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Cymande, Brother On The Slide Bass tabs (ver.1)

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Brother On The Slide Bass tabs (ver.1)

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                "Brothers on the Slide" by Cymande bass tab


The bass line for this song works a bit different than most.
That is to say that there isn't a set bass line.  There is a
'basic' bass lick, and several embelleshed versions that are
thrown into to keep it interesting. As such, you can attempt
to follow along with which particular lick is played or use
whichever one you want and still get the same result.
Good fun to play.

'Basic' Lick - foundation of everything else
e--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E---5--3--5----------------0--0--1-----------|


'Guitar' Lick - follows the lead guitar
e--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------|
A------------------3h5p----------------------|
E---5--3--5---3h5----------0--0--1-----------|


'Set' Lick - Usually pair alternated with 'Speed' lick
e--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------5--3-----|
E---5--3--5----------------0--0--1-----------|


'Speed' Lick - Paired with above; use 2 fingers on one string
to stay smooth and mute
e-------------------------------------  -------    --------|
B-------------------------------------  -------    --------|
G-------------------------------------  -------    --------|
D-------------------------------------  ------- or ---0x---|
A-----------------------------------3-  -5x5x5x    -5x--5x-|
E---5--3--5----------------0--0--1----  -------    --------|


'Short Slide' Lick - a 'muted' slide
e--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------3--5-----|
E---5--3--5----------------0--0--1(/3)-------|


'Long Slide' Lick - string merely touched until the
slide completes and is then pressed down at the 10th fret
e--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------|
D--------------------------------------------|
A--------------------------------------------|
E---5--3--5----------------0--0--1(/)10--8---|


When playing simply play the lick you feel like at the moment.
If you want to play the Basic Lick every time or the Guitar Lick
every time; you'll be able to stay with the song as they are all
interchangeable. Play what you want and have fun.  Here is the
album version for those of you that want to match the CD as
closely as possible. Enjoy!

*note* Song is divided into lines of 4 except for a 2 lick pairing
right after the first chorus and right before the bass breakdown
near the end.

Intro (bassless)

Basic Lick x 2
Guitar Lick x 1
Basic Lick x 1

Speed Lick x 1
Set Lick x 1`
SPeed Lick x 1
Set Lick x 1

(Sings: "Brothers on the Slide...")

Basic Lick x 4

Speed Lick x 1
Set Lick x 1
Speed Lick x 1
Set Lick x 1

Chorus (Percussion only: sings: "Slowly Sliding...")

Speed Lick x 1            --\  2 lick
Long Slide Lick x 1       --/  Pairing

Basic Lick x 4

Speed Lick x 1
Set Lick x 1
Speed Lick x 1
Set Lick x 1

Chorus (Percussion only)

Short Slide Lick  x 1
Long Slide Lick x 1
Speed Lick x 1
Set Lick x 1

Speed Lick x 1           --\   2 lick
Long Slide Lick x 1      --/   Pairing


Bass Breakdown

e--------------------------------------------|
B--------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------|   x 1
D--------------------------------------------|
A-----------------------------------3--555---|
E---5--3--5----------------0--0--1/(5)-------|

^^^^Short Slide Lick (w/ speed lick finish)

e---------------------------------------------------|
B---------------------------------------------------|
G--------------------------------------------   x 1-|
D---------------------------------------------------|
A---------------------------------------------------|
E---5--3--5----------------0--0--1(/)(10)-----------|(8)

^^^^Long Slide Lick x 1  (last notes half muted by palm at bridge)


Speed Lick x 1

Long Slide Lick x 1

Vocal Breakdown

Speed Lick x 1
Set Lick x 1
Speed Lick x 1 (fading out)
Set Lick x 1


Mixing up any of the above licks will result in the same end sound when
playing so no worries trying to fit the above exact pattern.
            
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