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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
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THE HAUNTING (Bassline)
As recorded by Testament
(From the 1987 Album THE LEGACY)

Transcribed by cbliss66@aol.com
	

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

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

 Intro
  Fast Rock Q=205Slightly Slower Q=200
 6/4
  Gtr I
  Wx7               W.              W.
|----------------||---------------|-------|
|----------------||---------------|-------|
|----------------||---------------|-------|
|----------------||-7-------------|-7-----|


  W.              W.              e E Q  W          W
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|------|
|---------------|---------------|-----------------|------|
|---------------|---------------|-2---------------|------|
|-6-------------|-6-------------|-----------------|------|


                                4/4
  W              W               E E Q  E E Q    E E Q  H
|--------------|--------------||---------------|-------------|
|--------------|--------------||---------------|-------------|
|--------------|--------------||---------------|-------------|
|--------------|--------------||-7-7----7-7----|-7-7---------|


  E E Q  E E Q    E E Q  H      E E Q  E E Q    E E Q  H
|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------|
|-7-7----7-7----|-7-7---------|-6-6----6-6----|-6-6---------|


                                  Faster Q=210
  E E Q  E E Q    E E E E E E E E    E E Q  E E Q    E E E E E E E E
|---------------|-----------------||---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------||---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------||---------------|-----------------|
|-6-6----6-6----|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-||-7-7-7--7-7-7--|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|


                                  Slightly Faster Q=212
  E E Q  E E Q    E E E E E E E E   E E Q  E E Q    E E E E E E E E
|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-7-7-7--7-7-7--|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-8-8-8--8-8-8--|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|


                                  $
  E E Q  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 E E
|---------------|-----------------||-----------------|------------------|
|---------------|-----------------||-----4h5---------|------------------|
|---------------|-----------------||-------------4h5-|-----0-1---0------|
|-7-7-7--7-7-7--|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----3---3-1--|


  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
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----4h5---------|---------------|-----4h5---------|-----------------|
|-------------4h5-|-----0-1-------|-------------4h5-|-----0-1---0-----|
|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----3--1--|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----3---3-1-|


                                   Verses
                                 Verse Tempo Q=206
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E H       E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|--------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|-----4h5---------|--------------||-----4h5---------|-----------------|
|-------------4h5-|-----0-1------||-------------4h5-|-----0-1---0-----|
|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----3----||-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----3---3-1-|


  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
|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----4h5---------|---------------|-----4h5---------|-----------------|
|-------------4h5-|-----0-1-------|-------------4h5-|-----0-1---0-----|
|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----3--1--|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----3---3-1-|


                                    Chorus
                                  Chorus Tempo Q=207
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q     Q  E E E E E E   a E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|---------------||----------------|-------------------|
|-----4h5---------|---------------||----------------|-5h7p5---5---------|
|-------------4h5-|-----0-1-------||----------7---6-|-------7---7-6-5---|
|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----3--1--||-5--5-5-5---5---|-----------------8-|


  Q  E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   a E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|---------------------|
|----------------|-----------7-5---5-|----------------|-5h7p5---5-----------|
|----------7---6-|-5-5-6-7-------7---|----------7---6-|-------7---7-6-5-----|
|-5--5-5-5---5---|---------5---------|-5--5-5-5---5---|-----------------8---|


                             D.S.
  Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-----------------||
|----------------|---------7-5---5-||
|----------7---6-|-----5-------7---||
|-5--5-5-5---5---|-5-8---5---------||


  Slower Q=201                                  Faster Q=212
 6/4
  W.              W.              W.              W.
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-------|
|-7-------------|-7-------------|-6-------------|-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 E E E E E E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--|


  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 E E E E E E
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|


                                                      Bridge
                                                    Fast Rock Q=200
                                                      4/4
  E E E E E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E E E E E    W
|-------------------------|-------------------------||------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------||------|
|-------------------------|---------------------5-4-||------|
|-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----||-0----|


  +W           +W           +H     +E  E E E   W
|------------|------------|------------------|------|
|------------|------------|------------------|------|
|------------|------------|------------------|------|
|-(0)--------|-(0)--------|-(0)----(0)-3-5-6-|------|


                          5/8
  W          H    Q  E E   Q  E E E
|----------|-------------|----------||
|----------|-------------|----------||
|----------|-------------|----------||
|----------|-----------6-|----6-5-3-||


 Bridge Verse
 4/4
  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-6-0-5-0-0-6-|-0-5-0-3---6-5-3-|-0-0-6-0-5-0-0-6-|-0-5-0-3---3-5-6-|


