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Alter Bridge - Cry Of Achilles tab

Alter Bridge - 'Cry of Achilles'
From the album 'Fortress'
Tuning - Eb
Tabbed by jjhand

AB picked a strong opening song to their Fortress disc. Spanish 
fingerpicking, solos from Mark and Myles, and probably one of the 
best tracks for drums and bass fills as well. Please rate or comment.

Acoustic Intro (Thanks to mitchftw)

  part 1 - played 2x

Eb|-------------|   
Bb|-------0---1-|   
Gb|---2---2---2-| x4
Db|-----2---2---|   
Ab|-0-----------|   
Eb|-------------|   
                     
Eb|-------------|    
Bb|---0---0---3-|    
Gb|---1-1-1-1-1-| x2 
Db|-------------|    
Ab|-0-----------|    
Eb|-------------|    
                     
Eb|-------------------------|   
Bb|---3-0-3-0-6-0-3-0-3-0-6-|   
Gb|---4---4---4---4---4---4-| 
Db|-------------------------|   
Ab|-0-----------------------|   
Eb|-------------------------|  


part 2

Eb|-------------|         |-------------|   
Bb|-------0---1-|         |-------1---3-|     
Gb|---2---2---2-| x4      |---0---0---0-| x4
Db|-----2---2---|         |-----2---2---|
Ab|-0-----------|         |-------------|   
Eb|-------------|         |-3-----------|

Eb|-------------------------------------------------|   
Bb|-------1---3-------1---3-------1---3---1---0---0-|     
Gb|---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2-|  
Db|-----0---0-------0---0-------0---0-------0---0---|     
Ab|-------------------------------------------------|     
Eb|-2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----------|

|------------------------------|-------------------------|
|------------------------------|-6-5-4----5-4------------|     
|------------------------------|------5-4-----5-4--------|
|---0------0------0-------0----|------------------/9-7-6-|     
|-------------------8-------11-|-------------------------|
|-0-----/4-----/7-----/10------|-------------------------|

|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|---------------------------|
|-6h7p6---6-----------5-----|
|-------8---8-7-5-7-8---8-7-|     
|---------------------------|



Heavy Intro Riff

line 1 (0:32)
eb|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|-------------------6-6-6-|
Db|-------7---8---5---7-7-7-|-------7---8---5---------|
Ab|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-------|
Eb|-------------------------|-------------------------|

|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------7---8---5---7-7-7-|-7h8p7p5-7-5---------5-----|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------8-5-7-8---8-7-|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|

repeat line 1, then

|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------7---8---5---7-7-7-|-7h8p7p5-7-5---------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------8-7-5---------|
|-------------------------|-------------------8-7-0-3-|




Verse Riff 1 - 

line 1
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------6-6-6-|
|-------7---8---5---7-7-7-|-------7---8---5---------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-4-4-4-|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|

e|-------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-------------------------|---------------------------------|
G|-------------------------|---------------------------------|
D|-------7---8---5---7-7-7-|-7-7-7-/13-13-13-7-7-7-/13-13-13-|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------------------------------|
E|-------------------------|-5-5-5-/11-11-11-5-5-5-/11-11-11-|

repeat line 1, then

e|-------------------------|---------------------------|
B|-------------------------|---------------------------|
G|-------------------------|---------------------------|
D|-------7---8---5---7-7-7-|-7h8p7p5-7-5---------------|
A|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-------------8-7-5---------|
E|-------------------------|-------------------8-7-0-3-|



Turnaround Riff 2 (1:00) - ending is below
|----------------------|----------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|---------------------|
|----------------------|----------------------|---------------------|
|-x-x--9-10--x-x--9-10-|-x-x--9-10--x-x--9-10-|-x-x-9-10--x-x-9-10--|
|-x-x-12-12--x-x-12-12-|-x-x-10-10--x-x-10-10-|-x-x-8-8---x-x-8-8---|
|----------------------|----------------------|---------------------|

  guitar 1
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|-5h7p5--5-----------------|
|------7---7-5-7-5---------|
|------------------7-8-7-6-|
|--------------------------|
|
| guitar 2
|--------------------------|
|--15_____b17--------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|




Verse Begins - Play Verse Riff 1 again 
               Play Turnaround Riff Again
               Play Verse Riff 1 again 
Lyrics:
" Crying out.
Now you can't escape you are buried in doubt
And it pulls you down
Now you're in too deep you may never get out
Such an awful place"
               
" Tear it down
It's almost too late is the end coming now
As you scream out loud?
You sever the peace til your truth has been found"




Verse Riff 2 - play 4x (last time only plays the first bar)

Clean Guitar 1
|------0--------0---|-----0--------0---|----1--------1---|-----1--------1---|
|---1----1---1----1-|--1----1---1----1-|-1----1---1----1-|--1----1---1----1-|
|-------------------|------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-------------------|------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-0-----------------|------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-------------------|------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|
| Clean Guitar 2
|-0----------------|-------------------|-1---------------|---------3----1---|
|-1----------------|-------------------|-1---------------|------------------|
|-2----------------|-------------------|-2---------------|------------------|
|-2----------------|-------------------|-3---------------|------------------|
|-0----------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|
" Is there nothing left to follow?"
"Is there nothing left to steal?"
"Crying out for something more than I've been shown"
"Knowing none of this is real"




