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/ Joe Satriani / Crystal Planet (1998) / Love Thing bass tab

Artist: Joe Satriani
Album:  Crystal Planet
Track:  4
Title:  Love Thing

Tuning: E A D G
Time:   4/4
Tempo:  ~171

Tabbed by: Kent C. Johnson 


This is an extension of Jason Matthews'  tab, which
is included below, and assumes that each note comes in groups of 4.  The
problem is, when Stu Hamm plays it, he tends to do a lot of pushing into
the next bar (called "anticipation"), but doesn't do it throughout the
entire song.  In edition, there are a few measures where he adds in
intermediate notes to bridge the gap between two groups of notes.  So I
tabbed it all out so you (and I) know what to play when.  I suggest
starting with Jason Matthews' tab at the bottom, to learn the basic
structure, and then going back through my note-for-note version.

The measure numbers are shown above each measure, while the beat counts
are listed below.  The notes should be counted starting with 4
(4-1-2-3-4-1-2-3-4), so that the loudest (only) drum sound is on the 3
count.  For this reason, measure 0 only has one beat, and then measure 1
immediately starts.  Measures 0-37 all use anticipation, then 38-55 do not,
then 56-71 do, 72-137 do not, then 138-end do.  This can be hard to
remember, so I marked when to start and stop anticipating with
"Anticipation ON" and "Anticipation OFF", AFTER the measure that started
or stopped anticipating.  This means if you see the anticipation change
coming, you need to incorperate it into the last measure before the change
marker.  When in measures that use anticipation, I find it easier if I
count "4-1-2-3, 4-1-2-3" in my head, since most notes are grouped like
this.  For the measures not using anticipation, I count "1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4".

This entire song only uses the A and E strings, so the G and D strings are
not shown in the tab.  If it throws you off not having them there, add them
back.  Each line of measures has a song time to its right, which is the
time at which that line of measures is complete.  If the measure numbers or
beat counts are too much clutter, I suggest taking them out.

Note that while many sections of this piece are similar to others, all of
them are completely tabbed out due to small variations.  For example,
measures 1-16 and 19-34 are very similar, but the last beat of measure 16
and 34 do not match.  These general trends can be very easily noticed by
looking at Jason Matthews' tab at the bottom.

Any atypical measures numbers are enclosed in parenthesis.  Most of them
merely bridge the gap between two groups of notes by changing the 4th note
in a measure.  Measure 88 bridges with notes 2, 3, and 4.  Measure 120 has
has a small slide, and is the only slide I can hear in this song.  In
measure 157, the last measure of the song, the last note should be allowed
to play till the end of the song.  Also note that the last measure is wider
than the rest to indicate a slowdown of the tempo at the end.

And on to the music...


Anticipation ON.

      0
A |--------|
E |------0-| 0:00
         4

      1        2        3        4        5        6        7        8
A |--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E |0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-4-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-0-| 0:11
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

      9        10       11       12       13       14       15       16
A |--------|--------|--------|------4-|4-4-4-0-|0-0-0---|--------|--------|
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-| 0:22
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

      17       18
A |--------|--------|
E |0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-| 0:25
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

      19       20       21       22       23       24       25       26
A |--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E |0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-4-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-0-| 0:36
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

      27       28       29       30       31       32       33       34
A |--------|--------|--------|------4-|4-4-4-0-|0-0-0---|--------|------4-|
E |0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0---|--------|------0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0---| 0:47
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

      35       36       37       38
A |4-4-4-0-|0-0-0---|--------|--------|
E |--------|------0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-| 0:53
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

Anticipation OFF.

      39       40       41       42       43       44       45      (46)
A |2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-|--------|--------|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0---|
E |--------|--------|--------|--------|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-|--------|------4-| 1:04
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

      47       48       49       50       51       52       53       54
A |2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|--------|--------|
E |--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-| 1:16
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

      55       56
A |--------|--------|
E |4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-0-| 1:18
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

Anticipation ON.

