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Beth bass tab

Song: BETH
Artist: KISS
Album: MTV UNPLUGGED
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Transcribed by Emil Ortenmark, kfemil@telia.com

Tuned down 1/2-step

Comments: Very nice bassplaying this. Gene slightly reharmonizes the song
by introducing the Dīs in the intro riff but I think it makes the song
even better. Playing with restraint during the verses and choruses make
the slight variations stand out and make the melodic runs take on an almost
central part. Brilliant.


Key:
/    = slide up
\    = slide down
b    = bend (whole step)
b^   = bend (1/2 step)
b^^  = bend (1 1/2 steps)
pb   = pre-bend
r    = release-bend
t    = tap with righthand finger
h    = hammer-on
p    = pull-off
~    = Vibrato
*    = Natural Harmonic
#(#) = Trill
**   = Artificial Harmonic
x    = Dead notes (no pitch)
P.M. = Palm mute (- -> underneath indicates which notes)
(\)  = Dive w\bar
(/)  = Release w\bar
Tp   = Tap w\plectrum







Rhythm Fig. 1
                                                  
Gb|-----------------5-------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------5-----5----5h7---5----7------------------------|
Ab|--3------------------------------------5----------5--7-------|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------3----|


                                          

                                             
Gb|-----------------5/-7----------------------------------------|
Db|-------2-----------------5------5----7-----------------------|
Ab|--3-------------------------------------5--------5--7--------|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------3-----|



Rhythm Fig. 2a
                                          
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--3-------3--5-------5--7-----------0------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------3--------------------|




Rhythm Fig. 2b
                                          
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--3-------3--5-------5--7-----------0------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------3------1------3------|

 
     
                                
Rhythm Fig. 3a
                                         
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------3-------5---7---7---7---7\------------|
Eb|--1-------1--3-----------------------------------------------|



   
                                      
Rhythm Fig. 3b
                                            
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------0--3------3---5---7---7---7---7\----|
Eb|--1------1--1--3------3--------------------------------------|




Rhythm Fig. 4a
                                        
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------------0-------2---3------5---|
Ab|--0----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------3--------1--------0-------------------------------|



                                          
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--5h7--------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------3-----------------------------|
Eb|-------------------1-----3-----------------------------------|






Rhythm Fig. 4b
                                           
Gb|---------------------------------------------------5---------|
Db|------------------------------------0----0--2--3-----3-------|
Ab|------------3------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--3h5----5-----3------1------0-------------------------------|


                                        
Gb|----------------5-7/9------5---------------------------------|
Db|--5----5----7-----------7------------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------------0------------------------|
Eb|----------------------------------------3----1----3----------|




Rhythm Fig. 5

Gb|-------------5/-7--------------------------------------------|
Db|----------5---------5---5--5h-7-------------------------5----|
Ab|--3------------------------------5------5--7--------/5-----5-|
Eb|----------------------------------------------3--------------|




Gb|---------------5-----5/7----5--------------------------------|
Db|------------5-----5------------5h-7--------------------------|
Ab|--3----------------------------------5-------5--6--7---------|
Eb|---------------------------------------------------------0---|



                                          
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------------2--------|
Ab|--0------0------------------------------2/-5-----5-----------|
Eb|------------3------3--1------1--0----------------------------|


                                          

                                         
Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--3-----5-----/7---------------------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------0-----------------------3---------|
Eb|--------------------------------3------1-----3---------------|



Rhythm Fig. 6
                                               
Gb|-------------5-----5/7----5----------------------------------|
Db|----------5-----5------------5h-7----------------------------|
Ab|--3--------------------------------5-----5--5h-7--------0--2-|
Eb|--------------------------------------------------3----------|




Gb|------------5----5/7---5-------------------------------4-----|
Db|---------5-----5----------5h-7-----------------------5-------|
Ab|--3-----------------------------5-----5--5h-7--------------3-|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------3-------------|




BETH
(P. Criss, S. Pendridge, B. Ezrin)


[Rhy. Fig 1]

[Rhy. Fig 2a]
Beth, I hear you callin', but I can't come home right now.

[Rhy. Fig 3a]
Me and the boys are playin', and we just can't find the sound.

[Rhy. Fig 4a]
Just a few more hours, and I'll be right home to you.
I think I hear them callin'.
oh Beth, what can I do?

Beth, what  can I do?

[Rhy. Fig 2a]
You say you feel so empty, that our house just ain't a home.

[Rhy. Fig 3b]
I'm always somewhere else, and you're always there alone.

[Rhy. Fig 4b]
Just a few more hours, and I'll be right home to you.
I think I hear them callin'.
Oh Beth, what can I do?

[rhy. Fig 5]

[Rhy. Fig 2b]
Beth, I know you're lonely,
and I hope you'll be all right.
Cause me and the boys will be playin' all nite

[Rhy. Fig 6]
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