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                               THE PHILOSOPHER
                            As recorded  by Death
              (From the 1993 Album INDIVIDUAL THOUGHT PATTERNS)

Words and Music by Chuck Schuldiner (R.I.P.)
Transcribed by Andy Aledort and Matt Scharfglass

Tuning:
Low->High
(D G C F) - Fretless Bass: Finger Picking

Bassist: Steve DiGiorgio

I'm pretty sure you all know Steve DiGiorgio is one of the best Bassist in
the world. I recommend you listen to all of this album and HUMAN by Death
along with the rest of the albums Steve DiGiorgio is in to get an idea of
how badass he is. This song isn't too difficult to play but the Bass fill is
a bit tricky in my opinion and the Bass solo at the end is fast. But overall
this song is fun to play!
If you have any suggestions or any comments feel free to contact me at:
wwjd_4u_92@yahoo.com
Please include the name of this song in the title. Remember a simple "thanks" goes a long way!

Here's the tab:

[A] Intro (0:00)
    Moderately Q=126
 4/4
                                                  |-3-|         |----3----|
  W                W                H.           +E E E  H     +Q   q   E E
F|----------------|----------------|--------------------|-------------------|
C|----------------|9---------------|5------------(5)----|-------------------|
G|7---------------|----------------|------------------4-|6-----(6)--6---6-6-|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------6---|-------------------|

                           |--3--|                |-3-|
  W                H.      E  E  E  H.            E E E  W
F|----------------|----------------|--------------------|-------------------|
C|----------------|9------(9)-7--9-|5------------(5)----|-------------------|
G|7---------------|----------------|------------------4-|6------------------|
D|----------------|----------------|----------------6---|-------------------|

              [B] (0:17,2:07) 
                  Half-time Q=63
 3/4                                       3/8
                   |-3-|    |-3-| |-3-|
  Q   Q   Q     E  S S S e  S S S S S S E   E E E
F|------------||---------------------------|------|
C|------------||---------------------------|------|
G|------------||---------------------------|------|
D|7\--0---2---||1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|7\0-2-|

 3/4                         3/8
     |-3-|    |-3-| |-3-|
  E  S S S e  S S S S S S E   E E E
F|---------------------------|------|
C|----------------1-3-1------|------|
G|--------------3-------3----|------|
D|1--1-1-1-1--1-----------1--|7\0-2-|
  
[C] Verses (0:25,2:15)
 3/4                         3/8    3/4
     |-3-|    |-3-| |-3-|                  |-3-|    |-3-| |-3-|
  E  S S S e  S S S S S S E   E E E  E  S S S e  S S S S S S E
F|---------------------------|------|---------------------------|
C|---------------------------|------|----------------1-3-1------|
G|---------------------------|------|--------------3-------3----|
D|1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|7\0-2-|1--1-1-1-1--1-----------1--|

 3/8    3/4                         3/8    3/4
            |-3-|    |-3-| |-3-|               |-3-|    |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E  E  S S S e  S S S S S S E   E E E  E  S S S e  S S S S S S E
F|------|---------------------------|------|---------------------------|
C|------|---------------------------|------|----------------1-3-1------|
G|------|---------------------------|------|--------------3-------3----|
D|7\0-2-|1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|7\0-2-|1--1-1-1-1--1-----------1--|

 3/8    3/4                         3/8    3/4
            |-3-|    |-3-| |-3-|               |-3-|    |-3-| |-3-|
  E E E  E  S S S e  S S S S S S E   E E E  E  S S S e  S S S S S S E
F|------|---------------------------|------|---------------------------|
C|------|---------------------------|------|----------------1-3-1------|
G|------|---------------------------|------|--------------3-------3----|
D|7\0-2-|1--1-1-1-1--1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|7\0-2-|1--1-1-1-1--1-----------1--|

[D] Pre-chorus (0:48,2:37)
    Original Tempo Q=126
 4/4
     |-3-|       |-3-|           |-3-|                 |-3-|
  Q  S S S E +E  S S S S S E  Q  S S S E +E  E E E  Q  S S S E E S S E S S
F|---------------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
C|---------------------------|---------------------|-----------------------|
G|---------7-(7)-------6-7-9-|---------7-(7)-6---4-|---------7-R-----------|
D|0--0-0-0-------0-0-0-------|0--0-0-0---------7---|4--4-4-4-----4-4-4-4-4-|

