Alter Bridge - Zero tab

Alter Bridge - 'Zero'
From the Album 'AB III'
Tuning - Drop Db
tabbed by jjhand


This song has great guitar licks mixed in with a good lyrical melody.
The effects used in some parts are also nicely done without being
excessive. Please rate/comment.



Intro Riff - Guitar 1, play 2xeb|----------------------|-----------------------|Bb|----------------------|-------3---------------|Gb|---4--4-------2-2-----|-------2---------------|Db|---4--4-------2-2-----|-------0----4\2---2----|Ab|-0h2--2---0-2-0-0--2--|-0---0-0---------------|Db|-------------------2--|-0---0-0---------------|
|----------------------|-----------------------||----------------------|-------3---------------||---4--4-------2-2-----|-------2---------------||---4--4-------2-2-----|-------0----(4/7---7)--| <-- () first time only|-0h2--2---0-2-0-0--2--|-0---0-0---------------||-------------------2--|-0---0-0---------------|
Guitar 2 - On Repeat of Intro
|-7------------------|-10--9--7------|------------|--------------||-10b12--7-----------|-----------10--|-10~~-------|--------------||--------9b11~~~-----|---------------|------------|-9b11~~~~-----| release|--------------------|---------------|------------|--------------| bend &|--------------------|---------------|------------|--------------| fade out|--------------------|---------------|------------|--------------|
Verse - Only Bass plays (0:18-0:32) "Now there is a light in the dark some will say There is a grace up high There is a beauty that some can behold Not I, Not I"
Modified Intro (0:32) - Guitar 1 just holds fret on 4th string throughout|----------------------|-----------------------||----------------------|-----------------------||----------------------|-----------------------||---4--4-----4---4-----|-4---4-4----4\2---2----||-0h2--2---2-2h0-0-----|-0---0-0---------------||-------------------2--|-0---0-0---------------|1. "There is a power that's felt from the shore"2. "But all of these things to me are no more"
|----------------------|-----------------------||----------------------|-----------------------||----------------------|-----------------------||---4--4-----4---4-----|-4---4-4----4/7---7-(9)| () - second time only|-0h2--2---2-2h0-0-----|-0---0-0---------------||-------------------2--|-0---0-0---------------|1. "There is a force that won't break"2. "I've changed, I've changed"
PreChorus:
Guitar 1 Gb2 F2|----------------------------5------|----------------------------4------||-------3---------3-------------3---|-----2---2---------2-----------2---||-----4------4----------4---------4-|-3-----3------3--------3---------3-||-5---------------------------------|-----------------------------------||---5-------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
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| Guitar 2, w/ univibe|------------------10~--------------|-----------------------------------||---------10------------------------|---------11----11b12r11~~----------||------12----12---------------------|------11----11---------------------||---12----------12------------------|---11------------------------------||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|"What in the hell have you done? Cast aside all that you love"
Gb2 Ab|----------------------------5------|-----------------------||-------3---------3-------------3---|-------5-----5---------||-----4------4----------4---------4-|-----6---6---6---------||---5-------------------------------|---7-------7-----------||-----------------------------------|-0---------------------||-3---------------------------------|-----------------------|
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| Guitar 2, w/ univibe|------------------10~--------------|-------------12--------||---------10------------------------|-------12--12----------||------12----12---------------------|-----14--14------------||---12----------12------------------|---14------------------||-----------------------------------|-----------------------||-----------------------------------|-----------------------| "The sorrows you'll never outrun"
Chorus 1
|-------------------------|---------------------------------||-------------------------|---------------------------------||-4---4-4-4--4--7---------|------------------------7--7--7--||-4---4-4-4--4--7----7----|-7---7---7--------------7--7--7--||-2---2-2-2--2--5----4----|-5---5---5--------------5--5--5--||-------------------------|-5---5---5--0-2b4r2-0------------|"Zero Nothing for you is ever good enough"
|---------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------|---------------------------------||-4---4-4-4--4--7-----4--2--|------------------------7--7--7--||-4---4-4-4--4--7--7--4--2--|-7---7---7--------------7--7--7--||-2---2-2-2--2--5--4--2--0--|-5---5---5--------------5--5--5--||---------------------------|-5---5---5--0-2b4r2-0------------|"Zero Nothing makes you whole"
Before Verse 2 - Guitar 1 plays Intro, Gutiar 2 plays:
|--------------------------7-|------7-10~~~~~~~-9h10p9---------||-------------------7-10-7---|-7-10--------------------10~~~---||-9~~~~---------9b11---------|---------------------------------||----------------------------|---------------------------------||----------------------------|---------------------------------||----------------------------|---------------------------------|
Verse 2 - Guitar 2, played 4x|-7~~~~~~~-------|----------------||----------------|-7~~~~~~~~------||----------------|----------------||--------------7-|(7)-------------||----------------|----------------||----------------|----------------|
"How many times have you felt all alone How many tears have you cried Called out in vein for a god to behold Inside, Inside" (1:43) - Add in modified intro riff on Guitar 1 "How many fires you let die in your heart How many storm's must you face Left out to fight for yourself in the cold No faith, No faith" Play Prechorus "So nothing to lean on this time Nothing is left to decide All that you've known you'll deny" Play Chorus again, same Lyrics Break - 1 Wah Guitar, 1 Guitar w/ Heavy Distortion, played 2x
wah on, bass position wah off|-----------------------|----------------------|---------------------------||-----------------------|----------------------|---------------------------||-----------------------|----------------------|---4-4-4---------------2---||-------------------2---|----------------------|---4-4-4-----4/5\4---4---4-||---------------------2-|--------------------0-|-0-2-2-2---0-2/3\2-0-2-----||-0h2-2~--0-3h2-0h2-----|-0h2-0h2~-0-2b3r2-0---|---------------------------|1 "Burnt out Surrender you can't take no more"2 "And just cry out Surrender your faith is no more"
