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Spooks bass

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Based on the DBMII version of this track, not the Tree City Sessions version. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Dance Gavin Dance - "Spooks"
Track 1 from 2011's Downtown Battle Mountain II
My playthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZTMR7IMIq0

Worked out partially through other tabs, partially watching bass covers on youtube, 
partially by ear. Haven't
seen a tab for the way I play it, which I think is closer to the actual bass track than 
anything else I've
seen/heard.

-Bass comes in w/ drums and unclean vocals at "not a lot of shit to break"-
-Triplet rhythm-

G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|3-3-3-3-3-3-3-----3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3--------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7--| a bunch 
of times

-rhythm switches from triplets to straight eighths-
-there are several ways to play this part, but I find this string/fret arrangement is easiest-
-"slow plans inside my bladder/turn yourself sideways"-

G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|7-79~--7---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------0-3-0-7-8-7-(these are triplets - follow the drums)---------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| 3x then:

G|-------------------|
D|7-79~--7-----------|
A|--------0-3-0-7~---|
D|-------------------|

-repeat the above, playing the alternate ending to the phrase every 4th time-
-you're gonna do this for a while until the last time, with the "sideways, sideways" 
unclean line-
-last time:
G|------------------------------------|
D|7-79~--7----------------------------|
A|----------0-3-0-7-8-7--8~-7~-8~-7~--|
D|------------------------------------| then:

-"move in take what's not yours, take what I work for" cleans re-enter-
-those are "10"s not "1"s and "0"s-

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
D|0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------------------------| (phrase continued below)

G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------| once, then:

-"slow down, stop me now, you're tearing apart my soul"-
-Once again those are "10"s not "1"s and "0"s-

G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------5-8-8-8-8-10-10-10----------------5-8-8-8-10-8-8-8-|
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------| (phrase continued below)

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------5-8-8-8-8-10-10-10----------------------------------|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------| once, then:

-"and lately we should be making me..." unclean verse"-


G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------5-8-8-8-8-10-10-10----------------5-8-8-8-5-8-8-8--|
A|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------| (phrase continued below)

G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------5-8-8-8-8-10-10-10----------------------------------|
A|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--------------------8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-10-10-10-10-10-|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------| repeat many 
times, until:

G|0---0---0---0-|
D|--------------|
A|--------------|
D|--------------| then:

-rap vocals enter-

G|0--------0-----------------|
D|-----3--------3------------|
A|-----------------------0h2-|
D|-----------------3--3h5----|

this repeats throughout the rap verse, until the last two-ish lines, when it goes:


G|0---------------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|
D|-----3-----------------------------------|
A|--------------0h2------------------------|
D|--------3--3h5---------------------------| then:

-"Cause I know the lonely road it took to get there" clean verse-

G|---------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------|
D|3-3-3-x3~--6-6-6-x6~-7-7-7-x7~--5-5-5-x5~----| once, then the second time:

-of course, these are "10"s and "12"s, not "1", "0" and "1", "2"-

G|--------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------10--12~---|
D|3-3-3-x3~--6-6-6-x6~-7-7-7-x7~--5-5-5/10----------|

Then you do the same thing again, but more legato, less staccato (more long notes, less 
short ones):

G|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|3~-33~-33~-3x3~--6~-66~-66~-6x6~-7~-77~-77~-7-7x7~--5~-55~-55~-5x5~---|


G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------10--12~---|
D|3~-33~-33~-3x3~--6~-66~-66~-6x6~-7~-77~-77~-7x7~--5~-55~-5/10-----------|

-chaotic band music part comes in: "stop me now..."-

G|--------------|
D|--------------|
A|8~--7~--0~----|
D|--------------| 4x, then:


G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|8-8-8-8~---8-8-8-7-7-7-7~---7-7-7-0-0-0-0~---0-0-0-0-0-0-0~---0-0-0~|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------| 2x, then:

-"A thinly veiled guise..." unclean verse-

G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-3-3-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|


G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-0-0-0-3-0-0-0-3-0-0-3-0-3-0-3-3-|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------|

-(not 100% sure of the 0/3 part of the end of that last phrase. I /think/ that's what it 
is, but I could
be wrong. It is definately a combination of 0s and 3s, though.-

repeat the above two phrases once more each, then end on:


G|------------------|
D|------------------|
A|8~----------------|
D|------------------|



************************************

| ~  Vibrato
| h  Hammer-on
| x  Dead note
| /  Slide up


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