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Seasons In The Abyss bass

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

SEASONS IN THE ABYSS (Bassline)
As recorded by Slayer
(From the 1990 Album SEASONS IN THE ABYSS)


	

Words by Tom Araya Music by Jeff Hanneman

Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb) - 'Picked Bass'

    Q=62
   4/4
    Gtr I
    W          H.      E E
||-----------|--------------||
||o----------|-------------o||
||o----------|-------------o||
||--0--------|-0-------1-1--||


    W          H.      E E
||-----------|--------------||
||o----------|-------------o||
||o----------|-------------o||
||--0--------|-0-------1-1--||


  W          H.      E E
|----------|-------------|
|----------|-------------|
|----------|-------------|
|-0--------|-0-------1-1-|


  W          H.      S S E
|----------|---------------|
|----------|---------------|
|----------|---------------|
|-0--------|-0-------1-1---|


    W          +W
||-----------|---------||
||o----------|--------o||
||o----------|--------o||
||--0--------|-(0)-----||


  Q.   E Q.   E   E Q  E  Q  Q
|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|-0----0-0----0-|-1-1--1/-8--7--|


  Q.   E Q.   E   Q.   E   Q  Q
|---------------|----------------|
|-2----2-2----2-|-3----3/-10--9--|
|---------------|----------------|
|---------------|----------------|


  Q.   E E. S E E   H    Q  Q
|-----------------|------------|
|-----------------|------------|
|-----------------|------------|
|-0----0-0--0-0-0-|-1----3--2--|


  E. S E E S E. E E   H    Q  Q
|-------------------|------------|
|-------------------|------------|
|-------------------|------------|
|-0--0-0---0-0--0-0-|-1----3--2--|


  E. S E E S E. E E   H    Q  Q
|-------------------|------------|
|-------------------|------------|
|-------------------|------------|
|-0--0-0---0-0--0-0-|-1----3--2--|


  E. S E E S E. E E   H    Q  Q
|-------------------|------------|
|-------------------|------------|
|-------------------|------------|
|-0--0-0---0-0--0-0-|-1----3--2--|


    Q=152
    E E Q  H      Q  E E Q  E E  4x     E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E  3x
||--------------|----------------||-||------------------|------------------||
||o-------------|---------------o||-||o-----------------|-----------------o||
||o-------------|------2----1---o||-||o-----------------|-------2-----1---o||
||--0-----------|----------------||-||--0-2-3-0-2-3-5-0-|-2-3-0---3-0---2--||


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q    E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E
|-----------------|---------------|-------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------|-------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------|-------------------|---------------------|
|-0-2-3-0-2-3-5-0-|-2-3-0-2-4--3--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0---|


  E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E Q  Q    E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|--------------1--|-------------------|-------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-3-----|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|


  E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E Q  Q    E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-4--3--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|


  E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E Q  Q    E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|--------------1--|-------------------|-------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-3-----|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|


  E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E Q  Q      H    H      H    H
|-------------------|-----------------||------------|-----------|
|-------------------|-----------------||o-----------|-----------|
|-------------------|-----------------||o-----------|-----------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-4--3--||--0----0----|-3----3----|


  W          +H     Q  Q    H    H      H    H
|----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
|----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
|----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
|-2--------|-(2)----3--2--|-0----0----|-1----1----|


  W          +H     Q  Q      E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E
|----------|---------------||-------------------|---------------------|
|----------|--------------o||-------------------|---------------------|
|----------|--------------o||-------------------|---------------------|
|-4--------|-(4)----3--2---||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0---|


  E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E Q  Q    E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|--------------1--|-------------------|-------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-3-----|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|


  E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E Q  Q    E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-4--3--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|


  E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E Q  Q    E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|-------------------|--------------1--|-------------------|-------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-3-----|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|


  E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E Q  Q      H    H      H    H
|-------------------|-----------------||------------|-----------|
|-------------------|-----------------||o-----------|-----------|
|-------------------|-----------------||o-----------|-----------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-4--3--||--0----0----|-3----3----|


  W          +H     Q  Q    H    H      H    H
|----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
|----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
|----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
|-2--------|-(2)----3--2--|-0----0----|-1----1----|


  W          +H     Q  Q          E E Q  H      Q  E E Q  E E  3x
|----------|---------------||-||--------------|----------------||
|----------|--------------o||-||o-------------|---------------o||
|----------|--------------o||-||o-------------|------2----1---o||
|-4--------|-(4)----3--2---||-||--0-----------|----------------||


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|---------------|-------1---------|-------1---------|
|-0-2-3-0-2-3-5-0-|-2-3-0-0-4--3--|-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------0---------|-----------------|-------1---------|-------1---------|
|-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-4-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------0---------|-----------------|-------1---------|-------1---------|
|-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-4-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-------0---------|-----------------|-------1---------|-------1---------|
|-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-4-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   H    H      H    H
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|-----------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------|-----------|
|-------0---------|-----------------|-----------|-----------|
|-1-1-1---1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-4-1-1-1-1-|-0----0----|-3----3----|


  W          +H     Q  Q    H    H      H    H
|----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
|----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
|----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
|-2--------|-(2)----3--2--|-0----0----|-1----1----|


  W          +H     Q  Q    H    H      H    H
|----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
|----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
|----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
|-4--------|-(4)----3--2--|-0----0----|-3----3----|


  W          +H     Q  Q    H    H      H    H
|----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
|----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
|----------|--------------|-----------|-----------|
|-2--------|-(2)----3--2--|-0----0----|-1----1----|


  W          +H     Q  Q    E E Q  H      Q  E E Q  E E
|----------|--------------|-------------|---------------|
|----------|--------------|-------------|---------------|
|----------|--------------|-------------|------2----1---|
|-4--------|-(4)----3--2--|-0-----------|---------------|


  E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E Q  Q
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|--------------1--|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-3-----|


  E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E E E E E   E S S E E Q  Q
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-4--3--|


    H    H      H    H      W          +H     Q  Q
||------------|-----------|----------|---------------|
||o-----------|-----------|----------|---------------|
||o-----------|-----------|----------|---------------|
||--0----0----|-3----3----|-2--------|-(2)----3--2---|


  H    H      H    H      W          +H     Q  Q
|-----------|-----------|----------|---------------||
|-----------|-----------|----------|--------------o||
|-----------|-----------|----------|--------------o||
|-0----0----|-1----1----|-4--------|-(4)----3--2---||


  Q=62
  W          H    Q  Q
|----------|------------|
|----------|------------|
|----------|------------|
|-0--------|-1----3--2--|


  W          E. S Q  Q  Q
|----------|---------------|
|----------|---------------|
|----------|---------------|
|-0--------|-1--1-1--3--2--|


  W          E. S Q  Q  Q
|----------|---------------|
|----------|---------------|
|----------|---------------|
|-0--------|-1--1-1--3--2--|


  E. S E. S H      H    Q  Q
|----------------|------------|
|----------------|------------|
|----------------|------------|
|-0--0-0--0-0----|-1----3--2--|


  W          +W           +W           +W
|----------|------------|------------|--------*|
|----------|------------|------------|--------*|
|----------|------------|------------|--------*|
|-0--------|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-(0)----*|



Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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bslaughter 10 Nov 01, 2009 11:55 AM

good tab

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boycew02 253 May 06, 2013 06:55 AM

Just one thing, the 3--2s in the outro should be on the 3rd string instead of the 4th.

Other than that, excellent tab. Nice work!

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