                           |-3-|
  Q.    E +E  S S Q    Q   S S S E E S S E S S  Q.    E +E  S S Q
F|--------------------|------------------------|--------------------|
C|----------------5\--|------------------------|----------------5---|
G|------6-(6)---------|----------7-R-----------|------6-(6)---------|
D|4-----------3-3-----|4---4-4-4-----4-4-4-4-4-|4-----------3-3-----|

[E] Chorus (1:00,2:49)
    Half-time Q=63                            Original Tempo Q=126
                                                  |-3-|
  E E E E S S S S S S E  E E E E S S E  E E   Q   S S S E +E  S S E S S
F|----------------------|-------------------||--------------------------|
C|------------------8---|---------------4-6-||--------------------------|
G|--------6-7-6---6-----|--------6-7-6\-2-4-||----------7-(7)-----------|
D|0-7\2-0-------6-----7-|0-3-2-0------------||4---4-4-4-------4-4-4-4-4-|

                                                                  $
                           |-3-|
  Q.    E +E  S S Q    Q   S S S E E S S E S S  Q.    E +E  S S Q
F|--------------------|------------------------|-------------------|
C|----------------5\--|------------------------|-------------------|
G|------6-(6)---------|----------7-R-----------|------6-(6)--------|
D|4-----------3-3-----|4---4-4-4-----4-4-4-4-4-|4-----------3-3-3/-|
$: (2nd time) skip ahead to "[I] Bass Solo"

[F] Interlude (1:16)
    Slightly Faster Q.=132
 12/8
  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
F|------9--10-9-----------------------|------------------------------------|
C|7--10----------10-7--10-9--7--9--10-|10-9--7--------------------------10-|
G|------------------------------------|---------10-9--7-----7--9--10-12----|
D|------------------------------------|------------------8-----------------|

  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E   E  E  E  E  E  E  Q.       Q.
F|------------------------------------|---------------------------14\------|
C|---12----12----12-10-9-----10-9-----|12-10----12-10----10/---------------|
G|10----10----10----------10-------12-|------12-------12-------------------|
D|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

  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
F|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
C|------7-----------7-----|------5-----------5-----|------------------------|
G|----------------------5-|3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------5-----------5-----|
D|5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5---|------------------------|3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|

  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 E E E E E E E E
F|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
C|------7-----------7-----|------5-----------7-7-5-|------5-----------7-7-5-|
G|5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-------|
D|------------------------|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 E Q.
F|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
C|------------------------|------7-----------7-----|------5-----------7\----|
G|------5-----------5-----|5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5---5-5-|------------------------|
D|3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-------|

  E E E E E E E 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
F|------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
C|------5-----------7\----|------------------------|------7-----------5p4p0-|
G|3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3-------|------5-----------5-----|5-5-5---5-5-5-5-5-------|
D|------------------------|3-3-3---3-3-3-3-3---3-3-|------------------------|

 6/8                        2/8    6/8
   Q.  Q.   Q.     E  E  E   S S E   Q.  Q.  E  E  E  E  E  E
F|--------|-----------------|------|--------|------------------|
C|/9------|--------------9--|5p4---|/9------|---------------9--|
G|----/8--|/11-----7--10----|----5-|----/8--|11----11-7--10----|
D|--------|-----------------|------|--------|---10-------------|

        [H] Bridge (1:52)
 2/8     6/8                        2/8
  S S E    Q.  Q.   Q.     E  E  E   S S E
F|------||--------|-----------------|------|
C|5p4---||/9------|--------------9--|5p4---|
G|----5-||----/8--|/11-----7--10----|----5-|
D|------||--------|-----------------|------|

 6/8                        2/8    6/8
   Q.  Q.  E  Q    E  E  E   S S E   Q.  Q.
F|--------|-----------------|------|--------|
C|/9------|--------------9--|5p4---|/9------|
G|----/8--|11------7--10----|----5-|----/8--|
D|--------|---10\-----------|------|--------|

