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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
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SOULS OF BLACK (Bassline)
As recorded by Testament
(From the 1990 Album SOULS OF BLACK)

Transcribed by B. Johnson
	

Words and Music by Testament
Arranged by Testament

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Greg Christian'

 Intro
  Heavy Metal Q.=134
 12/8
  Gtr I
  E  E  E  E  E  E E  E E  E  E  E   E E E Q.   E E E E E E
|---------16-14-15--------12-10-11-|-------9\---2-5-0-2---2-|
|------14---------------9----------|--------------------4---|
|---14---------------10------------|---7-7------------------|
|-0----------------0---------------|-0----------------------|


  E  E  E  E  E  E E  E E  E  E  E   E E E E  E  E Q  Q  Q
|---------16-14-15--------12-10-11-|-------9-(9)---9---------|
|------14---------------9----------|-----9----9-------8--5---|
|---14---------------10------------|---7---------7-----------|
|-0----------------0---------------|-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
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-/3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-|


  E E E E E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-/3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2----|


  E E E Q  E E E E Q  E   E E E Q  E  E  E E E E E
|-----------------------|--------------------------|
|-------8--7-------5--4-|-------1--2---------------|
|-----------------------|------------(2)-5-0-3---2-|
|-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0-0-0----------------3---|


  E E E Q  E E E E Q  E   E E E Q  E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|---------------------------|
|-------8--7-------5--4-|-------1--2----------------|
|-----------------------|---------------------------|
|-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0-0-0------0-3-2-5-2-5----|


  E E E Q  E E E E Q  E   E E E Q  E  E  E E E E E
|-----------------------|--------------------------|
|-------8--7-------5--4-|-------1--2---------------|
|-----------------------|------------(2)-5-0-3---2-|
|-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0-0-0----------------3---|


  E E E Q  E E E E Q  E   E E E Q  E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|---------------------------|
|-------8--7-------5--4-|-------1--2----------------|
|-----------------------|----------------------3----|
|-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0-0-0------0-3-2-5-3------|


  E E E E E E E E E E E E   Q  E Q.   Q.   Q.
|-------------------------|---------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------|
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1--------------7\---|
|-------------------------|----0----------------|


                                         ~~
  E E E Q.   Q.   Q.     E E E Q  Q.   E Q.
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------1----4-5----|
|-0-0-0-3----5----3----|-0-0-0-3--------------|


  E E E Q.   Q   E  Q.     Q.   +Q   Q.   +E  E E E
|------------------------|--------------------3-3-3----|
|------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------1------5----|-4----(4)--3----(3)----------|
|-0-0-0-3-------(0)------|-----------------------------|


  E E E Q.   Q.   Q.     E E E Q  E E E E Q.
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------|----------1---4---5\---|
|-0-0-0-3----5----3----|-0-0-0-3---------------|


                           9/8
  E E E Q.   Q   E  Q.      Q  E E E E Q.
|------------------------||------------------|
|------------------------||------------------|
|------------1------5----||-4----------5\----|
|-0-0-0-3-------(0)------||----0-0-0-0-------|


   1st, 2nd Verses
   12/8
                                           ~~
    E E E Q.   Q.   Q.     E E E Q  Q.   E Q.
||-----------------------|----------------------|
||o----------------------|----------------------|
||o----------------------|----------1----4-5----|
||--0-0-0-3----5----3----|-0-0-0-3--------------|


  E E E Q.   Q   E  Q.     Q.   +Q   Q.   +E  E E E
|------------------------|--------------------3-3-3-|
|------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------1------5----|-4----(4)--3----(3)-------|
|-0-0-0-3-------(0)------|--------------------------|


  E E E Q.   Q.   Q.     E E E Q  E E E E Q.
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------|----------1---4---5\---|
|-0-0-0-3----5----3----|-0-0-0-3---------------|


                           9/8
  E E E Q.   Q   E  Q.      Q  E E E E Q.
|------------------------||------------------|
|------------------------||------------------|
|------------1------5----||-4----------5\----|
|-0-0-0-3-------(0)------||----0-0-0-0-------|


 Chorus
 12/8
  Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E  E  E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|--------------------------|
|-1--2------------------|--------------------------|
|------------1--0-------|--------(1)---1p0---------|
|------0-0-0------0-0-0-|-2--3-0-----0-----0h3h5p0-|


  Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E  E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|---------------------------|
|-1--2------------------|---------------------------|
|------------1--0-------|----------4---4---4---4----|
|------0-0-0------0-0-0-|-2--3-(3)-------3---3---3--|


  Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E  E  E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|--------------------------|
|-1--2------------------|--------------------------|
|------------1--0-------|--------(1)---1p0---------|
|------0-0-0------0-0-0-|-2--3-0-----0-----0h3h5p0-|


