ACT NATURALLY (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1965 Album HELP!) Words by Vonnie Morrison Music by Johnny Russell Arranged by The Beatles Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=175(8=s8) 4/4 Gtr I W H H Q Q Q Q H H |----------|-----------|-------------|-----------| |----------|-----------|----------4--|-5---------| |----------|-5---------|-5--5--7-----|------5----| |----------|------5----|-------------|-----------| 1st, 2nd & 4th Verses $ Q Q Q Q H H H Q Q H H |-------------||------------|------------|-----------| |-5--------4--||o-5---------|-5----------|-----------| |----5--7-----||o------5----|------5--2--|-3---------| |-------------||------------|------------|------3----| H H H H H Q Q H H |-----------|-----------|------------|-----------| |-----------|-5---------|-5----------|-----------| |-3---------|------5----|------2--3--|-5----0----| |------3----|-----------|------------|-----------| Q Q Q Q H H H Q Q H H |-------------|-----------|------------|-----------| |----------4--|-5----0----|-5----0-----|-----------| |-5--5--7-----|-----------|---------2--|-3---------| |-------------|-----------|------------|------3----| To Coda H Q Q H H H Q Q H Q Q |------------|-----------|------------|------------|| |------------|-----------|---------4--|-5----5--5--|| |-3-------3--|-5---------|-5----7-----|------------|| |------3-----|------5----|------------|------------|| Bridge 1. Q Q H H H Q Q Q Q H H |------------||-----------|-------------|-----------| |-5----------||-----------|----------4--|-5---------| |------------||-5---------|-5--5--7-----|------5----| |------------||------5----|-------------|-----------| Q Q Q Q H H H Q Q H H |-------------|-----------|------------|-----------| |-5--5--4--2--|-----------|---------4--|-5----0----| |-------------|-5----0----|-5----7-----|-----------| |-------------|-----------|------------|-----------| H Q Q H H H Q Q H H |------------|-----------|------------|-----------| |-5----4--2--|-----------|------2--4--|-5----0----| |------------|-5----0----|-5----------|-----------| |------------|-----------|------------|-----------| H Q Q Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H |------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-5----0--5--|-7----7-7----|-7----7-7----|-------------| |------------|-------------|-------------|-5----5-5----| |------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| Guitar Solo 2. Q Q Q Q Q Q H H H H Q Q H H |--------------||------------||-----------|------------|-----------| |----------4--o||------------||-----------|------------|-5---------| |-5--5--7-----o||------------||-5---------|-5-------5--|------5----| |--------------||-3----------||------5----|------5-----|-----------| Q Q Q Q Q E E E E +Q Q Q Q Q H H |-------------|----7-----5-(5)--|-7--5--4-----|-----------| |-5--5--4--2--|------5-7--------|----------7--|-5---------| |-------------|-5---------------|-------------|------5----| |-------------|-----------------|-------------|-----------| 3rd Verse H Q Q H H H Q Q H H |------------||-----------|------------|-----------| |-5----------||-5---------|-5----------|-----------| |------2--5--||------5----|------5-----|-3---------| |------------||-----------|---------7--|------3----| H H H H H Q Q H H |-----------|-----------|------------|-----------| |-----------|-5---------|-5----------|-----------| |-3---------|------5----|------2--3--|-5---------| |------3----|-----------|------------|------5----| Q Q Q Q H H H Q Q H H |-------------|-----------|------------|-----------| |-------2--4--|-5---------|-5----------|-----------| |-5--5--------|------5----|------5--2--|-3---------| |-------------|-----------|------------|------3----| H Q Q H H H Q Q H Q Q |------------|-----------|------------|------------| |------------|-----------|---------4--|-5----5--5--| |-3-------3--|-5---------|-5----7-----|------------| |------3-----|------5----|------------|------------| Bridge Q Q H H H Q Q Q Q H H |------------||-----------|-------------|-----------| |-5----------||-----------|-------2--4--|-5---------| |------------||-5---------|-5--5--------|------5----| |------------||------5----|-------------|-----------| Q Q Q Q H H H Q Q H H |-------------|-----------|------------|-----------| |-5--5--4--2--|-----------|------2--4--|-5---------| |-------------|-5---------|-5----------|------5----| |-------------|------5----|------------|-----------| H Q Q H H H Q Q H H |------------|-----------|------------|-----------| |-5----4--2--|-----------|------2--4--|-5---------| |------------|-5---------|-5----------|------5----| |------------|------5----|------------|-----------| H Q Q Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H |------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-5-------5--|-7----7-7----|-7----7-7----|-------------| |------5-----|-------------|-------------|-5----5-5----| |------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| Outro D.S. al Coda & Q Q Q Q Q Q H H H Q Q Q Q |-------------||------------|-----------|-------------| |-------2--4--||------------|-----------|-------------| |-5--5--------||------------|-5----5----|-5--5--5--5--| |-------------||-3----------|-----------|-------------| Q Q Q Q W +W |-------------|----------|--------*| |-5-----------|----------|--------*| |----7--5-----|----------|--------*| |----------7--|-3--------|-(3)----*| Duration Legend --------------- W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura + - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration) Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi- bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low melody durations appear below the staff Tablature Legend ---------------- h - hammer-on p - pull-off b - bend pb - pre-bend r - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately) /\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere") s - legato slide S - shift slide - natural harmonic [n] - artificial harmonic n(n) - tapped harmonic ~ - vibrato tr - trill T - tap TP - trem. picking PM - palm muting \n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip \n - tremolo bar down n/ - tremolo bar up /n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip = - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls <> - volume swell (louder/softer) x - on rhythm slash represents muted slash o - on rhythm slash represents single note slash Misc Legend ----------- | - bar || - double bar ||o - repeat start o|| - repeat end *| - double bar (ending) : - bar (freetime) $ - Segno & - Coda Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
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