Pearls

Pearls Bass Tab

[Intro] (0:15)
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       

[Verse 1] (0:31)
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------8---8\------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-----------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .                                    .           .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------x-----------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3\------------------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5\------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-----x-5-------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .                                    .           .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3\----------x-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5\------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6---x-x-5---x-x-|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       

[Pre-chorus] (1:03)
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^        

[Chorus] (1:18)
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^        

G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        

[Verse 2] (1:36)
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       

G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|----12---------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^        ^       ^       ^       

G|--------------------------------|-----------------12h14----------------|
D|--------------------------------|----12------------------------12h14---|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^        ^       ^        ^       

G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|----12---------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^        ^       ^       ^
                                           .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|----------------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6---x-x-5---x-x-|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       

[Pre-chorus] (2:07)
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6---x-x-5---x-x-|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^        

[Chorus] (2:23)
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^        

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       

[Bridge] (2:42)
  .       .
G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
E|3-------3-----------------------|----------------------x-12\------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .                                    .           .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3\----------x-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5\------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .               .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------x-----------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .                   .                .           .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3\----------5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5\------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7-------9-------10--------12\--|
D|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------x-----------3/--|5------/7------/8-------/10--------|
E|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^        ^
  .                   .                .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------5-----------|----------------7-------5-------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3\------------------5---|5---5-------3-------5-------5---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7-------9-------10--------12\--|
D|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------x-----------3/--|5------/7------/8-------/10--------|
E|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^        ^
  .                   .                .           .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|----------------7---------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3\----------3-------5---|5---5-------3-----------5\------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7-------9-------10--------12\--|
D|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------x-----------3/--|5------/7------/8-------/10--------|
E|--------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^        ^       

[Pre-chorus] (3:17)
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6---x-x-5---x-x-|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^        

[Chorus] (3:32)
  .       .           .                .           .       .
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|3-------3-------x---5-------5---|5---5-------x---3-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^
  .       .                                .       .       .
G|--------------------------------|----7---------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|5-------5-------------------3/--|5-------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------|--------8-------6-------5---x---|
  ^       ^       ^       ^        ^       ^       ^       ^       

Legend:
x = muted note
h = hammer on
. = staccato
\ = slide down
/ = slide up
^ = beat
Bass Tabs
TitlePearls
ArtistJessie Ware
Tablature TypeASCII Tab
YouTube IDMvB-iPmmIQw

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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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