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Fade to Black

from Ride the Lightning

by Metallica

transcribed by Travis Higgins

travis@primenet.com

http://www.primenet.com/~travis/bass.html





In this song bass line #1 is repeated a number of times

Since Cliff Burton was such a badass he played something

different each time.  I didn't bother transcribing out each

variation of bass line #1, because you really can't tell the

difference and it sounds fine.





The beginning of this song is just the guitar solo that

I have marked as intro.  Basically you just play along with the

bass drum.





   Intro (keep repeating)

|---------|--------|--------|

|---------|--------|--------|

|---------|--------|--------|

|---5--7--|--------|--------|

                                       



After playing that a couple of times you play this fill

--------------------|-----------------|-----|------

--------------------|-----------2-----|-----|------

--------------------|--2-----2--------|-----|------

--1-----1--4-----4--|-----------------|--5--|------





     

|--|----------|--------------|-----|-----|-----|

|--|----------|--------------|-----|-----|-----|

|--|----------|--------------|-----|-----|-----|

|--|-----3/7--|--5-----5-----|-----|-----|-----|

                                       



Drums enter (Bass Line #1)

---------------|------------|----------------

---------------|------------|----------------

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

---5-----5-----|------------|----------------





                                    

--------------|------------|--------------|-----------------|------

--------------|------------|--------------|-----------------|------

--------3--2--|--------7/7\|-----------2--|--3-----3--3--5--|------

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

                      



    

------------|---------|-

------------|---------|-

------------|------/7\|-

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



(end Bass Line #1)



For the 1st verse play the Bass Line #1 two and a half times

which then leads into the bridge part



--------------|-

--------------|-

-----------2--|-

--5-----5-----|-



                                  

-------------------------|----------------------------|-

-------------------------|----------------------------|-

3--------10--12--10------|--10-------------10h12--10--|-

----/12--------------12--|---------10--12-------------|-

                            



                           (Bridge)

------------------------||---------------------------|-

------------------------||*--------------------5-----|-

7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--||*--------------7--7-----5--|-

------------------------||---5-----5--5--------------|-

                            



                            

------------------------|-----------------|--------------------------|-

------------------5-----|-----------------|--------------------------|-

------------7--7-----5--|--------------5--|--7-----7--7--------------|-

8-----8--8--------------|--5-----5--5-----|--------------0--0--8--7--|-

                             



                          

------------------------|------------------------||-

------------------5-----|-----------------------*||-

------------7--7-----5--|-----------------------*||-

5-----5--5--------------|--5-----5--5--3--2--0---||-

                         



                            

----------------|----------------------------------------------

----------9--9--|-9-----7--7--7-----5--5--5-----4--4--4-----5--

----------------|----------------------------------------------

-0--------------|----------------------------------------------

                       

Then go back to bass line #1 for the interlude and 2nd verse





3rd and 4th verse                           

||---------------|----------------|-----------------------------|-

||*--------------|----------5--4--|-----------------------9--9--|-

||*--5--7-----7--|-5--7-----------|--5--5--5-----5--5-----------|-

||---------0-----|-------0--------|-----------------------------|-

                           



                         

------------------------------4--|-----------------|-----------------|-

9--7--7--7--5--5--5--4--4--4-----|-----------------|-----------5--4--|-

---------------------------------|--5--7-----7-----|--5--7--7--------|-

---------------------------------|--------0-----0--|-----------------|-

                                



                                                       (repeat 3 times)

------------------------|---------------------------------------||-

------------------9--9--|--9--7--7--7--5--5--5--4--4--4--4--5--*||-

0--5-----5--5-----------|--------------------------------------*||-

------------------------|---------------------------------------||-

                        



   

||---------------------|-----------------------|--------------------------|-

||*--------------2-----|-----------------------|--------------------9--9--|-

||*--------------------|-----------------------|--------------5-----------|-

||---0--0--0--0--------|--0--0--0--0--3--2-----|--0--0--0--0--------------|-

                          



                           

-------------------------------------||------------------|-

9--7--7--7--5--5--5--4--4--4--4--5--*||*-----------------|-

------------------------------------*||*--2-----2-----2--|-

-------------------------------------||------------------|-

                              



                             

------------------|-----------------|-----------------------|-

------------------|-----------------|-----------------------|-

2-----4--2--------|-----------------|-----------------------|-

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

                          



                             

------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-

------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-

------------------|--------------------------|-----------------|-

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

                



                

----------------------||

---------------2--2--*||

---------------------*||

5--5-----5--5---------||

            

Just keep repeating until the song fades out





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