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D# 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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

PERILOUS NATION (Bassline)
As recorded by Testament
(From the 1989 Album PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH)

Transcribed by B. Johnson
	

Words by Skolnick Music by Testament
Arranged by Billy, Skolnick

Gtr I (D# G# C# F#) - 'Untitled'

 Intro
  Fast Rock Q=92
 4/4
  Gtr I
  S T T S S S S S S +S  T T E S E S   S T T S S S S S S +S  T T E S E S
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-(2)---0-2-0-2---|-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-(2)---0-2-0-2---|


  S T T S S S S S S +S  T T E S E S   S T T S S S S S S +S  T T E S E S
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------||
|-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-(2)---0-2-0-2---|-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-(2)---0-2-0-2----||


    S T T S S S S S S +S  T T E S E S   S T T S S S S S S +S  T T E S E S
||------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
||o-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
||o-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
||--2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-(2)---0-2-0-2---|-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-(2)---0-2-0-2---|


  S T T S S S S S S +S  T T E S E S   S T T S S S S S S +S  T T E S E S
|-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------o||
|-----------------------------------|------------------------------------o||
|-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-(2)---0-2-0-2---|-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-(2)---0-2-0-2-----||


    E E S S S S +E  E S S S S   +E  E S S S S S S S S S S E  3x
||----------------------------|------------------------------||
||o---------------------------|-----------------------------o||
||o---------0-------------2---|-----------0-5---4---3---2---o||
||--2-2-0-2---2-(2)-2-0-2---2-|-(2)-2-0-2--------------------||


  Q..   S +H       Q..   S +H
|----------------|----------------||
|----------------|----------------||
|-2-----4-(4)----|-5-----8-(8)----||
|----------------|----------------||


   1st, 3rd Verses
    $
    Q  S S S S +Q   S S S S   +Q   S S S S S S S S S E.
||--------------------------|---------------------------|
||o-------------------------|---------------------------|
||o--------0------------0---|------------5---4---3-2----|
||--2--0-2---2-(2)--0-2---2-|-(2)--0-2-0----------------|


  Q  S S S S +Q   S S S S   +Q   S S S S S S S S S E.
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------0------------0---|------------5---4---3-2----|
|-2--0-2---2-(2)--0-2---2-|-(2)--0-2-0----------------|


  1.
  S E S S S S S S E S S S S S   S E S S S S s S S S S S E.
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------5---4---3---2--|
|-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-|-2-2-2-2-0-2----------------|


  S E S S S S S S E S S S S S   S E S S S S S S S S S S E.
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------||
|-----------------------------|----------------------------o||
|-----------------------------|-------------5---4---3-2----o||
|-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-|-2-2-2-2-0-2-----------------||


  2.
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S H
|---------------------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------|
|-2-2-2s5-5-5-5s8-8-8-8s7-7s5-5s7-|-2-2-2s5-5-5-5s8------|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S E S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|-------------------------------||
|-2-2-2s5-5-5-5s8-8-8-8s7-7s5-5s7-|-2-2-2s5-5-5-5-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-0-||


 Chorus
  S S S S +S  S E  S S S S S S S S   S S S S +S  S S S H
|----------------------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------------------|------------------------|
|----------------------------------|------------------------|
|-2-2-2s5-(5)-5-5/-8-8-8-8-7s5-5s7-|-2-2-2s5-(5)-5-5s8------|


                                    2/4
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S    S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------||-----------------||
|---------------------------------||-----------------||
|---------------------------------||-----------------||
|-2-2-2s5-5-5-5s8-8-8-8s7-7s5-5s7-||-2-2-2s5-5-5-5s8-||


 4/4
  |----6----| |----6----| |----6----| |----6----|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|


  |----6----| |----6----| |----6----| |----6----|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|


                       To Coda
                          |-3-|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S E E E
|-------------------------------||
|-------------------------------||
|-------------------------------||
|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-||


    Q  S S S S +Q   S S S S   +Q   S S S S S S S S S E.
||--------------------------|----------------------------||
||o-------------------------|---------------------------o||
||o--------0------------0---|------------5---4---3-2----o||
||--2--0-2---2-(2)--0-2---2-|-(2)--0-2-0-----------------||


    S T T S S S S S S +E  S S S S E   S T T S S S S S S +E  E E E
||----------------------------------|-------------------------------||
||o---------------------------------|------------------------------o||
||o---------------------------------|-----------------5-(5)-4-3-2--o||
||--2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-(2)-0-2-0-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0---------------||


 2nd Verse
  Q  S S S S +Q   S S S S   +Q   S S S S S S S S S E.
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------0------------0---|------------5---4---3-2----|
|-2--0-2---2-(2)--0-2---2-|-(2)--0-2-0----------------|