ending|--------------------------||--------------------------||---4-4-4-----------2-4-2--||---4-4-4-----4/5\4-2-4-2--||-0-2-2-2---0-2/3\2-0-2-0--||--------------------------|
Solo
|--------------------|----------------------------|---------------------------------||----------------7---|-10p7----7------------------|--------------10--10-pb14r12-10--||-7------------------|-----9p7--9p7--9p7----7-----|-----7---7-/11--11-------------11||---9~~~-----------9-|-------------9----9p7--9p7--|-7h9---9-------------------------||--------------------|---------------------------9|---------------------------------||--------------------|----------------------------|---------------------------------|
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| Rhythm|-------------PM****-|----------------------------|---------------------------------||--------------------|----------------------------|---------------------------------||--------------------|-----------------------2----|---------------------------2-----||----------------3-0-|-----------------------2----|------------------------------4--||-0h2-2--0h2--0-2----|-0h2--2--0h2-----0--2--0----|-0h2-----2~-----0h2~---0h2-------||-0h2-2--0h2--0-2----|-0h2--2--0h2-----0--2-------|---------------------------------|
Solo|---------------------------|---------------------------------||-10h12~--10----------------|--------12-15-12-15/17~~-17p15---||-----------11p9\7-7h9~--7--|--/11-14----------------------16-||---------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------|---------------------------------||---------------------------|---------------------------------|
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| Rhythm|---------------------------|-----------------PM*********---||---------------------------|-------------------------------||---------------------------|-------------------------------||-2-----4~~---4\2-----2-----|-----------------------3---0---||-0-------------------0-----|-0h2--2--0h2-----0--2----------||---------------------------|-0h2--2--0h2-----0--2----------|
Solo|------------------------------|---------------------17~-------||-17p15--18p15--17p15--18p15---|-17b19--b19-17-15-17-17~-------||------16-----16-----16-----16-|-------------------------16p14-||------------------------------|-------------------------------||------------------------------|-------------------------------||------------------------------|-------------------------------|
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| Rhythm|------------------------------|------------------------------||-------------------------3----|------------------------------||-------------------------2----|--------------------------2---||-------------------------0----|----------------------------4-||-0h2---2-----0h2-----0--------|-0h2-----2~----0h2~---0-2-----||-0h2---2-----0h2-----0--------|------------------------------|
Solo|------------------------------|---------------|--------------||------------------------------|---------------|--------------||-16b19r16-14---14b16r14-------|---------------|--------------||------------16-----------9-12-|---------------|--------------||------------------------------|-10~~~------10-|-9~~----------||------------------------------|---------------|--------------|
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| Rhythm|------------------------------|---------------|--------------||------------------------------|---------------|--------------||------------------------------|---------------|--------------||-2-------4-------4\2----2-----|-5-------------|--------------||-0----------------------------|-5-------/7--5-|-4~~~-----14\-||------------------------------|-5-------------|----------14\-| "What in the hell have you done cast aside all that you loved"
Lead|---------------|---------------||---------------|---------------||---------------|------------9~-||---------------|---------------||-10~~~---------|-9-------------||---------------|---------------|
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| Rhythm|---------------|---------------||---------------|---------------||---------------|---------------||---------------|------------4~-||---------/7--5-|-4-----2--1----||-5~~~~---------|---------------|"The sorrows you never outrun, just look at what you have become"
Play Modified Intro Play Chorus Again 2x, except for ending change
Final Chorus Ending|----------------------------|----------------------------------||----------------------------|---------------------------5NH----||-4---4-4-4--4--7-----4-3-2--|------------------------7--5NH----||-4---4-4-4--4--7--7--4-3-2--|-7---7---7--------------7--5NH----||-2---2-2-2--2--5--4--2-1-0--|-5---5---5--------------5------x\-||----------------------------|-5---5---5--0-2b4r2-0----------x\-|
Squealing Guitar Ending - (Rhythm guitar plays Intro)
|-11gb12-----|-12~~~~--12b13-b13-13-13-|-b14~----------|-------------||------------|-------------------------|---------12-15-|-12~---------||------------|-------------------------|---------------|--------14b--||------------|-------------------------|---------------|-------------||------------|-------------------------|---------------|-------------||------------|-------------------------|---------------|-------------|
|------------------12-------------14-15-|-17~~~------17b19r17-15-||------12-15-----12-------12-15\17------|------------------------||-14b16-----14b16----14b16--------------|------------------------||---------------------------------------|------------------------||---------------------------------------|------------------------||---------------------------------------|------------------------|
|-14---12--------------|------------------||-12---12---15---14----|-10~~~~-----------||-----------11---11----|-11~~~~-----------||----------------------|------------------||----------------------|------------------||----------------------|------------------|
KEY ************************************ | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | NH natural harmonic | PM palm mute | x Mute note | b Bend | pb Pre-bend | r Bend release | TP tremelo pick (keep picking same note) ************************************
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