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The Birthday Massacre — TBM tabs explained bass tabs

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(submitted by MelVinMaSsaCrE)




 I just want to go over a few things that I feel are important to know if you 
are using my tabs to play songs written by The Birthday Massacre.
If you ever watch videos of them playing live, you will notice that for the
most part the bass line is played on the low D string. However; there are some
videos that you will find that the A string is being used as well.
When you look at my tabs you will noticed that some are tabbed out only on
the D string, and some use both the D and A string. A majority of the tabs
can be played either way. Let me give you an example of what I mean: "Kill The Lights"
Bridge

Using both the D and A string
G|————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
D|————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
A|————————————————————————————————0—0—0—0—0—0—0—0—————————————————|
D|5—5—5—5—5—5—5—5—0—0—0—0—0—0—0—0—————————————————2—2—2—2—2—2—2—2—|x4

Using the D string only
G|————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
D|————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
A|————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————|
D|5—5—5—5—5—5—5—5—0—0—0—0—0—0—0—0—7—7—7—7—7—7—7—7—2—2—2—2—2—2—2—2—|x4

There is really no "correct" way, meaning that the "A|0" is right and the "D|7"
is wrong, or the other way around. They are the same note. The only thing that is
going to be different is the tone you'll get. If you use only the D string, the
tone will be deeper and warmer. If you use the A string along with the D string,
the notes on the A string will sound a little brighter.
The reason I have some of my tabs using the A string is just a preferential way
of playing that particular song. Some of the songs I think it's less of a pain
to put some notes up on the A string than having to fly up and down the D string
constantly. If you think that one of these tabs should be played on the D string
only, than by all means do it ;) It's just a matter of knowing where the notes are
at on the fretboard.

I hope that this helps, and that I didn't confuse you at all. If you have any
questions about my tabs please, please ask me. I will be more than happy to help
you in any way I can. Cheers!!

Melvin

Contact: Twitter.com/TBM_bass or melvinhawkins64@yahoo.com

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