Yes
Close To The Edge (Bass tab)

Ta-da! Here it is. The transcription for all of Yes'
"Close to the Edge". Let me give a little advice for
folks that want to play it:

- Some parts are really easy to play, but overall the song
will take a fair amount of work to get down.
- for those hard parts, the transcription alone won't do it.
you'll need to listen to the song (probably a zillion
times) to get Chris' phrasing down. It's tough! And his
tone doesn't make it any easier (trust me on this one).

Anyway, there's two or three little fills that I missed.
Sorry. If anyone has any comments on this, please mail me.
Enjoy!

scott evans
thrash@virginia.edu


CLOSE TO THE EDGE
Yes

---------------------------------|---------------------------------------|---
-------------------------0---2---|---2---3---5---7---8---11---12---14----|---
-------------0---1---4-----------|---------------------------------------|---
-0---1---3-----------------------|---------------------------------------|---


riff A (real fast)
-9---10---12---14---15---18---19~~~-||---------------------------------------
------------------------------------||*--------------------------------------
------------------------------------||*--7-5-4--8-7-5--10-8-7--12-10-8-------
------------------------------------||---------------------------------------


(8x)
--------6------7-6----9-7-6----||--------------------------------------------
-8-7-5----8-7------8----------*||---------------------------------8-7-5------
------------------------------*||--7-5-4--8-7-5--10-8-7--12-10-8-------------
-------------------------------||--------------------------------------------

mysterious fill riff A (2x)
-6-?-?-?-9----|-----------------||-----------||------------------------|-----
--------------|-----------------||*---------*||------------------------|-----
--------------|-----------------||*---------*||--7-7-5-4--7-7-5-4---7--|-----
--------------|-----------------||-----------||-------------------0----|-----
vocal (aaaaahhhh)

riff A (3x)
------------||----------||---------------------------------------------------
------------||*--------*||---------------------------------------------------
------------||*--------*||----------------------------------------0--0-0-0-0-
------------||----------||--0--0-0-0-0--1--1-1-1-1--3--3-3-3-3---------------
aahhhhhhh


----------------------------------------------------|------------------------
---------------------------0-0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2------------
-1-1-1-1-1-1--4-4-4-4-4-4---------------------------|------------------------
----------------------------------------------------|------------------------


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-3-3-3-3-3-3--5-5-5-5-5-5--7-7-7-7-7-7--8-8-8-8-8-8--11-11-11-11-11-11-------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------



---------------------------------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9---10-10-10-10-10-10-----
-12-12-12-12-12-12--14-14-14-14-14-14----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------



-12-12-12-12-12-12--14-14-14-14-14-14--15-15-15-15-15-15---18-18-18-18-18-18-
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------



-----------------------|--------------------------------------7---|----------
-19-19-19-19-19-19~~~~-|--------7---------8---------10------------|----------
-----------------------|--7--8------7--8------7--8------7--8------|----------
-----------------------|------------------------------------------|----------


-10-\-(3)--3-------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|------
--------------3-\-(1)----|--0-----------|--------------|--------------|------
----------------------1--|-----3--2--0--|-----3--2--0--|-----------6--|------
-------------------------|--------------|--3-----------|--3--1--3-----|------



----------|-------------------|--------------------|------------|-----------|
-0--------|---8---8------6----|---6---6-------8----|-0----------|-----------|
----3--1--|-6---6------6---6--|-4---4-------8---6--|----3--2--0-|---3--2--0-|
----------|----------4--------|-----------6--------|------------|-3---------|



-------------|--------------------------------------------------------|------
-------------|--12-12-12-12-12-12---10-10-10-10-10-10---8--8-8--8-8---|------
----------6--|--------------------------------------------------------|------
-3--1--3-----|--------------------------------------------------------|------



-----8------------|------6------------|------------|------------|-----------|
---8---8---6------|----6---6---8------|------------|------------|-----------|
-6-----------6----|--4-----------8----|--5--4--3---|-2--0-----2-|-----------|
---------------4--|----------------6--|------------|-------3----|---1-------|



h h h h h
-------------12^14--12^14-|------------------12^14-|------------12^14--12^14-
--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------
-0-0--/12\-0--------------|-0--0--/12\--0--0-------|-0-0-/12\-0--------------
--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------



h h h (4x)
||-----------------12^14--12^14--|-------------------12^14---||--------------
||*------------------------------|--------------------------*||--------------
||*--0--0--/12\--0---------------|-0--0--/12\--0--0---------*||--------------
||-------------------------------|---------------------------||--------------
verse

_________ ____________
| 1. | 2.
-----------||-||-------------------|------------11~~~~~~~~---||--------------
----------*||-||*-------------7----|---h---9-7-----9~~~~~~--*||--------------
----------*||-||*-7--7-(0)--5---5--|--5^7-------------------*||--------------
---3-------||-||-------------------|-------------------------||--------------
chorus


(4x)
||---------------|--------------|-------------------------|----------------||
||*--------------|--------------|---------7-5-------------|--h--------2-3-*||
||*--8-----5--3--|------h-------|--8-x-7------7-5-3-5-----|-3^5-3---3-----*||
||---------------|--5--3^5--1---|----------------------1--|----------------||



||----------------------|-------------9~~~~~~~---||--------------------------
||*----------------5----|------/-7-9------------*||--------------------------
||*--5--5--(0)---3---3--|----------------7~~~~--*||--------------------------
||----------------------|------------------------||--------------------------
chorus 2



----------------------------------|------------------------------------------
----------------------------------|------------------------------------------
-8----7--5------3---2----0--------|------------------------------------------
------------------------------3---|---1~~~~~~~~~~----------------------------
seasons... now that it's all over and done...

