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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 2x
eb|----------------------|-----------------------|
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-------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------|
|
| 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---------------------------------|-----------------------|
|
| 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|---------------------------------|
|--------------------|----------------------------|---------------------------------|
|
| 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-|
|---------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------|---------------------------------|
|
| 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-|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|------------------------------|-------------------------------|
|
| 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~~----------|
|------------------------------|---------------|--------------|
|
| 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-------------|
|---------------|---------------|
|
| 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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Bilawal wrote on January 28 2011, 02:11 pm

nice work dude!

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Mainer wrote on February 12 2011, 11:42 pm

one of my 3 new favorite AB tunes, along with Words Darker Than Their Wings, and Wonderful Life great tab jjhand

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