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Steely Dan: guitar tab and chords for Any Major Dude, Pretzel Logic


    ANY MAJOR DUDE  - Steely Dan
    ----------------------------

    From the album "Pretzel Logic"    

    Transcribed by Howard Wright
    hakwright (at) gmail (dot) com


The electric piano on the original track throws in quite a few
variations on the chords. What I've written here are the "basic"
chords, with a few ideas for the variations.

/ = slide                 


INTRO:
------

E-----------------------------------------------------
B--7--7-7-7--7-8--8-7--8-7---0--0-0-0--0-2--2-0--2-0--
G--7--7-7-7--7-9--9-7--9-7---0--0-0-0--0-2--2-0--2-0--
D--0-------------------------0------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------3------------------------


E---------------------------
B--/7--7-7-7--7-8--8-7-8-7--
G--/7--7-7-7--7-9--9-7-9-7--
D---0-----------------------
A---------------------------
E---------------------------


VERSE 1:
--------

A                   Asus2/C#           D
  I never seen you lookin' so bad my funky one

A                      Asus2/C#             G          A/G  G  A/G  G
  You tell me that your super-fine mind has come undone


Try mu-major type variations for the A (use x0242x or hammer on
to the C# on the B string from x02200). 
On the D chord, the keyboard often uses G/D together with a mixture
of D shapes (e.g try xx0775, xx0433 and xx0232)


CHORUS:
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(You can also use G#m7 and G#7sus4 in place of/as well as the G#m11)


Bm7                 F#m7                      G#m11
Any major dude with half a heart surely would tell you my friend

Bm7                  F#m7                   G#m11
Any minor world that breaks apart falls to - gether again

         Bm7      D/E     Amaj7                
When the demon is at your door  

       Gmaj7                 F#m7    B7   A7      
In the morning it won't be there   no   more  

    G7              F#m7
Any major dude will tell you

D     G7              A5  
  Any major dude will tell you



RIFF:
-----

(A5)            G5  

E---------------7----10-9------------
B--8p7---7-8-10---10------10---------
G------9-----------------------------
D------------------------------------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------


A5              G5  

E---------------7----10-9------------
B--8p7---7-8-10---10------8----------
G------9--------------------7--------
D-----------------------------7------
A------------------------------------
E------------------------------------


A5              G5                A     G     A

E---------------7----10-9-7---12--9---9/7--7--7/9------
B--8p7---7-8-10---10-------------10--10/8--8--8/10-----
G------9-----------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------



All later Verses and Choruses use the same chords as above. The structure 
following this first chorus is:


VERSE 2 

CHORUS 

RIFF

MIDDLE 8:
---------

F#m7              G#m7             Amaj7             C#m7
  I can tell you   all I know, the where  to go, the what to do

F#m11           G#m7              Bm7              D/E
 You can try to run but you can't hide from what's inside  of you


SOLO over Verse chords


CHORUS:
-------

Bm7                 F#m7                      G#m11
Any major dude with half a heart surely would tell you my friend

Bm7                  F#m7                   G#m11
Any minor world that breaks apart falls to - gether again

         Bm7      D/E     Amaj7                
When the demon is at your door  

       Gmaj7                 F#m7    B7   A7      
In the morning it won't be there   no   more  

    G7              F#m7
Any major dude will tell you

D     G7              B7       D7  F 
  Any major dude will tell you

      G               A5  
  Any major dude will tell you



RIFF


On the last line of the riff, there is a pause after the high E
(12th fret top E) for a drum fill - then the riff finishes over 
the final A G A change. 



Chord Shapes:
-------------

 EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE
 x02220     x4220x     xx0232     3x000x     3x222x

   A        Asus2/C#     D          G          A/G  

 EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE
 x24232     24222x     46444x     x7777x     5x665x     

   Bm7       F#m7       G#m7       D/E       Amaj7     


 EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE
 3x443x     2x220x     4x442x     46464x

 Gmaj7      F#m11      G#m11      G#7sus4


 EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE    EADGBE
 7x78xx     5x56xx     3x34xx     57xxxx    35xxxx

   B7         A7         G7        A5        G5 


The above shapes for B7, A7, G7, A5 & G5 are fairly "minimal" 
voicings - you might prefer the slightly fuller sound of the 
chords below.


 EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE    EADGBE
 x2424x     x0202x     35343x     x0225x    3x003x

   B7         A7         G7         A5        G5


 EADGBE     EADGBE     EADGBE  
 x46454     x5453x     13321x

   C#m7       D7         F 









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