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Alter Bridge - New Way To Live tab

Alter Bridge - "New Way To Live"
from the "Blackbird" bonus tracks (sold at Best Buy)
Tabbed by jjhand, with help from hAkErShReD's guitar Pro version
tuning: Drop Db (Db Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
 

I use about half of the Guitar Pro version, but fixed up some chords and rhythm. 
Also note to use some mild reverb in this song so the chords ring 
better. Please rate my tab so others will check it out too.


Lead Intro - play 4x
Eb|--------------------|--------------------|
Bb|--------------------|---------------13---| <- on 4th time 
Gb|-13-----------------|-14-----------------|    don't play 
Db|-0------------------|-0------------------|    last note
Ab|--------------------|--------------------|
Db|--------------------|--------------------|


Rhythm, on third time of intro, play 2x 
Eb|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Gb|-14-10---12-9---14-10---12-9---10-7-9-10-|-14-10---12-9---7-------------------|
Db|-------0------0-------0------0-----------|-------0------0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------|


Lead PreVerse Riff (after Intro):
Eb|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Gb|----7--9--10/14-14---14-14-14-|----7--9--10/12-12b13r12--12-12-|
Db|----0--0--0-----0----0--0--0--|----0--0--0-----0---------0--0--|
Ab|----0--0--0-----0----0--0--0--|----0--0--0-----0---------0--0--|
Db|-0--0--0--0-----0----0--0--0--|-0--0--0--0-----0---------0--0--|



Verse Riff
* play 3x with lyrics starting halfway through

   Clean Lead
Eb|-----8-----8-----7----7-----7-|-----8-----8-----7----7-----7-|
Bb|-----8-----8-----8------8-----|-----8-----8-----8------8-----|
Gb|-----0-----0-----0--------0---|-----0-----0-----0--------0---|
Db|------------------------------|------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|------------------------------|
  |
  |Clean Rhythm
Eb|-----3-----3-----3------------|-----3-----3-----3------------|
Bb|-----1-----1-----0----0-----0-|-----1-----1-----0----0-----0-|
Gb|-0---0-----0-----0------0-----|-0---0-----0-----0------0-----|
Db|--------------------------0---|--------------------------0---|
Ab|------------------------------|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|------------------------------|
  

   Lead cont.
Eb|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Gb|----7--9--10/14-14---14-14-14-|----7--9--10/12-12b13r12--12-12-|
Db|----0--0--0-----0----0--0--0--|----0--0--0-----0---------0--0--|
Ab|----0--0--0-----0----0--0--0--|----0--0--0-----0---------0--0--|
Db|-0--0--0--0-----0----0--0--0--|-0--0--0--0-----0---------0--0--|
  |
  | Rhythm cont.
Eb|------------------------------|------------------------------|
Bb|-3----------------------------|-3----------------------------|
Gb|-2----------------------------|-2----------------------------|
Db|-0--------------------------0-|-0----------------------------|
Ab|--------------------------0---|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------0-----|------------------------------|






PreChorus
   Lead                                               * Distortion on   
Eb|-----8-----8-----7----7-----7-|-----8-----8-----7----------------------|
Bb|-----8-----8-----8------8-----|-----8-----8-----8----------------------|
Gb|-----0-----0-----0--------0---|-----0-----0-----0----------------------|
Db|------------------------------|--------------------12-12-12-12-10-10-7-|
Ab|------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|--------------------12-12-12-12-10-10-7-|
  |
  |Rhythm
Eb|-----3-----3-----3------------|-----3-----3-----3------------|
Bb|-----1-----1-----0----0-----0-|-----1-----1-----0------------|
Gb|-0---0-----0-----0------0-----|-0---0-----0-----0---rest-----|
Db|--------------------------0---|------------------------------|
Ab|------------------------------|------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------|------------------------------|





Chorus
  play 3x, 
Eb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|----------7----7----------------------|
Db|-10----10----10-10-------8----7-|---5--0---7----7--12-12-12-12-10-10-7-|
Ab|-8-----8-----8--8----5-7-8----7-|---5--0---0----0----------------------|
Db|-8-----8-----8--8----5-7-8----7-|---5--0---0----0--12-12-12-12-10-10-7-|


On third time, Rhythm plays riff above, 
Lead plays this:
Eb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|--------------------------------------|
Gb|-10----10----10------7-9-10---9-|---7--9-------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|------------------12-12-12-12-10-10-7-|
Ab|-8-----8-----8-------5-7-8----7-|---5--7-------------------------------|
Db|--------------------------------|------------------12-12-12-12-10-10-7-|


