LET IT BE (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1970 Album LET IT BE) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro, 1st & 2n3rd Verse Q=80 4/4 Gtr I Wx19 Q E E Q. e |-------------||---------------| |-------------||----2-0------5-| |-------------||--------3------| |-------------||---------------| Q. S S H Q. E Q Q Q. E H Q E E Q S S S S |-5-------------|-----------5--|-------------|-----------5-5-4-4--|| |--------5-5----|-7----5-3-----|------2-5----|-3--2-0-------------|| |---------------|--------------|-3-----------|--------3-----------|| |---------------|--------------|-------------|--------------------|| Chorus Q e E E E e E Q e S S Q +S S S S E E E e Q e E |-2--2---0-0-0---|--------5--------------|----------------| |----------------|-3--3------------2-3s5-|-----2-3-5--5---| |----------------|----------3--(3)-------|-3-3------------| |----------------|-----------------------|----------------| Q E E Q e e Q e e Q e e Q e e Q S S S S |-----------5---|------5------5-|------5------------| |-3--2-0------5-|-7--7---5--5---|-3--3--------2-3s5-| |--------3------|---------------|--------3--3-------| |---------------|---------------|-------------------| Interlude Q E E Q. S S Q E E E S S S S E Q E E Q E E Q Q H |-----------------|----------5-5-5-5-5-||-----------3-2-|-0----------| |----2-3-5----5---|-3--2-0-------------||-3--2-0--------|----3-------| |-3---------------|--------3-----------||--------3------|-------3----| |-----------------|--------------------||---------------|------------| Guitar Solo H H Q Q Q S S E Q +S E S Q. E |------5----|-------/5--5-5-5-||-------------------| |-3---------|-5--3------------||--------2-3-5----5-| |-----------|-----------------||-3--(3)------------| |-----------|-----------------||-------------------| S E. e e Q E e Q E S S Q E E E. S E E S S S S S S S S |-----------------|----5------------|--------------5-5-5---2----| |-7-7--7-5-3--3s5-|------2-3-5----5-|-3--3-2-0-----------5---2--| |-----------------|-3---------------|----------3-3--------------| |-----------------|-------------3---|---------------------------| Q E E E S S S S E Q E E Q E E |--------------------|-------------5\-| |----2-3-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7--5-3-3--3----| |-3------------------|----------------| |--------------------|----------------| E. S E E Q E E E. S E E E S S S S E |----5-5----------|------------5-5-5s4-4-|| |--------2-5----5-|-3--3-2-0-------------|| |-3---------------|----------3-----------|| |-------------3---|----------------------|| Chorus Q Q E. S E E Q e E E. S Q E Q. Q e E Q E E H |-2--2--0--0-0---|-------------5--|---------------|-------------|| |----------------|-3--3-----------|--------5--5---|-3--2-0------|| |----------------|--------3--3----|-3-3-----------|--------3----|| |----------------|----------------|---------------|-------------|| 4th Verse H H Q e e Q e e Q. E Q. E Q E E Q. e |-5---------|---------------|---------------|---------------| |------5----|-7--7-5-3--3-5-|------2-5------|-3--2-0------5-| |-----------|---------------|-3-------------|--------3------| |-----------|---------------|---------------|---------------| Q. S S H Q. E Q Q Q. E H Q E E Q S S S S |-5-------------|-----------5--|-------------|-----------5-5-4-4--|| |--------5-5----|-7----5-3-----|------2-5----|-3--2-0-------------|| |---------------|--------------|-3-----------|--------3-----------|| |---------------|--------------|-------------|--------------------|| Chorus Q e E E E e E Q e S S Q +S S S S E E E e Q e E |-2--2---0-0-0---|--------5--------------|----------------| |----------------|-3--3------------2-3s5-|-----2-3-5--5---| |----------------|----------3--(3)-------|-3-3------------| |----------------|-----------------------|----------------| Out-Chorus Q E E Q e e Q e e Q e e Q e e Q S S S S |-----------5---||------5------5-|------5------------| |-3--2-0------5-||-7--7---5--5---|-3--3--------2-3s5-| |--------3------||---------------|--------3--3-------| |---------------||---------------|-------------------| Q E E Q. e E. S E E Q e e Q E E Q E E Q E E Q S S S S |---------------|-------------5-4-|-2--5\---0--5\---|----5\------5-----5-| |----2-3-5----5-|-3--3-2-0--------|-----------------|-3------------5s7---| |-3-------------|----------3------|-----------------|---------3----------| |---------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------| Outro Q E E Q E E Q E E Q S S E Q e e Q E E Q Q H |---------------|-----------5-5-5-||-----------3-2-|-0----------*| |----2-3-5----0-|-3--2-0----------||-3--2-0--------|----3-------*| |-3---------2---|--------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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