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Christmas Eve Sarajevo bass

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Song:	Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24
Artist:	Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Album:	Christmas Eve and Other Stories

Tabbed by J. Campbell

Standard tuning

A couple of friends and I were learning this song together last Christmas
(they both play guitar and I play bass).  In short order, I found that
there's not a whole lot of actual bass in this song.  So I also tabbed out
some other parts where a bass could fill in, you know, if you don't have an
orchestra at your disposal.  Anyway.

This part is played by a cello on the album.
G -----4-4-------------------4-|
D ---------7-5-4-------4-5-7---|
A -5-7-----------7-5-7---------|
E -----------------------------|

This part is a round, played by a flute and a cello, a total of four times.
G -----4-4-------------|
D ---------7-5-4-------|
A -5-7-----------7-5-7-|
E ---------------------|

Through the crescendo, just keep hitting an E - the one on the A string
(fret 7) sounds best.  On the album version it's just one time per measure,
but I found that a "1, 1 2 3 4" pattern sounds cool too.

This is the only real bass in the song.
G --------------------------------------9-9-9-9----|---|----------|-------|
D -----------------------10-10-10-12-10---------9~-|-9-|-9--9--9--|-9-9-9-|
A -7-7-7-9-9-10-10-12-10---------------------------|---|----------|-------|
E -------------------------------------------------|---|----------|-------|

A piano plays this part.  Low notes though.  Ripe for usurping.
G -------------------------|
D -------------------------|
A -7-5-3-3-2-0-2-0---------|
E -----------------3-3-2-0-|

After that, there's a piano interlude.  In the background there's some
synth-sounding string thing going on, which sounds okay on bass.  If you
need something to do.
G -9-7------|---4---4---4---4-|
D -----10-9-|-5---5---5---5---|
A ----------|-----------------|
E ----------|-----------------|

Immediately following that, go back to the E.

G --------------------------------------9-9-9-9----|---|
D -----------------------10-10-10-12-10---------9~-|-9-|
A -7-7-7-9-9-10-10-12-10---------------------------|---|
E -------------------------------------------------|---|

  1x		  	        5x
G -----------|		 G -----------|
D -----------| Rest one	 D -----------|
A -10-9-10-7-| measure.	 A -10-9-10-7-|
E -----------|		 E -----------|

G --------------------------------------9-9-9-9----|---|----------|-------|
D -----------------------10-10-10-12-10---------9~-|-9-|-9--9--9--|-9-9-9-|
A -7-7-7-9-9-10-10-12-10---------------------------|---|----------|-------|
E -------------------------------------------------|---|----------|-------|

G ---------|---------|
D ---------|---------|
A -7-5-----|-7-5-----|
E -----8-7-|-----8-7-|

Resume playing the trusty old E in the same pattern until about 3:04, where
you just play on the strike notes with the guitar.

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ShrimpthePimp 785 Nov 22, 2007 08:05 PM

really good tab,
I was recently thinking about doing a cover of this song,
and im glad you tabbed out a bass part,
now the bassist doesnt have to do nothing
(I myself am lead/rhythm guitarist)

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bass_dude1649 10 Dec 05, 2007 03:54 PM

I just started playing bass at the start of Summer '07, and this is one of the first I looked at. I am a big TSO fan, so
I looked for all the TSO songs that I could.

This is a really great tab. I can play this almost perfectly now with
the album.

Again, great job!

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TheBassMeister 140 Jul 27, 2013 01:11 PM

Excellent! I played this during a church Christmas special and all the practicing made it clear to me that this was totally accurate. Thanks for writing this tab! :)

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