Alter Bridge – Isolation tab ver. 2

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 IntroD|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|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"
ChorusD|----------|----------|---------------|--------------------|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 riffD|-----------------|--------------------------|A|-15--(x16)-------|-15--(x12)--b16r15-b16r15-| < do bends withF|-----------------|--------------------------| tremelo barC|-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 timeD|--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|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 2xD|----------------------------------|----------------------------------|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 2xD|-----------|-------------|------------|-------------|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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