Make You Better

Make You Better Bass Tab

The Decemberists – Make You Better – Bass Tab

NO BASS IN THE INTRO

VERSE - AFTER "BETTER"
G|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D|--------|--------|--------|--------|  X3
A|22222222|55555555|--------|55555555|
E|--------|--------|33333333|--------|

G|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D|--------|-----245|5555542-|-----42-|  X2
A|22222424|55555---|-------5|55555--5|
E|--------|--------|--------|--------|

CHORUS
G|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|22222222|22222222|
D|--------|-----245|55555542|------2-|55555542|------2-|--------|--------| X2
A|00000000|00000---|--------|5-4-5---|--------|5-4-5---|--------|--------|
E|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

AFTER-CHORUS
G|00000000|00000000|
D|--------|--------|
A|--------|--------|
E|--------|--------|

REPEAT ALL OF ABOVE ONCE

G|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D|--------|--------|--------|--------|  X6
A|2222245-|-----245|55555420|00000000|
E|-------3|33333---|--------|--------|

G|--------|--------|
D|--------|--------|
A|00000000|00000000|
E|--------|--------|

CHORUS

AFTER CHORUS X2

VERSE (SIMPLE)X1

THEN
G|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
A|22222222|55555555|--------|--------|2-------|
E|--------|--------|33333333|33333333|--------|

This Tab doesn't include all of the complexities of the song, but it gives a basic idea of the song.
I am not totally sure that it is all correct, but hopefully it can help!
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P.S. You can play the main notes (not the transitions) in any pattern that you best feel fits the song.
Bass Tabs
TitleMake You Better
ArtistThe Decemberists
Tablature TypeASCII Tab
YouTube IDYb8oUbMrydk

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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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