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I'm Alive bass tab

I'M ALIVE (from the KISS CD "ASYLUM")
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Transcribed by Emil Ortenmark, emil@kissasylum.com

Standard tuning

Comments: This tab doesn't look like what the song sounds like I know, but
the bass plays mainly staccato quarters (which at this speed is kind of hard
to do) with the odd syncopation thrown in. I kind of like the diminished
runs that lead into the chorus.


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

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--0--------------------------------------------|
E|-------2----2----2-----2----2----2----2--0-----|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--2----2----2----2-----2----2----0----0--------|



Rhythm Fig. 2

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--0--------------------------------------5-----|
E|-------2----2----2-----2----2----2----2--------|



Rhythm Fig. 3

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------5--------------|
E|--0----0--0----0--0-----0----0-------0--5------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--0----0--0----0--0-----0----0--2----0--3------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------7--------------|
E|--0----0--0----0--0-----0----0-------0--7------|



End 1

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--5-------------5--------------5---------------|
E|---------5--------------5-----------5----------|



End 2

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--5-------------5--------------5----0h-2-------|
E|---------5--------------5----------------------|




Rhythm Fig. 4a

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--3----3----3----3-----0----0--1----0--1--2----|
E|-----------------------------------------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--3----3----3----3-----3----x--3----x--3--3----|
E|-----------------------------------------------|



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



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--5----5----5----5-----5--------------0--------|
E|----------------------------0----2-------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--3----3----3----3-----0----0--1----0--1--2----|
E|-----------------------------------------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--3----3----3----3-----3----x--3----x--3--3----|
E|-----------------------------------------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------9\------|
A|--5----5----5----5-----5----x--5----x----------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------8\-------------|
D|----------------7-------10---------------------|
A|--6------9-------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|






Rhythm Fig. 4b

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--3----3----3----3-----0----0--1----0--1--2----|
E|-----------------------------------------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--3----3----3----3-----3----x--3----x--3--3----|
E|-----------------------------------------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--5----5----5----5---------------0----2--------|
E|-----------------------0----2------------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--5----5----5----5-----5--5----5----0--0-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--3----3----3----3-----0----0--1----0--1--2----|
E|-----------------------------------------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--3----3----3----3---------------0----3--------|
E|-----------------------0----3------------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------9\------|
A|--5----5----5----5-----5----x--5----x----------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|



G|--------------------------------8\-------------|
D|----------------7-------10---------------------|
A|--6------9-------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|






Rhythm Fig. 5

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------2--0----------|
E|--2----2----2----2-----2----2----------2--2----|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|------2----2----2-----2----2----0----0---------|



Rhythm Fig. 6

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------3--0--0--5----|
E|--2----2----2----2-----2----2------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 7

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------2--0----------|
E|--2----2----2----2-----2----2----------2--2----|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------5--5--5--5/-7----------|
E|------2----2----2------------------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 8

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--2--------------------------------------------|
  < - - - - - 3x - - - - - >


G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--5-------------5--------------5---------------|
E|---------5--------------5-----------5----------|



Rhythm Fig. 9

G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------2/---5--------|
E|--0----0----0----0-----0----0------------------|



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



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------5---------------|
E|--0----0----0----0-----0----7---------5h-7-----|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|--5----5----5----5-----5----5----5----5--------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------2/---5--------|
E|--0----0----0----0-----0----0------------------|



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



G|-----------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------|
E|--0----0----0----0-----0----0----0----0--------|



G|---------------------------------10------------|
D|-----------------9-------12--------------------|
A|--8------11------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------|
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