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                            FADE TO BLACK (Bassline)
                            As recorded by Metallica
                    (From the 1984 Album RIDE THE LIGHTNING)

Words and Music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton & Kirk Hammett
Transcribed by www.mikesguitarsite.co.uk

 Intro / 1st Theme
  Q=120
 4/4
  Gtr I
|---------|----------|----------|---------|------------|
|---------|----------|----------|---------|------------|
|---------|----------|----------|---------|------------|
|---------|--------5-|-7--------|---------|--------5---|


|----------|----------|----------|----------|
|----------|----------|----------|----------|
|----------|-------5--|----------|----------|
|-7--------|----------|-7--------|-------5--|


|----------|---------|-----|
|----------|---------|-----|
|----------|---------|-----|
|-7--------|---------|-----|


|----------|----------|---------|-----|
|----------|----------|---------|-----|
|----------|----------|---------|-----|
|--------5-|-7--------|---------|-----|


|---------|-------------|------------||
|---------|-------------|------------||
|---------|-------------|-2---2------||
|---------|-1---1-4---4-|-------0----||


 2nd Theme
|----------|---------|---------|-----------|
|----------|---------|---------|-----------|
|----------|---------|---------|-----------|
|-5--------|---------|---------|-----3--7--|


|----------|---------|---------|-----|
|----------|---------|---------|-----|
|----------|---------|---------|-----|
|-5--------|---------|---------|-----|


|------------|------------|------------|-------------------|
|------------|------------|------------|-------------------|
|----------2-|-3------5-2-|--------3-2-|-------------------|
|-5------5---|------------|-3----------|-0--/12\--7--/12\--|


|------------|-------------|------------|--------------||
|------------|-------------|------------|--------------||
|----------2-|-3-----3-3-5-|------------|--------------||
|-5------5---|-------------|-3------5-3-|-0----/12\----||


 Verse 1 & 2
  $
|------------|--------------|------------|---------7-9---|
|------------|--------------|------------|------/9-------|
|----------2-|-3------2h3-2-|------------|---------------|
|-5------5---|--------------|-3------5-3-|-0-------------|


|------------|--------------|------------|--------------|
|------------|--------------|------------|--------------|
|----------2-|-3------2-3-5-|------------|--------------|
|-5------5---|--------------|-3------5-3-|-0----3--/7---|


|------------|--------------|------------|-------------------|
|------------|--------------|------------|--------14---------|
|----------2-|-3------2h3-2-|--------3-2-|-----14------------|
|-5------5---|--------------|-3----------|-0----------/12\---|


|------------|--------------------------|
|------------|--------------------------|
|----------2-|-3----(3)-----10-12-10----|
|-5------5---|----------/12----------12-|


|---------------------------|-----------------||
|---------------------------|-----------------||
|-10----(10)-------10h12-10-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||
|------------10h12----------|-----------------||


   Chorus
||------------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------------|
||o-------------5---|-------------5---|-------------|-----------------|
||o---------7-7---5-|---------7-7---5-|----------5--|-7---7-7---------|
||--5---5-5---------|-8---8-8---------|-5---5-5-----|---------0-0-8-7-|


                                            To Coda
|-----------------|-----------------|--------------|-------||
|-------------5---|-------------5---|--------------|------o||
|---------7-7---5-|---------7-7---5-|--------------|------o||
|-5---5-5---------|-8---8-8---------|-5---5-5--3-2-|-0-----||


 Interlude
|------------|------------|------------|--------------|
|------------|------------|------------|--------------|
|----------2-|-3------3-5-|------------|--------------|
|-5------5---|------------|-3------5-3-|-0------/12\--|


                                             D.S. al Coda
|------------|--------------|--------------|--------------||
|------------|--------------|--------------|--------------||
|----------2-|-3--3--3--3-5-|--------------|--------------||
|-5------5---|--------------|-3--3--3--5-3-|-0------/12\--||


 3rd Theme
  Faster Q=146
  &
|----------|------------|------------|--------|
|----------|------------|------------|--------|
|----------|------------|------------|--------|
|-0--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-(0)----|


|----------|------------|----------------|-----------------------||
|----------|------------|------------9-9-|-9-7-7-7-5-5-5-4-4-4-5-||
|----------|------------|----------------|-----------------------||
|-0--------|-(0)--------|-(0)----0-------|-----------------------||


