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/ Iron Maiden / The Number Of The Beast (1982) / 22 Acacia Avenue bass tab

"22 Acacia Avenue" by Iron Maiden (from the album "The Number of the
Beast")
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Transcribed by Gilles Velay (gvelay@free.fr)
Comments,
corrections and suggestions are welcome :-)

Notation :
	w : whole       ^ : triplet
	h : half        R : rest
	q : quarter     / : slide up
	e : 8th         h
: hammer on
	s : 16th       +++: tied notes 


First 3 bars : only guitar
playing E5
                                              *
         e    q  h+q         w                q  h+q         q+e   q   q   ss
G-|--------||--------------|----------------|--------------|----------------
--|
D-|--------||--------------|----------------|--------------|----------------
--|
A-|-R----5-||-7--R---------|-R--------------|-5--R---------|-R-----5---5---5
5-|
E-|--------||--------------|----------------|--------------|----------------
--|
                                    *
    q  h+q         w                q   h+q          q+e   q   q   ss
  
G-|--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D-|--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A-|-7--R---------|-R--------------|-5---R----------|-R-----5---5---55-|
E-|--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|

    q  h+q         h+q       e ss   q   h+q          h+e        e e e  
G-|--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
D-|--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|
A-|-3--R---------|-R---------5-55-|-7---R----------|-R----------7-6-5-|
E-|--------------|----------------|----------------|------------------|

    q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-5-|
E-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

    q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e   e e e e e e e e
G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|-------------4h5-|-------------5h7-|-----------------|-----------------|(
x3)
A-|-3---3-3-3-3-----|-5---5-5-5-5-----|-5---7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-6-5-|
E-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|

    q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e   q   h+q           w
G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||
A-|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7---R-----------|-R---------------||
E-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------||

Play the 6 lines above twice. 
For the second time, notes with * are hold longer and the last line must 
be replaced with :

    q   e e e e e e   q   e e e e e e   w +++++++++++++++ w
G-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
D-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A-|-3---3-3-3-3-3-3-|-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-----------------|
E-|-----------------|-----------------|-0---------------|-0---------------|

Then there is a guitar interlude and rhythm changes to triplet feel :

               e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|---------||-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|---------||-------------------------|-------------------5-5-5-|
A-|----10-\-||-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-------|
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  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
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  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------5-5-5-4-4-4-5-5-5-|-------5-5-5-4-4-4-5-5-5-|
A-|-3-3-3-------------------|-3-3-3-------------------|
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  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------||
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------||
A-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-||
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------||

Play the 4 lines above twice

Then we enter the Chorus Part "22, the avenue..." :

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|

D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-3-R-3-3-3-3-3-R-3-3-3-3-|-5-R-5-5-5-5-5-R-5-5-5-5-|
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  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-2-R-2-2-2-2-2-R-2-2-2-2-|-3-R-3-3-3-3-3-R-3-3-3-3-|
E-|->-----------------------|->-----------------------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^q  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-3-R-3-3-3-3-3-R-3-3-3-3-|-5-R-5-5-5-5-5-R-5-5-5---|
E-|->-----------------------|->------------------->---|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^q     e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5---|-7-R-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
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  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-3-R-3-3-3-3-3-R-3-3-3-3-|-5-R-5-5-5-5-5-R-5-5-5-5-|
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  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-2-R-2-2-2-2-2-R-2-2-2-2-|-3-R-3-3-3-3-3-R-3-3-3-3-|
E-|->-----------------------|->-----------------------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^q  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-3-R-3-3-3-3-3-R-3-3-3-3-|-5-R-5-5-5-5-5-R-5-5-5---|
E-|->-----------------------|->------------------->---|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^q     e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5---|-7-R-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
E-|->------------------->---|->-----------------------|

Repeat everything since beginning of triplet feel
but replace last line with :

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-5-4-2-4-2---2-----------|
D-|-------------------------|-----------5---5-4-5-4---|
A-|-2-R-2-2-2-2-2-R-2-2-2-2-|-----------------------5-|
E-|->-----------------------|-------------------------|

