DON´T LET ME DOWN (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1969 Album PAST MASTERS VOL. 2) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Israel Velasco Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Moderate Rock Q=100 $ 4/4 Gtr I W +Q Q H Q. E S S S S E S S Q. E Q. E |----------|----------------||----------11-11-11-11-11------|------------------| |----------|------14\-------||o------11----------------11p9-|--------11----11--| |----------|----------------||o-9---------------------------|-9----9-----------| |-0--------|-(0)------------||------------------------------|------------------| Q. E S S S S E S S Q. E Q. E |--------9-9-9-9-9------|--------9----9-| |------9-----------9h11-|------9--------| |-7---------------------|-7-------------| |-----------------------|---------------| |--3--| Q. E S S S S E S S Q. E Q. Q E |---------11-11-11-11-11------|-------------------| |------11----------------9h11-|------11\----------| |-9---------------------------|-9-----------------| |-----------------------------|-----------9--9--9-| 1. To Coda 5/4 Q. E S S S S E S S H +H. |--------9-9-9-9-9------||---------------| |------9-----------9h11-||---------------| |-7---------------------||-7----(7)------| |-----------------------||---------------| 4/4 Q. E +Q E E Q. E +Q E E |-------------------|-------------------| |------11-(11)------|------11-(11)------| |-9---------------7-|-9---------------6-| |---------------9---|---------------7---| 5/4 4/4 Q. E +Q E E H +H. Q. E +Q E E Q. E +Q Q |-----------------|---------------|--------------------|-------------------| |------9-(9)------|---------------|------/11-(11)------|------/11-(11)-----| |-7-------------6-|-7----(7)------|-9----------------7-|-9-----------------| |-------------7---|---------------|----------------9---|----------------7--| 2. Q. E +Q E E E. S Q H W Q E E +E E Q |-------------------|----9--9\-------||-------|----9--8--(8)--9-6-| |------11-(11)------|---------------o||-------|-------------------| |-9---------------6-|-7-------------o||-7-----|-7-----------------| |---------------7---|----------------||-------|-------------------| E Q E E E E E Q E E +E E Q E Q E E E E E E Q E E E E E |-9----9---9---9-|-----------------|----------------|-----------------| |---9----6-------|------------7----|-6--------------|-6---------------| |------------9---|----9-6-(6)---9--|---7--9-6-7---6-|---7--9-6-7---6--| |----------------|-7---------------|------------9---|------------9----| D.S. & E Q E E E E E E E S S E S S S S S S E H H W |----------------|-------------------------|-----------||------| |-6--------------|---------6-7-7-7-7-7-6---|-----------||------| |---7--9-6-7---6-|-7-7-7h9---------------9-|-7---------||-7----| |------------9---|-------------------------|-----------||------| E E E S S S S S S S S E |------------9h11-9h11-9h11-9-| |-------9h11------------------| |-7h9-9-----------------------| |-----------------------------| S S S S +E E +E E E E E E E E E E S S E |------9h11-(11)-------------|----------9-9----------| |-9h11-----------------9-----|---6-9-11-----11-9-----| |----------------9-(9)-----6-|-7-----------------11--| |------------------------7---|-----------------------| Q. E S S S S +S S E E E E S S S S S S S S S S |--------9------------------|--------9h11-9h11-9h11-9h11-9h11-| |------9---11-9-------------|-----11--------------------------| |-7-------------11-(11)-9-8-|-9-9-----------------------------| |---------------------------|---------------------------------| S S E S S S S E E E S S |-9h11-9------9h11------------| |--------9h11----------11-----| |------------------9-9------6-| |-------------------------7---| E E S S E S S S S E E W |---------9-------------|------*| |-----6-9---7-7-7-7-7---|------*| |-7-7-----------------6-|-7----*| |-----------------------|------*| 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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