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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

RETURN TO SERENITY (Bassline)
As recorded by Testament
(From the 1995 Album LIVE AT THE FILLMORE)

Transcribed by cbliss66@aol.com
	

Words by Chuck Billy, Eric Peterson and Del James Music by Eric Peterson
Arranged by Testament

Gtr I (D G C F) - 'Greg Christian'

 Intro
  Moderately Accel Q=121
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Wx7          W            E E E E E E E E  3x E E E  E H
|------------|----------||-------------------||---------------|
|------------|----------||o-----------------o||---------------|
|------------|----------||o-----------------o||---7-8-10------|
|------------|----------||--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--||-5-------------|


 3/4      12/8
  W        H.      Q.   E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|--------|--------------------|--------------------------|
|--------|--------------------|--------------------------|
|--------|-4-------3----2-----|--------------------------|
|--------|----------------3-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|


   Guitar Solo I
    Faster Q=123
    Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E Q  E E E E
||------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
||o-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
||o------7---7------7---7-|-3--3-3-3---3--3-3-3---|-4--4-4-4---4--4-4-4---|
||--0--0---0---0--0---0---|----------0----------0-|----------0----------0-|


                             Slower Q=117
                                >
  Q  E E E E E E E E E E        W.              Wx3
|-------------------------||-||---------------|--------|
|------------------------o||-||---------------|--------|
|-3--3-3-3---3-----2-----o||-||---------------|--------|
|----------0-----3---3-0--||-||-0-------------|--------|


 1st Verse
  Accel Q=119
  H    +E  E H.        Q  +E  +E  E E H.        H    +E  E H    +E  E
|--------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------|-5--(5)-(5)-5-5-0-------|------------------------|
|-0----(0)-0-3-------|------------------------|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3--|


  Q.   Q  E H.        H    +E  E H.        H    E E Q.   E E E
|-------------------|--------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|----------------------|
|-5----5--5-0-------|--------------------|-5----5-5-0----0-0-0--|
|-------------------|-0----(0)-0-3-------|----------------------|


                                                           2nd and 3rd Verses
                         6/8        12/8
  H    +E  E H    +E  E   H    E E   W        +Q.   S S     H    +E  E H.
|-----------------------|----------|--------------------||-------------------|
|-----------------------|----------|--------------------||o------------------|
|-----------------------|-5----5-5-|-0--------(0)---5h7-||o------------------|
|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3-|----------|--------------------||--0----(0)-0-3-----|


  H    E E H.        H    +E  E H    +E  E   Q.   Q  E H.
|------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|
|------------------|-----------------------|-----------------|
|-5----5-5-0-------|-----------------------|-5----5--5-0-----|
|------------------|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3-|-----------------|


  H    +E  E H.        H    E E H.        H    +E  E H    +E  E
|--------------------|------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------|------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------|-5----5-5-0-------|------------------------|
|-0----(0)-0-3-------|------------------|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3--|


                                  Chorus
            1Q=117
 6/8        12/8
  H    E E   H.      +H      Q     Q  E a E +Q   Q  E E E E
|----------|--------------------||---------------------------|
|----------|--------------------||---------------------------|
|-5----5-5-|--------------------||------5h7-(7)---------2----|
|----------|-5-------(5)s===12--||-0--0----------0--0-3---3--|


  Q  E a E +E  E a E +E  E E E E
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|------5h7-(7)---5h7-(7)---2---2-|
|-0--0---------0---------3---3---|


  Q  E a E +E   E  E  S  S  E  E  E  E    H.       E Q.     Q
|--------------------------------------|----------------------------||
|-----------------------------14-13----|-14-------14---------------o||
|------5h7-(7)s16-16-16-16-16-------16-|------------------(12)\----o||
|-0--0---------------------------------|----------------------------||


                            Chorus II
  2.Q=122
  E E E E E E E E E E E E    Q  E a E +Q   Q  E E E E
|-------------------------||--------------------------|
|-------------------------||--------------------------|
|-------------------------||------5h7-(7)---------2---|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-||-0--0----------0--0-3---3-|


  Q  E a E +E  E a E +E  E E E E
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|------5h7-(7)---5h7-(7)---2---2-|
|-0--0---------0---------3---3---|


  Q  E a E +E   E  E  S  S  E  E  E  E
|--------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------14-13----|
|------5h7-(7)s16-16-16-16-16-------16-|
|-0--0---------------------------------|


   a  Q.    a  Q.    a  Q  E E E E   Q  E a E +Q   Q  E E E E
|----------------------------------|--------------------------|
|-12h14----------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------12h14-------------2-----|------5h7-(7)---------2---|
|-------------------10h12--3---3-0-|-0--0----------0--0-3---3-|


