Song: Nerve Bass

Band: The Story So Far
Composed By: Mikael Ã…kerfeldt, Steven Wilson

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Hi again, 

This song has only been out for several days now but I love the groove of it so much I just had to learn it. 
So I did, and I want to share it with you guys. The best way of learning the rhythm for the part is to listen to
the drums, specifically the kick drum - Kelen and Ryan work incredibly well together and they, 
along with Will, are probably my favorite rhythm section in a contemporary band. But I digress. Here it goes:



    

Intro: After the guitar intro (it's ten counts long)

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--4--4--4--2--4--5-5--5--5-5--5--5--5--5---------------------------2-2--2--2-4--4--4--2--4-----
Eb|------------------------------------------5-5--5--5-5--5--5--5--5------------------------------

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--5-5--5--5-5--5--5--5--5----------------------------------------------4--4--------------------
Eb|---------------------------5-5--5--5-5--5--5--5--5--2-2--2--2-2--2--2--------------------------



    

Verse: Listen for the 16th count run after the syncopation with the bass drum. You'll know it when you see it.

Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--5--5--5--5-----5--5--5--5--5-----5--5--5--5--5--5-4-2------------2-2--2--2--
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------5-2--2--2-------------

Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--5--5--5--5-----5--5--5--5--5-----5--5--5--5--5--5-4-2------------2-2--2--4--
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------5-2--2--2-------------

Pre-Chorus: Rhythm follows the drum hits

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--5-5--5--5-5--5--5--5--5---------------------------2-2--2--2-4--4--4--4--4--
Eb|---------------------------5-5--5--5-5--5--5--5--5---------------------------

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--5-5--5--5-5--5--5--5--5----------------------------------------------4--4--
Eb|---------------------------5-5--5--5-5--5--5--5--5--2-2--2--2-2--2--0--------

Chrous: 3 quarter rests and then you come in, remembering to listen to the drums 

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--------2-2--2--2-2--2--2--------5-5--5--5-5--5--5---------------------------------
Eb|--5--5---------------------5--5---------------------5--5--2-2--2--2-2--2--0--5--5--

Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--5-5--5--5-5--5--5--------2-2--2--2-2--2--2--------5-5--5--5-5--5--5----------------------------------
Eb|---------------------5--5---------------------5--5---------------------5--5--2-2--2--2--2--2--0--5--5--

Second Verse, Pre-Chorus, and Chorus: Identical to first ones

Second Verse:

Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--5--5--5--5-----5--5--5--5--5-----5--5--5--5--5--5-4-2------------2-2--2--2--
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------5-2--2--2-------------

Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--5--5--5--5-----5--5--5--5--5-----5--5--5--5--5--5-4-2------------2-2--2--4--
Eb|--------------------------------------------------------5-2--2--2-------------


Second Pre-Chorus:

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--5-5--5--5-5--5--5--5--5---------------------------2-2--2--2-4--4--4--4--4--
Eb|---------------------------5-5--5--5-5--5--5--5--5---------------------------

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--5-5--5--5-5--5--5--5--5----------------------------------------------4--4--
Eb|---------------------------5-5--5--5-5--5--5--5--5--2-2--2--2-2--2--0--------

Second Chorus:

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--------2-2--2--2-2--2--2--------5-5--5--5-5--5--5---------------------------------
Eb|--5--5---------------------5--5---------------------5--5--2-2--2--2-2--2--0--5--5--

Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--5-5--5--5-5--5--5--------2-2--2--2-2--2--2--------5-5--5--5-5--5--5----------------------------------
Eb|---------------------5--5---------------------5--5---------------------5--5--2-2--2--2--2--2--0--5--5--

Bridge: Again, listening to the drums really help for the rhythm

Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|------------------5--5-5--5-----5----5-------------------------------------------------------------
Eb|--7--7-7--7\1-----------------------------2--2-2--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--2--2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5--
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------
Eb|--2--2-2--2--2-2-2-2-2-2-0-2-0-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-

Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------------2-2-2--2-2-1------
Db|--------------------4-2------------------2--4--4-4--4--4--4--4p2-----------------4-2-
Ab|--2--2-2--2---2--2-------5--5--5----5---5------------------------5-------------------
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--2--2-2--2----2--2--2-2--5--5-5--5---5---5-----------------------------------------------------
Eb|----------------------------------------------2--2-2--2---2--2--2-2--5--5-5--5---5-5--5--5-5--5-

Final Chorus:

Gb|------------------------------------
Db|------------------------------------
Ab|------------------------------------
Eb|----------5-5-5-5-------------5--5--

Gb|----------------------------------------------------
Db|----------------------------------------------------
Ab|--5-5--5--5-5--5--5---------------------------------
Eb|---------------------5--5--2-2--2--2-2--2--0--5--5--

Gb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--5-5--5--5-5--5--5--------2-2--2--2-2--2--2--------5-5--5--5-5--5--5----------------------------------
Eb|---------------------5--5---------------------5--5---------------------5--5--2-2--2--2--2--2--0--5--5--

Outro: Repeat of the Intro

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ab|--5-5--5--5-5--5--5--5--5---------------------------2-2--2--2-4--4--4--2--4--
Eb|---------------------------4-4--4--4-4--4--4--4--4---------------------------

Gb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|--5-5--5--5-5--5--5--5--5----------------------------------------------------|
Eb|---------------------------4-4--4--4-4--4--4--4--4--2-2--2--2-2--2--0--5--5--|



And that's it for the most part. I hope it's as easy for you guys to learn as it was for me!

Enjoy, 

Eric

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