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Afterthoughts Bass Tab

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This is a complete bass tab of Afterthoughts by Spock's Beard. Was this info helpful? Yes No
Song: Afterthoughts
Artist: Spock's Beard
Album: Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep

Transcribed by: Sam Fahey (sam.j.fahey@gmail.com)
Last Updated: Nov. 16, 2016

Notes: This whole song is played below the 9th fret with one exception -- there is a lone note
on the 12th fret of the G-string during some verses (e.g. ---12\---). Because of this, I find it
easier to read without hyphens between every note, especially in the faster parts (352 notes per min).
Sorry if this bothers anyone, but it makes for a shorter document, and the timing is consistent throughout.

Tempo: ~176 BPM, two characters per beat throughout song
Technique: Artist plays with pick, transcriber prefers fingers, both are viable

[Intro]
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|55----55----55-3--------------23|55---5------55-3--------------23|
A|--------------------------0235--|--------------------------0235--|
E|--33----33----3---1-00--13------|--33--33-3-3--3---1-00--13------|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|55----55----55-3--------------23|55---5------55-3--------------23|
A|--------------------------0235--|--------------------------0235--|
E|--33----33----3---1-00--13------|--33--3--3-3--3---1-00--13------|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|55----55----55-3--------------23|55---5------55-3--------------2/|
A|--------------------------0235--|--------------------------0235--|
E|--33----33----3---1-00--13------|--33--33-3-3--3---1-00--13------|

[VERSE:] "They don't think I thought this out..."
G|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
E|6\------------|---------0-1-2|3-333013-0-112|3-333313-3-35-|

G|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
E|6\------------|--------------|3-333013-0-112|3-333313-3-33-|

[PRE-CHORUS:] "My ear pressed up against the wall..."
G|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A|6-6-xx-6-6--6-|2-2----2-2--2-|4-4-4--4-4--4-|5-5-5--5-5--5-|
E|------6----6--|------2----2--|------4----4--|------5----5--|

G|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A|6-6-xx-6-6--6-|2-2-2--2-2--2-|4-4-4--4-4--4-|
E|------6----6-\|------2----2-2|------4----4--|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|55----55----55-3--------------23|55---5------55-3--------------2/|
A|--------------------------0235--|--------------------------0235--|
E|--33----33----3---1-00--13------|--33--33-3-3--3---1-00--13------|

[VERSE:] "To keep them out, I keep me in..."
G|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
E|6\------------|---------0-1-2|3-333013-0-112|3-333313-3-35-|

G|--------------|-------12\----|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
E|6\------------|--------------|3-333013-0-112|3-333313-3-33/|

[PRE-CHORUS] & CHORUS: "Took me here and stripped me bare..."
G|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A|6-6-6--6-6--6-|2-2-2--2-2--2-|4-4-4--4-4--4-|5-5-5--5-5--5-| x3
E|------6----6--|------2----2--|------4----4--|------5----5--|

G|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A|6-6-xx-6-6--6-|2-2-2--2-2--2-|4-4-4--4-4--4-|
E|------6----6-\|------2----2-2|------4----4--|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|55----55----55-3--------------23|55---5------55-3--------------23|
A|--------------------------0235--|--------------------------0235--|
E|--33----33----3---1-00--13------|--33--33-3-3--3---1-00--13------|

Break for Vocals

[Instrumental]
G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|55----55----55-3--------------23|55---5------55-3--------------23|
A|--------------------------0235--|--------------------------0235--| x4
E|--33----33----3---1-00--13------|--33--33-3-3--3---1-00--13------|

G|---------------|----------------|---------------|--------------|
D|---------------|----------------|---------------|--------------|
A|---------------|4------3--------|---------------|4------3------|
E|---------------|------4------012|3--------------|------4------4|

G|--------------|---------------|----------------------------|
D|--------------|---------------|----------------------------|
A|4------5---5-5|6---6-67-77-7-7|8--8-8-8-8-8-8--------------|
E|------4-----4-|-----6-------7-|---------------8\1----------|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|5-----5-----55-3--------------23|5-----5-----55-3--------------23|
A|--------------------------0235--|--------------------------0235--|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3---1-00--13------|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3---1-00--13------|

[VERSE:] "They all say I'm crazy..."
G|--------------|-------12\----|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
E|6\------------|--------------|3-333013-0-112|3-333313-3-35-|

G|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
E|6\------------|--------00-012|3-333013-0-012|3-333313-3-33/|

[PRE-CHORUS] & CHORUS: "The hatter tips his hat to me..."
G|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A|6-6--6-6-6--6-|2-2--2-2-2--2-|4-4-4--4-4--4-|5-5-5--5-5--5-| x3
E|------6----6--|------2----2--|------4----4-4|------5----5-5|

G|--------------|--------------|--------------|
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|
A|6-6-xx-6-6--6\|2-2-2--2-2--2-|4-4-4--4-4--4-|
E|------6----6--|------2----2-2|------4----4--|

G|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|5-----5-----55-3--------------23|5-----5-----55-3--------------23|
A|--------------------------0235--|--------------------------0235--|
E|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3---1-00--13------|-3-3-3-3-3-3--3---1-00--13------|

Vocal Outro - Bass is done


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Legend:
\ - slide down
/ - slide up
x - dead note

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