  Q  S S S S +Q   S S S S   +Q   S S S S S S S S S E.
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------0------------0---|------------5---4---3-2----|
|-2--0-2---2-(2)--0-2---2-|-(2)--0-2-0----------------|


  S E S S S S S S E S S S S S   S E S S S S s S S S S S E.
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-------------5---4---3---2--|
|-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-|-2-2-2-2-0-2----------------|


  S E S S S S S S E S S S S S   S E S S S S s S S S S S E.
|-----------------------------|----------------------------||
|-----------------------------|----------------------------||
|-----------------------------|-------------5---4---3---2--||
|-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-|-2-2-2-2-0-2----------------||


   Guitar Solo
    S T T T T T T S S E S T T T T T T S S E
||------------------------------------------|
||o-----------------------------------------|
||o-----------------------------------------|
||--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---|


  S T T T T T T S S E S T T T T T T S S E   3x
|-------------------------------------------||
|------------------------------------------o||
|------------------------------------------o||
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-----||


  E E S S S S +E  E S S S S   +E  E S S S S +E  E E E
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------0-------------0---|-----------0-5-(5)-4-3-2-|
|-2-2-0-2---2-(2)-2-0-2---2-|-(2)-2-0-2---------------|


  E E S S S S +E  E S S S S   +E  E S S S S +E  E E E
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------------------------|-------------------------|
|---------0-------------0---|-----------0-5-(5)-4-3-2-|
|-2-2-0-2---2-(2)-2-0-2---2-|-(2)-2-0-2---------------|


  E S S S S S S +E  S S E E   E S S S S S S +E  S S E E
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------|
|-4-4-4-2-4-2-4-(4)-2-4-2-4-|-4-4-4-2-4-2-4-(4)-2-4-2-4-|


    E E S S S S +E  E S S S S   +E  E S S S S +E  E E E  4x
||----------------------------|--------------------------||
||o---------------------------|-------------------------o||
||o---------0-------------0---|-----------0-5-(5)-4-3-2-o||
||--2-2-0-2---2-(2)-2-0-2---2-|-(2)-2-0-2----------------||


  S T T T T T T S S E S T T T T T T S S E
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---|


  S T T T T T T S S E S T T T T T T S S E
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-----|


  S T T T T T T S S E S T T T T T T S S E
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---|


  S T T T T T T S S E S T T T T T T S S E
|-------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------||
|-------------------------------------------||
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-----||


 Bridge
  S T T T T T T S S E S T T T T T T S S E
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---|


  S T T T T T T S S E S T T T T T T S S E
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-----|


  S T T T T T T S S E S T T T T T T S S E
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---|


  S T T T T T T S S E S T T T T T T S S E
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-----|


  Q  S S S S +Q   S S S S   +Q   S S S S S S S S S E.
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|--------0------------0---|------------5---4---3-2----|
|-2--0-2---2-(2)--0-2---2-|-(2)--0-2-0----------------|


                                       D.S. al Coda
  Q  S S S S +Q   S S S S   +Q   S S S S S S S S S E.
|-------------------------|---------------------------||
|-------------------------|---------------------------||
|--------0------------0---|------------5---4---3-2----||
|-2--0-2---2-(2)--0-2---2-|-(2)--0-2-0----------------||


                           Out-Chorus-Guitar Solo
  &
                   |-3-|    |----6----| |----6----| |----6----| |----6----|
  Q  S S S S +E  E E E E    S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------||-------------------------------------------------|
|--------0---------------||-------------------------------------------------|
|-2--0-2---2-(2)-2-0-2-5-||-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|


  |----6----| |----6----| |----6----| |----6----|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|


                          |-3-|
  S S S S S S S S S S S S E E E
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-|


    Q  S S S S +Q   S S S S   +Q   S S S S S S S S S E.
||--------------------------|---------------------------|
||o-------------------------|---------------------------|
||o--------0------------0---|------------5---4---3-2----|
||--2--0-2---2-(2)--0-2---2-|-(2)--0-2-0----------------|


  Q  S S S S +Q   S S S S   +Q   S S S S S S S S S E.
|-------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------|---------------------------o||
|--------0------------0---|------------5---4---3-2----o||
|-2--0-2---2-(2)--0-2---2-|-(2)--0-2-0-----------------||


  >
  S T T T T T T S S E S T T T T T T S S E
|-----------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-----------------------------------------||
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---||


    S T T T T T T S S E S T T T T T T S S E 10x
||-------------------------------------------||
||o-----------------------------------------o||
||o-----------------------------------------o||
||--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2---2-2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2----||



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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