Led Zeppelin - What Is And What Should Never Be Chords & Tabs

 

What Is And What Should Never Be Chords & Tabs

Led Zeppelin Chords & Tabs

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What Is And What Should Never Be Bass Tab



Song title:       What is and what should never be
Artist:           Led Zeppelin
Album:            Led Zeppelin II


Transcribed by:   Nicolás De Francesco (Argentina)
e-mail:           nevermore78@uol.com.ar            
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Notation:

Above the staff:     !    - 1/4 measure mark
                     .    - 1/16 measure mark
                     o    - whole note

On the staff:        p    - pull next note off
                     h    - hammer next note on
                     b    - bend up to next note
                     /    - slide up to next note
                     \    - slide down to next note
     
                  |-----|               |-----|                  
                  |-----| full          |o---o| repeat
                  |-----| measure       |o---o| measures
                  |-----|               |-----|

The duration of the notes can be deduced from the marks above the
staff (the note spacing is in time scale).
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Hi there!

This is the first tab I submit. The song is one of Zeppelin's
greatest pieces (and one of my favourites too). I based the 
transcription on filtered (leaving only the bass) samples, and
I'm quite confident of it's accuracy (if you find any mistakes,
please let me know!). I hope you enjoy it. 
Any comments will be welcome.


                                            HAVE FUN!
                                              Nico
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time sign.: 4:4



Main part:

The whole passage is played four times (2x verse + solo + verse)


      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------------------------------------2/---|
   A|------------------------------------------------|
   E|------------------------------------------------|


      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|o7-----------7----------------------------------|
   A|o------7h-9-----9--7--0-----------0--4--5-----6-|
   E|------------------------------------------------|
     (repeat twice)                                     

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  
   G|-------------9----------------------------------|
   D|-------9h11----11--------9---------------------o|
   A|-7---------------------------------------------o|
   E|------------------------------------------------|

                                                  
      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-7-----------7----------------------------------|
   A|-------7h-9-----9--7--0-----------0--4--3--2--1-|
   E|------------------------------------------------|
                                                  

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------7-----------5-----------5----------|
   A|-0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----0--0--0-----0-----0-|
   E|------------------------------------------------|
                                                     

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-4-----------4-----------2--0-------------------|
   A|----0--0--0-----0-----0--------------4-----2----|
   E|------------------------------------------------|
                                                  

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------7-----------5-----------5----------|
   A|-0--0--0--0-----0-----0-----0--0--0-----0-----0-|
   E|------------------------------------------------|
                                                  

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-4-----------4-----------2--0-------------------|
   A|----0--0--0-----0-----0--------------4-----2--0-|
   E|------------------------------------------------|
                                                  

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  
   G|-------------4-----------2-----------2----------|
   D|------------------------------------------------|
   A|-2--2--2--2-----2-----2-----2--2--2-----2-----2-|
   E|------------------------------------------------|
                                                  
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/l/led_zeppelin/what_is_and_what_should_never_be_btab_ver_2.html ]
      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .   o
   G|-1-----------1----------------------------------|---|
   D|-------------------------4--2--------1----------|---|
   A|----2--2--2-----2-----2--------------------2----|---|
   E|------------------------------------------------|-2-|
                                                      

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .   o
   G|------------------------------------------------|---|
   D|----------------------------------------2--5b6--|-2-|
   A|-------------------------------2--4-------------|---|
   E|-5----------------------------------------------|---|





Outro:

As you can notice on the recording, there's a lot of variation 
within the 2-measures-long pattern used for the outro.
I've transcribed those changes until it begins fading-out 
(14 measures in total). It's up to you to decide if you play
the *exact* version or just use the first couple of lines... ;)


      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .                                                
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------6h-7-------------------------------|
   A|-5h-7-------------------------------------------|
   E|------------------------------------------------|
    

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .      
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------5p-4-----2-------------------------|
   A|-4h-5-----------------------2h-4p-2-------------|
   E|-------------------------------------0----------|
    

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .      
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------6h-7-------------------------------|
   A|-5h-7-----------------------------------------4-|
   E|------------------------------------------------|
    

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .      
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------5p-4-------------------------------|
   A|-4h-5-----------------7-----5-----6--7----------|
   E|-------------------------7--------------7-------|
    

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .      
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------6h-7-------------------------------|
   A|-5h-7-------------------------------------------|
   E|------------------------------------------------|
    

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .      
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------5p-4-------------------------------|
   A|-4h-5-----------------------7-------------------|
   E|-------------------------------7-----0----------|
    

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .      
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------6-----6h-7-------------------------------|
   A|-5h-7-------------------------------------------|
   E|------------------------------------------------|
    

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .      
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------5p-4--------------9-----9----------|
   A|-4h-5-----------------7-----7-----7-----7--7----|
   E|------------------------------------------------|
    

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .      
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------6h-7-------------------------------|
   A|-5h-7-------------------------------------12\---|
   E|------------------------------------------------|
    

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .      
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------5p-4-----2--2--2-------------------|
   A|-4h-5--------------------------2----------------|
   E|-------------------------------------0----------|
    

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .      
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------6h-7--------------------7----------|
   A|-5h-7-----------------------7-----7-----7-------|
   E|------------------------------------------------|
    

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .    
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------5p-4-------------------------------|
   A|-4h-5-----------------7-----7--7--7-------------|
   E|-------------------------7-----------7--0-------|
    

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .      
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------6h-7--------------------7--7-------|
   A|-5h-7-----------------------------7--------7----|
   E|------------------------------------------------|
    

      !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .  !  .  .  .      
   G|------------------------------------------------|
   D|-------------5--4--3--2-------------------------|
   A|-4h-5-----------------------2h-4p-2-------------|
   E|-------------------------------------0----------|
       here it starts fading....




Until next time - Nico

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