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Bernadette Bass Tab

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 Bernadette-Four Tops

This tab isn't 100% of the song, but it basically repeats these riffs. If you play 
with these sections, you'll get it right.

This bassline is amazing. Great for stretching your hands.                               
    Jamerson's best bass performance IMO.


     Q    Q    Q    Q       Q    Q    Q    Q       Q    E  S S E  S S E  E
G||----------------------|----------------------|--------------8--8---------|
D||----------------------|----------------------|------------8------8----0--|
A||--6----6----6----6----|--6----6----6----6----|--6-------9----------6-----|
E||----------------------|----------------------|---------------------------|


  Q    E  E  E  S S E  E     Q    E  E  E  S S E  E
-------------6--6---------|-------------4--4---------|
----------6-------6-------|----------4-------4-------|
--4-----------------4--3--|--2-----------------2--0--|
--------------------------|--------------------------|


  Q    E.  S E  S S S S S S    Q    E  S S E  S S E  E
------------------1---------|--------------8--8---------|
-----------0--------1-----0-|------------8------8----0--|
--1----------4--------4-3---|--6-------9----------6-----|
----------------------------|---------------------------|


  Q    E  S S E  S S E  E     Q    E  S S Q    Q
--------------6--6---------|------------------------|
------------6------6-------|------------------------|
--4----4-------------4--3--|--2----2-----------0----|
---------------------------|----------4-2-4---------|


  S E  E  E  E  S E  E  E     W                   E  E  S S S S E  E  E  S S
----------1--3--1----1--3--|-------------------|-----------------------------|
----0--3----------3--------|-------------------|--------------0-1--1-----0-1-|
--1------------------------|--1----------------|--4--4----3-4----------------|
---------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------|


  E  E  E.  S E  S S S S S  S    E  E  E.  S E  E  E.  S
------------------------------|--------------------------|
------------------------------|------------0-1--1------1-|
------------3-4--4-3-4------3-|--4--4--------------------|
--4--4-----------------1-2S---|--------------------------|


  E  E  E.  S E  S S E  S S    E  E  E.  S E  E  S E  S
----------------------------|---------------------------|
----------------------------|---------------------------|
------------0-4----1-4--0-1-|--------------1--1--1-2--3-|
--4--4----------------------|--4--4------4--------------|


  E  E  S S S E  S E  E  S S    E  E  E.  S E  E  S S S S
-----------------------------|----------------------------|
-------------------------0-1-|----------------------------|
--4--4----1---4--1----4------|------------0-1--1----1---2-|
------------4------4---------|--4--4------------------4---|


  E  E  S S S E  S E  E  S S    E  E  S S S S E  E  S S S S
-----------------------------|------------------------------|
-------------------------0-1-|------------------------------|
--4--4----1---4--1----4------|----------0---0-1--1----0---2-|
------------4------4---------|--4--4------4-------------2---|


  E  E  S S S E  S E  E  E     Q    E  S S E  S S E  E
----------------------------|--------------8--8---------|
-------------------------0--|------------8------8----0--|
--4--4----1---4--0----4-----|--6-------9----------6-----|
------------4------4--------|---------------------------|


  Q    S S S S E  S S E  E     Q    E  S S E  S S E  E
---------------6--6---------|--------------4--4---------|
-----------3-6--------------|----------1-4------4-------|
--4------4----------6-4--3--|--2------------------2--0--|
----------------------------|---------------------------|


  Q    E  S S E  S S S S S S    E  E  E  S S E  S S E  E
---------------------1-2-----|---------------8--8---------|
------------1------0-------0-|-------------8------8----0--|
--1----1------4----------4---|--6--6-----9----------6-----|
-----------------------------|----------------------------|


  Q    S S S S E  S S E  E     Q    S S S S Q    E  E
---------------6--6---------|--------------------------|
-----------3-6--------------|--------------------------|
--4------4----------6-4--3--|--2----2---------------0--|
----------------------------|---------0-2-3-4----4-----|


  Q    S E  E  E  E  S E     W                   E  E  S S S S E  E  E  S S
------------1--2--3--1----|-------------------|-----------------------------|
-------0-3-------------3--|-------------------|----------1---0-1--1-----0-1-|
--1-----------------------|--1----------------|--4--4------4----------------|
--------------------------|-------------------|-----------------------------|


  E  E  E.  S E  E  S S E     E  E  S S S S E  E  E  S S
---------------------------|-----------------------------|
----------------------1----|----------1---0-1--1-----0-1-|
------------1-4--4---------|--4--4------4----------------|
--4--4------------------4--|-----------------------------|


  E  E  E.  S E  E  E  S S    E  E  E.  S E  E  E  S S
---------------------------|---------------------------|
-----------------------0-1-|---------------------------|
------------2-4--4---------|------------0-1--1-----1-2-|
--4--4---------------------|--4--4---------------------|


  E  E  S S S E  S E  E  E     E  E  S S S S E  E  E  E
----------------------------|----------------------------|
-------------------------0--|----------------------------|
--4--4----2---4--1----4-----|----------1---1-2--2-----2--|
------------4------4--------|--4--4------4---------------|


  E  E  S S S E  S E  E  E
----------------------------|-----||
-------------------------0--|-----||
--4--4----1---4--1----4-----|-----||
------------4------4--------|-----||


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole
H - half
Q - quarter
E - 8th
S - 16th
T - 32nd
X - 64th
. - note dotted
|-n-|  - n-tuplets


Tablature Legend
----------------
L - tied note
x - dead note
g - grace note
(n) - ghost note
> - accentuded note
NH - natural harmonic
AH - artificial harmonic
TH - tapped harmonic
SH - semi harmonic
PH - pitch harmonic
h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend
br - bendRelease
pb - preBend
pbr - preBendRelease
brb - bendReleaseBend
\n/ - tremolo bar dip
\n - tremolo bar dive
-/n - tremolo bar Release up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
/n - tremolo bar return
-\n - tremolo bar Release down
S - shift slide
s - legato slide
/ -  slide into from below or out of upwards
\ -  slide into from above or out of downwards
~ - vibrato
W - wide vibrato
tr - trill
TP - tremolo picking
T - tapping
S - slap
P - pop
< - fade in
^ - brush up
v - brush down
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MIKK0 wrote on June 18 2008, 10:01 pm

I would say "Darling Dear" by jackson 5 was James jamerson's best bass piece.

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uberpsycho wrote on May 21 2013, 12:00 pm

I have to respectfully disagree with both of you guys. While those are both great Jamerson basslines, his performance in "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" is simply epic.

Thanks for the tab btw!

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