Short Prechorus Riff - Guitar 1, * chords are 2nd guitar

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

  *                    
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-9----9---9---9---9---9---9--|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--------|
|-7----7---7---7---7---7---7--|-10-10-10-10-10-10-10--------|
|-9--9---9---9---9---9---9----|-12-12-12-12-12-12-12--------|
|-8---------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|





Chorus - pick chords in eighth note patterns (8x per bar), played 2x

  
|--------|--------|--------|---------|--------|---------|--------|---------|
|--------|--------|--------|---------|-12-----|-12------|-7------|-7-------|
|--------|--------|-5------|-5-------|-12-----|-12------|-7------|-7-------|
|-7------|-7------|-5------|-5-------|-12-----|-12------|-7------|-7-------|
|-7------|-7------|-3------|-3-------|-10-----|-10------|-5------|-5-------|
|-5------|-5------|--------|---------|--------|---------|--------|---------|

"Don't close your eyes     Something beautiful is still alive"
"Don't close your eyes        Never turn away and let it die"





Verse 2 - Play Verse Riff 2 as before, except additional Guitar 2 part:

(2:59) with light mutes throughout
|----------------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------------|--------------------------|
|----------------------------------|--------------------------|
|---------------7--7--------10-9-7-|-------7--7--------9--10--|
|-12\-----0-0-0-------0-0-0--------|-0-0-0-------0-0-0--------|
|----------------------------------|--------------------------|

|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|------------------10-10-9-|
|-------7--7--------10-9-7-|-------7--7---------------|
|-0-0-0-------0-0-0--------|-0-0-0-------0-0-0--------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|

|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|
|-------7--7--------10-9-7-|-------7--7--------9--10--|
|-0-0-0-------0-0-0--------|-0-0-0-------0-0-0--------|
|--------------------------|--------------------------|


Play Short Prechorus Riff 


Play Chorus



Bridge Riff - Both Guitars, played 2x with some pick scrapes mixed in
|------------------|----------|-------------------|---------------|
|------------------|----------|-------------------|---------------|
|-9-9-9-9----------|----------|---9-9-9-----------|---------------|
|-9-9-9-9----------|----------|---9-9-9-----------|---------------|
|-7-7-7-7----------|-rest-----|---7-7-7-----------|--rest---------|
|-0-0-0-0----------|----------|---0-0-0-----------|---------------|

|------------------|----------|-------------------|---------------|
|------------------|----------|-------------------|-(5)-----------|
|-9-9-9-9----------|---9------|---9-9-9-----------|-(7gb8__b9)----|
|-9-9-9-9----------|---9------|---9-9-9-----------|---------------|
|-7-7-7-7----------|---7------|---7-7-7-----------|---------------|
|-0-0-0-0----------|---0------|---0-0-0-----------|---------------|

() - notes are on 2nd time through


Bridge Part 2- Slight mutes - played 2x
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------|
|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-7-5-|---7-7-7-7-7-8-7-5-8-7-5-|
|-0-----------------------|-0-----------------------|

first ending:
|-------------------------|-10-------------------------12-|
|-------------------------|---10--------10-9-10-12-9-12---|
|-------------------------|-----12-12-11------------------|
|-------------------------|-------------------------------|
|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-7-5-|-------------------------------|
|-0-----------------------|-------------------------------|

second ending:
|-------------------------|----------------15--16--18-----|
|-------------------------|-----14----13------------------|
|-------------------------|---13----12---14--15--17-------|
|-------------------------|-12----11----------------------|
|---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-8-7-5-|-------------------------------|
|-0-----------------------|-------------------------------|



Bridge Part 3
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-0-0-0-12-0-12-0-0-0-13-12-10-|-0-0-0-12-0-13-0-10-0-13-12-10-|

|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------11---11-------12-11-9--|-------11---12---9---12-11-9-|
|-0-0-0----0----0-0-0----------|-0-0-0----0----0---0---------|

|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|-------14---14-------15-14-12-|-------14---15---12---15-14-12-|
|-0-0-0----0----0-0-0----------|-0-0-0----0----0----0----------|

|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|------------------------------|---------------------0---3---|
|-0-0-0-12-0-12-0-0-0-13-12-10-|-0-0-0-12\---1---3-----------|



