GETTING BETTER (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1967 Album SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=123(8=s8) 4/4 Gtr I W W W |----------|----------|------| |----------|----------|------| |----------|----------|------| |----------|----------|------| 1st Verse H Q E E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E Q |-------------||---------12---12\--|---------12---12\--| |-------------||-------------------|-------------------| |-------------||-------------------|-------------------| |-----------3-||-3---3-------------|-3---3-------------| E E E E E E Q E E E E E E Q E E E E E E Q |---------12---12\--|---------12---12\--|---------12---12\--| |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| |-3---3-------------|-3---3-------------|-3---3-------------| E E E E E E Q E E E E E E Q E E E E E Q. |---------12---12\--|---------12---12\--|---------9-12\---|| |-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|| |-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|| |-3---3-------------|-3---3-------------|-3---3-----------|| Chorus E E Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E E E E Q Q Q Q Q Q |-----------------|---------------|----------------|--------------| |-10---10---------|-7--10--7------|----------------|--------------| |----------7--10--|-----------10--|-7---8---10-----|-----7--8-----| |-----------------|---------------|-------------8--|-10--------7--| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E E E E Q Q E E E E E E E E |--------------|---------------|----------------|------------------| |--------------|-7--10--7------|----------------|------------------| |-------7--10--|-----------10--|-7---8---10-----|------7---8-------| |-8--8---------|---------------|-------------8--|-10-----------8---| 2nd Verse |3-| |3-| H. E Q H. E Q E E E E E E Q |---------12-12\-|---------12-12\-||---------12---12\--| |----------------|----------------||-------------------| |----------------|----------------||-------------------| |-3--------------|-3--------------||-3---3-------------| |--3--| |--3--| E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E Q |---------12---12\--|---------9-10-12-12\--|---------9-10-12-12\--| |-------------------|----------------------|----------------------| |-------------------|----------------------|----------------------| |-3---3-------------|-3---3----------------|-3---3----------------| E E E E E E Q E E E E E E Q E E E E E E Q |---------12---12\--|---------12---12\--|---------12---12\--| |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| |-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| |-3---3-------------|-3---3-------------|-3---3-------------| Chorus E E E E E E Q E E E E a E Q. H +E. S +Q H +E. S +Q |---------9-12-9--||-------------5----|-5----(5)--------|------------------| |-----------------||---------5s7------|-----------------|-5----(5)---------| |-----------------||-3---3------------|----------7-(7)--|----------5-(5)---| |-3---3-----------||------------------|-----------------|------------------| H E E +Q Q Q H H +E. S +Q H +E. S +Q |---------------|-------2----|-5----(5)--------|-----------------| |-3-------------|----2-------|----------2-(2)--|-5----(5)-0-(0)--| |--------2-(2)--|-3----------|-----------------|-----------------| |---------------|------------|-----------------|-----------------| Bridge H +E. S +Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E E Q Q E E E Q E |-----------------|-------------|--------------||--------2-5--2-| |-3----(3)--------|-3--2--3--2--|-3--2--3-3-3--||----2-2--------| |----------3-(3)--|-------------|--------------||-3-------------| |-----------------|-------------|--------------||---------------| H +E. S +Q H +E. S +Q H +E. S +Q Q Q E E +Q |-5----(5)--------|-----------------|-----------------|-------2-5-(5)--| |----------2-(2)--|-5----(5)-0-(0)--|-3----(3)-2-(2)--|----2-----------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3--------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------| H +E. S +E. S H +E. S +E. S H +E. S +Q W |-5----(5)---------|------------------|-----------------|------| |----------2-(2)-3-|-5----(5)-0-(0)-2-|-3----(3)-2-(2)--|------| |------------------|------------------|-----------------|------| |------------------|------------------|-----------------|-3----| 3rd Verse +W +W +W +W |------------||------------|------------|--------| |------------||------------|------------|--------| |------------||------------|------------|--------| |-(3)--------||-(3)--------|-(3)--------|-(3)----| |--3--| |--3--| +W E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E Q |------------|---------12-12-12-12\--|---------12-12-12-12\--| |------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| |------------|-----------------------|-----------------------| |-(3)--------|-3---3-----------------|-3---3-----------------| |--3--| |--3--| |--3--| E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E Q E E E E E E E Q |---------12-12-12-12\--|---------12-12-12-12\--|---------12-12-12-12\--|| |-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|| |-----------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|| |-3---3-----------------|-3---3-----------------|-3---3-----------------|| Chorus H E Q. H +E E +Q H +E E +Q H +E E +Q |------2---5---|-5----(5)--------|-----------------|------------------| |--------------|----------2-(2)--|-5----(5)-0-(0)--|-3----(3)---------| |-3------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------2-(2)---| |--------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| Q Q E E +Q H +E E +Q H +E E +Q H +E E +Q |-------2--5-(5)--|-5----(5)--------|-----------------|------------------| |----2------------|----------2-(2)--|-5----(5)-0-(0)--|-3----(3)-2-(2)---| |-3---------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|------------------| Out-Chorus Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q E E +E E Q. E +E E +Q |-------------|-------------||-------2--5-(5)-2-|-5-----5-(5)--------| |-3--2--3--2--|-3-----------||----2-------------|-------------2-(2)--| |-------------|-------0--2--||-3----------------|--------------------| |-------------|----3--------||------------------|--------------------| H +E E +E E H +E E +Q Q Q E E +Q E E E E +E E +Q |------------------|-----------------|-------2--5-(5)--|-5--5-0--5-(5)---------| |-5----(5)-0-(0)-2-|-3----(3)--------|----2------------|-----------------------| |------------------|----------2-(2)--|-3---------------|---------------7-(7)---| |------------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------------| H +E E +Q H +E E +E E Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |-----------------|------------------|-------------|-------------| |-5----(5)-0-(0)--|-3----(3)-2-(2)-0-|-3--2--3--2--|-3-----------| |-----------------|------------------|-------------|-------0--2--| |-----------------|------------------|-------------|----3--------| W +W +W +W |----------|------------|------------|--------*| |----------|------------|------------|--------*| |-3--------|-(3)--------|-(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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