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Stevie Wonder - I Was Made To Love Her Bass

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I Was Made To Love Her Bass

(ver. 2) Click to play this song!
Stevie Wonder
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I Was Made To Love Her - Stevie Wonder
               Bassist - James Jamerson
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James Jamerson was a master of improv
and is one of the greatest bass players
ever. I don't claim 100% accuracy with
this tab (above 95%), but you shouldn't
aim to be a copycat anyway, and I'd
encourage you to create your own riffs
and ornamentation for the song. It'd be
a good idea to mix and combine the
riffs and also to incorporate your own.
So enjoy! And please rate/comment.
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"1 e & a" is used to signify 1 crotchet
beat, split into 4 semi-quavers; it
rolls off the tongue nicely, and helps
with the syncopated rhythms.
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 (Intro)
  F
  1  &   2   & a  3   &  4   &   1  &   2   & a  3   &  4  e  &  a
G|-----------7-10-10--7------7--|-----------7-10-10--7-------------|
D|---10--10--------------10-----|---10--10--------------10---------|
A|8-----------------------------|8-------------------------10------|
E|------------------------------|-----------------------------10-8-|


 (Main Riff)

 (Varation 1)
  F                               Bbm       Eb
  1  &   2   & a 3 e & a 4 e & a  1  & a 2  &  3 e &   4  &  
G|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
A|8------------5---5-6-7-8-------|-------8--6----6--------3--|
E|---------------8---------5-8-7-|6----6-----------6\4-4-----|

  Db          Eb       F
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &   2   & a  3   &  4   & 
G|------------------------|-----------7-10-10--7---------|
D|---3--6--------5--8-----|---10--10--------------10-----|
A|4--------5--6--------8--|8--------------------------7--|
E|------------------------|------------------------------|


 (Varation 2)
  F                          Bbm      Eb
  1  &  2 e & a 3  &  4  &   1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &  
G|--------------------------|-------------------------|
D|--------------------------|-------------------------|
A|8-------6---6-7--8--------|---8--7--6------------3--|
E|--------------------5--8--|6--------------6--4------|

  Db          Eb       F
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &   2   & a  3   &  4   & a
G|------------------------|-----------7-10-10--7------7----|
D|---3--6--------5--8-----|---10--10--------------10-------|
A|4--------5--6--------8--|8----------------------------10-|
E|------------------------|--------------------------------|


 (Varation 3)
  F                              Bbm      Eb
  1  &  2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &  
G|------------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------------|------------------------|
A|8--8----5-------5---7-8-------|---8--7--6-----6-----3--|
E|----------8-5-----8-----5-8-7-|6-----------------6-----|

  Db          Eb       F
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &   2   & a  3   &  4   & a
G|------------------------|-----------7-10-10--7------7----|
D|---3--6--------5--8-----|---10--10--------------10-------|
A|4--------5--6--------8--|8----------------------------10-|
E|------------------------|--------------------------------|


 (Varation 4)
  F                              Bbm      Eb
  1  &  2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &  
G|------------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------------|------------------------|
A|8--8----8---5---5-6-7-8-------|---8--7--6-----------3--|
E|----------5---8---------5-8-7-|6--------------6--4-----|

  Db          Eb       F
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &   2   & a  3   &  4   & a
G|------------------------|-----------7-10-10--7------7----|
D|---3--6--------5--8-----|---10--10--------------10-------|
A|4--------5--6--------8--|8----------------------------10-|
E|------------------------|--------------------------------|


 (Varation 5)
  F                            Bbm      Eb
  1  &  2 e & a 3  &  4 e & a  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &  
G|----------------------------|------------------------|
D|----------------------------|------------------------|
A|8--8----5---5-6--7--8-------|---8--7--6-----------3--|
E|----------8-----------5-8-7-|6--------------3--6-----|

  Db          Eb       F
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &   2   & a  3   &  4   & a
G|------------------------|-----------7-10-10--7------7----|
D|---3--6--------5--8-----|---10--10--------------10-------|
A|4--------5--6--------8--|8----------------------------10-|
E|------------------------|--------------------------------|