Myles's Solo-
|--------------|--------------|------------|------------------|
|-10~~~~----12-|-13--12--10-8-|-10---------|-8----8---8---8---|
|--------------|--------------|--------7b9_|___b9__b9__b9__b9-|
|--------------|--------------|------------|------------------|
|--------------|--------------|------------|------------------|
|--------------|--------------|------------|------------------|

|--------------|---------------|------15--15--15--|-15--15--15----------15-|
|-8------10-12-|-13--12--------|-15b17__b___b___b_|___b___b___br15--/17----|
|-7b9----------|--------14--12-|------------------|------------------------|
|--------------|---------------|------------------|------------------------|
|--------------|---------------|------------------|------------------------|
|--------------|---------------|------------------|------------------------|

|-17--17-15-17--17-15-|-17/20--20--20--20--20--|-20---------------------|
|---------------------|--------20b-b22-b22-b22-|-20br22----20h22p20\18~\|
|---------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
|---------------------|------------------------|------------------------|

|---------------------------|---------------|-----------------|
|-------13-15-15b17-b17-15~-|-13~-12--------|-----12b---------|
|---/14---------------------|-------14~--12-|-14--------------|
|---------------------------|---------------|-----------------|
|---------------------------|---------------|------------12\x-|
|---------------------------|---------------|-----------------|

|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|-17~~~-
|-9~~~----8-9--|/12~~~--11-12-|/15~~~--14-15-|-17gb19---------|-------
|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|-------
|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|-------
|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|-------
|--------------|--------------|--------------|----------------|-------

**
During Myles' solo, rhythm plays Verse Riff 2 for 14 bars with a variation on bar 7 & 8

|------0--------0--------0--------0---|-----------------------------------|
|---1----1---1----1---1----1---1----1-|-----5-------5-------5--------5----|
|-------------------------------------|---5----5--5----5--5----5--5----5--|
|-------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-0-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|-4---------------------------------|

Last 4 bars of solo are the Prechorus Riff

The Chorus resumes at the end of the solo playing twice with Mark playing
a solo on the repeat:


Solo 2 - 
|-17----------------|-17-----------------------------|------------------------|
|----20b22------/17-|---17-20--17-20--17-17----------|------------------------|
|-------------------|--------19-----20-----19br21-17-|-19b21-b21-17h19p17\16~~|
|-------------------|--------------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------------------|------------------------|
|-------------------|--------------------------------|------------------------|

|---------------------|---20--17--15-------------|----------------------------|
|--------20-20__\13---|-----------------------13-|-10h13p10--------10-----5-5-|
|--16--16-------------|-19--17--16--14--12--14---|---------9-12-9-9--9-7b9----|
|----17---------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|
|---------------------|--------------------------|----------------------------|

|---------------------|-------------------|--------------------------17---17-|
|-5---5---------------|-------------------|-13---13h16-13h16/19-16h19---19---|
|-7b9-b9-5h7p5\4~-----|-4-7-4-------------|----14----------------------------|
|---------------------|-------5-----------|----------------------------------|
|---------------------|-------------------|----------------------------------|
|---------------------|-----------3br5----|----------------------------------|

|-20-19-17----------------20b22--|-20b22-20p17-19~~--17-|
|---------20-18-17---------------|----------------------|
|-----------------20-19-17-------|----------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------|

|-19p17p15-20p17p15-19PHp17p15-20p17p15-|17--------17--------17--------17--------|
|---------------------------------------|--20-17-20--20-17-20--20-17-20--20-17-20|
|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------|----------------------------------------|

|-20p17--17-20p17--17-20h22p20--20------|-22b24-b24-b24-22~~~-|-22br24--------20b22-|
|------20--------20-----------22--22p20-|---------------------|-------22-20-22------|
|---------------------------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------------------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|---------------------------------------|---------------------|---------------------|



Ending part 1
|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
|-----9-10-----9-10-|-----9-10-----9-10-|-----9-10------9-10-|-----9-10-12-10-9---|
|----12-12----12-12-|----10-10----10-10-|-----8-8-------8-8--|--------------------|
|-------------------|-------------------|--------------------|--------------------|


part 1 repeats on Guitar 1, but Guitar 2 plays:
 
|---------|----------|----------|----------|
|---------|----------|----------|-15TP-----|
|-14TP----|-16TP-----|-17TP-----|----------|
|---------|----------|----------|----------|
|---------|----------|----------|----------|
|---------|----------|----------|----------|


Guitar 2
|-17TP----|-19TP-----|-20TP-----|-20b22TP-----|------------|
|---------|----------|----------|-------------|------------|
|---------|----------|----------|-------------|-2----------|
|---------|----------|----------|-------------|-2----------|
|---------|----------|----------|-------------|-0----------|
|---------|----------|----------|-------------|------------|
|
|
|---------|----------|----------|-------------|------------|
|---------|----------|----------|-------------|------------|
|-2---2---|----------|----------|---4-5-7-5-4-|-2----------|
|-2---2---|-5---5----|-3---3----|-------------|-2----------|
|-0---0---|-5---5----|-3---3----|---2-3-5-3-2-|-0----------|
|---------|-3---3----|-1---1----|-------------|------------|

KEY
************************************

| /   slide up
| \   slide down
| h   hammer-on
| p   pull-off
| ~   vibrato
| PH  pinch harmonic
| TP  tremelo picking
| x   Mute note
| b   Bend
| pb  Pre-bend
| r   return string bend to normal pitch
| gb  gradual (slow) bend 
| br  Bend release

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