The Frank Zappa Guitar Book

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The Frank Zappa Guitar Book is a book of musical transcriptions of some of Frank Zappa's guitar solos, and drum parts. The Frank Zappa Guitar Book was distributed by The Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation in 1982, and is currently out of print. The music was transcribed by Steve Vai. Vai has talked about some of his experiences while transcribing this book: "Frank gave me these two cassettes filled with wild guitar playing, some of which was released on the Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar records, and some of which has never been released. And the more I transcribed, the more he piled the stuff on. At the time, I was getting paid $10 a page, and it would take me three days to do one page!"

Song list[edit]

  • five-five-FIVE
  • Hog Heaven
  • Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
  • While You Were Out
  • Treacherous Cretins
  • Heavy Duty Judy
  • Soup 'n Old Clothes
  • Variations on The Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression
  • Gee, I Like Your Pants
  • The Deathless Horsie
  • Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More
  • Pink Napkins
  • Stucco Homes
  • Theme from the 3rd movement of Sinister Footwear
  • Watermelon in Easter Hay
  • Packard Goose
  • Outside Now
  • He Used To Cut The Grass
  • Sheik Yerbouti Tango
  • Rat Tomago
  • Mo' Mama (unreleased song)
  • Black Napkins