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


  1.
  E E E Q  E E E E Q  E   E E E Q  E  E  E E E E E
|-----------------------|--------------------------|
|-------8--7-------5--4-|-------1--2---------------|
|-----------------------|------------(2)-5-0-3---2-|
|-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0-0-0----------------3---|


  E E E Q  E E E E Q  E   E E E Q  E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|---------------------------|
|-------8--7-------5--4-|-------1--2----------------|
|-----------------------|----------------------3----|
|-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0-0-0------0-3-2-5-3------|


  E E E Q  E E E E Q  E   E E E Q  E  E  E E E E E
|-----------------------|--------------------------|
|-------8--7-------5--4-|-------1--2---------------|
|-----------------------|------------(2)-5-0-3---2-|
|-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0-0-0----------------3---|


                                    2:3 2:3
  E E E Q  E E E E Q  E   Q.   Q.   E E E E
|-----------------------|---------------------||
|-------8--7-------5--4-|--------------------o||
|-----------------------|--------------------o||
|-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0-----------6-5-3---||


                         Guitar Solo
  2.
  E E E E E E Q  Q  Q     E E E E E E Q.   Q.     E E E E E E E E E E E E
|----------------------||-----------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------||-----------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------||------------------1----|--------------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-6--5--3--||-0-0-0-0-0-0-3---------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|


  E E E E E E Q.   Q.     Q.   E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|
|------------------1----|-2----2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|--------------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3---------|------------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-2-2-2--|


  E E E E E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5----------6----------|-7-----------------------|
|-------------------------|----0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|


  E E E E E E Q.   Q.     E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E Q.   Q.
|-----------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|-------------------------|------------------------|
|------------------1----|-------------------------|------------------1-----|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3---------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3----------|


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


  Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-----------------------|------------------------|
|-5----------6----------|-7----------------------|
|----0-0-0-0----0-0-0-0-|----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


  E E E E E E E E E E E E   Q  E Q.   Q.   Q.
|-------------------------|----------------------||
|-------------------------|----------------------||
|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-1--------------7\----||
|-------------------------|----0-----------------||


 3rd Verse
                                         ~~
  E E E Q.   Q.   Q.     E E E Q  Q.   E Q.
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|
|----------------------|----------1----4-5----|
|-0-0-0-3----5----3----|-0-0-0-3--------------|


  E E E Q.   Q   E  Q.     Q.   +Q   Q.   +E  E E E
|------------------------|--------------------3-3-3----|
|------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------1------5----|-4----(4)--3----(3)----------|
|-0-0-0-3-------(0)------|-----------------------------|


  E E E Q.   Q.   Q.     E E E Q  E E E E Q.
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------|
|----------------------|----------1---4---5\---|
|-0-0-0-3----5----3----|-0-0-0-3---------------|


                           9/8
  E E E Q.   Q   E  Q.      Q  E E E E Q.
|------------------------||------------------|
|------------------------||------------------|
|------------1------5----||-4----------5\----|
|-0-0-0-3-------(0)------||----0-0-0-0-------|


 Chorus
 12/8
  Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E  E  E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|--------------------------|
|-1--2------------------|--------------------------|
|------------1--0-------|--------(1)---1p0---------|
|------0-0-0------0-0-0-|-2--3-0-----0-----0h3h5p0-|


  Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E  E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|---------------------------|
|-1--2------------------|---------------------------|
|------------1--0-------|----------4---4---4---4----|
|------0-0-0------0-0-0-|-2--3-(3)-------3---3---3--|


  Q  E E E E Q  E E E E   Q  E E  E  E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|--------------------------|
|-1--2------------------|--------------------------|
|------------1--0-------|--------(1)---1p0---------|
|------0-0-0------0-0-0-|-2--3-0-----0-----0h3h5p0-|


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


 Outro
  E E E Q  E E E E Q  E   E E E Q  E  E  E E E E E
|-----------------------|--------------------------|
|-------8--7-------5--4-|-------1--2---------------|
|-----------------------|------------(2)-5-0-3---2-|
|-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0-0-0----------------3---|


  E E E Q  E E E E Q  E   E E E Q  E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|---------------------------|
|-------8--7-------5--4-|-------1--2----------------|
|-----------------------|----------------------3----|
|-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0-0-0------0-3-2-5-3------|


  E E E Q  E E E E Q  E   E E E Q  E  E  E E E E E
|-----------------------|--------------------------|
|-------8--7-------5--4-|-------1--2---------------|
|-----------------------|------------(2)-5-0-3---2-|
|-0-0-0------0-0-0------|-0-0-0----------------3---|


  E E E Q  E E E E Q  E   Q  E Q.   H.
|-----------------------|-----------------*|
|-------8--7-------5--4-|-----------------*|
|-----------------------|-7---------------*|
|-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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