Anchor tab with lyrics by Lifehouse - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Lifehouse – Anchor tab

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                                                        Lifehouse - Anchor
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Tabbed by: Matt Benecke
Email: lpwjbklyn@gmail.com

Tuning: 1/2 Step Down (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)

This is an awesome song from Lifehouse that actually has a bunch of intricate
guitar parts comprising its sound. I tried to cover all of the important ones
and did my best to present as full an arrangement as possible. Though I'm
admittedly uncertain of the chords in the pre-chorus, I think it still sounds
solid enough to work well.


Guitar 1 (Distorted Electric)

Guitar 2 (Distorted Electric)

Guitar 3 (Electric)

Guitar 4 (Acoustic) 

*NOTE: ANY riff attributed to Guitar 3 could be played as an octave rather
than a single note run to give it a fuller sound.



Intro (0:00 - 0:28)

Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1  2x

Guitar 2 Plays Riff 2  2x 

Guitar 3 Plays Riff 3  1x (during second half of intro)

Guitar 4 Plays Riff 4  2x


Riff 1

D5 B5 A5eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|-7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7--7--7-7-7--4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4--4--4-4-4--2--2-2-2------|Db|-7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7--7--7-7-7--4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4--4--4-4-4--2--2-2-2------|Ab|-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5--5-5-5--2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--0--0-0-0------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A5 E5(VII) G5(X) eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--9--9-9-9--9-9--12-12-12-12--12--12--------------------|Db|-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--9--9-9-9--9-9--12-12-12-12--12--12--------------------|Ab|-0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0--7--7-7-7--7-7--10-10-10-10--10--10--------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff 2
eb|-10--10-10-10--10-10-10--10--10--10-10-10--7--7-7-7--7-7-7--7--7--7-7-7----|Bb|--x---x--x--x---x--x--x---x---x---x--x--x--x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x--x--x-x-x----|Gb|--7---7--7--7---7--7--7---7---7---7--7--7--4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4--4--4-4-4----|Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
eb|--5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5--5--5-5-5--12--12-12-12--12-12--15-15-15-15--15--15---|Bb|--x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x--x--x-x-x---x---x--x--x---x--x---x--x--x--x---x---x---|Gb|--2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2---9---9--9--9---9--9--12-12-12-12--12--12---|Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff 3
eb|----------------------------12-14--------------------------------12-14-----|Bb|-15--15-14-15--15-14-15--15--------15-15--15-14-15--15-14-15--15-------15--|Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
eb|------------------------12-14--15-15-14--12--12-14-------------------------|Bb|-15-14-15--15-14-15--15----------------------------------------------------|Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff 4
D Bm Aeb|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--0--0-0-0------|Bb|-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3--3--3-3-3--3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3--3--3-3-3--2--2-2-2------|Gb|-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4--4--4-4-4--2--2-2-2------|Db|-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0--4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4--4--4-4-4--2--2-2-2------|Ab|-------------------------------2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--0--0-0-0------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A Em Geb|-0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-0--0-0--3-3-3-3--3--3--------------------------|Bb|-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--0--0-0-0--0-0--3-3-3-3--3--3--------------------------|Gb|-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0-0--0--0--------------------------|Db|-2-2-2--2--2--2-2-2--2--2-2-2--2-2--0-0-0-0--0--0--------------------------|Ab|-0-0-0--0--0--0-0-0--2--2-2-2--2-2--2-2-2-2--2--2--------------------------|Eb|---------------------0--0-0-0--0-0--3-3-3-3--3--3--------------------------|
