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Chicken
"The Chicken" By: Jaco Pastorius
                          Written By: Pee Wee Ellis
Tabbed By: JeffWiredBeck24
E-Mail: [email protected]

This is a great song to jam with, I'm only going to tab out the main melody, as the rest
the song is solo improvisation.

MAIN MELODY:

FIG. 1
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----11-13 -13b15------------------11-14b15-11-------------11-14b16-14b15----------|
G|-12-----------------------10-12------------------------12--------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

FIG. 2
e|-10-15-13----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------14------13---11----11---10-10------10------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------12-10-12------|
D|--------------------13---11----------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

FIG. 3
e|-------------10--------------------10------------------------10----------------|
B|---------11-----11~---------11--------11~-----------11----------11~------------|
G|-10-12--------------10-12------------------10-12-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

FIG. 4
e|--------------------------------|
B|-11-9---------------------------|
G|--------10-8--------------------|
D|---------------11-8-------------|
A|----------------------11\-------|
E|----------------------------/6--|

All right, that's the main melody, remember to hybrid pick FIG. 2 when you play the D
B together. To improvise a solo over it, follow this pattern for the scales, you can use 
the Blues Pentatonic:
Bb7 for four measures
Eb7 for two measures
D7 for one measure
G7 for one measure
C7 for four measures
If you're familiar with the song, you'll easily figure it out. Any questions feel free
PM me or e-mail me, addresses are at the top.


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| b  bend
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note

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Jaco Pastorius - Chicken :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Chicken:

John Francis Anthony "Jaco" Pastorius III (December 1, 1951 – September 21, 1987) was an American jazz musician and composer widely acknowledged for his virtuosity on the bass guitar,[1][2] as well as his command of varied musical styles.

His playing style was noteworthy for containing intricate solos in the higher register. His unique innovations also included the use of harmonics[3] and the "singing" quality of his melodies. In 2006, Pastorius was voted "The Greatest Bass Player Who Has Ever Lived" by reader submissions in Bass Guitar Magazine.[2] Later in life, Pastorius suffered from mental health problems and substance abuse, both of which contributed to his death.[1][2][3]

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