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Blind Guardian - Nightfall Bass

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Nightfall Bass

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NIGHTFALL (Bassline)
As recorded by Blind Guardian
(From the 1998 Album NIGHTFALL IN MIDDLE-EARTH)



 Words and Music by Blind Guardian
Arranged by Blind Guardian
 

Gtr I (Eb Ab Db Gb) - 'Bass'


 Intro
  Q=96
 6/8
  Gtr I
  H.        H    E E   H.        H.
|---------|----------|---------|-------|
|---------|----------|---------|-------|
|-0-------|------3-2-|-0-------|-2-----|
|---------|-1--------|---------|-------|


  H    E E   H.        a Q  E Q  E   H    E E
|----------|---------|-------------|----------||
|-3----2-0-|-2-------|-5h7--5-3S=5-|-2--------||
|----------|---------|-------------|------3-2-||
|----------|---------|-------------|----------||


 1st Verse
  H    +E  E   H    E E   Q.   Q.     H.
|------------|----------|-----------|-------|
|------------|----------|-----------|-------|
|-0----(0)---|------3-2-|-0----0----|-2-----|
|----------0-|-1--------|-----------|-------|


  H    E E   H.        a Q  E Q  E   E E E E E E
|----------|---------|-------------|-------------|
|-3----2-0-|-2-------|-5h7--5-3S=5-|-2-2-2-2-----|
|----------|---------|-------------|---------2-3-|
|----------|---------|-------------|-------------|


    E S S E E S S E   E S S E E E E
||------------------|---------------|
||o-----------------|---------------|
||o-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------------|
||------------------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|


                   1.                2.
  E S S E E S S E   E S S E E E E     E S S E E E E
|-----------------|----------------||----------------|
|-----------------|---------------o||----------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------------o||-------2--------|
|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--||-3-3-3---3-0-3--|


  H.        E Q.    E  E   E Q.   E E   E E E E E E
|---------|--------------|-2----------|-------------|
|---------|-3-------2--0-|--------2-3-|-------------|
|-0-------|--------------|---0--------|-------------|
|---------|---1----(1)---|------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|


  E E E E E E   E E E E E E   E E E E E E   E E E E E E
|-2---2-5-4-2-|-2---2-7-5-4-|-2-0-2-5-4-2-|-------------|
|---2---------|---3---------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|-------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-|


    E S S E E E E   E S S E E E E   E S S E E E E   E S S E E E E
||----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------||
||o---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------o||
||o-2-2-2-2-2-----|-2-2-2-2-2-----|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------o||
||------------5-5-|-----------5-5-|---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-2-2---||


 Chorus
  $
  Q  E S E E S   Q  E S E E S   Q  E S E E S   Q  E E E E
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|------------|
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-|--------------|-5--5-5-5-5-5-|------------|
|--------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-|--------------|-0--0-2-2-2-|


                                                To Coda
  Q  E S E E S   Q  E S E E S   Q  E S E E S   Q.   Q.
|--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------|
|--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------|
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-|--------------|-5--5-5-5-5-5-|-----------|
|--------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-|--------------|-0----2----|


  Q  E S E E S   Q  E S E E S   Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.
|--------------|--------------|-----------|------------||
|--------------|--------------|-----------|------------||
|-2--2-2-2-2-2-|--------------|-5---------|-5----------||
|--------------|-3--3-3-3-3-3-|------3----|------5-----||


 Bridge
  S S S S S S E E E   E E E Q.     E S S E Q.     E S S E E E E
|-------4-7-6-4---4-|------------|--------------|----------------|
|-----4---------4---|------------|-2-2-2-2------|----------------|
|---5---------------|-3-3-3-2----|---------2----|-3-3-3-3--------|
|-7-----------------|------------|--------------|---------2-0-2--|


  S S S S S S E E E   S S S S S S E E E   S S S S S S E E E   S S E E S S E E
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------||
|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------||
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-||
|-------------------|-------------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------||


 2nd Verse
  Q.   Q.     Q.   E E E   Q.   Q.     Q.   E E E
|-----------|------------|-----------|------------|
|-----------|------------|-----------|------------|
|-2----5----|-0----0---0-|-2----5----|-0----0---0-|
|-----------|--------2---|-----------|--------2---|


  Q.   Q.     Q.   +Q   E   Q.   Q.     H.
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-------|
|-----------|-------------|-----------|-------|
|-2----5----|-0----(0)----|-2----5----|-0-----|
|-----------|-----------2-|-----------|-------|


