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Phish bass tabs for Contact

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CONTACT
Album: Junta (1988)
Bassist: Mike Gordon

by John
Intro
G------21-21-21-/-19-19-/-17-17-/-16-16-/-10-------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------15-14-12--
A-17-/-19-19-19-/-17-17-/-15-15-/-14-14-/-12--------12--15---------14
E------------------------------------------------15------------------

G-----------------------------------------------------------14--12-12
D----------------17-17-17-/-16-16-/-15-15-/-14------12-/-15----------
A--------10-/-14-14-14-14-/-13-13-/-12-12-/-11------------------10-10
E--------------------------------------------------------------------

	Guitar comes in...
G------21-21-21-/-19-19-/-17-17-/-16-16-/-10-------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------
A-17-/-19-19-19-/-17-17-/-15-15-/-14-14-/-12-------------------12--10
E------------------------------------------------7-/-10--12-13-------

G-----------------------------------------------------------14--12-12
D----------------17-17-17-/-16-16-/-15-15-/-14------12-/-15----------
A--------10-/-14-14-14-14-/-13-13-/-12-12-/-11------------------10-10
E--------------------------------------------------------------------

	Piano comes in...
G------21-21-21-/-19-19-/-17-17-/-16-16-/-10--18/19-17h19p17-16h17p16
D--------------------------------------------------------------------
A-17-/-19-19-19-/-17-17-/-15-15-/-14-14-/-12-------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------

G-14h16p14-12h14p12-10--12--12/10-10-10/9-9/7-9-7-7h9p7--------------
D------------------------------------------------------10-----------7
A----------------------------------------------------------7--9-10---
E--------------------------------------------------------------------

Verse
"The tires are the thing on your car that make contact with the road"
G--------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------5--5----------5--5-----------7--7-------7--7--7-------------
A--3---------------3-----------4---5----------5-----------------5--5-
E-----------------------------------------------------------3--------
   Listen to the song for timing

G------------------------------
D-----------------------5--5---
A-----5--------2-----3---------
E---3-----3--5-----------------


NOTE: The verse stays more or less the same until the funk jam part
of the song...Mike adds lots of extra fills and licks to spice up
the bass part. It moves up a step (from C-D-G to D-E-A) after
a while:

G--------------------------------------------------------------------
D--------7--7----------7--7-----------9--9-------9--9--9-------------
A--5---------------5-----------6---7----------7-----------------7--7-
E-----------------------------------------------------------5--------

G------------------------------
D-----------------------7--7---
A-----7--------4-----5---------
E---5-----5--7-----------------
Again, improvise as much as possible here

Funk Jam
There is a little lead-in after Trey sings
"Bummed is what you are when you go out to your car and it's been towed"
G----------------------
D---------/11-11-9-7---
A--5--x----------------   (T=Slap, P=Pop)
E----------------------
  T T  P P P P

And then the funk jam!...
G----------------------------------------------
D-------9-------7------4-------2------3-----4--
A----------------------------------------------
E--7-x-----x-5------2------0-x---0-1-----2-----
  T T P T T P  T P  T T P T T P T P
An easy slap riff...

And then during the piano solo...
G--------5h6-5-7-5---------5h6-5----------
D-----7----------------7--------7h5------
A-----------------------------------7----
E-5-x--------------5-x-------------------
 T T P  P P P P T T P  P P P T
Improvise here also...

After the funk jam, the bass cuts out while just the guitar plays,
 and the band returns to the chorus
(the bass follows the stepped-up progression of D-E-A)...

Well, that just about finishes my first tab...enjoy!
ⓘ Bass guitar tab for 'Contact' by Phish, a rock band formed in 1983 from Burlington, VT

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