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The Number Of The Beast Bass Tab

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST (Bassline)
As recorded by Iron Maiden
(From the 1982 Album THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST)

Transcribed by Jeff Perrin and Micheal DuClos
	

Words and Music by Steve Harris
Arranged by Iron Maiden

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Steve Harris'

 Intro
  Q=200
 6/4                           4/4
  Gtr I
  H    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|-----------------11----12----|-14-------14-------14----|
|--------12-12-12----12----12-|----12-12----12-12----12-|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------------------|


 6/4
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|----14-------14----------11----12-----||
|-12----12-12----12-12-12----12----12--||
|--------------------------------------||
|--------------------------------------||


   1st Verse
   4/4                       6/4
     E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
||--14-------14-------14----|----14-------14----------11----12----|
||o----12-12----12-12----12-|-12----12-12----12-12-12----12----12-|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------------------|
||--------------------------|-------------------------------------|


 4/4                       6/4
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E E  E  E  E
|-14-------14-------14----|----14-------14----------9----10----|
|----12-12----12-12----12-|-12----12-12----10-10-10---10----10-|
|-------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------------------|


 4/4                       6/4
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E E  E  E  E
|-12-------12-------12----|----12-------12----------9----10----|
|----10-10----10-10----10-|-10----10-10----10-10-10---10----10-|
|-------------------------|------------------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------------------|


                            1.,2.,3.
 4/4                       6/4
   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E    E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   4x
|-14-------14-------14----|----14-------14----------11----12------||
|----12-12----12-12----12-|-12----12-12----12-12-12----12----12--o||
|-------------------------|--------------------------------------o||
|-------------------------|---------------------------------------||


  2.
 6/4                           4/4
   E  E  E  E  E E E E q  E E   +W           +W
|----14-------14--------------|------------|--------|
|-12----12-12----0-0-0-0------|------------|--------|
|---------------------------5-|-(5)--------|-(5)----|
|-----------------------------|------------|--------|


 3/4          4/4
  E E E E Q    W          +W
|------------|----------|--------|
|------------|----------|--------|
|-5-5-5-5----|-5--------|-(5)----|
|------------|----------|--------|


 3/4          4/4
  E E E E Q    W          +W
|------------|----------|--------||
|------------|----------|--------||
|-3-3-3-3----|-3--------|-(3)----||
|------------|----------|--------||


 3/4          4/4        5/4
  E E E E Q    W          +H.      +E  E E E
|------------|----------|--------------------|
|------------|----------|--------------------|
|-5-5-5-5----|-5--------|-(5)------(5)-5-5-5-|
|------------|----------|--------------------|


   2nd, 3rd, and 4th Verses
    $
   4/4
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
||o-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-3-3-3-3-2----|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3--|------------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|


                                                              To Coda
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------||
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-0-3-3-3-3-2----|-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-3--||
|-----------------|-----------------|-------------3--|------------------||


 1st Chorus
  1.
  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-|-(2)-2-2-2-2-2-0-3-|
|-------------------|-------------------|


  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-----------7--------|
|-------------------|-------5-7---7------|
|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-0-5-|-(5)-5---------0-3--|
|-------------------|--------------------|


  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-|-(2)-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-|
|-------------------|-------------------|


  +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------||
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------o||
|-(3)-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---o||
|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------||


 2nd Chorus
  2.
   E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|
|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-|-(2)-2-2-2-2-2-0-3-|
|-------------------|-------------------|


  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-----------7--------|
|-------------------|-------5-7---7------|
|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-0-5-|-(5)-5---------0-3--|
|-------------------|--------------------|


  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E Q  E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------|------------------||
|-------------------|-------------------|------------------||
|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-|-(2)-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-|-(3)-3-3--3-3-3s5-||
|-------------------|-------------------|------------------||


   Interlude
    E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q    E E  E E E  E E E
||-----------------|----------------|-------------------|
||o-----7-----7----|-----9-----9----|-----10-----10-----|
||o-5-5---5-5---5--|-7-7---7-7---7--|-8-8----8-8----8-8-|
||-----------------|----------------|-------------------|


  1.,2.,3.              4.
   E E E  E E E Q    4x  E E E  E q  E E
|--------------------||-------------------||
|-10-----10---------o||-10-----10---------||
|----8-8----8-8-8\--o||----8-8----8----1--||
|--------------------||-------------------||


   1st Guitar Solo
    +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||--------------------|-----------------|
||o-------------------|-----------------|
||o-(1)-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1---|
||--------------------|---------------1-|


                      1.,2.,3.            4.
  +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E  4x E E q  E E E E
|-------------------|------------------||-----------------||
|-------------------|-----------------o||-----------------||
|-------------------|---------------1-o||--------5-5-5-3--||
|-(1)-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-0-1-0-1-0-1----||-1-0-1-----------||


 Interlude 2
  E a E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E a E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------7---5-------|-----------------|-------3---1-------|------------------|
|---5s7---7---7-5---|-5---------------|---2s3---3---3-1---|-1----------------|
|-----------------7-|---7-6-5-3-3-3-1-|-----------------3-|---3-2-1----------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|---------3-3-3-1--|


