The black page (new age version), opening. Transcription: KS (update Winter 2017, deposited at the I-depot, The Hague). Notes:
- Basis for the lead melody is the original score (see The black page #2 example from the Sheik Yerbouti section).
- This example is an improved version of the transcription that has been in this study since 2001, editions 1-4. I wrongfully assumed that the quintuplet from bar 2 of The black page #1 had went into this version in only a slower rendition. Instead Zappa had adapted the rhythm too (bars 17-20).