I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1963 Album PAST MASTERS VOL. 1) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=136 4/4 Gtr I H E E E E +Q E E E E E E +Q E E E E E E |--------------|------------------|-------------------| |----------2---|--------------2---|--------------2----| |--------3---5-|-(5)--5-5-5-3---5-|-(5)--5-5-5-3---5--| |--------------|------------------|-------------------| 1st Verse +E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Q. E Q E E Q. E Q. E |-------------------|-----------------||---------------|---------------| |-------------------|-----------------||-5----5----5---|---------------| |-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---||--------5------|-5----5-5----6-| |-------------------|-----------------||---------------|---------------| Q. E H Q. E E E E E Q. E Q E E Q. E Q. E |-------------|----------------|---------------|---------------|| |-------------|----------------|-5----5----5---|---------------|| |-7----7-7----|------------7---|--------5------|-5----5-5----6-|| |-------------|-7----7-7-------|---------------|---------------|| Chorus Q. E H Q Q Q Q Q. E Q. E Q. E Q. E |-------------|-------------|---------------|---------------| |-------------|-------------|---------------|-5----5-9----9-| |-7----7-7----|-------------|-3----3-5----5-|--------7----7-| |-------------|-7--7--7--7--|---------------|---------------| 2nd, 3rd & 4th Verses $ Q. E Q. E Q. E E E E E Q. E H Q. E Q. E |---------------|----------------||--------------|---------------| |--------7----7-|-5----5-----5---||o-5----5-5----|---------------| |--------5----5-|--------5-5-----||o-------------|-5----5-5----6-| |-8----8--------|----------------||--------------|---------------| Q. E H Q. E E E E E Q. E H Q. E Q. E |-------------|----------------|-------------|---------------|| |-------------|----------------|-5----5-5----|---------------|| |-7----7-7----|------------7---|-------------|-5----5-5----6-|| |-------------|-7----7-7-------|-------------|---------------|| Chorus To Coda Q. E H E E E E E E E E H H H H |-------------|-----------------|-----------|-7---------| |-------------|-----------------|-5----7----|-5----9----| |-7----7-7----|-----------------|-3----5----|------7----| |-------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-----------|-----------| Bridge H H Q. E E E E E Q. E H Q. E H |-----------|----------------||-7----7-7----|-7----7-7----| |-5----7----|-5----5-----5---||-7----7-7----|-5----5-5----| |-3----5----|--------5-------||-------------|-------------| |-----------|----------------||-------------|-------------| Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H Q. E H |-5----5-5----|-9----9-9----|-7----7-7----|-7----7-7----| |-5----5-5----|-7----7-7----|-7----7-7----|-5----5-5----| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| |-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| Q. E E E E E +Q. E E E E E +Q Q E E E E |-5----5-5-------|-----------------|-----------------| |-5----5-5-------|-----------------|-------------2---| |----------7-3-5-|-(5)---5-5-3-7-5-|-(5)--5--5-3---5-| |----------------|-----------------|-----------------| 1. +E e e e e e e e e e e e e e e E |-------------------|------------------|| |-------------------|-----------------o|| |-(5)-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---o|| |-------------------|------------------|| Outro 2. D.S. al Coda & e e e e e e e E H H E E E E E E E E |------------------||-----------|-----------------| |------------------||-5----7----|-----------------| |-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----||-3----5----|-----------------| |------------------||-----------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-| |-3-| |-3-| Q. E H Q Q Q Q Q Q a W +W |-------------|-------------|------------|--------*| |-5----5-5----|---2-----2---|-4s5--------|-(5)----*| |-3----3-3----|-3---5-3---5-|------------|--------*| |-------------|-------------|------------|--------*| 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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