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[Intro]

First part is just strings, piano and vocals, bass enters with drums

Bm

G|------------------------------4|------------------------------4|\
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| \
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|  |
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|  |
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     |
                                                                     x2
                                                                    |
G|------------------------------4|----------------------------2--|  |
D|-------------------------------|--------------------4----------|  |
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-------------0------| /
E|-------------------------------|----------------2--------------|/
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

[Verse 1]

Same as Intro

Bm

G|------------------------------4|------------------------------4|\
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| \
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|  |
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|  |
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     |
                                                                     x2
                                                                    |
G|------------------------------4|----------------------------2--|  |
D|-------------------------------|--------------------4----------|  |
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-------------0------| /
E|-------------------------------|----------------2--------------|/
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

[Chorus]

Same chord progression twice but bassline changes for the second time

G

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------5|----------------------------5--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3---3-----3-----3-----------3--|3---3-----3-----3-------------3|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

F#7

G|-------------------------------|----------------------------2--|
D|------------------------------4|--------------------4----------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------0------|
E|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2--------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

Bm                                Am6

G|------------------------------4|----------------------------2--|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|0---0-----0-----0-------------0|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +      

Em

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------2|--------------------2-------4--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|0---0-----0-----0-------2------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

G

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------5|------------------------5------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3---3-----3-----3-----------3--|3---3-----3-----3-----3-----3--|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

F#7

G|-------------------------------|----------------------------2--|
D|------------------------------4|--------------------4----------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------0------|
E|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2--------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

Bm                                Am6

G|------------------------4------|------------------------2------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|2---2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +      

Em

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------2|--------------------2-------4--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|0---0-----0-----0-------2------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

[Post Chorus]

Verse riff once

Bm

G|------------------------------4|------------------------------4|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

G|------------------------------4|----------------------------2--|
D|-------------------------------|--------------------4----------|
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-------------0------|
E|-------------------------------|----------------2--------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

[Verse 2]

Same as Verse 1

Bm

G|------------------------------4|------------------------------4|\
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| \
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|  |
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|  |
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     |
                                                                     x2
                                                                    |
G|------------------------------4|----------------------------2--|  |
D|-------------------------------|--------------------4----------|  |
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-------------0------| /
E|-------------------------------|----------------2--------------|/
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

[Chorus]

Same as first Chorus

G

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------5|----------------------------5--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3---3-----3-----3-----------3--|3---3-----3-----3-------------3|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

F#7

G|-------------------------------|----------------------------2--|
D|------------------------------4|--------------------4----------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------0------|
E|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2--------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

Bm                                Am6

G|------------------------------4|----------------------------2--|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|0---0-----0-----0-------------0|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +      

Em

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------2|--------------------2-------4--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|0---0-----0-----0-------2------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

G

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------5|------------------------5------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3---3-----3-----3-----------3--|3---3-----3-----3-----3-----3--|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

F#7

G|-------------------------------|----------------------------2--|
D|------------------------------4|--------------------4----------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------0------|
E|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2--------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

Bm                                Am6

G|------------------------4------|------------------------2------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|2---2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +      

Em

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------2|--------------------2-------4--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|0---0-----0-----0-------2------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

[Bridge]

Same as Chorus

G

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------5|----------------------------5--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3---3-----3-----3-----------3--|3---3-----3-----3-------------3|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

F#7

G|-------------------------------|----------------------------2--|
D|------------------------------4|--------------------4----------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------0------|
E|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2--------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

Bm                                Am6

G|------------------------------4|----------------------------2--|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|0---0-----0-----0-------------0|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +      

Em

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------2|--------------------2-------4--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|0---0-----0-----0-------2------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

G

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------5|------------------------5------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3---3-----3-----3-----------3--|3---3-----3-----3-----3-----3--|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

F#7

G|-------------------------------|----------------------------2--|
D|------------------------------4|--------------------4----------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------0------|
E|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2--------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

Bm                                Am6

G|------------------------4------|------------------------2------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|2---2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +      

Em

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------2|--------------------2-------4--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|0---0-----0-----0-------2------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

[Chorus]

Same as earlier Choruses

G

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------5|----------------------------5--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3---3-----3-----3-----------3--|3---3-----3-----3-------------3|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

F#7

G|-------------------------------|----------------------------2--|
D|------------------------------4|--------------------4----------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------0------|
E|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2--------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

Bm                                Am6

G|------------------------------4|----------------------------2--|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|0---0-----0-----0-------------0|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +      

Em

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------2|--------------------2-------4--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|0---0-----0-----0-------2------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

G

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------5|------------------------5------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3---3-----3-----3-----------3--|3---3-----3-----3-----3-----3--|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

F#7

G|-------------------------------|----------------------------2--|
D|------------------------------4|--------------------4----------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------0------|
E|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2--------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

Bm                                Am6

G|------------------------4------|------------------------2------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|2---2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +      

Em

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------2|--------------------2-------4--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|0---0-----0-----0-------2------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

[Outro]

First full Chorus, then the first variation of Chorus bassline twice.
Finally Verse riff until the end.

G

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------5|----------------------------5--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3---3-----3-----3-----------3--|3---3-----3-----3-------------3|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

F#7

G|-------------------------------|----------------------------2--|
D|------------------------------4|--------------------4----------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------0------|
E|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2--------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

Bm                                Am6

G|------------------------------4|----------------------------2--|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|0---0-----0-----0-------------0|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +      

Em

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------2|--------------------2-------4--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|0---0-----0-----0-------2------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

G

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------5|------------------------5------|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|3---3-----3-----3-----------3--|3---3-----3-----3-----3-----3--|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

F#7

G|-------------------------------|----------------------------2--|
D|------------------------------4|--------------------4----------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------0------|
E|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2--------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     

Bm                                Am6

G|------------------------4------|------------------------2------|
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|2---2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +      

Em

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------2|--------------------2-------4--|
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|
E|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|0---0-----0-----0-------2------|
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

G

G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|\
D|------------------------------5|----------------------------5--| \
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|  \
E|3---3-----3-----3-----------3--|3---3-----3-----3-------------3|   \
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       |
                                                                      |
                                                                      |
F#7                                                                   |
                                                                      |
G|-------------------------------|----------------------------2--|    |
D|------------------------------4|--------------------4----------|    |
A|-------------------------------|------------------------0------|    |
E|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2--------------|    |
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       |
                                                                      |
                                                                       x2
Bm                                Am6                                 |
                                                                      |
G|------------------------------4|----------------------------2--|    |
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|    |
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|0---0-----0-----0-------------0|    |
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|    |
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +       |
                                                                      |
                                                                      |
Em                                                                    |
                                                                      |
G|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|   /
D|------------------------------2|--------------------2-------4--|  /
A|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| /
E|0---0-----0-----0-----------0--|0---0-----0-----0-------2------|/
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  

Bm

G|------------------------------4|------------------------------4|\
D|-------------------------------|-------------------------------| \
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|  |
E|-------------------------------|-------------------------------|  |
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +     |
                                                                     x4
                                                                    |
G|------------------------------4|----------------------------2--|  |
D|-------------------------------|--------------------4----------|  |
A|2---2-----2-----2-----------2--|2---2-----2-------------0------| /
E|-------------------------------|----------------2--------------|/
  1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +  
Bass Tabs
TitleSpotlight
ArtistJessie Ware
Tablature TypeASCII Tab
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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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