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Sea Of Love Bass

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The National
The National
Trouble Will Find Me
“Sea of Love”

Tuning: Standard EADG
Bassist: Scott Devendorf

Scott plays this whole song with a pick because of the chords in the chorus and outro. 
Slight distortion recommended

Verse 1 (0:00 - 0:41)
 Play 4 times
(Pattern A)
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3(x8)--7(x8)--5(x8)--3(x12)--7-7-9-9\------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Pattern B)
On 5th repeat, it changes slightly, sliding the last note up into the chorus
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-3(x8)--7(x8)--5(x8)--3(x16)--------|
E|------------------------------------|

Chorus 1 (0:41 - 1:01) “I see people on the floor…”
G|---------------------------------------------------|
D|---12--12--12--12\--9--9--9--9\--5--5--5--5 -------|   -Repeat the last chord x16 each time
A|--/10--10--10--10\--7--7--7--7\--3--3--3--3--------|
E|---------------------------------------------------|

Bridge (1:02 - 1:26) “If I stay here, trouble will find me…”
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-10-10-10-10-10/-12-12/-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15------------------------| (play x2)
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------5-5-5-5--------------------------------------|
A|-10-10-10-10-10--8\-7-7-7-7-----------3(x12)--7--9------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 2 (1:26 - 1:59)
Same as the first verse, except play pattern A 3 times instead of 4, and then play 
Pattern B 1 time.

(Pattern A) (Play x3)
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-3(x8)--7(x8)--5(x8)--3(x12)--7-7-9-9\------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(Pattern B) (Play x1)
G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|-3(x8)--7(x8)--5(x8)--3(x16)--------|
E|------------------------------------|



Pattern C (1:59 - 2:32) Same strumming pattern as in the other verses, but played as 
chords with a different ending to each phrase (lower octave than before).
G|----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-55555555/-99999999\-77777777\--555555555555--------------------|
A|-33333333/-77777777\-55555555\--333333333333--------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------0-0-2-2------------|

Outro (2:32 - End) Repeat this chord progression as necessary, then slide up to the 10th 
fret for the final note.
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-12--12--12--12\--9--9--9--9\--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5---------|
A|-10--10--10--10\--7--7--7--7\--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3---------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

G|------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------|
A|---/10-~----------------------------|
E|------------------------------------|

And that's it! Pretty easy - great song.



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