      57       58       59       60       61       62       63       64
A |--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E |0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-4-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-0-| 1:30
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

      65       66       67       68       69       70       71       72
A |--------|--------|--------|------4-|4-4-4-0-|0-0-0---|--------|--------|
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-| 1:41
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

Anticipation OFF.

      73       74       75       76       77       78       79       80
A |--------|--------|--------|--------|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|--------|--------|
E |2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-|--------|--------|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-| 1:52
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

      81       82       83      (84)      85       86       87      (88)
A |--------|--------|--------|------2-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-|4-2---2-|
E |2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4---|--------|--------|--------|----4---| 2:03
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

      89       90       91       92       93       94       95       96
A |--------|--------|--------|--------|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|--------|--------|
E |2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-|--------|--------|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-| 2:14
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

      97       98       99      100      101      102      103     (104)
A |--------|--------|--------|--------|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0---|
E |2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-|--------|--------|--------|------4-| 2:26
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

     105      106      107      108      109      110      111     (112)
A |2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-|--------|--------|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0---|
E |--------|--------|--------|--------|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-|--------|------4-| 2:37
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

     113      114      115      116      117      118      119     (120)
A |2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-|--------|--------|0-0-0-0-|0-0-3/4-|
E |--------|--------|--------|--------|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-|--------|--------| 2:48
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

     121      122      123      124      125      126      127     (128)
A |2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-|--------|--------|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0---|
E |--------|--------|--------|--------|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-|--------|------4-| 2:59
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

     129      130      131      132      133      134      135      136
A |2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|--------|--------|
E |--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-4-| 3:11
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

     137      138
A |--------|--------|
E |4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-0-| 3:14
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

Anticipation ON.

     139      140      141      142      143      144      145      146
A |--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E |0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-0-|0-0-0-4-|4-4-4-4-|4-4-4-0-| 3:25
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

     147      148      149      150      151      152      153      154
A |--------|--------|--------|------4-|4-4-4-0-|0-0-0---|--------|--------|
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-| 3:36
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4

     155      156        157
A |--------|--------|------------|
E |0-0-0---|0-0-----|0--0--------| 3:50
   1 2 3 4  1 2 3 4  1  2  3  4



Now, if I could only play the non-bass parts like Satch. :)



Here's Jason Matthews'  tab:

Each number represents 4 notes (one measure).

A--------------------------4-0---------------------------------4-0------
E--0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-0-0-0-0-----0-0--

A--4-0-----2-2-4-4-----0-0-2-2-4-4-0-0---------------------------------4-0------
E------0-0---------4-4-----------------4-4-4-4-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-0-0-0-0-----0-0--

A----------0-0-------------4-4-4-4---------0-0-------------0-0-0-0--
E--2-2-4-4-----4-4-2-2-4-4---------2-2-4-4-----4-4-2-2-4-4----------

A--2-2-4-4-----0-0-2-2-4-4-----0-0-2-2-4-4-----0-0-2-2-4-4-0-0----------
E----------4-4-------------4-4-------------4-4-----------------4-4-4-4--

A--------------------------4-0----------
E--0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-0-0-0-0-----0-0-0-0--


Joe Satriani albums
2004 Is There Love in Space?
2002 Strange Beautiful Music
2000 Engines of Creation
1998 Crystal Planet
1995 Joe Satriani
1993 Time Machine
1992 The Extremist
1989 Flying in a Blue Dream
1987 Surfing With the Alien
1986 Not of This Earth
Crystal Planet tabs
01Up in the Sky tabbass tab
02House Full of Bullets tabbass tab
03Crystal Planet tabbass tab
04Love Thing tabbass tab
06Lights of Heaven tabbass tab
07Raspberry Jam Delta-V tabbass tab
08Ceremony tabbass tab
10Secret Prayer tabbass tab
11A Train of Angels tabbass tab
12A Piece of Liquid tabbass tab
14Time tabbass tab
15Z.Z.'s Song tabbass tab

 

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