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Its About Time bass

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Author
Van Halen
Its About Time

Drop-D tuning, then tuned down one half step
low to high: (Db, Ab, Db, Gb)

~ = let ring
N.H. = Natural Harmonic

Intro  (0:00)
Gb------------------------------------------------|
Db------------------------------------------------|  X2
Ab------------------------------------------------|
Db-0--0--0--0--0--1~-0-1--0--0--0--0--0--0-3-1-0--|

Gb------------------------------------------|
Db------------------------------------------|
Ab------------------------------------------|
Db-0--0--0--0--0--1~-0-1--0--0--0-0-1/15----|

1st Verse  (0:21)
Gb------------------------------------------------------|
Db------------------------------------------------------|  hfb = hold full bend
Ab--------------------5~---5-5--------------------------|  r = release
Db-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-/7----7------0-0--0-0--0-0--3hfb-r~--|

Gb--------------------------------------5-4-5-----5-------|
Db----------------------------------------------5---------|
Ab------------------5~---5-5------------------5-------7~--|
Db-0-0--0-0--0-0-/7----7------0-0--0-0--------------7-----|
                                   N.H. . . . . . . . .

1st Pre-Chorus  (0:35)
Gb-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab------4~-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------7~-------7/97-109~-----4~-4/754-4-----------|
Db-0--0-------------------0--0-----0-0--------------0--0---------------0---|

Gb-------------------------------------------7/16----------------------------|
Db-----------------------------3-----5-5-5-5----------3--------5-5-------6---|
Ab--------7~-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Db-0-0--0----0-7-73-3-3hb--1-----3----------------1-----1/3-3-----3-3-4------|

1st Chorus  (0:55) (engage "Hipshot" for Drop-D Tuning)
G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-0--0-0-0-0-0------------------------------------3-3-4-4-5-6-7--|
D--------------0~-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-5-5-5-4-3-3-0----------------|

G-------------------------------9-----7-----12---10------12-10-9/14h16p14~----|
D-----------------------------5---0h5---/8-----8----/10-----------------------|
A-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------0~-0-0-0-0-0--------------------------------------------------|

G--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-0--0-0-0-0-0--------------------------------3/53-5-6-7-7-7-7-0--0-0-0-0-0-3----|
D--------------0~-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-3-5-3-5-5-3------------------------------------|

G-------------------------------7~------------------------6/13-----|
D-----------------------------7------------------------------------|
A-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-4-5-5-5-5-5-5--------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------3-3/5-5-3-53--5-3-3~-----------|

2nd Verse  (1:26) (disengage "Hipshot" for Standard Tuning)
G------------------------------------------------ hold------------ hold-----------------|
D------------------------------------------------/---------------/----------------------|
A--------------------5~---5-5-------------------/---------------/-----------------------|
E-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-/7----7------0-0--0-0--0~-3fb/---3---r3(1.5)b/---3---r3~-0-0--0-0--0--|
					fb = full bend	  	(1.5)b = one and a half bend

G----------------------------------------9-8------|
D------------------------------------9-9----------|
A--------5~---5-5------------7-7-7-x---------9-9--|
E-0-0-/7----7------0-0--0-0-----------------------|
					N.H. . .

2nd Pre-Chorus  (1:40)
G------------------------------------6/9-6-9-7/-----------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------4~--4-4~-2/42-------7~------------------------4--4~-4--4~-4-4-4/7----|
E-0--0-----------------0--0-----0--5-------------0--0-----------------------|

G----------------------------------------7/17---------------------------|
D-----------------------------3-----5/9------------3--------------------|
A------7~---------------------------------------------------------------|
E-0--0----2-3-2-0-0-0/7~1-------3--------------1-----1/3-3-3-4-5-5-5----|

2nd Chorus  (2:01) (engage "Hipshot" for Drop-D Tuning)
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------7h9p7~---------------------|
A-0-0-0-0-0-0-0---------------------3-3-3~-----3-3/157----------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------|
D---------------0~-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--5--------5-5---------------------------------0~---|

G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------5-5--|
A-----------------------------3-3-4-4-5-6-6-7-7-0-0-0--0-0-0--------------------|
D-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-5-5-5-4-3-3-3--------------------------------0~-0-0-0-0-0-------|

G-9----7-----12----10------14-----12----/14--16p14~-----------------------|
D---5----/8-----8-----/10-----10-----12/----------------------------------|
A------------------------------------------------------0----0-0-0-0-0-3~--|
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G-----------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------|
A-3-3-3-3-3-3-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---------------|
D---------------------------------3-3/5-5-52----|

Bridge  (2:29)
G-----------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------2--1--2-1----2--1--2-1-------|
D-0--2-0----2--0--2-0------------------------------2--|

G--------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------------2--1--2-1----2--1--2-/5~-6------|
D-0--2-0----2--0--2-0--------------------------------2---|

G---------------------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------------12~----|
A------------------------2--1--2-1~-2------5-5-5-5--------|
D-0--2-0----2--0--2-0-----------------0-------------------|

Guitar Solo  (2:49) (disengage "Hipshot" for Standard Tuning)
G------------------------------------6/9-6-9-7/-----------------------------|
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A------4~--4-4~-2/42-------7~------------------------4--4~-4--4~-4-4-4/7----|
E-0--0-----------------0--0-----0--5-------------0--0-----------------------|

G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------3-----5~----------------3-------------------------|
A-----------7----10~--9--75--7~---------------------------------------------------------|
E----0----0------------------------1-----3------3-1-3-1--1--1-----1/3-3--3-3--4-4-5/8---|

3rd Chorus  (3:10) (engage "Hipshot" for Drop-D Tuning)
G---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------7-9p7~---|
A-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------0~-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--5-5/10-10-105--5-5/15x--------------|

G----------------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------------|
A----0-0--0-0-0--------------------3--53/85--7--8--9--10-11-12/15~-----|
D-7-------------0~-0-0-0--0-2-0--0-------------------------------------|

G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------------------------3~-4-5-4-3-3-4-4--|
D---------------0~-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-3-4-5-4-3-3-4-------------------|

G--------------------------------9----7-----12----10------14-----12p10p9-/14-16p14~--|
D----------------------------------5----/8-----8-----/10-----10----------------------|
A-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------------5--------------------------------------------------------|
D---------------0~-0-0-0-0-----------------------------------------------------------|

Outro  (3:38)
G------------------------------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------------------------|
A-0--0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-/95-/10~--------------|
D------------------------------------------------------3-3-5-5-5---|

							  trill..
G--------------------------------------------------------------------|   trill= quick succession
D------------------------------------------------------10-9h10-9--0--|           of hammer-ons
A--------------------------------------------------------------------|           and pull-offs
D-3--3-5-5-5(1/4)b-5-/10x--3-5-5-5-3-0-3h7-/12--12-12----------------|

(3:51)       #    # # # #  # # # # #    #
G------------------------------------------|
D-----------/7----5------------------------|
A-7p5p0~------------7-0-7--0-5-0-3-3hb~-0--|    hb = half bend
D------------------------------------------|
tremelo picking = #
  #         #  #  #     #     #  #
G------------------------------------------------|
D-----------7--9--10----12----14/19----19--19----|
A-0~---------------------------------------------|
D------------------------------------------------|

let ring....
G------2------------------------------|
D-----------0~~-----------------------|
A-0---------------------0----0-0--0---|
D-----------------10~-----------------|

            
            
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