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Nothing Ever Goes As Planned bass

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"Nothing Ever Goes as Planned"
Performed by Styx
>From the album "Paradise Theatre"
Words and music by Dennis DeYoung
Bassist:  Chuck Panozzo
Transcribed by Brian Angell  (DCFan427@aol.com)


This song follows a repetitive chord pattern.
The bass, however, has a couple of variations in the verses.

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
6_|_6 = tie through measure


Intro:

    +---------+-----------------+------------+-------5-------5-+
(4) |---------|-----------------|:-5---------|-5-8-------8-----|
(4) |-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|:---------8-|-----------------|
    +---------+-8-8-8-8-8-------+------------+-----------------+
      1 2 3 4   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &    1 2 3 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

[1st time]                             |[2nd time]
+-7---7---------7-7-+-7-7------7-------+-7-7-7---+---7-7-7-7-------+
|-------------------|-----------------:|---------|-------------8---|
|-------------------|-----------------:|---------|-----------------|
+-------------------+------------------+---------+-----------------+
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & a  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &     1 2 3 4   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &


Verse 1:

+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+---------+
|-5-|-----------|---|-----------|---|-----------|---|---------|
|---|-------6-5_|_5-|-------5-6_|_6-|-------6-5_|_5-|-5-3-----|
+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+-----6-5-+
      1 2 3 4 &       1 2 3 4 &       1 2 3 4 &       1 2 3 4

+-------------------+-------5-----------+
|-------5---0h3h5-0-|-----------0h3h5-0-|
|-------------------|-3-----------------|
+-3-----------------+-------------------+
  1 & 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & a 4 &

+-------------------+-------5-----------+
|-------5---0h3h5-0-|-----------0h3h5-0-|
|-------------------|-3-----------------|
+-3-----------------+-------------------+
  1 & 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & a 4 &

+-----------------+---8---8---8---8-+---10---10---10---10-+---------------+
|---8---8---8---8-|-----------------|---------------------|---------------|
|-----------------|-6---6---6---6---|-8----8----8----8----|-5-5---5-------|
+-6---6---6---6---+-----------------+---------------------+---------------+
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 &  2 &  3 &  4 &    1 & 2 & 3 4


Verse 2:

+---------------------+---------------------+---------7---------7-+
|---------3-5---5p3---|---------3-5---5p3---|-----5h7-------5h7---|
|-----3h5-----------5-|-----3h5-----------5-|-5---------5---------|
+-3-------------------+-3-------------------+---------------------+
  1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &

+---------7---------7-+---------8---------8-+---------8---------8-+
|-----5h7-------5h7---|-----6h8-------6h8---|-----6h8-------6h8---|
|-5---------5---------|-6---------6---------|-6---------6---------|
+---------------------+---------------------+---------------------+
  1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &

+---------7---------7-+---7---5---3---2-+---------------------+
|-----5h7-------5h7---|-----------------|---------3-5---5p3---|
|-5---------5---------|-5---3---1---0---|-----3h5-----------5-|
+---------------------------------------+-3-------------------+
  1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &

+---------3-5---5p3---+---------------------+---------3-5---5p3---+
|-----3h5-----------5-|---------3-5---5p3---|-----3h5-----------5-|
|-3-------------------|-----3h5-----------5-|-3-------------------|
+---------------------+-3-------------------+---------------------+
  1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 & 

+-----------------+---8---8---8---8-+---10---10---10---10-+---------------+
|---8---8---8---8-|-----------------|---------------------|---------------|
|-----------------|-6---6---6---6---|-8----8----8----8----|-5-5---5-------|
+-6---6---6---6---+-----------------+---------------------+---------------+
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 &  2 &  3 &  4 &    1 & 2 & 3 4


Chorus:

+-----------------+-----------------+-----------+-----------------+
|---5---5---5---5-|---5---5---5-3---|-----------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-6-------5_|_5-----3---------|
+-3---3---3---3---+-3---3---3-------+-----------+-----------------+
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 2 3 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

+-----------------+-----------------+-----------+-----------------+
|---5---5---5---5-|---5---5---5-----|-----------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------5---|-3-------3_|_3-----5---------|
+-3---3---3---3---+-3---3---3-------+-----------+-----------------+
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 2 3 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

+---------------------+---------------------+---------8---------8-+
|---------3-5---5p3---|---------3-5---5p3---|-----6h8-------6h8---|
|-----3h5-----------5-|-----3h5-----------5-|-6---------6---------|
+-3-------------------+-3-------------------+---------------------+
  1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &

+---------8---------8-+---------------------+---------------------+
|-----6h8-------6h8---|---------3-5---5p3---|---------3-5---5p3---|
|-6---------6---------|-----3h5-----------5-|-----3h5-----------5-|
+---------------------+-3-------------------+-3-------------------+
  1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &

+-----------------+---+
|-----------------|---|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-|
+-----------------+---+
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   


Bridge (w/ horn riff):

+---------+---------+---------+---------+
|-5-5-----|-5-5-----|-5-5-----|-5-5-----|
|-----5-5-|-----5-5-|-----5-5-|-----5-3-|
+---------+---------+---------+---------+
  1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4 

+---------+---------+---------+---------+---+
|-5-5-----|-5-5-----|-5-5-----|-5-5-----|---|
|-----5-5-|-----5-5-|-----5-5-|-----5-3_|_3-| (hold)
+---------+---------+---------+---------+---+
  1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4   1 2 3 4 


Guitar solo:

+----------------------+---------------------+---------8---------8-+
|:---------3-5---5p3---|---------3-5---5p3---|-----6h8-------6h8---|
|:-----3h5-----------5-|-----3h5-----------5-|-6---------6---------|
+--3-------------------+-3-------------------+---------------------+
   1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &

+----------+
|---------:|
|-3-3-5-5-:| (Play three times)
+----------+
  1 2 3 4

+---------------------+---------------------+-----------------+
|---------3-5---5p3---|---------3-5---5p3---|-----------------|
|-----3h5-----------5-|-----3h5-----------5-|-5-----5-----5---|
+-3-------------------+-3-------------------+-----------------+
  1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & a 2 & 3 & a 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

+---------------+
|-5-------------|
|---5-3---3-----|
+-------6---6---+
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 


Verse 3:

+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+---------+
|-5-|-----------|---|-----------|---|-----------|---|---------|
|---|-------6-5_|_5-|-------5-6_|_6-|-------6-5_|_5-|-5-3-----|
+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+-----------+---+-----6-5-+
      1 2 3 4 &       1 2 3 4 &       1 2 3 4 &       1 2 3 4

+-----------------+-------5---3-----+-----------------+-----------------+
|-------5---3-----|-------------5-3-|-------5---3-----|-----------------|
|-------------5-4-|-3---------------|-------------5-4-|-3---------3-----|
+-3---------------+-----------------+-3---------------+-------------3-5-+
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 

+-----------------+---8---8---8---8-+---10---10---10---10-+---------------+
|---8---8---8---8-|-----------------|---------------------|---------------|
|-----------------|-6---6---6---6---|-8----8----8----8----|-5-5---5-------|
+-6---6---6---6---+-----------------+---------------------+---------------+
  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &   1 &  2 &  3 &  4 &    1 & 2 & 3 4


Repeat Chorus and Bridge



And that's all she wrote.  As always, comments and suggestions are welcome.
Ciao!
Brian

            
            
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