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Smooth Criminal Bass Tab

version 1
version 1

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Tribute to Michael Jackson

Thanks to Troy Pronschinske for the outline, I have modified the Intro/Verse to 
make it easier to play.

Standard Tuning

0:14 intro (OWW)
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|--5---5-5-5-3-5-7-7---7-7-8-8---8-8-7-3---|  X4

0:31 Verse 1
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|--5---5-5-5-3-5-7-7---7-7-8-8---8-8-7-3---|  X3

G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--0000-02-2---023-3---232-------|
E|------0-------------------3---1-|

0:47 Pre-Chorus
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----------3---3-----------------|--3-----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--1-1---1---1---1---1---3-3-3-1-|----1---1-1-1---1---1---3-3-3-1-|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--3-----------------------------|--3-----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|------------------------------0-|
E|----1---1-1-1---1---1---3-3-3-1-|----1---1-1-1---0---0---0-2-4---|

1:03 Chorus
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|----0-00----------------------0-|----0-00----------------------0-|
E|--------3-3---331-1---113-3-3---|--------3-3---331-1---1-0-2-4---|  

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|----0-00----------------------0-|----0-00------------------------|
E|--------3-3---331-1---113-3-3---|--------3-3---331-1---1-0-2-4-1-| 

1:19 Post-Chorus
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|----------3---------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--1-1---1-1-1---1---1---3-3-3-1-|--1-1---1---1---1---1---3-3-3-1-|

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

1:36 Verse 2
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|--5---5-5-5-3-5-7-7---7-7-8-8---8-8-7-3---|  X3

G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|--5---5-5-5-3-5-7-7---7-7-8-8---8-8-7-3---|

1:52 Pre-Chorus
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----------3---3-----------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
E|--1-1---1---1---1---1---3-3-3-1-|--1-1---1-1-1---1---1---3-3-3-1-|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|------------------------------0-|
E|--1-1---1-1-1---1---1---3-3-3-1-|--1-1---1-1-1---0---0---0-2-4---|

2:08 Chorus
G|--2-----------------------------|--2-----------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|----0000----------------------0-|----0000----------------------0-|
E|--------3-3---331-1---113-3-3---|--------3-3---331-1---1-0-2-4---|  

G|--2-----------------------------|--2-----------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|----0000----------------------0-|----0000------------------------|
E|--------3-3---331-1---113-3-3---|--------3-3---331-1---1-0-2-4-1-|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|----------3---------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------|------------------------------0-|
E|--1-1---1---1---1---1---3-3-3-1-|0-------0-0---------0-----------|
2:32 Bridge
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--0000-02-2---023-3---232-----0-|
E|------0-------------------3-----|  X2

2:41 Drum Break

2:49 Guitar Solo
G|------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------|
E|--5---5-5-5-3-5-7-7---7-7-8-8---8-8-7-3---|  X4

3:05 Chorus
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--0-3-00----------------------0-|--0-3-00----------------------0-|
E|--------3-3---331-1---113-3-3---|--------3-3---331-1---1-0-2-4---|  

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|--0-3-00----------------------0-|--0-3-00----------------------0-|
E|--------3-3---331-1---113-3-3---|--------3-3---331-1---1-0-2-4---|  X2

3:37 Outro
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------|
A|--0-00-02-2---023-3---232-----0-|
E|------0-------------------3-----|  Repeat until Fade-out

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
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copperwreck wrote on October 24 2013, 01:31 pm

Pretty sure the first note in the riff that's not an A is an E, not a G, otherwise great tab.

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