  H.        +Q.   a Q.     a Q.   a Q.     a Q.   a Q.
|---------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
|---------|--------------|---------------|----------------|
|-4-------|-(4)---2h4----|-2h4----2h4----|-2h4----2h4-----|
|---------|--------------|---------------|----------------|


  Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.
|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-0----0----|-0----0----|-0----0----|-0----0----|-0----0----|-0----0----|
|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|


                                        D.S. al Coda
    E +Q.    Q    Q.   Q.     E +Q.    Q    Q.   Q.
||--------------|-----------|-------------|------------||
||o-------------|-----------|-------------|-----------o||
||o-------------|-0----7----|-------------|-0----7----o||
||--7-(7)\------|-----------|-7-(7)\------|------------||


  &
  S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------|----------------------------||
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------||
|-------------3-3-3-3-3-3-|-------------5-5-5-5-5-5----||


 Bridge
  S S E E E E E   S S E E S S E E   S S E E E E E   S S E E S S E E
|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------|-----------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-----------------|
|---------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|---------------|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|


  Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.
|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------||
|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------||
|-5---------|-5---------|-5---------|-5---------||
|------3----|------5----|------3----|------5----||


 Interlude
  Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.     Q.   Q.
|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-----------|-----------|-----------|-----------|
|-2---------|-0---------|-2---------|-----------|
|------2----|------0----|------2----|-0----3----|


  E S S E E S S E   E S S E E S S E   E S S E E S S E   E S S E E S S E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-2-2-2-2-5-5-5-5--|
|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-0-0-0-0-3-3-3-3-|------------------|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------2-2-2-2-2-2-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-------------|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------------|
|-------------5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2-2----|


  E S S E E S S E   E S S E E S S E   E S S E E S S E   E S S E E S S E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------||
|---------2-2-2-2-|-----------------|---------2-2-2-2-|------------------||
|-2-2-2-2---------|---------5-5-5-5-|-2-2-2-2---------|---------5-5-5-5--||
|-----------------|-5-5-5-5---------|-----------------|-5-5-5-5----------||


   3rd Verse
    E S S E E E E   E S S E E E E   E S S E E E E   E S S E E E E
||----------------|---------------|---------------|-----------------||
||o---------------|---------------|---------------|----------------o||
||o-2-2-2-2-2-----|-2-2-2-2-2-----|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------o||
||------------5-5-|-----------5-5-|---------------|-5-5-5-5-5-2-2---||


  Q.   Q.     Q.   E E E   Q.   Q.     Q.   E E E   Q.   Q.
|-----------|------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
|-----------|------------|-----------|------------|-----------|
|-2----5----|-2----2-2-4-|-5---------|------2-2-4-|-5---------|
|-----------|------------|------5----|-2----------|------5----|


 3/8      6/8
  Q.       H.        H.        H.        Q.   Q.
|------||----------|---------|---------|------------||
|------||o---------|---------|---------|-----------o||
|------||o-2-------|-5-------|-0-------|------0----o||
|-2----||----------|---------|---------|-3----------||


   Chorus
    S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S
||--------------------------|-------------------------|
||o-------------------------|-------------------------|
||o-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-------------------------|
||--------------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------|---------------------------o||
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|---------------------------o||
|-------------------------|-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2----||


  S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|


  S S S S S S S S S S S S   S S S S S S S S S S S S
|-------------------------|----------------------------||
|-------------------------|----------------------------||
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-------------|-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------||
|-------------3-3-3-3-3-3-|-------------5-5-5-5-5-5----||


 Outro
  Q.   +Q   E   H    E E   Q.   Q.     H    E E
|-------------|----------|-----------|----------|
|-------------|----------|-----------|----------|
|-2----(2)----|------5-4-|-2----2----|----------|
|-----------2-|-3--------|-----------|-2----0-2-|


  H.        H.        H.        H    E E
|---------|---------|---------|----------|
|---------|---------|---------|----------|
|---------|---------|---------|----------|
|-3-------|-2-------|-3-------|-2----0-2-|


  Q.   +Q   E   H    E E   Q.   Q.     H    E E
|-------------|----------|-----------|----------|
|-------------|----------|-----------|----------|
|-2----(2)----|------5-4-|-2----2----|----------|
|-----------2-|-3--------|-----------|-2----0-2-|


            H.=H
  H.        H.        H.        H.
|---------|---------|---------|-------|
|---------|---------|---------|-------|
|---------|---------|---------|-------|
|-3-------|-2-------|-3-------|-2-----|


  H.        +H.        +H.
|---------|----------|--------*|
|---------|----------|--------*|
|-2-------|-(2)------|-(2)----*|
|---------|----------|--------*|




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <> - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
            
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