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Scarred Bass Tab

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I wrote this out with a little help from the chord markings in the guitar
tab. The intro and first few parts are written out for a 6 string bass
although they are manageable on a 4 string.  Each distinct passage in the
music has been written out.  At the end of the tab, I've listed the sequence
of each of the passages and when in the song they're played.

"Scarred" by Dream Theater from the album "Awake"
Transcribed by Jeffrey Swing
(mailto:js018d@uhura.cc.rochester.edu)

symbols:
t = right hand tap
p = pull off
H = hammer on

Six-string Bass

Intro A - let ring..
C-|-t14--------------|-t14--------------|-
G-|-t14--------------|-t13--------------|-
D-|------------------|------------------|-
A-|------------------|------------------|-
E-|-----H5-H7--H5-H7-|-----H5-H7--H5-H7-|-
B-|------------------|------------------|-

-|-t11--------------|-t11----------------------------|-
-|-t11--------------|--t9----------------------------|-
-|------------------|--------------------------------|-
-|------------------|--------------------------------|-
-|-----H5-H7--H5-H7-|-----H5-H7--H5-H7---------H5-H7-|-
-|------------------|--------------------H5-H7-------|-

(To rise, to fall...)
Intro B
Variations on this:
-|-----------------|- -|-------------------------|-
-|-----------------|- -|-------------------------|-
-|*--7------------*|- -|--7-p0-------------------|-
-|*---------------*|- -|-------------------------|-
-|-----5-H7--5-H7--|- -|------5-H7-5-H7--------5-|-
-|-----------------|- -|------------------5-H7---|-
                           (you get the idea)

Pre-Chorus
   F#                                F#
-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-
-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-
-|*---------------------------1-H3-|----------------------------1-H3-|-
-|*-------8\-------------1-H3------|--------8\-------------1-H3------|-
-|------------1-1--1-1-1-----------|------------1-1--1-1-1-----------|-
-|-6-6--6--------------------------|-6-6--6--------------------------|-

   D               Bb
-|---------------|---------------|-
-|------7--------|-----3--/5~~~--|-
-|----7---7----7-|---3----------*|-
-|--5------------|-1------------*|-
-|---------------|---------------|-
-|---------------|---------------|-

* * * * * 4-String from here on out * * * * *

   Riff A - Unison with band
G-|----------------------------------------------------------|-
D-|----------------------------------------------------------|-
A-|------4-------------3-------------2-------------1---------|-
E-|-0-H2---2----2-0-H2---2----2-0-H2---2----2-0-H2---2-3~~---|-

  Riff B - unison
-|--------------------------------------------------|-
-|--------------------------------------------------|-
-|--------------------------------------------------|-
-|-2-2---2---2-0-2---2---2-0-2---2---2-0-2-3-0-1----|-


  Verse1 - (I never bared my emotion...)  G
-|--------------------------|------------------|-
-|*-------------------------|------------------|-

-|*-------------------------|------------------|-
-|--2-2---2-0-2-2-----2-0-2-|-0-----2-0-2-3----|-

                                          F   A
-|--------------------------|---------------------|-
-|--------------------------|--------------------*|-
-|--------------------------|--------------------*|-
-|--2-2---2-0-2-2-----2-0-2-|-0-----2-0-2-1---5---|-

  Chorus 1 (What if the rest of the world...)
   B    A   F#       G  F     E
-|--------|--------|--------|--------|-
-|*-------|--------|--------|--------|-
-|*-------|--------|--------|--------|-
-|-7----5-|-2------|-3--1---|-0------|-

   B    A   F#       G  A     B   C
-|--------|--------|--------|--------|-
-|--------|--------|--------|-------*|-
-|--------|--------|--------|-------*|-
-|-7----5-|-2------|-3--5---|-7--/8--|-

  Verse 2A (It's never enough...)
first time (on upbeat)       X3                            4th time
-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-
-|*-------------------------------*|--------------------------------*|-
-|*-------------------------------*|-------------------------3---0--*|-
-|-----2-2-2-------2-2-2-2---------|-----2-2-2-------2-2-2-2---------|-
   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 q   q

  Verse 2B (You tell me I'm wrong...)
second time (on downbeat)       X3                         4th time
-|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|-
-|*-------------------------------*|--------------------------------*|-
-|*-------------------------------*|-------------------------3---0--*|-
-|-2-2-2-------2-2-2-2-------------|-2-2-2-------2-2-2-2-2-----------|-
   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 e   q   q