Pre-verse / Verse 1 (0:29 - 0:57) Guitar 3 Plays Riff 5 4x Guitar 4 Plays Riff 5 4x Riff 5
eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Db|-----------------5-5-5-4----------------------5-5-5-4----------------------|Ab|-3h5-5-3-5--5-5----------5-5--3h5-5-3-5--5-5----------5-5------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Pre-Chorus 1 (0:57 - 1:25) Guitar 3 Plays Riff 6 2x Guitar 4 Plays Riff 7 4x Riff 6
eb|-12-12-12--10-12--12-10--12/14-14-12-14--14-12--14/15-15-14-15-15\14--10---|Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
eb|-10-10-10-10--10-10--10h12-12-10-12--12-10--12/14-14-12-14--14-12--14/15---|Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
eb|-15-14-15-15\14--10--10-10-10-10--10-10------------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff 7
eb|-5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5----------------|Bb|-7--7-7-7--7-7--7--7-7-7--7-7--8--8-8-8--8-8--7--7-7-7--7-7----------------|Gb|-7--7-7-7--7-7--7--7-7-7--7-7--7--7-7-7--7-7--7--7-7-7--7-7----------------|Db|-7--7-7-7--7-7--6--6-6-6--6-6--5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5----------------|Ab|-5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5--5--5-5-5--5-5----------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Chorus 1 (1:25 - 1:54) Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1 2x Guitar 2 Plays Riff 2 2x Guitar 3 Plays Riff 3 2x Guitar 4 Plays Riff 4 2x Pre-Verse / Verse 2 (1:54 - 2:15) Guitar 3 Plays Riff 5 3x Guitar 4 Plays Riff 5 3x Pre-Chorus 2 (2:15 - 2:44) Guitar 3 Plays Riff 6 2x Guitar 4 Plays Riff 7 4x Chorus 2 (2:44 - 3:23) *NOTE: On the 2nd time playing through Riffs 1 & 4, switch to Riff 1a after playing the final strum of the A5 and A chords, respectively. Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1* 2x then Riff 1a 2x Guitar 2 Plays Riff 2 2x Guitar 3 Plays Riff 3 2x Guitar 4 Plays Riff 4* 2x then Riff 4a 2x Riff 1a
E5(VII) F#(IX) G(X) A(XII)eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|-9--9-9-9--9-9-11--11-11-11--11-11-12--12-12-12--12--12-14--14-14-14-14-14-|Db|-9--9-9-9--9-9-11--11-11-11--11-11-12--12-12-12--12--12-14--14-14-14-14-14-|Ab|-7--7-7-7--7-7--9---9--9--9---9--9-10--10-10-10--10--10-12--12-12-12-12-12-|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Riff 4a
Em F#m G Aeb|-0--0-0-0--0-0-2--2-2-2--2-2-3--3-3-3--3-3-0--0-0-0-0-0--------------------|Bb|-0--0-0-0--0-0-2--2-2-2--2-2-3--3-3-3--3-3-2--2-2-2-2-2--------------------|Gb|-0--0-0-0--0-0-2--2-2-2--2-2-0--0-0-0--0-0-2--2-2-2-2-2--------------------|Db|-2--2-2-2--2-2-4--4-4-4--4-4-0--0-0-0--0-0-2--2-2-2-2-2--------------------|Ab|-2--2-2-2--2-2-4--4-4-4--4-4-2--2-2-2--2-2-0--0-0-0-0-0--------------------|Eb|-0--0-0-0--0-0-2--2-2-2--2-2-3--3-3-3--3-3---------------------------------|
Solo (3:23 - 3:37) Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1a 2x Guitar 2 Plays Riff 1a 2x Guitar 3 Plays Solo 1x Guitar 4 Plays Riff 4a 2x Solo *NOTE: Trill pick each note and shift with the bass/chords in Riff 1a/4a.
eb|-12t------14t------15t------17t------19t------21t------22t----24t----------|Bb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Gb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Db|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Ab|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|Eb|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bridge (3:37 - 4:05) Guitar 4 Plays Riff 7 4x Chorus 3 / Outro (4:06 - 4:59) Guitar 1 Plays Riff 1* 2x then Riff 1a 4x Guitar 2 Plays Riff 2 2x Guitar 3 Plays Riff 3 2x then Solo 1x starting at 4:40 Guitar 4 Plays Riff 4* 2x then Riff 4a 4x A huge thanks to Daniel Yakel for his tablature; it served as a jumping point for me to create this more fleshed out version of the song. I'm not sure if Daniel is the one who created the seemingly only existing tab of the song but his is the only name I've seen on it during my Google searches. I had a hard time deciphering all of the different riffs so if you feel that anything is off, chalk it up to creative license in my interpretation of the song! I'll be doing an acoustic/chord version next so if you're looking for that instead of the tab, be sure to scope it out. Thanks! Matt Tab Legend | / slide up | \ slide down | h hammer-on | p pull-off | ~ vibrato | + harmonic | x Mute note | t Trill pick ===============================================================================
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