View Full Version : Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

09-12-2005, 06:37 AM
Any bass/guitar players, you'll know what I mean.

It's insane. It's just.. too fast. Too fast. The tab doesn't look too bad, but when you actually start to play it..

http://www.mxtabs.net/tab_versions.php?path=Bass,i,13950,Iron+Maiden,The +Number+Of+The+Beast,189917

I can't feel my wrists. I'm going to go have a bit of a cry now.

09-12-2005, 07:14 AM
Have you ever tried that one part for raining blood? Now that makes my hands tired as fuck. It always kicks my ass.

China Boy
09-12-2005, 01:47 PM
Tried that. Now my fingers have turned into jelly.

09-12-2005, 01:50 PM
Easy song to play on guitar. The solos are okay too.
On bass guitar it's another thing. One of the hardest bass song in Maiden history.
I your'e a bass player you should try Killers and Wrathchild too they are really fun to play.

offspring fan
09-12-2005, 01:51 PM
i cant play it :o atall

09-12-2005, 02:00 PM
Yeah, I'd pay money to get his trademark gallop right.

09-12-2005, 02:18 PM
hey guys, I'm not even gonna bother trying to play that thing - simply one minute of the background riff in the bridge of Master of Puppets by Metallica is too much for me... :(

09-12-2005, 02:19 PM
Master of Puppets is a lot harder to play on guitar than Number of the Beast.

09-12-2005, 02:23 PM
Master of Puppets is a lot harder to play on guitar than Number of the Beast.

but I still suck for not being able to play it, I guess.
good thing I'm gonna get proper guitar lessons soon :)

09-12-2005, 02:30 PM
I don't know if we are talking about the same song.
Number of the beast is almost just power chords. Maybe the solo is hard for begigners but the rest of the songs isn't really challenging. :)

09-12-2005, 07:14 PM
Fuckin' is on bass.

The Darkside Has Cookies
09-12-2005, 07:18 PM
One hard song to play is Slayer-War Ensomble. Alot of the others are hard too.

09-12-2005, 07:48 PM
I can play that. Slayer are fairly hard. But that's worse.

The Darkside Has Cookies
09-12-2005, 09:03 PM
I tried playing that tab using slap bass and I got pretty fast on it. I think my hand is broken now.

09-13-2005, 03:37 AM
I suppose we should even bother talking about "That crossthing" from "My created monster"... My fuckin' hands are bleeding, Ouch!

09-14-2005, 12:52 PM
I've pretty much got it, but now I'm learning Invaders from the Number of the Beast album, and it's just as hard. I don' know why I do this to myself.

09-14-2005, 01:09 PM
You should start with more easy songs like Aces High or Iron Maiden. They are also really fun to play on bass guitar.

09-14-2005, 04:01 PM
I've done my spell of easy songs. I want a challenge.

09-14-2005, 06:29 PM
Kool dude and good luck.
You can also try Run To The Hills if you want.
Imo it's the more difficult song by Maiden. The bassline isn't to much complicated but the speed is the main difficulty in this song. If you want to practice galloping bass it's THE song.

09-15-2005, 12:28 PM
I can do galloping, solely because of that song.

09-15-2005, 12:54 PM
I.. I did it. I learned Invaders.

*Bursts into hysterical tears*