 Verse  3 & 4
  $$
|-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------------4-|
|-------------|---------------|-----------9-9-|-9-7-7-7-5-5-5-4-4-4---|
|-5-7----7----|-5-7----10-9---|--5--5-5-------|-----------------------|
|------0------|------0--------|---------------|-----------------------|


                                                        To Dbl. Coda
|-------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------------||
|-------------|---------------|-----------9-9-|-9-7-7-7-5-5-5-4-4-4-5-||
|-5-7----7----|-5-7--7-10-9---|--5--5-5-------|-----------------------||
|------0------|---------------|---------------|-----------------------||


 Interlude
|-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------------4-|
|-------------|---------------|-----------9-9-|-9-7-7-7-5-5-5-4-4-4---|
|-5-7----7----|-5-7----10-9---|--5--5-5-------|-----------------------|
|------0------|------0--------|---------------|-----------------------|


                                                 D.S.S. al Dbl. Coda
|-------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------------||
|-------------|---------------|-----------9-9-|-9-7-7-7-5-5-5-4-4-4-5-||
|-5-7----7----|-5-7--7-10-9---|--5--5-5-------|-----------------------||
|------0------|---------------|---------------|-----------------------||


 end 1/2 time feel
  &&
|----------------|----------------|-----------------|---------------------4-|
|----------------|----------------|-------------9-9-|-9-7-7-7-5-5-5-4-4-4---|
|---------7--7-7-|---------10-9---|---------5-------|-----------------------|
|-0-0-0-0--------|-0-0-0-0--------|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------------|


|----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------------|
|----------------|----------------|-------------9-9-|-9-7-7-7-5-5-5-4-4-4-5-|
|---------7--7-7-|---------10-9---|---------5-------|-----------------------|
|-0-0-0-0--------|-0-0-0-0--------|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------------|


|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-2---2-(2)--2--|-(2)-2---4-2-----|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-------------5-2-|-5---5-(5)--5--|-(5)-5---5-5-5-5-|


|----------------|-------------------|---------------|-----------------||
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|-----------------||
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|-------------7-7-||
|-3---3-(3)--3-3-|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5---5-(5)--5--|-(5)-5---5-5-----||


   Outr - Guitar Solo
||----------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
||o---------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
||o-2---2-(2)--2--|-(2)-2---4-2-----|---------------|------------------|
||----------------|-------------5-2-|-5---5-(5)--5--|-(5)-5---5-5-5-5--|
|
|   Gtr II
|   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~      PM|   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~      PM|
||----------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
||o---------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
||----------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
||------4-(4)--5--|-(5)-4---2-------|-----4-(4)--5--|-(5)-4---2--------|
||o-5----------7--|-(7)-5---4-5-4-0-|-5----------7--|-(7)-5---4-5-4-0--|
||--7-------------|-----------7-5-2-|-7-------------|-----------7-5-2--|
|
|   Gtr III
||----------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
||o---------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
||----------------|-----------------|---------------|------------------|
||--9---9-(9)--9--|-(9)-9---9---9---|-7---7-(7)--7--|-(7)-7---7---7----|
||o-9---9-(9)--9--|-(9)-9---9---9---|-7---7-(7)--7--|-(7)-7---7---7----|
||--7---7-(7)--7--|-(7)-7---7---7---|-5---5-(5)--5--|-(5)-5---5---5----|


                                                                        7x
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|------------------||
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|-----------------o||
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|-------------7-7-o||
|-3---3-(3)--3-3-|-(3)-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5---5-(5)--5--|-(5)-5---5-5------||
|
| ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~        PM|   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|                                                                       7x
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|------------------||
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|-----------------o||
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|------------------||
|-----4-(4)--5---|-(5)-4-----2-------|-----4-(4)--5--|-(5)-7---5-4-2-4--||
|-2---5-(5)--7---|-(7)-5-----4-5-4-0-|-4----------7--|-(7)-5---4-2-0---o||
|-3--------------|-------------7-5-2-|-5-------------|---------------2--||
|
|                                                                       7x
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|------------------||
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|-----------------o||
|----------------|-------------------|---------------|------------------||
|-5---5-(5)--5---|-(5)-5-----5---5---|-7---7-(7)--7--|-(7)-7---7---7----||
|-5---5-(5)--5---|-(5)-5-----5---5---|-7---7-(7)--7--|-(7)-7---7---7---o||
|-3---3-(3)--3---|-(3)-3-----3---3---|-5---5-(5)--5--|-(5)-5---5---5----||

            
            
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oh_baby! 10 Jan 31, 2008 02:29 PM

I have the book and this looks exactly like it so u either copied it or good job :)

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