Song: Chicken

Band: Jaco Pastorius
Composed By: Pee Wee Ellis

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"The Chicken" By: Jaco Pastorius
                          Written By: Pee Wee Ellis
Tabbed By: JeffWiredBeck24
E-Mail: AlexP_8739@yahoo.com

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.

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

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    Genre: Jazz Label: Warner Bros. Album Duration: 43:05

    Release Date: December, 1983

    Moods: Ambitious, Complex, Elaborate, Freewheeling, Intense

    Styles: Fusion, Post-Bop, Progressive Jazz

    Themes: Celebration, Hanging Out, TGIF, The Creative Side

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    Label: Jazz Point Records

    Release Date: 1999

  • Celebrating 20 Years of the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal: 1980-2000

    Genre: Jazz Label: Image Entertainment Song Duration on Album: 6:32 Album Duration: 04:17:19

    Release Date: January 29, 2002

    Moods: Freewheeling, Amiable/Good-Natured, Sophisticated

    Styles: Blues Revival, Blues-Rock, Bop, Chicago Blues, Crossover Jazz, Hard Bop, Modern Electric Blues, Post-Bop, Regional Blues, Standards, Traditional Pop, Chamber Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Electric Blues, Mainstream Jazz, Vocal Jazz

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