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Heatwave bass

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Author
"Heatwave"
Martha & The Vandellas

Transcribed by Tim Carter

Jamerson plays an upright bass on this song.
**Listen to the keyboard during the verse to get the timeing**

Intro:
   A
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-1-3-1---|
E|-----------------|---------------3-|

   F   G   C 
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|---------3-3-3-3-|
E|-1-1-3-3---------| x2

   F   G   Ab  Bb    Eb 
G|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|
E|-1-1-3-3-4-4-6-6-|-----------------|

G|---------|
D|---------|
A|-1-3-1---|
E|-------3-|

Verse:
   F   G   C 
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|---------3-3-3-3-|
E|-1-1-3-3---------| x2

   F   G   Ab  Bb    Eb 
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-----------------|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6---|
E|-1-1-3-3-4-4-6-6-|-----------------|-----------------|

G|---------|
D|---------|
A|-1-3-1---|
E|-------3-|

^^Play that until the sax solo

Sax solo:

   F   G   C 
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|---------3-3-3-3-|
E|-1-1-3-3---------| x2

   F   G   Ab  Bb    Eb 
G|-----------------|---|
D|-----------------|---|
A|-----------------|-6-|
E|-1-1-3-3-4-4-6-6-|---|

G|---------|
D|---------|
A|-1-3-1---|
E|-------3-|

Play this until the end of the song:

   F   G   C 
G|-----------------|
D|-----------------|
A|---------3-3-3-3-|
E|-1-1-3-3---------| x2

   F   G   Ab  Bb    Eb 
G|-----------------|-------|
D|-----------------|-------|
A|-----------------|-6-6-6-|
E|-1-1-3-3-4-4-6-6-|-------|

G|---------|
D|---------|
A|-1-3-1---|
E|-------3-|


            
            
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sippie 10 Jun 27, 2011 06:40 AM

The only problem is everything on this tab is up a half step on the A string. So when you play it just go down a half step.

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bass50611 12,435 Sep 27, 2012 10:50 PM

The original key is Bb not A

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RagnaarMN 2,951 Nov 28, 2015 10:14 AM

To play along with Ronstadt, drop everything a half step or one fret. For the intro, D sounds right. Good song for a beginner like myself.

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