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Vampire Weekend, Cousins Bass tabs (ver.1)

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Cousins Bass tabs (ver.1)

Vampire Weekend Tabs
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I'm a guitar player myself, but playing just the guitar part when I'm alone 
sounded pretty dull, since the verse is only supported by the bass. I 
decided to tab the bass part as well therefore. I think it turned out 
pretty nice, let me know if you got any feedback. There are bound to be 
some small errors, since this is also the first tab I made.

The melody is pretty straightforward and easy, but the difficulty is in 
the speed of the song and the tremolo picking.

Have fun!

Standard Tuning

Intro / Fill Riff (tremolo picked)

G ----|----------------|--------9-------|----------------|----------------|
D ----|--------11------|----------------|--------11------|--------9-------|
A 7---|9-----------7---|9-----------7---|9-----------7---|9-----------7---|
E ----|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

Main Riff

G |3---------------| 3x  G |3---------------| 1x
D |--4---4-----6---|     D |--4---2-----4---|
A |----4-----4---4-|     A |----2-----4---4-|
E |--------2-------|     E |--------2-------|

Bridge Riff ( ) played during the end of the second time

G |-----------------| 3x  G |-----------------| 1x
D |--------(9)-11-9-|     D |--------9--(9)---| 
A |9-9--------------|     A |9-9--------------|
E |-----------------|     E |-----------------|

Cousins Riff

G |----------------|  8x
D |----------------|
A |----------------|
E |--2---2---2---2-|

End Riff

G |3---------------| 8x
D |--4-------6-4---|  
A |----4---4-----4-| 
E |----------------|


1x Intro / Fill Riff
6x Main Riff
2x Intro / Fill Riff
2x Main Riff

-- No Riff ("Me and my cousins!")

2x Intro / Fill Riff
2x Bridge Riff

-- No Riff (Me and my cousins!)

1x Cousins Riff
2x Intro / Fill Riff

1x End Riff

And end the song on a low F :)
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