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Thriller Bass Tab

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Artist: Michael Jackson
Song: Thriller
Album: Thriller (1982)
Bassist: Louis Johnson
Tuning: Standard


I hope that this tab is close enough for Louis Johnson's bass line. Enjoy :)


Intro:

G|6(x20)--------------| Those 6's are optional
D|----------2~--2-4---|
A|--------4---------4-|
E|--------------------|

[0:41] Verse and Chorus + End of Chorus:

I'm not sure about last 4's on A (4th beat) but I think there're very short
and quiet notes. Use them If You want so.

G|-------------|     |---------------|           |-----------------------|  
D|----2-4------|     |------2-4------|           |------2-4--------------|     
A|2-4-----4-/4-|     |4p2h4-----4-/4-| till 1:42 |4p2h4-----4-xx4------2-|              
E|-------------| and |---------------| and  then |---------------5--2----| 


[1:46] Verse:

G|---------------|           |----------------------|
D|------2-4------|           |------2-4p2-----------|
A|4p2h4-----4-/4-| till 2:24 |4p2h4-------------2h4-|    
E|---------------| and  then |------------0-2-4-----|


[2:27] Chorus:

G|-------------|     |---------------|           |------------------------|  
D|----2-4------|     |------2-4------|           |------2-4---------------|     
A|2h4-----4-/4-|     |4p2h4-----4-/4-| till 2:38 |4p2h4-----4-x-4p2-----2-|              
E|-------------| and |---------------| and  then |-----------------5--2---|


[2:42] Interlude:

G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--4-42--4-------------------------------------2-4--4/6-7-6---|
E|-------0--0-2----02--022--2-4-5---05--055---5--------------7-|
                                          
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------4-2---|
A|--------------------------------424| 
E|7--9p7p6--6--5--5--4--4--4--4------|


[3:05] Verse and Chorus:

G|-------------|     |---------------|           |-----------4-----|  
D|----2-4------|     |------2-4------|           |------2--4--4b4--|     
A|2-4-----4-/4-|     |4p2h4-----4-/4-| till 3:19 |4p2h4-----4----4-|              
E|-------------| and |---------------| and  then |-----------------| 

[3:21]

G|---------------|           |-------------------------------------4--4----|
D|------2-4------|           |------2-4--------------------1-0----------42-|
A|4p2h4-----4-/4-| till 3:50 |4p2h4-----4--4\(3)\(2)-0---2------22---2-2--4|    
E|---------------| and  then |-------------------------2-------------------|


[3:57] Last Chorus:

G|-------------|     |---------------|  till  |----------------------------|  
D|----2-4------|     |------2-4------|  4:10  |------2-4-------------------|     
A|2h4-----4-/4-|     |4p2h4-----4-/4-|  and   |4p2h4-----4-4\(3)\(2)-0---2-|              
E|-------------| and |---------------|  then  |------------------------2---|


[4:13] Outro:

G|-------------|           |----------------|           |----------------|
D|-------------|           |----------------|           |----------------|
A|4---4-4------| till 5:00 |4---4-4-----2h4-| till 5:16 |4---4-4----2-4\-|
E|-------------| and  then |----------4-----| and  then |----------------|
 
G|-------------|
D|-------------|    
A|4---4-4------| 
E|-------------| Play this till the end of the song.


x  dead note
/  slide up
\  slide down
h  hammer-on
p  pull-off
~  let ring
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