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

THE RITUAL (Bassline)
As recorded by Testament
(From the 1992 Album THE RITUAL)

Transcribed by cbliss66@aol.com (slaya)
	

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

Gtr I (Bb Eb Ab Db Gb) - 'Bass'

   Intro
    Moderately Slow Ballad Q=59
   4/4
    Gtr I
    Q  Q  Q.   +S  S   S S E E S S E S S S S S S   Q  Q  Q  E. S
||-------------------|---------------------------|----------------|
||o------------------|---------------------------|----------------|
||-----2-----------3-|-3p2-2---------2-------2---|----2-----2--3--|
||o------------------|-----------------2---2---2-|----------------|
||--0-----0----(0)---|-------0-0-0-0-----0-------|-0-----0--------|


  1.
  S S  Q.   S S S S S S T +T  S
|---------------7---7------------||
|-------------7---7---7---------o||
|-3p2-/5----5-----------5-(5)s7--||
|-------------------------------o||
|--------------------------------||


                                      Rhy1 (Theme)
 2Accel Q=62
  S S  Q  +S  S S S S S S S T +T  S    Q  E. S Q.   +S  S
|-------------------7---7-----------||---------------------|
|---------------------7---7---------||---------------------|
|-3p2-/5--(5)-5---5---------5-(5)s7-||----2-------------3--|
|---------------5-------------------||---------------------|
|-----------------------------------||-0-----0-0----(0)----|


  S S E E S S H      Q  E. S Q.   +S  S
|------------------|--------------------|
|------------------|--------------------|
|-3p2-2------------|----2-------------3-|
|------------------|--------------------|
|-------0-0-0-0----|-0-----0-0----(0)---|


                       Rhy 2 (Theme)
                     Accel Q=64
  S S  H    +E  E E     e S S e S S e S S S E.
|--------------------||--------------------------|
|--------------------||--------------------------|
|-3p2-/5----(5)-5-5\-||--------------------------|
|--------------------||--------------------------|
|--------------------||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1----|


  e S S e S S e S S S E.   e S S e S S e S S S E.   e S S e S S S S E Q
|------------------------|------------------------|----------------------||
|------------------------|------------------------|----------------------||
|------------------------|------------------------|----------------------||
|------------------------|------------------------|----------------------||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-6--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------||


   Verses
    Slower Q=58
    $
    Q  E. S Q.   +S  S   S S E E S S S S S S S S S S   Q  E. S Q  E. S
||---------------------|-----------------------------|------------------|
||o--------------------|-----------------------------|------------------|
||-----2-------------3-|-3p2-2-----------2-------2---|----2-------2--3--|
||o--------------------|---------------2---2---2---2-|------------------|
||--0-----0-0----(0)---|-------0-0-0-0-------0-------|-0-----0-0--------|


  S S  Q  +S   S S S S S S S E
|----------------7-------7------|
|--------------------7-------7\-|
|-3p2-/5--(5)-/5---5---5---5----|
|-------------------------------|
|-------------------------------|


  Q  E. S Q.   +S  S   S S E E S S S S S S S S S S
|--------------------|------------------------------|
|--------------------|------------------------------|
|----2-------------3-|-3p2-2-----------2-------2----|
|--------------------|---------------2---2---2---2--|
|-0-----0-0----(0)---|-------0-0-0-0-------0--------|


                                                Pre-Verse/Pre-Chorus
                Accel Q=60                    Accel Q=63
  Q  Q  Q  E. S   S S  Q  +S   S S S S S E E     S S S S S S S S S S S S S E.
|---------------|----------------7------------||------------------------------|
|---------------|--------------------7---7-7\-||------------------------------|
|----2-----2--3-|-3p2-/5--(5)-/5---5---5------||------------------------------|
|---------------|-----------------------------||-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-3--|
|-0-----0-------|-----------------------------||------------------------------|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S E.
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|
|-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-3--|
|------------------------------|


                                1.
                     To Coda
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S E.   S S S S S S S S S S E Q
|------------------------------|---------------------------||
|------------------------------|--------------------------o||
|------------------------------|---------------------------||
|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0----|--------------------------o||
|---------------------------3--|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---------||


                             Chorus
  2.
  S S S S S S S S S Q  E.     E S S S E. E S S S E.
|-------------------------||------------------------|
|-------------------------||o-----------------------|
|-------------------------||------------------------|
|----------------------5--||o-2-2-2-2-5--1-1-1-1----|
|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-------||---------------------3--|


  e S S e S S e S S S E.
|--------------------------||
|-------------------------o||
|--------------------------||
|---------------------5---o||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------||


                          Interlude
  E S S S E. E S S S E.    W          +H..       E    W
|-----------------------||----------|---------------|------|
|-----------------------||----------|---------------|------|
|-----------------------||----------|---------------|------|
|-2-2-2-2-5--1-1-1-1----||-0--------|-(0)--------5\-|-0----|
|--------------------3--||----------|---------------|------|


                                  Bridge
             Accel Q=66
   H     +E. S T +T  S T +T  S     Q  Q  Q  E E
|------------------------------||---------------|
|------------------------------||o--------------|
|-/7-----(7)-------------------||---------------|
|-(0)----(0)-5-5-(5)s3-3-(3)s5-||o-2--2--1----0-|
|------------------------------||---------------|


  +E  E E. S S S S S T +T  S T +T  S
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-(0)-0-0--0-0-0-0-5-5-(5)s3-3-(3)s5--|
|-------------------------------------|


