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Life Is A Highway Tab

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                             Life Is A Highway - Rascal Flatts
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Written By: Tom Petty
Recorded By: Tom Cochrane
Covered By: Rascal Flatts
Album: Cars Soundtrack
Tabbed By: Timmy3125
Email:w8n2ski@wi.rr.com
Tuning: Standard(EADGBe)

I Editted the main riff a little bit, and now I think it's spot on with the recording. 
first 3/4 of it are the same as I had it before, but in the 1/4 the strumming changes a 
and so I think I've got it now. Enjoy!

INTRO: It layers itself with three parts, rhythm, lead riff, and solo

Pt.1
(Other Gutiar slides on low E with distortion)
Weird fingering here, but this is how It's done in the video
(NOTE: These are 13's and 10's, not 3's and 1's etc.)
Rhythm: Continues in all 3 parts      on 4th time - drums come in
e|---------------------------------||------------------------------|
B|--13x---13x---13x---13---131313--||-13/15---15-15--15\13-1313----|
G|--10x---10x---10x---10---101010--||-10/12---12-12--12\10-1010----|
D|--10x---10x---10x---10---101010--||-10/12---12-12--12\10-1010----|
A|---------------------------------||------this is only-in---------|
E|---------------------------------||--------Pt. 1-----------------|

Pt. 2 (Rhythm continues)
MAIN RIFF: Distortion, pay close attention for strumming here
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----/7--5--3-3-----3--2----------3-----5-5----3-22----5-5---|
D|----/7--5--3-3-----3--2--3-3-----3--3--5-5----3-22-3--5-5---|
A|----/5--3--1-1-----1--0--3-3-----1--3--3-3----1-00-3--3-3---|
E|-------------------------1-1--------1--------------1--------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-10-7\5--3-3-----3--2----------3-----5-5----3-22---5-5----|
D|-7-10-7\5--3-3-----3--2--3-3-----3--3--5-5----3-22-3-5-5----|
A|-5--8-5\3--1-1-----1--0--3-3-----1--3--3-3----1-00-3-3-3----|
E|-------------------------1-1--------1--------------1--------|

Pt. 3
All other guitars continue
Solo Guitar:(Hold bend)        (Hold Bend)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------13b15~-13r---10-13-13/15v~---15\-|
G|-----10-12--12b14~--r12---10v~-----------------------------------|
D|-10h12-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


VERSE
Palm Muting: Notes in () aren't needed, but it gives some kick
Play twice, then Transition to Chorus
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-33333333--------------------555555555--------55555555----|
A|-11111111--(0)-33333333--(0)-333333333--(3p0)-33333333----|
E|---------------11111111-----------------------------------|2x

TRANSITION:"We won't hesitate.."
Guitar 1: Clean
e|-5~--------3~--------1~----------------|
B|-5~--------3~--------1~----------------|
G|-7~--------5~--------3~----------------|
D|-7~--------5~--------3~-----55555555---|
A|-5~--------3~--------1~-----55555555---|
E|----------------------------33333333---|
Gutiar 2
e|----------*12*-------6~-----3~------------|
B|-/10-----------------6~-----3~------------|
G|---------------------7~-----4~------------|
D|---------------------8~-----5~------------|
A|---------------------8~-----5~------------|
E|---------------------6~-----3~------------|


CHORUS: Here comes the Main Riff again
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----/7--5--3-3-----3--2----------3-----5-5----3-22----5-5---|
D|----/7--5--3-3-----3--2--3-3-----3--3--5-5----3-22-3--5-5---|
A|----/5--3--1-1-----1--0--3-3-----1--3--3-3----1-00-3--3-3---|
E|-------------------------1-1--------1--------------1--------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-10-7\5--3-3-----3--2----------3-----5-5----3-22---5-5----|
D|-7-10-7\5--3-3-----3--2--3-3-----3--3--5-5----3-22-3-5-5----|
A|-5--8-5\3--1-1-----1--0--3-3-----1--3--3-3----1-00-3-3-3----|
E|-------------------------1-1--------1--------------1--------|

VERSE 2: Rhythm guitar is same as 1st Verse, Lead Guitar spices
it up a bit here
Rythm
e|----------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-33333333--------------------555555555--------55555555----|
A|-11111111--(0)-33333333--(0)-333333333--(3p0)-33333333----|
E|---------------11111111-----------------------------------|2x

Little synth thing on 1st time B|---6~--8/10---8~--8~-|
This synth is under everything, not important at all

2nd time Lead guitar
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-10v\---10v\-------12b14-r12--10\5~-----10v\--------5h7p5---|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|


TRANSITION 2:
Guitar 1: Slight Distortion
e|---------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------|
G|-7-7-7~---5-5-5~---3-3-3~--------------|
D|-7-7-7~---5-5-5~---3-3-3~---55555555---|
A|-5-5-5~---3-3-3~---1-1-1~---55555555---|
E|----------------------------33333333---|
Gutiar 2
e|---------*12*--------------------------|
B|-/10---------------15------------------|
G|---------------------14bv-r14--12\10---|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------|


CHORUS 2: Same as 1st, but play 2x
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----/7--5--3-3-----3--2----------3-----5-5----3-22----5-5---|
D|----/7--5--3-3-----3--2--3-3-----3--3--5-5----3-22-3--5-5---|
A|----/5--3--1-1-----1--0--3-3-----1--3--3-3----1-00-3--3-3---|
E|-------------------------1-1--------1--------------1--------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-10-7\5--3-3-----3--2----------3-----5-5----3-22---5-5----|
D|-7-10-7\5--3-3-----3--2--3-3-----3--3--5-5----3-22-3-5-5----|
A|-5--8-5\3--1-1-----1--0--3-3-----1--3--3-3----1-00-3-3-3----|
E|-------------------------1-1--------1--------------1--------|2x

