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Modern Magic Formula Bass Tab

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Modern Magic Formula Bass tab

I noticed there wasn't a bass tab for this song, so I took the liberty of doing it 
myself. Also, the bassist in my band wants it, so hi dude :)

DROP C#

/ slide up
\ slide down
] staccato (stop note sharply)

Intro
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|--5--5--5-----5--5----3-3-7-7--|
D|----------0-0-------0----------|

Verse Pt 1 (Hey little man...)
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|--5--5--5-----5--5----3-3-7-7--|
D|----------0-0-------0----------|

Verse Pt 2 (You can't give it...)
G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--8--8--8-8--8--8--8-8\-3--3--3-3---3--3--3-3--|
D|----------------------------------5------------|
(Wow... Uhh)
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|--5--5--5-----5--5----3-3-7-7--|
D|----------0-0-------0----------|

2x

Finish with
G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|--5--5--5-----5--5----3-3-3--|
D|----------0-0-------0--------|

Chorus Pt 1 (All we need is...)
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------| 2x
A|------------------------8-8-8-8------------------------------------|
D|--8--8-8--8-8-8-8--8-8----------0--0-0--0-0-0-0--0-0--10-10-10-10--|

Chorus Pt 2 (So you wanted to change the world...)
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--10--10-10--10-10-10-10--10-10--10-10-10-10--10-10--10-10-10-10--10-10--10-10-10-10--|

Bridge bit (That's why we'll say goodbye...)
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--7--7-7--7-7-7-7--7-7--7-7-7-0--0-0--0-0-0-3--3-3--3-3-3--|

Chorus Pt 3 (I'm trying the best I can...)
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--5--5-5--5-5-5-5--5-5--5-5-5/12--12-12--12-12-12-12--12-12--12-12-12\--|
  goes into (But there's a white flag...)                                   2x
G|------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3--x-x-x--|
D|--\3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3------------------------------|

Finish on
G|---------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------|
A|--3--3-3--3-3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3-3--|
D|---------------------------------|


~~~Repeat Verse and Chorus~~~


Middle 8
G|----------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------|
A|--0--0]--0--------------0--0]--0--------------------|
D|-------------3--3]--3--------------0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3--|
(I'm trying the best I can...)
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
D|--5----/12----\3----/10----\--|

(Just guitar) (I'm tired of being exposed...)

Pre-breakdown
G|-------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|
A|--5--5--5-----5--5----3-3-7-7--|
D|----------0-0-------0----------|

Breakdown (I changed the position of the notes played so make it easier, so go fucking mental)
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------| 4x
A|----------------------------------------|
D|--12--12--12-0-0-12--12--0-10-10-14-14--|

G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--15--15--15-15--15--15--15-15--10--10--10-10--10--10--10-10--|

G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------| 2x
A|----------------------------------------|
D|--12--12--12-0-0-12--12--0-10-10-14-14--|

G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--15--15--15-15--15--15--15-15--10--10--10-10--10--10--10-10--|

G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------| 4x
A|-----------------------------|
D|--12--12--12-0-0-12--0-12-0--|

G|-----------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|
A|-----------------------------|
D|--7--7--7-7-7-7--7--7-7/-17--|

Outro
G|----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
D|--12--12--12-12--13\-6\-1---0000--|


I've tabbed out the rhythm as best I can, but watch/listen to the original/covers/live videos
to get it properly right.

I also used this cover;
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEd0WjCcsVA
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And this live video;
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XrvdDRHwvo
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As reference to make this tab - go check them out.

And my email, for any corrections or enquiries
---------------------------
capt.spillage@hotmail.co.uk
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Cheers :)
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declan.reid.963 wrote on December 4 2014, 10:25 am

Playing it in Drop C# (C#, G#, C#, F#) sounds more accurate when playing along with the studio version

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MaNoWar123 wrote on December 28 2014, 08:14 pm, edited on February 18 2015, 06:29 pm

Yes, Drop C# is correct, like I said at the start, but I tabbed it D, A, D, G simply for my own convenience, it's quicker to type that out rather than C#, G# and so on. If you'd like to, I'll go through and change it?

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