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Bass Line for "Today" by the Smashing Pumpkins.

As taken from the pages of "Guitar for the Practising Musician."

4/4 time

Tuning: Tune 1/2 step down

Eb Ab Db Gb


e= Eighth Note
s= Sixteenth Note
h= Half Note
.= Play note for 1 & 1/2 times the value before it.
/= Slide Up
\= Slide Down



Pattern 1:

  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  s s e  s s e  s s e  s s
|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|-------------2--2--2--2--|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0--|
|-0--0--0--0--------------|------------------------------|


Pattern 2:

  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------2--2--2--2--|/4--4--4--4-\0--0--0--0--|
|-0--0--0--0--------------|-------------------------|

Pattern 3:

  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  s s
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------2--2--2--2--|-0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0-2--|
|-0--0--0--0--------------|---------------------------|

Pattern 4:

  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  s s e  s s e  s s s s s
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------2--2--2--2--|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-2--|
|-0--0--0--0--------------|-----------------------------|

Pattern 5:

  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  s s   e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|--------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------2--2--2--2-2-|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
|-0--0--0--0---------------|-------------------------|
                             >  >  >  >  >  >  >  >

Pattern 6:

  e  e  e  s s e  e  e  s s    e  s s e  s s e  s s s s s s
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|--------------0--0--0--0-x--|-4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4-4-4-4------|
|-2--2--2--2-x---------------|--------------------------0-1--|

Pattern 7:

  e e e s s e e e s s   e e e s s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s
|---------------------|------------------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------------------|
|-----------0-0-0-----|------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-x-------2-2-|-4-4-4-4/11-11/12-11/12-11/12-11/12-|

Pattern 8:

  e   e   e   e  e  e  e  s s   e  s s e  s s e  s s s s s
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-12--12--12--12\7--7--7--7-0-|-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5-5/12--|


Pattern 9:

  e   e   e   e   e  e  e  s s    e  e  e  e  e  e  s s e
|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-12--12--12--12-\7--7--7--7-7--|-9--9--9--9--9--9--9-9-9\--|

Pattern 10:

  e  e  e  s s e  e  e  s s    e  e  e  s  s e  e  e   s s
|----------------------------|------------------------------|
|----------------------------|------------------------------|
|--------------0--0--0--0-2--|-------------2--2--2--2-------|
|-2--2--2--2-x---------------|-0--0--0--0--------------0-1--|

Pattern 11:

  e  e  e  s s e  e  e  s s    e  e  e  s  s  e  e  e  s  s
|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
|----------------------------|-------2-----------------------|
|--------------0--0--0--0-2--|----------------2--2--2--------|
|-2--2--2--2-x---------------|-0--0-----0--0-----------0--1--|

Pattern 12:

  e e e s s e e e s s    e e e s s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s  s
|----------------------|-------------------------------------|
|----------------------|-------------------------------------|
|-----------0-0-0------|-------------------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-x-------2-3--|-4-4-4-4/11-11/12-11/12-11/12-11/12--|

Pattern 13:

  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  s s e  e  e  e
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------------2--2--2--2--|------------2-0--0--0--0--|
|-0--0--0--0--------------|-0--0--0--0---------------|

Pattern 14:

  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  s s e  e  e  e  s s  e
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------2--2--2--2--|-4--4-4-4--4-\0--0--0-0--0--|
|-0--0--0--0--------------|----------------------------|


Pattern 15:

  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------2--2--2--2--|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
|-0--0--0--0--------------|-------------------------|

Pattern 16:

  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  s s
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4-------|
|----------------------0-1--|


Pattern 17:

  e  e  e  s s  e  e  e  s s    e  e  e  e  e  e  e s s
|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
|-----------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------0--0--0--0-x--|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4------|
|-2--2--2--2-x----------------|---------------------0-1--|


Pattern 18:

  e  e  e  s s  e  e  e  s s
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|---------------0--0--0--0-2--|
|-2--2--2--2-x----------------|


Pattern 19:

  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  s s e  s s e  s s e  s s
|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|-------------2--2--2--2--|-4--4-4-4--4-4-0--0-0-0--0-2--|
|-0--0--0--0--------------|------------------------------|

Pattern 20:

  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  s s e  s s s s s s s s s
|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------------|
|-------------2--2--2--2--|-4--4-4-4--4-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-2--|
|-0--0--0--0--------------|------------------------------|


Pattern 21:

  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  s s s s s
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------2--2--2--2--|-4--4--4--4--0--0-0-0-0-2--|
|-0--0--0--0--------------|---------------------------|


Pattern 22:

  e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e    e  e  e  e  e  e  e  e
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------2--2--2--2--|-4--4--4--4--0--0--0--2--|
|-0--0--0--0--------------|-------------------------|

Pattern 23:

  h.
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|
|-0-----------------------|


playing order:

Intro: (no bass) 4 bars
Pattern 1 (x2)
Pattern 2
Pattern 3
Rest: 4 bars
Pattern 4
Pattern 5
Pattern 6
Pattern 6
Pattern 6
Pattern 7
Pattern 8
Rest: 4 bars
Pattern 8
Pattern 9
Pattern 10
Pattern 11
Pattern 10
Pattern 12
Pattern 13
Pattern 13
Pattern 14
Pattern 15
Pattern 16
Pattern 17
Rest: 4 bars
Pattern 17
Pattern 18
Pattern 19
Pattern 20
Pattern 21
Pattern 22
Pattern 23


            
            
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bloogy182 437 Apr 27, 2006 10:43 AM

finally sum1 realised dat loads of da pumpkins songs are Eb tuning. wel dun mate!

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shooshi123 133 Jun 09, 2008 10:33 AM

Couldnt you just have written it in verse one...two...three...four?
This is just too complicated for such an easy tab...

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motimon3 109 Nov 19, 2009 09:29 PM

yeah i agree with shooshi123.. good tab but needs arrangement

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