                                                       5/8
  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  E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------||
|-0-0-6-0-5-0-0-6-|-0-5-0-3---6-5-3-|-0-0-6-0-5-0-0-6-|----6-5-3-||


 Guitar Solo (Skolnick)
 4/4
  Q  E E S S Q  E   +E  E E E Q  Q    Q  E E Q  e E   +E  e Q  Q  Q
|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|--------2h4----4-|-(4)-2-----2-----|---------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------4-2----4--|---------------|-----------------|
|-2--2-2-----2----|-----------------|-2--2-2-2--2-2-|-(2)-2-2--2--1---|


  Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +E  e Q  Q  Q
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-----------------|
|--------7p6---7-|-(7)---------------|--------7p6---7-|-(7)-------------|
|-0--0-0-----0---|-----0-0-0-0-2-4-5-|-0--0-0-----0---|-----0-0--0--1---|


  Q  E E Q  E E   Q  E E E E E E   Q  E E Q  e E   +E  e Q  Q  Q
|---------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-2--2-2-2--2-2-|-2--2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2--2-2-2--2-2-|-(2)-2-2--2--1---|


  Q  E E E E E E   +E  E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   +E  e Q  Q  Q
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-----------------||
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-----------------||
|--------7p6---7-|-(7)---------------|--------7p6---7-|-(7)-------------||
|-0--0-0-----0---|-----0-0-0-0-2-4-5-|-0--0-0-----0---|-----0-0--0--1---||


   Guitar Solo (Peterson)
    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-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-4-2---2----------|
||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----4---4-3-2----|
||--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|---------------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   E E Q  Q  Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------o||
|-------------6-7-|-----------------|-------------6-7-|---------------o||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----|-0-0-0--0--1----||


 4/4
  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-6-0-5-0-0-6-|-0-5-0-3---6-5-3-|-0-0-6-0-5-0-0-6-|-0-5-0-3---3-5-6-|


                                                       5/8
  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  E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------||
|-0-0-6-0-5-0-0-6-|-0-5-0-3---6-5-3-|-0-0-6-0-5-0-0-6-|----6-5-3-||


 4/4
  E E Q  E E Q    E E Q  H      E E Q  E E Q    E E Q  Q  Q
|---------------|-------------|---------------|--------------|
|---------------|-------------|---------------|--------------|
|---------------|-------------|---------------|--------------|
|-0-0----0-0----|-0-0---------|-0-0----0-0----|-0-0----3--1--|


  E E Q  E E Q    E E Q  H      E E Q  E E Q    E E Q  H
|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------||
|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------||
|---------------|-------------|---------------|-------------||
|-0-0----0-0----|-0-0---------|-0-0----0-0----|-0-0----3----||


  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  Q
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------------|
|-----4h5---------|-----------------|-----4h5---------|---------------|
|-------------4h5-|-----0-1---0-----|-------------4h5-|-----0-1-------|
|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----3---3-1-|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----3--1--|


  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 H
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------||
|-----4h5---------|-----------------|-----4h5---------|--------------||
|-------------4h5-|-----0-1---0-----|-------------4h5-|-----0-1------||
|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----3---3-1-|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----3----||


   Last Verse
    Verse Tempo Q=206
    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  Q
||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
||o-----4h5---------|-----------------|-----4h5---------|----------------o||
||o-------------4h5-|-----0-1---0-----|-------------4h5-|-----0-1--------o||
||--0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----3---3-1-|-0-0-----0-0-----|-0-0-----3--1----||


 Chorus
  Chorus Tempo Q=207
  Q  E E E E E E   a E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   S S E E E E E E E
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|---------------------|
|----------------|-5h7p5---5---------|----------------|-----------7-5---5---|
|----------7---6-|-------7---7-6-5---|----------7---6-|-5-5-6-7-------7-----|
|-5--5-5-5---5---|-----------------8-|-5--5-5-5---5---|---------5-----------|


  Q  E E E E E E   a E E E E E E E E   Q  E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------------|-------------------|----------------|-----------------||
|----------------|-5h7p5---5---------|----------------|---------7-5---5-||
|----------7---6-|-------7---7-6-5---|----------7---6-|-----5-------7---||
|-5--5-5-5---5---|-----------------8-|-5--5-5-5---5---|-5-8---5---------||


  Slower Q=201
 6/4
  W.              W.              W.              W.
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-------|
|---------------|---------------|---------------|-------|
|-7-------------|-7-------------|-6-------------|-6-----|


  e E Q  W          Wx9
|-----------------|--------*|
|-----------------|--------*|
|-----------------|--------*|
|-7---------------|--------*|



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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