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FIRST STRIKE IS DEADLY (Bassline)
As recorded by Testament
(From the 1987 Album THE LEGACY)

Transcribed by cbliss66@aol.com
	

Words by Souza, Christian Music by Peterson, Skolnick
Arranged by Testament

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Bass'

   Intro
    Fast Rock Q=210
   4/4                                                   3/4
    Gtr I
    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-------2-------2-|-------2---------|-----------------|-------------o||
||--0-3-2---0-3-2---|-0-3-2---0-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1-1-1-1-1-1--||


  Slower Q=200
  $
 4/4
  E Q.   E Q.     E Q  S S E E E E   E Q.   E Q.     E Q.   H
|---------------|------------------|---------------|--------------|
|---------------|------------------|---------------|--------------|
|---------------|------------------|---------------|--------------|
|-0------0------|-0----0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0------0------|-0------7\----|


    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-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-4s5---------2s3--o||
||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----0-3s2-0-------||


                                                            To Coda
    q  q  E E Q    q  E E E E E E   q  q  E E Q    E E. E. E. E. E
||---------------|----------------|--------------|-------------------||
||o--------------|----------------|--------------|------------------o||
||o---------2s3--|------2s3-2-0---|---------2s3--|-2-0--2--3--5--3--o||
||--2--2--2------|-2--2---------2-|-2--2--2------|-------------------||


   1st and 2nd Verses
    Faster Q=206
    E E E E E E E E   E E E a Q  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E. E. Q  E E
||------------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
||o-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-2-0--2--3----3--|
||--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2s3--2-0-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|------------0----|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E a Q  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E. E. Q  Q
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-2-0--2--3--3--|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2s3--2-0-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|---------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E a Q  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E. E. Q  E E
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-2-0--2--3----3-|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2s3--2-0-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|------------0---|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E a Q  E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E. E. E. E. E
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|-2-0--2--3--5--3--||
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2s3--2-0-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|------------------||


 Chorus
  E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    E E. E. E. E. E
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|
|-----------2s3--|-------2s3-2-0---|-----------2s3--|-2-0--2--3--5--3-|
|-2-2-2-2-2------|-2-2-2---------2-|-2-2-2-2-2------|-----------------|


                                                     1.
  E E E E E E Q    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q    E E. E. E. E. E
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|------------------||
|----------------|-----------------|----------------|-----------------o||
|-----------2s3--|-------2s3-2-0---|-----------2s3--|-2-0--2--3--5--3-o||
|-2-2-2-2-2------|-2-2-2---------2-|-2-2-2-2-2------|------------------||


  2.                                F
  E E. E. E. E. E   E E. E. E. E. E
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-2-0--2--3--5--3-|-5-6--5--6--7--8-|
|-----------------|-----------------|


 aster Q=213
                                       3/4
    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E
||------------------|-----------------|---------------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|---------------|
||o---------7-8-----|-----------------|---------7-8---|
||--0-0-0-0-----0-0-|-0-0-0-0-6-7-5-6-|-0-0-0-0-------|


               2/4     4/4
  E E E E E E   Q  Q    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------|-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---6-7-------|-------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------7-8-|-------|---------7-8-----|-----------------|
|-0-----0-----|-6--5--|-0-0-0-0-----0-0-|-0-0-0-0-6-7-5-6-|


 3/4                         2/4           4/4
  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
|-------------|-------------|--------||-||------------------|-----------------|
|-------------|---6-7---2-3-|-------o||-||o-----------------|-----------------|
|---------7-8-|-------------|-1-----o||-||o-------------6s7-|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-----|-0-----0-----|----1---||-||--0-0-0-7s6-0-----|-0-0-0-7s6-0-3p0-|


                                           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 E E
|-----------------|------------------||-||------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------o||-||o-----------------|-----------------|
|-------------6s7-|---5-7-5---------o||-||o-------------6s7-|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-7s6-0-----|-0-------3-1-0-1--||-||--0-0-0-7s6-0-----|-0-0-0-7s6-0-3p0-|


                                           Guitar Solo
                                        Slower Q=204
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E         Q  E E Q  E E   +E  E E E Q  Q
|-----------------|------------------||-||----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------o||-||o---------------|-----------------|
|-------------6s7-|---5-7-5---------o||-||o---------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-7s6-0-----|-0-------3-1-0-1--||-||--0--0-0-0--0-2-|-(2)-2-2-2-2--2--|


                                      Faster Q=215
  Q  E E Q  E E   +E  E E E Q  Q         Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E
|---------------|------------------||-||----------------|----------------|
|---------------|-----------------o||-||----------------|----------------|
|---------------|-----------2-----o||-||----------------|----------------|
|-3--3-3-3--3-5-|-(5)-5-5-5----3---||-||-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-|


  E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|
|-----------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


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


  W          W          W          W
|----------|----------|----------|------|
|----------|----------|-3--------|------|
|----------|-3--------|----------|-1----|
|-3--------|----------|----------|------|


                                   Harmony Guitar Part
                                Slower Q=210
  Q  E E Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E     Q  E E Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E
|---------------|---------------||----------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------||o---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------||o---------------|---------------|
|-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0--0-0-0--0-0-||--5--5-5-5--5-5-|-1--1-1-1--1-1-|


  Q  E E Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E
|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
|---------------|---------------|-3--3-3-3--3-3-|---------------|
|---------------|-3--3-3-3--3-3-|---------------|-1--1-1-1--1-1-|
|-3--3-3-3--3-3-|---------------|---------------|---------------|


                                                            D.S. al Coda
  Q  E E Q  E E   Q  E E Q  E E         E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E  4x
|---------------|----------------||-||------------------|------------------||
|---------------|---------------o||-||o-----------------|-----------------o||
|---------------|---------------o||-||o-----------------|-4s5---------3s4-o||
|-0--0-0-0--0-0-|-0--0-0-0--0-0--||-||--0-2-3-0-2-3-0-2-|-----0-2s3-0------||


  &
  q  q  E E Q    q  E E E E E E   q  q  E E Q
|--------------|----------------|--------------|
|--------------|----------------|--------------|
|---------2s3--|------2s3-2-0---|---------2s3--|
|-2--2--2------|-2--2---------2-|-2--2--2------|


  E E. E. H      +H     Q  +Q
|--------------|------------------*|
|--------------|------------------*|
|-2-0--2--3----|-(3)--------------*|
|--------------|--------2--(2)\---*|



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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