Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Radio Free Europe bass

version 4
version 4

Whole song

Interactive

by R.E.M.
430 views 6 this week
1 commentread comment
1 2 3 4 5
3 more votes to show rating
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
guitar tuner
backing track
0:00
0:00
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Author
Difficulty
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             RADIO FREE EUROPE - R.E.M.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tabbed by: leograssi90
Classic song by the R.E.M. The only tricky part is the bridge.
The structure is referred to the complete version (lasting 4:06) and the song is laid out in its entirety.
I've put (x3), (x4) etc. on the right side to notate how many times you have to play a pattern.

Main riff (0:12-0:37)
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-·---------------------6-6-7-7-9-7-|
A|---------------------------5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------| (x3)

G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-·---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge (0:38-0:55)
G|---------------------8-9-11--9--9-7--7-6--6-------------------------------------|
D|-----8--8-9--9-11--11-----------------------9--9-7-6-------------7--------------|
A|-9--9------------------------------------------------9-7--7-7--7----7--7-7--7-7-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|---------------------8-9-11--9--9-7--7-6--6--------------------------------------------|
D|-----8--8-9--9-11--11-----------------------9--9-7-6-----------------------------------|
A|-9--9------------------------------------------------9---------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-4-5-7-|

Main riff (0:55-1:20)
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-·---------------------6-6-7-7-9-7-|
A|---------------------------5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------| (x3)

G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-·---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge (1:20-1:37)
G|---------------------8-9-11--9--9-7--7-6--6-------------------------------------|
D|-----8--8-9--9-11--11-----------------------9--9-7-6-------------7--------------|
A|-9--9------------------------------------------------9-7--7-7--7----7--7-7--7-7-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|---------------------8-9-11--9--9-7--7-6--6-----------------------------·--·--·-|
D|-----8--8-9--9-11--11-----------------------9--9-7-6--------------------9--9--9-|
A|-9--9------------------------------------------------9--------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------|

Chorus (1:38-1:49)
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|-7--7-7--7-7-----4--4-5-|
E|-------------5-5--------| (x4)

Main riff (1:50-2:15)
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-·---------------------6-6-7-7-9-7-|
A|---------------------------5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------| (x3)

G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-·---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge (2:15-2:32)
G|---------------------8-9-11--9--9-7--7-6--6-------------------------------------|
D|-----8--8-9--9-11--11-----------------------9--9-7-6-------------7--------------|
A|-9--9------------------------------------------------9-7--7-7--7----7--7-7--7-7-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|---------------------8-9-11--9--9-7--7-6--6-----------------------------·---------|
D|-----8--8-9--9-11--11-----------------------9--9-7-6--------------------9---------|
A|-9--9------------------------------------------------9----------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----7-7-7-7-|

Chorus (2:33-2:44)
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|-7--7-7--7-7-----4--4-5-|
E|-------------5-5--------| (x4)

Interlude (2:45-2:57)
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-·--·---·--·-------6-7-9----6-7-9--·--·---·--·-------6-7-9----6-7-9-|
E|-7--7---7--7---7-9--------9--------7--7---7--7---7-9--------9-------|

Main riff (2:57-3:09)
G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-·---------------------6-6-7-7-9-7-|
A|---------------------------5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

G|-------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-·---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------5-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

Bridge (3:10-3:27)
G|---------------------8-9-11--9--9-7--7-6--6-------------------------------------|
D|-----8--8-9--9-11--11-----------------------9--9-7-6-------------7--------------|
A|-9--9------------------------------------------------9-7--7-7--7----7--7-7--7-7-|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|---------------------8-9-11--9--9-7--7-6--6-----------------------------·---------|
D|-----8--8-9--9-11--11-----------------------9--9-7-6--------------------9---------|
A|-9--9------------------------------------------------9----------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----7-7-7-7-|

Chorus variation (3:28-3:39)

G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|-7--7-7--7-7-----4--4-5-|
E|-------------5-5--------| (x3)

G|---------------------|
D|---------------------|
A|-7--7-7--7-7-·-·-·-·-|
E|-------------5-5-5-5-|

Chorus (3:40-3:51)
G|------------------------|
D|------------------------|
A|-7--7-7--7-7-----4--4-5-|
E|-------------5-5--------| (x4)

Ending (3:52-4:06)
G|------------------|
D|------------------|
A|-7~------7-7-7----|
E|---------------5~-|


| ·  staccato
| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
===============================================================================

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
Give kudos to tab author, rate the tab!
1 2 3 4 5
comments
print report bad tab
1 comment total.
0 reply
leograssi90 501 May 19, 2017 08:45 AM

There's this isolated bass track available right now (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjV1VpmTonA), that made me realize there are a couple of differences from what I could hear from the song. One day I'm gonna put those changes in their place! I think the tab is quite good anyway.

guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction