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Ben Folds Five — Brick bass tabs

Brick Bass Tab
Written by Ben Folds
Performed on the Album "Whatever and Amen" By Ben Folds Five
(Guitar chords under the basslines)

The beginning of the verse, there's no bass. Eventually, he comes in
with his contrabass and plays a quiet little riff.

1st Verse:
D Dsus2 G6sus2(x3)
Bm7 E7sus4 E7 Esus4

2nd verse:
G|——————————————————————|
D|—————————5lr——————————|
A|——5lr—————————————————|
E|——————————————————————|
Same as above chords.

It sounds best if you have a noise gate and crank it up all the way to
cut off most of the attack, so it sounds like the contrabass fading in.

The verse line comes in a bit after. It's easy, also.
G|——————————————————————————————————————|
D|——————————————————————————————————————|
A|—5———5———5———5——————————————————————|
E|————————————————————3———3———3———3———|
Same verse chords.

You may want to play the G (third fret on the E String) an ocatve higher

( fifth fret on the D String) , it's hard to tell what he's playing.

The prechorus goes like this.

G|—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
D|——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
A|——2—2—2—————————————2—2—2—————————————————5——5——5———————————————2—2—2———————————————————————————|
E|———————————3—3—3—————————————3—3—3————————————————————3——3——3—————————————0—0—0—0—0—0—0—0—0——|

Bm7 G6sus Bm7 G6sus D G6sus
Bm7 E7

The chorus is just a simple G—A—D progression.

G|————————————————————————————————————————————|
D|————————————————————————————————————————————|
A|——————————————————————————5—5—5—5—————————|
E|——3—3—3—3———5—5—5—5—————————————————————|
G A Dmaj9

The bridge is fairly easy, as well.
G|——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
D|——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
A|—————————————————————————————————————————————5—5—5—5—5—5—5—5—5———|
E|——0—0—0—0—0—0—0—0——3—3—3—3—3—3—3—3—3—————————————————————————|
E7 G6sus D


corrections, comments are welcome.
christopher@gbamed.com


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