0h10p0--0h10h3h5h6p5p3 or ---t10---t10h3h5h6p5p3---

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--t10t3h5h6p5p3---t12t5h7h8p7p5---t10t3h5h6p5p3---t13t6h8h9p8p6---t14t7h9h10p9p7--t13t6h8h9p8p6-----|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--tapping-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E------------------------------------t19p15p13p12-t19p15p13p12-t19p15p13p12-t20p16p14p12-t20p1614p12-|
B--t14t7h9h10p9p7---t15t8h10h11p10p8-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------revision: each part here is played four times not three---------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E--t20p16p14p12---t19p15p13p12--t19p15p13p12--t19p15p13p12--t18p15p13p11--t18p15p13p11--t18p15p13p11-|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E--t20p16p14p12--t20p16p14p12--t19p15p13p11--t19p15p13p11--t18p14p12p10--t18p14p12p10--t17p13p11p9--|
B---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E--t17p13p11p9--t20p16p14p12--t20p16p14p12--t19p15p13p11--t19p15p13p11--t18p14p12p10--t18p14p12p10---|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E--t17p13p11p9--t17p13p11p9--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------t7p1h4--t7p1h4--t8p2h5--t8p2h5--t9p3h6--t9p3h6--t10p4h7--t10p4h7-|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B--t11p5h8-t11p5h8-t12p6h9-t12p6h9----continue the pattern until you run out of frets----------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------3------------5p3----------------------------------3---------------------------------|
D--5-5-3-5--5-5--3--5-5-3-5-------5p3----------------5-5-3-5--5-5--3--5-5-3-5------------------------|
A--5-5-3-5--5-5--1--5-5-3-5-----------5-4-3\1--------5-5-3-5--5-5--1--5-5-3-5------------------------|
E--3-3-1-3--3-3-----3-3-1-3-------------------3vvv---3-3-1-3--3-3-----3-3-1-3-----3/12\3-------------|

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3--|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5---3--|
A--------1---3p1---1--3-3h4p3p1---1vv----------1---3p1---1--3-3h4p3p1--3-3h4p3p1--3-3h4p3p1---5---1--|
E--1-2-3---3-----3--------------3--------1-2-3---3-----3--------------------------------------3------|

E---3\1--1/3--3/6--6\3--3/6--6/8--8\6--6/8--8/10--10\8--8/10--10--------------------------------------|
B---3\1--1/3--3/6--6\3--3/6--6/8--8\6--6/8--8/10--10\8--8/10--10/----15b16/---------------------------|
G--5--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--5--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--3--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E---last 3 chords are held-two instruments actually play the outro-I have tabbed the dominate sounds--|
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.:LoCo:. 31 Mar 08, 2006 09:42 AM

pretty good but sounds like something is missing....?

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Just_a_picker 50 Jun 02, 2006 06:21 PM

It sound like something's missing, because the bulk of this song is keyboards and horns, and drums. Very good job on this. I never thought I'd find tabs to this, but I did. Kudos.

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weesk8r13 31 Jun 16, 2006 08:40 AM

sweet dude, like the previous comments though, something is missing. but all in all, an awesome tab. rock on

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