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Beat It Bass Tab

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                             BILLIE JEAN - Michael Jackson
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Tabbed by: Andrew McDaniel
E-mail: bignothingmusic@hotmail.com

Tuning: Half-step down (Eb Ab Db Gb)

Intro (bass comes in at 0:24)

Main Riff (x2)
Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|---------5-2----2h4--2-.---.-------------5-2----2h4--2-.---------|
Ab|-------2---------------5---5-----------2---------------5---------|
Eb|-0---3---------------------------0---3---------------------------|
    + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 

Verse (x2)
Gb|-----.---.---------------------------.---.-----------------------|
Db|---2-2---2-------.---.-------------2-2---2-------.---.-----------|
Ab|---------------5-5---5-------------------------5-5---5-----------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Gb|-------------------------------------.---.-----------------------|
Db|-----.---.-------.---.-------------2-2---2-------.---.-----------|
Ab|---3-3---3-----5-5---5-------------------------5-5---5-----------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Main Riff (x3)
Verse (x2)
Main Riff (x4)

Interlude: (x8)
Gb|----------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|
Ab|-----.---.-------.---.---------.--|
Eb|---0-0---0-----0-0---0------- (0)-| *only play (0) last time through
    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

Solo (same as verse)
Main Riff (repeat until fade)



|  h  hammer-on
|  .  staccato
| ( ) alternate ending
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bobbyconley wrote on February 2 2016, 09:03 am, edited at 09:08 am

Bass

Lead IN: (r x64) x0Intro: [e0a3a2d1h][/d3a4a4 r][e0a3a2d1h][/d3a4 r] x2 . . . Verse: [a6a6a6][/a4a4a4][a6a6a6][/a4a4a4][a2a2a2][/a4a4a4][a6a6a6]/a4a4a4]x2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . chorus:[e0a3a2d1][/d3a4a4 r][e0a3a2d1][/d3a4 r] x4 . . .VersechorusBridge: [a6a6a6]/[a6a6a6] x8 . . . . . .verse
chorus: Play until end of song

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bobbyconley wrote on February 2 2016, 09:21 am

Bass

Lead IN: (r x64) x0

Intro: [e0e3a2d1 h][/d3a4a4 r][e0e3a2d1 h][/d3a4 r] x2
. . .
Verse: [a6a6a6][/a4a4a4][a6a6a6][/a4a4a4][a2a2a2][/a4a4a4][a6a6a6]/a4a4a4]x2
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
chorus:[e0e3a2d1 h][/d3a4a4 r][e0e3a2d1 h][/d3a4 r] x4
. . .
Verse

chorus

Bridge: [a6a6a6]/[a6a6a6] x8
. . . . . .
verse

chorus: Play until end of song

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