ASLEEP IN THE DESERT (ZZ TOP)


About 

Something completely different today and absolutely untypical for ZZ Top. A wonderful latin-blues-style nylon string instrumental, very relaxed and smooth and tasteful. I re-discovered the tune some time ago when I started to listen to my old vinyl albums again. Among them was „Tejas“, which includes this little masterpiece.  

 

Original Key

Bb minor 

 

Tuning 

Regular (original / to play along with the record: tune 1/2 step down)

 

Tab Notes

[ A ] is the chromatic intro, repeated at in the middle and the end

For the main part [ B ], an improvisation over the Bminor scale, you will need a partner for the accompaniment (slow arpeggio picking pattern of the standard chords). This part is played twice. I am definitely not the world’s greatest solo-transcriber, however I tried to catch some of these beautiful licks of Billy Gibbons.  

[ C ] is the bridge leading  to the outro part.

 


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