                                                         $
                                              Original Tempo Q=126
                   2/8    6/8      3/8       3/4
   Q.     E  E  E   S S E   Q.  Q.   Q.       Q   Q   Q
F|-----------------|------|--------|--------||------------||
C|--------------9--|5p4---|/9------|--------||------------||
G|/11-----7--10----|----5-|----/8--|/11-----||------------||
D|-----------------|------|--------|--------||7\--0---2---||
$: go back to "[B]"

[I] Bass/Guitar Solos (3:06)
    Slower Q=66
 5/4
                                                   |------6------|
  E S S S S E +S  S  E  S. T  T  S T  T X  X  T  T T  T  T T  T  T
            ~~~~~~
F|--7s9-9p7---------------------------------------------------------|
C|----------8-(8)-8-/10s8-------------------------------------------|
G|7---------------------------10-8----R-----------------------------|
D|5------------------------10------10---10h12p10s8-12p10p8s12h13h15-|

  |-------6-------|                              |--3--|   |-3-|
  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S T  T  S  T  T  S  S  S   S  E  T S.   E
F|------------------------12s15------15-----------------------------------|
C|---------------12-14-15---------17----17----14-15-17-15-/19p17---17\----|
G|15-14-12-14-15----------------R----------17--------------------R------R-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|

                         begin gradual fade (3:19)
  E Q   E +H.            Q.    E +H.
F|----------------------|----------------------|
C|----------------------|----------------------|
G|----------------------|----------------------|
D|0-0---1-(1)-----------|0-----1-(1)-----------|

                          |-3-|     N.H.--|
  S T T S. T T S. E +S  S S S S S E S +Q
F|--2-2-2--2---2--3-(3)-3---5p0-5p0-5-(5)/-|
C|-----------2------------3----------------|
G|0----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
                             pitch: G

                               $
  E.  T T T T S S E +S  S S S S E. e e e
  ^               ~~~~~         ~~~
F|----------------------------9s9--7-9-9-|
C|------------------------6--------7-9-9-|
G|22\-7-7-7h8p7--------/8---8------------|
D|--------------8-6-(6)------------------|
$: In between these two notes, DiGiorgio slides out of the first note and into the second note.

[J] Outro (3:33)
  Q.    E +H.           Q.    E +H.
F|---------------------|---------------------|
C|---------------------|---------------------|
G|---------------------|---------------------|
D|0-----1-(1)----------|0-----1-(1)----------|

                                                                       $
    |3| |--3--|     |-3-|
  a E S E T T T S S S S S S S T T T T T T T T T T  T  T  T  T  T  S  S  E
F|7s9-9s7-----------------------------------5---17-16-15-14-14-14-13/16s14\-|
C|--------9-9-8-7-----------------------5-7---------------------------------|
G|----------------8-8-7\5-5-5-----5-7-8-------R-----------------------------|
D|----------------------------6-8-------------------------------------------|
$: This is the same case as a few bars ago. DiGiorgio slides out of the first note 
and slides into the second.

                 fade out
  Q.    E +H.
F|---------------------|]
C|---------------------|]
G|0-----1-(1)----------|]
D|---------------------|]





That is the complete song. Contact me if you have any suggestions, question,
or comments, or if you simply just want to give thanks.

Special Thanks goes to:
-You for taking the time to read this tab.
-Chuck Schuldiner for being one of the biggest influences of the Death Metal
genre and for creating badass music. R.I.P.
-Dr. Pepper for keeping unthirsty and hydrated during all the time it took
me to type this tab.

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
----------------
 R   - rest
 ^   - accent note
 h   - hammer-on
 /\  - shift slide or "slide in to" or "slide out of"
 s   - legato slide
N.H. - natural harmonic

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
|]  - double bar (ending)
$   - "$" is usually used to mean Segno but I used it to indicate there
      was a footnote in certain bars. I included the footnote right below
      the bar it is located at.

            
            
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arrell 229 Nov 02, 2010 05:53 AM

Looks much better than the other tab, good job.

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