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Atheist - "The Formative Years" Bass Tab

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Updated: 2007-04-11 22:59:04

 

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#Unless specified otherwise, this is NOT an official tab from the band members.#
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Band: Atheist
Album: Unquestionable Presence
Song: The Formative Years

Copyright (c) Active Records 1991 / Relapse Records 2005
Version 2.0 - 19th of May, 2006 - 30th of March, 2007 (Latest corrections)

Transcribed By: Lassi Nurminen (aka, epitaph)
Email: Gaborik10@hotmail.com / Gaborik@welho.com

EADG (From low to high)

0:01
|-----|
|-----|
|-----|
|-6-5-|

0:02
|-------------------12/14-----------------------15p14h15p14-|
|----12/14-14-15-14----------------12-14-15-14--------------|
|-12----------------------12-12-12--------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------12/14----1515------------------15p14h15p14-|
|----12-14-15-14------------------12-14-15-14---------------|
|-12-------------------13------12-------------13------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

0:11
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-000-0-0-0-0-0-0-000-0-0-0-0-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-000-000-000-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

0:15
|----------------12/14----1515------------------15p14h15p14-|
|----12-14-15-14------------------12-14-15-14---------------|
|-12-------------------13------12-------------13------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

0:20
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-000-0-0-0-0-0-0-000-0-0-0-0-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-000-000-000-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

0:24
|---------2-3-2-------------------|
|---2-3---------3---3-4-----------| Four
|-0-----0---------1-------3-4-3---| Times
|-----------------------1-------4-|

0:35
|-----------------|
|-5---------------| Tony played a small fill here..
|-3---1-4-3---1-4-| However I cant really hear it, so I'll leave it to you
|-----------------|

0:40
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-000-0-0-0-0-0-0-000-0-0-0-0-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-000-000-000-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

0:45
|-----------------|
|-5---------------|
|-3---1-4-3---1-4-|
|-----------------|

0:50
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-000-0-0-0-0-0-0-000-0-0-0-0-0-0-000-0-0-000-0-0-000-000-000-000---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------1-|

0:58
|------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------3-----------3-----------3----------------|
|-0-1-2-3-----------3-----------3----------3-----0-1-2-|
|---------111---111---111---111---111--111---111-------|

|------------------------------------------------|
|-------3-----------3-----------3----------------| Twice
|-3-----------3-----------3----------3-----0-1-2-|
|---111---111---111---111---111--111---111-------|

1:09
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---7-8---5-6---6---7-8---5-6---6-|
|-5-----3-----4---5-----3-----4---|

|---9-10---7-8---8---9-10---7-8---8-|
|-7------5-----6---7------5-----6---|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|

1:15
|------------------------------------------------|
|-------3-----------3-----------3----------------|
|-3-----------3-----------3----------3-----0-1-2-|
|---111---111---111---111---111--111---111-------|

1:18
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---7-8---5-6---6---7-8---5-6---6-|
|-5-----3-----4---5-----3-----4---|

|---9-10---7-8---8---9-10---7-8---8-|
|-7------5-----6---7------5-----6---|
|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|

1:23
|----------------12/14----1515--------------------14-1717-|
|----12-14-15-14-------------------12-14-15-14------------|
|-12-------------------13-------12-------------12---------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------/14-14-1515--------------------17-|
|----12-14-15-14---------------12-14-15-14--------|
|-12------------------------12-------------12-----|
|-------------------------------------------------|

1:33
|-9----9------10------13-1313---------|
|-9---------10------13----------------|
|-7--7----8-------11------------------|
|-----------------------------11-10-8-|

|---------------------------10\----------13\---------|
|---------9-7---------101010-------131313------------|
|-7-777-7-----10-7--8------------11------------------|
|--------------------------------------------11-10-8-|

|-9----9------10--13----------|
|-9---------10----13----------|
|-7--7----8-------11----------|
|---------------------11-10-8-|

|---------9-------------10-----------------13--------------|
|-----------9-------------10-----------------13------------|
|-7-777-7-----7-8-888-8-----8-11-111111-11-----11----------|
|--------------------------------------------------11-10-8-|

1:55
Hyper fast slapping, I think Tony played some kind of a pattern,
but its impossible to hear what. This is just what I'd guess:
|--------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|-----------------33-----------------3-|
|-320-320-320-320----320-320-320-320---|

|------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------|
|-----------------33-----------------3---1-|
|-320-320-320-320----320-320-320-320---3---|

2:02
I'm not really sure what kind of finger patterns
Tony used for the right hand here.. This is just what I'd guess
|------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------4------4-|
|---------------------------44444-44444----------------|
|-22222-22222--66666-66666----------------2222---2222--|

|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-----4------4-------------------11-----11------4------4-|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-2222---2222---66666-66666--9999---9999----2222---2222--|

2:22
|-----------------|
|-----7-----------| Five
|-5-5---8-----0-7-| Times
|---------8-8-----|

|--------------10-9-|
|-----7-8-7--7------|
|-5-5---------------|
|-------------------|

|-----------------|
|-----7-----------|
|-5-5---8-----0-7-|
|---------8-8-----|

|-----------------10-|
|-----7---7-8-8-7----|
|-5-5---8------------|
|--------------------|

2:42
|-----7-77-----5-55-----3-33-----------------|
|------------------------------7---7---7---7-|
|-5-5------3-3------1-1------0---0---0---0---|
|--------------------------------------------|

|-----7-77-----5-55----------------------|
|-------------------3--3-3-3-3-3--2--2-2-|
|-5-5------3-3---------------------------|
|----------------------------------------|

2:51
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-----222-111---------222-111---------222-111-------|
|-0-0---------333-000---------333-000---------333-0-|

|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----222-111---------222-111---------222-111-----1-2--1-2--1-2-2-2-|
|-0-0---------333-000---------333-000---------333-------------------|

|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|-----222-111---------222-111---------222-111-------|
|-0-0---------333-000---------333-000---------333-0-|

|-------------------------------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------
|-----222-111---------222-111---------222-111-----
|-0-0---------333-000---------333-000---------333-
Continues:
------------------------------|
--------------------/9--9-8-8-|
-2--2-1-1--2--2-1-1-----------|
------------------------------|

3:16
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------| Three
|---7-8---5-6---6---7-8---5-6---6-| Times
|-5-----3-----4---5-----3-----4---|

|---9-10---7-8---8-|
|-7------5-----6---|
|------------------|
|------------------|

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