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Band: Megadeth
Song: Tornado of Souls
Album: Rust in Peace
Bassist: David Ellefson
Tuning: Standard (E A D G)
Tabbed by: JJJ

I noticed the other tabs were incomplete and partly incorrect so I made one
based on the original bass track which can be heard here:
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4lqNjX0AAw

I tried to include all the little slides, rests and mute notes as well as
convey the timing when possible. For some of the trickier parts I used an
audio editor to loop the notes one by one in order to figure them out. It
should all be pretty much correct but let me know if you find a mistake.


  0:00
  [Intro]
G|  G|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|  D|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|  A|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|  E|7-R-----------------------7-7-7-|R-----------------------------|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|7-|R-------------------------7-7-7-|R-----------------------------| x2

G|--|--------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
D|--|------------------------------9-|---------7---------------------------|
A|--|--------------------------------|--9-10-7---7-8---7h8p7-5h7p5-4h5p4-3-|
E|7-|R-------------------------------|---------------8---------------------|

 0:19
 Main verse
G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|2-|----2-2-2---------------------2-|----2-2-2---------------------|
E|--|----------2-2-3-3-0-0-2-2-3-0---|----------2-2-3-3-0-0-2-2-3-0-| x3

G|--|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--|----------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|0-|----0-0-0-----------------2/3-R-3-|0---0-0-0-----------------2/3-R-|
E|--|----------0-0-1-R-3-3-5-----------|----------0-0-1-R-3-3-5---------|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|3-|2---2-2-2---------------------2-|----2-2-2---------------------|
E|--|----------2-2-3-3-0-0-2-2-3-0---|----------2-2-3-3-0-0-2-2-3-0-|

 0:44
 [Chorus]
G|--|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|2-|--------X-----------------------|------------------------4/5-R-5-|
E|--|----------2-x-3---0-2-3-3-2-0-0-|------X-2/3-R-3-2-----X---------| x3

G|--|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
A|2-|--------X-----------------------|--------------------4/5---4-0-1-|
E|--|----------2-x-3---0-2-3-3-2-0-0-|------X-2/3-R-3-2-R-------------|

Repeat main verse and chorus once

 1:48
G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|2-|----X-------------------------2-|----X-------------------x-5-5-|
E|--|--------x-2-x-3-----X-----------|--------x-2-x-3-----X---------| x2

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|0-|----X-------------------------0-|----X-------------------x-3-3-|
E|--|--------x-0-x-1-----X-----------|--------x-0-x-1-----X---------|

G|--|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|2-|----X-------------------------2-|----X-------------------x-5-5-2-R-|
E|--|--------x-2-x-3-----X-----------|--------x-2-x-3-----X-------------|

 2:10
 Breakdown and solo
G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|7-|R-----------------------------3-|R-----------------------------|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|0-|R-----------------------------2-|R-------------5-R---------6-R-|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|7-|R-----------------------------3-|R-------------------------0-0-|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|0-|R-----------------------------2-|R-------------5-R---------5-6-|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
E|7-|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-3-|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|                                                                    x10
|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
|0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-|--2-2-2-2-2-2-5---5-5-5-5-6-R-|

 4:08
G|--|----4-----4-----4-----4-----4---|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|----5-----5-----5-----5-----5-|
A|2-|--2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-2-----|------------------------------|
E|--|------------------------------3-|--3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|----2-----2-----2-----2-----2---|----4-----4---------4---------|
A|--|--------------------------------|--------------0---0---0-0-1-R-|
E|0-|--0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---2-|--2---2-2---2-----------------|

G|--|----4-----2---------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|----------------5-----4-----2---|----5-----4-----2-------------|
A|2-|--2---2-2---2-2---2-2---2-2-----|----------------------5-----4-|
E|--|------------------------------3-|--3---3-3---3-3---3-3---3-3---|

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|----2---------------------------|----4-----4---------4---------|
A|--|----------5-----4-----2---------|--------------0---0---0-0-1-R-|
E|0-|--0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0-5-2-|--2---2-2---2-----------------|

 4:27
G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|----------0-----------------0---|----------0-----------------0-|
A|2-|------0-2---2-0-2-------0-2---2-|------0-2---2-0-2-------0-2---|
E|--|--0-2---------------0-2---------|--0-2---------------0-2-------| x2

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|2-|--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-4-5-|--5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-5-|
E|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|

G|--|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------5-4-5-|--5-5-5-5-4-5-7---7-7-7-7-7/12-R-|
A|7-|--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------|---------------------------------|
E|--|--------------------------------|---------------------------------|

G|--|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
D|9-|--9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-12-11-12-|--12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-11-12-|
A|--|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|
E|--|-----------------------------------|--------------------------------------------|

G|---|--------------------------------------------12-|--12-12-12-------12-14---14-14-12-11-9-----|
D|14-|--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-11-12-14----|-----------12-14-----------------------10\-|
A|---|-----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
E|---|-----------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|

 4:57
G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|----------0-----------------0---|----------0-----------------0-|
A|3-|------0-3---3-0-3-------0-3---2-|------0-2---2-0-2-------0-2---|
E|--|--0-3---------------0-3---------|--0-2---------------0-2-------| x2

G|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
D|--|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
A|2-|----X---------------------------|------------------------------|
E|--|--------x-2-x-3-----X---x-5-5-0-|----X---x-2-x-3-----X-5-----X-|

G|--|--------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
D|--|------------------------------9-|---------7-----------------------------|
A|2-|----X---------------------------|--9-10-7---7-8---7h8p7-5h7p5-4h5p4-3-2-|
E|--|--------x-2-x-3-----X---x-5-----|---------------8-----------------------|



************************************

Legend:
/   = slide up
\   = slide down
h   = hammer-on
p   = pull-off
R   = rest
x   = mute note
X   = mute note (palm-slap strings with picking hand)

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Rodolfs 10 Feb 19, 2013 07:34 AM

Can you create a video with you playing this music on your bass I can't understand the slaps :S slap on what string?? sorry my english I'm brasilian and I do not speak frequently

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JJJL 63 Mar 03, 2013 06:33 AM

I could've been more clear about that. It's not a slap/pop type of slap. If you play with a pick, you just mute the strings with your picking hand palm so that it makes a little noise, like a dead note.

If you watch this part ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nubDFyArdI&t=2m3s ) and look at Ellefson's picking hand, you can see him doing this whenever he lifts his hand a little. It's basically there just to end the note. You don't really have to do it, you can just simply mute the string.

Hope this helps :)

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Rodolfs 10 Mar 05, 2013 11:42 AM

THANK YOU VERY MUCH ! it's just I do not use pick :D see ya

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