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Blue Ocean bass

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Flying Colors - Blue Ocean

Dave LaRue plays this live on a five string with a low B, and he probably did so in the studio.
This gives him more freedom with positioning, but it is not strictly necessary as the 
song can be played perfectly without using the low B string.
Therefore, it is tabbed for a four string bass in standard tuning.

Intro - main riff
                                  x3
G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------4-2---2---------2-------|--------4-2---2------------------|   x4
A|--4-2-4-----4-----4-2-4---4-2-4-|--4-2-4-----4---4------------2-1-|
E|2---------------2---------------|2-----------------2-0-4-2-0------|


Verse 1 - main riff

                                  x3
G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------4-2---2---------2-------|--------4-2---2------------------|   x2
A|--4-2-4-----4-----4-2-4---4-2-4-|--4-2-4-----4---4------------2-1-|
E|2---------------2---------------|2-----------------2-0-4-2-0------|


Prechorus 1


G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------5---4----------------------5---4---2--------------|
A|----5---------5-5-7-5----------------5---7---5-------------5-3----3-----|
E|5--------------------------------5-7---7----------------------------5-3-|


G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----5-----------------------5---4--------------------5---4---5-7---------7---7-7---------7-----|
A|5-7---5-7---5-------5-5-7-5--------------5---7---5---------------0---0-0---------0---0-0---7-0-|
E|-------------------------------------5-7---7---------------------------------------------------|


Chorus 1 ("Take me...")

G|--------2-1-2-4--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------2-1---------------2-4--------------4---------------------------7-7--------7----------|
A|2---2---------------2-0-----0-2-4-------0-4-5--5-5----5-7---------4--7--5--5-5-----7-0-5----5-4--0-4-|
E|------------------------2----------------------------------5--5-5------------------------------------|


G|--------2-1-2-4------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------2-1-----------------2-4---4------------4-------------------------------------------|
A|2---2---------------2-0-------0-2-4---------0-4-5--5-5----5-7---------4--5-7-------7--7------------|
E|------------------------2---2----------------------------------5--5-5--------0---0------0--5---0---|


Main riff

                                  x3
G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------4-2---2---------2-------|--------4-2---2------------------|
A|--4-2-4-----4-----4-2-4---4-2-4-|--4-2-4-----4---4------------2-1-|
E|2---------------2---------------|2-----------------2-0-4-2-0------|

Verse 2

                                  x3
G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------4-2---2---------2-------|--------4-2---2------------------|   x2
A|--4-2-4-----4-----4-2-4---4-2-4-|--4-2-4-----4---4------------2-1-|
E|2---------------2---------------|2-----------------2-0-4-2-0------|


Prechorus 2


G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------5---4----------------------5---4---2--------------|
A|----5---------5-5-7-5----------------5---7---5-------------5-3----3-----|
E|5--------------------------------5-7---7----------------------------5-3-|


G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----5-----------------------5---4--------------------5---4---5-7---------7---7-7---------7-----|
A|5-7---5-7---5-------5-5-7-5--------------5---7---5---------------0---0-0---------0---0-0---7-0-|
E|-------------------------------------5-7---7---------------------------------------------------|


Chorus 2 ("Take me...")


G|--------2-1-2-4--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------2-1---------------2-4--------------4---------------------------7-7--------7----------|
A|2---2---------------2-0-----0-2-4-------0-4-5--5-5----5-7---------4--7--5--5-5-----7-0-5----5-4--0-4-|
E|------------------------2----------------------------------5--5-5------------------------------------|


G|--------2-1-2-4------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------2-1-----------------2-4---4------------4-------------------------------------------|
A|2---2---------------2-0-------0-2-4---------0-4-5--5-5----5-7---------4--5-7-------7--7------------|
E|------------------------2---2----------------------------------5--5-5--------0---0------0--5---0---|


Main riff ("Blue ocean...")

                                  x3
G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------4-2---2---------2-------|--------4-2---2------------------|   x3
A|--4-2-4-----4-----4-2-4---4-2-4-|--4-2-4-----4---4------------2-1-|
E|2---------------2---------------|2-----------------2-0-4-2-0------|


Guitar solo 1 - main riff*

                                  x3
G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------4-2---2---------2-------|--------4-2---2------------------|   x3
A|--4-2-4-----4-----4-2-4---4-2-4-|--4-2-4-----4---4------------2-1-|
E|2---------------2---------------|2-----------------2-0-4-2-0------|

                                  x2
G|--------------------------------|--------------------3-4-6-6-9-6-11-11-9-9----------------------------|
D|--------4-2---2---------2-------|--------4-2---2-4-4-----------------------11-11-9-11-9-8-------------|
A|--4-2-4-----4-----4-2-4---4-2-4-|--4-2-4-----4--------------------------------------------9-7-9-7-----|
E|2---------------2---------------|2----------------------------------------------------------------9-7-|


Guitar solo 2 **


G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------5-5-4---7-7-----5-5-4-----------5-5-4---7-7-------------|     x4
A|----4-7-------7-----4-7-------7-----4-7-------7-----4-4-5-5-6-7-|
E|5-5-----------------------------5-5-----------------------------|


Prechorus 3 ***


G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------5---4----------------------5----5-4--2-----------------|
A|----5---------5-5-7-5----------------5---7---5------5--------5-3--3--3-2-----|
E|5--------------------------------5-7---7---------------------------------5-3-|


G|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------5---4--------------------5----5-4--5-7----------7---7-7------7-----------|
A|----5---7---5-------5-5-7-5--------------5---7---5------5-----------0---0-0----------0-0---0-5-4-2---|
E|5-7---7------------------------------5-7---7---------------------------------------------------------|


Chorus 3 ("Take me...")


G|--------2-1-2-4--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------2-1---------------2-4--------------4---------------------------7-7--------7----------|
A|2---2---------------2-0-----0-2-4-------0-4-5--5-5----5-7---------4--7--5--5-5-----7-0-5----5-4--0-4-|
E|------------------------2----------------------------------5--5-5------------------------------------|


G|--------2-1-2-4------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------2-1-----------------2-4---4------------4-------------------------------------------|
A|2---2---------------2-0-------0-2-4---------0-4-5--5-5----5-7---------4--5-7-------7--7------------|
E|------------------------2---2----------------------------------5--5-5--------0---0------0--5---0---|


Ending - main riff

                                  x5
G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------4-2---2---------2-------|--------4-2---2------------------|
A|--4-2-4-----4-----4-2-4---4-2-4-|--4-2-4-----4---4------------2-1-|
E|2---------------2---------------|2-----------------2-0-4-2-0------|


                                  x3
G|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--------4-2---2---------2-------|--------4-2---2------------------|   x3
A|--4-2-4-----4-----4-2-4---4-2-4-|--4-2-4-----4---4------------2-1-|
E|2---------------2---------------|2-----------------2-0-4-2-0------|

             x9
G|----------||
D|----------||
A|----------||
E|2-2-2-2---||

Notes:

* Dave improvises a bit on the main riff during the first guitar solo.
  These improvisations have not been written out, but feel free to experiment with it, 
as long as you keep it simple and keep the main groove going.

** The same goes for the run down from the high A in the second solo.

*** The third prechorus differs slightly from the first two.
    Since it comes right after the guitar solo, it's a bit "busier", with more notes 
interjected where previously there were rests.

In general, you can put a lot of ghost notes in the chorus to spice things up a bit. 
Just remember to keep it simple and don't overplay.

Tabbed by Symprog, 04/05/2013

            
            
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