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Blackbird Bass Tab

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D A D G B E
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                             Alter Bridge - Blackbird
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Tabbed by: Abbas A. Rahman
Band: The Unforgiven Theorem/ Made in the Shade.
Year: 2013
Email: cs_krazy@hotmail.com

Comments: This 4 string version is for those who do not have a 5 string bass. 
Brian Marshall did this song with a 5 string bass. So gotta improvise. 

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Bass Enters when the clean guitars are about to change to distortion/ heavy riff @ 0:57

    E           A    G#
G-----------|------------|
D-----------|------------|
A-----------|------------|
D--2--------|--7----6----|

Heavy Riff - Play x2
    F#    G#       F    G#       E     G#      A      G#
G---------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
D---------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
A---------------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
D--4~~---6b7r6--|-3~~--6b7r6--|-2~~--6b7r6--|--7--7--6--6--|



Chorus - 
        D         C#            E       B    D#            G         C#   C#
G-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------|----------|
D-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------|----------|
A-------------|-4--4--4--4--|----------2--|-------------|---------|-4--------|
D--0--0--0--0-|-------------|-2-2-2--2---2|-1-1-1--1--1-|-0-0-0-0-|------11\-|


Verse 2-
  F#    F#C#F# F    C       E    E F#G G# A  A B A G# G# A G#
G------------|------------|--------------|-------------------|
D------------|------------|--------------|-------------------|
A---------4--|------3-----|--------------|-0--0-2-0-----0----|
D--4-----4-4-|-3----------|-2----2-4-5-6-|----------6-6---6--|


    C#    C#
G------------|------------|--------------|-------------------|
D------------|------------|--------------|-------------------|
A-------/9~--|-------3-3--|--------2-----|-0--0-2-0-----0----|
D--4---------|-3----------|-2--------4-6-|----------6-6---6--|


G-------------|------------|--------------|-------------------|
D-------------|------------|--------------|-------------------|
A-------------|------3-----|--------------|-2--2-4-2-1--1-2-1-|
D--4---4-6-7-6|-3----------|-2----2-4-5-6-|-------------------|


G------------|------------|--------------|-------------------|
D------------|------------|--------------|-------------------|
A-------4----|-------3----|--------1-----|-2--2-4-2-1--1-2-1-|
D--4---------|-3----------|-2--------4-6-|-------------------|


PreChorus - play x2
G----------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|
D----------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|
A----------------|--------------|---------------|--------------|
D---4~~---6b7r6--|--3~~--6b7r6--|--2~~---6b7r6--|--7--7--6--6--|


Chorus - 
G-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|
D-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------|---------|
A-------------|-4--4--4--4--|----------2--|-------------|---------|-4-4-4-4-|
D--0--0--0--0-|-------------|-2-2-2--2---2|-1-1-1--1--1-|-0-0-0-0-|---------|

G-------------|------------|------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
D-------------|------------|------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
A-------------|-------2--2-|------------|-4--4--4-4-4-|----------2--|-------------|
D--4--4--6--6-|-7--7-------|-0--0--0--0-|-------------|-2-2-2--2---2|-1-1-1--1--1-|


G---------------|-------------------------|
D---------------|-------------------------|
A---------------|-------------------------|
D--0--0-0--0--0-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|

Low riff

   C#           D C# D C# B  C#          C# D F F#F D
G------------|------------|------------|-------------|
D------------|------------|------------|-----3-4-3---|
A-4--4--4--4-|-5-4--5-4-2-|-4-4-4-4-4--|-4-5-------5-|
D------------|------------|------------|-------------|


   C#           D C# D C# B  C#          C# D F G#A /B   
G------------|------------|------------|-------2-1-4--|
D------------|------------|------------|-----3-------4~|
A-4--4--4--4-|-5-4--5-4-2-|-4-4-4-4-4--|-4-5----------|
E------------|------------|------------|--------------|


Guitar Interlude 
G------------|------------|------------|------------|-----------------|
D------------|------------|------------|------------|-----------------|
A------------|------------|------------|------------|-------------/9\-|
D------------|-0~---------|-7~---------|-6~---------|-7~-6~-7p6-4~----|


G------------|------------|------------|-------------|-----------------|
D------------|------------|------------|-------------|-----------------|
A------------|------------|------------|-------------|-----------------|
D-4~---------|-0~---------|-7----------|-6~----------|-7~-6~-7p6-4~----|


G-11-9------------------------------|
D------11-10-9----9-----------------|
A--------------12--12-11-9-11-12----| 
D--------------------------------4--|
B-----------------------------------|


Vocals begin again 
G------------|--------------|------------------|--------------------------|
D------------|--------------|------------------|--------------------------|
A------------|--------------|------------------|--------------------------|
D-4----------|-0------------|-7----6-----------|-0-4--0-4--0-4--6-6/7\6---|


G-------------|--------------|------------------|--------------------------|
D-------------|--------------|------------------|--------------------------|
A-------------|--------------|------------------|--------------------------|
D-4---4p6-7/6-|-0------------|-7----6-----------|-0-4--0-4--0-4--6-6/7\6---|



Myles Kennedy's Solo- This is an alternate version. We only have 1 guitarist in 
the band. So I play this rhythm 

G--2-2\1--1-2\1---|-7-7\6-4-/9-7-7p6-4|----------------|--2-2-2-1-2p1-|
D-4-----4------4-4|4------------------|-7-7\6-4-3-3-4p3|-------------4|
A-----------------|-------------------|0---------4-----|-4-4-4--------|
D-----------------|-------------------|----------------|--------------|

Tremonti's solo- Play Chorus

Pretty simple song. Im really busy atm. Will leave the ending to you guys to figure out. Gd luck.
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BjarnedeGraaf wrote on January 12 2014, 08:36 am

"Pretty simple song. Im really busy atm. Will leave the ending to you guys to figure out. Gd luck."

WTF...?

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