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The Oath bass tab

THE OATH (from the KISS CD "THE ELDER")
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Transcribed by Emil Ortenmark, emil@kissasylum.com

Tuned down 1/2-step

Comments: I believe that Paul played this himself. There are a few moves here
that have appeared when he's holding the bass. Generally, this line follow the
guitars around with some minor variations. I'm not sure whether the galopping
figures in the verse (Rhy. Fig 2) are played quite like this. The note, C, is
right but the rhythm might be straight quarters with some additional dotted
eights and sixteenths.


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|--9-----------------------9--------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------/5----|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------3---------|





Rhythm Fig. 2

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



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



Rhythm Fig. 3

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0--0-0-0-0-0-0-6----7---------|




End 1

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




End 2

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0---0--0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|



Rhythm Fig. 4a

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--1--1----1--1----1--1-----1--1----1---/5------------------|



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



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



Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------5----------------5----------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--3--3----3-------3--3-----3-------3----0------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 4b

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



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



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



Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------5---------5----------5------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|--3---------3----------3---------3----0--------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 5

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0--|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------|



End 1

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--3------2------0------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------3------2--3--2--0-0---------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------|



End 2

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|--3------2------0------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------3------0--------------------------|
Eb|-------------------------------------3---------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 6

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--7---5---7---------------------------------------5--------|
Eb|-------------0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0----------|



End 1

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--7---5---7------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------0--0-0-0--0-0--0------------------------------|



End 2

Gb|----------------------------------------9----7-------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--7---5---7------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-------------0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0---------------------|



Rhythm Fig. 7

Gb|--5--------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------|



Gb|--6--------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------|



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




Rhythm Fig. 8

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--7---5---7---------------------------------------5--------|
Eb|-------------0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0----------|
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Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--7---5---7------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
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