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Speed Of Sound Bass Tab

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Song: Speed of Sound (Album Version)
Artist: Coldplay (Guy Berryman)
Album: X&Y (Capitol)

Tabbed by dAvKiAn

Tuning: EADG

Note:

There is no bass on the Intro nor on the first verse;
so for those who do not have a or the synthesizer that Guy uses on these parts,
I wrote a riff to accompany the piano here.
I used a sort of ethereal or phaser effect to give it a synth feel.
Of course, is not original from Coldplay, so you are free to play it or not.


Intro: starts on the 3rd note of the piano. Play softly and let every note ring. Plays
better with a pick. (Guy Plays the song with a pick anyway).


Piano --->| E D A (first three notes played)
G---------|----------14------14---14------12------12---12---|
D---------|-------14------14-----------14------14-----------|
A---------|-----0-------0-------0----0-------0-------0------|
E---------|-------------------------------------------------|

-------12------12---12------11------11---11------14------14---14----|
----14------14-----------12------12-----------14------14------------|
--0-------0-------0----0-------0-------0----0-------0-------0-------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------|

-------12------12---12------12------12---12-(11)---|
----14------14-----------14------14---------(12)---|
--0-------0-------0----0-------0-------0----( 0)---|
---------------------------------------------------|


Verse 1: Same reason as above, only the riff is a little different. Wait for drum beat.

G--------14-------14----14-------12-------12----12-------12-------12----12---|
D--14-14----14-14----14----14-14----14-14----14----14-14----14-14----14------|
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------|

---------11-------11----11---|
---12-12----12-12----12------|   X 2
-----------------------------|
-----------------------------|

at 0:35 the riff changas a bit again

G-------14-------14----14------12-------12----12------12-------12----12---|
D----14----14-14----14------14----14-14----14------14----14-14----14------|
A--0----------------------0----------------------0------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

---------11-------11----11---|
------12----12-12----12------|   X 2
----0------------------------|
-----------------------------|

After that, Intro B, at 0:50

G-------9-----9---9-----7-----7---7-----7-----7---7-------------------|
D---7-7---7-7---7---5-5---5-5---5---5-5---5-5---5-------7-----7---7---|   X 2
A---------------------------------------------------5-5---5-5---5-----|
E---------------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 2: OK. Now the real thing (What Guy plays). Normal bass sound normally played, with a pick.

G--------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------|   X 3
A---------------7--7-7-0-5-7-7-7--7-0-5-7-7-5--5-5-------------|
E--5--5-0-3-5-5------------------------------------5-3-2-3-0---|

the fourth time goes

G--------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------7--7-7-0-5-7-7-7--7-0-5-7-7-5--5-5-------------|
E--5--5-0-3-5-5------------------------------------5-3-2-3-5---|


Prechorus

G--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------|   X 2
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|


Chorus

G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10\-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
E---------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------|

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10\-----------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
---------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------|

----------------------------|
----------------------------|
--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-12---|
----------------------------|

Intro C riff: (optional) if you do play it, you might want to use regular bass sound played very softly
letting each note ring, because at minute 2:18 comes an actual Guy riff.

G-------14------14---14------12------12---12------12------12---12------11------11---11---|
D----14------14-----------14------14-----------14------14-----------12------12-----------|
A--0-------0-------0----0-------0-------0----0-------0-------0----0-------0-------0----7-|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Minute 2:18 Guy riff, normal intensity play.

G--7-9-9--7------7-9-9-9-7------7-9-9-9-7------7-9-9-9-7-------------------------|
D-----------9--9-----------7--7--------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------9--9-----------------------------------|
E--------------------------------------------------------0-(picks up the verse)--|


Verse 3:

G--------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------|   X 3
A---------------7--7-7-0-5-7-7-7--7-0-5-7-7-5--5-5-------------|
E--5--5-0-3-5-5------------------------------------5-3-2-3-0---|

the fourth time goes

G--------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------7--7-7-0-5-7-7-7--7-0-5-7-7-5--5-5-------------|
E--5--5-0-3-5-5------------------------------------5-3-2-3-5---|


Prechorus

G--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------|   X 2
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|


Chorus

G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10\-----------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---|
E---------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------------------------------|

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
--10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10\-----------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--|
---------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------------------------------|

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
------------------------------------------------------------------0-(let-ring)--|
--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10---------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Bridge ----> No Bass


Prechorus with vocals:

G--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------|   X 2
A--------------------------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---|
E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------------|


Final Chorus (Changes a bit)

G----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\-------------------|
E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|

---------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
---------------------------------------------------------------------|
--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3---|

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


Outro

G--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10(let-ring)-------------|
E--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3/--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

END!


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Al_Anderson 10 wrote on March 24 2009, 08:40 pm

Good stuff, it's just that the rhythm is hard and it's hard to show using tabs, but I'll figure it out.

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