Chorus End - both guitars
Eb|--------------------------------|-----------------|
Bb|--------------------------------|-----------------|
Gb|--------------------------------|-----------------|
Db|-10----10----10-10-------8----7-|---5--0----------|
Ab|-8-----8-----8--8----5-7-8----7-|---5--0----------|
Db|-8-----8-----8--8----5-7-8----7-|---5--0----------|




Next, Lead plays preverse while 

Rhythm holds the Db chord at chorus end, then resumes its verse riff:
Eb|-------------------|-----------------|
Bb|-------------------|-3---------------|
Gb|-------------------|-2---------------|
Db|-(0)---------------|-0---------------|
Ab|-(0)---------------|-----------------|
Db|-(0)---------------|-----------------|
                      * Distortion off


Play Verse Riff again 3x

Play PreChorus

Play Chorus


Interlude (Lead Guitar)- play 3x
Eb|------------------------|--------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|--------------------------|
Gb|-10--------10-9-------9-|-11--------11-6-----7p6---|
Db|-----0-----------0------|-----0----------0-------0-|
Ab|------------------------|------------------0-------|
Db|-9------9-----8-----8---|-0------0-----7-----------|

Eb|------------------------|--------------------------|
Bb|------------------------|--------------------------|
Gb|-10--------10-9-------9-|-7---------7--7-----7/9---|
Db|-----0-----------0------|-----0----------0-------0-|
Ab|------------------------|------------------0-------|
Db|-9------9-----8-----8---|-0------0-----0-----------|

on third time through, Distorted Rhythm Comes in with:
Eb|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
Bb|-----10-----10-----10----|-10-----10-----10-----10-----|
Gb|---------7------7------7-|-----7------7------7------7--|
Db|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------|-----------------------------|
Db|-------------------------|-----------------------------|

Eb|----------------------------|---------------x\--------------|
Bb|-10-----10-----10-----10----|-10-----10-----x\--pick scrape-|
Gb|-----7------7------7------7-|-----7------7--x\--------------|
Db|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------|-------------------------------|


Lead Solo (starts during bar with pick scrape
Eb|------------|------------------------------|
Bb|-10~~-------|-----------10-----------------|
Gb|-13~~-------|-12b14---12--12-12b14~v~------| <- wide trem bar vibrato
Db|------------|------------------------------|
Ab|------------|--------------------------x\--|
Db|------------|--------------------------x\--|
  |
  |Rhythm
Eb|------------|------------------------------|
Bb|------------|------------------------------|
Gb|------------|-11-----11-----10-----10------|
Db|------------|-9------9------8------8-------|
Ab|------------|-9------9------8------8-------|
Db|------------|-9------9------8------8-------|



Eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-13--------------------------------------13-10h13p10-|
Gb|-12b14r12-p10---10-12-12b14-10\----12b14-------------|
Db|-------------10--------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------|
  |
  | Rhythm
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------7-------------7----------|
Db|-0------------0-------------7-------------7----------|
Ab|-0------------0-------------7-------------7----------|
Db|-0------------0-------------7-------------7----------|



Eb|---------10-13-------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
Bb|-13b15---------13b15r13-10h13---10--12-|---------------------PH-------10-13p10--10-10-|
Gb|--------------------------------10--12-|-12b13r12-10---------12b13r12---------12------|
Db|---------------------------------------|------------12-12~~---------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------------|
  |
  | Rhythm
Eb|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
Gb|-11--------11-------10-------10-------|-7-------------9p7-----------------|
Db|-9---------9--------8--------8--------|-0-------------(0)-----------------|
Ab|-9---------9--------8--------8--------|-0-------------(0)-----------------|
Db|-9---------9--------8--------8--------|-0-------------(0)-----------------|



Eb|-15~---13-15-13-15-15b17~~-----|-17b20r---17h20---------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|---------------20b22-----17-17b19---15--15------|
Gb|-------------------------------|-----------------------19-------------17--17b19-|
Db|-------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
  |
  | Rhythm
Eb|-------------------------------|----------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|-10------10-----------------------|
Gb|-11-----11-----10-----10-------|-9-------9------------------------|
Db|-9------9------8------8--------|-0-------0-------7-------7--------|
Ab|-9------9------8------8--------|-0-------0-------7-------7--------|
Db|-9------9------8------8--------|-0-------0-------7-------7--------|



Eb|-12p10p8---8-------------------------------12h13p12p10-10-12-13-|-(13~)---------|
Bb|--------10---10--------------------10-11-12---------------------|---------------|
Gb|----------------10--10~~----9-10-12-----------------------------|---------------|
Db|------------------10------12------------------------------------|---------------|
Ab|----------------------------------------------------------------|---------------|
Db|----------------------------------------------------------------|---------------|
  |
  | Rhythm
Eb|--------------------------------------|-last bar-----------------------|
Bb|--------------------------------------|--------------------------------|
Gb|-11--------11-------10-------10-------|--------------------------------|
Db|-9---------9--------8--------8--------|-0------------------------------|
Ab|-9---------9--------8--------8--------|-0------------------------------|
Db|-9---------9--------8--------8--------|-0------------------------------|