  +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|
|-(1)-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-|


  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|--------------------||
|-------------------|--------------------||
|-----------------0-|-(0)-0-0-0-3-3-3-5--||
|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3---|--------------------||


   2nd Guitar Solo
    +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E  E
||------------7-------|--------------------|
||o-------4-7---7-x---|-------7---8-7------|
||o-(5)-5-----------8-|-(8)-8---8-----x-10-|
||--------------------|--------------------|


   +E   E E  E  E E E E   +E  E  e  E  +E   E E E  3x
|-----------------------|-------10---------12------||
|---------9----10-x-x-8-|-(8)-8----10-(10)----x---o||
|-(10)-10---10----------|-----------------------5-o||
|-----------------------|--------------------------||


  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E  E
|-----------5-------|--------------------|
|-------4-5---5-----|-------7---8-7------|
|-(5)-5---------7-8-|-(8)-8---8-----8-10-|
|-------------------|--------------------|


   +E   E E  E  Q  E E   +E  E E E  E  E E  E
|----------------------|--------------10---19--|
|---------9----10----8-|-(8)-8-x-8s10----------|
|-(10)-10---10---------|-----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|


   +E   E  E  E  E  E E  E    +E   E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|-(19)-19-19-19-19-17------|------------------------12-|
|---------------------x-15-|-(15)-15-15-15-15-14-12----|
|--------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------------|---------------------------|


   +E   E  E  E  E  E  E  E    +E   E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|-(12)-12-12-12-12-------15-|-(15)----15----17----17-19--
|------------------12-12----|------15----15----17--------
|---------------------------|----------------------------
|---------------------------|----------------------------


   +E   E  E  E  E  E E  E    +E   E  E  E  E  E  E  E
|-(19)-19-19-19-19-17------|------------------------12-|
|---------------------x-15-|-(15)-15-15-15-15-14-12----|
|--------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------------------------|---------------------------|


                                        D.S. al Coda
   +E   E  E  E  E  E  E  E    +E   E  E  E  E  Q   E
|-(12)-12-12-12-12-------15-|-(15)----15----17---------||
|------------------12-12----|------15----15----17\--5--||
|---------------------------|--------------------------||
|---------------------------|--------------------------||


 3rd Chorus
  &
   E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-|-(2)-2-2-2-2-2-0-3-|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-0-5-|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|


  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E
|-----------7-------|---------------------|
|-------5-7---7-----|---------------------|
|-(5)-5---------0-3-|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-2---|
|-------------------|---------------------|


                     6/4
  +E  E E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E E E E E
|-------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------4---5---|
|-(2)-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-|-(3)-3-3-3-3-5-5-5---5---5-|
|-------------------|---------------------------|


 4/4               6/4
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|---------------------------||
|-7-----7-----7---|---7-----7-------4---5-----||
|---5-5---5-5---5-|-5---5-5---5-5-5---5---5---||
|-----------------|---------------------------||


   5th Verse
   4/4               6/4
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
||------------------|-------------------------|
||o-7-----7-----7---|---7-----7-------4---5---|
||o---5-5---5-5---5-|-5---5-5---5-5-5---5---5-|
||------------------|-------------------------|


 4/4               6/4
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------------------|
|-7-----7-----7---|---7-----7-------2---3---|
|---5-5---5-5---5-|-5---5-5---3-3-3---3---3-|
|-----------------|-------------------------|


 4/4               6/4
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------------------|
|-5-----5-----5---|---5-----5-------2---3---|
|---3-3---3-3---3-|-3---3-3---3-3-3---3---3-|
|-----------------|-------------------------|


                    1.
 4/4               6/4
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|---------------------------||
|-7-----7-----7---|---7-----7-------4---5----o||
|---5-5---5-5---5-|-5---5-5---5-5-5---5---5--o||
|-----------------|---------------------------||


  2.
 6/4                      4/4
  E E E E E E E E q  E E   +W           +W
|------------------------|------------|--------|
|---7-----7--------------|------------|--------|
|-5---5-5---5-5-5-5----5-|-(5)--------|-(5)----|
|------------------------|------------|--------|


 3/4          4/4
  E E E E Q    W          +W
|------------|----------|--------|
|------------|----------|--------|
|-5-5-5-5----|-5--------|-(5)----|
|------------|----------|--------|


 3/4          4/4
  E E E E Q    W          +W
|------------|----------|--------|
|------------|----------|--------|
|-3-3-3-3----|-3--------|-(3)----|
|------------|----------|--------|


 3/4          4/4
  E E E E Q    Q  E E +Q    Q
|------------|-----------------*|
|------------|-----------------*|
|-5-5-5-5----|-5--3-5-(5)\-----*|
|------------|-----------------*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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Banshee2112 wrote on November 11 2010, 11:11 am

Great Tab, I like the way you have the rhythms worked out

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