 (Varation 6)
  F                              Bbm      Eb
  1  &  2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a  1  &  2  &  3 e &  4  &  
G|------------------------------|-------------------------|
D|------------------------------|-------------------------|
A|8--8----8---5-------7-8-------|---8--7--6------------3--|
E|----------5-----8-------5-8-7-|6-------------4-4--6-----|

  Db          Eb       F
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &   2   & a  3   &  4   & a
G|------------------------|-----------7-10-10--7------7----|
D|---3--6--------5--8-----|---10--10--------------10-------|
A|4--------5--6--------8--|8----------------------------10-|
E|------------------------|--------------------------------|


 (Varation 7; closely related to Variation 3)
  F                              Bbm      Eb
  1  &  2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &
G|------------------------------|------------------------|
D|------------------------------|------------------------|
A|8--8----5-------5---7-8---4-3-|---8--7--6-----------3--|
E|----------8-5-----8-----4-----|6-----------4--6--------|

  Db          Eb       F
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &     2     & a  3   &  4   & a
G|------------------------|---------------7-10-10--7------7----|
D|---3--6--------5--8-----|---7h10--7h10--------------10-------|
A|4--------5--6--------8--|8--------------------------------10-|
E|------------------------|------------------------------------|


 (Varation 8; closely related to Variation 5)
  F                            Bbm      Eb
  1  &  2 e & a 3  &  4 e & a  1  &  2  &  3 e & a 4  &  
G|----------------------------|--------------------------|
D|----------------------------|--------------------------|
A|8--8----5---5-6--7--8-------|---8--7--6-------------3--|
E|----------8-----------5-8-7-|6-------------4-4-4-6-----|

  Db          Eb       F
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &     2   & a  3   &  4   & a
G|------------------------|-------------7-10-10--7------7----|
D|---3--6--------5--8-----|---7h10--10--------------10-------|
A|4--------5--6--------8--|8------------------------------10-|
E|------------------------|----------------------------------|


 (Varation 9; closely related to Variation 5+8)
  F                            Bbm      Eb
  1  &  2 e & a 3  &  4 e & a  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &
G|----------------------------|------------------------|
D|----------------------------|------------------------|
A|8--8----5---5-6--7--8-------|---8--7--6-----------3--|
E|----------8-----------5-8-7-|6--------------4--6-----|

  Db          Eb       F
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &   2   & a  3   &  4   & a
G|------------------------|-----------7-10-10--7------7-0--|
D|---3--6--------5--8-----|---10--10--------------10-------|
A|4--------5--6--------8--|8-------------------------------|
E|------------------------|--------------------------------|


 (Bridge)
  F
  1  & a 2  & a 3 e &  4  &   1  &  2 e & a 3 e & a 4  & a
G|---------------------------|-----------------------------|
D|3----3----------0----1--2--|3---------------------0--1-2-|
A|-------0--1-2-----3--------|------0-0---1---2-3----------|
E|---------------------------|---1-------------------------|

  1  &  2  & a 3  &  4 e & a  1  &   2 e & a 3 e & a 4  & a
G|---------------------------|------------------------------|
D|3------------------------2-|3------------0----------------|
A|---0--0----1----2----3-----|---0-----1-----3---3---5--6-7-|
E|---------------------------|------------------------------|


 (Main Riff)

 (Varation 10; closely related to Variations 1+6)
  F                           Bbm      Eb
  1  &  2  & a 3  &  4   &    1  &  2  &  3 e &  4  &
G|---------------------------|-------------------------|
D|---------------------------|-------------------------|
A|8-----8----5----7--8-------|---8--7--6------------3--|
E|-------------8-------5-8-7-|6-------------4-4--6-----|

  Db          Eb       F
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &     2     & a  3   &  4   & a
G|------------------------|---------------7-10-10--7------7----|
D|---3--6--------5--8-----|---7h10--7h10--------------10-------|
A|4--------5--6--------8--|8--------------------------------10-|
E|------------------------|------------------------------------|


