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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

INSOMNIA (Bassline)
As recorded by Megadeth
(From the 1999 Album RISK)

Transcribed by Rick Dobbins
	

Words by Dave Mustaine Music by Megadeth
Arranged by Megadeth

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'David Ellefson'

 Intro
  Moderate Rock Q=147
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx12
|---------||
|---------||
|---------||
|---------||


   Verse
    E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
||---------------------|--------------------|
||o--------------------|--------------------|
||o--------------------|--------------------|
||--5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|--------------------|------------------||
|--------------------|-----------------o||
|--------------------|-3-3-3-2-1-1-1-0-o||
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|------------------||


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|--------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|-3-3-3-2-1-1-1-0--|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|------------------|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|--------------------|------------------||
|--------------------|------------------||
|--------------------|-3-3-3-2-1-1-1-x--||
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|------------------||


 Pre-Chorus
  Half Time Feel Q=76
  Wx8
|--------||
|--------||
|--------||
|--------||


 Chorus
  Moderate Rock Q=147
  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-7--7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|-5--5---5-(5)-----3--|
|-8--8-7-8-(8)-7-8-7-|------8-------3-5----|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-7--7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  a E E E
|--------------------|----------------------|
|--------------------|----------------------|
|--------------------|-5--5---5-(5)-5h7-5-3-|
|-8--8-7-8-(8)-7-8-7-|------8---------------|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-7--7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|-5--5---5-(5)-----3--|
|-8--8-7-8-(8)-7-8-7-|------8-------3-5----|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|-5--5---5-(5)---5---|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-7--7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-|------8-------8---8-|


  Q  E E H       E E E E E. S E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------|------------------|--------------------||
|--------------|------------------|--------------------||
|-5--x-4-3\----|---2-1-x-1--1-1-1-|--------------------||
|--------------|------------------|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-||


   Interlude
    E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
||---------------------|--------------------|
||o--------------------|--------------------|
||o--------------------|--------------------|
||--5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|--------------------|------------------||
|--------------------|-----------------o||
|--------------------|-3-3-3-2-1-1-1-0-o||
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|------------------||


 Verse
  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|--------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|------------------|
|--------------------|-3-3-3-2-1-1-1-0--|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|------------------|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|--------------------|------------------||
|--------------------|------------------||
|--------------------|-3-3-3-2-1-1-1-x--||
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|------------------||


 Pre-Chorus
  Half Time Feel Q=76
  Wx8
|--------||
|--------||
|--------||
|--------||


 Chorus
  Moderate Rock Q=147
  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-7--7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|-5--5---5-(5)-----3--|
|-8--8-7-8-(8)-7-8-7-|------8-------3-5----|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-7--7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  a E E E
|--------------------|----------------------|
|--------------------|----------------------|
|--------------------|-5--5---5-(5)-5h7-5-3-|
|-8--8-7-8-(8)-7-8-7-|------8---------------|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-7--7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|-5--5---5-(5)-----3--|
|-8--8-7-8-(8)-7-8-7-|------8-------3-5----|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-7--7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   Q  E E H       E E E E E. S E E
|--------------------|--------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------|--------------------||
|-5--5---5-(5)---5---|-5--x-4-3\----|---2-1-x-1--1-1-1---||
|------8-------8---8-|--------------|--------------------||


 Interlude
  Q  E E E Q.     H    Q.   E   +E  E E E E Q.     W
|-2--3-0-2------|-----------2-|-(2)-2-3-0-2------|------||
|---------------|-------------|------------------|------||
|---------------|-------------|------------------|------||
|---------------|-------------|------------------|------||


 Guitar Solo
                                     ~~~
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E  E  E  E
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-0-1-2-3-0-4-5-0-|-6-7-8-9-0-10-11-12-|


 ~~~~~~
   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E  E  E  E
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|-(12)-1-2-3-0-4-5-0-|-6-7-8-9-0-10-11-12--|


                                     ~~~
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E  E  E  E
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-0-1-2-3-0-4-5-0-|-6-7-8-9-0-10-11-12-|


 ~~~~~~
   +E   E  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|----------------------|------------------|
|-(12)-11-10-9-0-8-7-0-|-6-5-4-3-0-2-1-0--|


                                     ~~~
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E  E  E  E
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-0-1-2-3-0-4-5-0-|-6-7-8-9-0-10-11-12-|


 ~~~~~~
   +E  E E E E E E E   E E E E E  E  E  E
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|-(12)-1-2-3-0-4-5-0-|-6-7-8-9-0-10-11-12--|


                                     ~~~
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E  E  E  E
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|
|-0-1-2-3-0-4-5-0-|-6-7-8-9-0-10-11-12-|


 ~~~~~~
   +E   E  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------------|------------------||
|----------------------|------------------||
|----------------------|------------------||
|-(12)-11-10-9-0-8-7-0-|-6-5-4-3-0-2-1-0--||


   Pre-Chorus
    W          W          W          W
||-----------|----------|----------|-------||
||o----------|----------|----------|------o||
||o----------|----------|----------|------o||
||-----------|----------|----------|-------||


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-7--7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|-5--5---5-(5)-----3--|
|-8--8-7-8-(8)-7-8-7-|------8-------3-5----|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-7--7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  a E E E
|--------------------|----------------------|
|--------------------|----------------------|
|--------------------|-5--5---5-(5)-5h7-5-3-|
|-8--8-7-8-(8)-7-8-7-|------8---------------|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-7--7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|---------------------|
|--------------------|-5--5---5-(5)-----3--|
|-8--8-7-8-(8)-7-8-7-|------8-------3-5----|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-7--7-5-7-(7)-5-7-5-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   Q  E E H       E E E E E. S E E
|--------------------|--------------|--------------------||
|--------------------|--------------|--------------------||
|-5--5---5-(5)---5---|-5--x-4-3\----|---2-1-x-1--1-1-1---||
|------8-------8---8-|--------------|--------------------||


   Outro
    E. S E E H      E. S E E H      E. S E E H      E. S E E H
||----------------|---------------|---------------|----------------||
||o---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------o||
||o---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------o||
||--5--5-3-5------|-5--5-3-5------|-5--5-3-5------|-5--5-3-5-------||


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E. S E E +E  E E E
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|--------------------|--------------------|
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|


  E. S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E. S E E
|--------------------|-------------------||
|--------------------|-------------------||
|--------------------|---2-1-x-1--1-1-1--||
|-5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-------------------||


    E. S E E +E  E E E   E E E E E. S E E  4x W          W
||---------------------|-------------------||----------|------*|
||o--------------------|------------------o||----------|------*|
||o--------------------|---2-1-x-1--1-1-1-o||----------|------*|
||--5--5-3-5-(5)-3-5-3-|-------------------||----------|------*|



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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