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Children Of The Grave bass

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About this tab version
This tab is based on the Master Bass Track and therefore should be 100% accurate. Yes, there are GOOD tabs on this site already, but in my opinion, this kind of masterpiece deserves the perfect tablature. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Children of the Grave by Black Sabbath
From the album Master of Reality (1971)
Written by Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward
All rights belong to their respective owners

Tabbed by Jaakko Karppinen


READ FIRST:
I know there are already good tabs of this song on this site, but this tab is based on the original
Master Track, so it should be 100% correct. I've listened every single part of the Master Track multiple times
with half speed and some equalization to really get every single note right, though I've left out couple tiny
mistakes Geezer does.

I also know that this song is originally played with C# (C#F#BE) tuning, but since it can be played just as
well with standard tuning, I've tabbed it with standard tuning. It is much easier for more advanced players to
convert it in to C# tuning if they want to, than for beginners to convert it from C# to standard. The
conversion from standard to C# is super easy; just tune your bass to C# and play everything 3 frets down
the neck, so for example, the main riff is played at the 7th fret. There are no open notes or anything like
that to worry about.

Playing in C# tuning with a pick is the best choice if you want to sound more like Geezer. You can hear yourself
on the Master Track how the combination of sloppy strings, a pick and a cranked up amp sound like. Enjoy!


Bass Master Track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw3Y-FDSFCE


Intro
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|-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4--|
|--------------------------------------------------|

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|-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
|--------------------------------------------------|

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||-o--------------------------------------------------o-||
||-o-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4--o-||
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Riff A
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||-o-------------------------------------7-----6------o-||
||-o-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4--------------o-||
||------------------------------------------------------||


Riff B
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-7---7-7-7-7--|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------7---7-7---7-7------------|
|-----------------4-5-6-7-----------------4-5-6-7--|
|-5---5-5---5-5------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|-9---9-9---9-9------------------------------------|
|-----------------6-7-8-9-----------------6-7-8-9--|
|-------------------------7---7-7---7-7------------|


Riff A Variation
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------7-----6------|
|-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4--------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|-------------------------------------9-----8------|
|-------------------------------------7-----6------|
|-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4--------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


Riff B


Riff A Variation


Verse
||------------------------------------------------------||
||-o--------------------------------------------------o-||
||-o-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---7--------o-|| 7X
||------------------------------------------------------||

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4--|
|--------------------------------------------------|


Riff B


Riff A Variation


Verse Variation
||------------------------------------------------------||
||-o--------------------------------------------------o-||
||-o-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---7--------o-|| 7X
||------------------------------------------------------||

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
|--------------------------------------------------|


Riff B


Instrumental         .
||-------------------6-----------------6-----.----------||
||-o-----4-4-5-5-6---------------4-5-6---5---4--------o-||
||-o-4-7---------------------4-7----------------------o-|| 4X
||------------------------------------------------------||

|--------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------6------|
|-4-----4-4-4-4-----4-4-4-7-----4-----4------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|-5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----6-----8-----9------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-4-----4-----4-----4-----7-----4-----4------------|
|-------------------------------------------7------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----7-----7------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------6------|
|-4-----4-----4-----4-----7-----4-----4------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|-5-----5-----5-----5-----5-----6-----8-----9------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-4-----4-----4-----4-----7-----4-----4------------|
|-------------------------------------------7------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----6-----7-----7------|


Riff A Variation


Riff B


Riff A Variation


Verse Variation


Riff B


Guitar Solo
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|--------------------------------------------------|
|-4---4-4---4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-2-3--|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-/-6-6-6-6--|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-3-2-2-3--|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-2-3-4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-3-2-2-3--|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-4---4---4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-3-2-2-2-3--|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-3-2-2-3--|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-3-2-2-3--|
|--------------------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|
|-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4---4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|
|--------------------------------------------------|


Riff B


Outro
|--------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------4--4-----5-----6------|
|-4-4-4----6--6-----7--7---------------------------|
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                                                            End on
||------------------------------------------------------||  |------|
||-o----------------------------4--4-----5-----6------o-||  |------|
||-o-4--4-----6--6-----7--7---------------------------o-||  |-4----|
||------------------------------------------------------||  |------|

            
            
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