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

WAR MACHINE (Bassline)
As recorded by AC/DC
(From the 2008 Album BLACK ICE)

Transcribed by Adam Perlmutter
	

Words and Music by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Brian Johnson

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

 Intro
  Moderately Q=134
 4/4
  Gtr I
  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-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 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-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-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 E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-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 E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-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 E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-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 E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-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 E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-----------------|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-||


 Verse 1
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Wx3
|-----------------|-----------------|--------||
|-----------------|-----------------|--------||
|-----------------|-----------------|--------||
|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|--------||


 Pre-Chorus
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5---------|-5-5-5-5---------|-5-5-5-5---------|
|---------5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|


                                      Chorus
  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
|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5---------|-5-5-5-5---------||-----------------|-----------------|
|---------5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-||-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-||


 Verse 2
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Wx3
|-----------------|-----------------|--------||
|-----------------|-----------------|--------||
|-----------------|-----------------|--------||
|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|--------||


 Pre-Chorus
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5---------|-5-5-5-5---------|-5-5-5-5---------|
|---------5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|


                                      Chorus
  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
|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5---------|-5-5-5-5---------||-----------------|-----------------|
|---------5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-||-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------||
|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-||


 Interlude/Breakdown
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-||


 Bridge
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5---------|-5-5-5-5---------|-5-5-5-5---------|
|---------5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|


  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-5-5-5-5---------|-----------------|-----------------||
|---------5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-2-||


 Chorus
  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-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|


                    Guitar Solo
  E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------||-5-5-5-5---------|-5-5-5-5---------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-||---------5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|


  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
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
|-5-5-5-5---------|-5-5-5-5---------|-----------------|-----------------||
|---------5-5-5-5-|---------5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-2-||


 Out-Chorus
  Wx6          E E E E E E E E   E E E E Q  Q
|------------|-----------------|---------------*|
|------------|-----------------|---------------*|
|------------|-----------------|---------2-----*|
|------------|-3-0-0-5-0-0-0-0-|-3-0-0-5-0-----*|



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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playinbass1432 1,442 Nov 11, 2008 09:14 PM

3 stars. You're missing a few of the little fill ins, and what the **** is up with the chord at the end?

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Dback139 306 Aug 06, 2009 06:55 PM

I tend to question the basis behind tabs like these when perfect ones are already available. 3 stars for missing some fills, and making the tab in general kinda "busy" to read. It's AC/DC bass, Cliff doesn't make things too difficult, just simple rock and roll.

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