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D A D G B E
#----------------------------------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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

MASTERMIND (Bassline)
As recorded by Megadeth
(From the 1997 Album CRYPTIC WRITINGS)

Transcribed by Wes Landriault
	

Words and Music by Dave Mustaine
Arranged by Wes Landriault

Gtr I (D A D G) - 'Untitled'
Gtr II (D A D G) - 'Untitled'

  Intro
   Moderately Fast Rock Q=185
  4/4
   Gtr I
   W          W
||----------|------|
||----------|------|
||----------|------|
||----------|------|


    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
||------------------|---------0-------|
||o---2-0---0-------|---2-0-----------|
||o-------2---------|-------2---------|
||----------2-2-2-2-|-2-------2-2-2-2-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|------------------||
|---2-0---0-------|---2-0-----------o||
|-------2---------|-------2---------o||
|-2-------2-2-2-2-|-2-------5-5-5-5--||


   Chorus
                                             1.               2.
    Gtr II
    Q.   H    E   Q.   H    E   Q.   H    E   Q  Q  E Q.       Q  Q  E Q.
||--------------|-------------|-------------|---------------||---------------|
||o-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------o||---------------|
||o-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------o||-------0-------|
||--2---------2-|-2-----------|-2---------2-|-2--2--2-5-----||-2--2----0-----|


                                             1.               2.
    Q.   H    E   Q.   H    E   Q.   H    E   Q  Q  E Q.       Q  Q  E Q.
||--------------|-------------|-------------|---------------||---------------|
||o-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------o||---------------|
||o-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------o||-------0-------|
||--2---------2-|-2-----------|-2---------2-|-2--2--2-5-----||-2--2----0-----|


   1st & 2nd Verses
    $
    E E E E Q  Q    E E E E Q  Q    E E E E Q  Q
||----------------|---------------|---------------|
||o---------------|---------------|---------------|
||o---------------|---------------|---------------|
||--5-5-5-5-5-----|-4-4-4-4-4-----|-3-3-3-3-3-----|


  1.               2.
  E E E E Q  Q      E E E E  E Q.
|----------------||-----------------|
|---------------o||-----------------|
|---------------o||-----------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2------||-2-2-2-2-14S2----|


    E E E E Q  Q    E E E E Q  Q    E E E E Q  Q
||----------------|---------------|---------------|
||o---------------|---------------|---------------|
||o---------------|---------------|---------------|
||--5-5-5-5-5-----|-4-4-4-4-4-----|-3-3-3-3-3-----|


  1.               2.
  E E E E Q  Q      Q  Q  E Q.
|----------------||--------------|
|---------------o||--------------|
|---------------o||-------0------|
|-2-2-2-2-2------||-2--2----0----|


   Chorus
                                             1.               2.
    Q.   H    E   Q.   H    E   Q.   H    E   Q  Q  E Q.       Q  Q  E Q.
||--------------|-------------|-------------|---------------||---------------|
||o-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------o||---------------|
||o-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------o||-------0-------|
||--2---------2-|-2-----------|-2---------2-|-2--2--2-5-----||-2--2----0-----|


                                             1.               2.
                                                                   D.S.
    Q.   H    E   Q.   H    E   Q.   H    E   Q  Q  E Q.       Q  Q  E Q.
||--------------|-------------|-------------|---------------||---------------|
||o-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------o||---------------|
||o-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------o||-------0-------|
||--2---------2-|-2-----------|-2---------2-|-2--2--2-5-----||-2--2----0-----|


 Breakdown
  Wx4
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|
|--------|


   Guitar Solo
    W          W          W          Q.   Q.   Q
||-----------|----------|----------|----------------||
||o----------|----------|----------|---------------o||
||o----------|----------|----------|------0----1---o||
||-----------|----------|----------|-4--------------||


                                     1.
    $$
    E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E Q    Q.   Q.   Q
||-----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
||o----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------o||
||o----------------|----------------|----------------|-3----2----0---o||
||--4---4-4---4-4--|-4---4-4---4-4--|-4---4-4---4-4--|----------------||


  2.
                    D.S.S.
  W          E E E E +Q   Q
|----------|-----------------|
|----------|-----------------|
|----------|-----------------|
|----------|-2-2-2-3-(3)--2--|


  Q.   Q.   Q    Q.   Q.   Q    Q.   Q.   Q
|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|
|--------------|--------------|------0----1--|
|-2----2----2--|-2----2----2--|-4------------|


    Q.   Q.   Q    Q.   Q.   Q    Q.   Q.   Q    Q.   Q.   Q    3x
||---------------|--------------|--------------|----------------||
||o--------------|--------------|--------------|---------------o||
||o--------------|--------------|--------------|------0----1---o||
||--2----2----2--|-2----2----2--|-2----2----2--|-4--------------||


   Last Verse
    E E E E Q  Q    E E E E Q  Q    E E E E Q  Q    E E E E Q  Q
||----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------||
||o---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------o||
||o---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------o||
||--5-5-5-5-5-----|-4-4-4-4-4-----|-3-3-3-3-3-----|-2-2-2-2-2-------||


    E E E E Q  Q    E E E E Q  Q    E E E E Q  Q
||----------------|---------------|---------------|
||o---------------|---------------|---------------|
||o---------------|---------------|---------------|
||--5-5-5-5-5-----|-4-4-4-4-4-----|-3-3-3-3-3-----|


  1.               2.
  E E E E Q  Q      E E E E Q  Q
|----------------||---------------|
|---------------o||---------------|
|---------------o||---------0-----|
|-2-2-2-2-2------||-2-2-2-2----0--|


   Bridge
    E Q  E H      E Q  E H      E Q  E H      E Q  E Q  Q
||--------------|-------------|-------------|----------------||
||o-------------|-------------|-------------|---------------o||
||o-------------|-------------|-------------|------4--------o||
||--2-2--2-2----|-1-1--1-1----|-0-0--0-0----|--------0--1----||


                                                1.               2.
                                                                       |-3-|
    E E E E H      E E E E H      E E E E H      E Q  E Q  Q      H    Q Q Q
||---------------|--------------|--------------|---------------||------------|
||o--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------o||------------|
||o--------------|--------------|--------------|------4-------o||------------|
||--2-2-2-2-2----|-4-4-4-4-4----|-5-5-5-5-5----|--------0--1---||------2-2-2-|


   Last Chorus
                                             1.               2.
    Q.   H    E   Q.   H    E   Q.   H    E   Q  Q  E Q.       Q  Q  E Q.
||--------------|-------------|-------------|---------------||---------------|
||o-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------o||---------------|
||o-------------|-------------|-------------|--------------o||-------0-------|
||--2---------2-|-2-----------|-2---------2-|-2--2--2-5-----||-2--2----0-----|


    Q.   H    E   Q.   H    E   Q.   H    E
||--------------|-------------|-------------|
||o-------------|-------------|-------------|
||o-------------|-------------|-------------|
||--2---------2-|-2-----------|-2---------2-|


 1.               2.
  Q  Q  E Q.       Q  Q  E E E E   Q  Q  H
|---------------||---------------|------------*|
|--------------o||---------------|------------*|
|--------------o||-------0---0---|------------*|
|-2--2--2-5-----||-2--2----0---0-|-2----------*|



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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