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Alter Bridge – Still Remains tab

Alter Bridge - Still Remains
From the New Album "AB III"
tabbed by jjhand
Tuning Low to High - Bb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb (like 'Come to Life'/'Broken Wings')


This is a kick ass heavy song with great riffs despite no solo! Enjoy & 
please rate if u like it! Intro is in 6/8 time (6 beats per bar), but rest 
is 4/4 time. 


Intro (Guitar 1, light distortion) - play 2xeb|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|Gb|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|Db|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|Ab|---------3-----------0____________---|---------3-----------2___________---|Bb|-0-3-1-0---0-0-3-1-0-----0---0---0---|-0-3-1-0---0-0-3-1-0----0---0---0---|
(0:16) - Intro Repeats but Guitar 2 plays this 2x:
eb|---------0-----------0---------------|---------0--------------------------|Bb|-------7---7-------7-----------------|-------8---8-------8----------------|Gb|-----8-----------8-------------------|-----9-----------9------------------|Db|---9-----------9---------------------|--10----------10-----9--------------|Ab|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------|Bb|-------------------------------------|------------------------------------| note the timing with the intro riff above & let notes ring
Heavy Riff 1 (0:31) - Guitar 1, 4/4 time, played 2x|---------------------------------|----------------------------||---------------------------------|----------------------------||---------------------------------|----------------------------||---------------------------------|----------------------------||-2-----------------3-2-0-------5-|-2--------------*3~~-0------| * 2nd time is PH|---0-----0---0-1-0-------3-1-0---|---0-----0---0-1------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------||---------------------------------|----------------------------||---------------------------------|----------------------------||---------------------------------|----------------------------||-2-----------------3-2-0-------5-|-2---------------0----------||---0-----0---0-1-0-------3-1-0---|---0-----0---0-0-1----------|
Verse (0:51) - Play Heavy Riff 1 Again, but mute short notes on low Bb string Lyrics: "I cast a line when I saw you were drowning, but still you"
Verse Pt 2: |---------------------------------|-------------------------||---------------------------------|-------------------------||---------------------------------|-------------------------||---------------------------------|-5------5----5-5-5---5-5-||-10------10----10-10-10----10-10-|-6------6----6-6-6---6-6-||-8-------8-----8--8--8-----8--8--|-4------4----4-4-4---4-4-|"turn your back on me"
Play Heavy Riff 1 Again - Lyrics: "But you found the fire when you were burning, but still you"
Verse Pt 3: |--------------------------------|------------------||--------------------------------|------------------||--------------------------------|------------------||--------------------------------|-5----------------||-10------10----10-10-10---10-10-|-6----------------||-8-------8-----8--8--8----8--8--|-4----------------|"never could believe"
Chorus - Guitar 1 Play Chords with 16th note rhythm
|--------------|--------------|-------------|-------------||-(3)----------|-(3)----------|-------------|-------------||--------------|--------------|-(5-3)-------|-(5)---------||--------------|--------------|-------------|-------------||-10----x16----|-10----x16----|-6----x16----|-3----x16----||-8------------|-8------------|-4-----------|-1-----------|
1. "So carry on if you must go your way" 2. "Go embrace my heart. Your free will still remains, oh" () - is Guitar 2's notes in background (1:40) Play Heavy Riff 1 to go to Verse 2 ===============================================================
Verse 2 - Same as Verse 1, but Guitar 2 adds a steady Bb note:|---------------------------------||---------------------------------||-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-| repeated throughout verse|---------------------------------| |---------------------------------||---------------------------------|
Lyrics: "To say you fo _ when you were slipping but still you walk 'round me to run. So how can you justify the life you're living?"
(2:10) End of verse 2 - Guitar 2, |---------------------------------|-----------------||---------10----10-10-10----10-10-|-6---------------||-12------12----12-12-12----12-12-|-7---------------||-12------12----12-12-12----12-12-|-8---------------||-10------10----10-10-10----10-10-|-6---------------||---------------------------------|-----------------|Guitar 1 plays Verse Pt 3 during this part
(2:15) Play Chorus Again but chorus 2 ends on:
|--------------|-----------------||--------------|-----------------||--------------|-----------------||--------------|-----------------||--------------|-----------------||-0------------|-0~~-------------|
(2:40) Fast Picking riff - Guitar 1 - play 6x|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------------|---------------------------------||-------------**------------------|-3-2-----------------------------||-1-0-0-0-0-0-110-110-0-0-875-875-|-----0-0-0-0-110-110-0-0-875-875-| PM_________________________ PM_________________________
**notes are 1st fret, not 11th
During Lyrics, Guitar 2 Adds:|-------------|------------|-------------|------------||-------------|------------|-------------|------------||-8-----------|-9----------|-8-----------|------------||-------------|------------|-------------|------------||-6-----------|-7----------|-6-----------|------------||-------------|------------|-------------|------------|"You'll deny it all, you'll deny me once again"
|-------------|------------|-------------|------------||-------------|------------|-------------|------------||-8-----------|-9----------|-11----------|-14---------||-------------|------------|-------------|---------4/9||-6-----------|-7----------|-9-----------|-12---------||-------------|------------|-------------|------------|"But I've seen it all, I know you'll come to crawl back to me before the end"
Fast Picking Riff Ending (both guitars), played 2x|-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-----------------------------|-----------------------------||-2---------------------------|-2---------------------------| add pick scrape |---0---0---1-1~--0---0-1-2-3-|---4~--4---4-5---5---8-8-8-7-| before chorus
Play Chorus Again, but Guitar 2 plays these notes in a 16th note rhythm:
|-------------|--------8--10--|--------8--10--|-8-------------||-8--------10-|-11------------|-11------------|---------------||-------------|--------5--7---|--------5--7---|-5-------------||-5--------7--|--8------------|-8-------------|---------------||-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------||-------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
Ending - Play Fast Picking Riff Ending (2 lines above) then hit open Bb string to end song. KEY ************************************ | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | PH pinch harmonic | PM palm mute | x Mute note | b Bend | r Bend release ************************************
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