                                                       Guitar Solo
                                                    Slower Q=59
  Q  E. S S S S S T +T  S T +T  S     Q  Q  Q  S E.     Q  E. S Q.   +S  S
|----------------------------------||---------------||---------------------|
|---------------------------------o||---------------||o--------------------|
|----------------------------------||------------5--||-----2-------------3-|
|-0--0--0-0-0-0-5-5-(5)s3-3-(3)s5-o||-2--2--1-------||o--------------------|
|----------------------------------||---------------||--0-----0-0----(0)---|


  S S E E S S S S S S S S S S   Q  E. S Q.   +S  S
|-----------------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------|
|-3p2-2-----------2-------2---|----2-------------3-|
|---------------2---2---2---2-|--------------------|
|-------0-0-0-0-------0-------|-0-----0-0----(0)---|


 1Accel Q=60                   2. Accel Q=62
  S S  Q  +E  S S S S S S E     S S  Q  +E  S S S S S S E
|-----------------7-----7----||-----------------7-----7---||
|---------------7---7-----7-o||---------------7---7-----7-||
|-3p2-/5--(5)-5-------5------||-3p2-/5--(5)-5-------5-----||
|---------------------------o||---------------------------||
|----------------------------||---------------------------||


 Solo Rhy. Switch
  Accel Q=64
  S S S S S S S S S S S S S E.   S S S S S S S S S S S S S E.
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|
|-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-3--|-2---2-2-2---2-2-2---2-2-2-3--|
|------------------------------|------------------------------|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S S E.
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|
|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0---0-0-0------|
|---------------------------3----|


                             Harmonized Gtr. Section
                           Slow a bit Q=63
  S S S S S S S S S S E Q     e S S e S S e S S S E.   e S S e S S e S S S E.
|--------------------------||------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------||------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------||------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------||------------------------|-------------------------|
|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0--------||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-6---|


                                                     Solo Rhy. Switch
  Accel Q=64                                       Slow a bit Q=63
  e S S e S S e S S S E.   S S S S S S S S S Q  E.    E S S S E. E S S S E.
|------------------------|-------------------------||-----------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------||-----------------------|
|------------------------|-------------------------||-----------------------|
|------------------------|----------------------5--||-2-2-2-2-5--1-1-1-1----|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-------||--------------------3--|


                                                 Accel Q=64
  e S S e S S e S S S E.   E S S S E. E S S S E.   e S S e S S e S S S E.
|------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------||
|------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------||
|------------------------|-----------------------|-------------------------||
|---------------------5--|-2-2-2-2-5--1-1-1-1----|---------------------5---||
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0----|--------------------3--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----||


                          2nd Interlude
  E S S S E. E S S S E.    W          H..        E   W
|-----------------------||----------|--------------|------|
|-----------------------||----------|--------------|------|
|-----------------------||----------|-----------/7-|------|
|-2-2-2-2-5--1-1-1-1----||-0--------|-0------------|-0----|
|--------------------3--||----------|--------------|------|


                               2nd Bridge
        Accel Q=66
  S E H    S T +T  S T +T  S    Q  Q  Q  E E
|----------------------------||--------------|
|----------------------------||--------------|
|----------------------------||--------------|
|-0--------5-5-(5)s3-3-(3)s5-||-2--2--1----0-|
|----------------------------||--------------|


  +E  E E. S S S S S T +T  S T +T  S
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|
|-(0)-0-0--0-0-0-0-5-5-(5)s3-3-(3)s5--|
|-------------------------------------|


                                  Accel Q=67
  Q  E. S S S S S T +T  S T +T  S   Q  Q  Q  E E
|---------------------------------|--------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------|
|---------------------------------|--------------|
|-0--0--0-0-0-0-5-5-(5)s3-3-(3)s5-|-2--2--1----0-|
|---------------------------------|--------------|


  +E  E E. S S S S S T +T  S T +T  S
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------|
|-(0)-0-0--0-0-0-0-5-5-(5)s3-3-(3)s5-|
|------------------------------------|


                                                    Intro-Recap
                                                  Slower Q=62
  Q  E. S S S S S T +T  S T +T  S   Q  Q  Q  S E.    Q  E. S Q.   +S  S
|---------------------------------|---------------||---------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------||---------------------|
|---------------------------------|------------5--||----2-------------3--|
|-0--0--0-0-0-0-5-5-(5)s3-3-(3)s5-|-2--2--1-------||---------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------||-0-----0-0----(0)----|


  S S E E S S S S S S S S S S   Q  E. S Q.   +S  S
|-----------------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------|
|-3p2-2-----------2-------2---|----2-------------3-|
|---------------2---2---2---2-|--------------------|
|-------0-0-0-0-------0-------|-0-----0-0----(0)---|


                 D.S. al Coda
  S S  Q  +S   S S S S S S S E
|----------------7---------------||
|--------------------7---7---7\--||
|-3p2-/5--(5)-/5---5---5---5-----||
|--------------------------------||
|--------------------------------||


                             2nd Chorus
  Accel Q=64
  &
  S S S S S S S S S Q  E.     E S S S E. E S S S E.   e S S e S S e S S S E.
|-------------------------||------------------------|-------------------------||
|-------------------------||o-----------------------|------------------------o||
|-------------------------||------------------------|-------------------------||
|----------------------5--||o-2-2-2-2-5--1-1-1-1----|---------------------5--o||
|-0---0-0-0---0-0-0-------||---------------------3--|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----||


                          Outro
  E S S S E. E S S S E.    W          H..       E
|-----------------------||----------|--------------|
|-----------------------||----------|--------------|
|-----------------------||----------|--------------|
|-2-2-2-2-5--1-1-1-1----||-0--------|-0---------5\-|
|--------------------3--||----------|--------------|


    H.=H
  W          +W           +W
|----------|------------|--------*|
|----------|------------|--------*|
|----------|------------|--------*|
|-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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