  Chorus 2 ("Blood heal me...")          sixteenths with
(bass is very hard to make out)         bass drum first time?
                                                       X2
-|----------|--------|----------------|------------------|-
-|*---------|-6---6--|----------------|-----------------*|-
-|*---------|--------|-9--------------|-----------------*|-
-|-5--7--5--|---7----|----7--7------7-|-0000000000000000-|-


  Bridge (Do you feel you don't know me anymore...)
Whole notes, then with bass drum
   B   D   G   E
-|---|---|---|---|-
-|---|---|---|---|-
-|-7-|-5-|-3-|-0-|-
-|---|---|---|---|-


  Guitars
starts off in unison:
-|---------------------------|-----------------
-|---------------------------|-----------------
-|---------------------------|-----------------
-|-2-2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-|-2-2---2-2---2-2- ... etc.
    s s s s s s s s s s s s s   s s s s s s s s


At 7:21 in the track, The bass departs from this and sometimes follows the
guitar/key parts, and then does it's own thing.


  Key solo
    B                 X3  E
-|----------------------|---------------------------------|-
-|*--7-p0--------------*|---------------------------------|-
-|*--------------------*|---------------------------------|-
-|-------5-H7-5-H7------|-0-----0-0-----0-0-----0-0---0-0-|-
                          s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s

  Guitar Solo
(these are the chords, most of the time the bass plays a whole note)
   B   A   G   E   F#  A   G   E   F#  G   A   B   G   A   B   E
-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-
-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-
-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|-
-|-7-|-5-|-3-|-0-|-2-|-5-|-3-|-0-|-2-|-3-|-5-|-7-|-3-|-5-|-7-|-0-|-


Outro                                       |1st, 3rd..|2nd, 4th...
    B    A    F#         G   F      E        | D  Bb A  | G  A  C
-|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|----------|
-|*---------|----------|----------|---------*|----------|----------|
-|*---------|----------|----------|---------*|-5--1--0--|-------3--|
-|--7----5--|-2--------|-3---1----|-0--------|----------|-3--5-----|



|----------------------------|
|          Song Map          |
|---------------|------------|
| approx time   | part       |
|---------------|------------|
| (0:00 - 1:07) | Intro A    |
| (1:07 - 1:49) | Intro B    |
| (1:49 - 2:10) | Pre Chorus |
| (2:10 - 2:27) | Riff A     |
| (2:27 - 2:36) | Riff B     |
| (2:36 - 2:51) | Verse 1    |
| (2:51 - 3:00) | Riff B     |
| (3:00 - 3:16) | Verse 1    |
| (3:16 - 3:34) | Chorus 1   |
| (3:34 - 3:43) | Riff A     |
| (3:43 - 3:55) | Verse 2B   |
| (3:55 - 4:05) | Riff B     |
| (4:05 - 4:17) | Verse 2B   |
| (4:17 - 4:35) | Chorus 1   |
| (4:35 - 4:53) | Chorus 2   |
| (4:53 - 5:12) | Pre Chorus |
| (5:12 - 6:25) | Bridge     |
| (6:25 - 6:44) | Chorus 2   |
| (6:44 - 7:02) | Pre Chorus |
| (7:02 - 7:38) | Guitars    |
| (7:38 - 8:15) | Key Solo   |
| (8:15 - 8:53) | Guitar Solo|
| (8:53 - 9:11) | Chorus 2   |
| (9:11 - 9:31) | Pre Chorus |
| (9:31 - 10:59)| Outro      |
|---------------|------------|

--
Jeffrey N. Swing
Student of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester
js018d@uhura.cc.rochester.edu

http://uhura.cc.rochester.edu/~js018d/
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tetsuma 60 wrote on March 26 2007, 08:00 pm

Seems decent enough, althought their is no need for a 6-string
just do the tapping on G and D.

----t19----|-----t19--|
----t19----|-----t18--|
-----------|----------|
-----------|----------|

ect, and just use an open E for the low be tapped part.

---------------------------------|
---------------------------------|
--t5-t7-t5-t7---------0-t2-------|
---------------0-t2-(or-t5 t7)---|
Other than that well done buddy.

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SirToasty 10 wrote on March 5 2012, 03:45 pm

Your prechorus section is a half step too low.

Your bridge is written with the correct frets on the A string. It should be the E string.

The lead in to the solo sections should be open on the E string, not 2.

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