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Down For Life Bass Tab

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C# G# C# F# A# D#
#----------------------------------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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

DOWN FOR LIFE (Bassline)
As recorded by Testament
(From the 1999 Album THE GATHERING)

Transcribed by BOTE
	

Words by Chuck Billy Music by Eric Peterson, Chuck Billy

Gtr I (Db Gb B E) - 'Steve DiGiorgio'

 Intro
  Q=210
 4/4
  Gtr I
  E E Q  H      H    Q  Q    E E Q  H      E E E E E E Q
|-------------|------------|-------------|----------------|
|-------------|------------|-------------|----------------|
|-------------|------------|-------------|----------------|
|-0-----------|------3--5--|-0-----------|---6S5-5-5-5-6--|


  Q  E Q  E Q    E Q  E Q  Q    Q  E Q  E Q    W
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------||
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------||
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------||
|-0----1----0--|---1----3--5--|-0----1----0--|------||


    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 Q
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||--0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3-5-5-6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6----||


   1st & 2nd Verse
    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 Q
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||--0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3-5-5-6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6---|


  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 Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3-5-5-6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6--|


  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 Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3-5-5-6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6--||


 Pre-Chorus
  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-0S1-0-1S0-|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-1S3-0-3S1-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-0S1-0-1S0-|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-1S3-0-3S1-o||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||


 Chorus
  Q  Q  H      H    Q  Q    W          H    Q  Q
|------------|------------|----------|------------|
|------------|------------|----------|------------|
|------------|------------|----------|------1-----|
|-0----------|---------1--|----------|---------1--|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    Q  E Q  E Q    W
|-----------------|----------------|--------------|------||
|-----------------|----------------|--------------|------||
|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7---8--|--------------|------||
|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0----|-0----0----0--|------||


   3rd Verse
    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 Q    3x
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||--0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3-5-5-6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6----||


   Pre-Chorus
    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
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||
||o-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-0S1-0-1S0-|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-1S3-0-3S1--o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||


 Chorus
  Q  Q  H      H    Q  Q    W          H    Q  Q
|------------|------------|----------|------------|
|------------|------------|----------|------------|
|------------|------------|----------|------1-----|
|-0----------|---------1--|----------|---------1--|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    Q  E Q  E Q    W
|-----------------|----------------|--------------|------||
|-----------------|----------------|--------------|------||
|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7---8--|--------------|------||
|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0----|-0----0----0--|------||


   Bridge
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q    4x
||------------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
||o-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------o||
||o-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7---8--|-----5h7---5h7---|-----5h7-1------o||
||--0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----0----|-0-0-----0-----0-|-0-0--------1----||


   4th Verse
    W          +Q   E E Q  Q    Q  E E Q  E E   H    E E E E   3x
||-----------|----------------|---------------|----------------||
||o----------|----------------|---------------|---------------o||
||o----------|----------8--7--|-6-------------|---------------o||
||--0--------|-(0)--0-0-------|----0-0-1--1-1-|-3----1-1---1---||


    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E   E E Q  E E Q    4x
||------------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
||o-----------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------o||
||o-----------------|-------------1--|-----------------|-----1----------o||
||--0-0-0---0-0-0---|-0-0-0---0-0----|-0-0-0---0-0-0-0-|-0-0----0-0-1----||


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


   5th Verse
    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 Q    3x
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------o||
||--0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-1-0-0-3-5-5-6-|-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-|-0-6S5-5-5-5-6----||


   Pre-Chorus
    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
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------o||
||o-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-0S1-0-1S0-|-0-0-0S1-0-0S1-0-|-0S1-0-1S3-0-3S1--o||
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-------------------||


 Outro
  Q  Q  H      H    Q  Q    W          H    Q  Q
|------------|------------|----------|------------|
|------------|------------|----------|------------|
|------------|------------|----------|------1-----|
|-0----------|---------1--|----------|---------1--|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    Q  E Q  E Q
|-----------------|----------------|--------------*|
|-----------------|----------------|--------------*|
|-----5h7---5h7---|-5h7---5h7---8--|--------------*|
|-0-0-----0-----0-|-----0-----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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