 (Varation 11; closely related to Variation 4)
  F                             Bbm      Eb
  1  &  2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e &   1  &  2  &  3 e & a 4  & a
G|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
A|8--8----8-------5-----8------|---8--7--6----6----------3-|
E|----------5-------8-------8--|6---------------6-6-4--6---|

  Db          Eb       F
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &     2     & a  3   &  4   & a
G|------------------------|---------------7-10-10--7------7----|
D|---3--6--------5--8-----|---7h10--7h10--------------10-------|
A|4--------5--6--------8--|8--------------------------------10-|
E|------------------------|------------------------------------|


 (Varation 12; closely related to Variation 4)
  F                              Bbm      Eb
  1  &  2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a  1  &    2  &  3 e & a 4  &
G|------------------------------|----------------------------|
D|------------------------------|----------------------------|
A|8--8----8---5---5-6-7-8-------|---6h8--7--6-------------3--|
E|----------5---8---------5-8-7-|6---------------6---1-4-----|

  Db          Eb       F
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &     2     & a  3   &  4   & a
G|------------------------|---------------7-10-10--7------7----|
D|---3--6--------5--8-----|---7h10--7h10--------------10-------|
A|4--------5--6--------8--|8--------------------------------10-|
E|------------------------|------------------------------------|


 (Varation 13; closely related to Variation 8+12)
  F                              Bbm      Eb
  1  &  2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a  1  &  2  &  3 e & a 4  &
G|------------------------------|--------------------------|
D|------------------------------|--------------------------|
A|8--8----8---5---5-6-7-8-------|---8--7--6-------------3--|
E|----------5---8---------5-8-7-|6-------------4-4-4-6-----|

  Db          Eb       F
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &     2     & a  3   &  4   & a
G|------------------------|---------------7-10-10--7------7----|
D|---3--6--------5--8-----|---7h10--7h10--------------10-------|
A|4--------5--6--------8--|8--------------------------------10-|
E|------------------------|------------------------------------|



 (Varation 14; closely related to Variation 12+13)
  F                              Bbm      Eb
  1  &  2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a  1  &  2  &  3 e &  4  &
G|------------------------------|-------------------------|
D|------------------------------|-------------------------|
A|8--8----8---5---5-6-7-8-------|---8--7--6------------3--|
E|----------5---8---------5-8-7-|6-------------4-4--6-----|

  Db          Eb       F
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &   1  &     2     & a  3   &  4   & a
G|------------------------|---------------7-10-10--7------7----|
D|---3--6--------5--8-----|---7h10--7h10--------------10-------|
A|4--------5--6--------8--|8--------------------------------10-|
E|------------------------|------------------------------------|


 (Varation 15; closely related to Variation 12+13)
  F                              Bbm      Eb
  1  &  2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a  1  &  2  &  3 e &  4  &
G|------------------------------|-------------------------|
D|------------------------------|-------------------------|
A|8--8----8---5---5-6-7-8-------|---8--7--6------------3--|
E|----------5---8---------5-8-7-|6-------------4-4--6-----|

  Db          Eb       F
  1  &  2  &  3  &  4  &
G|------------------------|
D|---3--6--------5--8-----|
A|4--------5--6--------8--| (Fade Out)
E|------------------------|


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 (Extra Variations)


 (Intro Variation; 2nd bar)
  F
  1  &   2   & a  3   &  4  e & a
G|-----------7-10-10--7------------|
D|---10--10--------------10-8-7-0--|
A|8--------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|



 (Main Riff Variations)


  F                              Bbm         Eb
  1  &  2 e & a 3   &   4   &    1  & a 2 e & a 3 e & a 4 e & a
G|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
A|8--8----8-------5-6-7-8-------|-------8-7-6-----4-3---------3-|
E|----------5-6-8---------5-8-7-|6----6---------------6-4-3-6---|



  F                             Bbm      Eb
  1  &  2 e & a 3 e &  4 e & a  1  &  2  &  3 e & a 4 e &
G|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
D|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
A|8--8----8-----5-6-7--8-------|---8--7--6----4-3---6------|
E|----------5-8----------5-8-7-|6-----------------6-----3--|



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| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
            
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