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Tool — The Patient bass tabs

The Patient
Lateralus
Tool
Bassist : Justin Chancellor


As with all tool songs this bad boy is drop D. Takes a lot of timeing,
and a few effects. Also a bit of patience.

The intro he has a little wah effect on. Play around with your tools
see what you can get. It sounds alright without anything anyways, so
best of luck.

G—————————————————5————|
D———————5———————————7——|
A—7h8—5———7—7h8—5——————|
D——————————————————————|

When it cuts out be ready quick to follow Adams lead. Let a note ring
out or play along, your choice.

G———————————————————————|
D———————————————————————|
A—0————3————5————0————7—|
D———————————————————————|

Now this part is slow and heavy, so get in the groove.

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

Back to following Adam along.

G———————————————————————|
D———————————————————————|
A—0————3————5————0————7—|
D———————————————————————|

And again, slow and heavy

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

Now this part is moderatly slow, till the 7878 part,
be sure to flow right back to an open note after it.

G——————————————————————————————|
D——————————————————————————————|
A——————————————————————————————|
D———0———3———0———5———7————7878——|

This part is hard to hear because it matches
the drums quite well. So be very careful and
throw this down over it:

G———————————————————————|
D———————————————————————|
A———————————5——3——5——0——|
D——7——55——0—————————————|

Your gonna have to be careful because this part
flows in pretty seamlessly.
G—————————————————|
D—————————————————|
A—0—3———0———0——0——|
D—————5———5———5———|

Then back to this beat, remember to follow
the drums.
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D———————————————————————|
A———————————5——3——5——0——|
D——7——55——0—————————————|

Again, just follow Adam's beat for this part
G———————————————————————|
D———————————————————————|
A—0————3————5————0————7—|
D———————————————————————|

Now the moment of peace comes. "I still may... and i still may"
Play harmonics at this point. Each harmonic is struk 4 times, then
be ready to change timeing like never before.
G———————————————|
D———————————————|
A————————————|
D——————————————————|

This rush is what feeds into the next part. Very quick now.
G———————————————————|
D——5———2————————————|
A————————3———0——————|
D——————————5———77———|

Now this part you play along with Adam, this time on the D
string, he's also gonna throw in small changes. Stay with
this main piece and DO NOT slow down, throw in improv if
your talented enough to keep pace and beat.
G————————————|
D————————————|
A————————————|
D—0—3—5—0—7——|

Now you'll notice the change come up that seems to be leading
somewhere. This part is a breeze as long as you master when
it starts.
D——————————————————————|
D——————————————————————|
A——————————————————————|
D—3—0—2—0—0—2—3—0—2—0——|

This is where "I must keep reminding myself of this"
comes in. Continually play it, very rythmic, so don't
think it's easy.
G——————————————————————————————|
D——————————————————————————————|
A——————————————————————————————|
D——5h7—5h7—7——5h7—5h7—7—7——————|

Then end on
G————————————————————————————|
D————————————————————5———————|
A———————————————5h7————7—————|
D——5h7—5h7—7—7———————————————|

Flow naturally into this. Getting close now.
G————————————|
D————————————|
A————————————|
D—7—5—5—0—3——|

Now listen carefully and he switches it to:
G————————————————————————|
D————————————————————————|
A————————————————————————|
D—77—5—7—5—5—00—2—0—3—3——|

Then back to the first riff. Slow and heavy.
G———————————————————————————|
D———————————————————2———2———|
A———————0—————————3———0—————|
D—3—0—5———5—0—3—0———————————|

And voila! End on F (3rd fret on D string)

The Bodhi Bassist.

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