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Band: Megadeth
Song: Tornado of Souls
Album: Rust in Peace
Bassist: David Ellefson
Tuning: Standard (E A D G)
Tabbed by: JJJ

I noticed the other tabs were incomplete and partly incorrect so I made one
based on the original bass track which can be heard here:
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4lqNjX0AAw

I tried to include all the little slides, rests and mute notes as well as
convey the timing when possible. For some of the trickier parts I used an
audio editor to loop the notes one by one in order to figure them out. It
should all be pretty much correct but let me know if you find a mistake.


  0:00
  [Intro]
G|  G|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|  D|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|  A|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|  E|7-R-----------------------7-7-7-|R-----------------------------|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|7-|R-------------------------7-7-7-|R-----------------------------| x2

G|--|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|--|------------------------------9-|---------7---------------------------|
A|--|--------------------------------|--9-10-7---7-8---7h8p7-5h7p5-4h5p4-3-|
E|7-|R-------------------------------|---------------8---------------------|

 0:19
 Main verse
G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|2-|----2-2-2---------------------2-|----2-2-2---------------------|
E|--|----------2-2-3-3-0-0-2-2-3-0---|----------2-2-3-3-0-0-2-2-3-0-| x3

G|--|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|0-|----0-0-0-----------------2/3-R-3-|0---0-0-0-----------------2/3-R-|
E|--|----------0-0-1-R-3-3-5-----------|----------0-0-1-R-3-3-5---------|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|3-|2---2-2-2---------------------2-|----2-2-2---------------------|
E|--|----------2-2-3-3-0-0-2-2-3-0---|----------2-2-3-3-0-0-2-2-3-0-|

 0:44
 [Chorus]
G|--|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|2-|--------X-----------------------|------------------------4/5-R-5-|
E|--|----------2-x-3---0-2-3-3-2-0-0-|------X-2/3-R-3-2-----X---------| x3

G|--|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|2-|--------X-----------------------|--------------------4/5---4-0-1-|
E|--|----------2-x-3---0-2-3-3-2-0-0-|------X-2/3-R-3-2-R-------------|

Repeat main verse and chorus once

 1:48
G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|2-|----X-------------------------2-|----X-------------------x-5-5-|
E|--|--------x-2-x-3-----X-----------|--------x-2-x-3-----X---------| x2

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|0-|----X-------------------------0-|----X-------------------x-3-3-|
E|--|--------x-0-x-1-----X-----------|--------x-0-x-1-----X---------|

G|--|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|2-|----X-------------------------2-|----X-------------------x-5-5-2-R-|
E|--|--------x-2-x-3-----X-----------|--------x-2-x-3-----X-------------|

 2:10
 Breakdown and solo
G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|7-|R-----------------------------3-|R-----------------------------|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|0-|R-----------------------------2-|R-------------5-R---------6-R-|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|7-|R-----------------------------3-|R-------------------------0-0-|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|0-|R-----------------------------2-|R-------------5-R---------5-6-|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|7-|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-3-|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|                                                                    x10
|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
|0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-|--2-2-2-2-2-2-5---5-5-5-5-6-R-|

 4:08
G|--|----4-----4-----4-----4-----4---|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-|
A|2-|--2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-2-----|------------------------------|
E|--|------------------------------3-|--3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|----2-----2-----2-----2-----2---|----4-----4---------4---------|
A|--|--------------------------------|--------------0---0---0-0-1-R-|
E|0-|--0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---2-|--2---2-2---2-----------------|

G|--|----4-----2---------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|----------------5-----4-----2---|----5-----4-----2-------------|
A|2-|--2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-2-----|----------------------5-----4-|
E|--|------------------------------3-|--3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|----2---------------------------|----4-----4---------4---------|
A|--|----------5-----4-----2---------|--------------0---0---0-0-1-R-|
E|0-|--0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-5-2-|--2---2-2---2-----------------|

 4:27
G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|----------0-----------------0---|----------0-----------------0-|
A|2-|------0-2---2-0-2-------0-2---2-|------0-2---2-0-2-------0-2---|
E|--|--0-2---------------0-2---------|--0-2---------------0-2-------| x2

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|2-|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-4-5-|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-5-|
E|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|

G|--|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------5-4-5-|--5-5-5-5-4-5-7---7-7-7-7-7/12-R-|
A|7-|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------|---------------------------------|
E|--|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|

G|--|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
D|9-|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-12-11-12-|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-11-12-|
A|--|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
E|--|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|

G|---|--------------------------------------------12-|--12-12-12-------12-14---14-14-12-11-9-----|
D|14-|--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-11-12-14----|-----------12-14-----------------------10\-|
A|---|-----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|---|-----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

 4:57
G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|----------0-----------------0---|----------0-----------------0-|
A|3-|------0-3---3-0-3-------0-3---2-|------0-2---2-0-2-------0-2---|
E|--|--0-3---------------0-3---------|--0-2---------------0-2-------| x2

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|2-|----X---------------------------|------------------------------|
E|--|--------x-2-x-3-----X---x-5-5-0-|----X---x-2-x-3-----X-5-----X-|

G|--|--------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D|--|------------------------------9-|---------7-----------------------------|
A|2-|----X---------------------------|--9-10-7---7-8---7h8p7-5h7p5-4h5p4-3-2-|
E|--|--------x-2-x-3-----X---x-5-----|---------------8-----------------------|



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Legend:
/   = slide up
\   = slide down
h   = hammer-on
p   = pull-off
R   = rest
x   = mute note
X   = mute note (palm-slap strings with picking hand)

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Rodolfs 10 Feb 19, 2013 07:34 AM

Can you create a video with you playing this music on your bass I can't understand the slaps :S slap on what string?? sorry my english I'm brasilian and I do not speak frequently

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Rodolfs 10 Mar 05, 2013 11:42 AM

THANK YOU VERY MUCH ! it's just I do not use pick :D see ya

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