MICHELLE (Bassline) As recorded by The Beatles (From the 1965 Album RUBBER SOUL) Words and Music by John Lennon & Paul McCartney Transcribed by Slowhand Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Paul McCartney - Bass' Intro Q=120(8=s8) 4/4 Gtr I H. Q H. Q W H. Q |----------9--|-10-----------|----------|-------------|| |-10----------|----------10--|----------|-10----------|| |-------------|--------------|-8--------|-------------|| |-------------|--------------|----------|-------------|| Chorus H Q. +S S H H H H H H |-------------------|-----------|-----------|-----------| |------10----(10)-7-|-8---------|------8----|-----------| |-8-----------------|------8----|-6---------|-5---------| |-------------------|-----------|-----------|------7----| Chorus H H H Q Q H Q. +S S H H |-----------|------------||------------------|-----------| |-----------|------------||o-----------------|-----------| |-----------|------5--7--||o-8---------------|------8----| |-8----7----|-8----------||-------8----(8)-5-|-6---------| H H H H H H H Q Q |-----------|-----------|-----------|------------|| |------8----|-----------|-----------|------------|| |-6---------|-5---------|-----------|------5--7--|| |-----------|------7----|-8----7----|-8----------|| 1st, 2nd & 3rd Verses $ H E. S +Q H E. S +Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q |----------------|----------------|-------------|-------------| |----------------|----------------|-6-----------|-------------| |-8-------6-(6)--|-8-------6-(6)--|----9--8--6--|----6--8-----| |------8---------|------8---------|-------------|-9--------9--| Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q H. Q H. Q |--------------|---------------|----------9--|-10-----------| |--------------|------------8--|-10----------|----------10--| |--------7-----|-8--10--11-----|-------------|--------------| |-8--10-----8--|---------------|-------------|--------------| Guitar Solo 1. 2. To Coda W H. Q H H H Q. +S S H H |----------||--------------||-------------||-------------------|-----------| |----------||-10----------o||-10----10----||------10----(10)-7-|-8---------| |-8--------||-------------o||-------------||-8-----------------|------8----| |----------||--------------||-------------||-------------------|-----------| D.S. al Coda H H H H H H H Q Q |-----------|-----------|-----------|------------|| |------8----|-----------|-----------|------------|| |-6---------|-5---------|-----------|------------|| |-----------|------7----|-8----7----|-8----8--8--|| Chorus & H H H Q. +S S H Q. +S S |-------------||-------------------|------------------| |-10----10----||------10----(10)-7-|-8----------------| |-------------||-8-----------------|------8----(8)-5--| |-------------||-------------------|------------------| H H H E. S Q H E. S Q H E. S Q |-----------|--------------|--------------|--------------|| |------8----|--------------|--------------|--------------|| |-6---------|-5------------|--------------|--------------|| |-----------|------7--7----|-8----7--7----|-8----8--8----|| H. Q H. Q W H H |----------9--|-10-----------|----------|-------------|| |-10----------|----------10--|----------|-10----10----|| |-------------|--------------|-8--------|-------------|| |-------------|--------------|----------|-------------|| Outro H Q. +S S H H H H ||------------------|-----------|-----------| ||o---------------7-|-8---------|------8----| ||o-8---------------|------8----|-6---------| ||-------8----(8)---|-----------|-----------| H H H H H Q Q |-----------|-----------|-------------|| |-----------|-----------|------------o|| |-5---------|-----------|------5--7--o|| |------7----|-8----7----|-8-----------|| 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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