Home Again

Home Again Bass Tab

Home Again
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Band: Shihad
Bassist: Karl Kippenberger
Tabbed by: Mark Abrahams (mark@abrahams.co.nz)
Bass tuning: Drop D (D A D G)
Key: D minor

This is an amalgamation of several Shihad studio and live recordings of
the song, as well as a few approximations thrown in.  It's quite a
repetitive and driving line, but there are a few subtleties that give it
some flavour as well.

[Intro]
(come in with drums)
  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---0-10----|

[Verse 1]

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---0-10----|

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-5-----|

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---0-10----|

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---0-10----|

[Chorus 1]

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-12--12--12-12---|-12--12--12-12---|-12--12--12-12---|-12--12--12-10---|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---0-10----|

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-12--12--12-12---|-12--12--12-12---|-12--12--12-12---|-12--12--12-10---|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-5-----|

[Verse 2]

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---0-10----|

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-5-----|

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---0-10----|

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---0-10----|

[Chorus 2]

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-12--12--12-12---|-12--12--12-12---|-12--12--12-12---|-12--12--12-10---|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---0-10----|

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-12--12--12-12---|-12--12--12-12---|-12--12--12-12---|-12--12--12-10---|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-5-----|

[Bridge]

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0-------12------|-12--12--10--12--|-----10--12------|-12--12--12--12--|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3-------3-------|-3---3---3---3---|-----3---3---3-3-|-3---5---5---3---|

  G                             Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-12------12------|-12--12--10--12--|-----10--12------|-12--12--12--12--|

  G                             F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5-------5-------|-5---5---5---3---|-----3---3-------|-3---3---3---3---|

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-12------12------|-12--12--10--12--|-----10--12------|-12--12--12--12--|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3-------3-------|-3---3---3---3---|-----3---3---3-3-|-3---5---5---3---|

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-12------12------|-12--12--10--12--|-----10--12------|-12--12--12--12--|

  G                             F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-5-------5-------|-5---5---5---3---|-----3---3-------|-3---3---3---3---|

[Verse 3]

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---0-10----|

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-5-----|

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---0-10----|

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---0-10----|

[Outro]

  Dm
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|-0---0---0-12----|

  F
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---3-3-----|-3---3---0-10----|
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TitleHome Again
ArtistShihad
Tablature TypeASCII Tab
YouTube IDv3gc_3p0St8

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How to Read Bass Tab: A Beginner's Guide

1. Understanding the Basics

a. Strings:

Bass tab consists of horizontal lines representing the strings of the bass guitar. The lowest-pitched string (usually the E string) is at the bottom, and the highest-pitched string (usually the G string) is at the top.

b. Numbers:

Numbers on the lines indicate which fret to play on a specific string. For example, if you see "3" on the E string, it means you should press down the third fret on the lowest string.

2. Reading Bass Tab Example

In this tab:

  • Play the note on the 1st fret of the E string.
  • Play the open E string.
  • Play the 3rd fret on the A string.
  • Play the 1st fret on the A string.
        G|-----------------|
        D|-----------------|
        A|---------3-------|
        E|---1-1---1---3---|
    

3. Playing Techniques

a. Hammer-ons and Pull-offs:

Hammer-ons are represented by an "h" (e.g., 5h7 means play the 5th fret and hammer onto the 7th fret). Pull-offs are represented by a "p" (e.g., 7p5 means play the 7th fret and pull off to the 5th fret).

b. Slides:

Slides are often indicated by an "/" or "\\" between two numbers (e.g., 5/7 means slide from the 5th fret to the 7th fret).

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