  Q  E a E +E  E a E +E  E E E E   Q  E a E +E   E  E  S  S  E  E  E  E
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
|------5h7-(7)---5h7-(7)---2---2-|------5h7-(7)s16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-|
|-0--0---------0---------3---3---|-0--0---------------------------------|


   a  Q.    a  Q.    a  Q  E E E E
|------------------------------------||
|-12h14------------------------------||
|----------12h14-------------2-------||
|-------------------10h12--3---3-0---||


                                                 Guitar Solo II
                                               Slower Q=118
                 >
  W              W.              W.               W.
|--------------|---------------|---------------||-------|
|--------------|---------------|---------------||-------|
|--------------|---------------|---------------||-------|
|--------------|-0-------------|---------------||-------|


  W              H    +E  E H.
|--------------|--------------------|
|--------------|--------------------|
|--------------|--------------------|
|--------------|-0----(0)-0-3-------|


  H    E E H.        H    +E  E H    +E  E
|------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------|--------------------------|
|-5----5-5-0-------|--------------------------|
|------------------|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3----|


  H    E E Q.   E E E   H    +E  E H    +E  E   H    E E Q.   E E E
|---------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
|---------------------|-----------------------|----------------------|
|-5----5-5-0----0-0-0-|-----------------------|-5----5-5-0----0-0-0--|
|---------------------|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3-|----------------------|


                        Accel Q=120
                         6/8        12/8
  H    +E  E H    +E  E   H    E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|----------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------|----------|-------------------------|
|-----------------------|-5----5-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3-|----------|-------------------------|


    Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E Q  E E E E
||------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
||o-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|
||o------7---7------7---7-|-3--3-3-3---3--3-3-3---|-4--4-4-4---4--4-4-4---|
||--0--0---0---0--0---0---|----------0----------0-|----------0----------0-|


                                >
  Q  E E E E E E E E E E  4x    W.              Wx3
|-------------------------||-||---------------|--------|
|------------------------o||-||---------------|--------|
|-3--3-3-3---3-----2-----o||-||---------------|--------|
|----------0-----3---3-0--||-||-0-------------|--------|


 4th Verse
  Q=119
  H    +E  E H.        H    E E H.        H    +E  E H    +E  E
|--------------------|------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------|------------------|------------------------|
|--------------------|-5----5-5-0-------|------------------------|
|-0----(0)-0-3-------|------------------|-0----(0)-0-3----(3)-3--|


  Q.   Q  E H.        H    +E  E H.        H    E E Q.   E E E
|-------------------|--------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------|----------------------|
|-5----5--5-0-------|--------------------|-5----5-5-0----0-0-0--|
|-------------------|-0----(0)-0-3-------|----------------------|


                     Q=117
                      6/8        12/8
  H    +E  E H.        H    E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|--------------------|----------|-------------------------||
|--------------------|----------|-------------------------||
|--------------------|-5----5-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||
|-0----(0)-0-3-------|----------|-------------------------||


 Chorus III
  Q  E a E +Q   Q  E E E E   Q  E a E +E  E a E +E  E E E E
|--------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------5h7-(7)---------2---|------5h7-(7)---5h7-(7)---2---2-|
|-0--0----------0--0-3---3-|-0--0---------0---------3---3---|


  Q  E a E +E   E  E  S  S  E  E  E  E
|---------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------14-13-----|
|------5h7-(7)s16-16-16-16-16-------16--|
|-0--0----------------------------------|


   a  Q.    a  Q.    a  Q  E E E E
|----------------------------------|
|-12h14----------------------------|
|----------12h14-------------2-----|
|-------------------10h12--3---3-0-|


  Q  E a E +Q   Q  E E E E   Q  E a E +E  E a E +E  E E E E
|--------------------------|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------------|
|------5h7-(7)---------2---|------5h7-(7)---5h7-(7)---2---2-|
|-0--0----------0--0-3---3-|-0--0---------0---------3---3---|


  Q  E a E +E   E  E  S  S  E  E  E  E    a  Q.    a  Q.    a  Q  E E E E
|--------------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|-12h14----------------------------|
|------5h7-(7)s16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-|----------12h14-------------2-----|
|-0--0---------------------------------|-------------------10h12--3---3-0-|


  W.              +W.               Wx4
|---------------|----------------||--------*|
|---------------|----------------||--------*|
|---------------|----------------||--------*|
|-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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