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Jaco Pastorius - Amerika Bass

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Amerika Bass

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                AMERIKA (Bassline)
As recorded by Jaco Pastorius
(From the 1984 Album INVITATION)

 Music by Jaco Pastorius


Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Standard'

  Gtr I
  Q.    E    Q.      E    Q   E E
             E  Q.       +H

  +E   E    Q        E   E E E   Q    Q
   E   E    Q       +H           E E  Q

   Q  Q     Q    E E   +H
                        Q   Q

  +Q.      S  S   +Q.     E    Q  Q
   Q    E  E       Q   Q

  Q           S   S S S   Q    Q     Q   Q
  S  S   E   +Q

   Q    e  e    E    E        Q       S  T  T  S  S  S  S  S  S
   E E  Q       S S  S   S   +Q

   Q.      E    Q.      E     Q     Q
   E  Q.       +E  Q.        +E  E  E   E

         T      T      T        T         T         T       T
    E    E      E      E        Q         Q         Q       Q
   +E    Q.                    +E     Q.           +H

   T       T                              T
   Q       Q         H            Q       Q
  +H                 E  E  Q      E   Q.

    Q.        E     Q.     E    Q    +E   S  S
   +Q.        E     E  Q   E    Q.        E

   Q.     E    Q  Q     Q   Q
   E  Q   E

   Q   Q     H        H
                      E Q.

   +Q   Q     S S S S S S S S S   S  S   S  S S S S S
   +Q   e e

  Q  Q    Q  Q    W

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
<n> - 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 - <E/E./Q/Q./H/H.> = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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