Then go on with :

     q ^ e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e [x3] e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e 
G-||--------------------------||--------------------------|
D-||--------------------------||--5-5-5-4-4-4-5-5-5-4-4-4-| (x4)
A-||-5---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--||--------------------------|
E-||->--->--------------------||--------------------------|


Guitar Solo :

    w ++++++++++++++++++++++++ q+e      e  e^e^e e  e
G-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
D-|--------------------------|----------3--2-0----------| 
A-|-7------------------------|-7---------------3-2------|
E-|->------------------------|---------->-----------3---|

    e+s s h         e     e   e+s s h           e     e
G-||-------------11\12-11\12-|---------------11\12-11\12-|
D-||-------------------------|---------------------------|
A-||----7-7------------------|-5--5-5--------------------|
E-||-0-----------------------|---------------------------|

    q+e      e  e^e^e e  e  [x4]
G-|--------------------------||
D-|----------3--2-0----------|| 
A-|-3---------------3-2------||
E-|---------->-----------3---||

Break :

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
E-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-9-9-9-7-7-7-------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------9-9-9-------|
A-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|------------------101010-|
E-|-------------------------|-------------------------|


Verse :

     e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-||-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-||-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-||-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|
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  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-3h5-5-5-5-5-3h5-5-5-5-5-|-3h5-5-5-5-5-3h5-5-5-5-5-|
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  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-2h3-3-3-3-3-2h3-3-3-3-3-|-3h5-5-5-5-5-3h5-5-5-5-5-|
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  
G-|-------------------------|--------------------------||
D-|-------------------------|-------------7------------||
A-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|-5h7-7-7-7-7--10-9-10-9-7-||
E-|->----------->-----------|->------------------------||

Repeat the four lines above six times :
  - 1st time without vocals
  - 2nd, 3rd and 4th time with vocals and last bar identical to 
    penultimate bar
  - On 5th time, guitar solo begins and last bar is still
    identical to penultimate bar

For the 6th time, replace last 2 bars with : 

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------7-7-7-|
D-|-------------------------|-------7-7-7-9-9-9-------|
A-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-101010------------------|
E-|->-----------------------|-------------------------|

and continue with :

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e  
G-|-7h9-9-9-9-9-7h9-9-9-9-9-|-7h9-9-9-9-9-7h9-9-9-9-9-|
D-|->----------->-----------|->----------->-----------|
A-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
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  
G-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|
D-|->----------->-----------|->----------->-----------|
A-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
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  
G-|-4h5-5-5-5-5-4h5-5-5-5-5-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|
D-|->----------->-----------|->----------->-----------|
A-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
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  
G-|-7h9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-|-9-7---7-----------------|
D-|->-----------------------|-----9---9-7-9-7---7-----|
A-|-------------------------|----------------10--10-9-|
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  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|-5h7-7-7-7-7-5h7-7-7-7-7-|
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  
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
A-|-3h5-5-5-5-5-3h5-5-5-5-5-|-3h5-5-5-5-5-3h5-5-5-5-5-|
E-|->----------->-----------|->----------->-----------|

    e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e e^e^e   q+e      e  e^e^e e  e   
G-|-------------------------|-------------------------|
D-|-------------------------|----------3--2-0---------|
A-|-2h3-3-3-3-3-2h3-3-3-3-3-|-3---------------3-2-----|
E-|->----------->-----------|->-------->-----------3--|
    
    w
G-|------------------------|
D-|------------------------| 
A-|------------------------|
E-|-0----------------------|


Iron Maiden albums
2003 Dance of Death
2000 Brave New World
1998 Virtual XI
1995 The X Factor
1992 Fear Of The Dark
1990 No Prayer For The Dying
1988 Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
1986 Somewhere In Time
1984 Powerslave
1983 Piece Of Mind
1982 The Number Of The Beast
1981 Killers
1980 Iron Maiden
The Number Of The Beast tabs
01Invaders tabbass tab
02Children Of The Damned tabbass tab
03Prisoner, The tabbass tab
0422 Acacia Avenue tabbass tab
05The Number Of The Beast tabbass tab
06Run To The Hills tabbass tab
07Gangland tabbass tab
08Hallowed Be Thy Name tabbass tab

 

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