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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: mike@honet7.att.com


===========================================================================
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE	

Original music by	Sting
Performance by		The Police
Bass perfomance by 	Sting
===========================================================================

Listen to the song to find where Sting puts the tacets.
A masterpiece of playing for the song, not just to 
show off chops.

What really makes this bass line is the chorus section where
Sting plays a reggae riff.


VERSE:
    e    Q h e   Q h e 
+-----+--------+--------+
|4:---|*-------|---4---*|
|4:-4-|*-4-0-2-|-2---4-*|
+-----+--------+--------+


CHORUS:
   e e e e e e e e   e e e q e e e 2   e e e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e 3 
+------------------+----------------+------------------+------------------+
|*-----------------|---------------*|*-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-7-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-7-*|
|*-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-*|*-----------------|-----------------*|
+------------------+----------------+------------------+------------------+


   q q Q e   e q e q e e 3  w+  w  
+----------+--------------+---+---+
|*---------|---------R---*|---|---|
|*-4-4-4-4-|-0-0-0-------*|---|---|
+----------+-------4---4--+-2-+-2-+


==========================================================================

     __         Created using the Bass Tab Creator
   +|oo|+       by Mario D'Alessio (motcid!marble!dalessio)
   +|oo|+
     ||         NOTES:
     ||
     ||         Capital durations are dotted notes
     ||           (equal to 1.5 times the duration value)
     ||
     ||         +----+                   +----+
  _  ||  _      |*--*+  = MEASURE        |4:--|  = TIME
  \\_||_//      |*--*+    REPEATS        |4:--|    SIGNATURES
   | [] |       +----+                   +----+
   | || |
  /  []  \      + = TIE         ^  = TRIPLET           > = BEND
  \______/      H = HAMMER ON   \  = SLIDE TO FRET     R = Rest
                P = PULL OFF    \X = SLIDE TO NOWHERE  ~ = Trill
-- 
O Death, where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling, O grave, thy victory?
The bells of Hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling, for you but not for me.




            
            
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harl91 373 Dec 09, 2005 01:22 PM

um, you have the timeing wrong with the first riff, it changes

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CaptainCanada70 10 Jun 03, 2007 09:17 AM

needs to have stand out points

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Zaqq 589 Aug 08, 2012 09:59 AM

Listen to the isolated bass track. This tab is almost the same. It only lacks sliding in the verse riff.

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