2nd time Rhythm gutiar from intro plays
e|---------------------------------|
B|--13x---13x---13x---13---131313--|
G|--10x---10x---10x---10---101010--|
D|--10x---10x---10x---10---101010--|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|


BRIDGE: Pre-solo breakdown. Not much guitar here but I'm pretty sure
the guitar just goes with the bass under the piano and what-have-ya
Palm muted
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|-33333333-33333333--77777777-55555555--------|
D|-33333333-33333333--77777777-55555555--------|
A|-11111111-11111111--55555555-33333333--------|
E|---------------------------------------------|2x


SOLO: I'd say this is a pretty awesome solo, it's quick at parts,
and I hope this tab is clear enough so you can get it perfect.

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--13b-13b-13b-13b-13bv~---13p10---10------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------12-----14p12p10v\----7b~r--5/7/5v~-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------13-15--18-20b~---20b--20b-20b-------------------|
G|-------10----10/14------------------------------------------------|
D|-/10-12-----------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--20br--18p15---1818-15/13--15p13/10--13p10-13--------------------|
G|-------------17-------------------------------12p10-12-12p10v\----|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-----13p10--------------------------------------|
B|----------13------------------------------------|
G|----------------14p12p10---10h12p10-------------|
D|-----------------------------------12p10h12~----|
A|------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|


TRANSITION 3
Guitar 1
e|--5~-------3~--------1~-----3~------------|
B|--5~-------3~--------1~-----3~------------|
G|--7~-------5~--------3~-----4~------------|
D|--7~-------5~--------3~-----5~------------|
A|--5~-------3~--------1~-----5~------------|
E|----------------------------3~------------|

Sustain with wah and whammy bar
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|------------7vvv~~~~-----5h7p5-----|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|


LAST CHORUS: This is the Breakdown
  "Life is a highway"                    Fill on 4th time:
e|---------------------------------||------------------------------|
B|--13x---13x---13x---13---131313--||-13/15---15-15--15/13-1313----|
G|--10x---10x---10x---10---101010--||-10/12---12-12--12/10-1010----|
D|--10x---10x---10x---10---101010--||-10/12---12-12--12/10-1010----|
A|---------------------------------||------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------||------------------------------|
 "You're goin' my way"                   on 4th time again:
e|---------------------------------||------------------------------|
B|--13x---13x---13x---13---131313--||-13/15---15-15--15/13-1313----|
G|--10x---10x---10x---10---101010--||-10/12---12-12--12/10-1010----|
D|--10x---10x---10x---10---101010--||-10/12---12-12--12/10-1010----|
A|---------------------------------||------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------||------------------------------|


OUTRO: Main Riff comes back
There's also a 2nd solo in here, the rest of the parts continue
underneath it, then all the guitars fade to the end
e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----/7--5--3-3-----3--2----------3-----5-5----3-22----5-5---|
D|----/7--5--3-3-----3--2--3-3-----3--3--5-5----3-22-3--5-5---|
A|----/5--3--1-1-----1--0--3-3-----1--3--3-3----1-00-3--3-3---|
E|-------------------------1-1--------1--------------1--------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-7-10-7\5--3-3-----3--2----------3-----5-5----3-22---5-5----|
D|-7-10-7\5--3-3-----3--2--3-3-----3--3--5-5----3-22-3-5-5----|
A|-5--8-5\3--1-1-----1--0--3-3-----1--3--3-3----1-00-3-3-3----|
E|-------------------------1-1--------1--------------1--------|

This Riff continues, and both Rhythm and Lead play until fade
e|---------------------------------|
B|--13x---13x---13x---13---131313--|
G|--10x---10x---10x---10---101010--|
D|--10x---10x---10x---10---101010--|
A|---------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------|
This is a fill at 3:58, not very important
but it's there so I tabbed it
e|-----------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------|
G|--12b14~-10--12b13--r12--10v~\-----|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|


SOLO:
e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------18--18-20b22~--20b22-18--20-18---18b-15--18------|
G|--17h19--19-----------------------------------17--------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------|
B|--18--18-18---18b-15--18---18--18--20b22--20b-20br------|
G|----17--------------17-------17-------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------|

                                         Prebend
e|--------------------------18-17-18--17----------------------|
B|-20b-18-20-18-20b22--20b22-------------^22rb20--18-20--18v~-|
G|------------------------------------------------------19----|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--20b22--20-18--18v~----------------------------------------|
G|--------------19---------12b14-12-10--12b14r12v~------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                    Then Fade


Song Order:

INTRO (Pts. 1, 2, & 3)
VERSE 1
TRANSITION 1
CHORUS
VERSE 2
TRANSITION 2
CHORUS (2X)
BRIDGE
SOLO
TRANSITION 3
LAST CHORUS
OUTRO

Legend:
   /  = Slide Up
   \  = Slide Down
12p10 = Pull off
10h12 = Hammer On
12b   = Bend
12b14 = Full Bend to note on 14th fret
*12*  = Harmonic
10v   = Vibrato
10~   = Sustain
10v~  = Vibrato and Sustain
  x   = Mute String


Rock On.
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slowdown7515 wrote on October 17 2006, 07:48 am

Totally Awesome!

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theguitarinator wrote on November 25 2006, 10:03 pm

Great tab! Keep it up!!

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mkcantu9206 wrote on December 16 2006, 09:17 am

this is a really good tab good job

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