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Alter Bridge - Isolation tab

Alter Bridge - Isolation
From the Album "AB III"
Tuning:Dropped C
tabbed by jjhand, with help from a tab by HarrySound & the pro tab

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   Intro/Main Riff (2 guitars, top notes on second bar are lead guitar)       
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
F|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------|-12----7-----4-------------------|
G|-0-3-8-7-----0-8-7-5-------------|-8-----3-----0-------------------|
C|-0-3-8-7-0-0-0-8-7-5-0-0-000-0-0-|-8-0-0-3-0-0-0---0-0-000-1p0-1p0-|
           * *         * * *** * *     * *   * *     * * ***

|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|--12-----7-----4-----------1p0-----|
|-0-5-8\7-----0-8\7-5-------------|--8------3-----0---------------3p0-|
|-0-5-8\7-0-0-0-8\7-5-0-0-000-0-0-|--8-0-0--3-0-0-0---0-0-000---------|
          * *         * * *** * *      * *    * *     * * ***

Above, triplets are shown as 000, * = palm mute



Lead Guitar - second time through Intro
D|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
A|-13b15____-13~~~-|-15b17____-15~~~-|-13b15____-13~~~-|-15b17___-b18~~~-|
F|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
C|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
C|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|






Verse 1 - Play Main Riff throughout

"When all is lost to you inside
 when all the talk is changed to lies
 The ritual warning  has begun
 And now you tear away from everyone"



(0:40) Prechorus -

  Rhythm                                  Lead - using flanger 
D|-1---------|-----------------|        |-----------------|-----------------|
A|-1---------|-----------------|        |-----6-------6---|---3-------------|
F|-3---------|-----------------|        |---0---0---0---0-|-----0-----0---0-|
C|-3---------|-3-------3-------|        |-8-------8-------|-5-----5-2---2---|
G|-1---------|-3-------3-------|        |-----------------|-----------------|
C|-----------|-3-------2-------|        |-----------------|-----------------|
  "Disconnected, so alone"



**Prechorus Lead 1 (pick-up notes start in last 1/2 beat of previous measure)
D|-----|------------------------------------10---|
A|-10--|10h13p10--12h10-------10---------10------|
F|---12|--------12-------12b13-----10-12------13-|
C|-----|---------------12-------12---------------|
G|-----|-----------------------------------------|
C|-----|-----------------------------------------|

|--------------------------------------------------------|
|------15p13p10-15p13p10-13p10---10----------------------|
|-10--------------------------12---12p10-13-12-10--------|
|---12-------------------------------------------12~~~---|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
  **During this lick, rhythm plays first 2 bars of main riff




play prechorus again before chorus

Lyrics: "Sever ties from all you know"





  Chorus
D|----------|----------|---------------|--------------------|
A|----------|-3--------|---------------|--------------------|
F|-7--------|-5--------|-3-------------|-5------------------|
C|-7--------|-5--------|-3-----3-------|-5-----5------(0-1)-|
G|-5--------|-3--------|-1-----3-------|-3-----2------(0-1)-|
C|-0--------|----------|-------3-------|--------------(0-1)-|

1 "Isolation        brings you to the end, til you love again"
2 "Isolation        if you could only see what would come to be"






Verse 2 - Lead Part - play with rhythm guitar playing main riff
D|-----------------|--------------------------|
A|-15--(x16)-------|-15--(x12)--b16r15-b16r15-| < do bends with
F|-----------------|--------------------------|   tremelo bar
C|-12--(x16)-------|-12--(x12)--b13r12-b13r12-| < if possible.
G|-----------------|--------------------------|
C|-----------------|--------------------------|

Lyrics for Verse 2:
"Justify you waste away
You dare to dream but still you’re too afraid
And now you’re broken and deceived
Lost to live this cruel reality"





Play Prechorus again, but Lead now plays this in the middle:

D|-/13__------15__p13-----13__-----15__p13--------------|
A|------15p13--------15p13----15p13-------15p13-15PH~~--|
F|------------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------|
C|------------------------------------------------------|

|-------13-15-15PH~-------------------------------|
|---/13-------------13-15-13\12p10----12b13-------|
|----------------------------------12-------10~~~-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|




Play Chorus - Only change is a pinch harmonic 1/2 way through





Breakdown - 5/4 time
D|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|-----888-666-555-6~---------888-666-5-|-----888-666-555-6---------333-555-3-|
C|-0-0----------------0-0-0-0-----------|-0-0---------------0-0-0-0-----------|
   * *                * * * *             * *               * * * *       

D|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
F|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
C|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
G|-----888-666-555-6~---------888-666-5-|-----888-666-555-6PH___bend bar up---|
C|-0-0----------------0-0-0-0-----------|-0-0---------------------------------|
   * *                * * * *             * *




Solo
|-------------------------------------|--------------------------10-----10-12--10------|
|-10----10----10----11----13-----10---|----------------10-13-------10-13-----13--13b15~|
|-12b14-12b14-12b14-13b15-15b17~---13-|-12-10--10-12b14-----12b14----------------------|
|-------------------------------------|------12----------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------10------------10-|
|-15p13p10-15p13p10-15p13p10-15p13p10-15p13---------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------12-13p12\10-------13-12-10-------|
|-----------------------------------------------------12~~-----------12~----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------10--11--13--13b15--|
|-13-12-10--10-----------------------10-12-------------------|
|---------12--12-10-------------10-12------------------------|
|------------------12-10\8-10/12-----------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------|



Solo rhythm guitar part- played 2x
D|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
F|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
C|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G|-----3--1--0--1----------3--1--0--|-----3--1--0--1----------0--1--0--|
C|-0-0-3--1--0--1--0-0-0-0-3--1--0--|-0-0-3--1--0--1--0-0-0-0-0--1--0--|
   PM*             * * * *            * *             * * * *






Bridge (2:44) - strum chords indicated with the song to get rhythm, play 2x
D|-----------|-------------|------------|-------------|
A|-----------|-------------|------------|-------------|
F|-3---------|-2-----------|------------|-5-----------|
C|-3---------|-3-----------|-3----------|-2-----------|
G|-1---------|-0-----------|-3----------|-3-----------|
C|-----------|-------------|-3----------|-------------|
   Ab          Eb/G          Eb           Bb

"Maybe you’ll stand
Maybe you’ll give and break to find another way
And makes things better
Maybe you’ll find
That you can live and learn to love along the way
And make things better"



Play Solo Rhythm part 1x, then add a slide before the chorus:
D|-----------|
A|-----------|
F|-----------|
C|-12\-------|
G|-12\-------|
C|-12\-------|





Final Chorus - Lead Guitar plays this 2x:

D|-14TP---------|-15TP--------|-13TP-----------|-15TP----------|
A|--------------|-------------|--------13TP----|-------15TP----|
F|--------------|-------------|----------------|---------------|
C|--------------|-------------|----------------|---------------|
G|--------------|-------------|----------------|---------------|
C|--------------|-------------|----------------|---------------|


End with Main Riff & digital effects in background





KEY:
| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| PH  pinch harmonic
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| br  Bend release
| TP  tremelo picking


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