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Swans bass tabs for The apostate

Bass tabs

  • Difficulty: Beginner
Tuning: Standard (E A D G)


Intro:

the whole song is on standard tunig but you drop de E string down to B

The first part (play with pick)(1:30-4:10)
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--12N----------14N-----------15n-------------------------------------------|
A|--------14N-----------14N--------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Second part (the guitar enters)(play without pick and calmly)(4:11-5:56)
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--0---12-------------------------------------------------------------------|

third part (the loudness starts)(play with pick)(5:57-8:29)
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--2N------7N-------14N-------7N--------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

then you play (8:30-9:20)
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--8N-----5N----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

fourth part (play extremly aggresively)(play with pick)(9:21-12:45)
play this a lot of times
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--1--1---1////////13-------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

then play this a lot of times  sometimes this    for the final one
G|--------------------------- ----------------- ---------------------------|
D|--------------------------- ----------------- ---------------------------|
A|--1--1--1------------------ -----1--1----0--- ------1--1---2-------------|
B|--------------------------- ----------------- ---------------------------|


the second act: the whole song just enters (use pick)(13:20-21:01)

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---12-12-12-12-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------14--------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------12----------------------------------------------------------|
A|--12--14--14--------14-----------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----14--14--14--14---------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------14--14------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

After repeating those riffs many times start adding the B string more
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--12-12-12-12--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------12-12--------------------------------------------------------|

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--14-14-14-14--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------12-12-------------------------------------------------------|

the play even louder
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--14--14--14--14-----------------------------------------------------------|
B|--12--12--12--12---0-------------------------------------------------------|


wath live versions to understand it better


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