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/ Rage Against The Machine / Rage Against The Machine (1992) / Freedom bass tab

"My interpretation of Rage Against The Machine's Song FREEDOM"

Dropped D Tuning

Riff 1
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----5-------3-------5-5-----5-------3-------5------------------------------
D-------0-3-5---5-3-5-----0-3---0-3-5---5-3-5--------------------------------

(the ending of riff 1 is actually varied some--so ad lib at will!)

Riff 1 Variant: (this is played instead of Riff 1 a few times--you can hear
                 when to use it--just listen to the CD!)
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------5-4-3-----------------------
A-----5-------3-------5-5-----5-------3-------5--------5-4-3-----------------
D-------0-3-5---5-3-5-----0-3---0-3-5---5-3-5--------------------------------



Then the next part goes like this.

Riff 2                                             for a short while...
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------
D---0--0--R--0--0--R--0--0--R--0--0--R--0--0--R--0--0--R--0--0------------


Then it goes back to Riff 1, and Riff 2.  This is followed by a short
interlude where only the drums and bass are playing.

After spoken:  "Anger is a gift..."

Riff 3                         X a bunch
G-----------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------|
A-----3-3-3-3-3-3-5--5-5-5-3-5------|
D-----------------------------------|

                                                4 TIMES
G------------------------------------------------------|
D*--------------5-3-5-3-5-----------------------------*|
A*---5-3-5-3-5------------3-2-3-2-3-------------------*|
D-------------------------------------5-3-5-3-5-3------|

Do Riff 2 again.

Last Riff:
The guitar plays this part softly 4 times, then the bass joins in.
The guitar gets distorted after a few times then.  Be careful, this riff
is played the same over and over for bass, but the song has a change in
accent, thanks to the drums.
                                  x lots of times
G-----------------------------------------|
D*---------------------------------------*|
A*-----------------0--3--4--5------------*|
D--------3--5--6--------------------------|

Oh...anyways.  You get the jist of it.  The riffs are there.  Just feel
the music.
_________
"Any similarities between this transcription and the actual song is purely
coincidental"
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Rage Against The Machine albums
2000 Renegades
1999 The Battle Of Los Angeles
1996 Evil Empire
1992 Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against The Machine tabs
01Bombtrack tabbass tab
02Killing In The Name tabbass tab
03Take The Power Back tabbass tab
04Settle For Nothing tabbass tab
05Bullet In The Head tabbass tab
06Know Your Enemy tabbass tab
07Wake Up tabbass tab
08Fistful Of Steel tabbass tab
09Township Rebellion tabbass tab
10Freedom tabbass tab

 

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