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Bladecatcher Bass Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##

                             BLADECATCHER (Bassline)
                             As recorded by Mastodon
                      (From the 2007 Album BLOOD MOUNTAIN)

Transcribed by Ryne Allen (ryneallen@hotmail.com)

This isn't 100% correct but it's pretty damn close. The only parts i'm unsure of is the
at about 2:36 into the song. The other part i'm not sure of is the riff that ties back
the beginning riff of the song. Other than that it should be pretty accurate. Listen to 
song to help with the timing. METAL UP YOUR ASS!!!

Tuning - D G C F


  W          Q  Q. Q  Q.     W          E E E Q.   E E
|----------|---------------|----------|----------------|
|----------|---------------|----------|----------------|
|----------|----------0----|----------|----------------|
|-0--------|-1--4--1-------|-0--------|-1-2-3-4----1-3-|


            Q=130
  E Q.      S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S
|-------||------------------|-------------------|
|-------||o-----------------|-------------------|
|-0-2---||o-----------------|-------------------|
|-------||--2-2-2-2-3-2-3-2-|-3-3-3-3-5-3-5-3---|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-3-3-3-3-5-3-5-3-2-2-2-2-3-2-3-2-|
|-2-2-2-2-3-2-3-2-3-3-3-3-5-3-5-3-|---------------------------------|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-5-3-5-3-2-2-2-2-3-2-3-2-|-----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-2-2-2-2-3-2-3-2-3-3-3-3-5-3-5-3---|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-3-2-3-2-3-3-3-3-5-3-5-3-|


  |---3---|   |---3---|   |---3---|   |---3---|   |----3----|   |---3---|
  S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S..   S.. S.. S.. S.. H
|---------------------------------------------------------|-----7---8---9--------|
|-------------------------------------5---6---7---7---8---|-9---------------7----|
|-------------3---4---5---5---6---7-----------------------|----------------------|
|-3---4---5-----------------------------------------------|----------------------|


  |---3---|   |---3---|   |---3---|
  S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. E..
|---------9---7-----------------------------|
|-7---9-----------9---7---5---6---7---------|
|-------------------------------------7-----|
|-------------------------------------------|


  |---3---|   |---3---|   |---3---|           |---3---|   |---3---|
  S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. E..     S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S..
|---------9---7-----------------------------|---------9---7--------------|
|-7---9-----------9---7---5---6---7---------|-7---9-----------9---7------|
|-------------------------------------7-----|----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|----------------------------|


  |---3---|   |---3---|   |---3---|   |---3---|   |----3---
  S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S..
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------5---6---7---7---8---|
|-------------3---4---5---5---6---7-----------------------|
|-3---4---5-----------------------------------------------|


 -|   |---3---|        |---3---|     |---3---|   |---3---|
  S.. S.. S.. S.. Q    S.. S.. S..   S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. E..
|-----7---8---9----------------9---|-7------------------------------|
|-9---------------7----7---9-------|-----9---7----------------------|
|----------------------------------|-------------7---6---5----------|
|----------------------------------|-------------------------7------|


  |---3---|   |---3---|   |---3---|        |----3---
  S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. E..  S.. S..
|---------9---7------------------------------------|
|-7---9-----------9---7--------------------7---9---|
|-------------------------7---6---5----------------|
|-------------------------------------7------------|


 -|   |---3---|   |---3---|   |---3---|   |---3---|   |----3----|   |---3---|   |---3---|
  S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S..   S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S..
E..
|-9---7---------------------------------------------------|---------------------7---8---9--------|
|---------9---7---------------------------------------5---|-6---7---7---8---9---------------7----|
|-----------------------------3---4---5---5---6---7-------|--------------------------------------|
|-----------------3---4---5-------------------------------|--------------------------------------|


  |---3---|   |---3---|   |---3---|       |---3---|   |----
  S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. E.. S.. S.. S.. S..
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|---------9---7-----------------------------------9---7---|
|-7---9-----------9---7---3---4---5---0---7---9-----------|


 3----|   |---3---|         |---3---|   |---3---|
  S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. E..   S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S..
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------9---7--------------|
|-9---7---5---4---3---0---|-7---9-----------9---7------|


  |---3---|   |---3---|   |---3---|   |---3---|   |----3---
  S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S.. S..
|---------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------5---6---7---7---8---|
|-------------3---4---5---5---6---7-----------------------|
|-3---4---5-----------------------------------------------|


 -|   |---3---|                                  |---3---|
  S.. S.. S.. S.. H..    Q    Q  E. Q.   Q    Q  S.. S.. S.. Q.
|-----7---8---9-------------|---------------|----------------------|
|-9---------------7---------|---------------|----------------------|
|---------------------------|-------2----2--|-4----------5---------|
|------------------------0--|-3--4----------|----3---4-------0-----|


                        |---3---|
  Q  Q  E. Q.     Q  Q  S.. S.. S.. Q.  Q
|---------------|--------------------------|
|---------------|--------------------------|
|----------2----|-2--4----------5----------|
|-0--3--4-------|-------3---4-------0---0--|


  Q  E.  Q.  Q    Q  S  S  S    S  S  S  Q
|---------------|-------------|-------------|
|---------------|-------------|-------------|
|--------5---5--|-7--5--7--5--|-------------|
|-3--4----------|-------------|-7--6--3--0--|


        |---3---|                |---3---|
  Q  Q  S.. S.. S.. Q.     Q  Q  S.. S.. S.. H      E..  E..  E..  E..
|------------------------|------------------------|---------------------|
|------------------------|------------------------|------1---------2----|
|---------------5--------|---------------5---0----|-0---------2---------|
|-0--3--3---4-------3----|-3--5--5---7------------|---------------------|


  S..  S..  S..  S..    S..  S..  S..  S..    S..  S..  S..  H
|------2---------4----|------5--------------|--------------------|
|-1---------2---------|-2---------5---------|-7---------9--------|
|---------------------|----------------5----|------7---------9---|
|---------------------|---------------------|--------------------|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths


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4-string-4-eva wrote on August 26 2007, 12:22 pm

the fast bit sounds a bit wrong to me, on the album im hearing this:

|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------
|---------------------------------------------3--6-3-6-3-2--5-2-5-2-
|-2--5-2-5-2-3--6-3-6-3-2--5-2-5-2-3--6-3-6-3-----------------------

on the dvd with the special edition of the album it shows you them playing it in their practise space with no wierd sound effects over the top so you can hear it better.

Other than that, not bad =)

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PanteraFloods wrote on November 7 2009, 02:28 pm

idk either i'm playing this tab completely wrong or it is competely wrong. The person who commented before me may have a good idea of the fast part, and maybe the rest is correct if you play it fast enough, i'm not sure though, i'm gonna try this song again with the new intro.

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