Black Sabbath - Paranoid Chords & Tabs


Paranoid Chords & Tabs

Black Sabbath Chords & Tabs

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Paranoid Bass Tab

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
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PARANOID (Bassline)
As recorded by Black Sabbath
(From the 1962 Album PARANOID)

Transcribed by Callum Dewar

 Words and Music by Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Terence Butler and Bill Ward
Arranged by Callum Dewar

This is quite an easy bass line to play. You should be able to figure it out 
yourself what figure goes where. 

Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Untitled'

    Gtr I
    W                 Q.   Q.   Q    E E E E E E E E

 Pattern 1
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E Q.   Q  Q

[ Tab from: ]
 Pattern 2
  E E E E E E E E   E E Q  E E Q    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E

   Pattern 3
    E E E E E E E E         E E E E E E E E


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