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Calico bass

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Artist: Alien Ant Farm
Album: ANThology
Song: Calico
Bassist: Tye Zamora
Bass: 5 string (or 6 string custom Fender ;) )
Tuning: Standard BEADG

Description: The other tabs for this song online are way off and very simplistic 
    and miss most of the
    real meat of the bass part. I knew I needed to create something myself. I 
    watched several of Tye's 
    live performances of this song. Of course he gets a lot more crazy in the live 
    version, but I think this 
    transcription is very very close to the way he plays it on the album. You can watch the videos
    on youtube to see what he does live. I know in the intro and interlude 
    sections he likes to put his
    pinky on the octave notes and then slap the octave chords instead of plucking 
    the individual notes.
    Things like that. This song is a lot of fun to play when you add in all the 
    grace notes and little runs.

Key: /\ = slides
     ~ = vibrato
     x = muted note
     * = Snap string up with index finger 

Intro:
*Use slightly lazy slides. One finger on one string the whole intro.
G-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------| x2
E--222222--/666666--\222222--/888888--|--\222222--/666666--\222222--/444444--|
B-------------------------------------|--------------------------------------|

Verse 1:
G------------------------------------|
D----------------8\------------------|
A--------------6----------------3-7--|
E--2--6--2--/8-------2--6--2--4------|
B------------------------------------|
      That's not...

G-------------------------------------|
D----------------8\-------------------|
A--------------6-----------------3-7--| 
E--2--6--2--/8-------2--6--2-x-4------|
B-------------------------------------|
      It's fun...

Chorus 1:
*Note: Open string notes in the chorus are almost like muted grace notes.
G-------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------4------4------6------6-7-6\--|
E--2-22--02-22--04-44--04-44--05--5--05--5--07--7--07---------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------|
          Calico cats...
G-------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------4------4------6------6-7-6\--|
E--2-22--02-22--04-44--40-00--05--5--05--5--07--7--07---------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------|
          Calico cats...

Interlude:
*Lazy slides
G-----------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------| 
E--2--/6--\2--/8-----2--/6--\2--4/--|
B-----------------------------------|
       Real..  Real...
Verse 2:
G-------------------------------------|
D-----------------8\------------------|
A---------------6----------------3-7--| 
E------6--2--/8-------2--6--2--4------|
B-------------------------------------|
       Feel all...

G---------------------------------------|
D----------------8\---------------------|
A--------------6------------------3-73--| 
E--2--6--2--/8-------2--6--2--x-4-------|
B---------------------------------------|
      That's not...               Reason...

Chorus 2:
G--------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------4------4------6------6-7-6----|
E--2-22--02-22--04-44--04-44--05--5--05--5--07--7--07-------7--|
B--------------------------------------------------------------|
          Calico cats...                            Just

G--------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------4------4------6------6-7-6\--|
E--2-22--02-22--04-44--40-00---05--5--05--5--07--7--07---------|
B--------------------------------------------------------------|
          Collisions hurt...

G-----------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------|
E--2-22--02-22--04-44--04-44--05-55--05-55--07-77--07-777\--|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|
          Campfires...         things...

G---------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------------|
E--2-22--02-22--04-44--40-00--05-55--05-55--07-77--07-77--|
B---------------------------------------------------------|
   Deep...                     Deep...

Bridge:
*Listen carefully for the syncopation and rhythm
G---------------------------------------------|
D-------------7-7-----------------------------|
A------------7-7---7------------------8-9-10--|
E----------5--------5--3-45--7-8-9-10---------|
B--3--/6--------------------------------------|
And all... Flying...       

G-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------| x2
E--222222--/666666--\222222--/888888--|--222222--/666666--\222222--/444444--|
B-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

G-------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------|
E---------------2-1-2-1-2-1--/6-4-6-4-6-4--4-3-4-3-4-3--|
B--3-2-3-2-3-2------------------------------------------|
                So make it real...
G-------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E--2-1-2-1-2-1------------------------------------------------|
B---------------2-1-2-1-2-3--4-3-4-3-4-3--6-5-6-5-6-7--7--7\--|
                Just make it real...                   Calico cats...

Chorus 3:
G----------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------|
A---*3/12--------------------4------4------6------6-7-6----|
E----------*12\--*12\-----05--5--05--5--07--7--07-------7--|
B----------------------------------------------------------|
     Calico                dreams...

G-------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------4------4------6------6-7-6\--|
E--2-22--02-22--04-44--40-00--05--5--05--5--07--7--07---------|
B-------------------------------------------------------------|
   Real...                            It's hard...

G--------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------|
E--222222-222222-444444-444444-555555-555555-777777-777777-9\--|
B--------------------------------------------------------------|
          Calico cats and...   dreams...     real...
Outro:
G--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E--222222-222222-444444-000000-555555-555555-777777-777777-6~---8-9-8--\2--|
B--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                        Just...real...

(Bass solo over guitar)
G--------11h13----20----------------------18---------h18p16~--15-13-14~--18-16-15~--|
D---(9)--------------20-18--16-18-16~---16--16~---16--------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

            
            
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