After Solo part:
Lead,
Eb|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Gb|---7--10---7--10---9--10---9--10-|---9--10---9--10---9--10---9--10-|
Db|-8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
Ab|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  |
  | Rhythm
Eb|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------10h13-|-10~---------8h10p8~-------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|-------------------------------7-|
Db|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Ab|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|

    Lead
Eb|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------11------11-|---------------------------------|
Gb|---9--10---9---10--9------10------|---9--10---9---9--10---9--10---9-|
Db|-8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8----|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
Ab|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  |
  | Rhythm
Eb|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Bb|-6h8p6----------------------------|-rest--------------------------|
Gb|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Ab|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|
Db|----------------------------------|-------------------------------|

    Lead
Eb|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Bb|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Gb|---7--10---7--10---9--10---9--10-|---9--10---9--10---9--10---9--10-|
Db|-8---8---8---8---8---8---8---8---|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
Ab|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
Db|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  |
  | Rhythm
Eb|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Gb|-14-10---12-9---14-10---12-9---10-7-9-10-|-14-10---12-9---7-------------------|
Db|-------0------0-------0------0-----------|-------0------0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------|

    Lead
Eb|-------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
Gb|--pick palm muted 16th notes---|------------------------------------------------|
Db|-------------------------------|----------------------------12-12-12-12-10-10-7-|
Ab|--12-12-12-12-etc--------------|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12---------------------|
Db|--12-12-12-12------------------|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-10-10-7-|
  |
  | Rhythm  
Eb|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Gb|-14-10---12-9---14-10---12-9---10-7-9-10-|-14-10---12-9---7-------------------|
Db|-------0------0-------0------0-----------|-------0------0---0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------|------------------------------------|




Play Chorus again, but on the Third time through Lead changes to:
  Lead, play 2x
Eb|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
Gb|-14-10---12-9---14-10---12-9---10-7-9-10-|-14-10---12-9---14-10---12-9---10-7-9-10-|
Db|-------0------0-------0------0-----------|-------0------0-------0------0-----------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------|  




Outro: 
Rhythm, including notes in end of chorus):
Eb|---------------|--------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
Bb|---------------|--------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
Gb|---------------|-11---11---10---10--|---------------------|-11---11---10---10---|
Db|---------------|-9----9----8----8---|-0----0----7----7----|-9----9----8----8----|
Ab|---------------|-9----9----8----8---|-0----0----7----7----|-9----9----8----8----|
Db|-0-2-2b3---2-0-|-9----9----8----8---|-0----0----7----7----|-9----9----8----8----|

                    Lead (with Dist. and Flanger)
                Eb|--------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
                Bb|--------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
                Gb|---7\4-------7\3----|-2---7--7--6-7-9--9--|---7\4-------7\3--12-|
                Db|--------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
                Ab|---5\2-------5\1----|-0---5--5--4-5-7--7--|---5\2-------5\1--10-|
                Db|--------------------|---------------------|---------------------|

Outro Cont.
    Rhythm
Eb|--------------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|
Gb|--------------------------|-11---11---10---10--|-------------------------|
Db|-0------------------------|-9----9----8----8---|-0----0----7------7------|
Ab|-0------------------------|-9----9----8----8---|-0----0----7------7------|
Db|-0------------------------|-9----9----8----8---|-0----0----7------7------|
  |
  | Lead
Eb|--------------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|
Bb|--------------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|
Gb|-/14--14--15\14\12-12/14--|---7\4--------7\3---|-2----7----6/7/9--9/10-7-|
Db|--------------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|
Ab|-/12--12--13\12\10-10/12--|---5\2--------5\1---|-0----5----4/5/7--7/8--5-|
Db|--------------------------|--------------------|-------------------------|

    Rhythm
Eb|--------------------|----------------------|
Bb|--------------------|----------------------|
Gb|-11---11---10---10--|----------------------|
Db|-9----9----8----8---|-0--------------------|
Ab|-9----9----8----8---|-0--------------------|
Db|-9----9----8----8---|-0--------------------|
  |
  | Lead
Eb|--------------------|----------------------|
Bb|--------------------|----------------------|
Gb|---7\4--------7\3---|-2--------------------|
Db|--------------------|----------------------|
Ab|---5\2--------5\1---|-0--------------------|
Db|--------------------|----------------------|


Key:

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| PM palm mute
| PH pinch harmonic
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| *  harmonic
| x  Mute note (or rake)
| b  bend (bends with vibrato bar indicated)
| r  release bend
| TP tremelo pick
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