___________
(4x) | 1.
||--------------|---p--------|----------||-------------||--------------------
||*-------------|--5^4---h---|---------*||------------*||--------------------
||*---------h---|-------5^7--|---------*||------------*||--------------------
||---8\7---3^5--|------------|--0---0---||--3----------||--------------------
verse 2

_______________
| 2. bizarre
------------|-----------|----------|-------------------|--------|------------
------------|-----------|----------|----------h---5----|--------|------------
-7----------|--5--------|----------|---h-----5^7-----7-|--------|------------
------------|-----------|---5-3-5--|--3^5--5-----------|-3-5-3--|------------
(down at the edge...)

mystic fill
------------|-----------|------------|------------------|-------------|------
------------|-----------|------------|----------h----5--|-------------|------
-7----------|--5--------|---h----3---|---h-----3^5-7----|----?--------|------
------------|-----------|--3^5-5---5-|--3^5-5-----------|-------------|------




------------|-----------|-----------------------|------------|---------------
------------|-----------|--7--------------------|------------|---------------
-7----------|--5--------|----7-5--------5--7~~~~|--5-4-------|---------------
------------|-----------|---------7--8----------|-------5-3--|---------------



---------------------------|----------------|--------------------|-----------
----------9-7--------------|-----------4-5--|--------------------|-----------
-10--x-9------9-7--5-7-----|--7-5----5------|-10--7---5----------|------------
------------------------3--|----------------|-------------5---3--|-----------



---------------------------|---------------|---------------------------------
----------9-7--------------|----------4-5--|---------------------------------
-10--x-9------9-7--5-7-----|--7-5---5------|---------------------------------
------------------------3--|---------------|---------------------------------



||--------------------|------------11~~~~~~~~---||--------------------------|
||*--------------7----|-------9-7------9~~~~~--*||--------------------------|
||*--7--7-(0)--5---5--|--5/7-------------------*||-10--9--7--5--4--2--0-----|
||--------------------|-------------------------||-----------------------3--|
chorus


(4x)
|---------||-----------------------------|-------------------||--------------
|---------||*----------------------------|--3-2-0--h-p------*||--------------
|---------||*---0-2---3-2-0--------------|--------2^3^2-----*||--------------
|---------||--3-----3-------3--5-3-0--1--|---------------3---||--------------
guitar


----------------------------|----------------------------------------------||
----------------------------|----------------------------------------------||
---0-2---3-2-0--------------|----------------------------------------------||
-3-----3-------3--5-3-0--1--|--0~~~~~~~~-----------------------------------||


8:30 - 14:10 overblown keyboard/vocal thing (rest your hands)

(a few times)
||-------------------------------------------||-----------------------------|
||*-----------------------------------------*||---------------5-------3-----|
||*----------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--*||---2-----0-------------------|
||--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2------------------------||-----------------------------|


h h h (4x)
||-------------------12^14--12^14--|---------------12^14---||----------------
||*--------------------------------|----------------------*||----------------
||*--0--0---/12\--0----------------|---0--0--/12\---------*||----------------
||---------------------------------|-----------------------||----------------
solo

______________________________________________________
| 1.
------------------|--------------------|---------------||--------------------
------------------|--------------------|--------------*||--------------------
-7--------5-------|--0-----0-----0-----|--7--------5--*||--------------------
------------------|-----0-----0-----0--|---------------||--------------------

_____________
| 2. (4x)
------------------||--------------|---p--------||--------------------|-------
------------------||*-------------|--5^4-------||-5---5---5---5---5--|-------
-7-------5--------||*---------h---|-------5/7--||---5---5---5---5----|-------
------------------||----8\7--3^5--|------------||--------------------|-------



h h h (3x)
||-------------------12^14--12^14--|---------------12^14---||----------------
||*--------------------------------|----------------------*||----------------
||*--0--0---/12\--0----------------|---0--0--/12\---------*||--2---2---2-----
||---------------------------------|-----------------------||----------------




---------|---------------------|---------7-5-------h-----|-----------2-3----|
---------|---5---3---2---0-----|---8--7------7-5--3^5----|-5--3----3--------|
-1-------|------------------1--|-----------------------1-|------------------|
---------|---------------------|-------------------------|------------------|


||-----------------------||----------------|--------------------------------|
||*---------------------*||----------------|---really quiet (if any) bass---|
||*--10---8---10---12---*||---13---15------|---during this part, beats me---|
||-----------------------||----------------|--------------------------------|
seasons will...


(3x)
---------------------------||-------------------------------||
---------------------------||*-----------------------------*||
-1------------3------------||*---8---7---5---3--------1----*||
---------------------------||-------------------------------||
seasons will pass you by i get up...

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